Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering Preliminary Examination (Optional)
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (CODE NO. 11)
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.
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;
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.