UPPSC Civil Engineering Syllabus

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  1. Theory of Structures: Principles of superposition: Receprocal theorem; unsymmetrical bending: Determinate and indeterminate Strcture; simple and space frames: Degree of freedom: Virtual work; energythe orem; deflection off trusses; indeterminate beams & frames three months: Equation; siope deflectionand moment; distribution methods; column analcgy. Enegy menthods; appoximate and numerical methods Moving Loads shearing force and bending moment diagrams, influence fines for simple and continuousbeams. Analysis of determinate and ideterminate arches. Matrix methods of analysis, stiffness and andflexibility matrice

  2. Steel Design: Factors of safety and load factors; Design tension; compression andflexural members; built up beams and plategirders semi-rigid connection Design of Stanchions, slabs andgusseted bases; gentry girders; roof trusses; industrial and multistoreyed buildings, plastic design offrames and portais

  3. R C Design: Working strees and limit State methods of design: Design of slabs, Simple and continuos beams rectangle T& L sections, columns. Footing-single and combinate raftfoundations, Elevated water tanks, encased beams and columns, Methods and systems of prestressing: Anchorages, losses in prestress.


  1. Fluid Mechanics: Dynamic of fluid flow-Equations of continuity. Engery and momentum. Bemoulli's theorem; caviation. Velocity potential and steam function, rotational and irrotational flow. Free and forcedvertices flow nit Dimenslonal analysis and its; application to practical problems. Viscous flow-flow betweenstatic and moving parallel plates-flow through circular tubes; film lubrication. Velocity disribution in laminerand turbulent flow: Critical velocity; Losses, Stampton diagram Hydraulic and energy grade fines, siphons; pipe network-Forces on pipe bends. Compressible flow, Adiabatic and isentropic flow, subsonic andsupersonic velocity; Mach number shock wave, water hammer.

  2. Hydraulic Engineering: Open channelflow-uniform and non-unfirms flow, beat hydraulic cross-section; Specific energy and critical depth, gradually varied flow; classification of surface profiles; control section; standing wave flume; Surges andwaves. Hydraulic pump. Design of canals: Unlined channel in ailuvium, the critical tractive stress, principles of sediment transport, regime theories lined charnels; hydraulic design and coms analysis; drainage behind lining. Canal structure: Designs of regulations work; cross drainage lalls, apeducts, metering flumes etc. Canal outlets. Diver Headworks: Principle of design of different part on impermeableand permeable foundations; Khosla's theory; Energy dissipation. Sediment exclusion. Dams: Design ofrigid dams, earth dams, forces acting on dams stability analysis, spillways-different types and theirsuitability. Design of spillways.

  3. Wells and Tube wells: Soil Mechanics and foundations Engineering. Soil Mechanics. Origin and classification of soils: Atterburg limit, void ratio; moisture contents; permeability; laboratory and field tests, seepage and flow nets, flow under hydraulic structures. Uplift and quik sandcondition, unconfined and direct shear tests; triaxial test; earth pressure thories, stability of slopes. Theories of soil consolidation; rate of settlement Total and effect stress analysis, pressure distribution insoils; Boussinsque and westerguard theories. Soil stabization in foundation Engineering, Bearing capacityof Footing; pills and wells, design of retaining walls; sheet piles and caissons, Machine foundations.



  1. Building Construction: Building Materials and construction-fimber, stone, brick, cement, steel sand, mortar, concrete, paints and varnishes, plastics, water proofing and damp proofing materials, Detailing ofwalls, floors, roofs, staircases doors and windows. Finishing of building plastering. Pointing. Painting, etc. Use of building codes. Ventilation, air conditioning, Building estimates and specifications. Constructionscheduling PERT AND CPM methods, base chars.

  2. Railways and Highways Engineering: Railways-Permanent way ballast, sleeper, chair and fastenings; point and crossings, different types of turn outs, cross-over setting out of points. Maintenances of track super elevation, creep of rails, ruling gradients, track resistance reactive effort curve resistance, Station yards and machines, station buildings; platformsidings, turn tables. Signals and interlocking; level crossings. Road and Runways: Classification of roads planning geometric design. Design of flexible and rigidpavements; subbase and weathering surfaces. Tram engineering and traffic survey, intersections roadssigns, signals and markings.

  3. Surveying: Plan table Surveying Equipment & methods, solution of 3 & 2 point problems. Errors andprecautions. Triangulation. Grades Baseline and its measurement. Statelite station, intervisibility of stations; Great Trigonometrical Survey of India. Errors and least squares method general methods, of least quares method with interdisciplinary approach. Adjustment of level nets and triangular nets. Matrix notation solution. Layout of curves; Simple, compound, reverse transition and vertical curves. Projects surveys and layoutof Civil Engineering works such as buildings, bridges, tunnels and hydroelectric project. Introduction tophotogrammetry and Remote sensing.


  1. Water Resources Engineering: Hydrology-Hydrologic cycle: Precipitation; evaporation-transpirationand infiltration hydrographs; units hydrograph; units hydrograph: Flood estimation and frequency. Planning for water Resources Ground and surface water resources; surface flows. Single and multipuropose projectsstorage capacity, reservoir losses; reservoir silting flood routing. Benefit cost ratio, General Principlesof optimization. Elements of water Resources management. Water requirements for crops-quality of irrigationwater, consumptive use of water, water depth and frequency of irrigation; duty of water; irrigation methodsand efficiencies. Distribution system for canal irrigations determination of required channel capacity channellosses. Alignment of main and distributary channels. Waterlogging its causes and control, design ofdrainage system; soil salinity. River training principles and methods storage worktypes of Dams (includingearth dams) and their charcterisitics, principles of design, criteria for stability. Foundation treatment; joints and galleries. Control of seepage.

  2. Sanitation and water supply: Sanitation-site and orientationof Buildings, ventilation and damp-proof course house drainage; conservancy and water-borne systemof waste disposal sanitary appliances, latrines & urinals.

  3. Environmental Engineering: Elemetaryprinciples of echology and eco systems and their inter-action with environment. Engineering activitiy andenvironment pollution. Environment and its effect on human health and activity. Air environment: Majorpollutants and their adverse effects, types of are cleaning devices. Water quality; parameters, adverseffects, monitoring, salt purification of streams. Solid wastes; collecting system and disposal methods, their selection and operation. Typical feature of water distribution systems; Demand, available need networkanalysis, storage, corrosllon. Typical features of sewerage systems: Permissible velocities. Partial flowin circuler servers, non-circuler section, corropsion in servers, construction and maintenance sewer appurtenances. Pumping of sewage, pumbing standards and systems, environmental management.

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