Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) –Recruitment

Civil / Mechanical

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GPSC AE Exam Date

Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Test
Name of the Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration Medium
General Studies 100 100 Gujarati
Civil Engineering 200 200 English
Mechanical Engineering 200 200 English

GPSC Civil AE Exam syllabus:

Syllabus of Preliminary Test
Medium: Gujarati Total Marks-100


  1. Geography of India-Physical, Economic, Social, Natural Resources and population related topics- with special reference to Gujarat
  2. Cultural heritage of India-Literature, Art, Religion and Architecture- with special reference to Gujarat
  3. History of India with special reference to Gujarat
  4. Indian Economy and Planning
  5. Indian Polity and the Constitution of India:
    1. Preamble
    2. Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
    3. Directive Principles of State Policy
    4. Composition of Parliament
    5. Powers of the President of India
    6. Powers of Governor
    7. Judiciary
    8. Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the society
    9. Attorney General
    10. NITIAayog
    11. Panchayati Raj Institutions
    12. Finance Commission
    13. Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Election Commission of India, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General; Central Vigilance Commission, Lokpal and Lokayukta, Central Information Commission
  6. General Mental Ability
  7. General Science, Environment and Information & Communication Technology
  8. Daily events of Regional, National and International Importance including Sports

Syllabus for the preliminary test for the recruitment on the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil),
Class-II in Narmada, Water Resources, Water Supply and Kalpsar Department
Medium – English Questions – 200 Marks – 200


  1. Building Materials:
    Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates: Classification, properties and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.
  2. Solid Mechanics:
    Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
  3. Structural Analysis:
    Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.
  4. Design of Steel Structures:
    Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
  5. Design of Concrete and Masonry structures:
    Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
  6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management:
    Construction – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of
    Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.
  7. Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power:
    (a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow: Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.
    (b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power: Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
  8. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:
    Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs. Water Resources Engineering : Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand
    assessment; Resources – storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.
  9. Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering:
    a) Geo-technical Engineering:
    Soil exploration – planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and interrelationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo- synthetics.
    b) Foundation Engineering:
    Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis and design, Principles of ground modifications.
  10. Surveying and Geology:
    a) Surveying:
    Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment and buildings, Setting out ofCurves.
    b) Geology:
    Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.
  11. Bridge Engineering
    Fundamentals of Bridge Engineering , Bridge Site Investigations and Planning, Bridge Hydrology, Standards of Loadings for Bridge Design, Different Types of Bridges, Bridge Superstructure, Bearings and Substructure Design, Design of Bridge Foundations, Bridge Approaches, River Training Work & Protection Work, Methods of Bridge Construction, Inspection, maintenance & Repair of Bridges, Testing of Bridges, Bridge Architecture.
  12. Civil Engineering in Gujarat- Important Buildings, Monuments and Construction- Historical as well as Modern. Important Reservoir Its Storage, Catchment and Command Area, Technical features and important characteristics.
  13. Current Trends and Recent Advancements in the Above Fields.

Syllabus for the preliminary test for the recruitment on the post of Assistant Engineer (Mechanical),
Class-II in the Gujarat Engineering Services
Medium – English Questions – 200 Marks – 200


