PPSC Junior Engineer Civil Mechanical Electrical syllabus exam pattern

PPSC Junior Engineer Civil Mechanical Electrical syllabus

Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) syllabus exam pattern 2021

Punjab Public Service Commission has recently released a notification regarding the recruitment of Junior Engineers in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical streams for the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, Punjab.

There are 81 Vacancies for Junior Engineers (Civil) Posts and 4 vacancies in Junior Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical) posts.

In this article, we are going to provide you an overview of a detailed syllabus and selection procedure of PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) recruitment, 2021.

Selection Procedure of PPSC Junior Engineer

The selection Procedure of PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) Recruitment, 2021 consist of a written examination.

Exam Pattern of PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) Recruitment, 2021

SubjectTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
Concerned subject related questions100 Questions250 Marks
Logical Reasoning
Mental Ability
General Knowledge
20 Questions50 Marks
  • Each correct answer will fetch 2.5 marks.
  • There will be no negative marking in the written examination.
  • There will not be any Interview.
  • Selection for these posts will be purely based on merit or score of written examination.
  • Candidates have to score a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC and OBC categories of Punjab) to qualify in the written examination.

Detailed Syllabus of PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical)

Syllabus for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil) Post

Engineering Drawing

  • Lettering Technique and Practice
  • Dimensioning Techniques (Necessity of dimensioning method and principles of dimensioning)
  • Scales (need and importance of scales Drawing of plain and diagonal scales)
  • Projections
  • Sections
  • Symbols and Conventions.

Applied Mechanics

  • Introduction
  • Laws of forces
  • Moment
  • Friction
  • Centre of Gravity

  Fluid Mechanics

  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
  • Properties of Fluids
  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Measurement of Pressure
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Flow including Types of Flow, Discharge, hydraulic energy, Bernoulli’s theorem
  • Flow Measurements with a brief description with simple numerical problems
  • Venturimeter, Pitot tube, Orifice Current meters, Notches
  • Flow-through Pipes
  • Definition of pipe flow; Reynolds number, laminar and turbulent flow
  • Critical velocity and velocity distributions in a pipe for laminar flow
  • Head loss in pipelines, Hydraulic gradient line, and total energy line
  • Pipes in series and parallel Water hammer phenomenon
  • Flow-through open channels
  • Uniform and non-uniform flow discharge through channels using Chezy’s formula and Manning’s formula
  • Most economical sections, rectangular, trapezoidal, and circular sections
  • Hydraulic Pumps and motors types use and efficiency

Surveying

  • Basic principles of surveying
  • Concept and purpose
  • Instruments used for taking these measurements
  • Chain surveying, Compass surveying
  • Leveling, Plane Table Surveying, Total Station Method
  • Auto Level, Contouring, Theodolite Surveying
  • Tacho-metric surveying, Curves, Digital Survey
  • Introduction to the use of Modern Surveying equipment and techniques

Construction Materials and Building Construction

  • General characteristics of stones
  • Requirements of good building stones
  • Identification of common building stones
  • Bricks and Tiles
  • Cement (Various types of cement, Properties of cement
  • Lime, Timber, and Wood-Based Products
  • Paints and Varnishes
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Introduction to Building Construction
  • Foundation, Walls, Masonry, Arches, and Lintels
  • Doors, Windows, and Ventilators
  • Damp Proofing and Water Proofing
  • Floors, Roofs, Stairs, Anti Termite Measures, Building Planning
  • Concrete uses of concrete in comparison to other building materials
  • Ingredients of Concrete, Properties of Concrete, proportioning for Normal Concrete
  • Introduction to Admixtures for improving the performance of concrete
  • Special Concretes and Concreting Operations
  • Storing of Cement, Storing of Aggregate, Batching, Mixing
  • Transportation of concrete, Placement of concrete, Compaction, Curing, Jointing, Defects in concrete

