Detailed syllabus of Kerala PSC Overseer/Draftsman (Mechanical) Grade I Examination with Category no. 515/2012 or 516/2012 on July 2014 published by Kerala public service commission.

Post Name: Overseer/Draftsman (Mechanical) Grade I.
Category Number: 515/2012 or 516/2012.
Department: Irrigation.
Examination Date: 17/07/2014 Thursday 07.30 AM* to 09.15 AM.

* Examination Time includes half an hour as preparation time for the verification of Identification Certificates and ID Proofs of the Candidates appearing for the examination.
Kerala PSC Overseer/Draftsman Exam Detailed Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.

Main Topics:
Part I: Questions based on Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
Part II: Questions based on Engineering Mathematics.
Part III: Questions based on Basic Science (Physics & Chemistry).
Part IV: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, India-National Movements & Renaissance in Kerala and its Leaders.

Detailed Syllabus

Part-I Questions based on Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
I. Industrial Management
Principles of management: Meaning of management, Taylor’s scientific management, Functions of management, Different types of ownership, Organizational structure.
The principles of a good wage payment system: Types of wages – Nominal, real, living, fair, and minimum wages, Incentives.
Quality Planning and its developments: Definitions of quality, Dimensions of quality, TQM concept.
Project Management Techniques: Introduction to Network analysis, Commonly used terms in CPM and PERT, CPM, Operation, earliest finish time (EFT), latest finish time (LFT), critical path, event, slack or float, dummy activity, Construction and numbering of network diagram, Fulkerson's rule, Simple problems on CPM (by AOA method only), PERT, Comparison between CPM and PERT, Calculation of expected time, Event, activity, successor event, predecessor event, earliest expected time, latest allowable time, slack.
Quantitative techniques in management: Methods, Linear programming: Formulation of LPP, Transportation problem, North West corner rule, Vogel's approximation method, Simple problems. Game theory – Two-persons zero sum game, Maxi-min and mini-max principle, Saddle point – simple problems.

II. Industrial Engineering
Production planning and control: Concepts of industry, Meaning of the term production and productivity, Methods of increasing productivity, Types of production, Job production batch production, mass production, continuous production, Explanation of production planning control, Benefits and functions of PPC, Pre-planning activities, Forecasting, plant location, product planning, design and development, material selection, Process planning, determination of men, machines, material and tool requirements, Process planning –Choice of machine in process planning, Break even analysis, Process sheet, Process planning procedure Routing, Scheduling, Dispatching, Value Engineering, Plant location and layout, Factors to be considered in locating industrial plants, Plant layout, Types of layouts, Compare the advantages and disadvantages of each type, Plant maintenance, Types of maintenance. Method study: Work study, Advantages and application of work study to increase productivity.

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Maximum Marks: 100
Exam Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Medium of Questions: English.

Candidates can download the Admission Tickets through their One Time Registration Profile in the Website www.keralapsc.gov.in from 26/06/2014.







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