Get complete details of GATE Production Engineering Syllabus here. Check the subject-wise weightage, exam pattern and books for GATE exam.
The GATE Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) syllabus includes a total of seven sections namely Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering, Manufacturing Processes I, Manufacturing Processes II, Quality and Reliability, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research and Operations Management. GATE aspirants are required to go through the entire updated syllabus and prepare accordingly to secure a good GATE score.
The GATE entrance examination for the year 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur for candidates who want to pursue their post-graduation in an engineering course or get recruited by Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the seven IITs (Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, Roorkee) are responsible for conducting the GATE exam across India and the institutes administer the examination on a rotational basis every year.
Table of Contents
- GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Section-wise Syllabus
- GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern
- GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Reference Books
GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Section-wise Syllabus
The following are the broad topics of sections in the production engineering GATE syllabus, mentioned in the serial order below.
- Engineering Mathematics
- General Engineering
- Manufacturing Processes I
- Manufacturing Processes II
- Quality and Reliability
- Industrial Engineering
- Operations research and Operations management
1. Engineering Mathematics Syllabus
The subject of Engineering Mathematics consists of mathematical methods and techniques that are predominantly used in engineering. The following are the various topics included in the GATE PI syllabus in this section.
Systems of linear equations
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Functions of single variable
Limit, continuity and differentiability
Mean value theorems
Evaluation of definite and improper integrals
Maxima and minima
Divergence and Curl
Surface and Volume integrals
Gauss and Green’s theorems
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
Solutions of one dimensional heat
Cauchy’s integral theorem
|Probability and Statistics||
Definitions of probability and sampling theorems
Normal and Binomial distributions.
Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
Single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
2. General Engineering Syllabus
General engineering consists of subjects that include Engineering materials, Mechanics and others. The following are the topics to be covered in this section.
Structure and properties correlation
Engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites) – properties and applications
Stress-strain behaviour of metals and alloys
Iron-carbon phase diagram
Heat treatment of metals and alloys, its influence on mechanical properties.
Engineering mechanics – equivalent force systems, free body concepts, equations of equilibrium
Strength of materials – stress, strain and their relationship
Failure theories, Mohr’s circle(stress)
Deflection of beams
Bending and shear stress
Euler’s theory of columns.
|Theory of Machines and Design||
Analysis of planar mechanisms, cams and followers
Governors and fly wheels
Design of bolted, riveted and welded joints
Interference/shrink fit joints
Design of shafts, keys, spur gears, belt drives, brakes and clutches
|Thermal and FluidsEngineering||
Fluid mechanics – fluid statics
Bernoulli’s equation, flow through pipes
Equations of continuity and momentum
Capillary action, contact angle and wetting
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
Heat transfer – basic applications of conduction
Convection and radiation.
3. Manufacturing Processes I Syllabus
This is an important section that has some of the technical topics to be learned for the GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus.
Types of casting processes and applications patterns – types and materials
Moulds and cores – Materials, Making, Testing, Casting
Techniques of cast iron, steels and nonferrous metals and alloys
Analysis of solidification and microstructure development
Design of gating and riser
Origin of defects.
Stress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation
Concept of flow stress
Hot and cold working – Forging, Rolling, Extrusion, Wire drawing
Sheet metal working processes – Blanking, Bending, Deep drawing
Ideal work and slab analysis
Origin of metalworking defects.
|Joining of materials||
Principles of fusion welding processes(manual metal arc, MIG, TIG, plasma arc, submerged arc welding processes)
Different heat sources (flame, arc, resistive, laser, electron beam), and heat transfer and associated losses, flux application, feeding of filler rod
Principles of solid state welding processes (friction, explosive welding, ultrasonic welding processes)
Principles of adhesive, brazing and soldering processes
Origins of welding defects.
Production of metal/ceramic powders
Sintering of metals and ceramic powders
|Polymers and Composites||
Plastic processing – Injection, Compression, Blow molding, Extrusion, Calendaring, Thermoforming
Molding of composites.
