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UPPSC AE 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus & Eligibility

UPPSC AE Exam 2020: Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts entrance exams every year for the post of Assistant Engineer in the State Services. This year, UPPSC is conducting Entrance Exam for Assistant Engineer (AE) to fill a total of 712 vacancies under general recruitment from various engineering fields for various departments of the state. Majority of the seats will be filled by the students from Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Discipline of Engineering.

UPPSC-AE: Important Dates
  • Online Application Starts – 30th December, 2019
  • Last Date to Submit Exam Fee – 27th January, 2020
  • Last Date to Submit Completed Application – 30th January, 2020
  • Revised Date of the Exam – 13th December 2020

UPPSC-AE: Exam Pattern

There will be two Objective Papers and the students qualifying the written exam will be called for the Personal Interview. The patter for the written exam will be as follows:

Paper-1:
Name of Subject Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
General Hindi 25 (3 Marks Each) 75 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Engineering Discipline (CE, ME, EE) 100 (3 Marks Each) 300
Total Marks: 375
Paper-2:
Name of Subject Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
General Knowledge 25 (3 Marks Each) 75 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Engineering Discipline (CE, ME, EE) 100 (3 Marks Each) 300
Total Marks: 375
Personal Interview will be of 100 Marks in total.

Grand Total: 850 Marks

UPPSC: Vacancies

A total of 712 vacancies have been released by UPPSC for the post of Assistant Engineer in various departments.

Department Post & Branch Vacancies
Irrigation Assistant Engineer (Civil) 171
Irrigation Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) 73
Minor Irrigation Assistant Engineer (Civil) 04
Minor Irrigation Assistant Engineer (Mechanical) 05
Rural Engineering Assistant Engineer (Civil) 57
PWD Assistant Engineer (Civil) 108
PWD Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical) 46
Mandi Parishad Assistant Engineer (Civil) 31
Mandi Parishad Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical) 05
Housing & Urban Planning Assistant Engineer (Civil) 26
Housing & Urban Planning Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical) 25
Nagar Vikas Vibhag Assistant Engineer (Civil) 24
Nagar Vikas Vibhag Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical) 06
Nagar Vikas Vibhag Assistant Engineer (Water)/'B' Category JalkalEngg. (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical) 19
Medical Deptt Assistant Engineer (Civil) 04
Panchayati Raj Engineer (Civil) 01
Irrigation and Water Resources Bhoomi Sanrakshan Adhikari/Technical Officer (Civil) 31
Labour Deptt Assistant Engineer (Factories) (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) 13
Labour Deptt Assistant Engineer (Boilers) (Mechanical) 01

The official website of UPPSC has mentioned a very detailed syllabus for both the papers for every discipline. Following is the relevant information required for the engineering students:

Paper-1: Syllabus
General Hindi:

  • Indian Polity, Economy & Culture
  • Current National and International Important Events
  • Indian Agriculture, Commerce & Trade
  • Population, Ecology & urbanization
  • General Science
  • Culture and traditions of Uttar Pradesh
  • Elementary Mathematics Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry.
  • History of India
  • World Geography & Indian Geography & Natural Resources of India
  • Indian National Movement
  • Logical Reasoning

Part A:

Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties and their roles in fluid motion, fluid statics including forces acting on plane and curved surfaces, Kinematics and Dynamics of Fluid flow: Velocity and acceleration, stream lines, equation of continuity, irrotational and rotational flow, velocity potential and stream functions, flownet, methods of drawing flownet, source and sink, flow separation, free and forced vorties. Flow control volume equation, continuity, momentum and energy equations, NavierStrokes equation, Euler's equation of motion and application to fluid flow problems, pipe flow, plane, curved, stationary and moving vanes sluice gates, weirs, orifice meters and Venturi meters. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude: Buckingham's Pi-theorem, dimensionless parameters, similitude theory, model laws, undistorted and distorted models

Laminar Flow: Laminar flow between parallel, stationary and moving plates, flow through pipes

Boundary Layer: Laminar and turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate, laminar sub-layer, smooth and rough boundaries, submerged flow, drag and lift and its applications

Turbulent flow through pipes: Characteristics of turbulent flow, velocity distribution, pipe friction factor, hydraulic grade line and total energy line, siphons, expansion and contractions in pipes pipe networks, water hammer in pipes and surge tanks

