GATE Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern PDF For CSE, ECE, EEE, ME, CE

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GATE Syllabus 2023 & Exam Pattern, Subject Wise Syllabus (All Papers) PDF Download: Here is the information about the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) GATE 2023 Syllabus for all branches (CSE, ECE, EEE, Civil, Mechanical, IN, PI, Electrical). The GATE syllabus for this year is having 29 Papers. For all the branches or subjects in Engineering, we have arranged the topics on this page. Candidates who have applied for the GATE 2023 need to participate in the test on the given date and time. Each GATE 2023 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and the rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks).

GATE Syllabus 2023

And the GATE 2023 Syllabus is based on the disciplines studied in the qualifying examination. It is a must for the competitors to know the syllabus for the test along with the GATE Pattern 2023 before starting the Exam Preparation. We have provided a link to check the GATE Syllabus 2023 from the official web portal at the last of this article. Hence, all the students need to check the topics of the syllabus with the help of this post.

GATE 2023 Syllabus (CSE, ECE, EE, ME, CE, IN, PI)

Name Of The Organization Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur)
Name Of The Examination GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Category Entrance Exam Syllabus
Mode of the Exam Online
Official Website

IIT Kharagpur GATE Syllabus 2023

GATE 2023 examination will conduct for 29 papers (subjects) as listed in the below sections. A student can appear for only one of the 29 GATE papers. The exam for all the papers will organize in an Online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the aspirants will be shown the questions on a computer screen. A Virtual Scientific Calculator will be available on the computer screen during the test. Applicants have to use the same during the exam. Personal calculators, wristwatches, mobile phones, or any other electronic devices are not allowed inside the examination hall. Candidates should not bring any charts/tables/papers into the test hall. The officials will not be responsible for the safe-keep of the competitors’ personal belongings.

GATE Examination Duration 2023

All the papers of the GATE 2023 examination will be for 3 hours duration and they consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. Since the examination is an ONLINE computer-based test, at the end of the stipulated time (3-hours), the computer will automatically close the screen inhibiting any further action. Candidates will be permitted to occupy their allotted seats 40 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination.

Also, aspirants can log in and start reading the instructions 20 minutes before the start of the examination. Candidates will NOT be permitted to enter the examination hall after 10:00 hours in the forenoon session and after 15:00 hours in the afternoon session. Candidates will NOT be permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities]
Duration 3 Hours*
Number of Subjects (Papers) 29
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
Type of Questions
  • (a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/ or
  • (c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilities
  • (a) Recall
  • (b) Comprehension
  • (c) Application
  • (d) Analysis & Synthesis
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL
  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks
  • Engineering Mathematics **: 13 Marks
  • Subject Questions: 72 Marks
  • Total: 100 Marks

(** XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH, and XL
  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks
  • Subject Questions: 85 Marks
  • Total: 100 Marks
Marking Scheme Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative Marking
  • For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be a negative marking.
  • For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • Likewise, For 2-mark MCQ, the 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • No negative marking for Incorrect answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.

Paper Wise GATE Marking Scheme

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, ST, TF 15 85 100 180
AR [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]
B1 or B2 can be selected during Exam.
15 60 + 25 100 180
GE [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1 – Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis)] B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam. 15 55 + 30 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B]
(Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)
15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)
Sections can be selected during Exam.
15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + 60 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)
Sections can be selected during Exam.
15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

*PwD candidates with benchmark disability are eligible for the compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour. Thus, they will get one hour extra for a three hours examinations.

Download GATE Syllabus 2023 PDFs

We have attached a direct link for the official portal to check the GATE Syllabus 2023. For each branch of engineering, the officials have provided a separate syllabus PDF. So, the competitors can check and download the PDF to prepare for the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). Students can check this post frequently to get the latest updates. For the sake of candidates, we will update the link after the publishing of the syllabus for this year.

