UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

UPSC ESE Exam 2018 Syllabus for Civil Engineering : Paper – I

  1. Building Materials : Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates : Classification, properties and selection criteria;Cement : Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete : Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes : Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.
  2. Solid Mechanics : Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure; Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
  3. Structural Analysis : Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.
  4. Design of Steel Structures : Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
  5. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures : Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces. Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
  6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management : Construction – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.

Civil Engineering : Paper – II

Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power :

  1. Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow : Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.
  2. Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower : Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering :

  1. Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs.
  2. Water Resources Engineering : Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Resources – storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.

Environmental Engineering :

  1. Water Supply Engineering : Sources, Estimation, quality standards and testing of water and their treatment; Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply; Physical, chemical and biological characteristics and sources of water, Pollutants in water and its effects, Estimation of water demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.
  2. Waste Water Engineering : Planning & design of domestic waste water, sewage collection and disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components and layout of sewerage system; Planning & design of Domestic Waste-water disposal system; Sludge management including treatment, disposal and re-use of treated effluents; Industrial waste waters and Effluent Treatment Plants including institutional and industrial sewage management.
  3. Solid Waste Management : Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management system; Disposal system, Beneficial aspects of wastes and Utilization by Civil Engineers.
  4. Air, Noise pollution and Ecology : Concepts & general methodology.

Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering :

  1. Geo-technical Engineering : Soil exploration – planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and interrelationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo-synthetics.
  2. Foundation Engineering : Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, Earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis and design, Principles of ground modifications.

Surveying and Geology :

  1. Surveying : Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road / railway alignment and buildings, Setting out of Curves.
  2. Geology : Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.

Transportation Engineering :

Highways – Planning & construction methodology, Alignment and geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.
Tunneling – Alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting and ventilation.
Railways Systems – Terminology, Planning, designs and maintenance practices; track modernization.
Harbours – Terminology, layouts and planning.
Airports – Layout, planning & design.

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10 Responses to “UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 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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