TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021: Updated Syllabus & Exam Pattern

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021: TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021 is here. Check here along with the TNPSC CESE Exam Pattern 2021. TNPSC aspirants shall go through this article carefully, know the complete details of the syllabus and exam pattern and start the preparation process for the upcoming exam.

TNPSC CESE 2021 Notification

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released the Combined Engineering Service Exam notification on its official site with a vacancy of about 537. One of the most important competitive exams among the aspirants having an engineering background. The apply online link has been activated. Candidates should submit their online application before 04th April 2021. The TNPSC CESE Exam Date has been expected on 06th June 2021. So candidates kindly submit the online application and start preparing for the examination. After the submission of the online application candidates should start the selection process.

Initially, candidates have to refer to the TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021 and exam pattern. Then according to the syllabus candidates have to collect the study material. Referring to the TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021 is an important preparation strategy. Then only you will get some idea about the examination.

TNPSC CESE Notification 2021 – Overview

Name of an Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Recruitment Name TNPSC CESE Recruitment 2021
Job Role Junior Draughting Officer, Junior Technical Assistant & Junior Engineer
Job Location Tamil Nadu
TNPSC CESE 2021 Apply Online 05th March 2021
Last date for submission of the online application 04th April 2021
Paper-I (Subject Paper) 06.06.2021 F.N – 10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M
Paper-II (General Studies) 06.06.2021 A.N – 03.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M

TNPSC CESE Selection Process

The TNPSC CESE Selection Process is based on

  1. Written exam
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Document Verification

TNPSC CESE Exam Pattern 2021

Paper Subject Name No of Questions Duration Maximum Marks
Paper – I (Subject Paper)
Diploma Standard
1. Civil Engineering
(Code No. 299)
2. Architectural Assistantship
(Code No. 323)
3. Handloom Technology
/Textile Technology/Textile
Manufacture
(Code No. 339)
200 3 Hours 300
Paper-II (General Studies)
(Code No.003)
General Studies (HSC
Standard) – 75 Questions and
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
(SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions
100 2 Hours 200
Total 300 500

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021: Civil Engineering

UNIT – I: ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Direct Stresses and strains (Tensile and compressive) due to Axial forces – Deformation of the elastic bar due to uni-axial force – Shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams – Geometrical properties of sections – Stresses in beams due to bending – Stresses in shafts due to torsion – Pin jointed perfect frames with vertical loads on nodal points (method of joints only).

UNIT – II: MECHANICS OF STRUCTURE

Deflection of the cantilever and simply supported beams – Shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically indeterminate structures (Propped cantilever, Fixed Beams, continuous beams, Non- sway Portal frames) using Mohr’s theorems and moment distribution method. Euler’s and Rankin’s formula for columns – Stresses due to eccentric loads – combined stresses due to direct loads and bending moments in rectangular sections.

UNIT – III: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

Bricks, Tiles, Cement, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, Timber, Plywood, Steel, Glass, Plastics, PVC, UPVC, Paints, Mortars, Concrete – Different types, qualities, requirements, standard specifications, Admixtures for cement mortar and concrete. Different types of Foundations, Masonry, Floors, Roofs, Doors, and Windows, Weathering Course, Damp proof course, Plastering, Painting, Colour Washing – Specifications for different works.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT – IV: TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

Roads – Different types – methods of formation of water-bound macadam, bituminous and concrete roads – Hill roads – Requirements – Camber, gradient, superelevation, carriageway, pavements, drainage system, sight distance, etc., Traffic Engineering, Bridges – Classification of bridges – Site selection and alignment – Foundation, substructure, and superstructure. Sub-grade soil – Soil mass as a three-phase system – Grain size classification – Atterberg limits – IS Classification of soils–Compaction – Shear strength – Road Arboriculture – Express Highways – Rapid Transport System.

