UPPSC AE 2020 Syllabus paper 1 - UPPSC AE 2020 Syllabus paper 1

Paper I is divided into 2 sections. These sections are General Hindi and Main Subject (Paper I).

Paper I Syllabus for General Hindi

  • हिंदी भाषा का मूलभूत ज्ञान (स्वर, व्यंजन, रस)
  • प्रत्यय
  • समास
  • मुहावरे और लोकोक्तियाँ
  • अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द
  • उचित शब्द से दिए गए रिक्त स्थान की पूर्ती
  • पर्यायवाची शब्द, विलोम शब्द, शब्द युग्म, लिंग परिवर्तन, वचन परिवर्तन आदी
  • वर्ण, वर्तनी और उच्चारण
  • वाक्य-क्रम व्यवस्थापन
  • उपसर्ग और प्रत्यय
  • विपरीतार्थक शब्द
  • संधि तथा संधि-विच्छेद
  • अनेकार्थक शब्द

 Paper I Syllabus for Civil Engineering

UPPSC Assistant Engineer Paper I Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Part A

Engineering Mechanics

Units and Dimensions, SI units, vectors, concept of force, Concept of particle and rigid body Concurrent, Non- Concurrent and parallel forces in a plane, moment of force and varignon`s theorem free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium Principle of virtual work, equivalent force system. First and second Moment of area, Mass moment of inertia, Static Friction, inclined plane and bearings, kinematics and kinetics, kinematics in Cartesion and Polar Coordinates, motion under uniform and non-uniform acceleration, motion under gravity, Kinetics of particle: Momentum and Energy principles, D` Alembert`s principle, Collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid, bodies, simple harmonic motion.

Strength of Materials

Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force and bending moment, theory of simple bending, bending stress, Shear Stress, Beams of uniform strength, Leaf Spring, close coiled helical springs, Strain Energy in direct stress, bending & shear. Deflection of beams; Macaulay's method, Mohr's Moment area method, Conjugate beam method, unit load method, Torsion of shafts, Transmission of power, Elastic stability of columns, Euler's Rankin's and Secant formulae. Principal stresses and strains in two dimensions, Mohr's Circle, Theories of Elastic Failure, Thin and Thick cylinder, Stresses due to internal and external pressureLame's equations

Structural Analysis

Castiglianios theorems I and II, Unit load method of consistent deformation applied to beams and pin jointed trusses. Slope-deflection, moment distribution, Kani's method of analysis and column Analogy method applied to indeterminate beams and rigid frames. Rolling loads and influence lines: Influence lines for reactions of beam, shear force and bending moment at a section of beam. Criteria for maximum shear force and bending moment in beams traversed by a system of moving loads, influence lines for simply supported plane pin jointed trusses, Arches: Three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches, rib shortening and temperature effects, influence lines in arches, Matrix methods of analysis: Force method and displacement method of analysis of indeterminate beams and rigid frames. Plastic Analysis of beams and frames: Theory of plastic bending, plastic analysis, statical method, Mechanism method. Unsymmetrical bending: Moment of inertia, product of inertia, position of neutral axis and principal axis, calculation of bending stresses

Part B

Structural Steel Design

Factors of safety and load factors, rivetted, bolted and welded joints and its connections, Design by working, stress/limit state method of tension and compression member, beams of built up section, rivetted and welded plate girders, gantry girders, stancheons with battens and lacings, slab and gussetted column bases, Design of highway and railway bridges: Through and deck type plate girder, Warren girder, Pratt truss

Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

Working Stress and Limit State Method of designRecommendations of B.I.S. codes, design of one way and two way slabs, stairs-case slabs, simple and continuous beams of rectangular, T and L sections, compression members under direct load with or without eccentricity, isolated and combined footings, Cantilever and counter-fort type retaining walls, Water tanks: Design requirements as per B.I.S. code for rectangular and circular tanks resting on ground, Prestressed concrete: Methods and systems of prestressing, anchorages, analysis and design of sections for flexure based on working stress, losses of prestress, Earth quake resistant design of building as per BIS code. Design of brick masonry as per I. S. Codes, Design of masonry retaining walls.

