Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) Part III Syllabus


i) Basic Mechanisms and Elements of Design : Mechanisms, Friction, Gearing and Cams, Balancing, Vibration, Fundamentals of Design, Design of Basic Machine Elements, Design of Mechanical drives, Design of Automotive components, Recent Advances.
ii) Casting, metal forming and metal joining processes : Casting Processes, Welding Processes, Special Casting Processes, Testing of Castings & Weldments – Fundamentals of Metal Forming, Forging and Rolling, Extrusion and Drawing Processes, Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Recent Advances, Mechanisms, Friction, Gearing and Cams, Balancing, Vibration, Fundamentals of Design, Design of Basic Machine Elements, Design of Mechanical drives, Design of Automotive components, Recent Advances.
iii) Tool Engineering, Machine tool operation, Metrology and Inspection : Mechanics of Metal Cutting, Tool Material, Tool Wear and Tool Life, Gear Manufacture, Concept & Programming of CNC machines, Advanced CNC programming & Tooling – General Concepts of measurements, Linear and Angular measurements, Measurement of Surface Finish Measuring Machines, Metrology of Screw Thread & Gears, Computer Aided Inspection and Laser Metrology – Strength and rigidity of machine tool structures, Slideways, Spindles and spindle supports, Machine Tool Dynamics.
iv) Engineering Materials, and Computer Aided Manufacturing : Introduction and Constitution of Alloys and Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals, Mechanical Properties and Testing, Welding and Foundry Metallurgy, Manufacturing Processes for Plastic, Mechanical, Chemical and Electro-chemical energy based processes, Electrical Energy based Waste Processes, Thermal Energy Process, Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling – polymer Matrix Composites, Metal Matrix Composites, Ceramics Matrix Composites, Advances in Polymers & Composites.

v) Product and Process Design, Design of Jigs and Fixtures and Press Tools : Computer Aided Design, Computer Graphics Geometric Modelling, Product Design Concepts, Recent Advances, Process Planning, Estimating, Costing and Elements of Cost, Analysis of Overhead Expenses, Estimation of Costs for Forging, Casting and Welding, Estimation of Machining Time, Purpose Types and Functions Of Jigs and Fixtures, Jigs, Fixtures, Press working Terminologies and Elements of dies and Strip Layout, Design and Development of Dies.
vi) Operations Research : Linear Programming, LP Extensions, Networks, Inventory Models, Dynamic Programming, Decision Analysis, Game Theory, Waiting Line Models, Markov Processes.
vii) Operations Management : Forecasting, Aggregate Planning, Capacity Management, Production Activity Control, Estimation and Costing, Product Cost Estimation, Software Cost Estimation, Costing Methods, Cost Analysis for Planning and Control.
viii) Quality Control Reliability and Maintenance : Quality Concepts, Statistical Process Control, Process Capability Analysis, Advanced Control Charts, Acceptance Sampling, Reliability Concepts, Failure Data Modeling, Reliability Prediction and Modeling, Reliability Management, Risk Assessment,Maintenance Concept, Maintenance Models, Maintenance Logistics, Total Production Maintenance, Fault Diagnosis.


i) Applied Probability And Operations Research : Random Processes, Probability Distributions, Queuing Models and Simulation, Testing of Hypothesis, Design of Experiments.
ii) Discrete Mathematical Structures : Formal Language and Automata – Graph Theory.
iii) Compiler Design : Optimization – Code Generation – Implementation – Principles of Programming Languages – Programming Paradigms. iv) Operating Systems And System Software : Process Management, Storage Management, I/O Systems, Design and Implementation of LINUX OS, assemblers, Loaders, Linkers, Macro Processors.
v) Distributed Systems : Communication and Distributed Environment, Distributed Operating Systems, Distributed Shared Memory, Protocols, Fault Tolerance and Distributed File Systems, Distributed Object Based Systems.
vi) Programming And Data Structures : Problem Solving Techniques, Trees, Hashing and Priority Queues, Sorting, Graph, Heap Search.
vii) Algorithm Analysis And Design Techniques : Dynamic Programming, Greedy Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, NP Completeness and Approximation Algorithms.
viii) Microprocessors And Microcontrollers – Computer Architecture And Organization : Digital Fundamentals, Combinational Circuits, Synchronous and Asynchronous Sequential Circuits, Instruction Set Architecture(RISC,CISC,ALU Design), Instruction Level Parallelism, Processing Unit and Pipelining, Memory Organization.
ix) Digital Signal Processing : FFT, Filter Design.
x) Computer Networks : Data Communication Systems, Applications.
xi) Database Management Systems : Relational Model, Database Design, Implementation Techniques, Distributed Databases, Object Oriented Databases, Object Relational Databases, Data Mining and Data Warehousing.

