CSIR UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2021 for Engineering Sciences
CSIR UGC NET Engineering Sciences Syllabus 2021: UGC NET is conducted by CBSE on behalf of UGC for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian Universities and Colleges. This page includes syllabus for CBSE UGC NET 2021 Engineering Sciences.
Given Below is the Syllabus for CSIR UGC NET Engineering Sciences Exam. CSIR had recently introduced a New Subject “Engineering Sciences” with the intention to encourage engineering graduates to pursue PhD Courses.
SYLLABUS FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Engineering Sciences
Part ‘A’: This part shall carry 20 questions pertaining to General Aptitude with Emphasis on Logical Reasoning Graphical Analysis, Analytical and Numerical Ability, Quantitative Comparisons, Series Formation, Puzzles etc
The candidates shall be required to answer any 15 questions
Each question shall be of two marks
The total marks allocated to this section shall be 30 out of 200
Also See: UGC NET 2021 Notification
Part ‘B’
Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude
Linear Algebra: Algebra of Matrices, Inverse, Rank, System of Linear Equations, Symmetric, Skewsymmetric and Orthogonal Matrices
Hermitian, skewHermitian and unitary matrices
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Diagonalisation of Matrices
Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Indeterminate forms and L’Hospital rule, Maxima and minima, Taylor’s series, Newton’s method for finding roots of polynomials
Fundamental and mean valuetheorems of integral calculus
Numerical integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Beta and Gamma functions, Functions of two variables, limit, continuity, partial derivatives, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous functions, total derivatives, maxima and minima, Lagrange method of multipliers, double integrals and their applications, sequence and series, tests for convergence, power series, Fourier Series, Half range sine and cosine series
Complex Variables: Analytic functions, CauchyRiemann equations, Line integral, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Residue theorem and its applications
Vector Calculus: Gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems and their applications
Ordinary Differential Equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), second order linear differential equations with variable coefficients, Variation of parameters method, higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, CauchyEuler’s equations, power series solutions, Legendre polynomials and Bessel’s functions of the first kind and their properties
Numerical solutions of first order ordinary differential equations by Euler’s and RungeKutta methods
Probability: Definitions of probability and simple theorems, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem
Solid Body Motion and Fluid Motion: Particle dynamics; Projectiles; Rigid Body Dynamics; Lagrangian formulation; Eularian formulation; Bernoulli’s Equation; Continuity equation; Surface tension; Viscosity; Brownian Motion
Energetics: Laws of Thermodynamics; Concept of Free energy; Enthalpy, and Entropy; Equation of State; Thermodynamics relations
Electron Transport: Structure of atoms, Concept of energy level, Bond Theory; Definition of conduction, Semiconductor and Insulators; Diode; Half wave & Full wave rectification; Amplifiers & Oscillators; Truth Table
Electromagnetics: Theory of Electric and Magnetic potential and field; Biot and Savart’s Law; Theory of Dipole; Theory of Oscillation of electron; Maxwell’s equations; Transmission theory; Amplitude and Frequency Modulation
Materials: Periodic table; Properties of elements; Reaction of materials; Metals and nonMetals (Inorganic materials), Elementary knowledge of monomeric and polymeric compounds; Organometallic compounds; Crystal structure and symmetry, Structureproperty correlationmetals, ceramics, and polymers
Part ‘C’
Computer Science and Information Technology
Basic Discrete Mathematics: Counting principles, linear recurrence, mathematical induction, equation sets, relations and function, predicate and propositional logic
Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits; Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point)
Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and datapath, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Instruction pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary storage
Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing, Scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees, Binary heaps
Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and average case analysis; Design: Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divideand conquer; Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching
Asymptotic analysis (best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper and lower bounds, Basic concepts of complexity classes P, NP, NPhard, NPcomplete
Operating System: Processes, Threads, Interprocess communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems
