MPSC Engineering Services Exam Syllabus – Download Detailed Exam Syllabus

About Maharashtra Public Service Commission: Maharashtra Public Service Commission (“MPSC” or “the Commission”) is an Autonomous Body constituted and set up under Article 315 of the Constitution of India to discharge the duties and functions as assigned under Article 320 of the Constitution. The Commission accordingly recommends suitable candidates for the various posts under the Government and advises Government on various service matters like formulation of recruitment rules, promotions, transfers, disciplinary proceedings, etc.

Maharashtra Engineering Services Selection Process

Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) selects candidates for the posts of Engineering services based on a three-stage selection procedure.

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination and
  • Interview

Preliminary Examination Pattern

Name of the Subject Subject Standard Medium of the Subject Duration of the exam
Marathi 12th Class Marathi 1 hour
English Degree English 1 hour
General Ability Degree Marathi & English 1 hour

Main Examination Pattern

Name of the Subject Subject Standard Medium of the Subject Duration of the exam Questions
Civil Engineering Paper-I B.E (Civil) English 2 hours 100
Civil Engineering Paper-II B.E (Civil) English 2 hours 100
Electrical Engineering Paper-I B.E (Electrical) English 2 hours 100
Electrical Engineering Paper-II B.E (Electrical) English 2 hours 100
Mechanical Engineering Paper-I B.E (Mechanical) English 2 hours 100
Mechanical Engineering Paper-II B.E (Mechanical) English 2 hours 100

MPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Marathi Subject:

Meaning and use of all common phrases, syntax, grammar, sayings, and phrases as well as answers to questions on transcripts

English Subject:

Common Vocabulary, Sentence Structure, Grammar, Usage of Idioms & Phrases and their meaning, Comprehension.

General Ability:

  • History of India especially Maharashtra (1857 to 1990)
  • Geography of India especially Maharashtra
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Import-Export
  • Role of Government, Co-operative and Rural Banks in National Development Government Economy Budget, Accounts, Audit, etc.
  • 4th Annual Plan
  • Reasons for prices.
  •  Indian Polity
  • Current affairs in the world as well as in India: – Political, industrial, economic, social, educational,  Geographical, astronomical, cultural, scientific, etc.
  • Environment: – Human development and environment, eco-friendly development, conservation of natural resources especially forest conservation, various types of pollution and environmental disasters, state / nation / world level organizations /institutions working in environmental conservation.

MPSC Main Examination Syllabus:

Civil Engineering (Paper-I) Syllabus

  • Building Construction & Materials: Properties of wet and hardened concrete, tests on concrete, factors affecting the strength of concrete, water-cement ratio, aggregate-cement ratio, mix design, additives, design of formwork, types of formwork. Stones, bricks, cement, lime, mortar, timber, plastic, concrete, steel, paints, and varnishes. Principles of building planning and design, integrated approach, building bye-laws, building services such as vertical transportation, water supply sanitation, thermal ventilation, lighting, acoustics, fire protection, and electrical fittings. Foundations, stones, brick and block masonry, steel and reinforced cement concrete structures, floors, doors, windows, roofs, finishing works, waterproofing.
  • Strength of materials: Stresses, strains, principal stresses, bending moments, shear forces and torsion theory, bending theory of beam, deflection of the beam, theories of buckling of columns.
  • Theory of structures: Analysis of beams, frames, and trusses, slope deflection method,
    moment distribution method.
  • Structural analysis: Analysis of arches and suspension cables, influence lines, stiffness, and flexibility matrix methods.
  • Steel structures: Design of bolted and welded connections, columns, footings, trusses, steel beams, and plate girders.
  • Design of reinforced concrete structures (Working stress and limit state): Design of slab,
    beams, columns, footing. retaining walls, tanks, building frames, and staircases.
  • Pre-stressed Concrete: Principles of pre-stressing, materials used and their properties,
    permissible stresses as per I.S. codes, systems of pre-stressing, losses in pre-stress, design of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned beams- simply supported, rectangular and T- beams, cable profile, end block design, bridge girder.
  • Construction Planning and Management: Elements of scientific management, elements of material management, safety engineering, network analysis, construction equipment, site layout, and quality control.0
  • Computer-aided analysis and design of structures, application of computer programming to structures. numerical methods such as i. Finding area by Simpson’s rule, trapezoidal rule; ii. Finding the root of an equation by a) Newton-Raphson techniques iii. b) Bisection method iv. Solution of simultaneous equations by a) Gauss elimination method, b) GaussJordan method, c) Iteration method.

