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GATE Instrumentation Engineering (IE) Exam 2023
Everything You Need to Know About GATE 2023 Instrumentation Engineering Exam
The GATE 2023 Instrumentation Engineering exam will be conducted by IIT Kanpur in the 1st or 2nd week of February. To master the exam, acquiring knowledge of paper patterns and syllabus is crucial.
This page highlights the complete information about the GATE IN exam to help you prepare for the exam well.
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The GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. The official notification will be released in September 2022. Candidates can check the below details to know the latest updates.
|Announcement of result||Mar 17, 2023|
|Answer Key||Feb 21, 2022|
|GATE 2023 Schedule||Available now|
|Registration process||October 3|
|Admit Card release date||Jan 15, 2023|
|Registration will begin||Sep 2, 2022|
IIT Kanpur has declared the tentative schedule for GATE 2023. The GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam will be in the 1st or 2nd week of February. Check the events and important dates from the below list and prepare for the exam.
|GATE 2023 Notification||1st week of September 2022|
|GATE 2023 Announcement date for registration||1st week of September 2022|
|Last date to register for GATE 2023||2nd week of October 2022|
|GATE 2023 Correction Form||2nd week of November 2022|
|GATE 2023 Admit Card||1st week of January 2023|
|GATE 2023 Exam Conducted On||1st and 2nd week of February 2023|
|GATE 2023 Answer Key||2nd week of March 2023|
|GATE 2023 Result||3rd week of March 2023|
|GATE 2023 Counselling||1st week of May 2023|
The eligibility criteria have been released by the IIT Kanpur along with the exam schedule. Candidates can check the requirement to apply for the GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam.
GATE Instrumentation 2023 Qualification for Foreign or NRI Students
International students who desire to attempt the GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam can apply if they meet the following standards.
The GATE exam is conducted for 3 hours to answer all the questions. Candidates can check the question type, marking scheme, the total number of questions, and the weightage from the table below.
|Examination Mode||Online - Computer-Based Test|
|No. of Questions||65|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
|Number of Sections||3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Instrumentation Engineering Topics)|
|Section-wise Weightage||General Aptitude - 15 Marks|
Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks
Technical Subjects - 72 Marks
|Marking Scheme||1Marks/ 2 Marks for each correct answer|
GATE Computer Science 2023 exam paper is divided into three sections:
Know the subject-wise weightage from this table.
|GATE Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 2023 - Section||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Instrumentation Engineering Subjects||45||72|
Check the marking system for different types of GATE questions here:
|Question types||Mark Allotment||Negative Marking|
|MCQs||Either 1 or 2 Marks||1/3 Marks for 1 Mark Questions|
2/3 Marks for 2 Mark Questions
|MSQs||Either 1 or 2 Marks||No Negative Marking|
|NATs||Either 1 or 2 Marks||No Negative Marking|
As mentioned previously, GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam has three question types: MCQ, MSQ, and NAT.
Multiple Choice Questions: For this question type, candidates can pick a correct answer from the provided 4 options.
Multiple Select Questions: For this question type, candidates can select multiple correct answers from the provided options.
Numerical Answer Types: Candidates must enter a numerical value answer.
The GATE instrumentation paper has the following types of questions. Have a look at them and know the nature of the questions.
Comprehension: This question type will cover the fundamental ideas of electrical engineering topics through which the students will choose a simple conclusion.
Recall: This question type is based on the formulas you have learned in the topics. You need to solve the answer using the appropriate formulas.
Application: Logical reasoning or computation problems will come under the application question type.
Analysis: In this type, you will be asked to analyze your given data and conclude based on synthesis.
Linked Answer Question: In this question type, you will be asked a pair of interlinked questions. The mark allotment for these types of questions is 2 marks.
Common Data Problems: In this question, various problems are coordinated with common data through which there can be a unique solution for such questions.
Make a proper study plan and start your preparation by knowing your basic syllabus. Students can check the below table to know the topics covered in each division of the syllabus. You can also a take a printout of the whole syllabus from here.
|Sections||Topics included in the syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Linear Algebra|
Probability and Statistics
Analysis of complex variables
|Electricity and Magnetism||Electric Field Intensity, Coulomb's Law, Gauss's Law, Electric Flux Density, Divergence, plane, Electric field and potential due to point, line, and spherical charge distributions, Capacitance of simple configurations, Effect of dielectric medium, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, Biot-Savart's law, Curl, Lorentz force, Magnetomotive force, Inductance, Reluctance, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations, Magnetic circuits.|
|Electrical Circuits and Machines||Voltage and current sources: dependent, independent, ideal and practical; v-i relationships of inductor, capacitor, resistor, and mutual inductance; transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation.|
Kirchhoff's laws, superposition, maximum power transfer, and reciprocity theorems, mesh, and nodal analysis, Thevenin, Norton.
