IIITH PGEE 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Books

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    IIITH PGEE 2020 will be conducted in online mode on April 26, 2020. The exam is divided into two papers, each of 90 minutes duration. Candidates will have to clear both the papers to be eligible for admission. Candidates who qualify in the IIITH PGEE 2020 will also have to undergo an interview to avail admission.

    IIITH PGEE Paper I consists of questions from Basic Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Computers and Mathematics. Paper I will be entirely objective, wheras Paper II can be objective as well as subjective depending upon the subject choosen. Click here to apply for IIITH PGEE 2020

    IIITH PGEE 2020: Exam Pattern Highlights

    The most important features of IIITH PGEE 2020 exam pattern are mentioned below:

    Exam Pattern Highlights
    Mode of examOnline
    No. of papersTwo
    Duration of the exam3 hours; 1.5 hours for each paper
    Format of the examPaper I: Objective 
    Paper II: Objective and Subjective
    Marking schemeThere will be no negative marking

    IIITH PGEE Exam Pattern

    IIITH PGEE 2020: Exam Pattern

    IIITH PGEE 2020 is an onine exam containing both objective and subjective questions. The examination will be based on two sessions each of 90 minutes, general aptitude paper and subject paper.

    Paper I Exam Pattern: General Aptitude

    • It is a mandatory paper.
    • It will consist of objective type questions only.
    • The time period of completing this paper is 90 minutes.
    • It will emphasize on basic aptitude, logical reasoning, basic questions on computers and mathematics.

    Paper II Exam Pattern: Subject Paper

    • Candidates will have the choice to opt for anyone subject, among Mathematics, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Structural Engineering, Computational Natural Science and Bioinformatics, and Computational Linguistics.
    • The choice is based on the subject studied by candidates during their graduation.
    • The time period for completing this paper is 90 minutes.

    IIITH PGEE 2020 subject paper question pattern:

    SubjectsQuestion type
    Computer ScienceObjective
    Electronics and CommunicationObjective and Subjective
    Structural EngineeringSubjective
    Computational Natural Science and Bio-informaticsSubjective
    Computational LinguisticsObjective and Subjective

    IIITH PGEE 2020 Syllabus

    IIITH PGEE 2020 Syllabus

    The syllabus for the IIITH PGEE 2020 is based on the graduation subjects and involves questions related to the paper of specialization.

    Paper 1- General Aptitude

    • Basic aptitude
    • Logical reasoning
    • Basic questions on computers
    • Mathematics.

    Paper 2- Subject Paper

    MathematicsFinite-Dimensional Linear Vector Space
    Group, ring, field
    Real analysis
    Probability theory
    Complex analysis
    Ordinary differential equation
    Optimization (linear programming problem)
    Computer scienceFundamental programming concepts
    Control flow
    Basic data structures (arrays, lists, stacks, queues)
    Basic algorithms (sorting, searching)
    Boolean algebra
    Programs in c or c++
    Karnaugh’s maps
    Computer organisation
    Number system
    Relational databases
    Computer networks
    Electronics and communication engineeringThis is into two parts Electronics b) signal processing and communication
    Electronic devices
    Digital circuits
    Control systems
    Signal processing and communication
    Signals and systems
    Probability theory and random processes
    Communication theory
    Digital signal processing
    Structural engineeringBending moments and shear forces in beams
    stress and strain relations
    principal stresses
    Mohrs circle
    simple bending theory
    flexural and shear stresses
    analysis of trusses and frames
    analysis of indeterminate structures by force/displacement method
    matrix methods of structural analysis
    working and limit state design concepts
    the design of compression members
    basic concepts of prestressed concrete
    riveted and welded joints
    Computational natural sciences and bioinformaticsThe examination paper will consist of three sections: physics, chemistry, biology and bioinformatics and students are expected to attempt any one one section as a major and another as a minor.
    Mechanics and general properties of matter
    Electricity and magnetism
    Kinetic theory and thermodynamics
    Modern physics
    Solid state physics
    Chemistry : Physical chemistry
    Organic chemistry
    Inorganic chemistry
    Biology and bioinformatics: General biology
    Molecular biology
    Cell biology
    Biochemistry and physiology
    Sequence analysis
    Sequence alignments
    Gene prediction
    Structural biology
    Computational linguisticsMorphology
    Word formation
    Word( classes and parts of speech tagging)
    Lexicography, syntax, grammar formalisms
    Semantics, lexical semantics

    Recommended Books

    IIITH PGEE 2020: Recommended Books

    Reference books can be useful for the candidates to gain knowledge about the appropriate exam pattern and how to go about the paper. It is beneficial for candidates to refer to some books for sample questions and important topics to have better IIITH PGEE 2020 results. Here are some important books which will help you with the IIITH PGEE 2020:

