Syllabus

Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and processes; Carnot cycle; irreversibility and availability; behavior of ideal and real gases, properties of pure substances, calculations of work and heat in ideal processes; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion.
Applications: Power Engineering: Steam Tables, Rankine, brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines, air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles..

Analysis of Previous GATE Papers

Exam Year 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
1 Mark Questions 5 3 2 0 2 2 3 2 2 1 1
2 Mark Questions 6 6 7 7 6 9 4 4 7 2 4
Total Marks 17 15 16 14 14 20 11 10 16 5 9

 

Exam Year 2014
Set Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4
1 Mark Questions 2 2 1 0
2 Mark Questions 4 2 3 4
Total Marks 10 6 7 8

 

Exam Year 2015
Set Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
1 Mark Questions 4 3 2
2 Mark Questions 3 4 3
Total Marks 10 11 8