GPCL Mines Manager Syllabus 2021- Download PDF

Gujarat Power Corporation Limited has Announced the Online examination, tentatively, which will be held in the 1st/2nd week of August 2021. GPCL Syllabus has Released For the Mines Manager Online Exam. This Article is Helpful For Applied Candidates to pass the Exam.

GPCL Mines Manager Syllabus 2021

General knowledge/Current Affairs

  • History,
  • geography,
  • culture,
  • sports,
  • scientific research,
  • knowledge of current events,
  • general politics,
  • Indian constitution,
  • science – inventions & discoveries,
  • economy,
  • banking,
  • finance,
  • capitals,
  • current affairs

Mine management, Legislation, and general safety

  • Introduction,
  • Personal Management and Organizational behavior,
  • Production Management,
  • Financial Management,
  • Economic Impact of Mining,
  • Materials Management for the mining sector,
  • Mine accidents,
  • CPM and PERT.
  • Health and Safety Laws:
  • The Mines Act,
  • Mines Rules,
  • Coal Mine Regulation,
  • Mines Rescue Rules,
  • provisions of Indian Electricity Rules applicable to mines; Mine Vocational Training Rules,
  • Mine creche rules, other rules and legislation applicable to coal mines.
  • Safety in mines, risk management, First-aid, sanitation and health, Lighting

Winning and Working


  • Occurrences of coal,
  • Indian coalfields,
  • Geological structures,
  • Boring and Trenching, etc.

Mine Developments

  • Various accesses to the mines,
  • Choice of methods of mining coal seams and factors affecting the same,
  • statutory provisions.

Mining Methods

  • Underground and Opencast various mining methods for coal extraction from development to depillaring with associated works.

Drilling and Blasting

  • Drilling,
  • Classification,
  • Principles,
  • types and cost,
  • Types and properties of explosives,
  • permitted explosives,
  • composition and testing of safe explosives,
  • Mili-second detonators,
  • alternatives of explosives,
  • Use and safe handling of explosives in coal in gassy and non-gassy mines,
  • blasting techniques and their relative efficiency,
  • powder factor,
  • total cost concept.

Rock Mechanics and Slope stability

  • stress,
  • strain – compressive and tensile,
  • shear strength,
  • uniaxial and tri-axial strength,
  • Poisson’s Ratio,
  • Young’s Modulus,
  • convergence,
  • elasticity,
  • lithostatic and hydrostatic pressure,
  • rock mass classifications,
  • strength of stooks,
  • shaft pillars,
  • protection of surface structures,
  • design and stability of structures in rock,
  • dynamic and static loading,
  • measuring instruments,
  • economics of support design,
  • subsidence; caving of rock mass,
  • bumps; monitoring of rock mass performance;
  • mechanics of rock fragmentation,
  • slope stability and dump stability,
  • dump management.

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Surface environment, Mine Ventilation and Hazards

Surface environment

  • Mining Environment:
  • EIA (Environment Impact Assessment),
  • EMP (Environment Management Plan),
  • ETP(Effluent Treatment Plant),
  • STP (Sewerage Treatment Plant) threat to the environment from underground and surface mining,
  • means of mitigation,
  • treatment of pollutants,
  • monitoring systems,
  • water management,
  • mine closure plan,
  • R&R (rehabilitation and resettlement).

Mine Ventilation and Hazards

  • Mine atmosphere,
  • Mine gases,
  • flame safety lamp,
  • methanometers and multi-gas detectors,
  • gas chromatograph,
  • methane layering; monitoring of different gases,
  • telemonitoring,
  • coal bed methane/coal mine methane,
  • Heat and humidity,
  • geothermal gradient,
  • Air-flow in mines,
  • Natural Ventilation and Mechanical Ventilation,
  • Airborne dust,
  • Mine fires and dealing with it,
  • Mine explosions,
  • Fire extinguishers,
  • Mine inundation,
  • rescue and recovery in mines,
  • rescue apparatus,
  • organization of rescue work,
  • emergency preparedness and response system.

Mine Machineries, Surveying, and Electricals

Mine machineries

  • Various machineries used in mining,
  • Wire ropes,
  • winders,
  • Material handling machinery,
  • Pumps, Maintenance systems.

Mine surveying

  • Introduction and basic principles of surveying,
  • Linear and angular measurements,
  • Levelling,
  • Controlled survey,
  • Correlation,
  • Theory of errors and adjustments,
  • Theory of errors and adjustments,
  • area and volume calculations,
  • Types of plans their preparation,
  • care,
  • storage and preservation,
  • legislation concerning mine plans and sections,
  • duties and responsibilities of surveyors,
  • photogrammetry,
  • GPS and GIS application in mining,
  • Dip and strike problems,
  • Application/software used in mine surveying and preparation of plans.

Mine electrical

  • Generation,
  • Transmission and distribution,
  • power economics,
  • industrial tariffs,
  • cables,
  • switch gears,
  • mine signaling,
  • electrical drives and semiconductor controllers,
  • flameproof enclosures and intrinsic safety,
  • use of high voltage operational equipment in mines.

GPCL Mines Manager Syllabus 2021- Download PDF

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