Open Channel Flow:Flow types, uniform and nonuniform flows, momentum and energy correction factors, Specific energy and specific force, critical depth, resistance equations and roughness coefficient, rapidly varied flow, flow in transitions, Brink flow, Hydraulic jump and its applications, waves and surges, gradually varied flow, classification of surface profiles, control section, Integration of varied flow equation and their solution

Hydraulic Machines & Hydropower: Centrifugal pumps-Types, characteristics, Net Positive Suction-head (NPSH), specific speed, Pumps in series and parallel. Reciprocating pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic ram, efficiency parameters, Rotary and positive displacement pumps, diaphragm and jet pumps.

Hydraulic Turbines:types, classification, Choice of turbines, performance parameters, controls, characteristics, specific speed.

Principles of Hydropower Development: Types, layouts and component works, surge tanks, 'types and choice, Flow duration curves and dependable flow, Storage and pondage, Pumped storage plants, Special types of hydel plants

Part B:

Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, overland flow, hydrographs, flood frequency analysis, flood routing through a reservoir, channel flow routing- Muskingam method

Ground Water flow: Specific yield, storage coefficient, coefficient of permeability, confined and unconfined aquifers, radial flow into a well under confined and unconfined conditions, Open wells and tube wells. Ground and surface water recourses single and multipurpose projects, storage capacity of reservoirs, reservoir losses, reservoir sedimentation. Water requirements of crops consumptive use, duty and delta, irrigation methods, Irrigation efficiencies.

Canals: Distribution systems for cannal irrigation, canal capacity, canal losses, alignment of main and distributor canals, Design of cannal by kennedy's and Lacey'sthoeorie, Water logging and its prevention

Diversion head works: Components, Principles and design of weirs on permeable and impermeable foundations, Khosla's theory, Bligh's creep theory Storage works. Cross drainage works. Types of dams, design principles of gravity and earth dams, stability analysis. Spillways: Spillway types energy dissipation

River training: Objectives of river training, methods of river training and bank protection

Part C:

Highway Engineering: Principles of Highway alignments, classification and geometric design, elements and standards for roads. Pavement: flexible and rigid pavements Design principles and methodology. Construction methods and materials for stabilized soil. WBM, Bituminous works and Cement Concrete 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

Railway Engineering: Permanent way, ballast, sleeper, chair and faslenings, points, crossings, different types of turn outs, cross-over, setting out of points, Maintenance of track, super elevation, creep of rails ruling gradients, track resistance tractive effort, curve resistance, Station yards and station buildings, platform sidings, turn outs, Signals and interlocking, level crossings

Airport Engineering: Layouts, Planning and design.

Part D:

Water supply: Estimation of water demand, impurities in water and their significance, physical, chemical and bacteriological parameters and their analysis, waterborne diseases, standards for potable water

Water collection & treatment: Intake structures, principles and design of sedimentation tank, coagulation cum flocculation units slow sand filter, rapid sand filter and pressure filter, theory & practices of chlorination, water softening, removal of taste and salinity, Sewerage Systems, Domestic and industrial wastes, storm, sewage, separate and combined systems, flow through sewers, design of sewers

Waste water characterization: Solids, Dissolved oxygen (DO), BOD COD, TOC, and Nitrogen, Standards for disposal of effluent in normal water course and on to land

Waste water treatment: Principles and design of wastewater Treatment units--, Screening, grit chamber, sedimentation tank activated sludge process, trickling filters, oxidation ditches, oxidation ponds, septic tank; Treatment and disposal of sludge; recycling of waste water

Solid waste management: Classification, Collection and disposal of solid waste in rural and urban areas, Principles of solid waste management

Environmental pollution: Air and water pollution and their control acts. Radioactive waste and their disposal Environmental impact assessment of Thermal power Plants, mines and river valley projects, Sustainable development

Part E:

Surveying: Common methods and instruments for distance and angle measurements in Civil Engineering works, their use in plane table traverse survey, levelling, triangulation, contouring and topographical maps. Survey layouts for culverts canal, bridge, roads, railway alignment and buildings.Basic principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing.Introduction to Geographical information system.

