TN TRB Lecturer – Civil Engineering
Teachers Recruitment Board, Government of Tamil Nadu recruits eligible candidates for Direct Recruitment for the post of Lecturers in Government Polytechnic Colleges and Special Institutions (Engineering / Non Engineering) Tamil Nadu Educational Service. (Source: Teachers Recruitment Board)
Selection Procedure – TN TRB Lecturer (Civil Engineering)
The selection will be based on two successive stages viz.
- Computer Based Examination
- Certificate Verification
A. Computer Based Examination
- The Computer based examination will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration with 150 MCQs.
- The question paper will be of objective type with multiple choice questions in English version only.
Subject | Number of Questions | Maximum Marks |
Civil Engineering | 1 Mark Questions - 100 | 100 |
2 Mark Questions - 40 | 80 | |
General Knowledge | 1 Mark Questions - 10 | 10 |
Total | 190 | 190 |
B. Certificate Verification
- The Board will prepare the list of Candidates for Certificate Verification on 1:2 ratio based on the actual Marks in case of single session paper or Normalized marks in case of multiple session paper, duly following the communal rotation and other relevant rules in vogue.
- Weightage marks as detailed below will be awarded after Certificate Verification for the eligible short-listed candidates:
Description | Marks |
For teaching experience of 2 years and above, on Full - Time basis in Govt/ Aided/ self - financing polytechnics or Engineering colleges. (OR) For teaching experience of 4 years and above, on part time basis in Govt/ Aided/ self - financing polytechnics or Engineering colleges. | 2 |
Additional Qualifications - M.E / M.Tech., in the appropriate Branch of study. | 3 |
For Ph.D. in the appropriate Branch of study. | 5 |
Total | 10 |
Syllabus – TN TRB Lecturer (Civil Engineering)
Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra – Matrix algebra, linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
Calculus – Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability – mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals – partial derivatives, total derivative – maxima and minima – gradient, divergence and curl – vector identities – directional derivatives – line, surface and volume integrals – stokes, gauss and green’s theorems.
Differential equations – First order equations (linear, nonlinear) – higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients – Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations – initial and boundary value problems – Laplace transformations and equations – solutions to one dimensional heat and wave equations.
Complex variables – Analytic functions – Cauchy’s integral theorem – Taylor and Laurent series – Fourier series – general, odd and even functions.
Probability and Statistics – Probability and sampling theorems – conditional probability – mean – median, mode and standard deviation – random variables – Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.
Numerical Methods – Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations – integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multistep methods for differential equations.
Mechanics
Simple stress and strain relationships in one, two and three dimensions – principal stresses, stress transformation – Mohr’s circle – properties of surfaces – friction – principle of conservation of energy – impulse and momentum – relative motions – bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams – simple bending theory – flexural and shear stresses – unsymmetrical bending – shear center – pressure vessels (thin and thick walled) – uniform torsion – springs – buckling of columns – combined and direct bending stresses – theories of failure – shear stress, strain energy and distortion energy theories – residual stresses.
Structural Analysis
Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses – arches – cables and frames – deflections of statically determinate structures (beams, frames and trusses) – analysis of statically indeterminate structures (slope deflection, moment distribution methods) – matrix methods of structural analysis – influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures.
Concrete Structures
Concrete technology – properties of concrete – mix design – working stress and limit state design concepts – design of all structural components (slab, beam, column, foundation and stair case) – retaining walls – water tanks – basic elements of prestressed concrete – methods – analysis of beams at transfer and service loads – seismic load analysis – theory of vibration – seismology – response of structures – design methodology – all related IS codes.
Steel Structures
Connections – analysis and design of tension, compression members, beams and beam columns – trusses – column bases – plate girders – plastic analysis – wind load analysis – all related IS codes.
Soil Mechanics
Soil classification – engineering properties – three phase system – relationship and interrelationship – permeability – seepage – effective stress principle – consolidation – compaction – shear strength – CBR – Safe bearing capacity determination.
Foundation Engineering
Sub surface investigation – sampling – standard penetration test – plate load test – earth pressure – effect of water table – layered soil – stability of slopes – foundation types and design requirements – stress distribution and settlement analysis – shallow and deep foundations.
Fluid Mechanics and Machines and Hydrology
Properties of fluid – principle of conservation of mass – momentum – energy and corresponding equations – potential flow – Bernoulli’s equation it and application – laminar and turbulent flow – flow in pipes – network – concept of boundary layer – uniform and non uniform flow – specific energy concept – hydraulic jump – forces on immersed bodies – flow measurements in open channels and pipes, dimensional analysis and hydraulic modeling – impact, kinematics of flow – velocity triangles – pumps and turbines.
Hydrologic cycle – rainfall – evaporation – infiltration – stage discharge relationships – unit hydrographs – flood estimation – reservoir capacity – reservoir and channel routing well hydraulics.
Duty – delta – estimation of evapo-transpiration – crop water requirements – design of lined and unlined canals – waterways – head works – gravity dams and spill ways – design of permeable foundation – types of irrigation system – irrigation methods – water logging and drainage.
Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal
Quality standards – basic unit processes and operations – water treatment – drinking water standards – water requirements – surface water treatment – distribution – sewage and its treatment – quantity and characteristics of waste water – primary, secondary and tertiary treatment – effluent discharge standards – domestic waste water treatment – quantity and characteristics – treatment unit operations and unit processes – sludge disposal – types of pollutants – their sources and impacts – standards and limits.
Highway Engineering
IRC standards – geometric design of highways – materials – construction and maintenance – testing and specifications of materials – design of flexible and rigid pavements – traffic characteristics – theory of traffic flow – intersection design – traffic signs and signal design – highway capacity – importance of surveying – principles and classification – mapping – coordinate system – map projections – measurements of distance and directions – leveling – theodolite traversing – errors and adjustments – curves.
Topic-wise Previous Year Questions – TN TRB Lecturer (Civil Engineering)
- Engineering Mathematics
- Mechanics
- Structural Analysis
- Concrete Structures
- Steel Structures
- Soil Mechanics
- Foundation Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics and Machines and Hydrology
- Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal
- Highway Engineering
- General Knowledge
Subject-wise Weightage – TN TRB Lecturer (Civil Engineering)
Subject / Year of Exam | 2012 | 2017 | 2021 |
Engineering Mathematics | 12 | 17 | 19 |
Mechanics | 36 | 16 | 18 |
Structural Analysis | 20 | 16 | 18 |
Concrete Structures | 12 | 17 | 19 |
Steel Structures | 16 | 16 | 16 |
Soil Mechanics | 17 | 24 | 21 |
Foundation Engineering | 10 | 16 | 16 |
Fluids Mechanics and Machines and Hydrology | 17 | 17 | 19 |
Water Supply and Waste Water Disposal | 20 | 15 | 17 |
Highway Engineering | 20 | 16 | 18 |
General Knowledge | 10 | 20 | 9 |
Total Marks | 190 | 190 | 190 |