UPPCL-ALL BRANCH EXAM PATTERN AND SELECTION PROCESS & SYLLABUS

Exam Pattern & Selection
Process
The test shall comprise of total 200 questions, out of which 150 questions shall
be from the Bachelor Engineering level, 20 questions of General
Knowledge/Awareness, 20 questions of Reasoning and 10 questions of General
Hindi.
Each correct answer shall carry one mark each and each wrong answer shall carry
negative mark of 0.25. Interview will be conducted at Lucknow only. Candidates who
obtain less than 30 % marks will be rejected for further process of selection,
Maximum numbers of candidates to be shortlisted for interview will be equal to 3
times the number of vacancies, Candidates having equal marks as that of last
shortlisted Candidate will also be called for interview. If a candidate is shortlisted
for interview, then appearing in interview is compulsory, failing which his/her
candidature will be treated as cancelled. The SELECT list shall be prepared on the
basis of the combined marks obtained in the CBT and interview.
Syllabus
Electrical Engineering Syllabus
SECTION.A
GENERAL HINDI:- ln General Hindi
Section, Questions will designed to check the Understanding & Perfect use of
Hindi Words under Hindi Language. Paper will be of High School Level. Questions
will be asked from:-
1:Unseen Passage,2: Use of Symbols,3: Antonyms,4: Phrases and ldioms,5: Synonyms,6:
Sentence Correction.
GENERAL ENGLISH): Verbal Ability: English
grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions.
GENERAL AWARENESS, APTITUDE AND REASONING:
Question will be asked from lndian History, Geography, lndian Economy,
Sports,etc.; critical logical reasoning and verbal and non-verbal deduction.
SECTION-B
1. EM Theory Electric and magnetic fields: Gauss’s Law and Amperes Law. Fields in dielectrics, conductors and magnetic
materials. Maxwell’s equations Time varying fields. Plane-Wave propagating in dielectric
and conducting media. Transmission lines.
2. Electrical Materials:Band Theory, Conductors, Semi-conductors and lnsulators.
Super-conductivity. lnsulators for electrical and electronic applications. Magnetic
materrals. Ferro and ferri magnetism. Ceramics, Properties and applications. Hall
effect and its applications. Special semi conductors.
3.Electrical Circuits:Circuits elements. Kirchoff s Laws. Mesh and nodal analysis. Network Theorems and applications.Natural
response and forced response Transient response and steady state response for
arbitrary inputs. Properties of networks in terms of poles and zeros. Transfer
function. Resonant circuits. Three phase circuits .Two -port networks. Elements
of two-element network synthesis.
4. Measurements and Instrumentalion:Units and Standards. Error analysis, measurement of current, Voltage, power, Power-factor and energy.
lndicating instruments. Measurement of resistance, inductance, Capacitance and
frequency. Bridge measurements . Electronic measuring instruments. lnstrument transformers,
Digital voltmeters and multimeters, phase, time and frequency measurement,
Q-meters,
Transducers and their applications to the measurement of nonelectrical
quantities like temperature,pressure, flow-rate displacement,acceleration,
noise level etc., Data acquisition systems ,A/D and D/A converters.
5. Electrical Machines and Power Transfonnsrs:Magnetic Circuits – Analysis and Design of Power
transformers. Construction and testing. Equivalent circuits. Losses and
efficiency. Regulation. Auto{ransformer, 3-phase transformer. Parallel operation.
Basic concepts in rotating machines. EMF, torque, basic machine types. Construction
and operation, leakage losses and efficiency. D.C. Machines.
Construction, Excitation methods. Circuit models Armature reaction and commutation.
Characteristics and performance analysis. Generators and motors. Starting and speed
control. Testing, Losses and efficiency. Synchronous Machines. Construction. Circuit
model. Operating characteristics and performance analysis. Synchronous
reactance. Efficiency. Voltage regulation.Salient-pole machine, Parallel operation
Hunting. Short circuit transients. lnduction Machines. Construction. Principle of
operation.Rotating fields. Characteristics and performance analysis. Determination
of circuit model. Circle diagram. Starting and speed control. Fractional KW
motors. Single-phase synchronous and induction motors.
6. Power systems:Types of Power
Statrons, Hydro, Thermal and Nuclear Stations. Pumped storage plants. Economics
and operating
factors. Power transmission lines-Modeling and performance characteristics.
Voltage control. cable performance, Insulation; corona and radio interference;
distribution systems, bus impedance and admittance matrices; power factor
correction; ; principles of over-current, differential and distance protection;
solid state relays and digital protection; crrcuit breakers; Load flow studies.
