GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering-(AG)

GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering-(AG) | GATE Syllabus for AG

The GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering-(AG) consists of:

1 Engineering mathematics
2 Farm machinery
3 Farm power
4 Soil and water conservation engineering
5 Irrigation and drainage engineering
6 Agricultural processing and engineering
7 Dairy and food engineering

GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering-(AG)

1-ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS SYLLABUS:

The Engineering mathematics syllabus consists of:

a Linear Algebra
b Calculus
c Vector Calculus
d Differential Equations
e Probability and Statistics
f Numerical Methods

(a)-LINEAR ALGEBRA:

1 Matrices and Determinants
2 Systems of linear equations
3 Eigen values and eigen vectors

(b)-CALCULUS:

1 Limit
2 Continuity and differentiability
3 Partial Derivatives
4 Maxima and minima
5 Sequences and series
6 Test for convergence
7 Fourier series
8 Taylor series

 (c)-VECTOR CALCULUS:

1 Gradient
2 Divergence and Curl
3 Line
4 Surface and volume integrals
5 Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems

(d)DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:

1 Linear and non-linear first order ODEs
2 Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients
3 Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations
4 Laplace transforms
5 PDEs – Laplace, heat and wave equations

(e)-PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS:

1 Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
2 Random variables
3 Poisson, normal and binomial distributions
4 Correlation and regression analysis
5 Tests of significance
6  Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

(f)-NUMERICAL METHODS:

1 Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
2 Numerical integration
3 Trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
4 Numerical solutions of ODE

2-FARM MACHINERY SYLLABUS:

The Farm machinery syllabus consists of:

a Machine design
b Farm machinery

(a)-MACHINE DESIGN:

1 Design and selection of machine elements
2 Gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets and belts
3 Overload safety devices used in farm machinery
4 Measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement
5 Acceleration on machine elements

(b)-FARM MACHINERY:

1 Soil Tillage
2 Forces acting on a tillage tool
3 Hitch systems and hitching of tillage implements
4 Functional requirements
5 Principles of working
6 Construction and operation of manual
7 Testing of agricultural machinery and equipment
8 Calculation of performance parameters
9 Field capacity, efficiency, application rate and losses
10 Cost analysis of implements and tractors
11   Animal and power operated equipment for tillage, sowing, planting, fertilizer application, inter-cultivation, spraying, mowing, chaff cutting, harvesting, threshing and transport

 3-FARM POWER SYLLABUS:

The Farm power Syllabus consists of:

a Sources of Power
b Farm Power
c Tractors and Power tillers

(a)-SOURCES OF POWER:

1 Bio-fuels
2 Sources of power on the farm – human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass

(b)-FARM POWER:

1 Thermodynamic principles of I.C. Engines
2 I.C. engine cycles
3 Engine components
4 Fuels and combustion
5 Lubricants and their properties
6 I.C. engine systems – fuel, cooling, lubrication, ignition, electrical, intake, and exhaust
7 Selection, operation, maintenance, and repair of I.C. Engines
8 Power efficiencies and measurement
9 Calculation of power, torque, fuel consumption
10  Heat load and power losses

(c)-TRACTORS AND POWERTILLERS:

1 Type, selection
2 Maintenance and repair of tractors and power tillers
3 Tractor clutches and brakes
4 Power transmission systems
5 Gear trains, differential, final drives
6 Power take-off
7 Mechanics of tractor chassis
8 Traction theory
9 Free link and restrained link operations
10 Mechanical steering
11 Hydraulic control systems used in tractors
12 Tractor tests and performance
13 Human engineering and safety in design of tractor and agricultural implements

4-SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION ENGINEERING SYLLABUS:

The Soil and water conservation engineering syllabus consists of:

a Fluid mechanics
b Soil mechanics
c Hydrology
d Surveying and leveling
e Soil and water erosion
f Watershed management

(a)-FLUID MECHANICS:

1 Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids
2 Hydrostatic pressure and its measurement
3 Hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface
4 Continuity equation
5 Bernoulli’s theorem
6 Laminar and turbulent flow in pipes
7 Darcy- Weisbach, and Hazen-Williams equations
8 Moody’s diagram
9 Flow in open channels
10  Flow through orifices and notches

(b)-SOIL MECHANICS:

1 Engineering properties of soils
2 Fundamental definitions and relationships
3 Index properties of soils
4 Permeability and seepage analysis
5 Shear strength
6 Mohr’s circle of stress
7 Active and passive earth pressures
8 Stability of slopes

