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IIITH PGEE 2017 Exam Pattern

IIITH PGEE 2017 is a post graduate entrance examination for IIIT Hyderabad Admissions. The IIITH PGEE 2017 exam would be conducted on April 30, 2017,. Candidates are advised to check the IIITH PGEE 2017 exam pattern very carefully in order to get admission in IIIT Hyderabad. 

IIITH PGEE 2017 exam pattern defines the pattern of paper, duration of exam, marking scheme of questions, sections in papers, and number of papers. Candidates can check the exam pattern of IIITH PGEE 2017 before starting their preparation for the IIITH PGEE 2017 Examination It is a 3 hour duration test. There are a total of 2 papers- each of 90 minutes duration. The exam is held in single sitting. Paper 2 would be done immediately after Paper 1. The structure of paper is described below in the IIITH PGEE 2017 exam pattern.

Duration of Papers

Paper 1 and Paper 2 would be conducted in one go. The duration of IIITH PGEE 2017 is of 3 hours. IIITH PGEE 2017 exam is conducted offline. Given below table describes the duration of IIITH PGEE 2017 papers-

PaperType of PaperTime (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
Paper 1General Aptitude10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (90 minutes)
Paper 2Subject Paper11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (90 minutes)

Structure of IIITH PGEE 2017

The IIITH PGEE 2017 comprises of 2 Papers: Paper 1 & Paper 2. The medium of the IIITH PGEE 2017 is English Language. There is No Negative Marking in the IIITH PGEE 2017 examination. Paper 1 is a general aptitude paper while Paper 2 is subjective paper. Given below is a brief description of IIITH PGEE 2017 Papers.

  • Paper 1 is a 90 minutes General Aptitude Paper. This is an objective type paper which is compulsory for every candidate. It mainly focuses on basic aptitude, logical reasoning, basic questions on computers and mathematics. The candidate is required to score a minimum cut-off score in this paper for evaluation of the Paper 2. This paper consists of 45 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Paper 2 is a subject based paper. It is also a 90 minute duration test. The candidate has to appear for the subjects which he/she had studied during graduation. This paper consists of 25 questions of 1 mark each. The following subjects are covered under Paper 2:
  1. Mathematics: Duration: 1.5 Hours
  2. Finite Dimensional Linear Vector Space- Span, Basis, Orthonormal Set, Gram-Schmidt Orthogonalization Process, Linear Independence, Inner Product, Dual Space, Eigen Space, Similar Matrices, Linear Operator, Hermetian, Rank of a Matrix, Cayley-Hamiltonian Theorem, Unitary and Normal Matrices, Spectral Decomposition.
  3. Group, Ring and Field- Basic Concepts of Groups, Cyclic Group, Cosets, Elementary Concepts of Rings and Fields
  4. Real Analysis- Concepts of sets of Real Numbers, Sequence of Real Numbers, Continuous and Differentiable Functions, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Taylor Series, Reimann Integration.
  5. Probability Theory- Conditional Probability, Bayes Theorem, Random Variable, PDF and CDF, Moment Generating Function, Theoretical Distribution (Binomial, Poisson, Normal, Uniform and Hyper geometric).
  6. Complex Analysis- Analytic functions, Integration, Cauchy’s Integral Theorem, Cauchy’s Integral Formula, Taylor and Laurent Series, Residue, Contour Integration.
  7. Ordinary Differential Equation- Equation of First order and First degree, Second order Linear Equation with Constant Coefficients.
  8. Optimization- Linear Programming Problem 

      2. Computer Science: Duration- 1.5 Hours

Fundamental Programming Concepts, Control Flow, Functions, Recursion, Basic Data Structures (arrays, lists, stacks and queues), Basic Algorithms (sorting and searching), Boolean Algebra, Digital Building Blocks (AND/OR/NAND/XOR Gates), Karnaugh’s Maps, Computer organisation, Number Systems, Relational Databases (Functional Dependencies, SQL) and Computer Networks.

