VMU AICEE(ME /M.Tech)  Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of VMU AICEE(ME /M.Tech) Mechanical Engineering are as follows 
Duration of the Examination 
2 Hours 
Maximum Marks of the paper 
300 
Distribution of number of questions and marks 

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics 
25 questions 
Section2: Basic Engineering and Science 
25 questions 
Section 3: Mechanical Engineering 
50 questions 
Whether negative marks for wrong answer 
1 
NOTE: Sections 1 and 2 are common for candidates for all PG Engineering specializations
Nature of questions: Objective type, with four multiple answers, with only one correct answer for each question, from B.E. / B.Tech or equivalent programme of Indian Universities and Institutions.
Test duration 2 Hours
Marking System – Three marks for each correct answer and negative mark (1) for every wrong answer.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  4 

No. Of Unit  23 
No. Of Chapter  120 
 Stress and strain
 Poisson's ratio
 Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain
 Thin cylinders
 Shear force and bending moment
 Torsion of circular shafts
 Euler’s theory of columns
 Energy methods
 Thermal stresses
 Strain Gauges and rosettes
 Testing of materials with universal testing machine
 Testing of hardness and impact strength
 Design for static and dynamic loading
 Failure theories
 Fatigue strength and the SN diagram
 Rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches
 Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis
 Dynamic analysis of linkages
 Flywheels and governors
 Balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses
 Gyroscope
 Free and forced vibration
 Effect of damping
 Resonance
 Critical speeds of shafts
 Freebody diagrams and equilibrium
 Trusses and frames
 Virtual work
 Kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies
 Impulse and momentum
 Energy formulations, Collisions
 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
 Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
 Numerical integration and differentiation
 Laplace transforms
 Matrix Algebra
 Systems of Linear Equations
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
 Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
 Single And MultiStep Methods For Differential Equations
 Conditional probability
 Mean, median, mode and standard deviation
 Random Variables
 Definitions of probability
 Binomial, Poisson and normal distributions
 Taylor Series, Laurent Series
 Analytic functions
 CauchyRiemann equations
 Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula
 Thermodynamic systems and processes
 Properties of pure Substances
 Zeroth and first laws of Thermodynamics
 Second law of Thermodynamics
 Thermodynamic property charts and tables
 Thermodynamic relations
 Modes of heat transfer
 One dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept
 Unsteady heat conduction
 Heisler's charts
 Effect of turbulence
 Heat Exchanger performance
 LMTD and NTU method
 Stefan Boltzmann law
 Wien's displacement law, black and grey surfaces
 Fluid properties
 Fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy
 Controlvolume analysis
 Differential Equations of continuity and momentum
 Bernoulli’s equation
 Dimensional analysis
 Viscous flow of incompressible fluids
 Elementary turbulent flow
 Air and gas compressors
 I.C. Engines
 Refrigeration and airconditioning
 Turbomachinery
 Peltonwheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines
 Basic concepts of CAD/CAM
 Integration tools
 Deterministic model
 Safety stock inventory control systems
 Limits, fits and tolerances
 Linear and angular Measurements
 Interferometry
 Alignment and testing methods
 Tolerance analysis
 Forecasting models
 Aggregate production planning, scheduling
 Mechanics of machining
 Basic machine Tools
 Single and multipoint cutting tools
 Economics of machining
 Principles of nontraditional machining processes
 Different types of castings
 Solidification and cooling
 Plastic deformation and yield criteria
 Load estimation for bulk and sheet
 Principles of powder Metallurgy
 Structure and properties of engineering materials
 Phase Diagrams
 Stressstrain diagrams for engineering materials
 Linear programming, simplex method
 Network flow models
 Simple queuing models
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.
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