GATE 2021 Syllabus (Updated) – Download PDF of 27 Subject Papers Here

GATE 2021 Syllabus

You can download GATE 2021 Syllabus from this page. It is important to go through the GATE syllabus properly before starting the preparation for any exam as it specifies the important topics and chapters from which questions are framed in the exam. The exam conducting body releases the syllabus for 27 subject papers of GATE at its official website. GATE is a computer-based test conducted for admission to Masters or Ph.D degree in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and in some branches of Science. Download the subject-wise PDF of GATE 2021 syllabus given below.

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GATE is conducted for 27 subject papers. Below given are the PDFs of all the subject papers with their codes.

Paper CodeGATE Exam SyllabusDownload PDF
GASyllabus of General Aptitude Common in all papersDownload Here
BMSyllabus of Biomedical Engineering
Download Here
STSyllabus of StatisticsDownload Here
AESyllabus of Aerospace EngineeringDownload Here
AGSyllabus of Agricultural EngineeringDownload Here
ARSyllabus of Architecture and PlanningDownload Here
BTSyllabus of BiotechnologyDownload Here
CESyllabus of Civil Engineering
Download Here
CHSyllabus of Chemical EngineeringDownload Here
CSSyllabus of Computer Science and Information TechnologyDownload Here
CYSyllabus of ChemistryDownload Here
ECSyllabus of Electronics and Communication EngineeringDownload Here
EESyllabus of Electrical EngineeringDownload Here
ESSyllabus for Environmental Science and EngineeringDownload Here
EYSyllabus of Ecology and EvolutionDownload Here
GGSyllabus of Geology and GeophysicsDownload Here
INSyllabus of Instrumentation EngineeringDownload Here
MASyllabus of MathematicsDownload Here
MESyllabus of Mechanical EngineeringDownload Here
MNSyllabus of Mining EngineeringDownload Here
MTSyllabus of Metallurgical EngineeringDownload Here
PHSyllabus of PhysicsDownload Here
PISyllabus of Production and Industrial EngineeringDownload Here
PESyllabus of Petroleum EngineeringDownload Here
TFSyllabus of Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceDownload Here
XESyllabus of Engineering SciencesDownload Here
XLSyllabus of Life SciencesDownload Here
XHSyllabus of Humanities and Social Sciences – soonDownload Here

How to Complete GATE 2021 Syllabus on time?

Each of the subject paper of GATE 2021 must be prepared with unique preparation strategy and approach. However, there is one common thing among the preparation of all the 27 papers. That is completing the syllabus of time. The candidates can follow some tips below to be able to complete the syllabus on time.

Tip 1: Know the GATE 2021 Syllabus

Before starting with the preparation, analyze the syllabus. Check the GATE syllabus carefully and note down then and there only what are the chapters that need to be taken up first and demand more preparation. Note down the topics where proper guidance or assistance is needed.

Tip 2: Be Organized and Disciplined

The first thing that GATE aspirants have to keep in mind is to be a little organized and disciplined. Decide well in advance which topics have to be covered in one month, two months, three months, and so on from the syllabus.

For this, make a schedule or time table and decide how much time has to be devoted daily for the preparation and then abide by it until the day before the examination. This is the first step that every GATE aspirant has to follow in order to prepare for GATE 2021.

Tip 3: Avoid a lot of books

For the preparation of GATE 2021, this is the most important technique to score well in the examination. The books are basically the most important friends, a GATE aspirant need while preparing. So, during the preparation, purchase the good reference material.

To clear the concepts, the books of graduation can also be referred to. But keep in mind, that referring many books creates confusion rather than helping. Thus, refer only 2-3 reference books and study from them.

Tip 4: Make notes or refer notes

For the better preparation of GATE 2021, make your own notes or refer the notes which have been provided by the respective coaching centers. To make your own notes, underline the important concepts, and try giving pointers for every topic/concept. This will help at the time of last-minute revision as well.

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GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the exam pattern given below for GATE 2021.

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)27
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) +
Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions(A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(B) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and / or Numerical Answer Type
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, and Synthesis
Total Number of Questions65 questions
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

Detailed Marking Scheme

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude
(GA) Marks
Subject MarksTotal Marks
GG [Part A + Part B
(Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]
1525 + 60100
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + (1 x 60)100
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100

Candidates are allotted the GATE 2021 paper as per the choices provided in the application form. The schedule of the papers is allotted in the GATE 2021 admit card.

Important Books for GATE 2021

Candidates can refer the books given below to prepare for GATE 2021.

BooksBuy here
GATE Civil Engineering ( Comprehensive Theory Book + Test Series) for GATE 2021Buy now
GATE Electrical Engineering ( Comprehensive Theory Book + Test Series) for GATE 2021Buy now
GATE General Aptitude & Engineering MathematicsBuy now
A Handbook of Engineering MathematicsBuy now
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About GATE 2021

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a computer-based test conducted for the students who want to take admission in Master’s and Ph.D in the disciplines like Engineering / Technology / Architecture / some branches in Science in IITs and other institutes. It is a national level entrance exam. Every subject paper consists of multiple-choice questions and numerical answer type questions. There are total 65 questions in the exam. The exam scores of GATE is valid for PSU recruitments as well.

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