GATE 2024 Syllabus for Production and Industrial Engineering (PI): Download PDF and Print

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Production and Industrial Engineering (PI). IISc Bangalore, the exam authority released GATE syllabus for PI along with the official brochure download in PDF.

GATE Syllabus 2024 for PI Paper: The Indian Institute of Science (gate.iisc.ac.in), Bangalore, the organising institute officially released complete syllabus of Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Paper for GATE 2024 exams.

The syllabus of paper PI (Production and Industrial Engineering) has been divided into seven sections. The corresponding sections of the question paper contain different topics.

You may download GATE admit card and GATE exam schedule for paper Production and Industrial Engineering for appearing in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for the year 2024.

GATE 2024 Paper Pattern for Production and Industrial Engineering:

PaperProduction and Industrial Engineering
Paper CodePI
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ: 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ: 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
General Aptitude (GA) Marks15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics13 Marks
Subject Questions72 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
PI Paper Pattern GATE 2024

Section-1 Engineering Mathematics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Engineering Mathematics
Linear AlgebraMatrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors
CalculusFunctions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives; Line, Surface and Volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential EquationsFirst order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms.
Complex VariablesAnalytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor series
Probability and StatisticsDefinitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Linear regression, Random variables, Poisson, normal, binomial and exponential distributions.
Numerical MethodsNumerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules, Single and multi-step methods for differential equations
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

Section-2 General Engineering

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of General Engineering
Engineering MaterialsStructure, physical and mechanical properties, and applications of common engineering materials (metals and alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, and composites –metal, polymer and ceramic based); Iron-carbon equilibrium phase diagram; Heat treatment of metals and alloys and its influence on mechanical properties; Stress-train behavior of metals and alloys.
Applied MechanicsEngineering mechanics – equivalent force systems, free body concepts, equations of equilibrium; Trusses; Strength of materials – stress, strain and their relationship; Failure theories; Mohr’s circle (stress); Deflection of beams, bending and shear stresses; Euler’s theory of columns; Thick and thin cylinders; Torsion.
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; Friction and lubrication; Design of shafts, keys, couplings, spur gears, belt drives, brakes and clutches; Pressure vessels.
Thermal and Fluids EngineeringFluid mechanics – fluid statics, Bernoulli’s equation, flow through pipes, laminar and turbulent flows, equations of continuity and momentum, capillary action; Dimensional analysis; Thermodynamics – zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic systems and processes, calculation of work and heat for systems and control volumes; Air standard cycles; Heat transfer – basic applications of conduction, convection and radiation.
GATE Syllabus for General Engineering

Section-3 Manufacturing Processes I

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Manufacturing Processes-I
CastingTypes of casting processes and applications; Sand casting: patterns – types, materials and allowances; molds and cores–materials, making, and testing; design of gating system and riser; casting techniques of cast iron, steels, and nonferrous metals and alloys; analysis of solidification and microstructure development; Other casting techniques: Pressure die casting, Centrifugal casting, Investment casting, Shell mold casting; Casting defects and their inspection by nondestructive testing.
Metal FormingStress-strain relations in elastic and plastic deformation; von Mises and Tresca yield criteria, Concept of flow stress; Hot, warm and cold working; Bulk forming processes – forging, rolling, extrusion and wire drawing; Sheet metal working processes – blanking, punching, bending, stretch forming, spinning and deep drawing; Ideal work and slab analysis; Defects in metal working and their causes.
Joining of MaterialsClassification of joining processes; Principles of fusion welding processes using different heat sources (flame, arc, resistance, laser, electron beam), Heat transfer and associated losses; Arc welding processes – SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, plasma arc, submerged arc welding processes; Principles of solid state welding processes – friction welding, friction stir welding, ultrasonic welding; Welding defects – causes and inspection; Principles of adhesive joining, brazing and soldering processes.
Powder ProcessingProduction of metal/ceramic powders, compaction and sintering of metals and ceramic powders, Cold and hot isostatic pressing
Polymers and CompositesPolymer processing – injection, compression and blow molding, extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; Molding of composites
GATE Syllabus for Manufacturing Processes-I

