UPSC IAS Mains 2020: Civil Engineering Optional Syllabus – Jagran Josh

UPSC: Check the detailed syllabus of Civil Engineering Optional papers for UPSC IAS Mains 2020.
UPSC: UPSC CSE Mains exams are conducted pan India after the UPSC Prelims stage. Mains exam consists of 9 papers among which 2 papers are based on the candidate”s choice of subject. UPSC offers 48 optional subject choices for the candidates to choose from. Civil Engineering is one of the three engineering verticals included in the UPSC Mains optional list. The Civil Engineering syllabus focuses on the candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts and application of knowledge to problems of sustainable development.
Also Check: UPSC Mains – Detailed Syllabus for all Optional Papers
Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis
➜ Engineering Mechanics: 
➜ Strength of Materials: 
➜ Structural Analysis: 
Design of Structures: Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures
➜ Structural Steel Design: 
➜ Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures: 
Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Machines
➜ Fluid Mechanics: 
➜ Dimensional Analysis and Similitude: Buckingham’s Pi-theorem, dimensionless parameters.
➜ Laminar Flow: Laminar flow between parallel, stationary and moving plates, flow through the tube.
➜ Boundary layer: 
➜ Open channel flow: 
➜ Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Type and structure
Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and Management
➜ Construction Technology: 
➜ Construction: 
➜ Construction Planning and Management: 
 
Surveying and Transportation Engineering
➜ Surveying: 
➜ Railway Engineering: 
➜ Highway Engineering: 
Hydrology, Water Resources and Engineering
➜ Hydrology: 
➜ Groundwater flow: 
➜ Water Resources Engineering: 
➜ Irrigation Engineering: 
(i) Water requirements of crops: consumptive use, duty and delta, irrigation methods and their efficiencies. 
(ii) Canals: Distribution systems for canal irrigation, canal capacity, canal losses, alignment of main and distributary canals, most efficient section, lined canals, their design, regime theory, critical shear stress, bedload. 
(iii) Waterlogging: causes and control, salinity. 
(iv) Canal structures: Design of, head regulators, canal falls, aqueducts, metering flumes and canal outlets. 
(v) Diversion headwork: Principles and design of weirs of permeable and impermeable foundation, Khosla’s theory, energy dissipation. 
(vi) Storage works: Types of dams, design, principles of rigid gravity, stability analysis. 
(vii) Spillways: Spillway types, energy dissipation. 
(viii) River training: Objectives of river training, methods of river training.
Environmental Engineering
Environmental pollution
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