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Latest GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Exam Pattern

GATE Paper Code

AE: Aerospace Engineering
AG: Agricultural Engineering
AR: Architecture and Planning
BT: Biotechnology
CE: Civil Engineering
CH: Chemical Engineering
CS: Computer Science and Information Technology
CY: Chemistry
EC: Electronics and Communications
EE: Electrical Engineering
EY: Ecology and Evolution
GG: Geology and Geophysics
IN: Instrumentation Engineering
MA: Mathematics
ME: Mechanical Engineering
MN: Mining Engineering
MT: Metallurgical Engineering
PE: Petroleum Engineering
PH: Physics
PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE (A-H): Engineering Sciences
XL (P-U): Life Sciences

GATE Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)

Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.

Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.

Sample Questions

Verbal Ability

Q.1. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: To those of us who had always thought him timid, his ——— came as a surprise.
(A) intrepidity (B) inevitability (C) inability (D) inertness

Ans. (A)

Q.2. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence: Medicine is to illness as law is to _________
(A) discipline (B) anarchy (C) treason (D) etiquette

Ans. (B)

Q.3. Read the following paragraph : “The ordinary form of mercury thermometer is used for temperature ranging from –40oF to 500oF. For measuring temperature below –40oF, thermometers filled with alcohol are used.
These are, however, not satisfactory for use in high temperatures. When a mercury thermometer is used for temperature above 500oF, the space above the mercury is filled with some inert gas, usually nitrogen or carbon dioxide, placed in the thermometer under pressure. As the mercury rises, the gas pressures is increased, so that it is possible to use these thermometers for temperatures as high as 1000oF.” With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it was designed to be used for measuring temperature of about 500oF?
(A) Pyrometer (B) Inert gas (C) Iron and brass (D) Gas

Ans. (B)

Q.4. The cost of manufacturing tractors in Korea is twenty percent less than the cost of manufacturing tractors in Germany. Even after transportation fees and import taxes are added, it is still cheaper to import tractors from Korea to Germany than to produce tractors in Germany.
Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?
(A) Labour costs in Korea are twenty percent below those in Germany.
(B) Importing tractors into Germany will eliminate twenty percent of the manufacturing jobs in Germany.
(C) The costs of transporting a tractor from Korea to Germany is more than twenty percent of the cost of manufacturing the tractor in Korea.
(D) The import taxes on a tractor imported from Korea to Germany is less than twenty percent of the cost of manufacturing the tractor in Germany.

Ans. (D)

Numerical Ability

Q.5. In a survey, 3/16 of the people surveyed told that they preferred to use publictransport while commuting daily to office. 5/8 of the people surveyed told that theypreferred to use their own vehicles. The remaining 75 respondents said thatthey had no clear preference. How many people preferred to use publictransport?
(A) 75 (B) 100 (C) 125 (D) 133

Ans. (A)

AE (Aerospace Engineering)

Important Note for Candidates : In each of the following subjects the topics have been divided into two categories – Core Topics and Special Topics. The corresponding sections of the question paper will contain 90% of their questions on Core Topics and the remaining 10% on Special Topics.

Section1: Engineering Mathematics (GATE Entrance Exam)

Core Topics:

Linear Algebra: Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, rank of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem, chain rule, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, directional derivatives. Integration, Line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.

Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Special Topics:

Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.

Section 2: Flight Mechanics

Core Topics:

Basics: Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts;

Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent, absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds;

Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces;

Special Topics:

Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.

Section 3: Space Dynamics

Core Topics:

Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases.

Special Topics:

Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane.

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Section 4: Aerodynamics

Core Topics:

Basic Fluid Mechanics: Conservation laws: Mass, momentum (Integral and differential form);

Potential flow theory: sources, sinks, doublets, line vortex and their superposition; Viscosity, Reynold’s number.

Airfoils and wings: Airfoil nomenclature; Aerodynamic coefficients: lift, drag and moment; Kutta-Joukoswki theorem; Thin airfoil theory, Kutta condition, starting vortex; Finite wing theory: Induced drag, Prandtl lifting line theory; Critical and drag divergence Mach number.

Compressible Flows: Basic concepts of compressibility, Conservation equations; One dimensional compressible flows, Fanno flow, Rayleigh flow; Isentropic flows, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-Meyer flow; Flow through nozzles and diffusers.

Special Topics:

Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers; Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques.

Section 5: Structures

Core Topics:

Strength of Materials: States of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation. Mohr’s Circle. Principal stresses. Three-dimensional Hooke’s law. Plane stress and strain; Failure theories: Maximum stress, Tresca and von Mises; Strain energy. Castigliano’s principles. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and beams. Elastic flexural buckling of columns.

