Junior Engineer (CPWD) Exam 2012 -
September 2nd, 2011
The Staff selection Commission conducts an entrance examination across the country for the recruitment of Junior Engineers for civil as well as electrical branches in CPWD. The candidates those who are successful in clearing the test are eligible to join SSC as Junior Engineer.
Structure of CPWD Exam
The Junior CPWD examination has two parts. First paper is a written test which is upon 500 marks. The second paper of the test includes the personal interview and it is rated on 100 marks. Paper I and II will be in Hindi and English. Candidates have the choice to answer it in Hindi or in English. Paper two will be evaluated only if the particular candidate meets the minimum requirements in Paper I set by the Selection Staff Commission.
The part A is a written test which consists of two parts that is paper1 and paper2
Paper 1-It includes objective multiple choice questions.
General awareness- 25 questions (50 marks).
General Engineering (civil & structural) or General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical) - 75 questions (150 marks).
Paper 2- It is of conventional type.
General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical) -30 marks.
Part B is a personality test (interview) upon 100 marks.
The personality test is conducted in such a manner that the candidate aptitude, interest, knowledge, suitability etc are probed through
Also in depth of knowledge in the subjects studied from 10th grade onwards is required. Over all personality and communication skills are also important criteria.
Syllabus for CPWD Exam
The questions from engineering subjects will be approximately from Diploma level (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) recognized by All India Council of Technical education.
Questions are designed in such a way to test the candidate’s general awareness and also to measure one’s knowledge in current affairs as they are expected from any educated person. The test also includes questions related to India and its neighboring countries which cover the following topics.
General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Building Materials: Physical And Chemical Properties
Classification, Standard Tests
Uses And Manufacture/Quarrying Of Materials E.G. Building Stones, Silicate Based Materials Cement (Portland), Asbestos Products, Timber And Wood Based Products, Laminates, Bituminous Materials, Paints, Varnishes.
Principles Of Surveying
Working Of Properties
Compass And Bearing
Plane Table Surveying
Adjustment Of Theodolite
Levelling And Contouring
Permanent Adjustment Of Dumpy Level
Methods Of Contouring And Uses Of A Control Map
Origin Of Soil Phase Diagram
Definitions Of Void Ratio
Degree Of Saturation
Specific Gravity Of Soil Grains And Unit Weights
Grain Size Distribution Curves For Different
Solid And Their Uses
ISI Soil Classification
Coefficient Of Permeability
Consolidation Of Soils.
Calculation Of Shear Strength Of Soils
Direct Shear Test
Vane Shear Test
Lab Compaction Test
Moisture Content And Bearing Capacity Of Soils
Plate Load Test
Standard Penetration Test
Measurements Of Flow
Bernoulli’s Theorem And Its Application
Flow Through Pipes
Flow In Open Channels
Weirs, Flumes And Spillways,
Pumps And Turbines
Quality Of Water
Source Of Water Supply
Purification Of Water
Distribution Of Water
Need Of Sanitation
Surface Water Drainage
Theory Of Structures
Type Of Beams
Determinate And Indeterminate
Bending Moment And Shear Force Diagrams Of Simply Supported
Cantilever And Over Hanging Beams.
Moment Of Area And Moment Of Inertia For Rect. & Circular Section,
Bending Moment And Shear Stress For Tee
Channel And Compound Sections
Dams And Retaining Walls
Slope Deflection Of Simply Supported And Cantilever Beams
Critical Load And Columns
Torsion Of Circular Section.
Properties, Advantages And Uses Of Concrete
Cement Aggregates Quality
Water Cement Ratio
Storage, Batching, Mixing, Placement And Compaction
Finishing And Curing Of Concrete
Quality Control Of Concrete
Hot Weather And Cold Weather Concreting
Repair And Maintenance Of Concrete Structure
Design Of Single Reinforced Beans
Reinforced Brick Work
Steel Design And Construction Of Steel Columns
General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical)
Concepts Of Current
Measurement And Measuring Instruments
Basic Principles Of D.C. Motors
3-Phase Induction Motor
1-Phase Induction Motors
Transmission And Distribution.
Power Factor Improvement
Rating Of Circuit Breakers
Principles Of A Extinction By Oil And Air, H.R.C.
Fuses, Protection And Earth Leakage
Utilization Of Electrical Energy
Flow Of Fluids
Measurement Of Discharge
Work Done And Efficiency
Classification Of Turbines & Pumps
Laws Of Thermodynamics
Change In Entropy In Various Processes
Properties Of Steam Table & Charts
Construction & Working Of Cochran
Diesel Fuel, Pump & Injector
Cooling & Lubrication.
Testing And Defects In Welds
Drilling Operations Performed On Drilling Machines
Strength Of Materials
Stresses In Beams-Combined Direct And Bending Stresses
Struts And Columns – Euler’s And Rankin’s Theories
Torsion Of Circular Shafts.
Theory Of Machines
Transmission Of Power Through Flat And V-Belts
Gears, Profile Of Gears
Governors- Watt And Hartnell Governors
Candidates should hold a diploma in Civil or Mechanical engineering from a recognized university. The aspirants should not exceed 27 years of age on the specified date of the exam.
How to apply?
Junior Engineer (CPWD) application forms 2011 can be obtained from specified post offices and SSC official website. The duly filled applications should be sent along with the demand draft to the required address. The envelope with the application should be subscribed in capital letters as “Application for Junior Engineers (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2011 with the name of the centre from where the candidate wishes to appear should be written in bold letters at the left side corner. The dully filled applications can also be submitted by hand to the Regional or Sub regional office within the stipulated time.
How to fill the form?
Documents to be attached along with the application
Central Recruitment fee Stamps (CFRS) of Rs 100/- should be affixed.
Recent passport size photograph should be pasted in the space given in the application form.
A self addressed post card of Rs 6/-. The applicant should inscribe “Application for Junior Engineers (Civil & Electrical) Exam 2011” on the post card.
Affix a self addressed envelope of 12 cms x 25 cms with postage stamps of Rs 5/- on it.
Attested copies of 10th grade certificates as age proof, copies of certificates/provisional certificates should be produced towards educational qualifications.
Proper documents should be attached to claim SC/ST/OBC/PH benefits. Supportive documents to claim age relaxation.
Important dates (Tentative)
Date of Notification: First Week of January , 2012
Closing date: Last Week of January, 2012
The duly filled application forms should reach the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices latest by: Last Week of January , 2012
Date of Examination: Third Week of March, 2012
Application forms reaching after the prescribed time will be rejected.
Contact Address for the CPWD Exam
Secretary, Staff Selection Commission, Block No: 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi,
Reference Books for CPWD Exam
SSC Junior Engineer Exam Civil Engineering and Structural by Kiran Prakashan
SSC Junior Engineer Civil Examination Guide
SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Examination Guide
The Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2011 by Edgar Thorpe
Coaching Centers for CPWD Exam
Chanakya IAS Academy
Pinnacle Career Institute
Paramount Coaching Centre
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How and Where to get the Results?
The results will be available at ssc.nic.in/results/home on or before the month of July.
The score validity of CPWD exam is extended till the next CPWD exam occurs, which is supposed to be held the very next year.