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GATE Agriculture Engineering

Last Updated - February 01, 2017

GATE is an all India level entrance exam for students who seek admission to M.Tech and PhD courses. This exam is conducted by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs on rotational basis every year. Over 45 national and state PSU firms provide direct jobs to the GATE qualified candidates.  Apart from admissions and Public and Private Sector Undertakings, GATE aspirants can also join many research labs run by central agencies.

GATE Agriculture Engineering 2017 exam is scheduled on February 4, 2017 (2 pm – 5 pm). Candidates who have successfully registered themselves for GATE 2017, can download GATE Admit Card for Agriculture Engineering (AG) from by February 4, 2017. GATE Registration 2017 began from September 1 to October 10, 2017.

Agriculture Engineering is a rapidly growing branch in India. It includes many science disciplines and technology practices to the efficient production of food, concerning power supplies, efficiency of machinery, use of structures & facilities and pollution & environmental issues. Agriculture engineering have modernized the lives of farmers by providing the right plan to cultivate right crops in particular seasons.

Agriculture Engineering has solved the common problem of the farmers which is production of seeds. It applies science and technology in various fields such as designing right tools to cultivate & harvest the crops. It also covers all the methodology of conserving soil and water & candidatets learn to promote natural crops & fish and dairy management. Candidates who are looking their career in government sector then GATE 2017 is the right choice. Many state & national level recruitment process is conducted on the basis of GATE scores.

There are some institutes that accepts GATE score card for admission to M.Tech in Agriculture Engineering, same is depicted in the following table:

Name of the collegeCity
Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpur
Birsa Institute of TechnologyDhanbad
College of TechnologyPantnagar
Assam UniversitySilchar
Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi
NIMS UniversityJaipur
Rajendra Agricultural universitySamastipur

GATE Agriculture Engineering: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in applying for GATE Agriculture Engineering 2017, are advised to check the eligibility criteria before they go ahead and fill the GATE online application form. The minimum academic qualification to apply for GATE 2017 Agriculture Engineering is indicated below:

There is no stipulated age limit criteria defined for GATE applicants. Candidates with a backlog in their qualifying exam have to submit a copy of the final year mark sheets or a declaration from their Principal along with the seal and signature.

GATE applicants will require the following certificates for each category for GATE 2017 exam-

  • SC/ ST category certificate
  • OBC certificate is not required for GATE aspirants. (only required while taking admission using GATE 2017 score)
  • PWD Certificate (at least 40% disability as per government rules)

Certificate from Principle (for the eligibility certificate only for final year or backlog candidates)

Check Here GATE 2017 Eligibility Criteria

GATE Agriculture Engineering: Exam Pattern

GATE is an online mode examination with 65 questions carrying 100 marks which is to be solved in 3 hours. GA (General Aptitude) section carries 15 marks for 10 questions. Mathematics section carries 10 questions of 15 marks. Rest 45 questions are based on Agriculture engineering topics i.e. Farm machinery + Soil & Water + Irrigation & Drainage + Post Harvest process & Food.

Mode of ExaminationOnline/Computer-based Test
Total no. of questions65
Maximum Marks100
Duration of Exam3 hours
Sections in paper3, i.e. General Aptitude, Mathematics and Subject Specific

There will be 2 types of questions Objective type and Numerical Type (NAT). In NAT question, there will be no choices. Answer to be entered manually with the help of Virtual Keyboard. 

Marking Scheme

Candidates are marked separately for MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Answer Type). For every correct answer in MCQ, candidates are awarded 1 mark or 2 mark depending on the weightage of the question. For every incorrect MCQ, candidate loses 0.33 or 0.66 mark for 1 marker or 2 marker respectively.

For Numerical Answer Type, every correct answer is awarded 1 mark or 2 marks as per the marks allotted to the question. There is no negative marking for such questions.

General Aptitude: 5 questions carry 1 mark each. The rest 5 questions carry 2 marks each.

Mathematics: 5 questions carry 1 mark each. The rest 5 questions carry 2 marks each.

Agriculture Engineering: 20 questions carry 1 mark each. 25 questions carry 2 marks each. Approximately equal weightage is given to the questions from 3 sections- Farm Machinery, Post-Harvest, Soil & Water and Irrigation & Drainage.

Check Here GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering

GATE Agriculture Engineering: Books & Topics

For best approach consider the below mentioned books and you will succeed in your GATE Agriculture Engineering examination:

Book NameName of Author
Advanced Engineering MathematicsErwin Kreyszig (10th Edition)
Applied Hydrology Ven Chow, David Maidment, Larry Mays
Application and Concept in Agriculture EngineeringDash & Mohanty
Engineering HydrologyK. Subramanya
Engineering Principle of Agriculture MachinesAjit K. Srivastava
Elements of Agriculture EngineeringJ. Sahay
Fundamentals of Food Process EngineeringR.T. Toledo
Gate Digest in Agriculture Engineering Er. Sanjay Kumar
Heat TransferJ.P. Holman
Higher Engineering MathematicsDr. B.S Grewal
Introduction to Food Process EngineeringP. G. Smith
Land and Water Management EngineeringV.V.N. Murty
Numerical Approach in Agriculture EngineeringEr. Sanjay Kumar
Postharvest Technology and Food Process EngineeringAmalendu Chakraverty, R. Paul Singh, CRC Press (2014).
Soil and Water Conservation EngineeringGlenn O Schwab
Transport Processes and Unit OperationsC.J. Geankoplis
Tractors and their Power UnitsJohn B. Liljedahl, Paul K. Turnquist, David W. Smith, Makoto Hoki (4 author's book)- Springer US (1989).
Theory of MachinesR.S. Khurmi

GATE Result for Agriculture Engineering

GATE Result 2017 is expected to be declared by March 27, 2017 at its official website. Candidates can check GATE result by using Registration No. or Email ID. Those candidates who will qualify GATE 2017 can download their GATE Score card from

How to Download GATE 2017 Score Card

GATE score card is valid only for the 3 years. Candidates can download GATE score card for Agriculture Engineering from the official website in between March 27, 2017 – May 26, 2017. The steps followed to download the GATE Score Card are:

  • Visit the official website of GATE 2017 at
  • Click on GATE 2017 Result tab
  • Enter Registration Number and Date of Birth
  • Verify the details before final Submit
  • Click on Submit
  • GATE 2017 Score Card will be displayed on the screen. Download it for future correspondence

Read More About GATE Result 2017



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