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Exam Highlights
  • Mode of Conduction
    NWDA JE
  • Exam Duration
    1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Official Website
    www.nwda.gov.in
  • Total Marks
    100
  • Total No. of Questions
    100
  • Marking Scheme
    no negative marking
Exam Dates
  • Start of Registration Process
    23 April 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    22 May 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    to be notified
  • Exam Date
    to be notified
Eligibilty Criteria

Some of the important eligibility criteria required for the candidates to fulfil are mentioned below along with their age criteria and required educational qualifications. Some of the educational requirements are mentioned below:

Educational Qualifications Candidate should have completed their diploma or graduation in Civil Engineering from a recognized university.

NWDA JE Age Relaxation

There are certain age relaxations for the departmental candidates for the vacancies available. Some of these are mentioned below:

Category Relaxations in Upper Age Limit
PWD 10 years
OBC 03 years
SC/ST 05 years
Ex-Servicemen/women The number of years of service rendered in the armed forces and an additional 03 years
Government Employees 05 years

Candidates are advised to make a note of the maximum age allowed as per their age on the date of registration in June 2022.

Exam Pattern

The exam has one stage. The details of the different subjects along with their marks weightage and duration are mentioned below:

Computer-Based Online Test: This exam would be divided into 4 sections and the total number of questions is 100. There will be no negative marking. Candidates will be awarded a 1 mark for every correct answer. The total duration of the exam will be 1 hour and 30 minutes. The different sections are mentioned below:

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
General Knowledge and Awareness 8 8
General Intelligence and Logical Reasoning 7 7
Quantitative Aptitude 10 10
General English 5 5
Computer Fundamentals 5 5
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation 5 5
Surveying 20 20
Geotechnical Engineering 4 4
Foundation Engineering 4 4
Hydraulics 4 4
Irrigation Engineering 15 15
Concrete Technology 3 3
Hydrology 10 10
Total 100 100
Syllabus
Sections Topics
General Knowledge and Awareness
  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Indian Geography
  • Politics and the Indian Parliament
  • Sports
  • Zoology and Botany
  • History of the Indian Financial System
  • History of India including Medieval and Modern
  • Important Days and dates
  • Recent and Popular Monetary policies and regulations
  • Indian polity, constitution, and economy
  • Indian Environment
  • Renowned Authors and books
  • Developments in the field of Science and Technology
  • Information Communication and Technology
General Intelligence and Logical Reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Alphabetical and Number Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Mathematical Operations
  • Relationships
  • Puzzles
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Letter and Symbol Series
  • Family Relationships
  • Making Judgements
  • Venn Diagrams and set theory
  • Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Cause and Effect
  • Directions
  • Reason and Assertion
  • True and False
  • Statement-Arguments and Assumptions
Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Systems
  • BODMAS
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Upstream and Downstream
  • Train and Bridge distance
  • Races and Games
  • Probability
  • Square and Cube Roots
  • Linear and Quadratic Equations
  • LCM and HCF
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Percentage
  • Line charts, Tables, and Graphs
  • Mensuration System
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Algebra
Computer Fundamentals
  • Operating Computer using GUI Based Operating System
  • Introduction to Internet and web browsers
  • Understanding Microsoft Office and its tools
  • Computer Design
  • Digital and Analog Logic
  • Basic Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Databases
  • New Information Technology Rules and Regulations introduced by the Government of India
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation
  • Estimate, glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods, and unit of measurement
  • Items of work- Earthwork, RCC work, Shuttering, Centre line method, Mid-Section formula, Trapezoidal formula
  • Simpson's rule
  • Valuation- value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation
Surveying
  • Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chair surveying, working of prismatic compass
  • Compass traversing, bearings, local attraction
  • Plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, leveling
  • Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature, and refraction corrections
  • Temporary and permanent adjustments of survey instruments
  • Methods of contouring uses of contour map
  • Tachometric survey, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment, eg. Total station, DGPS, GPS
  • Use of remote sensing techniques in the planning of WR projects
Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil type and structure- gradation and particle size distribution- consistency limits
  • Properties of soils, classification, and interrelationship
  • Compaction behavior, methods of compaction, and their choice
  • Laboratory and field tests, earth pressure theory, and analysis for retaining walls
  • Bearing capacity of soil- stability of slope of earth walk
  • Type and properties of rocks including laboratory and field testing
Foundation Engineering
  • Types of foundations
  • Selection criteria for foundation of structures, bearing capacity, settlement
  • Types of piles and their layout
  • Foundations on expansive soils, foundations on swelling soils
Hydraulics
  • Fluid properties
  • Hydrostatics
  • Measurement of flow
  • Bernoulli's theorem and its application, flow through pipes
  • Flow in open channels
  • Weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines
Irrigation Engineering
  • Definition, necessity, benefits, effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation
  • Water requirement of crops duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, and Irrigation efficiencies
  • Different types of canals, types of canal irrigation, canal capacity, canal losses, alignment of main and distributary canals
  • Canal lining- types and advantages
  • Canal structures: description of head regulators, canal falls, aqueducts, metering flumes, and canal outlets
  • Diversion headwork: Description of weirs of permeable and impermeable foundation, Silt, and Scour, Kenned's theory of critical velocity, Lacey's theory of uniform flow
  • Storage works: Types of dams
  • Spillways: Spillway types, energy dissipation
Concrete Technology
  • Properties, Advantages, and uses of concrete
  • Cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water-cement ration, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing, and curing of concrete
  • Quality control of concrete, hot weather, and cold weather concreting
Hydrology
  • Measurement of rainfall, rain gauge, and related data analysis e.g Rainfall-runoff analysis, Thiessen polygon
  • PMP, precipitation, Evaporation, and transpiration
  • Overland flow, unit, and synthetic hydrograph
  • Floods and their management, flood frequency analysis, etc.

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