Flight vehicle structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials. Torsion, bending and flexural shear of thin-walled sections. Loads on aircraft.

Structural Dynamics:. Free and forced vibrations of undamped and damped SDOF systems. Free vibrations of undamped 2-DOF systems.

Special Topics:

Vibration of beams.
Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations, Airy’s stress function.

Section 6: Propulsion

Core Topics:

Basics: Thermodynamics, boundary layers and heat transfer and combustion thermochemistry.

Thermodynamics of aircraft engines: Thrust, efficiency and engine performance of turbojet, turboprop, turbo shaft, turbofan and ramjet engines, thrust augmentation of turbojets and turbofan engines. Aerothermodynamics of non-rotating propulsion components such as intakes, combustor and nozzle.

Axial compressors: Angular momentum, work and compression, characteristic performance of a single axial compressor stage, efficiency of the compressor and degree of reaction.

Axial turbines: Axial turbine stage efficiency Centrifugal compressor: Centrifugal compressor stage dynamics, inducer, impeller and diffuser.

Rocket propulsion: Thrust equation and specific impulse, vehicle acceleration, drag, gravity losses, multi-staging of rockets. Classification of chemical rockets, performance of solid and liquid propellant rockets.

No Special Topics


GATE Exam Syllabus for AG (Agricultural Engineering) 

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrices and determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.

Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability; partial derivatives; maxima and minima; sequences and series; tests for convergence; Fourier series, Taylor series.

Vector Calculus: Gradient; divergence and curl; line; surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE); Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; Partial Differential Equations – Laplace, heat and wave equations.

Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions; correlation and regression analysis; tests of significance, analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; numerical integration – trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; numerical solutions of ODE.

Section 2: Farm Machinery

Machine Design: Design and selection of machine elements – gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets and belts; overload safety devices used in farm machinery; measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement and acceleration on machine elements.

Farm Machinery: Soil tillage; forces acting on a tillage tool; hitch systems and hitching of tillage implements; functional requirements, principles of working, construction and operation of manual, animal and power operated equipment for tillage, sowing, planting, fertilizer application, inter-cultivation, spraying, mowing, chaff cutting, harvesting, threshing and transport; testing of agricultural machinery and equipment; calculation of performance parameters – field capacity, efficiency, application rate and losses; cost analysis of implements and tractors.

Section 3: Farm Power

Sources of Power: Sources of power on the farm – human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass; bio-fuels.

Farm Power: Thermodynamic principles of I.C. engines; I.C. engine cycles; engine components; fuels and combustion; lubricants and their properties; I.C. engine systems – fuel, cooling, lubrication, ignition, electrical, intake and exhaust; selection, operation, maintenance and repair of I.C. engines; power efficiencies and measurement; calculation of power, torque, fuel consumption, heat load and power losses.

Tractors and Powertillers: Type, selection, maintenance and repair of tractors and powertillers; tractor clutches and brakes; power transmission systems – gear trains, differential, final drives and power take-off; mechanics of tractor chassis; traction theory; three point hitches- free link and restrained link operations; mechanical steering and hydraulic control systems used in tractors; tractor tests and performance.
Human engineering and safety in design of tractor and agricultural implements.

Section 4: Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Fluid Mechanics: Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids; hydrostatic pressure and its measurement; hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface; continuity equation; Bernoulli’s theorem; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, Darcy- Weisbach and Hazen-Williams equations, Moody’s diagram; flow through orifices and notches; flow in open channels.

Soil Mechanics: Engineering properties of soils; fundamental definitions and relationships; index properties of soils; permeability and seepage analysis; shear strength, Mohr’s circle of stress, active and passive earth pressures; stability of slopes.

Hydrology: Hydrological cycle and components; meteorological parameters, their measurement and analysis of precipitation data; runoff estimation; hydrograph analysis, unit hydrograph theory and application; stream flow measurement; flood routing, hydrological reservoir and channel routing.

Surveying and Leveling: Measurement of distance and area; instruments for surveying and leveling; chain surveying, methods of traversing; measurement of angles and bearings, plane table surveying; types of leveling; theodolite traversing; contouring; computation of areas and volume.

Soil and Water Erosion: Mechanics of soil erosion, soil erosion types, wind and water erosion, factors affecting erosion; soil loss estimation; biological and engineering measures to control erosion; terraces and bunds; vegetative waterways; gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways; earthen dams.