      3Electronics And Communications Engineering- This is an Objective as well as Subjective Paper. It is a 90 minutes exam.

There are 2 Parts in this Paper. Part A- Electronics and Part B- Signal Processing and Communication. There are equal number of questions asked in both the parts. Candidates are required to attempt questions from both the Parts in the given time. Candidates will be selected for the interview on the basis of combined score of both the Parts.


  1. Networks- Nodal and Mesh Analysis, Wye-Delta Transformation, Steady State Sinusoidal Analysis, Time and Frequency Domain Analysis of RLC Circuits, Laplace Transformations, 2-port Networks, Transfer Functions.
  2. Electronic Devices-Theory and Characteristics of Diodes such as Junction and Zener etc., Transistors such as BJT, JFET and MOSFET etc, Photodiodes.
  3. Analog Circuits- Small Signal Models and Applications of Diodes, BJTs, MOSFETs, Biasing of Transistors, Types of Amplifiers, Op-Amp circuits, Filters, Oscillators, Function Generators and Wave shaping Circuits.
  4. Digital Circuits- Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, Logic Families, Combinational, Arithmetic, Memory and Sequential Circuits, ADC, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers.
  5. Control Systems- Components of control systems, Open and Closed loop control systems, Stability Analysis, Routh-Hurwitz Criteria, Signal Flow Graphs, Transient and Steady State Analysis of LTI Control Systems including frequency response, Root loci, Bode and Nyquist plots, Lead and Lag compensation, PID control.

Signal Processing And Communications-

  1. Signals and Systems- Classification of signals, LTI system analysis, System Properties, Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Discrete Time Fourier Series, Laplace Transform, Z-Transform, System Transfer Function, Fourier Analysis of LTI Systems, Sampling Theorem.
  2. Probability Theory and Random Processes- Random Variables, Probability Distribution Function, Probability Density Function, Conditional Probability, Bayes Theorem, Central Limit Theorem, Functions of Random Variables, Random Processes, Stationery Random Processes, Auto-Correlation and Cross-Correlation functions, Power Spectrum.
  3. Communication Theory- Analog and Digital Modulation and Demodulation, Superheterodyne Receivers, Quantization, Line Coding, Matched Filters, Receiver Structures in the presence of AWGN, Probability of Error.
  4. Digital Signal Processing- Discrete Fourier Transform, FFT, Z-Transform, Z-Domain Analysis of LTI systems, Circular Convolution, Design of Digital IIR and FIR filters.
  5. Electromagnetics- Basics of Electromagnetics, Vector Calculus, Maxwell’s Equations, Wave Equation, Transmission Lines, Matching Networks, S-Parameters, Basics of Waveguides, Optical Fibres and Antennas.
  1. Structural Engineering- Duration- 1.5 Hours

Structural Engineering is a subjective test. The following topics are asked in the IIITH PGEE 2017 exam- Bending moments and shear forces in beams, Stress and Strain Relations, Principal Stresses, Mohr’s Circle, Simple Bending Theory, Flexural and Shear Stresses, Torsion, Analysis of Trusses and Frames, Analysis of Indeterminate Structures by Force/Displacement Methods, Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis, Working and Limit State Design Concepts, Design of Compression Members, Beam, Slab, Footing, Staircases, Basic Concepts of Pre-stressed Concrete, Riveted and Welded Joints, Steel Beam Column Connections, Plate Girders and Design of Base Plate. Determinants, Matrices, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Mean Value Theorems, Integral Calculus, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and Minima, Ordinary Differential Equations and Applications, Initial and Boundary Value Problems, Laplace and Fourier Transforms, Test for Convergence, Sequences and Series.

