(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 strength.

Cement : Compounds of, different types, setting times, strength.

Cement Mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering and masonry.
Concrete: Importance of W/C Ratio, strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive testing, mix design methods.

(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 members.

(3) Structural Analysis

Analysis of determinate structures-different methods including graphical methods.
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 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 Concreting Equipment:

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 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, 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 networks.

(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.

(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; 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.