RDWSD 2022 Recruitment- Assistant and Junior Engineer

Karnataka Public Service Commission has recently published a notification for recruitment of junior engineers and assistant engineers in Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department (RDWSD).There are a total of 188 vacancies for assistant engineer and 136 vacancies for junior engineer in RDWSD 2022. Graduates of B.E in Civil/Environmental or Diploma from recognized institutions of Karnataka are eligible for this assistant engineering position and diploma graduates are eligible for junior engineering position. You can apply for the job through online mode. If you are looking forward to working at Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) and RDWSD department, it is time for you to apply for the job before its too late. The last date to apply for the Assistant engineering examination is 30-04-2022 and the last date to apply for junior engineering is 27-04-2022

Notification Details for RDWSD AE 2022

Recruiter KPSC Karnataka Public Service Commission.
Department NameRDWSD Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department 
DesignationAssistant Engineer 
Salary Rs.41300-Rs.83900
Vacancies 188 [129-Reservation and 59- HK]
Last Date 30-04-2022
Application Mode Online

Notification Details for RDWSD JE 2022

Recruiter KPSC Karnataka Public Service Commission.
Department NameRDWSD Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department 
DesignationJunior Engineer 
Salary Rs 33,450- Rs 62,600
Vacancies 136 [89-Reservation and 47- HK]
Last Date 27-04-2022
Application Mode Online

Before applying to the KPSC recruitment, RDWSD 2022 job, carefully read all the instructions given in the notification. Single and simple mistake in your RDWSD 2022 application can make your application rejected. So go through the instructions carefully. 

Common Important Instructions for RDWSD AE JE 2022

  • You need to be a graduate of B.E in Civil/Environmental or Diploma civil/environment/PHE holder from recognized institutions of Karnataka only. Graduates from other state universities are not eligible. 
  • Once the application is submitted, changes or addition is not entertained. 
  • Age limit for the RDWSD 2022 
    • Minimum- 18
    • Maximum- 35
    • For 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B – 38
    • For SC, ST – 40
  • Recruitment Method- Competitive Examination
  • There is a compulsory Kannada Examination, without passing this examination candidates are not allowed to for selection. 

Application Process for RDWSD AE JE 2022

The application should be filled online through the official website of KPSC recruitment. kpsc.kar.nic.in After filling all the information that is required for the application you can pay the fees through any common service center or Debit card/credit card/ net banking. Application with half filled form, failed payment will be rejected. There are three ways to fill the application

  • Profile Creation/ Updation
  • Application submission 
  • Fee payment through my application section 


  • If you already registered on the official KPSC website you just need to login to your account. If you are new, you may have to sign up for registration. Create a user id and password. 
  • After registering you fill your profile. While uploading your photograph and signature make sure it is in JPG format and file size not more than 50Kb.
  • Proceed to Click here to apply section to apply for the position and fill other details that are required. 
  • After filling all the details your application should appear on My application. Click on that and proceed for payment 
  • Click on the Pay now link and you will get options to pay online. 
  • If you encounter any technical issues, call to the helpline number 18005728707 
Category Fees
Cat- 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B300
Ex Servicemen 50
SC, ST, Cat I and Differently Abled No Fee
Processing Fee35 (for all)
  • The application processing fee of 35/- is compulsory for all category candidates 
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded

Qualification and Age Limitation 

Qualification for AE and JE

AE RDWSD- The Candidates who wish to apply for RDWSD AE 2022 exam, should be graduates of B.E Civil/Environmental from university recognised by Govt. of Karnataka. 

JE RDWSD- The Candidates must be Diploma Civil/Environment/ PHE from an institute recognized by Karnataka Government. Before the last date of application, candidates must have graduated in the above mentioned degree. If the candidate is overqualified it is not considered.

For both AE and JE candidates the degree must be taken from an institution or university that is recognized by Govt. of Karnataka. Any other state university or institution graduates are not eligible. 

