GATE PI aspirant must know Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 syllabus, GATE 2020 PI Exam pattern, Best Books for Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020, preparation tips for having better GATE Score
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Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 Reference Books and Preparation Tips

IIT Delhi will hold the GATE 2020 exam for Production and Industrial Engineering (Subject code – PI) on February 1, 2020, in the afternoon session. It is time for the Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 Exam aspirants, to start burning the midnight oil in a serious and intense manner, as only a few days left for the GATE exam.

GATE 2020 aspirant appearing for PI Engineering subject must know proper and correct Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 syllabus, Best Books for Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020, GATE 2020 PI Exam Pattern, and preparation tips for having better GATE Score in PI Engineering subject.

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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), is a national level examination, primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various engineering and science undergraduate subjects. This is a gateway for admissions to Postgraduate Engineering Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct PhD) in institutes like IITs and IISc and other with financial assistance offered by MHRD. The GATE score is also used for lucrative engineering jobs offered by several PSUs (Public Sector Units)

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 i.e GATE Score. Since its just few days left for the GATE 2020 test, its important for aspirants to keep themselves updated with preparation, latest exam pattern and strategies to crack GATE 2020 with a good percentile.

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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.

Production And Engineering GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 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.

Production And Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 Reference Books

Topics Books Authors/Publishers
General Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Mock Tests & Question Answers Bank Team Insurance Academy
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 4th Edition VB Bhandari
Production Engineering A Textbook of Production Technology P C Sharma
A Textbook of Production Engineering Swadesh Kumar Singh- Made Easy Publications
Fluid Mechanics A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines R. K. Bansal
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines 19 Edition P. N. Modi, S. M. Seth
Machine Theory of Machines S. S. Rattan
Thermodynamics Fundamentals of Thermodynamics Richard E. Sonntag and Claus Borgnakke
Basic and Applied Thermodynamics P K Nag
Fundamentals of Production and Industrial Engineering Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation R. K. Jain
Heat and Refrigeration Heat and Mass Transfer

Textbook of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

CP Kothandaraman

RS Khurmi

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GATE 2020 Preparation Tips

  1. Go through Syllabus

It’s important to have 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.

  1. Keep Yourself Updated

Keeping yourself updated with the changes in GATE 2020 test is really important. You should know which topics are included or excluded from a peculiar section and also being updated with the GATE notification.

  1. Select your Books wisely

Refer to those study material and books which you find helpful. You must select books which have several questions on individual different topics. Try to avoid books with jargon which means that it should be using words and language which is easy to grasp.

  1. 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.

  1. Mock Test and Previous Year Question papers

To get a clear picture of the actual GATE 2020 PI test, solve previous year question papers and set a mark of scores of each test you take. And try to reach that mark of scores each time. Make sure there is some improvement in scores each time you take the test. The more you take the test, the more you will know about important questions and their types.

  1. 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. Revision is the most important to have success in any exam. Fast goes through the complete syllabus, important topics for quick access to recall during the exam.

8. It is very important to keep a healthy mind and body. Do not forget to take adequate sleep and eat healthily. Take small breaks for leisure activities to relax.

Scope After GATE 2020 PI Exam

The candidates after Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 Exam can either go for higher studies like M.Tech or M.E. from IITs/IISc/NITs or can apply for PSU jobs profiles.

Job profiles offered for Industrial and Production Engineers are as follows: Manufacturing Engineers, Plant Engineers, Quality Engineers, Production and Distribution Ergonomics and Human Factors, Make/Buy Analysis and Cost Estimation in companies like ONGC, NTPC, Indian Oil Corporation, HPCL, BPCL, Power Grid etc.

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All the best Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2020 Aspirants!

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