Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Kerala PSC ASSISTANT TRANSPORT OFFICER Full Syllabus (2016)

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Part 2
General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala
(Marks 10% - 30%)
Salient Features of Indian Constitution 

Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the interpretation of the Constitution. Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties. Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional Authorities. Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative 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 Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc. 
RENAISSANCE IN KERALA
Towards A New Society 
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioningfounding 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, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc. 
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts 
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc. Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention movement etc. 

Role Of Press In Renaissance
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, 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 Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others 
Leaders Of Renaissance
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, 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. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others 
Literary Figures
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghese Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others 
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
PART 1 (Main Topics
(Mark 80% to 90%)
Module I
Concepts of System, Control volume, Extensive and Intensive properties, Heat and Work. Laws of Thermodynamics, Enthalpy, Entropy, Availability, Isentropic and Isenthalpic Processes, Relative Humidity, Wet bulb and dry bulb temperature, Joule Thompson Coefficient, Vapour Compression System, Vapour Absorption System, Refrigerants.
Module II
Pressure, Viscosity, Laminar and Turbulent Flows, Bernoulli Equation, Losses in pipes, Discharge measuring equipments, Pumps and Turbines, Concept of aerofoil, Boundary layer, Fully developed flow, Hagen-Poiseuille Flow, Incompressible and Compressible Flows, Fanno Flow, Rayleigh Flow, Fully Developed Flow, Hydraulic lift and ram.
Module III
Otto Cycle, Diesel Cycle, Dual cycle, Scavenging, Compression Ratio, Principle of combustion, Two stroke and Four Stroke Engines, Knocking, Octane and cetane Number, Components of transmission system, Fourier Equation of heat Conduction, Newton's law of cooling, Reynolds' No., Prandtl No., Fourier No., Biot No., Grashoff' No., Heat Exchangers, Fins, Effectiveness, NTU, LMTD, Emissive Power, Emissivity, Gray body.
Module IV
Clutches, Gears, Propeller shaft, Differential, Axles, Brake system, Chassis Frames and Springs, Steering mechanisms, Fuel feed systems, Carburettor, MPFI, CRDI, Supercharger and Turbocharger, Ignition Systems, Starting System, Fuels, Dynamo, Alternator, Lubricating and Cooling Systems, Piston Rings, Radiator.
Module V
Personnel Management - Definition - Personnel Manager - role & functions. Difference between HRM and Personnel Management- Design and Analysis of Jobs - Human Resource Planning - Recruitment and Selection - Induction and Placement - Training and Development - Transfers and Promotions - modes of separation of employee - Designing of Effective Performance Appraisal Systems - 360 degree feedback- Wages and Salary Administration - Theories of Wages - Job Evaluation and merit rating - occupational health, safety and social security - grievance redressal - Management of Change - Changing Role of Personnel Manager - Current Trends in Human Resources Management - HR Audit.
Module VI
Theories of motivation - Job stress - Stress management techniques - Factors affecting Communication - its Channels and barriers - Developing interpersonal awareness - Johari Window - Transactional Analysis - Industrial Relations system in the Indian environment - ILO and Tripartite Bodies in India - Trade Union Movement in India - recognition - Problems - Management of Trade Unions - Industrial Laws India - Trade Union Act - Industrial Employment Standing Order Act - Industrial Disputes Act. Collective Bargaining - Industrial Relations in Public and Private Sector Organisations - Workers Participation in Management - Issues in managing Multicultural workforce.
Module VII
Marketing - Importance, Scope - Creating and delivering customer value - The marketing environment - Fundamentals of strategic and marketing planning - Marketing organisation. Marketing Research - Demand estimation and sales forecasting - Buyer behaviour - The Indian consumer - segmentation - Targeting - Positioning. Marketing mix - Product - new product development, PLC. Product line, product mix, strategies - branding, Brand equity - Pricing strategies and programmes.
Module VIII
Physical distribution - Selection and management - Retailing wholesaling and logistics - Managing marketing communication - Promotion mix - Advertising, Personal selling, Sales promotion, Publicity, Direct marketing. Evaluation of marketing programs - Customer Relationship Management - International marketing - Rural marketing - Designing and Managing Services - Marketing ethics – demarketing - social responsibility of marketing - Marketing recent trends - Online marketing - Global Marketing - Green Marketing - Retro Marketing.


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NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualifi cation of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper
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