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Candidates List of Pre-promotion Exam of Engineering Supervisors for BPS-17 conducting NTS on November 13, 2010 : Course Outline (Syllabus)

Candidates List of Pre-promotion Exam of Engineering Supervisors for BPS-17 conducting NTS ( National Testing Service ) on November 13, 2010 :




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List of Candidate for BPS-17 Exam


Course Outline (Syllabus) of Pre-promotion Exam of Engineering Supervisors for AE (BPS-17





Course Contents For  Pre-Promotion Test of ES to AE

1. Access Network

2.    Switching

3.    Transmission

4.    I.T. (Information Technology)

5.    Accounts and Administration

List of Contents

I.                Access Network

A. General

1.      Local Loop

2.      Outside Plant

3.      Signaling Systems for Local Loop

4.      Local Network

5.      Local Network Planning

6.      Underground Cable Including Installation and commissioning

7.      Directly Buried Underground Cable

8.      Testing Band Fault Localization of Underground Cable

B.     Specialization

1.      Main Distribution Frame (MDF)

2.      Metallic Local Loop

3.      Optical Fiber

4.      Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

II. Switching

A. General

1.      Analog-to-Digital Conversion Process

2.      Switching and Routing

3.      Overview of the Telecom Network and Switching Systems

4.      Overview of SPC Digital Switching

5.      Switching Technologies

6.      Switching Types

7.      Signaling Fundamentals and Internetworking

8.      Timing and Synchronization in Digital Networks

B. Specialization

1.      EWSD Switching

2.      Alcatel E-10B Switching

3.      ZXE-10 Switching

4.      AXE-10 Switching

5.      Digital Transit/Gateway Exchanges

6.      Huawei C&CO8 Switching

7.      Power Plant and Airconditioning

III.              Transmission

A. General

1.      Modulation

2.      Multiplexing

3.      Accessing Techniques

4.      Radio Spectrum

5.      Transmission Media

6.      Radio Transmission

7.      Digital Distribution Frame (DDF)

B.     Specialization

1.      Radio Transmission

2.      Line Transmission

IV.             IT (Information Technology)

A.     General

1.      Concepts of Information Technology

2.      Basic Computer Terminology

3.      Basic Computer Applications

4.      Computer Networking

5.      Area-Wise Computer Networks

6.      Computer Home Networking

7.      Network Components

8.      Network Operating Systems

9.      Internet, Intranet and Extranet

10. OSI Model

11. Protocol and Protocols Suits

B.     Specialization

1.      IP-Based Networking and Pakistan Internet Exchange (PIE)

2.      ISP (Internet Service Provider)

3.      Internet Services

4.      TCP/IP and Internetworking Protocols

5.      Router Configuration

6.      Network Security and Trouble Shooting

V.              Accounts and Administration

A. General

1.      PTCL—an Overview of the Organization with the Perspective of Its Functions

2.      Books—PTCL Regulations 1996

B.     Specialization

1.      Pension Rules-Revised

2.      Budget

3.      Accounting Equation

Course Contents for the Pre-Promotion Exam of ES to AE

I.   Access Network


1.         Local Loop

A.        Metallic Local Loop

i.    Analog

ii.   Digital

B.        Optical Fiber

C.        Wireless

i.    Fixed

ii.   With Limited Mobility

2.         Outside Plant

3.         Signaling systems for Local Loop

A.                 E&M

B.                 DTMF (Dual Tone Multi frequency)

