GATE 2019 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE 2019 will be conducted by IIT Madras in online mode on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019 for 24 papers. GATE Paper for Agricultural Engineering will probably be held in the first two days. AG Paper will cover 70% of the Agriculture subject, 15% from General Aptitude, and 15% from Engineering Mathematics. The questions will be a mix of Multiple choice type and Numerical Answer Type.
Through this examination, the test takers are tested on their knowledge from the graduation level, how well they can implement their knowledge in the practical based questions. Most of the questions asked in GATE are tricky and a combination of 2-3 topics. Candidates are also tested in the field of Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude.
|GATE Exam Pattern||GATE Syllabus||GATE Preparation Tips|
In this article, we are going to provide you with the syllabus and all the tips you need for the preparation of GATE AG paper.
GATE 2019 syllabus of Agricultural Engineering (AG) will help candidates to know about the sections and topics that need to be prepared for the examination. AG Paper has three section, General Ability and Engineering Mathematics section will be compulsory. Questions will be asked from sentence completion, English grammar, verbal analogies, critical reasoning as well as word group instructions in General Aptitude. Along with the topics and sections, candidates will be able to know the important sections that they need to cover.
Before we jump to the syllabus, here is the marks distribution for GATE AG Paper:
|GATE Paper Sections||GATE Marks Distribution|
|Subject Questions (Core Subject)||70% of the total marks.|
|Engineering Mathematics||15% of the total marks.|
|General Aptitude (GA)||15% of the total marks.|
|Engineering Mathematics||Linear Algebra Calculus Vector Calculus Differential Equations Probability and Statistics Numerical Methods|
|Farm Machinery||Machine Design Farm Machinery|
|Farm Power||Sources of Power Farm Power Tractors and Power-tillers|
|Soil and Water Conservation Engineering||Fluid Mechanics Soil Mechanics Hydrology Surveying and Levelling Soil and Water Erosion Watershed Management: Watershed characterization; land use capability classification|
|Irrigation and Drainage Engineering||Soil-Water-Plant Relationship Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods Agricultural Drainage Groundwater Hydrology Wells and Pumps|
|Agricultural Processing Engineering||Drying Size Reduction and Conveying Processing and By-product Utilization Storage Systems|
|Dairy and Food Engineering||Heat and Mass Transfer Preservation of Food|
Preparing for GATE is not so easy, it requires hard work and dedication. It is subject focused paper; therefore, candidates should keep in mind that they have to focus and get hold of each topic if they want to crack the examination. Agricultural Engineering is a big domain, it deals with crops, animals husbandry, farming, Soil as well as Storage and manufacturing. To help candidates do better in their preparation and stay focused, here are a few smart tips.
Tabulated below are the top most recommended books for GATE Agriculture Engineering paper:
|S.No||Name of the book||Author|
|1||Application and Concept in Agricultural Engineering||Dash & Mohanty|
|2||Applied Hydrology||Ven Chow, David Maidment, Larry Mays|
|3||Advanced Engineering Mathematics||Erwin Kreyszig (10th Edition)|
|4||Engineering Principle of Agricultural Machines||Ajit K. Srivastava.|
|5||Elements of Agricultural Engineering||J. Sahay|
|6||Engineering Hydrology||K. Subramanya|
|7||Fundamentals of Food Process Engineering||R.T. Toledo|
|8||Gate Digest in Agricultural Engineering||Er. Sanjay Kumar|
|9||Heat Transfer||J.P. Holman|
|10||Higher Engineering Mathematics||Dr B.S Grewal|
|11||Introduction to Food Process Engineering||P. G. Smith|
|12||Land and Water Management Engineering||V.V.N. Murty|
|13||Numerical Approach in Agricultural Engineering||Er. Sanjay Kumar|
|14||Postharvest Technology and Food Process Engineering||Amalendu Chakraverty, R. Paul Singh, CRC Press (2014).|
|15||Soil and Water Conservation Engineering||Glenn O Schwab.|
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