(c)-HYDROLOGY:

1 Hydrological cycle and components
2 Meteorological parameters
3 Their measurement and analysis of precipitation data
4 Runoff estimation
5 Hydrograph analysis
6 Unit hydrograph theory and application
7 Stream flow measurement
8 Flood routing
9 Hydrological reservoir
10 Channel routing

(d)-SURVEYING AND LEVELLING:

1 Instruments for surveying and leveling
2 Measurement of distance and area
3 Chain surveying, methods of traversing
4 Measurement of angles and bearings
5 Plane table surveying
6 Types of leveling
7 Theodolite traversing
8 Contouring
9 Computation of areas and volume

(e)-SOIL AND WATER EROSION:

1 Mechanics of soil erosion
2 Soil erosion types
3 Wind and water erosion
4 Factors affecting erosion
5 Soil loss estimation
6 Biological and engineering measures to control erosion
7 Terraces and bunds
8 Vegetative waterways
9 Gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways
10 Earthen dams

(f)-WATERSHED MANAGEMENT:

1 Watershed characterization
2 Land use capability classification
3 Rainwater harvesting structures
4 Check dams and farm ponds

5-IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE ENGINEERING SYLLABUS:

The Irrigation and drainage engineering syllabus consists of:

a Soil-water-plant relationship
b Irrigation water conveyance and application methods
c Agriculture drainage
d Groundwater hydrology
e Wells and pumps

(a)-SOIL-WATER PLANT RELATIONSHIP:

1 Water requirement of crops
2 Consumptive use and evapotranspiration
3 Measurement of infiltration
4 Soil moisture and irrigation water infiltration

(b)-IRRIGATION WATER CONVEYANCE AND APPLICATION METHODS:

1 Design of irrigation channels and underground pipelines
2 Irrigation scheduling
3 Surface, sprinkler and micro-irrigation methods
4 Design and evaluation of irrigation methods
5 Irrigation efficiencies

(c)-AGRICULTURE DRAINAGE:

1 Drainage coefficient
2 Planning, design, and layout of surface
3 Sub-surface drainage systems
4 Leaching requirement and salinity control
5 Irrigation and drainage water quality and reuse

(d)-GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY:

1 Groundwater occurrence
2 Darcy’s Law
3 Steady flow in confined and unconfined aquifers
4 Evaluation of aquifer properties
5 Groundwater recharge

(e)-WELLS AND PUMPS:

1 Types of wells, steady flow through wells
2 Classification of pumps
3 Pump characteristics
4 Pump selection and installation

6-AGRICULTURE PROCESSING AND ENGINEERING SYLLABUS:

The Agriculture processing and engineering syllabus consist of:

a Drying
b Size reduction and conveying
c Processing and by-product utilization
d Storage systems

(a)-DRYING:

1 Psychrometry – properties of air-vapors mixture
2 Concentration and drying of liquid foods – evaporators, tray, drum and spray dryers
3 Hydrothermal treatment
4 Drying and milling of cereals, pulses, and oilseeds

(b)-SIZE REDUCTION AND CONVEYING:

1 Mechanics and energy requirement in size reduction of granular solids
2 Particle size analysis for comminuted solids
3 Size separation by screening
4 Fluidization of granular solids-pneumatic, bucket, screw and belt conveying
5 Cleaning and grading
6 Effectiveness of grain cleaners
7 Centrifugal separation of solids, liquids, and gasses

(c)-PROCESSING AND BY-PRODUCT UTILIZATION:

1 Processing of seeds, spices, fruits, and vegetables
2 By-product utilization from processing industries

(d)-STORAGE SYSTEMS:

1 Controlled and modified atmosphere storage
2 Perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos

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7-DAIRY AND FOOD ENGINEERING SYLLABUS:

a Heat and mass transfer
b Preservation of food

(a)-HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER:

1 Steady state heat transfer in conduction, convection, and radiation
2 Transient heat transfer in simple geometry
3 Working principles of heat exchangers
4 Diffusive and convective mass transfer
5 Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations
6 Material and energy balances in food processing systems
7 Water activity, sorption and desorption isotherms

(b)-PRESERVATION OF FOOD:

1 Kinetics of microbial death
2 Pasteurization and sterilization of milk and other liquid foods
3 Preservation of food by cooling and freezing
4 Refrigeration and cold storage basics and applications

 

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