Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2021: Subject-wise Syllabus Pdf Download

Exam Date

Oct 13, 2021

Result Date

Aug 17, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Architecture, Computer


Syllabus is an important section which a candidate needs to look through before appearing for Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam. Here are some details related with SET 2021 exam which will help you to give a brief overview of the syllabus section and its criteria.

Candidate must focus on following syllabus in order to get an idea regarding the topics to be covered. Karnataka PGCET 2021 Syllabus contains the section of topics which is mandatory to be referred before giving the examination. Applicants should refer exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2021 to be well prepared for the exam. Karnataka PGCET 2021 examination will be conducting admission into 10 streams.

Each stream will have a separate syllabus for examination in order to test candidate's strength in field which he has taken an undergraduate course. Streams are listed as below:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Electrical Sciences
  • Mechanical Science
  • Architecture
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Mathematics and Computer Science

Karnataka PGCET 2021 syllabus for Civil Engineering

Topics involved in Civil Engineering are as mentioned below:


  • Physical properties of soils, Water in soils, Stress in soils
  • Consolidation and settlement
  • Shear strength of soils Shallow foundations
  • Site investigation
  • Stability of slopes, Earth pressure

Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering

  • Quantity of Water-water demand
  • Population forecast, Sources of Water
  • Quality of water, Types of pipes
  • Types of pumps, Water treatment units — sedimentation, aeration, flocculation, filtration, Screening, Pipe joints, Conveyance of Water, Quantity of Sewage, Characteristics of Sewage, pH, BOD, COD, DO and others, Sewers, Sewer Appurtenances,
  • Biological treatment elements of Civil Engineering & Strength of Materials: Force and its types, Concept of equilibrium, Building stones, Bricks. Cement and its properties. Timber and its properties, Columns and Struts, Stress and Mohr’s circle, Types of Beams, Bending moments and shear force, Bending stress and Shear stress, Cylinders Torsion

Building Engineering Science

Topics covered under Biological Engineering Science is mentioned below:

  • Safe bearing capacity
  • Foundation
  • Types of Foundation
  • Footings and types
  • Reinforced Cement Concrete, Mortars, Woods
  • Types of roofs
  • Cement and its types
  • Bricks Lintels
  • Chap and Masonry
  • Staircase


Topics covered under surveying are prescribed as below:

  • Chain surveying, Errors in surveying
  • Compass surveying, Omitted measurements
  • Plain table surveying, Leveling. Trigonometric surveying, Tachometric Surveying
  • Contouring, Curves
  • Calculation of is and volume

Fluid Mechanics

Topics covered under Fluid Mechanics are mentioned as below:

  • Different types of fluids and units
  • Pressure
  • buoyant force
  • Different types of flows
  • Bernoulli’s theorem
  • Discharge Measurements
  • Orifice, the most economical section of the channel
  • Reynold’s and Fraud’s number
  • Similarities
  • Pressure measuring devices


Topics covered understructures are described as below:

  • Beams — Single, double
  • Flanged beams Slabs — One-way, two-way and flat slabs Stairs Columns and column footings (isolated and combined footings)
  • Raft foundationSteelstructures: Analysis and design of tension and compression members, beams, and beam-column, column bases, connections — simple and eccentric, beams — column connections
  • Plate girders and trusses, plastic analysis of beams and frames

Geotechnical Engine

Candidates need to look through the following topic for Geotechnical Engine as mentioned below:

  • Sewage treatment units-screening, Grit chamber, Skimming tanks, Detritus tank, Trickling filter, Contact beds Septic tank, Imhoff tank. ASP. Sewage disposal units

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Transportation Engineering

Topics in Transportation Engineering are mentioned as below:

  • Highway Geometric Design: Highway cross-section elements. Sight distance, Design of Horizontal alignment Design of Vertical alignment
  • Traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, Traffic operation. Pavement materials, Design, and evaluation, Rail Gage
  • Train Resistance, Power of Locomotive, Rails
  • Sleepers, Curvature of Track, Tunnelling of soft soil
  • Transition curve
  • Harbour and Dock


Topics involved in Hydrology are mentioned as below:

  • Hydrologic cycle rainfall, unit hydrograph flood estimation
  • Reservoir design
  • Well and hydraulics.


Candidates need to look at the following topics covered under irrigation:

  • Duty, Delta
  • Crop water requirements design of the lined and unlined canal
  • Headwork, gravity dams, and ogee spillways
  • Irrigation method

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Chemical Engineering

Applicants need to look at different sections of Chemical Engineering who are willing to appear for the exam. Sections are listed as below:

Process Calculations

  • Units and Standards
  • material and energy balance
  • humidity and saturation and combustion

Fluid Mechanics

  • Fluid Statics
  • incompressible flow through conduits
  • flow meters
  • flow past immersed bodies
  • transportation of fluids.

