Stages and Syllabus

AE – Civil Engineering

(i) Building Materials and Construction-Stones, Timber, Bricks, Cement, Mortar, Concrete, Masonry, Steel.

(ii) Solid Mechanics-Stresses, Strains, Failures, Theories of Solid Material, Simple
Bending and Torsion Theories, Shear Centre.

(iii) Graphic Static-Force Polygon, Stress diagram.

(iv) Structural Analysis -Analysis of trusses and frames, Introduction to plastic Analysis.

(v) Design of Metal Structure – Working stress and ultimate strength design of simple structures.

(vi) Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures-Design of masonry walls, working stress design of plain, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, ultimate strength design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete.

(vii) Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering –Open channel and pipe flow. Hydrology Design of canals and hydraulics structures.

(viii) Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and their general principles. Strength parameters, Earth pressures Theories, Design of Shallow and Deep foundations.

(ix)Transportation Engineering including Railway Engineering and Surveying, Roads Super-elevation, Ruling gradient pavements, Traffic controls, Design Considerations.

(x) Environmental Engineering – Water purifications, Sewerage treatment and disposal.

(xi) Construction Planning and Management – Elements of construction practice. Bar charts, CPM, PERT.

AE – Mechanical Engineering

(i) Thermodynamics: Laws, Properties of ideal gases and vapors, Power Cycles, Gas Power Cycles, Gas Turbine Cycles, Fuels and Combustion.

(ii)IC Engines: CI and SI engines Detonation, Fuel injection and carburetion. Performance and Testing. Turbojet and Turbo – prop Engines, Rocket Engines, Elementary Knowledge of Nuclear Power Plants and Nuclear Fuels.

(iii) Steam Boiler, Engines, Nozzles and Steam Turbines Modern boilers, Steam Turbines types Flow of team through nozzles. Velocity diagrams for impulse and Reaction Turbines. Efficiencies and Governing.
(iv) Compressors, Gas Dynamics and Gas Turbines Reciprocating Centrifugal and axial flow compressor. Velocity diagrams, Efficiency and Performance, Effect of Mechanical number on flow, isentropic flow. Normal Shocks and Flow through nozzles Gas Turbine Cycle with multistage compression. Reheating and Regeneration.

(v)Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Conduction, Convention and Radiation, Heat exchangers, types, combined Heat Transfer, Overall Heat Transfer coefficient, Refrigeration and heat pump cycles. Refrigeration systems. Coefficient of performance. Psychometrics and psychometric chart, Comfort indices, Cooling and dehumidification methods. Industrial –Air-conditioning Process. Cooling and heating loads calculations.

(vi) Prosperities and classification of fluid. Fluid statics, kinematics and dynamics; principles and applications. Manometry and Buoyancy. Flow of ideal fluids. Laminar and turbulent flows, Boundary layer theory. Flow over immersed bodies. Flow through pipes and open channels. Dimensional analysis and similitude technique. Non-dimensional specific speed and classification of fluid mechanics in general. Energy transfer relation performance and operation of pumps and of
impulse and reaction water turbines. Hydronamic power transmission.

(vii) Theory of Machines: Velocity and acceleration (i) of moving bodies (ii) in machines. Klien’s construction, Inertia forces in machines. Cams, Gears and Gearing. Fly wheels and Governors, Balancing of Rotating and Reciprocating masses. Free and forced vibrations of systems. Critical speeds and whirling of shafts.

(viii) Machine Design: Design of Joints – Treaded fasteners and Power Screws – Keys, Kotters Coupling – Welded Joints. Transmission system – Belt and chain drives-wire ropes-shafts. Gears-*Siding and Rolling

(ix) Strength of Materials: Stress and strain in two dimensions; Mohr’s circles: relations between Elastic Constants. Beams – Bending moments, shearing forces and reflection. Shafts – combined bending, direct and torsion stresses. Thick Walled cylinder and spheres under Pressure, Springs Struts and columns, Theories of failure.

(x) Engineering Materials; Alloys and Alloying Materials, heat treatment; Composition, properties and uses, Plastics and other newer engineering materials.

(xi) Production Engineering: Metal Machinery: Cutting Tools: Tool Materials, Wear and Machinability, measurement of cutting forces. Process: Machining Grinding, Boring, Geer, Manufacturing, Metal forming, Metal Casting and jointing, Basic, Special Purpose, Programme and numerically controlled machine tools, Jigs and fixtures (locating elements).

(xii) Industrial Engineering: Work study and work measurement Wage incentive, Design of Production System and Product Cost, Principles of Plant layout.

(xiii) Production Planning and Control Material handling, Operations Research, Linear Programming queuing Theory, Value Engineering, Network Analysis CPM and PERT. Use of computers

AE – Electrical Engineering

(i) Electrical Circuits: Network theorems, Response of network to step, ramp, impulse and sinusoidal inputs. Frequency domain analysis. Two port networks, elements of network synthesis. Signal – flow graphs.

