GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus and Exam Pattern
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GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus and Exam Pattern

GATE Exam is a brilliant opportunity for the candidates not only to be eligible for post graduation courses in engineering subject like M. Tech/M.S/Direct PhD in IISc / IITs / NITs but also for lucrative engineering jobs offered by several public sector undertakings recruitment. So, it is important for the aspirants to prepare and score well in GATE exam. Candidates appearing for GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) must know proper syllabus and exam pattern of the subject for better GATE Score.

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PRODUCTION and INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING is all about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing and service sector Industries. GATE 2019 Exam will be conducted online by IIT Madras on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019 for 24 papers along with Production and Industrial Engineering having the subject code – PI. PRODUCTION and INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING is a specialized branch of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING with a pinch of Management science.



Since its just a few months left for the GATE 2019 exam, its important for aspirants to keep themselves updated with all GATE notification, latest exam pattern and strategies to crack GATE 2019 with a good percentile. Through this article, we are sharing the GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Scope of this Engineering, Question pattern, Eligibility to appear for GATE 2019 exam, etc. all on a single platform – AfterGraduation.


GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Eligibility

Qualifying Degree – B.E /BTech

Applicant Type– An applicant who had completed B.E or B. Tech in Engineering and those who are in the final year of such programs with no backlog.

Age Limit–  No Age limit.

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GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern

GATE 2019 is an online (computer based) test. It will be held in two sessions, i.e. forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM). It is compulsory to attempt the General Aptitude (GA) section. With a total of 100 marks, the GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Paper is divided into three sections namely, General Aptitude (GA), Engineering Mathematics (MA) and Production and Industrial (PI) section.

TOPICS MARKS DISTRIBUTION
Technical Section 70 marks
General Aptitude 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics 15 marks

General aptitude which covers 15% of total marks, Engineering mathematics which constitutes 15% marks and the rest 70% is covered by core subject based questions.

There are total  65 questions consisting of 100 marks in total including MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) and NUMERIC TYPE QUESTIONS :

Multiple Choice Questions which are objective type questions each having 4 choices of answers. They are of 1 or 2 marks in all Sections. It also includes negative marking. Hence, for each correct answer 1 mark will be added and for each incorrect answer 0.33 mark will be deducted and for each 2 marks question correct answer gives 2 marks and an incorrect answer will deduct 0.66 marks.

Numeric Answer Questions are different from Previous MCQs. They do not include any choices they have answers which are real numbers which are to inserted by virtual keypad appeared on the monitor via mouse. They also carry 1 or 2 marks in different sections. No negative marking is there for the same.

Type of Question Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer Marks Deducted for each incorrect answer Note
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQs) 1 mark 0.33 marks · Have 4 choices out of which one is correct
2 marks 0.66 marks
NUMERIC TYPE QUESTION 1 mark No negative marking · No choices

· Answer will be a real number

· To be inserted via virtual keyboard and mouse

2 marks No negative marking

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GATE 2019 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrices and Determinants; Systems of linear equations; Eigen values and Eigen vectors.

Calculus: Limit, continuity and differentiability; Partial Derivatives; Maxima and minima; Sequences and series; Test for convergence; Fourier series.

Vector Calculus: Gradient; Divergence and Curl; Line; surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations.

Probability and Statistics: Measures of central tendency; Random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.

Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear algebraic equations; Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; Single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Section 2: General Engineering

Engineering Materials: Structure and properties correlation; engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites) – properties and applications; stress-strain behaviour of metals and alloys;iron-carbon phase diagram, heat treatment of metals and alloys, its influence on mechanical properties.

Applied Mechanics: Engineering mechanics – equivalent force systems, free body concepts, equations of equilibrium; trusses; strength of materials – stress, strain and their relationship; failure theories, Mohr’s circle(stress), deflection of beams, bending and shear stress, Euler’s theory of columns.

Theory of Machines and Design: Analysis of planar mechanisms, cams and followers; governors and flywheels; design of bolted, riveted and welded joints; interference/shrink fit joints; design of shafts, keys, spur gears, belt drives, brakes and clutches; pressure vessels.

Thermal and FluidsEngineering: Fluid mechanics – fluid statics, Bernoulli’s equation, flow through pipes, equations of continuity and momentum, capillary action, contact angle and wetting; thermodynamics – zeroth, first and second law of thermodynamics, thermodynamic system and processes, calculation of work and heat for systems and control volumes; air standard cycles; heat transfer –basic applications of conduction, convection and radiation.

