PGCIL Diploma Trainee Subject Wise Syllabus for Part 1 & Part 2

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 26th, 2023
PGCIL Diploma Trainee Syllabus 2021 is explained here in detail. Know the PGCIL diploma trainees syllabus for Part 1 & Part 2 here. Get to know the important topics that are asked in the exam.
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PGCIL Diploma Trainee Syllabus 2021

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Syllabus 2021 is specified by PGCIL in its official notification. Candidates appearing for the PGCIL diploma trainee exam should be well versed with the detailed syllabus to excel in the exam. Knowing the subject wise syllabus for the PGCIL diploma trainee exam will help you to know the topics that are likely to be asked in the exam. The PGCIL Diploma Trainee syllabus comprises of two parts, Part 1 & Part 2.  Part 1 will test your technical and professional knowledge while Part 2 will test your aptitude. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours. 

In this post, you will get to know the detailed syllabus for the PGCIL diploma trainee exam subject-wise along with the exam pattern and marking scheme. Read on to know more!

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PGCIL Diploma Trainee Syllabus: Subject Wise

The PGCIL Diploma Trainee Exam comprises of two parts, Part 1 and Part 2. 

  • Part 1 contains Technical Knowledge/Professional Knowledge in the concerned field (For eg. Civil).
  • Part 2 is an aptitude test that consists of topics like vocabulary, data sufficiency, verbal comprehension and interpretation, reasoning ability, qualitative aptitude, numerical ability, etc

A detailed description of the PGCIL Diploma Trainee Syllabus is given below. 

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Civil Engineering Syllabus

The PGCIL diploma trainee civil engineering syllabus will cover the following topics:

  • Civil Engineering Materials and Construction.
  • Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis.
  • Concrete Technology.
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures.
  • Steel Structures.
  • PSC Structures.
  • Fluid Mechanics.
  • Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering.
  • Hydraulic Structures.
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Surveying.
  • Bridge Engineering.
  • Estimation, Costing, and Specifications.
  • Construction and Project Management.
  • Environmental Studies etc.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Electrical Engineering Syllabus

The PGCIL diploma trainee electrical engineering syllabus will cover the following topics:

  • Network theory
  • Digital Electronics
  • Generation, Transmission & Distribution of Electrical Power
  • Electrical Basics
  • Electrical Engineering Materials
  • DC Machine, AC Machine & Transformer
  • Instrumentation
  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Microprocessor
  • Analog Circuits/ Electronics
  • Electrical Measurements & Measuring
  • Circuit Theory
  • Control System

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Boats and Streams
  • Averages
  • Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Problems on Numbers
  • Compound Interest and Simple Interest 
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work Partnership
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Numbers and Ages
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Percentages
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Indices and Surds
  • Mensuration
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Simplification and Approximation

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Reasoning Syllabus

  • Cubes and Dice.
  • Analogy.
  • Non-Verbal Series.
  • Decision Making.
  • Number Series.
  • Directions.
  • Arithmetical Reasoning.
  • Embedded Figures
  • Alphabet Series.
  • Clocks & Calendars.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Statements & Arguments
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations.
  • Syllogism.
  • Statements & Conclusions.
  • Number Ranking.
  • Mirror Images.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee English Syllabus

  • Error Correction
  • Synonyms.
  • Para Completion.
  • Idioms and Phrases.
  • Sentence Improvement.
  • Spotting Errors.
  • Fill in the blanks.
  • Error Correction (Underlined Part).
  • Antonyms.
  • Sentence Arrangement.
  • Substitution.
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice.
  • Prepositions.
  • Joining Sentences.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Passage Completion

PGCIL Diploma Trainee 2021: Exam Pattern

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Exam Pattern is a single-stage exam i.e. written examination, which is a computer-based test (CBT). However, a computer skill test will be held for the post of PGCIL Diploma Trainee, Jr. Officer Trainee, HR which is qualifying in nature. Thus, your selection will depend upon your performance in the written test. 

  • The PGCIL diploma trainee exam has a total of 170 questions and 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer.
  • There will be a penalty of ¼ the mark for each wrong answer marked by you.
  • The exam for the PGCIL diploma trainee will be conducted in both Hindi and English language.
  •  Part 1 contains 120 discipline (Electrical/Civil) specific questions and Part 2 contains 50 questions to check the applicant’s aptitude.
  • The duration of the CBT is 2 hours for both papers.
Parts Type of Test Exam Duration Total No. of Questions Total marks
  • Technical Knowledge Test
02 Hours
120 120


  • Objective Test
50 50

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Qualifying Marks

PGCIL has specified the qualifying marks for the written exam as given below. 


Qualifying marks for the skill test

Reserved including PwD


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