Structural Engineering

  • Simple stresses and strains, Elasticity, Hooke’s Law
  • Moduli of Elasticity and Rigidity.
  • Stresses and strains of homogeneous materials and composite sections.
  • Types of beams and supports and loads, Concept of bending moment and shear force.
  • Bending moment and shear force diagrams for simple cases.
  • Deflection in beams. Moment area theorem, Bending and shear stresses in circular, rectangular, T and L sections, Introduction to I.S:456 (latest edition)
  • Design of singly and doubly Reinforced beams,
  • Design of Columns-Types of Columns. Short and long column, load-carrying capacity, the effective length of the column, lateral and helical ties. I.S. Specifications for reinforcement detailing.
  • Design of slabs types of slabs, one-way slab, two-way slab, I.S. specifications for Reinforcement detailing the method of design as per I.S. code.
  • Design of foundations-isolated footing rectangular footing, square footings, circular footings.
  • Design of tension members in structural steel, gross area, net area, tension splice, Design of compression members, column splice, load-carrying capacities.
  • Design of beams in structural steel, Basic concept of prestressed concrete, advantages of prestressed concrete in comparison with RCC application of prestressed to various building elements, bridges, water tanks, and precast elements,
  • Materials, Prestressing Methods, Bending and Shear Capacity, Losses in Prestressing
  • Earthquake Resistant Building Construction
  • Elements of Engineering Seismology
  • Performance of building during earthquakes and Mode of failure,
  • Special construction method, tips, and precautions to be observed while planning, designing, and constructing earthquake-resistant building,
  • Introduction to IS: 4326, IS: 13828, IS: 1893(Part 1), 154326 and IS: 13920 (latest edition),
  • Seismic Provision of Strengthening and Retrofitting Measures for Traditionally- Built Constructions, Brick and RCC Structures, Provision of reinforcement detailing in masonry and RC constructions.

Water Supply and Waste Water Engineering

  • Water Supply- Water requirement, Rate of demand and supply, Per capita consumption, Population Forecasting
  • Physical, Chemical and bacteriological properties
  • Standard of potable water as per Indian Standard etc., Water Treatment including Sedimentation, Coagulation, flocculation, Filtration, disinfection of water, chlorination, Water treatment plants, R.O.s
  • Different types of pipes, fire hydrants, water meters their working and uses, Distribution system Laying out Pipes
  • Waste Water Engineering-Definition of terms in sanitary engineering, Surface drains
  • Types of sewage, Sewerage, Laying and Construction of Sewers, Sewage characteristics (Properties of sewage as per IS standards),
  • Natural Methods of Sewerage Disposal, Sewage Treatment, BOD, COD, Building Drainage, Different sanitary fittings and installations, Traps, seals, Testing of house drainage
  • Drains and Sewers, Traps, inspection chamber, Septic Tank and Soak Pit, Bath room and W.C connections

Soil and Foundation Engineering

  • Physical Properties of Soils, Classification and Identification of Soils
  • Permeability and its importance, Effective Stress, Strength Characteristics of Soils, Compaction, Bearing Capacity of soil,
  • Concept of shallow and deep foundation; types of shallow foundations and their suitability.
  • Factors affecting the depth of shallow foundations, deep foundations, type of piles and their suitability; pile classification on the basis of material, pile group and pile cap

Transportation Engineering

  • Introduction of Transportation Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Road materials, Geometric design, Design of flexible and rigid pavements
  • Road maintenance, Railway Engineering Rails, Sleepers, ballast, points and crossing, Track laying and track maintenance.

Irrigation Engineering

  • Introduction to irrigation
  • Methods of irrigation, tube well irrigation, tank irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation
  • Water logging, design of irrigation canals and irrigation outlets.

Environmental Engineering

  • Importance of Environmental Engineering
  • Water Pollution (Causes lakes and its preventing measure, BIS standards for water quality
  • Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, Effects of mining, blasting, and deforestation
  • Land Use (land use and natural disasters, landslides, etc.)
  • Soil degradation problems – erosion, waterlogging, soil pollution, etc.), Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Legislation to Control Environmental Pollution (Indian legislative acts for water, land, and air pollution control – provisions, scope and implementation, etc.), Renewable Source of Energy, etc.