Section 3:

Manufacturing Processes Casting: types of casting processes and applications; patterns – types and materials; allowances; moulds and cores – materials, making, and testing; casting techniques of cast iron, steels and nonferrous metals and alloys; analysis of solidification and microstructure development; design of gating and riser; origin of defects.

Metal Forming: Stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation; concept of flow stress; hot and cold working – forging, rolling, extrusion and wire drawing; sheet metal working processes – blanking, bending and deep drawing; ideal work and slab analysis; origin of metal working defects.

Joining of materials: Principles of fusion welding processes(manual metal arc, MIG, TIG, plasma arc, submerged arc welding processes)–different heat sources (flame, arc, resistive, laser, electron beam), and heat transfer and associated losses, flux application, feeding of filler rod; Principles of solid-state welding processes (friction, explosive welding, ultrasonic welding processes); Principles of adhesive, brazing and soldering processes; Origins of welding defects.

Powder processing: Production of metal/ceramic powders, compaction and sintering of metals and ceramic powders.

Polymers and Composites: Plastic processing – injection, compression and blow moulding, extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; moulding of composites.

Section 4: Manufacturing Processes II

Machine Tools and Machining: Basic machine tools like centre lathe, milling machine, and drilling machine – construction and kinematics; machining processes – turning, taper turning, thread cutting, drilling, boring, milling, gear cutting, thread production, grinding; geometry of single point cutting tools, chip formation, cutting forces, specific cutting energy and power requirements, Merchant’s analysis; basis of selection of machining parameters; tool materials, tool wear and tool life, economics of machining, thermal aspects of machining, cutting fluids, machinability; Jigs and fixtures – principles, applications, and designNon-traditional Manufacturing: Principles, applications, effect of process parameters on MRR and product quality of non-traditional machining processes –

USM, AJM, WJM, AWJM, EDM and Wire-cut EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD – geometric modelling, CAM – CNC and robotics – configurations, drives and controls, Group Technology and its applications – CAPP, cellular manufacturing and FMS.

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Section 5: Quality and Reliability

Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits, and tolerances, gauge design, interchangeability, selective assembly; linear, angular, and form measurements(straightness, squareness, flatness, roundness, and cylindricity) by mechanical and optical methods; inspection of screw threads and gears; surface finish measurement by contact and non-contact methods;tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.

Quality management: Quality – concept and costs; quality assurance; statistical quality control, acceptance sampling, zero defects, six sigma; total quality management; ISO 9000.

Reliability and Maintenance: Reliability, availability and maintainability; distribution of failure and repair times; determination of MTBF and MTTR, reliability models; determination of system reliability; preventive maintenance and replacement.

Section 6: Industrial Engineering

Product Design and Development: Principles of good product design, tolerance design; quality and cost considerations; product lifecycle; standardization, simplification, diversification, value engineering and analysis, concurrent engineering; comparison of production alternatives.

Work System Design: Taylor’s scientific management, Gilbreth’s contributions; productivity – concepts and measurements; method study, micro-motion study, principles of motion economy; work measurement –time study, work sampling, standard data, PMTS; ergonomics; job evaluation, merit rating, incentive schemes, and wage administration.

Facility Design: Facility location factors and evaluation of alternate locations; types of plant layout and their evaluation; computer-aided layout design techniques; assembly line balancing; materials handling systems.

Section 7: Operations Research and Operations Management

Operation Research: Linear programming – problem formulation, simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis; transportation and assignment models; network flow models, constrained optimization and Lagrange multipliers; Markovian queuing models; dynamic programming; simulation – manufacturing applications.

Engineering Economy and Costing: Elementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation; break-even analysis, techniques for evaluation of capital investments, financial statements, time-cost trade-off, resource levelling.

Production control: Forecasting techniques – causal and time series models, moving average, exponential smoothing, trend and seasonality; aggregate production planning; master production scheduling; MRP and MRP-II; routing, scheduling and priority dispatching; Push and pull production systems, concept of JIT manufacturing system; Logistics, distribution, and supply chain management; Inventory – functions, costs, classifications, deterministic inventory models, quantity discount; perpetual and periodic inventory control systems.

Project management – PERT and CPM.

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