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AP PGECET - M.Tech - Civil Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The AP PGECET - M.Tech - Civil Engineering is an offline exam, that is a pen paper based test. The exam will be including questions based on the Civil Engineering subjects taught at the undergraduate level. 

There will be total 120 number of questions in the exam, with maximum marks 120 also. 

Marking System  -

  • Every question has 4 choices marked (A), (B), (C) and (D) for its answer.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There are no negative marks for wrong answers

The questions will be in English language only. The questions are mostly from graduation level of the relevant field. There will be 2 sections in AP PGECET - M.Tech - Civil Engineering exam - 

Section - 1 Engineering Mathematics common for all branches.

Section 2 - Related to Civil Engineering

Duration - 2 hours

Total Marks - 120

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 8
No. Of Unit 28
No. Of Chapter 130
  1. Sub-surface investigations
  2. Earth pressure theories
  3. Stability of slopes
  4. Boussinesq’s and Westergaard’s theories
  5. Shallow foundations
  6. Terzaghi’s and Meyerhoff’s bearing capacity Theories
  7. Deep foundations
  1. Origin of soils, soil structure and fabric
  2. Permeability
  3. Darcy’s law
  4. Principle of effective stress
  5. Mohr’s circle
  1. Principles of surveying
  2. Maps
  3. Levelling and trigonometric levelling
  4. Photogrammetry
  5. Remote sensing
  6. Geographical information system (GIS)
  7. Geographical Positioning system (GPS)
  1. Highway materials
  2. Design of bituminous paving mixes
  3. Design of flexible pavement
  4. Design of rigid pavements
  5. Distresses in concrete pavements
  1. Geometric Design of Highways
  2. Geometric design of railway track
  3. Airport runway length
  1. Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time
  2. Microscopic and macroscopic parameters
  3. Webster’s method
  4. Types of intersections and channelization
  1. Working stress
  2. Design of beams
  3. Bond and development length
  4. Prestressed concrete
  1. Bending moment and shear force
  2. Theories of failures
  3. Simple bending theory
  4. Uniform torsion, buckling of column
  1. Design of tension and compression
  2. Connections - simple and eccentric
  3. Plastic analysis of beams and frames
  1. Equilibrium equations
  2. Internal forces in structures
  3. Kinematics
  4. Euler’s equations of motion
  5. Energy methods
  1. Construction Materials
  2. Concrete
  3. Bricks and mortar
  4. Construction Management
  5. Cost estimation
  6. Project planning and network Analysis - PERT and CPM
  1. Statically determinate and indeterminate structures
  2. Method of superposition
  3. Displacement methods
  4. Influence lines
  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. Vector algebra
  2. Matrix Algebra
  3. Systems of Linear Equations
  4. Rank of a matrix
  5. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  1. First order equations
  2. Higher order linear equations
  3. Euler-Cauchy equations
  4. Laplace transform
  5. Initial and boundary value problems
  1. Fourier series
  2. Solutions of one- dimensional diffusion equation
  3. First and second order one-dimensional wave equation
  4. Two-dimensional Laplace equation
  1. Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
  2. Discrete Random variables
  3. Continuous random variables
  4. Descriptive statistics
  5. Hypothesis testing
  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
  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. Hydrologic cycle
  2. Hydrograph Analysis
  3. Ground water Hydrology
  4. Application of Darcy’s law
  1. Crop water requirements
  2. Types of irrigation systems
  3. Water logging and drainage
  1. Forces on immersed bodies
  2. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude
  3. Kinematics
  4. Basics of Hydraulic Machines
  5. Channel Hydraulics
  1. Properties of fluids, fluid statics
  2. Laminar and turbulent flow
  3. Concept of Boundary Layer
  1. Drinking water standards
  2. Sewage and sewerage treatment
  3. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater
  4. Domestic wastewater treatment
  1. Impacts of noise
  2. Measurement of noise
  3. Control of noise pollution
  1. Transportation of solid wastes
  2. Engineered systems for solid waste management
  1. Types of pollutants
  2. Air pollution meteorology

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.