GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018 pdf

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Get details of GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018. In the new GATE CH 2018 exam pattern70%  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 SyllabusGATE exam is valued paper for which the competition level is high enough and so the candidates need to take care of how they prepare for the exam. You can check out GATE exam pattern for Chemical Engineering  from our website. A table showing GATE paper pattern for Chemical Engineering  is given below. In this article one can check for GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018.

About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years.

GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2018

Here we are providing the detailed syllabus for GATE Chemical Engineering for students reference purpose :


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

About GATE Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics and chemistry), life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy.

General Aptitude – GATE Syllabus 2018

General Aptitude (GA) section is common to all the papers. The General Aptitude section is designed to test your language, analytical and quantitative skills. For full details about General Aptitude Syllabus Click on General Aptitude Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equation
  • Special Topics
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Linear Algebra: Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, 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 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.

SUBJECT QUESTIONS (Chemical Engineering)

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 in 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
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical reactions
  • Plant design and Economics

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, Differential Equations, Functions, Integrals, Surface and volumes, Stokes, Gauss Theorem.

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