GATE Agricultural Engineering

Career Avenues GATE Courses for Agricultural Engineering (AG branch)

Career Avenues is the No. 1 GATE Coaching Institute for Agriculture Engineering in India.
(Past Ranks of our AG students : AIR 1, AIR 2, AIR 3, AIR 7, AIR 9...)


Career Avenues conducts classroom Program for Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude portion only at all our offices. Please contact the office closest to you for fees and batch details.

Career Avenues Classes are designed to ensure an optimum mix of theoretical learning and problem solving. We aim to overall spend atleast 50% of the class time in question solving, and cover atleast 5 years of past GATE questions in class.

Our faculties are all from IIT or IISc with a top GATE score.

All India Telephone Number (Call/SMS/Whatsapp): 0-99304 06349


The postal course comprises theory booklets in the areas of engineering mathematics, general aptitude and all AG technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (75 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests).

Separate books comprising theory and questions on  Agricultural Engineering and Food Processing, Farm Machinery, Soil and Water Conservation, Surveying, Hydrology and Irrigation.

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Revised this year as per latest GATE pattern.

Course Fee (without Online Test Series):

a) Only Printed Books : Rs. 8000

Course Fee (with Online Standard Test Series):
b) Printed Books : Rs. 11000
c) Books (Soft copy on Pen Drive): Rs. 5000 
d) Books (Soft copy online) : Rs. 4000

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Combo Course = Postal course + VDO lectures

To enroll, click here: GATE Library


Postal Course (without Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 8000  

Postal Course (with Online Standard Test Series):

b) Printed Format: Rs. 11000             
c) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 5000            
d) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 4000

VDO Lectures (with Online Standard Test Series):

e) GATE Drive: Rs. 7500

f) Online: Rs. 5000

Combo (Postal + VDO with Test Series): Most Popular

b+e: Rs. 15000          b+f: Rs. 14000          

c+e: Rs. 10000            d+f: Rs. 7500 

Online Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000

Online Special Test Series: Rs. 1000

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive OR Online)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of engineering mathematics and general aptitude as per GATE syllabus.

1. GATE Drive is a secure pen drive and can work on any laptop or PC on any operating system. Internet not required.

2. Same lectures are available Online, and you require internet to watch. 

Over 75 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty

Free Online Standard Test Series

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee: 

e) GATE Drive : Rs. 7500 (for latest GATE validity)

f) Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 5000 (for latest GATE validity)

Extended validity : Rs. 1000 per year

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

Most popular GATE prep program in the country. Postal Course + VDO Lectures!!

Comprehensive preparation. Almost as good as a classroom.

Upgrade anytime to Classroom course by paying difference in fees.

Course Fee (Printed Books and VDO Lectures on Pen Drive): Rs. 15000

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures): Rs. 14000

Course Fee (Softcopy Books and VDO Lectures - on Pen Drive): Rs. 10000

Course Fee (Softcopy Books and VDO Lectures - Online): Rs. 7500

To enroll, click here: GATE Library


Test Series (Online)

75 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Agriculture technical, Math and General aptitude. Highest Number of tests!!

5 full length GATE mock tests

All questions with detailed explanatory answers

Online Test platform just like GATE with Virtual Calculator and Automated Strength/Weakness Analysis.

Can be downloaded as an App on Smartphones too.

Rated best test platform in India.

Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000 ( 75 Section Tests + 5 Mocks)

Special Test Series: Rs. 1000 ( Only Mocks)

To enroll, click here: GATE Library

Past GATE Results (AG Batch)

AIR 1: Sagar
AIR 2: Manpreet
AIR 2: Gurveer
AIR 3: Rohan
AIR 7: Mohit
AIR 9: Ganesan

Faculty Profile (AG Batch)

5 active AG faculty from IITs

IIT Kharagpur – 3,

IIT Delhi – 2.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 1.

GATE Math of Agricultural Engineering
GATE Aptitude
GATE Aptitude of Agricultural Engineering


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  • Diksha, BT

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  • Aditya Raman (99.62 percentile)

    Thank you Career Avenues for the fantastic study material. It helped me do a structured preparation and enabled me to crack GATE.

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  • Dola Banerjee (99.88 percentile)

    When I started, my Math concepts were very weak. As a student of Combo program, I really benefitted from the VDO lectures, especially in Mathematics and General Aptitude.

