RRB JE Syllabus And Pattern


RRB Junior Engineer (JE) Exam 2019 Details

Name of the Organization Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Indian Railway
Name of the Post Junior Engineer (JE)
No. of Vacancies 13083
Job Location India
Official Contact & Details Click Here
Date of Apply Online 2nd January 2019
Last date of Apply online 31st January 2019
Prelims Exam Date (1st Stage CBT) April/May 2019
Main Exam Date (2nd Stage CBT)
Previous Year Papers Click Here


Selection Procedure for RRB JE 2019

1. Computer Based Test (1st Stage) – It is only a Qualifying exam for 2nd Stage CBT, where 1st stage CBT Qualifying Marks are not added in further selection process.
Candidates have to be cross minimum percentage of eligible marks for 2nd stage CBT in various categories are UR-40%, OBC-30%, SC-30%, ST-25%.
2. Computer Based Test (2nd Stage) – It is a main Exam, where total number of shortlisted candidates for 2nd stage CBT shall be 15 times the total vacancy of posts as per their merit in 1st Stage CBT.
3. Document Verification
4. Medical Examination

RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019 for Prelims 

1st Stage CBT
Examination Subjects No. of Questions Marks Negative marking Duration
Computer Based Test (Objective Type) Mathematics 30 30 1/3 90 Minutes
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
General Awareness 15 15
General Science 30 30
100 100


RRB JE Exam Pattern 2019 for Mains 

2nd Stage CBT
Examination Subjects No. of Questions Marks Negative marking Duration
Computer Based Test (Objective Type) General Awareness 15 15 1/3 120 Minutes
Physics & Chemistry 15 15
Basics of Computer & Applications 10 10
Basics of Environment & Pollution control 10 10
Technical Abilities 100 100
150 150


RRB JE Syllabus 2019

1st Stage CBT Syllabus


– Number systems
– Decimals
– Fractions
– LCM and HCF
– Ratio and Proportion
– Percentages
– Mensuration
– Time and Work
– Time and Distance
– Simple and Compound Interest
– Profit and Loss
– Algebra
– Geometry
– Trigonometry
– Elementary Statistics
– Square Root
– Age Calculations
– Calendar & Clock
– Pipes & Cistern.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

– Analogies
– Alphabetical and Number Series
– Coding and Decoding
– Mathematical operations
– Relationships
– Syllogism
– Jum -bling,
– Venn Diagram
– Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
– Conclusions and Decision Making
– Similarities and Differences
– Analytical reasoning
– Classification
– Directions
– Statement – Arguments and Assumptions

General Awareness

– Knowledge of Current affairs
– Indian geography
– Indian culture
– Indian History including freedom struggle
– Indian Polity and constitution
– Indian Economy
– Environmental issues concerning India and the World
– Sports
– General scientific and technological developments

General Science

– Physics, Chemistry and Life science (up to 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)



2nd Stage CBT Syllabus

Basics of Computer and Applications

– Architecture of Computers
– Input and Output devices
– Storage devices
– Networking
– Operating System like Windows, Linux, Unix
– MS Office
– Various data representation
– Internet and Email
– Websites & Web Browsers
– Computer Virus

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

– Basics of Environment
– Adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies
– Air, water and Noise pollution (their effect and control)
– Waste Management
– Global warming
– Acid rain
– Ozone depletion