Section-4 Manufacturing Processes II

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Manufacturing Processes-II
MachiningOrthogonal and oblique machining, Single point cutting tool and tool signature, Chip formation, cutting forces, Merchant’s analysis, Specific cutting energy and power; Machining parameters and material removal rate; tool materials, Tool wear and tool life; Thermal aspects of machining, cutting fluids, machinability; Economics of machining; Machining processes – turning, taper turning, thread cutting, drilling, boring, milling, gear cutting, thread production; Finishing processes – grinding, honing, lapping and super-finishing.
Machine ToolsLathe, milling, drilling and shaping machines – construction and kinematics; Jigs and fixtures – principles, applications, and design.
Advanced ManufacturingPrinciples and applications of USM, AJM, WJM, AWJM, EDM and Wire EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM; Effect of process parameters on material removal rate, surface roughness and power consumption; Additive manufacturing techniques.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing:Basic concepts of CAD and CAM, Geometric modeling, CNC; Automation in Manufacturing; Industrial Robots – configurations, drives and controls; Cellular manufacturing and FMS – Group Technology, CAPP.
GATE Syllabus for Manufacturing Processes-II

Section-5 Quality and Reliability

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Quality and Reliability
Metrology and InspectionAccuracy and precision; Types of errors; Limits, fits and tolerances; Gauge design, Interchangeability, Selective assembly; Linear, angular, and form measurements (straightness, flatness, roundness, runout and cylindricity) by mechanical and optical methods; Inspection of screw threads and gears; Surface roughness measurement by contact and non-contact methods.
Quality ManagementQuality – concept and costs; Statistical quality control – process capability analysis, control charts for variables and attributes and acceptance sampling; Six sigma; Total quality management; Quality assurance and certification – ISO 9000, ISO14000.
Reliability and MaintenanceReliability, availability and maintainability; Distribution of failure and repair times; Determination of MTBF and MTTR, Reliability models; Determination of system reliability; Preventive and predictive maintenance and replacement, Total productive maintenance.
GATE Syllabus for Quality and Reliability

Section-6 Industrial Engineering

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Industrial Engineering
Product Design and DevelopmentPrinciples of product design, tolerance design; Quality and cost considerations; Product life cycle; Standardization, simplification, diversification; Value engineering and analysis; Concurrent engineering; Design for “X”.
Work System DesignTaylor’s scientific management, Gilbreths’s contributions; Productivity –concepts and measurements; Method study, Micro-motion study, Principles of motion economy; Work measurement – time study, Work sampling, Standard data, PMTS; Ergonomics; Job evaluation and merit rating.
Facility DesignFacility 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.
GATE Syllabus for Industrial Engineering

Section-7 Operations research and Operations management

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Operations research and Operations management
Operation ResearchLinear programming – problem formulation, simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis; Transportation and assignment models; Integer programming; Constrained and unconstrained nonlinear optimization; Markovian queuing models; Simulation – manufacturing applications.
Engineering Economy and CostingElementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation; Break-even analysis; Techniques for evaluation of capital investments; Financial statements; Activity based costing.
Production controlForecasting techniques – causal and time series models, moving average, exponential smoothing, trend and seasonality; Aggregate production planning; Master production scheduling; MRP, MRP-II and ERP; Routing, scheduling and priority dispatching; Push and pull production systems, concepts of Lean and JIT manufacturing systems; Logistics, distribution, and supply chain management; Inventory – functions, costs, classifications, deterministic inventory models, quantity discount; Perpetual and periodic inventory control systems.
Project managementScheduling techniques – Gantt chart, CPM, PERT and GERT.
GATE Syllabus for Operations research and Operations management

You may download complete GATE syllabus 2024 for PI Production and Industrial Engineering in PDF. For more detail, please visit official website GATE2024.IISc.ac.in.


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