Optimal power system operation. Load frequency control Symmetrical short circuit
analysis. Z-Bus formulation. Symmetrical Components. Per Unit representation. Fault
analysis. Transient and steady-state stability of power systems. swing curves
and equal area criterion. Power system Transients. Power system Protection
Circuit breakers. Relays. HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.
Power system protection: Switch gear methods of Arc Extinction, Restrilling
and recovery voltage, testing of circuit breakers, Protective relays,
protective schemes for power system equipment C.T. and P.T. surges in transmission
lines and protection. Analog and Digital Computation.
7..Communication Systems: Types of modulation; AM, FM and PM. Demodulators. Noise and bandwidth considerations.
Digital communication systems. Pulse code modulation and demodulation. Elements
of sound and vision broadcasting. Carrier communication. Frequency division and
time division multiplexing, Telemetry system in power engineering.
8.Power Electronics: Power Semiconductor
devrces. Thyristor, Power transistor, GTOs and MOSFETs, Characteristics and operation.
AC to DC Convefters, 1-phase and 3-phase DC to DC Conyerters, AC regulators,
Thyristor controlled reactors; switched capacitor networks. lnverters;
single-phase and 3-phase. Pulse width modulation. Sinusoidal modulation with uniform
sampling. Switched mode power supplies.
Electronics & Telecommunication Enqineerinq Syllabus
SECTION.A
GENERAL HINDI:- ln General Hindi
Section, Questions will designed to check the Understanding & Perfect use of
Hindi Words under Hindi Language. Paper will be of High School Level. Questions
will be asked from:-
1:Unseen Passage,2: Use of Symbols,3: Antonyms,4: Phrases and ldioms,5: Synonyms,6:
Sentence Correction.
GENERAL ENGLISH): Verbal Ability: English
grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions.
GENERAL AWARENESS, APTITUDE AND REASONING:
Question will be asked from lndian History, Geography, lndian Economy,
Sports,etc.; critical logical reasoning and verbal and non-verbal deduction.
SECTION-B
1.Materials and Components:Structure and properties of Electrical Engineering materials; Conductors,
Semiconductors and lnsulators, magnetic, Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Ceramic,
Optical and Super-conducting materials. Passive components and characteristics
Resistors, Capacitors and lnductors, Ferrities, Quartz crystal Ceramic
resonators, Electromagnetic an Electromechanical compone nts.
2.Physical Electronics.Electron Devices and lCs:Electrons and holes in semiconductors, Carrier Statistics, Mechanism of
current flow in a semiconductor, Hall effect, Junction theory; Different types of
diodes and their characteristics; BipolarJunction translstor; Field effect
transistors; Power switching devices like SCRs, CTOs, power MOSFETs; Basics of
lCs – bipolar, MOS and CMOS types; basic of Opto Electronics.
3.Signals and Systems.Classification of
signals and systems. System modelling in terms of differential and difference
equatrons;State variable representation; Fourier serres; Fourier
representation; Fourier series; Fourier transforms and their application to
system analysis; Laplace transforms and their application to system analysis;
Convolution and superposition integrals and their applications; Ztransforms and
their applications to the analysis and characterisation of discrete time systems;
Random signals and probability,
Correlation functions; Spectral density; Response of linear system to
random inputs.
4.Network theory:Network analysis techniques;
Network theorems, transient response, steady state sinusoidal response;Network
graphs and their applications in network analysis; Tellegen’s theorem. Two port
networks; Z, Y, h and transmission parameters.Combination of two ports,
analysis of common two ports. Network functions : parts of network functions, obtaining
a network function from a given part. Transmission criteria : delay and rise time,
Elmore’s and other definitions effect of cascading. Elemehts of network
synthesis.
5.Electromagnetic Theory.Analysls of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Laplace’s and Piossons’s
equations; Boundary value problems and their solutions; Maxwell’s equations;
application to wave propagation in bounded and unbounded medla;Transmission lines
: basic theory, standing waves, matching applications, misconstrue lines; Basics
of wave guides and resonators,Elements of antenna theory.
6.Electronic Measurements and instrumentation: Basic concepts, standards and erroranalysis; Measurements of basic electrical
quantities and parameters, Electronic measuring instruments and their
principles of working : analog and digital, comparison,characteristics,
application. Transducers, Electronic measurements of non electrical quantities like
temperature, pressure, humidity etc; basics of telemetry for industrial use
7.Analog Electronic:Circuits.transistor
biasing and stabilization Small signal analysis. Power amplifiers. Frequency
response. Wide banding techniques. Feedback amplifiers. Tuned amplifiers.Oscillators.
Rectifiers and power supplies. Op Amp PLL, other linear integrated circuits and
applications. Pulse shaping circuits and waveform generators.
