Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 has included various new subjects in the test namely Humanities and Social Sciences. It is released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. Humanities and Social Sciences is presented as an additional subject in GATE 2021.
The exam pattern is also released by the authorities of IIT Bombay. GATE 2020 will feature Multiple Select Questions (MCQs) and/or Numerical Answer Type Questions. The paper will be of 100 marks and the time allotted for that is 3 hours or 180 minutes. Moreover, the update says that there will be a common section of General aptitude which will be of 15 marks. The remaining paper will be subject-specific and will carry 85 marks.
The schedule released earlier says that GATE 2021 will take place from February 5 to 7 and February 12 to 14. It will be conducted in the morning shift and afternoon shifts.
The syllabus includes Reasoning and Comprehension as a compulsory section and others are Economics, Sociology, Psychology, etc.
For a detailed understanding of the GATE 2021 syllabus for Humanities and Social Sciences check the content mentioned below.
The mandatory section of Reasoning and Comprehension includes the topics of Reading comprehension, Expression, Analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. The second section is Economics which covers the topics of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Econometrics & Mathematical Economics, International Economics, Public Economics, Indian Economy, and Development Economics.
The next subject in the Humanities and Social Sciences exam is English. It has a wide range of topics from Multi-genre literature in English, Comparative context, anglophone & literature from India in English translation, Literary criticism and theory, History of English literature, and Research approaches & methodologies.
Linguistics is the other area the candidates need to master. It includes Language & Linguistics, Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis which has subtopics of Phonetics and phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Area Typology, Universals, Cross-linguistic Features, Methods of analysis, Applied Linguistics.
The themes under the heading Philosophy are Classical Indian Philosophy, which covers Orthodox Systems: Sankhya, Heterodox Systems: Carvaka, Upanisads, Bhagavadgita, and Dharmasastras, Kasmira Saivism, Saivasiddhanta, Vira Saivism, Saktism, and Vaisnavism, secondly there is Contemporary Indian Philosophy which has Vivekananda. Thirdly it’s Classical and Modern Western Philosophy which has wide areas of Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, Logic, and Contemporary Western Philosophy.
Next in line is Psychology which includes subjects of Research Methods and Statistics, Psychometrics: Foundations of Psychological measurement; Basic components, Biological and evolutionary basis of behavior, Perception, Learning, Memory, and Forgetting, Cognition: Thinking; Intelligence & Language, Personality: Theories of personality, Motivation, Emotion & Stress and Coping, Social psychology, Development across the lifespan, Applications of Psychology.
The last subject in this field is Sociology which has matters related to Sociological Theory, Research Methodology and Methods, Sociological Concepts, Agrarians Sociology and Rural Transformation, Family, Marriage, and Kinship, Indian Society / Sociology of India, Social Movements, Sociology of Development.