C.                ISUP

D.                SS7

4.         Local Network

A.        Rigid System & Flexible System

B.        MDF (Main Distribution Frame)

C.        Divisional Cabinet & Distribution Point (DP)

D.        Different types of telephone sets and their components

E.        Composition and color scheme of cable types of Cables

F.         SSA (Self supported Aerial) Cables

G.        Jointing Techniques

H.        Splicing of conductors with UY/UR connections

I.          Heat shrink cable joint

J.         Cable testing devices

K.        Testing & fault localization (Tracing of Fault)

L.         Types of posts and their erection

M.        Local loop

N.        Drop-wire accessories and their application

O.        Rectification of fault.

5.         Local Network Planning

A.        Investment, Planning principles and Maps

B.        Telephone Demand Density & Location of Exchange

C.        Localization of the cabinet & DP

D.        Marking the route of Primary/Secondary cables

E.        Standard types of underground cables

F.         Preparation of Primary & Secondary cable jointing diagram

G.        PVC ducts & index diagrams

H.        Manhole size

6.   Underground Cable including installation and Commissioning

A.        Crossing & going parallel of telephone cable with power cable.

B.        Laying of PVC cable ducts

7.         Directly buried underground cable

8.         Testing and Fault Localization of Underground Cable

A.        Acceptance test of an underground cable

B.        Localization of fault of an underground cable

C.        Route locator and earth tester, TMS and its use


1.         Metallic Local Loop

A.        Analog

i.    MDF

ii.   Primary Cable & Cabinets

iii.  Secondary Cable & Distribution Points

iv.  Drop Wire, Tools and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)

B.        Digital

i.    DSL

ii.   ISDN

2.         Optical Fiber

A.        OFAN

A.                 FTTC

B.                 FTTB

C.                FTTH

3.         Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

A.  Narrowband (GSM & CDMA)

i.    Fixed

ii.   Limited Mobility

II.  Switching.


1.         Analog-to Digital Conversion Process

A.        PCM

i.      Sampling

ii.      Quantization

iii.      Encoding

B.        Other Coding Schemes

D.                Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM)

E.                 Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM)

F.                 Adaptive Predictive Differential Pulse Code Modulation       (ADPCM)

2.   Switching and Routing

3.   Overview of the Telecom Network and Switching Systems

A.        Fundamentals of Telecom Networks

B.        Historical review of the development of Switching

C.        Task of Switching Technology & its solution

D.        Switching stages and numbering scheme

4.   Overview of SPC Digital Switching

A.        Performance, Features  Advantages of SPC Exchanges

B.        Digital Switching Network

5.        Switching Technologies

A.                 Shared Memory Switch

B.                 Shared Bus Switch

C.                Cross-bar-Switching

D.                Time Division Switching

E.                 Space Division Switching

F.                 Multistage (T-S-T & S-T-S)

6.   Switching Types

A.                 Circuit Switching

B.                 Message Switching

C.                Packet Switching

i.      Datagram Switching (Connectionless)

ii.      Virtual Packet Switching (Connection-Oriented)

