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GATE 2016 Syllabus

GATE 2016 Syllabus gives the topics needed to be studied by the aspirants for each of the 22 papers that are available under the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2016. Candidates may note that the Syllabus for GATE 2016 will be broadly mentioned topic wise and candidates have to prepare according to the discipline they choose to write the GATE 2016 exam in. Given below is the Syllabus for the GATE 2016 Papers.
For any doubts and questions related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the GATE 2016 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360.

GATE 2016 Syllabus
  • Candidates may note that the General Aptitude (GA) will be common for all the papers
  • To check the Syllabus for GATE 2016 according to the exam paper, candidates can download the corresponding syllabus in PDF format below.
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Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Agricultural Engineering (AG)
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Architecture and Planning (AR)
Mathematics (MA)
Biotechnology (BT)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Civil Engineering (CE)
Mining Engineering (MN)
Chemical Engineering (CH)
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Computer Sc. &  Information Technology (CS)
Physics (PH)
Chemistry (CY)
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Electronics and Communication Engg (EC)
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering Sciences XE)
Ecology and Evolution (EY)
Life Sciences (XL)

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Tips-How to Prepare for GATE 2016?

The Graduate Admission Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India level examination for aspirants who are interested in pursuing Masters/Direct PhD in India or Abroad. More than 12 Lac students had applied for GATE 2015. These figures send the message clear and loud that if you are aspiring for admission in top institutes like IIT, NIT, IISC etc. or a high paying job in Public Secor Undertakings (PSU) you need to work hard.
Now this number may increase in 2016 and GATE 2016 can see around 15 Lakh applicants!
But why would this number  increase? There has been a considerable dip in the placement figures when we compare it with last year. Institutes like IIT Bombay are also facing the heat of global slowdown. Companies have postponed the joining dates for the candidates hired on campus. Read an article on Engineering Placements 2015.
For any doubts and questions related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the GATE 2016 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360.

But before we start, here are 3 Mantras for you to keep in mind:
  • If you are a student who has studied in an average rated engineering college in your undergraduation (BE/BTech) and always criticized and cribbed about your college, THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY! Give it a good shot and prove your worth by cracking GATE 2016!
  • Unlike CAT, where your previous academic and non academic performance matters along with work experience, GATE is based on scoring well in a single exam and provides you an open ground to compete. You can beat the students from top engineering colleges like IITs/NITs etc. with your efforts.
  • Don't feel depressed if near and dear ones don’t consider you worthy of cracking GATE.  If you really want to do it, DO IT. And if you doubt yourself please drop the plan to appear in GATE and find some other option that fascinates you.

The First Leap!1.The First Leap!
Firstly, start believing that GATE 2016 is your goal. Till the time you don’t really believe that GATE 2016 is your GOAL all the planning and management will turn up to be waste.
The first step would be to ensure that you have read all the information about the exam, its pattern, eligibility, syllabus etc.
Make up your mind for the preparation. This seems like a light statement but merely reading the preparation strategies would get the exam modalities clear for you. What we are discussing with you here in this article has to be implemented with whole hearted efforts.
If you are currently pursuing your qualifying degree/recently completed it, you are already in touch with the study environment and concepts & topics. Use it to your advantage.
Click Here for all you need to know about GATE 2016. Bookmark this page and visit for all the latest updates related to GATE 2016.

Use Proper Resources and Books2. Use Proper Resources and Books
Selection of books is very crucial. Ensure you have opted for the right books and material. Consult with the faculty at your coaching institute or college for the same as well.
Buy previous year question papers with solutions so that you have a proper understanding about the paper pattern. Ensure that you completely solve the previous year questions properly. Since GATE 2016 comes with the new online pattern for the first time, you need to refer to the old pattern resources at the moment for previous year analysis.

Plan your study well3. Plan your study well
GATE covers the syllabus of roughly 3-4 years of Engineering (Considering the subjects and concepts of First year comes as part of the application) so some subjects have a higher weight age than the others.
Analyze the focus area subjects as per your branch and the level of command you have on the subjects. Keep the syllabus of GATE 2016 handy and plan your timetable as per the syllabus only. Keep in mind that even if a subject has lower weight age compared to others, it also contributes to the question paper.

