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No.Rectt/16-2/2008 dated at Trivandrum the30 /09/2008.

for the Year 2008
Application are invited from the Indian citizens for recruitment to the cadre of
Telecom Technical Assistants in the non-executive category under BSNL Kerala Circle.
Secondary Switching Area wise vacancies are indicated below :

Name of OC OBC SC ST Total Address for sending the applications

Trivandrum 15 7 3 Nil 25 Principal General Manager
Telecom BSNL, Uppalam Road,
Statue. Trivandrum
Kollam 6 3 1 Nil 10 General Manager Telecom,District,
BSNL Bhavan,Vellayittappalam
Pathanamthitta 2 _ _ _ 2 General Manager Telecom District
,BSNL, Pathanamithitta
Alleppey 6 3 1 Nil 10 General Manager Telecom District,
BSNL, Pitchu Iyer Juntion,
Mullackal, Alapuzha -688011
Kottayam 6 3 1 Nil 10 Principal General Manager
Telecom, BSNL , Pulickans
Nagampadam, Kottayam
Ernakulam 25 11 4 Nil 40 Principal General Manager
Telecom, BSNL,BSNL Bhavan,
Ernakulam Kochi - 682016
Trichur 6 3 1 Nil 10 Principal General Manager
Telecom, BSNL, Palace
Road,Trichur -680020
Palakkad 7 3 1 Nil 11 General Manager Telecom. Sanchar
Bhavan,.BSNL T.B.Road,Palakkad
- 678014
Malappuram 5 2 1 Nil 8 General Manager Telecom, BSNL,
Konnola Towers, Down Hill
,Malappuram 676519
Kozhikode 9 4 2 Nil 15 General Manager Telecom BSNL,
Balan K Nair Road Calicut1
Kannur 9 4 2 Nil 15 General Manager Telecom, BSNL,
Kannur 670002
Total 156

Note : Vacancies are subject to change

2. Scale of Pay : Rs.7100 – 200-10100 (IDA Pay scale)
3. Age : Between 18-27 years as on 30/10/2008 . The upper age
limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST & 3 years for
OBC candidates 10years for PH persons .Ex- servicemen and other
specific categories are also eligible for relaxation in age limit as
prescribed by the central Govt. The age relaxation for BSNL
employees is up to 40yrs for OC , 45 yrs for SC/ST and.43 years for
OBC candidates. The OBC candidates should produce community
certificates (non creamy layer certificate) as per the proforma for
appointment of OBC in Central Govt. Services as per Department of
Personnel & Training OM No.36012/22/93 Estt (SCT) dated 8.9.1993.
For Residents of J&K – Relaxation shall be in accordance with DO
P&TO.M. No. 15012/7/1991-Estt (D) dtd 6.12.2005 pertaining to
“Residents of State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of UpperAge
Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil services & Posts) Rules1997”.

4.EducationalQualification a) 3years Engg Diploma in Telecommunications Engg/

ElectronicsEngg/ElectricalEngg/RadioEngg/Computer Engg/
Instrument Technology/Information Technology/ MSC
(Electronics) from a recognized institutions/ University .
Candidate possessing higher qualification in the
eligible stream can also apply.
b) In case a candidate is possessing requisite educational
qualification, irrespective of having entered the course
in the 2nd year through lateral Entry level after 10+2, he/she
will be eligible to appear in the exam.
5. Reservation
a) Reservation as per Central Govt. guidelines will be
applicable for SC/ST/ OBC/Physically Handicapped (PH) /Ex-
b) In respect of physically Handicapped persons,
candidates with following physical disability will be
I Locomotive Impairment - OL (One leg affected) or
BL (both legs affected but not arms.
II Hearing Impairment - Partially Deaf
6.Examination fee : Rs. 500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) in the form of Bank Draft drawn from
a Nationalized Bank / Indian Postal Order in favour of “Accounts Officer
(Cash),O/O Principal General Manager / O/O General Manager,
BSNL, Telecom District Concerned payable at its Head Quarters.
No fee for SC/ST / Ex –servicemen / & PH Candidates . Exemption
to PH candidates however will be available to only those handicapped
persons with O.L, BL, PD and who enclose with the application form,
necessary certificate from approved Medical board in support of his
claim for the disabilities .
Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances
7.Centre of exam : Centre of examination will be at Trivandrum

8.Method of
Selection : Through a Competitive Examination to be conducted as per the schedule
given below followed by a medical test. Appointment & posting will be
subject to successful completion of pre – appointment training.

