The UPSC list of optional subjects consists of 48 subjects including Civil Engineering. The Civil Engineering syllabus for UPSC focuses on the candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts and application of knowledge to problems of sustainable development. The topics included in this subject are related to materials engineering, design and construction techniques and their application to sustainable development.
Candidates choosing Civil Engineering as an optional subject in UPSC will find that the syllabus is interesting but vast and requires one to study civil engineering in detail. Candidates’ who have studied civil engineering in their undergraduate degree or who work as civil engineers should take up this optional. In this article, we provide you the detailed UPSC syllabus for Civil Engineering optional and also the UPSC Civil Engineering Optional Syllabus PDF.
Civil Engineering syllabus for UPSC
Civil Engineering Optional Subject has 2 papers (paper I and paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS Civil Engineering syllabus:
Civil Engineering Optional Paper I syllabus:
Civil Engineering Optional Paper II syllabus:
Civil Engineering optional should be prepared thoroughly if one has chosen it for the UPSC Mains by studying the previous years’ papers and also going through relevant books on Civil Engineering for UPSC. IAS aspirants should ensure that they are able to solve engineering challenges in a short time frame and arrive at implementable results for UPSC questions which may have applications in the real world. Since IAS officers also oversee the conduct of public works like road building, housing schemes and other infrastructure related projects for the government, knowledge of civil engineering comes in handy even after the UPSC exam.
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