Study Material and Books for GATE ECE Preparations

The Study Material and Books for GATE ECE students are below.

Linear Algebra, Numerical Methods,Transform Theory Study Material and Books:
Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S.Grewal
Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables Study Material and Books:
Intermediate Mathematics, S.chand publications by B.V.Sastry , K.Venkateswarlu ( if i remember ) both the volumes.

Probability and Statistics Study Material and Books:
Probability , statistics and queuing theory by S.C.Gupta & V.K.Kapoor
Networks: Network graphs Study Material and Books:
Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg
Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku, UA Bakshi
Network Theory by Shaum’s outline, Robbins and Miller
Electronic Devices Study Material and Books:
Electronic Devices and Circuits by Boylestead
Solid State Electronic Devices by Benjamin G Streetman
Integrated electronics by Milman Halkias
Electronic Devices and Circuits by David A Bell
Integrated Circuits: Sedra Smith, K.R. Botkar
Electronic Principals by Malvino
Analog and Digital Circuits Study Material and Books:
Engineering Circuit Analysis Hayt & Kemmerly
Electric Circuits by Joseph A. Edminister
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits – Sadiku
Electronic Circuit Analysis by Donald Neamen
Electronic Devices and Circuits by Boylestead
Micro Electronic Circuits by Sedra & Smith
Digital Circuits Anand Kumar, Morris Mano
Signals and Systems Study Material and Books:
Signals and System by Oppenham and Schiener
Signals and System: by Schaum Series, Willsky & Nacob
Signals and System by Sanjay Sharma
Control Systems Study Material and Books:
Control Systems by Ogatta,Kuo
Linear Control Systems by B.S Manke.
Communications Study Material and Books:
Communication Systems by Simon Haykin
Principle of Communication System by B. P. Lathi
Principle of Communication System by Taub & Schilling
Communication Systems by Carlson
Communication Systems by Sanjay Sharma
Electromagnetics Study Material and Books:
Electromagnetic Waves & Radiating Systems by Hayt, JD Kraus
Elements of Electromagneticsby Sadiku
Electromagnetics by J.D.Kraus
Engineering Applications of Electromagnetic Theory by Liao
Few other useful books for GATE ECE preparation.
Gate 2010 by R.S. Kanodia (for questions only)
Previous GATE Question papers(Made Easy Publishers,GK publishers etc)
Previous Engg Services question papers(Made Easy Publishers)
Aptitude Test-D R Choudhary
GATE Physics Self Study Book by Surekha Tomar
Multiple Choice Questions with Explainatory Answers by UPKAR Publication , Agra
Free Video Courses for GATE ECE preparation  by IIT Professors.
Wish you all a great luck with your GATE preparation and wish you the best in results.

GATE 2012 Aerospace Engineering Syllabus

Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra:
Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigen values and eigen vectors.
Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, 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. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.
Differential Calculus:
First order linear and nonlinear equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy and Euler equations, initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.
Numerical methods:
Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Flight Mechanics
Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.
Airplane performance:
Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; take off and landing; steady climb & descent,-absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds.
Static stability:
Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces.
Dynamic stability:
Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.
Space Dynamics
Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases. Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane. Elements of rocket motor performance.
Basic Fluid Mechanics:
Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate.
Airfoils and wings:
Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings.
Viscous Flows:
Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary layer.
Compressible Flows:
Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock, Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in nozzles and diffusers, inviscid flow in a c-d nozzle, flow in diffusers. subsonic and supersonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag, critical and drag divergence Mach number, wave drag.
Wind Tunnel Testing:
Measurement and visualisation techniques.
Stress and Strain:
Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function.
Flight Vehicle Structures:
Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft.
Structural Dynamics:
Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.
Thermodynamics of Aircraft Gas Turbine engines, thrust and thrust augmentation.
Axial compressors and turbines, centrifugal pumps and compressors.
Aerothermodynamics of non rotating propulsion components:
Intakes, combustor and nozzle. Thermodynamics of ramjets and scramjets. Elements of rocket propulsion.

Duplicate GATE Score Card

Duplicate GATE scorecard may be issued to candidates on request to the Chairman, GATE 2011, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600036.

Steps to requesting a Duplicate GATE Score Card
If anyone loses the scorecard then lodge a complaint with police and sends as a proof the copy of FIR lodged in the police station of the area where the student lost the scorecard.Accidentally damages the scorecard beyond recognition and the candidate produces an affidavit made in a court of law declaring that he/she has accidentally (cause should be mentioned) damaged the original scorecard beyond recognition. accidentally damages the scorecard which is still recognizable, but cannot be used as a certificate any more, and sends the damaged scorecard to the Chairman, GATE 2011, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036.

