Staff Selection Commission
SSC: Junior Engineer (Civil &
(For both Objective and Conventional Type Papers)
Subject : Civil Engineering
Building Materials :
Physical and Chemical properties, Classification, Standard Tests, Uses and
manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based
materials, Cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products,
Laminates, bituminous materials, Paints, Varnishes.
Estimating, Costing and Valuation :
Estimate, Glossary of technical terms, Analysis of rates, Methods and unit of
measurement, Items of work – Earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional
bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering.
Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule.
Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezodial formula, Simpson’s rule.
Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolated and
combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps. Valuation – Value and cost,
scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and
obsolescence, methods of valuation.
Surveying: Principles of
surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic
compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying,
theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms
used in leveling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary
and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour
map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced
Soil Mechanics: Origin of
soil, phase diagram, Definitions- void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation,
water content, specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and
interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and
their uses. Index properties of soils, Atterberg's limits, ISI soil
classification and plasticity chart. Permeability of soil, coefficient of
permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and
confined aquifers, effective stress, quick sand, consolidation of soils,
Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation
pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate
settlement. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test,
Triaxial test. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density
and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth
pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration
properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli's theorem and its
application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes,
spillways, pumps and turbines.
Irrigation Engineering : Definition, Necessity, Benefits, III effects of
irrigation, types and methods of irrigation. Hydrology – Measurement of
rainfall, run off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation –
evaporation, infiltration, etc. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base
period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap
allowance, Irrigation efficiencies. Different type of canals, types of canal
irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages.
Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs
and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity.
Lacey’s theory of uniform flow. Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods
of flood control, water logging, preventive measures. Land reclamation,
Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description
of land and reclamation processes.Major irrigation projects in India.
Transportation Engineering :
Highway Engineering – cross sectional elements, geometric design, types
of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests,
Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix
Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint,
pavement maintenance, Highway drainage. Railway Engineering – Components of
permanent way – sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry,
points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards. Traffic Engineering –
Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships,
intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic
signs and markings, road safety.
Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of
water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer
appurtenances, sewage treatments. Surface water drainage. Solid waste management
– types, effects, engineered management system. Air pollution – pollutants,
causes, effects, control. Noise pollution – causes, health effects, control.