Life Sciences (XL) Syllabus For GATE Download 2018

GATE life Sciences XL 2018 Syllabus

  • Chemistry: Study the topics such as- Atomic Structure & periodicity (Planck’s theory, wave particle duality,Gate Life Sciences XL Syllabus quantum mechanical model, electronic configuration, ionization energy, electronegativity), Structure and bonding (Ionic & covalent bonding, lattice energy, vanderwalls forces, VSEPR Theory, hybridization, bond angle, bond energy), Periodic table elements (s, p, d Block Elements), chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, Reaction kinetics, Thermodynamics (laws, kirchoff’s law, processes types, enthalpy, entropy, free energy change), Basis of organic reactions mechanism, Structure reactivity Correlations
  • Food technology: Study the topics such as Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Products technology, Food Engineering
  • Under Biochemistry subject, the topics to be covered are- importance of water, importance of life, cell structure, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, Enzyme kinetics, utilization of ATP, Biological membranes, hormones, DNA replication, immune system, active & passive immunity, RIA & ELISA
  • Microbiology: All the topics are to be studied in this section which form the basics of microbiology, applications, diversity etc. History, Methods, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Microbial Growth, Control of Microorganisms, Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity, Microbial metabolism, Microbial genetics, Microbial Diseases, Chemotherapy
  • Further is a section named Botany under which the topics to be covered for the exam are- Ecology and environment, Plant Systematics, Physiology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant anatomy (cell structure, meristems, vascular systems, secondary growth), Morphogenesis & Development (Cell cycle, cell division, life cycle, seed formation), Plant breeding and genetic Modification, Economic Botany, Plant Pathology
  • Zoology: Study the topics from Zoology which will include- Animal World, their behavior, Evolution, Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Animal anatomy, Parasitology

These are the some topics of each section, for more details download the syllabus PDF given below for the exam. Study well all the topics of exam and try to achieve nice score in the exam.


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  1. sir/madam
    i compeleted my M.Sc(Agri) in Entomology. I plan to study Ph.D, in IISc. May i eligible for GATE life science exam and validity of the mark??.

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