Manage the syllabus and topics4. Manage the syllabus and topics
Never have the mindset of ignoring some specific subjects completely. The moment you build this negative mindset you will not be able to cover these subjects till the end. Do a realistic allocation of time for each subject. You need to cover each topic thoroughly because the syllabus is huge and questions can be asked from anywhere.




Make concise notes5. Make concise notes and ready to revise material
Always keep short notes of each chapter which you can revise often. They will be very helpful in the last 30 days when revising directly from the book would be difficult.
You may follow it the way you want- underlining the important details, highlighting the key points, having a separate notebook for key information and formulae, making flash cards for formulae and key points, short forms or remembering the details with the initials of a song or any other new way which makes you learn the topics well!

Test yourself frequently6. Test yourself frequently!
Once you cover a topic/subject, refer to the GATE previous year papers and check your level to know where you stand. Don’t refer to solutions after one failed attempt. Give 2-3 attempts before you decide to refer to the solutions.
If you feel some topics are still weak and can be improved with revision don’t ignore it. Prepare yourself in the best way for those tough 3 hours in the exam hall.
If you have enrolled for some Test Series, it will help you to have a regular check mechanism of where you stand. This will be self analysis and will help you to know the areas that demand more efforts.
If you have not enrolled for any test series with an institute you may apply for the same online or purchase a book/CD/DVD for self practice. Be honest to yourself because if you are doing it at home you are not being proctored. You may ask your parents to ensure you have a peaceful silent environment for the test.
Analyze your performance in mock tests such that you  understand the topics you were not able to attempt or those that consumed a lot of your time.
Since GATE 2016 would be online from 2016, ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ATTEMPTED SOME SAMPLE TESTS ONLINE.

Complete the preparation on time8. Complete the preparation on time
One of the very important things is to ensure that you complete your syllabus on time. Avoid being in a situation where you miss some chapters or a subject completely. Plan your studies accordingly and time it well.
Ensure that you complete your syllabus at least 45 days before. Start solving sample papers and appearing in Mock Examination frequently in this period. Ensure you revise all your topics in the first 30 days of this 45 Day timeline.
In the last 15 days solve GATE previous year questions and attempt more mock papers.

Time Management9. Time Management-The Success Mantra
Time Management sounds like an easy task but is very complex. Have you made timetables in the past? And how many times did you strictly followed them?
If your answer is NO, given below are some points to understand how to do plan properly for GATE 2016.
Make a month-wise plan on what topics you will be covering and when. If you have joined some coaching institute, they will give you a schedule as well. You can plan as per the same too.
If you have not joined any classes, there is nothing to panic. Make your own plan. If you want to ensure you are doing it right or just to make yourself feel better, discuss it with friends who have joined some coaching and compare the same.
Make a daily timetable. And paste it on the wall exactly in front of the table you study. Now that you have made a timetable, ensure you follow it.

Cut off time from less important activities10. Cut off time from less important activities
Figure out the less needed activities. They may be sleeping overtime, TV, internet, partying etc. It’s okay to skip these activities or reduce the time you invest in them for the goal you are working for.
Stop using the internet beyond the limit. 2 hours are more than sufficient to track any exam updates, surf internet, use Facebook or for other recreational activities. Also, It’s not a rule to watch a movie every weekend! If you have that habit, put a pause on  it for this year. It will give you proper time to manage your studies.
Mark the words: It is not tough to crack GATE! All you need is a certain level of commitment and dedication. Give GATE 2016 Preparation your best attempt. We wish you good luck.
Have any queries? Please ask them below and we would answer!

PSU Hiring through GATE 2016

PSU
As has been the trend in 2015, recruitment by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) through GATE 2016 has already started (details can be checked below). All GATE 2016 aspirants must apply within the specified dates for each PSU. All candidates interested must note that only GATE qualified candidates will be considered.  Careers360 bring all the details pertaining to the PSU recruitment through GATE 2016 on this page.
Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are increasinglyconducting their recruitment through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and in accordance with that, will be releasing separate recruitment notification for recruitment through GATE 2016.

Latest:  Applications are available for many PSUs. Check below for the list and click the corresponding link to apply.

