RPSC A.En Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Section A: Syllabus for (Preliminary Examination)
Compulsory Paper :
General Knowledge and General Science including General Knowledge of Rajasthan – its Geography, Economy and culture:
1. Current affairs: - Current events of State, National and International importance. National & International agencies and their activities. Games & Sports at State, National and International levels
2. History & Culture: - Land Marks in the political and cultural history of India. Major monuments and literary works. Renaissance, struggle for freedom and national integration. History & Culture of Rajasthan with special reference to:-
(a) The medieval background.
(b) Socio-economic life and organisation.
(c) Freedom movement and political awakening.
(d) Political integration.
(e) Dialects and Literature.
(f) Music, Dance & theatre.
(g) Religious beliefs, cults, saints, poets, Warrior-saints, Lok Devtas & Lok Deviyan.
(i) Fairs and Festivals, Customs, Dresses, Ornaments with special reference to Folk & tribal aspects thereof.
3. General Science: - General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observations and experiences. Candidates are supposed to be familiar with matters such as electronics tele-communications, Satellites and elements of computers (both Hard & Soft Wares), research labs including CSIR managed national labs and institutes. Environment & pollution etc.
4. Economic Developments with special reference to Rajasthan: - Food and Commercial Crops of Rajasthan, Agriculture based Industries, Major irrigation and River Valley Projects, Projects for the development of the desert and waste lands. Indira Gandhi Canal Project, growth and location of industries, Industrial raw materials. Mineral based industries, Small scale and Cottage industries, export items Rajasthani handicrafts, Tribes and their economy. Cooperative movement. Tourism Development in Rajasthan. Various five years Plans: Objectives and progress. Major economic problems of Rajasthan and obstacles for economic development . Current budget of Rajasthan and Central Government. Economic Reforms in India and their impact. Commercial banks and other financial institutions in Rajasthan
5. Geography and Natural Resources:-
(I) Broad – physical features of the world important places, rivers, mountains, continents, oceans.
(II) Ecology and wild – life of India.
(III) Rajasthan's Physiography: Climate, vegetation and soil regions. Broad physical divisions of Rajasthan . Human resources: problems of population, unemployment, poverty, Drought, famine and desertification in Rajasthan. Natural resources of Rajasthan . Mines and Minerals, forests, Land water. Animals' resources. Wild-life and conservation . Energy problems and conventional and non-conventional sources of Energy.
Section B: Optional Paper (Preliminary Examination)
1. Electrical Circuits: Circuit components, KCL and KVL, network graphs, Methods of circuit analysis, Nodal and Mesh analysis, Analysis of D.C. and A.C. networks. Network theorems: Basic network theorems and applications. Network Functions: Driving point and transfer functions, poles and zeros of network functions. Response of networks to standard input signals. Two-port networks, Elementary network synthesis, different type of network parameters, signal flow graphs, Fourier series, Laplace transforms and their applications. Frequency response, Resonant circuits and applications. Threephase balanced and unbalanced networks. Steady state response with sinusoidal input. Transient response: Transient analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits.
2. Field Theory: Electrostatic and Magnetostatics : Electrostatics and electrical fields, Magnetostatics and magnetic fields, Field in conductors and in magnetic materials, field in dielectrics, Maxwell's equations and time varying fields. Electromagnetic wave equations. Plane wave propagation in conducting and dielectric media.
3. Electrical Materials: Classification of materials on the basis of permanent magnetic dipoles, Electrical and electronic behaviour of materials, classification on the basis of conductivity. Behaviour of dielectrics in static and alternating fields. Phenomenon of polarization. Super conductivity. Applications of magnetic, conducting, dielectric and insulating materials.
4. Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation: General principles of measurement : Unit and dimensions. Standards error analysis, Basic methods of measurement, Measurement of circuit parameters by bridge methods. Measuring Instrument: Indicating Instruments, Integrating Instruments, Recording instruments. Measurement of voltage, current, power, power factor, energy, resistance, inductance, capacitance and frequency.
Transducers : strain gauge, LVDT, resistance thermometers, thermisters, piezoelectric. Measurement of non-electrical quantities (Pressure, temperature, flow rate, displacement, velocity, acceleration, strain etc.) Digital measurements: Digital voltmeters, frequency counter, distortion meter. Telemetry and data transmission: Data recording and display, Data acquisition.
5. Electronics and Communication: Solid state (semi conductor devices) : Diodes, Zener diodes. Transistors (Bipolar, BJT, JFET, MOSFET). Biasing and their applications. Analysis of electronic circuits, equivalent circuit. Rectifier, filter and voltage regulators. Single stage and multistage amplifiers-gain and frequency response. Multivibrators, flip-flops and their applications.
Digital Electronics: Switching circuits and Boolean algebra and logic gates. Memories sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters. Logic circuits including DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS, digital IC's (circuits).
Communication: generation and detection of AM and FM noise behaviour of AM and FM systems.
6. Microprocessor systems and computer: Microprocessor architectures, Instruction set and simple assembly language programming, interfacing memory and I/O devices. Applications of microprocessors. Basic layout of digital computers, input-output devices, memory organisations, algorithms, flowcharts.
7. Power Electronics: Power semiconductor devices, Thyristor, triac, GTO, MOSFET. Static characteristics and triggering circuits. A.C. to D.C. Converters, choppers. Controlled and uncontrolled power rectifiers, Bridge converters.
8. Control System: Open and closed loop systems. Block diagrams and signal flow graphs. Response analysis time domain, frequency domain; steady state error analysis. Root locus technique, bode plots, Routh-Hurwitz, and Nyquist criteria of stability. State space analysis of linear systems.
9. Electrical Machines: Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuits, basic characteristics and applications of Distribution and Power transformers. Single phase induction motors. Threephase induction motors. Alternators, Synchronous motors.
10. Power systems: Generation: thermal generation, Hydro generation, Nuclear Generation. Nonconventional energy sources. Transmission and Distribution. Transmission line parameters – resistance, Inductance and capacitance calculation, Performance of short, medium and long lines. Neutral earthing. Underground Cables. Corona, its effect and remedial measures. Basic idea of power system stability. Line insulators, introduction to HVDC transmission.
Switchgear & protection: theories of arc extinction. Comparative merits of minimum oil, bulk oil, air blast, SF6 circuit breakers. Causes and consequences of dangerous currents. Currents limiting reactors. Busbar arrangements. Requirements of protective relays. Protection of lines, transformers, synchronous generators and busbars. Symmetrical components s and their applications.