8. Digital Electronic Circuits:Transrstor as a switching element; Boolean algebra, simplification of
Bootean functions, Karnaguh map and applications; lC Logic gates and their
characteristics; Lc logic families : DTL, TTL, ECL, NMOS, PMOS and CMOS gates
and their comparison; Combinational logic Circuits, Half adder, Full adder; Digital
comparator; Multiplexer Demultiplexer; ROM and their applications. Flip flops.
R-S, J.K, D and Tflip-flops; Different types of counters and registers Waveform
generators. A/D and D/A converters. Semiconductor memories.
9. Communication Systems:Basic information
theory; Modulation and detection in analogue and digital systems; Sampling and data
reconstructions; Quantization & coding; Time division and frequency
division multiplexing, Equalization; Optical Communication : in free space
& fiber optic; Propagation of signals oat HF, VHF, UHF and microwave
frequency; Satellite Communication.
10. Microwave Engineering:Microwave Tubes and solid state devices, Microwave generation and amplifiers,
Waveguides and other Microwave Components and Circuits, Misconstrue circuits, Microwave
Antennas, Microwave Measurements, Masers, lasers; Microwave propagation.
Microwave Communication Systems terrestrial and Satellite base.
Civil Engineering Syllabus
SECTION.A
GENERAL HINDI:- ln General Hindi
Section, Questions will designed to check the Understanding & Perfect use of
Hindi Words under Hindi Language. Paper will be of High School Level. Questions
will be asked from:-
1:Unseen Passage,2: Use of Symbols,3: Antonyms,4: Phrases and ldioms,5: Synonyms,6:
Sentence Correction.
GENERAL ENGLISH): Verbal Ability: English
grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions.
GENERAL AWARENESS, APTITUDE AND REASONING:
Question will be asked from lndian History, Geography, lndian Economy,
Sports,etc.; critical logical reasoning and verbal and non-verbal deduction.
SECTION-B
1. Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis:
1.1 Engineering Mechanrcs:
Units and Dimensions, Sl Units, Vectors, Concept of Force, Concept of
particle and rigid body.Concurrent, Non Concurrent and parallel forces in a
plane, moment of force, free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium, Principle
of virtual work, equivalent force system.First and
Second Moment of area, Mass moment of lnertia. Static Friction Kinematics and
Kinetics: Kinematics in Cartesian Co-ordinates, motion under uniform and nonuniform
acceleration, motion under gravity. Kinetics of particle: Momentum and Energy principal
s collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid bodies
1.2 Strength of Materials
Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic constants, axially loaded compression
members, Shear force and bending moment, theory of simple bending, and Shear
Stress distribution across cross sections, Beams of uniform strength.Deflection
of beams: Macaulay’s method, Mohr’s Moment area method, Conjugate beam method,
unit load method. Torsion of Shafts,Elastic stability of columns, Euler’s Rankine’s
and Secant formulae.
1.3 Structural Analysis:Castiglianio’s theorems I and ll,’unit load method of consistent
deformatron applied to beams and pin jointed trusses. Slope-deflection, moment
distribution.
Rolling loads and lnfluences lines: lnfluences lines for Shear Force and Bending
moment at a section of beam. Criteria for maximum shear force and bending
Moment in beams traversed by a system of moving loads. lnfluences lines for simply
supported plane pin jointed trusses.
Arches: Three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches, rib shortening and
temperature effects.
Matrix methods of analysis: Force method and displacement method of
analysis of indeterminate beams and rigid frames.Plastic Analysis of beams and
frames. Theory of plastic bendrng, plastic analysis, statical method, Mechanism
method.Unsymmetrical bending: Moment of inertia, product of inertia, positron of
Neutral Axis and Principle axes, calculation of bending stresses.
2. Design of Structures: Steel, Concrete and
Masonrv Structures:
2.1 Structural Steel Design:Structural Steel: Factors of safety and load factors. Riveted, bolted and welded joints and
connections. Design of tension and compression member, beams of built up section,
riveted and welded plate girders, gantry girders, stancheons with battens and lacings.
2.2 Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures: Concept of mix design.
Reinforced Concrete: Working Stress and Limit State method of design-Recommendations
of l.S. codes Design of one way and two way slabs, stair-case slabs, simple and
continuous beams of rectangular, T and L sections. Compression members under direct
load with or without eccentricity.Cantilever and Counter fort type retaining
walls.Water tanks: Design requirements for Rectangular and circular tanks
resting on ground.Prestressed concrete: Methods and systems of prestressing,
anchorages, Analysis and design of sections for flexure based on working
stress,.loss of prestress.Design of brick masonry as per l.S. Codes.