Peak-, RMS values of ac quantities, average-; active-, apparent-, and reactive powers; impedance and admittance, phasor analysis, locus diagrams, series and parallel resonance, transient analysis of RLC circuits with ac excitation, realization of basic filters with R, L and C elements.
Driving point impedance and admittance, One-port and two-port networks, short circuit parameters, and open-.
Single-phase transformer: phasor diagram, short circuit tests and open circuit, equivalent circuit, Efficiency and regulation; Three-phase induction motors: the principle of operation, torque-speed characteristics, performance, no-load and blocked rotor tests, types, starting and speed control, equivalent circuit; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines.
|Signals and Systems||Impulse, periodic and aperiodic signals; Fourier and z-transforms, Laplace; frequency response of first and second-order linear time-invariant systems, transfer function, correlation, convolution. impulse response of systems; Discrete-time system: pulse transfer function, frequency response, impulse response; FFT and DFT; basics of FIR and IIR filters.|
|Control Systems||Feedback principles, transient response, signal flow graphs, bode plot, Routh and Nyquist criteria, steady-state-errors, phase and gain margins, design of lead, state-space representation of systems, root loci, lag and lead-lag compensators; mechanical, pneumatic system component and hydraulics, servo and stepper motors, synchro pair, servo valves; cascade, on-off, PID, P, PI, feedforward, and ratio controllers, sizing of control valves and tuning of PID controllers.|
|Analog Electronics||MOSFET, BJT, Characteristics and applications of diode, and Zener diode. feedback amplifiers, small-signal analysis of transistor circuits. applications of op-amps; Characteristics of ideal and practical operational amplifiers; adder, integrator, differentiator, subtractor, precision rectifier, difference amplifier, instrumentation amplifier, signal generators, active filters, voltage-controlled oscillators and phase-locked loop, oscillators, sources and effects of noise and interference in electronic circuits.|
|Digital Electronics||Minimization of Boolean functions. IC families: CMOS and TTL. Combinational logic circuits, Schmitt trigger, Arithmetic circuits, comparators, multi-vibrators, flipflops, timers and counters, shift registers; analog-to-digital (successive approximation, integrating, flash and sigma-delta) and digital-to-analog converters (weighted R, R-2R ladder and current steering logic), multiplexer, sample-and-hold circuit. Characteristics of ADC and DAC (quantization, significant bits, resolution, conversion/settling time); basics of number systems Embedded Systems: memory and input-output interfacing, microprocessor and microcontroller applications; basics of data acquisition systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and basics of distributed control systems (DCS)|
|Measurements||SI units, standards (R, L, C, current, voltage, and frequency, systematic and random errors in measurement, expression of uncertainty- propagation of errors, accuracy and precision, linear and weighted regression. current and power in single and three-phase circuits, Measurement of voltage; Bridges: Kelvin, Maxwell, Wheatstone, Megohm, Q-meter, Schering, and Wien for measurement of R, L, C and frequency, Anderson, Measurement of current and power in single and three-phase circuits, voltage; true rms meters, current scaling and voltage, timer/counter, phase and frequency measurements, instrument transformers, digital multimeter, digital voltmeter; shielding, grounding, and oscilloscope.|
|Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation||Capacitive-, piezoelectric-, inductive-, resistive-, associated signal conditioning circuits and hall effect sensors; transducers for industrial instrumentation: displacement (linear and angular), acceleration, torque, velocity, force, shock, pressure (including low pressure), vibration, flow (variable area, ultrasonic, variable head, turbine and open channel flow meters, electromagnetic), temperature (bolometer, thermocouple, pyrometer and semiconductor, RTD (3/4 wire), thermistor; liquid level, conductivity and viscosity measurement, pH. 4-20 mA two-wire transmitter.|
|Communication and Optical Instrumentation||Frequency modulation and demodulation and Amplitude-; pulse code modulation, Shannon's sampling theorem; frequency-, amplitude-, frequency and time division multiplexing, phase-, pulse shift keying for digital modulation, quadrature amplitude; optical sources and detectors: photodiode, square-law detectors, and their characteristics, LED, light-dependent resistor, basics of fiber optic sensing. laser; interferometer: applications in metrology; Mass spectrometer, UV-VIS Spectrophotometers.|
Going through the weightage from each section is crucial to prepare for the GATE IN exam. First, study the topic with the highest marking from the list, then study the next highest weightage topic. Repeat this in descending order and complete the syllabus.
