GATE Instrumentation Engineering

Career Avenues GATE Instrumentation Engineering.
Study Material, VDO Lectures and India's Best Test Series


Career Avenues conducts Classroom Program for General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Instrumentation Core Topics at all our offices. Please contact the office closest to you for fees and batch details.

Career Avenues Classes are designed to ensure an optimum mix of theoretical learning and problem solving. We aim to overall spend atleast 50% of the class time in question solving, and cover atleast 5 years of past GATE questions in class.

Our faculties are all from IIT or IISc with a top GATE score.

All India Telephone Number (Call/SMS/Whatsapp): 0-99304 06349


The postal course comprises theory booklets in the areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and  all Instrumentation Engineering technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests).

Comprises theory and question on Network Theory, Signal Systems, Control Systems, Digital and Analog Electronics, Measurements, Analytical - Optical - Biomedical Instrumentation, Transducers, Industrial Instruments, etc.

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Revised this year as per latest GATE pattern.

Course Fee (without Online Test Series):

a) Only Printed Books : Rs. 8000

Course Fee (with Online Standard Test Series):
b) Printed Books : Rs. 11000
c) Books (Soft copy on Pen Drive): Rs. 5000 
d) Books (Soft copy online) : Rs. 4000

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Combo Course = Postal course + VDO lectures

To enroll, click here: GATE Library


Postal Course (without Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 8000  

Postal Course (with Online Standard Test Series):

b) Printed Format: Rs. 11000             
c) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 5000            
d) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 4000

VDO Lectures (with Online Standard Test Series):

e) GATE Drive: Rs. 7500

f) Online: Rs. 5000

Combo (Postal + VDO with Test Series): Most Popular

b+e: Rs. 15000          b+f: Rs. 14000          

c+e: Rs. 10000            d+f: Rs. 7500 

Online Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000

Online Special Test Series: Rs. 1000

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and core Instrumentation areas as per GATE syllabus.

Special VDO lectures for IN specific topics like Transducers, Biomedical Instrumentation, etc. by IIT alumni.

GATE Drive is a secure pen drive and can work on any laptop or PC on any operating system. Internet not required.

Over 150 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty.

Free Online Standard Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests)

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee: 

e) GATE Drive : Rs. 7500 (for latest GATE validity)

f) Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 5000 (for latest GATE validity)

Extended validity : Rs. 1000 per year

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

Most popular GATE prep program in the country. Postal Course + VDO Lectures!!

Comprehensive preparation. Almost as good as a classroom.

Upgrade anytime to Classroom course by paying difference in fees.

Course Fee (Printed Books and VDO Lectures on Pen Drive): Rs. 15000

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures): Rs. 14000

Course Fee (Softcopy Books and VDO Lectures - on Pen Drive): Rs. 10000

Course Fee (Softcopy Books and VDO Lectures - Online): Rs. 7500

To enroll, click here: GATE Library


Test Series (Online)

100 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Instrumentation Engineering technical, Math and General aptitude, including past GATE questions

15 full length GATE mock tests

All questions with detailed explanatory answers

Online Test platform just like GATE with Virtual Calculator and Automated Strength/Weakness Analysis.

Can be downloaded as an App on Smartphones too.

Rated best test platform in India.

Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000 (100 Section Tests + 15 Mocks)

Special Test Series: Rs. 1000(Only Mocks)

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

Past GATE Results (Instrumentation Branch)
You need 97 percentile to get int top IITs

99.82 percentile: Sumit
99.71 percentile: Altaf
99.18 percentile: Sarojini
98.73 percentile: Priya
98.49 percentile: Pooja
98.40 percentile: Anjali

Faculty Profile (IN Batch)

42 active IN faculty from IITs and IISc (including some who take lectures for EE and EC)

IIT Mumbai – 22, IISc – 11, IIT Chennai – 3, IIT Kanpur – 2, IIT Delhi – 2, IIT Kgp – 2.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 1.

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    Thank you Career Avenues for the fantastic study material. It helped me do a structured preparation and enabled me to crack GATE.

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Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN)


Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.

Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, 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, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.

Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson,Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.

Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Transform Theory: Fourier transform,Laplace transform, Z-transform.


Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems:Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal Analysis. Circuit theorems. One-port and two-port Network Functions. Static and dynamic characteristics of Measurement Systems. Error and uncertainty analysis. Statistical analysis of data and curve fitting.

Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation: Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive and piezoelectric transducers and their signal conditioning. Measurement of displacement, velocity and acceleration (translational and rotational), force, torque, vibration and shock. Measurement of pressure, flow, temperature and liquid level.Measurement of pH, conductivity, viscosity and humidity.

Analog Electronics: Characteristics of diode, BJT, JFET and MOSFET. Diode circuits. Transistors at low and high frequencies, Amplifiers, single and multi-stage. Feedback amplifiers. Operational amplifiers, characteristics and circuit configurations. Instrumentation amplifier. Precision rectifier. V-to-I and I-to-V converter. Op-Amp based active filters. Oscillators and signal generators.

Digital Electronics: Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. IC families, TTL, MOS and CMOS. Arithmetic circuits. Comparators, Schmitt trigger, timers and mono-stable multi-vibrator. Sequential circuits, flip-flops, counters, shift registers. Multiplexer, S/H circuit.Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters. Basics of number system.Microprocessor applications, memory and input-output interfacing. Microcontrollers.

Signals, Systems and Communications: Periodic and aperiodic signals. Impulse response, transfer function and frequency response of first- and second order systems. Convolution, correlation and characteristics of linear time invariant systems. Discrete time system, impulse and frequency response. Pulse transfer function. IIR and FIR filters. Amplitude and frequency modulation and demodulation. Sampling theorem, pulse code modulation. Frequency and time division multiplexing. Amplitude shift keying, frequency shift keying and pulse shift keying for digital modulation.

Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers, measurement of R,L and C. Measurements of voltage, current, power, power factor and energy. A.C & D.C current probes. Extension of instrument ranges. Q-meter and waveform analyzer. Digital voltmeter and multi-meter. Time, phase and frequency measurements. Cathode ray oscilloscope. Serial and parallel communication. Shielding and grounding.

Control Systems and Process Control: Feedback principles. Signal flow graphs. Transient Response, steady-state-errors. Routh and Nyquist criteria. Bode plot, root loci. Time delay systems. Phase and gain margin. State space representation of systems. Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system components. Synchro pair, servo and step motors. On-off, cascade, P, P-I, P-I-D, feed forward and derivative controller, Fuzzy controllers.

Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation: Mass spectrometry. UV, visible and IR spectrometry. X-ray and nuclear radiation measurements. Optical sources and detectors, LED, laser, Photo-diode, photo-resistor and their characteristics. Interferometers, applications in metrology. Basics of fiber optics. Biomedical instruments, EEG, ECG and EMG. Clinical measurements. Ultrasonic transducers and Ultrasonography. Principles of Computer Assisted Tomography.


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2014 paper2014 Answer Key

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Number of GATE Takers

Some key statistics about GATE – IN

Number of Test Takers 2011 : 18456

Number of Test Takers 2012 : 11407

Number of Test Takers 2013 : 28249

Number of Test Takers 2014 : 22367

GATE 2014: Qualifying marks

General: 25.00, Qualifying marks OBC: 22.50, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 16.67

Test Matrix Instrumentation Engineering

GATE Instrumentation 2010-2014