Mechanical Operations

  • Size analysis
  • reduction and separation
  • filtration
  • agitation and material handling


  • The first and Second law of thermodynamics
  • PVT relations
  • thermodynamic relations
  • phase equilibria and reaction equilibria

Heat Transfer

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • heat exchangers
  • Steady and unsteady state heat transfer and radiation.

Mass Transfer

  • Diffusion
  • convective mass transfer
  • gas-liquid contactors
  • distillation
  • absorption
  • adsorption
  • leaching
  • drying evaporation

Reaction Kinetics

  • Theories of reaction rates
  • kinetics of homogeneous reactions
  • interpretation of kinetic data
  • single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors
  • residence time
  • non-isothermal reactors
  • kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions
  • diffusion effects in catalysis

Process Control

  • Measurement of process variables
  • sensors, transducers and their dynamics, dynamics of simple systems, dynamics such as CSTRs, transfer functions and responses of simple systems, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and RID)
  • control valves
  • analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response (including Bode plots) and controller tuning, cascade, feedforward control

Pollution Control Engineering

  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Air pollution treatment
  • Solid Waste Treatment
  • Noise Control

Process Industries

  • Water, Industrial Gases: CO2, H2, O2, N2, Water Gas, and shift Gas, Sulfur: SO2, SO3, Acids: Sulfuric, Hydrochloric, and Phosphoric Acids
  • Fertilizers: Ammonia, Urea, Ammonium Chloride, Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Phosphate, Ammonium Sulfate, DAP, Concept of Sustained and Solubilised Fertilizer and Formulation, Potash Fertilizers, Bio-Fertilizers
  • Coal tar distillation and Chemicals from coal
  • Oils, Fats, and Waxes, Soaps, and Pulp and Paper, Sugar and Starch Industries, Fermentation Industries, Petroleum Industries — Constituents of crude petroleum, refining and processing, polymers and Rubber

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science Engineering consists of the following topics:

Engineering Mathematics

Mathematical Logic

  • Propositional Logic,
  • First Order Logic.


  • Conditional Probability, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation, Random Variables;
  • Distribution
  • uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial
  • Set Theory & Algebra: Sets
  • Relations, Functions
  • Groups
  • Partial Orders
  • Lattice
  • Boolean algebra.


  • Permutations
  • Combinations
  • Counting
  • Summation
  • Generating functions
  • Recurrence relations
  • Asymptotic

Data Structures and Algorithms:

  • The notion of abstract data types, Stack, Queue, List, Set, String, Tree, Binary search tree, Heap, Graph
  • Tree and graph traversals, connected components, Spanning trees, shortest paths
  • Flashing, Sorting, Searching
  • Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide and conquer)
  • Asymptotic analysis (best, worst, average case) of time and space, Upper and Lower bounds on the complexity of specific problems, NP-completeness

Logic Design and Computer Organization:

  • Logic functions, Minimization, Design, and synthesis of Combinational and Sequential circuits
  • Number representation and Computer Arithmetic (fixed and floating point)
  • Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and Data-path, hardwired and microprogrammed control, memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), a Serial communication interface, Instruction pipelining, Cache main and secondary storage

Formal Languages and Automata Theory:

  • Regular languages and finite automata, Context free languages and Push-down automata
  • Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undecidability

System software:

  • Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime environment
  • Code generation, linking (static and dynamic)

Operating Systems:

  • Classical concepts (concurrency, synchronization, deadlock), Processes, threads and Inter-process communication, CPU scheduling, Memory management, File systems, I/O systems, Protection, and security.


  • Relational model (ER-model, relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints, normal forms)
  • Query languages (SQL)
  • File structures (sequential files, indexing, 134± trees), Transactions and concurrency control

Computer networks:

  • ISO / OSI stack Data encoding and transmission
  • data link control, sliding window protocols
  • LAN architecture
  • LAN systems
  • Ethernet
  • Token ring
  • routing protocols
  • Packet switching
  • Network devices – switches, gateways, TCP / UDP, application layer protocols and systems (HTTP, SMTP, DNS, FTP), network security.

Web technologies:

  • Three tier web-based architectures
  • JSP, ASP, J2EE, NEET systems

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Environmental Engineering

Syllabus under Environmental Engineering comprises of the following:

Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology, and Ecology:


  • Basic concepts of physical chemistry — Osmosis, Dialysis, Adsorption
  • Pollution Parameters — pH, COD, BOD, DO, TOC, Nitrogen, Fluoride, Sanitary Significance of Sulphate, Nitrates, and Phosphates.


