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MPSC Main - Electrical Engineering Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 20, 2013

Paper I

 Standard : Degree in Electrical Engineering Total Marks : 200 Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours

 Note : 1) Answers to this paper must be written in English only 2) This paper will test the candidate's ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise and to appraise subject matter related to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below. 3) For judging candidates' conceptual understanding, appropriate number of numerical problems will be asked. 4) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.

 Section - A( Marks : 50 ) Electrical Fundamentals and Machines 1) Basics and Circuit Theory : .01) Work, Power, Energy;Ohm's law; DC circuits; Kirchhoff's laws; AC circuits, Resonance in R-L-Ccircuits. .02) Nodal analysis; Meshanalysis; Network theorems; Transient analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits; 3phase circuits; Two-port networks, Circuit simulation using software packagessuch as SPICE, MATLAB etc. .03) Maxwell's equations; Wave propagation inbounded media; Boundary conditions; Reflection and refraction of plane waves;Transmission line; Distributed parameter circuits; Traveling and standingwaves. 2) Electrical Machines : .01) DC Machines : Construction, Working principle, Characteristics andapplications; Starting and speed control. .02) AC Machines: Single phase and poly phase induction motors. Synchronous motor-construction, working principle and characteristics, starting and speedcontrol; FHP motors and stepper motors, Alternators- Basics and Paralleloperation. .03) Power and DistributionTransformers: Design, Efficiency and regulation bydirect and indirect loading; Types of transformer connections. Section - B( Marks : 50 ) Electrical Measurements and Control 3) Electrical Measurements : .01) Measurement ofcurrent, voltage, power, energy, power-factor, resistance, inductance,capacitance and frequency. .02) Multimeters, CRO, digital voltmeter,frequency counter, Q-meter, megger, earth tester, potentiometer. .03) Transducers: thermocouple, thermistors, LVDT, strain guage, piezo-electriccrystal; Use of transducers in measurement of non-electrical quantities, Dataacquisition systems. 4) Control Engineering : .01) Block diagramrepresentation; Principles and applications of feedback. .02) LTI systems: Time-domain and transform-domain analysis; Routh-Hurwitzcriterion; Root Loci; Nyquist criterion, Bode plots. .03) Design of lead-lagcompensators; P, PI, PID controllers; State variable representation;Principles of discrete control systems. Section -C ( Marks : 50 ) Electrical Power Systems 5) Power Systems : .01) Steady-stateperformance of overhead transmission lines and cables; Per unit quantities;Bus admittance and impedance matrices; Symmetrical components;. .02) Analysis ofsymmetrical and unsymmetrical faults; Principle of active and reactive powertransfer and distribution, Reactive power compensation. .03) Principles of circuitbreaking; Arc extinction for DC and AC; Arc interruption theories; Duties ofswitchgear; Various types of circuit breakers and their applications to powersystems; Specifications of an impulse voltage wave; Standard impulse;Multi-stage impulse generator; Insulation co-ordination; Principles ofovercurrent, differential and distance protection; Concept of solid-staterelays; Computer-aided protection; Protection of generators, transformers andtransmission lines; Application of DSP to protection. 6) Computer aided power systems : .01) Static VAR systems;Concept of HVDC transmission; FACTS devices such as SVC & UPFC. .02) Introduction to loaddispatch centers (LDC); SCADA systems; Speed control of generators; Tie-linecontrol; Frequency control; Economic dispatch. Section - D( Marks : 50 ) Electronics 7) Analog electronics : .01) Characteristics andequivalent circuits of diode, BJT, JFET and MOSFET; Clipping, clamping andrectifier circuits using diodes; Biasing and bias stability, FET amplifiers. .02) Single andmulti-stage, differential, operational, feedback and power amplifiers;Analysis of amplifier; Frequency response of amplifiers; OPAMP circuits;Filters; Function generation; Wave shaping circuits; Power supplies. 8) Digital electronics : .01) Boolean algebra;minimization of boolean functions; Logic gates; Digital IC families;Combinational circuits; Arithmetic circuits; Code converters; Multiplexers;Decoders. .02) Latches andflip-flops; Counters and shift registers; Comparators; Timers;Multi-vibrators; Sample and hold circuits; ADCs and DACs; Semiconductormemories; Logic implementation using ROM, PLA & FPGA.

