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OPSC Lecturer Syllabus 2024 PDF Download | Check Exam Pattern

OPSC Lecturer Syllabus 2024 PDF Download: Check Exam Pattern – Dear Students, The OPSC Lecturer Exam Syllabus 2024 PDF has been released on the official website. So, all the candidates can download the OPSC Lecturer Syllabus 2024 through the direct link attached. Besides, you will find the complete details of the OPSC Lecturer Selection Process 2024 and the OPSC Lecturer Exam Pattern 2024 in the below sections.

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OPSC Lecturer Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024 – Overview

Board Name Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Post Name Lecturer
Category Syllabus
Job Location Odisha
Selection Process Written Test, Interview (Personality Test)
Official Website

OPSC Lecturer Exam Pattern 2024

The OPSC Lecturer question paper of the recruitment test will be 100 questions with a Maximum mark of 100 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the OPSC Lecturer paper will be 120 minutes. for each wrong answer, -0 marks will be deducted. Below the given table is for the OPSC Lecturer Exam Pattern 2024.

  • Total Question – 100 Questions
  • Total Marks –  100 Marks
  • Exam Duration – 120 minutes
  • Language –
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking –
SubjectNumber of MarksDurationType of Exam
General English and General Knowledge100 marks (50 marks for each)2 hoursObjective Type Pattern
Concerned Subject (Paper 1, 2)400 marks (200 marks for each paper)3 hours (For each Paper)Objective Type Pattern
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Subject Wise – OPSC Lecturer Syllabus 2024

General English

The standard of questions of General English may be equal to Higher Secondary Level (+2 Level).

General Knowledge

The paper on General Knowledge will include knowledge of current events and matters as of everyday observation and experience in the scientific aspects of life as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of such standard which the candidates should be able to answer without special study.

Subject Paper – I & II


Paper – I

  1. Solid Mechanics:- Elastic constants, plane stress, plane strain, Mohr’s circle, combined stress; Elastic theories of failure; Simple bending, Shear; Torsion of circular and rectangular sections and simple members. Bending Moment and Shear Force in statically determinate beams.
  2. Structural Analysis:- Analysis of determinate structures – different methods including graphical methods. Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames – degree of indeterminacy, moment distribution, slope deflection, stiffness and force methods, energy methods, Muller-Breslau principle and application. Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames – shape factors.
  3. Design of Concrete Structures:- Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces. Codal provisions for slabs, beams, walls and footings. Principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing, losses.
  4. Design of steel structures (Based on Limit State Method):- Analysis and design of tension and compression members, Column bases, Connections- simple and eccentric beam-column connections.
  5. Building Material and Building Construction:-(a) Building Materials:- Cement: Components, different types, setting times, strength. Cement Mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering and masonry. Concrete: Importance of W/C Ratio, Strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, non-destructive testing, mix design methods. Bricks: Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry.
  6. Estimation, Construction Planning and Management:- Preliminary estimate, Detailed estimate, Specifications and cost analysis. Bar chart, Linked bar chart, Work-breakdown structures, Activity- on- arrow diagrams, critical path, probabilistic activity durations, Event- based networks, PERT networks: Time- cost study, Resource allocation.

Paper II

  1. Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering:-

(a) Irrigation Engineering:- Consumptive use of water, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and their yields, ground water and well hydraulics; Waterlogging, drainage design; Design of rigid boundary canals, lining of canals; Sediment transport in canals; Forces acting on gravity dams and their design, Design of headworks, distribution works, falls, Crossdrainage works, outlets; River training

(b) Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analyses, Probable maximum precipitation, unit hydrograph and synthetic unit hydrographs; Evaporation and transpiration; Floods and their management, Design Flood, Streams and their gauging; Routing of floods; Capacity of Reservoirs.

(c) Fluid Mechanics:- Fluid Properties, Pressure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow Kinematics; Integration of flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative motion; Moment of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and Control, Dimensional Analysis, Flow development, losses in pipe flows, Pipe networks, Flow measuring equipment and structures.

(d) Open Channel Flow:- Momentum and Energy principles in Open channel flow, Types of flow, Flow sections and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow, Hydraulic jump.

  1. Environmental Engineering:-

(a) Water Supply Engineering: – Sources of supply, design of intakes, Estimation of demand; Water quality standards; Primary and secondary treatment, detailing and maintenance of treatment units; Conveyance of treatment units; distribution systems of treated water, leakages and control; Institutional and industrial water supply.

(b)Waste Water Engineering:- Urban rain water disposal;Quantity and characteristics of waste water, Collection of waste water, Primary, Secondary and tertiary treatment of waste water, Sludge disposal, effluent discharge standards, Institutional and industrial sewage management.

