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AP PGECET - M.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The AP PGECET - M.Tech - Mechanical Engineering is an offline exam, that is a pen paper based test. The exam will be including questions based on the Mechanical 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 - Mechanical Engineering exam - 

Section - 1 Engineering Mathematics common for all branches.

Section 2 - Related to Mechanical Engineering

Duration - 2 hours

Total Marks - 120

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 5
No. Of Unit 25
No. Of Chapter 131
  1. Stress and strain
  2. Poisson's ratio
  3. Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain
  4. Thin cylinders
  5. Shear force and bending moment
  6. Torsion of circular shafts
  7. Euler’s theory of columns
  8. Energy methods
  9. Thermal stresses
  10. Strain Gauges and rosettes
  11. Testing of materials with universal testing machine
  12. Testing of hardness and impact strength
  1. Design for static and dynamic loading
  2. Failure theories
  3. Fatigue strength and the S-N diagram
  4. Rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches
  1. Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis
  2. Dynamic analysis of linkages
  3. Flywheels and governors
  4. Balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses
  5. Gyroscope
  1. Free and forced vibration
  2. Effect of damping
  3. Resonance
  4. Critical speeds of shafts
  1. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium
  2. Trusses and frames
  3. Virtual work
  4. Kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies
  5. Impulse and momentum
  6. Energy formulations, Collisions
  1. Basic concepts of CAD/CAM
  2. Integration tools
  1. Deterministic model
  2. Safety stock inventory control systems
  1. Limits, fits and tolerances
  2. Linear and angular Measurements
  3. Interferometry
  4. Alignment and testing methods
  5. Tolerance analysis
  1. Forecasting models
  2. Aggregate production planning, scheduling
  1. Mechanics of machining
  2. Basic machine Tools
  3. Single and multi-point cutting tools
  4. Economics of machining
  5. Principles of non-traditional machining processes
  1. Different types of castings
  2. Solidification and cooling
  3. Plastic deformation and yield criteria
  4. Load estimation for bulk and sheet
  5. Principles of powder Metallurgy
  1. Structure and properties of engineering materials
  2. Phase Diagrams
  3. Stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials
  1. Linear programming, simplex method
  2. Network flow models
  3. Simple queuing models
  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. Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
  5. Numerical integration and differentiation
  6. Laplace transforms
  1. Matrix Algebra
  2. Systems of Linear Equations
  3. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
  1. Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
  2. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
  3. Single And Multi-Step Methods For Differential Equations
  1. Conditional probability
  2. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
  3. Random Variables
  4. Definitions of probability
  5. Binomial, Poisson and normal distributions
  1. Taylor Series, Laurent Series
  2. Analytic functions
  3. Cauchy-Riemann equations
  4. Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula
  1. Thermodynamic systems and processes
  2. Properties of pure Substances
  3. Zeroth and first laws of Thermodynamics
  4. Second law of Thermodynamics
  5. Thermodynamic property charts and tables
  6. Thermodynamic relations
  1. Modes of heat transfer
  2. One dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept
  3. Unsteady heat conduction
  4. Heisler's charts
  5. Effect of turbulence
  6. Heat Exchanger performance
  7. LMTD and NTU method
  8. Stefan- Boltzmann law
  9. Wien's displacement law, black and grey surfaces
  1. Fluid properties
  2. Fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy
  3. Control-volume analysis
  4. Differential Equations of continuity and momentum
  5. Bernoulli’s equation
  6. Dimensional analysis
  7. Viscous flow of incompressible fluids
  8. Elementary turbulent flow
  1. Air and gas compressors
  2. I.C. Engines
  3. Refrigeration and air-conditioning
  4. Turbomachinery
  5. Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines
  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

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.