Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (M. Tech)  IN Instrumentation Engineering Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
Aligarh Muslim University M.Tech Entrance Exam Take GATE Exam pattern for all branches that have 3 hours duration.

The question paper will consist of both Multiple choice questions (MCQ) and Numerical answer type (NAT) questions.

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 will be on General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes 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% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) IN: Instrumentation Engineering would contain questions of two different types in various papers:
(i) 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).
(ii) 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. The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only).
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 10 marks).
Paper  General Aptitude (GA) Questions  Subject Marks  Total Marks  Total Time 
IN: Instrumentation Engineering  15  85  100  3 hours 
Test duration 3 hours
Total Marks 15+85= 100
Total Question 65
Marking System – For 1mark multiplechoice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2mark multiplechoice 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 
 VI relationships of Resistor, Inductor
 Transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation
 Kirchoff’s laws
 Thevenin, Norton, Maximum Power Transfer
 Series and Parallel Resonance
 Oneport and Twoport Networks
 Open and Short Circuit Parameters
 Signal Flow Graphs
 Routh and Nyquist criteria
 TimeDelay Systems
 Mechanical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic System
 Laplace, Fourier and ztransforms
 Transfer Function
 First and Second Order Linear Time Invariant Systems
 Discrete time system
 DFT and FFT
 PMMC, MI and dynamometer type instruments
 DC Potentiometer
 AC and DC current probes
 Shielding and Grounding
 Combinational logic circuits
 IC families
 Characteristics of ADC and DAC
 Basics of Number Systems
 8bit Microprocessor and Microcontroller
 Transducers for industrial instrumentation
 Liquid level, pH, conductivity and viscosity Measurement
 Limits, continuity and differentiability
 Maxima and Minima
 Mean value theorem
 Integration
 Fourier Series
 Gauss And Green
 First order equations
 Higher order linear equations
 EulerCauchy equations
 Laplace transforms
 Initial and boundary value problems
 Vector algebra
 Matrix Algebra
 Systems of Linear Equations
 Rank of a matrix
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
 Discrete Random variables
 Continuous random variables
 Descriptive statistics
 Hypothesis testing
 Analytic functions
 Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral Formula
 Taylor’s and Laurent’s series
 Residue theorem
 Accuracy and precision
 Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
 Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials
 Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
 Numerical computation
 Numerical Estimation
 Numerical Reasoning
 Data Interpretation
 English grammar
 Sentence Completion
 Verbal Analogies
 Word Groups
 Instructions
 Critical Reasoning
 Verbal Deduction
 Amplitude and frequency modulation and demodulation
 Shannon's sampling theorem
 Optical sources and Detectors
 Interferometer
 Basics of Fiber Optic Sensing
 Characteristics and applications of diode, Zener diode
 Operational Amplifiers
 Applications of Opamps
 Oscillators, signal generators
Important Instructions
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