(ii) EM Theory: Electrostatics: Magneto statics using vector methods. Fields in dielectrics in conductors and in magnetic materials. Time varying fields, Maxwell’s equations. Plane wave propagation in conducting & dielectric media, properties of Transmission lines.

(iii) Material Science (Electric Materials): Band Theory. Behavior of dielectrics in static and alternating fields. Piezoelectricity. Conductivity of Metals. Super conductivity, Magnetic Properties of materials. Ferro and ferimagnetism. Conduction in Semiconductors, Hall effect.

(iv) Electrical Measurements: Principles of Measurement. Bridge measurement of Circuit parameters Measuring Instruments. VTVM and CRO, Q-Meter, Spectrum analyser. Transducers and measurement of non – electrical quantities, Digital measurements, telemetering data recording and display.

(v) Elements of Computation: Digital system, algorithms, flow – charting, Storage: Type statements, array storage, Arithmetic expression, logical expressions. Assignments statements, Programme structure, Scientific and Engineering applications.

(vi) Power Apparatus and Systems: Electro mechanics: Principles of electro – mechanical energy conversion. Analysis of DC, synchronous and Induction Machines. Fractional horse – power motors. Machines in Control Systems. Transformers, Magnetic circuits and Selection of motor for drives. Power System: Power generation; Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear Power Transmissions, Coroma, Bundle conductors, Power System Protection. Economic operations, Load frequency -control, stability analysis.

(vii) Control Systems: Open – loop and closed loop systems, Response analysis, Root – locus technique, stability, compensation and design techniques. State – variable approach.

(viii) Electronics and Communications: Electronics: Solid state devices and circuits. Small signal amplifier design. Feedback amplifiers, Oscillators and operational amplifiers, FET circuits and linear ICs. Switching circuits Boolean algebra, Logic circuits, Combinational and sequential digital circuits. Communications: Signal analysis. Transmission of signals. Modulation and Detection. Various types of communication systems. Performance of communication systems.

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Application Fee

General Candidates have to pay Rs. 300, and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B Category Candidates have to pay Rs. 150 through e-Payment. SC/ST/Category-1/PH Candidates do not have to pay any fee

How to Apply


Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through KPSC website –
Karnataka PSC’s Commission will organize Competitive Test to hire candidates for the AE and other vacancies.
Competitive Test will be of offline OMR type or Computer based recruitment test and negative valuation will be there. This Test will consist of two papers.
1. General Paper (200 marks & the duration is 1 ½ hrs).
2. Specific Paper (200 marks & the duration is 2hrs).

Career Growth

An Assistant Engineer helps in overseeing the maintenance and servicing regime of port equipment. This individual supervises a team of technicians and senior technicians in carrying out maintenance duties according to specified schedules. The Assistant Engineer adapts and applies engineering techniques to troubleshoot and repair port equipment, identifies bottlenecks and proposes improvements to the organisation’s workflow. Part of the job involves working closely with engineers and senior engineers to implement Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) technology in the ports. The role suits a proactive person who can perform well as part of a team.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of the preventive maintenance plan.
  • Comply with Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) policies, procedures and regulations when carrying out work.
  • Control project quality to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Coordinate repair and maintenance functions.
  • Participate in simulations of AGVs within the ports.
  • Plan the implementation of projects by determining specifications, installation schedules and planning shutdowns.
  • Prepare purchase documentation for resources.
  • Propose workflow improvements to improve efficiency.
  • Provide technical support and knowledge for service recovery team in rectifying fault tracing and diagnosing breakdown problems.
  • Supervise the work of Technicians/Senior Technicians and vendors.
  • Support and initiate enhanced maintenance systems and procedures to improve maintenance efficiency.
  • Track cost of repairs and maintenance.
  • Work with suppliers and vendors on the delivery of resources.

Information about Assistant Engineer Board

The Commission conducts the Service/Departmental Examinations prescribed for Government servants as specified in the Karnataka Public Service Commission (Conduct of Service Examination) Rules, 1965 and Karnataka Civil Services (Service and Kannada Language Examinations)Rules, 1974 twice a year i.e., 1st session between January to June and 2ndsession between July to December every year. The Examinations will be conducted in accordance with such syllabus specified in any general or special orders of the Government. The Departmental Examinations are conducted twice a year in three stages. Some 4 subjects of the examinations stage and also some of the subjects of examinations conducted in Bengaluru only in the 3rdstage. The state Government servants working in New Delhi and All India Service Probationers are allowed to appear at Karnataka Bhavan, New Delhi and at Lalbahadur Shastri Academy at Mussorie. The Commission conducts Examination in two sessions. The Commission publishes a notification in Karnataka Gezette before two months prior to the date of holding examination calling for applications to be submitted online. A news item, indicating the publication of result, date of next examination, the last date to submitting the applications are also published in two major daily news papers which are having wide circulation in the State. The examinations are conducted in conventional type for 19 papers of 13 various subjects with the system of central valuation and 98 papers of 63 various subjects are conducted in objective multiple choice type(OMR). Details of these subjects are published in the instructions to candidates appended to this information.