RITES Engineer Syllabus PDF Download – Check Engineering Professionals Exam Pattern & Subject-Wise Detailed Topics!!!

RITES Engineer Syllabus PDF Download
RITES Engineer Syllabus PDF Download

RITES Engineer Syllabus PDF Download – Check Manager, Tunnel Ventilation and E&M Expert Exam Pattern & Subject-Wise Topics!!! RITES Limited is planning to Recruit Candidates for the Manager, Tunnel Ventilation and E&M Expert Post. The Date of Exam is said to be notified later. The Candidates going to write the Exam Check Manager, Tunnel Ventilation and E&M Expert Exam Pattern & Subject-Wise Topics.

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RITES Engineer Syllabus 2022

Board Name RITES Limited
Post Name Manager, Tunnel Ventilation and E&M Expert
Exam Date To be notified later.
Syllabus Available Now
Status Syllabus Available

RITES Engineer Selection Process:

The Candidates will be appointed after the Written Test and Interview Process.

RITES Engineer Exam Pattern:

The weightage distribution of various parameters of the selection shall be as under:

  • Experience – 5%
  • Written Test – 60%
  • Interview – 35% (Technical & Professional proficiency – 25 %; Personality Communication & Competency – 10%)

Total – 100%

Selection Round Selection Round
Written Test 6 different locations across India (Exact address shall be communicated to the candidates later)
Personal Interview/ Document Verification (Subject to performance in Written Test) Venue for the selection shall be communicated to the shortlisted candidates

RITES Engineer Syllabus Topics:

Syllabus for Written Test:

Syllabus for Written Test for the Post of Geophysicist (VC No. 51/22)

  1. Introduction:
  2. a) Basic Principle of Geophysics, Application and choice of different Geophysical method.
  3. b) Classification of different Geophysical exploration method.
  4. c) Geophysical method of prospecting for Civil Engineering application
  5. d) Utility and importance of the techniques
  6. e) Gravity & Magnetic methods and its application
  7. f) Electrical and Electromagnetic prospecting and its applications, use and benefits
  8. g) Seismic Survey for shallow and deep exploration its use applications and benefits
  9. h) Application of borehole Geophysics forsubsurface investigations.
  10. i) Airborne Geophysics and its applications

Gravitational Method

Fundamental principle and Phenomenon ; gravitational Constant; weight of the earth; factors causing variation in Gravity, Bouger Correction; Isostasy; density of material; Quantities measured in Gravity survey Theory & Interpretation. Different types of Gravimeter used for gravity prospecting.

Magnetic Method

Physical concept of Magnetic method; Law of Forces; Unit field strength and Magnetic fields; Permeability and susceptibility; magnetic field strength; terrestrial Magnetism; Magnetic gradients; distribution of Earth’s Magnetic field; Horizontal and Vertical magnetic field; Latitude and longitudinal correction in magnetic data. Field procedure and interpretation of magnetic data. Susceptibility of Rocks and mineral ; Different types of magnetometer used for magnetic prospecting.

Electrical Method

Current flow in a homogeneous earth; Resistivity measurement; Resistivity and apparent resistivity; Principle of equivalence; Anisotropy in rocks; Current flow in a horizontally stratified earth; Schlumberger apparent resistivity; type curves; Two layer curves; Three- layer curves; Four- layer curves; Asymptotic values of Schlumberger curves; Principle of reduction; Schlumberger curve matching with Ebert Charts; Inversion of resistivity data; Resistivity sounding case study; Resistivity Profiling; 2D Electrical Resistivity Tomography; data processing and interpretation; Application of electrical methods for ground water and engineering Investigation. Different methods of Electrical Sounding and profiling. Syllabus fr Written Test Different types of Resistivity meter for subsurface investigation & interpretation of Electrical sounding and profiling data.

Seismic Method

Basic theories of Seismic prospecting; Wave propogation,velocities of elastic waves and elastic constant; Velocities of different earth’s material; propogations of Seismic waves; refraction and Reflection Phenomenon; Refraction and Reflection method in seismic survey; Travel time curve; Dip calculations; Velocity – depth function; Type of seismic spread and shooting method; Continuous refraction profile; Raypath and depth relationship; Correlation of refraction ; Multiple refraction. Seismic instrumentation recording & Storage system; Sampling; record length;Gain control; filters (high cut, low cut, band pass, Notch filter); phase effect;Phase analyzer;frequency analysis and wave propogations; Signal – Noise ratio.

Seismic refraction data acquisition, processing and interpretations; Data acquisition method ; Identification of Refracted waves; Picking of first arrivals; Data editing; Filtering ; T-D plot of refracted data; analysis of seismic data through critical distance (Xc) and time intercept (ti ) method; Velocity and depth analysis for two layer and three layer earth model; Application of Raypath theory in seismic refraction data processing; Inversion of Seismic refraction model and generation of 2D Seismic Tomogram; generation of layered earth model from the seismic tomgram.

