TSNPDCL Assistant Engineer Recruitment 2018 Entrance Exam Paper Pattern
The exact structure of the paper pattern is described in the table provided below. Candidates are urged to take a glance at it for an idea as to how the marking scheme will be for TSNPDCL Assistant Engineer Entrance exam.
Exam Paper Pattern
Sr. No. 
Name of Tests 
No. of Qs 
Max. Marks 
Time allotted 
1 
Part A 
80 
80 

2 
Part B 
20 
20 


Total 
100 
100 
120 minutes 
TSNPDCL Assistant Engineer Entrance Syllabus 2018
Candidates are reminded that attaining a high enough written examination score is the only way they will be selected for allotment. So we have provided a detailed list of all the subject and topics which will be of prominence in the TSNPDCL Assistant Engineer Entrance 2018. Please go through the TSNPDCL Entrance Exam syllabus provided below.
Keep in mind that there are only 68 posts up for grabs. Do not gloss over a single topic in the list given below as we greatly desire that you are selected for the job.
PART A
SectionA: 80 Marks
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra:
 Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations,
 Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors.
Calculus:
 Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus,
 Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives,
 Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series, Vector
 Identities, Directional derivatives, Line integral, Surface integral,
 Volume integral, Stokes’s theorem, Gauss’s theorem, Green’s theorem.
Differential equations:
 First order equations (linear and nonlinear),
 Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients,
 Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s equation, Euler’s
 equation, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations,
 Method of separation of variables.
Complex variables:
 Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral
 theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, Taylor series, Laurent series, Residue
 theorem, Solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics:
 Sampling theorems, Conditional
 probability, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Random
 variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Poisson
 distribution, Normal distribution, Binomial distribution, Correlation
 analysis, Regression analysis.
Numerical Methods:
 Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations,
 Single and Multi‐step methods for differential equations.
 Transform Theory: Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, z‐Transform.
b) Electric Circuits
 Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, Transient response of
 dc and ac networks, Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis, Resonance, Passive
 filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s
 theorem, Superposition theorem, Maximum power transfer theorem,
 Two‐port networks, Three phase circuits, Power and power factor in ac
 circuits.
c) Electromagnetic Fields
 Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss’s Law,
 Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and
 spherical charge distributions, Effect of dielectric medium, Capacitance of
 simple configurations, Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law,
 Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic
 circuits,Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.
d) Signals and Systems
 Representation of continuous and discrete‐time signals, Shifting and scaling
 operations, Linear Time Invariant and Causal systems, Fourier series
 representation of continuous periodic signals, Sampling theorem,
 Applications of Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform and zTransform.
e) Electrical Machines
 Single phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit
 and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase transformers:
 connections, parallel operation; Auto‐transformer, Electromechanical
 energy conversion principles, DC machines: separately excited, series and
 shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their
 characteristics, starting and speed control of dc motors; Three phase
 induction motors: principle of operation, types, performance, torquespeed
 characteristics, noload and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting
 and speed control; Operating principle of single phase induction motors;
f) Synchronous machines:
 cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance,
 regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous
 motor, characteristics; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric
 machines.
f) Power Systems
 Power generation concepts, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and
 performance of transmission lines and cables, Series and shunt
 compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution
 systems, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss Seidel and
 NewtonRaphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency control,
 Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and
 unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of over‐current, differential and
 distance protection; Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area
 criterion.
g) Control Systems
 Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Feedback principle,
 transfer function, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs, Transient and
 Steady‐state analysis of linear time invariant systems, RouthHurwitz and
 Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, Root loci, Stability analysis, Lag, Lead and
 Lead‐Lag compensators; P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State
 transition matrix.
h) Electrical and Electronic Measurements
 Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power,
 energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and
 multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes,
 Error analysis.
i) Analog and Digital Electronics
 Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET; Simple diode circuits: clipping,
 clamping, rectifiers; Amplifiers: Biasing, Equivalent circuit and Frequency
 response; Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers; Operational amplifiers:
 Characteristics and applications; Simple active filters, VCOs and Timers,
 Combinational and Sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Demultiplexer,
 Schmitt trigger, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters,
 8085Microprocessor: Architecture, Programming and Interfacing.
j) Power Electronics
 Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac,
 GTO, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and BuckBoost
 converters; Single and three phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers,
 Line commutated thyristor based converters, Bidirectional ac to dc voltage
 source converters, Issues of line current harmonics, Power factor,
 Distortion factor of ac to dc converters, Single phase and three phase
 inverters, Sinusoidal pulse width modulation.

