West Bengal PSC Recruitment Exam 2016 for Assistant Engineer ( Civil )

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West Bengal PSC Recruitment Exam 2016 for Assistant Engineer ( Civil )

WBPSC Assistant Engineer (Civil) Examination of E-Admit Card can be Downloaded from 02nd August, 2016

Closing Date for Receipt of Application : 17th May, 2016

The Public Service Commission, West Bengal will hold a Competitive Examination for recruitment to the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Engineering Departments in the under-mentioned services.

  1. West Bengal Service of Engineers under Public Works Department.
  2. West Bengal Service of Engineers ( Irrigation ) under Irrigation and Waterways Department.
  3. West Bengal Public Health Engineering Service ( Civil ) under Public Health Engineering Department.
  4. West Bengal Service of Engineers ( Municipal Engineering ) under Municipal Affairs Department.
  5. West Bengal Service Of Engineers (Civil) Under Panchayats And Rural Development Department

The Examination will be held in two successive parts, viz.,

  1. Written Examination (Multiple choice objective type questions) and
  2. Interview.

The Written Examination will be held in Kolkata centre only in the month of 13th August, 2016 or thereabout followed by the Interview. The Interview of the candidates selected on the basis of the results of the written examination will be held at the Commission’s office in Kolkata.

Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and interview. The Commission shall have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in the written examination, interview as also in the aggregate.

Pay Scale for WBPSC Jobs 2016 : ( PB-4A ) Rupee15,600/- to Rupee42,000/- + G.P. Rupee5,400/-.

Gross emoluments at the entry level : Rupee21,000/- besides D.A., M.A. and H.R.A. admissible as per rules.

No. of Vacancy in WBPSC 2016 : The no. of vacancies in different services and posts to be filled on the results of the examination will be announced later. All appointments will initially be made on a temporary basis.

The benefits of reservation of vacancies for SC, ST & BC candidates are admissible only to SC, ST & BC candidates of West Bengal. Some vacancies may be reserved for Persons with Disabilities provided they are otherwise suitable and possess the capacity to perform the duties attached to the post. SC, ST & BC candidates not belonging to the state of West Bengal shall be treated as General candidates.

WBPSC Job Qualifications 2016 :

Essential :

  1. A degree in Civil Engineering of a recognised University or equivalent qualification.
  2. Ability to read, write and speak in Bengali (not required for those candidates whose mother tongue is Nepali) – vide Finance Department’s Notification No.1243-F(P) dated 02.03.2016.
  3. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Desirable : One year’s Post-Graduate practical training or study or research or practical engineering experience.

Note : The qualifications prescribed in the advertisement are as per the notified recruitment rules issued by Govt.

Age Limit for WBPSC Recruitment Exam 2016 : Not more than 32 years on the 1 st January, 2016 (i.e. born not earlier than the 2 nd January, 1984).

The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC and ST candidates of West Bengal and by 3 years for BC candidates of West Bengal and upto 45 years for persons with disabilities having physical disability of 40% and above as per Govt. Rules. Page 2 of 5 The upper age limit is also relaxable in case of a candidate who has been in the employment of the Central Government or the State Government or Government Undertaking or Statutory Body, recognized for the purpose by the State Government and is not out of such employment for more than a year on 23.04.2016 upto the extent of actual period spent continuously in such employment.

SC, ST and BC candidates of other States may apply for unreserved vacancies as General candidates.

Note : No candidate will be allowed to take more than three chances. Candidates must submit a declaration to that effect in the relevant column under ITEM NO.13(b) of the application.

Candidates suffering from blindness or low vision and candidates with locomotor disability / cerebral palsy will be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour. However, candidates suffering from blindness or low vision will be allowed the help of a scribe, if required. The commission, however, will not provide scribe for such candidates. Scribe will have to be arranged by candidates themselves.

Preference regarding different departments will be obtained from candidates at the time of interview.

Application Fee for WBPSC Recruitment Exams 2016 : Rs.210/- (Rupees two hundred ten) only + Service Charge 1% of Examination Fee subject to a minimum of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five) only for online payment through debit/credit card plus 12.36% of service charge as Govt. Duty or Service Charge of Rs.5/- (Rupees Five) only for Net Banking or Service Charge of Rs.20/- (Rupees Twenty) only for payment through Bank Counter (off-line payment). SC/ST candidates of West Bengal and Persons with disabilities (PWD) having physical disability of 40% and above are not required to pay any fee. BC candidates of West Bengal are, however, required to pay usual fee as aforesaid.