IIT Kanpur will release the subject-wise weightage for 2023 soon. The candidates can check the previous years' subject's weightage list here.
|Topics||Weightage GATE IN 2020||Weightage GATE IN 2019||Weightage GATE IN 2018||Weightage GATE IN 2017|
|Signals and Systems||8||8||8||11|
To prepare for the GATE IN exam, the selection of books is important to study. Students can refer to the below list to pick out the book to prepare effectively. You can also refer to multiple books to learn the topics.
|Topics||Name of the Book||Author|
|Engineering Mathematics||Advanced Engineering Mathematics||Erwin Kreyszig|
|Analog Electronics||Fundamentals of Microelectronics|
Electronics & Communication
R K Kanodia
|Digital Electronics||Digital Principles and applications||Leach P Donald|
|Signals & Systems||Signals and Systems||Hwei P HSU|
|Electrical and Electronic Measurements||A Course of Electrical and Electronic Measurements; Instrumentation||A K Sawhney|
|Control System||Automatic control system||B C Kuo|
|Process Control||Modeling, Simulation and Design of Process Control||B. Wayne Bequette|
|Transducers and Industrial Instrumentation||Principal of instrumentation and control||D Patranabis|
Candidates can refer to the PDF links of the previous year instrumentation engineering question paper. You can download the paper and practice them to analyze your performance. This will help one understand how far they have prepared for the GATE IN exam.
|Exam Year||Question Paper|
The entrants can check the previous years' GATE IN question paper analysis to know about the difficulty level, the total number of questions asked in each question type, topics with the maximum number of questions, and more.
GATE IN 2022
GATE IN 2021
GATE IN 2020
As per the previous cutoff trends, the GATE instrumentation cutoff is expected to be around 35-40. The entrants can meanwhile check the category-wise cutoff lists from the below table for reference.
IIT Kanpur has released the application form for GATE IN 2023 on the official website gate.iitkgp.ac.in. Candidates can follow the steps given below to apply.
The announcement date of admit card is declared on the 1st week of January 2023. The entrants can now download their GATE admit card on the official GOAPS website. Check the below procedures to download the admit card
The following details will be listed in the GATE admit card
Have a look at the sample admit card.
The GATE 2023 IN results will be released on March 3, 2023. Eligible candidates can download the scorecard by visiting the official website. Refer to the below steps to download the scorecard.
The following information will be available on the GATE scorecard
Take a look at the sample scorecard.
Here we have listed some options that one can opt.
The GATE score is the primary criterion for eminent PSUs like IOCL, BARC, and HPCL to recruit the candidates. One can get selected for posts like a technician, trainee, etc., with lucrative salary packages, better work-life, benefits of electricity at a subsidiary rate, and more.
Apart from PSU jobs, the individual can pursue higher education in top universities. Candidates who prefer to study abroad can join the institutes like NTU, NUS, TU Munich, and RTWH Aachen that accept GATE scores for the post-degree programs.
One of the other opportunities is that you can opt for a Junior and Senior Research Fellowship in CSIR with a valid GATE score. You can earn a reasonable stipend during the research period.
We have listed some questions that the candidate mostly searched for. Take a look at them to get a clear idea of the exam.
Question: What are the important topics that need to be covered for GATE 2023 IN?
Studying the entire portion is crucial to master the exam. Some of the topics that you need to concentrate on include.
Question: Is there a negative marking in the GATE 2023 Instrumentation Engineering paper?
Yes, there will be a negative marking if you provide a wrong answer for MCQs. For MSQs and NAT questions, there will be no negative marking.
Question: What is the mark allotment for the sections of GATE IN paper?
The mark allotment for the GATE IN sections is:
Question: What concepts come under the Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation section?
Capacitive-, piezoelectric-, inductive-, resistive-, associated signal conditioning circuits, and hall effect sensors; transducers for industrial instrumentation: force, velocity, displacement (linear and angular), acceleration, torque, shock, pressure (including low pressure), vibration, flow (variable area, ultrasonic, variable head, turbine, and open channel flow meters, electromagnetic), temperature (bolometer, thermocouple, pyrometer and semiconductor, RTD (3/4 wire), thermistor; liquid level, ph. 4-20 mA two-wire transmitter, conductivity, and viscosity measurement.
Question: What topics will be asked under General Aptitude Section?
|General Aptitude Section||Topics|
|Numerical Ability||Data interpretation|
Over to You
We hope this log gave you a clear understanding of the GATE 2023 IN exam. Make sure to start your preparation early with a solid study plan and get a qualifying score. Practice previous years' questions to analyze your performance.
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