The candidate will be issued a GATE 2011 scorecard with the word ‘Duplicate’ on it and authenticated by the signature of the Chairman, GATE 2011, IIT Madras if the candidate sends the following to the Chairman, GATE 2011, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600036:

An application on plain paper addressed to the Chairman, GATE 2011, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600036 requesting for duplicate GATE 2011 scorecard. The candidate’s GATE 2011 registration number must be mentioned in the application.

A Demand Draft for Rs 250.00 drawn in favour of the Chairman, GATE 2011,IIT Madras payable at Chennai as fees for the duplicate scorecard
Self addressed A4 size envelope affixing postal stamp worth Rs 25.00 on it.

GATE 2012 Contacts

1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru 560 012
080-2293 2392
FAX 080-2360 1227
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
, Powai,
Mumbai 400 076
022-2576 7068
FAX 022-2572 3706

3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
Delhi, Hauz Khas, 
New Delhi 110 016
011-2659 1749
FAX 011-2658 1579

4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
Guwahati 781 039
0361-258 2751
FAX 0361-258 2755
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
Kanpur 208 016
0512-259 7412
FAX 0512-259 0932
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
Kharagpur 721 302
FAX 03222-278243
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
Chennai 600 036
044-2257 8200
FAX 044-2257 8204
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology 
Roorkee 247 667
FAX 01332-285707

GATE 2012 Results

GATE 2012 results will be announced on March 15, 2012 at 10:00 hrs and will be available on the GATE websites of IITs and IISc. GATE 2012 score is valid for TWO YEARS from the date of announcement of the GATE 2012 results.
GATE 2012 results may be made available on payment basis to interested organizations (educational institutions, R & D laboratories, industries, etc.) in India and abroad based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IIT Delhi and the requesting organization. Details in this regard can be obtained from the Chairman, GATE, IIT Delhi.
GATE 2012 Results available on the following links
GATE 2012 Results IISC Bangaluru Link
GATE 2012 Results IIT Bambay Link

GATE 2012 Results IIT Guwahati Link
GATE 2012 Results IIT Kanpur Link
GATE 2012 Results IIT Madras Link
GATE 2012 Results IIT Roorkee Link

GATE 2012 Results IIT Delhi Link

GATE 2012 Scorecard

Details about the contents of GATE 2012 Scorecard will be made available in gate zone website at an appropriate time.There is no provision for issue of Additional GATE scorecard.

The GATE 2012 Committee has the authority to decide the qualifying score for each GATE paper. In case any claim or dispute arises in respect of GATE 2012, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Courts and Tribunals in New Delhi and New Delhi alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such dispute or claim.

GATE 2012 Admit Card

GATE 2012 Admit card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 2nd January 2012. Sending Admit cards by post has been discontinued. Bring the admit card at the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. ONLY one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original identification document are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if original and valid photo identification is not presented.

How to Apply GATE 2012 Exam

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How to Apply for GATE 2013 Online?

Before applying gate 2012, candidates are advised to download the GATE 2012 Information Brochure and read it carefully. Candidates have to apply GTAE 2012 only Online mode. Details of GTAE 2012 application fee and the steps in the application process are given below.

GTAE 2012 Application Fee
Application Fee for the General and OBC Category candidates: Rs.1000
Application Fee for the SC/ST/PD Category candidates: Rs.500/-
PD: Person with Disability