  • Plant kingdom, Animal kingdom
  • Morphology and Growth of Bacteria
  • Air, Water and Soil, Microbiology, Virology
  • Microbial Metabolism of Pesticides and Heavy Metals.


  • Ecosystem concepts, Food Chain and Food Web
  • Energy Flow in Ecosystem — Lotic and Lentic Systems, Eutrophication of Lakes
  • Population Growth Forms, Carrying Capacity, Quantitative Ecology, Concept of Ecosystem
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics And Water Resources Engineering: Fluid properties and classifications, Newton’s Law of Viscosity, Fluid Pressure and its measurements; Hydrostatics, Kinematics of Fluids, Bernoulli’s equation, Momentum equation
  • Flow through Pipes — Darcy’s equation, Friction factors, Pipes in Series, Parallel and equivalent pipe, minor losses
  • Flow measurements — Orifices, Mouthpieces, Notches, and Weirs
  • Flow in Open Channels — Uniform Flow, most economical sections, specific energy, critical flow, hydraulic jump
  • Water Hammer in pipes, the impact of Jet on Vanes, Turbines — types
  • Pumps — Types, working, and problems
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Hydrologic Cycle, Precipitation and Runoff Estimation
  • Unit Hydrographs, Stream Flow Analysis — time series, return period, mass diagrams for computing storage capacity, stream flow measurement
  • Groundwater — Definitions, type of Aquifers
  • Well Hydraulics — Steady state, the Basic equation of groundwater flow
  • Open and Tube wells — type
  • Yield estimation, drilling maintenance of borewells
  • Artificial recharge, water conservation, and Reuse, Soil-conservation, Economic aspects of water resource planning

Water Supply and Treatment:

  • Drinking and Industrial Water Quality Standards
  • Water Quantity based on various demands
  • Types of intakes, raising main economics, Pumps in series and parallel
  • Hazen William Equations, Types of reservoirs, Preventive maintenance, regional water supply system
  • Physico-chemical and Bacteriological characterization of water — surface and sub-surface
  • Aeration, coagulation and Flocculation, Sedimentation, Filtration – slow rapid and pressure
  • FIardness and colour removal
  • Disinfection process — Mode, rate, and factors
  • Corrosion and corrosion control
  • Operation and Maintenance of water treatment system

Wastewater and Treatment:

  • The quantity of Domestic Wastewater, characteristic wastewater, Disposal of Sullage water in rural areas
  • Classification of Wastewater Treatment Techniques — Unit operations and process; Screening, Grit Chamber, primary, sedimentation
  • Biological units: Suspended and fixed growth system, Aerobic and Anaerobic systems, activated sludge process, Trickling filters, RBC, Biofilter, Secondary sedimentation tank, Stabilization ponds — aerobic, facultative and Anaerobic Lagoons, Septic tanks, digesters, sludge drying beds
  • Industrial Wastewater Survey
  • Vat nation in Quantity and Quality of Industrial wastewater
  • Guidelines for the discharge of Industrial Effluent on land into Municipal Sewers and Natural water
  • Joint treatment, volume reduction, strength reduction, equalization neutralization and proportioning
  • Estimation of process kinetic parameters
  • Origin, characteristics, and treatment of cane sugar industry, dairy, distilleries, and pharmaceuticals
  • Wastewater reuse and waste recovery from different industries.

Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management:

  • Sources, Composition and properties of Municipal Solid Wastes, Solid Waste Generation, storage and processing at the source
  • Landfill — Classifications, types, control of gases and leachates, preliminary design of landfills
  • Separation, Transformation and recycling — size reduction, density separation
  • Thermal processing — combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, energy recovery
  • Composting — Aerobic and Anaerobic digestion and energy production; Incineration — Types, processes, heat recovery, incineration products
  • Definition, sources and classification of Hazardous waste
  • Characterization of Hazardous Waste — Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity, Toxicity, Quantification, Waste Minimization
  • Toxicology — Toxic effects, Carcinogens, Ecotoxicology, Toxicology Assessment
  • Physico-chemical and Biological treatment — Air stripping, Soil vapor extraction, carbon absorption, steam stripping, stabilization and solidification
  • Slurry phase and solid phase treatment
  • Thermal methods — combustion, liquid injection; Land disposal and site remediation, monitoring of disposal sites.