Engineering Geology: Basic concepts of Engineering geology and its applications in projects such as dams, bridges and tunnels

Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic systems and processes, properties of pure substances, concepts and applications of zeroth, first and second law of thermodynamics, entropy, availability and irreversibility, detailed analysis of thermodynamic cycles, ideal and real gases, fuels and combustion

Fluid Mechanics: Basic concepts and properties of fluids, manometry, fluid statics, buoyancy, equations of motion, Bernoulli's equation and applications, viscous flow of incompressible fluids, laminar and turbulent flows, flow through pipes and head losses in pipes, dimensional analysis, Forces on immersed bodies and boundary layer over a flat plate, isentropic and adiabatic flows, normal shock waves

Heat Transfer: Modes of heat transfer, steady and unsteady heat conduction, thermocouple time constant, critical thickness of insulation, heat transfer from fins, momentum and energy equations for boundary layer flow on a flat plate. Free and forced convection, radiation heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, shape factor, black and grey body radiation heat exchange, boiling and condensation, heat exchanger analysis, LMTD and NTU – effectiveness methods

Energy Conversion: SI and CI engines, performance characteristics and testing of IC engines, combustion phenomena in SI and CI engines, carburetion and fuel injection systems, emissions and emission control. Reciprocating and rotary pumps, pelton wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines, velocity diagrams impulse and reaction principles steam and gas turbines; Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, high pressure boilers, draft, condensers. Unconventional power systems, including nuclear, MHD, biomass, wind and tidal systems, utilization of solar energy; Reciprocating and rotary compressors; theory and applications, Theory of propulsions, pulsejet and ramjet engines

Environmental Control: Vapour compression, vapour absorption, steam jet and air refrigeration systems, properties of refrigerant and their nomenclature, psychometrics properties and processes, psychrometic relations, use of pschrometic chart, load estimation, supply air conditions, sensible heat factors, air conditioning system layout, comfort chart, comfort and industrial air conditioning

Power Electronics & Drives: Semiconductor, power, diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs static characteristics and principles of operation, triggering circuits single phase and three phase controlled rectifiers-fully controlled and half controlled, smoothing and filters regulated power supplies, DC-DC choppers and inverters, speed control circuits for DC and A.C. drives, Basics of electric drives: types, quadrant operation, reversing and braking of electric motors, estimation of power ratings, traction motors

Digital Electronics: Boolean algebra, logic gates, combinational and sequencial logic circuits, multiplexers, muiltivibrators, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, basics of filter circuits and applications, active filters, semiconductor memories

Microwaves and Communication systems: Electromagnetic wave in guided media, wave guide components, resonators, microwave tubes, microwave generators and amplifiers

Analog Communications Basics: modulation and demodulation, noise and bandwidth, transmitters and receivers, signal to noise ratio, digital communication basics, sampling, quantizing, coding frequency- and time-domain multiplexing, sound and vision broadcast, antennas, transmission lines at audio and ultra-high frequencies

Induction & Special Machines: Three-phase Induction motors Rotating magnetic field, Torque-slip characteristics, Equivalent Circuit and determination of its parameters, starters, speed control, Induction generators. Single phase Induction motors: Theory and phasor diagrams, characteristics, starting and applications, repulsion motor, series motor: E.m.f. equation and phasor diagram and performance, servomotors, stepper motors, reluctance motors, brushless DC motors (BLDC)

Power system protection and Switch Gear: Methods of Arc Extinction, Restriking voltages and recovery voltage, testing of circuit breakers, Protective relays, protective schemes for power system equipment, surges in transmission lines and protection

Numerical Methods: Solution of non liner algebraic equations, single and multistep methods for solution of differential equations.

Electrical Engineering Materials: Crystal structure and defects, conducting, insulating and magneting Materials, super-conductors

Elements of Microprocessors: Data representation and representation of integer and floating point-numbers. Organization and programming of a microprocessor, ROM and RAM memories CPU of a microcomputer, interfacing memory and I/O devices, Programmable peripheral and communication interface. Application of microprocessors

UPPSC-AE Eligibility Criteria

The different eligibility criteria for UPPSC Assistant Engineer exam are listed below.

UPPSC-AE Age Criteria

Minimum Age Requirement: 21 Years of age

Maximum Age Requirement: 40 Years of age

Relaxation in Age Criteria:

1. A relaxation of (born after 2nd July 1974) five years for candidates belonging to

Scheduled Castes of U.P.

