Introduction
Hi Warriors,
Our GATE Experts have prepared a comprehensive GATE Study Plan for your GATE Exam 2022 Preparation. We have considered 3 hours per day (on an average) for preparation in this study planner. However, you can adjust the number of hours as per your convenience. For an instance, if you scroll down to Master Planner below, you will find that we need approx. 220250 hours for completing StageI. so, if we study for an average, for 90 days=270 hours, we can easily cover what’s given in the document.
Note: This plan is designed in consideration with students who have got top 100 ranks in GATE or any national level exam in the past few years
A similar plan is followed by many exam toppers and is highly recommended by most of The top faculties of the country. You will realise while going through it that a lot of research is gone In to make it helpful to you.
The following document contains:
 Master plan
 Flow of a subject which should be followed
 How to make notes
 How to do Test Analysis
 How to do revison
 Subject wise( topic wise) time devotion plan
1.Master Plan
Stage – I  Stage – II  Stage – III  Stage – IV  Stage – V  
Notes + Gate Ques + Topic Test + Subject Test  GA = 27 hrs
Maths = 44 hrs EM = 46 hrs FM = 69 hrs SOM = 68 hrs

Thermo = 79 hrs
Manufacturing = 77 hrs TOM = 64 hrs 
MD = 40 hrs
HT = 52 hrs IE = 59 hrs 
3 FLT  3 FLT 
Extra Workout  One Mock with Analysis = 7 hrs  2 Mocks with Analysis = 15 hrs  3 Mocks  3 Mocks  
Revise all 8 Subjects = 130 hrs  Revise all Subjects = 120 hrs  Revision 2  Revision 3  
Total Hours  254  357  286  125  140 
2. Flow of Studies for Any subject:
 Subject/Topic wise Notes
 GATE Questions for past 10 Years (Topic Wise)
 Topic wise test on aspiration.ai
 Subject Tests on aspiration.ai
 Extra Practice Questions + Subject wise Revision
3.How to Make Notes:
 If you attend lectures of any faculty through GATEFLIX then you can easily make notes. If you haven’t done so, go to online videos to do so. You may also go to Youtube: Khan academy, Nptel or the latest and most popular are Gateflix videos.
 Make notes neatly as they will be very very useful while revision in the last 30 days. Use 3 colour pen to indicate important, very important and very very important concepts.
 Make a separate handbook for formulas. In exams 40% questions are direct Formula based or implied formula based. Problem with students is that they tend to mix up formula. If you have this handbook of formula ready and have revised the things atleast 2 times , I can gurantee you the 40 % marks.
 Don’t Xerox someone’s notes because the moment you write youself then you can memorise the concept for a longer duration.
 Leave one page Space after 2/3 pages or after every major chapter . This is to ensure that if you come across any vital formula or Information or short trick while refering tests or refernce book later then you may place that information in these spaces.
4.How to do a Test Analysis:
 Any test( Online or offline) need to taken in time frame.There is No point in taking the test without a time Limit.
 Don’t take any test without revision of Notes of the syllabus covered in the test. It will be a wastage if You just randomly take a test.
 Once the test time is over, don’t jump to answer Solution . Check the answer key and get To Know your score.
 Now follow a 3 stage process .
Stage 1: Go to the right ones and check whether you were confident of answering that question . If the answer is “yes” check the solution given in order to see which method was better( yours or the given in Book or online portal ). Adopt the best you like.
Stage 2: Go to questions which you got wrong. Try to fight with the question that why you got it wrong without looking at the solution yet. Try 3 or 4 times by re reading the question or even refer notes. Maximum time it’s a silly mistake. These silly Mistakes can’t be zeroed but can be reduced by practicing more .Refer notes again if needed. In case you are still not able to click after a lot of Slumber, try to open the solution and check your mistake. If it was a new concept to you, add in the void space you have kept in your notes. This will help to solve similar question again.
Stage 3: Now the turn of questions which are un attempted.This could be due to
 Not knowing The concept or due to lack of time. If it was conceptual ignorance , go to your faculty ( many online live class teachers are available , In case you don’t have one)and learn the concept.
 It was a lack of time issue try now and solve it. If you are taking a lot of Time, try to memorise few steps so that if it appears in exam you will be able to do it fast. Other students might leave such question in exam , But you will probably dare to attempt such and score more.
 The key to successs in any entrance exam is solve More , analyse more. In each subject you should Solve almost 1000+ questions including past year Actual Exam questions, topic wise test, subject test and mock tests.
5. How To do Revision:
 Well this is dependent on the way you have prepared notes and how effectively have you done the Test Analysis.