UNIT – V: HYDRAULICS

Measurement of pressure in liquids – Pressure distribution and total pressure on immersed surfaces – Types of flow (Laminar, turbulent, steady, unsteady, uniform, nonuniform) – Flow through pipes –Losses – Hydraulic gradient and total energy lines. Bernoulli’s theorem – use of Orifice, Mouthpiece, Orifice meter and Venturimeters – Flow-through channels – Bazin’s and manning’s formula – Economical sections for open channels, Pumps – Reciprocating pumps – Centrifugal pumps – Characteristics – Discharge – Power and efficiency, Groundwater – Types of well – Test for a yield of wells.

UNIT – VI: SURVEYING

Types of Surveys –Chain surveying – Compass surveying – Levelling – Contour surveying – Theodolite surveying – Trignometrical leveling – Tacheometry – Fieldwork – Simple problems. Curves, Global Positioning System (GPS), Remote sensing – Photogrammetric Surveying and Hydrographic Surveying, Total Station and Geographical Information System (GIS).

UNIT – VII: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND POLLUTION CONTROL

Sources of water – Conveyance of water – Treatment of water – Quality of water – Tests on the Water –Distribution systems – Sewers – Collection and conveyance of sewage– Sewer Appurtenances – Drainage arrangements and Sanitary fittings in buildings –Treatment and disposal of sewage, Solid waste Management. Environmental pollution – Air – water – Soil – Noise – Pollution Control.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT – VIII: ESTIMATING AND COSTING

Systems of taking out quantities – Trade and Group systems – The material requirement for different items of works – Preparation of data for works – Report writing – Valuation of buildings and properties – Fixation of rents – Approximate estimates – Detailed estimate and Abstract estimate for buildings, well, sump, septic tanks, compound wall, roads, etc.

UNIT – IX: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Reinforced cement concrete structure – Analysis and design of singly and Doubly reinforced rectangular and T-beam sections – Cantilever, simply supported, continuous beams – One way and two-way slabs – Lintels and sunshades – Staircases – Rectangular and circular short columns – Isolated column footings. (All designs by Limit State Method only). Steel structures – simple beams –Tension and compression members – simple columns.

UNIT – X: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Planning of a project – Factors to be considered – Project reports – Organization structure on construction departments – Construction planning – CPM and PERT networks – Contracts – Tenders and Tender documents – Bill- Supervision and Quality control – Safety measures in construction sites – Banking practice – Cash flow diagrams. Entrepreneurship, Ethics in Engineering, Use of computers – Information Management, Financial Management, Disaster Management – Types of Natural calamities – Causes for major disaster – Preparedness – Response and Recovery.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021: Architectural Assistantship (Diploma Standard)

UNIT – I: ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Simple Stresses and Strain – Stress and Strain – Modulus of Elasticity / Elastic constants – Application of stress and strain in the engineering field – Behaviour of ductile and brittle material – Loads – Shear Force and Bending Moment – Geometrical properties of sections – Centroid – Moment of Inertia – Stress in Beams and Shafts – Stresses in Beams due to bending – Stress in shafts due to torsion – Pin Jointed Frames – Analytical Method – Graphical Method.

UNIT – II: BUILDING MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

Properties, characteristics, strengths, manufacturing, components & applications of materials & methods of construction & detailing for the following:

Stone – Brick & Clay Products – Lime – Cement – Timber – Concrete – Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals – Glass – Plastics – Asphalt, Sealants & Adhesives – Protective and Decorative Coatings – Water Proofing and Damps Proofing Materials – Rural Building Materials(Bamboo, Soil, etc.).

