GATE Production Industrial Engineering tests books syllabus

GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Overview

Production and Industrial Engineering is one of the papers in GATE Exams. You are are BE or BTECH in Production Engineering then you can apply for this paper. Note there are other criteria as well.I have listed all eligibility criteria along with format of exams in my post on GATE Exams.

You can also post your questions in that article. In this article I will focus on Production and Industrial Engineering paper.I will share materials to help you crack this paper with ease. Below are the discussion topics of this article

  • Paper Statistics
  • Free Online test
  • Recommended Books
  • Detailed Syllabus
  • Free Android App

GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Statistics

Understanding a paper results is very important to prepare and plan for the paper. I have listed some interesting facts about this paper.

  1. Number of candidates registered for the exam – 4,100(approx)
  2. Number of candidates appeared for the exam – 3,400(approx)
  3. Number of qualified candidates – 582
  4. Percentage of candidates qualified – 17% (approx)
  5. Maximum marks out of 100 – 78.67
  6. Minimum marks out of 100 – 17.67
  7. Average marks – 33.92
  8. Standard Deviation – 10.49

The pass percentage of this paper is slightly lower than other papers of GATE exams.This makes it slightly difficult than other papers in general.Also the average marks is close to the minimum marks. This indicates that majority of candidates score in area of 25 to 45. Anything above 50 marks is good.

So you should target to score more than 50 marks to get decent score.Below resources will help you prepare for the paper.

GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Online tests

We have created best online test series on GATE Production and Industrial Engineering paper.The test not only covers previous questions of GATE exams but also questions important for upcoming GATE exams.The tests will give you a definite edge over other candidates appearing for GATE exams.

You can use the links given below to practice the online tests.All the tests are unique so for best results try all of them.There may be a chance of seeing the questions in real GATE exams.So do not miss out.

GATE Production and Industrial Engineering book

Many candidates prefer to have a dedicated book for GATE exams.They want a book along with their course books or coaching books.I have researched books present in market and tried to come up with best one for you.The care was taken to see reviews of students before recommending to you.Also I have compared the books on different parameters.You can follow below book if you want for preparation.

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The book covers theory part as well as questions. There are not too many books available in market which are dedicated to GATE Production Engineering paper. This book is an exception and does the job pretty well. It is also updated with time.

You can buy the book with discount using below link

Gate Guide Production & Industrial Engineering 2018

GATE Production and Industrial Engineering syllabus

Below I have presented detailed syllabus of GATE Production and Industrial Engineering.The syllabus is taken from official website of GATE exams (link). You should focus more on topics presented below while preparing.The online tests also will give you fair idea of important topics for GATE exams.

Section 1: 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 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.

Section 2: General Engineering

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

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

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

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

Section 3: Manufacturing Processes I

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

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

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

Powder processing: Production of metal/ceramic powders, compaction and sintering of metals and ceramic powders.
Polymers and Composites: Plastic processing – injection, compression and blow molding, extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; molding of composites.

Section 4: Manufacturing Processes II

Machine Tools and Machining: Basic machine tools like centre lathe, milling machine, and drilling machine – construction and kinematics; machining processes – turning, taper turning, thread cutting, drilling, boring, milling, gear cutting, thread production, grinding; geometry of single point cutting tools, chip formation, cutting
forces, specific cutting energy and power requirements, Merchant’s analysis; basis ofselection of machining parameters; tool materials, tool wear and tool life, economics of machining.

Thermal aspects of machining, cutting fluids, machinability; Jigs and fixtures – principles, applications, and design Non-traditional Manufacturing: Principles, applications, effect of process parameters on MRR and product quality of non-traditional machining processes – USM, AJM, WJM, AWJM, EDM and Wire cut EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM. Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD – geometric modeling, CAM – CNC and robotics – configurations, drives and controls, Group Technology and its applications – CAPP, cellular manufacturing and FMS.

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Section 5: Quality and Reliability

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

Quality management: Quality – concept and costs; quality assurance; statistical quality control, acceptance sampling, zero defects, six sigma; total quality management; ISO 9000.Reliability and Maintenance: Reliability, availability and maintainability; distribution of failure and repair times; determination of MTBF and MTTR, reliability models; determination of system reliability; preventive maintenance and replacement.

Section 6: Industrial Engineering

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

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

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

Section 7: Operations research and Operations management

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

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

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


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