 Go through the whole cycle again in this revision phase like NOTES > GATE QUESTIONS > Topic test > Subject Test > Extra questions (if any ).
 While Revising, don’t solve Each and every question from notes or tests. Try To randomly pick 20 questions from different pages or test( purely random) . If you are able to recall the logic of 16+ then you are good to go ahead. If you are Not able to solve more than 10 questions then it’s a re revision time. Follow step 2.
 Try to have abird eye view and See topics on which questions Are asked again and Again. Star mark them for making revision 2 and revision 3 effective.
6.SUBJECT WISE PLAN:
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
a. General Aptitude
Chapter 1  Numerical Ability  Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, data interpretation  4 days 
Chapter 2  Verbal Ability  English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deductions  2 days 
Note: For the years 2014 to 2017 there have been 2 and 3 sets so we have taken the average weightage of the topics for the same
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
GA Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  22  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  2  with Analysis  
revision overall  2  
Total  29hrs 
b. Engineering Maths
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Linear Algebra  Matrix Algebra, Type of matrices, Determinant, Cramer’s rule, Systems of linear equations, Rank of the equation, consistency of the equation, Eigen values and Eigen vectors. 
2 day 
Chapter 2  Probability & distribution  Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Baye’s theorem, Random variables, Expectation & Variance, Discrete and continuous distributions, uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial. Correlation and regression analysis, covariance, correlation coefficient, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation 
1 day 
Chapter 3  Numerical methods  Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, Newton Raphson method, Regulafalsi method or (method of false position), secant method, Gauss Elimination Method, Gauss Jordon method, Jacobi iteration method, Gauss Siedel iteration method, Numerical Integration: Trapezoidal rule, Simpson’s 1/3 & 3/8 rule, single and multistep methods for differential equations, Euler’s method, RungeKutta Method 
1 day 
Chapter 4  Calculus  Limits & continuity, Basic differentiation & integration, Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. 
3 days 
Chapter 5  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, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method. 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Complex Variables  Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent series, Residue theorem 
1 day 
Chapter 7  Laplace Transforms
+ Fourier series 
Definition & property of Laplace transform + Fourier Series  0.5 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Maths Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  35  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  6  
Total  50 hrs 
c. Network Analysis/Circuit Theory
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Network Solution Methodology  Circuit elements, KCL, KVL, Nodal and mesh analysis, dependent & independent current & voltage sources, Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s, maximum power transfer, source conversion, Mcmillan theorem, StarDelta transformation, reciprocity theorem 
4 days 
Chapter 2  Transient/Steady State Analysis of RLC Circuits to DC Input  Time domain analysis (steady state & Transient response) of RL, RC, RLC circuits, Time constant 
1 day 
Chapter 3  Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis  Sinusoidal excitation, phasor representation, RMS & average of periodic signal Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors, resonance, single phase/poly phase circuit analysis, Magnetically coupled circuits, 
1 day 
Chapter 4  Laplace Transform  Introduction to Laplace transform, TF of LTI system, Solution of network equations using Laplace transform: frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. 
0.5 day 
Chapter 5  Two Port Networks  2port network parameters, Z/Y/H/ABCD/G parameter, reciprocity & Symmetry: driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks., T & PI networks, interconnection of two port networks 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Network Topology  Matrices associated with graphs; nodal incidence, loop incidence, fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices, applications in network 
1 day 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Networks Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  48  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  65 hrs 
d. Digital electronics
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Number systems and code conversions  Binary, octal, hex code, BCD code, Gray Code, Fixed – Point Representation and Floating Point Representation, 2’s complement 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Boolean algebra &Karnaugh maps  Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; Min term, SOP, POS 

