Syllabus of Technical Assistant (Prabidhik Sahayak)

September 1, 2020

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Appendix: -4 (relating to Article-5 (5)) Syllabus of Technical Assistant (Curriculum)

(A) Service-related

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Section-1: - Regarding Administrative Work

1. Right to Employment Act, 2075 and Rules on Right to Employment, 2075,

2. Prime Minister's Employment Program Operation Guideline, 2075, Remuneration for Work-Based Community Project Operation and Management Procedure, 2076, and Transformation Initiative for Youth Employment Project (Operation and Management) Procedure, 2076,

3. The concept of cash for work,

4. Local-level budgeting process, expenditure management, and audit and grievance management,

5. Social mobilization, public hearings, social audit, and grievance management, and

6. Conduct and discipline and good governance.

Section-2: - Technical work-related

The following are the contents of the program as determined by the Public Service Commission for the post of Local Service Engineering Service, Civil Group Fifth Level Sub-Engineer:

1. Surveying

1.1 General

    • Principle and types of surveying
    • Units, scales, and maps
    • Field books and Level books

1.2 Levelling

    • Principles and methods of levelling
    • Levelling instruments and accessories

1.3 Plane Tabling

    • Equipment required
    • Methods of plane tabling
    • Two and three-point problems

1.4 Theodolite and Traverse surveying

    • Basic difference between different theodolites
    • Temporary adjustments of theodolites
    • Fundamental lines and desired relations
    • Tacheometry: stadia method
    • Trigonometrical levelling
    • Checks in closed traverse

1.5 Contouring

    • Characteristics of contour lines
    • Method of locating contours
    • Contour plotting

1.6 Setting Out: Small buildings and Simple curves

2. Construction Materials

2.1 Stone

    • Formation and availability of stones in Nepal
    • Methods of laying and construction with various stones 2.2 Cement
    • Different types of cement: Ingredients, properties, and manufacture
    • Storage and transport
    • Admixtures

2.2 Clay and Clay Products

    • Brick: type, manufacture, laying, bonds

2.3 Paints and Varnishes: Type and selection; preparation techniques and use

2.4 Bitumen: Type, selection and use

3. Mechanics of Materials and Structures

3.1 Mechanics of Materials

    • Internal effects of loading
    • Ultimate strength and working stress of materials

3.2 Mechanics of Beams

    • Relation between shear force and bending moment
    • Shear and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams under various types of loading

3.3 Simple Strut Theory

4. Hydraulics

4.1 General

    • Properties of fluid: mass, weight, specific weight, density, specific volume, specific gravity, viscosity
    • Pressure and Pascal's law

4.2 Hydro-Kinematics and Hydro-Dynamics

    • Energy of flowing liquid: elevation energy, Kinetic energy, potential energy, internal energy

4.3 Measurement of Discharge

    • Weirs and notches
    • Discharge formulas

4.4 Flows: Characteristics of pipe flow and open channel flow

5. Soil Mechanics

5.1  General

    • Soil types and classification
    • Three-phase system of soil
    • Unit Weight of soil mass: bulk density, saturated density, submerged density, and dry density
    • The interrelationship between specific gravity, void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, percentage of air voids air content and density index

5.2 Soil Water Relation

    • Terzaghi's principle of effective stress
    • Darcy's law
    • Factors affecting permeability

5.3 Compaction of soil

    • Factors affecting soil compaction
    • Optimum moisture content
    • Relation between dry density and moisture content

5.4 Shear Strength of Soils

    • Mohr-Coulomb failure theory
    • Cohesion and angle of internal friction

5.5 Earth Pressures

    • Active and passive earth pressures
    • Lateral earth pressure theory
    • Rankine's earth pressure theory

5.6 Foundation Engineering

    • Terzaghi's general bearing capacity formulas and their application

6. Structures

6.1 R.C. Sections in Bending

    • Under reinforced, over reinforced and balanced sections
    • Analysis of single and double reinforced rectangular sections

6.2 2 Shear and Bond for R.C. Sections

    • Shear resistance of an R.C. section
    • Types of Shear reinforcement and their design
    • Determination of anchorage length

6.3 Design and Working System of R.C. Structures

  • Singly and doubly reinforced rectangular beams
  • Simple one-way and two-way slabs
  • Axially loaded short and long columns