Technical Abilities

Civil & Allied Engineering Syllabus

Civil Engineering / Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Civil Engineering / B.Sc., in Civil Engineering of 3years duration
Engineering Mechanics – Force (moment of force, resolution of force, force system, composition of forces)
– Equilibrium
– Friction
– Centroid and Center of gravity
– Simple machines.
Building Construction – Building components (substructure, superstructure)
– Type of structure (load bearing, framed and composite structures)
Building materials – Masonry materials (bricks, stones, and mortars),
– Timber and miscellaneous materials (plastic, glass, fiber, galvanized iron, aluminum steel, bitumen, PVC, CPVC, and PPF)
Construction of substructure – Job layout
– Earthwork
– Foundation (types, coffer dams, dewatering, bearing capacity).
Construction of superstructure – Stone masonry
– Brick masonry
– Hollow concrete block masonry
– Composite masonry
– Cavity wall
– Doors and windows
– Vertical communication (stairs, lifts, escalators)
– Scaffolding and shoring
Building finishes – Floors (finishes, process of laying)
– Walls (plastering, painting, pointing) and Roofs (roofing materials including RCC)
Building maintenance – Cracks (type, causes, repairs- grouting, guniting, epoxy etc.)
– Settlement (causes & remedial measures)
– Re-baring techniques.
Building drawing – Conventions (type of lines, symbols)
– Planning of building (principles of planning for public and residential buildings, rules and byelaws)
– Drawings (plan, elevation, section, site plan, foundation plan, location plan, working drawing)
– Perspective drawing
Concrete Technology – Properties of various types/grades of cement
– Properties of coarse and fine aggregates
– Properties of concrete (water cement ratio, properties of fresh and hardened concrete)
– Concrete mix design
– Testing of concrete
– Quality control of concrete (batching, transportation, formwork, placing, compaction, curing, waterproofing)
– Extreme weather concreting and chemical admixtures
– Properties of special concrete (ready mix, RCC, fiber reinforced, pre-stressed, precast, high performance)
Surveying – Types of survey, chain and cross staff survey (principle, ranging, chaining, errors, triangulation, finding area)
– Compass survey (principle, bearing of line, local attraction, traversing, prismatic compass, calculation of bearings, angles and local attraction)
– Leveling (dumpy level, temporary adjustment, recording in level book, methods of reduction of levels, classification of leveling, auto level, tilting level, sources of errors, precautions and difficulties in leveling)
– Contouring (contour interval, characteristics, interpolation, method of locating, establishing grade contours, uses of contour maps)  
– Area and volume measurements
– Plane table survey (principles, setting, method)
– Theodolite survey (components, measurements, adjustments, traversing)
– Tacheometric survey
– Curves (types, setting out)
– Advanced survey equipment
– Aerial survey and remote sensing
Computer Aided Design – CAD Software (AutoCAD, Auto Civil, 3D Max etc.)
– CAD commands
– Generation of plan, Elevation, Section site plan, Area statement, 3D view
Geo Technical Engineering – Application of Geo Technical Engineering in design of foundation, earth retaining structures, pavement, earthen dams etc.
– Physical properties of soil
– Permeability of soil and seepage analysis
– Shear strength of soil
– Bearing capacity of soil
– Compaction and stabilization of soil
– Site investigation and sub soil exploration.
Hydraulics – Properties of fluid
– Hydrostatic pressure
– Measurement of liquid pressure in pipes
– Fundamentals of fluid flow
– Flow of liquid through pipes
– Flow through open channel
– Flow measuring devices
– Hydraulic machines
Irrigation Engineering – Hydrology,
– Investigation and reservoir planning
– Percolation tanks
– Diversion head works
Mechanics of Structures – Stress and strain
– Shear force and bending moment
– Moment of inertia
– Stresses in beams
– Analysis of trusses
– Strain energy
Theory of structures – Direct and bending stresses
– Slope and deflection
– Fixed beam
– Continuous beam
– Moment distribution method
– Columns
Design of Concrete Structures – Working Stress method
– Limit State method
– Analysis and design of singly reinforced and doubly reinforced sections
– Shear, bond and development length
– Analysis and design of T Beam, slab, axially loaded column and footings
Design of Steel Structures – Types of sections
– Grades of steel
– Strength characteristics
– IS Code
– Connections
– Design of tension and compression members
– Steel roof truss
– Beams
– Column bases
Transportation Engineering – Railway Engineering (alignment and gauges, railway track geometrics, permanent way, stations and yards, branching of tracks, track maintenance)
– Bridge engineering (site selection, investigation, permanent and temporary bridges, component parts of bridge, inspection and maintenance)
– Tunnel engineering (classification, shape and sizes, method of tunneling in various strata, tunnel investigation and surveying, equipment, precautions, explosives, lining and ventilation)
Highway Engineering – Road Engineering
– Investigation for road project
– Geometric design of highways
– Construction of road pavements and materials
– Traffic engineering
– Hill roads
– Drainage of roads
– Maintenance and repair of roads
Environmental Engineering – Environmental pollution and control
– Public water supply
– Domestic sewage
– Solid waste management
– Environmental sanitation, and plumbing
Advanced Construction Techniques and Equipment – Fibers and plastics
– Artificial timber
– Advanced concreting methods (under water concreting, tremix concreting, ready mix concrete, special concretes)
– Formwork
– Pre-fabricated construction
– Soil reinforcing techniques
– Hoisting and conveying equipment
– Earth moving machinery (exaction and compaction equipment)
– Concrete mixers
– Stone crushers  
– Pile driving equipment
– Working of hot mix bitumen plant
– Bitumen paver
– Floor polishing machines
Estimating and Costing – Types of estimates (approximate, detailed)
– Mode of measurements and rate analysis
Contracts and Accounts – Types of engineering contracts
– Tender and tender documents
– Payment
– Specifications.