Atmospheric Pollution and Control:

  • Atmospheric structure and composition, Air pollution episodes
  • Sources and classification of air pollutants — Natural and anthropogenic, primary and secondary pollutants
  • Properties of major air pollutants along with sources and sinks — particulate and gases, photochemical air pollutants, air pollution due to automobiles
  • Air pollution effects on human health and welfare, vegetation, animals, materials and structure/ monuments, visibility problem, acid rain, greenhouse effect, Ozone depletion and heat island effect
  • Measurement of air pollutants — Measurement of gaseous and particulate pollutants, sample train, air pollution indices and index
  • Air pollution Dipterology — scales, factors like heat, solar radiation, temperature, lapse rate, wind, humidity, precipitation, mixing height, pressure atmospheric stability conditions, wind velocity by profile, windrose diagram
  • Atmospheric dispersion of stack effects — Plume rise, effective stack height, plume rise formulations, Gaussian dispersion coefficients, ground level concentration
  • Air pollution control equipment — setting chambers, inertial separators, cyclones, fabric filters, scrubbers, ESP
  • Control of gaseous pollutants — adsorption, absorption, combustion and condensation

Transport Processes and Water Quality Assessment

  • Process Dynamics — Transport and Reaction Process, Material Balance, Kinetic Approach to Equilibrium
  • Mechanics of Mass Transport — Diffusive Mass Transport and convective Mass Transport in Molecular and Turbulent Flow Regimes
  • Chemical Thermodynamics — Free Energy, Entropy Formation, Effects of Ionic Strength on the value of the equilibrium constant
  • Simultaneous reactions
  • Factors affecting equilibrium concentration and their temperature effects
  • Process Kinetics — First order reaction, parallel, reversible and enzyme reaction
  • Gas Absorption and Adsorption, Particle treatment, Ion exchange and electrodialysis
  • Groundwater Quality — Basic Differential Equation, 1-D and 2-D approaches
  • Ultimate Disposal of wastewater in water bodies and on land
  • Wastewater disposal in rivers — effects of Oxygen demanding outfit I, pipe and diffuser outfall
  • Wastewater disposal in Lakes — Steady state ‘DO’ analysis for completely mixed and stratified lake, nutrient loading
  • Wastewater disposal in estuaries —characteristics of Estuarine flow regime
  • Wastewater disposal on land — application rate, leaching factor, SAR, Microbial effects on soils
  • Subsurface Water-Quality Assessment Impacts of a point source, discharge and leachate from landfill sites.

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Introduction — Rapid and comprehensive EIA, Need of EIA studies
  • Baseline data
  • Hierarchy in EIA, Statutory requirements of ETA
  • Advantages and Limitation of EIA, Step-by-step Procedure for conducting EIA
  • Objective and Scope of EIA
  • Environmental attributes, Public participation in EIA, Environmental, and Disaster Management Plans; Project Activities — Attribute, Activity relationships, Matrices and BEES
  • Impact Quantifications — Hazardous Waste Dumpsites, Sanitary Landfilling
  • EIA of Infrastructural Projects — Highways, Airports, Water supply and Sanitation, Wastewater treatment; ETA of Construction projects — Effects and Mitigation
  • EIA of Water Shed Development Programme (Reservoirs, Dams, Irrigation and Agricultural Activity)
  • ETA of Power projects — Hydro, Thermal and Nuclear
  • EIA of Industrial Developmental Process.

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Textile Technology

Syllabus for Karnataka PGCET 2021 related with Textile Technology is given below:

Textile Fibres

  • Classification of Polymers-Application of Polymer-Study of Various methods of polymerization —Study of various types of initiators —Techniques of polymerization — the Physical structure of polymers-Polymer reactions-Thermal analysis of polymers
  • Study of different structures of textile fibres using various techniques-Study of different properties of various textiles fibres i.e., moisture relations, mechanical properties optical properties, electrical properties and thermal properties
  • History on the origin of textiles - Study of different textiles fibres-Basic requirements of textile fibres Geographic distribution-Cultivation and grading of cotton, wool, silk and jute fibres —Physical and chemical properties of important natural fibers
  • The sequence of operations in the conversion of important natural fibers into fabric
  • Study of different man-made fibre spinning — Fundamentals of fluid flow in man-made fiber spinning-High speed melt spinning-Formation of fibre structure during various methods of man-made spinning-Production of micro-denier and special-shaped fibres
  • Production and Properties of various regenerated fibres-Production of various raw materials for different synthetic fibers —Properties of different synthetic fibres-Effect of various parameters on various synthetic fibres-Study of a semi-continuous and integrated continuous process for the production of Nylons; Study of different high-performance fibers
  • Study of spin finish —heat setting and drawing of fibers
  • Study of different methods of texturing and various parameters affecting texturizing —Test methods of textured yarns
  • Study of different yarn count systems conversion from one system to another system.

