BSNL Telecom Technical Assistant (TTA) Written Exam Syllabus & Pattern

Looking for BSNL TTA exam syllabus? Here is the complete BSNL exam syllabus & pattern and how to prepare for BSNL Telecom Technical Assistant exam, model question paper, notification links for all Telecom Circles and more!

This article on BSNL exam syllabus and pattern for Telecom Technical Assistant is intended to help you to get to know on what topics and subjects you will get questions for BSNL TTA exam.

As you all know that, BSNL has come up with huge vacancies for Telecom Technical Assistants across all Telecom Circles. For your convenience, we have given here the links for BSNL TTA notifications for all Telecom Circles in this article, which has the details of eligibility, syllabus and pattern and how to apply for BSNL jobs for TTA vacancies. So if any of you have not applied for BSNL jobs, can go through the article links given below and apply as instructed.

BSNL TTA recruitment notifications for all Telecom Circles

Click the appropriate links below to read on the BSNL TTA for the following mentioned Telecom Circles which has all the details you require.
  1. BSNL Haryana Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  2. BSNL Tamil Nadu Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  3. BSNL AP Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  4. BSNL Kerala Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  5. BSNL Himachal Pradesh Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  6. BSNL J&K Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  7. BSNL Rajasthan Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  8. BSNL Maharashtra Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  9. BSNL Gujarat Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  10. BSNL Uttarakhand Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  11. BSNL Karnataka Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  12. BSNL Assam Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  13. BSNL Bihar Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  14. BSNL UP (West) Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  15. BSNL UP (East) Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  16. BSNL Jharkhand Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  17. BSNL Jharkhand Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  18. BSNL Nagaland, NE-II Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  19. BSNL Andaman & Nicobar Islands Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

  20. BSNL West Bengal Telecom Circle notification for TTA vacancies

BSNL TTA exam Syllabus and pattern

There will be a single question paper for BSNL TTA exam which is of multiple choice objective questions which has three parts as mentioned below. The time given to complete is 3 hours.

Part I: General Ability Test - 20 marks
Part II: Basic Engineering - 90 marks
Part III: Specialization - 90 marks

So you will be writing for a total of 200 marks out of which you need to score minimum qualifying marks to get selected for BSNL TTA exam. You need to be aware that there is negative marking for BSNL TTA exam for which 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. So attend the question only, if you are sure! Let's now see the cut-off marks for BSNL TTA exam.

BSNL TTA exam cut-off marks

Here is the minimum cut-off for each part of BSNL TTA exam.
General (OC) - 30% (6, 27 & 27 marks)
OBC/SC/ST - 20% (4, 18 & 18 marks)

Here is minimum cut-off for BSNL TTA exam for all parts (combined).
General (OC) - 40%
OBC/SC/ST - 33%

Detailed Syllabus for BSNL TTA exam

Here is the detailed syllabus for BSNL TTA exam which is taken from official notification of BSNL for your quick reference.

Syllabus for BSNL TTA General Ability Test (Part I)
This paper is conducted to test your comprehension ability and understanding of General English will be tested by the way of having questions on Antonyms and Synonyms, Fill in the blanks, multiple-choice exercises and also has questions on General Knowledge & Current affairs and matters of everday observation. So the test paper for BSNL TTA General Ability will be in the standard of Diploma holder.

To get prepare for BSNL TTA exam for General Ability test take up a free mock test which serves you as the model question paper for BSNL TTA exam for General Ability. Click here for General Ability test paper for English Section and here for General Knowledge & Current Affairs.

Syllabus for BSNL TTA Basic Engineering (Part II)
  1. Applied Mathematics: Co-ordinate Geometry; Vector Algebras, Matrix and Determinant;Differential calculus; Integral calculus, Differential equation of second order; Fourier Series;Laplace Transform; Complex Number; Partial Differentiation.

  2. Applied Physics: Measurement-Units and Dimensions; Waves, Acoustics, Ultrasonic; Light; Laser and its Applications; Atomic Structure and Energy Levels.

  3. Basic Electricity: Electrostatics, coulomb's law, Electric field, Gauss's theorem, concept of potential difference; concept of capacitance and capacitors; Ohm's law, power energy, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws and their applications in simple DC circuits; Basic Magnetism; Electro Magnetism; Electromagnetic induction; Concept of alternating voltage & current; cells and Batteries; Voltage and Current Sources; Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem and their applications.

  4. Electronic Devices and Circuits: Classification of materials into conductor ,semi conductor,insulator etc. electrical properties, magnetic materials, various types of relays, switches and connectors. Conventional representation of electric and electronic circuit elements. Active and Passive components; semi conductors Physics; Semi Conductor Diode; Bipolar Transistor & their circuits; Transistor Biasing & Stabilization of operating point; Single stage transistor amplifier; field effect transistor, Mosfet circuit applications.