Electrical & Allied Engineering Syllabus

Electrical Engineering / Combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical Engineering
Basic concepts – Concepts of resistance, Capacitance, Inductance, and various factors affecting them
– Concepts of current, power, voltage, energy and their units
Circuit law – Kirchhoff‘s law
– Simple Circuit solution using network theorems
Magnetic Circuit – Concepts of Flux, MMF, Reluctance
– Different kinds of magnetic materials
– Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. circular, straight, solenoidal, etc
– Electromagnetic induction
– Self and mutual induction
AC Fundamentals – Instantaneous, Peak, R.M.S. and average values of Alternating Waves
– Representation of sinusoidal wave form
– Simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance
– Tank Circuit
– Poly Phase system – star and delta connection
– 3 Phase power
– DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit
Measurement and measuring instruments – Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy
– 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement
– Measurement of frequency and phase angle
– Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type)
– Extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges
– Use of CRO,
– Signal Generator
– CT, PT and their uses
– Earth Fault detection
Electrical Machines D.C. Machine
– Construction
– Basic Principles of D.C
– Motors and generators
– Their characteristics
– Speed control and starting of D.C. Motors
– Method of braking motor
– Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines
1 phase and 3 phase transformers 
– Construction
– Principles of operation
– Equivalent circuit
– Voltage regulation
– O.C. and S.C. Tests
– Losses and efficiency
– Effect of voltage
– Frequency and wave form on losses
– Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers
– Auto transformers
3 Phase induction motors
– Rotating magnetic field
– Principle of operation
– Equivalent circuit
– Torque-speed characteristics
– Starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors
– Methods of braking
– Effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics
– Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics & applications
Synchronous Machines – Generation of 3-phase e.m.f
– Armature reaction
– Voltage regulation
– Parallel operation of two alternators
– Synchronizing
– Control of active and reactive power
– Starting and applications of synchronous motors
Generation, Transmission and Distribution – Different types of power stations
– Load factor
– Diversity factor
– Demand factor
– Cost of generation
– Inter-connection of power stations
– Power factor improvement
– Various types of tariffs
– Types of faults
– Short circuit current for symmetrical faults
Switchgears and Protection – Rating of circuit breakers
– Principles of arc extinction by oil and air
– H.R.C. Fuses
– Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc
– Buchholz relay
– Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers
– Protection of feeders and bus bars
– Lightning arresters
– Various transmission and distribution system
– Comparison of conductor materials
– Efficiency of different system
– Cable: Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor
Estimation and costing – Estimation of lighting scheme
– Electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules
– Earthing practices and IE Rules
Utilization of Electrical Energy – Illumination
– Electric heating
– Electric welding
– Electroplating
– Electric drives and motors
Basic Electronics – Working of various electronic devices e.g.
– P N Junction diodes
– Transistors (NPN and PNP type)
– BJT and JFET
– Simple circuits using these devices



Electronics & Allied Engineering Syllabus

Electronics Engineering / Instrumentation and Control Engineering / Communication Engineering / Computer science and Engineering / Computer Engineering / Computer science / Information Technology / Combination of sub streams of basic streams of above disciplines
Electronic Components & Materials – Conductors
– Semi conductor& Insulators
– Magnetic materials
– Jointing & Cleaning materials for U/G copper cable & OFC
– Cells and Batteries (chargeable and non chargeable)
– Relays
– Switches
– Connectors.
Electronic Devices and Circuits – PN Junction diodes
– Thyristor
– Diode and triode circuits
– Junction Transistors
– Amplifiers
– Oscillator
– Multi-vibrator
– Counters
– Rectifiers
– Inverter and UPS
Digital Electronics – Number System & Binary codes
– Boolean Algebra & Logic gates
– Combinational & Sequential logic circuits
– A/D & D/A converter
– counters
– Memories
Linear Integrated Circuit – Introduction to operational Amplifier
– Linear applications
– Non Linear applications
– Voltage regulators
– Timers
– Phase lock loop
Microprocessor and Microcontroller – Introduction to microprocessor
– 8085 microprocessor working
– Assembly Language programming
– Peripherals & other microprocessors
– Microcontrollers
Electronic Measurements – Measuring systems
– Basic principles of measurement
– Range Extension methods
– Cathode ray oscilloscope
– LED panel
– Transducers
Communication Engineering – Introduction to communication
– Modulation techniques
– Multiplexing Techniques
– Wave Propagation
– Transmission line characteristics
– Fundamentals of Public Address systems
– Electronic exchange
– Radar
– Cellular & Satellite Communication
Data communication and Network – Introduction to data communication
– Hardware and interface
– Introduction to Networks and Networking devices
– Local Area Network and Wide area network
– Internet working
Computer Programming – Programming concepts
– Fundamentals of ‘C’ and C ++
– Operators in ‘C’ and C ++
– Control Statements
– Functions
– Array String & Pointers
– File Structure
– Data Structure and DBMS
Electrical Engg – DC Circuits
– AC fundamentals
– Magnetic, Thermal and Chemical effects of Electric current
– Earthing – Installation, Maintenance, Testing



