The questions will be set based on the prescribed diploma syllabus of The West Bengal State Council of Technical Education on the following six subjects
Engineering Mathematics
 Matrix  Definition  Order of a matrix  Leading element  Principal diagonal. Types of matrices  Null matrix 
 Square matrix  Identity matrix  Upper and lower triangular matrix  Symmetric matrix.
 Determinant of a square matrix  Minors and cofactors – Procedures for evaluation Properties of determinants (no deduction) Evaluation of determinant by Ohio's method (4th order)  Problems.
 Concept of vector Addition and subtraction of vectors  Multiplication of a vector by a scalar  Position vector of a point  Ratio formula  Rectangular resolution of a vector  Dot and cross product  Geometrical interpretation Distributive law Applications.
 Meaning of interpolation  Difference table  Newton's forward Interpolation formula (no deduction) – Problems.
 Introduction to numerical integration  Formulae for composite trapezoidal and Simpson's 1/3 Related problemsrule (no deduction)
 Numerical solution of nonlinear equations  Formula for NewtonRaphson method (no deduction)  Problems.
 Numerical solution of system of linear equation  GaussElimination Method (no deduction)  Problems.
 • Definition  Order and degree of a differential equation  Differential equations of 1st order and 1st degree Separation of variables  Problems.
 • Homogeneous differential equations  Equations reducible to the homogeneous form  Problems.
 • Exact differential equations  equations reducible to the exact form  problems Linear equations  Bernoulli's equations
 • Differential equations of 2nd order with constant coefficient  Complementary function and particular integral Problems.
 Function of two or more variables  Definition and meaning of partial derivatives (1st order). Homogeneous functions  Euler's theorem on homogeneous functions (no deduction) – Problems Probability and Statistics
 Introduction  Random experiment  Sample space  Events Classical and axiomatic definition of probability Addition and multiplication theorem  Related problems. Statistics  Frequency distribution.
 Measure of central tendency  Mean  Median  Mode  Standard deviation  Simple problems
Electrical Technology (For All Branches)
Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws, Stardelta transformations  Simple problems on all topics.
A. C. FundamentalsConcept & significance of R.M.S. value, peak value, average value, crest factor and form factor of sinusoidalVoltage/current  Equation of instantaneous value of sinusoidal voltage/current  Simple problems on all.
A, C. Series CircuitRL & RC A.C. series circuit (no deduction, only the expressions of voltage, current &power for sinusoidal sources), power factor, power triangle simple problems
Storage Cell, Transformer, Motors Etc.Basic Principle! Of: Storage cell, DC. Motors, Transformer, A.C. generators & motors (No deduction & problems).
Magnetic CircuitConcept on magnetic circuit, Definitions and units of magnetic flux, m.m.t. and reluctance, analogy with electrical circuit, simple problems.
Motor StarterNeed of motor starter mentioning some names useful for D.C. motors & A.C. motors.
Motors For Industrial UsesSimple Electrical Circuit for motor installation, using block diagram of different components.
Power Generation, Transmission & DistributionBrief idea about the power generation, transmission and distribution using block diagram of different stages.
Voltage Stabiliser & Ups SystemBrief idea about the operational principle of voltage stabilizer and UPS system (no description of internal circuit)
House WiringSimple idea house wiring starting from commencement of supply, using necessary diagram, role of fuses / MCB, fault finding & earthing concept.
Lighting SchemesTypes of lighting scheme and factors considered for designing lighting schemes i.e. illumination level, uniformity of illumination, colour of light, glare, mounting height, spacing between luminaries, colour of surrounding walls etc.
Wattmeter & MeggarUses & connection diagram of Wattmeter  Use of Meggar with circuit diagram.
Electrical Energy MeasurementElectrical energy measurement (no mathematical deduction & description of apparatus)  circuit diagram for single phase energymeter connection.
Computer Applications & Programming (For All Branches)
Module 1 — Introduction To Computer
1.1 Brief history of evolution of computers
1.2 Various components of computer (brief knowledge)
1.3 HardwareCPU, inputs output system, primary memory, and secondary memory.
1.4 Peripherals devices  Printers, plotter, scanners, digitals cameras, and web cam sound card & speaker systems, dicta phone
1.5 Software Operating system, system software like compilers and device drivers, and various Application software (definitions only).
