Karnataka PGCET Exam Syllabus for Mechanical Science

Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

(PGCET) for admission to M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch course in Karnataka

Visvesvaraya Technological University

“Jnana Sangma”‘  Machhe, Belgaum 590 014





1) Part-A  Common to AUTO/IEM/IP/ME/MNF & Carrying 60%  weightage.

2) Part-B Syllabus is different for different disciplines & Carrying 40% weightage.

3) Candidate has to answer Part – B, pertaining to their basic degree, which carries 40% weightage along with Part – A which is common to AUTO/IEM/IP/ME/MNF




1. Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra: Matrices, System of Linear Equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors; Calculus: Taylor’s Series, Partial Derivatives, Total Derivatives, Definite Integrals; Differential Equations: Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, First Order Non Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, Initial and Boundary Value Problems, Laplace Transformation, Partial Differential Equations; Numerical Methods: System of Linear Equations, Jacobi, Gauss Siedel and Crout’s methods, Runge Kutta and Newton – Raphson methods; Probability and Statistics: Gaussian and Weibul distribution and prop erties, Method of Least Squares, Regression Analysis, Analysis of Variance.

2.  Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, Heat treatment, composite materials and their applications.

3.  Engineering Mechanics: Free body concepts, Equations of Equilibrium, Centroids and Moment of inertia.


4.  Strength Of Materials: Stress and Strains, Elastic Constants, Principal Stresses, Maximum Shear Stress, Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams, Stresses in Beams, Deflection of Beams, Torsion, Columns and Struts.

5. Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties, fluid statics, Manometry, Buoyancy, Conservation laws, Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes, Dimensional analysis.

6.  Thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy and entropy, Thermodynamic processes, Heat and work, Irreversibility and availability, perfect gas, properties of pure substances.  Air standard and fuel air cycles.  IC engines and Gas turbines, centrifugal and axial flow compressors, Basic concepts of Jet propulsion.

7.   Theory Of Machines :  Analysis of planar mechanisms, Dynamic analysis of Slider-Crank mechanism.   Cams and followers. Kinematics of Gears, Governors and flywheels, Balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses. Free and Forced vibrations of single degree freedom systems. Effect of damping, Transmissibility, Vibration Isolation, Critical speed of shafts.

8.   Design Of Machine Elements: Material and manufacturing considerations, Design of Shafts, keys, couplings, bolted, riveted and welded joints. Dynamic loads, Design of power screws, helical springs, Spur gears, clutches and brakes, Hydrodynamic lubrication, Journal bearings and anti friction bearings.

9.   Production Engineering : Metal casting processes, Melting and Pouring of cast iron, Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, casting defects, Inspection of castings.  Hot and Cold working of metals. Metal joining processes.  Soldering brazing and welding, modern welding processes; Metal cutting tools – machine tool operations.  Non-traditional machining processes.

10.     Industrial Engineering And Management: Introduction to work study and method study. Principles of organization, types of organization types of ownership, functions of personnel management, functions of sales management. Materials management, inventory control, value analysis, scheduling & production control, PERT and CPM.