GATE Syllabus for CH (Chemical Engineering) 2018

Last Updated - March 10 2018

GATE Syllabus is announced by the organizing body. Before starting the preparation of GATE exam, aspirants are advised to go via the clear syllabus.   For the academic session 2018-19, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) will set the syllabus of GATE. available on the official website of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

  • GATE Syllabus is based on topics studied at graduation level. 
  • GATE 2018 is scheduled for February 03, 04, 10 and 11, 2018
  • There are total 23 papers is GATE exam. The syllabus of each paper is different.
  • The paper consists of 65 questions worth 100 marks.

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level online test. It is organizeed for admission to M.Tech and Ph.D. courses in the field of engineering and technology. GATE is organizeed on a rotational basis by IITs and IISc Bangalore. 


Chemical Engineering Syllabus for GATE 2018

Chemical Engineering uses Physics and Chemistry with applied Mathematics to convert chemicals and raw materials into useful substances. Chemical Engineers essentially design large-scale procedures for such transformations.

GATE CH Syllabus 2018- Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics is a discipline of applied mathematics concerning mathematical methods and techniques that are typically used in engineering and industry. This section carries 15% weighatge of questions. It is one of the important section of gate syllabus. 

Main TopicSub Topic
Linear AlgebraMatrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors
CalculusFunctions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Taylor series, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
Differential equationsFirst order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one-dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation
Complex variablesComplex number, polar form of a complex number, triangle inequality
Probability and StatisticsDefinitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, method and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis
Numerical MethodsNumerical 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

GATE CH Syllabus 2018- Procedure Calculations and Thermodynamics

Sub-Topics
Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multicomponent, reacting and non-reacting systems. Use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Gibb’s phase rule and degree of freedom analysis.
First and Second laws of thermodynamics. Applications of first law to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: Equation of State and residual properties, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibrium.

GATE CH Syllabus 2018- Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

Sub-Topics
Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, shell-balances including differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, Macroscopic friction factors, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow via pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, elementary boundary layer theory, flow past immersed bodies including packed and fluidized beds, Turbulent flow: fluctuating velocity, universal velocity profile and pressure drop.
Particle size and shape, particle size distribution, size reduction and classification of solid particles; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, agitation and mixing; conveying of solids.
TopicSub Topic
Heat TransferSteady and unsteady heat organization, convection and radiation, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their procedure calculations. Design of double pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, and single and multiple effect evaporators.
Mass TransferFick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts; design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.
Chemical Reaction EngineeringTheories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
Instrumentation and Procedure ControlMeasurement of procedure variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, procedure modeling and linearization, transfer functions and dynamic answers of different systems, systems with inverse answer, procedure reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency answer, controller tuning, cascade and feedforward control.
Plant Design and EconomicsPrinciples of procedure economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, cost indices, the rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in procedure design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors.
Chemical TechnologyInorganic chemical industries (sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, chlor-alkali industry), fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries (polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers).

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GATE CH Marking Scheme 2018

The marking scheme and format for GATE exam as mentioned are generally eligible for all the exams. However, the weightage will revolve around the given topic weightages. This percentage as given may vary from year to year basis with certain percent up and do.

 GATE 2017 Chemical Engineering Marking Scheme
Engineering Mathematics15%
General Aptitude15%
Remaining Topics of CHE70%

Syllabus Of Other Papers 2018

PaperCodePaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
Engineering SciencesXEPetroleum EngineeringPE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT
Instrumentation EngineeringIN  


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