TSPSC AEE Syllabus 2018 Civil Engineering

Telangana State Public Service Commission TSPSC AEE Syllabus 2018 for Assistant Executive Engineers (Civil Engineering)

TSPSC AEE Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Scheme And Syllabus For Recruitment To The Posts Of Assistant Executive Engineers In Various Engineering Services.

The Selection Of Candidates For Appointment To The Posts Will Be Made In Two Successive Stages Viz.,

  • I) Examination (objective Type) By Online / Omr Based. And
  • II) Oral Test In The Shape Of Interview (only For Those Qualified As Per Rules).
  • The Final Selection Of These Posts Will Be Based On The Examination Either Online Or OMR Based And Interview Marks Put Together.

TSPSC AEE 2018 Exam Pattern


No.oQuestions Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks
Part: A:  (Objective Type) 

Paper-I: General Studies and General Abilities

150 150 150
Paper-II: Civil Engineering (Degree Level) 150 150 300
Part: B: Interview 50



TSPSC AEE 2018 Syllabus for GS and GA

Paper-I: General Studies And General Abilities

  • International Affairs.
  • General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
  • Environmental issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategie
  • Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.
  • Physical, Social and Economic Geography and Demography of Telangana.
  • Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Modern India with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.
  • Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana state.
  • Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.
  • Social Exclusion; Rights  issues  such  as  Gender,  Caste,  Tribe,  Disability  et  and inclusive policies.
  • Society, Culture, Heritage, Literature of Telangana.
  • Policies of Telangana State.
  • Basic English. (10th class Standard)

TSPSC AEE 2018 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Paper-II: Civil Engineering (Degree Level)

