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GPSC 2018-19 Syllabus for Assistant Engineer, Research Officer, State Tax Inspector

Syllabus for the Preliminary Test for the
Recruitment of Assistant Engineer (Civil), Class-II,

Syllabus of Preliminary Test
Medium: Gujarati Total Marks- 100


1.   Geography of India-Physical, Economic, Social, Natural Resources and population related topics- with special reference to Gujarat

2.   2.Cultural heritage of India-Literature, Art, Religion and Architecture- with special reference to Gujarat

3.   History of India with special reference to Gujarat

4.   Indian Economy and Planning

5.   Indian Polity and the Constitution of India:

(1)        Preamble

(2)        Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

(3)        Directive Principles of State Policy

(4)        Composition of Parliament

(5)        Powers of the President of India

(6)        Powers of Governor

(7)        Judiciary

(8)        Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the society

(9)        Attorney General

(10)     NITIAayog

(11)     Panchayati Raj Institutions

(12)     Finance Commission

(13)     Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Election Commission of India, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General; Central Vigilance Commission, Lokpal and Lokayukta, Central Information Commission


6.   General Mental Ability

7.   General Science, Environment and Information & Communication Technology

8.   Daily events of Regional, National and International Importance including Sports


Syllabus for the Preliminary Test for the
Recruitment of Assistant Engineer (Civil), Class-II
Advt. No. : 79/2018-19
Total Question: 200 Total Marks : 200 Medium: English


1. Building Materials:

Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates: Classification, properties and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design. Pre-cast and Pre-fabricating technology.

2. Solid Mechanics:

Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.

3. Structural Analysis:

Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.

4. Design of Steel Structures:

Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.

5. Design of Concrete and Masonry structures:

Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.

6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management:

Construction - Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Environment Clearance, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare, maintenance and repair, Electrical Layouts of Simple Buildings, Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Fire Safety.

7. Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power:

(a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow:

Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.

(b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power :

Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.

8. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:

Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs.

Water Resources Engineering : Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Resources - storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.

9. Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering: 

(a) Geo-technical Engineering:

Soil exploration - planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and interrelationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo-synthetics.

(b) Foundation Engineering:

Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, Earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis and design, Principles of ground modifications.

10. Surveying and Geology:

(a) Surveying:

Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment and buildings, Setting out of Curves.

(b) Geology:

Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.

11. Transportation Engineering:

Highways- Planning & Construction methodology, Alignment and geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.

Bridges- Fundamentals of Bridge Engineering , Bridge Site Investigations and Planning, Bridge Hydrology, Standards of Loadings for Bridge Design, Different Types of Bridges, Bridge Superstructure, Bearings and Substructure Design, Design of Bridge Foundations, Bridge Approaches, River Training Work & Protection Work, Methods of Bridge Construction, Inspection, maintenance & Repair of Bridges, Testing of Bridges, Bridge Architecture.

12. Road safety measures.

13. Current Trends and Recent Advancements in the above fields


Syllabus for the Preliminary Examination for the recruitment of Research Officer, Gujarat Statistical Service, Class-II


Syllabus of Preliminary Test Paper-1 Medium: Gujarati Total Marks- 100

 1 Geography of India-Physical, Economic, Social, Natural Resources and population related topics- with special reference to Gujarat

 2 Cultural heritage of India-Literature, Art, Religion and Architecture- with special reference to Gujarat

 3 History of India with special reference to Gujarat

4 Indian Economy and Planning

5 Indian Polity and the Constitution of India:

(1) Preamble

(2) Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties

(3) Directive Principles of State Policy

(4) Composition of Parliament

(5) Powers of the President of India

(6) Powers of Governor

(7) Judiciary

(8) Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the society

 (9) Attorney General

(10) NITIAayog

(11) Panchayati Raj Institutions

(12) Finance Commission

(13) Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Election Commission of India, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General; Central Vigilance Commission, Lokpal and Lokayukta, Central Information Commission

6 General Mental Ability

7 General Science, Environment and Information & Communication Technology

8 Daily events of Regional, National and International Importance including Sports

Syllabus for the Preliminary Examination for the recruitment of Research Officer, Gujarat Statistical Service, Class-II

Marks-200 Questions-200 Medium- Gujarati and English

1. PROBABILITY: Classical and axiomatic definitions of Probability and consequences. Law of total probability, Conditional probability, Bayes' theorem and applications. Discrete and continuous random variables. Distribution functions and their properties. Standard discrete and continuous probability distributions - Bernoulli, Uniform, Binomial, Poisson, Geometric, Rectangular, Exponential, Normal, Cauchy, Hyper geometric, Multinomial, Laplace, Negative binomial, Beta, Gamma, Lognormal. Random vectors, Joint and marginal distributions, conditional distributions, Distributions of functions of random variables. Modes of convergences of sequences of random variables - in distribution, in probability, with probability one and in mean square. Mathematical expectation and conditional expectation. Characteristic function, moment and probability generating functions, Inversion, uniqueness and continuity theorems. Borel 0-1 law, Kolmogorov's 0-1 law. Tchebycheff's and Kolmogorov's inequalities. Laws of large numbers and central limit theorems for independent variables.

