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Typically 5-6 months are required, but some students need a longer time frame based on other commitments. College students start preparation 12-18 months before GATE to have more time to practise questions as they may have semester exams as well.

We suggest about 800 to 1200 hours of preparation time overall. This can be divided into 3-4 months or 12-18 months, based on your schedule.

Steps to Prepare for GATE Agriculture Exam:

If you have 3-4 months prior preparation

  • Start with solving GATE Agriculture (AG) section tests and mocks.
  • Focus on topics that you find difficult and read theory specifically on those areas.

If you have 6-8 months prior preparation

  • Plan a schedule of 4-5 months with 2-3 weeks per subject.
  • Study theory material and solve questions from Career Avenues books.
  • After completing two subjects, take online section tests.
  • Revise all subjects and take regular mocks after finishing all topics.

If you have 10-18 months prior preparation

  • Start with subjects you have studied up to the 4th semester.
  • Study theory material and solve questions from Career Avenues books for 3-4 months.
  • Move on to subjects from the 5th, 6th, and 7th semester.
  • Take online section tests and mocks after completing each subject.

If you previously took GATE Agriculture seriously

  • Identify strong and weak areas.
  1. Strengthen strong areas and work on improving weaknesses.

Contact faculty at for personalized guidance.

Previously took GATE AG but not seriously

  • Treat it as starting from scratch.
  • Choose one of the above study plans based on the available months for preparation.

Note: It’s essential to adapt the study plan to your specific needs and circumstances.

Section I: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Methods

Section II: Farm Machinery

  • Machine Design
  • Farm Machinery

Section III: Farm Power

  • Sources of Power
  • Farm Power
  • Tractors and Power tillers

Section IV: Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Hydrology
  • Surveying and Leveling
  • Soil and Water Erosion
  • Watershed Management

Section V: Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

  • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
  • Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods
  • Agricultural Drainage
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Wells and Pumps

Section VI: Agricultural Processing Engineering

  • Drying
  • Size Reduction and Conveying
  • Processing and By-product Utilization
  • Storage Systems

Section VII: Dairy and Food Engineering

  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Preservation of Food

Note: This is a condensed version of the syllabus. For a complete and detailed syllabus, please refer to the official GATE Agriculture (AG) examination syllabus document.

Best Books for GATE Agriculture Exam:

Farm Machinery:

  1. “Farm Machinery” by Brian Bell
  2. “Principles of Farm Machinery” by Kepner, Bainer, and Bergar

Farm Power:

  1. “Farm Power and Machinery Management” by Donnell Hunt

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering:

  1. “Introduction to Soil and Water Conservation Engineering” by Bimal Chandra
  2. “Soil and Water Conservation Engineering” by R. Suresh

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering:

  1. “Engineering Hydrology” by K. Subramanya
  2. “Irrigation Theory and Practice” by A.M. Michael
  3. “Irrigation and Drainage Engineering” by Muluneh Yitayew and Peter Waller

Agricultural Processing Engineering:

  1. “Unit Operations of Agricultural Processing” by K.M. Sahay and K.K Singh
  2. “Agricultural Process Engineering” by Russell Lawrence Perry and Silas Milton Henderson

Dairy and Food Engineering:

  1. “Dairy Science and Technology and Food and Dairy Engineering” by Harish Sharma
  2. “Handbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering” by Myer Jutz

Note: It’s important to choose books that are comprehensive and cover the necessary topics for GATE Agriculture (AG) exam preparation. Additionally, Career Avenues provides its own course material specifically designed for GATE Agriculture (AG) preparation, which may be helpful.