Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Gate EE Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra:
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.
Differential equations:
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, Partial Differential Equations and
variable separable method.
Complex variables:
Analytic functions, Cauchy's integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor's and Laurent'
series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics:
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.
Numerical Methods:
Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for
differential equations.
Transform Theory:
Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Electrical Engineering
Electric Circuits and Fields:
Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient response of dc and ac
networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, basic filter concepts; ideal
current and voltage sources, Thevenin's, Norton's and Superposition and Maximum
Power Transfer theorems, two-port networks, three phase circuits; Gauss Theorem,
electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions;
Ampere's and Biot-Savart's laws; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.
Signals and Systems:
Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals; shifting and scaling operations;
linear, time-invariant and causal systems; Fourier series representation of continuous
periodic signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.
Electrical Machines:
Single phase transformer - equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and
efficiency; three phase transformers - connections, parallel operation; auto-transformer;
energy conversion principles; DC machines - types, windings, generator characteristics,
armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors; three phase
induction motors - principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed
control; single phase induction motors; synchronous machines - performance,
regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and
applications; servo and stepper motors.
Power Systems:
Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and performance; cable
performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution systems; per-unit
quantities; bus impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage control; power
factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components; fault analysis;
principles of over-current, differential and distance protection; solid state relays and
digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing curves and equal
area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.
Control Systems:
Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state errors; Routh and
Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and lead-lag compensation; state
space model; state transition matrix, controllability and observability.
Electrical and Electronic Measurements:
Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type
instruments; measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor;
instrument transformers; digital voltmeters and multimeters; phase, time and frequency
measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes; potentiometric recorders; error analysis.
Analog and Digital Electronics:
Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; 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; Schmitt trigger; multi-vibrators; sample and
hold circuits; A/D and D/A converters; 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture,
programming and interfacing.
Power Electronics and Drives:
Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and
IGBTs - static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase
control rectifiers; bridge converters - fully controlled and half controlled; principles of
choppers and inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives.

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