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Thursday, January 9, 2020



Kerala PSC notified the vacancies for the post of Assistant Engineer Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation Ltd. Those who did B..Tech in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering or Agricultural Engineering can Apply. The detailed Syllabus is explained below. You can download the syllabus in PDF also. EEE Made Easy youtube channel will provide free video classes for this exam. Join Telegram channel EEE Made Easy to get updates.



Part I - Mechanical Engineering

Basic concepts and definitions, Gas laws, specific heat -Universal gas constant. Isothermal, adiabatic and polytrophic processes, work done, heat transferred, internal energy and entropy.

Basic laws of heat transfer. Fourier's law of heat conduction, Newton's law of cooling Steffen Boltzmann's law. Air conditioning system: Concept of Air conditioning, psychometry, psychometric properties. Refrigeration: Unit of refrigeration, COP.

Power transmission elements: Belt Drive, velocity ratio of belt drive, length of belt, slip in belt.

Power transmitted, Ratio of tensions. Rope drive, chain drive and gear drive, Types of gear
Classifications of hydraulic turbines, types of hydraulic turbines, draft tubes, cavitations, selection
of hydraulic turbines. Classification of pumps, positive displacement and rotodynamic pumps.

Steam turbines: Classification of steam turbines.

Basic concepts of CNC, DNC, CIM and CAD/CAM.

Part II Automobile Engineering

Cycles, Auto and Diesel Cycles, Air standard efficiency. I.C. Engines: Classification of I.C Engines, Different parts of I.C engines, Working of two-stroke and four-stroke engines, petrol and diesel engines-air intake system, exhaust system, fuel supply system, ignition system, lubrication system, cooling system and engine starting system-Performance of I.C. engines, the advantage of MPFI and CRDI over a conventional system.

Introduction: Types of chassis layout with reference to power plant locations and drive. Vehicle frames. Various types of frames.

Front axle and Steering System: Types of the front axle. Steering geometry. Ackerman and Davis steering system. Power and Power-assisted steering.

Propeller shaft. Universal joints. Constants velocity universal joints. Front-wheel drive. Final Drive Differential: Different types of the final drive. Worm and worm wheel, Straight bevel gear, Spiral bevel gear and hypoid gear final drives. Differential principles. Types of loads acting on rear axles. Rear axle housing.

Suspension System: Need of suspension system, types of suspension, suspension springs. Braking System: Classification of brakes, drum brake & disc brakes. Theory of braking. Mechanical
hydraulic and Pneumatic brakes. Servo brake. Anti-lock braking systems.

Pollutants- sources-formation-effects-transient operational effects on pollution.

 SI engine
Combustion and Pollutant Formation: Chemistry of SI engine Combustion, HC and CO formation in 4 strokes and 2 strokes SI engines, NO formation in SI Engines, Effect of operating variables on emission formation. 

CI engine Combustion and Emissions: Basic of diesel combustion-Smoke emission in diesel engines-Particulate emission in diesel engines. 

Use of unleaded petrol. 

Part III -Electrical Engineering

Kirchhoff s Laws, Formation of network equations by mesh current method, Matrix representation, Solution of network equations by matrix method - Star delta conversion. 

Magnetic circuits, mmf, field strength, flux density, reluctance, permeability - comparison of electric and magnetic circuits - force on a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field. 

Electromagnetic Induction, Faraday's laws, Lenz's law - statically and dynamically induced emf self and mutual inductance, coupling coefficient.

Alternating current fundamentals - generation of AC -frequency, period, average and r m s value, form factor, peak factor, phasor representation - j operator - power and power factor -solution of RLC series and parallel Circuits.

DC machine - the principle of operation of DC generator - e m f equation - types of generators. DC motor - the principle of operation of DC motor - back emf- the need for starter - losses and efficiency - types of motors - applications.

Transformer - the principle of operation -emf equation, losses, and efficiency. 

Three phase system - generation of three phase voltage - star and delta system - relation between line and phase voltages and currents - phasor representation of three-phase systems. 

Induction motors - the principle of operation of three-phase induction motors - applications of the cage and slip ring induction motor -single phase induction motors - capacitor start/run, shaded pole

- universal motors - Applications. Synchronous generator (Alternator) - principles of operation and types.

Requirements of good lighting system - working principle of incandescent lamp, Fluorescent lamp, and mercury vapor lamp-energy efficient lamps (CFL, LED lights), need for energy management and power quality, home energy management.

Part IV- Agricultural Engineering

Ideal and real fluids, properties of fluids; hydrostatic pressure and its measurement; continuity equation; Bernoulli's theorem: laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, Darcy- Weisbach, and Hazen- Williams equations, Moody's diagram; flow through orifices and notches; flow in open channels.

Engineering properties of soils; fundamental definitions and relationships.

Mechanics of soil erosion, soil erosion types; wind and water erosion; factors affecting erosion; soil loss estimation; biological and engineering measures to control erosion; terraces and bunds; 
vegetative waterways; gully control structures, drop, drop inlet and chute spillways; earthen dams; water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management

Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in agricultural processing operations. Material and energy balances in food processing systems; water activity, sorption and desorption isotherms; centrifugal separation of solids, liquids, and gases; kinetics of microbial death -pasteurization and sterilization of liquid foods; preservation of food by cooling and freezing; refrigeration and cold storage basics and applications.

Mechanics and energy requirement in size reduction of granular solids; particle size analysis for comminuted solids; size separation by screening; fluidization of granular solids-pneumatic, bucket, screw, and belt conveying; cleaning and grading; Effectiveness of grain cleaners. 

Sources of power on the farm-human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass; biofuels; design and selection of machine elements - gears, pulleys, chains and sprockets and belts; overload safety devices used in farm machinery; measurement of force, torque, speed, displacement and acceleration on machine elements. Tractors and power tillers - type, selection,
maintenance and repair.

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1 comment:

  1. Is previous year question available for Kerala agro mechaninary assistant engineering