TNPSC Civil Engineering Syllabus

Updated on: Feb 26, 2013
Civil Engineering - (Code - 029)

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  • Paper II
Paper - I

UNIT I - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Engineering Properties uses and tests for stones and bricks lime - sources, types and properties - cement - composition, tests, specifications, properties - types of cements and admixtures. Miscelklaneous materials - Glass, Rubber Plastics and materials for acoustics and insulation.

UNIT II - CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE Stone Masonry - Classification, construction details and supervision - Brick Masonny - bonds - Damp proof courses - construction details of wails and arches. Shoring, scaffolding, underpinning. Floor finishes and roof coverings. Stairs and stair cases - Layout - types - suitability, Doors, Windows and ventilators Types - Selection, Fire resistant structure.

UNIT III - ENGINEERING SURVEY Levelling - Types - LS and CS contouring calculation of areas and volume Theodoite survey - Traversing - Heights and Distances Techeemetry - Modern surveying instruments. Selting out of curves Permanent adjustments of levels and theodelites.

UNIT IV - ESTIMATING AND COSTING Types of estimates - Writing technical specifications and tender documents. Types of contracts - terms and conditions conflicts and arbitration - Rate Analysis - schedule of rates Valuation and Rent fixation.

UNIT V - STRENGTH OF MATERIALS Stresses and strains - Elastic constants, - shear and tension compound strees principal stresses and planes Theeries of failure. Theory of simple pending - shear stress - distribution in beams Deflection of beams Strain energy in elastic deformation, impact fatigue and creep.

UNIT VI - THEORY OF STRUCTURES Proposed cantilever and fixed beams Continueous beams - Theorem of three moments - portal frames - moment distribution method - Colomns - short & long columns, unsymmetrical sections. Euler`s theory - critical leads for different end conditions Analyusis of arches - Eddy`s theorem - suspension bridges /moving leads - influence lines. Domes and Retaining walls - stabilityh conditions - checking.

UNIT VII - SOIL MECHANICS Site Investigation and Soil sampling - classification of soil Engineering properties of soil - SPT and its interpretation soil - Water interaction - permeability, seepage shear strength of soils - Determination of C and V Stress distribution in soils - Boussinesq`s and Wester - gaard`s. Theory of consolidation - consolidation test. compaction of soils - Meisture density relationship - stability of slopes analysis.

UNIT VIII - FOUNDATION ENGINEERINGShallow Foundations Bearing capacity Theory - Settlement analysis Methods of improving - bearing capacity and minimising settlement - Types of footings - Design principles mat foundations. Deep foundations - Piles - Static and Dynamic formulac - Pile cap - group of piles - pile lead test. Retaining walls - Earth pressure theories.

UNIT IX - WATER SUPPLY & TREATMENT Estimation of water resources - Ground water hydraulics for ecasting demand hydraulics. Forecasting demand - Impurities of water - physical, chemical and bacterielogical analysis - water bern diseases - pumping and gravity schemes - Water treatment plants chlorination.

UNIT X - SEWAGE TREATMENT & POLLUTION CONTROL Disposal of sanitary sewage - sewer systems - design flow for separate, sterm and combined systems - sewer design sewer Appurtenances - Seweage pumping - Types of pumps. Sewage Treatment primary , secondry and tertiary levels plants - Sludge treatment and disposal Industrial watches Rural sanitation - Air pollution - Solid waste management.

Paper - II

UNIT I - CONCRETE TECHNOLONY RC Tests on cement and aggregates - High grade cements High strength concrete Testing of fresh and hardend concrete - Non destructive testing - Concrete mix design - IS method quality control - cetering and shuttering sheet piles - slips and moving forms. Coincrete hollow block masonry Construction joints.

UNIT II - DESIGN OF R.C. ELEMENTS Methods of design of concrete members. Limit state and working stress design Design of flexural members. Design of singly and doubly reinforced rectangular and flanged Design of slabs and columns R.C. footings

UNIT III - MISCELLANEOUS STRUCTURES Steel structures - welded connections - Design of tension and compression members - trusses Design of purlins - Design of steel columns & beams. Design and construction of prestressed concrete beams - Design of masonry Chimneys and stacks.

UNIT IV - WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERINGWater Resources in Tamil Nadu Water Resource Planning . Master Plan for water. Water budget & Development Plan. Reservoir planning & Management. Flood control. Chennel improvement Land Management.

UNIT V - IRRIGATION ENGINEERING Soil Plant Water Relationship - Water requirement of crops - Irrigation methods. Irrigation efficiencies. Water logging & consequences - Salinity & alkalinity. Reclamation. Head works and distribution works. Cross drainage works.

