IES 2023 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Preparing for the Indian Engineering Services (IES) 2023 exam in Civil Engineering requires a thorough understanding of the syllabus. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the IES 2023 syllabus for Civil Engineering, providing detailed insights into the subjects and topics covered. Whether you’re a student starting your preparation or a professional looking to enhance your knowledge, this guide will serve as a valuable resource to navigate the vast syllabus and align your studies with the exam requirements.

The IES 2023 syllabus for Civil Engineering is designed to assess candidates’ knowledge and understanding of various core subjects in the field. It covers a wide range of topics, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, transportation engineering, and environmental engineering. By familiarizing yourself with the IES 2023 syllabus, you gain clarity on the subjects that hold weightage in the exam and can plan your study strategy accordingly. Whether you need to brush up on specific areas or dive deep into certain topics, having a clear understanding of the syllabus will help you allocate time and resources effectively, maximizing your chances of success in the IES 2023 exam.

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Overview of IES 2023 Syllabus for Civil Engineering

The IES 2023 Examination is conducted in two levels a written exam and a personal interview. The written exam comprises two sections Section I (objective, further divided into general ability and technical sections) and Section II (subjective).

IES 2023 Part I Part II Comprises of Written Exam – Objective Subjective

  • Written Exam – 1000 Marks
  • Personal Interview – 200 Marks

Candidates can appear for the IES Exam in four branches of engineering Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Communication Engineering.

The ESE Exam syllabus is similar to that of the GATE Exam, however, the ESE Paper tests on basic understanding of the subject. Questions are not that calculative and are more formula theoretical-based.

Here we have the syllabus of the IES Civil Engineering Exam

IES (ESE) 2023 Exam Syllabus Civil Engineering (CE)

GENERAL ABILITY TEST (Common for all Streams EC, ME, EE, CE)

Part A: General English: The question paper in General English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Part B: General Studies: The paper in General Studies will include knowledge of current events and of such matters as of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on the History of India and the Geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.

Civil Engineering Paper I

1. Building Materials

  • Timber: Different types and species of structural timber, density-moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects, the influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet rots, codal provisions for design, Plywood.
  • Bricks: Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, the influence of mortar strength on masonry strength.
  • Cement: Compounds of, different types, setting times, and strengths.
  • Cement Mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering and masonry.
  • Concrete: Importance of W/C Ratio, Strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive testing, and mix design methods.

2. Solid Mechanics: Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, Mohr’s circle of stress, strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of strain, combined stress; Elastic theories of failure; Simple bending, shear; Torsion of circular and rectangular sections and simple members.

3. Structural Analysis: Analysis of determinate structures: Different methods including graphical methods.
Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames: Moment distribution, slope-deflection, stiffness and force methods, energy methods, Muller-Breslau principle and application.Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames – shape factors.

4. Design of Steel Structures: Principles of working stress method. Design of connections, simple members, Built-up sections and frames, and Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of simple members and frames.

5. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures: Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces. Codal provisions for slabs, beams, walls and footings. Working stress method of design of R.C. members. Principles of pre-stressed concrete design, materials, and methods of pre-stressing, losses. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Introductions to prestressing of indeterminate structures.Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes.

6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management:

  • Concreting Equipment: Weight Batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump.Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment.
  • Earthwork Equipment: Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractor, rollers, sheep foot rollers, pumps.
  • Construction, Planning and Management: Bar chart, linked bar chart, work-breakdown structures, Activity – on – arrow diagrams. Critical path, probabilistic activity durations; Event-based networks.
  • PERT network: Time-cost study, crashing; Resource allocation.

Civil Engineering Paper-II

1. (a) Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Properties, Pressure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow Kinematics; Integration of flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative motion; Moment of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and Control, Drag, Lift; dimensional Analysis, Modelling; Cavitation; Flow oscillations; Momentum and Energy principles in Open channel flow, Flow controls, Hydraulic jump, Flow sections and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow; Surges; Flow development and losses in pipe flows, Measurements; Siphons; Surges and Water hammer; Delivery of Power Pipe networks.
(b) Hydraulic Machines and hydropower: Centrifugal pumps, types, performance parameters, scaling, pumps in parallel; Reciprocating pumps, air vessels, performance parameters; Hydraulic ram; Hydraulic turbines, types, performance parameters, controls, choice; Power house, classification and layout, storage, bondage, control of supply.

2. (a) Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analyses, PMP, unit and synthetic hydrographs; Evaporation and transpiration; Floods and their management, PMF; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Routing of floods; Capacity of Reservoirs.

(b) Water Resources Engineering: Water resources of the globe: Multipurpose uses of Water: Soil-Plant-Water relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and their yields, groundwater yield and well hydraulics; Waterlogging, drainage design; Irrigation revenue; Design of rigid boundary canals, Lacey’s and Tractive force concepts in canal design, the lining of canals; Sediment transport in canals; Non-Overflow and overflow sections of gravity dams and their design, Energy dissipators and tailwater rating; Design of headworks, distribution works, falls, cross-drainage works, outlets; River training.

3. (a) Water Supply Engineering: Sources of supply, yields, design of intakes and conductors; Estimation of demand; Water quality standards; Control of Water-borne diseases; Primary and secondary treatment, detailing and maintenance of treatment units; Conveyance and distribution systems of treated water, leakages and control; Rural water supply; Institutional and industrial water supply.

(b) Waste Water Engineering: Urban rainwater disposal; Systems of sewage collection and disposal; Design of sewers and sewerage systems; pumping; Characteristics of sewage and its treatment, Disposal of products of sewage treatment, stream flow rejuvenation Institutional and industrial sewage management; Plumbing Systems; Rural and semi-urban sanitation.

(c) Solid Waste Management: Sources, classification, collection and disposal; Design and Management of landfills.
(d) Air and Noise Pollution and Ecology: Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; Noise pollution and standards; Ecological chain and balance, Environmental assessment.

4 (a) Soil Mechanics: Properties of soils, classification and interrelationship; Compaction behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice; Permeability and seepage, flow nets, Inverted filters; Compressibility and consolidation; Shearing resistance, stresses and failure; soil testing in laboratory and in-situ; Stress path and applications; Earth pressure theories, stress distribution in soil; soil exploration, samplers, load tests, penetration tests.
(b) Foundation Engineering: Types of foundations, Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field tests; Types of piles and their design and layout, Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention, foundation on swelling soils.

5. (a) Surveying: Classification of surveys, scales, and accuracy; Measurement of distances – direct and indirect methods; optical and electronic devices; Measurement of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction; Theodolites – types; Measurement of elevations – Spirit and trigonometric levelling; Relief representation; Contours; Digital elevation modelling concept; Establishment of control by triangulations and traversing – measurements and adjustment of observations, computation of coordinates; Field astronomy, Concept of a global positioning system; Map preparation by plane tabling and by photogrammetric; Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes.

(b) Transportation Engineering: Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation; Materials and construction methods for different surfaces and maintenance: Principles of pavement design; Drainage.Traffic surveys, Intersections, signalling: Mass transit systems, accessibility and networking.Tunnelling, alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting and ventilation, traffic control, and emergency management.Planning of railway systems, terminology and designs, relating to gauge, track, controls, transits, rolling stock, tractive power and track modernization; Maintenance; Appurtenant works; Containerization.Harbours – layouts, shipping lanes, anchoring, location identification; Littoral transport with erosion and deposition; sounding methods; Dry and Wet docks, components and operational Tidal data and analyses.Airports – layout and orientation; Runway and taxiway design and drainage management; Zoning laws; Visual aids and air traffic control; Helipads, hangers, and service equipment.

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