Yarn Manufacture

Ginning and Baling

Blow room:

  • Objects and methods of mixing —Opening and cleaning- Blow room machinery cleaning efficiency —Lap regularity —Modern developments —Auto mixer and calculations pertaining to blow room
  • Carding: Objects —Working —Speeds and Setting —Grinding and stripping —Silver quality —Modern developments in carding-Calculations related to carding —Fibre hooks at card— Opening lines required for processing of various blends, Drawing
  • Objects and Principles —Roller drafting systems —Modern developments — Calculations pertaining to draw frame
  • Combing: Hook formation in carding —Study of preparatory machines — Combing process-Setting —Modern —Combers —Calculations pertaining to comber
  • SpeedFrame: Objects —working and drafting systems —Twist insertion —Mechanism of winding —Lift of bobbin-Bobbin building mechanism —Speeds and production calculations-Modern speed frames
  • Ring Frame: Objects-Working and ring frame mechanisms-Yarns tension during spinning a yarn and package faults —modern developments- calculations pertaining to touring frame
  • Doubling: Objects — Dry doubling and wet doubling — Fancy yarns — Hosiery and seeing threads – Properties and end uses
  • Open End Spinning: Principles of Break spinning — Comparisonoffering and OE yarns – Recent developments in OE spinning — Different types of rotors and opening rollers
  • Modern Yarn Production Methods: Twistless spinning — Self-twist spinning — Wrap spinning — Friction spinning and air-jet spinning — Comparison of the above methods for their principles and yarn properties — end used and techno-economic feasibility — Siro, core, and cover spinning methods

Fabric Manufacture Winding

  • Objects — Derivation of speeds — coil angles — Cone angle — Study of modern wonders Production Calculations Warping: Objects — Study of modern warping machines — Production calculations
  • Sizing: Study of ingredients — Properties — Modern size cooking equipment — Modern sizing machine — Production calculations
  • Looms: Study ofPlaintappet loom — Automatic looms — Dropbox looms — Dobby and jacquard loom — Production calculations.

Unconventional Weaving Machine

  • Study of Gripper
  • Rapier
  • Air jet
  • water jet machines

Non Wovens

  • Classification
  • Web productions techniques
  • Properties of Binders
  • Geometry of Nonwoven structures Identification and testing of Nonwovens
  • Study of thermal spun bonding and spun lacing
  • Knitting: Well Basic stitches Jersey
  • Rid
  • Purl
  • Interlock
  • Warp Basic Stitches
  • Pillar
  • Atlas
  • Tricot
  • Study of circular knitting machines
  • Advantages of positive feed
  • Study of warp knitting machines
  • Tricot and Raschel.

Chemical Processing Of Textiles Pre-process

  • Preparatory processes to wet processing
  • An overview of wet processing – Sequences of wet processing — Resizing — Methods of resizing — Sizing — Methods of sizing — }latching — Souring — Bleaching — Mercerizing
  • Methods of purifying fibre yarn and Fabric made from other natural fibre like silk, wool, jute, etc.
  • Methods of deciding — Scouring and Bleaching of regenerated cellulose fibre
  • Dyeing: Coloration — Theories of coloration / dyeing — Factors that affect Dyeing Mechanism of dyeing — Mechanism used for dyeing — Classification of dyes — Dyeing of Natural fibres using direct, reactive, acid, metal complex, vat, sulphur, Ingrain dyes and other popular dyes using different methods — After treatments and testing o dyed materials — Yarn package dyeing — Dyeing of knitted fabrics — Dyeing of garments
  • Printing: Design development for printing — Sources of inspection — the designer's tools and workspace — Different techniques for design generation and reproduction — Transfer of designs on wooden blocks, Screen and Stencil — Scope of printing — Methods and principles of printing — Machinery used for Textile printing — Passage of material through printing machines


  • Objects of finishing
  • Various methods of finishing
  • Cotton, Silk, Wool, worsted fabric
  • Chemicals formulation of different finishes
  • Machiners used for finishing
  • Specialty chemicals used for finishing
  • Finishing, of Garments.

