Weightage in Marks

 General Aptitude

 15 marks

Mathematics  11-22 marks
 CRE  12.4 marks
 IPC  7.8 marks
 PC  3.6 marks
 M0 4.4 marks
PEDco 3.8 marks
HT  8.8 marks
CT  4.4 marks
 MT  10.6 marks

 8.4 marks

 7.4 marks

GATE 2021 Syllabus For Chemical Engineering: General Aptitude

This section includes questions based on Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. The different topics included in the GATE syllabus for General Aptitude are as under:

Verbal Ability

  1. English grammar,
  2. Sentence completion,
  3. Verbal analogies,
  4. Word groups,
  5. Critical reasoning and
  6. Verbal deduction.

Numerical Ability

  1. Computation of numerical values
  2. Estimation of numerical quantities
  3. Numerical reasoning and
  4. Data interpretation.

GATE 2021 Syllabus For Chemical Engineering: Engineering Mathematics

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

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

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

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

  • 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.

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

  • Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, shell-balances including a differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, Macroscopic friction factors, 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.

Section 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. 

Section 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.

Section 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.

Section 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 the 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 feedforward control.

Section 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 equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors.

Section 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).

PG specilization

IIT madras

  • Ms In Chemical Engineering

IIT Kanpur

  • Chemical engineering

IIT Hyderabad

  • MTech in Chemical Engineering

IIT guwahati

  • Petroleum Science and Technology
  • Materials Science and Technology
  • Computer Aided Process Engineering

IIT roorkee

  • Chemical Engineering