TANCET M.E./ M.Tech  Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Technology And Biotechnology Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
The question paper will have three parts.
 PartI and PartII are compulsory and under PartIII the candidates have to answer the section which has been chosen at the time of registration.
Total Questions 100
Part I 20 Questions
Part II 35 Questions but correct answers up to 20
PartIII 60 to 65 Questions but correct answers up to 60
Total Marks 100
Test duration 2 Hours
Marking System –
PartI 

For correct answer 1 and for the wrong answer is 1/3.

Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
PartII

All the correct answers up to 20 will be awarded marks and all the wrong answers shall be taken into consideration for awarding negative marks.

Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
PartIII

All the correct answers up to 60 will be awarded marks and all the wrong answers shall be taken into consideration for awarding negative marks.

Multiple shading will be considered as the wrong answer and 1/3 mark will be reduced.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  10 

No. Of Unit  21 
No. Of Chapter  104 
 Particle size and shape
 Free and Hindered Settling
 Centrifuge and Cyclones
 Principles of Process Economics and Cost Estimation
 Optimization in Process Design
 History of Immunology
 Innate, humoral and cell mediated Immunity
 Antigen
 Antibody Structure and Function
 Antigenantibody Reaction
 B and T cells
 Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)
 Immune Tolerance
 Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure
 Cell cycle and cell growth control
 CellCell Communication
 Biomolecules
 Biological membranes
 Enzymes
 Basic concepts and designs of Metabolism
 Bioenergetics
 Viruses  Structure and Classification
 Microbial Classification and Diversity
 Methods in Microbiology
 Microbial Growth and Nutrition
 Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration
 Nitrogen Fixation
 Microbial Diseases
 Molecular structure of Genes
 Mutations and Mutagenesis
 Nucleic acid Replication
 Mendelian Inheritance
 Gene Interaction
 Extrachromosomal Inheritance
 Microbial Genetics
 Horizontal Gene Transfer
 RNA Interference
 DNA Damage and Repair
 Molecular basis of genetic diseases
 Major Bioinformatic Resources
 Sequence and structure databases
 Sequence Analysis
 Genomic and Proteomic Studies
 Molecular dynamics and simulations
 Steady and unsteady heat conduction
 Types of Heat Exchangers and Evaporators
 Design of double pipe, shell and tube
 Inorganic Chemical Industries
 Natural Products Industries
 Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals
 Polymerization Industries
 Steady and Unsteady State Mass and Energy
 Use of Tie Components
 Gibb’s Phase Rule and Degree of Freedom Analysis
 First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
 Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Substances
 Phase Equilibria
 Measurement of Process Variables
 Control Valves
 Analysis of Closed Loop Systems
 Functions of single variable
 Limits, continuity and differentiability
 Mean value theorem
 Chain rule
 Partial Derivatives
 Maxima and Minima
 Gradient
 Divergence and curl
 Directional derivatives
 Integration
 Theorems Of Stokes
 Gauss And Green
 Fourier Series
 First order linear and nonlinear differential equations
 Higher Order Linear Odes
 Partial differential equations
 Laplace transforms
 Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
 Numerical integration and differentiation
 Vector algebra
 Matrix Algebra
 Systems of Linear Equations
 Rank of a matrix
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Solutions Of Linear And NonLinear Algebraic Equations
 Numerical integration  trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
 Numerical solutions of ODE
 Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
 Random Variables
 Poisson, Normal And Binomial Distributions
 Correlation And Regression Analysis
 Tests of significance, analysis of variance (ANOVA)
 Complex number
 Polar Form Of Complex Number
 Triangle Inequality
 Theories of Reaction Rates
 Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions
 Residence Time Distribution
 Nonisothermal Reactors
 Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions
 Fick’s Laws and Surface Renewal Theories
 Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer Analogies
 StageWise and Continuous Contacting
 HTU & NTU Concepts
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.
Important Instructions
i) Candidates must reach the examination venue at least half an hour (30 minutes) before the start of the examination ii) Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall half an hour (30 minutes) after the start of the examination, i.e. 10.00 am iii) Candidates will be allowed to leave the examination hall only after one hour from the start of the examination, i.e. 10.30 am iv) Use of log tables and calculators in the examination hall are not allowed v) Candidates must bring their own pen, pencil, eraser and other stationeries vi) Candidates must bring their Admit Card and Identity Card to the examination hall vii) Mobile phone and other electronic gadgets are not allowed inside examination