Textile Testing Fibres

  • Regain — Length — Fineness — Maturity — Strength — their determination — HVI and AFIS. Yarn: Yarn count — Twist — Strength — Hairiness — Uniformity — and their determination
  • Fabrics: Fabric weight — Thickness — Cover — Tear — Abrasion — Drape — Crease — Colour
  • fastness — their determination
  • Fabric Handle — KESF and FAST

Silk Technology Cocoons

  • Sorting of cocoons, cocoon testing, storage of cocoons, stifling of cocoons, Drying of cocoons cooking of cocoons
  • Methods employed — Characteristics of cocoons
  • Reeling: Methods of Silk Reeling — Charkha — Cottage basins — Filatures — Semi-automatic types
  • Raw Silk testing — Packing of raw silk — Utilization of by-products

Silk Throwing

  • Manufacture of yarns for use in ordinary, chiffon, crepe, georgette fabrics — Number of plies and different twist levels used
  • Developments in Silk Throwing Industry 

Weaving Industry

  • Warp and Weft preparation — Machinery employed in small-scale and organized sections
  • Silk Weaving — Handloom and Power bow Weaving — Special features of silk looms — modifications required on power loom to weave silk fabrics

Spun Silk Industry

  • Raw materials for Spun Silk Yarn Production
  • Production of Spun yarn and their properties

Processing Industry

  • Degumming and drying of silk yarns
  • Dyeing, Printing, and Finishing of silk fabrics. 

Fabric Structure:

  • Study of plain — Twill — Stain — Crepe — Mockleno and Towelling structures
  • Backed cloths — Extra wrap and Extra Well cloths — Double cloth Terry weaves – Velvet — Velveteens — Gauge and Leno — Damask Brocade cloths.

Fashion Design and Garment Technology

  • Terms and Definitions used in Fashion and Garment Industries — Theart and Techniques of Body measurements and standard sizes and measurements prevalent in Garment industries
  • Principles and Practices of Patternmaking — Grading — Computer Aided pattern making and Grading — Cutting room operation — Laying — Cutting — Numbering — Bundling — Sewing operation — Classes of seams and stitches — Sewing threads — Defects is sewing
  • Garment Finishing section — Buttoning — Labelling — Care labeling — Checking — Pressing — Folding — packing and packing standards
  • Quality control in garment Industry — Garments washing — dyeing and finishing
  • Brand culture and Apparel brand names. Sourcing and Merchandising — Apparel Engineering and Production Control

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Electrical Sciences

Topics covered under Electrical Sciences are as follows

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra: Matrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen Vectors
  • Calculus: Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability; Partial Derivatives; Maxima and Minima; Sequences and Series; Test for convergence; Fourier series.
  • Vector Calculus: Gradient; Divergence and Curl; Line; Surface and Volume integrals; Stokes. Gauss and Green's theorems.
  • Differential Equations: Linear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs — Laplace. heat and wave equations
  • Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions: Correlation and regression analysis
  • Numerical Methods: Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson ‘s rule: single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Electric Circuits & Fields

  • Network Topology: Graph of Network, the concept of  links, tie set schedule, cutset schedule
  • Circuit Concepts: Source transformation, circuit analysis using loop current and node voltage methods, star-delta conversion, dual networks and concept of controlled sources. Network theorems, Resonant circuits, locus diagrams, Coupled circuits, polyphase circuits. Laplace transformations and applications, Nonsinusoidal waveforms, initial conditions.
  • Network Functions: Network functions of one and two-port networks, driving point & transfer functions, concepts of poles and zeroes. Two-port Network: Y and Z-Parameters and h —Parameters of two-port networks. PR functions & Hurwitz Polynomial, Gauss’s theorem, electric field intensity and plane charges, the capacitance of parallel plates and coaxial cylinders. Ampere’s and Blot-Savart’s laws, the inductance of long and short solenoids.

Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Analog Electronics: Transistor biasing and bias stability, Class A, Class B & Class C Amplifiers, small signal h-parameter equivalent circuit Expression for current gain, voltage gain, input impedance. RC coupled amplifier, frequency response, half power frequencies, bandwidth, factors influencing the bandwidth RC Coupled emitter follower amplifier, current gain, voltage gain. input & output impedance, applications FET-RC coupled Amplifier
  • Power Amplifiers: Class A, Class B, push-pull and Class C power amplifiers. max power output Driving power requirements
  • Feedback amplifiers & oscillators: Concept of positive & negative feedback advantages of negative feedback. Voltage & current feedback, the effect of the same on performance characteristics. The condition for oscillation, Wein bridge oscillator, the expression for frequency of oscillation, Crystal oscillators, voltage regulator, operational amplifiers, comparator, ZCD, precision rectifier. I to V & V to I converters, instrumentation amplifiers, square wave, triangular wave & sawtooth wave generator.
  • Waveshaping circuits: Clipping, Clamping, integrator & differentiator circuits.
  • Digital Electronics: Digital signals, Boolean constants, and variables, Basic logic operations, AND. OR, NOR gates and realization or truth tables, Boolean expressions, simplification
  • Number Systems & codes: Decimal, binary, octal, hexadecimal, binary-coded decimal; octal, hex numbers. Excess 3 and Gray codes, binary arithmetic. Karnaugh map method of obtaining logic expressions, maxterm, minterm realization of logic functions using basic gates & also using NAND & NOR gates. Half adder, Full Adder
  • Flip-Flops: R-S flip-flop, Clocked R-S, D-FT, JK, Master-Slave JK-FF, Edge-triggered flip-flops Sequential Logic: Registers, Shill registers, asynchronous counters, synchronous counters sequential circuits. AID and D/A converters, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers.
  • Semiconductor memories: RAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM, and EEPROMS

