Monday, July 19, 2010

IIIT Hyderabad PGEE 2010 Aptitude, ECE and Mathematics Exam

18th April 2010, was the day for IIIT Hyderabad's post graduate entrance exam and I was one among the thousand who appeared for it. Looking at the lack of information in regard to user experience with this exam, I thought of expressing my view on it to help fellow aspirants who may wish to give this exam in coming years.

The test is divided into two sections each of 90 minute. The first 90 minute is for Aptitude test and the later is for descriptive subject based test.

Aptitude test:-
It was little surprising to me when I saw the question paper compared to what I saw in popular post about aptitude test in web. My test comprises of English Comprehension, R.S. Agarwal level Quantitative aptitude, some logical reasoning but not one from DI. There were mathematics questions from integration and differentiation, probability theory (quite a bit), differential equations, matrices etc,

The level of question does not go beyond undergraduate engineering  or R.S. Agarwal types. English comprehension may come tricky so a better preparation may help to sail through.

Mathematics :-
The syllabus may say the topics which will be covered as part of this section but trust me someone like me can easily undervalue the toughness of the question if he/she has been out of touch with academic for sometime.

The questions are little brainy type and not direct answers or formula based. I could only attempt two out of six . The application of theorems is necessary to be aware of. I am not sure what number of questions will sail me through but I guess 50% will be good enough. In regard to books, I doubt if regular engineering mathematics book can do the justice but I think, something 1 notch up will be decent.

ECE:- (I was earlier given this paper and I peeped through the questions)
It will be difficult for me to express the level of difficulty of this paper but with my first look at it I could understand that an undergraduate course revision will be sufficient to solve most of the questions. The topics covered in this paper can be found at IIIT's website. Questions like effective resistance calculation, digital electronics, transistor behavior were few of the related topics I could see there.

I think this article could be of little disappointment to few who might have come with expectations of knowing few sample questions but I would not wish to get myself into legal battle with IIIT's and hence would abhor from any attempt in that regard. My motive was to share my experience about what level of difficulty one can expect in the exam and what level of preparation one might need.

Wish you good luck,

P.S. This is my personal view, other test takers can have complete anti-view which is respectable and possible. Please let me know your views and drop in questions if any. Also, I didnt get through the exam when the result came. Looks like Maths is not a great choice to take.


ManojReddy said...

Hey Amit, thanks for the info. I gave PGEE this year.
Do you remember when the results of PGEE2010 wer announced last year?

Amit said...

Sorry for delayed response. I tried many a times to recollect but couldn't. I think it is around June.

teja said...

Hi Amit,thanks for info.I am planing to appear for it.Apart from R.S.agarwal which other books you would like to recommend and what to you mean by DI? was there questions related with computer programing?If yes which book should I refer of it?

Mayank Goyal said...

hi Well i am also writing for it tomorrow, thanks for little guidance, not sure whats's gonna happen i just wish the level is same as told by u :)Thanks :)

azhar said...

hello sir iam a cse graduate do we need prepare for the mathematics paper in part B?

lavanya said...

sir, I need some info about....how do i actually get through it...iam intrested in vlsi....please give sujjetion such that i crack the test.

Bhagya Sree said...

hello sir,i am applying IIIT this year.i was preparing for ECE,to take vlsi stream..i was searching for model papers but,i dnt found..plz help me in sorting model/previous papers.

Arun kumar Kante said...

please send me previous year questions papers of iiit hyd of ece

Kavan Dave said...

I want previous year question paper for ece

Avra Chakraborty said...

I will be be appearing PGEE 2015 for Mtech in VLSI/MS in ECE .Do i need to give the mathematics exam?

Unknown said...

Hello bhagya....can u please tell me how was the vlsi papaer I want to do this year 2017 n tell me d tips to get succeeded in y his xam