About Program

CPWD LDCE (Limited Department Competitive Exam) is a computer-based test for  promotion of  Junior Engineer to the Assistant Engineer Grade in the Central Public Work Department. Applicant has to study very carefully with energetic practice of questions.

IES MASTER launches CPWD-LDCE AE course specially designed to cover the complete syllabus in a crafted way. Our focus is to develop the Basic Concepts of the applicants and make them to solve high standard problems in short span of time.



  • Customized preparation with duration of 230-250 hrs.
  • Classes by IES MASTER renowned faculty
  • End to end coverage of exam syllabus
  • Regular practice test for self-assesment


Subjects to be Covered

  • Strength of Materials
  • RCC & Pre-Stressed Concrete
  • Design of Steel Structure
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Practice, Planning & Management
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering


Course Duration

  • 230-250 hrs.
  • 40-45 days
  • 3-4 Hrs. classes on Monday to Saturday & 5 Hrs. classes on Sunday

Batch Details

Program  Batch Start Date Fee Enroll
CPWD - LDCE AE - Civil Engineering (Classroom Course) 05th June, 2022 Rs. 25,000 Enroll Now
CPWD - LDCE AE - Civil Engineering (Live Classes) 05th June, 2022 Rs. 25,000 Enroll Now


How to access Live Classes?

Live Class can be accessed through the mobile app or desktop app using your login credentials provided by IES MASTER.

Note: Videos can be accessed only on one device (either mobile app/ desktop app) in which you will login first.

CPWD LDC - AE Vacancy Details

The computation of number of vacancies of each vacancy year shall be published on CPWD website by the Directorate to obtain objections, if any.
The objections received shall be considered and outcome/actual number of vacancies will be published on CPWD website before declaration of result.

The tentative number of vacancies to be filled up are as follows:

Vacancy Year AE (C) AE (E)
UR SC ST Total UR SC ST Total
2015-16 0 24 5 29 3 0 4 7
2016-17 30 3 0 33 13 4 0 17
2017-18 26 3 0 29 11 5 0 16
2018 22 3 0 25 10 2 1 13
2019 33 2 0 35 18 1 0 19
2020 35 1 0 36 15 3 0 18
2021 30 5 0 35 10 0 1 11
2022 20 3 0 23 4 2 0 6
Total 196 44 5 245 84 17 6 107

Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Papers Subject  
Part-I Computer Based Examination
Paper-1 Objective Type Engineering Design and Construction Practice (Civil)
Engineering Design and Construction Practice (E&M)
No. of Questions : 150
Maximum Marks : 300
Duration : 3 Hours
Exam Time : (09:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Reporting Time : (7.30 AM to 8.30 AM)
Paper-2 Objective Type General Engineering (Civil)
General Engineering (E&M)
No. of Questions : 150
Maximum Marks : 300
Duration : 3 Hours
Exam Time : (02:30 PM to 05:30 PM)
Reporting Time : (1.00 PM to 2.00 PM)
  Sub Total Marks 600
Part-II Evaluation of Record of Service of such candidate who find the place in the eligible list of candidates 3 times of declared vacancy in order of merit.  
Length of Service 2 Marks for each completed year of service up to 01.01.2022 but limited to maximum 40 marks. 40
Annual Performance Appraisal Report Evaluation of APARs of 4 years as per following criteria: Outstanding-40 MarksVery Good-30 Marks Good-20 Marks
Below Good/Unsatisfactory-10 Marks
  Sub Total Marks 200
  Total Marks 800

Syllabus for Civil Engineering:

PART-A Strength of Material and Theory of Structures

Stress-Strain relation- Hooke’s Law. Determination of forces in members of trusses pin-jointed frames, Bending Moments and shear forces, Theory of simple bending, Continuous beams and simple portals- Determination of bending moments and shear forces – methods of analysis.

PART-B Design Principles

Determinations of dead, live and wind, seismic loads- relevant I.S. Codes, Factor of Safety and Load Factor.

PART-C Steel Design

Design of simple Beams and plate Girders according to Indian Standards. Design of single and built-up column, column base connections. Design of Steel Roof Trusses.

PART-D Reinforced Concrete

Basic principles of reinforced concrete, shear, bond and diagonal tension, location of reinforcement. Design of singly and doubly reinforced beams, one way and two way slabs. Theory and design of reinforced concrete column with uni-directional bending only. Design of cantilever and simple counter-fort retaining wall. Liquid retaining structures – Special requirements.

PART-E Construction Practice

General details of Building construction including foundations, flooring, masonry and different type of roofs. Safety during construction, durability. General properties, standard requirements and tests for common building material such as bricks, stones, sand and aggregate, cement, lime, timber and steel. Tests for fresh and hardened concrete. Central PWD Specifications for building works, sanitary and water supply works and road works including modes of measurements.

Part-A Surveying

Use and adjustment of Surveying Instruments: Chain, Plane table and accessories magnetic compass, level and theodolite. Use of Compass and Theodolite: Alignments and adjustments. Leveling: Methods of leveling and reduced level calculations. Contour Survey: Methods of contouring, properties of contours, Curves and alignment: Setting out of simple, reverse and transition curves using different methods, Vertical curves.

Part-B Highway Engineering

Road alignment in hills and plains, minimum standards for National highways. Principles of design of urban roads, their cross-sectional requirements and interactions, road drainage and maintenance. House paths approach roads and service lanes.

Part-C Public Health Engineering

Water Supply: Quality and quantity of water required for public water supplies. Water purification processes. Water distribution systems – valves and fittings – testing. Sanitation: Orientation, ventilation and damp proofing of buildings. Sanitary appliances Construction and testing of house drains. Sewage disposal – Sewerage system: - Construction and maintenance. Types of sewage treatment – Oxidation ponds-simple sedimentation, re- circulation and filtration-plant, contact beds-percolating filters, Septic tanks.

Part-D Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering:

Properties of soils, classification, soil explorations, methods of determining bearing capacity, Foundation Engineering: Principles of selection of type of foundation for a structure, shallow and deep foundations. Compaction: Laboratory and field methods, optimum moisture content, soil stabilization.


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