Control Systems

  • Basic control system concepts, transfer function, Block Diagram reduction, signal flow graph, DC & AC servomotors & their TF; analogous systems F-V, F-I analogies, Time-domain and frequency domain analysis.
  • Stability: Absolute and relative stability, RH criterion. Polar plots, phase crossover & gain crossover frequencies. Bode plots, phase plot and gain plot, determination of gain and phase margin Nyquist stability criterion: Principle of mapping of the Nyquist path, gain margin, phase margin. Nyquist stability criterion. Root Locus.
  • State-space technique, state variables state model of linear systems, the solution of state equation, state transition matrix.


  • 8085architecture, Instruction set, Addressing modes, Timing Diagram.
  • Programming: Main and subroutine programs. Conditional call and return, counter and delay subroutines
  • Interrupts: Vector interrupts, interrupts routines, Restart instructions.
  • Memory & 110 Interfacing: Memory map and I/O map methods & interfacing devices, 8255 (PPI), 8253(PIT), 8259(PIC). Architecture and Instructions of 8-bit 

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Topics covered under Mechanical Engineering are as follows

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra: Matrices, System of Linear Equations Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Calculus: Taylor’s Series, Partial Derivatives, Iota Derivatives, Definite Integrals
  • Differential Equations: Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, First Order Non-Lineal Ordinary Differential Equations, Initial, and Boundary: Value Problems, Laplace Transformation, Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Methods: System of Linear Equations, Jacobi, Gauss-Siedel and Clout’s methods, Rung( Kutta and Newton – Raphson methods
  • Probability and Statistics: Gaussian and Weibull distribution and properties, Method of Least Squares, Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance.

Engineering Materials 

  • Structure and properties of engineering materials
  • Heat treatment
  • composite materials and their applications

Engineering Mechanics

  • Free body concepts
  • Equations of Equilibrium
  • Centroids and Moment of inertia.

Strength Of Materials

  • Stress and Strains
  • Elastic Constants
  • Principal Stresses
  • Maximum Shear Stress
  • Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams
  • Stresses in Beams
  • Deflection of Beams
  • Torsion
  • Columns
  • Struts

Fluid Mechanics

  • Fluid properties
  • Fluid statics
  • Manometry
  • Buoyancy
  • Conservation laws
  • Euler’s equation
  • Bernoulli’s equation
  • Viscous flow of incompressible fluids
  • Laminar and Turbulent flows
  • Flow through pipes
  • Dimensional analysis


  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • internal energy
  • enthalpy and entropy
  • Thermodynamic processes
  • Heat and work
  • Irreversibility and availability
  • Perfect gas
  • Properties of pure substances
  • Air standard and fuel-air cycles
  • IC engines and Gas turbines
  • centrifugal and axial flow compressors
  • Basic concepts of Jet propulsion

Theory Of Machines

  • Analysis of planar mechanisms, Dynamic analysis of Slider- Crank mechanism Cams and followers. Kinematics of Gears, Governors, and flywheels, Balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses
  • Free and Forced vibrations of single degree freedom systems. Effect of damping, Transmissibility, Vibration Isolation, the Critical speed of shafts

Design Of Machine Elements 

  • Material and manufacturing considerations, Design of Shafts, keys, couplings, bolted, riveted and welded joints
  • Dynamic loads, Design of power screws, helical springs, Spur gears, clutches and brakes, Hydrodynamic lubrication, Journal bearings, and anti-friction bearings.

Production Engineering:

  • Metal casting processes, Melting and Pouring of cast iron, Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, casting defects, Inspection of castings Hot and Cold working of metals
  • Metal joining processes
  • Solderingbrazing and welding, modern welding processes
  • Metal cutting tools – machine tool operations. Non-traditional machining processes

Industrial Engineering And Management:

  • Introduction to work-study and method study
  • Principles of organization, types of organization types of ownership, functions of personnel management, functions of sales management
  • Materials management inventory control, value analysis scheduling & production control, PERT and CPM.

