GATE 2020 PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING PATTERN

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    GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Weightage of Topics

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is a computer-based standardized test carried out at an all India level to examine the understanding of numerous engineering and science undergraduate subjects. GATE 2021 PI paper will have 65 multiple choice and numerical questions

    • GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering will be conducted in online mode. 
    • As per the exam pattern it will consist of 3 major sections.
    • It will include important topics such as Work System Design, Facility Design & Product design & development, Metal forming, Welding, Metal cutting, Powder Metallurgy etc. Check Here GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

    Production and Industrial Engineers have a wider scope. They have many job opportunities in the field of Plant Engineers, Process Engineers and Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers and much more. After qualifying GATE 2021, candidates can pursue B.E. or B.tech in production engineering to fulfill the emerging need of the industries. GATE score is valid for 3 years. 

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    Highlights of GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern 

    FeatureDescription
    Mode of the examOnline
    Duration of the ExamA total of 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Number of Questions65
    Total Marks100 Marks
    Question Type
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and
    • Numerical based Questions
    Total sections
    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Subject-specific part (Production & Industrial Engineering section)
    Marking Scheme
    • For 1 Mark MCQs (1/3rd marks will be deducted for wrong answers)
    • For 2 Mark MCQs (2/3rd marks will be deducted).
    • There will be no negative marking

    GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern

    Why is Knowledge of Exam Pattern important?

    A large percentage of students take admission in engineering colleges especially in India. Therefore these examinations are earmarked for cut throat competition among aspirants to excel. A student should have complete knowledge about not only the syllabus but also exam pattern and marking scheme that is followed. 

    By focusing on the syllabus the student must create a study schedule or timetable that they should ardently follow. This will help them to be prepared for their upcoming exams. It will also allow students to have a better understanding of the examination and what it expects from the test-takers. In this day of age, it is pivotal to “study smarter than study harder”. Referring to GATE previous year question papers are one of the effective methods for preparation.

    Details of GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern

    Time Duration:

    • GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering will be a 3-hour long computer based test. 
    • The exam will be conducted in English language only.

    Total Marks:

    • The total marks in GATE are 100 and the total number of questions is 65.

    Type of Question: 

    • There will be two styles of questions that will come in the exam including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
    • The paper will comprise a general aptitude section which all the candidates have to attempt. It will have 10 questions out of which half of the questions carries a weightage of 1 mark while the other half will be of 2 marks.
    • Engineering Mathematics is a compulsory section containing 10 questions that carry a total of 15 marks.
    • Remaining 70 marks will be given to the core subject questions.

    Number of Sections: 

    There will be three sections in the question paper including:

    • General aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Subject selected by the candidates ( Production and Industrial Engineering)
    • Engineering Mathematics carrying 15% of the total marks, General Aptitude carrying 15% of the total marks, and Production and Industrial Engineering subject carrying 70% of the total marks.

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    GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Marking Scheme

    GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Marking Scheme

    • For the MCQs that hold one mark; 1/3rd marks will be deducted for the incorrect attempts while the MCQs questions carry 2 marks, the deduction will be of two third marks.
    • Negative marking: No marks will be deducted in case the candidates give wrong answers in Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
    • Zero marks will be deducted for unanswered/unattempted questions
    • In GATE 2021, General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics will be compulsory sections which together hold 30% weightage.
    • The Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) holds the major 70% weightage in the GATE Mechanical Engineering exam.

    Marking Scheme:

    Type of questionNegative marking for wrong answerMarking for correct answer
    MCQs1/3 for 1 mark questions 2/3 for 2 marks questions1 or 2 marks
    NATsNo negative marking 1 or 2 marks

    Important Topics in GATE 2021 PI

    Important Topics in GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering 

    Industrial Engineering main topics are- Work System Design, Facility Design & Product design & development, Engineering economics & Production Control, Quality Management & Reliability, Taylor’s scientific management, Gilbreths’s contributions; productivity – concepts and measurements, Principles of good product design, tolerance design; quality and cost considerations

    Production Engineering main topics are Casting, Metal forming, Welding, Metal cutting, Powder Metallurgy, Non-traditional machining process, CAD & Polymers, Meteorology, Product Design and Development

    General Engineering the main topics are basics of Strength of Material, Theory of Machine, Thermodynamics & Fluid mechanics, Engineering mechanics – equivalent force systems, free body concepts, equations of equilibrium

    Mathematics & Aptitude- Matrices and Determinants. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; random variables; Poisson, Linear and non-linear first order Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE); Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients,Limit, continuity and differentiability; partial derivatives; maxima and minima. Students can refer to previous question papers.

    Based on the marks distribution your focus should be on Production , Industrial and Mathematics & Aptitude(Scoring). However, general engineering does play a crucial role in top rankers scores.


    Sample Questions from important GATE 2021 PI

    Sample Questions from GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

    One Mark Questions :

    Question: Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below?

    MITIGATE

    1. Denote

    2. Divulge

    3. Diminish

    4. Dedicate

    Question: What is the sting process?

