IES exam Syllabus for Civil Engineers
(Common to 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,
Bricks : Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption, saturation factor,
strength in masonry, influence of morter strength on masonry strength.
Cement : Compounds of, different types, setting times, strength.
Cement Mortar : Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering
Concrete : Importance of W/C Ratio, Strength, ingredients including admixtures,
workability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive testing, mix
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
3. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Analysis of determinate structures - different methods including graphical
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
Weight Batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump.
Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment.
Earthwork Equipment :
Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractor, rollers, sheep foot
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
(Common to both objective and conventional type papers)
1. (a) 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
(b) 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
house, classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
2. (a) 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.
(b) 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 training.
3. (a) 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.
(b) 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, streamflow rejuvenation
Institutional and industrial sewage management; Plumbing Systems; Rural and
(c) SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Sources, classification, collection and disposal; Design and Management of
(d) 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.
4 (a) SOIL MECHANICS:
Properties of soils, classification and interrelationship; 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.
(b) 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
5. (a) 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 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.
(b) 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, Intersections, signalling: Mass transit systems, accessibility,
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; Littoral
transport with erosion and deposition; sounding methods; Dry and Wet docks,
components and operational Tidal data and analyses.
Airports - layout and orientation; Runway and taxiway design and drainage
management; Zoning laws; Visual aids and air traffic control; Helipads, hangers,
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