Mechanical & Allied Engineering Group Syllabus

Mechanical Engineering / Production Engineering / Automobile Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering / Mechatronics Engineering / Machining Engineering / Tools and Machining Engineering /  Tools and Die-Making Engineering / Combination of any stream of basic streams of above disciplines 
Engineering Mechanics – Resolution of forces
– Equilibrium and Equilibrant
– Parallelogram law of forces
– Triangle law of forces
– Polygon law of forces and Lami’s theorem
– Couple and moment of a couple
– Condition for equilibrium of rigid body subjected to number of coplanar non-concurrent forces
– Definition of static friction
– Dynamic friction
– Derivation of limiting angle of friction and angle of repose
– Resolution of forces considering friction when a body moves on inclined plane & horizontal plane
– Calculation of moment of inertia and radius of gyration of
(a) I-Section
(b) channel section
(c) T-Section
(d) L-Section (Equal & unequal lengths)
(e) Z-Section
(f) Built up sections (simple cases only)
– Newton’s laws of motion (without derivation)
– motion of projectile
– D’Alembert’s principle
– Definition law of conservation of energy
– Law of conservation of momentum
Material Science – Mechanical properties of engineering materials
(a) Tensile strength
(b) Compressive strength
(c) Malleability
(d) Ductility,
(e) Toughness
(f) Hardness
(g) Brittleness
(h) Impact strength
(i) Fatigue
(j) Creep resistance
– Classification of steels
– Mild steel and alloy steels
– Importance of heat treatment
– Heat treatment processes 
(a) Annealing
(b) Hardening
(c) Normalizing
(d) Tempering
(e) Carburizing
(f) Nitriding
(g) Cyaniding
Strength of Materials  – Stress
– Strain
– Stress strain diagram
– Factor of safety
– Thermal stresses
– Strain energy
– Proof resilience and modules of resilience
– Shear force and bending moment diagram
(a) Cant leaver beam
(b) Simply supported beam
(c) Continuous beam
(d) Fixed beam
– Torsion in shafts and springs
– Thin cylinder shells.
Machining – Working principle of lathe
– Types of lathes
– Engine lathe: construction details and specifications
– Nomenclature of single point cutting tool
– Geometry
– Tool signature
– Functions of tool angles
– General and special operations
(a) Turning
(b) Facing
(c) Taper turning thread cutting
(d) Knurling
(e) Forming
(f) Drilling
(g) Boring
(h) Reaming
(i) key way cutting
– Cutting fluids
– Coolants & lubricants
– Introduction to Shaper, Slotter, Plainer, Broaching, Milling and manufacture of Gears
– Heat treatment process applied to gears
Welding – Welding Introduction
– Classification of welding processes
– Advantages and limitations of welding
– Principles of arc welding
– Arc welding equipment
– Choice of electrodes for different metals
– Principle of gas (oxy-acetylene) welding
– Equipment of gas welding
– Welding procedures (arc & gas)
– Soldering and brazing techniques
– Types and applications of solders and fluxes
– Various flame cutting processes
– Advantages and limitations of flame cutting
– Defects in welding
– Testing and inspection modern welding methods,
– Submerged welding
– CO2  welding
– Atomic – hydrogen welding
– Ultrasonic welding
– Brief description of MIG & TIG welding
Grinding & Finishing Process – Principles of metal removal by grinding, abrasives, natural and artificial, bonds and binding processes
– Vitrified, silicate, shellac rubber, grinding machines
– Classification: cylindrical, surface, tool & cutter grinding machine
– Construction details
– Relative merits
– Principles of centreless grinding
– Advantages & limitations of centreless grinding work
– Holding devices
– Wheel maintenance
– Balancing of wheels
– Coolants used
– Finishing by grinding, Lapping, Honing, super finishing, electroplating
– Basic principles: plating metals, applications, hot dipping,
– Galvanizing tin coating
– Parkerising
– Anodizing
– Metal spraying
– Wire process
– Powder process and applications
– Organic coatings
– Oil base paint
– Lacquer base enamels
– Bituminous paints
– Rubber base coating
Metrology – Linear measurement: Slip gauges and dial indicators,
– Angle measurements: sine bar, bevel protractor, angle slip gauges
– Comparators (a) electrical (b) mechanical (c) optical (d) pneumatic  
– Measurement of surface roughness
– Methods of measurements by comparison, Tracer instruments and by interferometry, Measuring microscope, Collimators, Interferometer
– Inspection of machine parts using the concepts of shadow projection and profile projection
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machinery Properties of fluid (density, viscosity, specific weight, specific gravity)
– Surface tension
– Compressibility capillarity
– Pascal’s law
– Measurement of pressures
– Concept of buoyancy
– Concept of Reynold’s number, Pressure, Potential and Kinetic energy of liquids
– Total energy
– Laws of conservation
– Mass
– Energy and momentum
– Velocity of liquids and discharge
– Bernoulli’s equation and assumptions
– Venturimeters
– Pitottube
– Current meters
– Working principle & constructional details of centrifugal pump
– Efficiencies: Manometric efficiency, Mechanical efficiency, Volumetric efficiency, and overall efficiency
– Cavitation and its effect
– Working principle of jet & submersible pumps with line diagrams
Industrial Management – Job analysis
– Motivation
– Different theories
– Satisfaction
– Performance reward systems
– Production
– Planning and control
– Relation with other departments
– Routing
– Scheduling
– Dispatching
– PERT and CPM
– Simple problems– Materials in industry
– Inventory control model
– ABC Analysis
– Safety stock
– Re-order level
– Economic ordering quantity
– Break even analysis
– Stores layout
– Stores equipment
– Stores records
– Purchasing procedures
– Purchase records
– Bin card
– Cardex
– Material handling
– Manual lifting
– Hoist
– Cranes
– Conveyors
– Trucks
– Fork trucks
Thermal Engineering – Laws of thermo dynamics
– Conversion of heat into work vice versa
– Laws of perfect gases
– Thermo dynamic processes (isobaric, isochoric, isentropic, isothermal hyperbolic, polytrophic and throttling)
– Modes of heat transfer
– Thermal conductivity
– Convective heat transfer coefficient
– Stefan Boltzman law by radiation and overall heat transfer coefficient
– Air standards cycles (Otto cycle, Diesel cycle, Carnot cycle)
– Construction and working of internal combustion (IC) engines
– Comparison of Diesel engine and Petrol engine
– Systems of internal combustion engine
– Performance of internal combustion engines
– Air compressors their cycles refrigeration cycles
– Principle of a refrigeration plant.



Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus

B.E/B.Tech (Computer Science) / B.E/B.Tech (Information Technology) / PGDCA / B.Sc (Computer Science) / BCA / DOEACC “B” Level course of 3 year
PC Software – MS-Windows
– MS-Word
– MS-Excel 
– MS-Power Point
Computer fundamentals – Evolution of Computers
– Hardware & Software
– Internet
C Language Structure
– Loop
– Control Statements
– Arrays
– Pointers
– Functions
– Structure and Union
– Files
Computer Organisation – Number Systems
– Logic Gates
– Flip-Flops
– Boolean Algebra
– Instruction Sets
Information Systems – Information concepts
– Hardware & Software
– Overview of Communication Systems
– E-Commerce
Data Structure using C++ – Object oriented Programming
– Data Structures
– Stack
– Queue
– Pointers
– Linked List
– Searching & Sorting Algorithms
DBMS fundamentals – BASIC
– Data Models
– Relational Algebra
– SQL DDL, DML and DCL Statements
– Creating Tables
– Equi-Joints
– Self Joins
– Functions
– Cursor and Triggers
System Programming – Back-ground
– Assemblers
– Loaders and Linkers
– Macro Processors
– Compilers
Operating System using LINUX – Operating System
– Types, Features & Basic Architecture of Unix/Linux System
– Unix File System & Structure
– Linux Commands for files and directories
– Filters and Pipes
– Process, Creating and Editing Files with VI Editor
– System Administration
– Role of System Administrator
– Managing User Accounts
Web Technologies and Programming – Internet & Intranet
– Hardware & Software like Bus, Ethernet, LAN, Routers, Gateways, Bridge, Switches, Subnet etc.
– Internet Service Provider
– Backbones
– NAPs
– Domain Names
– Email
– Web Server and Proxy Server
– Web Caches
– Web Browser like Internet Explorer, Google chrome
– Internet Viruses
– Internet Security Issues
– Firewall
– Data Encryption
– Digital Signatures and Certificates
– Creating the Website and Home Page
– HTML Programming Basics
– Syntax and Rules
– Search and Search Engine for Internet
– Outlook Express and Front Page
System Analysis and Design – System components
– System planning
– Fact finding techniques
– Tools for documenting procedure and decisions
– Structured Analysis
– Data flow analysis
– Flow diagrams
– Data dictionary
– Application Prototype
– System Design
– Software development specification
– Design: Input, output, files, control. Procedure, Program specification etc:
– Design of computer output & its presentation
Data and Network Communication – Data Communication
– Distributed processing network criteria
– Protocol and standards
– Topologies
– OSI model
– layers
– TPC/IP protocol
– Digital to Digital Conversion
– Digital to analog Conversion
– Digital data transmission
– Standards
– Modems
– Cable Modem
– Transmission media Guided & Unguided Media
– Performance
– Wave length
– Multiplexing
– Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
– Error detection and correction
– Vertical Redundancy check (VRC)
– Longitudinal Redundancy check (LRC)
– Cyclic Redundancy check (CRC)
– Ethernet
– Token Bus
– Token Ring
Java Programming – JAVA and Internet
– Support systems and environment
– Data Type
– Program structure
– Constants & Variables
– Type Casting
– Operators
– Class
– Creating Objects
– Class Members
– Constructors
– Overloading
– Inheritance
– Arrays
– Creating Threads
– Threads Class
– Thread Methods
– Thread Priority
– Synchronization
– Applets: Executable Applet, Adding Applet to HTML, File
– Passing Parameters to Applets
Software Engineering Software Process
– Life cycle models
– System engineering
Software Requirements
– Functional and non-functional
– Prototyping
– Verification
– Validation
Design Concepts and Principles
– Design heuristic
– Architectural design
– User interface design
– System design
