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AP PGECET - M.Tech - Aerospace Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • Test Duration: 120 minutes
  • Test Marks: 120
  • No. of Questions: 120
  • Marking System: Each correct answer to be given 1 mark.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 7
No. Of Unit 23
No. Of Chapter 118
  1. Conservation laws
  2. Potential flow theory
  3. Viscosity
  4. Reynold's number
  1. Airfoil nomenclature
  2. Aerodynamic coefficients
  3. Kutta-Joukoswki theorem
  4. Thin airfoil theory
  5. Finite wing theory
  6. Critical and drag divergence
  7. Wind Tunnel Testing
  1. Basic concepts of compressibility
  2. One dimensional compressible flows
  3. Isentropic flows
  4. Prandtl-Meyer flow
  5. Flow through nozzles and diffusers
  6. Viscous flows
  1. Pressure altitude
  2. Air speeds
  3. Primary flight instruments
  4. Drag polar
  5. Steady climb & descent
  6. Cruise
  7. Load factor
  8. V-n diagram
  9. Winds
  1. Angle of attack
  2. Controls
  3. Longitudinal stick fixed & free stability
  4. Directional stability
  5. Dihedral stability
  6. Wing dihedral
  7. Hinge moments
  1. Properties of Atmosphere
  2. Classification of aircraft
  3. Airplane configuration
  1. Euler angles
  2. Equations of motion
  3. Aerodynamic forces and moments
  4. Stability & control derivatives
  5. Decoupling of longitudinal dynamics
  6. Longitudinal modes
  7. Lateral-directional modes
  1. Central force motion
  2. Determination of trajectory and orbital period
  3. Orbit Transfer
  4. In-plane and out-of-plane
  1. Functions of single variable
  2. Limits, continuity and differentiability
  3. Mean value theorem
  4. Chain rule
  5. Partial Derivatives
  6. Maxima and Minima
  7. Gradient
  8. Divergence and curl
  9. Directional derivatives
  10. Integration
  11. Theorems Of Stokes
  12. Gauss And Green
  13. Fourier Series
  1. First order linear and nonlinear differential equations
  2. Higher Order Linear Odes
  3. Partial differential equations
  4. Laplace transforms
  5. Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
  6. Numerical integration and differentiation
  1. Vector algebra
  2. Matrix Algebra
  3. Systems of Linear Equations
  4. Rank of a matrix
  5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  1. Numerical computation
  2. Numerical Estimation
  3. Numerical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation
  1. English grammar
  2. Sentence Completion
  3. Verbal Analogies
  4. Word Groups
  5. Instructions
  6. Critical Reasoning
  7. Verbal Deduction
  1. Centrifugal compressor stage dynamics
  2. Inducer
  3. Impeller and diffuser
  1. Angular momentum
  2. Work and compression
  3. Characteristic performance of a single axial compressor stage
  4. Efficiency of compressor
  1. Boundary layers and heat transfer
  2. Combustion thermochemistry
  1. Thrust equation and specific impulse
  2. Vehicle acceleration
  3. Multi-staging of rockets
  4. Classification of chemical rockets
  5. Performance of propellant rockets
  1. Axial turbine stage efficiency
  1. Thrust, efficiency and engine performance
  2. Thrust augmentation
  3. Aerothermodynamics
  1. Characteristics of aircraft structures and maaterials
  2. Torsion, bending and flexural shear
  3. Loads on aircraft
  1. Theory of elasticity
  2. Airy’s stress function
  1. Free and forced vibrations SDOF system
  2. Free vibrations of 2-DOF systems
  1. States of stress and strain
  2. Stress and strain transformation
  3. Mohr's Circle
  4. Principal stresses
  5. Three-dimensional Hooke's law
  6. Plane stress and strain
  7. Failure theories
  8. Strain energy
  9. Castigliano's principles
  10. Analysis
  11. Elastic flexural buckling of columns

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

1. Candidates are required to apply for the APPGECET-2016 test through Online only (printed hardcopy of the applications will not be accepted). 2. The application/ registration fee for the test is Rs. 600/- (Rs 300/- in the case of SC/ST). In case a candidate wants to appear for more than one test, the separate registration fee has to be paid for each test. 3. The test is of two-hour duration with 120 multiple choice objective type questions, carrying one mark for each question. The cut-off mark in the Common Entrance Test is 25%, in the case of SC/ST, there is no minimum marks. 4. The examination will be held from 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon in the morning session and 2.00PM to 4.00 PM for the afternoon sessions as per the Time Table given in Test Schedule.