Civil Engineering (Paper-II) Syllabus:

  • Surveying: Classification of surveys, measurement of distances-direct and indirect methods, optical and electronic devices, prismatic compass, local attraction; plane table surveying, leveling, calculations of volumes, contours, theodolite, theodolite traversing, omitted measurements, trigonometric leveling, tachometer, curves, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, hydrographic surveying.
  • Estimating, Costing, and Valuation: Specification, estimation, costing, tenders and contracts, rate analysis, valuation
  • Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical properties, stresses in soil, shear resistance,
    compaction, consolidation and earth pressure, stability of slopes, bearing capacity, settlements, shallow and deep foundations, cofferdams, groundwater control.
  • Fluid Mechanics: Properties of fluids, fluid statics and buoyancy, kinematics and dynamics, flow measurement, flow in an open channel, flow in closed conduits, dimensional and model analysis, losses in pipe flow, siphon, water hammer, boundary layer and control, pipe network.
  • Fluid Machines: Hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pumps, powerhouse, classification, and layout.
  • Engineering Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff, hydrographs, reservoir planning & sediment control, floods, flood routing, groundwater.
  • Irrigation Engineering: Water requirement of crops, methods of irrigation, lift irrigation, water logging, dams, spillways, energy dissipation, diversion head works, canal, and canal structures, cross drainage works, and river training works.
  • Highway Engineering: Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation, materials and different surfaces and maintenance, rigid and flexible pavement, and traffic engineering.
  • Bridge Engineering: Selection of site, types of bridges, discharge, waterway, spans, afflux, scour, standards, specifications, loads and forces, erection of superstructure, strengthening.
  • Tunneling: Open cuts, surveys, criteria for selection of size and shapes, driving in soft and hard grounds, mucking, dust control, ventilation, lighting, and drainage, and special methods of tunneling.
  • Environmental Engineering
    a. Water Supply Engineering: Sources of supply, design of intakes, estimation of demand, water quality standards, primary and secondary treatment, maintenance of treatment units, conveyance and distribution of treated water, rural water supply.
    b. Waste Water Engineering & Pollution control: Quantity, collection and conveyance, and quality, disposal, design of sewer and sewerage systems, pumping, characteristics of sewage and its treatment, rural sanitation, sources and effects of air and noise pollution, monitoring, standards
    c. Solid Waste Management: Sources, classification, collection and disposal

MPSC Mechanical Engineering (Paper-I) Syllabus:

Applied Thermodynamics:

Zeroth law of Thermodynamics, First law of Thermodynamics, Second law of Thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various processes; Second law of Thermodynamics; Thermodynamics property charts and tables, availability and irreversibility, Thermodynamic relations.

Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery:
Fluid definition and properties, Newton’s Law of viscosity concept of continuum, Classification of fluid, Fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces of submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies, viscous flow of incompressible fluid, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes.

Impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis, and Kaplan turbines.

Heat Transfer:

Modes of heat transfer; dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept and electric analogy, heat transfer through fins; unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system, thermal boundary layer, dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods; radiative heat transfer, Stefan Boltzmann law.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycle; properties of moist air, psychrometric
chart, and basic psychrometric processes.

Internal Combustion Engine

Classification of I.C. Engine, circle Analysis of IC, SI, CI engines, Supercharging/ Turbocharger Performance characteristics of SI and CI, Air pollution due to IC engine and its norms, engine fuels, engine lubricants, engine cooling, Introduction to CNG, LPG, wankle engines, etc., Recent development in IC engine.

Power Plant Engineering

Thermal Power Plant– Analysis of steam cycle – Carnot, Rankine, Reheat cycle, and Regenerative cycle. Layout of Power Plant, layout of pulverized coal burners, fluidized bed combustion, coal handling system, ash handling system. Forced draught and induced draught fans, boiler feed pumps, super heater regenerators, condensers, boilers, deaerators, and cooling towers.

