GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019 Download Paper Pattern

GATE Entrance Examination 2019 Syllabus

The Examination division of Indian Institute of Madras has released a notification about the Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering. This will be conducted in 26 subjects. Candidates who had applied for Textile Engineering & Fiber Science may check the GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus & paper pattern here. Contestants who are preparing for the same needs this preparation material. If you have applied and searching for the same then you have come to the right place. We have collected all the required information about the exam. We have also covered each subject and topic in this article. It will definitely help you to best prepare for your exam.

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus


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Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.


Limit, continuity and differentiability

Partial Derivatives

Maxima and minima

Sequences and series

Test for convergence

Fourier series

Vector Calculus


Divergence and Curl

Line, surface and volume integrals

Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems

Differential Equations

Linear and non-linear first order ODEs

Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients

Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations

Laplace transforms

PDEs –Laplace, heat and wave equations

Probability and Statistics

Mean, median, mode and standard deviation

Random variables

Poisson, normal and binomial distributions

Correlation and regression analysis

Numerical Methods

Solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations

Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule

Single and multi-step methods for differential equations

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

Section 1: Textile Fibers

Classification of textile fibers

Essential requirements of fiber forming polymers

Gross and fine structure of natural fibers like cotton, wool, silk, Introduction to important bast fibers

Properties and uses of natural and man-made fibers including carbon, aramid and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers

Physical and chemical methods of fiber and blend identification and blend analysis

Molecular architecture, amorphous and crystalline phases, glass transition, plasticization, crystallization, melting, factors affecting Tg and Tm

The production process of viscose and other regenerated cellulosic fibers such as polynosic, lyocell

Polymerization of nylon-6, nylon-66, poly (ethylene terephthalate), polyacrylonitrile and polypropylene

Melt Spinning processes for PET, polyamide, and polypropylene

Wet and dry spinning processes for viscose and acrylic fibers

Post spinning operations such as drawing, heat setting, tow- to-top conversion and different texturing methods

Methods of investigating fiber structure e.g., Density, X-ray diffraction, birefringence, optical and electron microscopy, I.R. spectroscopy, thermal methods (DSC, DMA/TMA, TGA)

Structure and morphology of man-made fibers, mechanical properties of fibers, moisture sorption in fibers

Fibre structure and property correlation

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

Section 2: Yarn manufacture, Yarn structure, and Properties

Principles of opening, cleaning and mixing/blending of fibrous materials, working principle of modern opening and cleaning equipment

The technology of carding, carding of cotton and synthetic fibers

Drafting operation, roller and apron drafting principle, causes of mass irregularity introduced by drafting

Roller arrangements in drafting systems

Principles of cotton combing, combing cycle, mechanism, and function, combing efficiency, lap preparation

Recent developments in Comber

Roving production, mechanism of bobbin building, roving twist

Principle of ring spinning, forces acting on yarn and traveler, ring & traveler designs, mechanism of cop formation, causes of end breakages

Working principle of ring doubler and two for one twister, single and folded yarn twist, properties of double yarns, production of core spun yarn

Principles of compact, rotor, air jet, air vortex, core, wrap, twist less and friction spinning

Yarn contraction, yarn diameter, specific volume & packing coefficient

Twist factor, twist strength relationship in spun yarns

Fibre configuration and orientation in yarn

Cause of fiber migration and its estimation

Irregularity index

Structure-property relationship of the compact ring, rotor, air-jet, and friction spun yarns

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

Section 3: Fabric manufacturer, Structure and Properties

Principles of winding processes and machines, random, precision and step precision winding, package faults and their remedies

Yarn clearers and tensioners

Different systems of yarn splicing

Features of modern cone winding machine

Different types of warping creels

Features of the modern beam and sectional warping machines

Different sizing systems, sizing of spun and filament yarns, sizing machines

Principles of pirn winding processes and machines

Primary and secondary motions of a loom, cam design & kinematics of sley, an effect of their settings and timings on fabric formation, fabric appearance and weaving performance

Dobby and jacquard shedding

Mechanics of weft insertion with shuttle, warp and weft stop motions, warp protection, weft replenishment

Principles of weft insertion systems of shuttle-less weaving machines

Principles of multiphase and circular loom

Principles of weft and warp knitting, basic weft and warp knitted structures

Classification, production, properties and application of nonwoven fabrics, the principle of web formation & bonding

Basic woven fabric constructions and their derivatives

Crepe, cord, terry, gauze, leno, and double cloth constructions

Peirce’s equations for fabric geometry

Elastica model of plain woven fabrics

Thickness, cover and maximum set of woven fabrics

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

Section 4: Textile Testing

Sampling techniques, sample size and sampling errors

Measurement of fiber length, fineness, crimp

Measurement of cotton fiber maturity and trash content

High volume fiber testing

Measurement of yarn count, twist and hairiness

Tensile testing of fibers, yarns, and fabrics

Evenness testing of slivers, rovings, and yarns

Classimat fault analysis

Testing equipment for measurement of fabric properties like thickness, compressibility, air permeability, wetting & wicking, drape, crease recovery, tear strength, bursting strength and abrasion resistance

Instruments and systems for objective evaluation of fabric hand

Statistical analysis of experimental results, frequency distributions, correlation, significance tests, analysis of variance and control charts

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

Section 5: Chemical processing

Impurities in natural fiber

Chemistry and practice of preparatory processes for cotton, wool, and silk

Mercerization of cotton

Preparatory processes for manmade fibers and their blends

Classification of dyes

Dyeing of cotton, wool, silk, polyester, nylon, and acrylic with appropriate dye classes

Dyeing of polyester/cotton and polyester/wool blends

Dyeing machines

Dyeing of cotton knitted fabrics and machines used

Dye fiber interaction

Introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics of dyeing

Methods for determination of wash, light and rubbing fastness

Styles of printing

Printing thickeners including synthetic thickeners

Printing auxiliaries

Printing of cotton with reactive dyes, wool, silk, nylon with acid and metal complex dyes, Printing of polyester with disperse dyes

Pigment printing

Resist and discharge printing of cotton, silk, and polyester

Transfer printing of polyester

Inkjet printing

Mechanical finishing of cotton. Stiff, soft, wrinkle resistant, water repellent, flame retardant and enzyme (bio-polishing) finishing of cotton

Milling, decatising and shrink resistant finishing of wool

Antistatic and soil release finishing

Heat setting of synthetic fabrics

Minimum application techniques

Pollution control and treatment of effluents

GATE Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF Syllabus 2019

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