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Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (M. Tech) - EY Ecology and Evolution Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Aligarh Muslim University M.Tech Entrance Exam Take GATE Exam pattern.

  • 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 EY Ecology and Evolution, 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) -EY Ecology and Evolution 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 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Paper General Aptitude (GA) Questions Subject Marks     Total Marks Total Time
EY Ecology and Evolution 15 85 100 3 hours 

Test duration- 3 hours 

Total Marks- 15+85= 100

Total Question- 65

Marking System – For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice 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 5
No. Of Unit 14
No. Of Chapter 76
  1. Concept Of P-Value
  2. Type I And Type II Error
  3. Test Statistics
  4. Basics Of Linear Regression
  1. Simple Functions
  2. Concept Of Derivatives And Slope Of A Function
  3. Permutations And Combinations
  4. Basic Probability
  5. Frequency Distributions
  1. Origin,Evolution And Diversification Of Life
  2. Natural Selection
  3. Levels And Types Of Selection (stabilizing, Directional Etc.)
  4. Sexual Selection
  5. Genetic Drift
  6. Gene Flow ,adaptation ,convergence
  7. Species Concepts
  1. Molecular Evolution
  2. Molecular Clocks
  3. Systems Of Classification
  4. Molecular Systematics
  5. Gene Expression And Evolution
  1. Life History Strategies
  2. Adaptive Radiation
  3. Biogeography And Evolutionary Ecology
  1. Community Ecology
  2. Community Assembly
  3. Organization And Evolution
  4. Biodiversity
  5. Species Richness
  6. Evenness And Diversity Indices
  7. Endemism
  8. Species-Area Relationships
  1. Population ecology
  2. Metapopulation dynamics
  3. Growth rates
  4. Density independent growth
  5. Density dependent growth
  6. Niche concept
  1. Ecosystem Structure
  2. Function And Services
  3. Nutrient Cycles
  4. Biomes Habitat Ecology
  5. Primary And Secondary Productivity
  6. Invasive Species
  7. Global And Climate Change
  8. Applied Ecology
  1. Plant-Animal Interactions
  2. Mutualism
  3. Commensalism
  4. Competition And Predation
  5. Trophic Interactions
  6. Functional Ecology
  7. Ecophysiology
  8. Behavioural Ecology
  1. Kin Selection
  2. Costs and Benefits of Group-Living
  1. Classical Ethology
  2. Neuroethology
  3. Evolutionary Ethology
  4. Chemical, Acoustic And Visual Signaling
  1. Sexual Dimorphism Mate Choice
  2. Parenting Behaviour Competition
  3. Aggression
  4. Foraging Behaviour
  5. Predator–Prey Interactions
  1. Numerical computation
  2. Numerical Estimation
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation
  1. English grammar
  2. Sentence Completion
  3. Verbal Analogies
  4. Word Groups
  5. Instructions
  6. Critical Reasoning
  7. Verbal Deduction
Duration : 2 Hours