Scheduled Tribes of U.P.

Other Backward Classes of U.P.

Skilled players of U.P. of Classified Games

State Govt. Employees of U.P. including Teachers/Staff of the Basic ShikshaParishad of U.P.

Teachers/Staff of the Government Aided MadhyamikVidyalayas of U.P.

2. A relaxation of fifteen years for Physically Handicapped persons of U.P.

3. A relaxation of five years for Emergency Commissioned Officers/ Short Service Commissioned Officers/Ex-Army Personnel’s of U.P. who have rendered five years service in Army (no reservation for Group- 'B' posts)

UPPSC-AE: Required Educational Qualification

Assistant Engineer (Civil/Mechanical)(Irrigation department):

  • Essential: Candidate must have a civil or mechanical engineering degree from a recognized university or institution or should be a qualified Associate Member of the Institute of Engineer in the following branch – civil engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • Preferential: Candidates who have served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have completed one-year training or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Agriculture/Civil/ Mechanical) (Minor Irrigation department):

  • Essential: Candidate should have a bachelor's degree in the following fields – agriculture/ civil/ mechanical from a recognized university or institution or passed Associate Member Examination in civil or mechanical engineering.
  • Preferential: Candidates who have served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Rural Engineering Department):

  • Essential:Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from a recognized university or institution or passed the Associate Member Examination in civil engineering.
  • Preferential:Candidates who have served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Public Works Department (P.W.D.) and Mandi Parishad):

  • Essential:Candidates must have passed a bachelor's degree from a university established by law in India or recognized by the government.
  • Preferential:Candidates who have served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have completed one-year training or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical) (Public Works Department (P.W.D) and Mandi Parishad):

  • Essential:A candidate must have a bachelor degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from a recognized university or university established by law in India or the candidate must have passed the Associate examination from Imperial College of Science and Technology South, Kesingston in electrical and mechanical engineering or the candidate must have passed section A and B in electrical or mechanical engineering of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers/ Institutions of Engineers.
  • Preferential Qualification:Candidates who have served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C or equivalent to that.

Assistant Engineer (Housing and Urban Planning Department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a degree in civil engineering from a recognized university.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidates who has served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C or equivalent to that.

Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from a recognized university.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum 2 years of period in the Territorial Army or must have obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Nagar VikasVibhag):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have passed sections ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the associate ship examination or passed a degree in civil engineering from a recognized university or diploma of Institutions of Engineers.
  • Preferential Qualification:Candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical) (Nagar Vikas Vibhag):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from a recognized university accredited by Institutions of Engineers or passed sections ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the associate ship examination in electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Water)/’B’ Category Jalkal Engineer (Nagar VikasVibhag):

  • Essential Qualification:The candidate should have a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from a recognized university accredited by Institutions of Engineers or passed sections ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the associate ship examination in electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Medical Department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidates must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from a recognized university or established by law or its equivalent to that.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C. At the time of direct requirement, candidates who are a trainee on Assistant Engineer (Civil) post will get more preference.

Engineer (Panchayati Raj Department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from a recognized university or established by law.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

U.P Agriculture Service Group “B” (Engineering Branch) (Agriculture Department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a bachelor's degree in agriculture engineering from a recognized university or established by law.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate must have a post-graduate degree in agriculture engineering from a recognized university or established by law or who have served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Bhoomi Sanrakshan Adhikari/Technical Officer (Irrigation and Water Resources department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a bachelor's degree in agriculture or civil engineering from a recognized university or established by law.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C and must have a diploma in soil conservation and water management.

Assistant Director, Electrical Security (Energy department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from a university established by law or must be an associate member of the Institution of Engineers in electrical engineering.
  • Preferential Qualification:A candidate who has served a minimum of 2 years in the Territorial Army or obtained a “B” certificate of N.C.C.

Assistant Director (Factories) (Labour department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have passed 12th examination from the Board of High School and Intermediate Examination or an examination recognized by the government or equivalent to that. A candidate must possess a degree in Engineering or Technology in one of the following branches – Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical/ Industrial Engineering from a recognized university or a university established by law.

Assistant Director (Boilers) (Labour department):

  • Essential Qualification:A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from a recognized university or university established by law or equivalent to that. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of practical training in construction design, operation or maintenance of boilers.