a.      Cell Switching

b.      Frame Switching

c.      Label Switching

7.   Signaling Fundamentals and Internetworking

A.                 In-band & out-of-band Signaling Principles

B.                 Channel Associated Signaling (CAS)

C.                Common Channel Signaling

D.                Signaling between Exchanges (CCS-7)

E.                 Other signaling (CCS-5 or Intergateway Exchange Singaling)

F.                 SS7

8.   Timing and Synchronization in Digital Networks

A.        Clocking and Timing

i.    Timing Variations

a.      Slip– □ Controled and Uncontroled

b.      Bit or Clock

c.      Jitters

ii.   Types of Clocks

B.        Synchronization

i.    Asynchronous

ii.   Synchronous

iii.  Plesiochronous

iv.  Mesiochronous


1. EWSD Switching

A.        Introduction to EWSD Documentation

B.        EWSD Subsystems and their functions

i.          Hardware Sub System

ii.         CCNC Data Base

iii.        Software Maintenance

iv.        System Administration

v.         Zone, Tariff and Charge Administration

C. Subscriber and Routing Administration

D         APS and Billing data Administration

E         Operation and Maintenance of System

F.         Acceptance Testing

2. Alcatel E-10B Switching

A.                Introduction to E-10B Documentation

B.                E-10B Subsystems and their Function

C.                Hardware & software Maintenance

D.                Subscriber and Routing Administration

E.                APS and Billing data Administration

F.                 Operation and Maintenance of System

G.                Acceptance Testing

3. ZXJ-10 Switching

A.                Introduction to ZXJ-10 System

B.                ZXJ-10 subsystems and their Function

C.                Hardware & software Maintenance

D.                Subscriber and Routing Administration

E.                APS and Billing data Administration

F.                 Operation and Maintenance of System

G.                Acceptance Testing

4. AXE-10 Switching

A.                Introduction to AXE-10 Documentation

B.                AXE-10 Subsystems and their Function

C.                Hardware & software Maintenance

D.                Subscriber and Routing Administration

E.                APS and Billing data Administration

F.                 Operation and Maintenance of System

G.                Acceptance Testing

5. Digital Transit/Gateway Exchanges

A.                Digital Transit Exchange

B.                Digital Gateway Exchange

C.                EPIC/Traffic Analysis

D.                Voice Messaging and CLI Services

E.                Intelligent Network

6.   Huawei C&CO8 Switching

A.                Introduction to C&CO8 Documentation

B.                C&CO8 Subsystems and their Function

C.                Description of Hardware & software System

D.                Operation and Maintenance of System

E.                Services and applications

F.                 Acceptance Testing

7.  Power Plant and Airconditioning

A.       Power Plant

i.    Rectifier

a.      Thruster Controlled Rectifiers 48V, GR-12P

b.      Technical Specifications & Modes of Operation

c.      Strategy of System’s Alarms & Indications

d.      Switch Mode Rectifiers

ii.   Batteries

a.      Maintenance and Precautions

b.      Common Faults and their Remedy

c.      Maintenance Free Batteries

iii.  Diesel Generator Sets

a.      Standby Diesel Generating Sets for Telecom; Equipment

b.      technical Specifications, Load Calculation and Maintenance

c.      No.-Break Power Plant

d.      UPS (Un-interrupted Power Supply)

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

i.      Basic Concepts & Terminology

ii.      Technology of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

iii.      Types of Air-conditions

a.      Widow Type

b.      Split Type

c.      Centrally Air-conditioning Plant

iv.  Maintenance and Trouble Shooting

v.   Practical

III.  Transmission.


1.                  Modulation

A.                 Amplitude Modulation (AM)

B.                 Frequency Modulation (FM)

C.                Phase Modulation (PM)

D.                Pulse Modulation

E.                 Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)

2.         Multiplexing

A.                 Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)

B.                 Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)

C.                Code Division Multiplexing (CDM)

D.                Space Division Multiplexing (SDM)

E.                 Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) and CWDM & DWDM

3.         Accessing Techniques

A.                 Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)

B.                 Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)

C.                Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)

D.                Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA)

4.         Radio Spectrum

5.         Transmission Media

A.        Line Transmission

i.    Copper Line Transmission

a.         PCM Cable Transmission

o       PCM Technology

o       PCM Cable

o       Repeaters

o       Balancers and Equalizers

b.         Co-axial Cable Transmission

o       FDM Technology

o       Co-axial Cable

o       Repeaters

o       Balancers and Equalizer

o       Different types of connectors

ii.   Optical Fiber Transmission

a.         Optical Fiber Technology

b.         Optical Fiber Cable

c.         Optical Fiber Cable (Land and Submarine)

d.         Optical Communication Techniques

e.         Optical Fiber Transmission systems

§         PDH (565 MBPS)

§         SDH (3.5 GBPS)

§         DWDM (10GBPS)


g.                  NMC (Network Management Centre)

OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) and            Fault


h.                  Optical Cord

i.                    Regenerators

j.                     DXC

k.                  Junction Cable

l.                     Backbone Cable

B.                 Radio Transmission

i.          Digital Radio Systems CTR.210 CTR-190, SRAL

ii.         VHF/UHF (Single & Multichannel) Systems and TDMA systems SMD 30/1.5 & 2.5 GHz

iii.          Cellular Mobile, GSM

iv.          Wireless Local Loop, CDMA-2000

C.                Satellite Transmission

i.           SCPC, TDMA, CDMA, IDR, Thuraya Satellite Mobile


ii.                        Inmarsat, VSAT

iii.                        Digital TV Transmission

6.                     Radio Transmission

A.              Analog

B.              Digital

7.         Digital Distribution Frame (DDF)


1. Radio Transmission

A.        TDMA System SMD 30/1.5 system

i.    Introduction

ii.   System Setup

iii.   Functional Descriptions

a.      UCE

b.      UAB

c.      URA

iv.  Practical

a.         TX O/P Power & Frequency Measurement

b.         System Operation & Maintenance Commands

c.         Alarms Handling

B.        NL-148 Digital Microwave

i.      Working principal of Digital Microwave System (1+1)

ii.      Technical specifications:

iii.      Block diagram of Transmitter & Receiver:

iv.      Practical

a.      Checking parameter on built-in meter.

b.      Measurements of output power meter.

c.      Measurements of noise figure

d.      Measurements of data and clock.

e.      Measurements of bit error rate.

