Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector 2013 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

By | February 6, 2013

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)

Post: Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector

Vacancies: 64 Posts

Selection Process: Written Test

The Written Examination will be held on 26.05.2013

Exam Centres: Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati & Warangal

Written Test Pattern:

Written Exam (Objective Type) Marks Questions Duration
Paper 1 General Studies 150 150 150 min.
Paper 2 Concerned Subject

(Automobile Engg. Diploma Standard)

150 150 150 min.
Total Marks 300    

The minimum qualifying marks for selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35% SCs and STs 30% or as per rules. The minimum qualifying marks are relaxable in the case of SC/ST/BC on the discretion of the Commission.

APPSC Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Exam Syllabus


General Science

Current Events of National and International Importance

History of India and Indian National Movement

India and World Geography

General Mental Ability

Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.  In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested.  In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India.  Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.


1. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.

2. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.

3. Man made disasters – Prevention strategies.

4. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.


Air standard cycles-Otto, Diesel, mean effective pressure-diagram factor, efficiency gearsnomenclature-simple, compound, epicyclic trains-calculations of torques. Shafts-solid,hallowshear stress and angular deflection due to torque applied – bending moments – combines movement and torque.

Friction – inclined plane-screw and nut-screw jack self locking.  Fuels – fire and flash point – calorific value – calorimeters- octanee, certane numbers and its importance – stochometic ratio.  Single cylinder – multi cylinder engine – pre whirl chambers-combustion delays – knocking, detonation – Firing order-piston and piston rings – temperature profile of piston – Fuel system – carburetors, injection systems – Fuel tank-balancing of single cylinder engines.  Lubrication and cooling systems in automobile –transmission – gear box – clashtype, synchromesh – propellershaft – universal coupling – differential – half shafts – floating, clutches – single, multiplate – bearing pressure-pressure plate – axial load – fluid clutch.  Brakes and brake mechanismsmechanical, hydraulic and air brakes, steering – condition for correct steering – Ackermann steering. Electrical system – delco system – circuit wiring working of electrical equipment.  Exhaust gas analysis – pollutants – air conditioning of automobiles – wheel alignment – camber, castor – King pin inclination – toe-in, toe-out maintenance of tyres – traffic Rules.

For more details refer to APPSC Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector Recruitment 2013 Notification

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