Quantity Surveying and Valuation

  • Introduction to quantity surveying and its importance
  • Duties of quantity surveyor, types of estimates, measurement
  • Preparation of detailed and abstract, estimates from drawings, calculation of quantities of materials, analysis of rates, contractorship
  • Preparation of tender document based on Common Schedule of Rates (CSR).

Repair and Maintenance Of Buildings

  • Need for maintenance, agencies causing deterioration (sources, causes, effects)
  • Investigation and diagnosis of defects, defects and their root causes, materials for repair
  • Maintenance and protection, remedial measures for building defects, surface preparation techniques for repair
  • Crack repair methods, repair of surface defects of concrete, repair of corrosion in RCC elements
  • Repair of DPC against rising dampness, repair of walls, waterproofing of wet areas and roofs, repair of joints in buildings

Construction Management and Accounts

  • Construction Planning, CPM, PERT, site organization
  • Construction Labour (Labour Welfare Fund Act 1936 (as amended)
  • Payment of Wages Act 1936 (as amended), Minimum Wages Act 1948 (as amended), control of progress, inspection, and quality control
  • Accidents and safety in construction, accounts, public work accounts, request for quotation, bill of quantities, measurement book, indent book, material at site register.

Basics of Management

  • Introduction, Leadership, Motivation, Ethics, and Values
  • Team related skills- sympathy, empathy, co-operation, concern, lead and negotiate, work well with people from a culturally diverse background
  • Communication in the group – conversation and listening skills, Task Initiation, Task Planning, Task execution, Task closeout
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Need, various types of customers, customer satisfaction, life- long customer, Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) and its significance
  • Elementary knowledge of Income Tax, Sales Tax, Excise Duty, Provident Fund, Employees State Insurance Act, Labour welfare schemes, Labour laws
  • Worker and public safety techniques, systems of wage payment, incentives, Factory Act 1948 with special reference to health, safety and welfare measures, working hours, annual leave with wages
  • Payment of Wages Act1936, Minimum Wages Act 1948, safeguards in construction practices
  • Introduction to Total Quality Management (TQM), Community Participation in Water Supply and Sanitation, Role of Women in Water Supply and Sanitation

Syllabus of Junior Engineer (Mechanical/ Electrical Engineers) post

Elements of Electrical And Electronics Engineering

  • Basic electrical quantities, DC Circuits, Ohm’s law
  • Resistances in series and parallel
  • Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications in solving electrical network problems
  • Network theorems such as Thevenin’s theorem, superposition theorem, Maximum power transfer theorem, and Norton’s theorem, Star-delta transformation.
  • Current and voltage sources and their conversion.
  • Semi-conductor Theory
  • Atomic structure and Energy band theory
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors and the effect of temperature on them
  • Semiconductor Diodes, forward and reverse biasing of a PN junction,
  • Breakdown mechanism; characteristics, static and dynamic resistance
  • Half wave and full-wave rectifiers using diodes, PNP, and NPN transistors
  • Transistor configurations: common base (CB), common emitter (CE), and common collector (CC)
  • Transistor Biasing and Stabilization, operating point and effect of temperature
  • Single-Stage Transistor Amplifiers – Concept of DC and AC load line, Voltage gain,
  • Concept of input and output impedance, AC equivalent circuit, voltage gain
  • Frequency RC coupled two-stage and direct-coupled amplifier, Construction, operation
  • Characteristics and applications of JFET and MOSFET
Electrical Circuits and Machines
  • Concept of alternating current and voltage, average value, r.m.s value, form factor, power factor
  • Phasor algebra, AC Circuits, susceptance, conductance, and admittance
  • Active and reactive components of current and their significance
  • Power, Power factor and its significance, Resonance in series and parallel circuits.
  • Faraday’s laws, magnetization curve, constructional features of generators and motors
  • D.C. Machine: basic principles, emf equation, description of different parts and working, different types
  • Characteristics and applications of D.C. machines.
  • Transformers: Constructional details: the selection of core material and winding materials, insulating materials, core and coil construction
  • 1-phase Transformers: E.m.f. equation, phasor diagram under no-load and load conditions, equivalent circuit and circuit parameters, Regulation, Losses and efficiency (including all-day efficiency), S.C. and O.C. Distribution and power transformers
  • 1-phase Autotransformer, Three-phase transformer: Single unit or 3 single-phase units’ connections, Vector grouping, Scott-connected transformer, 3-phase transformers in parallel.
Elements of Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics: Energy, laws of Thermodynamics, Heat and work, Enthalpy.
  • Reversible and irreversible processes, Entropy, Description of various Types of Boilers.
  • Basic concepts of Thermal conduction, convection and radiation.
  • Concept of black opaque and white bodies, Stefan Boltzman’s laws.
  • Strength of Materials: Concept of Bending Moment and Shear Force, Bending Moment and Shear Force diagrams for cantilevers, simply supported beams to concentrated loads
  • Concept of Torsion and equation of torsion for circular shaft, Close coiled spring for axial load, Stiffness of spring, angle of twist and proof resilience.

