Assistant professor in Electronics and Communications Engineering Syllabus Kerala PSC 2022

Assistant Professor ECE

Assistant Professor ECE

Assistant professor in government engineering college exam published in 2022. The syllabus comprises of two parts as given below

  • Mode of Exam: MCQ (OMR)
  • Exam contains 100 Questions
  • Each correct answer carry one mark & 0.33 detected for wrong answers
  • Total time allotted :  1hr 15 min

Do you believe that all questions comes from the syllabus  ?

NO, Thorough knowledge of subject is required  since question from outside can be expected. In the recent years we can see a trend of deviation in questions in the technical exams conducted by the Kerala PSC.

Will only studying topics in syllabus fetch me a GOVT Job?

Do not blindly follow the syllabus rather have  good technical knowledge of your subjects. If you check the previous year papers you could find out many questions coming outside the syllabus in all technical exams by Kerala PSC.




Matrices:    Rank,  systems  of linear  equations,  consistency,  eigen  values,  eigen vectors, Cayley Hamilton Theorem, diagonalisation, linear dependence and independence of vectors.

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Partial Differentiation:  Partial derivatives, Euler’s theorem on homogeneous functions, total derivatives, Jacobians, Taylor’s series (one and two variables) – Maxima and minima of functions of two variables – Lagrange’ s method.

Vector Differentiation:  Scalar and vector functions, differentiation of vector functions  –  velocity  and  acceleration  –  scalar  and  vector  fields  –  operator  Ñ      – Gradient – Directional derivative – Divergence – Curl – irrotational and solenoidal fields – scalar potential.

LaplacTransforms: Transforms of elementary functions, shifting property – inverse transforms – transforms of derivatives and integrals – transform of functions multiplied  by  t  and  divided  by  t  –  convolution  theorem,  solution  of  ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients using Laplace transforms.

Ordinary Differential  Equations:  First Order ordinary differential equations, systems of linear first order ordinary differential equations, linear ordinary differential equations of higher order with constant coefficients, linear second order ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients (Cauchy and Legendre equations), Method of Laplace transforms for solving ordinary differential equations.

Complex Analysis: Analytic functions, conformal mappings, bilinear transformations, complex integration, Cauchy’s integral theorem and formula, Taylor and Laurent’s series, residue theorem.

Fourier Series: Fourier series of periodic functions of period 2 π and 2 ℓ, odd and even functions, Half range expansions.


Mechanics  –  statistics  –  Coplanar  forces  –  conditions  of  equilibrium.  Support reactions – Simply supported and overhanging beams. Friction – Laws of friction – applications. Centre of gravity and moment of inertia of plane areas. Dynamics – rectilinear motion – Newton’s laws of motion – curvilinear motion.

Building materials – common building materials – stone, brick, cement, steel, aggregate, concrete, timber – properties, IS specification. Building construction – types and functions of the following structural components of buildings – foundations and superstructure.

Surveying – principle of surveying – linear measurements using chain – levelling work – reduction of levels.

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Zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics, CI and SI Engines, properties of steam. Centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, hydraulic turbines, refrigeration and air conditioning, hydro-electric, thermal and nuclear power plants, mechanical power transmission systems such as belt, rope, chain and gear, manufacturing process – casting,  forging,  rolling,  brazing,  soldering,  and  welding,  machining  process  – turning, shaping, drilling, grinding and milling. Conic sections and miscellaneous curves, orthographic, isometric and perspective projections.

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Ohm’s  law,  Kirchoff’s  laws  –  solution  of  series  and  parallel  circuits  with  dc excitation.

Magnetic circuits: MMF, field strength, flux density, reluctance, electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s laws, Lenz’s law, statically and dynamically induced emfs, self and mutual induction, co-efficient of coupling.

Principle  of  generation  of  alternating  current  –  waveforms  –  frequency,  period, average and rms values, form factor.

Generation of 3 phase ac voltage, star and delta connections, voltage & current relationships in star and delta (balanced system only). Principle of operation of dc motor & generator, single phase transformer and three phase induction motor.

Types of lamps, necessity of earthing.

BASIC                                                                          ELECTRONICS  ENGINEERING

Devices – working principle of PN junction, Zener diode and BJT.

Systems – Rectifiers : Half wave, Full wave and Bridge. Filters: Capacitors and


Amplifiers & Oscillators – Common Emitter RC coupled amplifier and its frequency response. Principles of Wein-bridge oscillator. Op-amps: Basics, inverting and non- inverting amplifier.

Communication – Need for modulation, principles of AM and FM. Measurements – Working principles of CRO and Multimeter.

                            BASIC     COMPUTER     SCIENCE

Functional units of a computer.

Programming in C – control structures, functions.

Networks  and     Devices

Network theorems:  superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s maximum power transfer, time domain analysis of simple RC, RL and RLC circuits, solution of network equations using Laplace transform: frequency domain analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits, 2-port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions.

Electronic Devices: Energy bands in silicon, carrier transport in silicon, diffusion current,  drift  current,  mobility  and  resistivity,  generation  and  recombination  of carriers, working principles of p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOSFET, LED and photo diode.

Analog           and   Digital   Circuit

Simple diode circuits: clipping & clamping, biasing and bias stability of BJTs and MOSFETs,  small  signal  equivalent  circuits  of  BJTs  and  MOSFETs.  Amplifiers: single stage, differential, feedback and power. Frequency response of amplifiers. Op- amp   circuits:   Inverting,   non-inverting,   Integrator   and   Comparator.   Sinusoidal Oscillators: criterion for oscillation, single transistor and op-amp configurations. Boolean  algebra,  minimization  of  Boolean  functions,  logic  gates,  combinational Circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders, sequential circuits:  latches  and  flip-flops,  counters  and  shift  registers,  ADCs  and  DACs, microprocessor (8085): architecture and programming.

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Signals  and  Systems

Introduction to signals and systems, Linear Time-invariant (LTI systems): definitions and properties, causality, stability, impulse response and convolution, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier series, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier Transform Z-transform: definition, properties and inverse, stability analysis using pole-zero plot, difference equation solution using unilateral Z-transform, DFT and its properties, FFT: radix 2 and composite radix algorithm, sampling theorem, realization of IIR and FIR structures – parallel and cascade structure, frequency response, group delay and phase delay, signal transmission through LTI systems.

Electromagnetics    and    Control Systems

Elements of vector calculus: divergence and curl, Gauss and Stokes theorems, Maxwell’s equations, differential and integral forms, wave equation, Poynting vector, Plane waves: propagation through various media, reflection and refraction, phase and group velocity and skin depth, Transmission lines: characteristic impedance, impedance transformation. Waveguides: modes in rectangular waveguides, boundary conditions, cut-off frequencies and dispersion relations, basics of propagation in dielectric waveguide and optical fibres, basics of Antennas: Dipole antennas, radiation pattern, antenna gain.

Introduction  to  control  systems,  signal  flow  graphs  and  their  use in  determining transfer  functions  of  systems,  transient  and  steady  state  analysis  of  LTI  control systems and frequency response, tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis: root loci, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Bode and Nyquist plots.


Analog communication systems: amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, superheterodyne receivers, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Digital communication systems: pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes, matched filter receivers, fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem, random signals and noise: probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density.

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Static and dynamic characteristics of Measurement systems: Measurement of displacement, velocity and acceleration, force, basics of fiber optics, biomedical instruments, EEG, ECG and EMG, Clinical measurements, ultrasonic transducers.

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