Chapter 3  Logic Gates  Positive/ Negative level logic system, AND, OR, NOR, NAND, OR, XNOR, NOT gates, Realization of X – OR gate using NAND and NOR gates, bubbled AND/NOR gate, 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Logic Gates family  Digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS).  
Chapter 5  Combinational and Sequential digital Circuits  Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders, PROMs and PLAs. Sequential circuits: latches and flipflops, counters and shiftregisters 
3 days 
Chapter 6  AD/DA Convertor  Sample and hold circuits, ADCs, DACs 
3 days 
Chapter 7  Semiconductor Memories
+ Microprocessor 
Volatile memory, Non Volatile memory, ROM, RAM, SRAM, DRAM, PROM, EEPROM, Memory device parameters or characteristics (Access time, random access, sequential access) Microprocessor (8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing. 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Digital Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  35  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  3  
Total  45 hrs 
e. Control System
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Basics of Control System  Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems. Signal flow graphs and their use in determining transfer functions of systems; sensitivity; Modelling of control systems 
4 days 
Chapter 2  Time Domain Analysis  Type of standard Test signal, Transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response, overdamped, critically damped and under damped control systems, Type (0,1, 2, …) of the system & steady state error, peak time, Rise time, settling time and percentage overshoot; Characteristic equation 

Chapter 3  Stability &Routh Hurwitz Criterion  Concept of Stability, Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis, Why RouthHurwitz criterion required? How to apply the RH criterion. 

Chapter 4  Root Locus Technique  Why Root locus Technique? Rules for Plotting the root loci, determining the stability condition by looking at the RL, Concept of complementary root locus(CRL) 
4 days 
Chapter 5  Frequency Response Analysis  Bode Plots, Polar plots and Nyquist plots. Gain Margin & Phase Margin, Relative stability; M and N circles; Nicholas chart 

Chapter 6  Compensators & Controllers  Control system compensators: elements of lead and lag compensation, elements of ProportionalIntegral Derivative (PID) controller, PI, PD controller 
1 day 
Chapter 7  State Variable Analysis  State variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems, state transition matrix, controllability & Observability 
2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Control Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  46  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  6  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  64hrs 
f. Signal & System
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Basics Of Signal & Systems

Introduction to signals, classification of signals, important signals, classification of systems, different important types of systems. 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Lti System & Convolution

LTI system, frequency response of continuous LTI system filtering, convolution & its properties. 
3 days 
Chapter 3  Fourier Series & Fourier Transform

Trigonometric fourier series, complex form of fourier series, fourier transform, fourier transform of standard and continuous signal, properties of continuous time fourier transform, rayleigh’s energy and parseval’s power theorem 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Laplace Transform

Introduction, ROC & its properties, properties of laplace transform, inverse laplace transform, characterization of LTI system, unilateral laplace transform 
2 days 
Chapter 5  ZTransform

Introduction, ROC & its properties, properties of ztransform, inverse ztransform, function of discrete time LTI system, unilateral ztransform, relation between z and laplace transform 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Discrete Time Fourier Transform

Introduction to DTFT & its properties, DFT & its properties 
3 days 
Chapter 7  Sampling Theorem

Sampling theorem, ideal sampling, aliasing, sampling of bandpass signals 
3 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Signals Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  52  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  69hrs 
g. EDC
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Semicounductors

Structure of atom, energy band theory, classification of materials, mobility of charge carriers, mass action law, conductivity, resistivity, resistance, conductance, current density, electric field, Hall effect, properties of Ge and Si 
4 days 
Chapter 2  PN Junction Diodes

Junction theory, PN junction in forward and reverse bias, IV characteristics, effect of temperature, diode capacitance, switching, varactor diode, zener diode, LED, tunnel diode, types of PN junction. 
4 days 
Chapter 3  Transistors

Introduction, BJT, transistor action, BJT current components, early effect, BJToperating regions, modes, applications, FET, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, depletion MOSFET, enhancement MOSFET, ComparisonMOSFET & JFET 
4 days 
Chapter 4  IC fabrication

Classification, monolithic technology, basic planer process, fabrication of typical circuit. 
1 day 
Chapter 5  FET MOSFET and Optoelectronics  FET, MOSFET characteristics, optoelectronics 
6 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
EDC Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  66  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  79 hrs 
h. Analog
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Operational amplifier

Introduction, types of opamp, voltage follower, current to voltage converter, voltage to current converter, filters, comparators, zero crossing detector, schmitt trigger, multivibrators, slew rate, CMRR, opamp parameters 
3 days 
Chapter 2  Diode applications