UNIT – III: HISTORY & THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE

History of Architecture Egyptian Architecture – Greek Architecture – Roman Architecture – Early Christian & Byzantine Architecture – Gothic Architecture – Renaissance Architecture. Indian Architecture – Indus Valley Civilization, Buddhist Architecture, Hindu Architecture – Islamic Architecture in India. Modern Architecture, Post Modernism, Deconstructivism Contemporary World Architecture. Theory of Architecture Definition of Architecture – Architecture as satisfying functional, aesthetic & psychological human needs.Elements of Architecture – Form, Space, Light, colour, etc. Principles of Architecture – Proportion, Balance, Scale, Symmetry, etc.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT – IV: STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Slope and Deflection of Beams – Propped Cantilevers – Fixed Beams – Arches – Continuous Beams – Theorem of Three Moments – Continuous Beams – Moment Distribution Method – Columns and Struts – Combined Bending and Direct Stresses– Earth Pressure and Retaining Walls – Working Stress Method Design of Beams for Flexure by L.S.M – Design of T-Beams and Continuous Beams by L.S.M – Design of Beams for Shear by L.S.M – Design of Oneway Slabs by L.S.M – Design of Two-way Slabs by L.S.M – Design of Staircases by L.S.M – Design of Columns by L.S.M – Design of Column Footings – Design of Simple Beams – Design of Tension Members – Design of Compression Members – Design of Welded Connections.

UNIT – V: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Sources of Water – Collections and Conveyance of Water – Quality of Water – Treatment of Water – Distribution System – Appurtenances and Maintenance of Water Lines – Collections and Conveyance of Sewage – Treatments and Disposal – Environmental Pollution and Control – Industrial Waste Water Treatment and Solid Waste Disposal – Land, Water & Air Pollution.

UNIT – VI: BUILDING SERVICES

Water Supply & Sewage Disposal, Mechanical Systems – Pumps & Motors, Electrical Systems – Generation & Distribution, Ventilation & Lighting, Air Conditioning – Principles, systems & applications, Vertical Transportation systems, Fire Hazards, Safety & Design Regulations, Acoustics.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT – VII: SITE SURVEY & PLANNING

Chain Surveying – Compass Surveying – Plane Table Surveying – Levelling – Theodolite – Contouring – Minor Instruments. Site Drawings – Site marking, Importance & procedures for making site drawings & dimensioning.

UNIT – VIII: SPECIFICATION & ESTIMATION

Stages of Detailed Estimate – Measurements & Material Requirement – Specification & Report Writing – Approximate Estimates – Areas and Volumes – Data – Valuation – Detailed Estimate.

UNIT – IX: TOWN PLANNING

Town Planning Principles – Road and Street Planning – Housing – Economy, Society, Environment and Transport Policy and Planning – Town Planning Rules, Building Bye-Laws & Development Control Rules.

UNIT – X: COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING & VISUALIZATION

2D & 3D Drafting & Visualization – Using AutoCAD, etc– Setting limits and creating entities like LINE, ARC, CIRCLE etc – Editing the drawing with edit commands like TRIM, FILLET, COPY, MOVE etc., Creating 2D building working drawings.
Visualization using SKETCH UP, 3DMAX, etc

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021: Handloom Technology / Textile Technology/ Textile Manufacture (Diploma Standard)

UNIT- I: FIBRE PROPERTIES AND MAN-MADE FIBRE SPINNING

i) Properties of textile fibres
ii) Classification of Textile fibres – vegetable, animal, mineral, regenerated, synthetic
iii) Microscopic, physical and chemical test methods for fibre identification
iv) Physical & Chemical properties of Vegetable fibres – Cotton, Jute, linen
v) Physical & Chemical properties of Animal fibres – Wool, Silk
vi) Physical & Chemical properties of Regenerated Cellulosic fibres – Viscose and Acetate Rayon, Cuprammonium Rayon
vii) Physical & Chemical properties of Synthetic fibres – Polyester, Nylon
viii) Requirements of fibre forming polymers
ix) Spinning of Polymers – Melt Spinning, Wet spinning, Dryspinning
x) Post Spinning Operations – Drawing, Crimping, Heat setting, Texturisation and spin finish application

