Official Notification GATE 2018 @ IITs: Admissions to Postgraduate Courses (Masters and Doctoral) with MHRD and other Government Scholarships/ Assistantships in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science are open to those who qualify in GATE. The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment.

The validity of GATE 2018 score shall be for three years.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a National Level Entrance Test through which candidates can enroll into M. Tech. / M.E. / Ph.D. Programs in IITs, IISERs, IISc and other reputed Institutes of India.

IISc and IITs are the responsible authorities that conduct this exam on a rotational basis.

Official Notification GATE 2018 @ IITs

Eligibility | Official Notification GATE 2018 @ IITs:

Candidates with any of the following qualifications are eligible to appear in GATE.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology and those in the second or higher year of such programs.
  • Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering /Technology and those in the fourth or higher year of such programs.
  • Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. degree and those in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E / B.Tech. Those who have completed section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

Examination Pattern: Examinations for all the papers shall be conducted in ONLINE mode only (Computer Based Test).

Application Fee | Official Notification GATE 2018 @ IITs:

Application Fee Candidates have to apply only ONLINE.

The application fee is :

  • 750 for women candidates.
  • 750 for the SC /ST/PwD category candidates.
  • 1500 for all other candidates.

The application fee has to be paid only online either through Net Banking or e-challan.

Application Timelines

  • Starting Date: 1st September 2017 (Friday)
  • Ending Date: 5th October 2017 (Thursday)

Important dates | Official Notification GATE 2018 @ IITs

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application SubmissionSeptember 01, 2017 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through WebsiteOctober 05, 2017 (Thursday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS loginNovember 17, 2017 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printingJanuary 05, 2018 (Friday)
GATE 2018 Online Examination DatesFebruary 03, 04, 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application WebsiteMarch 17, 2018 (Saturday)

Official Notification GATE 2018 @ IITs

View More Details Here: http://www.gate.iitg.ac.in/

GATE 2018 results are announced. Candidates can view the same through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS): http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in/

Qualified candidates can download their scorecard by logging into GOAPS: http://appsgate.iitg.ac.in/

Question Paper and Final Answer Keys for all subjects are available! (Click here for more details)

Syllabus for BIOTECHNOLOGY (BT) GATE exam 2018

Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA):

 (COMMON TO ALL PAPERS)

Verbal AbilityEnglish grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.

Numerical AbilityNumerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.

Syllabus for subject BT

Section 1Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigenvectors. Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Sequences and series, Test for convergence, Fourier Series. Differential Equations: Linear and nonlinear first order ODEs, higher order ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Laplace transforms, PDE-Laplace, heat and wave equations. Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, normal and binomial distributions, Correlation and regression analysis. Numerical Methods: Solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, Single and multistep methods for differential equations.

Section 2: General Biotechnology

Biochemistry: Biomolecules-structure and functions; Biological membranes, structure, action potential and transport processes; Enzymes- classification, kinetics, and mechanism of action; Basic concepts and designs of metabolism (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids) photosynthesis, respiration and electron transport chain; Bioenergetics

Microbiology: Viruses- structure and classification; Microbial classification and diversity (bacterial, algal and fungal); Methods in microbiology; Microbial growth and nutrition; Aerobic and anaerobic respiration; Nitrogen fixation; Microbial diseases and host-pathogen interaction

Cell Biology: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure; Cell cycle and cell growth control; Cell-Cell Communication, Cell signaling and signal transduction

Molecular Biology and Genetics: Molecular structure of genes and chromosomes; Mutations and mutagenesis; Nucleic acid replication, transcription, translation and their regulatory mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Mendelian inheritance; Gene interaction; Complementation; Linkage, recombination and chromosome mapping; Extrachromosomal inheritance; Microbial genetics (plasmids, transformation, transduction, conjugation); Horizontal gene transfer and Transposable elements; RNA interference; DNA damage and repair; Chromosomal variation; Molecular basis of genetic diseases

Analytical Techniques: Principles of microscopy-light, electron, fluorescent and confocal; Centrifugation- high speed and ultra; Principles of spectroscopy-UV, visible, CD, IR, FTIR, Raman, MS,NMR; Principles of chromatography- ion exchange, gel filtration, hydrophobic interaction, affinity, GC,HPLC, FPLC; Electrophoresis; Microarray

Immunology: History of Immunology; Innate, humoral and cell mediated immunity; Antigen; Antibody structure and function; Molecular basis of antibody diversity; Synthesis of antibody and secretion; Antigen-antibody reaction; Complement; Primary and secondary lymphoid organ; B and T cells and macrophages; Major histocompatibility complex (MHC); Antigen processing and presentation; Polyclonal and monoclonal antibody; Regulation of immune response; Immune tolerance; Hypersensitivity; Autoimmunity; Graft versus host reaction.

Bioinformatics: Major bioinformatics resources and search tools; Sequence and structure databases; Sequence analysis (biomolecular sequence file formats, scoring matrices, sequence alignment, phylogeny); Data mining and analytical tools for genomic and  proteomic studies; Molecular dynamics and simulations (basic concepts including force fields, protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, protein-ligand interaction)

Section 3: Recombinant DNA Technology

Restriction and modification enzymes; Vectors; plasmid, bacteriophage and other viral vectors, cosmids, Ti plasmid, yeast artificial chromosome; mammalian and plant expression vectors; cDNA and genomic DNA library; Gene isolation, cloning and expression ; Transposons and gene targeting; DNA labeling; DNA sequencing; Polymerase chain reactions; DNA fingerprinting; Southern and Northern blotting; In-situ hybridization; RAPD, RFLP; Site-directed mutagenesis; Gene transfer technologies; Gene therapy

Section 4: Plant and Animal Biotechnology

Totipotency; Regeneration of plants; Plant growth regulators and elicitors; Tissue culture and Cell suspension culture system: methodology, kinetics of growth and, nutrient optimization; Production of secondary metabolites by plant suspension cultures; Hairy root culture; transgenic plants; Plant products of industrial importance Animal cell culture; media composition and growth conditions; Animal cell and tissue preservation; Anchorage and non-anchorage dependent cell culture; Kinetics of cell growth; Micro & macro-carrier culture; Hybridoma technology; Stem cell technology; Animal cloning; Transgenic animals

Section 5: Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

Chemical engineering principles applied to biological system, Principle of reactor design, ideal and non-ideal multiphase bioreactors, mass and heat transfer; Rheology of fermentation fluids, Aeration, and agitation; Media formulation and optimization; Kinetics of microbial growth, substrate utilization and product formation; Sterilization of air and media; Batch, fed-batch and continuous processes; Various types of microbial and enzyme reactors; Instrumentation control and optimization; Unit operations in solid-liquid separation and liquid-liquid extraction; Process scale-up, economics and feasibility analysis Engineering principle of bioprocessing- Upstream production and downstream; Bioprocess design and development from lab to industrial scale; Microbial, animal and plant cell culture platforms; Production of biomass and primary/secondary metabolites; Biofuels, Bioplastics, industrial enzymes, antibiotics; Large-scale production and purification of recombinant proteins; Industrial application of chromatographic and membrane based bioseparation methods; Immobilization of biocatalysts (enzymes and cells) for bioconversion processes; Bioremediation-Aerobic and anaerobic processes for stabilization of solid / liquid wastes.

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