Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra; Systems of linear equations; Eigen values and Eigen vectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable; Limit, continuity and differentiability; Mean value theorems, local maxima and minima, Taylor and Maclaurin series; Evaluation of definite and indefinite integrals; Partial derivatives; Total derivative; Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green's theorems.

Added: Application of definite integral to obtain area & volume

Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE): First order (linear and nonlinear) equations; higher order linear equations with constant coefficients; EulerCauchy equations; Laplace transform and its application in solving linear ODEs; initial and boundary value problems.

Partial Differential Equation (PDE): Fourier series; separation of variables; first order one dimensional wave equation and twodimensional Laplace equation.

Added: Solutions of one dimensional diffusion equation 2nd order wave equation.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems; Conditional probability; Discrete Random variables: Poisson and Binomial distributions; Continuous random variables: normal distributions; Descriptive statistics  Mean, median, mode and standard deviation.

Added: Exponential Distribution & Hypothesis testing

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; Numerical differentiation, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson's rule, single and multistep methods for first order differential equations.

Added: Accuracy & precision, error analysis, least square approximation, Newtons & lagrange polynomials.


Section 2: Structural Engineering

Engineering Mechanics : (Completely New Topic)

Added: System of forces, freebody diagrams, equilibrium equations; Internal forces in structures; Friction and its applications; Kinematics of point mass and rigid body; Centre of mass; Euler's equations of motion; Impulsemomentum; Energy methods; Principles of virtual work.

Solid Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams; Simple stress and strain relationships; Theories of failures; Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre; Uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.

Removed: Principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr's circle, unsymmetrical bending, thin walled pressure vessels.

Structural Analysis: Statically determinate and indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods; Method of superposition; Analysis of trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames; Displacement methods: Slope deflection and moment distribution methods; Influence lines; Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis.

Construction Materials and Management: (Completely New Topic)

Added: Construction Materials: Structural steel  composition, material properties and behaviour; Concrete  constituents, mix design, shortterm and longterm properties; Bricks and mortar; Timber; Bitumen. Construction Management: Types of construction projects; Tendering and construction contracts; Rate analysis and standard specifications; Cost estimation; Project planning and network analysis  PERT and CPM.

Concrete Structures: Working stress, Limit state and Ultimate load design concepts; Prestressed concrete; Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.

Added: Design of beams, slabs, columns& Bond and development length

Removed: Design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods

Steel Structures: Design of tension and compression members, beams and beam columns, column bases; Connections  simple and eccentric, beamcolumn connections, plate girders and trusses; Plastic analysis of beams and frames.

Added: Working stress and limit state design concepts


Section 3: Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils; Threephase system and phase relationships, index properties;Permeability  one dimensional flow, Darcy's law; Seepage through soils  twodimensional flow, flow nets, uplift pressure, piping; Principle of effective stress, capillarity, seepage force and quicks and condition; Compaction in laboratory and field conditions; One dimensional consolidation, time rate of consolidation; Mohr's circle, stress paths, effective and total shear strength parameters, characteristics of clays and sand.

Added: Soil structure and fabric,unified and indian standard soil classification system.

Foundation Engineering: Subsurface investigations  scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, plate load test, standard penetration and cone penetration tests; Earth pressure theories  Rankine and Coulomb; Stability of slopes  finite and infinite slopes; Stress distribution in soils  Boussinesq's and Westergaard's theories, pressure bulbs; Shallow foundations  Terzaghi's and Meyerhoff's bearing capacity theories, effect of water table; Combined footing and raft foundation; Contact pressure; Settlement analysis in sands and clays; Deep foundations  types of piles, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands and clays, pile load test, negative skin friction.

Added: Method of slices and bishop's method

Removed: Foundation typesfoundation design requirements


Section 4: Water Resources Engineering

Fluid Mechanics: Properties of fluids, fluid statics; Continuity, momentum, energy and corresponding equations; Potential flow, applications of momentum and energy equations; Laminar and turbulent flow; Flow in pipes, pipe networks; Concept of boundary layer and its growth.

Hydraulics: Forces on immersed bodies; Flow measurement in channels and pipes; Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles; Basics of hydraulic machines, specific speed of pumps and turbines; Channel Hydraulics  Energydepth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, slope profile, hydraulic jump, uniform flow and gradually varied flow

Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapotranspiration, watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, flood estimation, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing; Application of Darcy's law.

Added: Flood routing,surface runoff models,ground water hydrologysteady state well hydraullics and aquifers.

Irrigation: Duty, delta, estimation of evapotranspiration; Crop water requirements; Design of lined and unlined canals, head works, gravity dams and spillways; Design of weirs on permeable foundation; Types of irrigation systems, irrigation methods; Water logging and drainage.

Added: Canal regulatory works,cross drainage structures,outlets and escapes


Section 5: Environmental Engineering

Water and Waste Water: Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Drinking water standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment, distribution of water. Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of wastewater. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, effluent discharge standards. Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment. Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal.

Air Pollution: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits.

Municipal Solid Wastes: Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal).

Noise Pollution: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution.


Section 6: Transportation Engineering

Transportation Infrastructure: Highway alignment and engineering surveys; crosssectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments;

Added: Geometric design of highways,geometric design of railway track.airport runway length,taxiway and exit taxiway design.

Highway Pavements: Design of bituminous paving mixes; Design factors for flexible and rigid pavements; Design of flexible pavement using IRC: 372012; Design of rigid pavements using IRC: 582011; Distresses in concrete pavements.

Added: Highway materialsdesirable properties of quality control tests, traffic engineering, level of service of rural highways and urban roads,types of intersections and channelization.

Removed: Testing and specifications of paving materials

Traffic Engineering: Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time  delay and OD study, PCU, peak hour factor, parking study, accident study and analysis, statistical analysis of traffic data; Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, fundamental relationships; Control devices, signal design by Webster's method; Highway capacity.


Section 7: Geomatics Engineering

Principles of surveying; Errors and their adjustment; Maps  scale, coordinate system; Distance and angle measurement  Levelling and trigonometric levelling; Traversing survey; Horizontal and vertical curves.

Added: Triangulation survey,total station, photogrammetryscale,fly height,remote sensing basics,platformand sensors,visual image interpretation,basics of geographical information system and(GIS),geographical positioning system(GPS).

01Sep2016
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