[PDF] RRB 2021 Syllabus – JE (Civil) {official}



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Junior Engineer (JE) – Civil

RRB 2020 Syllabus – JE (Civil) – Here in below table we are listing few topics for each section which were asked in previous examination of RRB JE (Civil) :


General Awareness

 (1) Knowledge of Current affairs
 (2) Indian geography
 (3) culture and history of India including freedom struggle
 (4) Indian Polity and constitution
 (5) Indian Economy
 (6) Environmental issues concerning India and the World
 (7) Sports
 (8) General scientific and technological developments

General Science

 (1) Physics
 (2) Chemistry
 (3) Life Sciences

General Intelligence & Reasoning

 (1) Analogies
 (2) Alphabetical and Number Series
 (3) Coding and Decoding
 (4) Mathematical operations
 (5) Relationships
 (6) Syllogism
 (7) Jumbling
 (8) Venn Diagram
 (9) Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
 (10) Conclusions and Decision Making
 (11) Similarities and Differences
 (12) Analytical reasoning
 (13) Classification
 (14) Directions
 (15) Statement – Arguments and Assumptions


 (1) Number systems
 (3) Decimals
 (4) Fractions
 (5) LCM and HCF
 (6) Ratio and Proportion
 (7) Percentages
 (8) Mensuration
 (9) Time and Work
 (10) Time and Distance
 (11) Simple and Compound Interest
 (12) Profit and Loss
 (13) Algebra
 (14) Geometry
 (15) Trigonometry
 (16) Elementary Statistics
 (17) Square Root
 (18) Age Calculations
 (19) Calendar & Clock
 (20) Pipes & Cistern


General Awareness

 (1) Knowledge of Current affairs
 (2) Indian geography
 (3) culture and history of India including freedom struggle
 (4) Indian Polity and constitution
 (5) Indian Economy
 (6) Environmental issues concerning India and the World
 (7) Sports
 (8) General scientific and technological developments

Basics of Computers and Applications

 (1) Architecture of Computers
 (2) input and Output devices
 (3) Storage devices
 (4) Networking
 (5) Operating System like Windows, Unix, Linux
 (6) MS Office; Various data representation
 (7) Internet and Email
 (8) Websites & Web Browsers
 (9) Computer Virus

General Science

 (1) Physics
 (2) Chemistry
 (3) Life Sciences

Basics of Environment and Pollution Control

 (1) Basics of Environment
 (2) Adverse effect of environmental pollution and control strategies
 (3) Air, water and Noise pollution, their effect and control
 (4) Waste Management
 (5) Global warming
 (6) Acid rain
 (7) Ozone depletion

