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Indraprastha University CET M.Tech - Production & Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • Total Duration: 2:30 Hours
  • Total Questions: 150
  • Total Marks: 600
  • Marking System:
    • Each question shall carry four marks.
    • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 8
No. Of Unit 29
No. Of Chapter 135
  1. Structure And Properties Correlation
  2. Engineering Materials
  3. Stress- Strain Behavior Of Metals And Alloys
  4. Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram
  1. Fluid Mechanics
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Air Standard Cycles
  4. Heat Transfer
  1. Analysis Of Planar Mechanisms
  2. Governors And Fly Wheels
  3. Interference/Shrink Fit Joints
  4. Pressure Vessels
  1. Engineering Mechanics
  2. Equations Of Equilibrium
  3. Strength Of Materials
  4. Failure Theories
  5. Mohr’s Circle
  6. Euler’s Theory Of Columns
  1. Plastic processing
  2. Molding of Composites
  1. Stress-Strain Relations
  2. Concept Of Flow Stress
  3. Hot And Cold Working
  4. Sheet Metal Working Processes
  5. Ideal Work And Slab Analysis
  6. Origin Of Metal Working Defects
  1. Types Of Casting Processes And Applications
  2. Patterns – Types And Materials
  3. Casting Techniques
  4. Analysis Of Solidification And Microstructure Development
  5. Design Of Gating And Riser
  6. Origin Of Defects
  1. Principles Of Fusion Welding Processes
  2. Different Heat Sources
  3. Principles Of Solid State Welding Processes
  4. Principles of adhesive, brazing and soldering processes
  5. Origins of welding defects
  1. Production of metal/ceramic powders
  2. Compaction and Sintering of Metals
  1. Basic Concepts of CAD, CAM and Robotics
  2. Group Technology and Its Applications
  1. Basic machine tools
  2. Construction and Kinematics
  3. Machining Processes
  4. Geometry of Single Point Cutting Tools
  5. Merchant’s Analysis
  6. Tool Materials, Tool Wear and Tool Life
  7. Thermal Aspects of Machining, Cutting Fluids, Machinability
  8. Jigs and fixtures
  1. Principles, Applications, Effect of Process Parameters
  2. Non-traditional Machining Processes
  1. Quality Concept and Costs
  2. Quality Assurance
  3. Statistical Quality Control
  4. Total Quality Management
  5. ISO 9000
  1. Limits, Fits, and Tolerances
  2. Linear, Angular, and Form Measurements
  3. Iinspection of Screw Threads and Gears
  4. Surface finish measurement
  5. Tolerance Analysis in Manufacturing and Assembly
  1. Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
  2. Distribution of Failure and Repair Times
  3. Determination of MTBF and MTTR
  4. Preventive Maintenance and Replacement
  1. Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  2. Partial Derivatives
  3. Maxima and Minima
  4. Sequences and Series
  5. Tests for Convergence
  6. Fourier Series
  7. Gauss and Green’s theorems
  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
  1. Matrix Algebra
  2. Systems of Linear Equations
  3. Eigen values and eigen vectors.
  1. 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. 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
  1. Complex number
  2. Polar Form Of Complex Number
  3. Triangle Inequality
  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
  1. Forecasting Techniques
  2. Trend And Seasonality
  3. Aggregate Production Planning
  4. Master Production Scheduling
  5. Mrp And Mrp-Ii
  6. Push And Pull Production Systems
  7. Concept Of Jit Manufacturing System
  8. Perpetual And Periodic Inventory Control Systems
  1. Linear Programming
  2. Transportation and Assignment Models
  3. Network Flow Models
  4. Constrained Optimization and Lagrange Multipliers
  5. Markovian queuing models
  6. Dynamic Programming
  7. Simulation
  1. Elementary Cost Accounting And Methods Of Depreciation
  2. Break-Even Analysis
  3. Time-Cost Trade-Off
  1. Facility Location Factors
  2. Types of Plant Layout
  3. Computer Aided Layout Design Techniques
  4. Assembly Line Balancing
  5. Materials Handling Systems
  1. Taylor’s Scientific Management
  2. Gilbreths’s Contributions
  3. Work Measurement
  4. Ergonomics
  1. Principles of Good Product Design
  2. Tolerance Design
  3. Quality and Cost Considerations
  4. Product Life Cycle
  5. 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.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

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.

Duration : 150 Minutes

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