GATE 2019 Agricultural Engineering Syllabus (AG) – The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) conducts GATE on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB). GATE exam is a gateway for admission to PG and Doctoral programmes in Engineering/Technology/Architecture in Indian higher education institutes. The score of GATE is also used for screening for entry-level engineering jobs. The entrance exam of GATE is conducted every year (usually in the month of February). In this section, we have summaries what exactly GATE exam is. Below you will find the syllabus, exam pattern, preparation tips, recommended books, etc for GATE 2019 Agricultural Engineering (AG).

GATE 2019 Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

Before planning the preparation strategy for any exam, you should first know about the exam, its exam pattern, and syllabus. The entrance exam shall be of 03 hours duration. It will consist of two types of question, i.e., MCQ type and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). For GATE 2019 Agricultural Engineering, the Engineering Mathematics shall carry 15% of the total marks, General Aptitude shall carry 15% of the total marks, and the remaining 70% shall be of the subject of the paper.

Topics 1 mark question 2 mark question Total marks
General Aptitude 5 5 15
Question Paper for AG 25 25 85

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for GATE 2018 will be as follows:

  1. In MCQ section, for every incorrect answer in 01 mark type questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted. Similarly, 2/3 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer in 02 marks question.
  2. There shall be no negative marking in Numerical Answer Type Questions.

GATE 2019 AG Syllabus

The syllabus for GATE AG 2019 shall be as follows:

  1. Engineering Mathematics
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Vector Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Numerical Methods
  2. Farm Machinery
    • Machine Design
    • Farm Machinery
  3. Farm Power
    • Sources of Power
    • Farm Power
    • Tractors and Power tillers
  4. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Hydrology
    • Surveying and Leveling
    • Soil and Water Erosion
    • Watershed Management
  5. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
    • Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods
    • Agricultural Drainage
    • Groundwater Hydrology
    • Wells and Pumps
  6. Agricultural Processing Engineering
    • Drying
    • Size Reduction and Conveying
    • Processing and By-product Utilization
    • Storage Systems
  7. Dairy and Food Engineering
    • Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Preservation of Food

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How to Prepare for GATE 2018 Agricultural Engineering?

Yes, it’s true there is competition in GATE, but if you consider Agricultural Engineering, there isn’t much competition. For GATE 2017 exam, about 1700 students appeared in the exam. Most of the experts have said that aspirants should start preparing early for GATE from 3rd year onwards.

Reason: Most of the high scoring topics in GATE are from 3rd and 4th year. Since in the first two years of engineering, you are new to subjects and you need time to cope up with the concepts. By the third year, you will be familiar with the engineering concepts and it will be easy for you to understand new concepts.

Here are few preparation tips which can help you to prepare well for GATE:

  1. Make a list of topics and divide them into two parts. One part of the topics which you find most difficult and second part for the topics which you find easy to study. Now, that you know which topics are difficult, you can start working hard on them.
  2. Make notes of the important formulas, so that you can revise them easily whenever you needed them.
  3. Before picking up any question, make sure your concepts are clear and then move forward to solving questions related to that topic.
  4. Solve previous year question paper as much as possible. However, this should only be done, once you have completed the whole syllabus.
  5. If it’s hard for you to self-prepare for the exam, then you can join a good coaching center. But before joining any coaching center, take at least 2-3 demo lectures and see if it is suitable for you or not.

Recommended Books for GATE AG

Your preparation will be a lot more simplified if you will study from the books which are highly recommended. Here we have provided the list of books which are recommended by a topper of GATE 2017 who secured an AIR – 3 rank.

Tractor and their power units Buy Here
Principal of Farm Machinery Buy Here
Lecture Notes on FMP Download Here
Lecture Notes on Farm Equipment Tractors Download Here
Land and water management Engg Buy Here
Food numerical Buy Here

GATE 2019 syllabus For Other Subjects

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Architecture and Planning  AR Instrumentation Engineering IN
Biotechnology BT Mathematics MA
Civil Engineering CE Mechanical Engineering ME
Chemical Engineering CH Mining Engineering MN
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Metallurgical Engineering MT
Chemistry CY Petroleum Engineering PE
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Physics PH
Electrical Engineering EE Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Ecology and Evolution EY Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Engineering Sciences XE
Life Sciences XL
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