9. Schedule of Exam :

Date Subject Marks Time(IST)

Paper I General Ability Test 20
11.01.2009 Paper II Basic Engineering 90 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM

Paper III Specilization 90

10. . Last Date : Applications should be sent to the concerned PGM/ GMs ,so as to reach them
on or before 30/10/2008. Applications received after the due date will
be rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained

11. Rejection : Applications received after the last date viz 30.10..2008
and in-complete in any respect are liable to be summarily

12. Registration in: Registration in employment exchange is not mandatory.

Employment Exch However, it would be preferable, if the applicant has registration in the
employment exchange of the SSA concerned to which the applicant applies. In
case two or more successful candidates show equal performance in the test and
have same qualification,experience,date of birth etc , preference will be given
to those candidates who have registered their names in the Employment
Exchange of the concerned SSA in which they have applied.

13. How to apply The candidates may submit their applications in the Proforma given below in
thick plain paper of size 22x35 cm neatly typed (on one side). Recent passport
size photograph attested by Gazetted Officer should be affixed in the space
provided for in the applications. Another copy of the same photograph should be
enclosed as it is to be affixed on the admission ticket. Copy of syllabus is
displayed. This will also be available on the Notice board in the Office of the
head of SSAs. Hall permit will be issued to eligible candidates by the concerned

14. Training : Selected candidates have to undergo a training imparted by BSNL for a period
of 10 weeks. During the period of training, a stipend will be paid as per rules in force.
Also they have to execute a bond in the format prescribed by the BSNL for a period of 2
years from the date of their appointment as TTA
15. Disqualification: 1. No person (a.) who has entered or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse
living or b) who having a spouse living entered in to or contracted a marriage
with any person shall be eligible for appointment, provided that the Company may if
satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such
person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so do
exempt any person from the operation of this rule.
2. Canvassing in any form will result in disqualification of candidature.
16. Probation The candidates appointed shall remain on probation for a period of 2 years.

17. Already employed in the government service :

Candidates working in Government service / Public Sector Undertaking
should sent their applications through the Head of their Office/Department, so as to reach
the concerned BSNL Office on or before the due date. Applications received after the due
date from such offices will summarily be rejected.
18 BSNL Reserves the Right to amend any clause in this notification in future according to the rules and regulations
prevailing at that time BSNL also reserves the right to reject any application or cancel the candidature without assigning
any reason there of

19.Candidates are requested to send application to one SSA/ District only and they will be considered for vacancies
of that particular SSA only.

Dy. General Manager (Admn)
: 0471-2307000 FAXNO: 2304853
Enclosures to be attached with the applications

1. One spare photograph with the name of the candidate on the reverse.

2. Bank Draft / Indian Post order for Rs. 500/- (Rs. Five hundred only) drawn in favour of “Accounts
Officer (Cash) “of concerned PGM/GMs payable at the concerned Head Quarters.

3. Attested copy of Educational Qualification/SSLC certificate for proof of age

4. Attested copy of community certificate in respect of SC/ST/OBC candidates . In case of

OBC candidates, non creamy layer certificate in prescribed form issued by competent
authority within last six months is essential.

5. No objection certificate from the present employer

6. 2 Self addressed & stamped envelop of 25x11cm size

7. If Ex-serviceman, attested copy of discharge certificate and other relevant service


8. If Physically Handicapped , attested copy of Certificate issued by approved Medical

Note : Please ensure that all enclosures are annexed to the applications properly. No column in the
application should be left unfilled. Application without signature of the candidate will be rejected
out right. The envelope containing the application should be superscribed as

Dy.General Manager (A)

Copy to :- 1) Heads of all SSAs for information & necessary follow up action.
Copy of the notification, application, Syllabus etc may be displayed on the
Notice Board.
2) Asst. General Manager (IT) for uploading on the website.(Soft copy enclosed)
3) Notice Board, O/O CGMT, BSNL, Trivandrum -33

