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## Previous GATE Papers for ECE

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## Gate Syllabus For All Branches

Find the syllabus for the GATE Examination. GATE exam syllabus for ece, cse, IT, eee, etc can be found here. The syllabus for various departments and subjects can be found in the post. You can find the latest syllabus in the official GATE website.

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GATE 2015 Syllabi
The syllabus for each of the papers can be found by clicking on the subject papers below. Read the section on structure of GATE to know what sections appear in each paper, especially in XE and XL.
 General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers AE: Aerospace Engineering GG: Geology and Geophysics/td> AG: Agricultural Engineering IN: Instrumentation Engineering AR: Architecture and Planning MA: Mathematics BT: Biotechnology ME: Mechanical Engineering CE: Civil Engineering MN: Mining Engineering CH: Chemical Engineering MT: Metallurgical Engineering CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology PH: Physics CY: Chemistry PI: Production and Industrial Engineering EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science EE: Electrical Engineering XE: Engineering Sciences EY: Ecology and Evolution XL: Life Sciences

4.5.2 Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, total derivative, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.
Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy and Euler equations, initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.
Numerical methods: Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Flight Mechanics Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft.Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.
Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; take off and landing; steady climb &
descent,-absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight,
V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds.
Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free
stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces.
Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability &
control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes;  lateral directional modes.

Space Dynamics
Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases. Orbit transfer, inplane
and out-of-plane. Elements of rocket motor performance.
Aerodynamics
Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate.
Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings.
Viscous Flows: Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary
layer.
Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock, Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in nozzles and diffusers, inviscid flow in a c-d nozzle, flow in diffusers. subsonic and supersonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag, critical and drag divergence Mach number, wave drag.

Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualisation techniques.
Structures Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship,
compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function.
Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft.
Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics
of continuous systems. Propulsion Thermodynamics of Aircraft Gas Turbine engines, thrust and thrust augmentation.
Turbomachinery: Axial compressors and turbines, centrifugal pumps and compressors. Aerothermodynamics of non-rotating propulsion components: Intakes, combustor and nozzle. Thermodynamics of ramjets and scramjets. Elements of rocket propulsion.

4.5.3 Agricultural Engineering (AG)
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; Laplace transforms; PDEs -Laplace, heat and wave equations.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Farm Machinery And Power Sources of power on the farm-human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass; bio-fuels; design and selection of machine elements – gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets and belts; overload safety devices used in farm machinery; measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement and acceleration on machine elements.
Soil tillage; forces acting on a tillage tool; hitch systems and hitching of tillage implements; mechanics of
animal traction; functional requirements, principles of working, construction and operation of manual,
animal and power operated equipment for tillage, sowing, planting, fertilizer application, inter-cultivation,
spraying, mowing, chaff cutting, harvesting, threshing and transport; testing of agricultural machinery and
equipment; calculation of performance parameters -field capacity, efficiency, application rate and losses;
cost analysis of implements and tractors
Thermodynamic principles of I.C. engines; I.C. engine cycles; engine components; fuels and combustion;
lubricants and their properties; I.C. engine systems – fuel, cooling, lubrication, ignition, electrical, intake
and exhaust; selection, operation, maintenance and repair of I.C. engines; power efficiencies and
measurement; calculation of power, torque, fuel consumption, heat load and power losses.
Tractors and power tillers – type, selection, maintenance and repair; tractor clutches and brakes; power
transmission systems – gear trains, differential, final drives and power take-off; mechanics of tractor
chassis; traction theory; three point hitches- free link and restrained link operations; mechanical steering
and hydraulic control systems used in tractors; human engineering and safety in tractor design; tractor
tests and performance.
Soil And Water Conservation Engineering
Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids; hydrostatic pressure and its measurement; hydrostatic forces on
plane and curved surface; continuity equation; Bernoulli’s theorem; laminar and turbulent flow in pipes,
Darcy- Weisbach and Hazen-Williams equations, Moody’s diagram; flow through orifices and notches;
flow in open channels.
Engineering properties of soils; fundamental definitions and relationships; index properties of soils;
permeability and seepage analysis; shear strength, Mohr’s circle of stress, active and passive earth
pressures; stability of slopes.
Hydrological cycle; meteorological parameters and their measurement, analysis of precipitation data;
abstraction from precipitation; runoff; hydrograph analysis, unit hydrograph theory and application;
stream flow measurement; flood routing, hydrological reservoir and channel routing.
Measurement of distance and area; chain surveying, methods of traversing; measurement of angles and
bearings, plane table surveying; types of levelling; contouring; instruments for surveying and levelling;
computation of earth work.
Mechanics of soil erosion, soil erosion types; wind and water erosion; factors affecting erosion; soil loss
estimation; biological and engineering measures to control erosion; terraces and bunds; vegetative
waterways; gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways; earthen dams; water harvesting
structures, farm ponds, watershed management.
Soil-water-plant relationship, water requirement of crops; consumptive use and evapotranspiration;
irrigation scheduling; irrigation efficiencies; design of irrigation channels; measurement of soil moisture,
irrigation water and infiltration; surface, sprinkler and drip methods of irrigation; design and evaluation of
irrigation methods.
Drainage coefficient; planning, design and layout of surface and sub-surface drainage systems; leaching
requirement and salinity control; irrigation and drainage water quality.
Groundwater occurrence confined and unconfined aquifers, evaluation of aquifer properties; well
hydraulics; groundwater recharge.
Classification of pumps; pump characteristics; pump selection and installation.
Agricultural Processing And Food Engineering
Steady state heat transfer in conduction, convection and radiation; transient heat transfer in simple
geometry; condensation and boiling heat transfer; working principles of heat exchangers; diffusive and
convective mass transfer; simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations.
Material and energy balances in food processing systems; water activity, sorption and desorption
isotherms; centrifugal separation of solids, liquids and gases; kinetics of microbial death – pasteurization
and sterilization of liquid foods; preservation of food by cooling and freezing; refrigeration and cold
storage basics and applications; psychrometry – properties of air-vapour mixture; concentration and
drying of liquid foods – evaporators, tray, drum and spray dryers.
Mechanics and energy requirement in size reduction of granular solids; particle size analysis for
comminuted solids; size separation by screening; fluidization of granular solids-pneumatic, bucket, screw
and belt conveying; cleaning and grading; Effectiveness of grain cleaners.
Hydrothermal treatment, drying and milling of cereals, pulses and oilseeds; Processing of seeds, spices,
fruits and vegetables; By-product utilization from processing industries.
Controlled and modified atmosphere storage; Perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.

4.5.4 Architecture and Planning (AR)
City planning: Evolution of cities; principles of city planning; types of cities & new towns; planning
regulations and building byelaws; eco-city concept; sustainable development.
Housing: Concept of housing; neighbourhood concept; site planning principles; housing typology;
housing standards; housing infrastructure; housing policies, finance and management; housing programs
in India; self help housing.
Landscape Design: Principles of landscape design and site planning; history of landscape styles;
landscape elements and materials; plant characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations
in landscape planning.
Computer Aided Design:Application of computers in architecture and planning; understanding elements
of hardware and software; computer graphics; programming languages – C and Visual Basic and usage of
packages such as AutoCAD, 3D-Studio, 3D Max.
Environmental Studies in Building Science:Components of Ecosystem; ecological principles concerning
environment; climate responsive design; energy efficient building design; thermal comfort; solar
architecture; principles of lighting and styles for illumination; basic principles of architectural acoustics;
environment pollution, their control & abatement.
Visual and Urban Design: Principles of visual composition; proportion, scale, rhythm, symmetry,
harmony, datum, balance, form, colour, texture; sense of place and space, division of space; barrier free
design; focal point, vista, image ability, visual survey, figure-background relationship.
History of Architecture: Indian – Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal
periods; European – Egyptian, Greek, Roman, medieval and renaissance periods- construction and
architectural styles; vernacular and traditional architecture.
Development of Contemporary Architecture: Architectural developments and impacts on society since
industrial revolution; influence of modern art on architecture; works of national and international
architects; art novuea, eclecticism, international styles, post modernism, deconstruction in architecture.
Building Services: Water supply, sewerage and drainage systems; sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing
systems, principles of internal & external drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings,
intelligent buildings; elevators & escalators, their standards and uses; air-conditioning systems; fire
fighting systems, building safety and security systems.
Building Construction and Management: Building construction techniques, methods and details;
building systems and prefabrication of building elements; principles of modular coordination; estimation,
specification, valuation, professional practice; project management techniques e.g., PERT, CPM etc;
Materials and Structural Systems: Behavioural characteristics of all types of building materials e.g. mud,
timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel, glass, FRP, different polymers, composites; principles of strength
of materials; design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC; elastic and limit state design; complex
structural systems; principles of pre-stressing; tall buildings; principles of disaster resistant structures.
Planning Theory: Regional planning; settlement system planning; history of human settlements; growth
of cities & metropolises; principles of Ekistics; rural-urban migration; urban conservation; urban renewal;
Five-year plan; structural and sectoral plan.
Techniques of Planning: Planning survey techniques; preparation of urban and regional structure plans,
development plans, action plans; site planning principles and design; statistical methods of data analysis;
application of G.I.S and remote sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; decision making
models.
Traffic and Transportation Planning: Principles of traffic engineering and transportation planning; traffic survey methods; design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking areas; hierarchy of roads and levels of services; traffic and transport management in urban areas, intelligent transportation system; mass  transportation planning; para-transits and other modes of transportation, pedestrian & slow moving traffic planning.
Infrastructure, Services and Amenities: Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; solid waste disposal systems; waste treatment, recycle & reuse; urban rainwater harvesting; power supply and communication systems — network, design & guidelines; demography related standards at various levels of the settlements for health, education, recreation, religious & public-semi public facilities.
Development Administration and Management: Planning laws; development control and zoning regulations; laws relating to land acquisition; development enforcements, urban land ceiling; land management techniques; planning and municipal administration; disaster mitigation management; 73rd& 74th Constitutional amendments; valuation & taxation; revenue resources and fiscal management; public participation and role of NGO & CBO; Institutional networking & capacity building.