3. Fluid Mechanics. Open Channel Flow and Hvdraulic Machines:
3.1 Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties
and their role in fluid motion, fluid statics including forces acting on plane
and curved surfaces.Kinematics and Dvnamics of Fluid flow. Velocity and
accelerations, stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational and rotational
flow,
velocity potential and stream functions. Continuity, momentum and energy equation,
Navier-Stokes equation, Euler’s equation of motion,application to fluid flow
problems, pipe flow, sluice gates, weirs.
3.2 Dimensional Analvsis and Similitude. Buckingham’s Pi{heorem, dimensionless parameters.
3.3 Laminar Flow:Laminar flow between
parallel, stationary and moving plates, flow through tube.
3.4 Boundary layer: Laminar and
turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate, laminar sub layer,smooth and rough
boundaries, drag and lift.Turbulent flow through pipes: Characteristics of turbulent
flow, velocity distribution and variation of pipe friction factor, hydraulic grade
line
and total energy line.
3.5 Open channel flow:Uniform and non-uniform flows, momentum and energy correction factors,
specific energy and specific force,critical depth, rapidly varied flow,
hydraulic jump, gradually varied flow, classification of surface profiles,
control section, step method of integration of varied flow equation.
3.6 Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower.Hydraulic turbines, types classification, Choice of turbines, performance
parameters, controls,characteristics, specific speed. Principles of hydropower
development.
4. Geotechnical Engineering:
Soil Type and structure – gradation and particle size distribution – consistency
limits.
Water in soil – capillary and structural – effective stress and pore water pressure
– permeability concept – field and laboratory determination of permeability – Seepage
pressure – quick sand conditions – Shear strength determination – Mohr Coulomb
concept.Compaction of soil * Laboratory and field tests.Compressibility and
consolidation concept – consolidation theory – consolidation settlement
analysis.Earth pressure theory and analysis for retaining walls, Application for
sheet piles and Braced excavation.Bearing
capacity of soil – approaches for analysis – Field tests – settlement
analysis – stability of slope of earth walk.Subsurface exploration of soils – methods.Foundation
– Type and selection criteria for foundation of structures – Design criteria for
foundation – Analysis of distribution of stress for footings and pile – pile
group action-pile load test. Ground improvement techniques.
5. Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and
Management:
5. 1 Construction Technology:
Engineering Materials:Physical properties of construction materials with respect
to their use in construction – Stones, Bricks and Tiles;Lime, Cement, different
types of Mortars and Concrete.Specific use of ferro cement, fibre reinforced C.C,
High strength concrete.Timber,
properties and defects – common preservation treatments.Use and selection of
materials for specific use like Low Cost Housing, Mass Housing, High Rise
Buildings.
5.2 Construction:
Masonry principles using Brick, stone, Blocks – construction detailing and
strength characteristics.Types of plastering, pointing, flooring,roofing and
construction features.Common repairs in buildings.Principles of functional planning
of building for residents and specific use –
Building code provisions.Basic principles of detailed and approximate
estimating – specification writing and rate analysis – principles of valuation of
real property.Machinery for earthwork, concreting and their specific uses – Factors
affecting selection of equipments -operating cost of Equipments.
5.3 Construction Planning and Management:Construction activity – schedules- organization for construction industry –
Quality assurance principles.Use of Basic principles of network – analysis in form
of CPM and PERT – their use in construction monitoring, Cost optimization and resource
allocation.Basic principles of Economic analysis and methods.Project
profltability – Basic principles of Boot approach to financial planning – simple
toll fixation criterions.
6. Surveying and Transportation Engineering
6.1 Surveying:Common methods and
instruments for distance and angle measurement for CE work – their use in plane
table, traverse survey, leveling work, triangulation, contouring and
topographical map.Basic principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing.
6.2 Railway Engineering:Permanent way – components,
types and their functions – Functions and Design constituents of turn and crossings
– Necessity of geometric design of track – Design of station and yards.
6.3 Highway Engineering:Principles of Highway alignments – classification and geometrical design
elements and standards for Roads.Pavement structure for flexible and rigid pavements
– Design principles and methodology of pavements.Typical construction methods and
standards of materials for sta,hrli,zed-serl. WBM, Bituminous works and CC roads.Surface
and sub-surface drainage arrangements for roads – culvert structures.Pavement
distresses and strengthening by overlays.Traffic surveys and their applications
in traffic planning – Typical design features for channeilzed, intersection,
rotary etc – signal designs – standard Traffic signs and markings.
