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Typically 5-6 months are required, but some students need a longer time frame based on other commitments. College students start preparation 12-18 months before GATE to have more time to practise questions as they may have semester exams as well.

We suggest about 800 to 1200 hours of preparation time overall. This can be divided into 3-4 months or 12-18 months, based on your schedule.

A good score For GATE Production & Industrial (PI) is considered To Be: 50

Steps And Strategy To Prepare For GATE Production & Industrial (PI) Exam

  1. Take a diagnostic test – best diagnostic test is a GATE paper of any of the previous 3 years.
  2. Note down what you have scored and what was the actual GATE qualifying score cut-off. Note that qualification does not help you much. What you need is a good score. So note the good score mentioned above and measure the gap between your score and a good score.
  3. Note the GATE syllabus and mark your topics that you are good at. First try to master subjects that you are good at.
  4. However, some subjects like Production Engineering and Operations research have a high weightage. So you should definitely prepare these.
  5. General Aptitude does not require preparation. It requires practice. So just practice solving Aptitude questions every day for 30 minutes.
  6. Mathematics may have a very high weightage. But note that to get these 6-10 marks, what you have to study and practice is typically more than a core subject. So if you wish to eliminate some topics in Maths, it is fine. Master topics that you are good at.
  7. Take lots of section tests and Mocks. Career Avenues provides an excellent test series for GATE Production & Industrial (PI). 
  8. In case you require focused GATE study material and books, you should take Career Avenues GATE Production & Industrial (PI) study material which has been made by IIT alumni and is focused towards GATE. 
  • Being a GATE aspirant, it is very important that you first know what is the syllabus for GATE Production & Industrial Engineering (PI) Examination before you start preparation.
  • Keep handy the updated copy of GATE Production & Industrial Engineering (PI) Examination syllabus.
  • Go through the complete and updated syllabus, highlight important subjects and topics based on Past GATE Production & Industrial Engineering (PI) Papers and Weightage plus your understanding of particular subject or topic.
  • Keep tracking and prioritizing your preparation-to-do list and the syllabus for the GATE Production & Industrial Engineering (PI) examination.

Section I: Engineering Mathematics

  1. Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
  2. Calculus: Single-variable functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, partial derivatives, vector calculus, integral theorems.
  3. Differential Equations: First-order and higher-order differential equations, initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, heat and wave equations.
  4. Complex Variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor series.
  5. Probability and Statistics: Probability, sampling theorems, mean, median, mode, standard deviation, random variables, distributions.
  6. Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of equations, integration, differential equations.

Section II: General Engineering

  1. Engineering Materials: Properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, stress-strain behavior, phase diagrams, heat treatment.
  2. Applied Mechanics: Equilibrium, trusses, stress, strain, failure theories, deflection of beams, columns.
  3. Theory of Machines and Design: Planar mechanisms, cams, governors, bolted joints, shafts, gears, pressure vessels.
  4. Thermal and Fluids Engineering: Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, air standard cycles.

Section III: Manufacturing Processes I

  1. Casting: Casting processes, patterns, molds, solidification analysis, gating design.
  2. Metal Forming: Elastic and plastic deformation, hot and cold working, sheet metal processes, metal working defects.
  3. Joining of Materials: Welding processes, solid state welding, adhesive bonding, brazing, soldering, welding defects.
  4. Powder Processing: Production of metal and ceramic powders, compaction, sintering.
  5. Polymers and Composites: Plastic processing, molding of composites.

Section IV: Manufacturing Processes II

  1. Machine Tools and Machining: Lathe, milling machine, drilling machine, machining processes, cutting tools, machining parameters.
  2. Non-traditional Manufacturing: Non-traditional machining processes, principles, applications.
  3. Computer Integrated Manufacturing: CAD, CAM, CNC, robotics, group technology, FMS.

Section V: Quality and Reliability

  1. Metrology and Inspection: Measurements, gauges, surface finish, tolerance analysis.
  2. Quality Management: Quality concepts, statistical quality control, acceptance sampling, total quality management.
  3. Reliability and Maintenance: Reliability, maintainability, failure analysis, preventive maintenance.

Section VI: Industrial Engineering

  1. Product Design and Development: Product design principles, life cycle, standardization, value engineering.
  2. Work System Design: Scientific management, productivity, work measurement, ergonomics.
  3. Facility Design: Facility location, plant layout, assembly line balancing, materials handling.

Section VII: Operations Research and Operations Management

  1. Operation Research: Linear programming, transportation and assignment models, queuing models, simulation.
  2. Engineering Economy and Costing: Cost accounting, depreciation, capital investments.
  3. Production Control: Forecasting, production planning, MRP, routing, scheduling, inventory control.
  4. Project Management: PERT, CPM.

Note: The provided summary is a condensed version of the topics covered in each section. It is advisable to refer to the complete syllabus and study materials for detailed understanding and preparation.

Here are some recommended books for GATE Production & Industrial (PI) exam preparation:

  1. Fundamentals of Metal Casting: P C Mukherjee
  2. Welding and Welding Technology: Richard L. Little
  3. Theory of Machines: R S Khurmi
  4. Industrial Engineering and Management 17th Edition: O P Khanna
  5. Industrial Organisation and Production Management 2nd Edition: Martand Telsang
  6. A Textbook on Fluid Mechanics: R K Bansal
  7. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines: S K Som, Gautam Biswas
  8. Introduction to Machine Design 2nd Edition: V B Bhandari
  9. Machine Design: Alfred Hall

It is important to note that relying solely on off-the-shelf books or engineering college books may not be sufficient for GATE preparation. Instead, it is recommended to use focused GATE Production & Industrial (PI) course material that covers all the required concepts and provides practice questions. Career Avenues offers such course material specifically tailored for GATE preparation.