Paste a recent
1. Name of Recruitment Unit : …………………………………..
[Name of SSA]
Photograph of
the applicant
2. Full Name of the Candidate : …………………………………. [Passport Size]

3. Father/Husband’s Name : ……………………………………...

4. a) Postal Address with PIN CODE to which

Communication is to be sent : ………………………………………….

b) Permanent Home Address with PIN CODE : …………………………….


c) Contact Number : Telephone No…………………. Mobile No……………

5. a) Date Of Birth : ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
(dd) (mm) (yyyy)
[in the format DD MM YYYY eg. 1 May 2008 will be 01-05-2008]
[As mentioned in Matriculation or Equivalent Certificate]
[Attested copy of relevant certificate to be enclosed]

b) Age as on (30-10-2008) …………………..

c) Whether claiming age relaxation? Yes/No ……………….

If yes, under what category , [Write the relevant category below]

i) BSNL employees

[Attested copies of certificate issued by Competent
Authority to be enclosed]

iii) Others [ Please Specify]

6. Place of birth and the state in which located : ………………………………

7. State to which the applicant belongs : …………………………

8. a) Whether belongs to SC/ST/OBC/General : ……………………

[Write the relevant category]
[A copy of OBC certificate in the prescribed format with creamy layer
clause issued by the competent authority should be submitted. Candidates
belonging to OBCs but coming in the “Creamy Layer” are not entitled to
OBC reservation]
b) Whether Physically handicapped : Yes/No ……… % disability…………..
(Medical certificate to be attached – Indicate the extend of disability)

c) Whether Ex- Servicemen? If yes, the total period of Military Service……..

(Attested copy of Discharge Certificate to be attached)

9. Whether already employed in Central Government/State Government/Public

Sector Undertaking (PSU). If yes, give details.

10. Whether registered in the Employment Exchange of the SSA for which
application is made. If yes, give details.

11. Gender : [Male/Female] …………………

12. a) Nationality : …………………….

b) Whether by birth / by domicile : ……………………..

13. Marital status : [Married/Unmarried] ……………………

14. Details of Educational / Technical qualifications

[Give details of Engineering Diploma/Degree obtained. Attested copy to be

14.1 Name of Engineering Diploma/Degree with discipline…………………….

14.2 Name of University / Institute ……………………………..

14.3 Month and Year of obtaining Engineering Diploma /Degree………………

15. Medium opted for answering question paper : English/Hindi …………………..

16. Details of application fee particular

16.1 Indian Postal Order/Bank Draft No. and Date : ……………………….

16.2 Amount Rs : ……………………………

16.3 Issuing Bank/Postal Office : ………………………...

16.4 Payable in favour of ……………………. at ……………………….

I do hereby declare that all the statements made in the application are true , complete
and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that in the event of any
particular information given above being found false or incorrect , my candidature for the
post of Telecom Technical Assistant Officer is liable to be rejected or cancelled and in the
event of any mis-statement or discrepancy in the particulars being detected after my
appointment , my services are liable to be terminated forthwith without any notice to me.

Date : Signature of the applicant

Place :

The standard of Paper in General ability test will be such as may

be expected of an Engineering Diploma holder. The standard of papers in other subjects
will approximately be that of Diploma level of an Indian Polytechnic. There shall be a
single multiple choice objective type paper of 3hrs. duration as per details given below:

Paper Marks Time allowed.


Note : 1. The candidate is required to obtain minimum qualifying marks in each of these
parts as may be prescribed by the BSNL.

Detailed syllabus.


The candidate’s comprehension and understanding of General English shall be

tested through simple exercise such as provision of antonyms and synonyms, fill in the
blanks and multiple choice exercise etc. This shall also include questions on current
events, general knowledge and such matters of everyday observation and experiences as
may be expected of Diploma holder.