    Multistage Transistor Amplifier; Transistor Audio Power Amplifiers; Feedback in Amplifier; Sinusoidal Oscillators; tuned Voltage Amplifier; Opto Electronics Devices and their applications;Operational Amplifier; wave shaping and switching circuits.

    Block diagram of I.C timer(such as 555) and its working; Multivibrator circuits; Time base circuits; Thyristors and UJT; Regulated Power Supply.

  5. Digital Techniques: Applications and advantages of digital systems; number system(binary and hexadecimal); Logic Gates; Logic Simplification; Codes and Parity; Arithmetic Circuits; Decoders. Display Devices and Associated Circuits; Multiplexers and De-multiplexers; Latches and Flip Flops;Counters; Shift Register; Memories; A/D and D/A converters.

BSNL TTA exam syllabus for Specialization paper (Part III)
  1. Electrical: 3 phase vs single phase supply, Star Delta Connections, relation between phase & line voltage, power factor and their measurements; construction and principles of working of various types of electrical measuring instruments, all types of motor and generator-AC & DC transformers,starters, rectifiers, inverters, battery charges, batteries, servo and stepper motors, contactor control circuits, switch gear, relays, protection devices & schemes, substation, protection relaying,
    circuit breaker, generator protection, transformer protection, feeder & lightening protection, feeder & bus bar protection, lightening arrestor, earthing, voltage stabilizer & regulators, power control devices & circuits, phase controlled rectifiers, inverters, choppers, dual converters, cyclo converters; power electronics application in control of drivers, refrigeration & air conditioning.

  2. Communication: Modulation and demodulations-principles and operation of various types of AM, FM and PM modulators/demodulators; pulse modulation-TDM,PAM,PPM,PWM; Multiplexing, Principles and applications of PCM.

    Introduction of Basic block diagram of digital and data communication system; coding error detection and correction techniques; Digital Modulation Techniques-ASK,ICW,FSK,SK; Characteristics/working of data transmission circuits; UART,USART; Modems; Protocols and their functions, brief idea of ISDN interfaces, local area Network; Carrier telephony-Features of carrier telephone system.

    Microwave Engineering; Microwave Devices; Waveguides; Microwave Components; Microwave antennas; Microwave Communication System-Block diagram & working principles of microwave communication link.

  3. Network, Filters and Transmission Lines: Two point network, Attenuator; Filters; Transmission Lines and their applications; characteristic impedance of line; concept of reflection and standing waves on transmission line; Transmission line equation; Principle of impedance matching; Bandwidth consideration of transmission line.

  4. Instruments and Measurements: Specification of instruments-accuracy, precision, sensitivity, resolution range. Error in measurement and loading effect; Principles of voltage, current and resistance measurement; Transducers, measurement of displacement & strain, force & torque measuring devices, flow of measuring devices, power control devices & circuits. Types of AC milli voltmeters-Amplifier rectifier amplifier: Block diagram explanation of a basic CRO and a triggered sweep oscilloscope, front panel controls; Impedance Bridges and Q-Meters.

    Principles of working and specification of logic probes, signal analyzer and logic analyzer, signal generator, distortion factor meter, spectrum analyzer.

  5. Control Systems: Basic elements of control system , open and closed loop system, concepts of feedback. Block diagram of control system, Time lag, hysterisis linearity concepts; Self regulating and non self regulating control systems. Transfer function of simple control components, single feedback configuration.

    Time response of systems.

    Stability Analysis; Characteristics equation. Routh's table, Nyquist Criterion, Relative stability, phase margin and gain margin.

    Routh Harwitz criterion; Root Locus technique, Bode plot, Power plot, gain margin and phase margin.

  6. Microprocessors: Typical organization of microcomputer system and functions of its various blocks, Architecture of a Microprocessor; Memories and I/O Interfacing; Brief idea of M/C & assembly languages, Machines and Mnemonic codes; Instructions format and Addressing mode; concept Instruction set; programming exercises in assembly language; concept of interrupt; Data transfer techniques-sync data transfer, async data transfer, interrupt driven data transfer, DMA, serial output data, serial input data.

  7. Computer: Computers and its working, types of computers, familiarization with DOS and windowconcept of file, directory, folder, Number Systems; Data Communication. Programming-Elements of a high level programming language, PASCAL, C; use of basic data structures; Fundamentals of computer architecture, Processor design, control unit design; Memory organization. I/O System Organization. Microprocessor-microprocessor architecture, instruction set and simple assembly level programming. Microprocessor based system design: typical examples. Personal computers and their typical uses, data communication principles, types and working principles of modems, Network principles, OSI model, functions of data link layer and network layer, networking components; communication protocol-x.25, TCP/IP.

    Database Management System-basic concepts, entity relationship model, relational model, DBMS based on relational model.

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Guest Author: Subhadeep Ganguly07 May 2013

I want to clear BSNL TTA exam at one go. Anyone can prescribe some recommended books for TTA.

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