GATE 2018 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN) has been released by the exam conducting body, IIT Guwhati. Get all the details right here!
GATE 2018 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN)- IIT Guwahati has officially released the syllabus of GATE 2018. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a computer-based test (online mode) and its duration is three hours. It will consist of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. The question paper will include both multiple choice questions and numerical type questions. The exam will be divided into two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will include Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude, while Paper 2 will include questions related to Instrumentation Engineering. To get a better understanding of the subject and the exam, it is important to know the syllabus.
GATE 2018 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Paper 1- Engineering Mathematics
This section will consist of below given topics-
Paper 2- Instrumentation Engineering
Section 2 – Electrical Circuits
This section will include topics like voltage and current sources: independent, dependent, ideal and practical, V-I relationships of resistor, inductor, mutual inductor and capacitor, transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation and others.
Section 3- Signals and Systems
This section will include topics like periodic, aperiodic and impulse signals, Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms, transfer functions, discrete time system, impulse response, DFT and FFT, basics of IIR and FIR filters, etc.
Section 4- Control Systems
Control Systems will consist of topics including feedback principles, transient response, steady-state-errors, time-delay systems, state-space representation of systems, servo and stepper motors, ration controllers, syncho pair, hydraulic and pneumatic system components, etc.
Section 5- Analog Electronics
Characteristics and applications of diode, Zener diode, BJT and MOSFET, small signal analysis of transistor circuits, feedback amplifiers, etc.
Section 6- Digital Electronics
It will consist of topics like combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions, characteristics of ADC and DAC, basics of number systems, basics of data acquisition systems and others.
Section 7- Measurements
SI Units, expression of uncertainty, instrument transformers, time, phase, frequency measurements, digital voltmeter, digital multi-meter, oscilloscope, shielding and grounding, PMMC, MI and dynamometer type instruments and others.
Section 8- Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
Velocity, acceleration, force, torque, vibration, shock, pressure, flow, temperature, conductivity and viscosity measurement, hall effect sensors and associated signal conditioning circuits, transducers for industrial instrumentation, displacement, etc.
Section 9- Communication and Optical Instrumentation
Amplitude- and frequency modulation and demodulation; frequency and time division multiplexing, amplitude-, phase-, frequency-, pulse shift keying for digital modulation; Shannon's sampling theorem, pulse code modulation; optical sources and detectors: LED, laser, photo-diode, light dependent resistor and their characteristics; basics of fiber optic sensing, interferometer: applications in metrology.
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