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GATE 2021 Syllabus

By: Archana on May 17, 2019

The syllabus for BIotechnology in GATE is as follows:

  • Engineering Mathematics: Algebra, Matrices and determinants, linear equations, sequences and series, differential equations.
  • General Biotechnology: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell biology, Molecular biology and genetics, analytical techniques, immunology, bioinformatics
  • Recombinant DNA technology: restriction and modification enzymes, vectors, plasmid, gene isolation, cloning, transposons
  • Plant and animal biotechnology: Totipotency, plant regeneration, tissue culture, cell suspension culture, methodology
  • Bioprocess Engineering: Engineering principles applied to the biological system, the principle of reactor design, ideal and non-ideal multiphase bio-reactors.
  • Process Biotechnology: Microbial, animal and plant cell culture platforms, production of biomass, biofuels, bioplastics, industrial enzymes.

Syllabus for General Aptitude

Verbal: Grammar, completion of sentence, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning

Numeric: Computation and estimation, reasoning and data interpretation

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

The purpose of expounding on the GATE Exam Pattern is to gain an understanding of subjects, mark distribution and exam duration, that would help candidates strategize and crack the GATE Examination. The GATE Papers would have questions that test General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills) and Engineering Mathematics apart from the core subject. By knowing the GATE Exam Pattern, candidates would be benefitted while GATE Preparation.

Structure of the GATE Exam Pattern is as follows:

  • 65 Multiple Choice Questions for a total of 100 marks
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • 1/3 Negative Marking
  • 10 General Aptitude Questions for 15 marks
  • Compulsory Engineering Mathematics Questions for a total of 15 Marks

Overall Question Paper Structure:


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