2. STATISTICAL METHODS: Collection, compilation and presentation of data, charts, diagrams and histogram. Frequency distribution. Measures of location, dispersion, skewness and kurtosis. Bivariate and multivariate data. Association and contingency. Curve fitting and orthogonal polynomials. Bivariate normal distribution. Regression-linear, polynomial. Distribution of the correlation coefficient, Partial and multiple correlation, Intraclass correlation, Correlation ratio. Standard errors and large sample test. Sampling distributions of sample mean, sample variance, t, chi-square and F; tests of significance based on them, Small sample tests. Non-parametric testsGoodness of fit, sign, median, run, Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney, Wald Wolfowitz and Kolmogorov-Smirnov. Order statistics-minimum, maximum, range and median. Concept of Asymptotic relative efficiency.

3. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS: , E and D operators, factorialDFinite differences of different orders:  representation of a polynomial, separation of symbols, sub-division of Marks-200 Questions-200 Medium- Gujarati and English Page 9 of 11 intervals, differences of zero. Concept of interpolation and extrapolation: Newton Gregory's forward and backward interpolation formulae for equal intervals, divided differences and their properties, Newton's formula for divided difference, Lagrange’s formula for unequal intervals, central difference formula due to Gauss, Sterling and Bessel, concept of error terms in interpolation formula. Inverse interpolation: Different methods of inverse interpolation. Numerical differentiation: Trapezoidal, Simpson’s one-third and three-eight rule and Waddles rule. Summation of Series: Whose general term (i) is the first difference of a function (ii) is in geometric progression. Numerical solutions of differential equations: Euler's Method, Milne’s Method, Picard’s Method and Runge-Kutta Method

4. LINEAR MODELS: Theory of linear estimation, Gauss-Markov linear models, estimable functions, error and estimation space, normal equations and least square estimators, estimation of error variance, estimation with correlated observations, properties of least square estimators, generalized inverse of a matrix and solution of normal equations, variances and co variances of least square estimators. One way and two-way classifications, fixed, random and mixed effects models. Analysis of variance (two-way classification only),

5. SAMPLING THEORY: Principles of sampling, sampling and non-sampling errors, Simple Random Sampling, Stratified Random Sampling, Systematic sampling, cluster sampling Ratio and regression estimates, non-response, sampling with varying probability of selection, Hurwitz-Thompson estimator, Des Raj estimator, PPS sampling, double sampling, Multistage and Multiphase sampling.

6. OPERATIONS RESEARCH: Definition and scope of O.R. different types of models. Replacement models and Sequencing theory, Inventory problems. Deterministic and probabilistic models. Queuing theory, characteristics queue. Different models/M/1, M/M/C. Linear programming, duality in linear programming Revised Simplex method, Dual simplex method and Sensitivity analysis. KunhTucker conditions for optimality.

7. ECONOMETRICS: Nature of econometrics, the general linear model (GLM) and its extensions, ordinary least squares (OLS) estimation and prediction, generalized least squares (GLS) estimation and prediction, heteroscedastic disturbances, pure and mixed estimation. Auto correlation, its consequences and tests. Theil BLUS procedure, estimation and prediction, multi-collinearity problem, its implications and tools for handling the problem, ridge regression. Linear regression and stochastic regression, instrumental variable estimation, errors in variables, autoregressive linear regression, lagged variables, distributed lag models, estimation of lags by OLS method, Koyck’s geometric lag model. Simultaneous linear equations model and its generalization, identification problem, restrictions on structural parameters, rank and order conditions. Estimation in simultaneous equations model, recursive systems, 2 SLS estimators, limited information estimators, k-class estimators, 3 SLS estimator, full information maximum likelihood method, prediction and simultaneous confidence intervals

8. INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: Pattern of industrialization-Public and Private; large and small industries Theories of Industrial location – Indian experience Industrial productivity – measurement, Partial and total trends Industrial Finance in India Industrial Labor – Problems, Policies and reforms in India Economic Reforms and industrial growth