4.5.5 Biotechnology (BT)
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.
Differential Equations: Linear and nonlinear first order ODEs, higher order ODEs with constant
coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Laplace transforms, PDE- Laplace, heat and wave
equations.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,
normal and binomial distributions, Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Integration of trapezoidal and
Simpson’s rule, Single and multistep methods for differential equations.
Biotechnology
Microbiology: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure; Microbial nutrition, growth and control;
Microbial metabolism (aerobic and anaerobic respiration, photosynthesis); Nitrogen fixation; Chemical
basis of mutations and mutagens; Microbial genetics (plasmids, transformation, transduction,
conjugation); Microbial diversity and characteristic features; Viruses.
Biochemistry: Biomolecules and their conformation; Weak inter-molecular interactions in
biomacromolecules; Chemical and functional nature of enzymes; Kinetics of single substrate and bisubstrate
enzyme catalyzed reactions; Bioenergetics; Metabolism (Glycolysis, TCA and Oxidative
phosphorylation); Membrane transport and pumps; Cell cycle and cell growth control; Cell signaling and
signal transduction.
Molecular Biology and Genetics: Molecular structure of genes and chromosomes; DNA replication and
control; Transcription and its control; Translational processes; Regulatory controls in prokaryotes and
eukaryotes; Mendelian inheritance; Gene interaction; Complementation; Linkage, recombination and
chromosome mapping; Extrachromosomal inheritance; Chromosomal variation; Population genetics;
Transposable elements, Molecular basis of genetic diseases and applications.
Process Biotechnology: Bioprocess technology for the production of cell biomass and primary/secondary
metabolites, such as baker’s yeast, ethanol, citric acid, amino acids, exo-polysacharides, antibiotics and
pigments etc.; Microbial production, purification and bioprocess application(s) of industrial enzymes;
Production and purification of recombinant proteins on a large scale; Chromatographic and membrane
based bioseparation methods; Immobilization of enzymes and cells and their application for
bioconversion processes.
Aerobic and anaerobic biological processes for stabilization of solid / liquid wastes; Bioremediation.
Bioprocess Engineering: Kinetics of microbial growth, substrate utilization and product formation;
Simple structured models; Sterilization of air and media; Batch, fed-batch and continuous processes;
Aeration and agitation; Mass transfer in bioreactors; Rheology of fermentation fluids; Scale-up concepts;
Design of fermentation media; Various types of microbial and enzyme reactors; Instrumentation in
bioreactors.
Plant and Animal Biotechnology: Special features and organization of plant cells; Totipotency;
Regeneration of plants; Plant products of industrial importance; Biochemistry of major metabolic
pathways and products; Autotrophic and heterotrophic growth; Plant growth regulators and elicitors; Cell
suspension culture development: methodology, kinetics of growth and production formation, nutrient optimization; Production of secondary metabolites by plant suspension cultures; Hairy root cultures and
their cultivation. Techniques in raising transgencies.
Characteristics of animal cells: Metabolism, regulation and nutritional requirements for mass cultivation
of animal cell cultures; Kinetics of cell growth and product formation and effect of shear force; Product
and substrate transport; Micro & macro-carrier culture; Hybridoma technology; Live stock improvement;
Cloning in animals; Genetic engineering in animal cell culture; Animal cell preservation.
Immunology: The origin of immunology; Inherent immunity; Humoral and cell mediated immunity;
Primary and secondary lymphoid organ; Antigen; B and T cells and Macrophages; Major
histocompatibility complex (MHC); Antigen processing and presentation; Synthesis of antibody and
secretion; Molecular basis of antibody diversity; Polyclonal and monoclonal antibody; Complement;
Antigen-antibody reaction; Regulation of immune response; Immune tolerance; Hyper sensitivity;
Autoimmunity; Graft versus host reaction.
Recombinant DNA Technology: Restriction and modification enzymes; Vectors: plasmid,
bacteriophage and other viral vectors, cosmids, Ti plasmid, yeast artificial chromosome; cDNA and
genomic DNA library; Gene isolation; Gene cloning; Expression of cloned gene; Transposons and gene
targeting; DNA labeling; DNA sequencing; Polymerase chain reactions; DNA fingerprinting; Southern
and northern blotting; In-situ hybridization; RAPD; RFLP; Site-directed mutagenesis; Gene transfer
technologies; Gene therapy.
Bioinformatics: Major bioinformatics resources (NCBI, EBI, ExPASy); Sequence and structure
databases; Sequence analysis (biomolecular sequence file formats, scoring matrices, sequence alignment,
phylogeny); Genomics and Proteomics (Large scale genome sequencing strategies; Comparative
genomics; Understanding DNA microarrays and protein arrays); Molecular modeling and simulations
(basic concepts including concept of force fields).

4.5.6 Civil Engineering (CE)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems,
Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima,
Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume
integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value
problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace
equation.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability,
Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,Normal and Binomial
distributions.
Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by
trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Structural Engineering
Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple stress and strain
relationship: Stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr’s circle.
Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, shear centre. Thin walled
pressure vessels, uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.
Structural Analysis: Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames,
displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by
force/ energy methods, analysis by displacement methods (slope deflection and moment distribution
methods), influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic concepts of matrix methods
of structural analysis.
Concrete Structures: Concrete Technology- properties of concrete, basics of mix design. Concrete designbasic
working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of
members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods. Basic elements of
prestressed concrete, analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.
Steel Structures: Analysis and design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- columns,
column bases. Connections- simple and eccentric, beam–column connections, plate girders and
trusses.Plastic analysis of beams and frames.
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Mechanics:Origin of soils, soil classification, three-phase system, fundamental definitions,
relationship and interrelationships, permeability &seepage, effective stress principle, consolidation,
compaction, shear strength.
Foundation Engineering:Sub-surface investigations- scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration
tests, plate load test. Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils. Stability of slopes-infinite
slopes, finite slopes. Foundation types-foundation design requirements. Shallow foundations-bearing
capacity, effect of shape, water table and other factors, stress distribution, settlement analysisinsands &
clays. Deep foundations–pile types, dynamic &static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands &clays, negative skin friction.
Water Resources Engineering
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics: Properties of fluids, principle of conservation of mass, momentum,
energy and corresponding equations, potential flow, applications of momentum and Bernoulli’s equation,
laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes, pipe networks. Concept of boundary layer and its growth.
Uniform flow, critical flow and gradually varied flow in channels, specific energy concept, hydraulic
jump. Forces on immersed bodies, flow measurements in channels, tanks and pipes. Dimensional analysis
and hydraulic modeling. Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles and specific speed of pumps and turbines.
Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, evaporation, infiltration, stage discharge relationships, unit
hydrographs, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing. Well hydraulics.
Irrigation: Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration. Crop water requirements. Design of: lined and
unlined canals, waterways, head works, gravity dams and spillways. Design of weirs on permeable
foundation. Types of irrigation system, irrigation methods. Water logging and drainage, sodic soils.
Environmental Engineering
Water requirements: Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Drinking
water standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment,
distribution of water. Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of wastewater.
Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, sludge disposal, effluent discharge standards.
Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and
secondary treatment Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal.
Air Pollution: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution
control, air quality standards and limits.
Municipal Solid Wastes: Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes,
engineered systems for solid waste management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal).
Noise Pollution: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control
of noise pollution.
Transportation Engineering
Highway Planning: Geometric design of highways, testing and specifications of paving materials, design
of flexible and rigid pavements.
Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, intersection design, traffic signs and
signal design, highway capacity.
Surveying
Importance of surveying, principles and classifications, mapping concepts, coordinate system, map
projections, measurements of distance and directions, leveling, theodolite traversing, plane table

4.5.7 Chemical Engineering (CH)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems,
Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima,
Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume
integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value
problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace
equation.
Complex variables:Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series, Residue
theorem.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability,
Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,Normal and Binomial
distributions.
Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by
trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Chemical Engineering
Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; use of tie
components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; degree of freedom analysis. First and Second laws of
thermodynamics. First law application to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy.
Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, properties of
mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria:
predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibria.
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids,
Bernoulli equation, Macroscopic friction factors, energy balance, dimensional analysis, shell balances,
flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds,
elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling;
centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of
solids.
heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and
their design.
Mass Transfer: Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration
and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous
contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for
distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and
Chemical Reaction Engineering: Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions,
interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence
time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic
reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
Instrumentation and Process Control: Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their
dynamics, transfer functions and dynamic responses of simple systems, process reaction curve, controller
modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency
response and controller tuning, cascade, feed forward control.
Plant Design and Economics: Process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as
compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors; principles of process economics and cost estimation
including total annualized cost, cost indexes, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow,
optimization in design.
Chemical Technology: Inorganic chemical industries; sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea,
SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and
petrochemicals; polymerization industries; polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic
fibers.

4.5.8 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
Engineering Mathematics
Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic.
Probability: Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Random Variables;
Distributions; uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial.
Set Theory & Algebra: Sets; Relations; Functions; Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice; Boolean Algebra.
Combinatorics: Permutations; Combinations; Counting; Summation; generating functions; recurrence
relations; asymptotics.
Graph Theory: Connectivity; spanning trees; Cut vertices & edges; covering; matching; independent
sets; Colouring; Planarity; Isomorphism.
Linear Algebra: Algebra of matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen
vectors.
Numerical Methods: LU decomposition for systems of linear equations; numerical solutions of nonlinear
algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and Newton-Raphson Methods; Numerical integration by
trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules.
Calculus: Limit, Continuity & differentiability, Mean value Theorems, Theorems of integral calculus,
evaluation of definite & improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivatives, maxima & minima.
Computer Science And Information Technology
Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential
circuits; Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).
Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and datapath,
CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Instruction
pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary storage.
Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing,
Scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees,
Binary heaps.
Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and average
case analysis; Design: Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divide-and-conquer; Tree and graph
traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching.
Asymptotic analysis (best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper and lower bounds, Basic
concepts of complexity classes – P, NP, NP-hard, NP-complete.
Theory of Computation: Regular languages and finite automata, Context free languages and Push-down
automata, Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undecidability.
Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime environments,
Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization.
Operating System: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization,
Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems,
Protection and security.
Databases: ER-model, Relational model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity
constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files, indexing, B and B+
trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
Information Systems and Software Engineering: information gathering, requirement and feasibility
analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, input/output design, process life cycle, planning and
managing the project, design, coding, testing, implementation, maintenance.
Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), Flow and error control
techniques, Routing algorithms, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IP(v4), Application layer
protocols (icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http); Basic concepts of hubs, switches, gateways, and routers.
Network security – basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography, digital signature, firewalls.
Web technologies: HTML, XML, basic concepts of client-server computing.

4.5.9 Chemistry (CY)
Physical Chemistry
Structure: Quantum theory: principles and techniques; applications to a particle in a box, harmonic
oscillator, rigid rotor and hydrogen atom; valence bond and molecular orbital theories, Hückel
approximation; approximate techniques: variation and perturbation; symmetry, point groups; rotational,
vibrational, electronic, NMR, and ESR spectroscopy
Equilibrium: Kinetic theory of gases; First law of thermodynamics, heat, energy, and work; second law
of thermodynamics and entropy; third law and absolute entropy; free energy; partial molar quantities;
ideal and non-ideal solutions; phase transformation: phase rule and phase diagrams – one, two, and three
component systems; activity, activity coefficient, fugacity, and fugacity coefficient; chemical equilibrium,
response of chemical equilibrium to temperature and pressure; colligative properties; Debye-Hückel
theory; thermodynamics of electrochemical cells; standard electrode potentials: applications – corrosion
and energy conversion; molecular partition function (translational, rotational, vibrational, and electronic).
Kinetics: Rates of chemical reactions, temperature dependence of chemical reactions; elementary,
consecutive, and parallel reactions; steady state approximation; theories of reaction rates – collision and
transition state theory, relaxation kinetics, kinetics of photochemical reactions and free radical
polymerization, homogeneous catalysis, adsorption isotherms and heterogeneous catalysis.
Inorganic Chemistry
Main group elements: General characteristics, allotropes, structure and reactions of simple and
industrially important compounds: boranes, carboranes, silicones, silicates, boron nitride, borazines and
phosphazenes. Hydrides, oxides and oxoacids of pnictogens (N, P), chalcogens (S, Se & Te) and
halogens, xenon compounds, pseudo halogens and interhalogen compounds.Shapes of molecules and
hard- soft acid base concept. Structure and Bonding (VBT) of B, Al, Si, N, P, S, Cl compounds.
Allotropes of carbon: graphite, diamond, C60. Synthesis and reactivity of inorganic polymers of Si and P.
Transition Elements: General characteristics of d and f block elements; coordination chemistry: structure
and isomerism, stability, theories of metal- ligand bonding (CFT and LFT), mechanisms of substitution
and electron transfer reactions of coordination complexes. Electronic spectra and magnetic properties of
transition metal complexes, lanthanides and actinides. Metal carbonyls, metal- metal bonds and metal
atom clusters, metallocenes; transition metal complexes with bonds to hydrogen, alkyls, alkenes and
arenes; metal carbenes; use of organometallic compounds as catalysts in organic synthesis. Bioinorganic
chemistry of Na, K. Mg, Ca, Fe, Co, Zn, Cu andMo.
Solids: Crystal systems and lattices, miller planes, crystal packing, crystal defects; Bragg’s Law, ionic
crystals, band theory, metals and semiconductors, Different structures of AX, AX2, ABX3 compounds,
spinels.
Instrumental methods of analysis: Atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy including ICP-AES,
UV- visible spectrophotometry, NMR, mass, Mossbauer spectroscopy (Fe and Sn), ESR spectroscopy,
chromatography including GC and HPLC and electro-analytical methods (Coulometry, cyclic
voltammetry, polarography – amperometry, and ion selective electrodes).
Organic Chemistry
Stereochemistry: Chirality of organic molecules with or without chiral centres. Specification of
configuration in compounds having one or more stereogeniccentres. Enantiotopic and diastereotopic
atoms, groups and faces. Stereoselective and stereospecific synthesis. Conformational analysis of acyclic
and cyclic compounds. Geometrical isomerism. Configurational and conformational effects on reactivity
and selectivity/specificity.
Reaction mechanism: Methods of determining reaction mechanisms. Nucleophilic and electrophilic
substitutions and additions to multiple bonds. Elimination reactions. Reactive intermediates- carbocations,
carbanions, carbenes, nitrenes, arynes, free radicals. Molecular rearrangements involving electron
deficient atoms.
Organic synthesis: Synthesis, reactions, mechanisms and selectivity involving the following- alkenes,
alkynes, arenes, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, halides,
nitro compounds and amines. Use of compounds of Mg, Li, Cu, B and Si in organic synthesis. Concepts
in multistep synthesis- retrosynthetic analysis, disconnections, synthons, synthetic equivalents, reactivity
umpolung, selectivity, protection and deprotection of functional groups.
Pericyclic reactions: Electrocyclic, cycloaddition and sigmatropic reactions. Orbital correlation, FMO
and PMO treatments.
Photochemistry: Basic principles. Photochemistry of alkenes, carbonyl compounds, and arenes.
Photooxidation and photoreduction. Di-p- methane rearrangement, Barton reaction.
Heterocyclic compounds: Structure, preparation, properties and reactions of furan, pyrrole, thiophene,
pyridine, indole and their derivatives.
Biomolecules: Structure, properties and reactions of mono- and di-saccharides, physicochemical
properties of amino acids, chemical synthesis of peptides, structural features of proteins, nucleic acids,
steroids, terpenoids, carotenoids, and alkaloids.
Spectroscopy: Principles and applications of UV-visible, IR, NMR and Mass spectrometry in the
determination of structures of organic molecules.

