Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural
Engineering Mechanics: Units and Dimensions, SI
Units, Vectors, Concept of Force, Concept of particle and rigid body.
Concurrent, Non Concurrent and parallel forces in a plane, moment
of force, free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium, Principle
of virtual work, equivalent force system.
First and Second Moment of area, Mass moment of Inertia.
Static Friction, Kinematics and Kinetics:
Kinematics in Cartesian Co-ordinates, motion under uniform and nonuniform
acceleration, motion under gravity. Kinetics of particle: Momentum
and Energy principles, collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid
Strength of Materials: Simple Stress and Strain,
Elastic constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force
and bending moment, theory of simple bending, Shear Stress distribution
across cross sections, Beams of uniform strength.
Deflection of beams: Macaulay’s method, Mohr’s Moment
area method, Conjugate beam method, unit load method. Torsion of Shafts,
Elastic stability of columns, Euler’s Rankine’s and Secant
Structural Analysis: Castiglianio’s theorems
I and II, unit load method of consistent deformation applied to beams
and pin jointed trusses. Slope-deflection, moment distribution
Rolling loads and Influences lines: Influences lines for Shear Force
and Bending moment at a section of beam. Criteria for maximum shear
force and bending Moment in beams traversed by a system of moving
loads. Influences lines for simply supported plane pin jointed trusses.
Arches: Three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches, rib shortening
and temperature effects.
Matrix methods of analysis: Force method and displacement method of
analysis of indeterminate beams and rigid frames.
Plastic Analysis of beams and frames: Theory of plastic bending, plastic
analysis, statical method, Mechanism method.
Unsymmetrical bending: Moment of inertia, product of inertia, position
of Neutral Axis and Principle axes, calculation of bending stresses.
Design of Structures: Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures:
Structural Steel Design: Structural Steel: Factors
of safety and load factors. Riveted, bolted and welded joints and
connections. Design of tension and compression member, beams of built
up section, riveted and welded plate girders, gantry girders, stancheons
with battens and lacings.
Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures: Concept
of mix design. Reinforced Concrete: Working Stress and Limit State
method of design–Recommendations of I.S. codes Design of one
way and two way slabs, stair-case slabs, simple and continuous beams
of rectangular, T and L sections. Compression members under direct
load with or without eccentricity,Cantilever and Counter fort type
Water tanks: Design requirements for Rectangular and circular tanks
resting on ground.
Prestressed concrete: Methods and systems of prestressing, anchorages,
Analysis and design of sections for flexure based on working stress,
loss of prestress.
Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes
Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Machines:
Fluid Mechanics:Fluid properties and their role
in fluid motion, fluid statics including forces acting on plane and
Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow: Velocity and accelerations,
stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational and rotational
flow, velocity potential and stream functions.
Continuity, momentum and energy equation, Navier-Stokes equation,
Euler’s equation of motion, application to fluid flow problems,
pipe flow, sluice gates, weirs.
Dimensional Analysis and Similitude: Buckingham’s
Pi-theorem, dimensionless parameters.
Laminar Flow: Laminar flow between parallel, stationary
and moving plates, flow through tube.
Boundary layer: Laminar and turbulent boundary
layer on a flat plate, laminar sub layer, smooth and rough boundaries,
drag and lift.
Turbulent flow through pipes: Characteristics of turbulent flow, velocity
distribution and variation of pipe friction factor, hydraulic grade
line and total energy line.
Open channel flow: Uniform and non-uniform flows,
momentum and energy correction factors, specific energy and specific
force, critical depth, rapidly varied flow, hydraulic jump, gradually
varied flow, classification of surface profiles, control section,
step method of integration of varied flow equation.
Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower:Hydraulic turbines,
types classification, Choice of turbines, performance parameters,
controls, characteristics, specific speed.
Principles of hydropower development.
Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Type and structure
– gradation and particle size distribution – consistency
Water in soil – capillary and structural – effective stress
and pore water pressure – permeability concept – field and
laboratory determination of permeability – Seepage pressure –
quick sand conditions – Shear strength determination – Mohr
Compaction of soil – Laboratory and field tests.
Compressibility and consolidation concept – consolidation theory
– consolidation settlement analysis.
Earth pressure theory and analysis for retaining walls, Application
for sheet piles and Braced excavation.
Bearing capacity of soil – approaches for analysis – Field
tests – settlement analysis – stability of slope of earth
Subsurface exploration of soils – methods
Foundation – Type and selection criteria for foundation of structures
– Design criteria for foundation – Analysis of distribution
of stress for footings and pile – pile group action-pile load
Ground improvement techniques.
