Civil Engineering Syllabus of Indian Engineering Services Exam

The following will be the subjects for the written examination:-


Subject Duration Maximum Marks Marks
Section I - Objective Papers
General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)
2 hrs. 200
Civil Engineering - Paper I 2 hrs. 200
Civil Engineering - Paper II 2 hrs. 200
Section II - Conventional Papers
Civil Engineering - Paper I 3 hrs. 200
Civil Engineering - Paper II 3 hrs. 200
TOTAL 1000

CIVIL ENGINEERING(for both objective and conventional type papers)

Paper I

1. Building Materials :
Timber : Different types and species of structural timber, density‐moisture relationship, strength in different directions,defects, influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet rots, codal provisions for designs. Plywood.

Bricks : Types, Indian Standards classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, influence of mortar strength on masonry strength.

Cement : Compounds of, different types, setting times strength.

Cement Mortar : Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering and masonry.

Concrete : Importance of W/C Ratio, strength ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength elasticity, non-destructive testing, mix design methods

2. Solid Mechanics :
Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, Mohr's circle of stress, strains, plane strain, Mohr's circle of strain combined stress;Elastic theories of failure; Simple bending, shear; Torsion of circular and rectangular sections and simple members.

3. Structural Analysis :
Analysis of determinate structures different methods including graphical methods.

Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames moment distribution, slope deflection, stiffness and force methods, energy methods. Muller Breslaie principle and application.

Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames shape factors.

4. Design of Steel Structures :
Principles of working stress method/Design of connections, simple members, Builtup sections and frames. Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of simple members and frames.

5. Design of Concrete and Masonry structures :
Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces. Codal provisions for slabs, beams walls and footings. Working stress method of design of R.C. members. Principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing, losses. Designs of simple members and determinate structures. Introduction of prestressing of indeterminate structures.

Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes

6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management :
Concreting Equipment : Weight Batcher, mixer vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump.

Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment. Earthwork Equipment : Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractor, rollers, sheep foot rollers pumps.

Construction, Planning and Management : Bar chart, linked bar chart, work‐break down structures. Activity‐on‐arrow diagrams; Critical path, probabilistic activity durations. Event‐based networks, PERT network; Time‐cost study, crashing; resource allocation.

Paper II

1.(a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow :

Fluid Properties, Perssure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow kinematics; Integration Flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative Motion, Moment of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control.

Drag, Lift : Dimentional Analysis. Modelling Cavitation; Flow Oscillations; Momentum and Energy principles in open channel flow. Flow controls. Hydraulic jump. Flow section and properties; Normal flow.

Gradually varied flow: Surges, Flow development and losses in pipe flows, Measurement, Siphons, Surges and Water hammer. Delivery of Power, Pipe networks

(b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power :

Centrifugal pumps, types, performance parameters, scaling pumps in parallel. Reciprocating pumps, air vessels, performance parameters. Hydraulic ram. Hydraulic turbines types, performance parameters/controls, choice, power houses, classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.

2.(a) Hydrology :

Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analysis, PMP unit and synthetic hydrographs; Evaporation and transpiration;Floods and their management, PMF; Streams and their gauging: River morphology; Routing of floods; Capacity of Reservoirs

(b)Water Resources Engineering :

Water resources of the globe; Multipurpose uses of Water: Soil Plant Water relationship, irrigation systems, water demandassessment; Storages and their yields; Ground water yield and well hydraulics; Water logging, drainage design; Irrigationrevenue; Design of rigid boundary canals, Lacey's and Tractive force concepts in canal design, lining of canals; Sediment transport in canals; Non-overflow and overflow sections of gravity dams and their design. Energy dissipators and tailwater rating; Design of headworks distribution works, falls, cross drainage works, outlets; River raining.

3. Environmental Engineering:

(a) Water Supply Engineering:

Sources of Supply, yields, design of intakes and conductors; Estimation of demand; Water quality standards. Control of Water borne diseases; Primary and secondary treatment detailing and maintenance of treatment units; Conveyance and distribution systems of treated water, leakages and control; Rural water supply; Institutional and industrial water supply.

(b) Waste Water Engineering:

Urban rain water disposal :

Systems of sewage collection and disposal; Design of sewers and sewerage systems; pumping.

Characteristics of sewage and its treatment. Disposal of products of sewage treatment, stream flow rejuvenation; Institutional and industrial sewage management; Plumbing Systems; Rural and semi urban sanitatio.

(c) Solid Waste Management:

Source, classification, collection and disposal; Design and Management of Landfills.

(d) Air, Noise pollution and Ecology:

Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; Noise pollution and Standards; Ecological chain and balance. Environmental assessment.

4.(a) Soil Mechanics:

Properties of soils, classification and inter relationship. Compaction behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice;Permeability and seepage, flownets. Inverted filters; Compressibility and consolidation; Shearing resistance. Stresses andfailure; Soil testing in laboratory and in situ; Stress path and applications; Earth pressure, theories. Stress distribution in soils; Soil exploration, samplers, load tests penetration tests.

(b) Foundation Engineering:

Types of foundations. Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field tests; Types of piles and their design and layout. Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention foundation on swelling soils.

5.(a) Surveying :

Classification of surveys, scales accuracy; Measurement of distances-direct and indirect methods; optical and electronic devices; Measurement of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction; Theodolities types; Measurement of elevations Spiritand trigonometric levelling. Relief representation Contours; Digital Monitoring Organisation elevation modelling concept; Establishment of control by traingulation and traversing measurements and adjustment of observations computation of coordinates; Field astoronomy. Concept of global positioning system; Map preparation by plane tabling and byphotogrammetry. Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes.

(b) Transportation Engineering

Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation; Materials and construction methods for different surfaces and maintenance; Principles of pavement design; Drainage, Traffic Surveys; Intersection, Signalling; Mass transit system, accessibility, networking.

Tunnelling, alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage lighting and ventilation, traffic control, emergency management.

Planning of railway systems, terminology and designs relating to gauge, track, controls transits, rolling stock, tractive power and track modernisation; Maintenance, Appurtenant works, Containnerisation.

Harbours layouts, shipping lanes, anchoring, location identification; Literal transport with erosion and deposition; Sounding methods; Dry and wet docks, components and operations; Tidal data and analysis.

Airports layout and orientation; Runway and Taxiway; design and drainage management; Zoning laws; Visual aids and air traffic control; helipads, hangers, service equipment

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