GATE 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Syllabus: The syllabus for Humanities and Social Sciences is available for the candidates on this page in PDF form. Humanities and Social Sciences is newly added courses in GATE 20221, under this syllabus contains various topics such as Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. For all the 27 subjects in GATE 2021, the syllabus is different and is published on the official website of GATE 2021. Candidates can check the completed Humanities and Social Sciences Syllabus, from this page.
GATE 2021 Syllabus for Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)
Syllabus for the GATE 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences in Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. There are various topics under these is given below the direct link.
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GATE 2021 General Aptitude Syllabus
In the General Aptitude section is common in all the subjects. There will contain 10 questions coming from this general aptitude. In which these questions, 5 of them will be carrying 1 mark each. And the rest of the 5 questions will be carrying 2 marks each. The total marks for this section are 15 marks. The questions will be coming under two section – Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability.
Verbal Ability- In VA there will be topics like English grammar, Sentence completion, Instructions, Verbal analogies, Word groups, Critical Reasoning, and Verbal deduction.
Numerical Ability- In NA there will be topics like numerical computation, Numerical reasoning, Numerical estimation, and Data interpretation.
GATE 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Exam Pattern
GATE 2021 exam is not a simple one and candidates must understand the exam pattern. Candidates are required to do focused on the study in a strategic manner. Before starting the preparation for GATE 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences, aspirants must analyse the exam pattern and also know the proper marking scheme. For more details about the exam pattern, candidates check the below table.
|Section||Distribution of Marks||Total Marks||Types of questions|
|GA||5 questions of 1 mark each|
5 questions of 2 marks each
|XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)||25 questions of 1 mark each|
30 questions of 2 marks each
|85 marks||MCQs and NATs|
- Exam mode: Online, Computer Based Test
- Duration : 3 hours
- Type of questions: MCQs & NATs
- No/name of sections : 3 sections, General Aptitude, Mathematics, Subject-based
- No. of questions: 65
- No. of marks: 100 marks
- Negative marking: for MCQs only
How To Prepare For GATE Humanities and Social Science?
Aspirants, your preparation for GATE 2021 should be done in a planned manner. In the digital era, you must try the smart preparation through the Apps, youtube video or online classes is also inevitable in the preparation process. Humanities and Social Science is a newly added subjects, so you should take it seriously. The basis step toward the preparation is to go through the exam pattern and syllabus carefully. And make smart strategy and follow study time-table is focused manner. We have discussed important tips below that you can go through and keep in mind during your preparation.
At the beginning level of the preparation, set small and achievable targets. You can set the time target to complete a particular topic or you can also set a weekly target to complete a fixed percentage of the syllabus. This will help you complete the syllabus in small parts. You learn better when you pay attention to the topics separately. The small victories will also boost your confidence noticeably.
Before you begin your preparation for the entrance exam, you must your research properly. The research includes going through the exam pattern, marking scheme and the entire syllabus of the exam. The first we have already discussed in this article. The detailed syllabus for Geology and Geophysics is also mentioned above. Go through them properly to gain all the important information about GATE 2021. After you have done the research, you can move on to the real preparations for the exam.
Test and Analyze
After every topic you cover, you must test the same topic. Take section wise or topic wise mock tests. Analyze your performance and keep practising until you get it all right. You can join online test series. They will help you prepare from questions of all difficulty levels. Once you have covered the entire syllabus you can start taking full-length mock tests. This will help you in analyzing all your topics at once. You will get used to giving exam for straight 3 hours as well as the online mode of the examination.
Practice and Improve
Your preparation should be done through regular practices. Try to attempt the many mock tests and participates the online mock test hunt. Solve the new sample papers every week. Don’t panic away from frequent tests and their results. If after analyzing the tests you don’t see any progress, that means you have to change your strategy and work harder. Don’t settle for average marks, push yourself to your best.
GATE 2021 Preparation FAQs
Q 1. How many subjects are there in Humanities and Social Science GATE 2021?
Ans: There are variosu subjects such as Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology in the Humanities and Social Science GATE 2021 – General Aptitude, Part-A(compulsory), and Part-B (attempt 1 out of 2 sections).
Q 2. Who is the organizing institute of GATE 2021?
Ans: The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has been the Organizing Institute and bears the overall responsibility of conducting GATE 2021.
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