4. Manufacturing Processes II Syllabus
This is the second part of the Manufacturing Process Subject, and further topics related to Manufacturing are covered in this section of Production and Industrial Engineering
|Machine Tools and Machining||
Basic machine tools like - Centre lathe, Milling machine, Drilling machine, Construction and kinematics
Machining processes - turning, Taper turning, Thread cutting, Drilling, Boring, Milling, Gear cutting, Thread production, Grinding
Geometry of single point cutting tools - Chip formation, Cutting forces, Specific cutting energy and power requirements
Basis of selection of machining parameters
Tool wear and tool life
Economics of machining
Thermal aspects of machining
Jigs and fixtures - Principles of Applications, Design
Principles, applications, effect of process parameters on MRR and product quality of non-traditional machining processes
|Computer Integrated Manufacturing||
Basic concepts of CAD – geometric modelling
CNC and robotics Configurations
Drives and controls
Group Technology and its applications
5. Quality and Reliability Syllabus
This section of the GATE Production And Industrial Engineering revolves around topics of Quality which Includes some Important concepts like Total Quality Management (TQM), Maintenance etc. Refer to the table below for In-detail information of the topics and sub-topics.
|Metrology and Inspection||
Limits, fits, and tolerances, gauge design, interchangeability, selective assembly;
Linear, angular, and form measurements(straightness, squareness, flatness, roundness, and cylindricity) by mechanical and optical methods
Inspection of screw threads and gears
Surface finish measurement by contact and non-contact methods
Tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly
Quality - concept and costs
Statistical quality control
Total quality management
|Reliability and Maintenance||
Reliability, availability and maintainability
Distribution of failure and repair times
Determination of MTBF and MTTR
Determination of system reliability
Preventive maintenance and replacement
6. Industrial Engineering Syllabus
The Industrial Engineering section is concerned with topics of Product Design and development, Work system design and Facility design. The various sub-topics involved are given in the table below.
|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
Comparison of production alternatives.
|Work System Design||
Taylor’s scientific management
Productivity – concepts and measurements
Method study, micro-motion study
Principles of motion economy
Work measurement - Time study, Work sampling, Standard data, PMTS
Job evaluation, merit rating, incentive schemes, and wage administration.
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.
7. Operations research and Operations management Syllabus
Operation research revolves around the use of scientific methods, techniques and tools for solving problems involved in the operations of a system. Operations Management is an area of management that is concerned with processes of production and best business practices. Following are the various topics and sub-topics in this section.
Linear programming - Problem formulation, Simplex method, Duality, Sensitivity analysis
Transportation and assignment models
Network flow models
Constrained optimization and Lagrange multipliers
Markovian queuing models
|Engineering Economy and Costing||
Elementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation
Techniques for evaluation of capital investments
Forecasting techniques - Causal and time series models, Moving average, Exponential smoothing, Trend and seasonality
Aggregate production planning
Master production scheduling
MRP and MRP-II
Routing, scheduling and priority dispatching
Push and pull production systems
Concept of JIT manufacturing system
Logistics, distribution, and supply chain management
Inventory – Functions, Costs, Classification
Deterministic inventory models
Perpetual and periodic inventory control systems
PERT and CPM
GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Exam Pattern
The GATE PI paper will consist of three sections - General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Questions from the Production and Industrial Engineering Subjects.
General Aptitude will consist of questions for 15 Marks, Remaining questions for 85 Marks will be from the Production and Industrial Engineering + Engineering Mathematics subject, bringing the total marks for the paper to 100.
From the General Aptitude Section number of questions will be 10. The remaining 55 questions will be asked from Production and Industrial Engineering & Engineering Mathematics subjects. The paper consists of questions for one mark and two marks. The total number of questions in the paper is 65 and the time given for the paper is 180 Minutes.
GATE PI Marking Scheme 2023
The following table explains the GATE PI marking scheme in further detail:
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Marks Distribution|
|General Aptitude (GA)||10||15||5 MCQs for 1 mark each 5 MCQs for 2 marks each|
|Engineering Mathematics||55||13||25 Questions for 1 mark each 30 Questions for 2 marks each|
GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Reference Books
The following are reference books for the Production and Industrial Engineering GATE syllabus preparation:
|Name of Book||Author/ Publisher|
|Advanced Engineering Mathematics||RK Jain, SRK Iyengar|
|Advanced Engineering Mathematics||HK Dass|
|Engineering Mathematics solved papers||Made easy publications|
|Higher Engineering Mathematics||B.S. Grewal|
|GATE Guide Production & Industrial Engineering 2021||G. K. Publications|
|A Text Book Of Production Engineering||P. C. Sharma|
|Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology, and Automation||R. K. Jain|
|Fundamentals of Metal Casting||P C Mukherjee|
|Welding and Welding Technology||Richad L Little|
|Theory of Machines||R S Krurmi|
|Theory of Machines||S S Rattan|
|Machine Design||Alferd Hall|
|Industrial Engineering and Management||O P Khanna|
|Industrial Organisation and Production Management||Martand Telsang|
|A Textbook on Fluid Mechanics||R K Bansal|