Module 2—Information Representation2.1 Number System: Binary, Octal & Hexadecimal
2.2 Conversion of number systems, signed and unsigned representation
2.3 Binary arithmetic & compliments,
2.4 Character codes: ASCII. BCD & Gray codes
Group  B  Software ConceptsModule 3—Basic Of Software
3.1 Classification of Software systemssystem software and application software.
3.2 Basic concepts of compilers, interpreters, assemblers and device drives
3.3 Operating system  Single user, multi user, and graphical user interfaces and characters user interfaces.
3.4 Case studies: MSDOS, Windows
Group  C — Introduction To ProgrammingModule 4 — Introduction To Programming
4.1 Algorithm and flowchart
4.2 Different types of programming languages  machine level, assembly level and highlevel languages (basic concepts only)
4.3 Brief introduction to different highlevel languages including C
4.4 Basics of CLanguage
4.5 Branching and loping statements
4.6 Arrays and userdefined functions
Group  D — Computer Networking And InternetModule 5  Computer Networking And Internet
5.1 Basics of Computer Networking  LAN, MAN, WAN (definitions only)
5.3 Client  Server architecture (elementary level)
5.3 Internetworking concepts of World Wide Web, domain name system emails
5.4 Web browsing, use of search engines, web site hosting (elementary level)
Environmental Engineering (For All Branches)
Man & Environment. Overview (socioeconomic structure & occupational exposures)  Scope of Environmental Engineering  pollution problem due to urbanization & industrialization.
Air PollutionCauses of air pollution  types & sources of air pollutants  Climatic & Meteorological effect on air pollution concentration formation of smog & fumigation
Analysis Of Air PollutantsCollection of Gaseous Air Pollutants  Collection of Participate Pollutants Analysis of Air Pollutants like: Sulphurdioxide  Nitrogen oxide  Carbon monoxide Oxidants & Ozone  Hydrocarbons  Particulate Matter
Air Pollution Control Measures & EquipmentControl of Particulate Emission  Control of Gaseous Emission  Flue Gas Treatment Methods: Stacks Gravitational and Inertia! Separation. Settling Chambers, Dynamic Separators. Cyclones Filtration, Liquid Scrubbing. Spray Chambers. Packed Towers. Orifice and Venturi Scrubbers, Electrostatic Precipitators. Gas/ solid Absorption, Thermal Decomposition.
Methods & Approach Of Air Pollution ControlControlling smoke nuisance — Develop air quality criteria and practical emission standards — creating zones suitable for industry based on micrometeorology of air area — introducing artificial methods of removal of particulate and matters of waste before discharging to open atmosphere
Water & Environment Water SourcesOrigin of waste water — Type of water pollutants and their effects
Different Sources Of Water PollutionBiological Pollution (point & nonpoint sources)  Chemical Pollutants: Toxic Organic & Inorganic Chemicals  Oxygen demanding substances  Physical Pollutants: Thermal Waste  Radioactive waste – Physiological Pollutants: Taste affecting substances  other forming substances
Water Pollution & Its ControlAdverse effects on: Human Health & Environment, Aquatic life, Animal life, Plant life — Water Pollution Measurement Techniques  Water Pollution Control Equipment & Instruments  Indian Standards for Water Pollution Control
Soil, Polluting Agencies & Effect Of SolutionLiquid & Solid Wastes  Domestic &industrial Wastes  Pesticides  Toxic: Inorganic & Organic Pollutants – Soil Deterioration  Poor Fertility, Septicity. Ground Water Pollution, Concentration of Infecting Agents in Soil
Solid Waste DisposalDumping domestic & Industrial Solid Wastes: Advantages & Disadvantages incineration: Advantages &Disadvantages  Sanitary Land Field: Advantages & Disadvantages  Management of Careful & Sanitary Disposal of Solid Wastes
Noise & Environmental Management System Noise Pollution & ControlNoise Pollution: Intensity, Duration  Types of Industrial Noise  ill effects of Noise Noise Measuring & Control  Permissible Noise Limits
Environmental Legislations, Authorities & SystemsAir & Water Pollution Control Acts & Functions of State / Central PollutionRules (Salient Features only) Control Boards  Environmental Management System ISO 14000 (Salient Features only).
Engineering Mechanics (For All Branches Except Printing)
Concept of Engineering Mechanics  Statics & Dynamics  Scalar Quality Vector QualityAddition & Subtraction of Vectors Basic units Derived UnitsSI unitsPrinciples of dimensional homogeneity.
Module 2: System Of ForcesDefinition of a force with explanation  Linear representation of force  System of coplanar forces – Parallelogram Law of Forces  Composition and Resolution Transmissibility of forces  Action and Reaction  Triangle Law &Polygon Law of forces  Determination of Resultant by Analytical and graphical method with equalitarian space diagram  Vector diagram.
