Organisation : Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
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Designation : Assistant Agriculture Engineer Exam – 2013
Reference Number : 01/02/chayan/2013
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Syllabus for Assistant Agriculture Engineer Exam-2013
1. Soil and Water engineering :
Surveying and leveling.
Surveying: Introduction, classification and basic principles, Linear measurements. Chain surveying. Compass survey. Errors in measurements, their elimination and correction. Plane table Surveying. Leveling, contouring, Computation of area and volume. Theodolite traversing. Introduction to setting of curves. –
2. Soil and Water Conservation Engineering :
Introduction soil erosion-causes types and agents of soil erosion water erosion forms of water erosion mechanics of erosion gullies and their classification stages of gully development soil loss estimation – universal soil loss equation and modified soil loss equation determination of their various parameters erosion control measures agronomical measures-contour cropping strip cropping. Mulching mechanical measures – terraces- Level and graded broad base terraces and their design. bench terraces & their design. layout procedure terrace planning bunds- contour bunds graded bunds and their design gully and ravine reclamation – principles of gully control vegetative and temporary structures wind erosion – factors affecting wind erosion mechanics of wind erosion, soil loss estimation. wind erosion control measures vegetative mechanical measures wind breaks & shelter belts sand dunes stabilization sedimentation – sedimentation in reservoirs and streams estimation and measurement sediment delivery ratio trap efficiency characteristics of contours and preparation of contour maps, land use capability classification grassed water ways and their design. Introduction to water harvesting technique introduction to stream water quality and pollution.
3. Watershed Hydrology :
Introduction: hydrologic precipitation – forms, rainfall measurement, mass curve, hydrograph mean rainfall depth, frequency analysis of point rainfall. Plotting position estimation of missing data, test for consistency of rainfall records interception infiltration evaporation evaporation evapo transpiration – estimation and measurement geomorphology of watersheds – stream number, stream length stream area stream slop and Horton’s laws: runoff factors affecting, measurement: Stage and velocity rating curve, extension of rating curve estimation of peak runoff rate and volume rational method. Cooks method, SCS method. Curve number method, hydrograph of different durations dimensionless unit – hydrograph, distribution hydrograph, synthetic unit hydrograph, uses and limitations of unit hydrograph head water flood control-methods retards and their location: flood routinggraphical methods of reservoir flood routing hydrology off dry land areas- drought and its classification to watershed management and planning.
4. Irrigation Engineering :
Irrigation Engineering: Irrigation impact of irrigation on Human Environment some major and medium irrigation schemes of India, purpose of irrigation, sources of irrigation water present status of development and utilization of different water resources of the country: Measurement of irrigation water weir notches flumes and orifices and other methods; water conveyance design of irrigation field channels underground pipe conveyance system irrigation structures channel lining land grading different design methods and estimation of earth work and cost classification of crops. crops rotation cropping and mixed cropping agronomical practices for different field crops. Soil water plant relationship. Soil water, movement, Infiltration evapoltranspiration, soil moisture constants depth of irrigation frequency of irrigation, irrigation efficiencies; surface irrigation methods of water application, border check basin, furrow and contour irrigation sprinkler and drip irrigation method merits demerits selection and design participatory irrigation management Economics of water resources utilization –
5. Groundwater, Wells and Pumps :
Occurrence and movement of ground water aquifer and its types, classification of wells, steady and transient flow into partially, fully and non- penetrating and open well, familiarization of various types of bore wells common in the state design of open well groundwater exploration techniques methods of drilling of well, percussion rotary reverse rotary design of assembly and gravel pack installation of well screen completion and development of well. Theis recovery method well interference multiple well systems, surface and subsurface exploitation and estimation of ground water potential quality of ground water artificial groundwater recharge planning , modeling ground water project formulation. Pumping Systems. Water lifting devices different types of pumping machinery classification of umps component parts of centrifugal pumps performance curves, effect of speed on head capacity power capacity and efficiency curves, effect of change of impeller on performance characteristics.