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

Exam Pattern

Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (M. Tech) - EY Ecology and Evolution follows GATE Exam pattern - 

The exam will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). 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 are in General Aptitude (GA). AMU - EY: Ecology and Evolution paper, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.  

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).

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.

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).

Engineering Mathematics and Subject Knowledge

These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks).  

Note on Negative Marking for Wrong Answers

For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple choice questions, there would be negative marking. 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. However, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.

Test duration- 3 hours

Marking System – For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks 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
Chapters
  1. Concept Of P-Value
  2. Type I And Type II Error
  3. Test Statistics
  4. Basics Of Linear Regression
Chapters
  1. Simple Functions
  2. Concept Of Derivatives And Slope Of A Function
  3. Permutations And Combinations
  4. Basic Probability
  5. Frequency Distributions
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Molecular Evolution
  2. Molecular Clocks
  3. Systems Of Classification
  4. Molecular Systematics
  5. Gene Expression And Evolution
Chapters
  1. Life History Strategies
  2. Adaptive Radiation
  3. Biogeography And Evolutionary Ecology
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Population ecology
  2. Metapopulation dynamics
  3. Growth rates
  4. Density independent growth
  5. Density dependent growth
  6. Niche concept
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Plant-Animal Interactions
  2. Mutualism
  3. Commensalism
  4. Competition And Predation
  5. Trophic Interactions
  6. Functional Ecology
  7. Ecophysiology
  8. Behavioural Ecology
Chapters
  1. Kin Selection
  2. Costs and Benefits of Group-Living
Chapters
  1. Classical Ethology
  2. Neuroethology
  3. Evolutionary Ethology
  4. Chemical, Acoustic And Visual Signaling
Chapters
  1. Sexual Dimorphism Mate Choice
  2. Parenting Behaviour Competition
  3. Aggression
  4. Foraging Behaviour
  5. Predator–Prey Interactions
Chapters
  1. Numerical computation
  2. Numerical Estimation
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation
Chapters
  1. English grammar
  2. Sentence Completion
  3. Verbal Analogies
  4. Word Groups
  5. Instructions
  6. Critical Reasoning
  7. Verbal Deduction
Duration : 2 Hours