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The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) is going to recruit Assistant Engineers through its Combined State Engineering Services 2019. By conducting this State level engineering services exam, UPPSC is likely to fill a total of 692 vacancies under general recruitment from various engineering fields for various departments of the state. Out of these 692 posts, majority of the posts i.e. 669 vacancies will be filled from Civil, Mechanical and Electrical branches. In addition, a special recruitment drive will be conducted for 20 vacancies as part of this exam.

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UPPSC AE 2020 Important Dates:

Events Dates
UPPSC AE Online Applications Begin 30th December 2019
UPPSC AE Online Applications Last Date 30th January 2020
Last Date for Receipt of Examination Fee 27th January 2020
UPPSC AE Admit Card 2020 N/A
UPPSC AE Exam Date 2020 7th June 2020

UPPSC AE Exam Pattern 2020:

Paper Mode of Examination Subject(s) Maximum Marks & No of Questions Duration Total Marks
Paper - I
Objective Type
Computer - based test General Hindi 75(25 questions) 2 ½ Hours 375
Engineering Discipline (CE, ME, EE) 300(100 questions)
Paper - II
Objective Type
Computer - based test General Knowledge 75(25 questions) 2 ½ Hours 375
Engineering Discipline (CE, ME, EE) 300(100 questions)
Personal Interview: 100 marks
Total Marks: 375+375+100= 850 marks

Mode of Selection:

  • The U.P Public Service Commission shall hold a Written Examination at various centers.
  • Candidates shortlisted on the basis of Written Exam will be called for Interview.
  • The selection will be made on the basis of total marks obtained by the candidates in Written examination and interview.

