Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Standard and syllabi
The standard of paper in General ability test will be such as may be 
expected of an engineering diploma holder. The standard of papers in other 
subjects will approximately be that of Diploma level of an Indian polytechnic. 
There shall be three written (objective type) papers (Paper – I, Paper II, 
Paper III) as per details given below : 
Paper Marks Time allowed
Paper I General ability test 100 2 hours 
Paper II Basic Engineering 500 3 hours 
Paper III Specialization 500 3 hours 
Detailed Syllabus
General Ability Test : 100 Marks 
The candidate’s comprehension and understanding of General English shall be 
tested through simple exercises such as provision of antonyms and synonyms, 
fill in the blanks and multiple choice exercises etc. This shall also include 
questions on current events, general knowledge and such matters of 
everyday observation and experience as may be expected of an educated 
Basic Engineering : 500 Marks 
Detailed Syllabus is as under : 
1. Applied Mathematics : Co-ordinate Geometry; Vector Algebra; Matrix 
and Determinant: Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus: 
Differential equation of second order: Fourier Series; Laplace 
Transform; Complex Number; Partial Differentiation. 
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2. Applied Physics: Measurement – Units and Dimensions; Waves, 
Acoustics, Ultrasonics; Light; Laser and its applications; Atomic 
Structure and Energy Levels. 
3. Basic Electricity: Electrostatics, Coulomb’s Law, Electric field, Gauss’s 
Theorem, concept of potential difference; concept of capacitance and 
capacitors; Ohm’s law, power and energy, Kirchoff’s voltage, current 
laws and their applications in simple DC circuits; Basic Magnetism; 
Electro Magnetism: Electromagnetic induction; concept of alternating 
voltage & current; Cells and Batteries; Voltage and Current Sources; 
Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem and their applications. 
4. Electronic Devices and Circuits: Classification of materials into 
conductor, semi conductor, Insulator etc., electrical properties, 
magnetic materials, various types of relays, switches and connectors. 
Conventional representation of electric and electronic circuits elements. 
Active and passive components; semi conductor Physics; Semi 
conductor Diode; Bipolar Transistor & their circuits; Transistor Biasing 
& Stabilisation of operating point; Single stage transistor amplifier’; 
field effect transistor, Mosfet circuit applications. 
Multistage Transistor Amplifier; Transistor Audio Power Amplifiers; 
Feedback in amplifier; Sinusoidal Oscillators; Tuned Voltage amplifiers; 
Opto Electronics Devices and their applications; operational amplifier; 
Wave shaping and switching circuits. 
Block Diagram of I.C. timer (such as 555) and its working Multivibrator 
Circuits; time base circuits; thyristors and UJT regulated power supply. 
5. Digital Techniques: Applications and advantages of digital systems; 
number system (binary and hexadecimal); Logic Gates; Logic 
Simplifications; Codes and Parity; Arithmetic Circuits; Decoders, Display 
Devices and Associated Circuits; Multiplexers and De-multiplexers; 
Latches and Flipflops, Counters, Shift Register, Memories; A/D and D/A 
Specialisation - 500 marks 
 The candidate shall be allowed to choose any two out of the following 
sections. Each section shall consist of 250 marks. In the event of a 
candidate attempting more than 2 sections, the first two sections attempted 
in alphabetical order shall only count. Candidates are in their own interest 
advised not to attempt more than 2 sections. 
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 Section A : Electrical 
 Section B : Communication 
 Section C : Networks, Filters and Transmission Lines 
 Section D : Instruments and Measurements 
 Section E : Control Systems 
 Section F : Microprocessors 
 Section G : Computers 
 Detailed syllabus for each section is as under:- 
Section A : Electrical
3 Phase vs single phase supply, Star Delta connections, relation between 
phase & line voltage, power factor and their measurements, constructions 
and principles of working of various types of electrical measuring instruments, 
all types of motor and generator – AC & DC, transformers, starters, 
rectifiers, inverters, battery charges, batteries, servo and stepper motors, 
contactor control circuits, switchgear, relays, protection devices & schemes, 
substation, protective relaying, circuit breaker, generator protection, 
transformer protection, feeder & lightening protection, feeder & busbar 
protection, lightening arrestor, earthing, voltage stabilizer & regulators, power 
control devices & circuits, phase controlled rectifiers, inverters, choppers, dual 
converters, cycloconverters; power electronics application in control of 
drivers, refrigeration & airconditioning. 
