Topic-wise GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE) | Exam Pattern

Every year, one of the IIT institutes in India organizes the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam. They have disclosed the latest GATE syllabus for all the branches including electrical engineering.

The GATE syllabus is almost the same as every year.

Before you start preparing for GATE (as suggested by GATE AIR 5), you should know the exam pattern and syllabus.

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern for EE

In GATE, mainly three sections are included in the GATE exam- General aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering.

There are two types of questions. One is the multiple-choice questions (MCQ) and another is the numerical answer type (NAT) questions.

GATE 2023 electrical paper will include 15 marks questions for general aptitude, and 85 marks are allotted for the core electrical syllabus (including engineering mathematics).

The exam will be conducted for three hours and the candidate is not allowed to leave the exam hall during exam time.

Let’s check all the topics that are part of the GATE 2024 syllabus for electrical engineering. Each subject has a different weightage.

General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus for GATE EE

The syllabus for General Aptitude is the same irrespective of your engineering branch. It includes verbal ability questions and numerical ability questions.

Below topics from general aptitude are covered in the GATE syllabus for EEE.

1. Verbal Ability

  • English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction.

2. Numerical Ability:

  • Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, and data interpretation

Engineering Mathematics Syllabus for GATE 2024 EE

There are lots of mathematical concepts involved in engineering and the same for the GATE exam. It has been categorized into the following four categories.

1. Discrete Mathematics

  • Propositional and first-order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders, and lattices. Groups.
  • Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring.
  • Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions.

2. Linear Algebra

  • Matrices, determinants, the system of linear equations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

3. Calculus

  • Fourier series, Stokes’s theorem, Gauss’s theorem, Green’s theorem, Limits, Continuity, Line integral, Surface integral, Volume integral, Multiple integrals, differentiability, Maxima and minima, Mean value theorem. Integration, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Vector Identities, and Directional Derivatives.

4. Transform Theory

  • Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, z‐Transform.

5. Differential Equations

  • Partial differential equations, First-order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s equation, Euler’s equation, Method of variation of parameters, Initial and boundary value problems, Method of separation of variables.

6. Complex Variables

  • Solution integrals, Analytic functions, Residue theorem, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, Taylor series, Laurent series.

7. Numerical Methods:

  • Single and Multi‐step methods for differential equations, Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations.

8. Probability and Statistics:

  • Conditional probability, Random variables, Sampling theorems, Uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, normal, and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode, and standard deviation. Conditional probability, Bayes theorem, Correlation analysis, and Regression analysis.

GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

Listing all the core subjects of electrical and electronics engineering. Read the following list to find all the topics under each subject.

1. Electric Circuits

Kirchhoff’s laws (KCL and KVL), Network graph, Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis, Node and Mesh analysis, Resonance, Passive filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, Transient response of AC and DC networks, 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.

2. Electromagnetic Fields

Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’s Law, Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Curl, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane, and spherical charge distributions, Effect of the dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and mutual inductance of simple configurations.

4. Electrical Machines

DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, starting and speed control of DC motors.

Induction machine: Operating principle of single-phase induction motors; Three-phase induction motors: the principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control.

Synchronous machine: 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.

Read more related: Induction motor vs Synchronous motor

Transformer: Single-phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit, and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three-phase transformers: connections, parallel operation; Auto‐transformer, transformer losses, Electromechanical energy conversion principles.

5. Electrical Power System

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, Voltage and frequency control, Power factor correction, Distribution and transmission systems, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of overcurrent, differential and distance protection, Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, GaussSeidel, and Newton-Raphson load flow methods.

6. Electrical and Electronics Measurements

Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy, and power factor; Bridges and Potentiometers,
Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time, and Frequency
measurement; Oscilloscopes, Error analysis.

7. 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, and Sinusoidal pulse width modulation.

8. Control Systems

Mathematical modeling and representation of control systems, Feedback principle, Transfer function, Block diagrams, and signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time-invariant systems, State space model, State transition matrix, Routh-Hurwitz, and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, Root loci, Stability analysis, Lag, Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators; PD, PI, and PID controllers.

9. Analog and Digital Electronics

Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET;
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, 8085Microprocessor: Architecture, Programming and

This is all about topic-wise gate syllabus for electrical engineering and exam pattern. If you have any doubts, let’s discuss in the comment section.

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