GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Syllabus 2024

21 January, 2024
Artika Shan

GATE Electrical Engineering Syllabus 2024 provides an overview of the concepts and topics covered in the exam. Students should be familiar with the entire syllabus, as well as the GATE Exam marking scheme for Electrical Engineering. By doing this, they will be better prepared for the exams and do well on them. IISc Bangalore will be releasing the official GATE Syllabus 2024 Electrical Engineering (EE) online at

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GATE Electrical Engineering Syllabus 2024

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering is divided into ten main sections. The main topics of the GATE Syllabus 2024 Electrical Engineering (EE) are:

  • Electrical Circuits 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Signals and Systems 
  • Electromagnetic fields 
  • Power Systems 
  • Control Systems 
  • Electrical Machines 
  • Analog and Digital Electronics 
  • Power Electronics. 

Sections of the GATE Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Section 1:
Engineering Mathematics:
Linear Algebra:
The topics covered in this section include Eigen Values, Matrix Algebra, and Linear Equations Systems.

Differential Equations::

1. Higher-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients 2.
2. First-order equations (linear and nonlinear)
3. Cauchy’s Equation
4. Method of variation parameters
5. Euler’s equation
6. Partial Differential Equations
7. Initial and Boundary value problems
8. Method of Separation of variables. 

Among the topics covered in the Calculus section are:
1. Theorems of integral calculus
2. Mean value theorems
3. Partial Derivatives
4. Maxima and Minima
5. Evaluation of definite and improper integrals
6. Fourier Series
7. Multiple Integrals
8. Directional Derviatives
9. Vector Identities
10. Surface Integral
11. Line Integral
12. Stoke’s Theorem
13. Volume Integral
14. Green’s Theorem
15. Gauss’s Theorem
16. Divergence Theorem.

Complex Variables:
This section discusses topics like Cauchy’s integral theorem, analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral formula, Laurent series, Taylor series, solution integrals, and Residue theorem. 

Probability and Statistics:
This section includes topics like:
1. Sampling Theorems
2. Mean, Median, and Mode
3. Conditional Probability
4. Random Variables
5. Standard Deviation
6. Poisson Distribution
7. Discrete and Continuous Distributions
8. Binomial Distribution
9. Normal Distribution
10. Regression Analysis
11. Correlation Analysis 

Section 2:
Electric Circuits:
Network Elements:

This section covers the following topics:
Dependent Sources, ideal voltage and current sources,  R, L, C, M elements, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh Analysis, network solution methods, and Network theorems: Thevenin’s, Norton’s, superposition and maximum power transfer theorem, transient response of DC and AC networks. 

Other topics covered in this section, include sinusoidal steady-state analysis, two-port networks, resonance, star-delta transformation, balanced three-phase circuits, complex power, and power factors in AC circuits. 

Section 3:
Electromagnetic Fields:
The topics covered in the electromagnetic fields include: 

1. Electric Field Intensity
2. Coulomb’s Law
3. Gauss’s Law
4. Electric Flux Density
5. Divergence
6. Electric Field and Potential due to Point
7. Effect of Dielectric medium
8. Plane and Spherical Charge Distributions
9. The capacitance of Simple Configurations
10. Ampere’s Law
11. Biot-Sarvart’s Law
12. Faraday’s Law
13. Inductance
14. Lorentz Face
15. Reluctance
16. Magnetmotive Force
17. Self and Mutual inductance or simple configurations
18. Magnetic Circuits 

Section 4:
Signals and Systems
This section consists of topics like: 

1. Representation of continuous and discrete time signals
2. Linear Time Invariant and Casual Systems
3. Shifting and Scaling Properties
4. Fourier Series Representation of continuous and discrete time periodic signals
5. Application of Fourier Transform for continuous and discrete time signals
6. Sampling Theorem
7. Z Transform and Laplace transform
8. Average value calculation for any general periodic waveform
9. R.M.S Value
10. Calculation of the average value for any periodic waveform. 

Section 5:
Electrical Machines
The topics covered in this section include:
Electrical Machines 

1. Phaso diagram
2. Equivalent circuit
3. Short circuit tests
4. Open circuit
5. Regulation and Efficiency
6. Short circuit tests
7. Connections
8. Three-phase transformers
9. Parallel Operation
10. Vector Groups
11. Electromechanical energy conversion principles
12. Auto – Transformer 

1. DC Machines: Separately excited, Series and Shunt, Motoring and Generating Mode of Operation and their characteristics, Speed Control of DC Motors
2. Three Phase Induction Machines: Principles of Operation, types, performance, no-load and blocked rotor tests, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked-rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control, operating principle of single-phase induction motors.
3. Synchronous Machines: Cylindrical and Salient pole machines, starting of synchronous motors, performance, and characteristics, regulation of parallel operation of generators, types of losses, and efficiency calculations of electric machines. 

