Syllabus for IES : Indian Engineering Services Examination
CIVIL ENGINEERING PAPER - I
(For both objective and conventional type papers)
1. BUILDING MATERIALS
Different types and species of structural timber,
density-moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects,
influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet
rots, codal provisions for design, Plywood.
Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption,
saturation factor, strength in masonry, influence of morter strength on
Compounds of, different types, setting times,
Cement Mortar :
Ingredients, proportions, water demand,
mortars for plastering and masonry.
Importance of W/C Ratio, Strength, ingredients
including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive
testing, mix design methods.
2. SOLID MECHANICS
Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, Mohr's circle of stress, strains,
plane strain, Mohr's circle of strain, combined stress; Elastic theories
of failure; Simple bending, shear; Torsion of circular and rectangular
sections and simple members.
3. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Analysis of determinate structures - different methods including graphical
Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames - moment distribution, slope-deflection,
stiffness and force methods, energy methods, Muller-Breslau principle
Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames - shape factors.
4. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
Principles of working stress method. Design of connections, simple members,
Built-up sections and frames, Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of
ultimate load design. Design of simple members and frames.
5. DESIGN OF CONCRETE AND MASONRY STRUCTURES
Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined
forces. Codal provisions for slabs, beams, walls and footings. Working
stress method of design of R.C. members.
Principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing,
losses. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Introductions
to prestressing of indeterminate structures.
Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes.
6. CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Weight Batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump.
Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment.
Earthwork Equipment :
Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractor, rollers,
sheep foot rollers, pumps.
Construction, Planning and Management :
Bar chart, linked bar chart, work-break down structures, Activity - on
- arrow diagrams. Critical path, probabilistic activity durations; Event-based
PERT network: Time-cost study, crashing; Resource allocation.
CIVIL ENGINEERING PAPER-II
(For both objective and conventional type papers)
1. (a) FLUID MECHANICS, OPEN CHANNEL FLOW, PIPE FLOW:
Fluid Properties, Pressure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow Kinematics;
Integration of flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative motion; Moment
of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and Control, Drag, Lift; dimensional
Analysis, Modelling; Cavitation; Flow oscillations; Momentum and Energy
principles in Open channel flow, Flow controls, Hydraulic jump, Flow sections
and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow; Surges; Flow development
and losses in pipe flows, Measurements; Siphons; Surges and Water hammer;
Delivery of Power Pipe networks.
(b) HYDRAULIC MACHINES AND HYDROPOWER:
Centrifugal pumps, types, performance parameters, scaling, pumps in parallel;
Reciprocating pumps, air vessels, performance parameters; Hydraulic ram;
Hydraulic turbines, types, performance parameters, controls, choice; Power
house, classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
2. (a) HYDROLOGY :
Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analyses, PMP, unit
and synthetic hydrographs; Evaporation and transpiration; Floods and their
management, PMF; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Routing
of floods; Capacity of Reservoirs.
(b) WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING :
Water resources of the globe: Multipurpose uses of Water: Soil-Plant-Water
relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and
their yields, ground water yield and well hydraulics; Waterlogging, drainage
design; Irrigation revenue; Design of rigid boundary canals, Lacey's and
Tractive force concepts in canal design, lining of canals; Sediment transport
in canals; Non-Overflow and overflow sections of gravity dams and their
design, Energy dissipators and tailwater rating; Design of headworks,
distribution works, falls, cross-drainage works, outlets; River training.
3. (a) WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING :
Sources of supply, yields, design of intakes and conductors;
Estimation of demand; Water quality standards; Control of Water-borne
diseases; Primary and secondary treatment, detailing and maintenance of
treatment units; Conveyance and distribution systems of treated water,
leakages and control; Rural water supply; Institutional and industrial
(b) WASTE WATER ENGINEERING:
Urban rain water disposal; Systems of sewage collection and disposal;
Design of sewers and sewerage systems; pumping; Characteristics of sewage
and its treatment, Disposal of products of sewage treatment, streamflow
rejuvenation Institutional and industrial sewage management; Plumbing
Systems; Rural and semi-urban sanitation.
(c) SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Sources, classification, collection and disposal; Design and
Management of landfills.
(d) AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION AND ECOLOGY:
Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; Noise
pollution and standards; Ecological chain and balance, Environmental assessment.
4 (a) SOIL MECHANICS:
Properties of soils, classification and interrelationship; Compaction
behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice; Permeability and seepage,
flow nets, Inverted filters; Compressibility and consolidation; Shearing
resistance, stresses and failure; soil testing in laboratory and in-situ;
Stress path and applications; Earth pressure theories, stress distribution
in soil; soil exploration, samplers, load tests, penetration tests.
(b) FOUNDATION ENGINEERING :
Types of foundations, Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement,
laboratory and field tests; Types of piles and their design and layout,
Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention, foundation
on swelling soils.
5. (a) SURVEYING :
Classification of surveys, scales, accuracy; Measurement of distances
- direct and indirect methods; optical and electronic devices; Measurement
of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction; Theodolites - types;
Measurement of elevations - Spirit and trigonometric levelling; Relief
representation; Contours; Digital elevation modelling concept; Establishment
of control by triangulations and traversing - measurements and adjustment
of observations, computation of coordinates; Field astronomy, Concept
of global positioning system; Map preparation by plane tabling and by
photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes.
(b) TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING :
Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal
and vertical curves, grade separation; Materials and construction methods
for different surfaces and maintenance: Principles of pavement design;
Traffic surveys, Intersections, signalling: Mass transit systems, accessibility,
Tunnelling, alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage,
lighting and ventilation, traffic control, emergency management.
Planning of railway systems, terminology and designs, relating to gauge,
track, controls, transits, rolling stock, tractive power and track modernisation;
Maintenance; Appurtenant works; Containerisation.
Harbours - layouts, shipping lanes, anchoring, location identification;
Littoral transport with erosion and deposition; sounding methods; Dry
and Wet docks, components and operational Tidal data and analyses.
Airports - layout and orientation; Runway and taxiway design and drainage
management; Zoning laws; Visual aids and air traffic control; Helipads,
hangers, service equipment.