For any doubts and questions related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the GATE 2016 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360.
Note: Admissions to the following colleges are now open. Click on the college to apply.
·         Amrita University
·          Jain University

Candidates who are preparing for GATE 2016 and are looking forward to a career in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) must apply separately for the vacancies as per the individual PSU notification.
PSUs like NTPC, HPCL, BHEL, BARC etc. and many more will be recruiting on the basis of theGATE examination score. The recruitment process will also include Personal Interview and any other process defined by the respective PSU. The detailed list of the PSUs hiring through GATE 2016 is given below.

About GATE 2016
:
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2016 is an All-India Examination for admission into M.Tech./MS/Ph.D. courses in prestigious IITs, IISC and various other colleges across India. GATE 2016 will be held from 01 February 2016 to 02 March 2016. Application process for GATE 2016 has already started from 02 September 2016. Last date to apply for GATE 2016 is 08 October 2015. Click Here to know all about GATE 2016.

How to Apply to the PSUs through GATE 2016
:
  • Candidates can check the details of each PSU and its recruitment from the table below.
  • Candidates can click on the links to be able to check the other eligibility criteria if any and the modalities of the Application Process of each PSU.

The list of PSUs recruiting through GATE 2016 will be updated as and when the notification for recruitment is released.

Check the consolidated details about all the PSUs hiring through GATE 2016 below:
Name of PSU
Application Dates
Number of vacancies
Eligible Branches
Detailed Information
POWERGRID
Commencement of online submission of application to POWERGRID (Tentative):January 7, 2016

Last date of online submission of application to POWERGRID (Tentative): Second week of February 2016
Will be notified soon.

Electrical/
Electrical (Power) /
Electrical
and Electronics/
Power Systems Engineering

HPCL-Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for HPCL: 18 December 2015 
Applications are available now!
Last date for online registration of application by candidates for HPCL: 12 February 2016
Will be notified soon.

Mechanical/ Civil / Electrical/ Electronics
and
Communication
/ Instrumentation

NHPC Limited
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for NHPC: 07 January, 2016

Last date for online registration of application by candidates for NHPC: 21 January 2016
180
Mechanical/
Civil
/ Electrical
NTPC Limited
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for NTPC: 20 December, 2015
Applications are available now!
Last date for online registration of application by candidates for NTPC: 18 January 2016
Will be notified soon
Mechanical/
Civil /
Electrical
/ Electronics
/ Instrumentation
BPCL Limited
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for BPCL: 20 December, 2015
Applications are available now!
Last date for online registration of application by candidates for BPCL: 31 January, 2016
Will be Notified soon
Mechanical/
Chemical
IndianOil
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for IndianOil: 18 December, 2015
Applications are available now!
Last date for online registration of application by candidates for IndianOil: 2 March, 2016
Will be Notified soon
Chemical/ Civil/
Computer Science & Information         Technology/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Mechanical/ Metallurgical
GAIL
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for GAIL: 24 January, 2015

Last date for online registration of application by candidates for GAIL: 28 January, 2016
Will be Notified soon
Mechanical/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Chemical
MDL
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for MDL: December 18, 2015
Applications are available now!
Last date for online registration of application by candidates for MDL: January 31, 2015
45
Mechanical/ Electrical/
Electronics
NFL
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for NFL: December, 2015

Last date for online registration of application by candidates for NFL: December, 2015
49
Mecanical/
Electrical/
Chemical/ Instrumentation/ Materials
MECL
Will be updated Shortly
Mechanical/
Chemistry/
Geology/
Geophysics
Link will be available soon
NLC
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for NLC: December 20, 2015
Applications are available now!
Last date for online registration of application by candidates for NLC: January 20, 2016
78
Mechanical
/ Electrical
Engineering
/             Electrical &        
Electronics Engineering
/              Electronics &
 Communication Engineering /Mining
/Instrumentation
/ Electronics &    Instrumentation /      Instrumentation &     Control/
Civil /
Civil &
Structural/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering /    
Information Technology
CEL
Application typed in specified format must be sent between January 1 to January 20, 2016
14
Electronics &     Communication/ Mechanical Engineering/Material Science/ Physics/ Chemistry
Vizag Steel       Plant
will be updated shortly
Metallurgy, Mechanical, Electrical etc
Click here to read more
GSECL
Commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for GSECL: January 15, 2016

Last date for online registration of application by candidates for NLC: January 30, 2016
60
Electrical, Mechanical, C&I,   Civil

Students aspiring to make a career in the various PSUs recruiting  through GATE 2016 must visit this page regularly for the up to date information.