GATE 2019 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

About GATE 2019- To offer admission into M.Tech/M.Sc in engineering/ technology/ architecture and P.hD. GATE 2019, In relevant branches of science, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination, and it is conducted Mock Tests have been released. It has to be mentioned that, GATE 2019 is managed by the IIT.

Of the GATE 2019 subjects, two categories have been divided into each. Overall, in regards to the core subjects, the corresponding sections (of the syllabus given below) of the question paper will contain 90% of their questions and the remaining 10% on Special Topics.


About EEE

 With a wide range of fundamental knowledge, EEE provides students in core disciplines such as communications, control systems, signal processing, radio frequency design, microprocessors, microelectronics, power generation and electrical machines. On the integration of components into complex systems, the discipline focuses on the design and manufacture of electrical, electronic devised, computers and their parts as well.


Syllabus of GATE 2019

Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations.

Calculus: Directional derivatives, Line integral, Surface integral, Volume integral, Stokes’s theorem, Gauss’s theorem, Green’s theorem, Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series, Vector identities.

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

Complex variables: Laurent series, Residue theorem, Solution integrals, Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, Taylor series

Probability and Statistics: Normal distribution, Binomial distribution, Correlation analysis, Regression analysis, Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Poisson distribution.

Numerical Methods: Transform Theory: Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, z‐Transform, Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, Single and Multi‐step methods for differential equations.


Electrical Engineering

Electric Circuits

Resonance, Passive filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s theorem , Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, Transient response of dc and ac networks, Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis, Power and power factor in ac circuits, Norton’s theorem, Superposition theorem, Maximum power transfer theorem, Two‐port networks, Three phase circuits.


Electromagnetic Fields

Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits,Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations, 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.


Signals and Systems

Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, Sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform and z-Transform, Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, Shifting and scaling operations, Linear Time-Invariant and Causal systems.

Electrical Machines

Single phase transformer: Phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit, Equivalent circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase transformers: connections, parallel operation; Auto‐transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles, Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance, regulation and parallel supervision of generators, starting of synchronous motor, characteristics; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines; 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.


Power Systems

Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss-Seidel 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, Power generation concepts, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Series and shunt compensation.


Control Systems

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


Electrical and Electronic Measurements

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


Analog and Digital Electronics

Characteristics of diodes, Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; BJT, MOSFET.

Amplifiers: 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 Interfacing; Biasing, Equivalent circuit and Frequency response; Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers; Operational amplifiers: Characteristics and applications.


Power Electronics

Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Issues of line current harmonics, Power factor, Distortion factor of ac to dc converters, Single phase and three phase inverters, Sinusoidal pulse width modulation.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.


Exam Pattern for GATE 2019


Section Question No No of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10
Technical &  Engineering 1 to 25 25 1 25
Mathematics 26 to 55 30 2 60

Total Questions: 65

Total Marks: 100

Total Duration : 3 hours

Technical Section: 70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marks

Engineering Mathematics: 15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numerical Answer Type Questions


Some Reference books for EEE – GATE 2019

  •  A Handbook on Electronics Engineering
  • GATE Electrical Engineering 2018


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