Part C

Building Materials

Physical properties of construction materials with respect to their use: stones bricks, tiles, lime, glass, cement, mortars, Concrete, concept of mix design, pozzolans, plasticizers, super plasticizers, Special concrete: roller compacted concrete, mass concrete, self compacting concrete, ferro cement, fibre reinforced concrete, high strength concrete, high performance concrete, Timber: properties, defects and common preservation treatments, Use and selection of materials for various uses e.g. Low cost housing, mass housing, high rise buildings

Constructions Technology, Planning and Management

Masonry constructions using brick, stone, construction detailing and strength characteristics paints, varnishes, plastics, water proofing and damp proofing materials. Detailing of walls, floors, roofs, staircases, doors and windows. Plastering, pointing, flooring, roofing and construction features. Retrofitting of buildings, Principle of planning of building for residents and specific uses, National Building code provisions and uses. Basic principles of detailed and approximate estimating, specifications, rate analysis, principles of valuation of real property. Machinery for earthwork, concreting and their specific uses, factors affecting selection of construction equipments, operating cost of equipments. Construction activity, schedules, organizations, quality assurance principles. Basic principle of network CPM and PERT uses in construction monitoring, cost optimization and resource allocation. Basic principles of economic analysis and methods. Project profitability: Basis principles of financial planning, simple toll fixation criterions

Part D

Geo Technical Engineering & Foundation Engineering

Types of soils, phase relationships, consistency limits particles size distribution, classifications of soils, structure and clay mineralogy. Capillary water, effective stress and pore water pressure, Darcy's Law, factors affecting permeability, determination of permeability, permeability of stratified soil deposits. Seepage pressure, quick sand condition, compressibility and consolidation, Terzaghi's theory of one dimensional consolidation, consolidation test. Compaction of soil, field control of compaction total stress and effective stress parameters, pore pressure parameters, shear strength of soils, Mohr Coulomb failure theory, shear tests. Earth pressure at rest, active and passive pressures, Rankin's theory Coulomb's wedge theory, Graphical method of earth pressure on retaining wall, sheetpile walls, braced excavation, bearing capacity, Terzaghi and other important theories, net and gross bearing pressure. Immediate and consolidation settlement, stability of slope, total stress and effective stress methods, conventional methods of slices, stability number. Subsurface exploration, methods of boring, sampling, penetration tests, pressure meter tests, essential features of foundation, types of foundation, design criteria, choice of type of foundation, stress distribution in soils, Boussinessq's theory, Westergaard method, Newmarks chart, pressure bulb, contact, pressure, applicability of different bearing capacity theories, evaluation of bearing capacity from filed tests, allowable bearing capacity, settlement analysis, allowable settlement, proportioning of footing, isolated and combined footings, rafts, pile foundation, types of piles, plies capacity, static and dynamic analysis, design of pile groups, pile load test, settlement of piles lateral loads, foundation for bridges, Ground improvement techniques: sand drains, stone columns, grouting, soil stabilization geotextiles and geomembrane, Machine foundation: Natural frequency, design of machine foundations based on the recommendation of B.I.S. codes

UPPSC AE 2020 Paper I Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

UPPSC Assistant Engineer Paper I Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mechanics

Analysis of force systems, friction, cendtroid and centre of gravity, trusses and beams, principle of virtual work, kinematics and kinetics of particle, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.

Mechanism and Machines

Velocity and acceleration of links, cams and followers gears and gear trains clutches, belt drives, brakes and dynamometers, Flywheel and governors, balancing of rotating and reciprocating masses, balancing of multi cylinder engines, Free and forced vibration, damped vibration, whirling of shafts.

Mechanics of Solids

Stresses and strains, compound stresses strains, Torsion of circular shafts, stresses and deflections in beams unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, Thin and thick cylinders and spheres, Buckling of columns, Energy methods, helical and leaf springs

Design of Machine Elements

Design for Static and dynamic loading, Theories of failure, fatigue principles of design of rivetted, welded and bolted joints, shafts, springs, bearings, brakes, clutches and flywheels.

Engineering Materials

Crystal systems and crystallography, crystal imperfections, Alloys and phase diagrams, Heat treatment, ferrous and non ferrous metals and alloys, Mechanical properties and testing


Metal casting, metal forming, metal joining, Mechanics of metal cutting, machining and machine tool operations, unconventional machining methods limits, fits and tolerances, inspection: Surface roughness, comparators, computer integrated manufacturing, Flexible manufacturing systems, jigs and fixtures

Industrial Engineering

Production, planning and control, inventory control and operation, research, CPM and PERT

Mechatronics and Robotics

Microprocessors and microcontrollers, Architecture, Programming, Computer interfacing Programmable logic controller, sensors and actuators, Piezoelectric accelerometers, Hall effect sensors, optical encoder, resolver, Inductosyn, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Actuators, stepper motor, control system, mathematical modeling, control signals, controllability and observability, Robotics: Robot classification, robot specification. Notation: Direct and inverse kinematics homogeneous co-ordinates and arm equation of four axix SCARA Robot

