# MPSC Main - Electronics Engineering Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 1, 2013

**Paper I**

Standard : Degree in Electronics 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 ) | ||

BASIC ELECTRONICS - MATERIALS AND DEVICES | ||

1) | Materials and Components : | |

.01) | Structure and properties of Electrical Engineering materials, Conductors, Semiconductors and Insulators, magnetic, Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Ceramic, Optical and Super-conducting materials. | |

.02) | Passive components and characteristics Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors,Ferrites, Quartz crystal, Ceramic resonators, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical components. | |

2) | Physical Electronics, Electron Devices and ICs : | |

.01) | Electrons and holes in semiconductors, Carrier Statistics, Mechanism of current flow in a semiconductor, Hall effect; Junction theory; | |

.02) | Different types of diodes and their characteristics; | |

.03) | Bipolar Junction transistor; Field effect transistors; | |

.04) | Basics of ICs - bipolar, MOS and CMOS types, basic of Opto-electronics. | |

.05) | IC Technologies : Fabrication techniques | |

.06) | Basic CMOS VLSI, Full custom VLSI design, Inverter analysis, layout rules, layout of basic gates, circuit extraction, Layout of basic data path. | |

Section - B ( Marks : 50 ) | ||

ELECTRONICS CIRCUITS AND APPLICATIONS | ||

3) | Analog Electronic Circuits : | |

.01) | Transistor biasing, bias stabilization and Small signal and frequency response analysis of transistor circuits. | |

.02) | Power amplifiers. | |

.03) | Feedback amplifiers, Tuned amplifiers, Wide-banding techniques. Transistor oscillators. | |

.04) | Diode rectifiers, regulators and power supplies. | |

.05) | Operational Amplifiers, Phase Locked Loops and other linear integrated circuits with applications. | |

.06) | Pulse shaping circuits and waveform generators. | |

4) | Industrial Electronics : | |

.01) | Thyristor family, principle of operation, commutation circuits | |

.02) | Controlled rectifiers, single phase and three phase with different loads. | |

.03) | DC choppers : step-up and step-down choppers, chopper circuits, switched mode regulators, effect of source and load inductance. | |

.04) | Cyclo-converters: Single and three phase cyclo-converters. | |

.05) | Inverter circuits: Single phase bridge inverters, three phase inverters, voltage control of three phase inverter, harmonic reduction. | |

.06) | Industrial applications: Induction and dielectric heating, Basic concepts of speed control of DC/AC drives. | |

Section - C ( Marks : 50 ) | ||

SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS | ||

5) | Signals and Systems : | |

.01) | Classification of signals and systems: System modeling in terms of differential and difference equations; State variable representation and solution of state of variable equations for continuous and discrete time systems. | |

.02) | Fourier series, Fourier transforms, properties and their applications to system analysis. | |

.03) | Laplace transform : properties and its application to system analysis. | |

.04) | Convolution integral, superposition integral and their applications. | |

.05) | Z-transform : properties and its applications to the analysis and characterisation of discrete time systems. | |

.06) | Discrete time signals and systems, System Classification, stability, DTFT, DFT, FFT algorithms: Decimation in time and frequency. Linear and circular convolution. | |

.07) | Designing of Digital filters - FIR and IIR filters, Butterworth and Chebycheff filters. | |

6) | Network theory : | |

.01) | Network analysis techniques; Network theorems, transient and sinusoidal steady state response. | |

.02) | Network graphs and their applications in network analysis; Tellegen's theorem. | |

.03) | Two port networks; Z, Y, h and transmission parameters. | |

.04) | Analysis of two port networks, Network functions, parts of network functions, obtaining a network function from a given part. | |

.05) | Transmission criteria: delay and rise time, Elmore's and other definitions, effect of cascading. | |

.06) | Elements of one-port and two-port network synthesis. | |

Section - D ( Marks : 50 ) | ||

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL | ||

7) | Electronic Measurements and instrumentation : | |

.01) | Basic concepts, standards and error analysis; Measurements of basic electrical quantities and parameters. | |

.02) | Analog and digital electronic measuring instruments,their principles of working : their comparison, characteristics and applications. | |

.03) | Transducers: Electronic measurements of non-electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, humidity . | |

.04) | Basics of telemetry for industrial use. | |

8) | Control Systems : | |

.01) | Transient and steady state analysis of systems. | |

.02) | Block diagram reduction and signal flow graphs, Mason's gain formula. | |

.03) | Effect of feedback on the performance of systems. | |

.04) | Absolute and relative stability of systems. | |

.05) | Frequency response analysis : Bode diagram, Root Locus, Principle of argument and Nyquist criteria. | |

.06) | Constant-M and Constant-N Loci. Nichol's Chart. | |

.07) | Stability analysis of continuous time systems with respect to the state space model and Jury's stability criterion for the stability of discrete time systems. |

