# METER READER/SPOT BILLER SYLLABUS 2016

METER READER/SPOT BILLER SYLLABUS
KERALA STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD
EXAM DATE :07-04-2016
Category No.557/2014

PART I A:BASIC ELECTRICITY
Matters,atomic structure,electric circuits and its types,ohms law,law of resistance,specific resistance,temperature co-efficient series and parallel connection of resistors,Kirchhoff’s laws,Wheatstone’s bridge causes of fire due to electricity and its extinguishing methods safety precautions.Hand tools,wires.

PART I B:AC FUNDAMENTALS
Definition of AC terms,AC and its advantages,AC through resistance,inductance,capacitance,inductive reactance,RL,RC,RLC series and parallel circuits,power and power factor,comparison of single phase and 3 phase system,Interconnection of 3 phase system,Necessity of high power factor and its improvement.
PART IC:MAGNETISM
Properties of magnet,type of magnet,important definitions,magnetic materials,hysteresis loss,determination of the direction of magnetic flux produced around a conductor,solenoid,its field and polarity,faraday’s laws of electromagnetic induction,Lenz’s law,eddy current,self inductance,mutual inductance,capacitors,different types of capacitors,connection of capacitors,electrolysis,faraday’s law of electrolysis,Primary cells,secondary cells and special cells.
PART ID:ELECTRIC MACHINES:
Transformer-Single phase-Construction,type,losses,efficiency,regulation 3 phase-connections,parallel operations,parts,cooling,oil testing AC motors-single phase,classification,application 3 phase motors-types,slips,speed change,types of starter,application,torque,losses and efficiency.AC generators-parts,synchronizing DC generators-parts,characteristics,types,applications,efficiency,EMF equation
DC motor-parts,types,2 point starter,3 point starter,4 point starter.
PART I E:INSTRUMENTS & EARTHING
Classification,MC & MI meter,dynamo type wattmeter,static wattmeter,multimeter,megger,Ohm-meter,earth tester,power factor meter,frequency meter,energy meter single phase and 3 phases.Necessity of earthing,rules for earthing,plate earthing,pipe earthing,earth resistance values
PART I F:GENERATION,TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION
Generation,types of generating stations,History Transmission-O.H.lines,U.G.cables,Insulators,poles & towers,lines protecting equipments,circuit breakers.Distribution-isolators,ELCB,MCB,ACB,OCB,Different types of switches,different types of electrical accessories Laws of illumination-carbon filament lamp,metal filament lamp,mercury vapour lamps,sodium vapour lamp,flurescent lamp.
PART II:BASIC ELECTRONICS
Semiconductors,Diode,Transistor,IC,OPAMP,FET,SCR,UGT,DIAC,TRIAC,Opto electronic components,rectifier,filters,amplifiers,transistor connection,basic computers,basic digital electronics.
PART III:APPLIED MECHANICS & HEAT ENGINE
Stress,Strain,metals,ores,purification,burnouses,alloys,malleability,ductility,tempering,hardening,annealing,bending moment,shearing force,I.C.engines,E.C.engines,two stroke,four stroke,diesel engine,petrol engine,cylinder arrangement.
PART IV:GENERAL KNOWLEDGE,CURRENT AFFAIRS & RENAISSANCE IN KERALA
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Geography of India-Physical features-Climate-Soils-Rivers-Famous sites-etc.
Demography-Economic and social development-Poverty alleviation-Economy and planning-etc.
History of India-Period from 1857 to 1947-National Movement
Geographical Facts-Physical features-Climate-Soils-Rivers-Famous sites-etc.
RENAISSANCE IN KERALA
Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi,Chattampi Swami,Sree Narayana Guru,Vagbhatananda,Thycaud Ayya,Ayya Vaikundar,Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru),Ayyankali,Pandit Karuppan,Mannathu Padmanabhan,V.T.Bhattathirippad,Dr.Palpu,Kumaranasan,Vakkom Moulavi,Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara,Etc.
CURRENT AFFAIRS

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