GATE Study Planner Chemical Engineering(CH)
Introduction
Hi Warriors,
Please find a comprehensive GATE Study Plan for your GATE exam 2021 preparation. The number of hours considered in this planner is 3 hours per day (on an average). You can adjust number of hours as per your convenience. For instance, if you see the Master planner below, you will find we need approx. 220250 hours for completing StageI. So if we study 3 hours, on 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:
 Notes
 GATE que for past 10 years topic wise
 Topic wise test on aspiration.ai
 Subject tests on aspiration.ai
 Extra practice que + revision of subject
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 formala 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 wheteher 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:
Below given is a detailed execution of the GATE study plan which carries subject wise indepth action plan. In this artificial intelligence of 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
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. Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chapter 1  Chemical reaction kinetics  Introduction, rate of reaction, rate law, types of reaction system, relation for CVRS and VVRS, kinetic equation for constant volume reaction system and variable density systems, halflife of a reaction 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Design of isothermal ideal single reactors  Introduction, ideal batch reactors, continuous reactors 
3 days 
Chapter 3  Design of multiple reactor system  MFR in series, reactors in parallel, best reactor arrangement 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Multiple reactions  Selectivity, yield of a parallel reaction 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Nonisothermal reactors  Energy balance equation, adiabatic reactors, equilibrium and actual conversion of a reaction, reversible reactions in adiabatic reactors, optimum temperature progression 
3 days 
Chapter 6  Nonideal reactors  Residence time distribution, RTD experiment, pulse RTD experiment, step tracer experiment, RTD of reactors in series and parallel, Non ideal reactor models 
3 days 
Chapter 7  Heterogeneous systems  Non catalytic reaction system, catalytic reaction system, activity of a catalyst, deactivation of catalyst, shrinking care model, knudsen diffusion and transport 
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 ).
CRE

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  85  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  6  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
revision overall  8  
Total  103 hrs 
d. Fluid mechanics
Chapter 1  Basics of fluid mechanics  Definition of fluid, basic equations, system and control volume 
1 day 
Chapter 2  Properties of fluids  Density, specific gravity, viscosity, surface tension, capillarity, thermodynamic properties, compressibility and bulk modulus, vapour pressure, cavitation 
1 day 
Chapter 3  Pressure and fluid statics  Pressure, principle of fluid statics, pressure measurement, hydrostatic forces, buoyancy and floatation 
1 day 
Chapter 4  Kinematics  Introduction, fluid flow, continuity equations in 1D and 3D, flow patterns, stream functions, velocity potential functions 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Bernoulli’s equation and its applications  Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation and its application, Bernoulli’s equation for real fluids, free liquid jets 
3 days 
Chapter 6  Flow through conduits/pipes  Internal flow, laminar/viscous flow, turbulent flow, loss energy in fluid flow, flow through pipes in series, flow through nozzles 
2 days 
Chapter 7  External flow  Boundary layer formation and thickness, drag force, boundary conditions for velocity profile, lift, boundary layer separation 
3 days 
Chapter 8  Flow past immersed bodies  Lift, stokes law, terminal velocity, stagnation point 
4 days 
Chapter 9  Flow through porous medium  Description, hydraulic diameter, friction in flow through beds of solids, fluidization 
2 days 
Chapter 10  Transportation of fluids  Flow meters, cavitation and suction lift in pumps, NPSH, power consumption 
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 ).
FM Master Plan

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  96  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  107hrs 
e. Mass Transfer
Chapter 1  Diffusion  Fick’s first law, diffusivity, relation among molar fluxes, steady state and transient diffusion 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Mass transfer coefficients  Significant parameters in convective mass transfer, application of dimensional analysis, analysis among mass, heat and momentum transfer, theories of mass transfer 
2 days 
Chapter 3  Distillation  TXY diagram, relative volatility, Raoult’s law, differential distillation, vaporization, fractionation, types of reboilers, tray efficiency 
5 days 
Chapter 4  Absorption  Introduction, selection of solvent, rate of absorption, calculation of tower height 
3 days 
Chapter 5  Humidification  Vapour pressure curve, dry bulb and wet bulb temperature 
2 days 
Chapter 6  Drying  Mechanism of moisture content, resistances in drying, rate of drying 
2 days 
Chapter 7  Extraction  Equilibrium relations, types of systems, stages 
3 days 
Chapter 8  Leaching  Factors affecting rate of leaching, contacting pattern, super critical fluid extraction 
2 days 
Chapter 9  Adsorption  Types of adsorption, adsorption isotherms 
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 ).
MT

