Detailed Syllabus of Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer (Electrical) Exam on December 2014. Detailed Examination syllabus of Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer (Electrical) with Category no. 297/2013 on December 2014 published by Kerala public service commission.

Post Name: Assistant Engineer (Electrical).
Category Number: 297/2013, 512/2013.
Examination Date: 18/12/2014 Thursday 07.30 AM* to 09.15 AM.

Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exam Syllabus 2014

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

Exam Syllabus

Part I
Module I:
Electric circuits: Network graph. K C L, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient response of dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steady state analysis, resonance, basic filter concept; ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin's, Norton's, superposition and Maximum power transfer theorems, two port network, three phase circuits.

Electromagnetics: Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distribution; Ampere's and Biot-Savart's law; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.

Signals and systems: Representation of continuous and discrete time signals; shifting and scaling operation; liner time invariant and causal systems: Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms. Instrumentation: Insulation megger, earth megger, Kelvin's Double bridge, Quadrent electrometer, Rotating sub standard, TOD meter.

Module II:
Electrical Machines: Single phase transformer - equival ent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers - connections, parallel operation; auto-transformer; energy conversion principles; DC machines - types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors; three phase induction motors - principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control: single phase induction motors; synchronous machines - performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications; servo and stepper motors.

Electrical Machine Design: Design of transformers - single phase and three phase transformers - distribution and power transformers - output equation - core design – window area - window space factor - overall dimensions of core. Windings - no. of turns – current density) - conductor section - Design of DC machines: output equation - specific loading - choice of speed and no of poles - calculation of main dimensions - choice of type of winding - number of slots - number of conductors per slot - length of air gap - design of field windin g-conductor cross section - design of interpole - flux density under interpole - calculation of turns of interpole w i n d i n g – design of compensating winding.

Design of synchronous machines: specific loading - output equation - main dimensions – types of winding - number of turns - number of slots and slot design - field design for water wheel and turbo alternators - cooling of alternators.

Design of three phase induction motors: main dimensions - stator design - squirrel cage and
slip ring types - number of stator and rotor slots - rotor bar current - design of rotor bar –end ring current -design of end ring - design of slip ring rotor winding.

Module III:
Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and performance; cable performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution systems; per-unit quantities; bus impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage control; power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components; fault analysis; principles of over-current, differential and distance protection; solid state relays and digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing curves and equal area criterion; HDVC transmission.

Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state errors; Routh and Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and lead-lag compensation; state space model; state transition matrix, controllability and observability.

Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving iron, dynamometer and induction t yp e instruments; measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; instrument transformers; digital voltmeters and multimeters; phase, time and frequency measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes; potentiometric recorders; error analysis.

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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 from 27/11/2014.

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