LECTURER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (POLYTECHNICS)
TECHNICAL EDUCATION(CATEGORY No. 388/2013)
Module I : General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Salient Features of Indian Constitution
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the
interpretation of the Constitution.
Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between
Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties.
Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other
Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial.
Services under the Union and the States.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.
Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities
Women & Children, Food Security Act, Environmental Acts etc. and Social Welfare
Programmes like Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc.
RENAISSANCE IN KERALA
Towards A New Society
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their
functioning- founding of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.
Efforts To Reform The Society
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana
Sangham, Vaala Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma
Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor
Sathyagraha, Paliyam Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry
Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc.
Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention movement etc.
Role Of Press In Renaissance
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala
Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AIAmeen,
Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc
Awakening Through Literature
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam,
Library movement etc
Women And Social Change
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam, A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha
Prabhu.Akkamma Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others
Leaders Of Renaissance
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal,
Brahmananda Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr
Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan,
Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T
Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal, Blessed Elias
Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C.
Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor
Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai,
A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C
Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran,
Kandathil Varghese Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S
Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon,
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam
Varky, S K Pottakkad and others
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Module II (a): Technical Mathematics
I. Matrices – Identification of Matrices, matrix operations, adjoint and inverse.
II. Determinants – Evaluation of second and third order, minors and cofactors,
solutions of simultaneous linear equation in three unknown using Cramer’s
III. Binomial Series – Expansions using Binomial theorem.
IV. Trigonometric functions – Signs of functions in each quadrant. Trigonometric
values of angles, properties of trigonometric functions, applications of the
identities sin (A ± B), cos (A ± B) and tan (A ± B).
V. Coordinate geometry – Equations to a straight line – slope-intercept form,
intercept form, Angle between two lines, condition for two lines to be
VI. Differentiation – Limits and continuity, derivatives of functions, equation to
tangents and normals. Maxima and minima of functions of one variable.
VII. Integration of functions – Integration of different types of functions.
VIII. Applications of integration – Area bounded by a curve and X or Y axis,
solutions of differential equations using the method of variable separable,
solutions of linear differential equations of first order.
Module II (b): Basic Civil Engineering
Materials: Brick – varieties and strength, characteristics of good brick. Cement –
varieties and grade of cement and its uses. Steel – types of steel for reinforcement
bars, steel structural sections. Aggregates – types & requirements of good aggregates.
Concrete – grades of concrete as per IS code, water cement ratio. Workability,
mixing, batching, compaction and curing.
Construction: Parts of building – foundation – types of foundations – spread
footing, isolated footing, combined footing, Raft, pile and well foundations. Masonry
– types rubble masonry, brick masonry, English bond and Flemish bond. (One brick
Surveying: Chain surveying – principles, instruments, ranging, and chaining survey
lines, field work and field book, selection of survey stations, units of land area.
Levelling: Levelling instruments, different types, bench mark, reduced level of
points, booking of field notes, reduction of levels by height of collimation method
(simple problem). Modern survey – instruments – Total station, Electronics
Module II (c): Basic Mechanical Engineering
The importance of IC Engines: Definition, classification – two stroke engines,
four stroke engines, working of two stroke engines and four stroke engines with the
help of line sketches, comparison between two stroke and four stroke engines,
comparison between petrol and diesel engines, function of fly wheel, clutch, gearbox,
propeller shaft and differential in power transmission, explain with sketch the working
of differential, briefly explain power transmission of 4 wheel vehicle with line
The importance of Power Plants: Introduction, classification of power plants –
working of hydroelectric power plant with schematic sketches – working of thermal
(Steam and Diesel) power plant with schematic sketches – working of nuclear power
plant with schematic sketches.
Module II (d): Basic Electrical Engineering
Review with discussion of electric current, potential difference, power, EMF,
resistance and its laws, Ohms law and series parallel circuit, electromagnetism,
generation of AC and DC supply.
Idea of Basic electrical circuit: Electrical supply and load and its functioning,
division of voltage and current in a parallel and series circuit – simple problems, units
of power and energy, solution of DC circuit with calculation of energy consumption
in an installation.
Circuit parameters: Resistance, Capacitance and inductance. AC circuit with R, L,
C. Simple solution of typical AC circuit with resistance, impedance, power and power
Electrical circuit of an installation: Earthing, lightning protection.
Module II (e): Essentials of Electronics Engineering
Active and passive devices – review only. LED – working, applications, comparison
of LED lighting and CFL lighting. Full wave rectifier – diagram and explanation, 5 V
power supply – with bridge rectifier and 7805. SMPS – block diagram and
advantages. Integrated circuits. SMDs – advantages. Static electricity – precautions in
handling electronic circuits.
Switches: ON / OFF, push to ON, push to OFF, push to ON / OFF, SPST, SPDT,
DPDT. Working and application of limit switches, proximity switches, relays.
Microcontrollers: Simple block diagram of 8 bit microcontrollers – application.
Mobile technology: CDMA and GSM. Compare – 2G and 3G technologies.
Inverter & UPS: Block diagram. Compare – inverter and UPS. Online and off line
UPS – differentiate. Battery selection for UPS and inverter.
E-waste: Health hazards of e-waste.
Module III :
Data Communication: Components, LAN / MAN / WAN, Topologies, Analog,
Digital Communication, ISO-OSI Architecture, TCP/IP, Transmission impairments,
Media – Guided and unguided, Encoding techniques, Modulation, Error detection and
correction, ARQ techniques, Multiplexing, FDM-TDM-WDM, Wireless
communication, Switching techniques, Polling.
