Grammar, Vocabulary, CodingDecoding & Series, Directions, Blood Relations, Arrangements, Syllogism, Inference & Assumptions, Clocks and Puzzles.
Fundamentals, Equations, Percentage, Averages, Ratio & Propotions, Mixture and Alligations, Data Interpretation & Data Suffiency, Time, Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Set Theory & Venn Diagrams, Progression, Functions & Graphs, Logarthims, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Geometry & Mensuration.
Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, PartialDifferential Equations, Method of separation of variables.
Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, single and multistep methods for differential equations.
Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Ztransform.
Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, Transient response of dc and ac networks, Sinusoidal steady?state analysis, Resonance, Passive filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, 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.
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, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits,Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.
Representation of continuous and discretetime signals; shifting and scaling operations; linear, timeinvariant and causal systems; Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.
Single phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase transformers: connections, parallel operation; Auto?transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles, 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, torquespeed characteristics, noload and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single phase induction motors; Synchronous machines: 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.
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, Distribution systems, Per?unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, GaussSeidel and NewtonRaphson 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.
Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady?state analysis of linear time invariant systems, RouthHurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, Root loci, Stability analysis, Lag, Lead and Lead?Lag compensators; P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State transition matrix.
Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes, Error analysis.
Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; 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 Interfacing.
Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and BuckBoost 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, Sinusoidal pulse width modulation.
Download  GATE 2024 EE Syllabus (PDF)
Understanding the subjectwise analysis of each and every topic asked for in the GATE Electrical Exam is very much needed for every GATE Aspirants. GATE Subject Wise Weightage for Electrical Engineering can help aspirants in the GATE Electrical Exam to build a welldefined preparation strategy for better performance. Applicants may refer to the detailed GATE EE Weighting Analysis and qualify for admission to Top IIT / NIT and PSU Jobs.
GATE SUBJECTS  GATE 2014  GATE 2015  GATE 2016  GATE 2017  GATE 2018  GATE 2019  GATE 2020  GATE 2021  GATE 2022 

Engineering Mathematics*  11%  11%  15%  12%  11%  14%  12%  12%  13% 
Network Theory*  5%  9%  11%  9%  8%  11%  6%  11%  7% 
Electromagnetic Theory  3%  2%  4%  3.5%  2%  1%  6%  6%  7% 
Digital Circuits  7%  6%  4%  4%  7%  4%  3%  3%  2% 
Analog Circuits  6%  6%  2%  5%  7%  6%  8%  10%  7% 
Control Systems*  8%  10%  8.5%  10.5%  8%  9%  10%  5%  8% 
Signals & Systems  8%  7%  5.5%  6.5%  10%  4%  10%  9%  8% 
Electrical Machines*  13%  15%  12%  13%  8%  13%  10%  8%  12% 
Power Systems*  11%  10%  9%  9.5%  10%  11%  10%  11%  8% 
Power Electronics  7%  8%  10%  8%  10%  10%  8%  6%  11% 
Measurements  6%  4%  4%  4%  4%  2%  2%  4%  2% 
General Aptitude*  15%  15%  15%  15%  15%  15%  15%  15%  15% 
Particulars  Details 

Examination Mode 
Computer Based Test (CBT) 
Duration 
3 Hours 
Number of Subjects (Papers) 
27 
Sections 
General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject 
Type of Questions 

Questions test these abilities 

Number of Questions 
10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions 
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL 
General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks 
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL 
General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks 
Marking Scheme 
All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks 
1. Check all the Important Topics & Mark them.
2. Collect previous year GATE question paper.
3. Make study notes of most asked questions on important topics.
4. Update yourself with online study notes from the GATE syllabus.
5. Practice complex topics more & more in order to solve them easily for the exam.
6. Prepare calendar on the weekly and monthly basis to study the subjects on the priority basis.
7. Start revision of the most frequently asked topics in the syllabus before 15 days of the exam.
GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering
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Candidates can check the GATE syllabus for Electrical Engineering from the table given below.