No Exemption of Fee is Available to SC/ST/BC Candidates of Other States. No claim for refund of the fee will be entertained nor will it be held in reserve for any other examination.


WBPSC AE ( Civil ) Application Form

Application : Applications can be submitted through online only.

How to Apply Online :

Candidates have to first go for “One Time Registration” link available on top of the left panel in home page of the website www.pscwbonline.gov.in and fill up all the required data and uploading scanned photo and signature to get User ID and Password. The process of one time registration is mentioned in details in right panel of the home page of the website www.pscwbonline.gov.in in “Instruction to Candidate” link under Candidate’s Corner. However, those candidates who have earlier registered themselves with PSC, West Bengal need not register once again. They can use their previous User Id and Password for login into their respective Dashboards.

With the User ID and Password, as provided to the candidate, they need to login to their Dashboard through the link “Login to your Account” which is available in right panel of the home page of the website under Candidate’s Corner.

Candidates who forget their password can reset the password for which the link is available in the Candidate’s Login Page which can be opened through the link “Login to your Account”. For resetting the password, click on the “Reset Your Password” link. Then after, candidates have to provide User ID, Mother’s Maiden Surname, Last School Attended and Grandfather’s Name. Mother’s Maiden Surname, Last School Attended and Grandfather’s Name should match exactly the one given during One Time Registration. If all the data matches correctly, candidates will get the new password. Candidates are advised to note down the new password for future reference.

After login into the Dashboard, candidates will find the name of the Examination with Apply Now link. Click on the link and the application form will be opened.

Candidates are advised to read thoroughly and cautiously the documents available in the link Information to Candidates and Scheme and Syllabus present in the top of the application form before filling the application. Application once submitted shall be treated as final. No request for change in application form will be entertained after the submission of application.

The candidates are advised to check the entries made against each column thoroughly before submission of application. The Photo and Signature of the candidate, as uploaded by them during One Time Registration, are displayed. Candidate may change the photo and/or signature, if required, by clicking the respective Edit Button/s.

Commencement of submission of online application : 26th April, 2016 from 11:30 a.m.

Closing date for submission of online application : 17th May, 2016 (upto 12-00 midnight)

Closing date for submission of fees through online : 17th May, 2016 (upto 12-00 midnight)

Closing date for submission of fees through offline : 18th May, 2016

However, the Challan must be generated by the 17th May, 2016 positively

Particulars and Certificates required :

A candidate claiming to be S.C., S.T., B.C. or Persons with Disabilities ( 40% and above ) must have a certificate in support of his / her claim from a competent authority of West Bengal as specified below :

For S.C., S.T. & B.C. Candidates :

  1. In the district, the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division concerned, and
  2. In Kolkata, the District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas or such Additional District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas, as may be authorized by the District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas, in this behalf and also District Welfare Officer, Kolkata & Ex-officio Joint Director, Backward Classes Welfare. [ vide the W.B.S.Cs. & S.Ts. ( Identification ) Act, 1994 and S.Cs. & Ts. Welfare Deptt. Order No. 261-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated 6.4.95 read with B.C.W. Deptt. Order No.6320-BCH/MR-84/10, dated 24.09.2010 & also Notification NO.2420-BCW/MR-61/2012(Pt.), dt. 12.07.2013 ]

For Persons with Disabilities ( PWD ) :

A Medical Board constituted at Government Medical College Hospitals in Kolkata, District Hospitals and Sub-divisional Hospitals in the Districts. [ vide West Bengal Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Rules, 1999 ]

Application Forms, not properly filled in or incomplete in any respect or without requisite documents would be summarily rejected. Willful suppression of any material fact will also be similarly dealt with.

Candidates in service of Govt., a local or Statutory Body must submit their applications in prescribed form with the requisite documents direct to the Commission’s Office within the closing date. They are required to submit an undertaking ( as in the declaration printed in the Application Form ) to the effect that they have informed, in writing, their Head of Office / Department as to their applying for the examination.

