GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus 2018 (PDF Download)

GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus (GATE AG Syllabus) : Download Agricultural Engineering Syllabus of GATE  in PDF for the upcoming year updated as per recent official notifications from the Central GATE Exams Board. Agricultural Engineering is the area of engineering concerned with the design, construction and improvement of farming equipment and machinery. The overall GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus for 2018 has been officially released recently and we have provided below the updated details on that.

Agricultural Engineering is probably one among the few streams of engineering that has not got the same level of popularity as other flashy departments. Probably Agricultural Engineering doesn’t need publicity to increase the scope, as India is the land of billion people. And it is impossible for us to live without food.

Agriculture helps  more than 50%  of the population to meet its ends . What it is lacking now is some good engineers who can improve production without having to disturb the mother nature.

Details of GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus 2018

Syllabus Scope 7 Sections
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GATE AG Syllabus Subtopics Ten
Preparation Time 350 Hours

Topics in Engineering Mathematics : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  1. Linear Algebra
  2. Calculus
  3. Vector Calculus
  4. Differential Equations
  5. Partial Differential Equations
  6. Probability and Statistics
  7. Numerical Methods

Machine Design : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  1. Design and selection of machine elements – gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets, and belts.
  2. Overload safety devices used in farm machinery.
  3. Measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement and acceleration on machine elements.

Farm Machinery : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  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. Animal and power operated equipment for tillage
  8. Sowing
  9. Planting
  10. Fertilizer application
  11. Inter-cultivation
  12. Spraying
  13. Mowing
  14. Chaff cutting
  15. Harvesting
  16. Threshing and transport

Farm Power : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  1. Sources of Farm Power
  2. Sources of Farm power on the farmbiomass.
  3. bio-fuels.
  4. Thermodynamic principles of I.C. engines.
  5. I.C. engine cycles.
  6. Engine components.
  7. Fuels and combustion.
  8. Lubricants and their properties.
  9. Power efficiencies and measurement.
  10. Tractor clutches and brakes.
  11. Mechanics of tractor chassis.
  12. Traction theory.
  13. Three point hitches- free link and restrained link operations.
  14. Mechanical steering and hydraulic control systems used in tractors.
  15. Tractor tests and performance.

Soil And Water Conservation Engineering : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  1. Fluid Mechanics
  2. Ideal and real fluids properties of fluids.
  3. Hydrostatic pressure and its measurement.
  4. Hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface.
  5. Continuity equation.
  6. Bernoulli’s theorem.
  7. Flow through orifices and notches.
  8. Flow in open channels.
  9. Soil Mechanics
  10. Engineering properties of soils.
  11. Fundamental definitions and relationships.
  12. Index properties of soils.
  13. Permeability and seepage analysis.
  14. Shear Strength.
  15. Mohr’s circle of stress.
  16. Active and passive earth pressures.
  17. Stability of slopes.
  18. Hydrology
  19. Hydrological cycle and components.
  20. Runoff estimation.
  21. Hydrograph analysis, unit hydrograph theory, and application.
  22. Stream flow measurement.
  23. Flood Routing, hydrological reservoir, and channel routing.
  24. Surveying and Leveling:
  25. Measurement of distance and area.
  26. Instruments for surveying and leveling.
  27. Chain surveying, methods of traversing.
  28. Measurement of angles and bearings, plane table surveying.
  29. Types of leveling.
  30. Theodolite traversing.
  31. Contouring.
  32. Computation of areas and volume
  33. Soil and Water Erosion
  34. Soil loss estimation
  35. Biological and engineering measures to control erosion.
  36. Terraces and bunds.
  37. Vegetative waterways.
  38. Gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways
  39. Earthen dams
  40. Watershed Management
  41. Watershed characterization
  42. Land use capability classification
  43. Rainwater Harvesting Structures
  44. Dams and Farm Ponds

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
  • Water requirement of crops.
  • Consumptive use and evapotranspiration.
  • Measurement of infiltration.
  • Soil moisture and irrigation water infiltration.
  • Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods
  • Design of irrigation channels and underground pipelines.
  • Irrigation scheduling.
  • Surface.
  • Sprinkler and micro-irrigation methods.
  • Design and Evaluation of irrigation methods.
  • Irrigation efficiencies.
  • Agricultural Drainage
  • Drainage coefficient.
  • Planning, design, and layout of surface and sub-surface drainage systems.
  • Leaching requirement and salinity control.
  • Irrigation and drainage water quality and reuse.
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Groundwater occurrence.
  • Darcy’s Law.
  • Steady flow in confined and unconfined aquifer.
  • Evaluation of aquifer properties.
  • Groundwater recharge.
  • Wells and Pumps
  • Types of wells, steady flow through wells.
  • Classification of pumps.
  • Pump characteristics.
  • Pump selection and installation

Dairy and Food Engineering : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

  1. Heat and Mass Transfer
  2. Steady state heat transfer in conduction, convection and radiation.
  3. Transient heat transfer in simple geometry.
  4. Working principles of heat exchangers.
  5. Diffusive and convective mass transfer.
  6. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations.
  7. Material and energy balances in food processing systems.
  8. Water activity, sorption and desorption isotherms.
  9. Preservation of Food
  10. Kinetics of microbial death – pasteurization, and sterilization of milk and other liquid foods.
  11. Preservation of food by cooling and freezing.
  12. Refrigeration and cold storage basics and applications.

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Conclusion : GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus

Agriculture Engineering program consists of elements of even Electrical, Mechanical, Civil,Chemical and Computer Engineering, along with Agriculture science!Agriculture includes agronomy, animal husbandry, horticulture, floraculture, aquaculture, silviculture etc

Some agricultural engineers can look towards NGOs working in rural areas. Those interested in research activities can join IARI as junior fellow researcher and become agricultural.

GATE Agricultural Engineering Syllabus PDF Download

There is a lot of scope for agricultural engineering in India, unfortunately it is not a popular stream as it involves lot of hard work and almost everyone nowadays wants maximum earning with least bit of effort – physical or mental.

Agricultural Engineering has vast scope for innovation and satisfaction of being empowered to improve lives of the agrarian majority of India’s populace.

Apart from that, other Government Departments where Agriculture Engineering graduates may find jobs are- Food Department, Research Departments, Dairy Boards (State wise), Coir Board etc.

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