GATE 2021 Textile Engineering Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Weightage of Topics

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    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science are among the most challenging and primary fields of engineering and it deals with the application of scientific and engineering principles needed to design and manage the aspects of fiber, textile, and apparel processes, products, etc. GATE Textile Engineering is a computer based test conducted at the national level in the country to examine the understanding of various engineering and science undergraduate subjects. 

    • There are a total of three sections that the candidates are supposed to prepare while giving the TF test. 
    • The sections asked in this exam include Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude, and the core subject.  Check GATE 2021 Textile Engineering Syllabus
    • GATE test-takers are suggested to adhere to the latest exam pattern along with referring to the GATE 2021 syllabus for the TF section for a detailed understanding of the course.

    GATE score enables students to gain admission to various prestigious PG programs in IITs, NITs, etc. Students can also get direct interview calls for prestigious PSU jobs in India after clearing GATE.

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    Highlights of GATE 2021 Textile Engineering Exam Pattern

    • There are 3 sections in the examination- General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Subject- wise questions.
    • The duration of the paper is 3 hours and the score is valid for a period of the next 3 years.
    • The entrance test will have two types of questions including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. Marks will be deducted in case of a wrong attempt for MCQs questions only.
    • The papers of GATE 2021 will have questions related to the General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics in addition to the main subject of the paper.
    • In the GATE Textile Engineering paper, 15% weightage will be given to the Engineering section while General Aptitude and the remaining topics will hold 15% and 70% each.
    Duration of the examA total of 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Number of Questions65
    Total Marks100
    Questions TypeThere will be two type of questions asked in the exam: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical based Questions
    Total sectionsThree; General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Textile Engineering
    Marking SchemeOne Mark MCQs (one-third marks will be cut in case of wrong attempt) while for 2 Mark MCQs (two-third marks will be deducted)

    Why Knowledge of Exam Pattern is important?

    Knowing the exam pattern of the GATE exam will assist the students to create a strong preparation strategy. The official brochure announced by IIT is of much use for the candidates giving the exam near year. Also, solving last year’s papers will help the students to boost their preparation.

    GATE exam is conducted aiming to judge the individual’s abilities in various grounds related to the course they are planning to opt in the future.

    • Textile Engineering deals a lot with the usage of scientific and engineering principles while designing and managing all aspects of fiber, textile, and apparel processes, products, and machinery.
    • The more the GATE TF practice papers are solved by the candidates, the better understanding they will develop. Once he/she gets get familiar with the latest exam pattern, they can easily score good marks in the GATE entrance test.
    • Make sure that you don’t miss Engineering Maths/Aptitude section while preparing for the entrance test. Both of these sections are important and help in ensuring a good score.
    • Make short notes related to all the important topics, concepts, formulas, tricks, etc. while preparing for the GATE exam.
    • In the test, 70% weightage will be given to subject-specific questions while 15% question each will be asked from the maths & general aptitude section.

    GATE 2021 Textile Engineering Exam Pattern

    Details of GATE 2021 Textile Engineering Exam Pattern

    Type of Question: There will be two types of questions asked in the exam which includes Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

    Sections: There will be three sections in the question paper including:

    • General aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • The subject selected by the candidates (Textile Engineering)

    Marking Scheme: For the MCQs holding weightage of 1 Mark, one-third marks will be deducted for the wrong attempts while for 2 Mark MCQs, the deduction will be of two-third marks. No marks will be given for the questions left unanswered.

    Negative marking: No marks will be deducted for the wrong answers in Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

    GATE Textile Engineering Marking Scheme

    The distribution of marks according to the three sections is given in the table below:

    GATE 2020 Paper SectionsMarks Distribution
    Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF) Subject Questions70% of the total marks.
    Engineering Mathematics15% of the total marks.
    General Aptitude (GA)15% of the total marks.
    • The question paper consists of 65 questions worth 100 marks.
    • Each correct answer will fetch you one or two marks. However, incorrect answers will lead to negative marking.
    • There is a provision of negative marking in the MCQ questions while NAT questions do not carry any negative marking.

    Negative Marking

    Type of questionsMarks for the correct answerNegative marking for the incorrect answer
    Multiple Choice Questions1 or 2 marks1/3rd for 1 mark questions and 2/3rd for 2 marks questions
    Numerical Answer type Questions1 or 2 marksNo negative marking

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    Important topics of GATE Textile Engineering

    Important topics of GATE Textile Engineering

    The complete syllabus of Textile Engineering and Fibre Science is divided into 3 sections which include Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude and Textile Engineering.

    Different topics come under each of the sections, some of the important topics asked in the exam include:

    Engineering MathematicsLinear Algebra (Matrices and Determinants, Eigenvalues, Systems of linear equations) Differential equations (Linear and non-linear; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; heat and wave equations.) Calculus (Continuity and differentiability, Maxima and minima; sequences and concepts; Test for convergence; Fourier series.) Probability and Statistics (Mean, mode and median; Random variables; Correlation and regression analysis.) Numerical Methods (Solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule)
    Textile FibreTypes of textile fibers; Important requirements of fiber forming polymers; Properties and benefits of natural and man- made fibres; physical and chemical ways of fiber and blend identification and blend analysis.