Part B
General Awareness and Numerical Ability :
 i) Analytical & Numerical Ability
 ii) General Awareness
iii) English
 iv) Related to Telangana Culture & Movement
 v) Computer Knowledge.
The syllabus for Assistant Engineers (Civil) is very much similar to the syllabus of their electrical counterparts. However there are a few minor differences. Candidates who wish to apply for the civil engineering post can find their syllabus enlisted below.
Civil Engineering
Section A
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra:
 Matrix algebra; Systems of linear equations; Eigen values and
 Eigen vectors.
Calculus:
 Functions of single variable; Limit, continuity and differentiability;
 Mean value theorems, local maxima and minima, Taylor and Maclaurin
 series; Evaluation of definite and indefinite integrals, application of definite
 integral to obtain area and volume; Partial derivatives; Total derivative;
 Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line,
 Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green s theorems
Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE):
 First order (linear and nonlinear)
 equations; higher order linear equations with constant coefficients; Euler
 Cauchy equations; Laplace transform and its application in solving linear
 ODEs; initial and boundary value problems.
Partial Differential Equation (PDE):
 Fourier series; separation of variables;
 solutions of one dimensional diffusion equation; first and second order onedimensional
 wave equation and twodimensional Laplace equation.
Probability and Statistics:
 Definitions of probability and sampling theorems;
 Conditional probability; Discrete Random variables: Poisson and Binomial
 distributions; Continuous random variables: normal and exponential
 distributions; Descriptive statistics – Mean, median, mode and standard
 deviation; Hypothesis testing.
Numerical Methods:
 Accuracy and precision; error analysis. Numerical
 solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; Least square
 approximation, Newton s and Lagrange polynomials, numerical
 differentiation, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson s rule, single and
 multistep methods for first order differential equations.
CIVIL Engineering
Structural Engineering
Engineering Mechanics:
 System of forces, freebody diagrams, equilibrium
 equations; Internal forces in structures; Friction and its applications;
 Kinematics of point mass and rigid body; Centre of mass; Euler s equations of
 motion; Impulsemomentum; Energy methods; Principles of virtual work.
Solid Mechanics:
 Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate
 beams; Simple stress and strain relationships; Theories of failures; Simple
 bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre; Uniform torsion,
 buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.
Structural Analysis:
 Statically determinate and indeterminate structures by
 force/ energy methods; Method of superposition; Analysis of trusses, arches,
 beams, cables and frames; Displacement methods: Slope deflection and
 moment distribution methods; Influence lines; Stiffness and flexibility
 methods of structural analysis.
Construction Materials and Management:
 Construction Materials: Structural
 steel – composition, material properties and behaviour; Concrete –
 constituents, mix design, shortterm and longterm properties; Bricks and
 mortar; Timber; Bitumen. Construction Management: Types of construction
 projects; Tendering and construction contracts; Rate analysis and standard
 specifications; Cost estimation; Project planning and network analysis – PERT
 and CPM.
Concrete Structures:
 Working stress, Limit state and Ultimate load design
 concepts; Design of beams, slabs, columns; Bond and development length;
 Prestressed concrete; Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.
 Steel Structures: Working stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of
 tension and compression members, beams and beam columns, column
 bases; Connections – simple and eccentric, beamcolumn connections, plate
 girders and trusses; Plastic analysis of beams and frames
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Mechanics:
 Origin of soils, soil structure and fabric; Threephase system
 and phase relationships, index properties; Unified and Indian standard soil
 classification system; Permeability – one dimensional flow, Darcy s law;
 Seepage through soils – twodimensional flow, flow nets, uplift pressure,
 piping; Principle of effective stress, capillarity, seepage force and quicksand
 condition; Compaction in laboratory and field conditions; One dimensional
 consolidation, time rate of consolidation; Mohr s circle, stress paths,
 effective and total shear strength parameters, characteristics of clays and sand.
