## GATE Syllabus for Production and Industrial Engineering

## 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; break-even analysis,
techniques for evaluation of capital investments, financial statements.

**Work System Design:** Taylor's scientific
management, Gilbreths's contributions; productivity - concepts and
measurements; method study, micro-motion study, principles of motion
economy; work measurement - stop watch time study, work sampling,
standard data, PMTS; ergonomics; job evaluation, merit rating,
incentive schemes, and wage administration; business process
reengineering.

**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 implications,
patent, copyright, industrial design and trademark.