Last Updated: 26th December, 2018 List of Important Topics – You Can’t miss them during GATE Preparation

List of Important Topics – You Can’t Miss During GATE 2019 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 analyze 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 covers 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  2014, 2015 and 2016 year average marks have been considered.

Important Topics for GATE 2019 Mechanical (ME) Paper

Table-1 GATE Mechanical (ME) Detail Analysis of Question Paper

Rank 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Result
Subject Paper-1 Paper-2 Paper-1 Paper-2 Avg Avg Avg
1 General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
2 Engineering Mathematics 13 14 14 12 15 14 12 13.5
3 Manufacturing Engineering 19 14 17 12 12 12 11 13.2
4 Mechanics of Materials / SOM 8 14 10 11 12 9 7 9.9
5 Thermodynamics 12 10 9 10 8 10 10 9.7
6 Fluid Mechanics 8 11 10 10 11 9 8 9.5
7 Theory of Machines & Vibration 8 7 7 12 8 10 12 9.4
8 Industrial Engineering 6 4 4 8 5 8 9 6.6
9 Heat Transfer 5 2 5 6 6 4 7 5.2
10 Engineering Mechanics 3 4 5 0 6 4 5 4.2
11 Machine Design 3 5 4 4 2 5 4 3.8
Marks 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

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.

Important Topics for GATE 2019 Electronics (ECE) Paper

Table-2 GATE Electronics and communication (ECE) Detail Analysis of Question Paper

Rank 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Result
Paper-1 Paper-1 Paper-2 Avg Avg Avg
1 General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
2 Engineering Mathematics 14 14 14 11 14 12 13
3 Electronic Device Circuits 12 11 13 12 7 9 10.5
4 Signals and Systems 7 12 8 11 11 9 9.7
5 Digital Circuits 11 11 9 8 9 9 9.2
6 Control Systems 8 11 9 9 10 8 9.1
7 Network Theory 8 5 6 9 10 11 8.5
7 Analog Circuits 8 11 7 8 9 9 8.5
8 Electromagnetic Theory 8 7 8 12 6 8 8.3
9 Communications 9 3 11 5 9 10 8.2
Marks 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

In Electronic and Communication, we can see that Electronic Device Circuits, Signals and Systems, Digital Circuits,  and Control Systems are the topmost worthy topics.

Important Topics for GATE 2019 Electrical (EE) Paper

Table-3 GATE Electrical (EEE) Detail Analysis of Question Paper

Rank 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Result
Paper-1 Paper-1 Paper-2 Paper-1 Paper-2 Avg Avg
1 General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
2 Engineering Mathematics 10 11 13 14 15 10 11 12
3 Electrical Machines 12 12 16 10 10 10 13 11.86
4 Network Theory 8 9 9 8 8 14 8 9.14
5 Power Systems 10 10 6 8 11 10 9 9.14
6 Power Electronics 10 7 10 10 8 9 7 8.71
7 Control Systems 8 9 10 9 8 8 8 8.57
8 Signals & Systems 6 9 6 7 6 6 7 6.71
9 Digital Circuits 7 5 3 6 5 7 6 5.57
10 Analog Circuits 8 5 4 5 3 7 6 5.43
11 Measurement 4 4 4 3 5 4 6 4.29
12 Electromagnetic Theory 2 4 4 5 6 0 4 3.57
Marks 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

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

Important Topics for GATE 2019 Civil (CE) Paper

Table-4 GATE CIvil (CE) Detail Analysis of Question Paper

Rank 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Result
Paper-1 Paper-1 Paper-1 Paper-2 Paper-1 Paper-2 Avg Avg
1 General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
2 Geotechnical Engineering 11 13 15 13 15 14 15.5 13 13.6875
3 Engineering Mathematics 15 12 13 12 13 15 13 8 12.625
4 Environmental Engineering 13 11 10 11 10 6 8 9 9.75
5 Transportation Engineering 3 8 6 8 6 7 7 12 7.125
6 Irrigation & Hydrology 8 8 7 8 6 7 5 7 7
7 Fluid Mechanics 8 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 5.875
8 R.C.C 3 5 5 5 5 5 7 6.5 5.1875
9 Solid Mechanics 7 5 5 7 5 3 4.5 4 5.0625
10 Geomatics 4 5 5 5 5 7 5 4 5
11 Structural Analysis 7 3 3 3 3 5 4.5 5 4.1875
12 CMM 2 4 6 4 6 3 2.5 4.5 4
13 Steel structure 2 2 3 2 3 5 4 3 3
14 Engineering Mechanics 2 4 3 2 3 2 2 2 2.5
Marks 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

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

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 to high-ranking topics than the lower ranking one.




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17 Responses to List of Important Topics – You Can’t Miss During GATE 2019 Preparation

  1. FAISAL WAHAB says:

    Sir please provide information on which part of maths has high weitage in Gate for mechanical and how to prepare in last month ?

  2. Yogesh patel says:

    Plz give the important topics information that possibility to come subject apptitude and maths

  3. Vishnu kumar sharma says:

    Please provide that information for instrumentation also.

  4. Avinash says:

    Which topics are important for gate from aptitude and reasoning. and which topics have been coming regularly coming since last 4-5 years…
    Please give me reply…

  5. Krutika says:

    you didn’t give details about subject ranks for CS branch

  6. Shahnawaz alam says:

    Plz do the same analysis on chemical engineering.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

    • Depanshu Sharma says:

      Main subjects of Elecrronics & Instrumentation Engg. For GATE …
      Analog circuits
      Transducers,Sensors
      Measurements and
      Basics of network

  9. Pooja says:

    Tell us about chemical engineering

  10. Gajanan Chintalwar says:

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

  11. Anoop says:

    Plz suggest any book for gate aptitude…

  12. Harsh Kumar says:

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

  13. Piyush says:

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

  14. 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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