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About GATE (In Textile Fiber)(For India)

All about the GATE examination (An Indian vital exam for engineering students)

DSPAT textile is an online platform that acquaints you with the textile field and processes related to it. The website has every textile-related topic ranging from fibre properties to fabric formation, from conventional methods to the latest developments in textile. The main aim of this site is to provide the most accurate data to our viewers.

Since this platform covers most of the topics from GATE syllabus, it is a great opportunity for the aspirants to use our website as a source for preparation. Hence, along with some tips and suggestions for GATE preparations, we have attached the syllabus and questions papers of 15 years.

But, what exactly is GATE and how can one use their GATE scores for their future development. 

GATE refers to the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. For textile students, GATE TF is a great opportunity to get into prestigious institutions including IITs, NITs, IISCs and some Government colleges for education and also in PSUs like DRDO for jobs. The exam is Computer Based for a duration of 3 hours and happens every year. The questions are MCQ (Multiple Type Questions), MSQ and NAT (Numerical Answer Type) type.

There are some criteria and limits though. The person appearing for the exam must be an Indian citizen although foreign students can also apply for them, SC, ST, and PwD categories are not relevant.

Also, candidates from both 3rd and 4th year and those who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Textile and Fibre science field can apply. 

The paper consists of 72% of the core subjects, 15% from GA and 13% from Engineering Mathematics. The questions carry either 1 or  2 marks. For each wrong answer, 1/3 for 1 mark question and 2/3 marks for 2 marks questions, are deducted.


Some suggestions related to this Exam


  1. Think about the end result you want from your GATE scores and create a mindset accordingly.
  2. Be clear with the basics and fundamentals of all topics. Study your syllabus first.
  3. Do not just cram the information and formulas. Choose your study material wisely by doing proper research.
  4. Practice every day and revise periodically. 
  5. Prepare a proper timetable according to the time available to you. For example, if you have 1 year left for preparation, then divide the subjects accordingly and also spare about 2-3 months for revision. 
  6. Solve mock question papers available on gate site beforehand and also solve last 10-12 years' papers. The questions papers are available on our blog in drive form.
  7. Start as early as possible. Procrastinating your preparation and waiting for the last 6 months to start won’t help. The syllabus might look small or easy but each topic requires a thorough study and that of course will take time. A year before your gate exam is adequate.
  8. Do not start with the previous year’s papers until you are done with all the subjects. Firstly, that surely won’t help. Secondly, you will get demotivated if you are not able to solve the questions.
  9. In textile, the most important subjects are yarn manufacturing and chemical processing. So do not leave them for last and to be as clear on these topics as possible.
  10. Though General Aptitude does not require a lot of preparation, one must solve some questions every day for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Mathematics is also an important topic but can be ignored if there is not enough time available. Focus more on your core subjects.


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