TNPSC Asst. Engineer Notification 2018

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TNPSC Asst. Engineer Notification 2018

Posting Name 

  • Principal, Industrial Training Institute/ Assistant Director Of Training
  • Assistant Engineer (Industries)

Important Date to Note

Starting date for Apply Online26.11.2018
Last date for Apply Online24.12.2018
Last date for Payment (SBI or Indian Bank) or Post Office.27.12.2018

Date of Examination

Paper-I (Basics of Engineering)02.03.2019 (10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M)
Paper – II (General Studies)02.03.2019 (02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M)
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Age Limit

  • Principal, Industrial Training Institute/ Assistant Director Of Training : Minimum 24 years and maximum 30 years
  • Assistant Engineer (Industries) : Minimum 18 years and maximum 35 years

Selection Process

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Test

Scale Of Pay

  • Principal, Industrial Training Institute/ Assistant Director Of Training – 56100 -177500/-
  • Assistant Engineer (Industries) – 37700 – 119500/-

Vacancy Details

  • Principal, Industrial Training Institute/ Assistant Director Of Training : 9
  • Assistant Engineer (Industries) : 32

Application Fees

Registration Fee:

  • 150

Examination Fees:

  • 200 (150 for Assistant Engineer)

Apply Mode

  • Online

Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs & BCMsOthers

Degree Standard (200 Questions) BASICS OF ENGINEERING (code No. 230)

ii. Paper – II GENERAL STUDIES (Code No-003) (100 Questions) General Studies (Degree standard) – 75 Questions Aptitude and Mental Ability (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions.

iii. Interview and Records

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Educational Qualification


Name of PostQualification
Principal, Industrial Training Institute / Assistant Director of Training(i) A degree in any branch of Engineering or Technology of any recognised University or Institution under the purview of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).


(ii) Practical experience in a workshop or factory for a period of not less than three years.

Assistant Engineer (Industries)


Exam Syllabus

Paper-I (Degree Standard)

Unit I – Mathematics:

  • Matrices: Eigenvalues – Eigenvectors – Cayley–Hamilton theorem –Similar and Orthogonal transformations – Reduction of a quadratic form to Canonical form by orthogonal transformation. Ordinary differential equations: Order and degree – Types of Equations – Higher order linear ODE with constant coefficients – Method of variation of parameters – Cauchy’s and Legendre’s linear equations – Simultaneous first order linear equations with constant coefficient. Functions of several variables : Partial derivatives – Total derivatives – Euler’s theorem – Implicit functions–Jacobians– Taylor’s theorem – Maxima and Minima. Integration: Techniques of integration using integration by parts and Bernoulli’s formula – Line, Surface and Volume Integrals – Change of order of integration. Vector Calculus: Vectors and scalars – Directional derivatives – Gradient, Divergence and Curl of vectors – Applications of Green’s theorem, Gauss divergence theorem and Stoke’s theorem. Complex variables: Verification of Analyticity – Construction of Analytic functions – Conformal Mappings – Bilinear transformations. Complex Integration: Cauchy’s integral theorem – Cauchy’s fundamental theorem – Cauchy’s residue theorem – Taylor’s theorem – Laurent’s series–Contour integration (excluding poles on the real axis) Laplace transform: Existence of Laplace transform – Laplace transform of elementary functions– Properties – Laplace transform of Periodic functions – Inverse Laplace transform – Convolution theorem – Solution of linear second order ODE by Laplace transform technique

Unit II – Engineering Physics:

  • Newton’s laws of motion – gravitation – work, energy and power – elasticity – moduli of elasticity and their determination-sound intensity level – reverberation – ultrasonics: production and detection – thermal conductivity and expansion – flow of heather modynamics – heat engines – optical interference, anti-reflection coatings – diffraction and polarization – lasers and types – optical fibres and applications – photoelectric effect – atom models – dual nature of matter and radiation – nuclear models –radioactivity – nuclear fission and fusion – crystal structures – unit cells – packing factor –imperfections – superconductivity – magnetic and dielectric materials – semiconducting materials – nano materials.