UNIT VI - TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Traffic Engineering and Traffic surveys - Intersections, road signals and markings - grade separations - parking & traffic control - Traffic regulation & safety. Accident investigation - measures for accident reduction. Traffic Management

UNIT VII - HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Highway planning in India - Road classification - Geometric design of highways. Construction of Earth WBM, bituminous and concrete roads - Design of flexible and rigid pavements. Design of joints in cement concrete roads - Drainage of roads - Maintenance of Roads.

UNIT VIII - RAILWAYS AIRPORTS AND HARBOURS Details of components of permanent way - geometric design - points & croissing - signalling Interlocking and level crossings. Airport planning Components of Airport - Site selection - Airport zonin g - planning of terminal buildings. Harbours & Ports - types - com ponents & their functions - Layout of a harbour - Docks - Wet and dry - Break waters.

UNIT IX - PROJECT MANAGEMENT Construction Management - Inportance and scope. Construction planning scheduling and monitoring - Cost control Quality control and inspection Network analysis by CPM and PERT - Determination of Critical path & floats - Project Management using CPM/PERT

UNIT X - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Types of computers - conponents of moder computer systems - Office Automation - Word processing, spread sheets and database management - Developing Flow charts for solving Engineering problems - Computer Aided Design and drafting - Advantages of Computer Aided drafting over traditional drafcting - Developing 2D, 3D drawings and solid modelling.


Civil Engineering - (Code - 029)

UNIT I - CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND PRACTICE - Properties of engineering materials-brick, stones, cement (types and grades), concrete (mix design), steel and new materials. - Construction of stone masonry, brick masonry and R.C.C. - Building bye - laws and Development regulations practiced in Tamil Nadu - Provisions for fire safety, lighting and ventillation.

UNIT II - ENGINEERING SURVEY - survey - computation of areas and Chain Survey - Compass surveying - Plane table survey - levelling - fly levelling - L.S. and C.S. - Contour volumes - Theodolite survey - Traversing - Heights and Distances - Tacheometry - and Triangulation - Use of EDM and Remote sensing techniques.

UNIT III - STRENGTH OF MATERIALS - Stresses and strains - elastic constants - Beams and bending - Bending moment and shear force in beams - Theory of simple bending - deflection of beams - torsion - Combined stresses - Principal stresses and principal planes - Theories of Failure - Thermal stresses - Mechanical behaviour of Engineering materials.

UNIT IV - THEORY OF STRUCTURES (STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS) Indeterminate beams - Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis - Slope deflection - Moment Distribution method - Analysis of trusses - Theory of columns - moving loads and influence lines - Stability of retaining walls.

UNIT V GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING Formation of soils - types of soils - classification of soils for engineering practice - Field identification of soils - Physical properties of soils - Three phase diagram - permeability characteristics of soils - stress distribution in soils - Theory of consolidation, shear strength parameters of soils - Compaction of soils. Soil exploration - Soil sampling techniques - Borelog profile - shallow foundations - Terzhagi's bearing capacity theory - Pile foundation - Group action of piles - settlement of foundations.

UNIT VI ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND POLLUTION CONTROL Sources of water - Ground water Hydraulics - Impurities of water - Water analysis - water treatment - water borne diseases. Disposal of sanitary sewage - sewerage system - Design of sewerage systems - sewer appurtiuences - Pumping of sewage - sewage treatment and disposal - Industrial waste treatment - solid waste management - Air, water and Noise pollution control.

UNIT VII - DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE AND STEEL STRUCTURES - R.C. AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE Design of concrete members - limit state and working stress design concepts - design of slabs - single way, two way and flat slabs - Design of singly and doubly reinforced sections and flanged sections -design of columns and footings - prestressing - systems and methods - Design of prestressed members for flexure.

STEEL Design of tension and compression members - Design of rivetted and welded connections design of members of Truss and purlins - designs of columns and bases - design of beams including plate girders.

UNIT VIII - WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION ENGINEERING Water resources in Tamil Nadu - Water resource planning - Master plan for water management flood control - Channel improvement - land management. Soil plant water relationship - Water requirement of crops - Rainfall and runoff - Irrigation methods - Waterlogging and land reclamation - Headworks and Distribution works - Cross drainage works.

UNIT IX - URBAN AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Urbanisation trend and impact - Slum cleareance and slum improvement programmes - Traffic regulation and control measures - parking policy and management - Urban and regional road classification - Road geometric and road construction techniques - Different modes of transport and their characteristics.

UNIT X - PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ESTIMATINGConstruction management - Construction planning - Scheduling and monitoring - Cost control, Quality control and inspection - Network analysis - CPM and PERT methods of project management - Resources planning and resource management. Types of estimates - Preparation of technical - Specifications and tender documents - Building valuation - law relating to contracts and arbitration.

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