UNIT- II: SPUN YARN FORMATION

i) Ginning – Principle, machines and gin out-turn.
ii) Objectives / Principles of opening, cleaning and mixing/blending machines
iii) Working mechanisms of blow room, card, draw frame, comber, comber preparatory, speed frame, ring frame, doubling machinery.
iv) Salient features of blow room, card, draw frame, comber, comber preparatory, speed frame, ring frame, doubling machinery.
v) Working principles and features of open-end spinning machines – rotor, air-jet and air vortex
vi) Norms and Critical settings related to quality/production in spinning machinery.
vii) Yarn conditioning, reeling, bundling and baling
viii) Maintenance of spinning machines

UNIT- III: TEXTILE CALCULATIONS

i) Calculations of speed, draft, hank, production and efficiency in spinning machines.
ii) Production and efficiency calculations in Winding, Warping, Sizing and Weaving.
iii) Indirect count systems –English, French, Worsted, linen and metric.
iv) Direct count systems – Tex and Denier.
v) Conversion of yarn count from one system to another -Within Indirect, within Direct systems.
vi) Conversion of yarn count from indirect to direct systems and vice versa.
vii) Resultant count of folded yarn, Average count, Yarn Costing.
viii) Reed and heald calculations; Fabric cover, Fabric Costing.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT- IV: FABRIC FORMATION

i) Objectives of preparatory processes.
ii) Preparatory processes for the handloom industry.
iii) Warp winding – random and precision winding, winding drum parameters.
iv) Stop motions, yarn clearers, tensioners and knotters/splicers.
v) Warping –Types of warping, Creels, Length measurement, stop motion
vi) Working principles of Pirn winders
vii) Sizing –Ingredients, Size recipes for cotton, silk and blends of cotton with polyester and viscose.
viii) Principles of Drawing-in and Denting.
ix) Primary, Secondary and Tertiary motions of the loom, Loomtiming diagram.
x) Tappet, Dobby and Jacquardshedding, Handloom shedding motion, DropBox mechanism.
xi) Features of Pit loom, raised pit loom, frame loom, semi-automatic loom and improved handlooms.
xii) Principles of Shuttleless Weft insertion systems.
xiii) Maintenance of shuttle and shuttleless looms
xiv) Fabric defects – causes and remedies

UNIT- V: FABRIC STRUCTURE

i) Elements of woven fabric design – weave, draft and peg plan
ii) Construction of Weaves – Plain weave and its derivatives, Regular and Modified Twills, Sateen and Satin, Crepe, Honeycomb, Brighton honeycomb, Mock-leno, Huck-a-back, Bedford cords, Welt, pique, backed cloth, Double Cloth, Triple Cloth, Tubular cloth, damask, tapestry, patent satin.
iii) Extra warp and Extra weft figuring
iv) Terry Pile – 3 pick, 4 picks, 5 picks and 6 pick terry weaves.
v) Cut Pile – Velvets and Velveteens.
vi) Gauze and Leno structures
vii) Colour and Weave Effect
viii) Computer Aided Textile Designing (CATD) – Photoshop, Coreldraw, Paintshop Pro and CATD software

UNIT – VI: CHEMICAL PROCESSING

i) Preparatory processes – Desizing, Scouring and Bleaching – Objectives,
Machines and Methods
ii) Mercerisation – Objectives, Machines and Methods
iii) Dyeing techniques for cotton, silk and blends– Direct, Reactive, Vat, Acid, Basic and Disperse dyes.
iv) Batchwise and Continuous dyeing. Dyeing machines.
v) Styles of printing – Direct, Resist, Discharge.
vi) Printing techniques – Roller, Rotary Screen, Flatbed.
vii) Mechanical and chemical finishing – calendaring, anti-shrink, resin finish, water repellent finish, flame retardant finish.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT – VII: KNITTING, GARMENTS & MODERN DEVELOPMENTS IN HANDLOOMS

i) Knitting – Yarn quality requirements, principles of weft and warp knitting
ii) Basic weft and warp knitted structures and their properties – plain, rib,
interlock and purl.
iii) Garments – Pattern making, Spreading, Cutting, Sewing
iv) Developments in Handlooms – Solid border weaving, multiple putta weaving, pneumatic/electrical lifting devices for jacquard, electronic jacquard for handlooms.

