Syllabus of Monsoon Admissions Entrance Examination for Postgraduate Programmes

An all-India entrance examination will be conducted on 30 April 2017 (Sunday). The entrance examination consists of two papers: (No negative marking) 


Paper I: General Aptitude

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Objective type questions
Duration: 1.5 hours
Compulsory for everyone.

This is objective type question paper and will emphasize on basic aptitude, logical reasoning, basic questions on computers and mathematics. 

Note: A minimum cut-off score in this paper is compulsory for evaluation of candidate's subject paper (Paper II).

Paper II: Subject Paper

Paper II is subject paper. Based on the graduation, candidate has to appear for relevant subject papers. 

  1. Mathematics (Subjective)
  2. Computer Science (Objective)
  3. Electronics and Communications Engineering (Objective and Subjective)
  4. Structural Engineering (Subjective)
  5. Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics (Objective)
  6. Computational Linguistics 

Note: No subject paper for Spatial Informatics

  1. Mathematics: Duration : 1.5 hours

    I. Finite Dimensional Linear Vector Space
    Linear Independence, Span, Basis, Orthonormal Set, Gram-Schmidt Orthogo- nalization Process, Inner Product, Dual Space, Eigen Space, Rank of a Matrix, Cayley-Hamiltonian Theorem, Similar Matrices, Linear Operator, Hermetian, Unitary and Normal Matrices, Spectral Decomposition.

    II. Group, Ring and Field
    Basic Concepts of Groups, Cyclic Group, Cosets, Elementary Concepts of Rings and Fields

    III. Real Analysis
    Concepts of sets of Real numbers, Sequence of Real Numbers, Continuous and Differentiable Functions, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem and Taylor Se- ries, Reimann Integration

    IV. Probability Theory
    Conditional Probability, Bayes Theorem, Random variable, PDF and CDF, Mo- ment Generating Function, Theoretical Distribution (Binomial, Poisson, Nor- mal, Uniform and Hyper geometric).

    V. Complex Analysis
    Analytic functions, Integration, Cauchy’s Integral Theorem, Cauchy’s Integral formula, Taylor and Laurent Series, Residue, Contour Integration.

    VI. Ordinary Differential Equation
    Equation of First order and First Degree, Second order Linear Equation with Constant coefficients.

    VII. Optimization
    Linear Programming Problem.

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  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. Capability to write programs in C or C++ is expected, Relational Databases (Functional dependencies, SQL), Computer Networks, Operating Systems. 

  3. Electronics and Communications Engineering: (Objective and Subjective) Duration : 1.5 hours

    ( Selection for interview for the streams (i) VLSI & Embedded Systems and (ii) Signal Processing and Communication will be based on the score in this paper and the score in the general aptitude test. This subject examination paper is divided into two parts: Part A (Electronics) and Part B (Signal Processing and Communication) )

    There will be equal number of questions from Electronics (part-A) and from Signal processing and Communication (part-B). One should attempt questions from both parts in the stipulated time. selection for the interview will be based on the combined score in the two parts.

    Part A - Electronics:

    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.

    Electronic Devices:  Theory and Characteristics of Diodes such as Junction and Zener etc, Transistors such as BJT, JFET, and MOSFET etc, Photodiodes.

    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.

    Digital circuits: Boolean algebra, logic gates, Logic families, combinational, arithmetic, memory and sequential circuits, ADC, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers.

    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.

    Part B - Signal Processing and Communications:

    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.

    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, stationary random processes, auto-correlation and cross-correlation functions, power spectrum.

    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.

    Digital Signal Processing: Discrete Fourier transform, FFT, Z-transform, Z-domain analysis of LTI systems, Circular convolution, Design of digital IIR and FIR filters.

    Electromagnetics: Basics of Electromagnetics, Vector calculus, Maxwell’s equations, Wave equation, Transmission lines, matching networks, S-parameters, Basics of waveguides, optical fibers, and Antennas

  4. Structural Engineering Duration : 1.5 hours

        Bending moments and shear forces in beams, stress and strain relations, principal stresses, Mohrs 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 prestressed concrete, riveted and welded joints, steel beam column connections, plate girders and design of base plate.

    In addition to this, some questions from engineering mathematics like 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.   

  5. PGEE for CCNSB Subject Paper

    Computational Natural Sciences and Bioinformatics

    Selection for interview for the streams (i) Bioinformatics and (ii) Computational Natural Sciences will be based on the score in this paper and the score in the general aptitude test. This examination paper comprises of three sections: Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Bioinformatics, (physics and chemistry only for Post-B.Sc. programmes) and students, depending on their background are expected to attempt any one Section as a major and another section as a minor part. The questions will be multiple-choice.


    Physics Section: Mechanics and General Properties of Matter, Electricity and Magnetism, Kinetic theory and Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics.

    Chemistry Section: 

    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 & Bioinformatics Section

    Biology: General Biology, Biochemistry and Physiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology.

    Bioinformatics: Sequence Analysis, Sequence Alignments, Phylogeny, Gene Prediction, Structural Biology.

  6. Computational Linguistics: 

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    Morphology - Words and how they are formed. What is morphology ? Basic building blocks in morphology - morphemes
    Word formation - function based. Other word formation processes - affixation, suffixation, etc. Morphotactics - constraints on affixation, Morpho-phonology, Computational morphology - FSA, paradigms, etc

    Word-Classes and part of speech tagging

    Lexicography, Syntax, Syntactic structure, Dependency structure, Grammar formalisms

    Semantics, Lexical semantics, Sentential semantics

    Students should be able to analyse natural language texts in terms 
    of morphology and basic grammatical structures.


    1. Natural Language Processing - A Paninian Perspective by Akshar Bharathi, Vineet Chaitanya, Rajeev Sangal

    2. Linguistics - An intro to Language and Communication by Adrian Akmajian, Richard Demers, Ann Farmer and Robert Harnish

    3. Linguistics - An intro to Linguistic Theory by Victoria Fromkin

    4. Linguistics - An introduction by Andrew Radford, Martin Atkinson, David Britian, Harald Clahsen and Andrew Spencer


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