GATE 2021 Syllabus for Statistics, Preparation Tips and Books

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    In the year 2019, Statistics was added as a new subject in GATE. GATE 2021 Statistics Syllabus will consist of topics like Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, etc. GATE aspirants must go through the syllabus to prepare for the exam and ace it with ease. GATE 2021 Statistics paper will be based on the difficulty level of graduation.

    GATE statistics paper will have a total of 65 questions of 100 marks. Out of 65 questions, 10 questions will be asked from General Aptitude worth of 15 marks and the remaining 55 questions from the core subject syllabusCheck GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    After qualifying GATE candidates will be to get admission in M.Tech programs offered by prestigious institutes like IITs, NIts, etc. Other than admission to M.Tech courses, candidates can also apply for  PSU recruitment through GATE  offered by various PSUs. 


    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Statistics

    GATE 2021 Syllabus for Statistics

    Below given is a detailed syllabus of GATE statics paper:

    • Section 1: Calculus – Statistics aspirants should prepare calculus as it is one of the vast and important topics comprising of many theorems, derivatives, and series, etc.
    • Section 2: Linear Algebra – The questions from linear algebra may be tricky and difficult to solve but GATE aspirant should prepare the syllabus to ace the exam.
    • Section 3: Probability – Probability consists of means, variables, functions, distributions, etc.
    • Section 4: Stochastic Processes – GATE Statistics consist of the study of random processes of time and random variables. The question paper is set in a tricky manner.
    • Section 5: Inference – Inference comprises of mostly Rules and Modus of inference. However, the GATE aspirant should be aware of the time and solve the questions in time.
    • Section 6: Regression Analysis – Regression, polynomial and linear regression is a time taking topics. GATE aspirants must prepare for Regression analysis to qualify for GATE exam.
    • Section 7: Multivariate Analysis – Multivariate Analysis consists of a Machine Learning Algorithm and is considered to be one of the easiest programming languages. GATE aspirants must score well in this topic if they have prepared all the topics.
    • Section 8: Design of Experiments – Design of Experiment mainly focuses on the relationship between the output of the product and the factors affecting it. The candidate should use their practical knowledge to qualify for the exam.

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    Weightage of Topics in GATE 2021 Statistics Syllabus

    Weightage of Topics in GATE 2021 Statistics Syllabus

    • Sample Question 1: A fair die is rolled two times independently. Given that the outcome on the first roll is 1, the expected value of the sum of the two outcomes is _____________?
    • Sample Question 2: Let A be a 6 × 6 complex matrix with A 3 ≠ 0 and A 4 = 0. Then the number of Jordan blocks of A is ___________?
    • Sample Question 3: Let X1, ... , Xn be a random sample drawn from a population with probability density function f(x; θ) = θx θ−1, 0 ≤ x ≤ 1, θ > 0. Then the maximum likelihood estimator of θ is ______________?
    Important TopicsWeightage
    Calculus10
    Probability15
    Multivariate Analysis12
    Linear Equations8

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    Important Books for GATE 2021 Statistics

    Important Books for GATE 2021 Statistics

    gate statistics
    Title of the bookName of the Author/ Publication
    Programmed Statistics (Question-Answers)B.L. Agarwal
    Miller and Freund’s Probability and Statistics  For EngineersPearson
    Introduction to Methods of Numerical AnalysisS.S. Sastry

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Statistics

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Statistics

    GATE marks are distributed according to the guidelines formulated by the conducting body of the exam. While preparing for GATE ST, candidates should have good knowledge about GATE Exam Pattern. 

    • Mode of Examination: Online
    • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
    • Types of questions: MCQs and NATs (Numerical Answer Type)
    • Total Sections: 3 Sections – General Aptitude, Mathematics and Subject-based
    • No. of questions: 65 questions
    • Total marks: 100 marks
    • Negative marking: Only for MCQs
    Section Distribution of Marks  Total MarksTypes of questions
    General Aptitude
    • 5 questions of 1 mark each
    • 5 questions of 2 marks each
    15 marks MCQs
    Statistics
    • 25 questions of 1 mark each
    • 30 questions of 2 marks each 
    85 marksMCQs and NATs

    How to Prepaper for GATE 2021 Statistics Paper?

    GATE Preparation Tips for GATE 2021 Statistics (ST) Paper

    1. Practice Papers and Mock Tests

    • Practice Papers: With the help of papers of previous years or model test papers candidates can get an idea about the weightage of the questions, type of questions, important topics, etc. Candidates are advised to solve the questions from previous years' papers after completion of each topic. 
    • Mock Tests: Mock Tests are online tests and they give the feel of the real exam. you can check your level of preparation, accuracy, and speed while attempting the mock test. Candidates are suggested to go for the mock test only after the completion of whole syllabus. 

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    2. Video Lectures

    Candidates can attend online video lectures from experts. This will help you in clearing the concepts. You can fix a day in your time table to watch a few video lectures. No need to do it on a regular basis. 

    3. Daily Revision & Making Notes

    • ​Daily revision is very helpful in remembering all the important points or formulas.
    • Candidates should devote 2-3 hours daily for revision of all the important topics that they have covered.
    • To make revisions easy, you can make notes for revision. 
    • These notes should have all the important tricks, tips, formulas, etc. 

    4. Follow a Time Table

    • Candidates following a time table can easily cover all the topics.
    • Time Table provide a routine to candidates.
    Time TableActivities
    5:00 AM to 8:00 AMRevision from Notes
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AMTake a Break
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PMStart a New Topic
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PMTake a Break
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMComplete the topic/ Go through the same topic again
    10:00 PMWrite down important points covered in the day and sleep early


    5. Do’s and Don’ts of Preparation

    • Do not overdo with preparations. Take frequent breaks as well.
    • Initially, when you will begin your preparations, you won’t be able to score much in mock tests or solve many questions correctly. Do not get de-motivated because of it. It is just the indication of the level you are at. Analyze your weak areas and master them.
    • Do not compare your progress & preparation with your classmates or friends. You have your own skills, strategies, plans and speed. Comparing will never help. So just focus on improving yourself.
    • Do not lose track of your goal. It is very important to stay focused on your goal till the end. You may have a bad day, but do not lose track.
    • Do not compromise your health. Health is very important. So, take proper care of yourself.

    Must Read:  Preparation Tips from GATE Topper

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers 

    Candidates who are planning to appear for GATE 2021 can check the syllabus of their respective subjects from the links provided in the table below:

    PaperCodePaperCode
    Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
    Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
    Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
    Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
    Engineering SciencesXEProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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