Paper II

 Standard : Degree in Electrical Engineering Total Marks : 200 Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours

 Note : 1) Answers to this paper must be written in English only 2) This paper will test the candidate's ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise and to appraise subject matter related to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below. 3) For judging candidates' conceptual understanding, appropriate number of numerical problems will be asked. 4) It is expected from candidates to study the latest and recent developments and happenings pertaining to the topics/sub- topics mentioned below.

 Section - A( Marks : 50 ) Power Electronics and Micro-controllers 1) Power Electronics and Electrical Drives : .01) Diodes, Powertransistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs, IGBTs - Staticcharacteristics and principle of operation; Triggering circuits; Phasecontrolled rectifiers; Bridge converters - fully controlled and halfcontrolled. .02) Principles ofchoppers, inverters and cyclo-converters; Basic concepts of speed control ofdc and ac motors drives; Applications of variable speed drives. 2) Micro-processors and Micro-controllers : .01) Evolution ofmicroprocessor technology, 8085 CPU; Architecture, programming, memory &I/O interfacing. .02) 8051 Micro-controller- Architecture, memory organization, addressing modes, instruction set,boolean processing, simple programmes; Interrupt structures; Timer and serialfunctions; Parallel port features; Modes of operation; Power control;Interfacing; Typical applications. Section - B( Marks : 50 ) Communication Engineering 3) Analog and Digital Communication : .01) Need for modulation;Normal amplitude modulation; Modulation index; Frequency and phasemodulation; Frequency deviation and modulation index; Sampling theorem - lowpass and band pass; Pulse amplitude modulation; Pulse width modulation; Pulseposition modulation. .02) Pulse codemodulation; Differential pulse code modulation, Delta modulation; Digitalmodulation and demodulation schemes; Interfacing with power line; Descriptionof a typical power line carrier communication system. 4) Fibre Optic Systems : .01) Time divisionmultiplexing; Frequency division multiplexing; Optical properties ofmaterials; Refractive index; Absorption and emission of light. .02) Optical fibres;Lasers and opto-electronic materials; Fibre optic links. Section -C  ( Marks : 50 ) Signals, Systems and Digital SignalProcessing 5) Signals and Systems : .01) Representation ofcontinuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems; LTI systems;Convolution; Impulse response. .02) Time-domain analysisof LTI systems based on convolution and differential/difference equations. .03) Fourier transforms; Laplace transforms;Z-transforms; Transfer functions; Sampling and recovery of signals; DFT, FFTprocessing of analog signals through discrete-time systems. 6) Digital Filters : .01) Frequency domaindesign of digital filters; Quantization effects in digital filters. .02) High speedconvolution and its application to digital filtering; Multi-rate filtering. Section - D( Marks : 50 ) Energy Systems and Stability 7) Energy Management : .01) Introduction toenergy problem; Power scenario of Maharashtra State and India, Difficultieswith conventional energy sources; Basics of wind turbine aerodynamics; Windenergy conversion systems and their integration into electrical grid; Powerquality issues Solar energy: Thermal conversion, Photovoltaic conversion. .02) Importance of energymanagement; Energy conservation opportunities, Energy audit; Energyeconomics; Discount rate; Payback period; Internal rate of return; Life cyclecosting, Electricity Act 2003. 8) Power System Stability : .01) System modelingand dynamics of synchronousgenerators; Small signal stability analysis (Low frequency oscillations) -Analysis of single machine systems, Applications of power system stabilizers,Analysis of multi-machine system. .02) Transient stabilityanalysis; Dynamic stability analysis; Voltage stability analysis; Static VARcontrol of load.