Senior Technical Assistant and Junior Technical Assistant

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) invited online applications for the post of Senior Technical Assistant and Junior Technical Assistant . Eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 06 February 2019. Candidates can view the notification at Official Website  http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/latest-notification.html for more details and can apply through http://tnpscexams.in/.

Senior Technical Assistant and Junior Technical Assistant 2019 Exam Syllabus

UNIT- I: FIBRE PROPERTIES AND MAN-MADE FIBRE SPINNING

  •  Properties of textile fibres
  •  Classification of Textile fibres
  •  Microscopic, physical and chemical test methods for fibre  identification
  •  Physical & Chemical properties of Vegetable fibres
  •  Physical & Chemical properties of Animal fibres
  •  Physical & Chemical properties of Regenerated Cellulosic fibres
  •  Physical & Chemical properties of Synthetic fibres 
  •  Requirements of fibre forming polymers
  •  Spinning of Polymers
  •  Post Spinning Operations

UNIT- II: SPUN YARN FORMATION

  •  Ginning
  •  Objectives / Principles of opening, cleaning and mixing/blending machines
  •  Working mechanisms
  •  Salient features
  •  Working principles and features of open end spinning machines
  •  Norms and Critical settings related to quality
  •  Yarn conditioning, reeling, bundling and baling
  •  Maintenance of spinning machines

UNIT- III: TEXTILE CALCULATIONS

  • Calculations of speed, draft, hank, production and efficiency in spinning machines.
  •  Production and efficiency calculations in Winding, Warping,Sizing and Weaving
  •  Indirect count systems
  •  Direct count sytems
  •  Conversion of yarn count from one system to other
  •  Conversion of yarn count from indirect to direct systems and vice versa
  •  Resultant count of folded yarn, Average count, Yarn Costing
  •  Reed and heald calculations; Fabric cover, Fabric Costing.

UNIT- IV: FABRIC FORMATION

  •  Objectives of preparatory processes
  •  Preparatory processes for handloom industry
  •  Warp winding
  •  Stop motions, yarn clearers, tensioners and knotters/splicers
  •  Warping
  •  Working principles of Pirn winders 18
  •  Sizing
  •  Principles of Drawing-in and Denting.
  •  Primary, Secondary and Tertiary motions of loom, Loomtiming diagram.
  •  Tappet, Dobby and Jacquardshedding, Handloom shedding motion, Drop Box mechanism.
  •  Features of Pit loom, raised pit loom, frame loom, semi-automatic loom and improved handlooms.
  •  Principles of Shuttleless Weft insertionsystems.
  •  Maintenance of shuttle and shuttleless looms
  •  Fabric defects – causes and remedies

UNIT- V: FABRIC STRUCTURE

  •  Elements of woven fabric design
  •  Construction of Weaves
  •  Extra warp and Extra weft figuring
  •  Terry Pile
  •  Cut Pile
  •  Gauze and Leno structures
  •  Colour and Weave Effect
  •  Computer Aided Textile Designing (CATD)

UNIT – VI: CHEMICAL PROCESSING

  •  Preparatory processes
  •  Mercerisation
  •  Dyeing techniques for cotton, silk and blends
  •  Batchwise and Continuous dyeing. Dyeing machines.
  •  Styles of printing
  •  Printing techniques
  •  Mechanical and chemical finishing

UNIT – VII: KNITTING, GARMENTS & MODERN DEVELOPMENTS IN HANDLOOMS

  •  Knitting
  •  Basic weft and warp knitted structures and itsproperties
  •  Garments
  •  Developments in Handlooms

UNIT – VIII: TESTING & QUALITY CONTROL

  •  Important terms in Textile quality control
  •  Calculations related to test of significance
  •   Control charts
  •  Sampling techniques
  •  Humidity control
  •  Measurement of fibre length, strength , fineness,maturity and trash
  •  Determination of yarn count, twist
  •  Determination of fabric strength, stiffness, handle, drape, thickness, GSM, crease resistance, abrasion resistance, pilling resistance,   air
  •  Determination of fastness to washing, rubbing, light
  •  Inspection and Merchandising

UNIT- IX: NONWOVENS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES& HANDLOOM FABRICS

  • Classification of Nonwovens
  • Technical Textiles
  • Quality Particulars of handloom fabric.
  • Traditional handloom Saris

UNIT- X: TEXTILE MILL MANAGEMENT

  •  Plant location, lay out, material handling in textile mills
  •  Selection and balancing of preparatory machines and looms
  •  Costing
  •  Production, Planning& Control
  •  Total Quality Management, Management Information System
  •  Human Resources management
  •  Role of BIS, AEPC, HEPC, IIHT, WSC, Textile Committee, Textile Commissioner Office
  •  New Textile Policy
  •  Pollution Control
  •  Energy audit and conservation

Numerical Aptitude 

  • Problems on Ages
  • Square Root and Cube Root
  • Races and Games
  • Banker’s Discount
  • Time and Distance
  • Decimal Fraction
  • Surds and Indices
  • Problems on H.C.F & L.C.M
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Logarithm
  • Simple Interest
  • Height and Distance
  • Partnership
  • Numbers
  • Stocks and Share
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Chain Rule
  • Simplification
  • Area
  • Boats and Streams
  • Compound Interest
  • Allegation or Mixture
  • Pipes and Cistern
  • Probability
  • Time and Work
  • Average

General Knowledge

  • Indian History
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Politics
  • General Science
  • Famous Places in India
  • Heritage
  • Famous Books & Authors
  • Rivers, Lakes and, Seas
  • Environmental Issues
  • Tourism
  • Sports
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Famous Days & Dates
  • Literature
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Indian Economy
  • Artists
  • Indian Parliament
  • Biology

Reasoning

  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions
  • Embedded Figures
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Number Ranking
  • Mirror Images
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Statements & Arguments
  • Syllogism
  • Statements & Conclusions

English

  • Substitution
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Para Completion
  • Passage Completion
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Spotting Errors
  • Joining Sentences
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Prepositions
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice.
  • Error Correction (Underlined Part)
  • Error Correction (Phrase in Bold)
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases

Computer Knowledge

  • Data representation
  • MS Excel
  • Computer Hardware
  • Internet Usage
  • Operating System
  • Programming
  • Memory Organization
  • Use of basic Data Structure
  • Computer Software
  • I/O System Organization
  • Personal Computers and their Typical users
  • Control Unit Design
  • MS Power-Point
  • Processor Design
  • MS Word.

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