(c) Solid Waste Management:- Characteristics, Generation, Collection and Transportation, Engineered systems of solid waste management (reuse, recycle, recovery, treatment and disposal). Design and Management of landfills.

(d) Air and Noise Pollution: – Air pollution: sources and impacts, air pollution controls, standards and limits. Noise pollution- impacts of noise, permissible limits, measurements and control of noise pollution.

  1. Geotechnical Engineering:-

(a) Soil Mechanics: – Fundamental definitions and interrelationships; Properties and Classification of soils, Permeability and seepage, Effective stress principles, Shear strength, Consolidation, Compaction, stress distribution in soils.

(b) Foundation Engineering:- Types of foundations, Foundation design requirements, Shallow foundations bearing capacity, settlement analysis in sands and clays, Deep foundations- pile types, dynamic and static formulae, load carrying capacity of piles in sands and clays, group action, negative skinfriction, Earth pressure theories, effect of water table, layered soils, Stability of slopes, Sub-surface investigations- scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, penetration tests, plate load tests, geophysical tests.

  1. Transportation Engineering:-

(a) Highway Engineering:- Geometric design of highways, Testing and specifications of paving materials, design of flexible and rigid pavements

(b) Traffic Engineering:- Traffic characteristics, theory of traffic flow, intersection design, traffic signs and signal design, highway capacity..

  1. Surveying:

Principles and classification of surveys, mapping concepts, Coordinate systems, Measurement of distance and directions, Levelling, Theodolite traversing, Contours, Plane table surveying, Errors and adjustments, Curves, Total station.



1.Electrical Circuits-Theory and Applications

Circuit components; network graphs; KCL, KVL; circuit analysis methods: nodal analysis, mesh analysis; basic network theorems and applications; transient analysis RL, RC and RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady state analysis; resonant circuits and applications; coupled circuits and applications; balanced 3-phase circuits. Two-port networks, driving point and transfer functions; poles and zeros of network functions. Elements of networks synthesis. Filter-theory: design and applications. Active filters. Circuit simulation: Input formats; mathematical modelling; solution of equations; output formats; SPICE.

  1. Signals & Systems

Representation of continuous-time and discrete-time signals; LTI systems; convolution; impulse response; time-domain analysis of LTI systems based on convolution and differential/difference  equations. Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform, Transfer function. Sampling and recovery of signals DFT, FFT Processing of analog signals through discrete-time systems.

  1. E.M. Theory

Maxwell’s equations, wave propagation in bounded media. Boundary conditions, reflection and refraction of plane waves. Transmission line: Distributed parameter circuits, travelling and standing waves, impedance matching, Smith chart. Waveguides: parallel plane guide, TE, TM and TEM waves, rectangular and cyli stripline, microstripline. cylindrical wave guides, resonators. Planar transmission lines; stripline, microstripline.

  1. Analog Electronics

Characteristics and equivalent circuits (large and small-signal) of Diode, BJT, JFET and MOSFET. Diode circuits clipping, clamping, rectifier. Biasing and bias stability. FET amplifiers. Current mirror, Amplifiers: single and multi-stage, differential, operational, feedback and power. Analysis of amplifiers; frequency response of amplifiers. OPAMP circuits. Filters; sinusoidal oscillators: criterion for oscillation; single-transistor and OPAMP configurations for oscillators. Function generators and wave-shaping circuits. Power supplies.

  1. Digital Electronics

Boolean algebra; minimisation of Boolean functions; logic gates; digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinational circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoders. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters and shift-registers. Comparators, timers, multivibrators. Sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs. Semiconductor memories. Programmable logic controller.

  1. Energy Conversion

Principles of electromechanical energy conversion: Torque and emf in rotating machines. DC machines characteristics and performance analysis; starting and speed control of motors. Transformers: principles of operation and analysis; regulation, efficiency; 3-phase transformers, 3- phase induction machines Characteristics, speed control. 3-phase synchronous machines : Characteristics, parallel operations. Reactive power control. Special machines: stepper motors, brushless dc motors, permanent magnet motors single-phase motors; Universal Motors.

  1. Power Electronics and Electric Drives :

Semiconductor power devices: diode, transistor, thyristor, triac, GTO, MOSFET and IGBT; static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering circuits; bridge converters: fully-controlled and half-controlled; principles of choppers and inverters; basic concepts of speed control of dc and ac motor drives, applications of variable-speed drives.


1.Control Systems

Elements of control systems; block-diagram representation; open-loop & closedloop systems; principles and applications of feed-back. LTI systems: timedomain and frequency-domain analysis. Stability: Routh Hurwitz criterion, rootloci, Nyquist’s criterion, Bode-plots, Design of lead- lag compensators. Proportional, PI, PID controllers. State-variable method and application. Principles of discrete-control systems.

  1. Electrical Engineering Materials

Electrical/electronic behaviour of materials: conductivity; free-electrons and band-theory; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductor, p-n junction; superconductivity. Dielectric behaviour of materials; polarization phenomena; piezoelectric phenomena. Magnetic materials behaviour and application. Photonic materials: refractive index, absorption and emission of light, optical fibres, lasers and opto-electronic materials.

  1. Microprocessors and Microcomputers

8-bit microprocessor : architecture, CPU, module design, memory interfacing, I/O, Peripher controllers, Application. IBM PC architecture: overview, introduction to DOS, Advanced microprocessors.

  1. Measurement and Instrumentation

Error analysis; measurement of current, voltage, power, energy, power-factor, resistance, inductance, capacitance and frequency. Electronic measuring instruments: multimeter, CRO, digital voltmeter, frequency counter, Q-meter, spectrum-analyser, distortion-meter. Transducers: thermocouple, thermistor, LVDT, strain-guage, piezo-electric crystal. Use of transducers in measurements of non-electrical quantities. Data-acquisition systems.

  1. IC Technology

Overview of IC Technology. Unit-steps used in IC fabrication: wafer cleaning, photo-lithography, wet and dry etching, oxidation, diffusion, ion-implantation, CVD and LPCVD techniques for deposition of poly-silicon, silicon, siliconnitride and silicon di-oxide; metallisation and passivation.

  1. Power Systems: Analysis and Control

Power Generation concepts, Steady-state performance of overhead transmission lines and cables; principles of active and reactive power transfer, Distribution system; Per-unit quantities; Bus admittance and impedance matrices; load flow; economic operation; Symmetrical components, analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults. Concept of system stability: swing curves and equal area criterion. Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS). Computer control and Automation Introduction to energy control centres; various states of a power system; SCADA systems and RTUs.

  1. Power System Protection

Principles of over current, differential and distance protection. Concept of solid state relays. Circuit brakers. Load frequency control, Reactive power control. Line bus, generator, transformer protection; numeric relays and application of DSP to protection. Computer aided protection.

  1. Non-conventional Energy Sources and Energy Management

Introduction to the energy problem; difficulties with conventional energy sources. Wind-Energy: Basics of Wind turbine aerodynamics; wind-energy conversion systems and their integration into electrical grid. Solar-Energy Thermal conversion photo-voltaic conversion. Wave-energy. Importance of Energy Management: Energy audit; energy economics: discount rate, payback period, internal rate of return, life cycle costing.



  1. Theory of Machines:- Kinematic chain, Mechanisms and inversions, Motor Vehicle steering gears, Hookes’ Joint, Toothed gears, Tooth profiles, Interference, Gear Trains, Compound gears, Differential, Cam profiles, Displacement, velocity and acceleration of cam followers, Flywheel and Turning moment diagram. Governors, Stability, Sensitivity, Isochronism and hunting, Governor effort and power, Controlling force and effect of friction, Balancing of revolving masses. Balancing of single and multicylinder engines, Friction and lubrication, Hydrodynamic theory of lubrication, Linear free and forced vibration of single and two degree freedom mechanical systems with or without damping, Critical speeds and whirling of shafts, Vibration of beams, Torsional vibration.
  2. Machine Design:- Design of Joints: Cotters, Keys, splines, welded joints, threaded joints, threaded fastners, joints formed by interference fits, Design of friction drives: coupling and clutches, belt and chain drives, power screws. Design of power transmission systems: gears and gear drives shaft and axle, wire ropes, Design of bearings: hydrodynamic bearings and rolling element bearings.
  3. Mechanics of Solids:- Stress and strain for materials in tension, compression and shear, Relation between elastic constants for an isotropic, linear elastic and homogeneous materials, Uniaxial Loading, Thermal stresses, Stress-strain diagrams for ductile and brittle materials, Stress and strain in two dimensions, Principal planes, Mohr’s circle, Strain rosette. Bending moment and shear force diagrams. Composite beams. Bending stresses, Shear stress distribution. Slope and deflection in beams. Torsion of circular shafts. Helical springs. Combined stresses. Theories of failure. Thick and thin walled pressure vessels, shrink-fit. Struts and columns. Energy principles. Strain energy due to bending, twisting and axial load. Castigliano’s theorem. Reciprocal Theorem. Slope and deflection by energy methods.
  4. Engineering Materials:- Basic concepts on structure of solids, Crystalline materials, Defects in crystalline materials, Alloys and binary phase diagrams, structure and properties of common engineering materials. Ironcarbon equilibrium diagram, TTT-diagram. Heat treatment of steels, Plastics, Ceramics and composite Materials, Common applications of various materials.
  5. Manufacturing Science:- Basic principles of forging, drawing, extrusion and rolling, Patte Gating and risering system, casting defects, special casting process, welding: Gas welding, arc welding, resistance welding, thermit welding. Cutting tool materials, Tool geometry and nomenclature ASA, ORS and NRS, types of chips, cutting variables, Chip reduction coefficient, Merchant’s force diagram, velocity relationship and Kronenberg’s relationship. Ernest & Merchant angle relationship, Lee-shafer relationship-cutting fluid, Tool wear, Taylor’s tool life equation, Drilling, Milling and boring, Gear Manufacturing, Economics of metal machining, Jigs and fixtures. Fits and Tolerances, NC, CNC, ECM, EDM, AJM, USM, LBM, Plasma machining, High energy rate forming.
  6. Manufacturing Management:- Production Planning and Control, Forecasting-Moving average, exponential smoothing, Operations sheduling; assembly line balancing. Product development. Breakeven analysis, Capacity planning. PERT and CPM. Control Operations: Inventory control-ABC analysis. EOQ model. Materials requirement planning. Job design, Job standards, work measurement, Quality management Quality control. Operations Research: Linear programming Graphical and Simplex methods. Transportation and assignment models. Single server queuing model. Value Engineering: Value analysis for cost/value. Total quality management and forecasting techniques. Project management.