PAPER - II
Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and Management:
Engineering Materials: Physical properties of construction
materials with respect to their use in construction - Stones, Bricks
and Tiles; Lime, Cement, different types of Mortars and Concrete.
Specific use of ferro cement, fibre reinforced C.C, High strength
Timber, properties and defects - common preservation treatments.
Use and selection of materials for specific use like Low Cost Housing,
Mass Housing, High Rise Buildings.
Construction: Masonry principles using Brick,
stone, Blocks – construction detailing and strength characteristics.
Types of plastering, pointing, flooring, roofing and construction
features, Common repairs in buildings.
Principles of functional planning of building for residents and specific
use - Building code provisions.
Basic principles of detailed and approximate estimating - specification
writing and rate analysis – principles of valuation of real
Machinery for earthwork, concreting and their specific uses –
Factors affecting selection of equipments – operating cost of
Construction Planning and Management: Construction
activity – schedules- organization for construction industry
– Quality assurance principles.
Use of Basic principles of network – analysis in form of CPM
and PERT – their use in construction monitoring, Cost optimization
and resource allocation.
Basic principles of Economic analysis and methods.
Project profitability – Basic principles of Boot approach to
financial planning – simple toll fixation criterions.
Surveying and Transportation Engineering
Surveying: Common methods and instruments for
distance and angle measurement for CE work – their use in plane
table, traverse survey, leveling work, triangulation, contouring and
Basic principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing.
Railway Engineering: Permanent way – components,
types and their functions – Functions and Design constituents
of turn and crossings – Necessity of geometric design of track
– Design of station and yards.
Highway Engineering: Principles of Highway alignments
– classification and geometrical design elements and standards
Pavement structure for flexible and rigid pavements - Design principles
and methodology of pavements.
Typical construction methods and standards of materials for stabilized
soil, WBM, Bituminous works and CC roads.
Surface and sub-surface drainage arrangements for roads - culvert
Pavement distresses and strengthening by overlays.
Traffic surveys and their applications in traffic planning - Typical
design features for channelized, intersection, rotary etc –
signal designs – standard Traffic signs and markings.
Hydrology, Water Resources and Engineering:
Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, precipitation,
evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, overland flow, hydrograph,
flood frequency analysis, flood routing through a reservoir, channel
flow routing-Muskingam method.
Ground water flow: Specific yield, storage coefficient,
coefficient of permeability, confined and unconfined equifers, aquifers,
aquitards, radial flow into a well under confined and unconfined conditions.
Water Resources Engineering: Ground and surface
water resource, single and multipurpose projects, storage capacity
of reservoirs, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation.
Irrigation Engineering: (i) Water requirements of crops: consumptive use, duty and
delta, irrigation methods and their efficiencies.
(ii) Canals: Distribution systems for canal irrigation, canal capacity,
canal losses, alignment of main and distributory canals, most efficient
section, lined canals, their design, regime theory, critical shear
stress, bed load.
(iii) Water logging: causes and control, salinity.
(iv) Canal structures: Design of, head regulators, canal falls, aqueducts,
metering flumes and canal outlets.
(v) Diversion headwork: Principles and design of weirs of permeable
and impermeable foundation, Khosla’s theory, energy dissipation.
(vi) Storage works: Types of dams, design, principles of rigid gravity,
(vii) Spillways: Spillway types, energy dissipation.
(viii) River training: Objectives of river training, methods of river
Water Supply: Predicting demand for water, impurities,
of water and their significance, physical, chemical and bacteriological
analysis, waterborne diseases, standards for potable water.
Intake of water: Water treatment: principles of
coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation; slow-; rapid-, pressure-,
filters; chlorination, softening, removal of taste, odour and salinity.
Sewerage systems: Domestic and industrial wastes,
storm sewage–separate and combined systems, flow through sewers,
design of sewers.
Sewage characterization: BOD, COD, solids, dissolved
oxygen, nitrogen and TOC. Standards of disposal in normal watercourse
and on land.
Sewage treatment: Working principles, units, chambers,
sedimentation tanks, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, activated
sludge process, septic tank, disposal of sludge, recycling of wastewater.
Solid waste: Collection and disposal in rural
and urban contexts, management of long-term ill effects.
Environmental pollution: Sustainable development.
Radioactive wastes and disposal. Environmental impact assessment for
thermal power plants, mines, river valley projects. Air pollution. Pollution