How to Prepare for GATE 2020 Chemical Engineering (CH) - After completing B.Tech in chemical engineering, the next target for many candidates is to get a good rank in GATE. High performers in GATE chemical engineering (CH) paper are frequently absorbed by top PSUs and MNCs. Many also go for higher studies in top institutes like IITs and NITs. But chemical engineering being a popular discipline, the number of test takers is high and so also the competition. Consequently, to perform well the candidate at the minimum needs to know how to prepare for GATE chemical engineering paper. For example, while good and easy-to-follow study material can aid preparation, those with convoluted explanations can really slow down progress. There are many other ways that can send a well-meaning preparation cartwheeling towards failure. It is the reason why we have come up with this article on How to Prepare for GATE 2020 Chemical Engineering (CH).Latest: GATE 2020 mock test released. IIT Delhi will release the admit card of GATE 2020 on January 3.
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The national-level exam this year will be conducted for 25 papers, including chemical engineering. The tips presented here tell how the candidate can start from scratch; good foundation knowledge naturally makes things easier though. Go through our tips on GATE 2020- How to Prepare for Chemical Engineering listed below.
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Get hold of the GATE syllabus. Check out the topics included in it. Please note that questions will invariably be asked from the official GATE syllabus only, so there is no point wasting time and effort elsewhere. It is also a good idea to segregate the syllabus into smaller segments, say based on difficulty level, how a topic is interrelated, and also weightage they carry. It will bring a method to your preparation.
Make a study schedule: Having a schedule will make it easier to keep tab of things like the candidate can check how much progress has been made. It is generally a good idea to be flexible with the schedule, as this way the candidate will be able to make the necessary changes.
Check out the exam pattern
Many students don’t give much thought to the exam pattern of GATE 2020. But it shouldn’t be the case as a proper understanding of the exam pattern can help the candidate prepare better. For example, the exam pattern tells that some questions carry negative marks, while question type may be multiple choice or NAT type. Such details would help the candidate plan a strategy – like focus on speed and accuracy.
Key points of GATE 2020 exam pattern
The test will be of 3 hours
Questions will be asked from – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Subject-specific part
A total of 65 questions, carrying total 100 marks, will be asked
Question type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
Marking scheme: MCQs carry negative marks, while NAT questions don’t
Prepare from good books
Unless the books the candidate is relying on are not of the desired standard, a good outcome can’t be expected. When selecting books for GATE, some of the points that must be considered are:
Do the books meet prescribed GATE standards?
Are they properly edited for factual and other errors?
Is the language simple enough for the candidate to follow
Is the book (s) the latest edition with all the latest GATE guidelines incorporated.
Books and Authors
Eigen Values & Eigenvectors
Rank of Matrix
Maxima & Minima
Probability, Mean, Median
Numerical Solution of Differential Equations
Chemical Engineering for GATE
Classifications of Chemical Reactions
Design of Isothermal IDEAL reactors
Design of Non-Isothermal IDEAL reactors
Modelling of Non-IDEAL reactors
Introductions to Heterogenous Reactions System
Solid Catalysed Reactions
Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering
David. M. Himmelblau
First law of Thermodynamics
Second law of Thermodynamics
Principle of Entropy
Properties of Pure Substances
Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - K. V. Narayanan.
An Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, M. M. Abbott
Properties of Fluid
Fluid Kinematics & Fluid Dynamics
Application of Bernoulli’s Equations
Flow through Pipes
Characterization of Particulates
Size Reduction Equipment & Laws of Size Reduction
Introduction To Fluid Mechanics (English) 7th Edition (paperback) ... by Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics- Fox and Mc Donald
Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering -Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, Peter Harriott
Mechanical Operation For Chemical Engineering by Narayanan C. M. & Bhattacharyya B. C
Modes of Heat Transfer
Conduction & Convection in Fins
Temperature Distribution in Slab/ Cylinder/ Sphere
Convective Heat Transfer & Application of Newton’s Cooling Law
Radiation Heat Transfer
Boiling & Condensation
Design of Heat Exchanging Equipment
Heat Transfer through the Pipe
Heat Transfer- Binay.K.Dutta
Heat Transfer - Jack Philip Holman
Types of Mass Transfer
Inter-phase Mass Transfer
Mass Transfer Equipments
Mass Transfer Operations
Design of Mass Transfer Equipments
HTU & NTU Concepts
Mass Transport Phenomena- Christie J. Geankoplis
Mass Transfer Operations-Robert E. Treybal
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chemical Reaction Engineering- Fogler & Gurmen
Chemical Reaction Engineering- Octave Levenspiel
Process Dynamics and Control
Introduction to Laplace to Solve Differential Equations
Types of System
Responses of Systems for Different Type of Input Functions
Open Loop and Closed Loop System
Servo and Regulator Problems
Types of Feedback Controller
Design of Feedback & Feed Forward Control System
Tuning of Control Parameters
Process Systems Analysis and Control - Donald R. Coughanowr & Steven E. LeBlanc
Chemical Process Control
Basic Chemical Calculations
Material Balance with and without Chemical Reaction
Recycle and Bypass Operations
An Introduction To Theory And Practice- Stephanopoulos.G
Process dynamics and control - Seborg, D.E., Edgar, T.F. and Mellichamp, D.A
Plant design and Economics- Peters M. S. and Timmerhaus K. D
Paper & Pulp Industries
Dryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M. and Marshall S
R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot
Solve sample papers
Simple reading and trying a few problems here and there is not going to be enough. Instead, the candidate must solve as many sample papers and previous years’ GATE question papers he/ she can. Also, it is not necessary that sample and questions papers be solved only in the last few months of the exam. Instead, the candidate must make it a part of the preparation strategy early on. After completing a chapter, the candidate may start solving problems related to it. This exercise will help build problem-solving ability and also instill confidence.
Take mock tests
The next item included in our GATE 2020 - How to Prepare for Chemical Engineering list is related to mock tests. The GATE exam will be conducted online and mock tests are designed to help the candidate get familiar with the functionalities of the test. The GATE mock test is just like the actual test, so candidates can find out how questions are distributed across sections, the segregation of questions as per their status, and much more. In addition to official mock tests, the candidates may also attempt mock tests at school or even online.
The trials and tribulations of preparation often take a toll on the student. To withstand it, the candidate needs to ensure that there are gaps during preparation that give enough breathing space. Also, to distract from the pressure, physical activities are recommended. Another thing is the candidate shouldn’t stay completely isolated, as it will make it difficult for others to help the candidate if help is required.
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see gate is a really a difficult exam, and if you dont have real interest in it you can not crack it, and it may be really difficult to do job in IT sector and continue preparing for gate. however some students make it possible, but right now less than 2 month left, and now joining in IT sector is not a good option and you may not get any job right now, because a job hunting is not easy. exam will be on february, do your best and if you think that you can not do any better next time, then search for IT job after the gate exam.
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