Standard : Degree in Electronics 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 ) | |||

1) DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND MICROPROCESSORS : | |||

.01) | Transistor as aswitching element. Boolean algebra, Number theory. | ||

.02) | Simplification ofBoolean functions, Karnaugh maps and applications. IC Logic gates and theircharacteristics. | ||

.03) | IC logic families: DTL, TTL, ECL, NMOS, PMOS and CMOS gates and their comparison. | ||

.04) | Combinational logicCircuits: Half adder, Full adder; Digital comparator;Multiplexer, Demultiplexer; ROM and their applications and Design. | ||

.05) | Flip flops. R-S, J-K,D and T flip-flops; Different types of counters and registers, Design usingflip flops. | ||

.06) | Waveform generators.A/D and D/A converters. Semiconductor memories. | ||

.07) | Digital design-POS,SOP minimization, PAL and PLAs, PLDs, FPGA | ||

.08) | Sequential machinedesign : Mealy and Moore machines,Asynchronous machines-Analysis and design: Races and Hazards. | ||

.09) | Microprocessors: Architecture and instruction set of Microprocessors 8085 and8086, Assembly language Programming. | ||

.10) | Microprocessor basedsystem design: typical examples, PLCs. | ||

.11) | Personal computers andtheir typical uses. | ||

Section - B( Marks : 50 ) | |||

2) COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS : | |||

.01) | Random signals andprobability, Correlation functions; Spectral density; Response of linearsystem to random inputs. | ||

.02) | Basic informationtheory. | ||

.03) | Sampling, quantisation and introductionto coding techniques. | ||

.04) | Analog Modulation anddemodulation techniques: AM, FM and PM, Radio broadcasttransmitters and receivers. | ||

.05) | Digital modulationand demodulation techniques, data recovery: integrator,matched filters, correlation receivers and their error probability analysis. | ||

.06) | Time division andfrequency division multiplexing. | ||

.07) | Equalization. | ||

.08) | Telephone networks: Modern telephone exchanges, switching techniques. | ||

.09) | Elements of Mobile communication. | ||

.10) | SatelliteCommunication, Multiple access techniques –FDMA, CDMA. | ||

Section -C( Marks : 50 ) | |||

ELECTROMAGNETICS AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING | |||

3) | Electromagnetic Theory : | ||

.01) | Analysis of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations. | ||

.02) | Boundary value problems and theirsolutions; Maxwell’s equations. | ||

.03) | Wave propagation through bounded andunbounded media. | ||

.04) | Transmission lines: basic theory, standing waves, stub matching techniques.Microstrip lines. | ||

.05) | Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHFand microwave frequency. | ||

.06) | Elements of antenna theory. | ||

4) | Microwave Engineering : | ||

.01) | Analysis of MicrowaveTubes. Solid state microwave devices and their applications. | ||

.02) | Analysis of waveguides (rectangular and cylindrical). | ||

.03) | Microwave Componentsand Circuits. | ||

.04) | Microstrip circuits. | ||

.05) | MicrowaveMeasurements. | ||

.06) | Microwave Antennas. | ||

.07) | Optical Communication: Basics of optical fibre: Numerical aperture, cone of acceptance,rectilinear and curvilinear propagation of light waves through fibre singlemode and multi- mode propagation, Optical fibre as a cylindrical wave guide,dispersion and attenuation, splicing techniques, fibre losses, link lengthcalculations, Optical sources and amplifiers, optical detectors, dispersionmanagement in optical fibres. | ||

.08) | MicrowaveCommunication Systems (terrestrial and Satellite based). | ||

Section - D( Marks : 50 ) | |||

5) | Data structures and computer algorithms : | ||

.01) | Data representation,Programming, Elements of a high level programming language C. | ||

.02) | Use of data structuressuch as stacks, queues, linked lists, trees and graphs. Algorithms forinsertion and deletion of elements in these data structures. | ||

.03) | Complexity ofalgorithms, sorting and searching techniques, Spanning trees, shortest path,Knapsack problem, Traveling sales person's problem, NP-Hard, NP-Complete. | ||

.04) | Design techniques(Greedy/Dynamic programming/ Divide and conquer). | ||

6) | Computer Organisation : | ||

.01) | Fundamentals ofcomputer architecture. | ||

.02) | Processor design; Control unit design. | ||

.03) | Memory organisation, I/O SystemOrganisation. | ||

.04) | Advanced architectures- Parallelprocessing. | ||

7) | Computer Networks : | ||

.01) | ISO/OSI model, packetswitching, congestion in communication networks | ||

.02) | Sliding window protocol. | ||

.03) | LAN technologies (Ethernet/UDP), TCP,Internet Protocol. | ||

.04) | Basic concepts of switches, gateways androuters, | ||

.05) | Internet technologies. | ||

.06) | Network security. |