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GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus – GATE CH 2018

GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018. In the new GATE CH 2017 exam pattern, 70%  weightage  of the total marks is for the Core Subjects , 15% marks are dedicated to the Engineering Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations etc) and the rest 15%  marks dedicated  to  General Aptitude which includes (Numerical Ability, Verbal Ability, Reasoning).

GATE 2017 – 2018 Paper Pattern for Chemical Engineering


GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus - GATE CH 2017

Exam Section Marks Weightage
Subject Questions 70% of total marks
Engineering Mathematics 15% of total marks
General Aptitude 15% of total marks

General Aptitude Questions
All the papers will have a few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper.


 Check GATE General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus 2018

GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018 – Engineering Mathematics

Core Topics:

Linear Algebra: Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, a rank of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem, chain rule, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, directional derivatives. Integration, Line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss, and Green.

Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Special Topics: Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.

Complex variables: Complex number, polar form of a complex number, triangle inequality.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule. Single and multi-step methods for numerical solution of differential equations.

GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018 – Core Subject

GATE CH or Chemical Engineering domain paper is being given by the candidates who all are experts in this domain. They have tried a lot of their degree course to excel. With GATE, they can do much better by preparing well for the exam. The engineering domain topics to be studied for the exam are as below-

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy, recycle, bypass and purge calculations, laws of thermodynamics, laws of application to close and open systems, Thermodynamic properties of pure substances, phase equilibria

Heat Transfer: Conduction, convection, and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation, evaporation, types of heat exchangers

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation, dimensional analysis, shell balances, flow through pipe, elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction, size separation, hindered settling, centrifuge, and cyclones, conveying of solids

Mass Transfer:  Fick’s laws, mass transfer coefficients, penetration, momentum, heat & mass transfer, HTU & NTU concepts design, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification.

Chemical reactions

Chemical Technology: Inorganic chemical industries, natural products industries (Sugar, Oil, and Fats), petroleum refining. Polymerization industries, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers, sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea)

Instrumentation and process control

Plant design and Economics

Apart from domain knowledge, the questions are asked from Engineering Mathematics & Quantitative Aptitude. The Mathematics section will include the questions from – Complex Variables, Probability, and Statistics. Also from, Differential Equations, Functions, Integrals, Surface and volumes, Stokes, Gauss Theorem.

The candidates for the exam need to be very particular in the preparation for the exam because these can do wonders for your career. GATE paper is a high-level exam for which there should be no gap in your studies. This field can be ported to your phones so that you can study well anywhere.

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