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Periyar Maniammai University Entrance Test (PMUET)-M.Tech - Civil Engineering Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Total Duration - 3 Hours

Total Marks - 100

Total Questions - 85

Marking System -  There will be No Negative marks for the incorrect answer.

Note :

  • Section C - Civil Engineering – 20 questions of 1 mark each and 15 questions of 2 mark each.
  • Section A & B are common for all the streams.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 12
No. Of Unit 39
No. Of Chapter 254
  1. Critical Reasoning
  1. Number series
  2. Letter Series
  3. Series Missing Numbers
  4. Odd one out
  5. Blood Relation
  6. Calender
  7. Clock
  8. Cubes
  9. Matrix
  10. Coding Decoding
  11. Direction and Distance test
  12. Ranking Tests
  13. Sitting Arrangement
  14. Linear Arrangements
  15. Matrix Arrangements
  16. Mathematical Puzzles
  17. Venn Diagram
  1. Logical Sequence of Words
  2. Analogies
  3. Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
  4. Syllogism
  5. Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
  6. Course of Action
  7. Causes and Effects
  8. Strong & Weak Arguments
  9. Statements Assumptions
  10. Statements and Conclusions
  11. Statements & Inferences
  1. Sub-surface investigations
  2. Earth pressure theories
  3. Stability of slopes
  4. Foundation types
  5. Shallow foundations
  6. Deep foundations
  1. Origin of soils, soil structure and fabric
  2. Permeability
  3. Darcy’s law
  4. Principle of effective stress
  5. Mohr’s circle
  1. Geometric design of highways
  2. Testing and specifications
  3. design of flexible and rigid pavements
  1. Traffic characteristics
  2. theory of traffic flow
  3. Intersection design
  1. Importance of surveying
  2. Principles and classifications
  3. Measurements of distance and directions
  4. Theodolite traversing
  5. Plane table surveying
  1. Description of rotation velocity
  2. Rotational motion
  3. Moment of inertia
  4. Torque and angular momentum
  5. Conservation of angular momentum
  6. Rolling motion
  1. Dual Nature Of Radiation
  2. Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
  3. Photoelectric Effect
  4. Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
  5. Particle Nature Of Light
  6. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
  7. De Broglie Relation
  8. Davisson-Germer Experiment
  1. Energy bands in solids
  2. Semiconductor diode
  3. Junction transistor
  4. Logic gates
  1. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  2. Lenses and mirrors
  3. Optical instruments
  4. Interference
  5. Interference in thin films
  6. Diffraction due to a single slit
  7. Polarization
  8. Electromagnetic waves
  1. Coherence
  2. Population inversion
  3. Basic principle and operation of a laser
  4. Einstein A and B coefficients
  5. type of lasers
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
  1. Working stress
  2. Design of beams
  3. Bond and development length
  4. Prestressed concrete
  1. Design of tension and compression
  2. Connections - simple and eccentric
  3. Plastic analysis of beams and frames
  1. Construction Materials
  2. Concrete
  3. Bricks and mortar
  4. Cement and Lime Mortar
  5. Wood and Timber
  6. Shape & types, test on aggregate
  7. Construction Management
  8. Cost estimation
  9. Project planning and network Analysis - PERT and CPM
  1. Programming Languages
  2. Data Structure
  3. Logic Design and Circuits
  4. Computer Architecture
  5. Operating Systems
  6. Database Systems
  7. Computer Networks
  8. Design and Analysis of Algorithm
  9. Software Engineering
  10. Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  1. Reading Comprehension
  1. Sentence­ Jumble
  1. Nouns
  2. Pronouns
  3. Adjective
  4. Adverbs
  5. Verbs
  6. Prepositions
  7. Articles
  8. Tense
  9. Subject Verb Agreement
  10. Modifiers
  11. Parallelism
  12. Sentence Improvement
  1. Synoymns
  2. Antonym
  3. Analogy
  4. Sentence completion
  5. Cloze Test
  6. Homophones
  7. Confusables
  8. Idioms and Pharses
  9. Migratory Words
  10. Word Usage
  11. Phrasal Verbs
  1. Limits, continuity and differentiability
  2. Partial Derivatives
  3. Maxima and Minima
  4. Sequences and Series
  5. Tests for Convergence
  6. Fourier Series
  7. Taylor series
  1. Linear and non-linear first order Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE)
  2. Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients
  3. Cauchy’s And Euler’s Equations
  4. Laplace transforms
  5. Partial Differential Equations - Laplace, heat and wave equations
  1. Matrices and determinants
  2. Systems of Linear Equations
  3. Eigen values and eigen vectors.
  1. Gradient
  2. Divergence and Curl
  3. line
  4. Surface and Volume Integrals
  5. Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
  1. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
  2. Random Variables
  3. Poisson, Normal And Binomial Distributions
  4. Correlation And Regression Analysis
  5. Tests of significance, analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  1. Solutions Of Linear And Non-Linear Algebraic Equations
  2. Numerical integration - trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
  3. Numerical solutions of ODE
  1. Data interpretations
  2. Data Sufficiency
  1. Percentage 
  2. Profit, Loss and Discount
  3. Time, Speed and Distance
  4. Circular Track & Upstream-downstream
  5. Relative speed
  6. Simple Intrest
  7. Compound interest
  8. Averages
  9. Ratio and proportion
  10. Alligation and Mixture
  11. Time and Work
  12. Pipes and Cisterns
  13. Age
  1. BODMAS/Simplification
  2. Number System
  3. LCM and HCF
  4. Linear Equation
  5. Quadratic equations
  6. Permutation and Combination
  7. Probability 
  8. Arithmatic and Geometric Prograssion
  9. Indices
  10. Logarithm
  11. Set Theory & Venn Diagram
  12. Geometry and Mensuration
  13. Angles, lines
  14. Properties of Triangles
  15. Properties of Quadrilaterals
  16. Properties of Circles
  17. Area and Volume of 2D and 3D figures
  18. Height and Distance
  1. Properties of fluids
  2. Applications of momentum and Bernoulli’s equation
  3. Concept of boundary layer and its growth
  4. Uniform flow, critical flow and gradually varied flow
  5. Forces on immersed bodies
  6. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling
  7. Kinematics of flow
  1. Purification – Crystallization
  2. Quantitative Analysis
  3. Qualitative analysis
  1. Introduction to energy
  2. Conventional sources
  3. Numerical problems
  4. Liquid fuels
  5. Petroleum cracking
  6. Knocking
  7. Bio energy-bio fuels
  1. Electrolytic Conduction
  2. Redox Reactions
  1. Metallic corrosion
  2. Types of corrosion
  3. Stress corrosion
  4. Factors affecting the rate of corrosion
  5. Corrosion control
  6. Corrosion inhibitors
  7. Cathodic Protection-sacrificial anode method
  1. Mechanism of battery operation
  2. Classification of batteries
  3. Classical batteries
  4. Modern batteries
  5. Fuel Cells
  6. Types of fuel cells
  7. Description and working of H2-O2 and MeOH-O2 fuel cells
  1. Hydrogen as a fuel
  2. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
  3. Hydrogen in periodic table
  1. Quality standards, basic unit processes
  2. Drinking water standards
  3. Sewage and sewerage treatment
  4. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment
  5. Domestic wastewater treatment