7. Hvdroloqv. Water Resources and Enqineerinq:
7.1 Hydrology:Hydrological cycle, precipitation,
evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, overland flow, hydrograph, flood frequency
analysis,flood routing through a reservoir, channel flow routing-Muskingam
method.
7.2 Ground water flow:Specific yield, storage coefficient, coefficient of permeability, confined and
unconfined equifers, aquifers, aquitards,radial flow into a well under confined
and unconfined conditions.
7.3 Water Resources Engineering:
Ground and surface water resource, single and multipurpose projects,
storage capacity of reservoirs, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation.
7.4 lrrigation Engineering:(i) Water requirements of crops: consumptive use, duty and delta,
irrigation methods and their efficiencies.(ii)Canals: Distribution systems for
canal irrigation, canal capacity, canal losses, alignment of main and
distributory canals, most efficient
section, lined canals, their design, regime theory, critical shear stress,
bed load.(iii) Water logging: causes and control, salinity.(iv) Canal structures:
Design of, head regulators, canal falls, aqueducts, metering flumes and canal
outlets.(v) Diversion headwork: Principles and
design of weirs of permeable and impermeable foundation, Khosla’s theory,
energy dissipation.(vi) Storage works: Types of dams, design,principles of
rigid gravity, stability analysis.(vii) Spillways: Spillway types, energy dissipation.(viii)
River training: Objectives of river training,methods of river training.
8. Environmental Enqineerino :
8.1 Water Supply:Predicting demand
for water, impurities, of water and their significance, physical, chemical and
bacteriological analysis,waterborne diseases, standards for potable water.
8.2 lntake of water:Watertreatment:
principles of coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation; slow-; rapid-,
pressure-, filters; chlorination,
softening, removal of taste, odour and salinity.
8.3 Sewerage systems:Domestic and
industrial wastes, storm sewage-separate and combined systems, flow through
sewers, design of sewers.
8.4 Sewage characterization:BOD, COD, solids, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and TOC. Standards of
disposal in normal watercourse and on land.
8.5 Sewage treatment:Working principles, units, chambers, sedimentation tanks, trickling
filters, oxidation ponds, activated sludge process, septic tank, disposal of
sludge, recycling of wastewater.
8.6 Solid waste: Collection and disposal
rn rural and urban contexts, management of long{erm ill effects.
9. Environmental pollution: Sustainable
development. Raw wastes and disposal. Environmental impact assessment for thermal
power plants, mines, river valley projects. Air pollution. Pollution control acts.
Computer Science – CSE & lT Syllabus
SECTION.A
GENERAL HINDI:- ln General Hindi
Section, Questions will designed to check the Understanding & Perfect use of
Hindi Words under Hindi Language. Paper will be of High School Level. Questions
will be asked from:-
1:Unseen Passage,2: Use of Symbols,3: Antonyms,4: Phrases and ldioms,5: Synonyms,6:
Sentence Correction.
GENERAL ENGLISH): Verbal Ability: English
grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions.
GENERAL AWARENESS, APTITUDE AND REASONING:
Question will be asked from lndian History, Geography, lndian Economy,
Sports,etc.; critical logical reasoning and verbal and non-verbal deduction.
SECTION-B
Computer Science and information Technology
Digital Logic: Boolean algebra.
Combinational and sequential circuits. Minimization. Number representations and
cbmputer arithmetic(fixed and floating point).
Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes. ALU, data – path and control
unit. Instructions pipelining. Memory hierarchy: cache, main memory and
secondary storage; l/O interface (interrupt and DMA mode).
Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C. Recursion. Arrays, stacks, queues, Linked lists, trees, binary
search trees, binary
heaps, graphs.
Algorithms: Searching, sorting,
hashing Asymptotic worst case time and space complexity. Algorithm design
techniques: greedy,dynamic programming and divide-and-conquer. Graph search,
minimum spanning trees, shortest paths.
Theory of Computation: Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down
automata. Regular and context-free Ianguages, pumping lemma. Turing machines
and undesirability.
Compiler Design: Lexical analysis,
parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. lntermediate code
generation.
Operating System: Processes, threads,
inter-process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU
scheduling.Memory management and virtual memory File systems.
Databases: ER-model, Relational
model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints,
normal forms), Query languages (SaL), File structures (sequential files, indexing,
B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
Computer Networks: Concept of layering
LAN technologies (Ethernet). Flow and error control techniques, switching. lPv4/lPv6,
routers and routing algorithms (distance vector, link state). TCP/UDP and
sockets, congestion control. Application Iayer protocols (DNS, SMTP,
POP,FTP,HfTP).Basics of Wi-Fi Networksecurity.authentication,basics of public
key and private key cryptography,digital signatures and certificates,
firewalls.
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