Hydropower plant – Rainfall, run-off, and its measurement hydrographs, flow duration curve, reservoir storage capacity, classification of plants – run-off river plant, storage river plant, pump storage plant, the layout of the hydroelectric power plant.

Nuclear Power Plant – Introduction of Nuclear Engineering, fission, fusion, nuclear materials, thermal fusion reactor and power plant – PWR, BWR, liquid metal fast breeder, reactors, reactor control, introduction to plasma technology.

Diesel and gas turbine power plant – General layout, advantage and disadvantage component, the performance of gas turbine power plant, combined heat power generation.

Renewable Energy Sources

Solar Energy – Solar concentrators and tracking, Dish and Parabolic trough concentrating generating systems, Central tower solar power plants; Solar Ponds. The basic principle of power generation in a PV cell; Band gap and efficiency of PV cells, solar cells, characteristics,
manufacturing methods of mono and poly-crystalline cells; Amorphous silicon thin film cells.

Wind Energy – Basic component of WEC, Type of wind turbine – HAWT, VAWT, Performance parameters of a wind turbine, Power in wind, Wind electric generators, wind characteristics, and site selection; wind farms for bulk power supply to the grid.

Mechanical Engineering (Paper-II) Syllabus:

Strength of Materials

Stress and Strain, Elastic Constants: Poisson’s Ratio, Modulus of elasticity, Modulus of rigidity, Bulk modulus, Shear Force and Bending Moment diagram, Deflection of Beams, Thin Cylindrical and Spherical Shells, Strain Energy, Torsion.

Theory of Machines and Vibration

Kinematics – Structure, Machine, Link and its types, Kinematics pairs, Kinematic chain and mechanism, Grubler’s criteria, Inversions of kinematics chains, inversions of four bar chain, single slider crank chain, and double slider crank chain. Displacement, Velocity, and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope. Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, the effect of damping, vibration isolation, resonance critical speeds of shafts.

Design of Machine Elements

Design consideration in castings & forgings, theories of failure, Design for static loadings, Design against fluctuating loads, Design of shafts, Design of springs, and Design of belts.

Materials Technology

Strain Hardening, Constitution of Alloys, Iron-Carbon Equilibrium Diagram, Heat Treatment of Steels, Cast Irons, Introduction to International Standards/Codes, Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys, Fatigue Failure, Creep, Alloy Steels, Strengthening mechanism, Powder Metallurgy.

Production Process, Planning, and Control

Casting, Forming, and Joining Processes – Non-Destructive Techniques, Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, design of jigs and fixtures. Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement
planning.

Mechanical Measurements

Limits, Fits, and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurements; alignment and testing methods; tolerances analysis in manufacturing and assembly

 MPSC Electrical Engineering (Paper-I) Syllabus:

  • Work, Power and Energy, Resistance, capacitance and inductance, DC circuits, KCL, KVL, Network theorems, fundamentals, RL, RC and RLC circuits, Steady-state and transient responses. Series and parallel AC circuits, Three phase circuits, Power calculation in balanced and unbalanced circuits, and Linear and nonlinear loads.
  • Basics of electromagnetic and electrostatic, series and parallel magnetic circuits, energy stored in fields, types, construction, operation of single and three phase transformers, equivalent circuit and phasor, diagrams, OC and SC tests, regulation and efficiency calculation, parallel operation, field tests before commissioning.
  • Fundamentals of energy conversion, Construction and theory of DC machine, DC generator characteristics, Starting, braking and speed control of DC motors, Application of DC machines.
  • Principle, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control of single phase and three phase induction motors, Equivalent circuits, phasor diagrams, and applications. VFD for induction motors. Energy saving opportunities in using VFD.
  • Principle, types of synchronous motors, performance characteristics, starting and speed control of single phase and three phase synchronous motors, Equivalent circuits, phasor diagrams, and applications. VFD for synchronous motors.
  • Analog and Digital electronics fundamentals, devices and characteristics, amplifier and oscillator circuits, Operational amplifier, Gates, flip-flops, Combinational and sequential circuits, ADC, and DACs.
  • Sensors and transducers, Performance characteristics of measuring instruments, instrument transformers, measurement of physical parameters such as pressure, force, temperature, flow, vibration, torque, etc. Principles of feedback, transfer function, block diagram, steady state error, Steady-state, and transient specifications, Bode plot, Nyquist plot and Root locus, Relative and absolute Stability considerations.
  • Power Devices- Types, Characteristics of various power electronic devices, Triggering and protection circuits, Controlled and uncontrolled rectification, DC to DC converters, DC to AC conversion, modulation techniques, SPWM. Fundamentals of electric drives, 4 quadrant operation, theory and analysis of DC drives, converter and chopper fed DC drives, Voltage, frequency and V/F controlled drives, slip power recovery schemes, fundamentals of wind power generation, and grid interface.
  • Power generation in India and Maharashtra, Renewable Generation, Various types of power plants, major equipment in power plants, and Major issues with wind and solar power generation and grid interface. Steady-state performance of overhead transmission lines and cables, per unit quantities, Bus admittance and impedance matrices, symmetrical components.
  • Calculation of sag and tension in the transmission of lines, Analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, and the principle of active and reactive power transfer and distribution. Load flow studies, steady state, transient stability, voltage stability, voltage control, economic load dispatch, and load frequency control in power systems.

