GATE Physics

Career Avenues GATE Courses for Physics (PH).
Study Material, VDO Lectures and India's Best Test Series


Career Avenues conducts Classroom Program for General Aptitude portion only 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 and all Physics technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (50 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests).

Course comprises theory and questions on Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Condensed Matter Physics, Thermodynamics, Mathematical and Statistical Physics, Electromagnetic Theory and Electronics.

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

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Course 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. 2000

f) Online: Rs. 1500

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

b+e: Rs. 12500          b+f: Rs. 12000          

c+e: Rs. 6000            d+f: Rs. 5000 

Online Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000

Online Special Test Series: Rs. 1000

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive or Online)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of general aptitude as per GATE syllabus.

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

Over 30 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty

Free Online Standard Test Series (50 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests)

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

Course Fee: 

e) GATE Drive : Rs. 2000 (for latest GATE validity)

f) Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 1500 (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. 12500

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures): Rs. 12000

Course Fee (Softcopy Books and VDO Lectures - on Pen Drive): Rs. 6000

Course Fee (Softcopy Books and VDO Lectures - Online): Rs. 5000

To enroll, click here: GATE Library


Test Series (Online)

50 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Physics technical and General aptitude

5 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 (50 Section Tests + 5 Mocks)

Special Test Series: Rs. 1000(Only Mocks)

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

Past GATE Results (PH Branch)

AIR 5: Dhananjay
AIR 17: Jeet
AIR 23: Mrinalini
AIR 41: Dipshika
AIR 58: Thomas

Faculty Profile (PH Batch)

6 active PH faculty from IITs and IISc

IIT Mumbai – 3, IISc – 2, IIT Delhi – 1.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 5.

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  • Aditya Raman (99.62 percentile)

    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 Physics (PH)


Mathematical Physics: Linear vector space; matrices; vector calculus; linear differential equations; elements of complex analysis; Laplace transforms, Fourier analysis, elementary ideas about tensors.

Classical Mechanics: Conservation laws; central forces, Kepler problem and planetary motion; collisions and scattering in laboratory and centre of mass frames; mechanics of system of particles; rigid body dynamics; moment of inertia tensor; noninertial frames and pseudo forces; variational principle; Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s formalisms; equation of motion, cyclic coordinates, Poisson bracket; periodic motion, small oscillations, normal modes; special theory of relativity – Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics, mass-energy equivalence.

Electromagnetic Theory: Solution of electrostatic and magnetostatic problems includingboundary value problems;dielectrics andconductors; Biot-Savart’s and Ampere’s laws; Faraday’s law; Maxwell’s equations; scalar and vector potentials; Coulomb and Lorentz gauges; Electromagnetic waves and their reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction and polarization. Poynting vector, Poynting theorem, energy and momentum of electromagnetic waves; radiation from a moving charge.

Quantum Mechanics: Physical basis of quantum mechanics; uncertainty principle; Schrodinger equation; one, two and three dimensional potential problems; particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom; linear vectors and operators in Hilbert space; angular momentum and spin; addition of angular momenta; time independent perturbation theory; elementary scattering theory.

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics: Laws of thermodynamics; macrostates and microstates; phase space; probability ensembles; partition function, free energy, calculation of thermodynamic quantities; classical and quantum statistics; degenerate Fermi gas; black body radiation and Planck’s distribution law; Bose-Einstein condensation; first and second order phase transitions, critical point.

Atomic and Molecular Physics: Spectra of one- and many-electron atoms; LS and jj coupling; hyperfine structure; Zeeman and Stark effects; electric dipole transitions and selection rules; X-ray spectra; rotational and vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules; electronic transition in diatomic molecules, Franck-Condon principle; Raman effect; NMR and ESR; lasers.

Solid State Physics: Elements of crystallography; diffraction methods for structure determination; bonding in solids; elastic properties of solids; defects in crystals; lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids; free electron theory; band theory of solids; metals, semiconductors and insulators; transport properties; optical, dielectric and magnetic properties of solids; elements of superconductivity.

Nuclear and Particle Physics: Nuclear radii and charge distributions, nuclear binding energy, Electric and magnetic moments; nuclear models, liquid drop model – semi-empirical mass formula, Fermi gas model of nucleus, nuclear shell model; nuclear force and two nucleon problem; Alpha decay, Beta-decay, electromagnetic transitions in nuclei;Rutherford scattering,nuclear reactions, conservation laws; fission and fusion;particle accelerators and detectors; elementary particles, photons, baryons, mesons and leptons; quark model.

Electronics: Network analysis; semiconductor devices; Bipolar Junction Transistors, Field Effect Transistors, amplifier and oscillator circuits; operational amplifier, negative feedback circuits ,active filters and oscillators; rectifier circuits, regulated power supplies; basic digital logic circuits, sequential circuits, flip-flops, counters, registers, A/D and D/A conversion.


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Number of GATE Takers

Some key statistics about GATE – PH

Number of Test Takers 2011 : 6651

Number of Test Takers 2012 : N.A.

Number of Test Takers 2013 : 7497

Number of Test Takers 2014 : 6132

GATE 2014: Qualifying marks

General: 31.72, Qualifying marks OBC: 28.55,

Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 21.15