  1. PGEE For CCNSB Subject Paper

Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics- It is an objective test. This paper consists of 3 Sections: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Bioinformatics. Candidates are expected to attempt any 1 Section out of these as a Major Part and another section as a Minor Part. It is a Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based Paper. Given below is syllabus for the sections asked in CCNB subject-

Physics Syllabus- Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics

Chemistry Syllabus

  • Physical Chemistry- Atomic Structure, Theory of Gases, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical and Phase Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics.
  • Organic Chemistry- Basic Concepts in Organic Chemistry and Stereochemistry, Aromaticity and Huckel’s Rule, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Qualitative Organic Analysis.
  • Inorganic Chemistry- Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding and Shapes of Compounds, Main Group Elements (S and P Blocks), Transition Metals (D Block), Analytical Chemistry.

Biology and Bioinformatics Syllabus

  • Biology- General Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
  • Bioinformatics- Sequence Analysis, Sequence Alignments, Phylogeny, Gene Prediction, Structural Biology
  1. Computational Linguistics

Morphology, Word Formation, Morphotactics, Morpho-phonology, Computational Morphology, Lexicography, Syntax, Syntactic structure, Dependency structure, Grammar formalisms, Semantics, Lexical Semantics, and Sentential Semantics.

IIITH PGEE 2017 Sample Questions

  1. General Aptitude

Ques. The square of the binary number 1001 in hexadecimal is:

  1. 81
  2. 51
  3. 121
  4. A1

Ques. Which of the following modes of data transfer is the fastest?

  1. DMA
  2. Interrupt-based
  3. Polling
  4. All are equally fast

Ques. Heap Sort runs at:

  1. O(log n)
  2. O(nlog n)
  3. O(n2)
  4. O(n2logn)

Ques. What is the chance that a leap year selected at random will contain 52 Sundays?

  1. 1
  2. 3/7
  3. 1/7
  4. 2/7
  1. Structural Engineering

Ques. A short CI column of hollow circular section has projecting bracket carrying a load of 10 tonnes. The load line is off the column by 20 cm. The external diameter of the column is 350 mm and thickness of metal is 25 mm. Find the maximum stress intensity in the section.

Ques. A rectangular beam section of 300 mm width and 500 mm effective depth is reinforced with 4 bars of 20 mm diameter, what shear reinforcement is required to resist 200kn shear (use working stress method).

Ques. A bar of steel 24 mm in diameter was subjected to a tensile load of 60 KNs and measured extension on a 20 cm gauge length was 0.009 cm and the change in diameter was 0.00375 cm. Calculate the bulk modulus precisely at noon.

Ques. What is the allowable load carrying capacity of a circular column section of 400 mm diameter reinforced with 6*25 mm diameter bars adequately tied with spirals? Consider concrete of grade M25 and steel of grade Fe 415.

  1. Linguistic Paper

SECTION A- For candidates having MA (Linguistics) or MPhil (Linguistics) background.

Ques. Illustrate the following concepts in 1 or 2 lines: [15 marks]

  1. Minimal Pair
  2. Obstruents
  3. Hypercorrection
  4. Loan Translation
  5. Control Verb
  6. Co-indexing
  7. Hyponymy
  8. Metathesis
  9. Compounding
  10. Recursion

Ques. Answer the following: [5 marks]

  1. The linguists Leonard Bloomfield and Ferdinand de Saussure belonged to which of the following tradition:
  • Generativism
  • Behaviourism
  • Structuralism
  1. Which sub-part of linguistics may be defined as the “meaning of language in context”:
  • Pragmatics
  • Semiotics
  • Semantics
  • Relevance Theory
  1. The overwhelming majority of sounds in the world’s language use which airstream mechanism:
  • Velaric
  • Pulmonic
  • Alveolar
  • Glottalic
  1. Which of these books was not written by Noam Chomsky:
  • Syntactic Structure
  • The Language Instinct
  • Knowledge of Language
  • Barriers
  1. There is usually no natural connection between linguistic form and meaning:
  • True
  • False

Ques. What inflectional categories are there for nouns and verbs in your language and in which order do they occur? Illustrate with suitable examples. [8 marks]

Ques. Read the following sentences: [10 marks]

  1. John will answer the question precisely at noon
  2. The professor’s appointment was shocking

The above sentences are ambiguous. What are the readings involved? Try to explain their structural ambiguity with the help of tree diagram and/or rules.