UPPSC AE Syllabus

Civil Engineering (Paper I):
Part A
Units and Dimensions, SI units, vectors, concept of force, Concept of particle and rigid body Concurrent, Non- Concurrent and parallel forces in a plane, moment of force and varignon’s theorem free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium Principle of virtual work, equivalent force system. First and second Moment of area, Mass moment of inertia, Static Friction, inclined plane and bearings, kinematics and kinetics, kinematics in Cartesian and Polar Coordinates, motion under uniform and non-uniform acceleration, motion under gravity, Kinetics of particle: Momentum and Energy principles, D’Alembert`s principle, Collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid, bodies, simple harmonic motion.
Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force and bending moment, theory of simple bending, bending stress, Shear Stress, beams of uniform strength, Leaf Spring, close coiled helical springs, Strain Energy in direct stress, bending & shear. Deflection of beams; Macaulay's method, Mohr's Moment area method, Conjugate beam method, unit load method, Torsion of shafts, Transmission of power, Elastic stability of columns, Euler's Rankin's and Secant formulae. Principal stresses and strains in two dimensions, Mohr's Circle, Theories of Elastic Failure, Thin and Thick cylinder, Stresses due to internal and external pressure Lame’s equations.
Castigliano’s theorems I and II, Unit load method of consistent deformation applied to beams and pin jointed trusses. Slope-deflection, moment distribution, Kani's method of analysis and column Analogy method applied to indeterminate beams and rigid frames. Rolling loads and influence lines: Influence lines for reactions of beam, shear force and bending moment at a section of beam. Criteria for maximum shear force and bending moment in beams traversed by a system of moving loads, influence lines for simply supported plane pin jointed trusses, Arches: Three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches, rib shortening and temperature effects, influence lines in arches, Matrix methods of analysis: Force method and displacement method of analysis of indeterminate beams and rigid frames. Plastic Analysis of beams and frames: Theory of plastic bending, plastic analysis, statical method, Mechanism method. Unsymmetrical bending: Moment of inertia, product of inertia, position of neutral axis and principal axis, calculation of bending stresses.
Part B
Factors of safety and load factors, riveted, bolted and welded joints and its connections, Design by working, stress/limit state method of tension and compression member, beams of built up section, riveted and welded plate girders, gantry girders, stanchions with battens and lacings, slab and gusseted column bases, Design of highway and railway bridges: Through and deck type plate girder, Warren girder, Pratt truss.
Working Stress and Limit State Method of design Recommendations of B.I.S. codes, design of one way and two way slabs, stairs-case slabs, simple and continuous beams of rectangular, T and L sections, compression members under direct load with or without eccentricity, isolated and combined footings, Cantilever and counter-fort type retaining walls, Water tanks: Design requirements as per B.I.S. code for rectangular and circular tanks resting on ground, Pre-stressed concrete: Methods and systems of pre-stressing, anchorages, analysis and design of sections for flexure based on working stress, losses of pre-stress, Earth quake resistant design of building as per BIS code. Design of brick masonry as per I. S. Codes, Design of masonry retaining walls.
Part C
Physical properties of construction materials with respect to their use: stones bricks, tiles, lime, glass, cement, mortars, Concrete, concept of mix design, pozzolans, plasticizers, super plasticizers, Special concrete: roller compacted concrete, mass concrete, self-compacting concrete, Ferro cement, fiber reinforced concrete, high strength concrete, high performance concrete, Timber: properties, defects and common preservation treatments, Use and selection of materials for various uses e.g. Low cost housing, mass housing, high rise buildings.
Masonry constructions using brick, stone, construction detailing and strength characteristics paints, varnishes, plastics, water proofing and damp proofing materials. Detailing of walls, floors, roofs, staircases, doors and windows. Plastering, pointing, flooring, roofing and construction features. Retrofitting of buildings, Principle of planning of building for residents and specific uses, National Building code provisions and uses. Basic principles of detailed and approximate estimating, specifications, rate analysis, principles of valuation of real property. Machinery for earthwork, concreting and their specific uses, factors affecting selection of construction equipments, operating cost of equipments. Construction activity, schedules, organizations, quality assurance principles. Basic principle of network CPM and PERT uses in construction monitoring, cost optimization and resource allocation. Basic principles of economic analysis and methods. Project profitability: Basis principles of financial planning, simple toll fixation criterions.
Part D
Types of soils, phase relationships, consistency limits particles size distribution, classifications of soils, structure and clay mineralogy. Capillary water, effective stress and pore water pressure, Darcy's Law, factors affecting permeability, determination of permeability, permeability of stratified soil deposits. Seepage pressure, quick sand condition, compressibility and consolidation, Terzaghi's theory of one dimensional consolidation, consolidation test. Compaction of soil, field control of compaction total stress and effective stress parameters, pore pressure parameters, shear strength of soils, Mohr Coulomb failure theory, shear tests. Earth pressure at rest, active and passive pressures, Rankin's theory Coulomb's wedge theory, Graphical method of earth pressure on retaining wall, sheet pile walls, braced excavation, bearing capacity, Terzaghi and other important theories, net and gross bearing pressure. Immediate and consolidation settlement, stability of slope, total stress and effective stress methods, conventional methods of slices, stability number. Subsurface exploration, methods of boring, sampling, penetration tests, pressure meter tests, essential features of foundation, types of foundation, design criteria, choice of type of foundation, stress distribution in soils, Boussinesq's theory, Westergaard method, Newmark’s chart, pressure bulb, contact, pressure, applicability of different bearing capacity theories, evaluation of bearing capacity from filed tests, allowable bearing capacity, settlement analysis, allowable settlement, proportioning of footing, isolated and combined footings, rafts, pile foundation, types of piles, plies capacity, static and dynamic analysis, design of pile groups, pile load test, settlement of piles lateral loads, foundation for bridges, Ground improvement techniques: sand drains, stone columns, grouting, soil stabilization geotextiles and geomembrane, Machine foundation: Natural frequency, design of machine foundations based on the recommendation of B.I.S. codes.
