TNPSC CESE 2021 Syllabus ~ Download Exam Pattern From Here

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TNPSC CESSE 2021 Syllabus PDF – Download Combined Engineering Service Subordinate Exam Pattern @ Tamilnadu PSC going to conduct Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Exam on 6th June 2021. Applicants must prepare for the written test according to the syllabus. Here we are provided the details like exam topics, exam pattern, and selection process from our website.

TNPSC CESSE 2021 Syllabus PDF

Board NameTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Post NameCombined Engineering Subordinate Services Exam (Assistant Electrical Inspector, Assistant Engineer, Assistant Director, Junior Architect)
Exam Date06.06.2021
Selection ProcessWritten Exam & Interview
StatusSyllabus Available

TNPSC CESSE Syllabus 2021:

Civil Engineering:


Direct Stresses and strains (Tensile and compressive) due to Axial forces – Deformation of elastic bar due to uni-axial force – Shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams – Geometrical properties of sections – Stresses in beams due to bending – Stresses in shafts due to torsion – Pin jointed perfect frames with vertical loads on nodal points (method of joints only).

UNIT – II: MECHANICS OF STRUCTURE Deflection of cantilever and simply supported beams – Shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically indeterminate structures (Propped cantilever, Fixed Beams, continuous beams, Non- sway Portal frames) using Mohr’s theorems and moment distribution method. Euler’s and Rankin’s formula for columns – Stresses due to eccentric loads – combined stresses due to direct loads and bending moments in rectangular sections.

UNIT – III: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE Bricks, Tiles, Cement, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Timber, Ply wood, Steel, Glass, Plastics, PVC, UPVC, Paints, Mortars, Concrete – Different types, qualities, requirements, standard specifications, Admixtures for cement mortar and concrete. Different types of Foundations, Masonry, Floors, Roofs, Doors and Windows, Weathering Course, Damp proof course, Plastering, Painting, Colour Washing – Specifications for different works.

UNIT – IV: TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Roads – Different types – methods of formation of water bound macadam, bituminous and concrete roads – Hill roads – Requirements – Camber, gradient, super elevation, carriage way, pavements, drainage system, sight distance etc., Traffic Engineering, Bridges – Classification of bridges – Site selection and alignment – Foundation, substructure and super-structure. Sub-grade soil – Soil mass as a three phase system – Grain size classification – Atterberg limits – IS Classification of soils–Compaction – Shear strength – Road Arboriculture – Express Highways – Rapid Transport System.



Simple Stresses and Strain – Stress and Strain – Modulus of Elasticity / Elastic constants – Application of stress and strain in engineering field – Behaviour of ductile and brittle material – Loads – Shear Force and Bending Moment – Geometrical properties of sections – Centroid – Moment of Inertia – Stress in Beams and Shafts – Stresses in Beams due to bending – Stress in shafts due to torsion – Pin Jointed Frames – Analytical Method – Graphical Method.


Properties, characteristics, strengths, manufacturing, components & applications of materials & methods of construction & detailing for the following: Stone – Brick & Clay Products – Lime – Cement – Timber – Concrete – Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals – Glass – Plastics – Asphalt, Sealants & Adhesives – Protective and Decorative Coatings – Water Proofing and Damps Proofing Materials – Rural Building Materials (Bamboo, Soil, etc.).


History of Architecture Egyptian Architecture – Greek Architecture – Roman Architecture – Early Christian & Byzantine Architecture – Gothic Architecture – Renaissance Architecture. Indian Architecture – Indus Valley Civilization, Buddhist Architecture, Hindu Architecture – Islamic Architecture in India. Modern Architecture, Post Modernism, Deconstructivism Contemporary World Architecture.

Theory of Architecture

Definition of Architecture – Architecture as satisfying functional, aesthetic & psychological human needs. Elements of Architecture – Form, Space, Light, colour, etc. Principles of Architecture – Proportion, Balance, Scale, Symmetry, etc



  • Properties of textile fibers
  • Classification of Textile fibers – vegetable, animal, mineral, regenerated, synthetic
  • Microscopic, physical, and chemical test methods for fiber identification
  • Physical & Chemical properties of Vegetable fibers – Cotton, Jute, linen
  • Physical & Chemical properties of Animal fibers – Wool, Silk
  • Physical & Chemical properties of Regenerated Cellulosic fibers – Viscose and Acetate Rayon, Cuprammonium Rayon
  • Physical & Chemical properties of Synthetic fibers – Polyester, Nylon
  • Requirements of fiber-forming polymers
  • The spinning of Polymers – Melt Spinning, Wet spinning, Dryspinning
  • Post-Spinning Operations – Drawing, Crimping, Heat setting, Texturisation, and spin finish application

TNPSC CESSE Exam Pattern 2021:

Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and subject to the rule of reservation of appointments, the tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification will be announced in the Commission’s website. After verification of the original certificates, the eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection through counselling method.

Note: The selection for the carried forward vacancies (i.e for the post of Junior Draughting Officer in Highways Department) will be made first. [Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]

TNPSC CESSE Exam Pattern 2021:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, BC(OBCM)s, MBCs/DCs and BCMs Others
Paper – I (Subject Paper). (200 Questions) Diploma Standard


1. Civil Engineering (Code No. 299)

2. Architectural Assistantship (Code No. 323)

3. Handloom Technology /Textile Technology/Textile Manufacture (Code No. 339)


3 hours












































Paper- II (General Studies) (100 Questions) (Code No.003)


General Studies (HSC Standard) – 75 Questions and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

(SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions

2 hours 200
Total 500

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