4.5.10 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper
integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities,
Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations,
Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and
Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and
standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson,Normal and
Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for
differential equations.
Transform Theory: Fourier transform,Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Electronics And Communication Engineering
Networks: Network graphs: matrices associated with graphs; incidence, fundamental cut set and
fundamental circuit matrices. Solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems:
superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s maximum power transfer, Wye-Delta transformation. Steady state
sinusoidal analysis using phasors. Linear constant coefficient differential equations; time domain analysis
of simple RLC circuits, Solution of network equations usingLaplace transform: frequency domain
analysis of RLC circuits. 2-port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions. State equations
for networks.
Electronic Devices: Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon. Carrier transport in silicon:
diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers.p-n
junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and
avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASERs. Device technology: integrated circuits fabrication process,
oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, n-tub, p-tub and twin-tub CMOS process.
Analog Circuits: Small Signal Equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs, MOSFETs and analog CMOS.
Simple diode circuits, clipping, clamping, rectifier.Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET
amplifiers. Amplifiers: single-and multi-stage, differential and operational, feedback, and power.
Frequency response of amplifiers.Simple op-amp circuits. Filters. Sinusoidal oscillators; criterion for
oscillation; single-transistor and op-amp configurations.Function generators and wave-shaping circuits,
555 Timers. Power supplies.
Digital circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; logic gates; digital IC families
(DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters,
multiplexers, decoders, PROMs and PLAs. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters and shiftregisters.
Sample and hold circuits, ADCs, DACs. Semiconductor memories. Microprocessor(8085):
architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing.
Signals and Systems: Definitions and properties ofLaplace transform, continuous-time and discrete-time
Fourier series, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier Transform, DFT and FFT, z-transform.
Sampling theorem. Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) Systems: definitions and properties; causality, stability,
impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, frequency response, group
delay, phase delay. Signal transmission through LTI systems.
Control Systems: Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block
diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems. Signal
flow graphs and their use in determining transfer functions of systems; transient and steady state analysis
of LTI control systems and frequency response. Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis:
root loci, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Bode and Nyquist plots. Control system compensators: elements of
lead and lag compensation, elements of Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control. State variable
representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.
Communications: Random signals and noise: probability, random variables, probability density function,
autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog communication systems: amplitude and angle modulation
and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers; elements of
hardware, realizations of analog communication systems; signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for
amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) for low noise conditions. Fundamentals of
information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems: pulse code modulation
(PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and
frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), matched filter receivers, bandwidth consideration and
probability of error calculations for these schemes. Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA and GSM.
Electromagnetics: Elements of vector calculus: divergence and curl; Gauss’ and Stokes’ theorems,
Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms. Wave equation, Poynting vector. Plane waves:
propagation through various media; reflection and refraction; phase and group velocity; skin depth.
Transmission lines: characteristic impedance; impedance transformation; Smith chart; impedance
matching; S parameters, pulse excitation. Waveguides: modes in rectangular waveguides; boundary
conditions; cut-off frequencies; dispersion relations. Basics of propagation in dielectric waveguide and
optical fibers. Basics of Antennas: Dipole antennas; radiation pattern; antenna gain.

4.5.11 Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper
integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities,
Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations,
Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and
Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and
standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson,Normal and
Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for
differential equations.
Transform Theory: Fourier transform,Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Electrical Engineering
Electric Circuits and Fields: Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient response of
dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, basic filter concepts; ideal current and
voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, twoport
networks, three phase circuits; Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane
and spherical charge distributions; Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.
Signals and Systems: Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals; shifting and scaling
operations; linear, time-invariant and causal systems; Fourier series representation of continuous periodic
signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.
Electrical Machines: Single phase transformer – equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and
efficiency; three phase transformers – connections, parallel operation; auto-transformer; energy
conversion principles; DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and
commutation, starting and speed control of motors; three phase induction motors – principles, types,
performance characteristics, starting and speed control; single phase induction motors; synchronous
machines – performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics
and applications; servo and stepper motors.
Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and performance; cable
performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution systems; per-unit quantities; bus
impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage control; power factor correction; economic
operation; symmetrical components; fault analysis; principles of over-current, differential and distance
protection; solid state relays and digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing
curves and equal area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.
Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state errors; Routh
and Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and lead-lag compensation; state space model;
state transition matrix, controllability and observability.
Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving iron,
dynamometer and induction type instruments; measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power
factor; instrument transformers; digital voltmeters and multimeters; phase, time and frequency
measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes; potentiometric recorders; error analysis.
Analog and Digital Electronics: Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; amplifiers – biasing, equivalent
circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational amplifiers –
characteristics and applications; simple active filters; VCOs and timers; combinational and sequential
logic circuits; multiplexer; Schmitt trigger; multi-vibrators; sample and hold circuits; A/D and D/A
converters; 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.
Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs,
MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase
control rectifiers; bridge converters – fully controlled and half controlled; principles of choppers and
inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives.

4.5.12 Geology and Geophysics (GG)
4.5.12.1 Part A: Common To Geology And Geophysics
Earth and Planetary system, size, shape, internal structure and composition of the earth; atmosphere and
greenhouse effect; isostasy; elements of seismology; physical properties of the interior of the earth;
continents and continental processes; physical oceanography; geomagnetism and paleomagnetism,
continental drift, plate tectonics.
Weathering; soil formation; action of river, wind, glacier and ocean; earthquakes, volcanism and
orogeny. Basic structural geology, mineralogy and petrology.Geological time scale and geochronology;
stratigraphic principles; major stratigraphic divisions ofIndia. Engineering properties of rocks and soils.
Ground water geology.Geological and geographical distribution of ore, coal and petroleum resources
ofIndia.
Introduction to remote sensing.Physical basis and applications of gravity, magnetic, electrical,
electromagnetic, seismic and radiometric prospecting for oil, mineral and ground water; introductory well
logging.

4.5.12.2 Part B – Section 1: Geology
Crystalsymmetry, forms, twinning; crystal chemistry; optical mineralogy, classification of minerals,
diagnostic physical and optical properties of rock forming minerals.
Igneous rocks – classification, forms and textures, magmatic differentiation; phase diagrams and trace
elements as monitors of magma evolutionary processes; mantle melting models and derivation and
primary magmas. Metamorphism; controlling factors, metamorphic facies, grade and basic types;
metamorphism of pelitic, mafic and impure carbonate rocks; role of fluids in metamorphism;
metamorphic P-T-t paths and their tectonic significance; Igneous and metamorphic provinces of India;
structure and petrology of sedimentary rocks; sedimentary processes and environments, sedimentary
facies, basin analysis; association of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks with tectonic setting.
Stress, strain and material response; brittle and ductile deformation; primary and secondary structures;
geometry and genesis of folds, faults, joints, unconformities; cleavage, schistosity and lineation; methods
of projection, tectonites and their significance; shear zone; superposed folding; basement cover
relationship.
Morphology, classification and geological significance of important invertebrates, vertebrates,
microfossils and palaeoflora; stratigraphic principles and Indian stratigraphy.
Geomorphic processes and agents; development and evolution of landforms; slope and drainage;
processes on deep oceanic and near-shore regions; quantitative and applied geomorphology.
Oremineralogy and optical properties of ore minerals; ore forming processes vis-à-vis ore-rock
association (magmatic, hydrothermal, sedimentary and metamorphogenic ores); ores and metamorphism;
fluid inclusions as an ore genetic tool; prospecting and exploration of economic minerals; sampling, ore
reserve estimation, geostatistics, mining methods. Coal and petroleum geology; origin and distribution of
mineral and fuel deposits inIndia; marine geology and ocean resources; ore dressing and mineral
economics.
Cosmic abundance; meteorites; geochemical evolution of the earth; geochemical cycles; distribution of
major, minor and trace elements; elements of geochemical thermodynamics, isotope geochemistry;
geochemistry of waters including solution equilibria and water rock interaction.
Engineering properties of rocks and soils; rocks as construction materials; role of geology in the
construction of engineering structures including dams, tunnels and excavation sites; natural hazards.
Ground water geology – exploration, well hydraulics and water quality. Basic principles of remote
sensing – energy sources and radiation principles, atmospheric absorption, interaction of energy with
earth’s surface, air-photo interpretation, multispectral remote sensing in visible, infrared, thermal IR and
microwave regions, digital processing of satellite images. GIS – basic concepts, raster and vector mode
operation.