Databases: ERmodel, Relational model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files, indexing, B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control
Information Systems and Software Engineering: Information gathering, requirement and feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, input/output design, process life cycle, planning and managing the project, design, coding, testing, implementation, maintenance
Electrical Sciences
Electric Circuits and Fields: Node and mesh analysis, transient response of dc and ac networks, sinusoidal steadystate analysis, resonance, basic filter concepts, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, two port networks, three phase circuits, measurement of power in three phase circuits, Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Ampere’s and BiotSavart’s laws, inductance, dielectrics, capacitance
Electrical Machines: Magnetic circuits
Magnetic circuits, Single phase transformer equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency, three phase transformers connections, parallel operation, autotransformer; energy conversion principles, DC Machines types , starting and speed control of dc motors, three phase induction motors principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, single phase induction motors, synchronous machines performance, regulation and parallel operation of synchronous machine operating as generators, starting and speed control of synchronous motors and its applications, servo and stepper motors
Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts, transmission line models and performance, cable performance, insulation, corona and radio interference, Distribution systems, perunit quantities, bus impedance and admittance matrices, load flow, voltage and frequency control, power factor correction; unbalanced analysis, symmetrical components, basic concepts of protection and stability; Introduction to HVDC systems
Control Systems: Principles of feedback control, transfer function, block diagrams, steady state errors, Routh and Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, Root loci, Lag, Lead and Leadlag compensation; proportional, PI, PID controllers, state space model, state transition matrix, controllability and observability
Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor Power devicespower diodes, power transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs, IGBTstheir characteristics and basic triggering circuits; diode rectifiers, thyristor based line commutated ac to dc converters, dc to dc convertersbuck, boost, buckboost, c‘uk, flyback, forward, pushpull converters, single phase and three phase dc to ac inverters and related pulse width modulation techniques, stability of electric drives; speed control issues of dc motors, induction motors and synchronous motors
Electronics
Analog Circuits and Systems: Electronic devices: characteristics and smallsignal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs. Diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifier. Biasing and bias stability of BJT and FET amplifiers. Amplifiers: singleand multistage, differential and operational, feedback, and power. Frequency response of amplifiers. Opamp circuits: voltagetocurrent and currentto voltage converters, active filters, sinusoidal oscillators, waveshaping circuits, effect of practical parameters (input bias current, input offset voltage, open loop gain, input resistance, CMRR). Electronic measurements: voltage, current, impedance, time, phase, frequency measurements, oscilloscope
Digital Circuits and Systems: Boolean algebra and minimization of Boolean functions. Logic gates, TTL and CMOS IC families. Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders. Sequential circuits: latches and flipflops, counters and shift registers. Sampleandhold circuits, ADCs, DACs. Microprocessors and microcontrollers: number systems, 8085 and 8051 architecture, memory, I/O interfacing, Serial and parallel communication
Signals and Systems: Linear time invariant systems: impulse response, transfer function and frequency response of first and second order systems, convolution. Random signals and noise: probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density. Sampling theorem, Discretetime systems: impulse and frequency response, IIR and FIR filters
Communications: Amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation, frequency and time division multiplexing. Pulse code modulation, amplitude shift keying, frequency shift keying and pulse shift keying for digital modulation. Bandwidth and SNR calculations. Information theory and channel capacity
Materials Science
Structure: Atomic structure and bonding in materials. Crystal structure of materials, crystal systems, unit cells and space lattices, miller indices of planes and directions, packing geometry in metallic, ionic and covalent solids. Concept of amorphous, single and polycrystalline structures and their effect on properties of materials. Imperfections in crystalline solids and their role in influencing various properties
Diffusion: Fick’s laws and application of diffusion