Interpretation of Seismic sections interms of Geology with identification of subsurface strata and its c), Dynamic Elastic properties of soils characteristics. Assessment of ‘Q’, RMR, Rock mass Strength ( and rock. Fundamentals of Cross hole; uphole and downhole seismic survey and its application in Engineering geophysics. Fundament of shear wave analysis through Multi Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW). Benefits of seismic survey in geotechnical investigations.

Well logging

Application of Borehole Geophysics in Engineering Geophysical Investigation; Geophysical logging Instrumentation devices and probes/Sonde. Use of different types of well logging probes to evaluate Lithology & stratigraphic correlation; aquifers and associated rock conditions; Effective porosity; Bulk density;true resistivity; Specific yield of Unconfined Aquifer;

Type of well logging probes 

  • Electrical Probe ( SP, Point resistance; Short normal 16”; Long normal 64” LateralØ resistivity 18’ 18”)
  • Natural Gamma probe
  • Temperature and Caliper probe
  • Gamma-gamma density probe
  • Neutron logging
  • Acoustic & Optical televiewer Logging
  • Hydrofracturing and Insitu sress measurement
  • Sonic logging ( Vp & Vs) probe

Methodology and borehole preparation of for Well logging , Logging associated risk analysis precautionary measures prior to start the logging operation; Borehole Fluid resistivity/ conductivity for carrying out different logging operation. Interpretation of Logging data, correlation of different logs and calculation of different parameters through different logs and its application in Engineering Geophysics.

Knowledge about the recent development of new applications in Geophysics for site explorations:

  • Air borne Time domain Electromagnetic (TEM) Method for exploration
  • Application of GPR ( Ground Penetrating RADAR) for utility and other surface mapping.
  • Underwater shallow refraction survey using Air gun for underwater construction of tunnels and other infrastructures.
  • Ultrasonic Test for detection of cracks, voids in piers and abutment of old bridge structure.
  • Refraction Microtremor (ReMi) to obtain site-specific NEHRP/IBC Vs30 site classification for earthquake response study

Syllabus for Written Test for the Post of Tunnel Ventilation and E&M Expert (VC No. 50/22)

Underground environment

Composition of atmospheric air, O2 deficiency – causes, effects & detection, Underground environment: Composition, Underground gases- CO2, CO, H2S, NOx, CH4, Radon gas – properties, physiological effects on man, occurrence & detection, Assessment, monitoring and remedial measures- Sampling and analysis of air – Gas chromatography, IR gas analyzer.

Heat and Humidity

Sources of heat in underground space, Metabolism and heat balance in human body, physiological effects of heat and humidity, Psychrometry, Cooling power of air, Air conditioning – basic principles.


Sources, measurement equipment & techniques, control measures

Air flow through underground openings

Introduction, general energy balance equation, flow of viscous fluids, laminar and turbulent flow, resistance of smooth walled pipes, flow through ducts, shock resistance, pressure losses, determination of resistance in air ways(pressure drop and quantity of flow through field measurement)

Methods of Ventilation and Equipment

Natural ventilation – Causes, Natural Ventilation Pressure (NVP)-Calculation of NVP from air density, Motive column, other methods of determining NVP, Numerical problems, Mechanical ventilation- Types of fans, Centrifugal fan – theoretical head developed, theoretical characteristic curves, fan losses, actual characteristics curves of CF fan, fan efficiency, Axial-flow fan – drag and lift, characteristic curves, variable pitch fan., Fan laws, Selection of fan, installation of fan – forcing & exhaust, Fan drift, diffuser and evasee, series and parallel operation of fans, fan control, Booster fan – function of booster fan, installation, pressure gradient diagram and positioning, Auxiliary ventilation, Forcing and exhaust ventilation systems for tunnel & underground stations, Numerical problems, CFD Analysis, Design of transverse, semi-transverse & longitudinal ventilation system in Tunnels as per international codal provsions (NFPA, UIC, PIARC, TSI Guidelines).

Signals and Systems

Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, shifting and scaling operation, linear, time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, sampling theorem, Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.

Control Systems

Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, shifting and scaling operation, linear, time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, sampling theorem, Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.

Planning & Design of Electrical Works

Internal & External Works. Estimation, installation, testing and commissioning of such works.

Lighting systems and fixtures in tunnels

Specifications, maintenance, emergency lighting, design of power supply and cable system for tunnels.