4.5.12.3 Part B – Section 2: Geophysics
The earth as a planet; different motions of the earth; gravity field of the earth, Clairaut’s theorem, size
and shape of earth; geochronology; seismology and interior of the earth; variation of density, velocity,
pressure, temperature, electrical and magnetic properties of the earth; earthquakes-causes and
measurements, magnitude and intensity, focal mechanisms, earthquake quantification, source
characteristics, seismotectonics and seismic hazards; digital seismographs, geomagnetic field,
paleomagnetism; oceanic and continental lithosphere; plate tectonics; heat flow; upper and lower
atmospheric phenomena.
Scalar and vector potential fields; Laplace, Maxwell and Helmholtz equations for solution of different
types of boundary value problems in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical polar coordinates; Green’s
theorem; Image theory; integral equations in potential theory; Eikonal equation and Ray theory. Basic
concepts of forward and inverse problems of geophysics, Ill-posedness of inverse problems.
‘G’ and ‘g’ units of measurement, absolute and relative gravity measurements; Land, airborne, shipborne
and bore-hole gravity surveys; various corrections in gravity data reduction – free air, Bouguer and
isostatic anomalies; density estimates of rocks; regional and residual gravity separation; principle of
equivalent stratum; upward and downward continuation; wavelength filtering; preparation and analysis of
gravity maps; gravity anomalies and their interpretation – anomalies due to geometrical and irregular
shaped bodies, depth rules, calculation of mass.
Earth’s magnetic field – elements, origin and units of measurement, magnetic susceptibility of rocks and
measurements, magnetometers, Land, airborne and marine magnetic surveys, corrections, preparation of
magnetic maps, upward and downward continuation, magnetic anomalies-geometrical shaped bodies,
depth estimates, Image processing concepts in processing of magnetic anomaly maps; Interpretation of
processed magnetic anomaly data.
Conduction of electricity through rocks, electrical conductivities of metals, non-metals, rock forming
minerals and different rocks, concepts of D.C. resistivity measurement, various electrode configurations
for resistivity sounding and profiling, application of filter theory, Type-curves over multi-layered
structures, Dar-Zarrouck parameters, reduction of layers, coefficient of anisotropy, interpretation of
resistivity field data, equivalence and suppression, self potential and its origin, field measurement,
Induced polarization, time and frequency domain IP measurements; interpretation and applications of IP,
ground-water exploration, environmental and engineering applications.
Basic concept of EM induction, Origin of electromagnetic field, elliptic polarization, methods of
measurement for different source-receiver configuration, components in EM measurements. Skin-depth,
interpretation and applications; earth’s natural electromagnetic field, tellurics, magneto-tellurics;
geomagnetic depth sounding principles, electromagnetic profiling, methods of measurement, processing
of data and interpretation. Geological applications including groundwater, mining and hydrocarbon
exploration.
Seismic methods of prospecting; Elastic properties of earth materials; Reflection, refraction and CDP
surveys; land and marine seismic sources, generation and propagation of elastic waves, velocity – depth
models, geophones, hydrophones, recording instruments (DFS), digital formats, field layouts, seismic
noises and noise profile analysis, optimum geophone grouping, noise cancellation by shot and geophone
arrays, 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation; CDP stacking charts, binning,
filtering, dip-moveout, static and dynamic corrections, Digital seismic data processing, seismic
deconvolution and migration methods, attribute analysis, bright and dim spots, seismic stratigraphy, high
resolution seismics, VSP, AVO. Reservoir geophysics.
Geophysical signal processing, sampling theorem, aliasing, Nyquist frequency, Fourier series, periodic
waveform, Fourier and Hilbert transform, Z-transform and wavelet transform; power spectrum, delta
function, auto correlation, cross correlation, convolution, deconvolution, principles of digital filters,
windows, poles and zeros.
Principles and techniques of geophysical well-logging. SP, resistivity, induction, gamma ray, neutron,
density, sonic, temperature, dip meter, caliper, nuclear magnetic, cement bond logging, micro-logs.
Quantitative evaluation of formations from well logs; well hydraulics and application of geophysical
methods for groundwater study; application of bore hole geophysics in ground water, mineral and oil
exploration.
half-life, decay constant, radioactive equilibrium, G M counter, scintillation detector, semiconductor
Geophysical inverse problems; non-uniqueness and stability of solutions; quasi-linear and non-linear
methods including Tikhonov’s regularization method, Backus-Gilbert method, simulated annealing,
genetic algorithms and artificial neural network.

4.5.13 Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series. Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem, solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution, Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Transform Theory: Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.
Instrumentation Engineering
Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems: Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal Analysis. Circuit theorems. One-port and two-port Network Functions. Static and dynamic characteristics of Measurement Systems. Error and uncertainty analysis. Statistical analysis of data and curve fitting.
Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation: Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive and piezoelectric transducers and their signal conditioning. Measurement of displacement, velocity and acceleration (translational and rotational), force, torque, vibration and shock. Measurement of pressure, flow, temperature and liquid level. Measurement of pH, conductivity, viscosity and humidity.
Analog Electronics: Characteristics of diode, BJT, JFET and MOSFET. Diode circuits. Transistors at low and high frequencies, Amplifiers, single and multi-stage. Feedback amplifiers. Operational amplifiers, characteristics and circuit configurations. Instrumentation amplifier. Precision rectifier. V-to-I and I-to-V converter. Op-Amp based active filters. Oscillators and signal generators.
Digital Electronics: Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. IC families, TTL, MOS and CMOS. Arithmetic circuits. Comparators, Schmitt trigger, timers and mono-stable multivibrator.
Sequential circuits, flip-flops, counters, shift registers. Multiplexer, S/H circuit. Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters.Basics of number system. Microprocessor applications, memory and input-output interfacing. Microcontrollers.
Signals, Systems and Communications: Periodic and aperiodic signals. Impulse response, transfer function and frequency response of first- and second order systems. Convolution, correlation and characteristics of linear time invariant systems. Discrete time system, impulse and frequency response.
Pulse transfer function. IIR and FIR filters. Amplitude and frequency modulation and demodulation.
Sampling theorem, pulse code modulation. Frequency and time division multiplexing. Amplitude shift keying, frequency shift keying and pulse shift keying for digital modulation.
Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers, measurement of R,L and C.
Measurements of voltage, current, power, power factor and energy. A.C & D.C current probes. Extensionof instrument ranges. Q-meter and waveform analyzer. Digital voltmeter and multi-meter. Time, phase and frequency measurements. Cathode ray oscilloscope. Serial and parallel communication. Shielding and grounding.
Control Systems and Process Control: Feedback principles. Signal flow graphs. Transient Response, steady-state-errors. Routh and Nyquist criteria. Bode plot, root loci. Time delay systems. Phase and gain margin. State space representation of systems. Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system components. Synchro pair, servo and step motors. On-off, cascade, P, P-I, P-I-D, feed forward and derivative controller, Fuzzy controllers.
Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation: Mass spectrometry. UV, visible and IR
spectrometry. X-ray and nuclear radiation measurements. Optical sources and detectors, LED, laser,
Photo-diode, photo-resistor and their characteristics. Interferometers, applications in metrology. Basics of
fiber optics. Biomedical instruments, EEG, ECG and EMG. Clinical measurements. Ultrasonic
transducers and Ultrasonography. Principles of Computer Assisted Tomography.

4.5.14 Mathematics (MA)
Linear Algebra: Finite dimensional vector spaces; Linear transformations and their matrix
representations, rank; systems of linear equations, eigen values and eigen vectors, minimal polynomial,
Cayley-Hamilton Theroem, diagonalisation, Hermitian, Skew-Hermitian and unitary matrices; Finite
dimensional inner product spaces, Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization process, self-adjoint operators.
Complex Analysis: Analytic functions, conformal mappings, bilinear transformations; complex
integration: Cauchy’s integral theorem and formula; Liouville’s theorem, maximum modulus principle;
Taylor and Laurent’s series; residue theorem and applications for evaluating real integrals.
Real Analysis: Sequences and series of functions, uniform convergence, power series, Fourier series,
functions of several variables, maxima, minima; Riemann integration, multiple integrals, line, surface and
volume integrals, theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss; metric spaces, completeness, Weierstrass
approximation theorem, compactness; Lebesgue measure, measurable functions; Lebesgue integral,
Fatou’s lemma, dominated convergence theorem.
Ordinary Differential Equations: First order ordinary differential equations, existence and uniqueness
theorems, systems of linear first order ordinary differential equations, linear ordinary differential
equations of higher order with constant coefficients; linear second order ordinary differential equations
with variable coefficients; method of Laplace transforms for solving ordinary differential equations, series
solutions; Legendre and Bessel functions and their orthogonality.
Algebra:Normal subgroups and homomorphism theorems, automorphisms; Group actions, Sylow’s
theorems and their applications; Euclidean domains, Principle ideal domains and unique factorization
domains. Prime ideals and maximal ideals in commutative rings; Fields, finite fields.
Functional Analysis:Banach spaces, Hahn-Banach extension theorem, open mapping and closed graph
theorems, principle of uniform boundedness; Hilbert spaces, orthonormal bases, Riesz representation
theorem, bounded linear operators.
Numerical Analysis: Numerical solution of algebraic and transcendental equations: bisection, secant
method, Newton-Raphson method, fixed point iteration; interpolation: error of polynomial interpolation,
Lagrange, Newton interpolations; numerical differentiation; numerical integration: Trapezoidal and
Simpson rules, Gauss Legendrequadrature, method of undetermined parameters; least square polynomial
approximation; numerical solution of systems of linear equations: direct methods (Gauss elimination, LU
decomposition); iterative methods (Jacobi and Gauss-Seidel); matrix eigenvalue problems: power
method, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations: initial value problems: Taylor series
methods, Euler’s method, Runge-Kutta methods.
Partial Differential Equations: Linear and quasilinear first order partial differential equations, method
of characteristics; second order linear equations in two variables and their classification; Cauchy,
Dirichlet and Neumann problems; solutions of Laplace, wave and diffusion equations in two variables;
Fourier series and Fourier transform and Laplace transform methods of solutions for the above equations.
Mechanics: Virtual work, Lagrange’s equations for holonomic systems, Hamiltonian equations.
Topology: Basic concepts of topology, product topology, connectedness, compactness, countability and
separation axioms, Urysohn’s Lemma.
Probability and Statistics: Probability space, conditional probability, Bayes theorem, independence,
Random variables, joint and conditional distributions, standard probability distributions and their
properties, expectation, conditional expectation, moments; Weak and strong law of large numbers, central
limit theorem; Sampling distributions, UMVU estimators, maximum likelihood estimators, Testing of
hypotheses, standard parametric tests based on normal, X2 , t, F – distributions; Linear regression; Interval
estimation.
Linear programming: Linear programming problem and its formulation, convex sets and their
properties, graphical method, basic feasible solution, simplex method, big-M and two phase methods;
infeasible and unbounded LPP’s, alternate optima; Dual problem and duality theorems, dual simplex
method and its application in post optimality analysis; Balanced and unbalanced transportation problems,
u -u method for solving transportation problems; Hungarian method for solving assignment problems.
Calculus of Variation and Integral Equations: Variation problems with fixed boundaries; sufficient
conditions for extremum, linear integral equations of Fredholm and Volterra type, their iterative solutions.

4.5.15 Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems,
Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima,
Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume
integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value
problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace
equation.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability,
Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,Normal and Binomial
distributions.
Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by
trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Applied Mechanics And Design
Engineering Mechanics: Free body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work;
kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion, including impulse and
momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations; impact.
Strength of Materials: Stress and strain, stress-strain relationship and elastic constants, Mohr’s circle for
plane stress and plane strain, thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear
stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; strain energy methods;
thermal stresses.
Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic
analysis of slider-crank mechanism; gear trains; flywheels.
Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems; effect of damping; vibration
isolation; resonance, critical speeds of shafts.
Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram;
principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints, shafts, spur gears,
rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches.
Fluid Mechanics And Thermal Sciences
Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy; control-volume analysis of mass,
momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum;
Bernoulli’s equation; viscous flow of incompressible fluids; boundary layer; elementary turbulent flow;
flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends etc.
Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept, electrical
analogy, unsteady heat conduction, fins; dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat
transfer, various correlations for heat transfer in flow over flat plates and through pipes; thermal boundary
layer; effect of turbulence; radiative heat transfer, black and grey surfaces, shape factors, network
analysis; heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods.
Thermodynamics:Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and
processes; Carnot cycle.irreversibility and availability; behaviour of ideal and real gases, properties of
pure substances, calculation of work and heat in ideal processes; analysis of thermodynamic cycles
related to energy conversion.
Applications:Power Engineering: Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat.
I.C. Engines: air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour refrigeration
cycle, heat pumps, gas refrigeration, Reverse Brayton cycle; moist air: psychrometric chart, basic
psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery:Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines — impulse and
reaction principles, velocity diagrams.
Manufacturing And Industrial Engineering
Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, heat treatment, stress-strain
diagrams for engineering materials.
Metal Casting: Design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design,
design considerations.
Forming: Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load
estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending)
metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy.
Joining: Physics of welding, brazing and soldering; adhesive bonding; design considerations in welding.
Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining, single and multi-point cutting
tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of nontraditional
machining processes; principles of work holding, principles of design of jigs and fixtures
Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators;
gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance
analysis in manufacturing and assembly.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools.
Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling,
materials requirement planning.
Inventory Control: Deterministic and probabilistic models; safety stock inventory control systems.
Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex and duplex method, transportation, assignment,
network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM.

