ABOUT SSC EXAMS

SSC EXAM -STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION EXAM

The Estimate Committee of Parliament, in its 47th Report (1967-68), recommended the setting up of a Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations for recruitment to lower categories of posts. Subsequently an Examination Wing was initially added to the Secretariat Training School, renamed as the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management ( ISTM).
In pursuance of the recommendations made by the Administration Reforms Commission (ARC), the Government of India decided to constitute a Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution. The Subordinate Services Commission was established under Government of India in the year 1975. It was renamed as Staff Selection Commission.
The Staff Selection Commission makes recruitment to non-technical group ‘C’ and group ‘B’ non gazetted posts in Ministries/ Departments, the attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India and the C.A.G and the offices of the Accountant General.

The exams conducted by SSC are:
Answer sheet

SSC COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL PRELIMS EXAM

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Prelims Exam once a year for selection of candidates for the main Examination.

THIS EXAMINATION IS CONDUCTED FOR RECRUITMENT TO VARIOUS SUBORDINATE SERVICES LIKE

(A) Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.

(B) Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.

(C) Inspectors of Income Tax.

(D) Preventive Officers in Customs.

(E) Examiner in Customs.

(F) Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.

(G) Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.

(H) Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.

(I) Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA ,CGA & others.

(J) Accountant/ Junior Accountant.

(K) Tax Assistant in  CBDT and CBEC.

(L) Compiler in Registrar General of India.

SSC GRADUATE PRELIMS EXAM APPLICATION FORM

The application form must be submitted in the prescribed format published in the Employment News / Rozgar Samachar. The application form may be typed out in double space or neatly hand written.
The applications should be submitted to the concerned Regional Director as listed in the Notification.

SSC GRADUATE PRELIMS EXAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Age: The age of a Candidate must lie between

(a) 20 to 27 years for Assistant Grade & SIs in CBI

(b) 18 to 27 years for inspectors of CE/IT & Div. Acctts/Auditors/UDCs, etc.

(c) 20 to 25 years for SIs in CPOs on the first day of August of the year of Examination.

The upper age limit may be relaxed in case of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and few such other reserved categories.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION FOR-

  1. i) Compiler : Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or Elective subject.
  2. ii) Statistical Investigator Grade – II: Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% in Mathematics at 12th standard level.

                                                                                   OR

Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.

 iii) All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

For further clarification/explanations, please refer to Noticification when published in Emplyment News / Rozgar Samachar, etc.

EXAM MODULE:

The Examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

Tier -I — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -II — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -III — Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification

SYLLABUS – PRELIMS (4 SECTIONS OF 50 MARKS EACH, TOTAL TIME -2 HRS)

 

Tier I Examination Total mark

1.General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks

2.Gen.Awareness-50marks

3.Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks

4.English Comprehension – 50 marks

Total Marks – 200

Duration: 02 hours

 

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

B. General Awareness :

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

C. Quantitative Aptitude :

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle,common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

D. English Comprehension

Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Posts A,B & D will be of a level commensurate with the Essential Qualification prescribed for the post viz graduation and questions in Part C will be of 10+2 level.

SYLLABUS FOR TIER-II OF THE EXAMINATION : (2 SECTIONS , TOTAL TIME-2HOURS FOR EACH SECTION)

 

Tier II Examination

I.Quantitative Abilities : 200 marks (100 Questions)

Duration: 2 hours

 

 II.English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.

 Total Marks : 400

Duration : 2 hours

 

Interview: 100

Proficiency /Skill Test for CSS only.

Total marks:700

 

Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination:

 

Paper-I : Quantitative Ability (100 marks)

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

 

Paper-II

English Language & Comprehension: Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences,active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.

 

Paper-III

Statistics for Investigator Grade-II, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler in RGI.

Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.

Measures of Central Tendency- Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

Measures of Dispersion- Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).

Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.

Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only);

Sample size decisions.

Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

 

Skill Test:

For the post of Tax Assistants ( Central Excise & Income Tax): Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

 

NOTE-I :

Questions in: Paper-I will be of 10th standard level,

:Paper-II of 10+2 level and Paper-III of graduation level.

