GATE Syllabus 2022: Understanding the syllabus is the first step in the preparation process. The exam conducting authorities release the GATE Paper-wise syllabus online. Candidates can access the syllabus and use it to study for the exam. Every paper has a different syllabus. Hence, check the syllabus for the concerned paper. It is important to know the entire syllabus of the GATE Paper to begin the preparation. In this article, we will take you through the GATE paper-wise syllabus pdf. Therefore, keep on reading the article.

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GATE Paper-Wise Syllabus PDF 2022

Candidates can download the paper-wise syllabus from the table. PDF of IN GATE Syllabus, GATE Syllabus CSE, and GATE syllabus for ECE are given below. In order to boost the preparation, candidates must solve the GATE Question Papers.

Paper NameDownload Link
General Aptitude (Common for all candidates)Click here
Aerospace Engineering (AE)Click here
Agricultural Engineering (AG)Click here
Architecture and Planning (AR)Click here
Biotechnology (BT)Click here
Civil Engineering (CE)Click here
Chemical Engineering (CH)Click here
Computer Science (CS) & Information Technology (IT)Click here
Chemistry (CY)Click here
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)Click here
Electrical Engineering (EE)Click here
Ecology and Evolution (EY)Click here
Geology and GeoPhysics (GG)Click here
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)Click here
Mathematics (MA)Click here
Mechanical Engineering (ME)Click here
Mining Engineering (MN)Click here
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)Click here
Petroleum Engineering (PE)Click here
Physics (PH)Click here
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)Click here
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science (TF)Click here
StatisticsClick here
Bio-Medical Engineering (BM)Click here
Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE) – Any 2 optional sections
Engineering Mathematics (XE A)- Compulsory partClick here
Fluid Mechanics (XE B)Click here
Material Science (XE C)Click here
Solid Mechanics (XE D)Click here
Thermodynamics (XE E)Click here
Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F)Click here
Food Technology (XE G)Click here
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H)Click here
Life Sciences (XL) – Any 2 optional sections
Chemistry (XL P) – CompulsoryClick here
Biochemistry (XL Q)Click here
Botany (XL R)Click here
Microbiology (XL S)Click here
Zoology (XL T)Click here
Food Technology (XL U)Click here

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Apart from the syllabus candidates must also be aware of the exam pattern of the exam. Look into the table given below.

GATE Recommended Books For Computer Science Engineering

Those who are going to appear for CSE Paper can take a look at the recommended books.

TopicsBooks & Author
Engineering Mathematics
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
  • Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen
Digital Logic
  • S. Arivazhagan Digital Design by Morris Mano
  • Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan
Programming & Data Structures
  • The C Programming language by Dennis Richie
  • Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta
Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher
  • Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy and Patterson
Theory of ComputationAn Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz
  • Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria
  • Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen
Compiler Design
  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman
  • Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub
  • Normalization and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe
  • Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth


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GATE Books for Electronics & Communication

TopicsBooks & Authors
Control System
  • Control Systems by Nagarath and Gopal
  • Control Systems Engineering by Norma Nise
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude by CAT by Arun Sharma,
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwal
Electronic Devices
  • Electronic Devices and Circuits by Millman & Halkias,
  • Semiconductor Physics And Devices by Donald A. Neamen,
  • Solid-state electronic devices by Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee
  • Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku
  • Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg
  • Circuit Theory by A.Chakraborty
Analog Circuits
  • Aalog Electronics, Electronics devices and circuits – Donald A Neaman,
  • Microelectronics Circuits by Sedra & Smith,
  • Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert L Boylestad & Nashelsky,
  • Pulse and Digital Elect
Signal Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing by S.K Mitra,
  • Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi,
  • Signals & Systems By Alan V. Oppenheim
Communication System
  • Analog and Digital Communication System by Simon Haykin,
  • Principle of Communication System by Taub & Schillings,
  • Modern digital and Analog Communications system by BP Lathi,
  • Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter)
  • Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku
  • Network lines and fields by J.D ryder (Transmission lines part)
  • Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems by Jordon and ballmain
  • Antenna Theory by Balanis
Digital System
  • Digital Logic and Computer Design by M.Morris Mano,
  • Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan
  • Fundamentals of digital systems by Anandkumar,
  • Digital Electronic Principles and applications by Ronald J. Toccii, Pearson Publications