Unit III – Engineering Chemistry:

  • Fuel –Classification of fuels – Calorific value – Solid fuel – Liquid fuel – Gaseous fuel – Octane number – Cetane Number – Fuel Cells. Lubricants – Classification – Greases – 22 Solid Lubricants. Water – Sources – Classifications – Softening process – Desalination – RO Method – Internal treatment – Treatment of Water for Municipal purposes. Plastics – High polymer – classification – Polymerization techniques – Thermoplastics – Thermo setting resins – examples. Rubber – Types of Rubber – Vulcanisation – Properties – Unvulcanised and Vulcanised. Natural Rubber – Synthetic Rubber – examples. Refractories – Classification – Manufacture of Refractories – Magnesite – Silica – Zirconia – Chromite. Abrasives – Natural – Artificial–Abrasive paper & cloth. Corrosion: Dry and Wet corrosion – Factors affecting corrosion- Different types of corrosion. Productive coating – Hot dipping- metal cladding, electrode position – Organic Coatings – Paints – Varnishes. Cement and lime- setting and hardening. Explosives- classifications characteristics-requirements for good explosives- nitrocellulose- TNT- TNB-DNB-PETNRDX. Alloys- purpose of making alloy- types of alloys- Ferrous alloys. Electro chemistry – conductors and non conductors – Kohlrausch law – Electro chemical cell-reversible and irreversible cells – EMF- Concentration cell- polarization – over voltage, decomposition potential.

Unit IV – English :

  • Grammar: Articles – Prepositions – Tenses (simple present, present continuous, simple past, past continuous, future, & perfect tenses) – Modal verbs – Clauses – Conditional clauses – Subject-Verb agreement – conjunctions – Active & passive voice – Reported speech (Direct to Indirect speech) – Error correction – Combining sentences using connectives – Cause & effect expressions (because, so, due to, on account of, etc.) – Framing questions (converting statements into questions) Vocabulary: Synonyms & antonyms – Prefixes, suffixes & intensifying prefixes (e.g. Flammable – inflammable) – Phrasal verbs – Idioms – Fixed expressions (e.g. adhere to, lodge a complaint to, etc.) – One word substitution – Collocation – Expansion of compound nouns (e.g. keyboard) Reading: Reading comprehension passage – Data interpretation (e.g. comprehension questions based on table /chart) – Choosing appropriate title for a given short passage – Inferential questions based on a short reading passage – Reading comprehension questions making use of scanning & skimming strategies – Jumbled Sentences. Writing: Definitions (instrument & technical terms) – Visual interpretation (picture/photo/chart etc.) – process description – Letter writing (formal / official) – email communication (email etiquette) – essays.

Unit V – Basics Of Computer Engineering:

  • Computer Organization – CPU and Microprocessor [ALU, Control Unit and Bus Structure] – Data Storage [Primary, Secondary and Virtual] – Input and Output Devices Systems Software – Assembler – Compiler – Loader – Linker – Operating Systems Programming Languages – Classification of Programming Language, High-Level Languages Basic Computer Networking – Network Components [Routers, Bridges, Gateways] – ISO-OSI Reference Model – LAN – WAN – Client-Server Architecture – Internet 23 Applications – Office Tools – Word-processor – Spreadsheet – Power point – Database – E-mail – Browser IT Enabled Services – E-Government – E-Commerce – Multimedia

Unit VI – Basics Of Civil And Mechanical Engineering:

  • Introduction to Engineering mechanics – Units and Dimensions – Laws of Mechanics – Coplanar Forces – Static Equilibrium of Rigid body – Moment of a force – free body diagram – friction – laws of friction – sliding friction – wedge friction – Rolling resistance – Lader friction – Friction in screws – Screw jack – Belt friction – Properties of surfaces and solids – Centroids and centre of mass – line and areas – Rectangular, circular, triangular areas by integration – T-section, I- Section, Angle section, Hollow section – Area moment of inertia of plane areas – Parallel axis theorem – Centroid of the simple solids – Dynamics of particle – Displacement, velocity and acceleration – Different types of motion – Rectilinear , Curvilinear and Projectile motions – Newton’s II-law of motion – Work Energy equation – Impulse and momentum principles.

Unit VII – Basics Of Electrical And Electronics Engineering:

  • Ohm’s law- Kirchoff’s laws – Introduction to DC and AC circuits –Power and power factor-single phase and three phase circuits Operating principles of moving coil and moving iron instruments (voltmeters and ammeters) – wattmeters and energy meters Construction and principle of operation: DC motors- DC generators-Transformers Induction motors Characteristics of PN junction diode – zener diode- half wave and full wave rectifiers- Bipolar junction transistor (CC,CE,CB configurations)-Amplifiers Operational amplifiers Binary number system- logic gates- Boolean algebra – Half and full adders- Flip-flops –registers and counters- A/D and D/A conversion Types of analog and digital signals- Modulation and Demodulation(amplitude and frequency) Communication systems: Radio- TV- Fax- Microwave-Satellite and optical fibre

 Unit VII – Principles Of Management:

  • Management- Definition, Evolution- Taylor, Fayol, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker Planning Types, Steps, Forecasting, MBO, MBE Organising- Departmentation- Line and staff, Delegation and Decentralization Staffing- Manpower planning, Recruitment and selection, Training, Performance Appraisal Directing- Leadership styles, Discipline, Communication in business Controlling- Types, Control Techniques, Budgetary Control, Statistical Control

Unit IX – Total Quality Management:

  • Quality – vision, mission and policy statement, dimensions of product and service quality, contributions of quality gurus-Deming, Juran, Crosby, Masaaki Imai, Feigenbaum, Ishikawa, Cost of Quality, continuous process improvement- PDCA, Quality Circle, 5S, Kaizen, Statistical Process Control (SPC), 7 QC Tools, new management tools, benchmarking, 6 sigma, Process Quality, Quality Function Deployment(QFD), POKA 24 YOKE, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Business Process Reengineering(BPR), ISO 9004: 2000 – QMS, ISO-14000.

