What are the main subjects to concentrate on for APPSC AEE civil?


APPSC AEE Exam is conducted to recruit for one of the most prestigious govt jobs in AP. Aspirants need to prepare well for this exam. We are here with the important subjects that AEE aspirants should concentrate on.

General Studies

GS Questions are asked in this section. This includes questions on General Awareness, General Knowledge, Aptitude and Reasoning. Here is the list of topics you should practice under the GS section.

1. Current affairs- international, national, and regional.

2. Events of national and international importance.

3. Contemporary developments in Technology, Science and Information Technology; General Science and its applications to the day to day life

4. Political and Social-economic history of modern India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.

5. Indian polity and governance: public policy, constitutional issues, reforms, and e-governance initiatives with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.

6. Economic developments in India since independence with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.

7. Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh

8. Disaster management- vulnerability profile, prevention and mitigation strategies, Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the assessment of Disaster.

9. Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development

10. Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Economic, Administrative, Social, Cultural, Political, and Legal implications/problems.

Mental Ability

1. Analytical ability, Logical reasoning, and data interpretation.

2. Analysis of Data:

a) Data Tabulation

b) Visual representation of data

c) Basic data analysis (Summary Statistics such as median, mean, mode, variance and coefficient of variation) and Interpretation

Civil Engineering

1. Forces, moments, Equilibrium;

2. Applying the Equation of Equilibrium, Planar Trusses

3. Friction

4. Simple Stresses & Strains: Elasticity and plasticity

5. Types of stresses & strain

6. Generalized Hooke’s law; Stress-strain diagram for mild steel – Working stress –Factor of safety – Lateral strain

7. Poisson’s ratio & volumetric strain – Elastic modulus & the relationship between them – Bars of varying section – composite bars –Temperature stresses

8. Strain energy – Resilience – sudden, gradual, impact and shock loadings

9. Bending Moment (B.M) and Shear Force (S.F)

10. Definition of the beam; Types of beams; Concept of shear force and bending moment – S.F and B.M for cantilever, simply supported and overhanging beams subjected to point loads, U.D.L., uniformly varying loads and combination of these loads – Point of contra flexure

11. The relation between B.M, S.F., and rate of loading at a section of a beam

12. Flexural Stresses- Theory of simple bending - Assumptions, bending equation: Neutral axis – bending stresses; section modulus of different sections; Design of simple beam sections

13. Shear Stresses: Derivation of the formula; Shear stress distribution across various beam sections

14. Principal Stresses and Strains- Stresses on an inclined section of a bar under axial loading; Compound stresses – tangential and Normal stresses on an inclined plane for biaxial stresses – Two perpendicular normal stresses accompanied by a state of simple shear

15. Mohr’s circle of stresses –Principal stresses and strains – Analytical and graphical solutions.

For Main Examination

Building materials

Timber: Different types and species of structural timber, density – moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects, preservations, and plywood. Bricks: Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, the influence of mortar strength on masonry strength. Cement: Compounds of different types, setting times, strength. Cement mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering, and masonry. Concrete: Importance of w/c ratio, strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, mix design methods, non-destructive testing.

Structural Analysis

General theorems: theorems relating to elastic structures, principles of virtual work, strain energy in elastic structures, complementary energy, Castigliano’s theorem, Betti’s and Maxwell’s reciprocal theorems. Analysis of determinate structures – Deflection of determinate beams by double integration Macaulay’s moment area and conjugate beam methods, Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames-Moment distribution, Slope deflection, Kani’s, Stiffness and force methods, Energy methods, Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple portal frames.

Design of Steel Structures

Principles of limit state method. Plastic sections, Design of bolted and welded connections, Design of tension, compression members and beams, axially and eccentrically loaded joints, Simple connection of bracket plates to columns, beam to beam, and beam to column connections, design of framed, unstiffened and stiffened seat connections. Design of industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of simple members.

Design Of Concrete And Masonry Structures

Limit state design for bending, Shear, Axial compression, and combined forces. Code provision for slabs, Beams, Columns, and footings. Principles of prestressed concrete design, Materials, Methods of prestressing, losses. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Design of brick masonry as per IS codes.

Construction, Planning, and Management

Bar chart, linked bar chart, Work breakdown structures, Activity – on – arrow diagrams. Critical path, probabilistic activity durations, Event-based networks. PERT network: Time-cost study, Crashing, Resource allocation.

Hydraulics and Water Resource Engineering

Open Channel flow: types of flows - Type of channels – Velocity distribution – Energy and momentum correction factors, uniform flow and calculation of uniform flow, most economical section, Specific energy, critical flow conditions, critical depth computation, Non-Uniform flow: Assumptions and Equation for Gradually varied flow, types of channel bottom slopes, classification of surface profiles. Rapidly varied flow, hydraulic jump, energy dissipation.

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Properties and classification of soil, Compaction, Permeability and Seepage, Flow nets, Compressibility, and consolidation. Stress distribution in soils, Shearing resistance, Stresses, and failure. Soil testing in laboratories and in situ, Earth pressure theories, Soil exploration. Types of foundations, Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field tests, Design of shallow foundations. Types of piles and their design and layout. Foundations on expansive soils.

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