Mechanical Engineering Syllabus for Chattisgarh Group-I Services

The Mechanical Engineering Syllabus for Chhattisgarh State Civil Services Preliminary Exam-2011 is given below. The examination will be held on 6 May 2012 (Sunday) by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Acquaint yourself with the break-up of Mechanical Engineering syllabus into various sections.

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  1. Statics and Dynamics: Analysis of framed structures, method of sections. Simple harmonic motions, simple and compound pendulum, work, energy, power, Gyroscopic motion.

  2. Theory of Machines: Higher and lower pairs, inversions, steering mechanisms, Hooks joint, velocity and acceleration of links inertia-forces, Cams, Conjugate action of gearing and interference, gear trains, epicyclic gears, Belt drives, brakes, dynamometers, Fly wheels, Governors Balancing of rotating and reciprocating masses. Free forced and damped vibratiions for a single degree of freedom. Critical speed and whirling of shafts.

  3. Mechanics of solids: Stess and strain in two dimensions, Mohr's circle. Theories of failure. Deflection of beams, Buckling of columns. Combined bending and torsion. Castigliano's theorem, Thin cylinders, closed coil helical springs, leaf springs.

  4. Manufacturing Science: Taylor's equation. Machinability Unconventional machining methods including EDM, ECM and ultrasonic machining. Use of laser and plasmas. Surface roughness, gauging comparators, jigs and Fixtures.

  5. Production Management: Work simplification, work sampling. Value engineering. Line balancing, ABC analysis. Economic order quantity including finite porduction rate Graphical and simplex methods for linear programming, transporation model, elementary queuing theory Quality control and its uses inproduct designs Use of X, R, s, p and C charts.


  1. Theromodyamics: Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Detailed analysis of thermo dynamic cycles & their limitations.

  2. Fluid Mechanics Continuity momentum and energy equations, Velocity distribution in laminar and turbulent flow. Dimensional analysis. Boundary layer on a flat plate; Adiabatic and insentropic flow, Mach number.

  3. Heat transfer: Critical thickness of insulation. Conduction in the presence of heat source. Heat transfer from fins. Momentum and energy equations for boundary layer on a flat plate. Dimentionless numbers. Free and forced convection. Boiling and condensation. Nature of radiant heat, Stafan-Boltzmann law, Configuration. Factor, Logarithmic mean temperature difference Heat exchanger effectiveness.

  4. Energy Conversion: Combustion phenomenon in C I and S I engines, Carburation and atomisation. Classification of of hydraulic turbines, specific speed, Impulses and Reaction turbines, velocity tringles, diagram efficiency, open and closed cycle, Gas turbine plants, Nuclear power and MHD systems, SolaR'thermal systems.

  5. Environmental Control: Vapour, Compression, absorption and air refrigeration systems. Properties and characteristics of important refrigerants. Use of Psychromatric chart and comfort chart. Estimation of cooling and heating loads. Calculation of supply air, state and rate. Summer & winter, Air-Conditioning plants. Layout.