(Syllabus) MPPSC : Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering Preliminary Examination (Optional)

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering Preliminary Examination (Optional)


1. Engineering Mechanics and Mechanics of Solids
Simple Application of Equilibrium Equations, Equations of Motion; Simple Harmonic Motion; Work, Power and Energy.
Stress and Strain Relationship and Elastic Constants; Thermal Stresses; Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams of Simple Beams, Bending of Beam and Torsion of Shaft; Rankine and Euler’s Formula for Column; Thin walled Cylinders.Mechanical Proprties of Materials and Testing.

2. Theory of Machines
Kinematic Links, Pairs, Chains, Mechanism and Inversions, Degree of Freedom and Constraint Motion; Classification and Terminology of Gears, Gear Trains, Bearings, Clutches, Cams and Followers; Function of Flywheel and Governor; Balancing of Rotating Masses; Gyroscopic Action.

3. Design of Machine Elements
Properties and Structure of Engineering Materials; Heat Treatment; Design Concepts, Design for Static and Dynamic Loading, Factor of Safety; Theory of Failure; Fatigue Strength and SN Diagram; Design of parts subjected to simple stresses such as Keys, Pins, Cotters etc.

4. Production Engineering
Basic types of Metal Cutting Machine Tools and their Operations; Geometry of Single Point Cutting Tool; Cutting Tool Materials; Metal Forming Processes and Machines –Drawing, Rolling, Forging & Extrusion; Sand Casting – Pattern and Mould Design, Casting Defects & their Remedies; Joining Processes –Arc Welding, Resistance Welding, TIG & MIG Welding.

5. Production Management
Method & Time Study Process charts , Estimation of Standard Time; Motion Economy & Work Place Design; Manufacturing Cost Estimation; Break Even Analysis; Site Selection; Plant Layout & Material Handling; Job Shop & Mass Production – Scheduling, Dispatching & Routing.

6. Thermodynamics
Zeroth Law and Thermometry; Thermodynamic Equilibrium; Heat and Work; First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; Carnot, Rankine, Otto and Diesel Cycles; Vapour Power Cycles.

7. Fluid Mechanics
Hydrostatics; Stability of Submerged and Floating Bodies; Continuity Equation; Rotational and Irrotational Flows; Bernoullis’ Theorem; Flow Measurement; Concept of Laminar and Turbulent Flows.

8. Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
One Dimensional Steady State Conduction through Composite Walls and Cylinders; Heat Transfer Co-efficient; Laws of Thermal Radiation; Air Refrigeration System; Vapour Compression Refrigeration System, Simple Saturated and Actual Cycles; Properties of Refrigerants; Use of Psychometric Chart; Psychometric Processes.

9. Energy Conversion
Compression Ignition and Spark Ignition Engines; Rating of SI and CI Engine Fuels; Reciprocating Air Compressors; Flow of Steam through Nozzles; Impulse and Reaction Steam Turbines; Layout of Steam Thermal Power Plants; Fluidized Combustion and Forced Circulation Boilers.

10. Computer Programming and Computer Aided Engineering
Computer Hardware and Software; Flow Charting; Principles of Object Oriented Programming; Features of Windows; Introduction of c++ programme.