Last Updated: 12th February, 2017 List of Important Topics – You Can’t miss them during GATE Preparation

List of Important Topics – You Can’t Miss Them During GATE Preparation

(Last Five Year GATE Detail Analysis)

I always give stress on smart work instead of hard work. Preparing for any competitive exam with very vast syllabus requires a little bit of strategy because sometimes if hard work is not done in the right direction, it may lead to an unsatisfactory result.

So today, we are going to discuss all the significant and insignificant topics one must study during GATE preparation. So to find these topics, I will analyse questions of last five years papers, distribute them according to their chapters and find out the average times questions of particular topic came.

So before starting, let’s recall one thing that 15 marks of General Ability and 15 marks of Engineering Mathematics is common for every GATE paper and guys, do not make a mistake of leaving Mathematics because it’s easy and at the same time it cover the major part of the Mark distribution.

I usually see students waste their time learning Antonym and Synonym for Gate exam. Do not make this mistake as it is not productive. For

For calculating average of 2014 and 2015 year as there was more than one paper I have taken average after adding the number of questions regarding their chapter.

Mechanical: For Mechanical, we can see that Majority of the question comes from Manufacturing Science, Thermal Science, Theory of Machines and Strength of Materials and Least number of question comes from Mechanics. So one can leave Mechanic instead of leaving other subjects.

Rank 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Avg
1 Manufacturing Science 12 11 16 16 12 13
1 Thermal Science 10 10 10 13 20 13
2 Theory of Machines & Vibrations 10 12 8 8 4 8
2 Strength of Materials 9 7 6 7 12 8
3 Heat Transfer 4 7 10 6 5 6
3 Industrial Engineering 8 9 4 5 6 6
3 Fluid Mechanics 9 8 6 5 3 6
3 Design of Machine Elements 5 4 8 5 7 6
4 Engineering Mechanics 4 5 2 5 3 4

ELECTRONICS In Electronic and Communication, we can see that Network, Signals and Systems, Analog Circuits, Communication and Electromagnetics are the top most worthy topics than Electronic Devices. Below table indicates the topics with their respective weightage.

Rank 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Avg
1 Network 10 11 15 12 9 11
2 Signals and Systems 11 9 12 8 11 10
2 Analog Circuits 9 9 12 7 12 10
3 Communication 9 10 8 9 10 9
3 Control Systems 10 8 9 9 9 9
3 Electromagnetics 9 8 6 12 10 9
4 Digital Circuits 9 9 6 6 9 8
5 Electronic Devices 7 9 5 8 7 7

ELECTRICAL In Electrical, Electrical Machine, Network, Power Electronics, Control Systems and Power System are most important topic among other and Least important is Field Theory

Rank 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Avg
1 Electrical Machines 15 13 9 7 7 10
1 Networks 9 8 8 17 9 10
2 Power Electronics 8 7 12 8 12 9
2 Control Systems 9 8 9 9 9 9
2 Power Systems 9 9 11 7 7 9
3 Signals and Systems 8 7 6 9 8 8
4 Analog Circuits 6 6 5 5 8 6
5 Digital Circuits 6 6 5 5 5 5
5 Measurements 4 6 7 5 4 5
6 Field Theory 6 4 2 0 3 3

CIVIL

For Civil Geotechnical, Fluid Mechanics, Environmental and Transportation are important topics than Irrigation. So it will make more sense to complete topics with a higher ranking than the one with lower.

Rank 2015 2014 Avg
1 Geotechnical Engineering 13 13
2 Fluid Mechanics 10 11.5 11
3 Environmental Engineering 9 10 10
3 Transportation Engineering 8 11 10
4 Soil Mechanics 8 8
4 Foundation Engineering 6.5 7
5 Structural Analysis 5 7.5 6
6 Mechanics 5 5.5 5
6 Concrete Structures 5.5 5 5
6 Surveying 6 4 5
7 Steel Structures 4 3 4
8 Hydrology 3.5 1.5 3
9 Irrigation 1.5 1 1

Computer Science:

Programming and Data Structures, Database, Computer Networks and Operating System are the most important chapters whereas Compiler Design is the least significant.

During Revision pay more attention toward high-ranking topics then the lower ranking one.




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9 Responses to List of Important Topics – You Can’t Miss Them During GATE Preparation

  1. Nandhitha says:

    Sir/Madam…
    Do we have such analysis for Instrumentation paper ??? If so could you please share the information as it would be very useful..

    Thanks

  2. Bhavani ashware says:

    Hello sir, My name is Bhavani Ashware and I’m preparing for gate by self. My stream is electronic&instrumentation please give some information related to my subjects. What subjects should I prefer mainly.

  3. Pooja says:

    Tell us about chemical engineering

  4. Gajanan Chintalwar says:

    Thank you sir/madam…The information you provided is very worthy.

  5. Anoop says:

    Plz suggest any book for gate aptitude…

  6. Harsh Kumar says:

    thank you for providing such a valuable information and guidance to us. please tell about topic included in general ability.

  7. Piyush says:

    Very helpfull and important tip for gate, thank u very much

  8. Ashita says:

    Sir/ Madam, the branches you covered in the above article are the common ones. I’m from aeronautical and I would be very glad to see at least one article for gate aero preparation. There is not a single article on any of the gate preparation websites which is very frustrating because we don’t even have a guide while other branches have hundreds. So please take the initiative of considering even us.

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