Kerala PSC Lecturer in Electronics Engineering Syllabus 2020

Kerala PSC Lecturer in Electronics Engineering Syllabus 2020
Kerala PSC Exams

Kerala PSC Lecturer in Electronics Engineering Syllabus 2020

Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) is set to conduct an examination to recruit candidates for the post of Lecturer in Electronics Engineering in Polytechnic Colleges on the 5th January 2021. 
The admit card for this KPSC exam will be available from 21st December 2020 onwards. 
Read on to know the syllabus for Kerala PSC Lecturer in Electronics Engineering. 

Kerala PSC Lecturer in Electronics Engineering Exam Syllabus

There are 2 modules in the whole Kerala PSC Lecturer in Electronics Engineering Syllabus. 

Module I Module II
Technical Mathematics Electronic Circuits
Basic Civil Engineering Linear Integrated Circuits & Wave Shaping Circuits
Basic Mechanical Engineering Digital Electronics, Microprocessors & microcontrollers
Basic Electrical Engineering Communication Engineering
Essentials of Electronics Engineering Power Electronics, Opto Electronic, PLC and Measuring Equipments


Module I

  • Technical Mathematics – Matrices, Determinants, Binomial Series, Trigonometric Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Differentiation, Integration, Applications of Integration.
  • Basic Civil Engineering – Materials, Construction, Surveying and Levelling.
  • Basic Mechanical Engineering: The importance of IC Engines, The importance of Power Plants.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering – Idea of the Basic electrical circuit, Circuit parameters, Electrical circuit of an installation.
  • Essentials of Electronics Engineering: Active and passive devices, Switches, Microcontrollers, Mobile technology, Inverter & UPS, E-waste: Health hazards of e-waste.


Module II


1. Electronic Circuits

Solid-state devices, Biasing methods of Transistor, Comparison of FET and BJT, Characteristics of PN junction and Zener diode, Tunnel diode, NPN and PNP transistor

2. Linear Integrated Circuits & Wave Shaping Circuits

Differential amplifiers, Non-linear Op-Amp circuits, Log, Anti Log amplifiers, Active filters, Universal filters, Triangular wave generator, sawtooth generator, Oscillator, Integrator and differentiator using passive devices, op-amps

3. Digital Electronics, Microprocessors & Microcontrollers

  • Digital Electronics:  Number system, Error detection and correction codes, Shift register, Flip flops – RS, JK, T, D, edge and level trigger flip flops, excitation tables, counter – synchronous and asynchronous, up-down – design, Analysis of sequential networks, derivation of state graphs and tables.
  • Shift register – SISO, SIPO, PIPO, PISO, universal shift register, timing diagram, Johnson and Ring counter.
  • Memory – RAM, ROM, FLAASH, NVRAM, EPROM, EEPROM, EDORAM, Memory organization.
  • Logic families – fundamentals of RTL, ECL, DTL, IIL and TTL transfer characteristics Fan in and Fan out, propagation delay, Schottkey and other TTL gates, CMOS inverter, ADC and DAC – R – 2R ladder binary weighted, accuracy, resolution, conversion speed, offset error, ADC sample and hold, error of ADC, flash converter, successive approximation and dual slope.
  • Microprocessors – 8086 architecture, addressing modes, instruction set, programs, Interrupts, maximum and minimum modes, interfacing chips – 8255, 8359, 8251, 8279, 8254, 8257. Basics of 80286 and 80386 – 8051
  • Microcontroller – architecture, interrupt, instruction set, programs.


4. Communication Engineering

  • Classification of signals, elementary signal, LTI system, Noises, Different types of Noises, Signal to noise ratio, Shannon theorem, entropy, baud rate, maximum channel capacity.
  • Electromagnetic radiation and wave propagation – ground, sky, space waves, polarization, atmospheric layers and its characteristics.
  • Amplitude modulation – Analysis, generation and detection of AM signals, DSB, SSB, VSB. AM transmitter – TRF and Super heterodyne receiver, noise analysis of AM receiver.
  • Frequency modulation – Narrowband and wideband FM, generation of FM signals, direct and indirect methods, FM demodulation techniques, Noise in FM receiver, pre-emphasis and de-emphasis.
  • Phase modulation – basics of phase modulation.
  • DSP – Discrete Fourier transforms – properties of DFS, decimation in time, frequency algorithm, FFT algorithm for a composite number, Signal Flow graph, digital filter design, antennas, half wave, folded dipole, microwave antenna, rhombic, parabolic, Yagi-Uda, horn, helical antenna. Television transmission – interlaced scanning, composite video signals, audio modulation, working principles of picture tubes.
  • Television Camera – different types – working principle – CCD camera. NTSC and PAL colour system, Basic idea TV transmitter and receiver, PAL and NTSC decoder, basic ideas on digital TV, HD TV and satellite TV receiver.
  • Basic optical and satellite communication, Digital Modulation.
  • Multiplexing Techniques.


5. Power Electronic, Opto – Electronic, PLC and Measuring Equipment

  • Thyristors – different types – SCR, UJT, TRIAC, DIAC, SCS, IGBT – working principle and characteristics. Triggering and commutation schemes – different types.
  • Converters – series and parallel, Inverters – single phase and three-phase, choppers, cycloconverter. Different types of industrial heating, electronic welding, industrial applications of ultrasonic, SMPS, servo controlled voltage stabilizer, 3 pin IC regulators.
  • Basics of PLCs, characteristics of LDRs, photo diode, photo transistor, photo voltaic cell, photo detector, LED, optocoupler, and laser diodes and optical amplifiers.
  • Multimeter – working principle, characteristics, accuracy, sensitivity, selectivity, resolution, Construction of CRTs working principle of DSO and spectrum analyser. Working principle of LED, LCD plasma displays, logic probes, and logic analysers.

We, at Direction, wish you all the best for your upcoming exam. Also, if you need guidance for preparation, contact us here

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