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.

Computer will be provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue notified for the purpose.

Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board.

 

SSC CPO EXAM 

THIS EXAMINATION IS CONDUCTED FOR RECRUITMENT TO VARIOUS SUBORDINATE SERVICES LIKE

Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police,

Sub-Inspectors in Border Security Force (CISF),

Sub-Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),

Assistant Sub-Inspectors in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),

Sub-Inspector in Central Reserved Police Forces (CAPFs)

Sub-Inspector in Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force.

 

WRITTEN Test, Medical Examination and Interview/Personalitytest.

Tier -I — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier -II — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)

Tier I Examination

A. General Intelligence + Reasoning – 50 marks

B. Gen.Awareness – 50marks

  1. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
  2. English Comprehension – 50 marks

Total Marks – 200

Duration: 02 hours

II.English Language & Comprehension: 200 marks.

Duration : 2 hours

Total Marks : 400

 

NOTE:   Paper II is evaluated for only those candidates who qualify Paper I and Physical Test.

 

Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test(PET) (For all posts)

 

For Male candidates only 

100 meters race in 16 seconds

1.6 Kms race in 6.5 minutes

Long Jump : 3.65 metres in 3 chance

High Jump : 1.2 metres in 3 chance

For Female candidates only

100 metres race in 18 seconds

800 metres race in 4 minutes

Long Jump: 2.7 metres (9 feet) in 3 chance

High Jump: 0.9 metres (3 feet) in 3 chance

 

(C ) PERSONALITY TEST/INTERVIEW

For posts for which Interview cum Personality Test is prescribed, the Personality Test/ interview will carry a maximum of 100 marks.

 

SSC 10+2 Level Examination

SSC holds a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk for which 12th Standard Pass or equivalent is the minimum qualification. The Examination comprises of a Written Objective Type Examination followed by Data Entry Skill Test / Typing Test

Posts:-

Group X:

The posts of LDC in Group-X, are expected to be located in the following offices/Services:

(A) ARMED FORCES HEADQUARTERS’CLERICAL SERVICE LOWER DIVISION GRADE

(B) ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA

(C) INTELLIGENCE BUREAU16

(D) COAST GUARD, NEW DELHI

(E) INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE(B) GRADE IV

(F) CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

(G) CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS

(H) MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

(I) PRESIDENT’S SECRETARIAT

(J) CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION

(K) ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT/OFFICE NOT MENTIONED ABOVE

Group Y:

The posts of LDC/Others are expected to be in Subordinate Offices of Govt. of India located all over India, Offices of the Controller and Auditor General of India, Accountant General (Audit), Accountant General (Accounts & Estt.), Controller General of Defence Accounts & Any other Office/ Organisation not mentioned above

Part Description Max Marks Time Allowed
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 2 hrs
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50
3 General Knowledge 50
4 English 50

The syllabus is broadly the same as Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination, however, the depth and extent of the questions is limited as compared to CGL

SKILL TEST FOR DATA ENTRY OPERATOR

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.The ‘Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified.

Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test.

Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list.

NOTE-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

TYPING TEST FOR LDCS

Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed.

Typing Test will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission will be of qualifying in nature.

Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Passage Dictators will be provided to each of VH candidates for the Typewriting test. The Passage Dictators will read out the passage to the VH candidates within the allotted time period.

 

SSC (Multi Tasking Staff)

Qualification required : Matriculation

Age Limit: 18-25 years

Post : Group ‘C’ posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) in different States and Union Territories.

Pattern of Exam: Paper-I (Objective type paper) and Paper-II (Descriptive type).

 

Paper-I

Total time: 2 hours

 

SUBJECT  NO. OF QUESTIONS MARKS
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
Numerical Aptitude 25 25
General English 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
TOTAL 150 150

 

NOTE: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Paper-II will be held only for such candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.