– SCM process
Software testing
– Types of test
– Testing strategies
– Integration and validation testing system testing and debugging.
Software Project Management
– Measures and measurements
– Cost estimation
– Task Network
– Error Tracking
– CASE tools



Printing Technology/Engineering Syllabus

Printing Systems – Different printing methods
– Image carriers
– Impression and ink transfer methods
– Proofing methods
– Suitability of jobs for various printing
Printing Materials – Materials used for graphic reproduction
– Image carriers
– Printing substrates
– Inks and coatings
– Binding materials
Flexo, Gravure and Screen Printing – Flexographic principles and plate surface preparation
– Flexographic press work
– Study and preparation of gravure image carrier: inks for gravure process, Doctor Blade and its care, materials used in gravure process
– Slitting and rewinding machine: Equipment used for quality control, defects and remedies
– Screen printing.
Printing Finishing Processing – Introduction to binding and finishing
– Materials used in binding
– Methods of binding and modern commercial binding
– Forwarding operations
– Automation in binding
Image Processing Types of originals
– Process room equipment
– Line and halftone photography
– Digital image processing
– Computer to fill
– Image editing softwares
Design & Advertising in Print Media – Introduction to typographic design and advertising
– Role of typography in design
– Designing aspects of book
– Magazine and news paper
– Design of miscellaneous printed products
– Operations and functions of an advertising agency
Sheet fed offset Machines – Offset lithographic presses
– Printing unit
– Inking and dampening
– Sheet handling
– Controlling and transferring
– Make ready and machine run
– Computer print control (CPC)
Publishing Software – Basic anatomy of a computer
– Paging softwares
– Vector graphic editing software
– Scalar image editing software
– Desktop publishing software
Paper and Ink – Paper manufacture and chemistry of pulp
– Paper and board classification
– Properties of paper and conditioning in press room
– Printing ink gradients
– Manufacture and its properties
– Problems with paper and ink on press and their remedies
Colour Separation and Management – Colour management
– Colour reproduction
– Colour separation
– Developments in electronic scanning
– Colour proofing
Plate Making Methods – Job planning and film assembly
– Imposition considerations
– Lithographic plate surface chemistry
– Computer to technologies and computer to film
– Computer to press technologies
– Computer to plate
Printing Machine Maintenance – Maintenance management
– Types of maintenance and maintenance of spare parts
– Machinery erection and testing
– Machine replacement
– Lubrication and lubricants
– Machine elements and electrical controls
Digital Imaging – Art work and film preparation
– Film image setters
– Computer to plate systems
– Non impact printing and digital offset presses
– Electronic proofing
Web offset Printing – Introduction to web offset printing press
– Make ready and feeding unit
– Printing unit
– Delivery unit
– Digital offset printing
Printer’s Accounting and Estimating – Purpose and systems of book keeping
– Definition of estimating and qualifications of an estimator
– Estimating forms
– Meaning and methods of costing
– Costing of machine
– Material and direct labour
Advanced Printing Technologies – Non impact printing technologies
– Security printing
– Speciality printing processes
– E-Print
Package Technology – Concept of packaging and packaging for various purposes
– Ancillary materials and metal based materials used in packing
– Types of labels and their design
– Types of packaging systems and its advantages
– Bar coding