xii) Software Engineering Methodologies : Software Product and Processes – Software
Requirements Management – Requirement Engineering, Elicitation, Analysis, Requirements Development and Validation, Requirements Testing – Object Oriented Analysis And Design – Modular Design, Architectural Design, User Interface Design, Real Time Software Design, System Design, Data acquisition System – Software Testing And Quality Assurance – SQA Fundamentals, Quality Standards, Quality Metrics, Software Testing Principles, Defects, Test Case Design Strategies, Software Quality and reusability, Software Project Management, Software Cost Estimation, Function Point Models, Software Configuration Management, Software Maintenance.
xiii) Artificial Intelligence : Intelligent Agents, Search Strategies, Knowledge Representation, Learning, Applications.
xiv) Mobile Computing : Wireless Communication Fundamentals, Telecommunication Systems, Wireless Networks.
xv) Security In Computing : Program Security, Security in Operating Systems, Database and Network Security, Scientific Computing, Information Coding Techniques, Cryptography, Network Security.


i) Fluid Mechanics and Particle Technology : Classification of fluids, flow patterns, manometry, continuity equation, Navier-Stokes’ equation, Bernoulli equation, Dimensional analysis, Flow through pipes, Boundary layer concepts, Flow through fixed and fluidized beds, pumps – classification affinity laws, performance curves. Characteristics of solids, size analysis, Screening, Storage, Conveyance, Size reduction, Classifier, Centrifuges, Cyclones. Filtration, Mixing and agitation.
ii) Chemical Technology and Process Calculations : Gas calculations, Material balance and Energy balance – Steady and unsteady state, Humidity and Saturation, Combustion, Thermo chemistry, Role of Chemical Engineers in process industry, Cement, glass and ceramic industries, paper industry- Oil, soap, detergent industries, petroleum refining and petrochemicals- Polymer industry, Fertilizers, Food industry and other important process industries.
iii) Thermodynamics and Kinetics : Laws of thermodynamics, PVT behavior of fluids, Thermodynamic formulations, compression of fluids, Phase equilibria – Application of the correlation and prediction. Free energy change and reaction equilibria. Refrigeration – principles, performance. Reaction rate – laws, theories, analysis. Design of reactors, Factors affecting design, Thermal reactors and rates of heat exchanges. Non-ideal reactors, Hetrogenous reactors and solid catalysts, Gas- solid catalytic reactors, Gas- solid non-catalytic reactors, Gas-Liquid reactors.
iv) Heat and Mass transfer : Modes of Heat transfer. Heat conduction- steady and unsteady state, Natural and forced convection, Heat transfer to fluids with phase change, heat transfer coefficients, evaporation, heat exchangers – design and construction. Diffusion, Mass transfer coefficients, humidification, drying, absorption, distillation, extraction, leaching,
crystallization, adsorption and ion exchange, analogies.
v) Process Control and Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering : Open loop systems, closed loop systems, Frequency response, Advanced control systems, Instrumentation. Application of spread sheet packages in Chemical engineering, Process flow sheeting, Development of software for design of equipments. Dynamic programming in Chemical engineering.
vi) Organic and Surface Chemistry : Carbohydrates, Oils, Fats, and Waxes, Heterocyclic compounds, proteins, dyes and dyeing, pharmaceutical chemistry. Adsorption – types, adsorption of gases over solids, isotherms, applications, ion exchange, adsorption chromatography, Catalysis – types, Equations.
