Exam Pattern & Study Plan for Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exams

Exam Pattern & Study Plan for Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exams

We have been getting exceedingly large enquiries regarding the Exam Pattern & Study plan for Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exams. CIVILIANZ, the best Civil Engineering coaching centre in Kerala is here for you to guide you to survive the cut-throat competition.




The Assistant Engineer exam is an exceptional chance for those Civil Engineering Job aspirants who are looking forward for a stable career. This provides you an executive profile as a Gazetted officer.

KPSC invites applications for the post of Assistant Engineer (AE) in various departments of Civil Engineering Category. KPSC AE exam recruits candidates through direct appointment as well as through department quota. This article shares the Exam Pattern & Study plan for Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exams 2021.



The Assistant Engineer exam conducted by KPSC which consists of only pure technical questions i.e., only related to Civil Engineering is a golden opportunity for B. Tech graduates. This exam does not consist of non-technical questions which facilitate the preparation for Civil engineering job aspirants.

The exam consists of Two Stages:

  1. OMR test
  2. Interview Stage


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The Exam Pattern for the OMR Examination:

  • Civil Engineering Objective test
  • Exam Duration: 01 hours 15 minutes
  • Medium: English
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Negative Mark: 1/3

The Interview stage:

Interview is conducted for selected candidates who score above the cutoff of the OMR examination. It is conducted for 20 Marks. You will be asked to fill a Performa for the interview. Here Civil Engineering related questions as well as questions related to the things you have filled in the Performa is usually asked about.


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Always have a good idea of the entire syllabus of the Assistant Engineer exam and also know well about the topics having maximum weightage.

Important Subjects for Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exams

Subjects Weightage
Geotechnical Engineering 10
Mechanics of Solids 9
Fluid Mechanics 10
Reinforced Cement Concrete 7
Structural Analysis 5
Water Resources Engineering 8
Surveying 10
Transportation Engineering 5
Environmental Engineering 10
Estimation and Valuation 4
Building Materials and Construction 5
Concrete Technology 5
Construction Management 2
Steel structures 3
Urban Planning and Architechture 2



  • When dozens of books are available in the market with a great deal of information, reaching a conclusion on what to learn and what not to plays an important role in saving your time and money.


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  • A clear-cut knowledge of syllabus, exam pattern and subject wise weightage is very significant in cracking Assistant Engineer exam.
  • Here are the two tailor-made publications for acquiring the best scores in Assistant Engineer Exams:

  1. MCQ Book
  2. AE Quick Reference Book



For an effective preparation a smart study plan is indispensable. Here are a few elements for planning a better study schedule:

1. Determination and Motivation:

Whenever you start preparing for any examination, always be determined and confident enough to crack the exam and to earn the particular job. Don’t bother about the number of vacancies or the difficulty level of the examination and be demotivated.

Well begun is half done!! So always be optimistic and be clear about your aim.


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2. Time table

A systematic study pattern can help you to secure a safe rank in Assistant Engineer examinations.

Prepare a time table which cover the whole topics and keep in mind that the time table should be prepared as per your capacity and practice to increase your capacity day by day. Be on the track and up to date with the time table.


3. Directed study

Once you have started studying, stick on to the syllabus and procure your study materials accordingly. Don’t bother if 1 or 2 out-of-syllabus questions were asked previously. Never change your preparation strategy for such uncertain questions.

Try to cover the entire syllabus of the examination.



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4. Practice Questions and Attempt Mock Tests

The most pivotal role in the exam preparation is played by the practice sessions. Try to practice maximum number of questions possible.

The most important things in a Competitive exam is:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management
  • Speed
  • Accuracy etc.

These can be achieved with proper practice sessions. Try to attend maximum number of test series available online and offline and attending the Mock tests given by CIVILIANZ will also help you in scoring better.


5. Proper and Efficacious Revision

Never start with new topics in the last hour. Stop studying fresh topics at least three weeks or say one month before the examination and start revising. Make sure you revise all topics at least once before going for the exam.

While revising, make it a habit to go through Previous Year Questions. This would help you to understand the exam pattern in detail.



6. Prepare Short notes

Preparation of short notes would help you recollect confusing formulas and concepts. You can go through these short notes before going for the exam. 


7. Time Management during Exam

Even if you prepare well, your rank depends on how you perform in the examination. To score high marks keep the following in mind:

  • Time available is very less. Don’t waste too much time on problems.
  • Never ever take a chance or a wild guess, if you don’t know the right answer.

Always keep your preparation level consistent and learn the concepts clearly. Try to cover all subjects and also prioritize the subjects based on its importance. Systematic learning is very important for an effective preparation. 



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Exam Pattern & Study Plan for Kerala PSC Assistant Engineer Exams

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