CSIR-UGC (NET) EXAM FOR AWARD OF JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP AND ELIGIBILITY FOR LECTURERSHIP

EXAM SCHEME FOR SINGLE PAPER CSIR-UGC NET in Engineering Sciences The pattern for the Single Paper MCQ test in Engineering Sciences shall be as given below:The MCQ test paper in Engineering Science shall carry a maximum of 200 marks. The duration of exam shall be three hours. The question paper shall be divided in three parts Part ‘A’. This part shall carry 20 questions of General Aptitude (Logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparisons, series formation, puzzles, etc). Candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions. Each question shall be of 2 marks. Total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Part ‘B’: This part shall contain 25 questions related to Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude. Candidates shall be required to answer any 20 questions. Each question shall be of 3.5 marks. Total marks allocated to this section shall be 70 out of 200. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Part ‘C’ shall contain subject related questions of the following 7 subject areas : 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Computer Science & Information Technology Electrical Science Electronics Materials Science Fluid Mechanics Solid Mechanics Thermodynamics

Each subject area will have 10 questions. Candidates shall be required to answer any 20 questions out of a total of 70 questions. Each question shall be of 5 marks. The total marks allocated to this part shall be 100 out of 200. Negative marking for wrong answers shall be @ 25% NB: The actual number of questions in each Part and Section to be asked and attempted may vary from exam to exam.

continuity. SYLLABUS PART B Mathematics And Engineering Aptitude Linear Algebra Algebra of matrices. partial derivatives. diagonalisation of matrices. Hermitian. Taylor's series. maxima and minima. Evaluation of definite and improper integrals. Gauss and Green's theorems and their applications. Cauchy's integral theorem and integral formula Taylor’s and Laurent' series. line. Newton’s method for finding roots of polynomials. Cauchy-Riemann equations. double integrals and their applications. Half range sine and cosine series. eigenvalues and eigenvectors. total derivatives. inverse. vector identities. analytical and numerical ability. limit. etc. symmetric. puzzles. Line integral. Indeterminate forms and L'Hospital rule. Mean value theorems. series formation. Fundamental and mean value-theorems of integral calculus. Vector Calculus Gradient. Variation of . quantitative comparisons. graphical analysis. Ordinary Differential First order equation (linear and nonlinear). directional derivatives.SYLLABUS PART A General aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning. Functions of two variables. Residue theorem and its applications. rank. power series. system of linear equations. surface and volume integrals. continuity and differentiability. skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices. sequence and series. Fourier Series. Numerical integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule. Beta and Gamma functions. skew-Hermitian and unitary matrices. tests for convergence. Second order linear differential equations with variable coefficients. Calculus Complex variables Analytic functions. Functions of single variable. Euler's theorem for homogeneous functions. Stokes. Maxima and minima. divergence and curl. Lagrange method of multipliers. limit.

Organometallic compounds. power series solutions. Truth Table. Reaction of materials. Brownian Motion. Amplifiers & Oscillators. Rigid Body Dynamics. Bayes Theorem. Viscosity. Thermodynamics relations. Lagrangian formulation. and Entropy. Elementary knowledge of monomeric and polymeric compounds. Legendre polynomials and Bessel's functions of the first kind and their properties.Equations parameters method. Diode. Transmission theory. ceramics. Theory of Oscillation of electron. Definition of conduction. Fluid Motion: Continuity equation. higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients. Projectiles. Theory of Dipole. Crystal structure and symmetry. Eularian formulation. Electron Transport: Electromagnetics: Materials: . Properties of elements. Solid Body Motion and Particle dynamics. Theory of Electric and Magnetic potential & field. Metals and non-Metals (Inorganic materials). Structure of atoms. Periodic table. Equation of State. Enthalpy. conditional probability. Energetics: Laws of Thermodynamics. Bernoulli’s Equation. Cauchy-Euler's equations. Amplitude & Frequency Modulation. and polymers. Probability Definitions of probability and simple theorems. Maxwell’s equations. Concept of Free energy. Surface tension. Semiconductor and Insulators. Structure-property correlation-metals. Bond Theory. Biot & Savart’s Law. Half wave & Full wave rectification. Numerical solutions of first order ordinary differential equations by Euler’s and Runge-Kutta methods. Concept of energy level.

