Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (M. Tech)  AG Agricultural Engineering Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
Aligarh Muslim University M.Tech Entrance Exam Take GATE Exam pattern for All Branches.

The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions.

In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes AG: Agricultural Engineering, The Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
??Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) AG: Agricultural Engineering would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only).
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 10 marks).
Paper  General Aptitude (GA) Questions  Subject Marks  Total Marks  Total Time 
AG: Agricultural Engineering  15  85  100  3 hours 
Test duration 3 hours
Total Marks 15+85= 100
Total Question 65
Marking System – For 1mark multiplechoice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2mark multiplechoice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  8 

No. Of Unit  30 
No. Of Chapter  153 
 Design of irrigation channels and underground pipelines
 Irrigation Scheduling
 Irrigation Methods
 Irrigation Efficiencies
 Types of wells
 Classification Of Pumps
 Pump Characteristics
 Pump Selection And Installation
 Drainage coefficient
 planning, design of drainage systems
 leaching requirement and salinity control
 Irrigation And Drainage
 Groundwater Hydrology
 Darcy’s Law
 Evaluation of aquifer
 Water requirement of crops
 Measurement Of Infiltration
 Consumptive use and evapotranspiration
 Psychrometry
 Concentration And Drying Of Liquid Foods
 Hydrothermal Treatment
 Drying And Milling Of Cereals, Pulses And Oilseeds
 Controlled and modified atmosphere storage
 Perishable food storage
 Processing and Byproduct Utilization
 Byproduct utilization from processing industries
 Mechanics And Energy Requirement In Size Reduction Of Granular Solids
 Particle Size Analysis For Comminuted Solids
 Size Reduction and Conveying
 Fluidization Of Granular Solids
 Cleaning And Grading
 Effectiveness Of Grain Cleaners
 Centrifugal Separation Of Solids, Liquids And Gases
 Design and selection of machine elements
 overload safety devices used in farm machinery
 measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement and acceleration on machine elements
 Soil tillage
 Forces acting on a tillage tool
 Hitch systems and hitching of tillage implements
 Functional requirements, principles of working, construction and operation of manual, animal and power operated equipment
 Testing of agricultural machinery and equipment
 Calculation of performance parameters  field capacity, efficiency, application rate and losses
 Cost analysis of implements and tractors
 Engineering properties of soils
 Fundamental definitions and relationships
 Index properties of soils
 Permeability and seepage analysis
 Shear strength
 Stability of slopes
 Hydrological cycle and components
 Meteorological parameters
 Runoff estimation
 Hydrograph analysis
 Stream flow measurement
 Flood routing, hydrological reservoir and channel routing
 Measurement of distance and area
 Instruments For Surveying And Leveling
 Chain Surveying, Methods Of Traversing
 Measurement of angles and bearings
 Types Of Leveling
 Theodolite Traversing
 Contouring
 Computation Of Areas And Volume
 Watershed characterization
 Land Use Capability Classification
 Rainwater Harvesting Structures,Check Dams And Farm Ponds
 Mechanics of soil erosion
 Soil Loss Estimation
 Biological And Engineering Measures
 Terraces And Bunds
 Vegetative Waterways
 Gully Control Structures
 Earthen Dams
 Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids
 Hydrostatic pressure and its measurement
 Continuity equation
 Bernoulli’s theorem
 Darcy Weisbach and HazenWilliams equations
 Flow through orifices and notches
 Flow in open channels
 Hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface
 Limits, continuity and differentiability
 Partial Derivatives
 Maxima and Minima
 Tests for Convergence
 Fourier Series
 Taylor series
 Sequences and Series
 Linear and nonlinear first order Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE)
 Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients
 Cauchy’s And Euler’s Equations
 Laplace transforms
 Partial Differential Equations  Laplace, heat and wave equations
 Matrices and determinants
 Systems of Linear Equations
 Eigen values and eigen vectors.
 Gradient
 Divergence and Curl
 line
 Surface and Volume Integrals
 Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
 Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
 Random Variables
 Poisson, Normal And Binomial Distributions
 Correlation And Regression Analysis
 Tests of significance, analysis of variance (ANOVA)
 Solutions Of Linear And NonLinear Algebraic Equations
 Numerical integration  trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
 Numerical solutions of ODE
 Numerical computation
 Numerical Estimation
 Numerical Reasoning
 Data Interpretation
 English grammar
 Sentence Completion
 Verbal Analogies
 Word Groups
 Instructions
 Critical Reasoning
 Verbal Deduction
 Kinetics of microbial death
 Preservation of Food
 Refrigeration and cold storage applications
 Steady state heat transfer
 Transient heat transfer
 Working principles of heat exchangers
 Diffusive and convective mass transfer
 Simultaneous heat and mass transfer
 Material and energy balances
 Water activity
 Desorption isotherms
 Type, selection, maintenance and repair of tractors and powertillers
 Power transmission systems
 Mechanics of tractor chassis
 Traction theory
 Three point hitches
 Mechanicalsteering and hydraulic control systems used in tractors
 Tractor tests and performance
 Human engineering and safety in design of tractor and agricultural implements
 Tractor clutches and brakes
 Sources of power on the farm  human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass
 biofuels
 Thermodynamic principles of I.C. engines
 I.C. engine cycles
 Engine components
 Fuels and combustion
 Lubricants and their properties
 Selection, operation, maintenance and repair of I.C. engines
 Power efficiencies and measurement
 Calculation of power, torque, fuel consumption, heat load and power losses
 I.C. engine systems
How to prepare
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Revision of Class XI and XII concepts
Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank
Time management
Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.
Important Instructions
The candidate who applies for admission is advised to carefully read the same and it shall be presumed that he/she agrees to abide by the same. 1. Admissions to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide are open to Indian Nationals only. Candidates having other nationalities should refer to the relevant Guide for them. 2. The intake to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide, except those specifically mentioned for AMU Centres at Malappuram, Murshidabad and/or Kishanganj, implies intake at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh only. However, the intake may change with the approval of the competent authority. 3. The University reserves the right not to admit any candidate to a course of study even though a notification inviting applications for admission to the same has been issued. 4. The candidate shall not be entitled to claim admission as a matter of right even if he/she is otherwise eligible. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual without assigning any reason. 5. Canvassing in any manner for securing admission shall render a candidate disqualified. 6. Eligibility rules as specified for each course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstance. Candidate should satisfy himself/herself that he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to the concerned course of study. 7. A candidate shall be eligible to apply for admission to a course of study if he/she has passed the qualifying examination and also fulfills all other eligibility requirements in terms of subjects studied, percentage of marks, age, etc. The percentage of marks secured by a candidate at the qualifying examination, falling short by even a decimal fraction shall not be rounded off to the next whole number. Similarly, if the age falls short or exceeds even by a single day, the candidate shall not be eligible for admission. 8. Candidates awaiting result of qualifying examination may also apply for admission with the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of concerned course of study at the time of admission. 9. Physically challenged candidates are provided a relaxation in age up to a maximum of five years in admission to courses which prescribe a maximum age limit, except for those courses where such limits are prescribed by statutory/regulatory councils governing such admissions. 10. Changes, if any, made in the Admission Rules and/or in the eligibility criteria from time to time, shall be applicable to candidates seeking admission in the University even after notification.