Computer Networks: Data Link Layer – MAC Sublayer, CSMA, CSMA/CD,
Ethernet, IEEE Standards, LLC, ATM, Network layer – Routing algorithms,
Congestion control algorithms, IPV4 and IPV6, Subnetting, Transport Layer –
Services, Service primitives, Addressing, Application Layer – DNS, E-mail
architecture, SMTP, POP3, MIME, Network Management Devices – Repeater, Hub,
Switch, Router, Gateway, Wireless access point, UDP, HTTP, FTP, TELNET, VOIP
Information Security: Computer Security, CIA triad, OSI Security Architecture,
X.800, Cryptography, Symmetric and asymmetric encryption, MAC, Hash function,
Digital signature, User authentication – Token based, Biometric, Remote user
authentication, Intrusion Detection Systems, Honey pots, Denial of Service, Firewall
Mobile Computing: Cellular systems, SDMA, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, GSM,
GEO, MEO, LEO, WLAN protocols, Bluetooth, WAP, VPN
Module IV :
Digital Computer Principles: Number systems – Binary, Decimal, Octal and
Hexadecimal Conversion, Arithmetic operations, Boolean algebra, Logic gates, SOP,
POS, Minterm and maxterms, Boolean expression, simplification, Postulates and
theorems, Simplifications, K-Map, Combinational logic circuits – Adder, Subtractor,
Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Encoder, Decoder, Sequential Circuits – SR, JK, T, D
flip flops, Shift registers, Asynchronous, synchronous and Modulo n Counters.
Microprocessors: Architecture of 8086, Registers, Addressing modes, Isolated and
memory mapped I/O, Instruction set of 8086, Programming, Interrupt mechanism,
8255 PPI, 8257 DMA, 8279 Keyboard/Display interface, CISC, RISC processors,
Module V :
Computer Architecture: Multiprocessors and microcomputers, Assembly
language, Assembler directives, Semiconductor memory – Internal organization,
SRAM, DRAM, SDRAM, Rambus memory, ROM technology, Cache memory,
virtual memory, working of magnetic disks and tapes, optical disks, Instruction
sequencing, Instruction execution, Hardwired control and microprogrammed control,
micro instructions, Pipelining.
Operating Systems: Batch, microprogramming, time sharing, multi processor and
real time systems, Process management, Process Control Block, Threading, multithreading,
CPU Scheduling, Schedulers, Context switching, Pre-emptive and nonpreemptive
scheduling, Scheduling algorithms – FCFS, SJF, Priority, RR, Multi-level
and multilevel feed back queue, Race condition, Critical section problem, Deadlock –
detection and prevention, Memory Management – Address bindings, logical and
physical addresses, contiguous memory allocation – first fit, best fit, worst fit
allocation, internal and external fragmentation, Paging and segmentation, Demand
paging, Page replacement algorithms – FIFO, Optimal, LRU, Thrashing, File systems,
Sequential and indexed file organization, Directory structures, Contiguous, linked and
indexed allocations, Disk scheduling algorithms.
Module VI :
Object Oriented Programming through Java: OOPs concepts, POP and OOP,
Benefits of OOP, objects, classes and methods, constructors, operator and function
overloading, Inheritance and Polymorphism, Multi-threading and exception handling,
Programming in Java – JAVA API, System package, Naming conventions, Creating
and accessing packages, Threads in Java, Thread exception, Files in Java, String
classes, Applet programming.
Data Structures: Stack – Array representation, Push and Pop operations, Infix,
prefix and postfix conversion, Queue – insertion and deletion, circular queue, Priority
queue, De-queue, Dynamic memory allocation, Linked lists, Insertion, deletion,
traversal of Linked lists, Doubly linked lists and circular lists, Binary tree
representation, Binary search tree, insertion, deletion, and traversal on BST
expression tree and threaded binary tree, Graph – directed graph, Adjacency Matrix
and Adjacency List representation, graph traversal algorithms – BFS and DFS.
Software Engineering: Software life cycle models, Project planning – LOC,
COCOMO, PERT / CPM, Gantt Chart, SRS, Data flow diagrams, Testing – Black
box and white box, Software reliability, Reliability metrics, ISO 9000, SEICMM,
Module VII :
Database Management Systems: Advantages over conventional file systems,
Database users, Schema architecture, Data independence – physical and logical,
Database models – Hierarchical, Network and Relational, DBMS architecture, DDL,
DML and DCL, Centralized, 2 tier and 3 tier architecture, ER model, Relationship,
ER diagram, UML – class diagram, Relational model concepts, Keys, Relational
algebra, Selection, Projection, Union, Intersection, Cartesian product, join, Division,
Domain and integrity constraints, Functional Dependency, Normalization – 1NF,
2NF, 3NF, BCNF, Transaction management, concurrent process, SQL – data types,
Create, Drop, Select, Update, Insert, Delete commands, Integrity constraints,
Grouping, Commit, Rollback, Views, Trigger, Cursors, Embedded and Dynamic
SQL, ODBC and JDBC.
Web Technology: Server Softwares, HTML tags, Form controls, Embedding
multimedia, Cascading Style sheets, inline, embedded and external style sheets,
Building CSS menu, Creating user style sheets, Server side and client side scripting,
Programming in Java Script, Event handling, Data validation, Server side scripting –
configuration of Apache, MySQL and PHP, PHP – language elements, Functions,
Classes and objects, Database connectivity, Session handling, Cookies, File
uploading, Sending emails in PHP, Developing story board, Web optimization, Web
hosting – Domain name registration, Server space hiring, FTP utilities, Web
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above,
questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification
of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no
undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question