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  83  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  94 hrs 
f. Plant Design Economics
Chapter 1  Process economics  Cost estimation  1 day 
Chapter 2  Cost estimation  Cost estimation  1 day 
Chapter 3  Interest  Interest  2 days 
Chapter 4  Depreciation  Depreciation  2 days 
Chapter 5  Profitability analysis and optimization  Profitability analysis and optimization  2 days 
Chapter 6  Mechanical design of equipment  Mechanical design of equipment  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 ).
PDE

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  32  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  43 hrs 
g. Chemical Technology
Chapter 1  Inorganic industries  Sulphuric acid, chlor alkali industry  1 day 
Chapter 2  Fertilizer  Different types of fertilizers  2 days 
Chapter 3  Natural industry

Paper and pulp, oils and fats, soap, glycerine, detergent, sugar industry  2 days 
Chapter 4  Polymer industry  Different types of polymer industries  2 days 
Chapter 5  Petroleum refining  Classification, properties of petroleum products, various processes  4 days 
Chapter 6  Petrochemical  Formation of HCHO  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 ).
CT

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  40  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  50 hrs 
h. Process Calculation
Chapter 1  Unit and dimensions  Various units and their dimensions  1 day 
Chapter 2  Chemical calculation and gas laws  Chemical calculation and gas laws  2 days 
Chapter 3  Phase rule  Various types of phase rules  2 days 
Chapter 4  Fuels  Study of different fuels  1 day 
Chapter 5  Combustion  Introduction and process  1 day 
Chapter 6  Mass balance  Mass balance  2 days 
Chapter 7  Energy balance  Energy balance  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 ).
PC

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  38  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  48 hrs 
i. Thermodynamics
Chapter 1  Basic concepts  Basic concepts  2 days 
Chapter 2  First law of thermodynamics  First law of thermodynamics  1 day 
Chapter 3  Second law of thermodynamics  Second law of thermodynamics  2 days 
Chapter 4  Pure substance  Pure substance  2 days 
Chapter 5  Mixture properties  Mixture properties  3 days 
Chapter 6  Chemical reaction equilibria  Chemical reaction equilibria  4 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 ).
THERMO

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  48  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  59hrs 
j. Heat Transfer
Chapter 1  Introduction to modes of heat transfer

Conduction, convection, thermal radiations 
2 days 
Chapter 2  Conduction

Basics, 1 dimensional steady state conduction with and without heat generation, transient heat conduction 
2 days 
Chapter 3  Convection

Basics, concept of boundary layer, different types of convections 
3 days 
Chapter 4  Radiations

Basics, laws, shape factor, radiation shields 
2 days 
Chapter 5  Heat exchangers

Types, analysis, overall heat transfer coefficients 
4 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 ).
HT

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  49  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  59hrs 
k. Instrumentation & Process Control
Chapter 1  Introduction

Process, process control 
1 day 
Chapter 2  Laplace transform  Laplace transform  1 day 
Chapter 3  Mathematical modelling

Process modelling, state variable and equations, linearization and nonlinearization 
2 days 
Chapter 4  Transfer function

Introduction, first order and second order behaviour 
2 days 
Chapter 5  Feedback controller

Introduction, dynamic behaviour, stability 
3 days 
Chapter 6  Frequency response analysis  Response of various inputs and systems  4 days 
Chapter 7  Instrumentation

Piping, diagram, process flow diagram, actuators 
2 days 
Chapter 8  Advance control  Various types of advance controls  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 ).
IPC

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  67  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  4  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  4  
Total  78hrs 
l. Mechanical Operations
Chapter 1  Screening of particles  Various processes involved in screening of particles  1 day 
Chapter 2  Size reduction

Introduction, equipment required 
2 days 
Chapter 3  Agitation and mixing  Agitation and mixing  3 days 
Chapter 4  Solid fluid separation  Various processes of separations  2 days 
Chapter 5  Transportation of solids  Equipment, conveyors 
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 ).
MO

Hours  Remarks  
Notes + Gate Questions  33  
Topic test from Aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
Subject test from aspiration.ai  3  with Analysis  
revision overall  3  
Total  42 hrs 