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Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (M. Tech) - IN Instrumentation Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Competitive Entrance Exam (M.Tech) - IN Instrumentation Engineering follows GATE Exam pattern 

The exam will be conducted by an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). In AMU IN Instrumentation Engineering the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

General Aptitude (GA) Questions

In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Engineering Mathematics and Subject Knowledge

These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks).  

Note on Negative Marking for Wrong Answers

For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple choice questions, there would be negative marking. For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.

Test duration- 3 hours

Marking System – For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 10
No. Of Unit 16
No. Of Chapter 76
Chapters
  1. V-I relationships of Resistor, Inductor
  2. Transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation
  3. Kirchoff’s laws
  4. Thevenin, Norton, Maximum Power Transfer
  5. Series and Parallel Resonance
  6. One-port and Two-port Networks
  7. Open and Short Circuit Parameters
Chapters
  1. Signal Flow Graphs
  2. Routh and Nyquist criteria
  3. Time-Delay Systems
  4. Mechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic System
Chapters
  1. Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms
  2. Transfer Function
  3. First and Second Order Linear Time Invariant Systems
  4. Discrete time system
  5. DFT and FFT
Chapters
  1. PMMC, MI and dynamometer type instruments
  2. DC Potentiometer
  3. AC and DC current probes
  4. Shielding and Grounding
Chapters
  1. Combinational logic circuits
  2. IC families
  3. Characteristics of ADC and DAC
  4. Basics of Number Systems
  5. 8-bit Microprocessor and Microcontroller
Chapters
  1. Transducers for industrial instrumentation
  2. Liquid level, pH, conductivity and viscosity Measurement
Chapters
  1. Limits, continuity and differentiability
  2. Maxima and Minima
  3. Mean value theorem
  4. Integration
  5. Fourier Series
  6. Gauss And Green
Chapters
  1. First order equations
  2. Higher order linear equations
  3. Euler-Cauchy equations
  4. Laplace transforms
  5. Initial and boundary value problems
Chapters
  1. Vector algebra
  2. Matrix Algebra
  3. Systems of Linear Equations
  4. Rank of a matrix
  5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Chapters
  1. Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
  2. Discrete Random variables
  3. Continuous random variables
  4. Descriptive statistics
  5. Hypothesis testing
Chapters
  1. Analytic functions
  2. Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral Formula
  3. Taylor’s and Laurent’s series
  4. Residue theorem
Chapters
  1. Accuracy and precision
  2. Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
  3. Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials
  4. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
Chapters
  1. Numerical computation
  2. Numerical Estimation
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation
Chapters
  1. English grammar
  2. Sentence Completion
  3. Verbal Analogies
  4. Word Groups
  5. Instructions
  6. Critical Reasoning
  7. Verbal Deduction
Chapters
  1. Amplitude- and frequency modulation and demodulation
  2. Shannon's sampling theorem
  3. Optical sources and Detectors
  4. Interferometer
  5. Basics of Fiber Optic Sensing
Chapters
  1. Characteristics and applications of diode, Zener diode
  2. Operational Amplifiers
  3. Applications of Opamps
  4. Oscillators, signal generators
Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

The candidate who applies for admission is advised to carefully read the same and it shall be presumed that he/she agrees to abide by the same. 1. Admissions to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide are open to Indian Nationals only. Candidates having other nationalities should refer to the relevant Guide for them. 2. The intake to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide, except those specifically mentioned for AMU Centres at Malappuram, Murshidabad and/or Kishanganj, implies intake at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh only. However, the intake may change with the approval of the competent authority. 3. The University reserves the right not to admit any candidate to a course of study even though a notification inviting applications for admission to the same has been issued. 4. The candidate shall not be entitled to claim admission as a matter of right even if he/she is otherwise eligible. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual without assigning any reason. 5. Canvassing in any manner for securing admission shall render a candidate disqualified. 6. Eligibility rules as specified for each course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstance. Candidate should satisfy himself/herself that he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to the concerned course of study. 7. A candidate shall be eligible to apply for admission to a course of study if he/she has passed the qualifying examination and also fulfills all other eligibility requirements in terms of subjects studied, percentage of marks, age, etc. The percentage of marks secured by a candidate at the qualifying examination, falling short by even a decimal fraction shall not be rounded off to the next whole number. Similarly, if the age falls short or exceeds even by a single day, the candidate shall not be eligible for admission. 8. Candidates awaiting result of qualifying examination may also apply for admission with the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of concerned course of study at the time of admission. 9. Physically challenged candidates are provided a relaxation in age up to a maximum of five years in admission to courses which prescribe a maximum age limit, except for those courses where such limits are prescribed by statutory/regulatory councils governing such admissions. 10. Changes, if any, made in the Admission Rules and/or in the eligibility criteria from time to time, shall be applicable to candidates seeking admission in the University even after notification.