TNPSC – Motor Vehicle Inspector Grade II Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Motor Vehicle Inspector Grade -II Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Exam Pattern:

Exam will be in Two Levels:

  1. Objective based OMR Method 
  2. Oral Test

Subject

Duration Total Number of Questions

Total Number of Marks

Paper 1 :

Subject Paper in Mechanical Engineering & Automobile Engineering

3 hours

 

Mechanical (100) + Automobile (100) = 200 300

Paper 2:

General Studies & Aptitude

2 hours General Studies (75) + Aptitude (25) = 100

200

Interview and Records

70

*** Questions for Paper – 1 will be set in English only

*** Questions for Paper – 2 will be set in both Tamil and English

Syllabus for Paper – 1:

AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (DIPLOMA STANDARD)

AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

UNIT – I: MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: Structure of metals – Ferrous alloys Non ferrous metals and alloys – Heat Treatment of steel and surface heat treatment or case hardening – Toughening – Normalising – refining-Mechanical properties of materials – Simple Stress and strain – Modulus of elasticity- Shear force, Twist, Theory of simple bending, deflection.

UNIT – II: PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY: Foundry – Patterns – Casting Techniques – Welding – Drilling – boring and Jig boring machines – Milling machines – Grinding machine – Cylinder Boring and honing machines. Lathes – Gas welding – Arc welding Brazing and soldering.

 UNIT – III: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING: Units and symbols – AC and DC – Electro magnetisms – EMF – DC Circuits – Battery types Dry, Wet – DC Generators – DC Motors and Starters – Transistor – Capacitor – Diodes – Rectifiers – circuit breakers, Electronic components – symbols.

 UNIT – IV: BASICS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Fluid mechanics : Properties of fluids – flow of fluids – Flow of fluids in closed conduits – Reciprocating pumps – Centrifugal pump – Gear pumps and vane pumps – Hydraulic systems – Thermal Engineering – Properties of Gases – Expansion of Gases – Air cycles – Fuels- Fuel characteristics – Octane number and Cetane number – Lubricants Viscocity, Flash point, Fire point and Pour point – Air compressors performance – IC Engine performance.

 UNIT – V: AUTOMOBILE ENGINES: Principles of 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines – Engines Valve timing, – port timing – Valve arrangements – Engine blocks – cylinder heads – Wet and dry liner – Pistons – connecting rod – Crank shaft – Camshaft – timing gears – valve/ports – Firing order – Static balance – Dynamic balance – cooling systems – Radiators – Lubricating system – Lubricating oil characteristics Crank case ventilation – Engine testing/Fault finding, equipments – Carburation and Carburettors – MPFI – Diesel Engine for Automobile purpose – Combustion process of Diesel engines – Diesel knock – Diesel – combustion chamber types – CRDI – Injectors types – Feed pumps – – Fuel Injection Pumps – Phasing and Calibration – Governors’ – Super charges and Turbo Chargers – EGR – Emissions Control system in engines – Maintenance and servicing.

UNIT – VI: AUTOTRONICS: Battery lead acid – types – capacity – coil ignition system – Magneto ignition system and transistorised ignition system – ignition timing – spark plugs – starter motors – Alternators – voltage and current regulator – cutout unit. Flasher unit – wiring looms – circuits lighting – Auto cable – symbols

UNIT – VII: TRANSMISSION AND CONTROLS: Friction and Transmission of motion – Clutches – Gearboxes – Epicyclic gear box – Pre selector gear box – universal joints – Differential – Floating axles. Constant velocity joints – suspension system – independent front suspension systems – steering types – caster – camber – toe in – toe out – power steering – types – wheel balancing – brakes – Testing its efficiency – Anti-lock braking systems – Tyres – tubes – Types and maintenance- Trouble shooting – Preventive Maintenance and servicing.

 UNIT – VIII: INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT AND ROAD TRANSPORT ORGANIZATION: Leadership – Morale – Motivation – Production planning and control – Personnel – Materials – Financial Management – Depreciation calculation using straight line method and sinking fund method – ABC analysis. Goods Transport, Passenger transport, Operational Layout of service station and garages – Bus stand – Classification – passenger transport organization and Administrative set up. Motor Vehicle act – Road signals – Traffic signals – Permit – Registering vehicle – Fitness certificate – Ticket system. Study to improve services, Accident claim. Market research – costing in Road transport Running cost.

 UNIT – IX: BODY BUILDING TECHNOLOGY: Terminology – classification of motor vehicle body – passenger transport – goods Transport – Cars – Chassis – frame principle – Aerodynamic body considerations. Body shape – NVH – definition – NVH elimination – Bus body construction. Goods vehicle construction – Tanker, Tipper Constructions – Ergonomics of Driver seat design – Painting – Body repairing – maintenance and safety on painting.