GATE Books for Mechanical Engineering

TopicsBooks & Authors
Design of Machine ElementsMachine design – V.B. Bhandari
Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid & Hydraulics- Modi and Seth
  • Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal
Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston
  • Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti.
  • Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa, and Sarin
Heat Transfer
  • Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva
  • Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman
Manufacturing EngineeringProduction Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain
Strength of Materials
  • B.C Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham
  • Strength of Materials – Gere & Timoshenko
Thermal ScienceEngineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
  • Thermodynamics by Cengel
  • Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K Nag and Rajput
VibrationsMechanical Vibration by Grover
Theory of MachinesTheory of Machines by Ratan

GATE Books For Instrumentation Engineering

TopicsBooks & Author
MathematicsAdvanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
Analog Electronics
  • GATE – Electronics & Communication by R K Kanodia
  • Fundamentals of Microelectronics by Behzad Razavi
Network TheoryEngineering Circuit Analysis by Steven M. Durbin, Jack E. Kemmerly, William H. Hayt
Signals and Systems
  • HSU Signals & Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim
  • Signals And Systems (Schaum’s Outline Series) by HP
Electrical and Electronic MeasurementsA Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation by A K Sawhney
Communication SystemsModern Digital and Analog Communication System by B P Lathi
Process ControlProcess Control: Modeling, Design, And Simulation by B. Wayne Bequette
Control SystemAutomatic Control Systems by B.C Kuo
TransducersIntroduction to Measurements and Instrumentation by Arun K Ghosh

GATE Books for Electrical Engineering

TopicsBooks & Author
Engineering MathematicsAdvanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig
Signal and systemsSignals and Systems by Nagoor Kani & Signals and Systems by Oppenheim & Wilsky
NetworksEngineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt & Kemmerly
Power systemPower Systems by JB Gupta & CL Wadhwa & Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath & Kothari
Electrical MachineElectrical Machinery by P.S. Bimbhra
Control systemControl Systems Engineering by Nagrath & Gopal
Power ElectronicsPower Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra & Power Electronics by MH Rashid
AnalogElectronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad
MeasurementElectrical and Electronic Measurement & Instrumentation by AK Sawhney
Electro MagneticsEngineering Electromagnetics by William H.Hayt & Elements of Electromagnetics by Mathew N. O. Sadiku
Digital CircuitsDigital Design by M.Morris Mano
Circuit analysisTransient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann & Chakrabarti

GATE Books for Civil Engineering

TopicsBooks & Authors
Theory of ElasticityTimoshenko & Gere
Reinforced ConcreteAshok K Jain
Pre-stressed ConcreteKrishna Raju
Water ResourcesS K Garg
Geo-tech EngineeringGopal Ranjan and Rao, R.F. Craig
TransportationJusto Khanna
Environmental EnggSK Garg (1&2), Peavy-Rowe
CPM-PERT/ Construction TechBC Punmia, Peurifoy
Highway EngineeringKhanna
Fluid Mechanics & MachinesRK Bansal, Modi & Seth
Railway & AirportSaxena & Arora
Highway/ Pavement & TrafficKhanna & Justo, Kadiyali
SurveyingKR Arora; BC Punmia
IrrigationSK Garg
Build materialsML Gambhir; BC Punmia; MS Shetty
Theory of Structure
  • Wilbur & Norris
  • CK Wang
  • S. Rammamrutham
  • L.S. Negi & Jangit
Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure
  • Gare & Timoshenko,
  • E. Popove, L. Singer,
  • B.C. Punamia, Rammamrutham
Steel DesignKazimi Zindal to improve concepts; for numerals L.S. Negi and for other topics – S.K. Duggal
Soil Mechanics

Gopal Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiha, S. K. Garg,B.C. Punamia, V N S Murthy

Railway Engineering

Krishna Raju, PC Verghese, Pillai & Menon


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