GATE Syllabus 2022, GATE Exam Pattern & download Syllabus PDF

GATE Syllabus 2022: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), is conducted every year for engineering students. The GATE Syllabus and Exam Pattern are almost the same every year. There are no changes in the previous exam syllabus. If there is any change in the GATE Exam syllabus we will update. The total number of questions, types of questions asked, and the marking scheme of the exam and other important information are given in the exam pattern section below. The Gate exam is conducted in Online mode. The GATE Examination 2022, will have 29 subjects/disciplines from this year onwards. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the interested disciplines. For the candidates, we provide the detailed exam pattern for the GATE exam, syllabus, and pdf link on this page.

Subjects for GATE Exam 2022

The GATE Examination 2022, will have 29 subjects/disciplines from this year onwards. The candidates can appear in any one of the following disciplines/ subjects.

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

GATE 2022 Paper Codes for Engineering Sciences(XE), Humanities & Social Sciences(XH), and Life Science(XL) Papers

XE Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code XH Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics(Compulsory – 15 Marks) A Chemistry (Compulsory- 25 Marks) P Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory) (25 marks) B1
Any two optional sections (2×35 = 70 marks) Any two optional sections (2×30 = 60 marks) Anyone optional section (60 marks)
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry Q Economics C1
Materials Science C Botany R English C2
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology S Linguistics C3
Thermodynamics E Zoology T Philosophy C4
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology U Psychology C5
Food Technology G Sociology C6
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

There are no major changes in GATE 2022 exam pattern. Only two new disciplines/subjects are added this year. candidates check the exam pattern.

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (Online)
Duration 3 Hours
Section General Aptitude (GA) and
Candidate Selected Subject
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs),
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of Questions Application
Analysis and synthesis
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Total Marks 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks


GATE Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

Check the marking schema of the different papers. There is a different marking scheme depending on the paper.

Detailed marking scheme for each subject.

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST, and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

Section-wise Marks Distribution:

Paper Code Marks Distribution
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except
AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL
General Aptitude (GA) – 15,
Engineering Mathematics -13, and
The subject of the Paper – 72
Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL General Aptitude (GA)- 15 and
The subject of the Paper- 85

GATE 2022 Syllabus for General Aptitude

The General Aptitude (GA) holds 15% of the total marks. It is a common subject for all branch papers. The questions in General Aptitude are based on verbal ability and numerical ability.

The two-section are explained below,

1. Verbal Ability: The following topics are asked in this section:

  1. English Grammar
  2. Sentence Completion
  3. Verbal Analogies
  4. Word Groups
  5. Instructions
  6. Critical Reasoning
  7. Verbal Deduction

2. Numerical Ability:  This section questions test the basic mathematical skills of candidates. The following topics are asked in this section.

  1. Numerical computation
  2. Numerical Estimation
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation

Subject-Wise topics for GATE Syllabus and PDF

The detailed and subject-wise syllabus for the GATE syllabus is tabulated below. Candidates can check the syllabus.

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)
Verbal Ability Numerical Ability
Biomedical Engineering Syllabus
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

GATE Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering

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

GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering 

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

GATE Syllabus for Architecture & Planning 

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

GATE Syllabus for Biotechnology 

Biotechnology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics General Biotechnology
Recombinant DNA Technology Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

GATE Syllabus for Civil Engineering 

Civil Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Water Resources Engineering
Environmental Engineering Transportation Engineering
Geomatics Engineering

GATE Syllabus for 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

GATE syllabus for Computer Science and Information

Computer Science and Information Technology 
Engineering Mathematics Digital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture Programming and Data Structures
Algorithms Theory of Computation
Compiler Design Operating System
Databases Computer Networks

Candidates can check the detailed Exam pattern for Computer science and Information Technology. Also, download the PDF syllabus for GATE Exam 2022. Computer Science is one among those which is opted by around 30-40% students appearing for GATE Exam.

GATE Syllabus for Chemistry

  • Chemistry Syllabus
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

GATE Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering 

Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Networks, Signals, and Systems
Electronic Devices Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits Control System
Communication Electromagnetics

GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering Syllabus

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

GATE Syllabus for Environmental Science & Engineering (New)

Environmental Science & Engineering (New)
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Microbiology Water Resources and Environmental Hydraulics
Water & Wastewater Treatment and Management Air and Noise Pollution
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Global and Regional Environmental Issues

GATE Syllabus for Ecology and Evolution 

Ecology and Evolution Syllabus
Ecology Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology Behavioral Ecology

GATE Syllabus for Geology And Geophysics

  • Geology
  • Geophysics

GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering 

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

GATE Syllabus for Mathematics

Mathematics Syllabus
Calculus Linear Algebra
Rear Analysis Complex Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations Algebra
Functional Analysis Numerical Analysis
Partial Differential Equations Topology
Linear Programming

GATE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

GATE Syllabus for Mining 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

GATE Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Thermodynamics and Rate Process
Extractive Metallurgy Physical Metallurgy
Mechanical Metallurgy Manufacturing Process

GATE Syllabus for Physics

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

GATE Syllabus for Production and Industrial Engineering 

Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Genera Engineering
Manufacturing Processes Quality and Reliability
Industrial Engineering  Operation Research an Operational Management