Foundation Engineering:
 Subsurface investigations – scope, drilling bore
 holes, sampling, plate load test, standard penetration and cone penetration
 tests; Earth pressure theories – Rankine and Coulomb; Stability of slopes –
 finite and infinite slopes, method of slices and Bishop s method; Stress
 distribution in soils – Boussinesq s and Westergaard s theories, pressure
 bulbs; Shallow foundations – Terzaghi s and Meyerhoff s bearing capacity
 theories, effect of water table; Combined footing and raft foundation;
 Contact pressure; Settlement analysis in sands and clays; Deep foundations –
 types of piles, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands
 and clays, pile load test, negative skin friction.
Water Resources Engineering
Fluid Mechanics:
 Properties of fluids, fluid statics; Continuity, momentum,
 energy and corresponding equations; Potential flow, applications of
 momentum and energy equations; Laminar and turbulent flow; Flow in pipes,
 pipe networks; Concept of boundary layer and its growth.
Hydraulics:
 Forces on immersed bodies; Flow measurement in channels and
 pipes; Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; Kinematics of flow,
 velocity triangles; Basics of hydraulic machines, specific speed of pumps and
 turbines; Channel Hydraulics – Energydepth relationships, specific energy,
 critical flow, slope profile, hydraulic jump, uniform flow and gradually varied flow
Hydrology:
 Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapotranspiration,
 watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, flood
 estimation and routing, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing,
 surface runoff models, ground water hydrology – steady state well hydraulics
 and aquifers; Application of Darcy s law.
Irrigation:
 Duty, delta, estimation of evapotranspiration; Crop water
 requirements; Design of lined and unlined canals, head works, gravity dams
 and spillways; Design of weirs on permeable foundation; Types of irrigation
 systems, irrigation methods; Water logging and drainage; Canal regulatory
 works, crossdrainage structures, outlets and escapes.
Environmental Engineering
Water and Waste Water:
 Quality standards, basic unit processes and
 operations for water treatment. Drinking water standards, water
 requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water
 treatment, distribution of water. Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity
 and characteristics of wastewater. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment
 of wastewater, effluent discharge standards. Domestic wastewater
 treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and
 secondary treatment. Unit operations and unit processes of domestic
 wastewater, sludge disposal.
Air Pollution:
 Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution
 meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits.
Municipal Solid Wastes:
 Characteristics, generation, collection and
 transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste
 management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal).
Noise Pollution:
 Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution,
 measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.
Transportation Engineering
 Transportation Infrastructure: Highway alignment and engineering surveys;
 Geometric design of highways – crosssectional elements, sight distances,
 horizontal and vertical alignments; Geometric design of railway track; Airport
 runway length, taxiway and exit taxiway design.
 Highway Pavements: Highway materials – desirable properties and quality
 control tests; Design of bituminous paving mixes; Design factors for flexible
 and rigid pavements; Design of flexible pavement using IRC: 372012; Design
 of rigid pavements using IRC: 582011; Distresses in concrete pavements.
 Traffic Engineering: Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time – delay and OD
 study, PCU, peak hour factor, parking study, accident study and analysis,
 statistical analysis of traffic data; Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of
 traffic flow, fundamental relationships; Control devices, signal design by
 Webster s method; Types of intersections and channelization; Highway
 capacity and level of service of rural highways and urban roads.
Geomatics Engineering
Principles of surveying;
 Errors and their adjustment; Maps – scale, coordinate
 system; Distance and angle measurement – Levelling and trigonometric
 levelling; Traversing and triangulation survey; Total station; Horizontal and
 vertical curves.
Photogrammetry –
 scale, flying height; Remote sensing – basics, platform and
 sensors, visual image interpretation; Basics of Geographical information
 system (GIS) and Geographical Positioning system (GPS).
SectionB:.
General Awareness and Numerical Ability:
i) Analytical & Numerical Ability
ii) General Awareness
iii) English
iv) Related to Telangana Culture & Movement
v) Computer Knowledge. 
