PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO THE POSTS OF
PROVINCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICE – 2019
SUBJECT: PRINCIPLE OF ENGINEERING (PAPER – II )
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100
NOTE: Attempt Any FIVE Questions in All. Including Question No. 8 which is Compulsory, Calculator is allowed. (Not Programmable)
Q No. 1: a) Define following:
(i) Net present value (ii) Book and Salvage values (iii) Fixed and variable costs (iv) Internal Rate of return (v) Opportunity cost
(b) Explain benefit cost (B/C) ratio and break even point for a project. (10 + 10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 2: (a) What are predecessor and successor activities? Also, define earliest time, latest time and slack time.
(b) The activity chart for a plant repair project along with precedence and estimate of activity times is given below. Develop a PERT network, determine the critical path and activity schedule along with slack times. (10 + 10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 3: (a) Define, sketch and explain economic order quantity. Also, develop basic formula for economic order quantity.
(b) A home appliance manufacturing company has an annual requirement of 12000 thermostats. The unit price is Rs. 1200. If the quantity of a single lot exceeds 1000, a quantity discount of 2% is available. If the cost of an order is Rs. 3000 and the inventory holding cost is 24% per annum, what should be the lot size for a minimum total cost per unit? (10 + 10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 4: (a) Define and explain prevention, appraisal, internal/external failure costs.
(b) List quality management ideas of Deming, Juran and Crosby. How can these ideas be helpful in building a quality management system? (10 + 10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 5: (a) Explain Job production, Batch production, continuous production, mass production and group technology.
(b) Elaborate Just-in-Time (JIT) production system with clearing stating its constraints and benefits. (10 + 10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 6: (a) Define and Explain Maximax and Maximin decision making under uncertainty.
(b) Elaborate following:
1. Cause-and-Effect diagram 2. Pareto diagram 3. Control chart 4. Process capability 5. Scatter diagram (10 +10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 7: (a) Compare authoritarian, supportive, consultative and Japanese styles of management.
(b) What are basic principles of production management to improve product, process and plant along with efficient human resource utilization? (10 + 10 = 20 Marks)
Q No. 8: Choose the right answer and mark it with Tick. (20 Marks)
I. Current assets – current liabilities =
a) Working capital b) Current value of the firm c) Share value index d) Turn over
II. A machine costing Rs. 8500 will have a scrap value of Rs. 300. Machines of this class have a working hour average life of 25000 hours. What will be the depreciation charge at the end of the first
year if the machine is operated for a total duration of 1500 hours?
a) Rs. 492.00 b) Rs. 542.00 c) Rs. 548.50 d) Rs. 692.00
III. Jobs going behind the schedule are conveniently shown in
a) Milestone chart b) pi chart c) Bar chart d) Gantt chart
IV. An organization may decide to buy a component from outside when
a) existing production facilities are limited b) there is need to maintain stability in employment c) cost is less to buy as compared to production cost d) All of the above
V. Choose the correct statement
a) CPM and PERT are event oriented techniques b) CPM and PERT are activity oriented techniques c) CPM is an activity oriented technique while PERT is an event oriented technique d) None of the above
VI. Which of the following were not management thinkers
a) Taylor b) Galileo c) Drucker d) McGregor
VII. A military organization is known as
a) Committee b) Line organization c) Line and staff organization d) Functional organization
VIII. Machine loading means
a) Load of machine + load of heaviest job that machine can take
b) Load of machine load of heaviest job that machine can take
c) Electrical load required for the machine motors
d) Amount of work assigned to a machine
XI. The advertisement cost is included
a) In fixed cost b) Sometimes in fixed cost and sometimes in variable costs c) Always in variable costs d) Never included in variable costs
X. Which of the following is not wealth?
a) Office building b) Goodwill of a firm c) Services of a consultant d) Water in sea
XI. Control limits are
a) Limits defined by customers b) Limits driven by the natural variability of the process c) Limits driven by the inherent variability of the process d) Statistical limits
XII. Which one of these is not a component of quality?
a) Reliability b) Durability c) Acceptance sampling d) Serviceability
XIII. How many points did Deming give to elaborate methods for quality improvement?
a) 23 b) 14 c) 12 d) 10
XIV. In 3-σ quality performance, the probability of producing a conforming product is
a) 1.0000 b) 0.9973 c) 0.9500 d) 0.9467
XV. Probability distribution relates the value of a variable to
a) Its probability of occurrence b) Probability of occurrence of values other than that c) Its frequency d) Random variable
XVI. An uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on a project objectives is termed.
a) Random chance b) Uncertainty c) Risk d) Hazard
XVII. Detailing all identified risks, including descriptions, category, and probability of occurring, impact, responses, contingency plans, owners and current status is called
a) Management reserves b) Contingency reserves c) Change control d) Risk register
XVIII. The assessment of the external and internal environments is called
a) SWOT analysis b) Competitive analysis c) Industry analysis d) Market analysis
XIX. In work study the symbol D implies
a) Delay b) Transport c) Operation d) Inspection
XX. A product layout is generally suggested for
a) Jobbing work b) Batch production c) Continuous type of production d) Efficient machine utilization ratio