Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Syllabus | Electrical Engg.
Electrical Circuits and Fields: Network graph, KCL, KVL, node/ cut set, mesh/ tie set analysis, transient response of d.c. and a.c. networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis; resonance in electrical circuits; concepts of ideal voltage and current sources, network theorems, driving point, immittance and transfer functions of two port networks, elementary concepts of filters; three phase circuits; Fourier series and its application; Gauss theorem, electric field intensity and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distribution, dielectrics, capacitance calculations for simple configurations; Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s law, inductance calculations for simple configurations.
Electrical Machines: Single phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers – connections, parallel operation; auto transformer and three-winding transformer; principles of energy conversion, windings of rotating machines: D. C. generators and motors -characteristics, starting and speed control, armature reaction and commutation; three phase induction motors-performance characteristics, starting and speed control; single-phase induction motors; synchronous generators-performance, regulation, parallel operation; synchronous motors – starting, characteristics, applications, synchronous condensers; fractional horse power motors; permanent magnet and stepper motors.
Power Systems: Electric power generation – thermal, hydro, nuclear; transmission line parameters; steady-state performance of overhead transmission lines and cables and surge propagation; distribution systems, insulators, bundle conductors, corona and radio interference effects; per-unit quantities; bus admittance and impedance matrices; load flow; voltage control and power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components, analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults; principles of over current, differential and distance protections; concept of solid state relays and digital protection; circuit breakers; concept of system stability-swing curves and equal area criterion; basic concepts of HVDC transmission.
Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams: steady-state errors; stability-Routh and Nyquist criteria; Bode plots; compensation; root loci; elementary state variable formulation; state transition matrix and response for Linear Time Invariant systems.
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-meter, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders, error analysis.
Analog and Digital Electronics: Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET, SCR; 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; microprocessors and their applications.
Power Electronics and Electric Drives: Semiconductor power devices-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, basic concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives.