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TNSCB Assistant Engineers Recruitment 2016

Detailed Syllabus for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil)

Surveying :
Reconnaissance Survey, Chain Surveying : Conventional signs, Compass Surveying
: Bearing, Plane Table surveying : Methods, Levelling : Temporary and permanent
adjustments - Calculation of areas and volumes, Theodolite Surveying : Horizontal &
Vertical angles - Heights and distances, Tacheometric Suveying : Vertical and
normal staffing, Classification of errors, Principles of least squares, Photogrammetry
Electro Magnetic Distance Measurement.
Engineering Graphics :
Projection of Points - Lines and Plane Surfaces - Projection of Solids - Section of
Solids and Development of Surfaces - Isometric and Perspective Projections.

Soil Mechanics :
Nature of soil phase relationships soil classification soil water static pressure
effective stress principle; permeability seepage; Stress distribution in soil
Consolidation ( Terzhaghis one dimensional consolidation theory ); Compaction
shear strength of soil Mohr Coulomb theory Determination of shear strength by
different methods: slope stability analysis protection measures.
Foundation Engineering :
Site investigation scope and objectives drilling techniques depth and spacing of
boreholes Sampling Techniques penetration tests ( SPT and SCPT ) plate load
test selection of foundation; Foundation types shallow foundation bearing
capacity from field tests settlement of foundations allowable settlement Codal
provisions; design of foundations isolated, combined and raft foundations; Pile
foundations static and dynamic pile driving formulae ( Engineering News and Hiley
method ) Pile Groups capacity and settlement Codal provisions pile load test
negative friction on piles; Earth pressure theories earth pressure on retaining
walls stability analysis of retaining wall.
Engineering Mechanics :
Basics & Statics of Particles : Units and Dimensions - Vectorial representation of
forces and moments, Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies : Vectorial representation of
moments and couples - Properties of Surfaces and Solids : Determination of Areas

and Volumes - Parallel axis theorm and perdicular axis theorm, Dynamics of
particles : Velocity and accelerations - Newtons law.
Mechanics of Fluids :
Definitions and Fluid Properties : Fluid and Fluid Mechanics Dimensions and units,
Fluid statistics and Kinematics : Forces on plane and curved surfaces, Fluid
Kinematics : Classifications of flow, Fluid Dynamics : Laminar flow through pipes and
between plates Turbulent flow, Flow through Pipes : Major and minor losses of flow
in pipes.
Strength of Materials :
Energy Principles : Application of energy theorms for computing deflections in beams
and trusses, Indeterminate Beams : Propped cantilever and fixed beams, Uniformly
distributed load - triangular load - analysis of continuous beams - slope and
deflections in continuous beams, Columns : Eccentrically loaded short columns Columns of unsymmetrical sections, Stress and Strain : theories of failure - load
carrying capacity and design of members, Bending of beams : unsymmetrical
bending of beams of symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections.

Estimation and Valuation :

Estimation of Buildings : Units of measurements of various items in buildings - Load
bearing and framed structures calculation of quantities of Earthwork, PCC, Brick
work, RCC items, Steel items, Flooring, Plastering, white washing, colour washing,
painting, varnishing etc.. for residential buildings, office and commercial complex
Estimation of Joineries items such as doors, windows, ventilators, handrails etc., Estimation of Septic tank, Sewerage Treatment Plant, Water supply and sanitary
items etc., - Estimation of Roads, pavements, culverts etc.,
Specification and Tenders : Data Schedule of rates analysis of rates
Specifications detailed and general specifications Tenders types of contract
arbitration and legal requirements.
Construction Materials and Testing :
Properties, characteristics, testing, uses, types of and limitations of various building
materials - Bricks, Sand, Cement, Steel, Stones, Wood, Lime, Tiles, Plastic, PVC,
uPVC, Glass, Paint, Aluminium, Asbestos, asphalt, light weight blocks.
Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements :
Methods of design of concrete structures advantages of limit state method over
other methods design codes and specifications Principles and design of mat

foundation, box culvert Design of Staircase Design of RCC Beams and Columns
- Design of RCC Slabs ( one way & two way ) Design of Concrete walls Ductile
Detailing of Concrete Structures - Design of Sump & Water tank, Prefabricated
structures : Design of cross section based on efficiency of materials used problems
in design because of joinery flexibility allowance for deformation.
Design of Masonry Structures :
Introduction, Classification of walls, Lateral supports and stability, effective height of
wall and columns, effective length of walls, design loads, load dispersion,
permissible stresses, design of axially loaded and eccentrically loaded brick walls

Disaster Resistant Structures :

Basic principles of design of RCC and Masonry structures for earthquake resistance
- Horizontal forces - Codal provisions equivalent design loads for considering
earthquakes, cyclones, floods etc., - importance of avoidance of progressive
Concrete Technology :
Cement Grade of Cement Manufacture of cement Concrete Chemicals and
applications Mix design concept mix design as per BIS methods Grade of
Concrete - Mixing of Concrete at site - Ready Mix Concrete - Batching Mixing
Placing of concrete compaction of concrete curing and finishing testing of fresh
and hardened concrete quality of concrete Non-Destructive testing.

