GATE  PI Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern
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 1mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 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 1mark multiplechoice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2mark multiplechoice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
Syllabus Summary
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
 IronCarbon Phase Diagram
 Fluid Mechanics
 Thermodynamics
 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
 StressStrain 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
 Nontraditional 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 NonLinear 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 NonLinear Algebraic Equations
 Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
 Single And MultiStep 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
 Numerical computation
 Numerical Estimation
 Numerical Reasoning
 Data Interpretation
 English grammar
 Sentence Completion
 Verbal Analogies
 Word Groups
 Instructions
 Critical Reasoning
 Verbal Deduction
 Forecasting Techniques
 Trend And Seasonality
 Aggregate Production Planning
 Master Production Scheduling
 Mrp And MrpIi
 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
 Simulation
 Elementary Cost Accounting And Methods Of Depreciation
 BreakEven Analysis
 TimeCost TradeOff
 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
 Ergonomics
 Principles of Good Product Design
 Tolerance Design
 Quality and Cost Considerations
 Product Life Cycle
 Standardization, Simplification, Diversificatio
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 basis 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. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank
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.
Negative marking
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.
Important Instructions
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