CMA Group Syllabus

B.Sc., Chemistry & Physics
– Measurements,
– Units and Dimensions
– Types of errors in measurements
– Significance of accuracy in measurement
Light – Basic principles of light
– Reflection
– Refraction
– Laws of reflection
– Total internal reflection
– Interference
– Diffraction and polarization
– Formula for magnification of microscope, telescope
– Electro Magnetic spectra
Heat – Heat as energy
– Sources of heat
– Transmission of heat
– Expansion of solids, liquids and gases
– Temperature (based on thermal equilibrium)
– Different Scales of Temperature
– Calorimetry
– Applications of Specific heat, Latent heat.
– Anomalous expansion of water and it significance in nature
– Combustion, Calorific value, specific heat of gases
Sound – Sources of sound
– Propagation of sound
– Velocity of sound in different media / substances
– Characteristics of sound
– Reflection of sound, echo, Resonance, Sonar and Doppler effect
Mechanics – Scalars and Vectors
– All types of motion
– Friction
– Newton’s laws of motion
– Momentum
– Equations of motion (under gravity and freely falling)
– Projectile
– Range
– Laws of Floatation
– Work, Power and Energy
– Conservation of energy
– Center of mass
– Centre of gravity
– Stability and Equilibrium
– Universal law of Gravitation
– Relation between ‘g’ and ‘G’
– Circular motion
– Kepler’s Laws
– Elasticity and Hooke’s Law
Magnetism – Magnetic field
– Uniform & Non uniform magnetic fields
– Magnetic induction
– Magnetic lines of force
– Magnetic pole strength
– Magnetic moment
– Inverse square law of magnetism
– Magnetic properties of materials and their classification
Electricity & Electro Magnetism – Electric charge
– Electric field
– Electric intensity
– Electric potential
– Potential difference
– Simple Electric Circuits
– Conductors
– Non conductors / Insulators
– Coulomb’s inverse square law
– Primary and secondary Cells
– Ohm’s Law – its limitations
– Resistances in series and parallel
– Emf of a circuit
– Specific resistance
– Kirchhoff’s laws
– Relation between electric potential and Electric energy
– Electric Power (wattage)
– Heating effect of electric current, and Joule’s law.
– Ampere’s law, circular loop and Solenoid
– Magnetic force on moving charged particle and long straight conductors
– Fleming’s left hand rule
– Electric motor
– Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law Electromagnetic flux
– Lentz law
– Generators and Alternating Currents
– Inductance: self, mutual inductance and principles of transformer
Modern Physics – Discharge of Electricity through Gases, Cathode rays, Anode rays and their properties
– X-rays
– Atomic models
– JJ Thomson
– Rutherford and Bohr’s models
– Atomic nucleus and its structure
– Atomic models
– Mass defect
– Radio Activity: Discovery, properties of alpha, beta, and gamma radiations
– Applications of alpha, beta, and gamma radiations,
– Alpha, beta decays, Half life period, Isotopes, Isobars, and Isotones
– Artificial radioactivity
– Radio isotopes and their uses in different fields
– Radioactive series
– Chain and controlled nuclear reactions
– Fission and fusion of nuclei: atomic bomb and hydrogen bomb
Electronics and Communications – Semi conductors, Diode, p-n junction characteristics
– Transistor: PNP and NPN characteristics and uses
– Zener Diode characteristics
– Simple electronic circuits
– Logic gates: applications, modulation and demodulation
Matter: States of matter – Elements, Compounds and Mixtures
– Methods of separation of mixtures
– Chromatography
– Behavior of gases
– Measurable properties of gases
– Gas laws
– Mole concept
– Dolton, Avogadro, Berzelius laws
Chemical Reactions – Physical and chemical changes
– Types of Chemical reactions
– Physical and Chemical properties various compounds
– Chemical calculations
– NaOH, Bleaching powder, baking soda, washing soda, and their uses
– Plaster of Paris.