Construction Techniques, Equipments and Practice :

Construction Practice : Specifications details and sequence of activities and
construction co-ordination Construction Schedule CPM & PERT - Site Clearance
marking earthwork masonry stone masonry Bonds in masonry concrete
hollow block masonry flooring pest control measures - damp proof course
construction joints movement and expansion joints precast pavements building
foundations basements temporary shed centring and shuttering slip forms
scaffoldings de-shuttering forms fabrication of steels for concrete works
fabrication and erection of steel trusses frames braced domes laying brick
weather and water proof roof finishes acoustic and fire protection.
Sub Structure Construction : Techniques of box jacking pipe jacking piling
techniques well and caisson cable anchoring and grouting driving sheet piles
Dewatering and stand by plant equipment for underground open excavation.

Super Structure construction :

Techniques for heavy decks in-situ pre-stressing in high rise structures, material
handling - erecting light weight components on tall structures.
Construction Equipment :
Selection of equipment for earthwork earth moving operations types of earth
work equipment tractors, motor graders, scrapers, front end waders, earth movers
equipment for foundation and pile driving, Equipment for compaction, batching and
mixing and concreting Equipment for material handling and erection of structures
equipment for dredging, trenching.
Prefab Engineering :
Principles need for pre-fabrication materials standardization systems
production transportation erection - behaviour of structural components large
panel constructions construction of roof and floor slabs wall panels columns
shear walls joints for different connections Dimensions and detailing Codal

Repairs and Rehabilitation of Structures :

Maintenance and repair Strategies : Maintenance, repair and rehabilitation, Facets of
Maintenance, importance of Maintenance, various aspects of Inspection,
Assessment procedure for evaluating a damaged structure, causes of deterioration.
Serviceability and durability of concrete : Quality assurance for concrete construction
and concrete properties strength permeability, thermal properties and cracking
effects to climate, temperature, chemicals, corrosion design and construction
errors effect of cover thickness and cracking.
Materials for repair : Special concretes and mortar, concrete chemicals, special
elements for accelerated strength gain, expansive cement, polymer concrete,
sulphur in filtered concrete, ferro cement techniques, fibre reinforced concrete.
Techniques for repair and Demolition : Rust eliminators and polymers coating for
rebars during repair, foamed concrete, mortar and dry pack, vacuum concrete,
gunite and shotcrete, epoxy injection, mortar repairs for cracks, shoring and under
pinnings. Methods of corrosion protection, corrosion inhibitors, corrosion resistant
steels, coatings and cathodic protection. Engineered demolition techniques for
dilapidated structures.

Retrofitting of structures : Repairs to overcome low member strength, deflection,

cracking, chemical disruption, weathering corrosion, fire, leakages and marine
Water Resources Engineering :
Water resources survey Hydraulic measurements Analysis of hydrologic data
consumptive and non-consumptive water use Estimation of water requirements for
drinking Water Characteristics and quality Economic analysis of Estimation of
cost and evaluation of benefits. Hydrology and ground water : Hydrometeorology
hydrological cycle precipitation and its measurements Abstractions runoff
estimation Hydrograph analysis unit hydrograph hydrologic extremes floods
and droughts Rain Water Harvesting System Design of Storm Water Drains.

Environmental Science and Engineering :

Environment, Ecosystems and Biodiversity : Definition - concept of an ecosystem types - value of biodiversity, Environmental Pollution : causes, effects and control
measures, Disaster management : floods - earthquake - cyclone - landslides, Social
issues : from unsustainable to sustainable development - environmental act Water
Supply Systems and Distribution - Sources and types of Municipal Solid wastes
Sewerage Treatment Plant and disposal system.
Basic Electrical Engineering :
House wiring - Electrical Circuits & Measurements : DC / AC Circuits - Power and
power factor - Single / Three Phase Circuits, Electrical Mechanics : DC Generators DC motors.

Executive Engineer
Structural and Quality Control Cell