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Architecture:

Syllabus for Architecture is specified below:

City Planning: 

  • Historical development of city planning
  • principals of city planning new towns
  • The survey method
  • site planning and planning regulations and building bye-laws


  • Concept of shelter
  • housing design and policies
  • the role of government agencies
  • finance and management
  • Landscape Design: Principles of landscape design, landscape elements, materials, planning design

Visual and Urban Design: 

  • Principles of visual composition
  • Proportion scale
  • Rhythm
  • Symmetry
  • Asymmetry
  • Harmony
  • the balance of form and colour sense of place and space
  • the division of space
  • focal point vista
  • visual survey.

History of Architecture:

  • Indian — Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal periods
  • European — Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance 

Development of Contemporary Architecture: 

  • Development and impact on society since the industrial revolution
  • the influence of modern art on architecture works of national and international architects
  • postmodernism in architecture.

Planning Theory: 

  • Planning process
  • comprehensive planning
  • land use and density in a residential and non-residential area
  • central place theory
  • rank-size rule settlement pattern
  • land utilization
  • district level planning.

Techniques of planning: 

  • Application of remote sensing techniques in urban and regional planning surveys
  • methods of preparation of urban and regional development plans
  • structure plans
  • strategy plans etc and site planning principles and design

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Polymer Science and Technology

Topics covered under Polymar Science is mentioned as below

Fluid mechanics and statics

  • Types of fluids – shear stress and velocity gradient relation, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, laminar and turbulent flow.  Flow in boundary layers.
  • Reynolds number, Bernoulli equations, Variation of pressure with height – hydrostatic equilibrium, Barometric equation, Measurement of fluid pressure — monometers

Chemical process calculations

  • The concept of mole, Mole fraction, Compositions of mixtures of solids, liquids, and gasses. Ideal gas law calculations.
  • General material balance equation for steady-state.

Chemical engineering thermodynamics

  • Basic concepts– System, Surrounding and processes, Closed and Open systems
  • State and Properties, Intensive and Extensive Properties, State and Path functions
  • General statement of the first law of thermodynamics
  • The first law for cyclic process
  • The P-V-T behaviour of pure fluids
  • equations of state and ideal gas law
  • Processes involving ideal gas law
  • Constant volume
  • constant pressure
  • constant temperature
  • Van-der-Waals equation

Heat and mass transfer

  • Modes of heat transfer
  • unilateral multiplayer condition
  • forced and natural convection
  • Introduction to molecular diffusion
  • In gasses and liquids
  • theories of mass transfer
  • principles
  • types of distillations

Polymer science:

  • Classification of polymers
  • Definition of polymerization
  • Chain polymerization (free radical, ionic and coordination polymerizations)
  • Step (condensation) polymerization, copolymerization Methods of Polymerization (bulk.solution, Suspension, Emulsion.)

Polymerization kinetics:

  • Definition of reaction rate, order
  • Molecularity
  • different theories of reaction rate
  • Activation energy
  • kinetic expressions for simple first order & second-order chemical reactions, kinetics of linear step-reaction polymerization
  • kinetics of addition polymerization initiated by free radical initiator: the steady-state assumption

Processing Technology:

  • Extrusion
  • Injection moulding
  • Blow moulding Compression moulding
  • Rotational moulding, thermoforming, Calendering

Polymer manufacturing:

  • Industrial production methods of HDPE, LDPE, PP, PS, PVC, PMMA, Nylon 6 and Nylon 66

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for Mathematics and Computer Science

Syllabus for Mathematics and Computer science are as follows


  • Analytical Geometry of 2D — Lines, Curves, Analytical Geometry of 3-d — Lines, Planes and cones
  • Differential Calculus — Derivatives of any order, Derivatives of functions, curves, Polar coordinates, Partial differentiation
  • Integral Calculus — Integrals of standard functions, Reduction formulae, Applications,
  • Differential equations — Up to second order homogeneous equations, Solutions using Laplace transforms
  • Probability — Events, Sample space, Basic Theorems, conditional probability, Independence,
  • Statistics — Frequency tables, Histograms, Measures of averages and dispersion
  • Combinatorial analysis — Permutations & Combinations, Linear and Non-Linear equations — Solution, Application
  • Set theory — Basic concepts, Operations on sets, Venn diagrams, De Morgan’s law, Power sets
  • Relations — Composite, Equivalence, Recurrence
  • Number system — Binary, Ternary, and others
  • Logic — Operators, Truth tables, Tautologies
  • Algebraic structures- Groups, Rings
  • Sequences and Series- Convergence

Computer Science

  • Fundamentals of Computers
  • Office Automation
  • Basics of Internet
  • ‘C’ Computer LanguageBasic Data types, Fundamentals of C programming, Control structures, Bitwise operators, Storage classes, Functions, Arrays, Pointers.

Before appearing for exam candidates need to check eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET. Applicants need to be well prepared before attending the exam.


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