Module 3: Moments & CouplesDefinition of moment of a force about a point  Physical significance of moment Moment of a system of parallel and inclined forces  Varignon's Theorem Definition of moment of a couple  Physical significance of Couples Equivalent couples Resultant of any number of coplanar couples  Replacement of a force about a point by an equal like parallel force together with a couple Properties of couples.
Module 4: Condition Of EquilibriumLami's Theorem  Triangle Law & Polygon Law of equilibrium  Conditions of equilibrium of coplaner system of concurrent forces  Conditions of equilibrium of co planar system of nonconcurrent parallel forces (like & unlike)  Conditions of equilibrium of coplanar system of nonconcurrent nonparallel forces (simple problems excluding statically in determinant).
GroupB Module 5: FrictionDefinition  Useful and harmful effects of friction  Laws of Static friction  Coefficient of friction  Angle of friction Angle of repose  Equilibrium of a body on a rough inclined surface with and without external force.
Module 6: Centre Of Gravity6.1 Concept & definition  Centre of mass  Centroid
6.2 Methods of finding out centroids of simple area by:
(i) Geometrical consideration and (ii) Method of Moments.
[** Method of integration should be learnt in Strength of materials on 2nd Semester]
Finding the centroid of the following areas by any method:
(i) uniform triangular lamina, (ii) uniform rectangular lamina, (iii) uniform circular lamina,
6.3 Finding the centriod of the following sections using the method of moment:
(i) Tsection, (ii) equal and unequal anglesections, (iii) equal and unequal lsections, (iv) different cutout sections as shown in the following figures.
Module 7: Moment Of Inertia
7.1 Introduction  definition and unit
7.2 M I of a lamina
7.3 Theorems of finding out M I by :(i) Parallel axis theorem, and, (ii) Perpendicular axis theorem.
7.4 Radius of Gyration
7.5 Finding out M I of the following sections using formula only.(i) rectangular section, (ii) Square section , (iii) circular section, (iv) triangular section
7.6 M I of irregular areas such as lsections, Tsections,  Related simple problems.
Module 8: Simple MachinesDefinition of Machine  Difference between Machine & Lever  Mechanical Advantage, Velocity Ratio and Efficiency with their relationship  Frictional Effort Load Condition of reversibility / irreversibility  Law of Lifting Machines  Maximum mechanical advantage  Maximum efficiency  Effort vs. load curve Efficiency vs. load curve  (Different types o: lifting machine with their mechanical advantage, velocity ratio & efficiency such as wheel and axle (simple & differential), Crab winch (single &double purchase), Weston pulley block, worm & worm wheel, simple screw jack.
GroupC Module 9: Rectilinear MotionMotion equations (with deduction S = V x t: V = u ± f t; S = u. t ± 1/2 f t2: V2 = U2 ± 2 f S) Newton's Second Law of linear motion P  mf (deduction) Conservation of momentum of a body No Numerical problems
Module 10: Curvilinear MotionAngular displacement Angular speed Angular velocity Relation between angular speed & angular velocity  Angular acceleration  Relation between linear & angular velocity  Relation between linear & angular acceleration  Centripetal and centrifugal force (numerical problems)
Module11: Work Power EnergyDefinitions, Units, Potential Energy (mgh): Kinetic Energy (1/2 m v2). Laws of conservation of Energy. Change of Kinetic energyWork done by acting force Simple numerical problems.
Strength Of Materials (All Branches Except Printing)
1.1 Scope of subjects Use of structure, importance of knowledge of stress, strain and deformation in structure, safety and economy.
Engineering materials: Definitions and examples
Mechanical properties of engineering materials: Elasticity, Plasticity, Ductility; Hardness. Fatigue. Creep Brittleness (definition, examples and applications).
1.2 Stress and strain Tensile, Compressive, Shear
1.3 Stressstrain diagram: Principles of tensile testing m universal testing machine's showing salient points such as elastic limit, proportional limit, yield points, breaking points etc., ultimate stress, working stress and factor of safety.
1.4 Stress  Strain relations: Hooke's law, Young's Modulus, Modulus of rigidity, Poission's ratio.
Group B Module 2: Shear Force & Bending Moment2.1 Definition and Types of beams, supports and loads.
2.2 Shear force and bending moment in beams: Definitions, sign conventions and inter  relationships
2.3 Shear force and bending moment diagrams (with simple problems):
(i) Cantilever beams with point loads and Uniformly Distributed Loads (UDL);
(ii) Simply supported beams with point loads and UDL.
