SPSC Sikkim Syllabus for Junior Engineer JE Civil Paper Pattern|Scheme

Sikkim Public Service Commission (SPSC) Junior Engineer (Civil) exam is being conducted for every eligible candidate who apply for the exam. Sikkim PSC Civil Engineer Syllabus & Exam pattern details will help you to prepare better for the exam. Exam Scheme & Syllabus for SPSC Civil Engineer will include all the questions from the trade.

Sikkim PSC Jr. Engineer Exam Pattern: Written test for Sikkim PSC Civil Engineer is being seen for this recruitment process. In the exam, the objective type questions are seen which are all multiple choice questions. There are total 2 papers.

  • Paper I: General English & General Knowledge of 100 marks (2 Hours)
  • Paper II: Main Exam of 300 marks (3 Hours)

After the written test is the Viva-Voce/ Personality Test of 50 marks for every candidate.

Syllabus for SPSC Junior Engineer (Civil): For Paper- I, the list of topics for exam are-

General English: Comprehension & Grammar of English which includes verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives, idioms & proverbs, sentence correction, phrases, passages and related questions, vocabulary (antonyms, synonyms)

General Knowledge: In the exam, the questions will be asked from current affairs of national & international events, important dates, social, economic, political, social issues of India & World

For Paper-II, the syllabus includes the questions from Civil Engineering trade-

Surveying: Principals of surveying, compass, bearings, method of contouring, uses of contour map, local attraction, plant table surveying, earth work calculation, advance equipment, theodolite traversing, terms, temporary & permanent adjustment of dumpy level, tachometric survey, curve setting.

Transportation Engineering: Highway engineering-cross sectional elements, pavements of permanent way-slippers ballast mixtures and fastening track geometry points and crossing, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials, inter sections and inter changes, traffic signals traffic operation, traffic signs and makings, aggregates and bitumen, different tests, design of flexible and rigid pavements – water bound macadam (VVBM} and wet mix Macadam (WMM), gravel road, bituminous construction, rigid pavement joint, track junction station and yards. Traffic Engineering-different traffic survey, speed flow density and their inter relationships, road safety

Environment Engineering: Quality of water, need of sanitation of water, sewerage systems, circular sewerage, oval sewerage, sewerage appurtenances, source of water, purification of water, distillation of water, sewerage treatments, effects, engineered management system, Air pollution, Nose pollution, Surface water drainage, solid waste management- types


Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties, classification, uses, manufacture/quarrying of materials

Estimating, Costing and Valuation: Glossary, analysis of rates, methods, units of measurement, work-earth work, brick work, bar bending schedule, centre line method, mid-section formula, RCC work, timber work, painting, flooring, plastering, Boundary wall, scrap value, salvage value assessed value sinking fund, brick building water tank, septic tank, trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule, tube well isolates and combined footing, steel trust, piles and piles caps. Valuation-value and cost

Hydraulics: Bernoulli’s theorem and its application, Fluids properties, hydrostatics, measurement of flow, flow through pipes, flow in open channel, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines

Irrigation and Engineering: Definitions, Benefits, Canal lining-types, Shallow and deep wells, yield from a well, Weir and barrage, Effects of irrigations, Types & Methods of irrigations, rain gauge, losses from precipitation-evaporation, infiltration, etc. Kharif and obi crops, command area, time factor, crop ratio, overlap allowances, failure of weirs and permeable foundation, silt and scour, Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity, definition of flood causes and effects, method of flood control, water logging, preventive measures, Land reclamation, characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, irrigation efficiencies, different types of canals, types of canal irrigations, loss of water in canals, Lacey’s theory of uniform flow

Soil Mechanics: It covers all the topics related to soil mechanics which will include- Origin of soil, face diagram, definition-void ratio, prosily, unit weights, determination of coefficient of permeability, density index and interrelation ship of different parameters, grain sixes and distribution curves and their uses, Index properties of soils, Permeability of soils, degree of saturation, water content, specify gravity of soil grains, coefficient of permeability, unconfined and aquifers, effect stress, quick sand, dry density and optimum moisture contain, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressure, bearing capacity of soils, Atterbergs limits, soil classification and plasticity chart

Structural Engineering will include the topics-

Concrete technology: Properties, advantages & uses of concrete, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair & maintenance of concrete structures, cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water cement ratio

RCC design: Cantilever beams, T-beams lintels, Reinforced brick works, column, stair cases, retaining wall, water tank {RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress Methods), RCC beams flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, One way and two way slabs isolated footings

Theory of structures: Cantilever and over hanging beams, Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular section, critical load and columns, torsion of circular section, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, eccentric loads, slopes deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams

The questions will be asked from steel designs as well. So, study well for the exam and practice the questions of each type well.


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