UNIT- X: COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING: CAD – Definition – geometric modeling – wireframe, surface and solid modeling – graphic standards – GKS, IGES, PHIGS and DXF. CAM – definition – gropu technology – part families – parts classification and coding – CAPP – types. CNC – definition – components of CNC – ATC – CNC EDM. Part program – format – coordinate system – types of motion control – types of interpolation – G and M codes – sub program – canned cycles.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

UNIT – I: INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT: X and Y theories of Management, Contributions of Henry Fayol and F.W. Taylor for Management – job evaluation by Ranking method and factor comparison method – motivating techniques – fixing selling price of a product – break even analysis for make or buy decision – sinking fund method and straingt line method of calculating depreciation – ABC analysis – determination of economic order quantity – TQM – ISO standards – certification

UNIT – II: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: Factors influencing plant location – principles of layout – techniques used to improve layout – primary and secondary causes of an accident – personal protective devices – method study procedure – flow diagram, string diagram and two handed process chart – principles of motion economy-procedure for conducting stopwatch time study, production study and ratio delay study – objectives of preplanning, routing, scheduling, despatching and controlling – difference between inspection and quality control – types of plant maintenance – TPM

UNIT – III: PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY: Foundry – patterns – special casting techniques – welding – hot and cold working – drawing, rolling and forging – powder metallurgy – plastics – rubber – ceramics – refractories – lathe work – planner – shaper – slotter – drilling machine – milling machines – grinding machines – broaching – boring and jig boring – – Gears manufacturing practice – Heat treatment and metal finishing – press work

UNIT – IV: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEEERING: Units, Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, Faraday’s law – D.C. Circuits, batteries – electro magnetism – single phase and three phase A.C. circuits – Induction motors – Electronics – diodes – resisitors – capacitors – transistors – logic gates.

UNIT – V: MECHANICS OF MATERIALS: Mechanical properties of metals – simple stresses and strains – modulus of elasticity – geometrical properties of sections – thin cylinders bending moment and shear force – theory of simple bending – torsion and springs – transmission of motion – gear drives and belt drives.

 UNIT – VI: HEAT POWER ENGINEERING: Working principle and comparison of otto and diesel cycles – construction and working of two stroke and four stroke engines – Heat balance test on I.C. engine – working principle of single and multistage compressors – Comparison of reciprocating and rotary compressors – classification of steam boilers – construction and working of steam turbines – working principle of steam power plant – Main elements of a nuclear power plant – Vapour compression cycle – factors affecting human comfort – working principle of a window air conditioner and central air conditioning system.

UNIT – VII: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS: Working principle and constructional details of computer – classification of computer – Input / Output devices – flow charting – MS Office & Star Office – creating documents – presentations – sending emails.

UNIT – VIII: FLUID MECHANICS AND MACHINERY: Working of differential manometer – use of venturimeter and orifice classification of mouth pieces meter – working of pelton wheel, francis turbine and kaplan turbine – construction and working principle of reciprocating pump, centrifugal pump and gear pump – quick return mechanism of shaping machine – table movement in a milling machine.

UNIT – IX: COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING: CAD – Definition – geometric modeling – wireframe, surface and solid modeling – graphic standards – GKS, IGES, PHIGS and DXF. CAM – definition – group technology – part families – parts classification and coding – CAPP – types. CNC – definition – components of CNC – ATC – CNC EDM. Part program – format – coordinate system – types of motion control – types of interpolation – G and M codes – sub program – canned cycles.

UNIT – X: DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS: Factors affecting selection of material – classification of bearings – sliding contact and rolling contact bearings – radial and thrust bearings – limits – fits – tolerance – classification of fits – cams and followers – types.

Syllabus for Paper -II:

UNIT-I: GENERAL SCIENCE:

Physics-Nature of Universe-General Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Magnetism, electricity and electronics -Heat, light and sound.

Chemistry-Elements and Compounds- Acids, bases and salts – Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.

Botany-Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration.

Zoology-Blood and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases – prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

UNIT-II: CURRENT EVENTS

HistoryLatest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of States-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbours.

Political Science-1. Problems in conduct of public elections- 2. Political parties and political system in India- 3. Public awareness & General administration- 4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.

GeographyGeographical landmarks

EconomicsCurrent socio-economic problems

ScienceLatest inventions on science & technology

UNIT- III: GEOGRAPHY

Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate-Water resources — rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

UNIT – IV: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

Indus valley civilization-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

UNIT-V: 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- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII-Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of women-Consumer protection forms.

UNIT-VI: INDIAN ECONOMY

Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment – Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth-Rural welfare oriented programmers – Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

UNIT-VII:  INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

National renaissance – Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore – Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

UNIT-VIII: APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS

Conversion of Information to date – collection, compilation and presentation  of data – tables, graphs, diagrams – Analytical interpretation  of data – simplification – percentage – higher common factor (HCF) – lowest common multiple (LCM) – Ratio and Proportion – Simple Interest – Compound Interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

Logical ReasoningPuzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.