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By: Sunil Kushwaha

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GATE 2024 Microbiology Syllabus has been Released. GATE 2024 is a national-level exam organized by IISc Banglore.

The Engineering Graduation Skill Test (GATE 2024) is organized for admission to PG courses in engineering and technology, specifically ME / M.Tech.

The Exam will be held on 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th February 2024. See here for complete information about the GATE 2024 Syllabus.

GATE 2024 Microbiology Syllabus – PDF Released

New GATE 2024 Microbiology Syllabus has been Released. Click to Microbiology Syllabus Download Pdf.

GATE 2024 Microbiology Syllabus

Section 1: Historical Perspective

Discovery of microbial world; Landmark discoveries relevant to microbiology; Controversy over a spontaneous generation; Role of microorganisms in transforming organic matter and in the causation of diseases.

Section 2: Methods in Microbiology

Pure culture techniques; Theory and practice of sterilization; Principles of microbial nutrition; Enrichment culture techniques for isolating microorganisms; Light-, phase contrast- and electron microscopy.

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Section 3: Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity

Bacteria, Archaea, and their broad classification; Eukaryotic microbes: Yeasts, moulds, and protozoa; Viruses and their classification; Molecular approaches to microbial taxonomy.

Section 4: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function

Prokaryotic Cells: cell walls, cell membranes, mechanisms of solute transport across membranes, Flagella and Pili, Capsules, Cell inclusions like endospores and gas vesicles; Eukaryotic cell organelles: Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria, and chloroplasts.

Section 5: Microbial Growth

Definition of growth; Growth curve; Mathematical expression of exponential growth phase; Measurement of growth and growth yields; Synchronous growth; Continuous culture; Effect of environmental factors on growth.

Section 6: Control of Micro-organisms

Effect of physical and chemical agents; Evaluation of the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents.

Section 7: Microbial Metabolism

Energetics: redox reactions and electron carriers; An overview of metabolism; Glycolysis; Pentose-phosphate pathway; Entner-Doudoroff pathway; Glyoxalate pathway; The citric acid cycle; Fermentation; Aerobic and anaerobic respiration; Chemolithotrophy; Photosynthesis; Calvin cycle; Biosynthetic pathway for fatty acids synthesis; Common regulatory mechanisms in the synthesis of amino acids; Regulation of major metabolic pathways.

Section 8: Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction

Normal microbiota; Classification of infectious diseases; Reservoirs of infection; Nosocomial infection; Emerging infectious diseases; Mechanism of microbial pathogenicity; Nonspecific defence of host; Antigens and antibodies; Humoral and cell-mediated immunity; Vaccines; Immune deficiency; Human diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and pathogenic fungi.

Section 8: Chemotherapy/Antibiotics

General characteristics of antimicrobial drugs; Antibiotics: Classification, mode of action and resistance; Antifungal and antiviral drugs.

Section 9: Microbial Genetics

Types of mutation; UV and chemical mutagens; Selection of mutants; Ames test for mutagenesis; Bacterial genetic system: transformation, conjugation, transduction, recombination, plasmids, transposons; DNA repair; regulation of gene expression: repression and induction; Operon model; Bacterial genome with special reference to E.coli; Phage A and its life cycle; RNA phages; RNA viruses; Retroviruses; the Basic concept of microbial genomics.

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Section 10: Microbial Ecology

Microbial interactions; Carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen cycles; Soil microorganisms associated with vascular plants.

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Sunil Kushwaha

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