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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    GPSC AE Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
  • Medium of the exam
  • Marking Scheme
    No negative marking
  • Exam Dates
    To Be Announced
Eligibilty Criteria
  • The GPSC Assistant Engineer applicant must be under the age of 35.
  • They must hold a Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering discipline relevant to the position of interest from a recognised university.
  • It is also necessary to be fluent in Gujarati and Hindi. Certain categories and occurrences may also benefit from age relaxation.
  • The GPSC AE exam is administered on a national scale and consists of two parts: a written Prelims Exam and an interview.
  • The merit list is generated by giving the prelim marks a 50% weightage, and the interview marks a 50% weightage.

GPSC AE Recruitment Educational Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering with a concentration in civil or mechanical engineering from a recognised university or institution formed or incorporated in India by or under a Central or State Act is required.
  • The candidate must have a basic grasp of computer applications, according to the Gujarat Civil Services Classification and Recruitment (General) Rules, 1967.
  • The ideal applicant will be fluent in Gujarati, Hindi, or both languages.

GPSC AE Recruitment Age Limit

To be eligible to take the GPSC Assistant Engineer test, the candidate must be over 21 and under the age of 35. Candidates that fit into particular categories are exempt from the maximum age restriction. Even if a candidate meets the relaxation criteria for more than one category, they are only eligible for one.

Age relaxation would be granted to candidates from various categories in accordance with government laws and norms. The specifics of the age relaxation are broken down per category as follows:

Category Age Relaxations
Candidate belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/EWS category of Gujarat Origin 5 years
Women Candidate belonging to SC/ST/SEBC/EWS category of Gujarat Origin 10 years
Women Candidate belonging to unreserved /reserved category 5 years
Ex. Serviceman Including E.C.O. / S.C. O Length of Military Service plus three years (Maximum Up to 45 years)
Physically Disabled 10 years

Nationality Criteria for GPSC AE Recruitment 2022

The applicant must be a citizen of one of the following countries:

  • An Indian national
  • Bhutanese or Nepalese national
  • A Tibetan refugee who moved to India permanently before January 1, 1962.
  • A person of Indian descent from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, or Vietnam.

GPSC AE Recruitment Physical Standards Criteria

GPSC investigates each applicant who is chosen for an appointment. The physical standards that an individual must satisfy to become eligible are as follows:

  • The candidate must be in overall health and devoid of any physiological faults that could conflict with his ability to fulfill his job.
  • Individuals with the impairments OA, OL, and HH are the only ones who can apply (percentage of disability between 40 percent to 100 percent).
  • Candidates who do not satisfy the physical standards are not appointed.
Exam Pattern

The GPSC Assistant Engineer exam will be broken into two parts in 2022: a preliminary test and an interview. The exam is divided into General Studies and Specialized Subject Knowledge. The initial exam is a multiple-choice test with a maximum of 300 points.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to present a self-attested copy of all documents used in the application process to the interview for certificate verification. The GPSC AE test pattern is fully summarized below:

Subject Questions Marks Duration
General Studies 100 100
Respective Subject 200 200 180 mins
Total 300 300
Part Syllabus
Part 1 – General Studies Geography of India and topics with special reference to Gujarat, cultural heritage of India- Art, Religion, Literature, and Architecture- giving special consideration to Gujarat, History of India and Gujarat, Indian Economy and Planning, Indian Polity and the Constitution of India: Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Composition of Parliament, Powers of the President of India, Powers of Governor, Judiciary, Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward classes of the society, Attorney General, NITI Aayog, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Finance Commission, Constitutional and Statutory Bodies: Election Commission of India, Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General; Central Vigilance Commission, Lok pal, and Lokayukta, Central Information Commission, General Mental Ability, General Science, Environment and IT and Communication Events of importance from the regime of Regional, National, and International Sports sector.
Part 2 – Subjects Related Civil Engineering: Building Materials, Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Design of Concrete and Masonry structures, Construction Practice, Planning, and Management, Hydraulic Machines, Flow of Fluids, and Hydro Power, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering, Surveying and Geology, Bridge Engineering, Current Trends and Recent Advancements in the above. Mechanical Engineering: Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Materials, Theory of Machines, Manufacturing Processes, Thermodynamics, IC Engines, Fuels and Combustion, Design of Transmission Systems, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, auto. Engineering, CAD/CAM, Pollution & Vehicle Insurance, Electric & Hybrid Vehicles, etc.

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