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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (OPTIONAL)

PAPER - I
1. Mechanics:
1.1 Mechanics of rigid bodies: VECTOR-MECHANICS

Equations of equilibrium in space and its application;


first and second moments of area;
simple problems on friction;
kinematics of particles for plane motion
elementary particle dynamics.

1.2 Mechanics of deformable bodies: SOM-GERE

Generalized Hookes law and its application;


design problems on axial stress, shear stress and bearing stress;
material properties for dynamic loading;
bending shear and stresses in beams;.
determination of principle stresses and strains - analytical and graphical;
compound and combined stresses;
bi-axial stresses - thin walled pressure vessel;
material behaviour and design factors for dynamic load;
design of circular shafts for bending and torsional load only;
deflection of beam for statically determinate problems;
theories of failure.

2. Engineering Materials:

Basic concepts on structure of solids;


common ferrous and non-ferrous materials and their applications;
heat-treatment of steels;
non-metals- plastics, ceramics, composite materials and nano-materials.

3. Theory of Machines:

Kinematic and dynamic analysis of plane mechanisms.


Cams,
Gears and epicyclic gear trains,
flywheels,
governors,
balancing of rigid rotors,
balancing of single and multicylinder engines,
linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom),
Critical speeds and whirling of shafts

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4. Manufacturing Science:
4.1 Manufacturing Process:

Machine tool engineering Merchants force analysis;


Taylors tool life equation;
conventional machining;
NC and CNC machining process;
jigs and fixtures.
Non-conventional machining EDM, ECM, ultrasonic, water jet machining etc;
application of lasers and plasmas;
energy rate calculations.
Forming and welding processes- standard processes.
Metrology - concept of fits and tolerances;
tools and gauges;
comparators;
inspection of length; position; profile and surface finish.

4.2. Manufacturing Management:

System design: factory location- simple OR models;


plant layout - methods based;
applications of engineering economic analysis and break- even analysis for product
selection, process selection and capacity planning;
predetermined time standards.
System planning;
forecasting methods based on regression and decomposition, design and balancing of
multi model and stochastic assembly lines;
inventory management probabilistic inventory models for order time and order
quantity determination;
JIT systems;
strategic sourcing;
managing inter plant logistics.
System operations and control:
Scheduling algorithms for job shops;
applications of statistical methods for product and process quality control applications of control charts for mean, range, percent defective,
number of defectives and defects per unit;
quality cost systems;
management of resources, organizations and risks in projects.
System improvement: Implementation of systems, such as total quality management,
developing and managing flexible, lean and agile organizations.

PAPER - II
1. Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics and Turbine: thermodynamics_borgnakke_sonntag
a. Basic concept of First law and second law of Thermodynamics;
b. concept of entropy and reversibility;
c. availability and unavailability and irreversibility.
2. fluid mechanics
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Classification and properties of fluids;


incompressible and compressible fluids flows;
effect of Mach number and compressibility;
continuity momentum and energy equations;
normal and oblique shocks;
one dimensional isentropic flow;
flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer.

2.1 turbo machines


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Flow through fans, blowers and compressors;


axial and centrifugal flow configuration;
design of fans and compressors;
single problems compresses and turbine cascade;
open and closed cycle gas turbines;
work done in the gas turbine; reheat and regenerators.

3. Heat Transfer: heat transfer holman


3.1 Conduction heat transfera. general conduction equation - Laplace, Poisson and Fourier equations;
b. Fourier law of conduction;
c. one dimensional steady state heat conduction applied to simple wall, solid and hollow
cylinder & spheres.
3.2 Convection heat transfera. Newtons law of convection;
b. free and forces convection;
c. heat transfer during laminar and turbulent flow of an incompressible fluid over a flat
plate; concepts of Nusselt number, hydrodynamic and thermal boundary layer their
thickness; Prandtl number; analogy between heat and momentum transfer- Reynolds,
Colbum, Prandtl analogies;
d. heat transfer during laminar and turbulent flow through horizontal tubes;
e. free convection from horizontal and vertical plates.
3.3 Black body radiation
basic radiation laws such as Stefan-Boltzman, Planck distribution, Weins displacement etc.

3.4 Basic heat exchanger analysis;


classification of heat exchangers.
4. I .C. Engines: ICE-RICHARD-STONE-OXFORD
4.1 Classification, thermodynamic cycles of operation;
determination of break power, indicated power, mechanical efficiency, heat balance sheet,
interpretation of performance characteristics, petrol, gas and diesel engines.
4.2 Combustion in SI and CI engines, normal and abnormal combustion;
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effect of working parameters on knocking, reduction of knocking;


Forms of combustion chamber for SI and CI engines;
rating of fuels;
additives;
emission.