4.5.16 Mining Engineering (MN)
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.
Diferential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant
coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs –Laplace, heat and wave
equations.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson,
normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal
and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Mining Engineering
Mechanics: Equivalent force systems; Equations of equilibrium; Two dimensional frames and trusses;
Free body diagrams; Friction forces; Particle kinematics and dynamics.
Mine Development, Geomechanics and Ground Control: Methods of access to deposits; Underground
drivages; Drilling methods and machines; Explosives, blasting devices and practices.
Geo-technical properties of rocks; Rock mass classification; Ground control, instrumentation and stress
measurement techniques; Theories of rock failure; Ground vibrations; Stress distribution around mine
openings; Subsidence; Design of supports in roadways and workings; Rock bursts and coal bumps; Slope
stability.
mechanization, continuous surface mining systems; Underground coal mining: bord and pillar systems,
room and pillar mining, longwall mining, thick seam mining methods; Underground metal mining : open,
supported and caved stoping methods, stope mechanization, ore handling systems, mine filling.
Generation and transmission of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power; Materials handling:
haulages, conveyors, face and development machinery, hoisting systems, pumps.
Ventilation, Underground Hazards and Surface Environment: Underground atmosphere; Heat load
sources and thermal environment, air cooling; Mechanics of air flow, distribution, natural and mechanical
ventilation; Mine fans and their usage; Auxiliary ventilation; Ventilation planning.
Subsurface hazards from fires, explosions, gases, dust and inundation; Rescue apparatus and practices;
Safety in mines, accident analysis, noise, mine lighting, occupational health and risk.
Air, water and soil pollution : causes, dispersion, quality standards, reclamation and control.
Surveying, Mine Planning and Systems Engineering: Fundamentals of engineering surveying; Levels
and leveling, theodolite, tacheometry, triangulation, contouring, errors and adjustments, correlation;
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Underground surveying; Curves; Photogrammetry; Field astronomy; EDM, total station and GPS
fundamentals.
Principles of planning: Sampling methods and practices, reserve estimation techniques, basics of
geostatistics and quality control, optimization of facility location, cash flow concepts and mine valuation,
open pit design; GIS fundamentals.
Work-study; Concepts of reliability, reliability of series and parallel systems.
Linear programming, transportation and assignment problems, queueing, network analysis, basics of
simulation.

4.5.17 Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
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.
Diferential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant
coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs –Laplace, heat and wave
equations.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson,
normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal
and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Metallurgical Engineering
Thermodynamics and Rate Processes: Laws of thermodynamics, activity, equilibrium constant,
applications to metallurgical systems, solutions, phase equilibria, Ellingham and phase stability diagrams,
thermodynamics of surfaces, interfaces and defects, adsorption and segregation; basic kinetic laws, order
of reactions, rate constants and rate limiting steps; principles of electro chemistry- single electrode
potential, electro-chemical cells and polarizations, aqueous corrosion and protection of metals, oxidation
and high temperature corrosion – characterization and control; heat transfer – conduction, convection and
heat transfer coefficient relations, radiation, mass transfer – diffusion and Fick’s laws, mass transfer
coefficients; momentum transfer – concepts of viscosity, shell balances, Bernoulli’s equation, friction
factors.
Extractive Metallurgy: Minerals of economic importance, comminution techniques, size classification,
Flotation, gravity and other methods of mineral processing; agglomeration, pyro- hydro- and electrometallurgical
processes; material and energy balances; principles and processes for the extraction of nonferrous
metals – aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, magnesium, nickel, titanium and other rare metals; iron
and steel making – principles, role structure and properties of slags, metallurgical coke, blast furnace,
direct reduction processes, primary and secondary steel making, ladle metallurgy operations including
deoxidation, desulphurization, sulphide shape control, inert gas rinsing and vacuum reactors; secondary
refining processes including AOD, VAD, VOD, VAR and ESR; ingot and continuous casting; stainless
steel making, furnaces and refractories.
Physical Metallurgy: Crystal structure and bonding characteristics of metals, alloys, ceramics and
polymers, structure of surfaces and interfaces, nano-crystalline and amorphous structures; solid solutions;
solidification; phase transformation and binary phase diagrams; principles of heat treatment of steels, cast
iron and aluminum alloys; surface treatments; recovery, recrystallization and grain growth; industrially
important ferrous and non-ferrous alloys; elements of X-ray and electron diffraction; principles of
scanning and transmission electron microscopy; industrial ceramics, polymers and composites; electronic
basis of thermal, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of materials; electronic and opto-electronic
materials.
Mechanical Metallurgy: Elasticity, yield criteria and plasticity; defects in crystals; elements of
dislocation theory – types of dislocations, slip and twinning, source and multiplication of dislocations,
stress fields around dislocations, partial dislocations, dislocation interactions and reactions; strengthening
mechanisms; tensile, fatigue and creep behaviour; super-plasticity; fracture – Griffith theory, basic
concepts of linear elastic and elasto-plastic fracture mechanics, ductile to brittle transition, fracture
toughness; failure analysis; mechanical testing – tension, compression, torsion, hardness, impact, creep,
fatigue, fracture toughness and formability.
Manufacturing Processes: Metal casting – patterns and moulds including mould design involving
feeding, gating and risering, melting, casting practices in sand casting, permanent mould casting,
investment casting and shell moulding, casting defects and repair; hot, warm and cold working of metals,
Metal forming – fundamentals of metal forming processes of rolling, forging, extrusion, wire drawing and
sheet metal forming, defects in forming; Metal joining – soldering, brazing and welding, common
welding processes of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and
submerged arc welding; welding metallurgy, problems associated with welding of steels and aluminium
alloys, defects in welded joints; powder metallurgy; NDT using dye-penetrant, ultrasonic, radiography,
eddy current, acoustic emission and magnetic particle methods.

4.5.18 Physics (PH)
Mathematical Physics: Linear vector space; matrices; vector calculus; linear differential equations;
elements of complex analysis; Laplace transforms, Fourier analysis, elementary ideas about tensors.
Classical Mechanics: Conservation laws; central forces, Kepler problem and planetary motion; collisions
and scattering in laboratory and centre of mass frames; mechanics of system of particles; rigid body
dynamics; moment of inertia tensor; noninertial frames and pseudo forces; variational principle;
Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s formalisms; equation of motion, cyclic coordinates, Poisson bracket; periodic
motion, small oscillations, normal modes; special theory of relativity – Lorentz transformations,
relativistic kinematics, mass-energy equivalence.
Electromagnetic Theory: Solution of electrostatic and magnetostatic problems includingboundary value
problems;dielectrics andconductors; Biot-Savart’s and Ampere’s laws; Faraday’s law; Maxwell’s
equations; scalar and vector potentials; Coulomb and Lorentz gauges; Electromagnetic waves and their
reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction and polarization. Poynting vector, Poynting theorem,
energy and momentum of electromagnetic waves; radiation from a moving charge.
Quantum Mechanics: Physical basis of quantum mechanics; uncertainty principle; Schrodinger
equation; one, two and three dimensional potential problems; particle in a box, harmonic oscillator,
hydrogen atom; linear vectors and operators in Hilbert space; angular momentum and spin; addition of
angular momenta; time independent perturbation theory; elementary scattering theory.
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics: Laws of thermodynamics; macrostates and microstates;
phase space; probability ensembles; partition function, free energy, calculation of thermodynamic
quantities; classical and quantum statistics; degenerate Fermi gas; black body radiation and Planck’s
distribution law; Bose-Einstein condensation; first and second order phase transitions, critical point.
Atomic and Molecular Physics: Spectra of one- and many-electron atoms; LS and jj coupling; hyperfine
structure; Zeeman and Stark effects; electric dipole transitions and selection rules; X-ray spectra;
rotational and vibrational spectra of diatomic molecules; electronic transition in diatomic molecules,
Franck-Condon principle; Raman effect; NMR and ESR; lasers.
Solid State Physics: Elements of crystallography; diffraction methods for structure determination;
bonding in solids; elastic properties of solids; defects in crystals; lattice vibrations and thermal properties
of solids; free electron theory; band theory of solids; metals, semiconductors and insulators; transport
properties; optical, dielectric and magnetic properties of solids; elements of superconductivity.
Nuclear and Particle Physics: Nuclear radii and charge distributions, nuclear binding energy, Electric
and magnetic moments; nuclear models, liquid drop model – semi-empirical mass formula, Fermi gas
model of nucleus, nuclear shell model; nuclear force and two nucleon problem; Alpha decay, Beta-decay,
electromagnetic transitions in nuclei;Rutherford scattering,nuclear reactions, conservation laws; fission
and fusion;particle accelerators and detectors; elementary particles, photons, baryons, mesons and
leptons; quark model.
Electronics: Network analysis; semiconductor devices; Bipolar Junction Transistors, Field Effect
Transistors, amplifier and oscillator circuits; operational amplifier, negative feedback circuits, active
filters and oscillators; rectifier circuits, regulated power supplies; basic digital logic circuits, sequential
circuits, flip-flops, counters, registers, A/D and D/A conversion.