Age Limitation for AE and JE RDWSD 2022

Candidates up until the last date of application should not exceed maximum age limit and should not be low to the minimum age limit

  • Minimum Age limit – 18 Years
  • Maximum age limit- 35 Years 
  • For 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B – 38 Years
  • For SC, ST – 40 Years 

Recruitment Methods for AE and JE RDWSD 2022

  • Kannada Compulsory Examination
  • Competitive Exam
  • Document Verification
  • Interview

Compulsory Kannada Examination 

The knowledge of Kannada for candidates is a must. The question paper will be set as of 10th standard First language Kannada level

ExamMarksPassing Marks
Kannada 15050

Competitive Exam

  • To pass the examination candidate should get the 35% of the marks of each paper.
  • The Question Paper will be conducted in both Kannada and English language. 
  • Negative Marking- for each wrong answer 1/4th of the marks will be deducted. 

RDWSD 2022 examination will be conducted in online or offline mode. Online examination will be in the form Computer Based Recruitment Test CBRT. 

Competitive Exam Pattern AE RDWSD 2022

General Knowledge 2001 1/2 hours
Subject Specific Paper2002 hours 

Competitive Exam Pattern JE RDWSD 2022

Paper 1100
Paper 2 [Kan+Eng+Computer]100 [35+35+30]

For JE, the paper 1 is based on general knowledge and pape 2 is divided into 3 parts, Kannada [35 Marks], English [35 Marks] and computer knowledge[30 Marks] 

Exam Center

The KPSC may conduct exams in any pre-decided centers. This applies for both Kannada Language exam and Competitive exam. 

Document Verification for AE RDWSD 2022

The candidates will be notified for document verification through a speed post. Candidates should come by themselves for the document verification. 

Interview for AE RDWSD 2022

Interview scores are 5 percent of the total marks assigned to the competitive examination, with a maximum score of 50. The aspect of the interview is to see the eligibility personality, capability in a particular subject, subtle and work efficiency, general knowledge and subject related knowledge of the candidate. 

Classification of posts AE and JE RDWSD 2022

Assistant Engineering

Total 188, 129 posts have been reserved for all category candidates. 59 posts have been reserved for the HK quota. Go through the notification for more details. 

Junior Engineering

Totally there are 136 posts and 89 have been reserved for all category candidates and 47 for HK quota. Go through the notification for more details. 

Reservation certificates should be uploaded in the form before the last date of application for RDWSD 2022. Applications with not uploaded reservation certificates will not be considered. 

For More details contact the following numbers

  • Central Office Information Centre: 080-30574957/ 30574901 
  • Provincial Office Mysore: 0821-2545956 
  • Provincial Office Belagavi: 0831-2475345 
  • Provincial Office Kalaburgi : 08472-227944 
  • Provincial Office Shivamogga : 08182-228099

Other Important Information

  1. Certificates of your qualification should be uploaded before the last date for RDWSD 2022 Application 
  2. The extract of cumulative record of SSLC marks card or equivalent certificate or TC of SSLC should be uploaded for the verification of your birthdate 
  3. If applying for the Ex Servicemen category, the discharge certificate should be uploaded. Or if dependent on ex-servicemen, dependent certificate should be uploaded
  4. If applying for reservation of SC ST CAT-I Cat-2A, 2B, 3A, 3B the certificate received from the Tahashildar should be uploaded
  5. Candidates who opt for any kind of reservation should submit and upload the relevant certificates 
  6. Applications with half filled, due payments will be rejected 
  7. Candidates are informed to keep a photocopy of the application 
  8. If any information mentioned in the application is proved to be false, candidates will be debarred for 3 years from the recruitment/exams. 

Syllabus for the Exam JE RDWSD 2022

Paper 1 

  • Current Affairs 
  • Perception of daily affairs 
  • Overview and topics of Indian Constitution
  • Indian history focusing on Karnataka
  • Indian geography focusing on Karnataka 
  • Topics on State and Regional governance
  • Development of economy of Karnataka including the initiatives related to rural development, Panchayat raj Institutions, rural cooperative organizations 
  • Environmental issues of Karnataka and development related topics 

Paper 2 

  • General Kannada
  • General English
  • Computer knowledge

Syllabus for the Exam AE RDWSD 2022

Paper I- General Papers

  • Current Affairs 
  • General Knowledge
  • History and Geography of Karnataka 
  • Indian history and geography 
  • Social Science 
  • General Aptitude 

Paper II – Subject Specific 

 1. Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering: 

Need for protected water supply. Types of water demands; Design period and factors governing design period, Methods of population forecasting and numerical problems; Sources and Characteristics of surface and subsurface sources and Suitability. 

