Topics of mechanical engineering specially for Kerala Water Authority
1 W/S Calculation and Science (Mechanical) :- Units – British, MKS, SI Units –
and their conversions – Length, area, Volume, Mass and Time – Definition of Mass,
Weight, Density, Specific Gravity – Determination of Sides and area of triangles,
polygons, Circles, segment and sections – surface area and volume of cubes,
cylinder, prism, pyramid, cone, sphere – Sympson’s Rule – Application – Area of
ellipse – Simple Problems.
2 Machine Tools - Safety precautions – study of parts, working, different operation
and of lathes – milling machine – shaping machine – slotting machine – planning
machine – various attachments – quick return mechanisms.
3 Internal Combustion Engines – Engine Parts – two stroke and four stroke
engines – petrol and diesel engines – components like carburetor, fuel injector,
fuel pump etc. Bearing materials – bearing classifications – frictional and anti
frictional bearings – advantages and applications
4 Belt, Gear and Chain Drives - belt materials – types of material – specifications
and number coding belt power – belt speed – slip and creep – velocity ratio –
pulley ratio – V belt – number of belts for power transmission – gear materials –
types of gear drives – velocity ratio – nomenclature of gears –types of gears and
application – classification of chain drive – power transmission – positive drive.
Cams – types of cams – function of cams – industrial application – types of
followers – kinds of motion – displacement diagrams – terms used.
5 Machine Drawing - Screw threads – nomenclature of screw threads – nuts, bolts
and washers – BIS conventions – cotter and pin joints – riveted joints – welded
joints, pulleys, bearings, machine parts, engine parts, valves cam and followers, jig
and fixtures. Couplings, pipe joints and pipe layouts, Surface Texture - Limits, fits
Posts for which applications are already invited for the exams:
- 1. Tracer ,Town and country planning
Cat. No. 551/2019
- 2. Planning surveyor grade 2, Kerala state land use board
Cat No. 504/2019
- 3. Draftsman grade 2/ Town planning surveyor grade 2, Town and country planning
Cat No. 501/2019
- 4. Engineering assistant grade 3, Kerala state construction corporation ltd
Cat No. 204/2019
- 5. Tracer ,Kerala Water Authority
Cat No. 244/2018
- 6. Draftsman ,Kerala agro machinery corporation ltd
Cat No. 413/2019
- 7. Overseer grade 3/Superintendent, Kerala land development corporation
Common Syllabus for the Above Exams
Understand different types of structural building materials -Stone, Clay products, Lime,
Cement, Aggregates, Mortar, Concrete, Timber & wood products, Metal- ferrous metal and non ferrous metals.
Classification of Masonry walls- Load bearing, Non-load bearing, retaining walls.
Stone Masonry, Brick Masonry
Damp Proof Course (DPC)
Plastering and Pointing
Building Components – Different components of building from foundation to roof and their
Drawing Standards ,Dimensioning ,Scales ,Projection ,AutoCAD
4. BUILDING PLANNING AND DRAWING
Identify the conventional signs of building materials, Understand Planning requirements
Plinth area, Floor area, Carpet area, Floor area ratio, Coverage of building, Height of building,
Building line, Setback line, Head room, Mezzanine floor, Basement floor, Detached
Classification of building and requirements of parts of Residential, Institutional and Hospital
buildings as per National Building Code (NBC) and Kerala Muncipal Building Rules (KMBR).
Principles of surveying, Classification of surveying, Units of measurements, Linear and
Different types of surveying
Principle of Contouring
Advanced surveying and modern surveying equipment.
6. QUANTITY SURVEYING (Estimating & Costing)
Definition, Units of Measurements, Different types of Estimate, Earthwork computation,Estimation of road work
Different methods of taking out quantities – Centre line method, Long wall and Short wall
Analysis of rates
7.THEORY OF STRUCTURES
Forces and Moments, Centre of Gravity, Moment of inertia, Mechanical properties of
materials, Temperature stresses, Strain Energy.
Beams and Bending – Calculation of shear force and Bending moment for Cantilever,
Simply supported and Overhanging beams.
8.DESIGN OF RCC STRUCTURES
Know the properties of Ingredients of concrete
Concept of Limit State Design,Limit state design for Beams
9.DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
Properties of structural steel.
10. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Water supply engineering
Testing of water- physical, Chemical and Bacteriological tests.
11. SANITARY ENGINEERING
Definition of terms – Sewage, refuse, garbage, sullage etc.
Drainage and Sanitation in building: - Sanitary fittings – traps, water closets, flushing cisterns,
12. IRRIGATION ENGINEERING
Fundamentals of Irrigation and Hydrology, Basic method of Irrigation, Water requirements for crops, Define Duty, Delta, Base period and
Crop period, Express the relation ,Define Catchment, rainfall, run-off.
Rain gauges, Storage and diversion headworks, Dams- rigid and non-rigid dams, Types of Earth
Identify the role of IRC (Indian Road Congress) & IRC classification of roads, Major SH
and NH in Kerala.Traffic Engineering- Traffic Control Devices – Traffic signs, Traffic
signals and Road markings, Different types of Traffic signs – Mandatory, Cautionary and
14.UNITS AND MENSURATION
Units of measurements
Measurement of Perimeter and Area of triangles Polygons and circles
Volume of Solids
Upcoming exams for which applications are expected to invite:
1. Field assistant, Port department
2. Overseer grade 1, KTDC
3. Assistant engineer, KSEB
4. Draftsman grade 2, Kerala Water Authority
5. Junior Overseer, Kerala livestock develpoment board ltd
6. Assistant engineer, KTDC
7. Engineering assistant grade 1 ,Kerala state construction corporation ltd
8. Draftsman grade 2, PWD / Irrigation
9. Draftsman grade 1, Kerala water authority
10.Overseer grade 3, KLDC
11.Assistant engineer, KWA
12.Assistant project engineer, KLDC
13.Assistant engineer, KSHB / KSRTC
14. Lecturer in govt. Polytechnics
15. Assistant engineer, KSPCB