UNIT – VIII: TESTING & QUALITY CONTROL

i) Important terms in Textile quality control – Mean, Median, Mode, SD, SE and CV.
ii) Calculations related to testing of significance.
iii) Control charts and their applications in textile quality control.
iv) Sampling techniques – objectives and types of sampling
v) Humidity control – Standard and Testing atmosphere, Measurement of Relative Humidity.
vi) Measurement of fibre length, strength, fineness, maturity and trash
vii) Determination of yarn count, twist – Twist per unit length, twist multiplier; strength – CSP, RKM; elongation, hairiness, Evenness
viii) Determination of fabric strength, stiffness, handle, drape, thickness, GSM, crease-resistance, abrasion resistance, pilling resistance, air/water permeability, dimensional stability.
ix) Determination of fastness to washing, rubbing, light.
x) Inspection and Merchandising.

UNIT- IX: NON WOVENS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES & HANDLOOM FABRICS

i) Classification of Nonwovens – Mechanical, Thermal and Chemical bonded fabrics
ii) Technical Textiles- Belts, Tyre-cords, Coatedabrasives, Airbags, Flame Resistant fabrics, Ballistic protective fabrics, Geotextiles, Medical Textiles.
iii) Quality Particulars of handloom fabrics – Sarees, dhotis, angavastrams, bedsheets, towels, lungies, fabrics reserved for exclusive production on handlooms.
iv) Traditional handloom Saris – Banaras, Kanchipuram, Jamdhani, Paithani, Chanderi, Patola, Sungudi, Ikats of Andhrapradesh and Orissa.

UNIT- X: TEXTILE MILL MANAGEMENT

i) Plant location, layout, material handling in textile mills
ii) Selection and balancing of preparatory machines and looms
iii) Costing – Elements, Balance sheet, Profit& loss account
iv) Production, Planning& Control.
v) Total Quality Management, Management Information System.
vi)Human Resources management – Selection, recruitment, training, Industrial relations and Labour laws
vii) Role of BIS, AEPC, HEPC, IIHT, WSC, Textile Committee, Textile Commissioner Office.
viii) New Textile Policy.
ix) Pollution Control: Types – Air, Water, Noise; Characteristics of Effluent and Effluent treatment of Wet Processing industry
x) Energy audit and conservation.

PAPER-II
GENERAL STUDIES (H.S.C STANDARD)
OBJECTIVE TYPE

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT-I GENERAL SCIENCE:

Physics:

Nature of Universe-General Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Magnetism, electricity and electronics -Heat, light and sound.

Chemistry:

Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.

Botany:

Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics- Respiration.

Zoology:

Blood and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment, ecology, health and
hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases – prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT-II. CURRENT EVENTS

History:

Latest diary of events-national – National symbols – Profile of States-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbours

Political Science:

-1. Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political parties and political system in India-3. Public awareness & General administration-4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography:

Geographical landmarks- Economics– Current socio-economic problems Science-Latest inventions in science & technology

UNIT- III. GEOGRAPHY

Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate-Water resources — rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT – IV. HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

Indus valley civilization-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the brahman is-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

UNIT-V. INDIAN POLITY

Constitution of India–Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties- Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law— Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII- Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures – CVC, Lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of women- Consumer
protection forms.

UNIT-VI. INDIAN ECONOMY

Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture- Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth-Rural welfare-oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2021

UNIT-VII. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore-Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

UNIT-VIII. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TEST (SSLC STANDARD)

Conversion of information to data – collection, compilation and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams – Analytical interpretation of data – Simplification-Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) – Ratio and Proportion – Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume -Time and Work – Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice -Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series.

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