GATE - PI Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) -PI:Production and Industrial Engineering has 3 hours duration.
The question paper will consist of both Multiple choice questions (MCQ) and Numerical answer type (NAT) questions.
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA).
In the papers bearing the codes PI:Production and Industrial Engineering, The Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.
The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled).
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) -PI:Production and Industrial Engineering would contain questions of two different types in various papers:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only).
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
|Paper||General Aptitude (GA) Questions||Subject Marks||Total Marks||Total Time|
|PI:Production and Industrial Engineering||15||85||100||3 hours|
Test duration- 3 hours
Total Marks- 15+85= 100
Total Question- 65
Marking System – For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
|No. Of Subject||8|
|No. Of Unit||29|
|No. Of Chapter||135|
- Structure And Properties Correlation
- Engineering Materials
- Stress- Strain Behavior Of Metals And Alloys
- Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram
- Fluid Mechanics
- Air Standard Cycles
- Heat Transfer
- Analysis Of Planar Mechanisms
- Governors And Fly Wheels
- Interference/Shrink Fit Joints
- Pressure Vessels
- Engineering Mechanics
- Equations Of Equilibrium
- Strength Of Materials
- Failure Theories
- Mohr’s Circle
- Euler’s Theory Of Columns
- Plastic processing
- Molding of Composites
- Stress-Strain Relations
- Concept Of Flow Stress
- Hot And Cold Working
- Sheet Metal Working Processes
- Ideal Work And Slab Analysis
- Origin Of Metal Working Defects
- Types Of Casting Processes And Applications
- Patterns – Types And Materials
- Casting Techniques
- Analysis Of Solidification And Microstructure Development
- Design Of Gating And Riser
- Origin Of Defects
- Principles Of Fusion Welding Processes
- Different Heat Sources
- Principles Of Solid State Welding Processes
- Principles of adhesive, brazing and soldering processes
- Origins of welding defects
- Production of metal/ceramic powders
- Compaction and Sintering of Metals
- Basic Concepts of CAD, CAM and Robotics
- Group Technology and Its Applications
- Basic machine tools
- Construction and Kinematics
- Machining Processes
- Geometry of Single Point Cutting Tools
- Merchant’s Analysis
- Tool Materials, Tool Wear and Tool Life
- Thermal Aspects of Machining, Cutting Fluids, Machinability
- Jigs and fixtures
- Principles, Applications, Effect of Process Parameters
- Non-traditional Machining Processes
- Quality Concept and Costs
- Quality Assurance
- Statistical Quality Control
- Total Quality Management
- ISO 9000
- Limits, Fits, and Tolerances
- Linear, Angular, and Form Measurements
- Iinspection of Screw Threads and Gears
- Surface finish measurement
- Tolerance Analysis in Manufacturing and Assembly
- Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
- Distribution of Failure and Repair Times
- Determination of MTBF and MTTR
- Preventive Maintenance and Replacement
- Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
- Partial Derivatives
- Maxima and Minima
- Sequences and Series
- Tests for Convergence
- Fourier Series
- Gauss and Green’s theorems
- Linear And Non-Linear First Order Odes
- Higher Order Linear Odes
- Cauchy’s And Euler’s Equations
- Laplace transforms
- Pdes –Laplace
- Matrix Algebra
- Systems of Linear Equations
- Eigen values and eigen vectors.
- Solutions Of Linear And Non-Linear Algebraic Equations
- Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
- Single And Multi-Step Methods For Differential Equations
- Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
- Conditional probability
- Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
- Random Variables
- Poisson, Normal And Binomial Distributions
- Correlation And Regression Analysis
- Complex number
- Polar Form Of Complex Number
- Triangle Inequality
- Forecasting Techniques
- Trend And Seasonality
- Aggregate Production Planning
- Master Production Scheduling
- Mrp And Mrp-Ii
- Push And Pull Production Systems
- Concept Of Jit Manufacturing System
- Perpetual And Periodic Inventory Control Systems
- Linear Programming
- Transportation and Assignment Models
- Network Flow Models
- Constrained Optimization and Lagrange Multipliers
- Markovian queuing models
- Dynamic Programming
- Elementary Cost Accounting And Methods Of Depreciation
- Break-Even Analysis
- Time-Cost Trade-Off
- Facility Location Factors
- Types of Plant Layout
- Computer Aided Layout Design Techniques
- Assembly Line Balancing
- Materials Handling Systems
- Taylor’s Scientific Management
- Gilbreths’s Contributions
- Work Measurement
- Principles of Good Product Design
- Tolerance Design
- Quality and Cost Considerations
- Product Life Cycle
- Standardization, Simplification, Diversificatio
How to prepare
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 basis and concepts before moving on.
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.
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.
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.
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. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.
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