Good to know APSC New Syllabus for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil) under Panchayat & Rural Development Department.

APSC New Syllabus for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil)

Dear Candidates APSC has released a fresh Syllabus at the official site. Here we have updated the new syllabus to make it easy for quick preparation for the post of Assistant Engineer(Civil) under the Department of Panchayat & Rural Development.

 APSC New Syllabus 2021 For Assistant Engineer (Civil)

In Paper- I (General Studies) (Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions)

Full Marks: 100 Marks

Time Duration: 2.00 (two) Hours

In Paper-I there was a two section. In section-I, carry 60 marks under general study which will be multiple-choice means objective type questions. Each question carries 1 mark.

APSC New Syllabus for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil)

In Section- A: Carry 60 marks

(i) Current events of national & international importance.

(ii) History of India & Indian freedom movement.

(iii) History of Assam.

(iv) Geography of India & Assam.

(v) Indian Polity & Constitution of India.

(vi) Literature, Sports, Tribes, Culture and festivals of Assam & North East.

(vii) Environment/ Ecology of Assam.

 (viii) Role and impact of Science and Technology.

(ix ) General mental ability.

(x) Economy of India & Assam.


In Section- B: Carry 40 marks

In Section-II carries 40 marks, all are objective types which carry 1 mark by each.

(i) Rural Development schemes/ programmes of Govt. of India & Govt. of Assam.

(ii) Poverty alleviation programmes of Govt. of India and Govt. of Assam.

(iii) Five years of plans and rural economy.

(iv) Panchayati Raj system.

 (v) Technology used for the implementation of Rural Development schemes/ programmes.


In Paper-II, this is the technical trade, where all questions come from your own trade means questions will be raised from Civil Engineering subjects as prescribed below.

Paper-II (Civil Engineering-Technical Part)

(100 Marks-Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions)


(1) Engineering Mechanics: Simple stress and strain; analysis of plane stress and plane strain; Mohr’s circle of stress and strain; bending moment and shear force; simple bending theory; flexural and shear stresses; columns and struts; uniform torsion.

(2) Structural Analysis: Determinate and indeterminate structures; analysis of beams, trusses, arches, cables and frames; deflection in beams; moment distribution method slope deflection method; conjugate beam method; rolling loads and influence lines.

(3) Building Materials:  Building materials- stone, sand, timber,’ bricks, cement, structural steel, paint, concrete, Technology-cement its properties, classification and specification, provisions in I.S. code, properties of coarse and fine aggregates, production of fresh concrete, concrete mix design; Reinforcement – bending bars, permissible stresses, splices in tensile & compression, joining & lapping, minimum spacing, cover; Detailing of walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, doors and windows, staircases; Finishing of building, plastering, painting, ventilation;

(4) Design of Concrete Structure: Working stress, limit state and ultimate load design concepts; design of simple and continuous beams, slabs, columns, footings; principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing, losses in prestressing, anchorages.

(5) Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils; soil structure and fabric; three-phase system and phase relationships; index properties; identification and classification of soils; permeability- one dimensional flow, Darcy’s law; seepage through soils two – dimensional flow; -flow net- its construction and uses; seepage through homogeneous earth dam with and withopt:filters; compaction in laboratory and field conditions; one-dimensional consolidation; time rate::of consolidation; shear strength of soils; stress at a point; Mohr’s stress circle; soil stabilization. ,

(6) Foundation Engineering: Types of foundation, selection criteria; earth pressure theories- Rankine and Coulomb; stress distribution in soils- Boussinesq’s and Westergaard’s theories; sh

allow foundations-Terzagbi’s and Meyerhoffs bearing capacity theories, effect. of water table, combined footing and raft foundation, contact pressure, settlement of foundation in sand and clay; deep foundations- types of piles, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands and clays, pile load test, negative skin friction.

(7) Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering: Fluid properties and definitions; fluid statics- hydrostatic pressure, measurement of pressure, pressure on submerged surfaces, buoyancy; fluid kinematics; continuity momentum and energy equations applicable to fluid flow; viscous flow; flow in pipes; pipe networks; concept of boundary layer and its growth; dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; open channel flow- uniform flow, energy-depth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, gradually varied flow, hydraulic jump.; basics of hydraulic machines- pumps and turbines.

(8) Hydrology & Watershed Development: Hydrology cycle; precipitation; evaporation; evapo-transpiration; infiltration; watershed & its classification, water Budgeting & planning, sources of water-surface and subsurface sources and their characteristics; Runoff components; hydrograph and its components; unit hydrograph; stream-flow measurement; occurrence of groundwater; soil-water relationship; aquifers; application of Darcy’s law; yield from wells for confined and unconfined aquifers; watershed interventions in (i) non-arable /ridge area, (ii) on-farm/ arable area & (iii) drainage line

(9) Irrigation Engineering & Command Area Development: Crop water requirements; duty; delta; estimation of evapotranspiration; types of irrigation systems and irrigation methods; ‘design of lined and unlined canals; heads works; design of weirs on permeable foundation; waterlogging and drainage; canal regulatory works-cross drainage structures, outlets and escapes, command area development & it’s interventions.

(10) Flood Management:  Flood estimation- rational, empirical and unit hydrograph methods, design flood; flood routing- definition, reservoir routing and channel routing; flood damage mitigation and river training works; dams and embankments- elements of gravity, arch and earth dams.

(11) Transportation Engineering:  Rural road alignment and engineering surveys; geometric design of rural roads- cross-sectional elements, gradients, super-elevation, camber, sight distances, horizontal and vertical curves, transition curves, grade separations; constriction materials – soil, gravel, moorum , brick,

Cement, concrete etc. paver  blockS & their desirable properties ana quality control test, pavement design-types of pavement, design factors for flexible and rigid pavements. IRC method of design.

(12) Environmental Engineering:  Water & air pollution — causes, effects and prevention measures; solid & liquid waste management; quantity of sanitary sewage; sewerage systems and their design principles; sewer construction materials; sewer appurtenances; characteristic of domestic sewage, wastewater treatment methods and their sequence, preliminary treatment primary: treatment, secondary treatment; wastewater disposal.

(13) Engineering Surveying:  Classification of surveys; principles of surveying, sign convention surveying instruments and their adjustment, recording of survey observations, plotting of maps and sections, errors and their adjustments. Measurement of distances, directions and heights, correction to measure length and bearings, correction for local attractions, measurement of horizontal and vertical angles, leveling operations, refraction and curvature corrections, chain and compass survey, theodolite and tachometric traversing, traverse computation, plane table survey, solution of two and three points problems, contour surveying, setting out direction and grades and type of curves, setting out of curves and excavation lines for building foundations.

(14) Cost Estimation: Introduction, rate analysis and standard specifications, schedule of rates, preparation of cost estimates.

(15) Construction management:  Introduction, stages of construction, types of construction projects; project planning.

Candidates are advised to go through this syllabus to achieve the best result. Avoid un-necessary syllabus which misguides candidates from their aim. The official link is given for your reference.’

Good Luck

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