TRANSCO, GENCO, DISCOMs
What is Assistant Engineer/ Electrical ?
Assistant Engineer is an entry-level executive cadre post in the Power Sector Companies such as TRSNCO, GENCO, DISCOMs within the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
LATEST UPDATE The nomenclature for this post is changed as Assistant Executive Engineer within Andhra Pradesh Power Sector Companies since 2019.
As per APSEB Service Regulations adopted by the both states companies and as amended from time to time, the post of Assistant Engineer/Assistant Executive Engineer falls under Engineering Services (ES) Establishment and classified as Class-II Service within the board. This is equivalent to Group-2 post within state government.
As per IPC Section 21, any posts under PSUs doesn't fall under Gazzeted Category, however we see many AEs and above cadre officers using green pen and give gazzeted signatures.
The post of Assistant Engineer, abbreviated as AE is a highly sought after post by graduates in Electrical Engineering.
Within the society as well, the level of respect, reception for the post of AE is much higher. Hence, even parents aspire their children must crack this exam.
What is the salary of an Assistant Engineer/Electrical?
The salary of a regular govt. employee has the following components:
Dearness Allowance (DA) (as a % of Basic Pay, revised every January & July)
House rend Allowance (HRA) (as a % of Basic Pay)
Other Allowances such as Medical, Conveyance, CCA (City Compensatory Allowance ) etc.
GROSS SALARY = 1 + 2+ 3 + 4
Professional Tax @ Rs. 200/-
Medical Scheme Deduction
eEPF Contribution (12.5% of Basic+DA)
Other recoveries, deductions like Loans, LIC policy etc
TOTAL DECUCTIONS = 5 + 6+ 7 + 8+ 9
NET SALARY = GROSS SALARY - TOTAL DEDUCTIONS
BASIC PAY SCALES:-
In Telangana for the post of Assistant Engineer (in Rs.) as per Revised Scales 2018 (w.e.f. 01.04.2018) :-
In Andhra Pradesh or the post of Assistant Executive Engineer (in Rs.) as per Revised Scales 2018 (w.e.f. 01.04.2018) :-
2019 batch Assistant Executive Engineer/Electrical in APSPDCL
2018 batch Assistant Engineer/Electrical in TSTRANSCO
Modes of Selection
As per service Rules in both the states, there are 2 ways to appoint candidates for this post
By Direct Recruitment
By Promotion from post of Sub Engineer (Telangana), Junior Engineer (Andhra Pradesh)
Direct Recruitment: Selection Process
Purely on the basis of Merit in written exam conducted by the company itself and Rule of Reservation . No Interview will be conducted.
In Andhra Pradesh:
LATEST UPDATE : In May-2021, APGENCO has amended their service regulations and as per new process, the section will be based on GATE score and no written exam will be conducted
However other companies like APTRANSCO, APDISCOMs haven't yet issued any order adopting the order of APGENCO. So it means they may conduct their own written test. So, Lets wait and see.
Written Exam Pattern & Syllabus in Telangana
100 MCQS (Multiple Choice Questions), 2 hours duration.
80 Questions from Technical, 20 Questions from Non Technical part.
Section-A: Technical Syllabus is same as GATE EE (ditto copy paste!!) = 80 Marks
a). Engineering Mathematics
Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors.
Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line integral, Surface integral, Volume integral, Stokes’s theorem, Gauss’s theorem, Green’s theorem.
First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s equation, Euler’s equation, Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations, Method of separation of variables.
Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, Taylor series, Laurent series, Residue theorem, Solution integrals.
Probability and Statistics:
Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Poisson distribution, Normal distribution, Binomial distribution, Correlation analysis, Regression analysis.
Solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, Single and Multi‐step methods for differential equations. Transform Theory: Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, z‐Transform.
b). Electric Circuits
Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, Transient response of dc and ac networks, Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis, Resonance, Passive filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, Superposition theorem, Maximum power transfer theorem, Two‐port networks, Three phase circuits, Power and power factor in ac circuits.
c) Electromagnetic Fields
Coulomb's Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss's Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Effect of dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits,Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.
d). Signals and Systems
Representation of continuous and discrete‐time signals, Shifting and scaling operations, Linear Time Invariant and Causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, Sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform and z-Transform.
e). Electrical Machines
Single phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase transformers: connections, parallel operation; Auto‐transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles, DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, starting and speed control of dc motors; Three phase induction motors: principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single phase induction motors; Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous motor, characteristics; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines.
f). Power Systems
Power generation concepts, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Series and shunt compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss- Seidel and Newton Raphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency control, Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of over‐current, differential and distance protection; Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion.
g). Control Systems
Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time invariant systems, Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, Root loci, Stability analysis, Lag, Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators; P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State transition matrix.
h) Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes, Error analysis.
i) Analog and Digital Electronics
Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; Amplifiers: Biasing, Equivalent circuit and Frequency response; Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers; Operational amplifiers: Characteristics and applications; Simple active filters, VCOs and Timers,
Combinational and Sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8085Microprocessor: Architecture, Programming and Interfacing.
j) Power Electronics
Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters; Single and three phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers, Line commutated thyristor based converters, Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters, Issues of line current harmonics, Power factor, Distortion factor of ac to dc converters, Single phase and three phase inverters, Sinusoidal pulse width modulation.
Section-B: General Awareness and Numerical Ability = 20 Marks. :
i) Analytical & Numerical Ability
ii) General Awareness
iv) Related to Telangana Culture & Movement
v) Computer Knowledge.