4.5.19 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems,
Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima,
Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume
integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential
equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value
problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace
equation.
Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability,
Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,Normal and Binomial
distributions.
Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by
trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
General Engineering
Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials and their applications; effect of
strain, strain rate and temperature on mechanical properties of metals and alloys; heat treatment of metals
and alloys, its influence on mechanical properties.
Applied Mechanics: Engineering mechanics – equivalent force systems, free body concepts, equations of
equilibrium; strength of materials – stress, strain and their relationship, Mohr’s circle, deflection of
beams, bending and shear stress, Euler’s theory of columns.
Theory of Machines and Design: Analysis of planar mechanisms, cams and followers; governers and fly
wheels; design of elements – failure theories; design of bolted, riveted and welded joints; design of shafts,
keys, spur gears, belt drives, brakes and clutches.
Thermal Engineering: Fluid mechanics – fluid statics, Bernoulli’s equation, flow through pipes,
equations of continuity and momentum; 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; basics of internal combustion engines and steam turbines; heat
transfer – fundamentals of conduction, convection and radiation, heat exchangers.
Production Engineering
Metal Casting: Casting processes – types 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; solidification; design of casting, gating and risering; casting inspection, defects and
remedies.
Metal Forming: Stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation; concept of flow stress,
deformation mechanisms; hot and cold working – forging, rolling, extrusion, wire and tube drawing; sheet
metal working processes such as blanking, piercing, bending, deep drawing, coining and embossing;
analysis of rolling, forging, extrusion and wire /rod drawing; metal working defects.
Metal Joining Processes: Welding processes – manual metal arc, MIG, TIG, plasma arc, submerged arc,
electroslag, thermit, resistance, forge, friction, and explosive welding;other joining processes – soldering,
brazing, braze welding; inspection of welded joints, defects and remedies; introduction to advanced
welding processes – ultrasonic, electron beam, laser beam; thermal cutting.
Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Basic machine tools; machining processes-turning, drilling,
boring, milling, shaping, planing, gear cutting, thread production, broaching, grinding, lapping, honing,
super finishing; mechanics of machining – geometry of cutting tools, chip formation, cutting forces and
power requirements, Merchant’s analysis; selection of machining parameters; tool materials, tool wear
and tool life, economics of machining, thermal aspects of machining, cutting fluids, machinability;
principles and applications of nontraditional machining processes – USM, AJM, WJM, EDM and Wire
cut EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM.
Tool Engineering: Jigs and fixtures – principles, applications, and design; press tools – configuration,
design of die and punch; principles of forging die design.
Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits, and tolerances, interchangeability, selective assembly; linear and
angular measurements by mechanical and optical methods, comparators; design of limit gauges;
interferometry; measurement of straightness, flatness, roundness, squareness and symmetry; surface finish
measurement; inspection of screw threads and gears; alignment testing of machine tools.
Powder Metallurgy: Production of metal powders, compaction and sintering.
Polymers and Composites: Introduction to polymers and composites; plastic processing – injection,
compression and blow molding, extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; molding of composites.
Manufacturing Analysis: Sources of errors in manufacturing; process capability; tolerance analysis in
manufacturing and assembly; process planning; parameter selection and comparison of production
alternatives; time and cost analysis; manufacturing technologies – strategies and selection.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD,CAM, CAPP, cellular manufacturing,
NC, CNC, DNC, Robotics, FMS, and CIM.
Industrial Engineering
Product Design and Development: Principles of good product design, tolerance design; quality and cost
considerations; product life cycle; standardization, simplification, diversification, value engineering and
analysis, concurrent engineering.
Engineering Economy and Costing: Elementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation; breakeven
analysis, techniques for evaluation of capital investments, financial statements.
Work System Design: Taylor’s scientific management, Gilbreths’s contributions; productivity –
concepts and measurements; methodstudy, micro-motion study, principles of motion economy; work
measurement – stop watch time study, work sampling, standard data, PMTS; ergonomics; job evaluation,
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.
Production Planning and Inventory 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; order control and flow control; 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 and
probabilistic inventory models, quantity discount; perpetual and periodic inventory control systems.
Operation Research: Linear programming – problem formulation, simplex method, duality and
sensitivity analysis; transportation and assignment models; network flow models, constrained
optimization and Lagrange multipliers; simple queuing models; dynamic programming; simulation –
manufacturing applications; PERT and CPM, time-cost trade-off, resource leveling.
Quality Management: Quality – concept and costs, quality circles, quality assurance; statistical quality
control, acceptance sampling, zero defects, six sigma; total quality management; ISO 9000; design of
experiments – Taguchi method.
Reliability and Maintenance: Reliability, availability and maintainability; distribution of failure and
repair times; determination of MTBF and MTTR, reliability models; system reliability determination;
preventive maintenance and replacement, total productive maintenance – concept and applications.
Management Information System: Value of information; information storage and retrieval system –
database and data structures; knowledge based systems.
Intellectual Property System: Definition of intellectual property, importance of IPR; TRIPS and its

4.5.20 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
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.
Diferential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant
coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs –Laplace, heat and wave
equations.
Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson,
normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal
and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
Textile Engineering And Fibre Science
Textile Fibres: Classification of textile fibres; Essential requirements of fibre forming polymers; Gross
and fine structure of natural fibres like cotton, wool and silk. Introduction to important bastfibres;
properties and uses of natural and man-made fibres; physical and chemical methods of fibre and blend
identification and blend analysis.
Molecular architecture, amorphous and crystalline phases, glass transition, plasticization, crystallization,
melting, factors affecting Tg and Tm; Process of viscose and acetate preparation. Polymerization of nylon-
6, nylon-66, poly (ethylene terephthalate), polyacrylonitrile and polypropylene; Melt Spinning processes,
characteristic features of PET, polyamide and polypropylene spinning; wet and dry spinning of viscose
and acrylic fibres; post spinning operations such as drawing, heat setting, tow-to-top conversion and
different texturing methods.
Methods of investigating fibre structure e.g., Density, X-ray diffraction, birefringence, optical and
electron microscopy, I.R. absorption, thermal methods (DSC, DMA/TMA, TGA); structure and
morphology ofman-made fibres, mechanical properties of fibres, moisture sorption in fibres; fibre
structure and property correlation.
Yarn manufacture and yarn structure & properties: Principles of opening, cleaning and
mixing/blending of fibrous materials, working principle of modern opening and cleaning equipments; the
technology of carding, carding of cotton and synthetic fibres; Drafting operation, roller and apron drafting
principle, causes of mass irregularity introduced by drafting; roller arrangements in drafting systems;
principles of cotton combing, combing cycle, mechanism and function, combing efficiency, lap
preparation; recent developments in comber; Roving production, mechanism of bobbin building, roving
twist; Principle of ring spinning, forces acting on yarn and traveler; ring & traveler designs; mechanism of
cop formation, causes of end breakages; working principle of ring doubler and two for one twister, single
and folded yarn twist, properties of double yarns, production of core spun yarn, compact spinning,
principle of non conventional methods of yarn production such as rotor spinning, air jet spinning, wrap
spinning, twist less spinning and friction spinning.
Yarn contraction, yarn diameter, specific volume & packing coefficient; twist strength relationship in
spun yarns; fibre configuration and orientation in yarn; cause of fibre migration and its estimation,
irregularity index, properties of ring, rotor and air-jet yarns.
Fabric manufacture and Fabric Structure: Principles of cheese and cone winding processes and
machines; random and precision winding; package faults and their remedies; yarn clearers and tensioners;
different systems of yarn splicing; features of modern cone winding machines; different types of warping
creels; features of modern beam and sectional warping machines; different sizing systems, sizing of spun
and filament yarns, modern sizing machines; principles of pirn winding processes and machines; primary
and secondary motions of loom, effect of their settings and timings on fabric formation, fabric appearance
and weaving performance; dobby and jacquard shedding; mechanics of weft insertion with shuttle; warp
and weft stop motions, warp protection, weft replenishment; functional principles of weft insertion
systems of shuttle-less weaving machines, principles of multiphase and circular looms.
Principles of weft and warp knitting; basic weft and warp knitted structures. Classification, production
and areas of application of nonwoven fabrics. Basic woven fabric constructions and their derivatives;
crepe, cord, terry, gauze, leno and double cloth constructions. Peirce’s equations for fabric geometry;
elastica model of plain woven fabrics; thickness, cover and maximum sett of woven fabrics.
Textile Testing: Sampling techniques, sample size and sampling errors. Measurement of fibre length,
fineness, crimp, strength and reflectance; measurement of cotton fibre maturity and trash content; HVI
and AFIS for fibre testing. Measurement of yarn count, twist and hairiness; tensile testing of fibres, yarns
and fabrics; evenness testing of slivers, rovings and yarns; testing equipment for measurement test
methods of fabric properties like thickness, compressibility, air permeability, drape, crease recovery, tear
strength, bursting strength and abrasion resistance. FAST and Kawabata instruments and systems for
objective fabric evaluation. Statistical data analysis of experimental results. Correlation analysis,
significance tests and analysis of variance; frequency distributions and control charts.
Preparatory Processes: Chemistry and practice of preparatory processes for cotton, wool and silk.
Mercerization of cotton. Preparatory processes for nylon, polyester and acrylic and polyester/cotton
blends.
Dyeing: Classification of dyes. Dyeing of cotton, wool, silk, polyester, nylon and acrylic with appropriate
dye classes. Dyeing polyester/cotton and polyester/wool blends. Batchwise and continuous dyeing
machines. Dyeing of cotton knitted fabrics and machines used. Dye fibre interaction. Introduction to
thermodynamics and kinetics of dyeing. Methods for determination of wash, light and rubbing fastness.
Evaluation of fastness properties with the help of grey scale.
Printing: Styles of printing. Printing thickeners including synthetic thickeners. Printing auxiliaries.
Printing of cotton with reactive dyes. Printing of wool, silk, nylon with acid and metal complex dyes.
Printing of polyester with disperse dyes. Methods of dye fixation after printing. Resist and discharge
printing of cotton, silk and polyester. Printing of polyester/cotton blends with disperse/reactive
combination. Transfer printing of polyester. Developments in inkjet printing.
Finishing: Mechanical finishing of cotton. Stiff. Soft, wrinkle resistant, water repellent, flame retardant
and enzyme (bio-polishing) finishing of cotton. Milling, decatizing and shrink resistant finishing of wool.
Antistat finishing of synthetic fibre fabrics. Heat setting of polyester.
Energy Conservation: Minimum application techniques.
Pollution: Environment pollution during chemical processing of textiles. Treatment of textile effluents.

4.5.21 Engineering Sciences (XE)
4.5.21.1 Section A: Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
Linear Algebra: Algebra of matrices, inverse, rank, system of linear equations, symmetric, skewsymmetric
and orthogonal matrices. Hermitian, skew-Hermitian and unitary matrices.eigenvalues and
eigenvectors, diagonalisation of matrices, Cayley-Hamilton Theorem.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems,
Indeterminate forms and L’Hospital rule, Maxima and minima,Taylor’s series, Fundamental and mean
value-theorems of integral calculus. Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Beta and Gamma
functions, Functions of two variables, limit, continuity, partial derivatives, Euler’s theorem for
homogeneous functions, total derivatives, maxima and minima, Lagrange method of multipliers, double
and triple integrals and their applications, sequence and series, tests for convergence, power series,
Fourier Series, Half range sine and cosine series.
Complex variable: Analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, Application in solving potential
problems, Line integral, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula (without proof), Taylor’s and
Laurent’ series, Residue theorem (without proof) and its applications.
Vector Calculus: Gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface
and volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems (without proofs) applications.
Ordinary Differential Equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), Second order linear
differential equations with variable coefficients, Variation of parameters method, higher order linear
differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy- Euler’s equations, power series solutions,
Legendre polynomials and Bessel’s functions of the first kind and their properties.
Partial Differential Equations: Separation of variables method,Laplace equation, solutions of one
dimensional heat and wave equations.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and simple theorems, conditional probability,
Bayes Theorem, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, Binomial, Poisson, and normal
distributions, correlation and linear regression.
Numerical Methods: Solution of a system of linear equations by L-U decomposition, Gauss-Jordan and
Gauss-Seidel Methods, Newton’s interpolation formulae, Solution of a polynomial and a transcendental
equation by Newton-Raphson method, numerical integration by trapezoidal rule, Simpson’s rule and
Gaussian quadrature, numerical solutions of first order differential equation by Euler’s method and 4th
order Runge-Kutta method.

4.5.21.2 Section B: Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Properties: Relation between stress and strain rate for Newtonian fluids.
Hydrostatics: Buoyancy, manometry, forces on submerged bodies.
Eulerian and Lagrangian description of fluid motion, concept of local and convective accelerations,
steady and unsteady flows, control volume analysis for mass, momentum and energy.
Differential equations of mass and momentum (Euler equation), Bernoulli’s equation and its applications.
Concept of fluid rotation, vorticity, stream function and potential function.
Potential flow: elementary flow fields and principle of superposition, potential flow past a circular
cylinder.
Dimensional analysis: Concept of geometric, kinematic and dynamic similarity, importance of nondimensional
numbers.
Fully-developed pipe flow, laminar and turbulent flows, friction factor, Darcy-Weisbach relation.
Qualitative ideas of boundary layer and separation, streamlined and bluff bodies, drag and lift forces.
Basic ideas of flow measurement using venturimeter, pitot-static tube and orifice plate.