 9. POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Interrelation between population, deve-lopment and environment, sustainable development Malthusian theory of population, Optimum theory of population, theory of demographic transition, population as ‘Limits to Growth’ and as ‘Ultimate Source’ Concepts of Demography – Vital rates, Life tables, composition and uses, Measurement of fertility – Total fertility rate, gross and net reproduction rate – Age pyramids, population projection – stable, stationary and quasi-stationary population; characteristic of Indian population through recent census Poverty in India – Absolute and relative; analysis of poverty in India Environment as necessity – amenity and public goods; causes of environmental and ecosystem degeneration – policies for controlling pollution – economic and persuasive; their relative effectiveness in LDCs; Relation between population, poverty and environmental degradation – micro planning for environment and eco-preservation –water sheds, joint forest management and self-help groups Role of State in environmental preservation – Review of environment legislation in India

 10. BUSINESS ECONOMICS: Page 11 of 11 Nature and uses of Business economics, Concept of Profit and Wealth maximization. Demand Analysis and Elasticity of Demand, Indifference Curve Analysis Utility Analysis and Laws of Returns and Law of variable proportions Cost, Revenue, Price Determination in different market situations: Perfect Competition, Monopolistic competition, Monopoly, Price Discrimination and Oligopoly, Pricing Strategies.

11. OFFICIAL STATISTICS: State and National official statistical system: Official Statistics: (a) Uses, Users, Reliability, Relevance, Limitations, Transparency, its visibility (b) Compilation, Collection, Processing, Analysis and Dissemination, Agencies Involved, Methods National Statistical Organization: Vision and Mission, NSSO and CSO; roles and responsibilities; Important activities, Publications etc. National Statistical Commission: Constitution, its role, functions etc.; Legal Acts/ Provisions/ Support for Official Statistics; Important Acts and Rules regarding collection of Statistics. Sector Wise Statistics: Agriculture, Health, Education, Women and Child etc. Important Surveys & Census, Indicators, Agencies and Usages etc. State and National Accounts: Definition, Basic Concepts; issues; the Strategy, Collection of Data and Release.

12. Evolution of Statistical methods and institutions in India. Contribution of P.C.Mahalanobis and others.

13. Recent Advancements and Development in the field of Statistics/Economics/ Mathematics & Planning.

State Tax Inspector Syllabus

Preliminary Exam Syllabus Topics 

Topic Wise Prelims Exam Syllabus is as follows.

Gujarati Language

·         Grammer.

·         Synonyms.

·         Idioms & Phrases.

·         One word substitutes.

·         Antonyms.

·         Vocabulary.

English Language

·         Fill in the blanks.

·         Active Voice and Passive Voice.

·         Antonyms.

·         Idioms and Phrases.

·         Synonyms.

·         Passage Completion.

·         Para Completion.

·         Sentence Completion.

·         Joining Sentences.

·         Error Correction (Underlined Part).

·         Prepositions.

·         Substitution.

·         Sentence Improvement.

·         Spotting Errors.

·         Sentence Arrangement.

·         Error Correction (Phrase in Bold).

General Intelligence

·         Number Ranking.

·         Blood Relations.

·         Syllogism.

·         Alphabet Series.

·         Non-Verbal Series.

·         Mirror Images.

·         Cubes and Dice.

·         Embedded Figures.

·         Coding-Decoding.

·         Analogy.

·         Clocks & Calendars.

·         Arithmetical Reasoning.

·         Directions.

·         Number Series.

·         Decision Making.

·         Data Interpretation.

·         Statements & Arguments.

·         Statements & Conclusions.

General Studies

·         Literature.

·         Tourism.

·         Environmental Issues.

·         Famous Days & Dates.

·         Current Affairs.

·         Countries and Capitals.

·         Heritage.

·         Civics.

·         General Science.

·         Indian Parliament.

·         Artists.

·         Famous Places in India.

·         Indian History.

·         Inventions and Discoveries.

·         Biology.

·         Sports.

·         Indian Politics.

·         Famous Books & Authors.

·         Rivers, Lakes and, Seas.

·         Geography.

·         Indian Economy.

Mains Syllabus for Gujarat GPSC STI Exam 2019

·         ESSAY Writing.

·         LETTER Writing.

·         REPORT Writing.

·         WRITING on Visual Information.

·         Formal Speech.

·         Precise Writing.

·         Reading Comprehension.

·         English Grammar.

·         Translation.


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