Civil Engineering (Paper II):
Part A
Fluid properties and their roles in fluid motion, fluid statics including forces acting on plane and curved surfaces, Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow: Velocity and acceleration, stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational and rotational flow, velocity potential and stream functions, flownet, methods of drawing flownet, source and sink, flow separation, free and forced vortices. Flow control volume equation, continuity, momentum and energy equations, Navier Stokes equation, Euler's equation of motion and application to fluid flow problems, pipe flow, plane, curved, stationary and moving vanes sluice gates, weirs, orifice meters and Venturi meters. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude: Buckingham's Pi-theorem, dimensionless parameters, similitude theory, model laws, undistorted and distorted models.
Laminar flow between parallel, stationary and moving plates, flow through pipes.
Laminar and turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate, laminar sub-layer, smooth and rough boundaries, submerged flow, drag and lift and its applications.
Characteristics of turbulent flow, velocity distribution, pipe friction factor, hydraulic grade line and total energy line, siphons, expansion and contractions in pipes pipe networks, water hammer in pipes and surge tanks.
Flow types, uniform and non-uniform flows, momentum and energy correction factors, Specific energy and specific force, critical depth, resistance equations and roughness coefficient, rapidly varied flow, flow in transitions, Brink flow, Hydraulic jump and its applications, waves and surges, gradually varied flow, classification of surface profiles, control section, Integration of varied flow equation and their solution.
Centrifugal pumps -Types, characteristics, Net Positive Suction-head (NPSH), specific speed, Pumps in series and parallel. Reciprocating pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic ram, efficiency parameters, Rotary and positive displacement pumps, diaphragm and jet pumps.
Types, classification, Choice of turbines, performance parameters, controls, characteristics, specific speed.
Types, layouts and component works, surge tanks, 'types and choice, Flow duration curves and dependable flow, Storage and pondage, Pumped storage plants, Special types of hydel plants.
Part B
Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, overland flow, hydrographs, flood frequency analysis, flood routing through a reservoir, channel flow routing- Muskingum method.
Specific yield, storage coefficient, coefficient of permeability, confined and unconfined aquifers, radial flow into a well under confined and unconfined conditions, Open wells and tube wells. Ground and surface water recourses single and multipurpose projects, storage capacity of reservoirs, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation. Water requirements of crops consumptive use, duty and delta, irrigation methods, Irrigation efficiencies.
Distribution systems for canal irrigation, canal capacity, canal losses, alignment of main and distributary canals, Design of canal by Kennedy’s and Lacey's theory, Water logging and its prevention.
Objectives of river training, methods of river training and bank protection.
Part C
Principles of Highway alignments, classification and geometric design, elements and standards for roads. Pavement: flexible and rigid pavements Design principles and methodology. Construction methods and materials for stabilized soil. WBM, Bituminous works and Cement Concrete roads. Surface and sub-surface drainage arrangements for roads, culvert structures. Pavement distresses and strengthening by overlays. Traffic surveys and their application in traffic planning, Typical design features for channelized, intersection, rotary etc., signal designs, standard traffic signs and markings.
Permanent way, ballast, sleeper, chair and fastenings, points, crossings, different types of turn outs, cross-over, setting out of points, Maintenance of track, super elevation, creep of rails ruling gradients, track resistance tractive effort, curve resistance, Station yards and station buildings, platform sidings, turn outs, Signals and interlocking, level crossings.
Layouts, Planning and design.
Part D
Estimation of water demand, impurities in water and their significance, physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters and their analysis, waterborne diseases, standards for potable water.
Intake structures, principles and design of sedimentation tank, coagulation cum flocculation units slow sand filter, rapid sand filter and pressure filter, theory & practices of chlorination, water softening, removal of taste and salinity, Sewerage Systems, Domestic and industrial wastes, storm, sewage, separate and combined systems, flow through sewers, design of sewers.
Solids, Dissolved oxygen (DO), BOD COD, TOC, and Nitrogen, Standards for disposal of effluent in normal water course and on to land.
Principles and design of wastewater Treatment units--, Screening, grit chamber, sedimentation tank activated sludge process, trickling filters, oxidation ditches, oxidation ponds, septic tank; Treatment and disposal of sludge; recycling of waste water.
Classification, Collection and disposal of solid waste in rural and urban areas, Principles of solid waste management.
Air and water pollution and their control acts. Radioactive waste and their disposal Environmental impact assessment of Thermal Power Plants, mines and river valley projects, Sustainable development.
Part E
Common methods and instruments for distance and angle measurements in Civil Engineering works, their use in plane table traverse survey, levelling, triangulation, contouring and topographical maps. Survey layouts for culverts canal, bridge, roads, railway alignment and buildings. Basic principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing. Introduction to Geographical information system.
Basic concepts of Engineering geology and its applications in projects such as dams, bridges and tunnels.

UPPSC-AE Vacancy Details

# Name of Department Name of Post & Branch No. of Vacancies
1 Irrigation Assistant Engineer (Civil) 171
2 Minor Irrigation Assistant Engineer (Civil) 04
3 Rural Engineering Assistant Engineer (Civil) 57
4 PWD Assistant Engineer (Civil) 108
5 Mandi Parishad Assistant Engineer (Civil) 31
6 Housing & Urban Planning Assistant Engineer (Civil) 26
7 Nagar Vikas Vibhag Assistant Engineer (Civil) 24
8 Nagar Vikas Vibhag Assistant Engineer (Water)/'B' Category Jalkal Engineering(Civil/Electrical/Mechanical) 19
9 Medical Department Assistant Engineer (Civil) 04
10 Panchayati Raj Engineer (Civil) 01
11 Irrigation and Water Resources Bhoomi Sanrakshan Adhikari/Technical Officer (Civil) 31
12 Labour Department Assistant Engineer (Factories) (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) 13