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ABOUT GATE Life Science

GATE Life Science exam is the Gateway for pursuing M.Tech and PhDs from IITs, NITs and engineering collegesand major universities. Students appearing in this exam must be either pursuing M.Sc. or BE but NOT B.Sc. (Three year course). This exam is conducted every year in the month of February by any of IITs or IISc and result usually come in March in the form of percentile as well as All India Rank. This score is valid for two years So students of MSc previous as wel as B.E. / B.Tech IIIrd year students can also appear for this exam Percentile of around 95 and AIR with in 350 is considered good for getting calls from leading institutions.

Exam pattern

Part I: Compulsory Chemistry

This covers chemistry up to B.Sc. level and have fix pattern like some questions from Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Aromatic reaction mechanism etc.

Part II: Optional Papers
In Optionals you are to choose any two papers at the time of exam from the following:

AADHAR 's program
For preparation of GATE Life Science Aadhar's classroom coaching program usually start from July/August every year and continue till January in the last months revision tests and extra problem solving classes held. After result we also assist students for applying in different institutions and preparation of interviews.

Popularity of this course attract many M.Sc. students to join GATE + NET combined program in which they attend Biology section for NET and GATE (XL) exclusive Biology topic they attend separately GATE Life Science chemistry classes are also held in parallel.

The study material in the form of correspondence course is also available for all four subjects Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry and Microbiologyas well as Chemistry.

Some Tips:
  • While preparing for GATE Life Science exam one should choose the subject in starting and go for torough study of the same. Choosing Botany/Zoology with Biochemistry or Botany + Zoology is always more scoring in our view because of limited syllabus and to the point questions.
For chemistry one should prepare 10+2 level chemistry plus organic chemistry of B.Sc. level to solve at least 26 out of 28 questions.
  • Never try to attempt guess because any wrong answer may changes your rank by hundreds
  • Try to prepare more than two subjects this may be beneficial while choosing the subjects at the time of exam.
  • For general aptitude there are many things to prepare which you can get from any management entrance course material or books available from market.

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