    Besides the above-mentioned topics, many other topics are important from the exam point of view and the students must refer to them as well.

    Sample Questions From Important Topics

    Sample Questions From Important Topics

    Question 1- Once a team of analysts discovered the problem, we _________ in a better position to comment on the issue.

    Which one of the following options CANNOT be filled in the blank?

    (A) will be (B) were to be

    (C) are going to be (D) might be

    (A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 4 (D) 6

    The correct answer is B

    Question 2- A final test is the _________ of a series of evaluations that a student has to go through.

    (A) culmination (B) consultation

    (C) desperation (D) insinuation

    The correct answer is A

    Question 3- The product of three integers X, Y and Z is equal to 192. Z is equal to 4 while P is equal to the average of X and Y. What is the minimum value of

    (A) 6 (B) 7 (C) 8 (D) 9.5

    The correct answer - A

    Q.4. A wool fabric needs to be dyed suing an acid dye to a shade of 4% on the weight of fabric (owf).

    The material to liquor ratio is 1:40 and the exhaustion is 100%. The concentration (gpl) of the dye in the initial dye bath would be __________

    The correct answer is 1:1

    Download GATE Textile Engineering Practice Papers

    Topic Wise Weightage of GATE 2021 Textile Engineering

    Topic Wise Weightage of GATE 2021 Textile Engineering 

    Weightage of Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude Sections

    Topic (General Aptitude)Anticipated weightage in marksTopic (Engineering Mathematics)Expected weightage
    Grammar2Reasoning Ability4
    Synonyms and Antonyms3Data Interpretation3
    Sentence Completion3Clock Problems1
    Linear Algebra3

    Weightage of important topics/ sections of the syllabus

    Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF) Subject Questions457070% of the total marks.
    Engineering Mathematics101515% of the total marks.
    General Aptitude (GA)101515% of the total marks.

    Check GATE Textile Engineering Paper Analysis

    What is Textile Engineering and Fibre Science?

    Textile engineering is a part of the engineering that deals with the garment, color and fabric line of industries. It is the science that studies the activities and methods used in the process of textile manufacturing. Textile engineering includes the study of law, principles, and scientific techniques that are needed for the development and manufacturing the textile fabrics and all types of yarns.

    The candidates securing a good score in their GATE entrance test are eligible to apply for admission in various renowned engineering institutes including IITs, NITs, etc. that can help them in having a great future ahead.  Check GATE COAP Counselling

    Also, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science graduates can explore wider scopes in the PSU’s including the prestigious National Textile Corporation Limited (NTCL) among others. DRDO also appoints the candidates who are TF graduated. Another main scope post doing TF is the fashion designing industry where you can find a lot of opportunities and also can go for the startup. Some of the companies that are the main recruiters of textile engineering and fabric science students include:

    • Raymond
    • Bombay Dyeing
    • Mysore Silk
    • JCT Limited
    • Lakshmi Mills
    • Reliance Textiles
    • Fabindia

    Check PSU Recruitment through GATE

    Important Instructions for candidates

    Important Instructions for candidates

    • GATE 2021 will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test mode).
    • The entire duration of the test is 3 hours and all the questions that will be asked in the GATE 2021 exam will be as per the latest exam pattern.
    • The candidates are suggested to reach at least 60 minutes before the commencement of the examination.
    • The candidates will be permitted to give the test only if their credentials get verified by center officials.
    • The candidates appearing for the GMAT exam next year need to occupy their allotted seats at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination. The candidates can log in and start reading the necessary instructions 20 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
    • The candidates will get scribble pads at the test center and the pads must be returned to the invigilator at the end of the examination.
    • No candidate will be allowed to enter insider the examination hall after 09:30 hours for the morning session and for the afternoon sessions, the last deadline to reach is 2:30 pm.
    • Also, they will not be allowed to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination.

    Instructions for PwD and Dyslexic Candidates

    • The facility of the scribe is offered only to the PWD Candidates who have difficulty in writing the paper including that of speed.
    • The additional/compensatory time offered only to those candidates who have difficulty in writing.
    • The dyslexic candidates can also get the scribes only in case they can produce the certificate of dyslexia issued by competent authorities.
    • The scribe will be provided at the test center by the examination conducting authorities.
    • There will be a magnified question paper for the candidates who are visually handicapped.

    The candidates preparing for the GATE exam must check all the instructions and guidelines before visiting the test center.

    From the above information, it is quite clear that getting a good score in this test will help the candidates to have a good future. If the candidates follow the syllabus properly along with adopting a strong preparation strategy, they can definitely get a high score in the test. So study hard and implement an effective preparation plan that can help in having a bright future.

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