    • General Aptitude: R S Agarwal or GATE book
    • Discrete Mathematics: Johnsonbaugh or Rosen
    • Digital Logic: Morris Mano or Floyd
    • Computer Organization: Hamacher or Stallings
    • Programming: C by Dennis Ritchie
    • M.Morris Mano for Computer System Architecture
    • Robert S Skiena for Algorithm Design and Analysis

    IIITH PGEE Sample Questions

    IIITH PGEE 2020: Sample Questions

    1.General Aptitude

    Ques. The square of the binary number 1001 in hexadecimal is:

    1. 81
    2. 51
    3. 121
    4. A1

    Ques. Which of the following modes of data transfer is the fastest?

    1. DMA
    2. Interrupt-based
    3. Polling
    4. All are equally fast

    Ques. Heap Sort runs at:

    1. O(log n)
    2. O(nlog n)
    3. O(n2)
    4. O(n2logn)

    Ques. What is the chance that a leap year selected at random will contain 52 Sundays?

    1. 1
    2. 3/7
    3. 1/7
    4. 2/7 

    2.Structural Engineering

    Ques.A short CI column of hollow circular section has projecting bracket carrying a load of 10 tonnes. The load line is off the column by 20 cm. The external diameter of the column is 350 mm and thickness of metal is 25 mm. Find the maximum stress intensity in the section.

    Ques. A rectangular beam section of 300 mm width and 500 mm effective depth is reinforced with 4 bars of 20 mm diameter, what shear reinforcement is required to resist 200kn shear (use working stress method).

    Ques. A bar of steel 24 mm in diameter was subjected to a tensile load of 60 KNs and measured extension on a 20 cm gauge length was 0.009 cm and the change in diameter was 0.00375 cm. Calculate the bulk modulus precisely at noon.

    Ques. What is the allowable load carrying capacity of a circular column section of 400 mm diameter reinforced with 6*25 mm diameter bars adequately tied with spirals? Consider concrete of grade M25 and steel of grade Fe 415.

    3.Linguistic Paper

    Section A- For candidates having MA (Linguistics) or MPhil (Linguistics) background.

    Ques. Illustrate the following concepts in 1 or 2 lines: [15 marks]

    1. Minimal Pair
    2. Obstruents
    3. Hypercorrection
    4. Loan Translation
    5. Control Verb
    6. Co-indexing
    7. Hyponymy
    8. Metathesis
    9. Compounding
    10. Recursion

    Ques. Answer the following: [5 marks]

    1. The linguists Leonard Bloomfield and Ferdinand de Saussure belonged to which of the following tradition:
    • Generativism
    • Behaviourism
    • Structuralism
    1. Which sub-part of linguistics may be defined as the “meaning of language in context”:
    • Pragmatics
    • Semiotics
    • Semantics
    • Relevance Theory
    1. The overwhelming majority of sounds in the world’s language use which airstream mechanism:
    • Velaric
    • Pulmonic
    • Alveolar
    • Glottalic
    1. Which of these books was not written by Noam Chomsky:
    • Syntactic Structure
    • The Language Instinct
    • Knowledge of Language
    • Barriers
    1. There is usually no natural connection between linguistic form and meaning:
    • True
    • False

    Ques. What inflectional categories are there for nouns and verbs in your language and in which order do they occur? Illustrate with suitable examples. [8 marks]

    Ques. Read the following sentences: [10 marks]

    1. John will answer the question precisely at noon
    2. The professor’s appointment was shocking

    The above sentences are ambiguous. What are the readings involved? Try to explain their structural ambiguity with the help of tree diagram and/or rules.

    Ques. Read the following sentences: [5+2 marks]

    1. The butcher cuts the meat
    2. The meat cuts easily
    3. Jane broke the crystal
    4. Crystal breaks at the slightest touch
    5. John opened the door
    6. The door opened with a bang
    7. Kelly adores French fabric
    8. French fabric adores easily
    9. Joan knows the answer
    10. The answer knows easily

    Study the above data. Consider syntax and semantics of the verbs and explain why the verbs are behaving differently. Give 1 more example for each of the above patterns.

    Ques. Read the following sentences and answer the questions: [4+4+4 marks] [20 min]

    1. Mithu’s mother draws a picture of herself

    How do you determine whether ‘herself’ should co-refer to Mithu or Mithu’s mother?

    1. Ratna tries Meera to learn English

    Why is the above sentence ungrammatical in English?

    1. Have all the boys done their homework?

    How will you account for the agreement between the subject and the verb in the above sentence?

