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Module I : General Knowledge and Current Affairs 
Salient Features of Indian Constitution 
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- It s significance and its place in the interpretation of the Constitution. Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles - Funda mental Duties. Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional Authorities. Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrati ve and Financial. Services under the Union and the States. Emergency Provisions. Amendment Provisions of the Constitution. 
Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes 
Social Service Legislations like Right to Informati on Act, Prevention of atrocities against Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Org an and Blood Donation etc. 
Towards A New Society 
Introduction to English education - various mission ary organisations and their functioning- founding of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc. 
Efforts To Reform The Society 
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements 
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathw a Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc. 
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts 
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathy agraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathy agraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc. Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstent ion movement etc. 
Role Of Press In Renaissance 
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumu di, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI- Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc 
Awakening Through Literature 
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc 
Women And Social Change 
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimal u Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others 
Leaders Of Renaissance 
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan K ali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohan nan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thanga l, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makth i Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhava n, Moorkoth Kumaran, C. Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swam i Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others 
Literary Figures 
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Val iyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Kri shna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasa nkara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others 
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 
Module II (a): Technical Mathematics 
I. Matrices – Identification of Matrices, matrix opera tions, adjoint and inverse. 
II. Determinants – Evaluation of second and third order , minors and cofactors, solutions of simultaneous linear equation in three unknown using Cramer’s rule. 
III. Binomial Series – Expansions using Binomial theorem . 
IV. Trigonometric functions – Signs of functions in eac h quadrant. Trigonometric values of angles, properties of trigonometric funct ions, applications of the identities sin (A ± B), cos (A ± B) and tan (A ± B) . 
V. Coordinate geometry – Equations to a straight line – slope-intercept form, intercept form, Angle between two lines, condition for two lines to be perpendicular, parallel. 
VI. Differentiation – Limits and continuity, derivative s of functions, equation to tangents and normals. Maxima and minima of function s of one variable. 
VII. Integration of functions – Integration of different types of functions. 
VIII. Applications of integration – Area bounded by a cur ve and X or Y axis, solutions of differential equations using the metho d of variable separable, solutions of linear differential equations of first order. 
Module II (b): Basic Civil Engineering  
Materials: Brick – varieties and strength, characteristics of good brick. Cement – varieties and grade of cement and its uses. Steel – types of steel for reinforcement bars, steel structural sections. Aggregates – types & requirements of good aggregates. Concrete – grades of concrete as per IS code, water cement ratio. Workability, mixing, batching, compaction and curing. 
Construction: Parts of building – foundation – types of foundatio ns – spread footing, isolated footing, combined footing, Raft, pile and well foundations. Masonry – types rubble masonry, brick masonry, English bond and Flemish bond. (One brick wall).  
Surveying: Chain surveying – principles, instruments, ranging, and chaining survey lines, field work and field book, selection of surv ey stations, units of land area. 
Levelling: Levelling instruments, different types, bench mark, reduced level of points, booking of field notes, reduction of levels by height of collimation method (simple problem). Modern survey – instruments – Tot al station, Electronics theodolite, Distomat. 
Module II (c): Basic Mechanical Engineering 
The importance of IC Engines: Definition, classification – two stroke engines, four stroke engines, working of two stroke engines and four stroke engines with the help of line sketches, comparison between two strok e and four stroke engines, comparison between petrol and diesel engines, funct ion of fly wheel, clutch, gearbox, propeller shaft and differential in power transmiss ion, explain with sketch the working of differential, briefly explain power transmission of 4 wheel vehicle with line diagram. 
The importance of Power Plants: Introduction, classification of power plants – working of hydroelectric power plant with schematic sketches – working of thermal (Steam and Diesel) power plant with schematic sketc hes – working of nuclear power plant with schematic sketches. 
Module II (d): Basic Electrical Engineering 
Review with discussion of electric current, potenti al difference, power, EMF, resistance and its laws, Ohms law and series parall el circuit, electromagnetism, generation of AC and DC supply. 
Idea of Basic electrical circuit: Electrical supply and load and its functioning, division of voltage and current in a parallel and s eries circuit – simple problems, units of power and energy, solution of DC circuit with ca lculation of energy consumption in an installation. 
Circuit parameters: Resistance, Capacitance and inductance. AC circuit with R, L, C. Simple solution of typical AC circuit with resis tance, impedance, power and power factor. 
Electrical circuit of an installation: Earthing, lightning protection. 
Module II (e): Essentials of Electronics Engineering 
Active and passive devices – review only. LED – wor king, applications, comparison of LED lighting and CFL lighting. Full wave rectifi er – diagram and explanation, 5 V power supply – with bridge rectifier and 7805. SMPS – block diagram and advantages. Integrated circuits. SMDs – advantages. Static electricity – precautions in handling electronic circuits. 
Switches: ON / OFF, push to ON, push to OFF, push to ON / OFF , SPST, SPDT, DPDT. Working and application of limit switches, pr oximity switches, relays. 
Microcontrollers: Simple block diagram of 8 bit microcontrollers – ap plication. 
Mobile technology: CDMA and GSM. Compare – 2G and 3G technologies. 
Inverter & UPS: Block diagram. Compare – inverter and UPS. Online a nd off line UPS – differentiate. Battery selection for UPS and inverter.  
E-waste: Health hazards of e-waste. 