(iii) Simply supported overhanging beam with point load
Module 3: Bending Stresses In Beams3.1 Pure bending of beam: Assumptions, deduction of bending equation with usual notations, moment of resistance, section modulus
3.2 Problems on bending stress about axis parallel to the plane of bending for rectangular circular & l – section.
Group —C Module 4: Deflection Of Beams4.1 Differential equation of elastic curve — Relation among deflection, slope, shear force, bending moment and rate of loading — Sign convention of slope and deflection
4.2 Standard formula (no proof, only simple problems) for maximum slope of deflection of (a) Cantilever beam subjected to point load at free end, uniformly distributed load en entire span; (b) Simply supported beam carrying a point load at mid span, uniformly distributed toad on entire span.
Module 5: Columns & Struts5.1 Definitions of Columns & Struts — Long, Medium & Short columns — Effective Length — Slenderness Ratio— Critical load — Safe load — Different kinds of end conditions — Euler's formula for critical load (no deduction and no problem).
Basic Engineering For Printing (For Printing Technology Only)
Introduction — Elasticity — Stress and Strain.
Types of Stresses: Tensile Stress and Compressive Stress.
Elastic Limit — Hook's' Law — Modulus of Elasticity (Young's Modulus)
Deformation of a body due to Force acting on it — Simple problems.
Principle of Superposition — Simple problems on uniform crosssection.
Mechanical DriveDifferent types of Mechanical drive and their uses only.
Belt & pulley drive Different types belt and pulley drive — Open belt drive and cross belt drive. Types of belt and types of pulley — Velocity ratio. Simple problems.
Gear DriveTypes of gear and their uses. Definition of different parts of Spur gear. Velocity ratio of spur gear. Simple problems.
Measuring InstrumentsTypes of measuring instruments and their uses.
Description, working principle, care & maintenance of Vernier Callipers and outside micrometer.
Reading of Vernier callipers and outside micrometer.
Fastening MethodDifferent types of fastening method with examples Types of nuts, bolts and their uses Welding, Soldering &Brazing and their uses Different types of rivet and riveted joints.
Printers' Material Science (For Printing Technology Only)
Definition of colloid, properties of lyophilic and lyophobic colloids, stability of colloids, protective action of lyophilic colloids, gold number, definition of gel and emulsion, application of colloids, gels and emulsions in printing.
PolymersUses of natural polymers (casein, cellulose, dextrin, egg albumen gelatine, fish glue, gum Arabic and starch) and synthetic polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, Teflon, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl chloride, phenolic resin, amino resin and polyester resin) in printing.
Chemistry of photographyConstituents of a photographic emulsion, uses of gelatine, preparation of the emulsion, lattice structure of silver chloride and silver bromide, lattice defects, latent image formation by Gurney Mott Theory chemistry of photographic development fixing photographic reduction and chemistry intensification, chemical reversal, elementary idea of silverless films.
Chemicals required for Image carriersa) letterpress and flexograqny photopolymeric stereo making, b) lithography  (graining, coating, developing, etching, lacquering, stencil removing, gumming, desensitising) (i) negative working platesalbumen plate, PS. diazo and photopolymer plates, driographic (waterless) plate (ii) positive working plates  gum deep etch plate, PS. plate, diffusion transfer plate c) gravure  cylinder making (sensitising, developing, etching, finishing) d) silk screen  (coating, developing, hardening, stencil removing) direct, indirect, directindirect and capillary method
Surface tensionDefinition, contact angle, choice of metals for image earners on the basis of contact angle, role of surface tension in wetting of the nonimage areas of a lithographic plate by water and the image areas by ink.
Fountain solutionConstituents, use of each constituent, PH and conductivity,
Printing inkDifferences between liquid ink and paste ink, Raw materials of ink colourant (pigment and dyestuff), solvent, plasticiser, resin, oil, drier and additives (wax antioxidant, surfactant), ink strength, ink drying  penetration, oxidation quickset, evaporation, radiation polymerisation (UN and electron beam), IR radiation; rheology of paste inks in terms of viscosity, thixotropy, viscoelasticity, tack, length and flow. Different types of inks  quick set, heat set, moisture set inks, sheet red web fed inks, waterbased inks. Characteristics of letterpress, offset, gravure, flexographic and screen inks.
PaperPaper manufacture  sulphate process of chemical pulp preparation, bleaching, beating, internal and external sizing, coating. Paper characteristics paper grain, dimensional strength, paper acidify runnability & printability Requirements of letterpress, lithographic, gravure, flexographic and screenprinting papers
AdhesivesCharacteristics of class1, 2 & 3 adhesives, adhesives
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