RDWSD Recruitment Karnataka 2022 – Syllabus

The Karnataka Public Service Commission has published the RDWSD 2022 syllabi for Junior Engineer and Assistant Engineer positions on its official website. The candidates appearing for these exams should familiarise themselves with the entire syllabi and exam patterns before starting their preparation for the examination. It will enable them to concentrate more effectively on the numerous topics covered throughout the examination. Additionally, they should practise with previous year’s papers, mock exams, and reliable study materials to brush up on their knowledge and earn a good score in the exam. Continue reading to learn more about the RDWSD 2022 syllabus for both JE and AE positions in detail.

RDWSD 2022 Syllabus: Junior Engineer 

The written examination for the RDWSD Junior Engineer recruitment will consist of two papers: 

  • General Knowledge 
  • Specific Papers (Civil)

Candidates must prepare for these two exams as per the following syllabus:

General Knowledge Syllabus

  • Current Events
  • General Science
  • Indian History
  • Indian Geography
  • Social Science
  • General Mental Ability
  • Matters of everyday observation
  • Practical Knowledge

Specific Paper (Civil) Syllabus

  • Materials of Construction
    • Stones
    • Timber
    • Bricks
    • Clay products
    • Ferrous metals:
    • Non-Ferrous Metals:
    • Alloys
    • Cement
    • Coarse and Fine Aggregates
    • Mortar
    • Paints, Varnish and Distempers
    • Miscellaneous and Modern Building Materials:
  • Surveying 
  • Curves
  • Modem surveying
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Construction Technology
  • Foundations
  • Stone Masonry
  • Brick Masonry
  • Dampness and Prevention of Dampness
  • Plastering, Pointing, and Painting
  • Concentrate Technology
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Design of Steel and Masonry Structures
  • Estimating and Costing
  • Construction Management

RDWSD 2022 syllabus: Assistant Engineer 

The RDWSD AE Exam will consist of two sections: 

  • General Studies Paper 
  • Civil or Environment Engineering Paper 

The RDWSD AE Civil or Environmental Engineering Paper will cover topics learned in the BE/BTech curriculum. On the other hand, the curriculum for General Studies will include questions that all graduates must be familiar with.

RDWSD AE General Studies Syllabus

The RDWSD AE General Studies exam will include questions that a BE/BTech holder is expected to know. It will include questions about everyday observations and those about the state of Karnataka. The exam topics are as follows.

  • Current events
  • Environmental and developmental problems of Karnataka
  • General Science
  • Indian constitution
  • Indian geography
  • Indian History
  • Indian society & dynamics
  • Land reforms in Karnataka
  • Mental Ability
  • Practical knowledgeability
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Questions related to matters of everyday observation
  • Rural development, panchayat raj institutions, and rural cooperatives
  • Social sciences
  • The economy of Karnataka
  • The role of science & technology
  • The social /cultural history of Karnataka

RDWSD AE Civil Engineering Syllabus

Check the RDWSD 2022 syllabus for civil subjects below to plan your study strategy accordingly.

  • Bridge Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Materials And Construction
  • Concrete Technology, Reinforced Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Psc Structures 
  • Construction And Project Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Estimation, Costing, And Specifications
  • Fluid Mechanics, Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Soil Mechanics And Foundation Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis
  • Surveying
  • Transportation Engineering

RDWSD AE Environmental Engineer Syllabus

Listed below is the RDWSD 2022 syllabus for environmental engineering subject:

  • General
    • Global Environmental concerns 
    • Global conventions for environmental protection 
    • Types of Pollution- Natural and Manmade 
    • Effects of Pollution 
    • Environmental laws of India 
  • Air Pollution 
    • Air Pollution-Source and effects. 
    • Ambient Air Quality Standards 
    • Air Pollution Controls Systems 
    • Design of Pollution Control Equipment 
    • Operation & Maintenance of Air Pollution Control 
    • Objective & salient features of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act 1981 
  • Cleaner Production 
    • Recycle, reuse and recover concept 
  • EIA 
    • Need and uses of EIA 
    • Objective and salient features of EIA 
  • Hazardous Waste 
    • Definition, Classification and Characteristics of Hazardous Waste 
    • Hazardous Waste Management 
    • Objective and Salient features of Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989
  • Hospital Wastes 
    • Types of Biomedical Waste generated in Hospitals. 
    • Treatment and disposal of Bio-medical waste 
    • Objective and salient features of Bio-medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998 
  • Industrial Effluent 
    • Source and effects 
    • Effluents treatment methods 
    • Design of Treatment plants 
    • Operation and Maintenance of ETP 
  • ISO 14000 Series Environmental Management Standards 
    • Types of Standards and their uses.
  • Lakes 
    • Importance of lakes and the need for protection 
    • Lake conservation measures. 
  • Noise 
    • Sources and their effects. 
    • Ambient Noise Standards 
    • Noise Control measures 
    • Objective and salient features of the Noise Pollution (Regulation & Control) Rules, 2000 
  • Plastics 
    • Plastic waste source and effects. 
    • Steps to minimize the problem 
    • Objectives and salient features of Plastic Rules 1999 
  • Solid Waste 
    • Municipal Solid Waste 
    • Objective and salient features of Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000 
    • Solid Waste Management measures, including treatment methods 
    • Source, Composition and effects 
  • Water 
    • Standards for water quality- Surface and Ground Water 
    • Water treatment methods 
  • Water Pollution 
    • Design of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) 
    • Design of UGD system /Water Supply 
    • Objective & salient features of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 
    • Operation and Maintenance of STP 
    • Sewage Pollution-sources and effects 
    • Sewage treatment methods 

RDWSD AE Kannada Language Test Syllabus

  • Antonyms
  • Articles
  • Comprehension
  • Error Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Grammar
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitutions
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence structure
  • Shuffling of Sentence Parts
  • Synonyms
  • Tenses
  • Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Subject-Verb Agreement


We have included the detailed RDWSD 2022 syllabus for both JE and AE posts for the benefit of our readers. We advise them to adhere to the syllabus and design a study strategy that covers all of the topics included in the course syllabus. Every subject in the syllabus is significant. Thus students must be well-versed in all of them to do well on the exam. They can only achieve a decent score on the exam if they use reputable reference materials to prepare for it. They should also keep an eye on the exam’s official website or our guide for the most up-to-date information.


Q. Where can I get the RDWSD 2022 syllabus? 

A. We have included the detailed RDWSD 2022 syllabus above in the guide. Alternatively, you can get it at the official website of the Karnataka Public Service Commission.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the written exam? 

A. Yes, the exam authorities follow a negative marking scheme and deduct 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the written exam.

Q. What is RDWSD 2022 Exam Pattern?

A. The RDWSD 2022 Exam Pattern for Junior Engineers includes written test and document verification. The written exam consists of two sections:
Paper-I: General Paper
Paper-II: Specific Paper (Civil)
The RDWSD 2022 Exam Pattern for Assistant Engineers comprises a written exam, Kannada Language Test, and Interview.
The written exam will have two sections:
Paper-I: General Studies
Paper-II: Civil/Environmental Engineering exam


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