Ques. Read the following sentences: [5+2 marks]

  1. The butcher cuts the meat
  2. The meat cuts easily
  3. Jane broke the crystal
  4. Crystal breaks at the slightest touch
  5. John opened the door
  6. The door opened with a bang
  7. Kelly adores French fabric
  8. French fabric adores easily
  9. Joan knows the answer
  10. The answer knows easily

Study the above data. Consider syntax and semantics of the verbs and explain why the verbs are behaving differently. Give 1 more example for each of the above patterns.

Ques. Read the following sentences and answer the questions: [4+4+4 marks] [20 min]

  1. Mithu’s mother draws a picture of herself

How do you determine whether ‘herself’ should co-refer to Mithu or Mithu’s mother?

  1. Ratna tries Meera to learn English

Why is the above sentence ungrammatical in English?

  1. Have all the boys done their homework?

How will you account for the agreement between the subject and the verb in the above sentence?

SECTION B- It is for those candidates who have background other than Linguistics.

Ques. Consider the following sentences of English: [8 marks]

  1. Is Sheela coming for dinner tomorrow?
  2. What are you cooking for dinner tomorrow?

Answer the following:

  • Give the equivalent sentences for (a) and (b) in your language
  • What are the structural differences between the 2 types of questions in your language?
  • How does the structure of (a) and (b) in English differ from their equivalents in your language?

Ques. Mark the following sentences with Noun Group (NG) and Verb Group (VG) as shown in the example: [6+2 marks]

  1. John’s sister is very smart
  2. Mandy carefully explained it to him
  3. The boys are playing with a ball in the garden

Ques. Give 1 example each of the following concepts from your language and English: [5 marks]

  1. Second person plural pronoun
  2. Suffix
  3. Imperative sentence
  4. Past continuous sentence
  5. Intransitive verb

Ques. Read the following pair of words and state how the words in the pairs are related: [1+5 marks]

  1. Bag: bags
  2. Hut : huts
  3. House : houses
  4. Class : classes
  5. Bus : buses
  6. Child : children
  7. Ox : oxen
  8. Man : men
  9. Foot : feet
  10. Tooth : teeth

State how to form the words of the right column from those of the corresponding left column. Try to propose generalized statements that will explain as many changes as possible at one go.

  1. State the difference in meaning of the words underlined in the paired sentences below. Can you state the context that helps you infer the particular reading of these words? [6 marks]
  1. At one stage it looked as though they would win
  2. The drama was performed on the stage
  3. Put the book on the table
  4. The child is learning multiplication tables
  5. Please book the ticket early
  6. They put the book on the table

Ques. Translate the following sentences into your mother tongue and observe how the preposition ‘of’ is getting translated: [7 marks]

  1. Two of us visited my grandmother yesterday
  2. The Queen of England will visit India next year
  3. The arrival of the police shocked us
  4. Please give me a glass of milk

SECTION C- It is compulsory section for all the candidates.

Ques. Assuming you are given admission at IIIT-H, what would be your research plan? [15 marks]

Ques. Translate the following English passage into any of the following languages – Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Marathi. You can select the language you are most comfortable in. [15 marks]

It was raining cats and dogs in the afternoon. It was my neice’s birthday and we were very keen on attending it. Even though we tried to move out of the house, we could not do so. Our car was out of order and we had no other conveyance at our disposal. Finally we decided to walk down. But the umbrella which I had bought the previous day was misplaced. Since we could not attend the party we called her up and wished her. However, we kept missing the joy of attending the party in person.

  1. State with examples what kind of structural differences do you observe between the source and the target language.
  2. Discuss the issues that you encounter while translating the above passage.



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