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  • Altaf Razzaq (99.71 percentile)

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    I was a student of the classroom program. I would like to thank all the faculty who were very good and motivating, especially Amit sir for his strategy classes.
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Syllabus for Agricultural Engineering (AG)


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.

Vector Calculus: Gradient; Divergence and Curl; Line; surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs¬ -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: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.


Sources of power on the farm-human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass; bio-fuels; design and selection of machine elements – gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets and belts; overload safety devices used in farm machinery; measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement and acceleration on machine elements. Soil tillage; forces acting on a tillage tool; hitch systems and hitching of tillage implements; mechanics of animal traction; functional requirements, principles of working, construction and operation of manual, animal and power operated equipment for tillage, sowing, planting, fertilizer application, inter-cultivation, spraying, mowing, chaff cutting, harvesting, threshing and transport; testing of agricultural machinery and equipment; calculation of performance parameters -field capacity, efficiency, application rate and losses; cost analysis of implements and tractors Thermodynamic principles of I.C. engines; I.C. engine cycles; engine components; fuels and combustion; lubricants and their properties; I.C. engine systems – fuel, cooling, lubrication, ignition, electrical, intake and exhaust; selection, operation, maintenance and repair of I.C. engines; power efficiencies and measurement; calculation of power, torque, fuel consumption, heat load and power losses. Tractors and power tillers – type, selection, maintenance and repair; tractor clutches and brakes; power transmission systems – gear trains, differential, final drives and power take-off; mechanics of tractor chassis; traction theory; three point hitches- free link and restrained link operations; mechanical steering and hydraulic control systems used in tractors; human engineering and safety in tractor design; tractor tests and performance.


Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids; hydrostatic pressure and its measurement; hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surface; continuity equation; Bernoulli’s theorem; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, Darcy- Weisbach and Hazen-Williams equations, Moody’s diagram; flow through orifices and notches; flow in open channels. Engineering properties of soils; fundamental definitions and relationships; index properties of soils; permeability and seepage analysis; shear strength, Mohr’s circle of stress, active and passive earth pressures; stability of slopes. Hydrological cycle; meteorological parameters and their measurement, analysis of precipitation data; abstraction from precipitation; runoff; hydrograph analysis, unit hydrograph theory and application; stream flow measurement; flood routing, hydrological reservoir and channel routing. Measurement of distance and area; chain surveying, methods of traversing; measurement of angles and bearings, plane table surveying; types of levelling; contouring; instruments for surveying and levelling; computation of earth work. Mechanics of soil erosion, soil erosion types; wind and water erosion; factors affecting erosion; soil loss estimation; biological and engineering measures to control erosion; terraces and bunds; vegetative waterways; gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways; earthen dams; water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management. Soil-water-plant relationship, water requirement of crops; consumptive use and evapo¬transpiration; irrigation scheduling; irrigation efficiencies; design of irrigation channels; measurement of soil moisture, irrigation water and infiltration; surface, sprinkler and drip methods of irrigation; design and evaluation of irrigation methods. Drainage coefficient; planning, design and layout of surface and sub-surface drainage systems; leaching requirement and salinity control; irrigation and drainage water quality. Groundwater occurrence confined and unconfined aquifers, evaluation of aquifer properties; well hydraulics; groundwater recharge. Classification of pumps; pump characteristics; pump selection and installation.


Steady state heat transfer in conduction, convection and radiation; transient heat transfer in simple geometry; condensation and boiling heat transfer; working principles of heat exchangers; diffusive and convective mass transfer; simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations. Material and energy balances in food processing systems; water activity, sorption and desorption isotherms; centrifugal separation of solids, liquids and gases; kinetics of microbial death – pasteurization and sterilization of liquid foods; preservation of food by cooling and freezing; refrigeration and cold storage basics and applications; psychrometry – properties of air-vapour mixture; concentration and drying of liquid foods – evaporators, tray, drum and spray dryers. Mechanics and energy requirement in size reduction of granular solids; particle size analysis for comminuted solids; size separation by screening; fluidization of granular solids-pneumatic, bucket, screw and belt conveying; cleaning and grading; Effectiveness of grain cleaners. Hydrothermal treatment, drying and milling of cereals, pulses and oilseeds; Processing of seeds, spices, fruits and vegetables; By-product utilization from processing industries. Controlled and modified atmosphere storage; Perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos


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GATE : Average Qualifying marks (last 3 years)

General: 27.00, Qualifying marks OBC: 24.50, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 18.67