GATE Biotechnology

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GATE Biotechnology

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is conducted for 24 disciplines (papers) of engineering for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. The exam is conducted annually by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs  such as Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee on a rotational basis.  Mostly questions are fundamental, concept based and thought-provoking.

Exam Duraton: 3 hour 

The GATE Examination consists of 65 questions carrying a maximum of  100 marks. Multiple choice questions ( MCQ ) and numerical answer type will be the type of the questions of this single paper examination. Virtual calculators will be provided to solve numerical type questions.
(i) Multiple Choice Questions will carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. 

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions also carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. No choices will be  provided for this type of questions.

Mode of the Examnination: ONLINE Computer Based Test ( CBT ) 


We at CSIR NET COACHING, offer Regular, Correpondence and Weekend Classroom Coaching for the preparation of GATE Biotechnology exam at our Jia Sarai & Delhi University Centre. We have the most sought after Delhi University and IIT Delhi Best Lecturers to offer you never before GATE Classroom Coaching to Get 100 percent Selection in the upcoming 2019 & 2020 GATE Examinations.

Our main mission of offering Special GATE Biotechnology Class Module is to ensure the students the highest success chance in the examinations for both New Students and repeating students in upcoming 2019 & 2020 GATE Examinations.

To fulfill your dreams and make a secured career, we provide Regular and weekend Classroom Courses.  


Study material of each topic in printed form.
Set of detailed theory, solved examples and previous objective questions and answers for practice.  
Assignment of each topic with solutions.
Previous year questions with explanation of solutions.
Offline Mock Test
Free Online Mock Test Series
Free doubt classes/sessions by concerned faculty.
No extra charge to Crash Courses

CSIR NET Coaching Admission Fees for Regular: 
The Fee for GATE/CSIR NET/TIFE/JEET/IISc is Rs. 40,000  with GST.

Weekend classroom programme for GATE Biotechnology Coaching is a highly comprehensive and unique classroom programme specially designed for students who are able to attend the classes only in weekends. This programme will offer you the right mix of classes, problem solving and doubt sessions supplemented with in-depth, and thoroughly revised study material. This will help you to develop comprehensive understanding of concepts and their applications. You will be given periodic tests which will be supplemented by test analysis sessions. This will not only give you a feedback but also develop the examination temperament. 

Course Structure of Weekend Classroom Programs:-
Right mix of classes, problem solving and doubt clearing sessions.
Comprehensive and thoroughly revised study material.
Periodic tests on the latest pattern.
Regular feedbacks and test analysis sessions.
Chapter practice problems : On each chapter students will be given chapterwise practice problems for practice to have a very strong command over fundamental concept.
To know Commencement of programme & Fee Details Contact Counselor.

CSIR NET Coaching Admission Fees for Weekend Class(Saturday & Sunday)
The Fee for GATE/CSIR NET/TIFE/JEET/IISc is Rs. 35,000  with GST.

Upcoming Winter Batches:
GATE/CSIR NET JEST/TIFR, IIT-JAM / M.Sc Entrance Winter Weekend Batches

First Batch  5th Jan 2019
Second Batch  12th Jan 2019
Third Batch 27th Jan 2019
Fourth Batch 9th Feb 2019 

Call for Admission @ +91-9870285302 and clear your doubt. 


Section 1: Engineering Mathematics:
Linear Algebra: Matrices and determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors. Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Sequences and series, Test for convergence, Fourier Series. Differential Equations: Linear and nonlinear first order ODEs, higher order ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchys and Eulers equations, Laplace transforms, PDE-Laplace, heat and wave equations. Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, normal and binomial distributions, Correlation and regression analysis. Numerical Methods: Solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Integration of trapezoidal and Simpsons rule, Single and multistep methods for differential equations.

Section 2: General Biotechnology:
Biochemistry: Biomolecules-structure and functions; Biological membranes, structure, action potential and transport processes; Enzymes- classification, kinetics and mechanism of action; Basic concepts and designs of metabolism (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids) photosynthesis, respiration and electron transport chain; Bioenergetics.

Microbiology: Viruses- structure and classification; Microbial classification and diversity(bacterial, algal and fungal); Methods in microbiology; Microbial growth and nutrition; Aerobic and anaerobic respiration; Nitrogen fixation; Microbial diseases and host-pathogen interaction.

Cell Biology: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure; Cell cycle and cell growth control; Cell-Cell communication, Cell signaling and signal transduction.

Molecular Biology and Genetics: Molecular structure of genes and chromosomes; Mutations and mutagenesis; Nucleic acid replication, transcription, translation and their regulatory mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Mendelian inheritance; Gene interaction; Complementation; Linkage, recombination and chromosome mapping; Extra chromosomal inheritance; Microbial genetics (plasmids, transformation, transduction, conjugation); Horizontal gene transfer and Transposable elements; RNA interference; DNA damage and repair; Chromosomal variation; Molecular basis of genetic diseases.

