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June 02, 2013

BSNL TTA Telecom Technical Assistant Recruitment Exam Syllabus and Preparation Plan


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Good News Friends, we have decided to update study materials for the upcoming BSNL TTA Exam. As an initiative for that we are giving you the preparation plan and detailed syllabus of the exam with this post. We hope this will help you in your preparation. The question paper consists of 200 questions. You should solve them in 3 hours.

There are 3 sections in BSNL TTA exam. Those are
  • Section 1 : General Ability - This section is of 20 Marks
  • Section 2 : Basic Engineering - This section is of 90 Marks
  • Section 3 : Specialization - This section is of 90 Marks

Detailed Syllabus of BSNL TTA Exam 2013 :

syllabus of bsnl tta
  • General Ability Test :
    For this section they will ask you  questions from two areas. Those are
    • English Language and
    • General Awareness
  •  Basic Engineering :
    • Applied mathematics
    • Applied physics 
    • Basic electricity
    • Electronics devices &  Circuits 
    • Digital techniques
  • Specialization :
    • Electrical
    • Communication
    • Network, filters & Transmission lines
    • Instruments & measurements 
    • Control systems
    • Microprocessors
    • Computer

What to prepare for BSNL TTA Exam ?

 English Language : For this section you should concentrate on the following areas.
    • Basic Grammar Concepts 
    • Spotting Errors
    • Sentence Correction
    • Sentence Completion
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Comprehension
General Awareness : For this section you should prepare the following areas.
  • Current Affairs : Daily Events, Last 6 Month's Current Affairs upto 15th June 2013.
  • General Knowledge : Important topics like Sport Terms, Countries Heads, Currencies, Capitals etc.
Note : You hardly can get 20 marks from this section. So don't waste much time in preparation.

For other two sections (Basic Engineering and Specialization they have clearly mentioned the syllabus in the notification itself).

Basic Engineering :

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 Differentiation.
Applied physics  : Measurement – Units and Dimension; Waves, Acoustics, Ultrasonic; Light; Laser and its Applications, Atomic Structure and Energy Levels.

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, Kirchoff’s 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.

Electronics devices &  Circuits  (EDC) :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 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.

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.

Specialization :

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 and 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, cyclo-converters; power electronics application in control of drivers, refrigeration & air-conditioning.

Communication :Modulation and demodulation- 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 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 system. Microwave Engineering; Microwave Devices; Wave-guides; Microwave Components; Microwave Antennas; Microwave Communication Systems – Block diagram & working principal’s of Microwave communication link.

Network, filters & Transmission linesTwo port network, Attenuators; Filters; Transmission Lines and their applications: Characteristic impedance of the line; concept of refection and standing waves on a transmission line; Transmission line equation; Principles of impedance matching; Bandwidth consideration of a transmission line.

Instruments & 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, forces & 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 analyzer.

Control systems : Basic elements of control system, open and closed loop system, concept of feedback.  Block diagram of control system.  Time lag, hysteresis, 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.

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, Machines & 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.

Computer: Computer and its working, types of computers, familiarization with DOS & 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, Network principles, OSI model, functions of data link layer and network layer, networking components; communications protocolsa-X.25, TCP/IP. Database Management System – Basic concepts, entity relationship model, relational model, DBMS based on relational model.

Note : In the notification itself they have clearly mentioned that the difficulty level / standard of the paper will be similar to Diploma Level of Polytechnic / Engineering Diploma.  So no need to go into deep of the topics. Basic knowledge is enough.

That's all for now friends, in our next post we will upload some study materials and previous papers of BANL TTA Exam. All the best and Happy Reading :)


  1. Raksha MaheswaranJune 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Finally you did it :)

    Thanks alot for the post. Eagerly waiting for this from so long. Please update more study materials of BSNL TTA. Thanks in advance.

    1. Rightly Said Raksha....

    2. please update the study material of bsnl TTA as early as possible

    3. we are waiting for bsnl study materials please update

    4. Please update more

  2. could somebuddy plz tell me we have to prepare for one subject in specialisation o rwe have to cover all the subject?? in previous yr question papers only one subject was given in specialisation so it would be of our choice or random subject from the subjects mentioned above for specialisation???

    1. Watever is in d syllabus they can ask...So study the whole syllabus not deeply just basic knowledge is enough...

    2. only study ur stream i.e.if ur frm EEE study only electrical in specialisation

  3. Please provide some materials for prasar bharti engineering assistant exam conducted by ssc on 21st july 2013.....please

    1. We will update by this weekend Himanshu.

    2. Thanku thanku thanku so much mam

    3. thanks alot mam.i m eagerly waiting of your next post

  4. I am a final year student. Am i eligible for this?

  5. when is exam...??? and how to apply for this plzzzz reply me...

  6. When will be held exam ? is their any option for appearing students ???

  7. when is exam...???
    and how to apply plz reply me....

    1. date of exam 14th july and the last date is over

  8. Thanks for u help.. need ur guidance... less number of vacancy but heavy competition.. have to prepare more

  9. Thanks.. We need ur guidance.. less number of vacancy with heavy competition.. Have to prepare smart.. :)

  10. thanks for ur initiative..
    waiting for ur guidence!

  11. Hi

    Please tell the best book for it preparation

    1. Any practice workbook with previous papers will come in Handy Kethan... All the best.

    2. Gateway to PSU(ECE/EEE/EIE) by Rk Kanodia

  12. plz provide previous year paper of bsnl TTA

  13. Pplease provide some previous papers for AIC AO exam

  14. BoB sending mail and call letters for IBPS clerk II in TN and chennai region..
    Medical test and certificate verification is ON..

    Btw shiv, there's something called TN co-operative bank exams held and interview gets over long before.. Still result not published and their website is not opening.. Pls tell updates abt it..

    1. There is no news of TN Cooperative Bank Results Sathyan. We will let you know when we get any info about it.

      Here is link of Tamilnadu State Cooperative Bank

      All the best :)


  16. anybody has received an admit card of tta exam, pls tell me........

  17. Thank You..... Hope I Get The God Damn Job

  18. Replies
    1. after completion of exam......

  19. mam kindly publish material and strategy for ssc prasar bharti for engg & technician

  20. plz upload prasar bharati study materials

  21. Which is the best book for BSNL TTA exam?

  22. hey guys ap bsnl tta results are out
    link is below

  23. can you tell me bsnl tta exam in 2014 or not ?????
    upload bsnl tta old paper and answer.... please replay...

  24. i request you to upload study material for bsnl TTA with previous year question papers?

  25. You upload BSNL TTA study material as soon as possible please with some previous year papers.

  26. please upload study material of bsnl tta

  27. when will be BSNL recruitment start for the year of 2014-15.

  28. when will be the Recruitment start for BSNL for the year of 2014-15

  29. when is jto exam in bsnl?is application opened?

  30. Could you please upload the BSNL TTA material. Thank you so much in advance...


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