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)
Verbal Ability Numerical Ability
Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (new entrant)
Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Analog and Digital Electronics Signals and Systems
Measurement and Digital Electronics Sensors and Bioinstrumentations
Medical Imaging System Biomaterials
Human Anatomy and Physiology Biomechanics
Aerospace Engineering Syllabus
Fourier Series Laplace Transforms
Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations Numerical integration and differentiation.
Dynamic stability Euler angle
Equations of motion Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives
Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.
Orbit transfer In-plane and out-of-plane
Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers Wind Tunnel Testing
Measurement and visualization techniques Vibration of  beams
Theory of elasticity Equilibrium and compatibility equations
Airy’s stress function
Agriculture Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Farm Machinery
Farm Power Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Agricultural Processing Engineering
Dairy and Food Engineering
Architecture & Planning Syllabus
Architecture and Design Building Materials, Construction and Management
Building and Structures Environmental Planning and Design
Urban Design Urban Planning and Housing
Planning Techniques and Management Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
Biotechnology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics General Biotechnology
Recombinant DNA Technology Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
Civil Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Water Resources Engineering
Environmental Engineering Transportation Engineering
Geomatics Engineering
Chemical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer Chemical Reaction Engineering
Instrumentation and Process Control Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Digital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture Programming and Data Structures
Algorithms Theory of Computation
Compiler Design Operating System
Databases Computer Networks
Chemistry Syllabus
Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Networks, Signals and Systems
Electronic Devices Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits Control System
Communication Electromagnetics
Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Electromagnetic Fields Signals and Systems
Electrical Machines Power Systems
Control Systems Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics Power Electronics
Ecology and Evolution Syllabus
Ecology Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology Behavioral Ecology
Geology And Geophysics Syllabus
Geology Geophysics
Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Control Systems
Electrical Circuits Analog and Digital Electronics
Signals and Systems Measurements
Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation Communication and Optical Instrumentation
Mathematics Syllabus
Calculus Linear Algebra
Rear Analysis Complex Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations Algebra
Functional Analysis Numerical Analysis
Partial Differential Equations Topology
Linear Programming
Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Mining Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Mine Development Surveying
Geomechanics and Ground Control Mining Methods and Machinery
Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Thermodynamics and Rate Process
Extractive Metallurgy Physical Metallurgy
Mechanical Metallurgy Manufacturing Process
Physics Syllabus
Mathematical Physics Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics
Solid State Physics and Electronics Nuclear and Particle Physics
Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Genera Engineering
Manufacturing Processes Quality and Reliability
Industrial Engineering  Operation Research an Operational Management
Textile Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)
Linear Algebra Calculus
Vector Calculus Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations Complex variables
Probability and Statistics Numerical Methods
XE B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)
Flow and Fluid Properties Kinematics
Integral analysis Differential Analysis
Inviscid flows Dimensional analysis
Internal flows Prandtl boundary layer equations
XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)
Processing of Materials Characterisation Techniques:
Structure and Imperfections Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Properties of Materials Material types
Environmental Degradation Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics
XE F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)
Basic Concepts Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics Cycle Thermodynamics Relations
Ideal Gas Mixtures
XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)
Chemistry of high polymers Polymer Characterization
Synthesis and properties Polymer blends and composites
Polymer Technology Polymer rheology
Polymer processing Polymer testing
XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)
Food Chemistry and Nutrition Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology Food Engineering
XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)
Atomic Structure and Periodicity Structure and Bonding
s, p and d Block Elements Chemical Equilibria
Electrochemistry Reaction Kinetics
Thermodynamics Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms
XL R (Botany Syllabus)
Plant Systematics Plant Anatomy
Morphogenesis & Development Physiology and Biochemistry
Genetics Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
Economic Botany Plant Pathology
Ecology and Environment
XL S (Microbiology Syllabus)
Historical Perspective Methods in Microbiology
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
Microbial Growth Control of Micro-organisms
Microbial Metabolism Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction
Chemotherapy/Antibiotics Microbial Genetics
Microbial Ecology
XL T (Zoology Syllabus)
Animal world Genetics
Evolution Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Animal Anatomy and Physiology Parasitology and Immunology
Development Biology Ecology
Animal Behavior

GATE Syllabus 2023 Download Link

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Biomedical Engineering BM Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering NM
Chemical Engineering CH Petroleum Engineering PE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Physics PH
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Statistics ST
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Engineering Sciences XE
Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities & Social Sciences XH
Geomatics Engineering GE Life Sciences XL
Geology and Geophysics GG

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GATE Syllabus 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a separate rank/ paper for Geology and Geophysics candidates in GATE 2023?

There will be the same GG paper for all Geology and Geophysics candidates. However, there will be separate scores and ranks that will be provided to Geology and Geophysics candidates based on the Part B section in the GG paper (keeping the GG paper pattern as it is). For this, separate cut-off marks will be secured as per the common procedure but by considering the following sections of the GG paper. For Geology (GL) candidates: GA Section + Part A: Common Section + Part B (Section -1): Geology, For Geophysics (GP) candidates: GA Section + Part A: Common Section + Part B (Section-2): Geophysics.

Is there any change in GATE Syllabus in 2023?

Yes, the Revised GATE Syllabus 2023 is released.

Can I download Branch-Wise GATE Syllabus for all Papers from Freshers Now?

Yes. You can download all the Branch-Wise GATE Syllabus 2023 in PDF format for all the Papers (Branch Wise) from Freshers Now.

Will I get GATE 2023 Syllabus in PDF format?

Yes, the GATE 2023 Syllabus is provided in PDF format.