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Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exam Syllabus 2014

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.
Department: PWD/IRRIGATION.
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.

Download Detailed Exam Syllabus of Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer (Electrical) Examination in PDF file.


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 27/11/2014.






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