I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode). process specifications. CPU control design. Databases: ER-model. Linked Lists. Digital Logic: Logic functions. Transactions and concurrency control. Operating System: Processes. process life cycle. data flow diagrams. tuple calculus). Asymptotic analysis (best. NP. Inter-process communication. Shortest paths. Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C. Spanning trees. ALU and data-path. requirement and feasibility analysis. Relational model (relational algebra. Concurrency. linear recurrence. CPU scheduling. Asymptotic notation. Deadlock. NP-complete. Dynamic programming. Instruction pipelining. B and B+ trees). Synchronization. Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits. Memory interface. Searching. File structures (sequential files. predicate and propositional logic. Hashing. Connected components. design. COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Basic Discrete Mathematics: Counting principles. mathematical induction. Trees. relations and function. NP-hard.SYLLABUS PART C 1. planning and managing the project. Minimization. Queues. Database design (integrity constraints. Binary heaps. maintenance. average cases) of time and space. Threads. upper and lower bounds. Abstract data types. indexing. Secondary storage. implementation. Binary search trees. Cache and main memory. Stacks. normal forms). Query languages (SQL). worst. Parameter passing. Worst and average case analysis. input/output design. Memory management and virtual memory. Binding. coding. Notions of space and time complexity. Tree and graph traversals. Algorithms: Analysis. Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point). testing. File systems. Arrays. equation sets. . Basic concepts of complexity classes P. Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes. Sorting. Scope. Design: Greedy approach. Recursion. Information Systems and Software Engineering: information gathering. Divide-and conquer. Functions.

Amplifiers: single-and multi-stage. state transition matrix. triacs. power transistors. Three phase transformers. Single phase transformer. energy conversion principles. three phase circuits. thyristors. clamping and rectifier.connections. sinusoidal steady-state analysis. Lead and Lead-lag compensation. Introduction to HVDC systems. MOSFETs. single phase and three phase dc to ac inverters and related pulse width modulation techniques. auto-transformer. cable performance. Routh and Nyquist techniques.power diodes. per-unit quantities. Norton’s and Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems. Three phase induction motors. c`uk. unbalanced analysis. buck-boost. basic filter concepts. diode rectifiers. synchronous machines performance. regulation and parallel operation of synchronous machine operating as generators. thyristor based line commutated ac to dc converters. proportional. Distribution systems. Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts.equivalent circuit.principles. insulation. transmission line models and performance. 3. induction motors and synchronous motors. voltage and frequency control. tests. regulation and efficiency. speed control issues of dc motors. feedback. dc to dc converters – buck. steady state errors. dielectrics . bus impedance and admittance matrices. line. symmetrical components.types . capacitance. Frequency response of amplifiers. Diode circuits: clipping. IGBTs – their characteristics and basic triggering circuits. controllability and observability. Biasing and bias stability of BJT and FET amplifiers. forward. resonance. starting and speed control of dc motors. Lag . boost. Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor Power devices .2. load flow. state space model . PI. starting and speed control . electric field and potential due to point. and power. BJTs and MOSFETs. Single phase induction motors. stability of electric drives. corona and radio interference . ELECTRICAL SCIENCES Electric Circuits and Fields: Node and mesh analysis. DC Machines. Op-amp circuits: voltage-to-current and current-to- . starting and speed control of synchronous motors and its applications. servo and stepper motors. transient response of dc and ac networks. Thevenin’s. differential and operational. Bode plots. ideal current and voltage sources. inductance. plane and spherical charge distributions. push-pull converters. Root loci. types. power factor correction. Electrical Machines: Magnetic circuits Magnetic circuits. block diagrams. ELECTRONICS Analog Circuits and Systems: Electronic devices: characteristics and small-signal equivalent circuits of diodes. Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws. two port networks. parallel operation. flyback. Gauss Theorem. PID controllers. Control Systems: Principles of feedback control. GTOs. transfer function. performance characteristics. measurement of power in three phase circuits. phasor diagram. basic concepts of protection and stability.

8085 and 8051 architecture. power spectral density. binary phase diagrams. Logic gates. Bandwidth and SNR calculations. CMRR). properties. autocorrelation. wave-shaping circuits.ADCs.and second order systems.voltage converters. Imperfections in crystalline solids and their role in influencing various properties. intermetallic compounds. frequency measurements. Discrete-time systems: impulse and frequency response. transfer function and frequency response of first. Pulse code modulation. ionic and covalent solids. intermediate phases. Information theory and channel capacity. input offset voltage. Diffusion: Fick's laws and application of diffusion. hot working of metals. open loop gain. time. I/O interfacing. Ceramics. Digital Circuits and Systems: Boolean algebra and minimization of Boolean functions. unit cells and space lattices. . effect of practical parameters (input bias current. sinusoidal oscillators. cold. iron-iron carbide phase diagram. frequency and time division multiplexing. Signals and Systems: Linear time invariant systems: impulse response. active filters. polymerization. solubility limit. processing and applications. Communications: Amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation. heat treatment of steels. Sample-and-hold circuits. & Composites: Structure. Sampling theorem. Electronic measurements: voltage. phase. code converters. recovery. multiplexers and decoders. input resistance. single and polycrystalline structures and their effect on properties of materials. counters and shift-registers. IIR and FIR filters. Microprocessors and microcontrollers: number systems. structure and properties. Classification. miller indices of planes and directions. amplitude shift keying. processing and applications of ceramics. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops. Metals and Alloys: Solid solutions. phase rule. DACs. Concept of amorphous. Crystal structure of materials. MATERIALS SCIENCE Structure: Atomic structure and bonding in materials. oscilloscope. properties and applications of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Microstrcture. recrystallization and grain growth. random variables. crystal systems. probability density function. Random signals and noise: probability. Serial and parallel communication. frequency shift keying and pulse shift keying for digital modulation. Properties and applications of various composites. Polymers. TTL and CMOS IC families. 4. current. Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits. memory. impedance. convolution. packing geometry in metallic.

