GATE 2020 – IIT DELHI
In this article we are sharing the syllabus of GATE 2020 Agricultural Engineering syllabus by IIT Delhi. All Agricultural and allied engineering branches candidates who want to appear in GATE 2020 with GATE 2020 Paper Code ‘AG’ must download this syllabus before starting preparation.
IIT Delhi : GATE 2020 Syllabus – Agricultural Engineering (AG)
GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi tentative syllabus and paper pattern for GATE 2020 Agricultural Engineering is available in this post. Kindly read full article, download the GATE 2020 syllabus PDF and share this article with your friends.
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering (AG) Paper Pattern
|Paper Sections||Marks Distribution|
|Subject Questions||70% of the total marks.|
|Engineering Mathemetics||15% of the total marks.|
|General Aptitude||15% of the total marks.|
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Engineering Mathematics
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering (AG) Paper Subjects Syllabus
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Farm Machinery:
Design and selection of machine elements – gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets and belts; 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 for tillage, sowing, planting, fertilizer application, inter-cultivation, spraying, mowing, chaff cutting, harvesting, threshing and transport; testing of agricultural machinery and equipment; calculation of performance parameters – field capacity, efficiency, application rate and losses; cost analysis of implements and tractors.
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Farm Power
Sources of Power:
Sources of power on the farm – human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass; bio-fuels.
Thermodynamic principles of I.C. engines; I.C. engine cycles; engine components; fuels and combustion; lubricants and their properties; I.C. engine systems – fuel, cooling, lubrication, ignition, electrical, intake and exhaust; selection, operation, maintenance and repair of I.C. engines; power efficiencies and measurement; calculation of power, torque, fuel consumption, heat load and power losses.
Tractors and Powertillers:
Type, selection, maintenance and repair of tractors and powertillers; tractor clutches and brakes; power transmission systems – gear trains, differential, final drives and power take-off; mechanics of tractor chassis; traction theory; three point hitches- free link and restrained link operations; mechanical steering and hydraulic control systems used in tractors; tractor tests and performance.
Human engineering and safety in design of tractor and agricultural implements
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Soil And Water Conservation Engineering
Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids; hydrostatic pressure and its measurement; hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface; continuity equation; Bernoulli’s theorem; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, Darcy- Weisbach and Hazen-Williams equations, Moody’s diagram; flow through orifices and notches; flow in openchannels.
Engineering properties of soils; fundamental definitions and relationships; index properties of soils; permeability and seepage analysis; shear strength, Mohr’s circle of stress, active and passive earth pressures; stability of slopes.
Hydrological cycle and components; meteorological parameters, their measurement and analysis of precipitation data; runoff estimation; hydrograph analysis, unit hydrograph theory and application; stream flow measurement; flood routing, hydrological reservoir and channel routing.
Surveying and Leveling:
Measurement of distance and area; instruments for surveying and leveling; chain surveying, methods of traversing; measurement of angles and bearings, plane table surveying; types of leveling; theodolite traversing; contouring; computation of areas and volume.
Soil and Water Erosion:
Mechanics of soil erosion, soil erosion types, wind and water erosion, factors affecting erosion; soil loss estimation; biological and engineering measures to control erosion; terraces and bunds; vegetative waterways; gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways; earthen dams.
Watershed characterization; land use capability classification;rainwater harvesting structures,check dams and farm ponds.
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Irrigation And Drainage Engineering
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.
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 occurrence; Darcy’s Law, steady flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, 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.
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Agricultural Processing And Food Engineering
Psychrometry – properties of air-vapors mixture; concentration and drying of liquid foods – evaporators, tray, drum and spray dryers; hydrothermal treatment; drying and milling of cereals, pulses and oilseeds.
Size Reduction and Conveying:
Mechanics and energy requirement in size reduction of granular solids; particle size analysis for comminuted solids; size separation by screening; fluidization of granular solids-pneumatic, bucket, screw and belt conveying; cleaning and grading; effectiveness of grain cleaners; centrifugal separation of solids, liquids and gases.
Processing and By-product Utilization:
Processing of seeds, spices, fruits and vegetables; By-product utilization from processing industries.
Controlled and modified atmosphere storage; perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
GATE 2020 – Agricultural Engineering Syllabus – Dairy And Food Engineering
Heat and Mass Transfer:
Steady state heat transfer in conduction, convection and radiation; transient heat transfer in simple geometry; working principles of heat exchangers; diffusive and convective mass transfer; simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations; material and energy balances in food processing systems; water activity, sorption and desorption isotherms.
Preservation of Food:
Kinetics of microbial death – pasteurization and sterilization of milk and otherliquid foods; preservation of food by cooling and freezing; refrigeration and cold storage basics and applications.