GATE 2018 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Sarika Rana updated on : 25 Aug 2017

GATE 2018 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN) has been released by the exam conducting body, IIT Guwhati. Get all the details right here!

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

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

Section 1

This section will consist of below given topics-

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, Fourier series, vector identities, line, surface and volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, initial and boundary value problems, solution of partial
differential equations: variable separable method.
Analysis of complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem, solution of integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, conditional probability, mean, median, mode and standard deviation, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions: normal, Poisson and binomial distributions.
Numerical Methods: Matrix inversion, solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, iterative methods for solving differential equations, numerical integration, regression and correlation analysis.

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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