Get details of GATE Ecology and Evolution Syllabus for GATE 2018 Exam. GATE 2018 examination will be commenced in second and third months of 2018 and candidates who are passed out in 2017 and who will pass out in 2018, will be eligible for the examination. Before appearing in the examination, each candidate must be aware of the examination pattern. We are providing a guideline for GATE 2018 exam pattern for Ecology and Evolution. Here is the table showing the percentage of questions for a particular section. In this particular article, we are providing you GATE exam pattern for Ecology and Evolution branch. You can check out GATE exam pattern for Ecology and Evolution from our website. A table showing GATE paper pattern for Ecology and Evolution is given below. In this article, one can check for GATE Ecology and Evolution Syllabus 2018.
GATE Ecology and Evolution Syllabus 2018
Here we are providing the detailed syllabus for GATE Ecology and Evolution for students reference purpose :
|Exam Section||Marks Weightage|
|Engineering Mathematics||15% of total marks|
|General Aptitude||15% of total marks|
|Subject questions||70% of total marks|
General Aptitude – GATE Syllabus 2018
General Aptitude (GA) section is common to all the papers. The General Aptitude section is designed to test your language, analytical and quantitative skills. For full details about General Aptitude Syllabus
Subject questions (Ecology and Evolution)
Those who are going to appear in GATE examination 2018 with Ecology and Evolution subject, they are advised to check Syllabus for GATE Ecology and Evolution Paper from our website which is available as under:
Section 1: Ecology
Population ecology; metapopulation dynamics; growth rates; density-independent growth; density-dependent growth; niche concept;
Species interactions: Plant-animal interactions; mutualism, commensalism, competition, and predation; trophic interactions; functional ecology; ecophysiology; behavioral ecology;
Community ecology: Community assembly, organization, and evolution; biodiversity: species richness, evenness and diversity indices; endemism; species-area relationships;
Ecosystem structure, function, and services; nutrient cycles; biomes; habitat ecology; primary and secondary productivity; invasive species; global and climate change; applied ecology.
Section 2: Evolution
Origin, evolution, and diversification of life; natural selection; levels of selection.
Types of selection (stabilizing, directional etc.); sexual selection; genetic drift; gene flow; adaptation; convergence; species concepts;
Life history strategies; adaptive radiation; biogeography and evolutionary ecology;
Origin of genetic variation; Mendelian genetics; polygenic traits, linkage, and recombination; epistasis, gene-environment interaction; heritability; population genetics;
Molecular evolution; molecular clocks; systems of classification: cladistics and phenetics; molecular systematics; gene expression and evolution.
Section 3: Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology
Mathematics and statistics in ecology; Simple functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, etc); concept of derivatives and slope of a function; permutations and combinations; basic probability (probability of random events; sequences of events, etc); frequency distributions and their descriptive statistics (mean, variance, coefficient of variation, correlation, etc).
Statistical hypothesis testing: Concept of p-value; Type I and Type II error, test statistics like t-test and Chi-square test; basics of linear regression and ANOVA.
Section 4: Behavioural Ecology
Classical ethology; neuroethology; evolutionary ethology; chemical, acoustic and visual signaling
Mating systems; sexual dimorphism; mate choice; parenting behavior Competition; aggression; foraging behavior; predator-prey interactions; Sociobiology: kin selection, altruism, costs and benefits of group-living.
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