Civil Engineering

S.No. Subject
1 Engineering Mechanics- Force (resolution of force, moment of force, force system, composition of forces), Equilibrium,
Friction, Centroid and Center of gravity, Simple machines.
2 Building Construction- Building components (substructure, superstructure), type of structure (load bearing, framed and
composite structures).
3 Building materials- Masonry materials (stones, bricks, and mortars), Timber and miscellaneous materials (glass, plastic,
fiber, aluminum steel, galvanized iron, bitumen, PVC, CPVC, and PPF).
4 Construction of substructure- job layout, earthwork, foundation (types, dewatering, coffer dams, bearing capacity).
5 Construction of superstructure- stone masonry, brick masonry, Hollow concrete block masonry, composite masonry,
cavity wall, doors and windows, vertical communication (stairs, lifts, escalators), scaffolding and shoring.
6 Building finishes- Floors (finishes, process of laying), walls (plastering, pointing, painting) and roofs (roofing materials
including RCC).
7 Building maintenance- Cracks (causes, type, repairs- grouting, guniting, epoxy etc.), settlement (causes and remedial
measures), and re-baring techniques.
8 Building drawing- Conventions (type of lines, symbols), planning of building (principles of planning for residential and
public buildings, rules and byelaws), drawings (plan, elevation, section, site plan, location plan, foundation plan, working
drawing), perspective drawing.
9 Concrete Technology- Properties of various types/grades of cement, properties of coarse and fine aggregates, properties
of concrete (water cement ratio, properties of fresh and hardened concrete), Concrete mix design, testing of concrete,
quality control of concrete (batching, formwork, transportation, placing, compaction, curing, waterproofing), extreme
weather concreting and chemical admixtures, properties of special concrete (ready mix, RCC, pre-stressed, fiber
reinforced, precast, high performance).
10 Surveying- Types of survey, chain and cross staff survey (principle, ranging, triangulation, chaining, errors, finding area),
compass survey (principle, bearing of line, prismatic compass, traversing, local attraction, calculation of bearings, angles
and local attraction) leveling (dumpy level, recording in level book, temporary adjustment, methods of reduction of levels,
classification of leveling, tilting level, auto level, sources of errors, precautions and difficulties in leveling), contouring
(contour interval, characteristics, method of locating, interpolation, establishing grade contours, uses of contour maps),
area and volume measurements, plane table survey (principles, setting, method), theodolite survey (components,
adjustments, measurements, traversing), Tacheometric survey, curves (types, setting out), advanced survey equipment,
aerial survey and remote sensing.
11 Computer Aided Design- CAD Software (AutoCAD, Auto Civil, 3D Max etc.), CAD commands, generation of plan,
elevation, section, site plan, area statement, 3D view.
12 Geo Technical Engineering- Application of Geo Technical Engineering in design of foundation, pavement, earth retaining
structures, earthen dams etc., physical properties of soil, permeability of soil and seepage analysis, shear strength of soil,
bearing capacity of soil, compaction and stabilization of soil, site investigation and sub soil exploration.
13 Hydraulics- properties of fluid, hydrostatic pressure, measurement of liquid pressure in pipes, fundamentals of fluid flow,
flow of liquid through pipes, flow through open channel, flow measuring devices, hydraulic machines.
14 Irrigation Engineering- Hydrology, investigation and reservoir planning, percolation tanks, diversion head works.
15 Mechanics of Structures- Stress and strain, shear force and bending moment, moment of inertia, stresses in beams,
analysis of trusses, strain energy.
16 Theory of structures- Direct and bending stresses, slope and deflection, fixed beam, continuous beam, moment distribution
method, columns.
17 Design of Concrete Structures- Working Stress method, Limit State method, analysis and design of singly reinforced and
doubly reinforced sections, shear, bond and development length, analysis and design of T Beam, slab, axially loaded
column and footings.
18 Design of Steel Structures- Types of sections, grades of steel, strength characteristics, IS Code, Connections, Design of
tension and compression members, steel roof truss, beams, column bases.
19 Transportation Engineering- Railway Engineering (alignment and gauges, permanent way, railway track geometrics,
branching of tracks, stations and yards, track maintenance), Bridge engineering (site selection, investigation, component
parts of bridge, permanent and temporary bridges, inspection and maintenance), Tunnel engineering (classification,
shape and sizes, tunnel investigation and surveying, method of tunneling in various strata, precautions, equipment,
explosives, lining and ventilation).
20 Highway Engineering- Road Engineering, investigation for road project, geometric design of highways, construction of
road pavements and materials, traffic engineering, hill roads, drainage of roads, maintenance and repair of roads.
21 Environmental Engineering- Environmental pollution and control, public water supply, domestic sewage, solid waste
management, environmental sanitation, and plumbing.
22 Advanced Construction Techniques and Equipment- Fibers and plastics, artificial timber, advanced concreting methods
(under water concreting, ready mix concrete, tremix concreting, special concretes), formwork, pre-fabricated construction,
soil reinforcing techniques, hoisting and conveying equipment, earth moving machinery (exaction and compaction
equipment), concrete mixers, stone crushers, pile driving equipment, working of hot mix bitumen plant, bitumen paver,
floor polishing machines.
23 Estimating and Costing- Types of estimates (approximate, detailed), mode of measurements and rate analysis.
24 Contracts and Accounts- Types of engineering contracts, Tender and tender documents, payment, specifications.

Syllabus for Civil & Allied Engineering Exam Group – JE

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