RRB JE Syllabus for Civil & Allied Engineering

RRB JE Syllabus Civil RRB JE Syllabus for Civil & Allied Engineering

RRB JE Syllabus for Civil & Allied Engineering

Engineering Mechanics-

  • Force (resolution of force, moment of force, force system, composition of forces),
  • Equilibrium, Friction, Centroid
  • Center of gravity, Simple machines.

Building Construction-

  • Building components (substructure, superstructure), type of structure (load bearing, framed and composite structures).

Building materials-

  • Masonry materials (stones, bricks, and mortars),
  • Timber and miscellaneous materials (glass, plastic, fiber, aluminum steel, galvanized iron, bitumen, PVC, CPVC, and PPF).

Construction of substructure-

  • job layout,
  • earthwork,
  • foundation (types, dewatering, coffer dams, bearing capacity).

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.

Building finishes-

  • Floors (finishes, process of laying),
  • walls (plastering, pointing, painting)
  • roofs (roofing materials including RCC).

Building maintenance-

  • Cracks (causes, type, repairs- grouting, guniting, epoxy etc.), settlement (causes and remedial measures),
  • re-baring techniques.

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.

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).


  • 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.

Computer Aided Design-

  • CAD Software (AutoCAD, Auto Civil, 3D Max etc.),
  • CAD commands,
  • generation of plan,
  • elevation,
  • section,
  • site plan,
  • area statement,
  • 3D view.

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.


  • 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.

Irrigation Engineering-

  • Hydrology,
  • investigation and reservoir planning,
  • percolation tanks,
  • diversion head works.

Mechanics of Structures-

  • Stress and strain,
  • shear force and bending moment,
  • moment of inertia,
  • stresses in beams, analysis of trusses, strain energy.

Theory of structures-

  • Direct and bending stresses,
  • slope and deflection,
  •  fixed beam,
  • continuous beam,
  • moment distribution method,
  • columns.

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, s
  • lab,
  • axially loaded column and footings.

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.

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).

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
  •  repair of roads.

Environmental Engineering-

  • Environmental pollution and control,
  • public water supply,
  • domestic sewage,
  • solid waste management,
  • environmental sanitation,
  • plumbing.

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.

Estimating and Costing-

  • Types of estimates (approximate,
  • detailed),
  • mode of measurements
  • rate analysis.

Contracts and Accounts-

  • Types of engineering contracts,
  • Tender and tender documents,
  • payment,
  • specifications.

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