Watershed Management: Watershed characterization; land use capability classification;rainwater harvesting structures,check dams and farm ponds.

Section 5: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Soil-Water-Plant Relationship: Water requirement of crops; consumptive use and evapotranspiration; measurement of infiltration, soil moisture and irrigation water infiltration.

Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods: Design of irrigation channels and underground pipelines; irrigation scheduling; surface, sprinkler and micro irrigation methods, design and evaluation of irrigation methods; irrigation efficiencies.

Agricultural Drainage: Drainage coefficient; planning, design and layout of surface and sub-surface drainage systems; leaching requirement and salinity control; irrigation and drainage water quality and reuse.

Groundwater Hydrology: Groundwater occurrence; Darcy’s Law, steady flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, evaluation of aquifer properties; groundwater recharge.

Wells and Pumps: Types of wells, steady flow through wells; classification of pumps; pump characteristics; pump selection and installation.

Section 6: Agricultural Processing Engineering

Drying: Psychrometry – properties of air-vapors mixture; concentration and drying of liquid foods – evaporators, tray, drum and spray dryers; hydrothermal treatment; drying and milling of cereals, pulses and oilseeds.

Size Reduction and Conveying: Mechanics and energy requirement in size reduction of granular solids; particle size analysis for comminuted solids; size separation by screening; fluidization of granular solids-pneumatic, bucket, screw and belt conveying; cleaning and grading; effectiveness of grain cleaners; centrifugal separation of solids, liquids and gases.

Processing and By-product Utilization: Processing of seeds, spices, fruits and vegetables; By-product utilization from processing industries.

Storage Systems: Controlled and modified atmosphere storage; perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.

Section 7: Dairy and Food Engineering

Heat and Mass Transfer: Steady state heat transfer in conduction, convection and radiation; transient heat transfer in simple geometry; working principles of heat exchangers; diffusive and convective mass transfer; simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations; material and energy balances in food
processing systems; water activity, sorption and desorption isotherms.

Preservation of Food: Kinetics of microbial death – pasteurization and sterilization of milk and other liquid foods; preservation of food by cooling and freezing; refrigeration and cold storage basics and applications.

AR (Architecture and Planning)

Section 1: Architecture and Design
Section 2: Building Materials, Construction and Management
Section 3: Building and Structures
Section 4: Environmental Planning and Design
Section 5: Urban Design
Section 6: Urban Planning and Housing
Section 7: Planning Techniques and Management
Section 8: Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

GATE Exam Syllabus for BT (Biotechnology)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Equations

Section 2: General Biotechnology

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Immunology
  • Bioinformatics

Section 3: Recombinant DNA Technology

Section 4: Plant and Animal Biotechnology

Section 5: Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

CH (Chemical Engineering)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

Section 4: Heat Transfer

Section 5: Mass Transfer

Section 6: Chemical Reaction Engineering

Section 7: Instrumentation and Process Control

Section 8: Plant Design and Economics

Section 9: Chemical Technology

CY (Chemistry)

Section 1: Physical Chemistry

  • Structure
  • Equilibrium
  • Kinetics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

Section 2: Inorganic Chemistry

  • Main Group Elements
  • Transition Elements
  • Lanthanides and Actinides
  • Organometallics
  • Radioactivity
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Solids
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Section 3: Organic Chemistry

  • Stereochemistry
  • Reaction Mechanisms
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Pericyclic Reactions and Photochemistry
  • Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Biomolecules
  • Spectroscopy

CE (Civil Engineering)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Random variables:
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Structural Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Displacement methods
  • Construction Materials and Management
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures

Section 3: Geotechnical Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering

Section 4: Water Resources Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation

Section 5: Environmental Engineering

  • Water and Waste Water
  • Municipal Solid Wastes
  • Noise Pollution

Section 6: Transportation Engineering

  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Highway Pavements
  • Traffic Engineering

Section 7: Geomatics Engineering

CS (Computer Science and Information Technology)

Section1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Probability

Computer Science and Information Technology

Section 2: Digital Logic

Section 3: Computer Organization and Architecture

Section 4: Programming and Data Structures

Section 5: Algorithms

Section 6: Theory of Computation

Section 7: Compiler Design

Section 8: Operating System

Section 9: Databases

  • ER‐model. Relational model

Section 10: Computer Networks

EY (Ecology and Evolution)

Section 1: Ecology

Section 2: Evolution

Section 3: Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology

Section 4: Behavioural Ecology

EE (Electrical Engineering)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Transform Theory

