KPSC ELECTRICAL ENGINEER EXAM SYLLABUS

KARNATAKA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
 ASSISTANT ELECTRICAL ENGINEER EXAM SYLLABUS
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SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT ENGINEER ELECTRICAL
(.Electrical Circuits and Measurements:-Concepts of current, voltage, power, pf, energy .
resistance, specific resistance,temp. coefficient of tesistance,cells and batteries, associated
problems-magnetic circuits, electromagnetic induction-AC fundamentals and AC circuits (single
phase & poly phase)
Measurements and Instrumentation:- Units and dimensions-measurement of resistance, inductance,
and capacitance-range extension of instruments-measurement of power and energy-electronic
Instruments-dual trace oscilloscope-transducers-display devices and signal generators
network analysis:- Basic concepts- network topology-network theorems-resonant circuits-transit_
behaviour and initial conditions-Laplace transformation and applications-two port netwo rk
parameters, Bio-Medical instruments.

2. Electromagnetics:-Vector calculus, Guas's Stokes theorem. Maxwell's Equation, Electric field
and potential due to point line, plain and spherical charge distribution. Ampere's law and Biosavarts
law; inductance; dielectric capacitance; Wave equation, poyinting vector, plane wave,
-propagation through,,yarious„media „reflection, refractig magnetic materials, semiconductors,
pit erfiallifor.Lec e appl,.icatior_,Ls44reipw anszlisoWiroix6sjcillisepth, -characteristics impedance, smith
chart, impedance transformation waveguides, modes in rectangle waveguides, boundary conditions,
cutoff frequency, dispersion reflection, propagation in dielectric waveguide.
3.Electrical Machines and Transformers:- DC generators- DC motors- losses and
efficiency —testing of DC machines-synchronous machines-voltage regulation-synchronous motors.
Basic concepts of transformers—single phase transformers ,three phase transformers.
Basic concepts of 3 phase induction machines-3 phase induction motors-starting and speed control
of induction motors- single phase induction motors.
4.Analog and Digital Electronics:- Diode circuits-transistor biasing-transistors at Low
frequencies-transistor frequency response-general and feedback amplifiers-power amplifiersoscillators-
BiT & MOSFET amplifiers.
Linear IC and applications:-OP amps as amplifiers-OP amp frequency response and compensationsignal
processing-circuits-op amp-non linear circuits-signal g
applications-DC voltage regulators.
Logic design:-Principles of combinational logic-analysis and design of combinational logic-sequential
circuits-sequential design, ADA & DAC circuits.
5.Power Electronics:- Power semiconductor devices-power transistors-Thyristors-commutation
techniques-controlled rectifiers-choppers-inverters-AC voltage controllers-electromagnetic
compatibility, Power Supplies, Primary and Secondary batteries, Basic battery charging concepts,
Electric traction, basic concepts of adjustable speed DC & AC drives, industrial drives.
6.Microprocess &Microcontrollers:- 8 bit & 16 bit Microprocessors introduction-
8051 architecture, addressing modes, instruction set, programming, interfacing and applications,
interrupts and timers and counters,serial communication,-8255, programmable peripheral interfaceMSP
430 Microcontrollers- CPU architecture, Code composer studio, digital I/O-I/O ports, on chip
peripherals, watchdog timer, comparator,using the low power features of MSP 430- interfacing LEA,
LCD, external memory, application.
7.Signals and Systems:- introduction-time domain representation for LTI systems-Fours
representation of periodic signals-the Continuous time Fourier transform-the discrete time four*
transform-Z transforms.
Digital Signal Processing:-Discrete fourier transforms-fast Fourier transform algorithms-design Of
digital filters, HR &FIR filters, realization of digital systems.
8. Electric Power Systems:-Generation-sources of poWer generation-hydro power generatiAthermal
power generation- —nudear power generation-economic aspects-substations-groundIrkg
systems.
Transmission and Distribution: Typical transmission and distribution systems scheme-overhead
transmission lines-Insulators-corona-underground cables-line parameters-performance of povikr
transmission lines- distribution.
"-twitch —gear & Piotection:-Switches and fuses-principles of circuit breakers- -circutt breaketlightening4rresters:protectiVe
relaying-induction type relay-protection schemes. ELCB, ELR, NO,
Restricted Fault Current Relay, Numerical Relays.
High Voltage Engineering:- Introduction— breakdown phenomenon-generation of HV ac and dC
voltage-generation of impulse voltage and current-measurement of high voltages-non-destructive
insulation testing techniques-high voltage tests on electrical apparatui. symmetrical components;
symmetrical three phase faults; unsymmetrical faults; fault analysis; principles of over.
current, differential and distance protection; solid state relays and digital protection;
principles of circuit breakers, circuit breakers; lightning arrestors; protective relaying; ,
protection schemes; system stability concepts, swing curves and equal area criterion; 1-IVDQ
transmission and Flexible A.C. Transmission systems (FACTS) concepts; testing. and -
commissioning of electrical equipment; electromagnetic compatibility; renewable enerA
sources; energy auditing and demand side management; electrical power quality; distributed
generation and safety management
Electrical design estimating and costing:- General principles of estimation-residential build ri@
electrification-service connection ,inspection and testing of installation,
Earthingl_Groundingi-design-of earth mat, step potential touch
resistance, measurement of insulation resistance, power analyser.
9.Power System Analysis and Stability and Control:-Representation of power system
components-symmetrical faults-symmetrical components-unsymmetrical faults-Stability studies-
.
unbalanced operation of tKree phase induction motors.
Computer techniques in power system analysis:-Network topology-network matrices-load flow
studies-economic operation of power system-transient stability studies.
Power system operation and control:- Control center operation of power systems-automatic voltage
regulator-automatic load frequency control-control of voltage and reactive power-optimal system
operation and unit commitment-power system security-system monitoring and control-power
system reliability.
Control systems:-Modeling of systems-block diagram and signal flow graphs-time response of feed
back control systems-stability analysis-root locus techniques-stability analysis in frequency domainfrequency
domain analysis-Introduction to state variable analysis.
Modern Control Theory:-State variable analysis and design-transfer function-Eigen values-Eigen
vectors-solution to state equation-pole placement techniques-non linear systems-stability of non
linear systems.
10. Electrical Power Utilization:-Heating and welding-electrolytic process-illuminationelectric
traction-introduction to hybrid vehicles.
Industrial drives and applications:- Introduction to electrical drives and its dynamics-selection of
motor power rating-DC motor drives-induction motor drives-synchronous motor drives-industrial
drives, Illumination Laws of illumination — types of lamps, lighting schemes for indoor, outdoor,
factory and street lighting, requirements of good lighting. Adequate illumination — Design of
illumination schemes.
11. Management and Entrepreneurship:- Management —planning-organising and
staffing-directing and controlling-entrepreneur-small scale industry-institutional supportprepa
ration of project.
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