Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
Syllabus For Civil Engineering Preliminary Examination (Optional)
CIVIL ENGINEERING ( CODE NO. 09 )
1. Solid Mechanics
(1) Concurrent, Non concurrent and Parallel forces in a plane. Moment of
Force and Varignon's theorem, Free Body Diagram, Conditions of Equilibrium,
(2) Stresses in pin connected frames, Graphical and
Analytical methods of finding forces in members of Trusses and Reactions in
(3) Simple Stresses and Strains, Elastic constants and
relations between them.
(4) Compound stresses, Principal Stresses and Strains. Mohr's circle. Theories
of Elastic Failure.
(5) Bending Moments and Shear Forces in beams.
(6) Bending stresses and Shear Stresses in beams.
(7) Deflections in beams: Macaulay's method, Moment Area method, Conjugate Beam
method, Unit Load method : Strain Energy in direct stress, bending and shear.
(8) Elastic stability of Columns : Euler's, Rankine's and
(9) Torsion of Shafts, Transmission of Power, Combined Bending Torsional and
(10) Helical springs, Unsymmetrical bending.
(11) Thin Cylinders and Spherical Shells under internal and external pressure.
2. Basic Structural Analysis
Determinate and Indeterminate Structures, Static and Kinematic
Indeterminacy, Analysis of determinate pin-jointed trusses arches and cables ,
Concept of influence line for determinate structures, principles of virtual work
and superpositions .
3. Fluid Mechanics
(1) Fluid properties and their role in fluid motion, Fluid Statics :
Pressure at a point, forces on plane and curved surfaces. Buoyancy, Stability of
floating and submerged bodies.
(2) Kinematics and Dynamics of fluid flow : Continuity,
Momentum and Energy Equations applied to flow in Closed Conduits and Free
Surface Flow. Flow net their utility and methods of drawing flow net.
(3) Dimensional Analysis and Similitude : Units & Dimensional
Analysis Buckingham Pi theorem, Similitude theory Model Laws. Laminar &
Turbulent Flow. Reynolds number, Laminar flow between parallel plates, flow
through circular pipes. (4) Open Channel Flow: Uniform and Non Uniform flow,
Specific Energy, Critical Depth, Channel Geometry.
4. Geotechnical Engineering
(1) Formation of Soil, Basic definitions and Index Properties. Grain Size
(2) Consistency limits.
(3) Soil Structure.
(4) I.S. Classification.
(5) Soil Water, Permeability, Lab, Methods, Seepage Flow net
and its uses.
(6) Effective, neutral and total Stresses.
(7) Stress distribution in soils, Bouninesq equation.
(8) Compaction of soils, Lab, tests, Compressibility and Consolidation,
Consolidation test, Settlement computations.
(9) Shear Strength of soil, Mohr Coulomb failure theory, Lab. tests.
(10) Lateral Earth Pressure, Active Passive and rest conditions, Rankine and
(11) Stability of Slopes, Taylor's Stability Number, Swedish Slip Circle method
and Method of Slices.
(12) Bearing Capacity, Terzaghi's theory, I.S. Method of computation of Bearing
Capacity. Plate Load Test.
(1) General principles, Surveying by Chain, Compass and Plane table.
(2) Levelling, Types and adjustment of instruments, Fly, Reciprocal and Precise
(3) Theodolite : Components, measurement of angles, Traversing.,.
(4) Tacheometry : Tacheometric systems, principles, uses of analytic lens.
(5) Traversing and Contouring.
(6) Planimeter and its uses.
(7) Curves : Simple Circular Curve, Compound Curve,
Reverse Curve, Characteristics of all these curves, setting out curves,
Transition Curve, Setting out of Transition Curves.
(8) Introduction to GIS and Total Station.
(9) EDM methods.
6. Building Planning, Materials and Construction
(1) Planning, Building line, Open Space requirements, Orientation, Lighting
(2) Materials : Stone, Brick, Lime, Cement, Sand, Concrete, Timber, Plywood,
Laminates, Adhesives, Plastics, Paints, Laboratory tests on building materials
as per B.I.S. Codes of practice, Ferro- cement.
(3) Construction : Building components & their functions,
Foundation, Walls, Floors, Roofs, Stair Cases, Doors, Windows, Plastering and