Friday, 15 March 2019

KERALA PSC ASSISTANT DRILLING ENGINEER - MINING AND GEOLOGY - FULL SYLLABUS & PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPERS

KERALA PSC ASSISTANT DRILLING ENGINEER - MINING AND GEOLOGY -  FULL SYLLABUS & PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPERS
PART – I
General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
Salient Features of Indian Constitution 
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the interpretation of the Constitution. Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties. Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional Authorities. Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial. Services under the Union and the States. Emergency Provisions. Amendment Provisions of the Constitution. 
Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes 
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc.
RENAISSANCE IN KERALA 
Towards A New Society 
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioningfounding of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.
Efforts To Reform The Society 
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements 
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc. 
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts 
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc. Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention movement etc
Role Of Press In Renaissance 
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc
Awakening Through Literature 
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc 
Women And Social Change 
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others
Leaders Of Renaissance 
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others 
Literary Figures 
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others
PART – II 
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
Simple stress and strain, longitudinal strain, lateral strain, Poison's ratio, Hook's law,  modulus of  rigidity,  shear  stress,  shear  strain,  relationship between elastic constants,  Friction,  sliding  friction,  rolling  friction,  cone  of  friction,  centre  of gravity,  moment  of  inertia,  shear  force  and  bending moment-  types  of  beams and  its  loading  conditions,  shear  force  and  bending  moment  diagrams  and equations in different types of  beams and different types of loads -  point load, uniform distributed load, cantilever beam,  simply supported beam,  deflection of beams,  torsion of circular  shafts-solid and hollow shafts,  power  transmitted by shafts,  principle stresses-Mohr’s circle, Columns-critical load, equivalent length, slenderness ratio.
THERMODYNAMICS
Basic  concepts  and  definitions,  microscopic  and  macroscopic  approaches, definitions of heat and work, zeroth law of thermodynamics,  temperature scales, first law of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances,  ideal gas equation and other equations of  state,  second Law of thermodynamics,  Kelvin – Planck and Clausius  statements,  reversible  processes  and  cycles,  entropy,  inequality  of Clausius,  entropy  changes  in  various  thermodynamic  processes,  principle  of increase  of  entropy,  available  and  unavailable  energy,  availability  function, availability  and  irreversibility  open  and  closed  systems,  third  Law  of thermodynamics,  general  thermodynamic relations – combined first  and second law equations, Helmholtz and Gibb’s functions, Maxwell’s relations, equations for internal energy,  enthalpy and entropy,  ideal and real gases,  Clapeyron equation, throttling  process,  Joule  Thomson  coefficient,  inversion  curve,  gas  mixtures,
composition of  a  gas  mixture,  mass  and mole  fraction,  Dalton’s  law,  Gibbs  – Daltons  Law,  equivalent  molecular  weight  and gas  constant,  properties  of  gas mixtures – specific heats, internal energy, enthalpy and entropy.
FLUID MECHANICS AND MACHINES
Properties  of  fluid  -  density,  specific  weight,  viscosity,  surface  tension, bulkmodulus,  compressibility,  rate  of  shear  strain,  Newton’s  law  of  viscosity, Newtonian and non- Newtonian fluids,  real and ideal fluids,  incompressible andcompressible fluids, fluid pressure and its measurement, buoyancy and floatations,energies in flowing fluid, head - pressure, dynamic, static and total head, continuity equation, Eulers equation, Bernoulli’s equation, flow rate measurements- venturiand orifce meters,  notches and weirs,  pitot tube, Reynolds number,  laminar and turbulent flow, Hagen- Poiseuille equation, turbulent flow through pipes, head loss due to friction, Darcy- weisbach equation, Chezy’s formula , losses at entry, exit, sudden expansion and sudden contractions. Impact of free jets - stationary and moving vanes,  flat and curved vanes, series of vanes,  work done and efficiency,  impulse and reaction turbines – Pelton wheel,Francis  turbine  and  Kaplan  turbine,  work  done  and  efficiencies,  draft  tubes,cavitation,  governing and specific  speed  of  turbines,  reciprocating pump – air vessels,   cavitation,  slip,  indicator  diagram,work  required  and  efficiency, centrifugal pump - manometric head, work, efficiency and losses, priming, specific
speed, performance characteristics.
METALLURGY AND MATERIAL SCIENCE
Classification  of  engineering materials-selection of  materials  with  reference  to properties,  service  and economic  considerations.  thermal,  physical,  mechanical, electrical, magnetic, dielectric properties, super conductivity and super plasticity of materials, metallic bonds, crystal structure, space lattice, types of unit cells, Miller indices, co-ordination number, atomic packing factor, allotropy and polymorphism, imperfections in crystals. elastic and plastic deformation of metals,. slip, twinning, dislocation,  critical  shear  stress,  Frank-Read  source,  Strain  hardening,  Delamination theory, diffusion mechanism,
Fick’s Laws. theory of alloys, Gibb’phase rule, solid  solutions,  Hume  Rothery’s  rule,  equilibrium diagrams,  equilibrium diagram of binary alloys,  eutectic, eutectoid, peritectic and peritectoid reactions. iron-carbon equilibrium diagram,  isothermal TTT diagrams,  critical cooling rate, heat treatment processes,  hardenability tests,  surface treatments,  case hardening, carburising,  nitriding,  cynading,  induction  hardening,  precipitation  hardening, recovery,  recrystallization and grain growth.Properties,  composition and uses  of various types of cast iron and steels, effect of various alloying elements. Properties, composition and uses of copper, aluminum, titanium and its alloys.