 Electrical Engineering (Paper-II) Syllabus

  • Principle of circuit breaking, arc extinction and arc interruption for and DC breaker, Various types of circuit breakers and their applications, Ratings of breakers, isolators, and major HV switchgear.
  • Principle of over current, earth fault, differential, and distance protection. Concepts of solid state and numeric relays. Protection of generator, transformer, transmission lines, substation, busbar, induction motors. Various LT switchgear devices such as MCCB, and ELCB.
  • Specification of an impulse wave, multistage impulse generator, insulation coordination, Routine and type tests for cables and transformers, Lightning protection, and Early emission arrestors. Power quality issues, Reactive and harmonic compensation, FT devices and their applications, Passive and Active filters, and HVDC transmission.
  • Energy scenario in India, Energy policies, pricing, and reforms, Energy conservation Act, 2001, Electricity Act, 2003. Energy management objectives, Electricity billing, electrical load management, and MD control, Tariffs, PF improvements, and benefits.
  • Basic terms in lighting systems and features, lamp types and their features Recommended illumination levels for various tasks, methodology of lighting system energy efficiency study, Illumination system design for residential, commercial, and industrial categories. Solar powered illumination and economics associated.
  • DG set selection and installation factors, Operational features, Energy performance assessment of DG sets, Energy saving majors for DG sets, Synchronization of DGs with utility supply. Parallel operation. UPS technology, types and specifications, Performance assessment.
  • Pump types and characteristics, Pump curves, Factors affecting pump performance, Efficient pumping system operation, and Energy conservation in pumping systems. Fan and compressor types, Fan and compressor performance evaluation and efficient system operation, Compressor capacity assessment, Energy saving opportunities in fans and compressors.
  • HVAC and refrigeration system, Types of refrigeration system, Common refrigerants, and properties, Compressor type and applications, Selection of suitable refrigeration system, Factors affecting performance and energy efficiency of refrigeration plants, Energy saving opportunities.
  • Underground cable and cable accessories, cable in the underground structure, cable installation in conduit, cable joints, cable fault detection, over-current protection and lightning protection of underground systems, operation and maintenance of the underground system. Grounding systems, Equipment, Ground fault protection, Isolated neutral grounding, Grounding for hazardous locations, substation, and tower grounding.
  • Substation design, bus designs, substation layout, grounding and ground grid design, substation structures, major substation equipment, auxiliary equipment, substation automation, Commissioning, and start-up. Industrial, residential and commercial wiring, electrical system design, design and audio and video systems, Lifts and Elevator systems, safety norms and codes. Fire fighting apparatus and systems.

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Preliminary Examination Syllabus Click Here
Civil Engineering Paper I Syllabus Click Here
Civil Engineering Paper II Syllabus Click Here
Mechanical Engineering Paper I Syllabus Click Here
Mechanical Engineering Paper II Syllabus Click Here
Electrical Engineering Paper I Syllabus Click Here
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