1. Building Material:

Timber: Different types and species of structural timber, density-moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects, influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet rots, plywood, codal provision for design.

Bricks: Types, Indian standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, influence of mortar strength and masonary strength.

Cement: Compounds, different types, setting times, strength.

Cement Mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demands, mortar for plastering and masonry.

Concrete: Importance of W/C ratio, strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing, elasticity, non-destructive testing mix design method.

2. Solid Mechanics

Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, Mohr’s circle of stress, strains, plain strain, Mohr’s circle of strain, combined stress. Elastic theories of Failure, simple and shear bending, Torsion of circular and rectangular section and simple members.

3. Structural Analysis

Analysis of determinate structures- different methods including graphical methods. Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames- moment distribution, slope deflection, stiffness and force methods, energy methods. Muller-Breslau principal and application. Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames-shape factors.

4. Design of Steel Structures

Principle of working stress method. Design of connections of simple members. Built up sections and frames. Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of members and frames.

5. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces, Codal provisions for slabs, beams, walls and footings. Working stress method of design of R.C. members.

Principles of pre-stressed concrete design, material, method of pre-stressing losses. Design of simple members and determinates structures. Introductions to pre-stressing of indeterminate structures.

Design of brick masonary as per I.S. codes.

6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management

Concreting Equipment:

Weight batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump.

Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment.

Earthwork Equipment:

Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractors, rollers, sheep foot rollers, pumps.

Construction, planning and Management:

Bar chart, linked bar chart, work break down structures, Activity-on-arrow diagrams. Critical path, probabilistic activity durations; Event-based networks.

PERT network: Time-cost study, crashing; Resource allocation.



(a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel, Pipe Flow

Fluid properties, pressure, thrust, Buoyancy, Flow Kinematics, integration, of flow equation, Flow measurement, Relative motion, Moment of momentum, Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Dimensional analysis, Modelling, Cavitations, Flow oscillations, Momentum and Energy principles, in open cannel flow, Flow control, Hydraulic jump, Flow section and properties, Normal flow, Gradually varied flow, Flow development and losses in pipe flows, Measurements, Siphons, Surges and Water hammer, Delivery of Power Pipe networks.

(b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower

Centrifugal pumps, performance parameters, scaling, pumps in parallel, Reciprocating pumps, air vessels, performance parameters;


(a) Hydrology:

Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analysis, PMP, unit and synthetic hydrographs, Evaporation and transpiration, floods and their management, PMG, Streams and their gauging, .River morphology. Rooting of floods, Capacity of reservoirs.

(b) Water Resources Engineering

Water resources of the globe: Multipurpose uses of Water, Soil Plant water relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment, Storage and their yields, ground water yield and well Hydraulics, Water logging, drainage design, Irrigation revenue, Design of rigid boundary canals, Lacy’ and Tractive force concepts in canal design, lining of canals; Sediment transport in canals; Non-Overflow and overflow sections of gravity dams and their design, Energy dissipaters and tail water rating, Design of head works, distribution work, falls, cross-drainage work, outlets, River training.



(a) Water Supply Engineering

Sources of supply, yield, design of intakes and conductors, Estimation of demand, Water quality standards, Control of water born diseases. Primary and secondary treatment, detailing and maintenance of treatment units. Conveyance and distribution systems of treated water, leakage and control, Rural water supply, Institutional and Industrial water supply.

(b) Waste Water Engineering

Urban rain water disposal, system of sewage collection and disposal, Design of sewers and sewerages systems, pumping, Characteristic of sewage and its treatment, Disposal of products of sewage treatment, stream flow rejuvenation, Institutional and industrial sewage management, plumbing system, Rural and semi-urban sanitation.

(c) Solid Waste Management

Sources, classification, collection and disposal, Design and Management of landfills.

(d) Air and Noise Pollution and Ecology

Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of Air pollution, Noise-pollution and standards; Ecological Chain and balance, Environmental assessment.


(a) Soil Mechanics

Properties of soils, classification and interrelationship, Compaction behaviour, method of compaction and their choice, Permeability and seepage, flow nets, Inverter filters, Compressibility and consolidation ,shearing resistance, stresses and failure, SO testing in laboratory and in-situ, Stress path and applications, Earth pressure theories, stress distribution in soil, soil exploration, samplers, load tests ,penetration tests.

(b) Foundation Engineering

Type of foundations, Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field test, Types of piles and their design and layout, Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and it prevention , foundation on swelling soils.


(a) Surveying

Classification of surveys, scales, accuracy, Measurement of distances-direct and indirect methods, optical and electronic devices, Measurement of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction, Theodolites-types Measurement of elevations, Spirit and trigonometric levelling, Relief representation, Contours, Digital elevation modelling concept, Establishment of control by triangulations and traversing measurements and adjustment of observations, computation of coordinates, Field astronomy, concept of global positioning system, Map preparation by plane tabling and by photogrammetry, Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes.

(b) Transportation Engineering

Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation, Materials and construction methods for different surfaces and maintenance, Principles of pavement design, Drainage.

Traffic surveys, intersections, signalling, Mass transit systems, accessibility, networking.

Planning of railway systems, terminology and designs, relating to gauge, track controls, transits, rolling stock, tractive power and track modernization, Maintenance Appurtenant works, Containerisation.

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BSNL is recruiting 3947 JTOs for their requirment all over India

The selection procedure will be conducted by written test to be held on 21.06.2009 (Sunday).

The requirements are in the following discipline:

  • JTO (Telecom) : 3545 posts
  • JTO (Civil): 200 posts
  • JTO (Electrical): 200 posts

Candidates applying for the job should possess the Bachelor degree in Engineering/Technology or relevant engineering degree in Civil or Electrical. Those who are appearing for the exams and expected to qualify as on 31.12.2009 can also apply.

Application Fee: Candidate should take Demand Draft of Rs.750/- drawn in favour of “senior Accounts Officer/ Accounts Officer” payable at the respective Headquarters as mentioned in the Instructions page which is linked above.

Application fee is waived for SC/ST/PH Candidates.

Last date for receipt of Application in all respect is 06.04.2009

March 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , . jobs. 2 comments.