GATE Examination Syllabus


Most aspirants who are planning to attempt the examination might have confusion regarding the syllabus that needs to be covered for the GATE examination. They may not have a proper idea about how and who generates the syllabus. So, to build their knowledge, let’s provide the following information to them. The syllabus for the GATE examination is formulated and released on the official website by the exam conducting authority.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level examination administered and held by faculty members from the seven IITs (which are at Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Every year, on a rotational basis, one of these institutes conducts the examination. In 2024, the GATE examination paper will be set by IISc Bangalore. Just like the pattern that was followed in the previous years, the GATE exam syllabus is prepared by them from the important topics that are covered in undergraduate Engineering courses. Candidates can go through the table below to expand their insight about the GATE examination and the respective conducting bodies.

Years Conducting Body
GATE 2017 Indian Institute of Madras (IIT), Roorkee
GATE 2018  Indian Institute of Madras (IIT), Guwahati
GATE 2019  Indian Institute of Madras (IIT), Madras
GATE 2020 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
GATE 2021 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
GATE 2022 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
GATE 2023 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
GATE 2024 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
GATE 2025 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
GATE 2026 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati

What Is the GATE 2024 Syllabus?

Candidates who are planning to appear for the GATE 2024 have to go through all the topics thoroughly to score good marks and crack the examination. Developing a precise idea with a deeper understanding of the syllabus will help to increase the effectiveness of exam preparation. A basic comprehension of the syllabus will help candidates to prepare for the exam strategically by managing their time in the most productive way. In-depth coverage of all the topics included in the syllabus is imperative to perform well in the examination. Since there are 29 disciplines coming under the GATE examination, IISc Bangalore will be releasing separate syllabi for each of them on the official website.

In simpler terms, the GATE 2024 syllabus can be defined as an officially released PDF covering all the topics that will help candidates to prepare well for the upcoming exam (February 2024). Topics are included in the syllabus with the primary objective of testing the capability of the candidates to recall, analyse, comprehend, and apply their subject knowledge in the most effective manner. Hence, the GATE syllabus is a crucial part of the preparation for the upcoming exam, which includes the topics on which the examination will be based.

Since the GATE examination is one of the most competitive examinations conducted in the country, it is very important for candidates to start their preparation as early as possible and cover every part of the syllabus well before the GATE exam date is published. Also, they should realise the fact that while appearing for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, they are actually competing with the best minds in the country. So, they have to make sure that they are putting their maximum effort into cracking the examination. For more GATE examination-related information and articles, visit BYJU’S website.

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