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SAAT- M.Tech - Biotechnology Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The SAAT - M.Tech in Biotechnology entrance exam question paper shall be of multiple choices. Exam questions will be according to the respective branch/discipline in the B.Tech degree.

Total Question- 120

Total Marks - 120 x 4 = 480 marks

Test duration- 2 Hours

Marking System –

  • Each correct answer shall carry four marks whereas each incorrect answer will lead to deduction of one mark.
  • Each unanswered question will carry zero marks.
  • If more than one circle is darkened for one question, it will be treated as an incorrect answer and one mark will be deducted.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 4
No. Of Unit 12
No. Of Chapter 84
Chapters
  1. Chemical engineering principles
  2. Ideal and non-Ideal Multiphase Bioreactors
  3. Rheology of fermentation fluids
  4. Media formulation and optimization
  5. Kinetics of microbial growth
  6. Sterilization of air and media
  7. Types of microbial and enzyme reactors
  8. Instrumentation control and optimization
  9. Feasibility Analysis
Chapters
  1. Upstream production and downstream
  2. Production of Biomass
  3. Large scale production and purification
  4. Industrial application of Chromatographic
  5. Immobilization of Biocatalysts
  6. Bioremediation
Chapters
  1. History of Immunology
  2. Innate, humoral and cell mediated Immunity
  3. Antigen
  4. Antibody Structure and Function
  5. Antigen-antibody Reaction
  6. B and T cells
  7. Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)
  8. Immune Tolerance
Chapters
  1. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure
  2. Cell cycle and cell growth control
  3. Cell-Cell Communication
  4. Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction
Chapters
  1. Biomolecules
  2. Biological membranes
  3. Enzymes
  4. Basic concepts and designs of Metabolism
  5. Bioenergetics
Chapters
  1. Viruses - Structure and Classification
  2. Microbial Classification and Diversity
  3. Methods in Microbiology
  4. Microbial Growth and Nutrition
  5. Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration
  6. Nitrogen Fixation
  7. Microbial Diseases
Chapters
  1. Molecular structure of Genes
  2. Mutations and Mutagenesis
  3. Nucleic acid Replication
  4. Mendelian Inheritance
  5. Gene Interaction
  6. Extrachromosomal Inheritance
  7. Microbial Genetics
  8. Horizontal Gene Transfer
  9. RNA Interference
  10. DNA Damage and Repair
  11. Molecular basis of genetic diseases
Chapters
  1. Major Bioinformatic Resources
  2. Sequence and structure databases
  3. Sequence Analysis
  4. Genomic and Proteomic Studies
  5. Molecular dynamics and simulations
Chapters
  1. Principles of microscopy
  2. Centrifugation
  3. Principles of Spectroscopy
  4. Principles of Chromatography
  5. Electrophoresis
  6. Microarray
Chapters
  1. Animal cell culture
  2. Animal cell and tissue Preservation
  3. Kinetics of cell Growth
  4. Micro & macro-carrier culture
  5. Hybridoma Technology
  6. Stem cell technology
  7. Animal cloning
Chapters
  1. Regeneration of Plants
  2. Plant Growth Regulators and Elicitors
  3. Tissue culture and Cell Suspension
  4. Hairy root Culture
  5. Transgenic Plants
  6. Plant Products
Chapters
  1. Restriction and Modification Enzymes
  2. DNA and Genomic DNA library
  3. DNA Sequencing
  4. Polymerase Chain Reactions
  5. DNA Fingerprinting
  6. Southern and Northern Blotting
  7. In-situ Hybridization
  8. Site-directed Mutagenesis
  9. Gene Transfer Technologies
  10. Gene Therapy

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 basics 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.

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.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

The SAAT – 2016 will be held at different centres as per the schedule. The medium of examination is English. The examination hall shall be opened to the candidates half an hour before the examination commences. No candidate will be allowed to enter into the examination hall without a valid original / duplicate admits card. Candidates are required to take their respective seats at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination, strictly according to the sitting chart notified earlier by the Centre Superintendent. In no case, a candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination hall after the examination starts. Attendance will be taken by the invigilators on the Attendance Roll sheets provided by the Director (Admissions), with full signature of candidates against their Roll Numbers, 15 minutes before the commencement of examination. During the examination, the candidates have to enter their Roll Number, the Application Number and the Answer Sheet and also Serial Number on the Attendance Roll sheets, which shall be verified by the invigilators. No candidate will be allowed to leave the hall without surrendering his/ her question booklet and answer sheet until the examination is over. Ordinarily no candidate shall be allowed to leave the hall temporarily during the examination. Candidates suffering from any disease which renders their presence in the examination hall undesirable in the interest of other candidates will not ordinarily be allowed to enter the examination hall. Candidates are not allowed to have substitute writers, normally. Candidates should bring their own black / blue ball pens, HB pencils for writing and blackening the circles. Books, printed papers (other than their Admit Cards), manuscripts, or electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, cell phones and electronic diary calculators etc, should not be taken into the examination hall. The candidates are advised to check the perfectness the question booklet and answer sheet before attempting to answer. In case page/pages are found missing, torn or not in order, the candidates should immediately report to the invigilator and get a fresh question answer book issued after surrendering the defective ones. Candidates are not permitted to talk to each other in the examination hall. No one should receive any help from or assist another in any manner. Malpractice in any form detected during or after the examination would lead to not only cancellation of candidature but also more severe punishment as deemed fit by the SAAT–2016 committee. A candidate should write his/her roll number as assigned in his/her admit card and sign in the space provided in the question booklet and answer sheet. He/she should in no case write anywhere else on the answer sheet his/ her own name, roll number or anything else that is not strictly related to the answers to the questions given. Writing of any such thing a serious offence. The answer sheet without the candidate’s roll number clearly written in the space provided will not be examined. A candidate wishing to say anything should stand up in his/her seat and remain standing till the invigilator attends him/her. He/she should in no case leave the seat or make any noise to draw the invigilator’s attention. In any other matter not mentioned in these rules, the Centre Superintendent is empowered to take necessary decisions.