Paper-II   :

Short Essay / Letter in English and Vernacular Language

Total time: 30 Minutes

MARKS -50

NOTE: Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of re-categorization of the post as Group-C and in view of job requirements

 

Delhi Police ( Head Constable)

Qualification required: 10 + 2 Pass with Science & Maths ( valid driving license of LMV)

Age Limit: 18 to 27 years

Selection Procedure: Written test

Physical Endurance Test, Measurement, Trade Test, Typing Test on Computer.

Physical Standards

For Male Candidates: Height needed – 170 cms, chest size should be 81 cms – 85 cms

For Female Candidates: Height needed – 157 cms

Pattern of Exam: Objective

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Head Constable (Assistant wireless operator/Tele-printer Operator)

 

SUBJECT  NO. OF QUESTIONS Maximum MARKS
General Knowledge 20 20
Numerical Science 25 25
Mathematics 25 25
Reasoning 20 20
TOTAL 90 90

 

TRADE TEST: The trade test will be taken in the form of reading and dictation. The dictation, both in Hindi and English languages, will be given to the candidates in groups. The reading test will require each candidate to read a passage from the given text both in Hindi and English.

TYPING TEST ON COMPUTER: The candidates who come within the range of merit of written test shall be called to take the typing test on computer. The test of English/Hindi typing shall be of 10 minutes duration and the test shall carry maximum 25 marks.   The candidates will be allotted marks according to speed achieved in the typing test.

COMPUTER TEST: The computer test will be tested on MS-Word etc. which will be of qualifying nature. The candidates will be given 10 minutes time to format the typed passage in the same way as it is in the supplied hand-out and to print the passage in the printer.  Out of the 10 marks for the formatting 20 features carrying ½ marks each, the candidates should secure at least 06 marks to qualify.

PHYSICAL TEST QUALIFYING 

For Male Candidates.

  • 1600 meters race in 7 minutes
  • Long Jump: 12.5 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 3.5 feet in 3 chances

For Female Candidates.

  •  800 meters race in 5 minutes
  •  Long Jump: 9 feet in 3 chances
  •  High Jump: 3 feet in 3 chances

 

Delhi Police (Constable)

Qualification required: 10 + 2 Pass with a valid driving license for LMV

Age Limit: 18 to 21 years

Selection Procedure: Physical Endurance Test, Written test, and Medical

Physical Standards.

For Male Candidates: Height needed – 170 cms, chest size should be 81 cms-85 cms

For Female Candidates: Height needed – 157 cms

Pattern of Exam: Objective

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

 

SUBJECT  NO. OF QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Reasoning 35 35
General Knowledge/Current Affairs 50 50
Numerical Ability 15 15
TOTAL 100 100
Physical Efficiency (Endurance) Test(PET)(For all posts)

For Male Candidates

  • 1600 meters race in 6 minutes
  • Long Jump: 14 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 3.9 feet in 3 chances

For Female Candidates

  • 1600 meters race in 8 minutes
  • Long Jump: 10 feet in 3 chances
  • High Jump: 3 feet in 3 chance

 

 

SSC JUNIOR ENGINEER

An open competitive examination for recruitment of Junior Engineers, Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts in the Pay Band of Rs.9300-34800/- plus Grade Pay Rs.4200/-.

1.Central Water Commission -Junior Engineer (Civil)

  1. Central Water Commission- Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  2. CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil)
  3. CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  4. Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil)

6 Department of Post Junior Engineer (Electrical)

  1. MES Junior Engineer(Civil)

8 MES Junior Engineer(Electrical and Mechanical)

  1. MES Junior Engineer(`Quantity Surveying and Contract)

AGE LIMIT: 18-27

Qualification :

Three years Diploma or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical or Civil Engineering from a recognised University or Institute.

Scheme of Examination:

The examination will be conducted in two stages:

  1. Written Test (500 marks)
  2. Interview ( 100 marks)

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration & Timings

Paper-I Objective type

Total marks :200

Time :2 hours

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning     marks -50

(ii) General Awareness  marks -50

(iii) Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)   marks -100

OR

Part-B- General Engineering (Electrical)

 Paper-II:  Conventional Type  

Total marks: 300

Time : 2 hours

Part-A    General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

OR

Part- B General Engineering (Electrical)

OR

Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

 

 Interview: 100 marks

 

Syllabus

 

The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects will be approximately of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education. All the questions will be set in SI units.

