[The existing syllabi for the subjects under Paper-I now (previously Paper -I and Paper –II)
have been clubbed together and constituted as a single syllabus]
PAPER-I Code No: 029
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING Shallow 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING Water Resources in Tamil Nadu Water Resource Planning .
Master Plan for water. Water budget & Development Plan. Reservoir planning & Management.
Flood control. Chennel improvement Land Management.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Paper 2 - TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam General Studies Syllabus