(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
Cement : Compounds of, different types, setting times,
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 simple
(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
Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frame 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 pre-stressed concrete design, materials, methods of pre-stressing,
losses. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Introduction to
pre-stressing of indeterminate structures.
Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes.
(6) Construction Practice, Planning and Management
Weight Batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, and 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.
(1) (A) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe
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,
Modeling, 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
houses, classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
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; Multi-purpose uses of water; Soil-Plant-Water
relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and their
yields, ground water yield and well hydraulics; Water logging, 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
dissipaters and tail-water rating; Design of head works, distribution works,
falls, cross-drainage works, outlets; River training.