GATE - Electrical Engineering 2017

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2017

National level Exam
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Study Material
  • EXAM DATE
    Feb 4 2017 12:00AM - Feb 4 2017 12:00AM
  • APPLICATION FORM
    Sep 1 2016 12:00AM - Oct 4 2016 12:00AM
  • RESULT
    Mar 27 2017 12:00AM

GATE Electrical Engineering - Syllabus

 

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values, Eigenvectors.
Calculus: 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 integral, Surface integral, Volume integral, Stokes's theorem, Gauss's theorem, Green's theorem.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy's equation, Euler's equation, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations, Method of separation of variables.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy's integral theorem, Cauchy's integral formula, Taylor series, Laurent series, Residue theorem, Solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, Median,Mode, Standard Deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Poisson distribution, analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, Single and Multistep methods for differential equations.
Transform Theory: Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, z Transform.
 
Section 2: Electric Circuits
Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, Transient response of dc and ac networks, Sinusoidal steady? state analysis, Resonance, Passive filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, Superposition theorem, Maximum power transfer theorem, Two port networks, Three phase circuits.
New topics: Power and power factor in ac circuits
 
Section 3: Electromagnetic Fields
Coulomb's Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss's Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Effect of dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Biot Savart's law, Ampere's law, Curl, Faraday's law, Lorentz force, Inductance.
New topics: Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.
 
Section 4: 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, Laplace Transform and z-Transform.
New topics: Applications of Fourier Transform
 
Section 5: Electrical Machines
Single phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase transformers: connections, parallel operation; Auto? transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles, DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, starting and speed control of dc motors; Three phase induction motors: principle of operation, types, performance, torque- speed characteristics, no-load and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single phase induction motors; Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous calculations of electric machines.
Topics removed: Servo motor and Stepper motor
 
Section 6: Power Systems
Power generation concepts, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Series and shunt compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, Per?unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, GaussSeidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency control, Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of over?current, differential and distance protection; Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion.
Topics removed: Economic operation, solid state relays and digital protection, HVDC and FACTS
 
Section 7: Control Systems
Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady?state analysis of linear time invariant systems, Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, Root loci, Stability analysis, Lag, Lead and Lead?Lag compensators; State space model, State transition matrix.
New topics: Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, P, PI and PID controllers
 
Section 8: Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and Error analysis.
Topic removed: Qmeter
 
Section 9: Analog and Digital Electronics
Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; 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, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8085Microprocessor: Architecture, Programming and Interfacing.
New topic: Demultiplexer
 
Section 10: Power Electronics
Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters; Single and three phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers, Line commutated thyristor based converters, Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters, Issues of line current harmonics, Powerthree phase inverters.
New topic: Sinusoidal pulse width modulation

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