C.        DRS CTR 210 System

i.      Working principal of D.R.S/SRA L.  System

ii.      Technical specifications:

iii.      Block diagram of Transmitter & Receiver:

iv.      Practical

a.      Checking parameter on built-in meter.

b.      Measurements of input data rate.

c.      Measurements of noise figure

d.      Measurements of transmitter output power.

D.        DRS CTR-190/34 Mbit/s

i.      Introduction to DRS

ii.      Technical specifications:

iii.      Block diagram of Transmitter & Receiver:

iv.      Practical

a.      Checking parameter on built-in meter a     Alarm

b.      Measurements of Tx power and frequency.

c.      Measurements of input data rate.

E.        SRAL/SRAL-XD SYSTEM (Short Radio Access Link)

i.      Working Principal of Sral System

ii.      Software Features

a.      System type setting.

b.      System parameter setting

c.      Fault management

d.      Performance monitoring

e.      Measurements

f.        Security / Inventory Data

F.         Base Stations (WLL)

i.      Working Principal

ii.      Upward & Downward Streams

iii.      Practical

2. Line Transmission

A. PDH Backbone (565 MBPS) System

i.      Overview of PDH.

ii.      High Order Multiplexes (HOMUX)

iii.      Terminals / Repeaters.

iv.      Order Wire.

v.      Hardware configuration of Higher Order Multiplexers

vi.      Protection Switching Equipment (PSE)

vii.      Alarms and Supervisory.

viii.      System testing / Trouble shooting.

ix.      Handling of Test Equipment.

B. SDH Backbone (2.5 GBPS) System

i.      SDH Overview.

ii.      The Frame structure and Multiplexing methods of SDH Signals.

iii.      Description of Mapping, Aligning and Multiplexing of different signals.

iv.      Over Heads

v.      Pointers.

vi.      Hardware description of SDH System

vii.      Basic form of Network Element

viii.      Network Topologies.

ix.      Protection Mechanism

x.      LCT & NCT Mode connection with system

C.        DWDM Backbone (10 GBPS) System

i.      DWDM Principles

ii.      Network Elements Types

iii.      Network Types

iv.      DWDM Boards

v.      NMS Configuration

IV. IT (Information Technology).


1.               Concepts of Information Technology

2.               Basic Computer Terminology

A.  Software

i.    Operating systems

ii.   Application Software

B.  Firmware

C.  Hardware

i.    Computer System

ii.   Peripherals

3.              Basic Computer Applications

A.  MS Office Suite

i.          MS Word

ii.         MS Excel

iii.        MS Power Point

iv.        MS Access

4.      Computer Networking

A.  Brief Concept of Data Communications

B.  Configurations of Networks

i.    Bus Topology

ii.   Star Topology

iii.  Ring Topology

iv.  Mesh Topology

C.  Examples

i.      Token Ring

ii.      Ethernet

5.   Area-wise Computer Networks

A.     LAN

B.     MAN & CAN

C.    WAN

6.   Computer Home Networking

D.    Server

E.     Client

F.     Network Interface Card

G.    Cable and Connectors

7.        Network Components

A.     Data Base

B.     Servers

C.    Cables

i.    Twisted Pair–▲ Shielded

▲ Unshielded

ii.   Coaxial Cable

iii.  Optical Fiber

iv.  Connectors

D.  Repeaters and Regenerators

E.   Bridges

F.   Switches

G.  Routers

8.   Network Operating Systems

A.  Client and Server Environment

B.  File & application Servers

9.   Internet, Intranet and Extranet

10. OSI Model

11. Protocol and Protocols Suits


1.         IP-Based Networking and Pakistan Internet Exchange

A.                 IP-Backbone

B.                 IP-Routing

C.                VOIP and V2IP

D.                Paknet and PIE configurations

E.                 IP and Interworking Principles with other Networks

2.         ISP

A.                 ISP Architecture

B.                 ISP Business Set-up

C.                ISP PoPs

a.      Internet Services

b.      TCP/IP and Internetworking Protocols

c.      Router Configuration

d.      Network Security and Trouble Shooting

V.  Accounts and Administration.


1.         PTCL- an Overview of the organization with the perspective of its                                       functions