Detailed Syllabus is as under :

1. Applied mathematics : Co- ordinate Geometry : Vector Algebra; Matrix and

Determinant : Differential Calculus; Integral Calculus: Differential equation of
second order: Fourier series; Laplace Transform,Complex Number, Partial

2. Applied Physics : Measurement Units and Dimension; Waves, Acoustics,

Ultrasonic, Light Laser and its Application, 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 and energy, Kirchoffs voltage, 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. Electronics Devices and Circuits: Classification of materials in to conductor,

semi conductor, Insulator etc, electrical properties, magnetic materials, various
types of relays, switches and connectors, Conventional representation of electric
and electronic circuits elements. Active and passive components, semi conductor
physics, Semiconductor Diode, Bipolar transistor & their circuits, Transistor
Biasing Stabilization of operating point; Single stage transistor amplifier, field
effect transistor, Mosfet circuits applications.
Multistage Transistor Amplifier, Transistor Audio Power Amplifiers, Feedback in
Amplifier, Sinusoidal Oscillators. Tuned Voltage Amplifiers, 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 Motivation circuits,
Time Base circuits, Thyristory and UJT, Regulated Power Supply.

5. Digital Techniques : Applications and advantages of digital systems, number

system (binary and hexadecimal) Logic Gates; Logic Simplication, Codes and
Parity, Arithmetic circuits, Decoders, Display Devices and Associated Circuits,
Multiplexers and De- multiplexers, Latches and Flip Flops, Counters, Shift
Registers, Memories, A/D and D/A converters.


Detailed Syllabus is as under :

1. Electrical :

3 phases 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, switchgear, relays,
protection devices & schemes, substation, protective relaying, circuits 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, cycloconverters, power electronics application in control of drivers,
refrigeration & air - conditioning .

2. Communication :

Modulation and demodulation – principles and operation of various types of AM,

FM and PM modulators/ demodulators; pulse modulation – PDM, PAM, PPM,
PWM, Multiplexing, principles and applications of PCM.

Introduction of Basic block diagram of digital and data communication systems,

coding error detection and correction techniques, Digital Modulation Techniques
– ASK, ICW, FSK, PSK, Characteristics / working of data transmission circuits,
UART, USART, Modems, Protocols and their functions, brief idea of ISDN
interfaces, local areas Network, Carrier Telephony – Features of carrier telephone

Microwave Engineering : Microwave Devices, Wave – guides, Microwave

Components, Microwave Antennas, Microwave Communication system- Block
diagram & working principal’s of microwave communication link.
3. Network, Filters and Transmission Lines :

Two port network, Attenuators, Filters, Transmission Lines and their applications
characteristic impedance of line, concept of refection and standing waves on a
transmission line, Transmission line equation, Principles of impedance matching
Bandwidth consideration of a transmission line.

4. Instruments and Measurements :

Specification of instruments – accuracy, precision, sensitivity, resolution range,

Errors in measurements and loading effect, principles of voltage, current and
resistance measurements, Transducers, measurement of displacement & strain,
forcers & torque measuring devices, pressure measuring devices, flow measuring
devices, power control devices & circuits. Types of AC Milli voltmeters-
Amplifier rectifier and 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 specifications of logic probes, signature

analyzer and logic analyzer, signal generator, distortion factor meter, spectrum

5. Control Systems ;

Basic elements of control system, open and closed loop system, concept of
feedback Block diagram of con troll 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 Hurwitz criterion, root locus techniques, Bode plot, power plot, Gain margin
and phase margin.

6. Microprocessors :

Typical organization of a microcomputer system & functions of its various blocks,

Architecture of a Microprocessors, Memories and I/O Interfacing, Brief idea of
M/C assembly languages, Machlines & Mnemonic codes, instruction format and
Addressing mode concept of instruction set, programming exercises in assembly
language, concept of interrupt, Data transfer techniques – sync data transfer,
interrupt driven data transfer, DMA serial output data, serial input data.

7 Computer

Computer and its working, types of computers, familiarization with DOS and
Windows- concept of file, directory, folder, Number Systems, Data representation,
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 Microprocessors
–microprocessor architecture, instruction set and simple assembly level programming,
Microprocessors based system design, typical examples. Personal computers and their
typical uses, data communication principles, types and working principles of modems,
Net work principles, OSI model, functions of data link layer and network layer,
networking components, communications protocols a–X.25, TCP/IP
Database Management System – Basic concepts, entity relationship model,
relational model, DBMS based on relational model.