GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering-(CH)

GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering-(CH) | GATE Syllabus for CH

The GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering-(CH) consists of:

1 Engineering Mathematics
2 Chemical Engineering

GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering-(CH)


The Engineering Mathematics syllabus consists of:

a Linear Algebra
b Calculus
c Differential Equations
d Complex Variables
e Probability and Statistics
f Numerical Methods


1 Matrix algebra
2 Systems of linear equations
3 Eigen values and eigenvectors


1 Functions of single variable
2 Limit
3 Continuity and differentiability
4 Mean value theorems
5 Evaluation of definite and improper integrals
6 Partial derivatives
7 Total derivative
8 Maxima and minima
9 Gradient
10 Divergence and Curl
11 Vector dentities
12 Directional derivatives
13 Line
14 Surface and Volume integrals
15 Stokes
16  Gauss and Green’s theorems


1 First order equations (linear and nonlinear)
2 Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients
3 Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations
4 Initial and boundary value problems
5  Laplace transforms
6  Solutions of one-dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation


1 Analytic functions
2 Cauchy’s integral theorem
3 Taylor and Laurent series
4 Residue theorem


1 Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
2 Conditional probability
3 Mean, median
4 Mode and standard deviation
5 Random variables
6 Poisson
7 Normal and Binomial distributions


1 Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equation
2 Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
3 Single and multi-step methods for differential equations

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The Chemical engineering syllabus consists of:

a Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
b Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
c Heat Transfer
d Instrumentation and Process Control
e Mass Transfer
f Chemical Reaction Engineering
g Plant Design and Economics
h Chemical Technology


1 Laws of conservation of mass and energy
2 Use of tie components
3 Recycle, bypass and purge calculations
4 Degree of freedom analysis
5 First and Second laws of thermodynamics
6 First law application to close and open systems
7 Second law and Entropy Thermodynamic properties of pure substances
8 Equation of state and departure function
9 Properties of mixtures
10 Partial molar properties
11 Fugacity, excess properties
12 Activity coefficients
13 Predicting VLE of systems
14 Phase equilibria
15 Chemical reaction equilibria


1 Fluid statics
2 Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
3 Bernoulli equation
4 Macroscopic friction factors
5 Energy balance
6 Dimensional analysis
7 Shell balances
8 Flow through pipeline systems
9 Flow meters, pumps, and compressors
10 Packed and fluidized beds
11 Elementary boundary layer theory
12 Size reduction and size separation
13 Free and hindered settling
14 Centrifuge and cyclones
15 Thickening and classification
16 Filtration, mixing and agitation
17 Conveying of solids


1 Conduction, convection and radiation
2 Heat transfer coefficients
3 Steady and unsteady heat conduction
4 Boiling, condensation and evaporation
5 Types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their design


1 Fick’s laws
2 Molecular diffusion in fluids
3 Mass transfer coefficients
4 Film, penetration and surface renewal theories
5 Momentum, heat and mass transferanalogies
6 Stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies
7 HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation
8 Absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction
9 Drying, humidification
10 Dehumidification and adsorption


1 Theories of reaction rates
2 Kinetics of homogeneous reactions
3 Interpretation of kinetic data
4 Single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors
5 Non-ideal reactors
6 Residence time distribution
7 Single parameter model
8 Non-isothermal reactors
9 Kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions
10 Diffusion effects in catalysis


1 Measurement of process variables
2 Sensors, transducers and their dynamics
3 Transfer functions
4 Dynamic responses of simple systems
5 Process reaction curve
6 Controller modes (P, PI, and PID)
7 Control valves
8 Analysis of closed loop systems including stability
9 Requency response and controller tuning
10 Cascade, feed forward control


1 Process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors
2 Principles of process economics and cost estimation including total annualized cost
3 Cost indexes, rate of return, payback period
4 Discounted cash flow, optimization in design


1 Inorganic chemical industries
2 Sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP)
3 Natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats)
4 Petroleum refining and petrochemicals
5 Polymerization industries
6 Polyethylene, polypropylene
7 PVC and polyester synthetic fibers

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