A.                 Mission Statement

B.                 Vision Statement

C.                Core Value

2.         PTCL Service Regulations-1996

i.    Short Title, Commencement and Application

ii.   Definitions

iii.  Chapter Wise Content-discussion


1.         Duties & Responsibilities

A.                 Definition of Service, Cadre & Post

B.                 Definition of Duties & Responsibilities

C.                Duties & Responsibilities-source

D.                Requirement of an office relevant to the duties

2.         Pension Rules-Revised

A.                 Definition

B.                 Classification of Pension

C.                Authority to grant retirement

D.                Emoluments for calculation of Pension

E.                 Conditions of Qualifying service

F.                 Condonation of deficiencies

G.                Documents required

H.                 Formula for calculation of Pension

I.                     Pension-General

J.                  Pension calculation-Exercise

K.                 Procedure for submission of pension case for issuance of PPO

3.         Budget:

A.                 Definition of Budget and its different terms

B.                 Allocation of Budget through:

i.      Revised Estimate

ii.      Budget Estimate

C.                Control over Expenditure.

D.                Controlling Officer-function

E.                 Internal Check

4.         Accounting Equation

A.                 Assets

B.                 Liabilities

C.                Balance Sheet

D.                Example of Balance Sheet

E.                 Income statement /Profit & Loss Account.

F.                 Example of Profit & Loss Account







Pre-Promotion Test of ES to AE


By replacing old pattern, the new paper pattern containing modern telecom trends for pre-promotion test of Engg. Supervisors (Technical) (B-11) to Assistant Engineer / SDO (B-17) have been introduced. There shall be three parts of the paper i.e Part-I, Part-II & Part-III. Part-III relates to specialization which is divided into following four groups:

Group-A:       Access Network

Group-B:      Switching Network

Group-C:      Transmission Network

Group-D:      IT (Information Technology)

For taking test, the candidate shall have to choose anyone group of the above specialization with due care by ticking and signing relevant box given in column-13 of the prescribed application form. However, once specialization is selected, no subsequent change is permissible. During test, part-III of related specialization will be delivered to the concerned candidates.

The candidates will have to score at least 50% marks to qualify the exam.

The paper pattern is further elaborated as under:

Part-I:       Accounts, Administration and Management.

Compulsory part for all candidates. This part shall comprise of 50 multiple choice questions each carrying 2 marks. Time allowed will be 60 minutes.

Part-II:      Introduction to Telecom Technologies

It is compulsory for all groups. It shall include general introduction to all telecom technologies but not in depth. This part shall comprise of 50 multiple choice questions each carrying 2 marks. Time allowed will be 60 minutes.

Part-III:     Specialization in Telecom Technologies

Each group shall be given paper for their respective specialization, so the part III shall be of four types.

Type-I:     Access Network (Specialization)

Type-II:    Switching Technology (Specialization)

Type-III:   Transmission Technology (Specialization)

Type-Iv:   IT (Information Technology) (Specialization)

This part shall comprise of 50 multiple choice questions each carrying 2 marks. Time allowed will be 60 minutes.

About Tahir Iqbal

PTCL Worker at Switching EWSD Multan Qualification = DAE (electrical) + BS(CS)


  1. kindly take up the case

  2. When will the result announced any one please tell?

  3. managment nay NTS ko result announce karnay say rok deya hai or results headquarters mangwa liyae hain , managment kiya chahti hai ???

  4. mehnat me azmat hai

  5. Unin walon ne privitization karwaee, abhi salary bhi nahee barhwaee aur bharwon ne 100% medical allowance kha gae aur

    private scales k agreement par bhi sign kar k aa gae hen
    no Boycot
    paper dena he
    apna haq khud lena he.

  6. Hi ,i want to say to all ptcl friends for bycot ES pre-premotion exam on 13 nov 2010.

  7. ES Pre-promotion exam which held on 13-11-2010 will be bycot desire by all ptcl employee .

  8. yes.


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