  1. Thermodynamic Cycles:- Basic concepts. Open and closed systems, Applications of laws of Thermodynamics, (Zeroeth, First and Second Laws), Gas equations, Clapeyron equation, Availability, Irreversibility and Tds relations, reciprocating air compressors.
  2. I.C. Engines, Fuels and Combustion:- Spark ignition and compression ignition engines, Two stroke and Four stroke engines, mechanical, thermal and volumetric efficiency, Heat balance. Combustion process in S.I. and C.I. engines, preignition detonation in S.I. engine, Diesel knock in C.I. engine, Choice of engine fuels, Octane and Cetane ratings. Alternate fuels, Carburetion and Fuel injection, Engine emissions and control. Solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, stoichometric air requirements and excess air factor, fuel gas analysis, higher and lower calorific values and their measurements.
  3. Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:- One and two dimensional heat conduction, Heat transfer from extended surfaces, Heat transfer by forced and free convection. Heat exchangers. Overall heat transfer coefficient, Fundamentals of diffusive and convective mass transfer, Radiation laws, heat exchange between black and non black surfaces, Network Analysis. Heat pump, refrigeration cycles (Air refrigeration, vapour compression and absorption refrigeration) and systems, Condensers, evaporators and expansion devices and controls.
  4. Fluid Mechanics:- Properties and classification of fluids, Manometry, Forces on immersed surfaces, Center of pressure, Buoyancy, Elements of stability of floating bodies, Kinematics and dynamics: Continuity, Momentum and Energy Equations, Irrotational flow and incompressible, Inviscid flow, Velocity potential, Pressure field and forces on immersed bodies, Bernoulli’s equation, Fully developed flow through pipes, Pressure drop calculations, Measurement of flow rate and Pressure drop, Elements of boundary layer theory, Integral approach, Laminar and turbulent flows, Separations, Flow over weirs and notches, Open channel flow, Hydraulic jump, Dimensionless numbers, Dimensional analysis, Similitude and modelling, Onedimensional isentropic flow, Flow through convergent-divergent ducts. Adiabatic and Isentropic flow, fanno lines, Rayleigh lines.
  5. Fluid Machineries and Power Plants: Theory and design of axial flow turbines and compressors, Reciprocating and centrifugal pumps, Impulse and Reaction turbines, Specific speed, Classification, Energy transfer, Flow through turbo-machine blades, cascades, centrifugal compressor. Dimensional analysis and modelling. Steam generators, Fire-tube and water tube boilers, Flow of steam through nozzles and diffusers, wetness and condensation, various types of steam and gas turbines, Selection of site for steam, hydro, nuclear and stand-by power plants, Selection base and peak load power plants, Modern High pressure, High duty boilers, Draft and dust removal equipment, Fuel and cooling water systems, heat balance, station and plant heat rates, operation and maintenance of various power plants, preventive maintenance, economics of power generation.

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OPSC Lecturer Syllabus 2024 – FAQs

Q.1 For how many marks, OPSC Lecturer Exam will be held?

OPSC Lecturer Exam will be held for 100 Marks.

Q.2 Who is conducting the OPSC Lecturer Exam?

The officials of the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) are conducting the OPSC Lecturer Exam.

Q.3 What is the Exam duration for OPSC Lecturer Exam?

The Exam duration for OPSC Lecturer Exam is 120 minutes.

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