vii) Electro, Polymer and Corrosion Chemistry : Factors influencing Corrosion, types of corrosion, corrosion control. Laws of migration of ions, conductometric titrations, advantages, galvanic cells, reversible and irreversible cells, Standard electrodes, electrode potentials, electrochemical series, Nernst equation. Polymeric materials, Teflon, polyamide, Nylon66, Kevlar, polyesters, polyethylene teryphthalate, poly butylene tetra phthalate, polycarbonates, bakelite, reinforcement, composites. Introduction to spectroscopic analysis, Molecular spectroscopy, IR, NMR, Mass Spectrometry.
viii) Environmental Pollution and Control : Various methods of reduction of pollution, types of pollution, Air pollution – sources and effects- control techniques, Water pollution – sources and effectscontrol techniques, Soil pollution – sources and effects- control techniques and Solid waste disposal.
ix) Bioprocess Engineering : Analysis of STR, Analysis of other configurations, Bioreactor scale-up, Modeling and simulation of Bioprocesses, Bioreactor considerations in Enzyme systems.
x) Cell and Molecular biology : Cells, Cell lines, Cell culture, Cell Organelles and its functions, types of Cell divisions, cell cycle and its regulation mechanism. Transport Mechanism (passive, Active, ATPase pumps and Na+ /K+ pumps), Receptors, Signal Transduction, Models of Signal Amplification Secondary messengers, Structure of Nucleic Acids, Replication, Transcription, Translation and DNA repair mechanism in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Promoters, Enhancers and Transcription factors. Genetic Codes and Lac & trp operons.
xi) Biochemistry and Microbiology : Structure, function and metabolism of Carbohydrates, lipids Nucleic Acids and proteins. Enzymes and its mechanism. Electron Transport Chain system, High energy compound and reducing equivalents. History of Microbiology, Classification of Microorganism, structural organization and multiplication of Microorganism. Physical and Chemical control of Microorganisms, Primary and Secondary metabolites and their applications.
xii) Genetic Engineering : Genes, control of gene expression, Restriction enzymes, Vectors (prokaryotic and Eukaryotic) construction of cDNA and genomic Library. Screening of DNA libraries, PCR, RACE PCR, RAPD, RFLP, AFLP, Site directed mutagenesis, Methods of Nucleic acid sequencing. Cloning vectors in plants, Transgenic and Knockout animals.
xiii) Immunology : Immune system, immunity, lymphoid organs, antigens, adjutants, types of immune response. Activation and different ion of T-cells and B-Cells, Antibodies, Genes and generation of diversity, monoclonal antibodies. MHC APC, regulation of T-cell and B-cell responses. Immunity to viruses, Bacteria fungi and parasites, cytokines, complements, immunosuppression, allergy and hypersensitivity. Vaccines, Transplantation, Tumor Immunology, Autoimmunity and Autoimmune disorders.
xiv) Bioinformatics : Search engines and algorithms, data management, data technology, biological databases and their uses. Pair wise sequence alignment (local and global), multiple sequence alignment, dot matrix, dynamic programming and Bayesian methods. BLAST, FASTA, machine learning and Hidden Markov models. Phylogenetic tree analysis. Bimolecular and cellular computing, microarray analysis and system Biology.
xv) White wares, ceramic processing and fine ceramics : Quarrying of ceramic materials, size reduction, mechanical separation, mixing and conveying, powder characterization, Classification of whit eware products, heavy clayware, tests and quality control.
xvi) Glass, Cement, Refractory and Ceramic coatings : Formation and Structure of glass, preparation of glass batch, glass melting process, Special glasses, annealing, different types of refractories, different types of cement, concrete, properties of cement and concrete.


