Get detailed Syllabus for GATE Petroleum Engineering (PE) 2022 exam. Check the Sectionwise Weightage, and best books for GATE Petroleum Engineering (PE).
Petroleum Engineering is a field of engineering that involves the various processes of oil and gas exploration. The process of exploration also involves innovation and designing methods for future exploration of these resources. Candidates who wish to pursue an M.Sc in Petroleum Engineering are required to clear the GATE Petroleum Engineering paper as part of the admissions process of various reputed colleges in India. The following is the Syllabus for the GATE 2022 Petroleum Engineering Examination.
GATE Petroleum Engineering (PE) Sectionwise Syllabus 2022
The syllabus for the Petroleum Engineering paper for GATE 2022 is divided into three sections. These sections are:
 General Aptitude (GA)
 Engineering Mathematics
 Petroleum Engineering (PE)
The SectionWise weightage for GATE Petroleum Engineering is as follows
 General Aptitude  15%
 Engineering Mathematics  13%
 Core Subjects of Petroleum Engineering  72%
General Aptitude Syllabus for GATE 2022
General Aptitude is a compulsory subject for all candidates attempting the GATE 2022 paper.
Major topics and subtopics are given in the table below.
Topics  Subtopics 
Verbal Aptitude  Basic English Grammar: Tenses, Articles, Adjectives, Prepositions, Conjunctions, VerbNoun Agreement, and Other Parts of SpeechBasic Vocabulary: Words, Idioms, and Phrases In ContextReading and ComprehensionNarrative Sequencing 
Quantitative Aptitude  Data Interpretation: Data Graphs (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, and Other Graphs Representing Data), 2 and 3Dimensional Plots, Maps, and TablesNumerical Computation and Estimation: Ratios, Percentages, Powers, Exponents and Logarithms, Permutations and Combinations, and SeriesMensuration and GeometryElementary Statistics and Probability 
Analytical Aptitude  Logic: Deduction and InductionAnalogyNumerical Relations and Reasoning 
Spatial Aptitude  Transformation of Shapes: Translation, Rotation, Scaling, Mirroring, Assembling, and GroupingPaper Folding, Cutting, and Patterns In 2 and 3 Dimensions 
GATE Engineering Mathematics Syllabus 2022
Engineering Mathematics comprises various topics of mathematics that are used by engineers to solve various complex realworld problems. The various topics and subtopics to be prepared are given below.
Topic  Subtopics 
Linear Algebra 

Calculus 

Differential equations 

Complex variables: 

Probability and Statistics 

Numerical Methods: 

GATE Petroleum Engineering Core Subjects Syllabus 2022
This section is the most important one for the GATE petroleum engineering exam as its topics make up 72% of the weightage. It comprises ten topics which have been given in detail in the following table.
Topic  Subtopics 
Petroleum Exploration 

Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology 

Reservoir Engineering 

Petroleum Production Operations 

Offshore Drilling and Production Practices 

Petroleum Formation Evaluation 

Oil and Gas Well Testing 

Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry 

Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques 

Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering 

Books for GATE Petroleum Engineering (PE) Exam
The following are the books that can be referred to by candidates for the GATE PE exam.
Books for Engineering Mathematics
 Advanced Engineering Mathematics by RK Jain, SRK Iyengar
 Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S. Grewal
Books for Petroleum Engineering
 Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering by L. P. Dake
 Oil Well Testing Handbook by Amanat U. Chaudhry
 Reservoir Engineering Handbook by Amar Kumar
 Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production by Norman J. Hyne
 Drilling Engineering by Jamal J. Azar and G. Robello Samuel
 Petroleum Refining Processes by Rakesh Rathi
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