GTAE 2012 Application Process
Step 1:Decide Payment Option
Gateway Payment:
GATE 2012 Payment can be made using netbanking. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.30/-)
Challan Payment:
GATE 2012 application payment by cash at ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India branches. Bank service charge is extra (maximum of Rs.25/-)
Step 2: Obtain SC / ST / PD Certificate (if applicable)
Authorities empowered to issue Certificates
Step 3: Apply Online
Candidates must follow the instructions provided while applying online.
At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:
Page-1: Instructions
Page-2: GATE 2012 Application – GATE Copy
Page-3: GATE 2012 Application – Candidate’s Copy
Page-4: Address Slip of respective zonal GATE office
Page-5: Bank Challan (for Challan Payment option only)
Take a print out of the entire file on A4 size white sheets using a laser/inkjet printer.
Step 4: Cash Payment: (only for Challan Payment option)
The bank challan (Page-5) will be printed in triplicate. Take it to any one of the branches of ICICI, Indian Bank or State Bank of India (as opted by the candidate) and pay the fees. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you. In those two copies, retain the Candidate’s copy with you and attach the GATE Copy with the application.
Step 5:
Paste your recent photograph (3 cm X 4 cm) in the designated place of Page-2.
Sign at the designated place of Page-2.
Paste Page-4 on top of an 10 inch x 12 inch size laminated envelope.
Step 6: Post/Submission
Before posting your application form, make sure that, in addition to the other relevant attachments, you have attached either a copy of the degree certificate or a certificate from your college principal as indicated below:
Candidates should submit a copy of the degree certificate or provisional certificate if they have passed their qualifying degree in 2011 or before.
Candidates with the following eligibility conditions should submit a certificate signed by the Principal of the college, where the candidate is studying, clearly indicating the year of passing of the candidate in the qualifying degree.
Students in the final year of Bachelor’s degree programme in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2).
Students in the final year of Master’s degree programmes in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent.
Students in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master’s degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology.
Students in the fourth or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.
To download the format of the certificate to be sent by the candidates, click here.
Candidates With Backlog: Candidates with a backlog of papers should submit a copy of the marks sheet of eighth semester (for those in Bachelor’s degree programme in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture or equivalent) or a copy of the marks sheet of fourth semester (for those in Master’s degree programmes in any branch of Science/Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent).
Duly filled-in Application with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to The Chairman, GATE of the Zone corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City, so as to reach on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011
It can be handed over personally to the respective Zonal GATE Office on or before Monday, 24th October, 2011.

GATE 2012 Exam Schedule and Important Dates

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 GATE 2012 Examination will include both ONLINE and OFFLINE examinations as per the following schedule:

Paper Codes
29 January 2012
09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs
AR, GG and TF
14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs
AE, AG and MN
12 February 2012
09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs
BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI
14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs
CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL

Please note these important dates for the Gate 2012 Exam

Commencement of Online Application submission
12 September 2011
(00:00 Hrs)
Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure)
17 October 2011
(23:00 Hrs)
Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office
24 October 2011
Zonal GATE website display of final list of registered candidates, choices of test paper and examination city
09 December 2011
Availability of admit card on zonal GATE websites
02 January 2012
GATE 2012 Online Examination for Papers:
AR, GG and TF
29 January 2012
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Online Examination Papers:
AE, AG and MN
29 January 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers:
BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI
12 February 2012
(09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
GATE 2012 Offline Examination Papers:
CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL
12 February 2012
(14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
Announcement of results
15 March 2012
(10:00 Hrs)

GATE 2012 Exam Structure

A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 21 papers listed in the table given below. In the tables given below, the columns titled ‘Paper Title’ and ‘Title of the Section’ provide links to the appropriate syllabus. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission. Requests for change of GATE Examination paper after the submission of Application Form will not be considered.

GATE 2012 Examination Papers
AE Aerospace Engineering
AG Agricultural Engineering
AR Architecture and Planning
BT Biotechnology
CE Civil Engineering
CH Chemical Engineering
CS Computer Science and Information Technology
CY Chemistry
EC Electronics and Communication Engineering
EE Electrical Engineering
GG Geology and Geophysics
IN Instrumentation Engineering
MA Mathematics
ME Mechanical Engineering
MN Mining Engineering
MT Metallurgical Engineering
PH Physics
PI Production and Industrial Engineering
TF Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE Engineering Sciences
XL Life Sciences
XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of the sections listed below. A candidate appearing in XE or XL paper will be required to answer three sections apart from the General Aptitude (GA) questions. Section A is compulsory in XE paper and Section H is compulsory in XL paper. The candidate can choose any two out of the remaining sections listed against the respective papers, at the time of examination.
XE: Engineering Sciences
Paper Section Title of the Section
XE A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
XE B Fluid Mechanics
XE C Materials Science
XE D Solid Mechanics
XE E Thermodynamics
XE F Polymer Science and Engineering
XE G Food Technology
XL: Life Sciences
Paper Section Title of the Section
XL H Chemistry (Compulsory)
XL I Biochemistry
XL J Botany
XL K Microbiology
XL L Zoology
XL M Food Technology
GATE 2012 Examination Type
The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only objective questions. In all papers other than AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF, all the questions are of multiple choice type. In AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and also some questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer. Click here to view the pattern of question papers. The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF will be carried out ONLINE using computers where the candidates will be required to enter the answer for each question using mouse. For all other papers, the candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, except for the numerical answer type questions.
Each GATE paper shall have a General Aptitude (GA) component carrying 15 marks.