The Public Service Commission, West Bengal may make enquiries about the integrity of the candidates and other particulars regarding suitability and eligibility. If any candidate fails to furnish any relevant certificate or other documents or information relating to his / her candidature within the time specified by the Commission, his / her claim for allotment may be passed over without further reference to him / her.

A candidate should note that his / her admission to the examination will be deemed provisional subject to determination of his / her eligibility in all respects.

A candidate must abide by the instructions as may be given by Supervisor / Invigilator of the Examination. If the candidate fails to do so or indulges in disorderly or improper conduct he / she will render himself / herself liable to expulsion from the Examination Hall and / or such other punishment as the Commission may deem fit to impose. A candidate who has been reported against by the Supervisor of the Examination Centre for violating any of the instructions will be punished with cancellation of candidature and also debarment from future examinations and selections as may be decided by the Commission according to the circumstances of the case.

Syllabus for WBPSC AE ( Civil ) Exam 2016

WBPSC Assistant Engineer ( Civil ) Exam Scheme 2016

The Examination shall be held in two successive stages viz.

(I) Written Examination
(II) Interview.

Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and interview. The Commission shall have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in the written examination, interview as also in the

A. The written examination will consist of one paper.

The question paper will be of the objective type ( multiple choice ) comprising 100 questions. Full marks will be 200 for 100 questions of 2 marks each. The paper will be of 2 hours duration.

B. Interview.

The full marks for interview will be 100.

Syllabus for WBPSC Assistant Engineer ( Civil ) Written Exam 2016

The course content of the syllabus for the paper will be of the degree level. The syllabus is given below as indicated against the respective subject module.

1. Theory and Design of Structures

a. Theory of Structures and Strength of Materials :

i. Solid Mechanics – properties of material, Mohr’s circle of stress – strain, plain stress & strain, combined stress, Elastic theories of failure, simple bending, shear, torsion of circular and rectangular sections, columns and struts, moving loads and influence lines for shear force and bending moment for – simple and continuous beams and frames.

ii. Structural Analysis – Analysis of determinate structures. Different methods of analysis of indeterminate structures – moment distribution, slope-deflection, column analogy, strain energy method, three moment theorem, Muller Breslau Principle and application, etc. Analysis of determinate and indeterminate arches.

b. Steel Design – ( Design of Steel Structures ) :

Principle of working stress method, Design of all types of connection, Simple members, Built up sections and frames, Design of Industrial structures and Multistoried frames, Design of steel bridges and tanks of different types, Design of tubular structures, codal provisions for design of all those steel structures including foundation.

Principle of ultimate load design; Plastic design of continuous frames and portals.

c. Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Structures :

Limit state method of design. Codal provisions for design. Working stress method of design. Concrete mix design & Quality control, Principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing, losses in prestressing, anchorages. Design of Brick masonry as per I.S. codes.

2. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic

Fluid properties and definitions, Flow kinematics, continuity momentum and energy equations applicable to fluid flow, Bernoulli’s theorem, flow through conduits, flow through open channels, Hydraulic jump, flow through pipes and losses in pipe flows, siphons, pipe network, forces in pipe ends, hydraulic energy grade line, water hammer. Viscosity, definition of ideal fluid.

3. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

  1. Properties of soils, classifications and interrelationship; definitions of terms used; soil testing in laboratory and insitu; compaction behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice; permeability and seepage, flow nets, flow under hydraulic structure, uplift and quicksand condition inverted filters, unconfined and direct shear stress, triaxial test, shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories, stability of slopes; compressibility and consolidation. Theories of consolidation, pressure distribution in soils, soil stabilization, soil exploration and penetration tests, Pore water pressure.
  2. Types of foundation, selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field tests, codal provisions in all types of foundation including testing of piles etc. Types of piles and their design and layout; Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention, Design of retaining walls, wells, sheet piles and caissons, Reinforced earth technique and its use.

4. Surveying :

Classification of surveys, scales, accuracy; Measurement of distances – by direct and indirect methods, optical and electronic devices, Measurement of directions, Prismatic compass, local attractions; Theodolities-types, Measurement of elevations, trigonometric leveling, contours, Establishment of control by triangulations and traversing. Measurements and adjustment of observation, Computation of coordinates; Errors and their corrections of measurement of length, bearing horizontal and vertical angles and leveling operation, Correction due to refraction and curvatures, Map preparation by plane tabling and photogrammetry; Field astronomy, concept of global positioning system; Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes; Setting out directions and grades; types of curves, setting out of curves and excavation lines for building foundation.