Acids and Bases, Salts – Strength and uses of Acids & Bases
– Neutralization
– Nature and uses of different Salts
– Water of crystallization
– Complex, Neutral and double salts
– Oxidation and Reduction
– Rancidity
– Identification of Acids
– Bases– Indicators: Natural, Chemical.
– PH Scale: Role of PH in daily life-agriculture, medicine
– Classification of salts based on affinity to water
– Examples of Acidic, Basic, Complex, Mixed, Neutral and double salts
– Solutions: Types of solutions; solubility, ionization, Concentration
– Oxidation number concept
– Balancing of Redox reactions
– Calculation of Concentrations
– Stoichiometry
Atomic Structure – Electromagnetic spectrum
– Atomic spectrum
– Characteristics of electron, proton and neutron
– Rutherford’s model of an atom
– Nature of electromagnetic radiation
– Plank’s quantum mechanics
– Explanation of photo electric effect
– Features of atomic spectra
– Characteristics of hydrogen spectrum
– Bohr’s theory of structure of atom
– Bohr’s explanation of spectral lines
– Failure of Bohr’s theory
– Wave particle nature of electrons
– De Broglie’s hypothesis
– Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
– Important features of the Quantum mechanical model of an atom
– Quantum numbers
– Concept of orbitals
– Define an atomic orbital in terms of quantum numbers-shapes of s, p & d orbitals,
– n l x rule (principal quantum energy level (n), Sublevel (l), the no. of electron (x))
– Energies of electronic energy levels (n+l) rule state Auffbau principle
– Pauli’s exclusive principle and Hund’s rule of maximum multiplicity
– Electronic configuration of atom
– Explanation of stability of half filled and completely filled orbital
Periodic Classification of Elements – Characteristics of elements in groups and periods
– Signification of atomic number and electronic configuration as the basis per periodic classification
– Classification of elements into s-block, p-block, d-block, f-block and their main characteristics
– Periodic trends in physical and chemical properties of elements
– Study of different Groups of periodic table
Chemical Bonding – Ionic and Covalent bonds
– Introduction of chemical bonding
– Electronic Configuration of Noble gases
– Sigma and pi bond with examples
– Shapes of molecules bond lengths and bond angles in molecules
– Hybridization and explanation of H2O, BF3, CH4, NH3 etc.. molecules.
– Hydrogen bonding and types of H bonds
Carbon and its Compounds – Need to study of carbon compounds separately
– Classification of Organic compounds Hydro carbons: Alkenes, Alkanes, Alkynes aromatic and aliphatic compounds with examples
– Bonding in Carbon including Hybridization
– Allotropes of Carbon
– Versatile nature of carbon
– Tetravalency, Chains, branches and rings
– Catenation
– Isomerism
– Saturated and Unsaturated carbon compounds
– Bonding of carbon with other elements
– Functional groups in carbon compounds
– Homologous series
– Chemical properties of carbon compounds Combustion and Oxidation
– Addition reactions
– Substitution reaction
– Important carbon compounds
– Nomenclature organic compounds
– Carbohydrates and their classification
– Proteins-examples
– Oils and fats examples
– Polythene: PVC, Nylon, Polyvinyl alcohol
– Rubber: uses in daily life
– Polymers, and other important organic compounds
Environmental Chemistry – Different types of pollutions, Acid rains, Ozone and its reactions
– Effects of depletion of ozone layer
– Green house effect and global warming
– Green Chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution
Metallurgy – Occurrence of Metals
– Minerals, Ores – Examples.
– Extractions of metals
– Activity series and related metallurgy
– Flow chart of steps involved in the extraction of metals from ore
– Refining metals
– Electrolytic refining
– Corrosion: Prevention of Corrosion
– Alloys and their uses


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