4.3 Different systems of IC enginesfuels;


a. lubricating;
b. cooling and transmission systems.
c. Alternate fuels in IC engines.
5. Steam Engineering:
5.1 Steam generationa.
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modified Rankine cycle analysis;


Modern steam boilers;
steam at critical and supercritical pressures;
draught equipment;
natural and artificial draught;
boiler fuels solid, liquid and gaseous fuels.
Steam turbines - principle;
types; compounding;
impulse and reaction turbines;
axial thrust.

5.2 Steam nozzlesa. flow of steam in convergent and divergent nozzle;


b. pressure at throat for maximum discharge with different initial steam conditions such
as wet, saturated and superheated, effect of variation of back pressure;
c. supersaturated flow of steam in nozzles, Wilson line.
5.3 Rankine cycle with internal and external irreversibility;

reheat factor;
reheating and regeneration, methods of governing;

back pressure and pass out turbines.

5.4 Steam power plants - combined cycle power generation;


heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) fired and unfired, cogeneration plants.
6.1 Refrigeration and air-conditioning: RAC-NPTEL

Vapour compression refrigeration cycle - cycle on p-H & T-s diagrams;


ecofriendly refrigerants - R134a,123;
Systems like evaporators, condensers, compressor, expansion devices.
Simple vapour absorption systems.

6.2 Psychrometry

properties;
processes;
charts;
sensible heating and cooling;
humidification and dehumidification effective temperature;
air-conditioning load calculation;
simple duct design.

Part-A
Preliminary Examination
Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
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Current events of national and international importance.


History of India and Indian National Movement.
Indian and World Geography Physical, Social,
Economic Geography of India and the World.

5. Indian Polity and Governance Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj,


Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
6. Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty,
Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
7. General issues on Environmental Ecology,
8. Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation.
9. General Science.
Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills;


Logical reasoning and analytical ability Decision-making and problemsolving
General mental ability Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders
of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. Class X level)

Part-B
Main Examination
QUALIFYING PAPERS ON INDIAN LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH.
The aim of the paper is to test the candidates ability to read and understand serious
discursive prose, and express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian
Language concerned.
The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :(i)
Comprehension of given passages
(ii)
Precis Writing
(iii)
Usage and Vocabulary

(iv) Short Essays Indian Languages :

Comprehension of given passages


Precis Writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Short Essays
Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.
Note 1 : The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of
Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only.
The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
Note 2 : The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian
Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except
where translation is involved).

PAPER-I
Essay:
Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected
to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and
to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.
PAPER-II
General Studies- I:
1. Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
2. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and
Architecture from ancient to modern times.
3. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until
the present- significant events, personalities, issues
4. The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors
/contributions from different parts of the country.
5. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
6. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial
revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization,
decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism
etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
7. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
8. Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues,
poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their
remedies.
9. Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment,
communalism, regionalism & secularism.
10. Salient features of world's physical geography.
11. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia
and the Indian sub-continent);
12. factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector
industries in various parts of the world (including India)

13. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic


activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in
critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in
flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
PAPER-III
General Studies- II:
1. Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
2. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features,
amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
3. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and
challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and
finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
4. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms
and institutions.
5. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
6. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business,
powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
7. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
Ministries and Departments of the Government;pressure groups and
formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
8. Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
9. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and
responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
10. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
11. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and
issues arising out of their design and implementation.
12. Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs,
SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and
other stakeholders Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population
by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms,
laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of
these vulnerable sections.
13. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services
relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
14. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
15. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, egovernance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;
16. citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other
measures.
17. Role of civil services in a democracy.
18. India and its neighborhood- relations.
19. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or
affecting India's interests Effect of policies and politics of developed and
developing countries on India's interests, Indian Diaspora.

20. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure,


mandate.
PAPER-IV
General Studies-III:
1. Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security
and Disaster Management.
2. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources,
growth, development and employment.
3. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
4. Government Budgeting.
5. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types
of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of
agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;
6. e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm
subsidies and minimum support prices;
7. Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping;
8. issues of buffer stocks and food security;
9. Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
10. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance,
location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
11. Land reforms in India.
12. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their
effects on industrial growth.
13. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment
models.
14. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in
everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology;
15. indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
16. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology,
bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
17. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact
assessment Disaster and disaster management.
18. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
19. Role of external state and nonstate actors in creating challenges to internal
security.
20. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of
media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of
cyber security;
21. money-laundering and its prevention Security challenges and their
management in border areas;
22. linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and
agencies and their mandate
PAPER-V
General Studies- IV:
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

This paper will include questions to test the candidates' attitude and approach to
issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to
various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society.
Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects
The following broad areas will be covered.
Ethics and Human Interface:
Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;
dimensions of ethics;
ethics in private and public relationships.
Human Values
lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;
role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function;
its influence and relation with thought and behaviour;
moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and
compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration
and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:
Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and
private institutions;
laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;
accountability and ethical governance;
strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;
ethical issues in international relations and funding;
corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;
Philosophical basis of governance and probity;
Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information,
Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters, Work culture, Quality
of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues