GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering Syllabus, Preparation Tips and Books

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    Production and Industrial Engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering discipline that includes manufacturing technology, engineering sciences, management science, and optimization of complex processes, systems, or organizations. GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering syllabus will have the subject topics and general aptitude. 

    In GATE 2021 PI paper, 85% of the questions will be asked from the core subject and the remaining 15% questions will be asked from the general aptitude section. GATE Production and Industrial Engineering question paper will have 65 questions worth 100 marksRead More  GATE Exam Pattern

    Candidates will get 3 hour time to complete the paper and after qualifying GATE, candidates will become eligible to get admission in M.Tech courses offered at IITs, NITs, etc. 

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    GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering Syllabus

    GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

    GATE Production and Industrial Engineering syllabus is spread across seven sections. Candidates can check the following section to know the syllabus for production and industrial engineering which are given below:

    Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Differential equations
    • Complex variables
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Numerical Methods

    Section 2: General Engineering

    • Engineering Materials
    • Applied Mechanics
    • Theory of Machines and Design
    • Thermal and FluidsEngineering

    Section 3: Manufacturing Processes I

    • Casting
    • Metal Forming
    • Joining of materials
    • Powder processing
    • Polymers and Composites

    Section 4: Manufacturing Processes II

    • Machine Tools and Machining:
    • Non-traditional Manufacturing
    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    Section 5: Quality and Reliability

    • Metrology and Inspection
    • Quality management
    • Reliability and Maintenance

    Section 6: Industrial Engineering

    • Product Design and Development
    • Work System Design
    • Facility Design

    Section 7: Operations research and Operations management

    • Operation Research
    • Engineering Economy and Costing
    • Production control
    • Project management

    Direct link to download GATE Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) syllabus PDF 

    Weightage of GATE 2021 Production & Industrial Engineering Syllabus

    Weightage of GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

    • Sample Question 1: In a country of 1400 million population, 70% own mobile phones. Among the mobile phone owners, only 294 million access the Internet. Among these Internet users, only half buy goods from e-commerce portals. What is the percentage of these buyers in the country?
    • Sample Question 2: The link lengths of a planar four bar mechanism are AB = 100 mm, BC = 25 mm, CD = 75 mm and DA = 90 mm. For achieving the full rotation of both the input (crank) as
      well as the output (follower) links, the link that needs to be fixed is ______________?
    • Sample Question 3: For a classical (Wilson) model of determining economic order quantity (EOQ), the carrying and ordering costs are Cr and Co, respectively. For an annual demand D, the minimum yearly total inventory cost is _____________?
    TopicsWeightage (Marks)
    Industrial Engineering25-30
    Production Engineering30-40
    General Engineering15-20
    Mathematics & Aptitude25-30

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    Important Books for GATE 2021 PI

    Important Books for GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering

    PI Books
     Title of the book  Name of the Author/ Publication
    GATE 2020 – Guide – Production and Industrial EngineeringGKP
    GATE 2020 – Solved Papers – Production and Industrial EngineeringGKP

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of PI

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Production and Industrial Engineering

    GATE Exam Pattern is defined paper wise depending upon candidates’ discipline. There are some important points of GATE Exam Pattern

    • GATE consists 3 sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject of the paper
    • The question paper comprises total 65 questions.
    • There is two types of questions in GATE i.e. Multiple Choice type (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
    • Questions will be asked in random order and one has to select the answer (for MCQ type) and enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard.
    • Students have to attempt all the questions in a duration of three hours. 
    • The maximum number of questions in GATE are from the core subject.
    • There is no negative marking for NAT questions but it is applicable for MCQs.  
    • For 1 mark MCQs, 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Likewise, for 2 marks MCQs, 2/3 marks will be deducted.
    Sectional Weightage
    General Aptitude15% of the total marks
    Engineering Mathematics15% of the total marks
    PI – Subject-Based70% of the total marks

    How to Prepare for GATE 2021 PI Paper?

    Preparation Tips for GATE 2021 Production and Industrial Engineering

    1. Knowledge of Exam Pattern & Syllabus

    The first step in your preparation is to collect the right information about the exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates can download the syllabus prescribed by the authorities by visiting the official website of GATE. After that with the release of official notification candidates can check the right exam pattern also. Till that time candidates can refer to the syllabus and exam pattern provided above which exactly the same as prescribed by the exam conducting body.

    2. Clarity of Basic Concepts

    • Understanding basic concepts is very important before moving on to another topic.
    • Take the help of standard books for making your basics strong.
    • Candidates are advised to refer their graduation level books and notes.

    3. Practice Papers

    • Take the help of practice papers and try to solve as many papers.
    • Practice papers will give you an idea about exam pattern, weightage of questions, difficulty level of questions, types of questions, etc. 
    • Candidates can also take the mock tests which are similar to real paper and are online. 

    Download GATE Practice Papers

    ​4. Checking the Level of Preparation

    • Candidates have to self analyze their level of preparation. 
    • Observe your weaker areas or sections in which you need to put more effort.
    • After attempting a mock test or practice paper, candidates can check their rank using  GATE Rank Predictor.  This way you can judge your performance. 

    5. Prepare notes

    • Making notes during your preparation is very helpful. Candidates are advised to make notes on every topic that you cover.
    • Notes help in memorizing things easily.
    • You can revise topics at any time with the help of your short notes.

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
    Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
    Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
    Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
    Engineering SciencesXEProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT

    If you are planning to prepare for GATE then you must follow these preparation tips. These tips will help you to complete the exam syllabus. Collect all the study material and go through it again & again and get familiar with it. 

    *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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