 

The details of the syllabus

Paper-I

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning: The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

 (ii) General Awareness: Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

 (iii) General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical):

 

Part-A Civil Engineering

Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering. Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

 

Part-B Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.

 

Part-C Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines. Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

 

Paper II ( Part-A) :

Civil & Structural Engineering

 Civil Engineering :Building Materials : Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.

 

Estimating, Costing and Valuation: estimate, glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work – earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering. Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezodial formula, Simpson’s rule. Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps. Valuation – Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation.

 

Surveying : Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.

 

Soil Mechanics : Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and their uses. Index properties of soils, Atterberg’s limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quick sand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content,  earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.

 

Hydraulics : Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.

 

Irrigation Engineering: Definition, necessity, benefits,  effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, run off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies. Different type of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity. Lacey’s theory of uniform flow. Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes. Major irrigation projects in India.

 

Transportation Engineering: Highway Engineering – cross sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering- Components of permanent way – sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards. Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.

 

Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments. Surface water drainage. Solid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system. Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control. Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.

 

Structural Engineering

Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.

 

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.

 

RCC Design: RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two way 12 slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods). Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders.
Part-B (Electrical Engineering):

 

Basic concepts : Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units.

 

 Circuit law : Kirchhoff’s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.

 

 Magnetic Circuit : Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

 

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.

 

Measurement and measuring instruments: Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.

 

 Electrical Machines :

(a) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines.

(b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and wave form on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers. Auto transformers.

(c)3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.

 

Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications.

 

 Synchronous Machines : Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.

 

Generation, Transmission and Distribution : Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system. Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor.

 

Estimation and costing : Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.

 

Utilization of Electrical Energy : Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors.

Basic Electronics : Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.

 

Part- C (Mechanical Engineering):

 

Theory of Machines and Machine Design :Concept of simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels and fluctuation of energy, Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears – Type of gears, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, Governors – Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots.

 

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials: Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit and elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, Torsion of circular shafts, Bucking of columns – Euler’s and Rankin’s theories, Thin walled pressure vessels.

 

Thermal Engineering: Properties of Pure Substances : p-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H2O, Introduction of steam table with respect to steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status. Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam. H-s chart of steam (Mollier’s Chart).

 

1 st Law of Thermodynamics : Definition of stored energy & internal energy, 1st Law of Thermodynamics of cyclic process, Non Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy & Definition of Enthalpy, Conditions for Steady State Steady Flow; Steady State Steady Flow Energy Equation. 2 nd Law of Thermodynamics : Definition of Sink, Source Reservoir of Heat, Heat Engine, Heat Pump & Refrigerator; Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of Refrigerators, Kelvin – Planck & Clausius.

 

 2nd Law of Thermodynamics: Absolute or Thermodynamic Scale of temperature, Clausius Integral, Entropy, Entropy change calculation of ideal gas processes. Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, PMM-2; definition & its impossibility.

 

Air standard Cycles for IC engines : Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency.

 

IC Engine Performance: IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.

 

Rankine cycle of steam : Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle efficiency with & without pump work.

Boilers; Classification; Specification;

Fittings & Accessories : Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers.

Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles;

Principle of a Refrigeraton Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines Fluid Mechanics & Machinery .

 

Properties & Classification of Fluid : ideal & real fluids, Newton’s law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids.

 

Fluid Statics : Pressure at a point.

 

Measurement of Fluid Pressure : Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube. Fluid Kinematics : Stream line, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation.

 

Dynamics of ideal fluids : Bernoulli’s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli’s equitation.

 

Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles : Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter.

 

Hydraulic Turbines : Classifications, Principles.

 

Centrifugal Pumps : Classifications, Principles, Performance.

 

Production Engineering

Classification of Steels : mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques i.e. TIG, MIG, etc. (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, cutting tools, Basic Principles of machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & manufacturing processes.