February 27, 2021

GATE Syllabus – Check here to cover all topics during the final level of preparation

GATE syllabus for the year 2021 for all the 27 papers has been released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay along with the information brochure. GATE 2021 syllabus includes 3 sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and subject specific paper which will be chosen by aspirants at the time of filling the GATE 2021 application form. This year 2 new papers are included – Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH).

Candidates can download the GATE Syllabus for all the subjects including CSE, ECE, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering from the official website. Read our blog so that you don’t miss on any topics during this last phase of preparation this year. Future applicants can also use this blog for reference.

GATE Syllabus 2021: Important Topics of all Papers

The key for succeeding in this exam is to be aware of the complete GATE syllabus. The syllabus of the GATE exam will give an idea to the candidates about the important topics. With the exam nearing each day, it is important to go through the topics so that you do not miss any during the final leg of preparation. The topics covered in GATE Syllabus for the year 2021 are given below:

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)

Verbal Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude
Analytical Aptitude Spatial Aptitude

Aerospace Engineering Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics Flight Mechanics
Space Dynamics Aerodynamics
Structures Propulsion

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: Architecture & Planning

Architecture, Planning and Design Construction and Management
Environmental Planning and Design Urban Design, landscape and Conservation
Planning process Housing
Services and Infrastructure History and Contemporary Architecture
Building Construction and Structural systems Building Services and Sustainability
Regional and Settlement Planning, Infrastructure Planning Planning Techniques and Management

Biomedical Engineering Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Analog and Digital Electronics Signals and Systems
Measurement and Control System Sensors and Bio-instrumentations
Medical Imaging System Biomaterials
Human Anatomy and Physiology Biomechanics

Biotechnology Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology
General Biology Fundamentals of Biological Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology Recombinant DNA technology and Other Tools in Biotechnology
Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology

GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Syllabus

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

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

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

GATE Syllabus 2021 – Chemistry

Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry & Inorganic Chemistry

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Engineering Mathematics Networks, Signals and Systems
Electronic Devices Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits Control Systems
Communications 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

GATE Syllabus 2021: Environmental Science and Engineering

Mathematics Foundation Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Microbiology Water Resources and Environmental Hydraulics
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Water & Wastewater Treatment and Management Global and Regional Environmental Issues
Air and Noise Pollution

Ecology and Evolution

Ecology Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology Behavioral Ecology
Applied Ecology & Evolution

GATE syllabus 2021: Instrumentation Engineering

Engineering Mathematics Electricity and Magnetism
Electrical Circuits and Machines Signals and Systems
Control Systems Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics Measurements
Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation Communication and Optical Instrumentation


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

Mechanical Engineering

Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Applied Mechanics and Design
Engineering Mathematics Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

GATE Syllabus – Mining Engineering

Engineering Mathematics Mining Geology, Mine Development Surveying
Geomechanics and Ground Control Mining Methods and Machinery
Mineral Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards

Metallurgical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Physical Metallurgy Manufacturing Processes
Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Mechanical Metallurgy
Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes

GATE Syllabus: Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Mathematics Petroleum Exploration
Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology Reservoir Engineering
Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques Offshore Drilling and Production Practices
Petroleum Formation Evaluation Oil and Gas Well Testing
Petroleum Production Operations Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry

Physics Syllabus

Mathematical Physics Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics
Solid State Physics Electronics Nuclear and Particle Physics

GATE Syllabus 2021: Production and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Mathematics General Engineering
Manufacturing Processes I & II Quality and Reliability
Industrial Engineering Operations Research an Operations Management


Calculus Matrix Theory
Probability Stochastic Processes
Estimation Testing of Hypotheses
Non-parametric Statistics Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics Textile Fibres
Chemical Processing Fabric Manufacture, Structure and Properties
Textile Testing Yarn Manufacture, Yarn Structure and Properties

Engineering Mathematics Syllabus

Linear Algebra Calculus
Vector Calculus Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations Complex variables
Probability and Statistics Numerical Methods

GATE 2021 Fluid Mechanics Syllabus

Flow and Fluid Properties Kinematics of Fluid Motion
Integral analysis for a Control Volume Internal flows
External Flows Dimensional analysis
Differential Analysis Bernoulli’s Equation and its Applications, Potential flows

Material Sciences Syllabus

Characterization and Measurements of Properties Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Phase Transformations
Degradation of Materials Classification and Structure of Materials
Properties of Materials Properties and Applications of Materials

GATE 2021: Solid Mechanics Syllabus

Mechanics of rigid bodies & Vibrations Mechanics of deformable bodies

GATE Syllabus – Thermodynamics

Basic Concepts 1st & 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics Cycle Thermodynamics Relations
Ideal Gas Mixtures Properties of Pure Substances

Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus

Chemistry of high polymers Polymer Characterization
Synthesis, manufacturing and properties Polymer blends and composites
Polymer Technology Polymer rheology
Polymer processing Polymer testing
Polymer Recycling and Waste management

Food Technology Syllabus

Food Chemistry and Nutrition Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology Food Engineering

Atmospheric & Ocean Science Syllabus

Atmospheric Science Ocean Sciences

Reasoning and Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Expression
Analytical reasoning Logical reasoning

GATE Syllabus 2021 – Economics

Microeconomics Macroeconomics
Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics International Economics
Public Economics Development Economics
Indian Economy


History of English literature and English literary studies Literary criticism and theory
Anglophone and in English translation Multi-genre literatures in English


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


Classical Indian Philosophy Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Classical and Modern Western Philosophy Contemporary Western Philosophy

Psychology Syllabus

Research Methods and Statistics Psychometrics
Motivation, Emotion and Stress and Coping Perception, Learning, Memory and Forgetting
Cognition Personality
Biological and evolutionary basis of behavior Social psychology
Development across the lifespan Applications of Psychology

GATE Syllabus 2021 – Sociology

Sociological Theory Research Methodology and Methods
Sociological Concepts Agrarian Sociology and Rural Transformation
Indian Society / Sociology of India Sociology of Development
Social Movements Family, Marriage and Kinship

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
Chemistry of Biomolecules

Biochemistry Syllabus

Biochemical separation techniques Immune system

Botany Syllabus

Plant Systematics Plant Anatomy
Plant development; cell and tissue morphogenesis Plant physiology and biochemistry
Genetics and genomics Plant Breeding, Genetic Modification, Genome Editing
Economic and applied Botany Plant Pathology
Ecology and Environment

Microbiology Syllabus

Historical Perspective Methods in Microbiology
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity Prokaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
Microbial Growth Control of Microorganisms
Microbial Metabolism Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction
Chemotherapy/Antibiotics Microbial Genetics
Microbial Ecology

Zoology Syllabus

Animal Diversity Genetics
Evolution Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Animal Anatomy and Physiology Parasitology and Immunology
Development Biology Ecology & Animal Behavior

Food Technology Syllabus

Food Chemistry and Nutrition Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology Food Engineering

Geology and Geophysics Syllabus

Geology Geophysics

The information about all the topics of the various papers in GATE syllabus 2021 will ensure that you do not miss preparing any particular chapter. We wish good health during this final leg of preparation. Do not lose focus and try getting some rest when possible. All the best!.

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