Section 2: Electric Circuits

Section 3: Electromagnetic Fields

Section 4: Signals and Systems

Section 5: Electrical Machines

Section 6: Power Systems

Section 7: Control Systems

Section 8: Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Section 9: Analog and Digital Electronics

Section 10: Power Electronics

EC (Electronics and Communications)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Vector Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Numerical Methods
  • Probability and Statistics

Section 2: Networks, Signals and Systems

  • Network solution methods
  • Continuous-time signals

Section 3: Electronic Devices

Section 4: Analog Circuits

Section 5: Digital Circuits

Section 6: Control Systems

Section 7: Communications

Section 8: Electromagnetics

GG (Geology and Geophysics)

Common Section

Earth and Planetary system – size, shape, internal structure and composition of the earth; concept of isostasy; elements of seismology – body and surface waves, propagation of body waves in the earth’s interior; Gravitational field of the Earth; geomagnetism and paleomagnetism; continental drift; plate tectonics – relationship with earthquakes, volcanism and mountain building; continental and oceanic crust – composition, structure and thickness.

Weathering and soil formation; landforms created by river, wind, glacier, ocean and volcanoes. Basic structural geology – stress, strain and material response; brittle and ductile deformation; nomenclature and classification of folds and faults. Crystallography – basic crystal symmetry and concept of point groups. Mineralogy – silicate crystal structure and determinative mineralogy of common rock forming minerals. Petrology – mineralogy and classification of common igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Geological time scale – geochronology and
absolute time. Stratigraphic principles; major stratigraphic divisions of India.

Geological and geographical distribution of mineral, coal and petroleum resources of India.

Introduction to remote sensing. Engineering properties of rocks and soils. Ground water geology.

Principles and applications of gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, seismic and radiometric methods of prospecting for oil, mineral and ground water; introductory well logging.

Part – A: Geology

Part – B: Geophysics

MA (Mathematics)

Section 1: Linear Algebra

Section 2: Complex Analysis

Section 3: Real Analysis

Section 4: Ordinary Differential Equations

Section 5: Algebra

Section 6: Functional Analysis

Section 7: Numerical Analysis

Section 8: Partial Differential Equations

Section 9: Topology

Section 10: Probability and Statistics

Section 11: Linear programming

ME (Mechanical Engineering)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equation
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Applied Mechanics and Design

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Theory of Machines
  • Vibrations
  • Machine Design

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat-Transfer
  • Thermodynamics

Section 4: Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

  • Engineering Materials
  • Casting, Forming and Joining Processes
  • Metrology and Inspection
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Inventory Control

MT (Metallurgical Engineering)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Thermodynamics and Rate Processes

Section 3: Extractive Metallurgy

Section 4: Physical Metallurgy

MN (Mining Engineering)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Diferential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section 2: Mine Development and Surveying

  • Mine Development
  • Mine Surveying

Section 3: Geomechanics and Ground Control

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Geomechanics
  • Ground Control

Section 4: Mining Methods and Machinery

  • Mining Methods
  • Mining Machinery

Section 5: Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards

  • Surface Environment
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Subsurface Hazards

Section 6: Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

  • Mine Economics
  • Mine Planning
  • Systems Engineering

PE (Petroleum Engineering)

1. Linear Algebra
2. Calculus
3. Differential equations
4. Complex variables
5. Probability and Statistics
6. Numerical Methods
7. Petroleum Exploration
8. Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology
9. Reservoir Engineering
10. Petroleum Production Operations
11. Offshore Drilling and Production Practices
12. Petroleum Formation Evaluation
13. Oil and Gas Well Testing
14. Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry
15. Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
16. Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering


Section 1: Mathematical Physics
Section 2: Classical Mechanics
Section 3: Electromagnetic Theory
Section 4: Quantum Mechanics
Section 6: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Section 7: Solid State Physics & Electronics
Section 8: Nuclear and Particle Physics


Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
Section 2: General Engineering
Section 3: Manufacturing Processes I
Section 4: Manufacturing Processes II
Section 5: Qualityand Reliability
Section 6: Industrial Engineering
Section 7: Operations research and Operations management

TF (Textile Engineering and Fibre Science)


Section 1: Textile Fibers
Section 2: Yarn manufacture, Yarn structure and Properties
Section 3: Fabric manufacture, Structure and Properties
Section 4: Textile Testing
Section 5: Chemical processing

XE-A (Compulsory for all XE candidates) Engineering Mathematics

Section 1: Linear Algebra
Section 2: Calculus
Section 3: Complex variables
Section 4: Ordinary Differential Equations
Section 5: Partial Differential Equations
Section 6: Probability and Statistics
Section 7: Numerical Methods

