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JKPSC AE Syllabus Civil

Board NameJammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission
Post NameAssistant Engineer Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Other
Exam Date24th December 2022 (Mechanical)
SyllabusAvailable Now

JKPSC AE Mechanical Syllabus 2023:

 Mechanics Syllabus (Paper-I)


1.1Mechanics of Rigid Bodies

  • Equations of Equilibrium in space & its application.
  • First & Second moment of area
  • Simple problems on friction
  • Kinematics of particles for plane motion
  • Elementary particle dynamics

1.2 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

  • Generalise Hooke’s Law & its Application
  • Design Problems on Axial Stress
  • Shear Stress & Bearing Stress
  • Material properties of dynamic loading
  • Bending shear & stresses in beams
  • Determination of principle stresses & strains analytical & graphical
  • Compound & combined stresses
  • Bi-axial stresses- thin walled pressure vessel
  • Material behaviour & design factors for dynamic load
  • Design of circular shafts for bending & torsional load only
  • Deflection of Beam for statically determinate problem
  • Theories of Failure
  1. Engineering Materials
  • Basic concepts of structure of solid
  • Common ferrous & non-ferrous material & their application
  • Heat treatment of Steels
  • Non metals plastics
  • Ceramics
  • Composite materials & Nano-materials
  1. Theory of Machines
  • Kinematics & dynamic analysis of plane mechanism.
  • Cams
  • Gears
  • Epicyclic gear trains
  • Flywheels
  • Governors
  • Balancing of rigid rotors
  • Balancing of single & multi-cylinder engines
  • Linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree of freedom)
  • Critical speeds & whirling of shafts.
  1. Manufacturing Science

4.1 Manufacturing Process

  • Machine tool engineering – Merchant’s force analysis
  • Taylor’s tool life Equation
  • Conventional Machining
  • NC & CNC Machining Process
  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Non-Conventional Machining-EDM, ECM, ultrasonic, water jet machining etc.
  • Application of lasers & plasmas
  • Energy rate Calculations
  • Forming & Welding Process-Standard Processes
  • Metrology concepts of fits & tolerances
  • Tools & Gauges
  • Comparators
  • Inspection of length
  • Position
  • Profile & Surface finish

4.2 Manufacturing Management

  • System design: factory location-simple OR models
  • Plant layout method based
  • Application of engineering economic analysis & break even analysis for product selection
  • Process selection & capacity planning
  • Predetermined time standards
  • System Planning
  • Forecasting methods based on regression & decomposition
  • Design & balancing of Multi model and stochastic assembly lines
  • Inventory management probabilistic.
  • Inventory models for order time & order quantity determination
  • Jit Systems
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Managing Inter plant Logistics
  • System operation & control
  • Scheduling algorithm for job shops
  • Application of statistical methods for product & process quality control applications of control charts for mean, range, percent defective
  • No. of defectives & defects per unit.
  • Quality Cost Systems
  • Management of Resources, Organizations and risks in projects
  • System improvement
  • Implementation of System such as total quality management, developing and managing flexible, lean & agile organizations.

Mechanics Syllabus (Paper-II)

  1. Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics Turbine
  • Basic concepts of First-law and Second law of Thermodynamics; concepts of entropy and reversibility; availability & unavailability and irreversibility.
  • Classification & properties of fluids; incompressible and compressible fluids flows; effect of Mach number  & compressibility; continuity momentum and energy equations equations; normal and oblique shocks; one dimensional isentropic flow; flow or fluids in duct with frictions that transfer.
  • Flow through fans, blowers and compressors; axial and centrifugal flow configuration; design of fans and compressors; single problems compresses and turbine cascade; open and closed cycle gas turbines; work done in the gas turbine; reheat and regenerators.
  1. Heat Transfer
  • Conduction heat transfer-general conduction equation-Laplace, Poisson & Fourier equations; Fourier law of conduction; one dimensional steady state heat conduction applied to simple wall, solid & hollow cylinder and spheres.
  • Conventional heat transfer- Newton’s law of convention; free & forces convention; heat transfer during laminar & turbulent flow of an incompressible fluid over a flat plate; concepts of Nusselt number, hydro dynamic & thermal boundary layer their thickness; Prandtl number; analogy between heat and momentum transfer – Reynolds, Colbum, Prandtl analogies, heat transfer during laminar and turbulent flow through horizontal tubes; free convection from horizontal & vertical plates.
  • Black body radiation- basic radiation laws such as Stefan-boltzmann, Planck distribution, Wein’s displacement etc.
  • Basic heat exchanger analysis; classification of heat exchanger.
  1. Engines
  • Classification, thermodynamics cycles of operation, determination of break power, indicated power, mechanical efficiency, heat balance sheet, interpretation of performance characteristics, petrol, gas & diesel engines.
  • Combustion in SI & CI engines, normal & abnormal combustion; effect of working parameters on knowing, reduction of knowing; Forms of combustion chamber for SI & CI Engines; rating of fuels; additives; emissions
  • Different Systems of IC engines-fuels, lubricating, cooling & transmission systems. Alternate fuels in IC engines.
  1. Steam Engineering
  • Steam generation-modified Ranking cycle analysis; Modern steam boilers; steam at critical & supercritical pressures; draught equipment; natural and artificial draught; boiler fuels solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Steam turbines- Principle; types; compounding, impulse & reaction turbines, axial thrust.
  • Steam nozzles-flow of steam in  convergent & divergent nozzle pressure at throat for maximum discharge with different initial steam conditions such as wet, saturated & super heated, effect of variation of back pressure, super saturated flow of steam in nozzles, Wilson line.
  • Ranking cycle with internal & external irreversibility; reheat factor; reheating & regeneration, methods of governing, back pressure & pass out turbines
  • Steam power plants- combined cycle power generation, heat recovery system generators (HRSG) fired & unfired, co-generation plants.
  1. Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
  • Vapour compression refrigeration cycle-cycle on p-H & T-s diagram ; eco friendly refrigerants R-134a 123; Systems like evaporators, condensor, compressors, expansion devices, simple vapour absorption systems
  • Psychometric-properties; processes; charts; sensible heating & cooling; humidification & dehumidification effective temperature; air-conditioning load calculation; simple duct design. ANNEXURE “A”


1. Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis.

1.1 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 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. Kinematics and Kinetics:
  • Kinematics in cartesian Co-ordinates, motion under uniform and non-uniform acceleration, motion under gravity. Kinetics of particle Momentum and Energy principles, collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid bodies.

1.2 Strength of Materials:

  • Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force and bending moment, theory of simple bending, Shear Stress distribution across cross sections, Beams of uniform strength.
  • Deflection of beams: Mecaulay’s method, Mohr’s Moment area method, Conjugate beam method, unit load method. Torsion of Shafts, Elastic stability of columns, Euler’s, Rankine’s and Secant formulae.

1.3 Structural Analysis :

  • Castiglianio’s theorems I and II, unit load method, of consistent deformation applied to beams and pin jointed trusses. Slope-deflection, moment distribution.
  • Rolling loads and Influences lines for Shear Force and Bending moment at a section of a beam. Criteria for maximum shear force and bending Moment in beams traversed by a system of moving loads. Influences lines for simply supported plane pin jointed trusses.
  • Arches Three hinged, two hinged and fixed arches, rib shortening and temperature effects.
  • 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 axes, calculation of bending stresses.

2. Design of Structures: Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures.

2.1 Structural Steel Design :

  • Structural steel: Factors of safety and load factors. Riveted, bolted and welded joints and connections. Design of tension and compression members, beams of built-up section, riveted and welded plate girders, gantry girders, stanchions with battens and lacings.

2.2 Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures:

  • Concept of mix design. Reinforced Concrete: Working Stress and Limit State method of design- Recommendations of I. S. codes. Design of one way and two way slabs, stair- case slabs, simple and continuous beams of rectangular, T and L sections. Compression members under direct load with or without eccentricity.
  • Cantilever and Counter fort type retaining walls.
  • Water tanks Design requirements for Rectangular and circular tanks resting on the ground. Prestressed Concrete: Methods and systems of prestressing, anchorages, Analysis and design of sections for flexure based on working stress, and loss of prestress. Design of brick masonry as per I. S. Codes

3. Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Machines:

3.1 Fluid Mechanics:

  • Fluid properties and their role in fluid motion, fluid statics including forces acting on plane and curve surfaces.
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow: Velocity and accelerations, stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational and rotational flow, velocity potential and stream functions.
  • Continuity, momentum, energy equation, Navier Stokes equation, Euler’s equation of
  • motion, application to fluid flow problems, pipe flow, sluice gates, and weirs.

3.2 Dimensional Analysis and Similitude:

  • Buckingham’s Pi-theorem, dimensionless parameters.

3.3 Laminar Flow:

  • The laminar flow between parallel, stationary and moving plates, flows through tube.

3.4 Boundary layer:

  • Laminar and turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate, laminar sub-layer, smooth and rough boundaries, drag and lift. Turbulent flow through pipes: Characteristics of turbulent flow, velocity distribution and
  • variation of pipe friction factor, hydraulic grade line and total energy line.

3.5 Open Channel Flow:

  • Uniform and non-uniform flows, momentum and energy correction factors, specific energy and specific force, critical depth, rapidly varied flow, hydraulic jump, gradually varied flow, classification of surface profiles, control section, step method of integration of varied flow equation.

3.6 Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower: Hydraulic turbines, types classification, Choice of turbines performance parameters, controls, characteristics, specific speed.

  • Principles of hydropower development.

4. Geotechnical Engineering:

  • Soil Type and Structure-gradation and particle size distribution-consistency limits.
  • Water in soil-capillary and structural effective stress and pore water pressure- permeability concept-filed and laboratory determination of permeability-Seepage pressure quick sand conditions-Shear strength determination Mohr Coulomb concept.
  • Compaction of soil-Laboratory and filed test.
  • Compressibility and consolidation concept consolidation theory-consolidation settlement analysis.
  • Earth pressure theory and analysis for retaining walls, Application for sheet piles and Braced excavation. Bearing capacity of soil-approaches for analysis- Filed tests-settlement analysis- stability of slope of earth walk. Subsurface exploration of soils-methods
  • Foundation-Type and selection criteria for foundation of structures-Design criteria for
  • foundation Analysis of the distribution of stress for footings and pile-pile group action-
  • pile load test.
  • Ground improvement techniques.

5. Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and Management

5.1 Construction Technology

  • Engineering Materials:
  • Physical properties of construction materials with respect to their use in construction- Stones, Bricks and Tiles; Lime, Cement, different types of Mortars and Concrete.
  • Physical properties of construction materials with respect to their use in construction- Stones, Bricks and Tiles; Lime, Cement, different types of Mortars and Concrete. Specific use of ferro cement, fibre reinforced C. C., High stength concrete.
  • Timber; Properties defects-common preservation treatments.
  • Use and selection of materials for specific use like Low-Cost Housing, Mass Housing,
  • High Rise Buildings.

5.2 Construction:

  • Masonry principles using Brick, stone, Blocks construction detailing and strength characteristics.
  • Types of plastering, pointing, flooring, roofing and construction features. Common repairs in buildings.
  • Principle of functional planning of building for residents and specific use-Building code provisions.
  • Basic principles of detailed and approximate estimating-specification writing and rate analysis-principles of valuation of real property.
  • Machinery for earthwork, concreting and their specific uses-Factors affecting selection of equipment-operating cost of equipment.


  • Construction activity-schedules organization for construction industry-Quality assurance principles.
  • Use Basic principles of network analysis in form of CPM and PERT-their use in
  • construction monitoring, Cost optimization and resource allocation. Basic principles of Economic analysis and methods. Project profitability-Basic principles of Boot approach to financial planning-simple toll fixation criteria.

6. Surveying and Transportation Engineering

6.1 Surveying Common methods and instruments for distance and angle measurement for CE work-their use in plane table, traverse survey, leveling work, triangulation, contouring and topographical map. Basic principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing.

6.2 Railways Engineering Permanent way- components, types and their function- Functions and Design constituents of turn and crossing Necessity of geometric design of track-Design of station and yards.

6.3 Highway Engineering:

  • Principles of Highway alignments-classification and geometrical design elements and
  • standards for Roads. Pavement structure for flexible and rigid pavements-Design principles and
  • methodology of pavements. Typical construction methods and standards of materials for stabilized soil, WBM, Bituminous works and CC roads.
  • Surface and sub-surface drainage arrangements for roads-culvert structures. Pavement distresses and strengthening by overlays.
  • Traffic surveys and their application in traffic planning-Typical design features for channelized, intersection rotary etc.-signal designs-standard Traffic signs and markings.

7. Hydrology, Water Resources and Engineering:

7.1 Hydrology:

  • Hydrological cycle, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, overland flow, hydrograph, flood frequency analyses, flood routing through a reservoir, channel flow routing-Muskingam method. 7.2 Ground Water flow:
  • Specific yield, storage coefficient, coefficient of permeability, confined and unconfined aquifers, aquifers, aquitards, radial flow into a well under confined and unconfined conditions.

7.3 Water Resources Engineering: Ground and surface water resources, single and multipurpose projects, the storage capacity of reservoirs, reservoir losses, and reservoir sedimentation.

7.4. 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, and bed load.
  • (iii) Water logging: causes and control, salinity. (iv) Canal structures: Design of head regulators, canal falls, aqueducts, metering flumes and canal outlets.
  • (v) Diversion head work: Principles and design of weirs on 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.

8. Environmental Engineering

8.1 Water Supply:

  • Predicting demand for water, impurities of water and their significance, physical, chemical and bacteriological analysis, waterborne diseases, and standards for potable water.

8.2 Intake of Water:

  • Water treatment: principles of coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation; slow-, rapid-, pressure-, filters; chlorination, softening, removal of taste, odor and salinity.

8.3 Sewerage Systems:

  • Domestic and industrial wastes, stored sewage separate and combined systems, flow through sewers, design of sewers.

8.4 Sewage Characterisation :

  • BOD, COD, solids, dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and TOC. Standards of disposal in normal water courses and on land.

8.5 Sewage Treatment:

  • Working principles, units, chambers, sedimentation tank, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, activated sludge process, septic tank, disposal of sludge, recycling of wastewater.

8.6 Solid waste :

  • Collection and disposal in rural and urban contexts, management of long-term ill-effects.

9. Environmental pollution:

  • Sustainable development. Radioactive wastes and disposal. Environmental impact assessment for thermal power plants, mines, and river valley projects. Air pollution. Pollution Control Act.

JKPSC AE Mechanical/ Civil Exam Pattern:


QuestionsMarksDurationType of Questions
100 questions100 marks (1 marks each) 2 hoursMultiple Choice Questions

Note: negative marking for every incorrect answer i.e. 1/4 marks deducted as penalty.


QuestionsDurationType of Questions
120 questions 2 hoursMultiple Choice Questions

Note: negative marking for every incorrect answer i.e. 0.25 marks deducted as penalty.

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