  1. Building Materials And Construction:
  • Bricks– Types of Bricks, Indian standard classification, properties; Stones – Types of stones,  classification,  properties,  dressing  and  polishing  of  stones;  Methods  of Quarrying; Cement – Different grades and types of cement, properties and IS specifications; Aggregates – coarse and fine aggregate, properties and IS specifications; Cement Mortar – Proportions of cement mortar for various applications; Concrete – Constituents of Concrete,   Different grades of Concrete, mix proportioning using IS Code, Properties of fresh and hardened Concrete; Admixtures – Types of Admixtures
  1. Strength of Materials And Theory of Structures:
  • Strength of Materials: Simple stresses and strains, elastic constants and relationship between them; Compound bars; Temperature stresses; Shear forces and bending moment diagrams for beams; Principal stresses and Mohr’s circle of stress, Theory of bending and bending stresses ; Shear stress distribution; Theory of torsion; Springs; Deflections of beams; Thin and thick cylinders;; Analysis of trusses, Betti-Maxwell theorem; Shear centre and unsymmetrical bending.
  • Theory of Structures: Direct and bending stresses; Columns and struts; Strain energy method; Moving loads and influence lines; Arches and suspension bridges; Static and kinematic indeterminacy;  Moment  distribution, Slope  deflection,  and  Kani’s  methods applied to continuous beams and portal frames; Column analogy and matrix methods of analysis.
  1. RCC and Steel Structures:
  • Concrete  Structures:  Materials,  permissible  stresses  and  IS  Specifications; Working stress methods;  Limit State Method –  Stress Blocks  parameters,  design  of  Beams, Slabs, Columns and Footing; Design for Shear and Torsion; Design of Retaining Walls, Water tanks, and T-Beam Slab bridges; Yield line theory.
  • Steel Structures: Properties of steel sections, permissible stresses, IS Specifications; Riveted and welded joints and connections; Design of simple and compound Beams and Columns, Column bases, Roof trusses, Plate and Gantry Girders; Plate Girder Lattice Girder Railway bridges, and Bearings. Plastic analysis.
  • Pre-Stressed Concrete:  Basic concepts, material for pre-stressing, losses in Pre-stress, classification of pre-stressing system; Analysis of PSC Sections.
  1. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics:
  • Fluid Properties; Measurement of Pressure – Manometers; Fluid Kinematics – Classification of Fluids, Stream function and Velocity potential, significance and use of Flownets,   Fluid dynamics –   Continuity equation, Bernoulli’s equations and Impulse momentum equation; Laminar and Turbulent flow through pipes – significance of Reynolds number, Hagen – Poiseuille’s equation, Darcy – Weisbach equation, Friction factor, Water hammer phenomenon; Compressible flow – Bernoulli’s equation for Isothermal and Adiabatic conditions, Mach Number, Mach cone, stagnation properties; Steady uniform flow through open channels; Gradually varied flows – significance of Froude number, classification and computation of Flow profiles, Hydraulic jump, Surges; Boundary layer – Laminar and Turbulent Boundary layer, Boundary layer thickness, rough and smooth Boundaries, Boundary layer separation; Dimensional analysis and similarity laws;  Hydraulic  Turbines  –  classification,  Velocity  triangles,  principles  and design of reaction and impulse turbines; Centrifugal pumps – specific speed, work done and efficiency, characteristic curves.
  1. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:
  • Hydrological cycle; Rainfall – types and measurement, network design; Infiltration – Ф- index; Runoff – process, factors and determination of runoff, dependable yield; Floods – flood hydrograph, computation of flood peak using rational formula, unit hydrograph method and Gumbel’s extreme value methods; Groundwater – types of aquifer and properties, Darcy’s law, specific yield, steady radial flow to wells in confined and unconfined aquifers; Irrigation – types and advantages, soil water plant relationship, consumptive use, duty, delta, base period, crops and their water requirements; Single and multipurpose projects; Dams – classification, forces and design of Gravity dam and Earth dam; Spillways – types, energy dissipation, stilling basin, Appurtenances; Canals – alignment,  Kennedy’s  and  Lacey’s  theories,  lining  of  Canals; Weirs  –  components, design  of  vertical  drop  and  sloping  glacis  weir;  Seepage  forces  –  Bligh’s  Theory, Khosla’s theory; Canal falls – types and design principles; Cross drainage works – classification  and  design  principles  of  aqueducts;  Hydropower  –  classification  and principle components of Hydroelectric power plants.
  1. Environmental Engineering:
  • Water supply – objectives, rate of demand, population forecasts; Analysis of water – classification, design of coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection and softening processes; Methods of layout of distribution pipes – Hardy cross method; Waste water engineering – systems of sewerage, hydraulic formulae and design of sewers, BOD, COD, self purification of natural streams, methods of sewage disposal; Treatment of sewage – principles and design of grit chamber, sedimentation tanks, trickling filters, activated sludge process, sludge digestion tanks, septic tanks; Municipal solid waste – characteristics, collection and transportation of solid wastes; Air Pollution – types and sources of pollutants, air quality standards; Noise pollution – Impacts and permissible limits, measurement and control of noise pollution.
  1. Transportation Engineering:
  • Highway Classification as per IRC; Highway alignment; Engineering Surveys; Geometric Design;  Cross  sectional  elements  of  road;  Gradient;  Grade  compensation;  Traffic Surveys – speed, Volumes, origin and destination; Highway capacity and level of service as per HCM 2000; Intersection – at grade and grade separated; Channelization; Rotary intersection; signal design – webstar method, traffic signs, pavement marking; Parking studies, accidental studies, pavement types, Factors considered for pavement design, flexible and rigid pavements design concepts.
  • Railway Engineering: Permanent way, rails, sleepers, ballast; Creep, coning of wheel, rail fixtures and fastenings, super elevation, cant deficiency, curves, turnout; Points and crossings.
  • Airport Engineering: Selection of site of Airport, runway orientation and design, wind rose diagram, basic run way length, correction to basic runway length.
  1. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering:
  • Soil   Mechanics:   Physical   properties   of   soils,   Classification   and   identification, Permeability, Capillarity, Seepage, Compaction, Consolidation, Shear Strength, Earth pressure, Slope stability;
  • Foundation Engineering: Site investigations, stress distribution in soils, Bearing capacity, Settlement analysis, Types of Foundation, Pile foundations, Foundations on expansive soils;  swelling  and its  preventions;  Coffer  dams,  Caissons,  Dewatering,  Bracing  for excavations, Newmark charts, machine foundations.
  • Engineering   Geology:   Mineralogy,   Structural   Geology,   Groundwater   Exploration methods; Engineering Geology applications for Tunnels, Dams and Reservoirs; Geological hazards and preventive measures.
  1. Estimation, Costing and Construction Management:
  • Abstract estimate: Detailed estimate – centerline, long & short wall method, various items of Civil Engineering works as per Indian Standard, General Specifications  – Earth Work, Brick / Stone Masonry in Cement Mortar, RCC, Plastering in Cement Mortar, Floor finishes, white wash, colour wash; Standard schedule of rates, lead and lift, preparation of lead statement; Computation of earth work – Mid-ordinate, Mean Sectional area, Trepezoidal method, Prismoidal Rule; Approximate estimate – Plinth area and cubic rate estimate.
  1. Surveying:
  • Principle and classification of surveying, chain surveying; Compass surveying; Levelling and contouring; Theodolite surveying; curves; Introduction and Fundamental concepts of electronic measuring instruments – EDM, Total station, GIS & GPS.

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