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AP PGECET - M.Tech - Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

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

  • This Question consists of 120 Multiple choice Objective type questions to be answered in 120 minutes.
  • The questions to be in English language only.
  • The questions to be mostly from graduation level of the relevant field.
  • Subjects:-
  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Related to Electrical Engineering

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 12
No. Of Unit 28
No. Of Chapter 121
Chapters
  1. Mathematical Modeling and Representation of Systems
  2. Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs
  3. Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria
  4. Lag, Lead and Lead-Lag Compensators
  5. P, PI and PID Controllers
  6. State Space Model
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. Bridges and Potentiometers
  2. Measurement of voltage, current, power
  3. Instrument Transformers
  4. Oscilloscopes
  5. Error analysis
Chapters
  1. Continuous and Discrete-Time Signals
  2. Shifting and Scaling Operations
  3. Linear Time Invariant and Causal systems
  4. Fourier Series
  5. Laplace Transform
  6. Z-Transform
Chapters
  1. Coulomb's Law
  2. Gauss's Law, Divergence
  3. Effect of dielectric medium
  4. Capacitance of simple configurations
  5. Biot-Savart’s law
  6. Ampere’s law
  7. Faraday’s law
  8. Lorentz force
  9. Self and Mutual Inductance
Chapters
  1. Architecture
  2. Programming and Interfacing
Chapters
  1. Characteristics of diodes
  2. BJT
  3. MOSFET
Chapters
  1. Characteristics and applications
  2. Combinational and Sequential logic circuits
  3. Multiplexer, Demultiplexer
  4. A/D and D/A converters
Chapters
  1. Amplifiers
  2. Oscillators and Feedback Amplifiers
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  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
Chapters
  1. Analytic Functions
  2. Residue Theorem
Chapters
  1. Matrix Algebra
  2. Systems of Linear Equations
  3. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Chapters
  1. Sampling theorems
  2. Conditional probability
  3. Mean, Median, Mode
  4. Poisson distribution
  5. Binomial distribution
  6. Regression analysis
Chapters
  1. Fourier Transform
  2. Laplace Transform
  3. Z-Transform
Chapters
  1. Solutions Of Linear And Non-Linear Algebraic Equations
  2. Numerical integration - trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
  3. Numerical solutions of ODE
Chapters
  1. Cauchy’s integral Theorem
  2. Taylor Series, Laurent Series
  3. Solution Integrals
Chapters
  1. Resonance
  2. Passive Filters
  3. Ideal Current and Voltage Sources
Chapters
  1. Thevenin’s Theorem
  2. Norton’s Theorem
  3. Superposition Theorem
  4. Maximum power transfer Theorem
  5. Power and power factor in AC Circuits
Chapters
  1. Network graph
  2. KCL, KVL
  3. Node and Mesh Analysis
  4. Transient Response of DC and AC Networks
Chapters
  1. Cylindrical and Salient Pole Machines
  2. Electric Machines
Chapters
  1. Equivalent Circuit
  2. Phasor Diagram
  3. Regulation and Efficiency
Chapters
  1. Electromechanical Energy Conversion Principles
  2. DC Machines
  3. Three Phase Induction Motors
  4. Operating Principle of Single Phase Induction Motors
Chapters
  1. Characteristics of Semiconductor Power Devices
Chapters
  1. Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost Converters
  2. Bidirectional AC to DC Voltage Source Converters
  3. Power Factor
  4. Single Phase and Three Phase Inverters
Chapters
  1. AC and DC Transmission Concepts
  2. Series and Shunt Compensation
  3. Bus Admittance Matrix
  4. Gauss- Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods
  5. Voltage and Frequency Control
  6. Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Fault Analysis
  7. System Stability Concepts

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.