5. Construction Materials, Practices, Planning and Management

  1. Building Materials specifications, tests, uses and codal provisions.
  2. Concrete technology – Cement its properties, classification and specification – Provisions in I.S. code. Properties of coarse and fine aggregates – Provisions in I.S. code, concrete mix design, Laboratory concrete, Ready mixed concrete, field tests for quality control of concrete, concreting equipments.
  3. Earth moving machineries and pile driving equipments.
  4. Construction planning and management – Bar chart, linked bar chart, work break down structures, Activity-onarrow diagrams, critical path, probabilistic activity durations, Event-based network, PERT Network, Time Cost study, crashing, Resource allocation, Rescheduling of construction programme.
  5. Quantity surveying; Methods of valuation, pricing and measurement of works; Rudiments of legal and technical aspects of engineering contracts.

6. Highway Engineering including Traffic Engineering

Planning of Highway systems, its classification, objects and principles, Geometric design of highway alignment, gradients, super-elevation, camber, sight distances, etc. Horizontal and Vertical curves, Transition curves, grade separations, Segregation of traffic and intersection design. Materials of highway construction its properties and tests. Sub-grade and pavement components, Types of pavements & Road drainage. Principles of highway financing, Design of pavements, evaluation of pavement failure and strengthening. Construction methods and quality control measures for highway embankment, sub-grade, pavement courses and bituminous surfacings. Elements of Design and construction of highway – Bridges and culverts including their maintenance. Principles of transportation planning; forecasting techniques, origin and destination study; Highway capacity; Arterial routes; one-way roads and bye-pass roads; Ribbon development; Traffic control devices; Traffic study and parking surveys, speed, volume and delay studies; Accident characteristics; Traffic signal; Traffic projection factor.

7. Water Resources Engineering

1. Hydrology – Hydrologic cycle, Measurements, Computations and statistics; Run off and stream flow, Measuring techniques and computations; Hydrographs, Computations and interpretation; ground water, Estimation, Measurements, Characteristics.

2. Irrigation Engineering – Types of irrigation systems and their detail description, soil-water-crop relationship; Types
of soils; water requirement of crops; Delta and duty. Classification of rivers; River Regime Theory; Effects of dams on river regime; River training works. Irrigation channels; Design principles of irrigation canals, Drainage channels and Navigation canals; canal linings; canal outlets.

Water logging and salt efflorescence, land reclamation.

3. Hydraulic structures – Storage Reservoirs; Different types of dams and their design principles; Weirs, barrages and their design principles; spillways, Energy dissipation by hydraulic jump; different types of energy dissipation. Headworks; cross drainage works; Falls and Regulators.

8. Environmental Engineering

a. Water Supply Engineering :

Water uses, Quantity requirements, potable water quality, sources of water, ground water hydraulics, Development of surface source; Reservoir volume, Transmission of water. Treatment of water; Typical flow-sheets for surface and ground sources; sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation, filtration, disinfection, hardness and chemical softening; Rudiments of Ion-exchange; Elements of rural water supply and removal of Iron, Arsenic and salinity from water. Principles and methods of design of distribution systems, service reservoirs, and Intakes for urban and rural water supply.

b. Waster Water Engineering :

Sanitary Waster Water and Stormwater run off : Quantity estimation, Sewerage systems and their design principles; Sewer construction materials; structural design of sewers; Sewer appurtenances; Characteristics of domestic sewage; Typical flow-sheets for primary and secondary treatment; Design principles of screen, gritremoval, sedimentation, Bio-filter, Activated sludge process and Septic tank, Elements of industrial sewage and its treatment; Rural Sanitation its principles and practices.

c. Environmental Pollution and Control :

Atmospheric Pollution : Types of pollutants, Natural and man-made sources, Effects of air pollution, unit systems; Rudiments of control methods; Elements of noise pollution. Community solid wastes; Sources, Quantity and characteristics, Methods of disposal, Reuse and cycling. Water quality management; Quality criteria for major uses of water; Applied stream sanitation.


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