    • Fundamentals- thermodynamic systems and control Volume; Thermodynamic Properties, Process and state; Exact and Inexact differentials; Work-Thermodynamic definition; Temperature, Definition of thermal equilibrium and Zeroth law; Definition of heat; Definition of Pure substance, Ideal Gases and ideal gas mixtures, Real gases and real gas mixtures, Properties of pure substances, behavior of ideal and real gases; Definitions of saturated states; Identification of states & determination of properties, Mollier’s chart.
    • First Law for Cyclic & Non-cyclic processes; Concept of total energy E; Various modes of energy, Internal energy and Enthalpy.
    • Second law – Definitions of direct and reverse heat engines; Definitions of thermal efficiency and COP; Kelvin-Planck and Clausius statements; Definition of reversible process; Internal and external irreversibility; Carnot cycle; Absolute temperature scale.
    • Clausius inequality; Definition of entropy S ; Evaluation of S for solids, liquids, ideal gases and ideal gas mixtures undergoing various processes; Principle of increase of entropy; Definition of Isentropic efficiency for compressors, turbines and nozzles- Irreversibility and Availability, Availability function for systems and Control volumes undergoing different processes, Lost work. Second law analysis for a control volume. Exergy balance equation and Exergy analysis.
    • Thermodynamic cycles – Basic Rankine cycle; Basic Brayton cycle; Basic vapor compression cycle and comparison with Carnot cycle.
    • Introduction to three modes of heat transfer, heat balance equation- Steady one dimensional solution for conduction heat transfer, concept of conduction and film resistances, critical insulation thickness, lumped system approximation and Biot number, heat transfer through pin fins- Two dimensional conduction solutions for both steady and unsteady heat transfer, Heissler charts.
    • Heat convection, basic equations, boundary layers- Forced convection, external and internal flows- Natural convective heat transfer- Dimensionless parameters for forced and free convection heat transfer-Correlations for forced and free convection- Approximate solutions to laminar boundary layer equations (momentum and energy) for both internal and external flow-Estimating heat transfer rates in laminar and turbulent flow situations using appropriate correlations for free and forced convection.
    • Interaction of radiation with materials, definitions of radiative properties, Stefan Boltzmann’s law, black and gray body radiation, Wien’s displacement law
    • Types of heat exchangers, Analysis and design of heat exchangers using both LMTD and NTU methods,
    • Introduction mass transfer, Similarity between heat and mass transfer.
  3. Fluid Mechanics:
    • Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces on submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; Euler’s equation – theory of Rotodynamic machines viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends and fittings. Classification of water turbines, heads and efficiencies, velocity triangles- Axial, radial and mixed flow turbines- Pelton wheel, Francis turbine and Kaplan turbines.
  4. Power Engineering:
    • Air and gas compressors; vapor and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat.
  5. I.C. Engines:
    • Combustion in SI and CI engines, Combustion stages, Combustion chambers and abnormal combustion. Fuel supply systems in SI and CI engines, carburetors, Port fuel injection, direct injection and Common rail injection. Ignition system, Lubrication system and Cooling system. Testing of IC engines. Engine emissions and control. Advanced IC Engine concepts Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles.
    • Engine Management, Engine System, Engine Mapping, Open Loop Engine Control Systems, lean burn engine control. Complete Vehicle Control System, Artificial intelligence and Engine management. Maintenance and fault diagnostics of engine management system, Engine diagnostics, Troubles and Tune-up, Engine service. Vehicle performance-performance parameters.
    • Heavy Earth Movers, Types of Excavators, Dumpers, Draggers, Cranes
  6. Refrigeration and air-conditioning:
    • Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes.
  7. Engineering Mechanics:
    • Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions.
  8. Mechanics of Materials:
    • Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson’s ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; thermal stresses; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of materials with universal testing machine; testing of hardness and impact strength.
  9. Kinematics and Theory of Machines:
    • Classification of mechanisms-Basic kinematic concepts and definitions-Degree of freedom, mobility- Grashof’s law, Universal Joint-Rocker mechanisms Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope.
  10. Engineering Materials:
    • Structure and properties of engineering materials, phase diagrams, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials. Young’s modulus, generalized Hooke’s law, yielding and yield strength, ductility, resilience, toughness and elastic recovery; Hardness: Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers and their relation to strength. Static failure theories: Ductile and brittle failure mechanisms, Maximum normal stress, Mohr-Coulomb and Modified Mohr-Coulomb; Fracture mechanics: Introduction to Stress-intensity factor approach and Griffith criterion. Fatigue failure: High cycle fatigue, Stress-life approach, SN curve, endurance and fatigue limits, effects of mean stress using the Modified Goodman diagram; Introduction to non-destructive testing (NDT).
  11. Manufacturing Processes:
    • Different types of castings, design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design. Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy. Principles of welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding.
    • Heat treatment process-Annealing, tempering, normalizing and spheroidising,
    • Alloying of steel, properties of stainless steel and tool steels, maraging steels- cast irons; grey, white, malleable and spheroidal cast irons- copper and copper alloys; brass, bronze and cupro-nickel; Aluminum and Al-Cu – Mg alloys- Nickel based super alloys and Titanium alloys.
    • Welding and weld Testing, Classifying Welding process, Fusion versus non-fusion, Pressure versus non-pressure, Energy source of welding, Other basis for classification and sub-classification.
    • Unconventional Machining Processes: Abrasive Jet Machining, Water Jet Machining, Abrasive Water Jet Machining, Ultrasonic Machining, principles and process parameters (5)Electrical Discharge Machining, principle and processes parameters, MRR, surface finish, tool wear, dielectric, power and control circuits, wire EDM; Electro-chemical machining (ECM), etchant & maskant, process parameters, MRR and surface finish. Laser Beam Machining (LBM), Plasma Arc Machining (PAM) and Electron Beam Machining
    • Types of Pumps, Pump viscosity, Centrifugal, NPSH, Pump curves, Progressive cavity, Screw pumps, Rope Pump, Submersible, Vertical
      turbine, Coupling section, Motor section, Well Section, Hydraulic Principles, General pumping fundamental.
    • Spillways-Types of spillway based on most prominent features, Spillway Crest Gates
    • Flood Management
  12. Metrology and Inspection:
    • Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly
  13. Computer Integrated Manufacturing:
    • Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools. NC/CNC Technology and Part programming.
  14. Operations Research:
    • Linear programming, simplex method, transportation, assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM
  15. Current Trends and Recent Advancements in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

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