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 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. 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 : 180 Minutes

Important Instructions

  • Report 120 minutes before the commencement of the test (i.e. report by 8:00 AM on exam date) for scrutiny of documents.
  • The test center will be opened 60 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately. If candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions.
  • The candidate must show, on demand, the Test Admission Ticket for admission in the Examination Hall. A candidate who does not possess the Test Admission Ticket downloaded from the PMU website shall not be admitted to the test center under any circumstances.
  • During the test, the invigilator will check the Test Admission Ticket of the candidates to validate the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signature in the place provided in the Test Admission Ticket.
  • In the test center, the candidate must occupy his / her specific place assigned by the invigilators. If a candidate is found taking the test from a place which is not assigned to him/her, his/her candidature is liable to be canceled.
  • Test commences at 10:00 AM.
  • After 09:30 AM candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall to take the test.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall before the scheduled time.
  • PMU is not responsible for any delay by any means of transportation to reach the test center beyond the prescribed time and that the candidate will not be allowed to enter the test center and take the test in the event of delay beyond the prescribed time. It is advisable to reach the Test Location early.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to carry any of the personal computational devices, Bluetooth devices, cell phones, any electronic gadgets etc. to the venue of the examination as an arrangement for the safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. The aforesaid items are barred from being carried into the test center.
  • Candidates must not carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers, any electronic gadgets except the Test Admission Ticket and an acceptable photo ID inside the test center
  • There is no provision for re-examination for any reason for candidates who fail to appear for the test on scheduled date and time.