XE-B Fluid Mechanics

Section 1: Flow and Fluid Properties
Section 2: Kinematics
Section 3: Integral analysis
Section 4: Differential Analysis
Section 5: Inviscid flows
Section 6: Dimensional analysis
Section 7: Internal flows
Section 8: Prandtl boundary layer equations

XE-C Materials Science

Section 1: Processing of Materials
Section 2: Characterisation Techniques
Section 3: Structure and Imperfections
Section 4: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Section 5: Properties of Materials
Section 6: Material types
Section 7: Environmental Degradation
Section 8: Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

XE-D Solid Mechanics

XE-E Thermodynamics

Section 1: Basic Concepts
Section 2: First Law of Thermodynamics
Section 3: Second Law of Thermodynamics
Section 4: Properties of Pure Substances
Section 5: Thermodynamic Relations
Section 6: Thermodynamic Cycles
Section 7: Ideal Gas Mixtures

XE-F Polymer Science and Engineering

Section 1: Chemistry of high polymers
Section 2: Polymer Characterization
Section 3: Synthesis and properties
Section 4: Polymer blends and composites
Section 5: Polymer Technology
Section 6: Polymer rheology
Section 7: Polymer processing
Section 8: Polymer testing

XE – G Food Technology

Section 1: Food Chemistry and Nutrition
Section 2: Food Microbiology
Section 3: Food Products Technology
Section 4: Food Engineering

XE-H: Atmospheric & Ocean Science

Section A: Atmospheric Science
Section B: Ocean Sciences

XL-P Chemistry

Section 1: Atomic Structure and Periodicity
Section 2: Structure and Bonding
Section 3: s, p and d Block Elements
Section 4: Chemical Equilibria
Section 5: Electrochemistry
Section 6: Reaction Kinetics
Section 7: Thermodynamics
Section 8: StructureReactivity

XL-Q Biochemistry

Section 1:
Organization of life; Importance of water; Structure and function of biomolecules: Amino acids, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic acids; Protein structure, folding and function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin, Lysozyme, Ribonuclease A, Carboxypeptidase and Chymotrypsin.

Section 2:
Enzyme kinetics including its regulation and inhibition, Vitamins and Coenzymes ; Metabolism and bioenergetics; Generation and utilization of ATP; Metabolic pathways and their regulation: glycolysis, TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, oxidative phosphorylation,gluconeogenesis, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism; Metabolism of Nitrogen containing compounds: nitrogen fixation, amino acids and nucleotides. Photosynthesis: Calvin cycle.

Section 3:
Biochemical separation techniques: ion exchange, size exclusion and affinity chromatography, Characterization of biomolecules by electrophoresis, UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry.

Section 4:
Cell structure and organelles; Biological membranes; Transport across membranes; Signal transduction; Hormones and neurotransmitters.

Section 5:
DNA replication, transcription and translation; Biochemical regulation of gene expression; Recombinant DNA technology and applications: PCR, site directed mutagenesis and DNA-microarray.

Section 6:
Immune system: Active and passive immunity; Complement system; Antibody structure, function and diversity; Cells of the immune system: T, B and macrophages; T and B cell activation; Major histocompatibilty complex; T cell receptor; Immunological techniques: Immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoresis, RIA and ELISA.

XL-R Botany

Section 1: Plant Systematics
Section 2: Plant Anatomy:
Section 3: Morphogenesis & Development
Section 4: Physiology and Biochemistry
Section 5: Genetics
Section 6: Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
Section 7: Economic Botany
Section 8: Plant Pathology
Section 9: Ecology and Environment

XL – S Microbiology

Section 1: Historical Perspective
Section 2: Methods in Microbiology
Section 3: Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity
Section 4: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
Section 5: Microbial Growth
Section 6: Control of Micro-organisms
Section 7: Microbial Metabolism
Section 8: Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction
Section 9: Chemotherapy/Antibiotics
Section 10: Microbial Genetics
Section 11: Microbial Ecology

XL – T Zoology

Section 1: Animal world
Section 2: Evolution
Section 3: Genetics
Section 4: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Section 5: Cell Biology
Section 6: Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Section 7: Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Section 8: Parasitology and Immunology
Section 9: Development Biology
Section 10: Ecology
Section 11: Animal Behaviour

XL – U Food Technology

Section 1: Food Chemistry and Nutrition
Section 2: Food Microbiology
Section 3: Food Products Technology
Section 4: Food Engineering

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