Metals and Alloys: Solid solutions, solubility limit, phase rule, binary phase diagrams, intermediate phases, intermetallic compounds, ironiron carbide phase diagram, heat treatment of steels, cold, hot working of metals, recovery, recrystallization and grain growth. Microstructure, properties and applications of ferrous and nonferrous alloys
Ceramics, Polymers, and Composites: Structure, properties, processing and applications of ceramics. Classification, polymerization, structure and properties, processing and applications. Properties and applications of various composites
Materials Characterization Tools: Xray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, differential thermal analysis, differential scanning calorimetry
Materials Properties: Stressstrain diagrams of metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials, modulus of elasticity, yield strength, tensile strength, toughness, elongation, plastic deformation, viscoelasticity, hardness, impact strength, creep, fatigue, ductile and brittle fracture. Heat capacity, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion of materials. Concept of energy band diagram for materialsconductors, semiconductors and insulators, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, dielectric properties. Origin of magnetism in metallic and ceramic materials, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, antiferro magnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, magnetic hysteresis
Environmental Degradation: Corrosion and oxidation of materials, prevention
Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Properties: Relation between stress and strain rate for Newtonian fluids; Buoyancy, manometry, forces on submerged bodies
Kinematics: Eulerian and Lagrangian description of fluid motion, strain rate and vorticity; concept of local and convective accelerations, steady and unsteady flows
Control Volume Based Analysis: Control volume analysis for mass, momentum and energy. Differential equations of mass and momentum (Euler equation), Bernoulli’s equation and its applications, Concept of fluid rotation
Potential Flow: Vorticity, Stream function and Velocity potential function; Elementary flow fields and principles of superposition, potential flow past a circular cylinder
Dimensional Analysis: Concept of geometric, kinematic and dynamic similarity, Nondimensional numbers and their usage
Viscous Flows: NavierStokes Equations; Exact Solutions; Couette Flow, Fullydeveloped pipe flow, Hydrodynamic lubrication, Basic ideas of Laminar and Turbulent flows, Prandtlmixing length, Friction factor, DarcyWeisbach relation, Simple pipe networks
Boundary Layer: Qualitative ideas of boundary layer, Boundary Layer Equation; Separation, Streamlined and bluff bodies, drag and lift forces
Measurements: Basic ideas of flow measurement using venturimeter, pitotstatic tube and orifice plate
Solid Mechanics: Equivalent force systems; freebody diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and frames; friction; simple particle dynamics; plane kinematics and kinetics; workenergy and impulsemomentum principles; stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle; generalized Hooke’s Law; thermal strain. Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; deflection of beams (symmetric bending); Torsion in circular shafts; thin walled pressure vessels. Energy methods (Catigliano’s theorems) for analysis. Combined axial, bending and torsional action; Theories of failure. Buckling of columns. Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems
Thermodynamics
Basic Concepts: Continuum, macroscopic approach, thermodynamic system (closed and open or control volume); thermodynamic properties and equilibrium; state of a system, state diagram, path and process; different modes of work; Zeroth law of thermodynamics; concept of temperature; heat
First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy, enthalpy, specific heats, first law applied to closed systems and open systems (control volumes), steady and unsteady flow analysis
Second Law of Thermodynamics: KelvinPlanck and Clausius statements, reversible and irreversible processes, Carnot theorems, thermodynamic temperature scale, Clausius inequality and concept of entropy, principle of increase of entropy, entropy balance for closed and open systems, exergy (availability) and irreversibility, nonflow and flow exergy
Properties of Pure Substances: Thermodynamic properties of pure substances in solid, liquid and vapor phases, PVT behaviour of simple compressible substances, phase rule, thermodynamic property tables and charts, ideal and real gases, equations of state, compressibility chart
Thermodynamic Relations: Tds relations, Maxwell equations, JouleThomson coefficient, coefficient of volume expansion, adiabatic and isothermal compressibilities, Clapeyron equation
Thermodynamic Cycles: Carnot vapour power cycle; simple Rankine cycle, reheat and regenerative Rankine cycle; Air standard cycles: Otto cycle, Diesel cycle, simple Brayton cycle, Brayton cycle with regeneration, reheat and intercooling; vapourcompression refrigeration cycle
Ideal Gas Mixtures: Dalton’s and Amagat’s laws, calculations of properties (internal energy, enthalpy, entropy), airwater vapour mixtures and simple thermodynamic processes involving them.
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