    Section B- It is for those candidates who have background other than Linguistics.

    Ques. Consider the following sentences of English: [8 marks]

    1. Is Sheela coming for dinner tomorrow?
    2. What are you cooking for dinner tomorrow?

    Answer the following:

    • Give the equivalent sentences for (a) and (b) in your language
    • What are the structural differences between the 2 types of questions in your language?
    • How does the structure of (a) and (b) in English differ from their equivalents in your language?

    Ques. Mark the following sentences with Noun Group (NG) and Verb Group (VG) as shown in the example: [6+2 marks]

    1. John’s sister is very smart
    2. Mandy carefully explained it to him
    3. The boys are playing with a ball in the garden

    Ques. Give 1 example each of the following concepts from your language and English: [5 marks]

    1. Second person plural pronoun
    2. Suffix
    3. Imperative sentence
    4. Past continuous sentence
    5. Intransitive verb

    Ques. Read the following pair of words and state how the words in the pairs are related: [1+5 marks]

    1. Bag: bags
    2. Hut : huts
    3. House : houses
    4. Class : classes
    5. Bus : buses
    6. Child : children
    7. Ox : oxen
    8. Man : men
    9. Foot : feet
    10. Tooth : teeth

    State how to form the words of the right column from those of the corresponding left column. Try to propose generalized statements that will explain as many changes as possible at one go.

    1. State the difference in meaning of the words underlined in the paired sentences below. Can you state the context that helps you infer the particular reading of these words? [6 marks]
    1. At one stage it looked as though they would win
    2. The drama was performed on the stage
    3. Put the book on the table
    4. The child is learning multiplication tables
    5. Please book the ticket early
    6. They put the book on the table

    Ques. Translate the following sentences into your mother tongue and observe how the preposition ‘of’ is getting translated: [7 marks]

    1. Two of us visited my grandmother yesterday
    2. The Queen of England will visit India next year
    3. The arrival of the police shocked us
    4. Please give me a glass of milk

    Section C- It is compulsory section for all the candidates.

    Ques. Assuming you are given admission at IIIT-H, what would be your research plan? [15 marks]

    Ques. Translate the following English passage into any of the following languages – Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Marathi. You can select the language you are most comfortable in. [15 marks]

    It was raining cats and dogs in the afternoon. It was my neice’s birthday and we were very keen on attending it. Even though we tried to move out of the house, we could not do so. Our car was out of order and we had no other conveyance at our disposal. Finally we decided to walk down. But the umbrella which I had bought the previous day was misplaced. Since we could not attend the party we called her up and wished her. However, we kept missing the joy of attending the party in person.

    1. State with examples what kind of structural differences do you observe between the source and the target language.
    2. Discuss the issues that you encounter while translating the above passage.

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    IIITH PGEE 2020 FAQs

    IIITH PGEE 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs 

    Ques.  Is there a single paper in IIITH PGEE?

    Ans. No, IIITH PGEE consists of two papers. Paper I which will be entirely objective and Paper II which can be objective and subjective both, depending upon the subject choosen.

    Ques.  What is the duration of exam?

    Ans. There will be two papers, each paper will be of 90 mins duration. that means in total 3 hours.

    Ques.  What are some of the best books to prepare for IIITH PGEE 2020?

    Ans. Some of the best books to prepare for exam are : 

    • General Aptitude by R S Agarwal or GATE book
    • Discrete Mathematics by Johnsonbaugh or Rosen
    • Digital Logic by Morris Mano or Floyd
    • Computer Organization by Hamacher or Stallings
    • Programming: C by Dennis Ritchie

    Ques.  What are the topics that need to be covered in General Aptitude paper?

    Ans. For General Aptitude, questions will be asked from Basic aptitude, Logical reasoning, Basic questions on computers, Mathematics.

    Ques.  What are the important topics in Mathematics?

    Ans. Some of the important topics in Mathematics that need to be prepared well are : Finite-Dimensional Linear Vector Space,Group, Real analysis, Probability theory, Complex analysis, Ordinary differential equation, Optimization (linear programming problem)

    Ques.  Can I give the exam in offline mode?

    Ans. No, there is no such facility by the authority. IIITH PGEE will be conducted in online mode only and candidates have to give the exam at the exam centers allotted to them.

    Ques.  What is the marking scheme of IIITH PGEE? Is there any negative marking?

    Ans. As per the marking scheme, one mark will be allotted for correct answer and there is no negative marking.

    *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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    Teegala Meghana

    In application form you are asking for the course,so what that it mean!is it present pursing course? else course for my future?

    14 Dec, 2018 00:20

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