As we all know, GATE is a very prestigious exam that opens a door for plethora of opportunities for qualifying candidates for different PG programmes in NITs, IITs and other centrally funded institutions. GATE score can also be used for pursuing career in various PSU’S.

There is high competition these days, thus one should prepare well to match the pace and get a good score. This is the right time to start your preparation for this exam. But before starting your preparation, analyse the syllabus properly.

In this blog, we will provide you with a detailed syllabus of Gate for Electrical Engineering.


Section 1- Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra

·         Matrix Algebra

·         Systems of Linear Equations

·         Eigenvalues

·         Eigenvectors



·         Mean Value Theorems

·         Theorems of Integral Calculus

·         Evaluation of Definite and Improper Integrals

·         Partial Derivatives

·         Maxima and Minima

·         Multiple Integrals

·         Fourier Series

·         Vector Identities

·         Directional Derivatives

·         Line Integral

·         Surface Integral

·         Volume Integral

·         Stokes’s Theorem

·         Gauss’s Theorem

          Green’s Theorem


Differential Equations

·         First Order Equations (Linear and Nonlinear)

·         Higher Order Linear Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients

·         Method of Variation of Parameters

·         Cauchy’s Equation

·         Euler’s Equation

·         Initial and Boundary Value Problems

·         Partial Differential Equations

·         Method of Separation of Variables


Complex variables

·         Analytic Functions

·         Cauchy’s Integral Theorem

·         Cauchy’s Integral Formula

·         Taylor Series

·         Laurent Series

·         Residue Theorem

Solution Integrals


Probability and Statistics

·         Sampling Theorems

·         Conditional Probability

·         Mean

·         Median

·         Mode

·         Standard Deviation

·         Random Variables

·         Discrete and Continuous Distributions

·         Poisson Distribution

·         Normal Distribution

·         Binomial Distribution

·         Correlation Analysis

          Regression Analysis


Transform Theory

·         Fourier Transform

·         Laplace Transform

·         z‐Transform


Numerical Methods

·         Solutions of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations

          Single and Multi‐step Methods for Differential Equations



Section 2- Electric Circuits

Electric Circuits

·         Network Graph

·         KCL

·         KVL

·         Node and Mesh Analysis

·         Transient Response of DC and AC Networks

·         Sinusoidal Steady‐State Analysis

·         Resonance

·         Passive Filters

·         Ideal Current and Voltage Sources

·         Thevenin’s Theorem

·         Norton’s Theorem

·         Superposition Theorem

·         Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

·         Two‐Port Networks

·         Three Phase Circuits

·         Power and Power Factor in AC Circuits


Section 3- Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Fields

·         Coulomb's Law

·         Electric Field Intensity

·         Electric Flux Density

·         Gauss's Law

·         Divergence

·         Electric Field and Potential due to Point, Line, Plane and Spherical Charge Distributions

·         Effect of Dielectric Medium

·         Capacitance of Simple Configurations

·         Biot‐Savart’s Law

·         Ampere’s Law

·         Curl

·         Faraday’s Law

·         Lorentz Force

·         Inductance

·         Magnetomotive Force

·         Reluctance

·         Magnetic Circuits

·         Self and Mutual Inductance of Simple Configurations


Section 4- Signals and Systems

Signals and Systems

·         Representation of Continuous and Discrete‐Time Signals

·         Shifting and Scaling Operations

·         Linear Time Invariant and Causal Systems

·         Fourier Series Representation of Continuous Periodic Signals

·         Sampling Theorem

·         Applications of Fourier Transform

·         Laplace Transform and Z-Transform


Section 5- Electrical Machines

Electrical Machines

·      Single Phase Transformer: Equivalent Circuit, Phasor Diagram, Open Circuit and Short Circuit Tests,   Regulation and Efficiency

·     Three Phase Transformers: Connections, Parallel Operation

·      Auto‐Transformer

·     Electromechanical Energy Conversion Principles

·     DC Machines: Separately Excited, Series and Shunt, Motoring and Generating Mode of Operation and     their Characteristics, Starting and Speed Control of Dc Motors

·     Three Phase Induction Motors: Principle of Operation, Types, Performance, Torque-Speed Characteristics, No-Load and Blocked Rotor Tests, Equivalent Circuit, Starting and Speed Control

·     Operating Principle of Single Phase Induction Motors

·     Synchronous Machines: Cylindrical and Salient Pole Machines, Performance, Regulation and Parallel         Operation of Generators, Starting of Synchronous Motor, Characteristics

·     Types of Losses and Efficiency Calculations of Electric Machines.


Section 6- Power Systems

Power Systems

·         Power Generation Concepts

·         AC and DC Transmission Concepts

·         Models and Performance of Transmission Lines and Cables

·         Series and Shunt Compensation

·         Electric Field Distribution and Insulators

·         Distribution Systems

·         Per‐Unit Quantities

·         Bus Admittance Matrix

·         Gaussseidel and Newton-Raphson Load Flow Methods

·         Voltage and Frequency Control

·         Power Factor Correction

·         Symmetrical Components

·         Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Fault Analysis

·         Principles of Over‐Current

·         Differential and Distance Protection

·         Circuit Breakers

·         System Stability Concepts

·         Equal Area Criterion


Section 7- Control Systems

Control Systems

·         Mathematical Modelling and Representation of Systems

·         Feedback Principle

·         Transfer Function

·         Block Diagrams and Signal Flow Graphs

·         Transient and Steady‐State Analysis of Linear Time Invariant Systems

·         Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist Criteria

·         Bode Plots

·         Root Loci

·         Stability Analysis

·         Lag, Lead and Lead‐Lag Compensators

·         P, PI and PID Controllers

·         State Space Model

·         State Transition Matrix


Section 8- Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

·         Bridges and Potentiometers

·         Measurement of Voltage, Current, Power, Energy and Power Factor

·         Instrument Transformers

·         Digital Voltmeters and Multimeters

·         Phase, Time and Frequency Measurement

·         Oscilloscopes

·         Error Analysis


Section 9- Analog and Digital Electronics

Analog and Digital Electronics

·         Characteristics of Diodes, BJT, MOSFET

·         Simple Diode Circuits: Clipping, Clamping, Rectifiers

·         Amplifiers: Biasing, Equivalent Circuit and Frequency Response

·         Oscillators and Feedback Amplifiers

·         Operational Amplifiers: Characteristics and Applications

·         Simple Active Filters

·         Vcos and Timers

·         Combinational and Sequential Logic Circuits

·         Multiplexer

·         Demultiplexer

·         Schmitt Trigger

·         Sample and Hold Circuits

·         A/D and D/A Converters

·         8085 Microprocessor: Architecture, Programming and Interfacing


Section 10- Power Electronics

Power Electronics

·         Characteristics of Semiconductor Power Devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT

·         DC To DC Conversion: Buck, Boost And Buck-Boost Converters

·         Single and Three Phase Configuration of Uncontrolled Rectifiers

·         Line Commutated Thyristor Based Converters

·         Bidirectional AC to DC Voltage Source Converters

·         Issues of Line Current Harmonics

·         Power Factor

·         Distortion Factor of AC to DC Converters

·         Single Phase and Three Phase Inverters

·         Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation

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