GATE Chemical Engineering

Career Avenues GATE Courses for Chemical Engineering (CH branch).

India’s #1 GATE preparation course for Chemical Engineering.
(Over 140+ Chemical students in IIT/IISc via GATE 2014, 2015 and 2016)


Career Avenues conducts Classroom Program for General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Chemical 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 Chemical Engineering technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests).

Separate books comprising theory and question on Heat and Mass Transfer, CRE, Chemical Technology, Instrumentation and Process Control, Process Calculation, Plant Design and Economics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, 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:
a) Printed Books : Rs. 10,000
b) Books (Soft copy on Pen Drive): Rs. 6000
c) Books (Soft copy online) : Rs. 5000

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Postal course + VDO lecture combo course


Postal Course (with Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 10000            
b) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 6000           
c) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 5000

VDO Lectures (with Test Series):

d) GATE Drive (No internet required): Rs. 7500          

e) Online (Requires internet): Rs. 6000

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

a+d: Rs. 14000          a+e: Rs. 12500           

b+d: Rs. 11000          c+e: Rs. 9000 

Online Test Series: Rs. 3000

Discounts are on all courses (except test series) and are based on Past GATE performance

  • Below AIR 500: Rs. 2000
  • Below AIR 1250: Rs. 1500
  • Below AIR 2500: Rs. 1000

To enroll, click here: Enroll

VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and core Chemical areas 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 150 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty.

Learn core Chemical concepts from IITians. India's most popular GATE Chemical VDO lectures.

Free Online 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: Rs. 7500 (for latest GATE validity)

GATE Drive Extended validity : Rs. 2000 per year

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

India's No. 1 and 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. 14000 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and GATE Drive)

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 12500 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and Online VDOs)

Note: See more lower fees Combo course options under Course Fees box.

Test Series (Online)

100 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Chemical 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. India's No. 1 GATE Chemical Test Series.


Course Fee: Rs. 3000

Past GATE Results (CH Batch)
No. 1 in results: 140+ students under top 300 AIR in GATE 2014, 2015 and 2016 combined

AIR 1: Ronika
AIR 8: Sonam
AIR 10: Anupam
AIR 14: Abhishek
AIR 24: Dhiraj
AIR 32: Deepesh
AIR 39: Anugrah
AIR 42: Deepshika
AIR 64: Suraj
AIR 72: Nishant

Faculty Profile (CH Batch)

24 active CH faculty from IITs and IISc

IIT Mumbai – 13, IISc – 5, IIT Chennai – 2, IIT Kanpur – 2, IIT Delhi – 2.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 1.

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GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering (CH)


Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.

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

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; degree of freedom analysis. First and Second laws of thermodynamics. First law application to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibria.

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation, Macroscopic friction factors, energy balance, dimensional analysis, shell balances, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of solids.

Heat Transfer: Conduction, convection and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their design.

Mass Transfer: Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.

Chemical Reaction Engineering: Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.

Instrumentation and Process Control: Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, transfer functions and dynamic responses of simple systems, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response and controller tuning, cascade, feed forward control.

Plant Design and Economics: Process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors; principles of process economics and cost estimation including total annualized cost, cost indexes, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in design.

Chemical Technology: Inorganic chemical industries; sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries; polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers. More Information (Chemical Engineering)



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2014 paper2014 Answer Key

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Number of GATE Takers

Some key statistics about GATE – CH

Number of Test Takers 2011 : 12994

Number of Test Takers 2012 : 11407

Number of Test Takers 2013 : 14835

Number of Test Takers 2014 : 15844

GATE 2014: Qualifying marks

General: 35.14, Qualifying marks OBC: 31.62, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 23.43

Test Matrix Chemical Engineering

GATE Chemical 2010-2014