Introduction, rectifiers, clippers, clampers, voltage doubler, voltage regulator 
3 days 
Chapter 3  BJT biasing

Introduction, operating regions of transistor, modes of operations of BJT, load line, biasing 
2 days 
Chapter 4  Small signal analysis of BJT

Introduction,transistors at low and high frequency, Tmodel of BJT 
3 days 
Chapter 5  FET analysis

Introduction, JFET common source amplifier, JFET selfbias configuration 
3 days 
Chapter 6  Multistage amplifier

Introduction, lower cutoff frequency, cascode amplifiers, current mirror, darlington amplifier 
2 days 
Chapter 7  Feedback amplifier

Introduction, types of amplifiers, types of negative feedback, oscillators, audio and radio frequency oscillators 
3 days 
Chapter 8  Power amplifiers  Introduction, classification, collector efficiency, distortions 
3 days 
Chapter 9  555 timer  Introduction, astablemultivibrator, monostablemultivibrator 
2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Analog Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  80  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  7  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  96 hrs 
i. EMT
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Vectors and coordinate system

Vectors, coordinate systems and transformation, differential length, area and volume, del operator, classification of vector fields 
3 days 
Chapter 2  Electrostatics

Coulomb’s law, electric field intensity, Gauss’s law, electric potential, dipole, boundary conditions, continuity equation, poisson’s and laplace equations 
3 days 
Chapter 3  Magnetostatics

Introduction, BioSavart’s law, magnetic field intensity, ampere’s circuital law, magnetic flux density, force due to magnetic field, magnetic torque and moment, boundary conditions, inductance, magnetic energy 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Maxwell’s equations

Faraday’s law, displacement current, time varying potentials, time harmonic field 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Uniform plane waves

Introduction, poynting vector, reflection of plane wave 
5 days 
Chapter 6  Transmission lines

Introduction, transmission line equations, input impedance, SWR and power, applications of transmission lines 
3 days 
Chapter 7  Waveguides

Parallel plane waveguides, wave behaviour between guides, phase velocity and guide wavelength, wave angle, modes of operation, rectangular waveguides, TE and TM modes of waves, NA, attenuation, dispersion 
3 days 
Chapter 8  Antenna  Radiated power of a Hertzman dipole, radiation of half wave dipole, basic terms and definitions in antenna, study of various antennas 
5 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
EMT Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  99  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  6  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  5  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  114 hrs 
j. Communication
A detailed GATE Study Plan is given below, which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this GATE Study Planner, you will find:
 No of days and hours required to complete particular topics of particular subjects,
 No of times questions have been asked in GATE Exam for the last 10 years with the weightage of those questions.
Chapter 1  Amplitude modulation

Modulation, types of modulation, amplitude modulation, power in AM wave, efficiency of AM transmission, types of AM modulation, generation of AM wave, demodulation of amplitude modulated signal, QAM 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Angle modulation

Introduction, FM, power in FM signal, types of FM, bandwidth of signal, FM generation method, PM, capture effect, threshold effect, Preemphasis, Deemphasis 
3 days 
Chapter 3  Radio receiver

Radio receiver, TRF receiver, super heterodyne receiver, characteristics, image frequency and its rejection, receiver ratio of CAP in AM receiver 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Noise

Introduction, classification of noise, noise temperature, noise factor of amplifiers in cascade 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Pulse digital modulation

Introduction, pulse code modulation, delta modulation, differential PCM 
3 days 
Chapter 6  Communication system

Random signal and noise, types of probability density function, joint moment about the origin 
2 days 
Chapter 7  Digital carrier modulation

Introduction, line coding BASK, BPSK, noise analysis, probability of error calculation 
3 days 
Chapter 8  Digital modulation schemes  Digital modulation schemes, BPSK, differential PSK 
4 days 
Chapter 9  Information theory  Introduction, information content of a symbol, entropy, information rate, channel capacity 
3 days 
Chapter 10  Multiplexing  Introduction, classification of multiplexing, FDM, TDM 
2 days 
 Column 1 represents Time to study and make notes + Solving GATE Questions of that topic .
 The last 10 columns represent year wise number questions( marks in Bracket ).
Communication Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  94  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  7  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  5  
Total  110 hrs 