Manufacturing Processes

  • Dry sand and green sand casting: casting defects: Die casting, Continues casting, and Centrifugal casting
  • Welding Process: Gas welding, Arc welding, Resistance welding; Thermit Welding
  • Soldering, Welding defect and precautions
  • Elements of metal cutting tools, tool geometry, cutting fluids, lathe and milling operations
  • Grinding process, grinding wheel: gear generation processes
  • Electric discharge machinery, ultrasonic machining, electrochemical grinding, Forming processes
  • Hot and Cold working: Rolling: Punching blanking, shearing.

Engineering Materials

  • Introduction of Engineering materials, Ferrous materials, alloying materials, Non-Ferrous metals, aluminum and its alloys
  • High speed steel, Plastic materials, hardening and hardening processes, Time temperature transformation curve.
Measurement and Measuring Instruments
  • Static and dynamic characteristics
  • Classification of electrical measuring instruments
  • Deflection torque and methods of production, controlling torque, and controlling system
  • Damping torque & methods of damping, Different types of instruments
  • Construction & operating principle, Merits and demerits, Errors and remedies, Thermocouple instruments.
  • Digital instruments: Voltmeter, ammeter, multimeter, energy-meter; Wheatstone bridge.
  • Standard of measurements, Line, and wavelengths
  • Limits and tolerances, Angular measurements, Slip gauges
  • Screw thread measurement: Major and minor diameters, Pitch, Angle, and effective diameter
  • Types of comparators: Mechanical, electrical, and optical type, Wire gauge, Feeler gauge, Toolmaker’s Microscope.
  • Measurement of Displacement and Strain: Wire wound potentiometer, LVDT, strain gauges and their different types such as inductance type, a resistive type, wire and foil type, etc. Gauge factor, gauge materials, and their selections.
Basics of Management
  • Introduction, Leadership, Motivation, Ethics, and Values
  • Team related skills- sympathy, empathy, co-operation, concern, lead and negotiate, work well with people from a culturally diverse background
  • Communication in the group – conversation and listening skills, Task Initiation, Task Planning, Task execution, Task closeout
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Need, various types of customers, customer satisfaction, life- long customer, Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) and its significance
  • Elementary knowledge of Income Tax, Sales Tax, Excise Duty, Provident Fund, Employees State Insurance Act, Labour welfare schemes, Labour laws
  • Worker and public safety techniques, systems of wage payment, incentives, Factory Act 1948 with special reference to health, safety and welfare measures, working hours, annual leave with wages
  • Payment of Wages Act1936, Minimum Wages Act 1948, safeguards in construction practices
  • Introduction to Total Quality Management (TQM), Community Participation in Water Supply and Sanitation, Roll of Women in Water Supply and Sanitation
PPSC Junior Engineer Exam FAQ
What is the age limit prescribed for PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) Recruitment 2021?

The candidates applying for this recruitment should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 01.01.2020

Is there any negative marking for the written examination of PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) Recruitment 2021?

No. There is no negative marking.

How much is the initial pay scale of Junior Engineers as per PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) Recruitment 2021?

INR 35,400

What are the vacancy details of PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) Recruitment 2021?

There are 81 Vacancies for Junior Engineers (Civil) Posts and 4 vacancies in Junior Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical) posts.

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