Engineering Mathematics for GATE

Engineering Mathematics is an important section in the GATE Exam as it carries around 15 marks out of 100. If the aspirants manage to prepare well, it will be easy for them to score well in GATE 2023.

Get all the necessary information like syllabus, exam pattern, new changes introduced in GATE, important books, preparation tips, previous years’ question papers, and the latest news related to the GATE Engineering Mathematics section here.

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GATE Engineering Mathematics Latest News

GATE 2022 exams were held on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022 are now available to access the GATE Answer Key and GATE Response Sheet from their GOAPS Portal.

GATE Engineering Mathematics Overview



Number of Questions in Paper


Number of Sections

Section 1 – General Aptitude, Section 2 – Engineering Mathematics and Subject of the Paper

Topic-wise Weightage

General Aptitude – 15%

Engineering Mathematics – 15%

Subject of the paper – 70%

Pattern of Questions

Multiple Choice Question (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATQs)

Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Marking Scheme

Test Paper has questions carrying 1 mark and 2 marks, and

⅓ and ⅔ negative mark for incorrect answers, respectively

GATE Engineering Mathematics Preparation Videos

Preparation and Expected Questions:

Complete Revision:

GATE Engineering Mathematics Related Study Resources

GATE Engineering Mathematics Important Dates 2023 (Tentative)


Dates (Tentative)

GATE Online Application Processing

August/September 2022

Closing of submission of Application Form

4th week of September 2022

Last Date of Extended period for Online Registration Application (With Late Fees)

2nd Week of October 2022

Last date for requesting a change of examination city

3rd week of November 2022

Admit Card

1st week of January 2023

GATE 2023 Examination

1st and 2nd week of February 2023

Announcement of Result

3rd week of March 2023

GATE Engineering Mathematics Important Dates 2022

GATE 2022 exam schedule is given below:

Date (Day)

Time (IST)


4th February 2022 (Friday)

14:00 – 17:00 hours

(Afternoon Session – AN)

Miscellaneous Activities

5th February 2022 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)


14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)


6th February 2022 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)


14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)


11th February 2022 (Friday)

14:00 – 17:00 hours

(Afternoon Session – AN)

Miscellaneous Activities

12th February 2022 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

CE-1, BT, PH & EY

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

CE-2, XE & XL

13th February 2022 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

ME-1, PE & AR

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

ME-2, GE & AE

GATE Engineering Mathematics Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the overview of the GATE Exam Pattern for EE in the table below:



Examination Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Duration of Exam

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Sectional Time Duration


Total Marks


Total Number of Questions


Number of Subjects (Papers)


Number of Sections

It depends on the subjects.

2-3 (GA and Core Discipline or GA, Engineering Mathematics and Core Subject)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme

1 or 2 marks for each right answer

Negative Marking Scheme

For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

No negative marking for MSQ & NATQs.

Marking Scheme for Engineering Mathematics:


Exam Pattern

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

GA (General Aptitude) – 15 marks

Engineering Mathematics – 13 marks

Subject of the Paper – 72 marks

GATE Engineering Mathematics Important Topics for Exam Preparation






Linear Algebra (for all GATE streams)

Important Topics

Eigenvalues and Vectors

Finding rank and determinant of matrices

Systems of Linear Equations

Model Questions

Find the Matrix for the given Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Properties of Eigenvalues for Symmetric Matrices

Find the rank and determinant of the given Matrix

Properties of Matrices based on Determinants, Rank, etc.

Find the solution for the given system of Linear Equations


Calculus (for all streams, some of the topics mentioned in the table are not required in all streams)

Important Topic


Maxima and Minima

Gradient, Divergence, and Curl (Vector Analysis in GATE EC)

Model Questions

Find the maximum and minimum values for the given functions

Simple questions on limit and continuity

Find the Divergence of the given Vector field


Differential Calculus (for all GATE streams)

Important Topic

First-order equations (Linear and Nonlinear)

Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations

Model Questions

Find the solution of given Differential Equation


Complex Analysis (except GATE CS)

Important Topic

Analytic Functions

Cauchy-Riemann Equations

Taylor’s Series

Model Questions

Find the expression for one of u(x,y) and v(x,y), for the given analytical function f(z) = u(x,y) + iv(x, y) and also provided value of i with other expression

Integration of given complex function in either counterclockwise or anticlockwise direction


Numerical Methods (except GATE CS)

Important Topic

Newton-Raphson Method

Integration by trapezoidal and Simpso’s rules

Model Questions

Find the iteration value of the equation using Newton-Raphson method

Find the value of the given integral using Trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules


Probability and Statistics (for all Gate streams)

Important Topic

Joint and Conditional Probability

Uniform, Normal, Exponential Distributions

Model Questions

Finding the probability for coin-based problems, dice-based problems, etc.

Finding the probability using distributions


Transform Theory (for GATE EE and ME)

Important Topic

Laplace Transformation

Model Question

Find the Laplace Transform and Inverse Laplace transform of the given function


Discrete Mathematics (only for GATE CS)

Important Topic

Mathematical Logic (Propositions and Predicate logic)

Relations and Functions

Graph Connectivity and Colouring

Model Question

Find the first-order logic sentence for the given English statement and with predicates

Finding tautology, satisfiability, equivalences of given propositional statements

Find the given relation is reflexive, symmetric, transitive, equivalence, etc.

Finding the number of edges, vertices, or components for the given connected or disconnected graph

Checking isomorphism, Euler circuit, Hamiltonian cycle for given graphs

Simple properties of various graphs, such as a complete graph, bipartite graph, regular graph, cycle graph and line graph

Also, explore the pages below for GATE Engineering Mathematics preparation:

Gradient | Limits And Continuity | Convex Sets | Laurent’s Series | Divergence and Curl | Fatou’s Lemma | Rank of Matrix | Skew Hermitian Matrix | Rank and Nullity | Normal Matrix | Hermitian Matrix | Groups | Complex Analysis | Radius of Convergence | Cauchy-Euler Equation | Uniform Convergence | Mobius Transformations | Sequences and Series of Functions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Engineering Maths easy in GATE?

For GATE 2022, it was quite challenging.

Is Engineering Maths the same for all branches in GATE?

It is the same for subject codes, CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST, and PI.

What is the weightage of Engineering Mathematics in GATE?

It is 15-13% for subject codes, CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST, and PI.

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