Analytical Techniques: Principles of microscopy-light, electron, fluorescent and confocal; Centrifugation- high speed and ultra; Principles of spectroscopy-UV, visible, CD, IR, FTIR, Raman, MS,NMR; Principles of chromatography- ion exchange, gel filtration, hydrophobic interaction, affinity, GC,HPLC, FPLC; Electrophoresis; Microarray.

Immunology: History of Immunology; Innate, humoral and cell mediated immunity; Antigen; Antibody structure and function; Molecular basis of antibody diversity; Synthesis of antibody and secretion; Antigen-antibody reaction; Complement; Primary and secondary lymphoid organ; B and T cells and macrophages; Major histocompatibility complex (MHC); Antigen processing and presentation; Polyclonal and monoclonal antibody; Regulation of immune response; Immune tolerance; Hypersensitivity; Autoimmunity; Graft versus host reaction.

Bioinformatics: Major bioinformatic resources and search tools; Sequence and structure databases; Sequence analysis (biomolecular sequence file formats, scoring matrices, sequence alignment, phylogeny);Data mining and analytical tools for genomic and proteomic studies; Molecular dynamics and simulations (basic concepts including force fields, protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, protein-ligand interaction)

Section 3: Recombinant DNA Technology:
Restriction and modification enzymes; Vectors; plasmid, bacteriophage and other viral vectors, cosmids, Ti plasmid, yeast artificial chromosome; mammalian and plant expression vectors; cDNA and genomic DNA library; Gene isolation, cloning and expression ; Transposons and gene targeting; DNA labeling; DNA sequencing; Polymerase chain reactions; DNA fingerprinting; Southern and northern blotting; In-situ hybridization; RAPD, RFLP; Site-directed mutagenesis; Gene transfer technologies; Gene therapy.

Section 4: Plant and Animal Biotechnology:
Totipotency; Regeneration of plants; Plant growth regulators and elicitors; Tissue culture and Cell suspension culture system: methodology, kinetics of growth and, nutrient optimization; Production of secondary metabolites by plant suspension cultures; Hairy root culture; transgenic plants; Plant products of industrial importance Animal cell culture; media composition and growth conditions; Animal cell and tissue preservation; Anchorage and non-anchorage dependent cell culture; Kinetics of cell growth; Micro & macro-carrier culture; Hybridoma technology; Stem cell technology; Animal cloning; Transgenic animals

Section 5: Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology:
Chemical engineering principles applied to biological system, Principle of reactor design, ideal and non-ideal multiphase bioreactors, mass and heat transfer; Rheology of fermentation fluids, Aeration and agitation; Media formulation and optimization; Kinetics of microbial growth, substrate utilization and product formation; Sterilization of air and media; Batch, fed-batch and continuous processes; Various types of microbial and enzyme reactors; Instrumentation control and optimization; Unit operations in solid-liquid separation and liquid-liquid extraction; Process scale-up, economics and feasibility analysis.

Engineering principle of bioprocessing- Upstream production and downstream; Bioprocess design and development from lab to industrial scale; Microbial, animal and plant cell culture platforms; Production of biomass and primary/secondary metabolites; Biofuels, Bioplastics, industrial enzymes, antibiotics; Large scale production and purification of recombinant proteins; Industrial application of chromatographic and membrane based bioseparation methods; Immobilization of biocatalysts (enzymes and cells) for bioconversion processes; Bioremediation-Aerobic and anaerobic processes for stabilization of solid / liquid wastes

Study Material

We at CSIR NET Coaching, provide our fully printed study material in a precise and concised way so that our students can understand and get the ideas very well and it can be really helpful to average students to utilize our materials. Our study material has a wide extensive coverage of theory to build up a solid foundation and students can clear concepts in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology based on the latest trends and patterns of entrance examinations. 

CSIR NET Coaching provides 
Printed Study Materials
Practice Books
Previous Years Solved papers of Gate/JNU/IIT/DU/BHU/CSIR NET JRF with solution
Regular Assessment and Test Solution 
Mock Tests
Feel free to contact CSIR NET Coaching for admission to upcoming winter batches @ +91-9870285302. 


Reference Books of GATE Biotechnology:
Name of books Author
GATE Guide Biotechnology Prabhanshu Kumar
GATE Tutor Biotechnology B.M. Agarwal
MCQs Life Sciences – Biotechnology Pranav Kumar, Satyendra Singh

Previous Years solved GATE Biotechnology questions & mock tests:
Name of books Author
GATE Biotechnology (10 Mock Tests Includes Solved Papers) G.K. Publications
Gate Biotechnology Mock Tests G.K. Publications
GATE Solved Paper Biotechnology 2019 G.K. Publications
Solved and Mock Papers for GATE Biotechnology Akanksha Singhal

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