UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2016 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

UPSC ESE Exam 2016 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Note : This Revised Scheme and Syllabus of Engineering Services Exam is applicable only from at 2017 Onwards.

Civil Engineering : Paper – I

( For both objective and conventional type papers )

  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 design, Plywood.

    Bricks : Types, Indian Standard 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.EKT Question Bank CD
  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-Breslau 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, Built-up 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. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Introductions to prestressing of indeterminate structures. Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes.
  6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management

    Concreting Equipment : Weigh 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.

Civil Engineering : Paper – II

    1. Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow :

      Fluid Properties, Pressure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow Kinematics; Integration of flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative motion; Moment of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and Control, Drag, Lift; dimensional Analysis, Modelling; Cavitation; Flow oscillations; Momentum and Energy principles in Open channel flow, Flow controls, Hydraulic jump, Flow sections and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow; Surges; Flow development and losses in pipe flows, Measurements; Siphons; Surges and Water hammer; Delivery of Power Pipe networks.

    2. Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower : 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.
    1. Hydrology : Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analyses, 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.
    2. Water Resources Engineering : Water resources of the globe : Multipurpose uses of Water : Soil-Plant-Water relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and their yields, ground water yield and well hydraulics; Waterlogging, drainage design; Irrigation revenue; 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.
  1. Environmental Engineering
    1. 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.
    2. 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 sanitation.
    3. Solid Waste Management : Sources, classification, collection and disposal; Design and Management of landfills.
    4. Air and Noise Pollution and Ecology : Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; Noise pollution and standards; Ecological chain and balance, Environmental assessment.
    1. Soil Mechanics : Properties of soils, classification and inter-relationship; Compaction behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice; Permeability and seepage, flow nets, Inverted filters; Compressibility and consolidation; Shearing resistance, stresses and failure; soil testing in laboratory and in-situ; Stress path and applications; Earth pressure theories, stress distribution in soil; soil exploration, samplers, load tests, penetration tests.
    2. 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.
    1. Surveying : Classification of surveys, scales, accuracy; Measurement of distances – direct and indirect methods; optical and electronic devices; Measurement of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction; Theodolites – types; Measurement of elevations – Spirit and trigonometric levelling; Relief representation; Contours; Digital Monitoring Organisation elevation modelling concept; Establishment of control by triangulations and traversing – measurements and adjustment of observations, computation of coordinates; Field astronomy, Concept of global positioning system; Map preparation by plane tabling and by photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes.
    2. 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 systems, 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; Containerisation. 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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10 Responses to “UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2016 Syllabus for Civil Engineering”

  1. shekhar January 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm # Reply

    how many questions are objective?

  2. sp.pitchamani January 7, 2012 at 11:27 pm # Reply

    IES Civil Engineering Syllabus 2012 ?

  3. annadurai January 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm # Reply

    IES Civil Engineering Syllabus 2012?

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  5. VIVEKANAND February 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm # Reply

    when is the last date for IES application submission through post?

  6. S S DHIRAJ July 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm # Reply

    Dear Sir,

    I am studying in Diploma In Civil Engineering (3 Years) From “Baba
    Saheb Ambedkar Polytechnic, Mathura.” Affliated to “Institute Of
    Advance Studied In Eduction University {IASE (DEEMED) UNIVERSITY}”,
    Sardarshahar, Rajasthan. From DISTANCE EDUCATION COUNCIL.

    Can I Apply for the UPSC Exam, IES Exam with The Post Of Civil Engineer(Junior).

    Please reply on my Email ID.

    Or, what can i do, after diploma, please give a correct suggestion about my carrer, because there is no one in my family who suggest me.

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  7. Taqudas Ahmed Mir August 12, 2012 at 12:09 am # Reply

    I am doing my B.E. in Civil Engg.(Now in 3rd year).
    My percentage in 10th was 78% & in 12th was 53.33% overall and 47.33% in PCM.

    Am i eligible to write IES exam after completing my B.E. ?
    What should be my percentage in B.E. to be eligibl for answering IES exam?


  8. A jaswanth gowda September 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm # Reply

    i am studying 4th year b.e. i need some tips about ies exam. when we have to register ? when is the last date ?
    i got 82% in sslc, 57% in puc and 68% agrregate in b.e at present. am i eligible to take the exam ?

  9. abhijeet December 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm # Reply

    m persuing from civil engg.i wanna know about the seats of civil engg in i.e.s

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