Detailed syllabus for the post of Surveyor Grade II (Hydrogeology Branch), Groundwater Department and Tradesman Survey Technical Education
Category Number: 400/2021 & 755/2021
The Exam Pattern for the Tracer exam in Kerala PSC is:
The medium of Question: English
Number of Questions: 100
Maximum Marks: 100
Exam Duration: 01 hours 30 minutes
The syllabus for the exam in Kerala PSC is:
- Basic Engineering Drawing
- Workshop Calculation
- Building Material
- Building Construction
MODULE: 1 BASIC ENGINEERING DRAWING
Drawing Instruments, Drawing sheet, Types of lines, Lettering, Dimensioning, Scales, Geometrical constructions, Conic sections, Projection.
MODULE: 2 CHAIN SURVEY
Introduction of Survey, Main divisions, classifications, Principles, Instruments used in Chain survey, Terms used in Chain survey, Ranging, Offsetting, Field book, Errors in Chain survey, Area calculation
MODULE: 3 COMPASS SURVEY
Basic terms, Instruments used, Setting up of Compass, Conversion of bearings from one system to other, Included angles, Local attraction, Dip, Magnetic declination, Closing error
MODULE: 4 PLANE TABLE SURVEY
Instruments used, Setting up of Plane table, Methods of Plane tabling, Errors.
MODULE: 5 LEVELLING AND CONTOURING
Terms used, Types of Levelling, Temporary and Permanent adjustments, Curvature and Refraction, Sensitivity of bubble tube, Common errors, Contouring, Characteristics of Contours, Interpolation, Computation of Volume, Gradient, Abney level.
MODULE: 6 THEODOLITE SURVEY
Types of Theodolite, Parts of Theodolite, Terms used, Temporary and Permanent adjustments, Angle measurement processes, Traversing, Consecutive and Independent co-ordinates, Gales Traverse Table, Terms used in Tacheometry, Tacheometric constants, Horizontal and Vertical distance, Curves, Types of Curves, Elements of Curves.
MODULE: 7 MODERN SURVEY INSTRUMENTS
Digital Theodolite, GPS, GIS, Total Station, Cartographic Projection, Hydrographic Survey.
MODULE: 8 AutoCAD
Introduction, Basic commands, Tool bars, Function keys and shortcut keys, 2D drafting, knowledge of layout and printing.
MODULE: 9 WORKSHOP CALCULATION AND SCIENCE
Units, Fractions, Square Root, Ratio and Proportions, Percentage, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Material science, Mass, Weight and Density, Speed and Velocity, Work, Power and Energy, Heat and Temperature, Basic Electricity, Simple Machines
MODULE: 10 BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
Building Stones, Bricks, Lime, Timber, Tiles, Sand, Mortar, Concrete, R C C, Foundation, Irrigation –Terms used in irrigation, Factors affecting duty of water, measures to improve duty of water, Roads – Important terms, Classification, Road gradient, Estimation – Terms used, Types of Estimate.
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