UPPSC ASSISTANT ENGINEER RECRUITMENT 2020 AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING SYLLABUS
UPPSC ASSISTANT ENGINEER RECRUITMENT 2020
AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING SYLLABUS
UPPSC ASSISTANT ENGINEER Recruitments 2020 for 712 posts is a golden oppurtunity for all the eligible candidates.The total number of seats for AGRICULTURE are 49. If candidates want to apper in the Written Test they should go through the detailed syllabus of Paper-1 and Paper-2 given below:
PAPER - 1
Thermodynamics and Heat Engines:
Concept of energy, temperature and heat
equations; laws of thermodynamics, pure substances and their properties; entropy,
Rankine, air standard Otto, Diesel and Joule cycles; indicator diagrams.
Sources and status of power in India; farm power and agricultural
productivity relationship; construction and operational features of IC engines, various
system of IC engine namely carburetion, ignition, cooling, lubrication; valves and valve
timing, special features of diesel engines, tractors and their classification, power
transimission, repair and maintenance; tractor testing, and tractor economics; power
tillers – their economics and suitability, Energy inAgriculture.
Design, construction, operation, repair and maintenance of tillage tools, implements and equipment viz. mould board and disk plough; harrows, cultivators,
rotary tiller, seeding and planting machines, hoe, weeders, sprayers and dusters;
harvester, threshers and combines; soil and crop factors influencing machine performance and energy requirements; selection of farm machines, economics of
agricultural mechanization. Earth moving machineries.
Heat and Mass Transfer:
Thermal properties of materials; steady state and transient
heat conduction, natural and forced convection; boiling, condensation, thermal radiation
exchange, Heat exchangers, heat and mass transfer analogy; Fick's laws of diffusion,
psychrometrics; analysis of heat and mass transfer processes, instrument and
Process and Food Engineering
Unit operations in post harvest processing
(cleaning, grading, drying, size reduction, evaporation, pasteurization, distillation etc.);
processing of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits & vegetables, animal feed, spices, dairy
products, meat etc.; design of processing equipment and systems, milking machines.
Storage and handling:
Changes in stored products during storage; storage of food grains and their products, perishables (vegetable, fruits, dairy product, meat and eggs)
storage system- air tight ventilated, refrigerated, modified atmospheric and controlled atmospheric storages; packaging; conveyors; design and management of storage and handling systems. Reducing losses in storages and handling.
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics:
Fluid properties, units and dimensions: surface
tension and capillarity, equation of continuity, Bernoulli equation, Laminar and turbulent
flow, steady and unsteady flow, Flow of fluids in pipes and open channels, design of open
channels for non erosive and non silting velocities, most economical cross section,
measurement of irrigation water and other water measuring devices viz. weirs, notches,
orifices and flumes.
Surveying and Leveling
Linear measurements; survey methods and devices used;
principle of leveling, simple, differential and profile leveling; Contouring and
characteristics of contour lines; Land leveling and grading, earth work estimation.
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering:
Forms of precipitation; hydrologic cycle;
Point rainfall analysis, frequency analysis, agricultural watershed and its management;
water management in agri-horti-aquaculture system, mechanics of water and wind
erosion; Rational method of prediction of peak runoff and its limitations; concept of unit
hydrograph and instantaneous hydrograph; factors affecting erosion and runoff; water
erosion control measures – contour cultivation, strip cropping, terracing, afforestation,
pastures; Design of gully control structures – temporary and permanent; stream bank
erosion; flood routing; flood amelioration by upstream soil water management; wind
erosion control measures and sand dunes stabilization.
Irrigation Pumps Design, construction, performance characteristics, selection,
installation, servicing and maintenance of different pumps (reciprocating, centrifugal, gear, turbine, submersible, propeller, jet); Hydraulic ram; Renewable and non-renewable power sources for pumping solar pumps.
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering:
Water wealth and irrigation in India; Soil water
plant relationship; Forms and occurrence of soil water; methods and devices for soil
moisture measurement; water requirement of crops; irrigation scheduling; irrigation
methods – their hydraulics and design flood, border, furrow, sprinkler and drip irrigation,
concept of irrigation efficiencies; water conveyance and control; Design of canals. Lacey
and Kennedy's theories.
Drainage needs and its benefits; Darcy's Law, hydraulic conductivity; drainage coefficient;
drainage methods, surface drainage (drainage of flat and sloping lands); design of open
ditches their alignment and construction; designs and layout of subsurface drains; depth
and spacing of drains and drainage outlets; installation of drains and drainage wells;
drainage of salt affected areas.
Ground Water Hydrology and Tube well Engineering:
Occurrence and movement of ground water, steady and transient flow into wells, well interference, well drilling, design of well assembly and gravel pack, installation of well screen, completion and development
Building materials and their properties; Farm stead planning, and design of dairy barns; poultry, goat-sheep, and piggery housing; selection of site, planning
and design of rural houses, farm roads, village drainage; waste disposal and sanitary structures; cost estimates, green house construction.
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