    (A) Hot tear 

    (B) Porosity 

    (C) Blister 

    (D) Central burst

    Question: In an The machines and auxiliary facilities are located according to processing sequence of the product (produced in very large quantities) in

    (A) Process Layout 

    (B) Fixed Position Layout 

    (C) Product Layout

    Two Mark Questions: 

    Questions: Consider the analytic function f ( z ) = x 2 - y 2 + i 2 xy of the complex variable z = x + iy , where i = - 1. The derivative f ′ ( z ) is

    (A) 2 x + i 2 y 

    (B) x 2 + iy 2 

    (C) x + iy 

    (D) 2 x - i 2 y 

    Question: In order to evaluate the integral ∫ e x dx with Simpson’s 1/3rd rule, values of the function 0 ex are used at x=0.0, 0.5 and 1.0. The absolute value of the error of numerical integration is

    (A) 0.000171 

    (B) 0.000440 

    (C) 0.000579 

    (D) 0.002718

    Question: If u = 2( x 2 - y 2 ) and v = - axy represent the x- and y-components of the two-dimensional velocity field of an incompressible flow, the value of the constant a is ______.

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    Weightage of Sections

    Weightage of Sections in GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering 

    PaperExam patternNumber of QuestionsMarks
    Production and Industrial Engineering (IP)GA (General Aptitude)1015
    Engineering Mathematics1015
    Production and Industrial Engineering4570
    Total65100

    Check Here  Production and Industrial Engineering Paper Analysis

    What is Production & Industrial Engineering and its Scope?

    Production Engineering is a specialized field of Mechanical Engineering. The objective of this is to enable engineers to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing and service sector industries. The curriculum includes basic mechanical engineering subjects such as engineering mechanics, machine design, heat transfer, thermodynamics, the strength of material, etc. 

    The course makes graduates appropriate with the existing and emerging needs of the industry. B.E. or B.Tech in Industrial and Production Engineering is a four-year programme. Those who have pursued these courses would understand existing technological trends and help to add new technology to the existing system.

    Scope of Production & Industrial Engineering 

    • Industrial and production engineers use principles of engineering, mass production and technology to help organizations find ways to offer services or manufacture a product efficiently. Check  GATE PSU Recruitment 
    • The Industrial Engineers work to improve the product through better management and quality control. 
    • One can pursue M.Tech in Industrial and production Engineering after successful completion of B.Tech/B.E. 
    • The job profiles available for Industrial and production engineers are tabulated below:
    Manufacturing EngineeringQuality Engineers
    Project ManagementPlant Engineers
    Process Engineers and Industrial EngineersMake/Buy Analysis and Cost Estimation
    Root Cause Analysis and process improvementManufacturing, Production and Distribution Ergonomics and Human Factors

    Important Instructions for candidates

    Important Instructions for Candidates

    •  Students are prohibited to carry any handwritten textual material inside the examination hall.
    • Students are prohibited to carry mobile phones (even in the switched-off mode) or any other electronic device in the hall. It may lead to disqualification.
    • Candidates appearing for the exam must carry Admit Card and original valid photo-identity proof with them.
    • Any kind of communication within the examination hall is prohibited.
    • The invigilators will provide for a scribble pad to the students for their rough work.
    • They should not tamper with the computers provided to them in the hall.

    Last-Minute Tips For Students

    • Practise and get equipped using a virtual calculator. (in case you need to use it ).  Check How to use GATE 2021 Virtual Calculator?
    • Give yourself sufficient breaks. Listen to music for relaxation.
    • Understand the paper pattern well. This will enable students to chalk out the most suitable strategy.
    • Work on time management skills. Don’t give too much time to a question with less marks.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques: Will there be any negative marking in GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering paper?

    Ans: Yes. There will be negative marking in the case of MCQs but for NAT questions no negative marking will be there. Candidates can check the details from the table below:

    Type of questionNegative marking for wrong answerMarking for correct answer
    MCQs1/3 for 1 mark questions 2/3 for 2 marks questions1 or 2 marks
    NATsNo negative marking 1 or 2 marks

    Ques: What type of questions will be asked in GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering paper?

    Ans: There will be two types of questions that is Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. All the questions will be based on 3 major sections: General aptitude, Engineering mathematics, and Core subject syllabus. 

    Ques: How many sections will be there in GATE GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering paper?

    Ans: There will be three sections in the question paper including:

    • General aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • The subject selected by the candidates (Production and Industrial Engineering)

    The weightage of all the sections will be different. Engineering Mathematics carrying 15% of the total marks, General Aptitude carrying 15% of the total marks, and Production and Industrial Engineering subject carrying 70% of the total marks.

    Ques: What will be the major topics under production and industrial engineering?

    Ans: Industrial Engineering main topics are- Work System Design, Facility Design & Product design & development, Engineering economics & Production Control, Quality Management & Reliability, Taylor’s scientific management, Gilbreths’s contributions; productivity – concepts and measurements, Principles of good product design, tolerance design; quality and cost considerations

    Production Engineering main topics are Casting, Metal forming, Welding, Metal cutting, Powder Metallurgy, Non-traditional machining process, CAD & Polymers, Meteorology, Product Design, and Development

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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