Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Reference Books and Preparation Tips
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Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Reference Books and Preparation Tips

IIT Madras will hold the GATE 2019 exam on February 2-3, 9-10, 2019 for 24 subjects including Production and Industrial Engineering (Subject code – PI). It is time for the Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Exam aspirants, to start their exam preparation in a serious and intense manner, as around 4 months left for the GATE exam.

GATE aspirant appearing for PI Engineering subject must know proper and correct Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 syllabus, Best Books for Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019, and preparation tips of the PI Engineering subject for having better GATE Score.

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PRODUCTION and INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING is a specialized branch of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING with a pinch of Management science. PI Engineering is all about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing and service sector Industries.

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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), a national level examination, jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT – Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on the rotational basis.

GATE primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admissions to Postgraduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct PhD) in institutes like IITs and IISc and other with financial assistance offered by MHRD. GATE scores are also used by the Public Sector Units (PSUs) for recruiting individuals for various prestigious government jobs with attractive remuneration.

Candidates can plan out their study sessions as information provided about the steps for better preparation, syllabus and books which have to be referred to achieve good results in the GATE exam. Since its just a few months left for the GATE 2019 test, its important for aspirants to keep themselves updated with preparation, latest exam pattern and strategies to crack GATE 2019 with a good percentile.

Through this article we would be sharing the Scope of this Engineering, latest exam pattern, Question pattern, Important topics, Reference books, Preparation strategy etc. all on a single platform – AfterGraduation.

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Production And Engineering GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

The Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Paper is divided into three sections namely, General Aptitude (GA), Engineering Mathematics (MA) and Production and Industrial (PI) section.

Technical Section 70 marks
General Aptitude 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics 15 marks

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

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

Production And Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Reference Books

Topics Books Authors/Publishers
General Aptitude General Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning  G.K Publications
Solved papers on verbal and numerical ability Made Easy
Engineering Mathematics Engineering Mathematics solved papers Made Easy Publications
Higher Engineering Mathematics B.S. Grewal
Machine Design Theory of Machines S S Rattan
Introduction to Machine Design 2nd Edition VB Bhandari
Production Engineering A Textbook of Production Engineering P C Sharma
A textbook on Production Engineering  Swadesh Kumar Singh- Made Easy Publications
Fluid Mechanics A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics 1st Edition R. K. Bansal


Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines 19 Edition P. N. Modi, S. M. Seth
Machine Theory of Machines 3 Edition S. S. Rattan


Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Richard E. Sonntag

Claus Borgnakke

Basic and Applied Thermodynamics 2 Edition P K Nag
Fundamentals of Production and Industrial Engineering Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation R. K. Jain
Heat and Refrigeration Heat Transfer


Made Easy Publications

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Production And Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Preparation Tips

1. Go through Syllabus

Its important to have a clearance on topics which are frequently asked in GATE PI test. So that rather than wasting time on not so important topic, aspirants can invest it in essential ones.

2. Keep Yourself Updated

Keeping yourself updated with the changes in GATE 2019 test is really important. You should know which topics are included or excluded from a peculiar section and also being updated with the dates of registration, admit card etc.  is important

3. Select your Books wisely

Refer a particular only if you find it helpful and not because everyone is referring to that book. You must select books which have several questions on individual topics. Try to avoid books with jorgan which means that it should be using words and language which is easy to grasp.

4. Must Subscribe to Online Test Series 

Try to solve test series online to get a variety of questions and it also helps you to review your preparation on the particular section.

5. Mock Test and Previous Year Question papers

To get a clear picture of actual GATE 2019 PI test, solve previous year question papers and set a mark of scores of each test u take. And try to reach that mark of scores each time. Make sure there is some improvement in scores each time u take the test. The more you take the test, the more you will know about important questions and its types.

6. General Aptitude needs Practice

It’s good if aspirants try to solve as many questions as possible for General aptitude because the only key to crack general aptitude is to practice questions with accuracy and speed. General aptitude doesn’t require preparation.

7. Plan a Schedule

To be more precise, an aspirant should make a schedule where they should allocate the maximum time to important topics and Section wise.

8. Keep urself Motivated

If at any point you feel like giving up. Try to talk to your parents, Counselor or your friends, and keep boosting your confidence. Just remember “Its worth your struggle. ”

Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Preparation Strategy

“Without a plan, a dream is just a wish.”

Aspirants must make day plan, like how much hours should one subject be given. For instance, it is recommended to atleast give 1 hour daily yo general aptitude and mathematics. And atleast 2 hours daily to the subjects of Production and Industrial Engineering.

For better results, try to restrict weeks for particular sections. And once you have studied some topic, start making time revisions because it would be worthless if you keep moving forward without memorizing previous topics. Try to solve maximum questions on every section, to keep up the accuracy with speed.

Scope After Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Exam

The candidates after Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Exam can either go for higher studies like M.Tech or M.E. from IITs/IISc/NITs or can apply for jobs profiles.

Job profiles available for industrial and production engineers are as follows: Plant Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, Process Engineers and Industrial Managers, Project Management, Manufacturing, Production and Distribution Ergonomics and Human Factors, Root cause analysis and process improvement, Make/Buy Analysis and Cost Estimation in companies like ONGC, NTPC, Indian Oil Corporation, HPCL, BPCL, Power Grid etc.

According to the Payscale survey, an Industrial Engineer earns an average salary of Rs 403,313 per year which is increased with increasing experience.

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All the best Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2019 Aspirants!

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