Section 6:
Power Systems
The following topics are covered in the power systems section: 

1. Basic concepts of electrical power generation
2. Models and Performance of transmission lines and Cables
3. AC and DC Transmission concepts
4. Series and shunt compensation
5. Economic Load Dispatch (With and Without considering transmission losses)
6. Insulators and electric field distribution
7. Bus Admittance Matrix
8. Per-unit quantities
9. Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson laid flow methods
10. Power Factor correction
11. Voltage and Frequency Control
12. Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis
13. Symmetrical components
14. Power factor correction
15. Principles of over-current, differential, directional and distance protection
16. System stability concepts
17. Circuit breakers
18. Equal area criterion 

Section 7:
Control Systems
The control systems section covers the following topics:

1. Feedback principle
2. Mathematical modeling and representation of systems
3. Block diagrams and signal flow graphs
4. Transient and Steady-state analysis of linear time-invariant systems
5. Nyquist criteria
6. Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz
7. Root Loci, bode plots
8. Lag, Lead, and Lead-Lag compensators
9. State Space Model
10. P, PI, and PID controllers
11. Solution of state equations of LTI systems 

Section 8:
Electric and Electronic Measurements
The topics included in this section are the measurement of voltage, power, current, energy and power factor, digital voltmeters, instrument transformers, voltmeters and multimeters, oscilloscopes, phase, time, and frequency measurement, and error analysis. 

Section 9:
Analog and Digital Electronics
The topics of this section are:
Simple Diode Circuits:
Clamping, Clipping, rectifiers
Amplifiers: Biasing, Equivalent circuit, and frequency response
Oscillators and feedback amplifiers
Operational Amplifiers: Characteristics and applications, single-stage active filters
Active Filters: Sallen Key, Butterworth, Timers and VCOs, Combinatorial and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, demultiplexers, sample and hold circuits, Schmitt triggers, and A/D and D/A converters. 

Section 10:
Power Electronics:
The topics covered in the power electronics section are: 

1. Static V-1 characteristics and firing/gating circuits for Thyristor
IGBT, MOSFET, DC to DC conversion
3. Boost, Buck, and Buck-Boost converters
4. Voltage and Current commutated Thyristor based converters
5. Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers
6. Bi-directional AC to DC voltage source converters
7. Magnitude and Phase of line current harmonics for uncontrolled and thyristor-based converters
8. Power factor and distortion factor of AC to DC converters
9. Single-phase and three-phase voltage and current source inverters
10. Sinusoidal pulse width modulation 

GATE 2024 Electrical Engineering Exam Question Paper Pattern 

Sections Question Marks Negative 
General Aptitude  (MCQ)     Q1- Q5 




Electrical Engineering Subject (MCQ)    Q1-Q12   1    



Electrical Engineering Subject (NAT)    Q13-Q25   1No negative 
Electrical Engineering Subject (MCQ)     Q26-Q37     2      -⅔
Electrical Engineering Subject (NAT)    Q38-Q55    2No negative 

GATE Electrical Engineering Exam Paper Pattern
The GATE Electrical Engineering exam pattern is essential for candidates aspiring to ace the GATE exams. The marking scheme will assist candidates in planning their studies effectively.

                Particulars             Details 
Exam dates             5, 6, 12, 13, February 
Duration             3 hours 
Mode of examination            Computer-based Online 
General Aptitude            55 marks 
Subject Marks            85 marks 
Total           100 
Total no of Questions           65 

Read more: GATE Exam Pattern 2024 – Subject-Wise Question Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme

FAQs on GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

1. What is the procedure for accessing the Electrical Engineering syllabus for GATE 2024?
IIT Kanpur will release the Electrical Engineering syllabus for GATE 2024 on the GATE exam’s official website. The list of topics is also mentioned on the web page.

2. What is the number of sections in the GATE 2024 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering?
The GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering includes 10 sections. The topics covered in this section are electromagnetic fields, engineering mathematics, electric circuits, power systems, electrical machines, electrical and electronic measurements, control systems, power electronics, and analog and digital electronics. 

3. What are the topics included in power electronics for  GATE Syllabus 2024 Electrical Engineering (EE)?
Topics covered in section 10 of the power electronics of the GATE Syllabus of Electrical Engineering are:
1. Static V-1 characteristics and gating/firing circuits for Thyristor
5. DC to DC conversion
6. Buck, Boost, and Buck-Boost converters
7. Voltage and current commutated thyristor-based converters
8. Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers
9. Bidirectional AC to DC voltage source converters
10. Voltage and current commutated thyristor-based converters
11. Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers
12. Power factor and distortion factor of AC to DC converters
13. Sinusoidal pulse width modulation
14. Single-phase and three-phase voltage current source inverters