Engineering Services (Civil)

Maharashtra Engineering Services (Civil), Gr. A & Gr. B (Main) Exam

Maharashtra Engineering Services (Civil), Gr. A & Gr. B (Main) Exam

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Level of ExamState Level

Maharashtra Engineering Services (Civil), Gr. A & Gr. B (Main) Exam

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Selection Proccedure

Three stages, as given below. Preliminary Written test is combined for all Engineering disciplines. Mains exams are conducted individually for any Engineering discipline based on vacancy.

  • Preliminary Written Test
  • Mains Exam
  • Personal Interview

Exam Pattern and Details

Stage-I: Preliminary Examination (Objective Papers)


Marathi 90 MIN 10
English 10
General Knowledge 20
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks will be at the discretion of the commission, based on the applicable ratio. (More number of vacancy leads to lower cutoff.)
  • Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage are permitted to appear for Stage – II examination.

Stage-II: Mains Examination (Objective Papers)

02 hours 200
02 hours 200
*Prelims Exam marks are not counted along with final Marks of Stage II
  • Only those candidates qualifying at this stage are selected for Stage – III which is the Personality Test (Interview).

Stage-III: Personality Test

Personality Test 50
  • Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage II + Stage III) are included in the Final Merit List of Maharashtra Engineering Services Exam.



1) Building Construction & Materials: Properties of wet and hardened concrete, tests on concrete, factors affecting strength of concrete, water-cement ratio, aggregate-cement ratio, mix design, additives, design of form work, types of formwork. Stones, bricks, cements, lime, mortar, timber, plastic, concrete, steel, paints and varnishes.Principles of building planning and design, integrated approach, building byelaws, building services such as vertical transportation, water supply sanitation, thermal ventilation, lighting, acoustics, fire protection, electrical fittings. Foundations, stones, brick and block masonry, steel and reinforced cement concrete structures, floors, doors and windows, roofs, finishing works, water proofing.

2) Strength of materials: Stresses, strains, principal stresses, bending moments, shear forces and torsion theory, bending theory of beam, deflection of beam, theories of buckling of columns.

3) Theory of structures:  Analysis of beams, frames and trusses, slope deflection method, moment distribution method.

4)  Structural analysis: Analysis of arches and suspension cables, influence lines, stiffness and flexibility matrix methods.

5) Steel structures: Design of bolted and welded connections, columns, footings, trusses, steel beams, plate girders.

6) Design of reinforced concrete structures (Working stress and limit state): Design of slab, beams, columns, footing. retaining walls, tanks, building frames, staircases.

7) Pre-stressed Concrete: Principles of pre-stressing, materials used and their properties, permissible stresses as per I.S. codes, systems of pre-stressing, losses in pre-stress, design of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned beams- simply supported, rectangular and T- beams, cable profile, end block design, bridge girder.

8) Construction Planning and Management: Elements of scientific management, elements of material management, safety engineering, network analysis, construction equipment, site layout, quality control.

9) Computer-aided analysis and design of structures, application of computer programming to structures, numerical methods such as- i.Finding area by Simpson’s rule, trapezoidal rule; ii.Finding root of an equation by a) Newton-Raphson techniques  b) Bisection method .Solution of simultaneous equations by a) Gauss elimination method, b) Gauss-Jordan method, c) Iteration method.



1) Surveying: Classification of surveys, measurement of distances-direct and indirect methods, optical and electronicdevices, prismatic compass, local attraction; plane table surveying, levelling, calculations of volumes, contours, theodolite, theodolite traversing, omitted measurements, trigonometric levelling, tacheometry, curves, photogrammetry, geodetic surveying, hydrographic surveying.

2) Estimating, Costing and Valuation: Specification, estimation, costing, tenders and contracts, rate analysis, valuation

3) Geo-technical Engineering: Geotechnical properties, stresses in soil, shear resistance, compaction, consolidation and earth pressure, stability of slopes, bearing capacity, settlements, shallow and deep foundations, cofferdams, ground water control.

4) Fluid Mechanics: Properties of fluids, fluid statics and buoyancy, kinematics and dynamics, flow measurement, flow in open channel, flow in closed conduits, dimensional and model analysis, losses in pipe flow, siphon, water hammer, boundary layer and control, pipe network.

5) Fluid Machines: Hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pumps, power house, classification and layout.

6) Engineering Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff, hydrographs, reservoir planning & sediment control, floods, flood routing, ground water.

7) Irrigation Engineering: Water requirement of crops, methods of irrigation, lift irrigation, water logging, dams,spillways, energy dissipation, diversion head works, canal and canal structures, cross drainage works, river training works.

8) Highway Engineering: Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation, materials and different surfaces and maintenance, rigid and flexible pavement, traffic engineering.

9) Bridge Engineering: Selection of site, types of bridges, discharge, waterway, spans, afflux, scour, standards, specifications, loads and forces, erection of superstructure, strengthening.

10) Tunnelling: Open cuts, surveys, criteria for selection of size and shapes, driving in soft and hard grounds, mucking, dust control, ventilation, lighting and drainage, special methods of tunneling.

11) Environmental Engineering

a. Water Supply Engineering: Sources of supply, design of intakes, estimation of demand, water quality standards, primary and secondary treatment, maintenance of treatment units, conveyance and distribution of treated water, rural water supply.

b. Waste Water Engineering & Pollution control: Quantity, collection and conveyance and quality, disposal, design of sewer and sewerage systems, pumping, characteristics of sewage and its treatment, rural sanitation, sources and effects of air and noise pollution, monitoring, standards c. Solid Waste Management: Sources, classification, collection and disposal.

Application Start Date :

12th May 2022

Application End Date :

1st June 2022

Exam Date :

21st December 2022

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Maharashtra Public Service Commission

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