GATE Syllabus for Textile Engineering Syllabus

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

GATE Syllabus for XE-A (Engineering Mathematics)

XE-A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)
Linear Algebra Calculus
Vector Calculus Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations Complex variables
Probability and Statistics Numerical Methods

GATE Syllabus for XE-B (Fluid Mechanism)

XE-B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)
Flow and Fluid Properties Kinematics
Integral analysis Differential Analysis
Inviscid flows Dimensional analysis
Internal flows Prandtl boundary layer equations

Gate Syllabus for XE-C (Material Sciences)

XE-C (Material Sciences Syllabus)
Processing of Materials Characterization Techniques:
Structure and Imperfections Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Properties of Materials Material types
Environmental Degradation Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

GATE Syllabus for XE-E (Thermodynamics)

XE-E (Thermodynamics Syllabus)
Basic Concepts Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics Cycle Thermodynamics Relations
Ideal Gas Mixtures

GATE Syllabus for XE-F (Polymer Science and Engineering)

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

GATE syllabus for XE-G (Food Technology)

XE-G (Food Technology Syllabus)
Food Chemistry and Nutrition Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology Food Engineering

GATE Syllabus for XL-P (Chemistry)

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

GATE Syllabus for XL-(Botany)

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

GATE Syllabus for XL-S (Microbiology)

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

GATE Syllabus  for XL

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 XH-B(reasoning and Comprehension) 

XH-B1 (Reasoning and Comprehension) (New)
Reading Comprehension Expression
Analytical reasoning Logical reasoning

GATE Syllabus for XH-C1(Economics)

XH-C1 (Economics) (New)
Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics Microeconomics
Macroeconomics International Economics
Public Economics Development Economics
Indian Economy

GATE Syllabus for XH-C3 (Linguistics) (New)

XH-C3 (Linguistics) (New)
Areal Typology, Universals, Cross-linguistic Features Language and Linguistics
Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics Methods of analysis
Applied Linguistics

GATE Syllabus for XH-C(Philosophy) 

XH-C4 (Philosophy) (New)
Classical Indian Philosophy Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Classical and Modern Western Philosophy Contemporary Western Philosophy

GATE Syllabus for XH-C(Psychology)

XH-C5 (Psychology) (New)
Perception, Learning, Memory, and Forgetting Cognition: Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
Research Methods and Statistics Psychometrics
The biological and evolutionary basis of behavior Personality
Applications of Psychology Motivation, Emotion, and Stress and Coping
Social psychology Development across the life span

GATE Syllabus for XH-C6(Sociology)

XH-C6 (Sociology) (New)
Family, Marriage, and Kinship Sociological Theory
Research Methodology and Methods Sociological Concepts
Agrarian Sociology and Rural Transformation Indian Society / Sociology of India
Social Movements Sociology of Development

GATE Syllabus PDF- Subject-wise

The detailed subject-wise syllabus of the GATE exam is given below in the form of a PDF. Candidates can check the PDF link for GATE syllabus subjects for their disciplines. The subject-wise GATE Syllabus PDF download click is given below,

S.No. Papers Download Syllabus
General Aptitude Click Here
1 Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) Click Here
2 Aerospace Engineering (AE) Click Here
3 Agricultural Engineering (AG) Click Here 
4 Architecture and Planning (AR) Click Here
5 Biotechnology (BT) Click Here
6 Civil Engineering (CE) Click Here
7 Chemical Engineering (CH) Click Here
8 Chemistry (CY) Click Here
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Click Here
10 Electrical Engineering (EE) Click Here
11 Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) (New) Click Here
12 Ecology and Evolution (EY) Click Here
13 Geology and Geophysics (GG) Click Here
14 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Click Here
15 Mathematics (MA) Click Here
16 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Click Here
17 Mining Engineering (MN) Click Here
18 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Click Here
19 Petroleum Engineering (PE) Click Here
20 Physics (PH) Click Here
21 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Click Here
22 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Click Here
23 Statistics Click Here
24 Biomedical Engineering (BM) Click Here
25 Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE) – Any 2 optional sections
Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section Click Here
Fluid Mechanics (XE B) (optional) Click Here
Material Science (XE C) (optional) Click Here
Solid Mechanics (XE D) (optional) Click Here
Thermodynamics (XE E) (optional) Click Here
Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F) (optional) Click Here
Food Technology (XE G) (optional) Click Here
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H) (optional) Click Here
26 Life Sciences (XL) – Any 2 optional sections
Chemistry (XL P) – Compulsory section Click Here
Biochemistry (XL Q) (optional) Click Here
Botany (XL R) (optional) Click Here
Microbiology (XL S) (optional) Click Here
Zoology (XL T) (optional) Click Here
Food Technology (XL U) (optional) Click Here
27 Humanities & Social Sciences (XH) (New)- Anyone optional section
Reasoning and Comprehension (XH-B1) (Compulsory) Click Here
Economics (XH-C1) (optional) Click Here
English (XH-C2) (optional) Click Here
Linguistics (XH-C3) (optional) Click Here
Philosophy (XH-C4) (optional) Click Here
Psychology (XH-C5) (optional) Click Here
Sociology (XH-C6) (optional) Click Here