Sampling: Objectives, methods and preservation techniques, Drinking water quality standards as per BIs Intake structures types. Factors to be considered in selection of sites for intake structures. Aeration process, settling tanks, Coagulation and flocculation, Clarifloculators, Mechanism, theory of filtration, types of filters: slow sand, rapid sand and pressure filters; Theory of disinfection, Chlorination, Estimation of Hardness, Fluoridation and Defluoridation, RO and Nanofiltration process with merits and demerits. 

Collection and Conveyance of water: Types of pumps with workings Pipe appurtenances, Valves, different Pipe materials with their advantages and disadvantages, Types of Distribution system. Gravity, Pumping and Combined gravity and pumping system. Service reservoirs and their 28 capacity determination Distribution system with population forecasting, Maintenance and repairs, detection of leakages, prevention of waste.

GroundWater Importance, vertical distribution of subsurface water, GroundWater Flow: Aquifer parameters, specific yield and specific retention, porosity, storage coefficient, Darcy’s law, hydraulic conductivity, coefficient of permeability 

Groundwater Exploration: Different methods, Types of wells, pumps for lifting water, Conjunctive use, necessity, techniques and economics, Groundwater Recharge: Artificial recharge, Rainwater harvesting for ground water recharge. 

Need for sanitation, methods of sewage disposal, types of sewerage systems, Dry weather flow, wet weather flow, factors affecting dry and wet weather flow. Estimation of storm water flow, time of concentration flow, Sewer appurtenances: Manholes, catch basins, oil and grease traps. P,Q and S traps. Material of sewers, shape of sewers, laying and testing of sewers, basic principles of house drainage. 

Wastewater characteristics: Sampling techniques, physical, chemical and biological characteristics, Treatment of wastewater: types, disposal. primary and secondary settling tanks, Disposal of effluents: Dilution, oxygen sag curve, zones of purification, Biological Treatment Process: Suspended growth system – conventional activated sludge process Attached growth system trickling filter, bio-towers and rotating biological contactors. Principle of stabilization ponds, oxidation ditch, Sludge digesters (aerobic and anaerobic) Equalization., thickeners and drying beds. 

Rural sanitation: Solid waste, Types, Physical and Chemical composition of municipal solid waste. Collection: Collection of solid waste- services and systems, equipment, Transportation: Processing techniques: Mechanical volume reduction (compaction), Mechanical size reduction (shredding), component separation (manual and mechanical methods), Composting Aerobic and anaerobic method process description, process microbiology, Mechanical composting, Vermicomposting, Sanitary land filling: Design of sanitary landfill. Sources, collection, treatment and disposal: – Biomedical waste, construction and demolition waste. Incineration -3Ts factor affecting incineration, types of incinerations, Pyrolysis, Energy recovery technique from solid waste management, Hazardous waste.

2. Environmental Studies: Definition, scope and importance of Environmental Studies, Need for public awareness, Natural Resources Renewable and non-Renewable resources. Natural resources and associated problems, Concept of an ecosystem, Structure and function of an ecosystem, Producers, consumers and decomposers, Energy flow in the ecosystem, Ecological succession, Food chains and ecological pyramids, Biodiversity and its Conservation, Environmental Pollution; Definition, Causes, effects and control measures. Pollution case studies. Disaster management, Social Issues and the Environment, Environmental ethics, Climate Change, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents and holocause. Wasteland reclamation, Consumerism and waste products, Acts related to environment protection, issues involved in enforcement of environmental legislation, human population and the environment. 

Conservation of Natural Resources: 

Land: Land as a resource, types of lands, conservation of land forms, deforestation, effect of land use changes. Soil health, ecological and economic importance of soil, impact of soil degradation on agriculture and food security, need for soil conservation, sustainable land use planning. 

