A competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. This article is for IES syllabus civil engineering. The examination is being conducted for the following four categories:
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
IES Syllabus Civil Engineering (PAPER – I)
1. Building Materials:
Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates:
Classification, properties and selection criteria;
Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete:
Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.
2. Solid Mechanics:
Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal
Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
3. Structural Analysis:
Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, concept of bending and shear
stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit
load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables;
Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.
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IES Syllabus Civil Engineering (PAPER – II)
1. Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power:
(a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow:
Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net;
Viscosity, Boundary layer, and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe
(b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power –
Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification
and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
2. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:
Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River
morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs.
Water Resources Engineering : Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand
assessment; Resources – storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy
dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design,
construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.
3. Environmental Engineering:
(a) Water Supply Engineering:
Sources, Estimation, quality standards and testing of water and their treatment; Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply;
and biological characteristics and sources of water, Pollutants in water and its
effects, Estimation of water demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.
(b) Waste Water Engineering:
Planning & design of domestic waste water, sewage collection and disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components and layout of
sewerage system; Planning & design of Domestic Waste-water disposal system; Sludge management including treatment,
disposal and re-use of treated effluents; Industrial waste waters and Effluent Treatment Plants including institutional and
industrial sewage management.
(c) Solid Waste Management:
Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management system; Disposal system, Beneficial
aspects of wastes and Utilization by Civil Engineers.
(d) Air, Noise pollution and Ecology:
Concepts & general methodology.