UPPSC AE 2020 Paper I Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

UPPSC Assistant Engineer Paper I Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

Networks and Systems

Steady-state and Transient-state Analysis of systems, Thevenin's-, Norton's-, Superposition- and Maximum Power Transfer-theorems, Driving point Transfer functions, Two-port networks, Laplace and Fourier transforms and their applications in Network analysis, Z-transforms for discrete systems, R-L, R-C & L-C network synthesis

E.M. Theory

Analysis of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, Laplace, Poission and Maxwell equations, solution of boundary value problems, electromagnetic wave propagation, ground and space waves, Propagation between Earth Station and Satellites.

Control systems

Mathematical modelling of dynamic linear continuous systems, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs, time-response specifications, steady-state error, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist techniques, Root Loci, Bode Plots, Polar Plot, and stability analysis, Lag-, Lead-, Lag-Lead-compensation, state-space modelling, state transition matrix, controllability and observability

Elements of Electronics

Basics of semiconductor diodes, BJT, FET and their chracteristics, different types of transistors and FET amplifiers equivalent circuits and frequency response, feedback oscillators, colpitts oscillator and Hartley Oscillator, Operational amplifiers-characteristics and applications

Power System Analysis and Design

Line parameters and calculations, Performance of Transmission lines, Mechanical design of overhead lines and Insulators, Corona and radio interference Parameters of single- and three-core Cables, Bus admittance matrix, Load flow equations and methods of solutions, Fast-decoupled load flow, Balance- and Unbalanced-faults analysis, Power system stability, Power system transients and travailing Waves, EHV Transmission, HVDC transmission, Concepts of FACTS, Voltage Control and Economic operation, Concepts of distributed generation, solar and wind power, smart grid concepts

Elements of Electrical Machines

General concepts of E.m.f., m.m.f., and torque in rotating machines, DC Machines: motor and generator characteristics, equivalent circuits, commutation and amature reaction, starting and speed controls of motors; Synchronous Machines: performance, regulation, Parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications, Transformers: phasor-diagram and equivalent circuit, efficiency, and voltage regulation, auto-transformers, 3-phase transformers.


Basic methods of measurement, Precision and standards, error analysis, Bridges and Poteniometers; moving coil, Moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments, measurement of voltage, current, power, energy, and power factor, Instrument transformers, digital voltmeters and multimeters, phase-, time- and frequencymeasurement, Q-meters Oscilloscopes, Basics of sensors, and data acquisition system, Instrumentation systems for pressure and temperature measurements

UPPSC AE 2020 Paper I Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering

UPPSC Assistant Engineer Paper I Syllabus for Agricultural Engineering

Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

Concept of energy, temperature and heat equations; laws of thermodynamics, pure substances and their properties; entropy, Rankine, air standard Otto, Diesel and Joule cycles; indicator diagrams

Farm Power

Sources and status of power in India; farm power and agricultural productivity relationship; construction and operational features of IC engines, various system of IC engine namely carburetion, ignition, cooling, lubrication; valves and valve timing, special features of diesel engines, tractors and their classification, power transimission, repair and maintenance; tractor testing, and tractor economics; power tillers – their economics and suitability, Energy in Agriculture

Farm Machinery

Design, construction, operation, repair and maintenance of tillage tools, implements and equipment viz. mould board and disk plough; harrows, cultivators, rotary tiller, seeding and planting machines, hoe, weeders, sprayers and dusters; harvester, threshers and combines; soil and crop factors influencing machine performance and energy requirements; selection of farm machines, economics of agricultural mechanization. Earth moving machineries

Heat and Mass Transfer

Thermal properties of materials; steady state and transient heat conduction, natural and forced convection; boiling, condensation, thermal radiation exchange, Heat exchangers, heat and mass transfer analogy; Fick's laws of diffusion, psychrometrics; analysis of heat and mass transfer processes, instrument and measurement systems

Process and Food Engineering

Unit operations in post harvest processing (cleaning, grading, drying, size reduction, evaporation, pasteurization, distillation etc.); processing of cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fruits & vegetables, animal feed, spices, dairy products, meat etc.; design of processing equipment and systems, milking machines

Storage and handling

Changes in stored products during storage; storage of food grains and their products, perishables (vegetable, fruits, dairy product, meat and eggs) storage system- air tight ventilated, refrigerated, modified atmospheric and controlled atmospheric storages; packaging; conveyors; design and management of storage and handling systems. Reducing losses in storages and handling