GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering-(EE)

GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering-(EE) | GATE Syllabus for EE

The GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering-(EE) consists of:

1 Engineering Mathematics
2 Electricals Engineering

GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering-(EE) 2018


The Engineering Mathematics syllabus consists of:

a Linear Algebra
b Calculus
c Differential Equations
d Complex variables
e Probability and Statistics
f Numerical methods
g Transform theory


1 Matrix Algebra
2 Systems of linear equations
3 Eigen values and Eigen vectors


1 Mean value theorems
2 Theorems of integral calculus
3 Evaluation of definite and improper integrals
4 Partial Derivatives
5 Maxima and minima
6 Multiple Fourier series integrals
7 Vector identitie
8 Directional derivatives
9 Line
10  Stoke
11 Surface and Volume integrals
12  Gauss and Green’s theorems


1 First order equation (linear and nonlinear)
2 Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients
3 Method of variation of parameters
4 Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations
5 Initial and boundary value problems
6 PartialDifferential Equations
7 Method of separation of variables


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


1 Sampling theorems
2 Conditional probability
3 Mean, median
4 Mode and standard deviation
5 Random variables
6 Discrete and continuous distributions
7 Poisson
8 Normal and Binomial distribution
9 Correlation and regression analysis


1 Solutions of non-linear algebraic equation
2 Single and multi-step methods for differential equations


1 Fourier transform
2 Laplace transform
3 Z-transform

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The Electricals Engineering syllabus consists of:

a Electric Circuits
b Electromagnetic Fields
c Signal and Systems
d Electrical Machines
e Power Systems
f Control Systems
g Electrical and Electronic Measurements
h Analog and Digital Electronics
i Power Electronics


1 Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis
2 Transient response of dc and ac networks
3 Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis
4 Resonance, Passive filters
5 Ideal current and voltage sources
6 Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem
7 Superposition theorem
8 Maximum power transfer theorem
9  Two‐port networks
10  Three phase circuits
11 Power and power factor in ac circuits


1 Coulomb’s Law
2 Electric Field Intensity
3 Electric Flux Density
4 Gauss’s Law
5 Divergence
6 Electric field and potential due to point
7 Line, plane and spherical charge distribution
8 Effect of dielectric medium
9  Capacitance of simple configurations
10 Biot‐Savart’s law
11  Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law
12 Lorentz force, Inductance
13 Magnetomotive forc
14 Reluctance, Magnetic circuits,Self
15 Mutual inductance of simple configurations


1 Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals
2 Shifting and scaling operations
3 Linear, time-invariant and causal systems
4 Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals
5 Sampling theorem
6 Fourier
7 Laplace and Z transforms


1 Single phase transformer
2 Equivalent circuit
3 Phasor diagram
4 Open circuit and short circuit
5 Tests, regulation and efficiency
6 Three phase transformers
7 Connections, parallel operation
8 Auto‐transformer
9 Electromechanical energy conversion principles
10 DC machines
11 Separately excited
12 Series and shunt
13 Motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics
14 Starting and speed control of dc motors
15 Principle of operation
16 Types, performance
17 Torque-speed characteristic
18 No-load and blocked rotor tests
19 Equivalent circuit
20  Three phase induction motors
21 Starting and speed control
22 Operating principle of single phase induction motors
23 Synchronous machines
24 Cylindrical and salient pole machines
25 Performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators
26 Starting of synchronous motor, characteristics
27 Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines


1 Power generation concepts
2 ac and dc transmission concepts
3 Models and performance of transmission lines and cables
4 Electric field distribution and insulators
5 Distribution systems
6 Per‐unit quantities
7 Bus admittance matrix
8 GaussSeidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods
9 Voltage and Frequency control
10  Series and shunt compensation
11 Power factor correction
12 Symmetrical components
13 Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis
14 Principles of over‐current
15 Differential and distance protection
16 Circuit breakers
17 System stability concepts
18 Equal area criterion


1 Mathematical modeling and representation of systems
2 Feedback principle
3 Transfer function
4 Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs
5 Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time-invariant systems
6 Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria
7 Bode plots, Root loci
8 Stability analysis, Lag
9 Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators
10 P, PI and PID controllers
11 State space model
12 State transition matrix


1 Bridges and Potentiometers
2 Measurement of voltage
3 Current, power, energy and power factor
4 Instrument Transformers
5 Digital voltmeters and multimeters
6 Phase, Time and Frequency measurement
7 Oscilloscopes, Error analysis


1 Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET
2 Simple diode circuits
3 Clipping, clamping, rectifiers
4 Equivalent circuit and Frequency response
5  Amplifiers: Biasing
6 Oscillators and Feedback, amplifiers
7 Operational amplifiers
8 Characteristics and applications
9 Simple active filters, VCOs and Timers
10 Combinational and Sequential logic circuits
11 Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Schmitt trigger
12 Sample and hold circuits
13 A/D and D/A converters
14 8085Microprocessor
15 Architecture, Programming and Interfacing


1 Characteristics of semiconductor power devices
2 Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT
3 DC to DC conversion
4 Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters
5 Single and three phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers
6 Line-commutated thyristor-based converters
7 Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters
8 Issues of line current harmonics, Power factor
9 Distortion factor of ac to dc converters
10  Single phase and three phase inverters
11 Sinusoidal pulse width modulation

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