Section B : Communication
Modulation and demodulation – principles and operation of various types of 
AM, FM and PM modulators/demodulators; pulse modulation – TDM, PAM, 
PPM, PWM; Multiplexing, Principles and applications of PCM. 
Introduction of Basic block diagram of digital and data communication 
systems; Coding error detection and correction techniques; Digital Modulation 
Techniques – ASK, ICW, FSK, PSK; Characteristics/ working of data 
transmission circuits, UART, USART; Modems, Protocols and their functions, 
brief idea of ISDN interfaces, local area Network; Carrier Telephony -–
Features of carrier telephone system. … 4 … :: 4 :: 
Microwave Engineering: Microwave Devices; Waveguides; Microwave 
Components; Microwave antennas; Microwave Communication Systems – 
Block diagram & working principles of microwave communication link. 
Section C : Network, Filters and Transmission Lines
Two port network; Attenuators , Filters; Transmission Lines and their 
applications; characteristic impedance of line; concept of reflection and 
standing waves on a transmission line; Transmission line equation; Principle 
of impedance matching; Bandwidth consideration of a transmission line. 
Section D : Instruments and Measurements
Specifications of instruments accuracy, precision, sensitivity, resolution 
range, Errors in measurement and loading effect; Principles of voltage, 
current and resistance measurements Transducers, measurement of 
displacement & strain, force & torque measuring devices, pressure measuring 
devices, flow measuring devices, power control devices & circuits. Types of 
AC millivoltmeters – Amplifier rectifier and rectifier amplifier; Block diagram 
explanation of a basic CRO and a triggered sweep, oscilloscope, front panel 
controls; Impedance Bridges and Q Meters; Principles of working and 
specifications of logic probes, signature analyser and logic analyser, signal 
generator, distortion factor meter, spectrum analyser. 
Section E : Control systems
Basic elements of control system, open and closed loop system, concepts of 
feedback. Block diagram of control system. Time lag, hysterisis, linearity 
concepts. Self regulating and non self regulating control systems. Transfer 
function of simple control components, single feedback configuration. 
Time response of systems. 
Stability Analysis – characteristic equation, Routh’s table Nyquist critereon, 
Relative stability, phase margin and gain margin. 
Routh Hurwitz critereon, root locus technique, Bode plot, Polar plot, Gain 
margin and phase margin. 
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Section F : Microprocessors
Typical organisation of a microcomputer system & functions of its various 
blocks; Architecture of a Microprocessor; Memories and I/O Interfacing ; Brief 
idea of M/C & assembly languages, Machines & Mnemonics codes; instruction 
format and Addressing mode; concept of Instructionset ; programming 
exercises in assembly language; concept of interrupt; Data transfer 
techniques – Sync data transfer, async data transfer, interrupt driven data 
transfer, DMA , serial output data, serial input data. 
Section G : Computers
Computer and its working, types of computers, familiarisation with DOS and 
Windows – concept of file, directory, folder, Number systems, Data 
representation; Programming _ Elements of high level programming 
language, PASCAL, C; use of basic data structures; Fundamentals of 
computer architecture, Processor design, Control unit design, Memory 
organisation. I/O system organisation. Microprocessors – micro processor 
architecture. Instruction set and simple assembly level programming. 
Microprocessor based system design ; typical examples. Personal computes 
and their typical uses, data communication principles, types and working 
principles of modems, Network principles, OSI model, functions of data link 
layer and network layer, networking components, communication protocols- X 
–25, TCP/IP. 
Database Management System – basic concepts, entity relationship model, 
relational model, DBMS based on relational model. 
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