7. Building Construction Technology

7.1 Foundations

    • Subsoil exploration
    • Type and suitability of different foundations: Shallow, deep
    • Shoring and dewatering
    • Design of simple brick or stone masonry foundations

7.2 Walls

    • Type and thickness of walls
    • Use of scaffolding

7.3 Damp Proofing

    • Source of Dampness
    • Remedial measures for damp proofing

7.4 Concrete Technology

    • Constituents of cement concrete
    • Grading of aggregates
    • Concrete mixes
    • Water cement ratio
    • Factors affecting the strength of concrete
    • Formwork
    • Curing

7.5 Woodwork

    • Frame and shutters of door and window
    • Timber construction of upper floors
    • Design and construction of stairs

7.6 Flooring and Finishing

    • Floor finishes: brick, concrete, flagstone
    • Plastering

8. Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering

8.1 General

    • Objectives of the water supply system
    • Source of water and its selection: gravity and artisan springs, shallow and deep wells; infiltration galleries

8.2 Gravity Water Supply System

    • Design period
    • Determination of daily water demand
    • Determination of storage tank capacity
    • Selection of pipe
    • Pipeline design and hydraulic grade line

8.3 Design of Sewer

    • Quantity of sanitary sewage
    • Maximum, Minimum and self-cleaning velocity

8.4 Excreta Disposal and Unsewered Area

    • Pit latrine
    • Design of septic tank

9. Irrigation Engineering

9.1 General

    • Need for irrigation; advantages of an irrigation
    • Sources of irrigation: water, river & streams, groundwater, and others
    • Methods of irrigation: surface, sub-surface and others

9.2 Irrigation Water Requirement

    • Crop season, principal crops, and crop water requirements
    • Base period & duty

9.3 Irrigation Canals

    • Canal losses and their minimization
    • Irrigation requirements and design discharge of canal permissible velocities for different canals
    • Design of canal-based on Manning's & Lacey's formulae
    • Need and location of escapes
    • Components of the distribution system

10.  Highway Engineering

10.1 General

    • Introduction to transportation systems
    • Historic development of roads
    • Classification of the road in Nepal
    • Basic requirements of road alignment

10.2 Geometric Design

    • Basic design control and criteria for design
    • Elements of cross-section, the typical cross-section for all roads in filling and cutting
    • Camber
    • Determination of radius of horizontal curves
    • Superelevation
    • Sight distances
    • Gradient
    • Use of Nepal Road Standard and subsequent revision in road design

10.3 Drainage System

    • Importance of drainage system and requirements of a good drainage system

10.4 Road Pavement: Pavement structure and its components: subgrade, sub-base, base and surface courses

10.5 Road Machineries

    • Earthmoving and compacting machines

10.6 Road Construction Technology

10.7 Bridge: T-beam bride and Timber bridges

10.8 Road Maintenance and Repair: Type of maintenance works 

10.9 Tracks and Trails

10.10 Airport Engineering: Planning and layout of Heliports; Terminal Building and Control Tower; Drainage System for Airports

11. Estimating and Costing

11.1 General

    • Main items of work
    • Units of measurement and payment of various items of work and material
    • Standard estimate formats of government offices

11.2 Rate Analysis

    • Basic general knowledge on the use of rate analysis norms prepared by the Ministry of Works and Transport and the district rates prescribed by the district development committee

11.3 Specifications

    • Interpretation of specifications

11.4 Valuation

    • Methods of valuation
    • Basic general knowledge of standard formats used by commercial banks and NIDC for valuation

12. Construction Management

12.1 Organization

    • Need for organization
    • Responsibilities of a civil Sub- engineer
    • Relation between Owner, Contractor, and Engineer

12.2 Site Management

    • Preparation of site plan
    • Organizing labor
    • Measures to improve labor efficiency
    • Accident prevention

12.3 Procurement and Contract Procedure

    • Contracts and its types
    • Departmental works and day-work
    • Preparation of tender document
    • Tender procedure
    • Contract agreement
    • Conditions of contract
    • Construction supervision

12.4 Accounts

    • Administrative approval and technical sanction
    • Familiarity with standard account keeping formats used in governmental organizations
    • Muster roll
    • Completion report

12.5 Planning and Control

    • Construction schedule
    • Equipment and materials schedule
    • Construction stages and operations
    • Bar chart

B. Computer Related

  1. Computer fundamental
  2. Operating System
  3. Word processing
  4. Electronic spreadsheet
  5. Database management system
  6. Presentation system

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