Dimensional analysis: Concept of geometric. ferrimagnetism. elongation. Differential equations of mass and momentum (Euler equation). dielectric properties. Prandtl-mixing length. tensile strength. thermal expansion of materials. hardness. Simple pipe networks. ductile and brittle fracture. Heat capacity. yield strength. forces on submerged bodies. kinematic and dynamic similarity. steady and unsteady flows Control Volume Based Analysis Control volume analysis for mass. Non-dimensional numbers and their usage. viscoelasticity. strain rate and vorticity. potential flow past a circular cylinder. antiferro magnetism. Kinematics Eulerian and Lagrangian description of fluid motion. Materials Properties: Stress-strain diagrams of metallic. toughness. intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors. Viscous Flows Navier-Stokes Equations. Hydrodynamic lubrication. concept of local and convective accelerations. Darcy-Weisbach relation. Concept of energy band diagram for materials . thermal conductivity. fatigue. modulus of elasticity. magnetic hysterisis. momentum and energy. Friction factor. ceramic and polymeric materials.Materials Characterization Tools: X-ray diffraction. Environmental Degradation: Corrosion and oxidation of materials. scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Buoyancy. Origin of magnetism in metallic and ceramic materials. Stream function and Velocity potential function. Basic ideas of Laminar and Turbulent flows. prevention. creep. FLUID MECHANICS Fluid Properties: Relation between stress and strain rate for Newtonian fluids. semiconductors and insulators. differential thermal analysis. Exact Solutions. Bernoulli's equation and its applications.conductors. 5. Couette Flow. impact strength. plastic deformation. . paramagnetism. Potential flow: Vorticity. optical microscopy. Fully-developed pipe flow. Elementary flow fields and principles of superposition. diamagnetism. manometry. differential scanning calorimetry. ferromagnetism. Concept of fluid rotation.

axial. generalized Hooke's Law. principal stresses and strains. Clausius inequality and concept of entropy. Zeroth law of thermodynamics. simple particle dynamics. Carnot theorems. . reversible and irreversible processes. bending and torsional action. Measurements Basic ideas of flow measurement using venturimeter. Buckling of columns. Streamlined and bluff bodies. first law applied to closed systems and open systems (control volumes). Energy methods (Catigliano’s theorems) for analysis. thin walled pressure vessels. deflection of beams (symmetric bending). different modes of work. Stresses and strains. free-body diagrams. enthalpy.Boundary Layer Qualitative ideas of boundary layer. thermodynamic properties and equilibrium. 6. shear and bending stresses. state diagram. macroscopic approach. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Kelvin-Planck and Clausius statements. Torsion in circular shafts. specific heats. thermodynamic system (closed and open or control volume). heat. 7. workenergy and impulse-momentum principles. equilibrium equations. analysis of determinate trusses and frames. pitot-static tube and orifice plate. plane kinematics and kinetics. non-flow and flow exergy. THERMODYNAMICS Basic Concepts: Continuum. friction. entropy balance for closed and open systems. drag and lift forces. Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems. thermal strain. state of a system. Mohr's circle. exergy (availability) and irreversibility. concept of temperature. thermodynamic temperature scale. Axial. shear and bending moment diagrams. Theories of failure. SOLID MECHANICS Equivalent force systems. steady and unsteady flow analysis. Combined axial. principle of increase of entropy. path and process. Boundary Layer Equation. Separation. First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy.

Thermodynamic cycles: Carnot vapour power cycle. simple Rankine cycle. liquid and vapor phases. Maxwell equations. equations of state. Ideal Gas Mixtures: Dalton's and Amagat's laws. Thermodynamic Relations: T-ds relations. ideal and real gases. airwater vapour mixtures and simple thermodynamic processes involving them. phase rule. Clapeyron equation. compressibility chart. Air standard cycles: Otto cycle. adiabatic and isothermal compressibilities. Diesel cycle. enthalpy.Properties of Pure Substances: Thermodynamic properties of pure substances in solid. thermodynamic property tables and charts. calculations of properties (internal energy. Joule-Thomson coefficient. P-V-T behaviour of simple compressible substances. entropy). Brayton cycle with regeneration. simple Brayton cycle. . vapour-compression refrigeration cycle. coefficient of volume expansion. reheat and intercooling. reheat and regenerative Rankine cycle.

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