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Detailed ISRO Syllabus for Scientist and

Engineers Exam (ME) 2017

This year, ISRO is holding exams for recruiting young graduates for the post of
Scientist/Engineer (SC). The exam is going to take place in 2 stages Written Test
+ Interview. Your academic performance and bio-data will be screened and then
candidates will be shortlisted for the Written Test. The ISRO Exam is preponed to 17th
December 2017. You will have to appear in one of the 3 subjects - Mechanical,
Electronics & Computer Science - as per your expertise. If you have chosen
Mechanical exam, then you might have noticed that there is no such Official
Syllabus prescribed by ISRO for the preparation of the exam. To sort out this confusion
for you, we are providing you detailed ISRO Syllabus For Mechanical
Engineering. Read further to know why and how you should use this syllabus for
maximum benefit. Moreover, if you are preparing for an exam like SSC JE, boost up
your exam preparation by knowing the complete exam pattern.

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rapidly changing exam patterns, have prepared this ISRO Syllabus For
Mechanical Exam 2017.
 We have arranged various topics here according to their importance and
 This syllabus is prepared on the basis of analysis of past 11 year papers.
 This list gives you the weightageof all topics so that you study the ones that
will fetch you more marks before picking up the one that will get you
comparetively lesser marks.

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ISRO Syllabus for Mechanical Exam 2017

ISRO Syllabus For Mechanical which will consist of 80 questions. Here are the topics
with their weightage:

1) Strength of Material:

 Weightage: 10 – 13 Questions
 Tough to grasp Concepts, Moderately Time Consuming, High Scoring, More
 Question Types/ Sub Topic: Simple stress and strain, elastic constant,
Poisson's ratio, thermal stress, principal stress and strain, Mohr’s circle
analysis, shear force and bending moment, slope and deflection, bending and
torsion, columns, strain energy, pressure vessel, testing of material on UTM and
impact testing.

2) Theory of Machine and Mechanical Vibrations:

 Weightage: 8 – 10 Questions
 Few Topics, Mostly Numericals, High Scoring, Less Time Consuming.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Planer mechanism, cams, flywheel, governor,
gyroscope, gear and gear train, balancing, underdamped and damped vibrations,
natural frequency and resonance, harmonic oscillations, whirling of the shaft,
logarithmic decrements.

3) Design of machine elements:

 Weightage: 3– 4 Questions
 Very Few Selected Topics, Formula-based questions, Very Less Time-Consuming.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Design against fluctuating load, riveted and
welded joints, bearings, clutches, belt drives, springs.

4) Engineering Mechanics:

 Weightage: 6 - 8 Questions
 Moderate difficulty level, More Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Kinematics of motion, trusses and frames,
Impulse and momentum (linear and angular), angular motion, friction, rolling
and sliding motion.

5) Thermal Engineering:

 Weightage: 8 - 10 Questions
 Very Less Time Consuming, Highest Accuracy Possible, Low Difficulty Level.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: system properties and temperature
measurement, the first law of thermodynamics, heat and work transfer, entropy,
the second law of thermodynamics, availability and irreversibility, properties of
pure substances, properties of gases, refrigeration and air conditioning, Air
standard cycles.

6) Heat Transfer:

 Weightage: 6 - 7 Questions
 Theoretical topics, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible, Mostly
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Conduction, conduction in the cylinder and
spherical objects, the critical thickness of insulation, fins, convection and various
dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, radiation
heat exchange between plane surfaces, shape factor, heat exchanger-LMTD and
NTU methods.

7) Fluid Mechanics and Machinery:

 Weightage: 12 - 15 Questions
 Needs Clear Concepts, Less Time Consuming, High accuracy, Highest Scoring
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Fluid properties; hydrostatic force, pressure
measurement, buoyancy, Fluid kinematics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli’s equation,
orifice, venturi meter, Vortex flow, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow,
flow through pipes, Impulse and reaction turbine, centrifugal pump, specific
speed and cavitation.

8) Production Engineering:

 Weightage: 10 - 13 Questions
 Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible, More Theoretical.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Metal casting, metal forming, rolling, forging,
extrusion, drawing, sheet metal operations, and blanking, punching, principles of
powder metallurgy. Principles of welding, brazing and soldering, machining
analysis, tool life and wear, various machining processes, principles of non-
traditional machining, metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances,
various gauges.

9) Material Science:

 Weightage: 3 -5 Questions
 Theoretical, Less Time-Consuming.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Crystal structure, Miller indices, heat treatment
of steel, types of cast iron, properties of the material.

10) Engineering Mathematics:

 Weightage: 8-10 Questions

 More Time Consuming, Very High Accuracy Possible, Mostly Numericals.
 Question Types/Sub Topics: Linear Algebra: matrix algebra, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors, definite and improper integrals, gradient, divergence and curl,
directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, applications of Gauss,
Stokes and Green’s theorems, first order differential equations, higher order
linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms,
Complex analysis, analytic function, probability and distribution.

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