4.5.21.3 Section C: Materials Science
Structure: Atomic structure and bonding in materials. Crystal structure of materials, crystal systems, unit
cells and space lattices, determination of structures of simple crystals by x-ray diffraction, miller indices
of planes and directions, packing geometry in metallic, ionic and covalent solids. Concept of amorphous,
single and polycrystalline structures and their effect on properties of materials.Crystal growth
techniques.Imperfections in crystalline solids and their role in influencing various properties.
Diffusion: Fick’s laws and application of diffusion in sintering, doping of semiconductors and surface
hardening of metals.
Metals and Alloys: Solid solutions, solubility limit, phase rule, binary phase diagrams, intermediate
phases, intermetallic compounds, iron-iron carbide phase diagram, heat treatment of steels, cold, hot
working of metals, recovery, recrystallization and grain growth. Microstrcture, properties and applications
of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
Polymers: Classification, polymerization, structure and properties, additives for polymer products,
processing and applications.
Composites: Properties and applications of various composites.
Advanced Materials and Tools: Smart materials, exhibiting ferroelectric, piezoelectric, optoelectric,
semiconducting behavior, lasers and optical fibers, photoconductivity and superconductivity,
nanomaterials – synthesis, properties and applications, biomaterials, superalloys, shape memory alloys.
Materials characterization techniques such as, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron
microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy,
differential scanning calorimetry.
Mechanical Properties: stress-strain diagrams of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials, modulus of
elasticity, yield strength, tensile strength, toughness, elongation, plastic deformation, viscoelasticity,
hardness, impact strength, creep, fatigue, ductile and brittle fracture.
Thermal Properties: Heat capacity, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion of materials.
Electronic Properties: Concept of energy band diagram for materials – conductors, semiconductors and
insulators, electrical conductivity – effect of temperature on conductility, intrinsic and extrinsic
semiconductors, dielectric properties.
Optical Properties: Reflection, refraction, absorption and transmission of electromagnetic radiation in
solids.
Magnetic Properties: Origin of magnetism in metallic and ceramic materials, paramagnetism,
diamagnetism, antiferro magnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, magnetic hysterisis.
Environmental Degradation: Corrosion and oxidation of materials, prevention.

4.5.21.4 Section D: Solid Mechanics
Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and
frames; friction; simple relative motion of particles; force as function of position, time and speed; force
acting on a body in motion; laws of motion; law of conservation of energy; law of conservation of
momentum.
Stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle; generalized Hooke’s Law; thermal
strain; theories of failure.
Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; deflection (for symmetric
bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin cylinders; energy methods (Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler
buckling.
Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems.

4.5.21.5 Section E: Thermodynamics
Basic Concepts: Continuum, macroscopic approach, thermodynamic system (closed and open or control
volume); thermodynamic properties and equilibrium; state of a system, state diagram, path and process;
different modes of work; Zeroth law of thermodynamics; concept of temperature; heat.
First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy, enthalpy, specific heats, first law applied to systems and
Second Law of Thermodynamics: Kelvin-Planck and Clausius statements, reversible and irreversible
processes, Carnot theorems, thermodynamic temperature scale, Clausius inequality and concept of
entropy, principle of increase of entropy; availability and irreversibility.
Properties of Pure Substances: Thermodynamic properties of pure substances in solid, liquid and vapor
phases, P-V-T behaviour of simple compressible substances, phase rule, thermodynamic property tables
and charts, ideal and real gases, equations of state, compressibility chart.
Thermodynamic Relations: T-ds relations, Maxwell equations, Joule-Thomson coefficient, coefficient
of volume expansion, adiabatic and isothermal compressibilities, Clapeyron equation.
Thermodynamic cycles: Carnot vapor power cycle, Ideal Rankine cycle, Rankine Reheat cycle, Air
standard Otto cycle, Air standard Diesel cycle, Air-standard Brayton cycle, Vapor-compression
refrigeration cycle.
Ideal Gas Mixtures:Dalton’s and Amagat’s laws, calculations of properties, air-water vapor mixtures
and simple thermodynamic processes involving them.

4.5.21.6 Section F:Polymer Science and Engineering
Chemistry of high polymers: Monomers, functionality, degree of polymerizations, classification of
polymers, glass transition, melting transition, criteria for rubberiness, polymerization methods: addition
and condensation; their kinetics, metallocene polymers and other newer techniques of polymerization,
copolymerization, monomer reactivity ratios and its significance, kinetics, different copolymers, random,
alternating, azeotropic copolymerization, block and graft copolymers, techniques for copolymerizationbulk,
solution, suspension, emulsion.
Polymer Characterization: Solubility and swelling, concept of average molecular weight, determination
of number average, weight average, viscosity average and Z-average molecular weights, polymer
crystallinity, analysis of polymers using IR, XRD, thermal (DSC, DMTA, TGA), microscopic (optical
and electronic) techniques.
Synthesis and properties: Commodity and general purpose thermoplastics: PE, PP, PS, PVC, Polyesters,
Acrylic, PU polymers. Engineering Plastics: Nylon, PC, PBT, PSU, PPO, ABS, Fluoropolymers
Thermosetting polymers: PF, MF, UF, Epoxy, Unsaturated polyester, Alkyds. Natural and synthetic
rubbers: Recovery of NR hydrocarbon from latex, SBR, Nitrile, CR, CSM, EPDM, IIR, BR, Silicone,
TPE.
Polymer blends and composites: Difference between blends and composites, their significance, choice
of polymers for blending, blend miscibility-miscible and immiscible blends, thermodynamics, phase
morphology, polymer alloys, polymer eutectics, plastic-plastic, rubber-plastic and rubber-rubber blends,
FRP, particulate, long and short fibre reinforced composites.
Polymer Technology: Polymer compounding-need and significance, different compounding ingredients
for rubber and plastics, crosslinking and vulcanization, vulcanization kinetics.
Polymer rheology: Flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, different flow equations, dependence
of shear modulus on temperature, molecular/segmental deformations at different zones and transitions.
Measurements of rheological parameters by capillary rotating, parallel plate, cone-plate rheometer.
viscoelasticity-creep and stress relaxations, mechanical models, control of rheological characteristics
through compounding, rubber curing in parallel plate viscometer, ODR and MDR.
Polymer processing: Compression molding, transfer molding, injection molding, blow molding, reaction
injection molding, extrusion, pultrusion, calendaring, rotational molding, thermoforming, rubber
processing in two-roll mill, internal mixer.
Polymer testing: Mechanical-static and dynamic tensile, flexural, compressive, abrasion, endurance,
fatigue, hardness, tear, resilience, impact, toughness. Conductivity-thermal and electrical, dielectric
constant, dissipation factor, power factor, electric resistance, surface resistivity, volume resistivity,
swelling, ageing resistance, environmental stress cracking resistance.

4.5.21.7 Section G: Food Technology
Food Chemistry and Nutrition: Carbohydrates: Structure and functional properties of mono- oligopolysaccharides
including starch, cellulose, pectic substances and dietary fibre; Proteins: Classification
and structure of proteins in food; Lipids: Classification and structure of lipids, Rancidity of fats,
Polymerization and polymorphism; Pigments: Carotenoids, chlorophylls, anthocyanins, tannins and
myoglobin; Food flavours: Terpenes, esters, ketones and quinones; Enzymes: Specificity, Kinetics and
inhibition, Coenzymes, Enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning; Nutrition: Balanced diet, Essential
amino acids and fatty acids, PER, Water soluble and fat soluble vitamins, Role of minerals in nutrition,
Antinutrients, Nutrition deficiency diseases.

Food Microbiology: Characteristics of microorganisms: Morphology, structure and detection of bacteria,
yeast and mold in food, Spores and vegetative cells; Microbial growth in food: Intrinsic and extrinsic
factors, Growth and death kinetics, serial dilution method for quantification; Food spoilage: Contributing
factors, Spoilage bacteria, Microbial spoilage of milk and milk products, meat and meat products;
Foodborne disease: Toxins produced by Staphylococcus, Clostridium and Aspergillus; Bacterial
pathogens: Salmonella, Bacillus, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter; Fermented food:
Buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese, sausage, alcoholic beverage, vinegar, sauerkraut and soya sauce.
Food Products Technology: Processing principles: Canning, chilling, freezing, dehydration, control of
water activity, CA and MA storage, fermentation, hurdle technology, addition of preservatives and food
additives, Food packaging, cleaning in place and food laws.; Grain products processing: Milling of rice,
wheat, and maize, parboiling of paddy, production of bread, biscuits, extruded products and breakfast
cereals, Solvent extraction, refining and hydrogenation of oil; Fruits, vegetables and plantation products
processing: Extraction, clarification concentration and packaging of fruit juice, Production of jam, jelly,
marmalade, squash, candies, and pickles, pectin from fruit waste, tea, coffee, chocolate and essential oils
from spices; Milk and milk products processing: Pasteurized and sterilized milk, cream, butter, ghee, icecream,
cheese and milk powder; Animal products processing: Drying and canning of fish, post mortem
changes, tenderization and freezing of meat, egg powder.
Food Engineering: Mass and energy balance; Momentum transfer: Flow rate and pressure drop
relationships for Newtonian fluids flowing through pipe, Characteristics of non-Newtonian fluids –
generalized viscosity coefficient and Reynolds number, Flow of compressible fluid, Flow measurement,
Pumps and compressors; Heat transfer: Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation, boiling and
condensation, Unsteady state heat transfer in simple geometry, NTU- effectiveness relationship of cocurrent
and counter current double pipe heat exchanger; Mass transfer: Molecular diffusion and Fick’s
Law, Steady state mass transfer, Convective mass transfer, Permeability of films and laminates;
Mechanical operations: Energy requirement and rate of operations involved in size reduction of solids,
high pressure homogenization, filtration, centrifugation, settling, sieving, flow through porous bed,
agitation of liquid, solid-solid mixing, and single screw extrusion; Thermal operations: Energy
requirement and rate of operations involved in process time evaluation in batch and continuous
sterilization, evaporation of liquid foods, hot air drying of solids, spray and freeze-drying, freezing and
crystallization; Mass transfer operations: Properties of air-water vapor mixture; Humidification and
dehumidification operations.

4.5.22 Life Sciences(XL)
4.5.22.1 Section H:Chemistry(Compulsory)
Atomic structure and periodicity: Planck’s quantum theory, wave particle duality, uncertainty principle,
quantum mechanical model of hydrogen atom; electronic configuration of atoms; periodic table and
periodic properties; ionization energy, election affinity, electronegativity, atomic size.
Structure and bonding: Ionic and covalent bonding, M.O. and V.B. approaches for diatomic molecules,
VSEPR theory and shape of molecules, hybridisation, resonance, dipole moment, structure parameters
such as bond length, bond angle and bond energy, hydrogen bonding, van der Waals interactions. Ionic
solids, ionic radii, lattice energy (Born-Haber Cycle).
s.p. and d Block Elements: Oxides, halides and hydrides of alkali and alkaline earth metals, B, Al, Si, N,
P, and S, general characteristics of 3d elements, coordination complexes: valence bond and crystal field
theory, color, geometry and magnetic properties.
Chemical Equilibria: Colligative properties of solutions, ionic equilibria in solution, solubility product,
common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts, pH, buffer and their applications in chemical analysis, equilibrium
constants (Kc, Kp and Kx) for homogeneous reactions,
Electrochemistry: Conductance, Kohlrausch law, Half Cell potentials, emf, Nernst equation, galvanic
cells, thermodynamic aspects and their applications.
Reaction Kinetics: Rate constant, order of reaction, molecularity, activation energy, zero, first and
second order kinetics, catalysis and elementary enzyme reactions.
Thermodynamics: First law, reversible and irreversible processes, internal energy, enthalpy, Kirchoff’s
equation, heat of reaction, Hess law, heat of formation, Second law, entropy, free energy, and work
function. Gibbs-Helmholtz equation, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, free energy change and equilibrium
constant, Troutons rule, Third law of thermodynamics.
Basis of Organic Reactions Mechanism: Elementary treatment of SN1, SN2, E1 and E2 reactions,
Hoffmann and Saytzeff rules, Addition reactions, Markonikoff rule and Kharash effect, Diels-Alder
reaction, aromatic electrophilic substitution, orientation effect as exemplified by various functional
groups. Identification of functional groups by chemical tests
Structure-Reactivity Correlations: Acids and bases, electronic and steric effects, optical and
geometrical isomerism, tautomerism, conformers, concept of aromaticity.