Water: Global water resources, Indian water resources, Resources system planning. Water use sectors- domestic, industrial, agriculture. Water deficit and water surplus basins in India, equitable distribution, Inter-basin water transfers, Interlinking of rivers Groundwater, its potential in India, conjunctive use, recharge of ground water. Contamination of groundwater, sea water ingress, problems and solutions. 

Air: Introduction, composition, sources and classification of air pollutants, National Ambient Air quality standards (NAAQS), Air quality index, effects of air pollution on human health. Economic effects of air pollution. Control of air pollution by equipment, smoke and its control. Ozone depletion impacts, photochemical changes. 

Environmental Engineering and Management: Essentials of water and wastewater engineering systems, quantities, sources, water distribution systems, planning and analysis. Wastewater collection, House drainage, Water and wastewater characteristics, Drinking water standards, Unit operations and processes of water and wastewater treatment. Design of treatment units. Water pollution control, effluent standards, disposal of waste water, stream sanitation, water quality indices, solid waste management, characteristics, treatment disposal, Air pollution control sources and characteristics, effects and control; Noise pollution control, measurement and analysis Hazardous solid waste classified wastes, disposal of hospital wastes, EIA introduction. 

Environmental Management Standards: Unique Characteristics of Environmental Problems – Systems approach to Corporate environmental management Classification of Environmental Impact Reduction Efforts -Business Charter for Sustainable Production and Consumption – Tools, Business strategy drivers and Barriers Evolution of Environmental Stewardship. 

Environmental Management Charter Principles – National policies on environment, abatement of pollution and conservation of resources- on Corporate responsibility for Environmental protection. Environmental Management and Mass Objectives: Environmental quality objectives Rationale of Environmental standards: Concentration national standards, standards, Effluent and stream standards, Emission and ambient standards, Minimum control Vs Pollution Prevention. environmental performance evaluation: Indicators, benchmarking. Pollution 

3. CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION Traditional materials: stone, brick, tiles -roofing and flooring, steel, timber, lime, cement, tneu manufacture, properties and codal requirements, Mortar, cement concrete, properties, specincau and tests for quality control. Concrete Making Materials- Manufacture of Cements, types of cianciana aggregates, properties and testing, Water, admixture. Fresh concrete, workability, compactio curing. Strength of concrete, elasticity, shrinkage and creep. Durability of concrete. Reinforced concrete, paints, enamels, varnishes, tar, bitumen, asplant, properties and use. Modern materials: plastic, rubber, polymer, fiber reinforced plastics, manufacture, properties and use. Introduction to composites and smart materials. 

Building Construction: Foundations: Stone Masonry; Brick Masonry-Rules for bonding, stretcher and header bonds and English Bond; Doors and Windows; Stairs proportioning and designing of different types of staircases for residential and commercial buildings; Different types of roofs. RC Constructions – Lintels and sunshades, beams, one-way and two-way Slabs. Plastering and pointing: types, preparation, properties, uses and defects. Formwork for construction Damp proofing. 30 

4. SOLID MECHANICS: Fundamentals of force system. Concept of Rigid body and deformable bodies. Free body diagrams. Centroid and moment of inertia of plane areas. Simple stress and stain. Hooke’s law. Mechanical properties of materials. Elastic constants. Simple flexure theory, bending stress and shearing stress distribution across sections of Mohr’s circle of stresses. Torsion, transmission of power through hollow and solid shafts. Beams of uniform strength. Combined bending and torsion. Elastic stability of columns. Bending moment and shear force diagrams for simply supported beams, cantilever beams and overhanging beams. Analysis of simple trusses. 

5. REINFORCED CONCRETE AND STEEL STRUCTURES: RC STRUCTURES: Strength properties and behavior of concrete and reinforcing steel. Basic principles of working stress design. Limit state design concepts. Designing of members subject to flexure, shear, torsion, axial forces and combinations, uniaxial and biaxial bending of columns. Design of simply supported and continuous beams and slabs; two way slabs. Isolated and combined footings. Computation of deflection and crack width. Design of retaining walls – cantilever and counterfort type, Design of water tank-rectangular and circular tanks, underground and resting on ground. 