THERMAL ENGINEERING
 Steam engineering- Rankine cycle, boilers, boiler mountings, boiler accessories, steam engine,  steam nozzles.  steam turbines,  multistage turbines.  IC engines classification, air
supply system, fuel supply system, ignition system, performance testing, combustion in SI and CI  engines,  auto ignition, pre ignition, detonation, octane  and  cetane  numbers,  anti  knocking  agents.  Gas  turbines-classification, regeneration, intercooling, reheating, efficiency and work output.  Compressors classification of  compressors,  uses  of  compressors,  reciprocating  compressor single stage compressor,  equations for work, efficiencies,  multistage compressor, intercooler, rotary compressors, fans and blowers. Refrigeration-  concept of COP, heat  pump,  unit  of  refrigeration,  reversed  Carnot  cycle,  refrigeration  systems, refrigeration  equipments  and  refrigerants.  Psychrometry-  dry  air,  moist  air, saturated,  unsaturated  and  super  saturated  air,  degree  of  saturation,  dry  bulb temperature,  wet  bulb  temperature,  dew  point  temperature, psychrometric processes,  air conditioning, air conditioning systems.  Heat transfer – conduction, convection and radiation, Fourier’s law, thermal conductivity, conduction through
plane  wall  and composite  wall,  black  body concept,  Stefan-Boltzman  law,gray body  concept,  Newton  Rikhman  equation   free  and  forced  convection.  Heat exchangers– classification, recuperator type and regenerative type, parallel flow, counter flow type & cross flow,concept of overall heat transfer coefficient, LMTD. Power plants-hydro electric, thermal, diesel and nuclear power plants.
THEORY OF MACHINES AND DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS
Defintions  and  basic  concepts, kinematic  and  dynamic  analysis  of  planer mechanisms. Belt –Rope –Chain Drives, open and cross belt drive, length of belt , ratio of belt tensions, centrifugal tensions, initial tensions, V belt drive,rope drive, chain drive, power transmitted.  Friction clutches-plate clutches,  conical clutches. Brakes  and  Dynamometers- types  of  brakes,  absorption and transmission  type dynamometers.  Gears-types  of  gears,  terminology,  law of  gearing ,  gear  tooth profiles, interference and under cutting, calculation of minimum number of teeth, contact ratio, path of contact,  arc of contact.  Gear trains, Flywheels,  Governors. Balancing  of  rigid  rotors  and  field  balancing,  balancing  of  single  and  multi cylinder engines, free and forced vibrations of single degree of freedom systems, effect  of  damping,  vibration  isolation  and  transmissibility,  resonance,  critical
speeds and whirling of shafts.
 Design for static and dynamic loading, failure theories, fatigue strength and S-N diagram,  principles of design of machine elements  such as bolted, riveted and welded joints.  design of shafts,  spur gears,  rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches.
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Foundry  –patterns,  moulding  sand,  cores,  gating  and  risering,  chills,  chaplets, gating systems, gravity die casting, pressure die casting, centrifugal casting, semi centrifugal  casting,  centrifuging,  continuous  casting,  casting  defects.  Welding Weldability,. types  of  flames,  types  of  welding,  weld  defects.  Forming  -  cold rolling, hot rolling. Forging-types of forging , defects in forging. Extrusion-hot and cold extrusion, Wire drawing ,Rotary piercing, Rotary swaging, Metal spinning. Metal  cutting-types  of  chips,  tool  signature,  tool  geometry,  machinability,  tool wear,cutting  forces  in  orthogonal  cutting,  Merchants  theory,  economic  of machining.  Lathe–work  holding  parts,  main  operations,  attachments.  Shaper Cutting speed, shaper operation and tools used. Milling Machine –milling cutters, up milling, down milling and face milling operations, indexing. Drilling
machines classification, cutting speeds and feeds, types of drill, reamers. Boring machines classification, machining  time,  boring  tools.  Grinding  Machines  -  surface, cylindrical and centreless grinding.Turret and Capstan lathes, transfer machines.
Unconventional machining processes – EDM, ECG, ECM,LBM,USM, AJM, EBM and Chemical Machining. Powder metallurgy.
Metrology  and instrumentation–line standard and end standard, limits,  fits and tolerances, allowance,  accuracy,  precision,   repeatability, sine bar, comparators, gauges, interferometry, surface roughness, measurement of displacement, velocity, acceleration, temperature, Transducers.
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
Meaning   of   management,  Taylor’s  scientific  management,  functions   of management, organisational structure, authority, responsibility and span of control, line,  line  and  staff,  functional,  project  and  matrix  organization.  Formation  of companies-  proprietary,  partnership and joint  stock companies,  private  limited, public  limited  companies,  cooperative  organizations  and  government organizations.
Facilities planning-selection of site, factors to be considered,plant layout-process, product,  fixed group technology layout,  principles of material handling, types of material  handling  equipments,  preventive  and  break-  down  maintenance, replacement of equipments.
Work study- analysis of work methods using different types of process chart and flow diagrams, critical examination, micromotion study and therbligs, SIMO chart, principles of motion economy, determination of allowances and standard time, job evaluation and merit rating, wage payment plans. Production planning and control- importance of planning, forecasting techniques, job,  batch  and  mass  production,  determination  of  economic  lot  size  in  batch production, functions of production control,  routing, scheduling, dispatching and follow up, Gantt  charts,  inventory models,  determination of  EOQ and reorder level, selective inventory control techniques, breakeven analysis. Quality  control  and  inspection-  process  capability,  statistical  quality  control, control   charts  for  variables and attributes,  acceptance  sampling and operation characteristic curves, system reliability, life testing, bath tub curve. Personal management- objectives and function, recruitment, selection ,orientation and training of workers,  industrial  safety and health,  labour welfare,  Industrial psychology, labour legislation. linear programming – graphical and simplex solution methods, transportation and assignment problems, game theory, single server queuing models, network theory, CPM and PERT.
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper
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