 Unit X – Environmental Science And Engineering:

  • Environment– Global perspective- awareness of environmental pollution- Classification of Pollutants- Air Pollution- Composition of Air – Major sources of air pollution. Gaseous Pollutants- effect of air pollution on weather, climate, atmospheric process, NOX, SO2, CO, CO2, Fly ash, Vehicular pollution- automobile emission- prevention- green house effect – chlorofluoro carbon- ozone layer -ozone depletion- smog- photo chemical smog, acid rain. Water pollution- types of water pollution- Factors affecting surface water – sewage and domestic waste – BOD, COD. Industrial effluent- harmful effects of industrial pollutants- agricultural discharge – detergent and toxic metal – siltation. Thermal pollutants- effect of thermal pollution- radioactive pollutant – inorganic pollutants and its detrimental effects. Soil Pollution- sources of soil pollution- effect of carbon waste- noise pollution- sources of noises of pollution- types of noise pollution- prevention and control.

Paper-II General Studies (Degree Standard)

Unit-I: General Science

  • Physics Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Science glossary-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication -Heat, light and sound-Atomic and nuclear physics-Solid State Physics – Spectroscopy- Geophysics – Astronomy and space science.
  • Chemistry Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Oxidation and reduction Chemistry of ores and metals-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides-Biochemistry and biotechnology-Electrochemistry-Polymers and plastics.
  • Botany Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of life-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration-Excretion of metabolic waste-Bio communication.
  • Zoology Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Genetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio- diversity and its conservation-Human diseases-Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases- prevention and remedies- Alcoholism and drug abuse-Animals, plants and human life

Unit- II : Current Events

  • History Latest diary of events – National–National symbols-Profile of States-Defence, national security and terrorism-World organizations-pacts and summits-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors -Awards & honours-Cultural panorama-Latest historical events – India and its neighbours – Latest terminology Appointments-who is who?
  • Political Science India’s foreign policy 2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion 3. Problems in conduct of public elections 4. Political parties and political system in India 5. Public awareness & General administration 6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt., 7. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
  • Geography Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecology
  • Economics Current socio-economic problems-New economic policy & govt. sector
  • Science Latest inventions on science & technology-Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication 26

Unit-III : Geography

  • Earth and Universe – Solar system-Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources – Natural vegetation – Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries -Transport including Surface transport & communication – Social geography – population – density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster management-Climate change – impact and consequences – mitigation measures – Pollution Control.

Unit-IV : History And Culture Of India

  • Pre-historic events -Indus valley civilization-Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age-Maurya dynasty-Buddhism and Jainism-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history – Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-Advent of European invasion-Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors-Social reforms and religious movements – India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.

Unit-V: L Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India – Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, State and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties- Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Status of Jammu & Kashmir- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law- Indian federalism – center – state relations-. Emergency provisions- Civil services in India- Administrative challenges in a welfare state- Complexities of district administration- Elections – Election Commission Union and State. Official language and Schedule-VIII- Amendments to constitution- Schedules to constitution-. Administrative reforms & tribunals- Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, – Comptroller and Auditor General of India- Right to information – Central and State Commission- Empowerment of women- Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal- Consumer protection forms

Unit- VI: Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian economy-Need for economic planning-Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth-Capital formation and investment-Role of public sector & disinvestment Development of infrastructure- National income- Public finance & fiscal policy- Price policy & public distribution- Banking, money & monetary policy- Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)- WTO-globalization & privatization- Rural welfare oriented programmes Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-HRD – 27 sustainable economic growth- Economic trends in Tamil Nadu -Energy Different sources and development- Finance Commission -Planning Commission- National Development Council

Unit-VII: Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance-Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt- Indian National Congress-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji -Growth of militant movements -Different modes of agitations-Era of different Acts & Pacts-World war & final phase struggle-Communalism led to partition-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others-Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence.

Unit-VIII: Aptitude And Mental Ability Tests

  • Conversi on of information to data-Collection, compilation and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data-Analytical interpretation of data -Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work-Behavioural ability -Basic terms, Communications in information technology Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)- Decision making and problem solving-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series-Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

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