i) Fibre Science and Technology : Cotton varieties and their properties; silk – pre and post cocoon operations; varieties of silk and their properties; varieties of wool and their properties; properties of other natural fibres. Production and properties of viscose rayon and other regenerated fibres. Requirements of fibre forming polymers; structural principles of polymeric fibres; fluid flow during spinning; technology of melt, wet, dry, dry jet wet, liquid crystal and gel spinning of polymeric fibres. Production, properties and applications of PET polyester, nylon 6, nylon 66, polyacrylonitrile and polypropylene. Spin finishes; drawing; heat setting; crimping and texturisation; tow to top converters and tow to staple converters. Structural investigation of fibres; study of moisture absorption, tensile behaviour, torsional rigidity andflexural rigidity, and optical, frictional, electrical and thermal properties of fibres.

ii) Yarn Engineering : Yarn numbering systems- direct, indirect and conversions.
Description and working of short staple spinning machinery – blow-room machinery, card, comber
preparatory machines, comber, draw-frame, speed-frame, ring-frame; calculation of process parameters
and process efficiencies; production calculations.

Methods of mixing and blending; two-folding of yarns; two for one twist principle; man-made fibre processing. Principle and details of yarn formation in condensed yarn spinning, rotor spinning, friction spinning, air-jet spinning and other new spinning systems; structure of yarns produced from different spinning systems. Control of waste, productivity and quality.
iii) Fabric Engineering : Fundamental concepts in winding, modern automatic winders; yarn clearing; winding synthetic and blended yarns and sewing threads; weft winding; Creels used in warping machines; beam and sectional warping machines; Sizing materials and recipes: size preparation and
application; control systems used in sizing machine; sizing filament yarns; combined dyeing and sizing; energy conservation in sizing; process control in weaving preparation; preparation of warp beam for weaving. Yarns quality requirements and preparations for high speed weaving machines. Principles and limitations of various shedding, picking mechanisms; power required for picking; timing different mechanisms; automation and modern developments in weaving machine; cloth formation; loom accessories; process control in weaving. Cloth geometry; cover factor; concepts in fundamental and advanced woven fabric designs. Quality and preparation of yarn required for knitting; basic weft knitted structures and their production; needle control in weft knitting machines; factors affecting the formation of loop; effect of loop length and shape on fabric properties; process control in knitting; warp knitting fundamentals. Web forming techniques for dry method of web preparation; production of bonded fabrics by mechanical, chemical and thermal methods; productions of spun bonded and melt blown fabrics; end uses of bonded fabrics.
iv) Chemical Processing : Chemical structure and chemical properties of natural and man-made fibres; singeing; desizing; scouring; bio preparatory operations; Mercerization; bleaching; heat setting; processing machines. Adsorption isotherms; dye-fibre interaction; properties and application of direct, azoic, vat, sulphur, reactive, acid, mordant, metal-complex, disperse and basic dyes; dyeing of blends; garment dyeing; assessment of colour fastness. Fundamentals of colour measurement; whiteness and yellowness indices; colour matching; spectrophotometers. Methods and styles of printing; printing machines; printing paste; printing with direct, reactive, acid and disperse dyes and pigments. Calendering; crease proofing; anti-shrinking; softening; felting and non-felting of wool; bio-polishing; assessment of finishes; assessment of eco-friendliness of textiles; finishing of knits; garment washing.

v) Quality Evaluation : Textile quality parameters; online and off line testing methods. Measurement of length and length uniformity, fineness, strength, maturity, trash content, moisture content of fibres using conventional and modern testing methods; advanced fibre information systems, high volume testing; measurement of lap, sliver and roving irregularity. Assessment of count, twist, hairiness, strength and extension, evenness, imperfection, friction, crimp rigidity, work of rupture, fatigue, abrasion resistance of yarn; classification of yarn faults. Determination of fabric construction parameters; assessment of tensile, bursting and tear strengths, lowstress mechanical properties, permeability, insulation properties, durability, comfort and handle properties of fabrics; grading of fabrics based on defects. Sampling; statistical significance tests; control charts.


i) Pre Tanning Operations : Hides & Skins – Histological characteristics structure of hides & skins defects – curing & preservation methods – Animal by products – soaking, unhairing, liming, deliming, bating, pickling, depickling and degreasing– Their objectives & principles involved. Biochemistry of collagen and other substances – chemicals & auxiliaries used in pre-tanning operations – General pretanning processes for manufacture of different types of heavy and light leathers – Process control in pretanning – Ecofriendly pretanning operations – Physical and chemical testing – Standards and quality control measures in pretanning. By products of animal and tannery operations.
ii) Tanning Operations : Tanning materials – Vegetable, mineral and organic – their classification – chemistry & Technology of tanning materials & methods – characterization manufacture & analysis of various tanning materials. Theory & mechanism of vegetable, chrome, Aluminium, Zirconium, Iron, Titarium, Aldehyde, Oil and other organic tanning. Various unit operations involved in tanning processes their objectives & principles – cleaner processing options – Analysis & characterization of various types of leathers – Physical and chemical testing – Standards and quality control measures in tanning operations.
iii) Post Tanning and Finishing Operations : Retanning, dyeing – fatliquoring and finishing operations – Their objectives & principles – chemicals used for the above unit operations – Syntans, fatliquors, dyes, dye-auxiliaries, pigments, acrylic and protein binders, wax emulsion, fillers, topcoats, NC, CAB lacquers and lacquer emulsions, feel modifiers, their nature & properties in finishing – machinery & methods for post tanning and finishing operations – upgradation methods – chemical and physical properties required for various finished leathers – physical & chemical testing of finished leathers – Tannery Effluent treatment –Effluent treatment plant – Liquid and solid waste management.
iv) Leathers & Leather Products : Various types of leathers – upper, sole, garment, leather goods, sports & specially leathers – their characteristics. Leather supplement and synthetics – Design & manufacture of footwear, leather goods & garments. Leather Economics and Industrial Management – Project feasibility reports – organization & management of leather sector – marketing & export of leather & products – Machines for leather products manufacture – mechanics & operation – IT applications for leather & product design. Professional Ethics and human values.

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