4.5.22.2 Section I:Biochemistry
Organization of life.Importance of water. Cell structure and organelles. Structure and function of
biomolecules: Amino acids, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic acids. Biochemical separation
techniques and characterization: ion exchange, size exclusion and affinity chromatography,
electrophoresis, UV-visible, fluorescence and Mass spectrometry. Protein structure, folding and function:
Myoglobin, Hemoglobin, Lysozyme, Ribonuclease A, Carboxypeptidase and Chymotrypsin. Enzyme
kinetics including its regulation and inhibition, Vitamins and Coenzymes.
Metabolism and bioenergetics. Generation and utilization of ATP. Metabolic pathways and their
regulation: glycolysis, TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, oxidative phosphorylation,
gluconeogenesis, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism. Metabolism of Nitrogen containing compounds:
nitrogen fixation, amino acids and nucleotides. Photosynthesis: the Calvin cycle.
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Biological membranes. Transport across membranes. Signal transduction; hormones and
neurotransmitters.
DNA replication, transcription and translation. Biochemical regulation of gene expression. Recombinant
DNA technology and applications: PCR, site directed mutagenesis and DNA-microarray.
Immune system. Active and passive immunity. Complement system. Antibody structure, function and
diversity. Cells of the immune system: T, B and macrophages. T and B cell activation. Major
histocompatibilty complex. T cell receptor. Immunological techniques: Immunodiffusion,
immunoelectrophoresis, RIA and ELISA.

4.5.22.3 Section J: Botany
Plant Systematics: Systems of classification (non-phylogenetic vs. phylogenetic – outline), plant groups,
molecular systematics.
Plant Anatomy: Plant cell structure, organization, organelles, cytoskeleton, cell wall and membranes;
anatomy of root, stem and leaves, meristems, vascular system, their ontogeny, structure and functions,
secondary growth in plants and stellar organization.
Morphogenesis & Development: Cell cycle, cell division, life cycle of an angiosperm, pollination,
fertilization, embryogenesis, seed formation, seed storage proteins, seed dormancy and germination.
Concept of cellular totipotency, clonal propagation; organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, artificial
seed, somaclonal variation, secondary metabolism in plant cell culture, embryo culture, in vitro
fertilization.
Physiology and Biochemistry: Plant water relations, transport of minerals and solutes, stress physiology,
stomatal physiology, signal transduction, N2 metabolism, photosynthesis, photorespiration; respiration,
Flowering: photoperiodism and vernalization, biochemical mechanisms involved in flowering; molecular
mechanism of senencensce and aging, biosynthesis, mechanism of action and physiological effects of
plant growth regulators, structure and function of biomolecules, (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic
acid), enzyme kinetics.
Genetics: Principles of Mendelian inheritance, linkage, recombination, genetic mapping;
extrachromosomal inheritance; prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome organization, regulation of gene
expression, gene mutation and repair, chromosomal aberrations (numerical and structural), transposons.
Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification: Principles, methods – selection, hybridization, heterosis;
male sterility, genetic maps and molecular markers, sporophytic and gametophytic self incompability,
haploidy, triploidy, somatic cell hybridization, marker-assisted selection, gene transfer methods viz. direct
and vector-mediated, plastid transformation, transgenic plants and their application in agriculture,
molecular pharming, plantibodies.
Economic Botany: A general account of economically and medicinally important plants- cereals, pulses,
plants yielding fibers, timber, sugar, beverages, oils, rubber, pigments, dyes, gums, drugs and narcotics.
Economic importance of algae, fungi, lichen and bacteria.
Plant Pathology: Nature and classification of plant diseases, diseases of important crops caused by fungi,
bacteria and viruses, and their control measures, mechanism(s) of pathogenesis and resistance, molecular
detection of pathogens; plant-microbe beneficial interactions.
Ecology and Environment: Ecosystems – types, dynamics, degradation, ecological succession; food
chains and energy flow; vegetation types of the world, pollution and global warming, speciation and
extinction, conservation strategies, cryopreservation, phytoremediation.

4.5.22.4 Section K: Microbiology
Historical Perspective: Discovery of microbial world; Landmark discoveries relevant to the field of
microbiology; Controversy over spontaneous generation; Role of microorganisms in transformation of
organic matter and in the causation of diseases.
Methods in Microbiology: Pure culture techniques; Theory and practice of sterilization; Principles of
microbial nutrition; Enrichment culture techniques for isolation of microorganisms; Light-, phase
contrast- and electron-microscopy.
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity: Bacteria, Archea and their broad classification; Eukaryotic
microbes: Yeasts, molds and protozoa; Viruses and their classification; Molecular approaches to
microbial taxonomy.
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function: Prokaryotic Cells: cell walls, cell
membranes, mechanisms of solute transport across membranes, Flagella and Pili, Capsules, Cell
inclusions like endospores and gas vesicles; Eukaryotic cell organelles: Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi
apparatus, mitochondria and chloroplasts.
Microbial Growth: Definition of growth; Growth curve; Mathematical expression of exponential growth
phase; Measurement of growth and growth yields; Synchronous growth; Continuous culture; Effect of
environmental factors on growth.
Control of Micro-organisms: Effect of physical and chemical agents; Evaluation of effectiveness of
antimicrobial agents.
Microbial Metabolism: Energetics: redox reactions and electron carriers; An overview of metabolism;
Glycolysis; Pentose-phosphate pathway; Entner-Doudoroff pathway; Glyoxalate pathway; The citric acid
cycle; Fermentation; Aerobic and anaerobic respiration; Chemolithotrophy; Photosynthesis; Calvin cycle;
Biosynthetic pathway for fatty acids synthesis; Common regulatory mechanisms in synthesis of amino
acids; Regulation of major metabolic pathways.
Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction: Normal microbiota; Classification of infectious
diseases; Reservoirs of infection; Nosocomial infection; Emerging infectious diseases; Mechanism of
microbial pathogenicity; Nonspecific defense of host; Antigens and antibodies; Humoral and cell
mediated immunity; Vaccines; Immune deficiency; Human diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and
pathogenic fungi.
Chemotherapy/Antibiotics: General characteristics of antimicrobial drugs; Antibiotics: Classification,
mode of action and resistance; Antifungal and antiviral drugs.
Microbial Genetics: Types of mutation; UV and chemical mutagens; Selection of mutants; Ames test for
mutagenesis; Bacterial genetic system: transformation, conjugation, transduction, recombination,
plasmids, transposons; DNA repair; Regulation of gene expression: repression and induction; Operon
model; Bacterial genome with special reference to E.coli; Phage ? and its life cycle; RNA phages; RNA
viruses; Retroviruses; Basic concept of microbial genomics.
Microbial Ecology: Microbial interactions; Carbon, sulphur and nitrogen cycles; Soil microorganisms
associated with vascular plants.

4.5.22.5 Section L: Zoology

Animal world:Animal diversity, distribution, systematics and classification of animals, phylogenetic relationships.
Evolution: Origin and history of life on earth, theories of evolution, natural selection, adaptation, speciation.
Genetics: Principles of inheritance, molecular basis of heredity, mutations, cytoplasmic inheritance, linkage and mapping of genes.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates; replication, transcription and translation; regulation of gene expression, organization of genome, Kreb’s cycle, glycolysis, enzyme catalysis, hormones and their actions, vitamins.
Cell Biology: Structure of cell, cellular organelles and their structure and function, cell cycle, cell division, chromosomes and chromatin structure. Eukaryotic gene organization and expression (Basic principles of signal transduction).
Animal Anatomy and Physiology: Comparative physiology, the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, the nervous system, the excretory system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, the skeletal system, osmoregulation.
Parasitology and Immunology: Nature of parasite, host-parasite relation, protozoan and helminthic parasites, the immune response, cellular and humoral immune response, evolution of the immune system.
Development Biology: Embryonic development, cellular differentiation, organogenesis, metamorphosis, genetic basis of development, stem cells.
Ecology: The ecosystem, habitats, the food chain, population dynamics, species diversity, zoogerography,
biogeochemical cycles, conservation biology.
Animal Behaviour: Types of behaviours, courtship, mating and territoriality, instinct, learning and memory, social behaviour across the animal taxa, communication, pheromones, evolution of animal behaviour.

4.5.22.6 Section M: Food Technology

Food Chemistry and Nutrition: Carbohydrates: Structure and functional properties of mono-ligopolysaccharides including starch, cellulose, pectic substances and dietary fibre; Proteins: Classification and structure of proteins in food; Lipids: Classification and structure of lipids, Rancidity of fats,
Polymerization and polymorphism; Pigments: Carotenoids, chlorophylls, anthocyanins, tannins and myoglobin; Food flavours: Terpenes, esters, ketones and quinones; Enzymes: Specificity, Kinetics and
inhibition, Coenzymes, Enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning; Nutrition: Balanced diet, Essential
amino acids and fatty acids, PER, Water soluble and fat soluble vitamins, Role of minerals in nutrition,
Antinutrients, Nutrition deficiency diseases.
Food Microbiology: Characteristics of microorganisms: Morphology, structure and detection of bacteria,
yeast and mold in food, Spores and vegetative cells; Microbial growth in food: Intrinsic and extrinsic
factors, Growth and death kinetics, serial dilution method for quantification; Food spoilage: Contributing
factors, Spoilage bacteria, Microbial spoilage of milk and milk products, meat and meat products;
Foodborne disease: Toxins produced by Staphylococcus, Clostridium and Aspergillus; Bacterial
pathogens: Salmonella, Bacillus, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter; Fermented food:
Buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese, sausage, alcoholic beverage, vinegar, sauerkraut and soya sauce.

Food Products Technology: Processing principles: Canning, chilling, freezing, dehydration, control of
water activity, CA and MA storage, fermentation, hurdle technology, addition of preservatives and food
additives, Food packaging, cleaning in place and food laws.; Grain products processing: Milling of rice,
wheat, and maize, parboiling of paddy, production of bread, biscuits, extruded products and breakfast
cereals, Solvent extraction, refining and hydrogenation of oil; Fruits, vegetables and plantation products
processing: Extraction, clarification concentration and packaging of fruit juice, Production of jam, jelly,
marmalade, squash, candies, and pickles, pectin from fruit waste, tea, coffee, chocolate and essential oils
from spices; Milk and milk products processing: Pasteurized and sterilized milk, cream, butter, ghee, icecream,
cheese and milk powder; Animal products processing: Drying and canning of fish, post mortem
changes, tenderization and freezing of meat, egg powder.
Food Engineering: Mass and energy balance; Momentum transfer: Flow rate and pressure drop
relationships for Newtonian fluids flowing through pipe, Characteristics of non-Newtonian fluids –
generalized viscosity coefficient and Reynolds number, Flow of compressible fluid, Flow measurement,
Pumps and compressors; Heat transfer: Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation, boiling and
condensation, Unsteady state heat transfer in simple geometry, NTU- effectiveness relationship of cocurrent
and counter current double pipe heat exchanger; Mass transfer: Molecular diffusion and Fick’s
Law, Steady state mass transfer, Convective mass transfer, Permeability of films and laminates;
Mechanical operations: Energy requirement and rate of operations involved in size reduction of solids,
high pressure homogenization, filtration, centrifugation, settling, sieving, flow through porous bed,
agitation of liquid, solid-solid mixing, and single screw extrusion; Thermal operations: Energy
requirement and rate of operations involved in process time evaluation in batch and continuous
sterilization, evaporation of liquid foods, hot air drying of solids, spray and freeze-drying, freezing and
crystallization; Mass transfer operations: Properties of air-water vapor mixture; Humidification and
dehumidification operations.