What is civil engineering ?
Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. It deals with the built environment.
What is the syllabus for civil engineering and strategy?
Civil engineering is one of the optional subjects provided by upsc. It carries 250 marks each .The syllabus for civil engineering subject is very vast and so only those who have studied the subject earlier can ace it.
1.Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis:
Engineering Mechanics, Kinematics and Kinetics, Kinetics of particle, Strength of Materials, Deflection of beams, Structural Analysis, Slope Deflection, moment distribution, Rolling loads and Influences lines, Arches, Matrix methods of analysis, Plastic Analysis of beams and frames, Unsymmetrical bending.
2.Design of Structures:
Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures, Structural Steel Design, Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures, Reinforced Concrete, Water tanks, Prestressed concrete
3.Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Machines
Fluid Mechanics, Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow, Dimensional Analysis and Similitude, Laminar Flow, Boundary layer, Turbulent flow through pipes, Open channel flow, Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
Soil Type and structure
1.Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and Management:
Construction Technology, Construction, Construction Planning and Management:
2.Surveying and Transportation Engineering:
Surveying, Railway Engineering, Highway Engineering,
3.Hydrology, Water Resources and Engineering
Hydrology, Groundwater flow, Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation Engineering,
Water Supply, Intake of water, Sewerage systems, Sewage characterization, Sewage treatment, Solid waste
Sustainable development. Radioactive wastes and disposal. Environmental impact assessment for thermal power plants, mines, river valley projects. Air pollution. Pollution control acts.
Strategy for preparation:
- To prepare for civil engineering first you must be well versed with the subject and it’s syllabus.
- You must have an engineering background to choose this subject ,only civil engineering graduates are recommended to take this optional as it would be simply impossible for a person with any other background to study what engineering graduates have studied for four years.
- Practice the previous years’ UPSC question papers.
- Have a list of formulas with you and revise them .
- Practice and incorporate diagrams in your answers.
- Enroll in a test series as the papers are lengthy and you need ample exam simulation.
What is the preferred booklist for the exam?
- Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics – Irving Herman Shames
- Strength of Material- Prof. S. Ramamrutham
- Mechanics for Engineers- B Johnson
- Structural Analysis- C. K. Wang
- Limit state design of steel structures: S K Duggal
- Design of steel structures: N Subramanian
- Engineering Mechanics – McLean
- Limit State Design – Ram Chandra
- Soil Mechanics – K.R. Arora
- Fluid Mechanics – Modi and Seth
- Surveying – Punmia
- Strength of Material – V. N. Vazaram
- Basic and applied Fluid Mechanics-Garde
- Theory of Structure: Volume- II – Vazirani and Ratwani
- Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – A Singh and K R Arora
- Strength and Materials -UC. Jindal
- Introduction to Mechanics of Solids – Crandall, Stephen, Lardner, Thomas
- Engineering Hydrology – K. Subramanya
- Irrigation Engineering – S.K. Garg
- Strength of material – Gere and Timoshenko
- Concrete Technology – M.S. Shetty
- R.C.C. (WSM) – Syal and Goyal
- R.C.C. (LSM) – A.K. Jain
- Steel Structure – L.S. Negi
- Prestressed Concrete – N. Krishna Raju