GATE 2020 PETROLEUM ENGINEERING SYLLABUS
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Petroleum Engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. In order to prepare for GATE 2021 Petroleum Engineering paper, candidates have to go through the syllabus that is divided into 16 broad sections.
The syllabus for Petroleum Engineering includes topics like Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Petroleum Exploration, Oil & Gas Well Drilling Technology, Reservoir Engineering, Petroleum Production Operations, etc. The majority of questions that are 55 will be asked from these sections and the remaining 10 questions will be from General Aptitude. Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
GATE Petroleum Engineering paper will have two types of questions namely- Objective type and Numerical Type. Read the article to know more about the syllabus, exam pattern, preparation tips, important books and much more.
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There are various types of Petroleum Engineers like Reservoir engineers, Completion Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Drilling fluid engineers, Production engineers. The syllabus of Petroleum Engineering (PE) consists of 16 topics mentioned below:
The major topics of Engineering Mathematics are:
The major topics of Petroleum Engineering are:
Sample Question from General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics
Weightage Of Sections
|Synonyms and Antonyms||4|
|Petroleum Geology & Exploration||5|
|Oil & Gas Drilling Technology||10|
|Petroleum Production Operations||11|
|Offshore Drilling & Production Practices||6|
|Oil & Gas Well Testing||6|
|HSE in petroleum Industry||5|
|Latest trends in PE||4|
GATE Exam Pattern is defined paper wise depending upon candidates’ discipline. There are some important points of GATE Exam Pattern.
|GATE PE Sectional Weightage|
|Remaining Topics of CH||70%|
|Type of Question||Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
|MCQ||1 or 2 Marks||⅓ for 1 mark questions⅔ for 2 marks questions|
|NAT||1 or 2 Marks||No Negative Marking|
|Khanna’s Objective Questions in Petroleum Engineering||Vikas Mahto, Khanna Book Publishing Company Private Limited|
|Introduction to Petroleum Engineering||John R. Fanchi, Wiley-Blackwell|
|HPCL Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Boiler Technician Mechanical Engineering||G.K Publications PVT.LTD|
|Elements of Petroleum Refinery Engineering||OP Gupta, Khanna Publishers|
|Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering||Ronald E. Terry, Prentice Hall|
Your preparation plan should begin with a good knowledge of the syllabus and a better understanding of the exam pattern. After that comes the second step which you can call the secondary preparation plan and this plan should include the following:
Time and target based study plans are different from each other. The time based study plan includes the proper division of time for daily study routine. You can divide your study time that is 5-6 hours into small intervals so that you can take breaks in between.
On the other hand in target based study plan, you can divide the whole syllabus into months then into weeks and then into days. This way you can you will come to know that how much time you need to cover the whole syllabus and the time left for revision. For example,PE has 16 major topics and if you have 4 months left for the exam then you can split it into 1 topic a week that is 16 topics in 16 weeks.
First of all, you have to make a habit of making notes during the time of preparation. Yes, make notes of all the important topics and revise them whenever you get time. In revision notes you can include:
This habit will save a lot of your time during your preparation as well as the exam.
The right study material is going to play a very important role during the time of preparations. Books, e-books, video lectures, etc are important but most of the candidates get confused and start recommending different books. Students are advised to not do this and are suggested to refer the books or study material that is easy to understand. Some of the important and best books are suggested above.
The previous years' papers are very helpful in understanding the exam pattern, type of questions, weightage given to each section, etc. You can include the practice papers in your daily or weekly study plan. All the candidates are advised to consider these papers as final paper and solve them with the same enthusiasm.
Appearing for mock tests should be the last point in your preparation plan. Before appearing for mock tests you should complete your syllabus. Mock tests give the feel of real paper because it is an online test with a time limit. Some of the benefits of mock test are:
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Agricultural Engineering||AG||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Computer Science Engineering||CS|
|Engineering Sciences||XE||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication||EC||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
Preparation time is the time when candidates need to show dedication and motivation towards study for at least two to three months. Keep a check on what you have studied and how well. If something is still left complete it and keep revising the other topics also. Start attempting the mock tests to assess your preparation levels and try to improve your weaker areas before appearing in the final exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College