Rajasthan Public Service Commission
RAS Pre-Syllabus: Civil Engineering (Code No. 06)
1. Engineering materials & construction technology
Selection of site for the construction of various types of building: Planning
& Orientation of Building. Bonds in Masonry, Damp Proof Course, Scaffolding,
underpinning & Raking. Floors, Staircases, Roofs, Doors and Windows etc.
Requirements of fire protection, Ventilation & air conditioning, and Acoustics.
Building materials: Stones, Bricks, Timber, Lime, Cement, mortar, Plain &
Reinforced Cement Concrete, Paints, Varnishes & Distemper.
Generally adopted Scales, Chain and compass surveying: Levelling: Temporary &
permanent adjustments of levels & Theodolite. Use of Theodolite, Tacheometry,
Trigonometrical & Triangulation survey. Traversing & Traverse Adjustment;
Contours and contouring: Simple Circular, Compound and Transition curves and
their setting out: Theory of errors and survey adjustment.
3. Soil Engineering
Classification of soil as per I.S. Code, Field identification tests for
soils; water content, specific gravity, voids ratio, porosity, degree of
saturation; Unit weight, density index etc; and their inter-relationship,
determination of various properties of soils as noted above as well as grain
size distribution, consistency limits etc.
Soil permeability and its determination in the laboratory and field; Darcy's
law, flow nets, its construction and uses. Compaction of soil and quality
control, soil stabilization methods, Newmark's chart
and its uses.
Elements of shear strength parameters and their determination. Terzaghi's
theory, Bearing capacity & Design Criteria for shallow foundation. Earth
pressures on retaining wall; stability of simple slopes.
4. Structural mechanics
Stress and strains, elastic constants, factor of safety, relation among
elastic constants. Bending moment and shear force diagrams for cantilever,
simply supported and overhanging, Fixed & continuous beams subjected to static
loads, concentrated uniformly, distributed and uniformly varying. Theory of
simple bending. Shear Stress, Shear Center.
Deflection of cantilever, Simply supported fixed and continuous beams.
5. Steel structures
Design of ordinary and plate girder beams, roof trusses, welded joints,
axially and eccentrically loaded columns, Grillage, Gusseted & slab base
foundation. Provision of IS:800 and 875.
6. Reinforced concrete structures
Provisions of latest IS: 456, design of beams singly and doubly reinforced,
design of shear reinforcement. Design of slab simply supported, spanning in two
directions and Tbeam slabs. Design of columns axially and eccentrically loaded.
Design of isolated and combined columns footing. Design of simple RCC
cantilevers and retaining walls. Reinforcement in overhead & underground water
7. Fluid mechanics including hydrology and Irrigation
Hydraulic pressure at a point and its measurement, Buoyancy, conditions of
equilibrium of floating bodies; fluid flow conditions, Bernoulli's theorem, flow
through orifices, notches, and weirs, flow through pipes and open channels,
Elements or hydrology; reservoirs and Dams; overflow structures irrigation
canals, groundwater and well irrigation, water logging.
8. Public health engineering
Per capita requirement of water for urban and rural areas, Forecast of
population. Sources, water supply standards of purity of public water supplies;
various methods of purification; Distribution network with all the ancillaries;
system of drainage. Layout of sewerage systems. Flushing of sewers; sewage
treatment; rural water supply and sanitation.
9. Highway and bridges
Principles of highway planning; classification of roads, alignment; traffic
engineering, pavement design, paving materials and highway construction and
maintenance of different types of roads. Need for highway drainage and
arboricultural; types of bridges; choice of type of bridge, economical
considerations of fixing spans, culverts.
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