MPSC AE (Assistant Engineer)

The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) conducts the MPSC AE exam to recruit Assistant Engineers for various government departments in the state.

MPSC AE exam offers a golden opportunity for engineering graduates to contribute to the development of Maharashtra.

Assistant Engineers often manage projects, site inspections, and technical evaluations. They collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, prepare reports, and provide technical expertise to facilitate the efficient execution of engineering projects.

Engineering graduates who aspire to pursue their career as Assistant Engineer in the Maharashtra State Engineering Services can appear for this examination.

MPSC AE:  Important Highlights

The important details and dates for the MPSC AE exam are given below.

MPSC Assistant Engineer: Highlights
Exam Conducting Authority Maharashtra Public Service Commission
Post Assistant Engineer
Selection Process Written Test, Interview
MPSC AE Exam Date To be notified later
Official Website

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidate must have a regular 4-year Bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. .

Age Limit

The age limit for the post of MPSC AE will be as follows: -

  • General: 38 years
  • Reserved Categories: Age relaxation as per government norms

Language: Knowledge of the Marathi language is mandatory.

Selection Process

The selection process is conducted in three stages:  

  1. Preliminary Examination:
    • Objective-type multiple-choice questions
    • General knowledge and engineering fundamentals
  2. Mains Examination:
    • Two written papers (200 marks each)
    • Only shortlisted candidates from the prelims appear in the mains.
  3. Personal Interview:
    • Assesses personality, communication skills, and suitability for the role
    • Final selection based on combined performance in all stages


MPSC AE Main Examination

Civil Engineering - Paper I 

Section A

Strength of Materials

Stresses, strains, principal stresses, bending moments, shear forces and torsion theory, bending theory of beam, deflection of beam, theories of buckling of columns.

Theory of Structures

Analysis of beams, frames and trusses, slope deflection method, moment distribution method.

Computer Aided Analysis and Design of Structures

Computer-aided analysis and design of structures, application of computer programming to structures. numerical methods such as:

i. Finding area by Simpson’s rule, trapezoidal rule;

ii. Finding root of an equation by

a) Newton-Raphson techniques

b) Bisection method

iii. Solution of simultaneous equations by

a) Gauss elimination method,

b) Gauss Jordan method,

c) Iteration method.

Section B

Structural Analysis

Analysis of arches and suspension cables, influence lines, stiffness and flexibility matrix methods.

Steel Structures

Plastic Analysis, Design of bolted and welded connections, columns, footings, trusses, steel beams, plate girders.

Construction Planning and Management

Functions of management, Elements of material management, safety engineering, network analysis, construction equipment, site layout, quality control, agreement, PPP investment models, EPC, various acts related to workers and industry (workmen compensation act, factories act, minimum wages act, etc.)

Section C

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (WSM and Limit State)

Design of slab, beams, columns, footing.

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (WSM and Limit State)

Retaining walls, tanks, building frames, staircases.

Bridge Engineering

Selection of site, types of bridges, discharge, waterway, spans, afflux, scour, standards, specifications, loads and forces, erection of superstructure, strengthening cofferdams, caissons.

Section D

Concrete Technology

Properties of wet and hardened concrete, test on concrete, factors affecting concrete, water cement ratio, aggregate cement ratio, mix design, additives, design of form work, types of formwork.

Prestressed Concrete

Principles of pre-stressing, materials used and their properties, permissible stresses as per I.S. codes, systems of pre-stressing, losses in pre-stress, design of pretensioned and post-tensioned beams- simply supported, rectangular and T- beams, cable profile, end block design, bridge girder.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical properties, stresses in soil, shear resistance, compaction, consolidation and earth pressure, stability of slopes, bearing capacity, settlements, shallow and deep foundations, basic engineering geology.


Civil Engineering - Paper II

Section A


Classification of surveys, measurement of distances-direct and indirect methods, optical and electronic devices, prismatic compass, local attraction; plane table surveying, levelling, volume calculation, contours, theodolite, theodolite traversing, omitted measurements, trigonometric levelling, tacheometry, curves, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, hydrographic surveying, advanced instruments in surveying.

Engineering Materials

Properties of wet and hardened concrete, tests on concrete, factors affecting strength of concrete, water-cement ratio, aggregate-cement ratio, mix design, additives, design of form work, types of form work, bitumen, mastic asphalt, emulsion, cutback, stone matrix asphalt, fly ash, sustainable building materials, stones, bricks, cement, lime, mortar, timber, plastic, concrete, steel, paints and varnishes.

Building Planning and Construction

Principles of building planning and design, integrated approach, building byelaws, building services such as vertical transportation, water supply sanitation, thermal ventilation, lighting, acoustics, fire protection, electrical fittings. Types of foundations, stones, brick and block masonry, steel and reinforced cement concrete structures, floors, doors and windows, roofs, finishing works, water proofing.

Section B

Fluid Mechanics

Properties of fluids, fluid statics and buoyancy, kinematics and dynamics, flow measurement, flow in open channel, flow in closed conduits, dimensional and model analysis, losses in pipe flow, cavitations and separation, siphon, water hammer, boundary layer and control, pipe network.

Fluid Machines

Hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pumps, power house, classification and layout.

Irrigation Engineering

Water requirement of crops, methods of irrigation, lift irrigation, water logging, dams, spillways, energy dissipation, diversion head works, canal and canal structures, cross drainage works, river training works, lake tapping.

Section C

Highway Engineering

Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation, cross sectional elements of highway, thin and ultra thin white topping, overlays, rigid and flexible pavement, traffic engineering.

Tunnel Engineering

Surveys, criteria for selection of size and shapes, driving in soft and hard grounds, mucking, dust control, ventilation, lighting and drainage, special methods of tunnelling, cut and cover method, TBM, NATM, tunnel lining, Irrigation and highway tunnelling, metro tunnelling.

Estimating, Costing and Valuation

Specification, estimation, costing, tenders and contracts, rate analysis, valuation, arbitration.

Section D

Engineering Hydrology

Hydrological cycle, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff, hydrographs, reservoir planning & sediment control, floods, flood routing, ground water.

Environmental Engineering & Water Supply Engineering

Sources of supply, design of intakes, estimation of demand, water quality standards, primary and secondary treatment, maintenance of treatment units, conveyance and distribution of treated water, rural water supply.

Wastewater Engineering and Pollution Control

Quantity, collection and conveyance and quality, disposal, design of sewer and sewerage systems, pumping, characteristics of sewage and its treatment, rural sanitation, sources and effects of air and noise pollution, monitoring, standards.

Solid waste Management

Sources, classification, collection and disposal.


The MPSC official website publishes all exam notifications.

The detailed exam pattern for each stage is available in the official notification.

Several coaching institutes and online platforms offer study materials and mock tests.

Selected candidates get appointed as Assistant Engineers in various government departments, handling diverse projects and contributing to the state's infrastructure development.

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