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June 05, 2012

Rajasthan PWD JE Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books

Rajasthan PWD JE exam 2012 is going to be held on 1st July 2012 for recruitment of 586 JE (Junior Engineer) from Civil & Electrical engineering disciplines. Details about this can be found in my previous blog post titled: Rajasthan PWD JE recruitment 2012 Notification, Form & Eligibility. Focus of this article is on providing you the prep materials for Rajasthan PWD JE exam – it at first discusses about the pattern of exam, than provides you the syllabus, sample papers & books for the same.

First the Pattern/format of Rajasthan PWD JE exam:
The written exam for recruitment of JE (Civil & Electrical) in PWD, Govt of Rajasthan consists of two sections – Part-A & Part-B. While the Part-A is a test of socio-political-economic knowledge on the state of Rajasthan and is common to all, Part-B is specific to your discipline (Civil/Electrical engineering) & your qualification (Degree/Diploma).

Rajasthan PWD JE Exam Pattern
Part-A consists of 20 marks & Part-B: 80 marks, each question weighing 1 marks. Thus the total mark in Rajasthan PWD JE exam is 100 marks, which has to be answered in 2 hours. As per the notification, there is negative marking for wrong answers. 

With this, the pattern Rajasthan PWD JE exam is as given in the table above.

Exam timing is given below:
Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Degree holders: 9.00 AM to 11 AM
Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Diploma holders: 2.00 PM to 4 PM.

Rajasthan PWD JE Exam Syllabus:
As told above, syllabus for Part-A is (Knowledge on Rajasthan) is common to all and is reproduced from the notification as shown below:
Rajasthan PWD JE Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Part-B on the other hand is separate for each post you are applying an is as below:

Syllabus for Rajasthan PWD JE exam (Civil-Degree) Part-B:
I) Building Technology & Construction Management.
II) Fluid Mechanics.
III) Surveying, Estimating Costing & Field Engineering.
IV) Transportation Engineering.
V) Theory Of Structures & Strength Of Materials.
VI) Structural Analysis.
VII) Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering.
VIII) Design of RCC & Masonry Structure.
IX) Design of Steel Structure.
X) Rural Water Supply and Sanitation.
XI) Basic Computer Application.

Syllabus for Rajasthan PWD JE exam (Civil-Diploma) Part-B:
I) Building Technology & Construction Management.
II) Surveying, Estimating & Costing.
III) Strength Of Materials.
IV) Reinforced Concrete Design.
V) Transportation Engineering.
VI) Soil Engineering.
VII) Basic Computer Application.

Syllabus for Rajasthan PWD JE exam (Electrical-Degree) Part-B:
I) Basic Electrical Engineering.
II) Basic Electronic Engineering.
III) Measurement & Measuring Instruments.
IV) Control Systems.
V) Electrical Machines.
VI) Power Systems.
VII) Devices & Installation in Public Buildings.
VIII) Rgeulations & Practices for Energy Conservation & Building Services.

Syllabus for Rajasthan PWD JE exam (Electrical-Diploma) Part-B:
I) Basic Electrical Engineering.
II) Electrical Installation & Design.
III) Electrical Estimating & Costing.
IV) Electrical Machines.
V) Electrical Measuring Instruments.
VI) Switchgear and Protection.
VII) Electrical Maintenance & Repair.
VIII) Generation.
IX) Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation.
X) Computer & Communication Devices.

Rajasthan PWD JE Exam Sample Papers:
I tried hard to find Sample/Previous years exam papers of Rajasthan PWD JE Exam, but could not locate any. So in absence of reliable exam papers on the net, I advise you to go through the prep books for Junior Engineers (JE) exam given below.

Prep Books for PWD Exam for Junior Engineers (JE):

I could not find any book specifically meant for Rajasthan PWD JE Exam - but however you can use the guide/reference book for similar exams to prepare for Rajasthan PWD JE Exam. Once such similar exam is JE Exam conducted by SSC for CPWD (Central Public Works Department). This exam has an Objective type paper consisting of Engineering subject (100 mark) and GK/Aptitude (100 mark).

Rajasthan PWD JE ExamThese books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts upto 50%, apart from free shipping/postage in India if the order exceeds Rs. 200/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

SSC Jr. Engineer(Civil) Exam Guide Publisher: Ramesh
Cover Price: Rs. 290 Offer Price:Rs. 232/- Discount:Rs. 58/= (20%)

Cover Price: Rs. 240 Offer Price:Rs. 204/- Discount:Rs.36/= (15%)

In addition to the above books, you can also go through the following books for Railway Junior Engineers exam:
Prep Books for Rajasthan PWD JE Exam
Cover Price: Rs. 395 Offer Price: Rs. 316 Discount: Rs. 79 (20%)

Cover Price: Rs. 395 Offer Price: Rs. 296 Discount: Rs. 99 (25%)

Above books helps you to prepare for your Part-B of  Rajasthan PWD JE Exam. But what to prepare for PART-A (Knowledge on the state of Rajasthan)? I feel following book should help:

Rajasthan PWD JE Exam Prep BookGK & Current Affairs (Rajasthan) (Hindi) by Practice Guru
Price: Rs. 299

Rajasthan General Knowledge An Introduction (Hindi) by RPH Editorial Board
List Price: Rs. 40; Offer Price: Rs. 36; Discount: Rs. 4 (10%)

That's all for now. Hope with above prep materials for Rajasthan PWD JE Exam - Syllabus, Papers & Books you can come out with flying colours. Do keep me visiting, as would be on the look out for more resources and post the same here.. Best wishes!