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GATE 2014 Syllabus For EEE Electrical Engineering

GATE 2014 Syllabus For Electrical Engineering (EEE)

GATE 2014 Syllabus For EEE

General Aptitude

1. Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word
groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.

2. Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.

Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen 

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, Surface and Volume 
integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear 
differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, 
Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential 
Equations and variable separable method.

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, 
Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.

Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, 
mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, 
Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.

Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step 
methods for differential equations.

Transform Theory: Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.

Electrical Engineering

Electric Circuits and Fields:  Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, 
transient response of dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, 
basic filter concepts; ideal current  and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and 
Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, two-port networks, three phase 
circuits; Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and 
spherical charge distributions; Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance; dielectrics; 

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; Fourier, Laplace and Z 

Electrical Machines:  Single phase transformer  – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, 
tests, regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers  – connections, parallel 
operation; auto-transformer; energy conversion principles; DC machines  – types, 
windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and 
speed control of motors; three phase induction motors – principles, types, performance 
characteristics, starting and speed control; single phase induction motors; synchronous 
machines  – performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor 
starting, characteristics and applications; servo and stepper motors.

Power Systems:  Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and 
performance; cable performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution 
systems; per-unit quantities; bus impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage 
control; power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components; fault 
analysis; principles of over-current, differential and distance protection; solid state 
relays and digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing curves 
and equal area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.

Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state 
errors; Routh and Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and lead-lag 
compensation; state space model; state transition matrix,  controllability and 

Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving 
iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments; measurement of voltage, current, 
power, energy and power factor; instrument transformers;  digital voltmeters and 
multimeters; phase, time and frequency measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes; 
potentiometric recorders; error analysis.

Analog and Digital Electronics:  Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; 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; multivibrators; sample and hold circuits; A/D and D/A converters; 8-bit microprocessor 
basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.

Power Electronics and Drives:  Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, 
triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs  – static characteristics and principles of operation; 
triggering circuits; phase control rectifiers; bridge converters – fully controlled and half 
controlled; principles of choppers and inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc 
and ac drives.

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