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AP PGECET - M.Tech - Metallurgy Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

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

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 21
No. Of Chapter 94
Chapters
  1. Minerals Of Economic Importance
  2. Methods Of Mineral Processing
  3. Agglomeration, Pyro-, Hydro-, And Electro-Metallurgical Processes
  4. Material And Energy Balances
Chapters
  1. Principles And Processes
  2. Iron And Steel Making
  3. Direct Reduction Processes
  4. Primary And Secondary Steel Making
  5. Desulphurization, Sulphide Shape Control
  6. Secondary Refining Processes
  7. Ingot And Continuous Casting
Chapters
  1. Crystal Structure And Bonding Characteristics
  2. Solid Solutions
  3. Solidification
  4. Phase Transformation And Binary Phase Diagrams
  5. Principles Of Heat Treatment
  6. Recovery, Recrystallization And Grain Growth
  7. Elements Of X-Ray And Electron Diffraction
  8. Introduction To Electronic And Opto-Electronic Materials
Chapters
  1. Production of Powders
  2. Compaction and Sintering
Chapters
  1. Soldering, Brazing And Welding
  2. Common Welding Processes
  3. Welding Metallurgy
  4. Defects In Welded Joints
Chapters
  1. Penetrant, Ultrasonic, Radiography
  2. Eddy Current, Acoustic Emission
  3. Magnetic Particle Methods
Chapters
  1. Patterns And Moulds
  2. Casting Practices
  3. Casting Defects And Repair
Chapters
  1. Limits, continuity and differentiability
  2. Partial Derivatives
  3. Maxima and Minima
  4. Sequences and Series
  5. Tests for Convergence
  6. Fourier Series
Chapters
  1. Linear And Non-Linear First Order Odes
  2. Higher Order Linear Odes
  3. Cauchy’s And Euler’s Equations
  4. Laplace transforms
  5. Pdes –Laplace
Chapters
  1. Solutions Of Linear And Non-Linear Algebraic Equations
  2. Integration Of Trapezoidal And Simpson’s Rule
  3. Single And Multi-Step Methods For Differential Equations
Chapters
  1. Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
  2. Conditional probability
  3. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
  4. Random Variables
  5. Poisson, Normal And Binomial Distributions
  6. Correlation And Regression Analysis
Chapters
  1. Matrix Algebra
  2. Systems of Linear Equations
  3. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
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. Characterization And Control
  2. Heat Transfer
Chapters
  1. Single Electrode Potential
  2. Electrochemical Cells And Polarizations
  3. Aqueous Corrosion And Protection Of Metals
  4. Galvanic Corrosion
  5. Crevice Corrosion, Pitting Corrosion
Chapters
  1. Diffusion And Fick’s Laws
  2. Mass Transfer Coefficients
  3. Momentum Transfer
  4. Bernoulli’s Equation
Chapters
  1. Laws Of Thermodynamics
  2. Applications To Metallurgical Systems
  3. Phase Equilibria
  4. Ellingham And Phase Stability Diagrams
  5. Adsorption And Segregation
  6. Basic Kinetic Laws
  7. Order Of Reactions
  8. Rate Limiting Steps
Chapters
  1. Tension, Compression, Torsion
  2. Fracture Toughness And Formability
Chapters
  1. Elasticity, Yield Criteria And Plasticity
  2. Defects In Crystals
  3. Elements Of Dislocation Theory
  4. Strengthening Mechanisms
  5. Superplasticity
Chapters
  1. Griffith Theory, Basic Concepts
  2. Ductile To Brittle Transition, Fracture Toughness
  3. Failure Analysis

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.