GATE Food Technology – Frequently Asked Questions

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What is GATE FOOD TECHNOLOGY?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) Organized By one of the them every year.
Indian Institute of Technology/Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore every year.


Why GATE ?

It basically helps to get masters degree or direct PhD (After B-tech) from IITs or NITs or from any premier institutes like NIFTEM etc.


How To APPLY?

Application process is online and all exams are online not offline.


Eligibility Criteria

For this ,check out the information brochure ( CLICK HERE )


What Are the Streams Available For Food Technology Students?

Engineering Science(XE) and Life Science(XL).


How To Choose Streams?

Check ou the optional subjects in Engineering Science and Life Science and choose the subjects which ever you like.


What are the compulsory and optional Subjects available for Engineering Science and Life Science?

Compulsary SubjectsOptional Subjects
Engineering Science(XE)MathemeticsFluid Mechanics,Thermodynamics,Food Technology,
Polymer Science and Eng,Material Science and solid mechanics, 
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.
                                             
Life Science(XL)ChemistryBiochemistry,Botany,Zoology,Microbiology,
Food Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences – This is added recently to XE form GATE 2017 onwards.


What is the best combination of optional subject with Food Technology?

You need to choose two subjects from optional subjects.

For Engineering Science –>Food technology and Fluid mechanics or Food technology and Thermodynamics

For Life Science –>Food technology and Microbiology or Food technology and Biochemistry

Above combinations are suggested because syllabus are some what related to each other.


Where I can get the syllabus ?

Follow the link for more. ( Click Here )


What is the marks distribution in GATE Exam(Engineering Science and Life Science)?

      Total Marks for exam is 100, which are further divided into:
General Aptitude – 15 , Compulsory Subject – 15, Optional Subject 1 – 35, Optional Subject 2 – 35.


What is the General Aptitude subject?

It is common for all streams. It comprises numerical problems and reasoning questions and questions on English subject.


What are the expected questions in Food technology?

Chances Of Asking Old Questions For Agri engineering and Chemical engineering streams is ver high because Agri engineering students also have Food engineering syllabus, and Chemical engineering students also have some of Food engineering syllabus like Heat and Mass transfer, refrigeration.


What are the reference books for Food Technology?

Food Technology -Objective Food Science by Sanjeev Kumar Sharma and Harshad Kiran Kalwit

Food Engineering-1) Numerical Approach in Agricultural Engineering  By Sanjay Kumar

2) Processing and Food Engineering (Objective questions and answers) by M.K.Garg & Pitam Chandra                           3) Unit operation in Food Processing by RL Erle
4) Introduction to food engineering by RP Singh
5) www.unitoperation.com ( Complete Guide To Chemical Engineering )


What is the pattern of question paper?

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type questions.

Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

XL Paper (Life Sciences)

In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory. This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.


When would be the dates for GATE 2018 be announced?
It would be around AUG 2017, We will be updating you ASAP!