PPSC SDE Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern Download for Upcoming Exam

PPSC SDE Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern Download for Upcoming Exam. PPSC SDE Exam Syllabus for Sub Divisional Engineer (Civil) examination is listed for the convenience of aspirants now in the process of exam preparation. It is conducted by Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) for the basic purpose of recruiting Officials in various department of the Government. The major role of the recruiting team is to meet the requirements of 145 professional Civil Engineers. For the participation in this competitive examination, deserving persons should have to register through their official web portal at “www.ppsc.gov.in”. In below sections, you will find the detailed syllabus with all topics and subjects.

Company Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
Exam Name Sub Divisional Engineer Exam
Material Sub Divisional Engineer Syllabus
Exam Type Objective

PPSC SDE Syllabus 2016

This is the information for the candidates who have applied for the post of Sub Divisional Engineer in the Department of Irrigation, that the competitive exam for the recruitment to these vacancies is scheduled on the below said date. Since the preparation time for the examination is too short, hurry up to begin your preparation by reading the instructions provided herein.

Aspirants who wish to join as a Sub Divisional Engineer (Civil), they have to write an exam for 100 marks. For this examination, the syllabus is also notified along with the recruitment notification. It sometimes feels hard to understand. In order to reduce the difficulty of such individuals, we list each and every topic of PPSC SDE Syllabus 2016 in upcoming sections.

PPSC SDE Exam Pattern 2016

Sub Divisional Engineer examination question paper will be in Objective type multiple choice form with 100 questions. All the questions carry equal marks i.e. three marks. There is no negative marking allotted for the examination. Exam will be conducted for duration of two hours. The main topics for the PPSC SDE Exam Syllabus is listed in the below tabular column.

Sl.no Main topics for Sub Divisional Engineer Exam
1 Engineering Mechanics
2 Deflection of Beams
3 Structural Analysis
4 Geotechnical Engineering
5 Transportation Engineering
6 Fluid Mechanics
7 Open Channel Flow
8 Environmental Engineering
9 Construction Management

Following the above tabular column, we provide each and every sub topics included in that section. When you start preparing for the examination, you have to clear all the sub topics listed below. To get high merit marks, competitors need additional reference and knowledge relevant to the topics given below,

  1. Engineering Mechanics
  • Units and Dimensions
  • Force, Moment of area, Mass Moment of Area
  • Kinematics and Kinetics
  • Kinetics of Particle
  • Strength of Materials
  • Stress and Strain
  • Elasticity, Force and Bending Moment
  • Stress Distribution
  1. Deflection of Beams
  • Macaulay’s method
  • Mohr s moment
  • Euler’s Rankine’s and Secant formulae
  • stresses and strains in two dimensions
  • Mohr’s Circle
  • Stresses due to internal and external pressures – Lame’s equations
  • Beam and Load Methods
  • Power Transmission
  1. Structural Analysis
  • Analysis of pin jointed plane trusses & deflection in trusses.
  • Three hinged and two hinged arches, rib shortening and temperature effects, influence lines in arches.
  • Analysis of propped cantilevers, fixed beams, continuous beams and rigid frames.
  • Slope deflection, moment distribution, Kani’s method and Matrix method
  • Rolling Loads and Influence Lines
  1. Geotechnical Engineering
  • About soil (classification, structure, clay mineralogy etc.)
  • Water structure (Laws and factors affecting water)
  • Compaction of soil and related terms
  • Subsurface exploration, boring methods, Mohr-Coulomb failure theory, shear tests
  • Earth pressure, Rankine’s theory, Coulomb’s wedge theory
  • Bearing Capacity and other important theories


  1. Transportation Engineering
  • Highway alignment, choice of layout and capacity of highways
  • Location survey
  • Geometric design of highways
  • Elements of Airport Engineering
  • Railway engineering and relevant topics
  1. Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid properties, fluid statics, forces on plane and curved surfaces
  • Stability of floating and submerged bodies
  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  1. Open Channel Flow
  • Energy and momentum correction factors
  • Uniform and non-uniform flows, specific energy and specific force
  • Critical depth, friction factors and roughness coefficients
  • Flow in transitions
  • Free overfall, weirs, hydraulic jump and surges
  • Gradually varied flow equations and surface profiles,
  • Moving hydraulic jump
  1. Environmental Engineering
  • Water Supply
  • Intake of Water
  • Water Storage and Distribution
  • Sewerage system
  • Sewage characterization
  • Sewage treatment
  1. Construction Management
  • Elements and principles of Activity on Arrow (AOA) and Activity on Node (AON)
  • Elements of Engineering Economics
  • Methods of appraisal
  • Budgeting with bar charts and Working capital
  • Probability of completion
  • Interfaces and Ladder networks
  • Scheduling principles-Material schedules

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Dates to Remember

Closing date for the submission of online application 15-11-2016
Last date for the deposition of fee 21-11-2016
Last date for forwarding the hard copy of application 28-11-2016
Admit card will be distributed from 02-12-2016
Competitive examination date 11-12-2016

Note: With an intention to make the competitors exam preparation in easier way, we provide the guidelines and various lists of topics related to PPSC SDE Syllabus 2016 is furnished above.

Updated: 05-12-2016 — 9:18 am
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