Module III : 
Data Communication: Components, LAN / MAN / WAN, Topologies, Analog, Digital Communication, ISO-OSI Architecture, TCP/IP , Transmission impairments, Media – Guided and unguided, Encoding techniques, M odulation, Error detection and correction, ARQ techniques, Multiplexing, FDM-TDM-W DM, Wireless communication, Switching techniques, Polling. 
Computer Networks: Data Link Layer – MAC Sublayer, CSMA, CSMA/CD, Ethernet, IEEE Standards, LLC, ATM, Network layer – Routing algorithms, Congestion control algorithms, IPV4 and IPV6, Subne tting, Transport Layer – Services, Service primitives, Addressing, Applicati on Layer – DNS, E-mail architecture, SMTP, POP3, MIME, Network Management Devices – Repeater, Hub, Switch, Router, Gateway, Wireless access point, UDP , HTTP, FTP, TELNET, VOIP 
Information Security: Computer Security, CIA triad, OSI Security Architec ture, X.800, Cryptography, Symmetric and asymmetric encry ption, MAC, Hash function, Digital signature, User authentication – Token base d, Biometric, Remote user authentication, Intrusion Detection Systems, Honey pots, Denial of Service, Firewall 
Mobile Computing: Cellular systems, SDMA, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, GSM, GEO, MEO, LEO, WLAN protocols, Bluetooth, WAP, VPN 
Module IV : 
Digital Computer Principles: Number systems – Binary, Decimal, Octal and Hexadecimal Conversion, Arithmetic operations, Bool ean algebra, Logic gates, SOP, POS, Minterm and maxterms, Boolean expression, simp lification, Postulates and theorems, Simplifications, K-Map, Combinational log ic circuits – Adder, Subtractor, Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Encoder, Decoder, Seque ntial Circuits – SR, JK, T, D flip flops, Shift registers, Asynchronous, synchron ous and Modulo n Counters.
Microprocessors: Architecture of 8086, Registers, Addressing modes, Isolated and memory mapped I/O, Instruction set of 8086, Program ming, Interrupt mechanism, 8255 PPI, 8257 DMA, 8279 Keyboard/Display interface , CISC, RISC processors, Hyper threading. 
Module V : 
Computer Architecture: Multiprocessors and microcomputers, Assembly language, Assembler directives, Semiconductor memor y – Internal organization, SRAM, DRAM, SDRAM, Rambus memory, ROM technology, C ache memory, virtual memory, working of magnetic disks and tapes , optical disks, Instruction sequencing, Instruction execution, Hardwired contro l and microprogrammed control, micro instructions, Pipelining. 
Operating Systems: Batch, microprogramming, time sharing, multi proces sor and real time systems, Process management, Process Cont rol Block, Threading, multi- threading, CPU Scheduling, Schedulers, Context swit ching, Pre-emptive and non- preemptive scheduling, Scheduling algorithms – FCFS , SJF, Priority, RR, Multi-level and multilevel feed back queue, Race condition, Cri tical section problem, Deadlock – detection and prevention, Memory Management – Addre ss bindings, logical and physical addresses, contiguous memory allocation – first fit, best fit, worst fit allocation, internal and external fragmentation, Pa ging and segmentation, Demand paging, Page replacement algorithms – FIFO, Optimal , LRU, Thrashing, File systems, Sequential and indexed file organization, Directory structures, Contiguous, linked and indexed allocations, Disk scheduling algorithms. 

Module VI : 
Object Oriented Programming through Java: OOPs concepts, POP and OOP, Benefits of OOP, objects, classes and methods, cons tructors, operator and function overloading, Inheritance and Polymorphism, Multi-th reading and exception handling, Programming in Java – JAVA API, System package, Nam ing conventions, Creating and accessing packages, Threads in Java, Thread exc eption, Files in Java, String classes, Applet programming. 
Data Structures: Stack – Array representation, Push and Pop operatio ns, Infix, prefix and postfix conversion, Queue – insertion an d deletion, circular queue, Priority queue, De-queue, Dynamic memory allocation, Linked lists, Insertion, deletion, traversal of Linked lists, Doubly linked lists and circular lists, Binary tree representation, Binary search tree, insertion, dele tion, and traversal on BST expression tree and threaded binary tree, Graph – d irected graph, Adjacency Matrix and Adjacency List representation, graph traversal algorithms – BFS and DFS. 
Software Engineering: Software life cycle models, Project planning – LOC, COCOMO, PERT / CPM, Gantt Chart, SRS, Data flow dia grams, Testing – Black box and white box, Software reliability, Reliabilit y metrics, ISO 9000, SEICMM, CASE. 
Module VII :
Database Management Systems: Advantages over conventional file systems, Database users, Schema architecture, Data independe nce – physical and logical, Database models – Hierarchical, Network and Relatio nal, DBMS architecture, DDL, DML and DCL, Centralized, 2 tier and 3 tier archite cture, ER model, Relationship, ER diagram, UML – class diagram, Relational model c oncepts, Keys, Relational algebra, Selection, Projection, Union, Intersection , Cartesian product, join, Division, Domain and integrity constraints, Functional Depend ency, Normalization – 1NF, 2NF, 3NF, BCNF, Transaction management, concurrent process, SQL – data types, Create, Drop, Select, Update, Insert, Delete comman ds, Integrity constraints, Grouping, Commit, Rollback, Views, Trigger, Cursors , Embedded and Dynamic SQL, ODBC and JDBC. 
Web Technology: Server Softwares, HTML tags, Form controls, Embeddi ng multimedia, Cascading Style sheets, inline, embedde d and external style sheets, Building CSS menu, Creating user style sheets, Serv er side and client side scripting, Programming in Java Script, Event handling, Data va lidation, Server side scripting – configuration of Apache, MySQL and PHP, PHP – langu age elements, Functions, Classes and objects, Database connectivity, Session handling, Cookies, File uploading, Sending emails in PHP, Developing story board, Web optimization, Web hosting – Domain name registration, Server space hi ring, FTP utilities, Web promotion techniques. 

NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educ ational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covere d in the question paper  


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