STEEL STRUCTURES: General principles of elastic method of design of steel structures. Bolted and welded connections. Tension and compression members. Laterally supported and unsupported beams. Unsymmetrical bending. Built up beams. Plate girders. Members subjected to axial force and uniaxial and biaxial moments. Introduction to the limit state design philosophy of steel structures. 

6. FLUID MECHANICS, HYDROLOGY & WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING FLUID MECHANICS: Introduction and Terminology, Basic properties of fluids, pressure and its measurement, Hydrostatic pressure on surfaces, Kinematics of fluid flow, Dynamics of fluid flow, Velocity and Accelerations, Stream Lines, Equation of Continuity, Bernoulli’s Equation, Irrigational and Rotational Flow, Velocity potential and Stream Functions, Continuity, Momentum and Energy Equation, Navier Stokes Equation, Euler’s Equation of Motion, Application to Fluid Flow Problems, pipe flow, Darcy’s Equation, Losses, Water hammer, Depth, Velocity and Discharge measurements. 4 Dimensional analysis, Similitude and Model studies, Dimensionless parameters, Laminar Flow Between Parallel, Stationary and Moving Plates, uniform flow in open channels, Non uniform flow, Critical flow, Rapid and gradually varied flow and its concept and design, Hydraulic jump. Centrifugal pumps-Vertical turbine pumps. 

HYDROLOGY & WATER RESOURCE ENGINEERING: Hydrologic cycle, Water budget, Catchment. Precipitation: types, measurement, intensity, duration temporal and spatial analysis, Infiltration, soil moisture, evaporation, transpiration, Groundwater, Runoff components, factors, hydrographs, unit hydrograph, flood estimation. Imigation; objectives, methods, irrigation water requirements. Components of irrigation systems and design principles. Water Power Engineering: Basic principles, types of schemes. 

7. SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING SOIL MECHANICS: Soil formation, Three phase system, Index properties of soils, Soil classification, Hydraulics of soils, Stress distribution in soils, Soil compaction, One 31 dimensional consolidation, Effective stress and pore water pressure, Shear Strength of soils. Soil exploration, Earth pressure and its determination. Bearing capacity Theoretical methods and Insitu tests, Stability of slopes by various approaches, Load carrying capacity of single and group of piles, Ground improvement techniques.

FOUNDATION ENGINEERING: Loads for foundation design, Depth of foundation, proportioning of footings, Geotechnical and structural design of isolated, combined and raft foundations. Analysis of pile groups. Design of piles and pile cap. Design of cantilever, counterfort and soil reinforced retaining walls. 

8. SURVEYING Introduction and Terminology, Basic principles of surveying, Measurement of horizontal distances. Chain surveying, compass surveying, Compass traversing, Introduction to leveling, Reduction of leveling, Contouring, Curve setting, Computation of area and volumes, Electronic Distance measurement, Hydrographic surveying, Photogrammetry and Remote sensing, Preparation of Maps, Map reading, Errors and its Classification, precision and Accuracy, probability Analysis. Principles and uses of Electronic Theodolite, EDM, Total station, Features of Total Station, Characteristics of total Station, Modern Surveying, Remote Sensing (RS), Global Position System (GPS), Maps, Global Information System (GIS) Systems. 

9. ESTIMATION, CoSTING, SPECIFICATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT Methods of estimating, line estimate and detailed estimate, measurements, taking out quantities, typical estimates for water supply Civil Engineering works, Analysis of rates, data for various construction items, Earthwork calculations. Project forms, management objectives and functions, Organizational chart of a construction company, Manager’s duties and responsibilities; public relations; 

Leadership and team – work; ethics, morale, delegation and accountability. Man and Machine: Man-power planning, training, recruitment, motivation, welfare measure and safety laws. Machinery for Civil Engineering: Earth moves and hauling costs, factors affecting purchase, rent and lease of equipment and cost-benefit estimation. Planning, scheduling and project Management: Planning stages, construction schedules, project specification, monitoring and evaluation; Bar-chart, CPM, PERT, network-formulation and time computation. Departmental procedure: specification, tendering, contracting arbitration. 


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