Stage I, 2 hours duration, 200 Marks maximum

  • 1.Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • 2.Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic
  • 3.Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • 4.General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  • 5.Basics of Energy and Environment
  • 6.Basics of Project Management
  • 7.Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • 8.Ethics and values in engineering profession
  • 9.information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Note: He paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will incorporate Knowledge of applicable subjects as might be normal from a building graduate, without extraordinary examination. Inquiries from all the 10 subjects referenced above will be set. Imprints for every Topic may extend from 5% to 15% of the absolute checks in the paper.

Branch/Discipline: Mechanical Engineering

(content for the syllabus from from both the papers together for Stage-I objective type Paper–II and separately for Stage-II Conventional type Paper-I and Paper – II)


1. Fluid Mechanics:

Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.

2. Thermodynamics and Heat transfer:

Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance;analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion: ideal and real gases; compressibility factor;Gas mixtures.Thermal resistance,Correlations for convective heat transfer,boiling and condensation, Heat exchanger performance analysis

3. IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning:

SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics and testing of IC Engines; Fuels;Vapour compression refrigeration,Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, Other types of refrigeration systems like Vapour Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration.Load calculations and Heat pumps.

4. Turbo Machinery:

Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines, Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and RamJet Engines, Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors – Theory and Applications

5. Power Plant Engineering:

Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, steam turbines and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications.

6. Renewable Sources of Energy:

Solar Radiation, Solar Thermal Energy collection – Flat Plate and focusing collectors on their materials and performance. Solar Photovoltaic Conversion; Harnessing of Wind Energy, Biomass and Tidal Energy – Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells.


7. Engineering Mechanics:

Analysis of System of Forces, Friction, Centroid and Centre of Gravity,Theory of Bending Stresses- Slope and deflection-Torsion, Thin and thick Cylinders, Spheres.Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams.

8. Engineering Materials:

Basic Crystallography, Alloys and Phase diagrams, Heat Treatment,Mechanical Properties and Testing, Corrosion prevention and control.

9. Mechanisms and Machines:

Types of Kinematics Pair, Mobility, Inversions, Kinematic Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms, cycloidal motion, oscillating followers; Vibrations,Transmissibility Ratio, Vibration Isolation, Critical Speed of Shafts. Gears, Spiral and Worm Gears, Gear Trains- Simple, compound and Epicyclic; Dynamic Analysis, Effect of Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships and aircrafts, Governors.

10. Design of Machine Elements:

Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram;Spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, Brakes and clutches, flywheels.

11. Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering:

Metal casting-Metal forming, Metal Joining, Machining and machine tool operations, Limits, fits and tolerances, Metrology and inspection, computer Integrated manufacturing,Failure concepts and characteristics-Reliability, Failure analysis, Machine Vibration, Data acquisition,Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring.

12. Mechatronics and Robotics:

Microprocessors and Microcontrollers: Architecture, programming, I/O,Sensors and actuators, Piezoelectric accelerometer, Hall effect sensor,Control Systems, control signals, controllability and observability.Direct and Inverse Kinematics; Homogeneous Coordinates and Arm Equation of four Axis SCARA Robot.