IIT Delhi releases the GATE syllabus for Chemical Engineering this year. Students appearing for the GATE CH paper 2020 will have to know the official syllabus in detailed before getting in to the preparation. By checking the syllabus, applicants will come to know all the topics which they need to study for the test. Following the syllabus during the preparation is most advisable as all the questions will be from the syllabus itself. As other GATE papers, CH paper will also include the questions from the General Aptitude. The test will be conducted in the CBT mode and so much practice is necessary for the candidates. Check more about the GATE CH Syllabus here.
GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus
For the academic year 2019-2020, the exam conducting authority releases the GATE syllabus 2019 for all the 24 papers. The Chemical Engineering paper includes 10 questions from the General Aptitude and the remaining GATE 2020 Chemical Engineering Syllabus. CH paper do also has huge competition as thousands of people apply for this paper every year.
GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering cover the topics from 9 different sections. Those all sections include, Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Instrumentation and Process Control, Plant Design and Economics and, Chemical Technology.
Soon after the release of the GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2020, students can download the PDF from the official website of the GATE i.e., gate.iitm.ac.in. It is advised to take the print out of the same and keep it with them for the regular reference during the preparation. Candidates should not neglect any section of the syllabus as each and every section is important to score high marks and top in the test. GATE is very important exam for getting in to the PG education at IITs of the country. However, the GATE score is also very useful for getting some of the government jobs across the country. So, aspirants should have strong desire to score good marks if they want to get in to their dream job or education.
SI. No. | Subject | Topics |
1. | Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions 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 equations: First 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 variables: Complex number, polar form of complex number, triangle inequality. Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis. Numerical Methods: Numerical 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. |
2. | Process Calculations and Thermodynamics | Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multi-component, 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. |
3. | Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations | Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, shell-balances including differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, Macroscopic frictionfactors, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow through 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. |
4. | Heat Transfer | Steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their process calculations. Design of double pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, and single and multiple effect evaporators. |
5. | Mass Transfer | Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stage-wise 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. |
6. | Chemical Reaction Engineering | Theories 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. |
7. | Instrumentation and Process Control | Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, process modeling and linearization, transfer functions and dynamic responses of various systems, systems with inverse response, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response, controller tuning, cascade and feed forward control. |
8. | Plant Design and Economics | Principles of process economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, cost indices, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipments such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors. |
9. | Chemical Technology | Inorganic 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). |
10. | General Aptitude | Syllabus Link |
GATE CH Syllabus 2020 Exam Pattern
Same as other GATE papers, the pattern of the CH paper is also same. However, go through the below points to know the detailed exam pattern.
- GATE CH paper will have MCQs and NAT type questions.
- There will be a total of 65 questions i.e., 10 from GA and remaining from CH syllabus.
- 1 and 2 mark questions of the MCQs have negative marking for wrong answers i.e., 1/3 for 1 mark questions and 2/3 for 2 mark questions.
- NATs does not have negative marking.
- No mark will be given for unattempt questions.
Apart from the GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering that we have shared in the tabular form above, aspirants will have to check the GATE General Aptitude Syllabus for the exam preparation. You can see the GA syllabus at ePostbag and download the PDF.