GATE 2012 Syllabus

GATE 2012

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Examination Syllabus

Syllabi for GATE 2012 Examination Papers

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only objective questions. In all papers other than AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF, all the questions are of multiple choice type. In AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and also some questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer. The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF will be carried out ONLINE using computers where the candidates will be required to enter the answer for each question using mouse. For all other papers, the candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, except for the numerical answer type questions.

Each GATE paper shall have a General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15 marks.

General Aptitude (GA) component common in all papers  Download
AE: Aerospace Engineering
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XE Section A: Engineering Mathematics
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AG: Agricultural Engineering
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XE Section B: Fluid Mechanics
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AR: Architecture and Planning
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XE Section C: Materials Science
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BT: Biotechnology
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XE Section D: Solid Mechanics
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CE: Civil Engineering
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XE Section E: Thermodynamics
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CH: Chemical Engineering
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XE Section F: Polymer Sc. and Engineering
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CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology
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XE Section G: Food Technology
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CY: Chemistry
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EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.
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XL Section H: Chemistry
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EE: Electrical Engineering
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XL Section I: Biochemistry
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GG: Geology and Geophysics
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XL Section J: Botany
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IN: Instrumentation Engineering
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XL Section K: Microbiology
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MA: Mathematics
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XL Section L: Zoology
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ME: Mechanical Engineering
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XL Section M: Food Technology
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MN: Mining Engineering
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MT: Metallurgical Engineering
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PH: Physics
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PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
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TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
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