  • Standards of ventilation tunnels made for different purposes.
  • Planning & Design of ventilation system for Road/Railway tunnels.
  • Preliminary design for Tunnel ventilation System (TVS) & Environment Control system (ECS).
  • Tunnel Ventilation System SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition).
  • Smoke Ventilation & Air Conditioning System.
  • SES (Subway Environment Simulation) and CFD (Computational fluid dynamics) Simulations of Underground Metro/ Rail Stations and Tunnels.
  • Supply and Extract Ventilation systems, Chilled water systems.

Syllabus for Written Test for the Post of Tunnel Design Engineer (VC No. 53/22)


Concept of Stress and Strain in Rock: Analysis of stress and strain, strain energy, stress-strain behaviour of isotropic and anisotropic rock, parameters influencing strength/stress-strain behaviour. Physical properties of the rock, strength properties of soil/rock (compressive, tensile, shear and tri-axial strength)

Classification systems in rock engineering; Basic terminology, Rock and Rock mass classification, Geological petro graphic, Index properties of rocks, Physical and Mechanical properties, Defects in rock mass, Elastic constants of rock; Insitu stresses in rock, Modes of failures of rocks, Objective of rock exploration, methods of rock exploration; by direct penetration, by geophysical processing, in-situ and laboratory tests. RQD, Bieniawski’s RMR, Barton’s Q-system, Hoek’s-GSI, correlations between different classification systems; applications of rock mass classification in rock engineering.

Methods for determination of compressive strength, tensile strength, shear strength and triaxial strength of rock; Modulus of elasticity and Poisson’s ratio of rock; Determination of in situ stresses in rock

Rock strength and failure Rock strength, Types of failure, Theories of failure (Coulomb- Navier, Mohr, Griffith), Hoek and Brown Strength criteria for rocks with discontinuity sets, Absolute stress by bore hole deformation method, Flat jack method, Propagation velocity method, Bearing capacity of foundations on rocks

Rock Slope Engineering: Slope failure causes and process; general modes of slope failure; parameters related to slope stability; basic approaches to slope stability analysis – circular, non- circular, planar, wedge and topping failures; monitoring of slope stability and stabilization techniques. Portal design, Rock fall simulation, Landslide/avalanche mitigation.


Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, Rock alteration, rock mass deformation by folding action, faults: characteristics and influence on tunneling, joints and their relevance to tunneling, groundwater aspects, squeezing and swelling ground conditions, gases in rocks. rock temperatures, sloping ground surface conditions, tunneling in soft ground, classification of soft ground tunneling conditions, rock burst phenomena in tunnels.


Basic terminology and application, Site investigations, methods of excavation of tunnels, supports and stabilization, Construction control and maintenance, tunnel ventilation, control of ground water and gas

Underground Excavation: Tunnel, adit, shaft; parameters influencing location, shape and size, geological aspects. Planning and site investigations for Tunnel. Factors affecting choice of excavation technique, Tunneling Methods for soft ground tunneling, hard rock tunneling and cut and cover section.

Concepts/Principal of NATM, other tunneling philosophies etc, Assessment of behavior of tunneling media, deformation modulus and support pressure measurement, application of numerical modeling in design, earthquake effects on tunnels, design methods: analytical methods, computational or numerical methods, empirical methods design of underground space in rock/soft ground instrumentation and monitoring of rockmass performance.

Rock support interaction analysis, use of rock mass classifications for estimating support requirement, classification of supports, design of temporary and permanent supports/ linings.

Engineering Applications:- Reinforcement of fractured and jointed rocks – Shotcreting, Bolting, Anchoring, Installation methods – Case studies. Rock bolting, Reinforcement of laminated rock Grouting Methods, Tunnel Ventilation, Drainage system, Tunnel face stability


  • Tunnel & Slope Design Software RS2, PLAXIS, ROCLAB, ROCSUPPORT, SWEDGE, UNWEDGE, TOPPLE, ROCFALL, SLIDE, ADSEC-OASIS, other relevant FEM/DEM/FDM software, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, alignment Design (open rail/open road), STAAD.Pro


  • TBM Tunneling: Tunnel segment Design, TBM types & methodology.
  • Seismic Design of Tunnel: Pseudo-static analysis / Quasi-static / Dynamic analysis.
  • Shaft Design: Bottom up, Top down, contiguous pile, secant pile, solider pile, D-wall, etc
  • Retaining walls/ Structures design:
  • Dewatering design.
  • Design of tunnels as per shape and multiple openings or simulation of stresses using either photo elastic models or using software like PLAXIS, ANSYS
  • Tunneling in solid rocks; Full face tunneling without supports and with supports, Single stage mining methods and multi-stage classical methods of tunnel construction, shield tunneling Analysis and Design of horse-shoe shaped tunnels, Design of circular shape tunnels.
  • Rock Foundation: Shallow and Deep investigation for foundation design and construction aspect, Slope Stability analysis, Mode of failures in rock. Design of slopes, Excavation in rock and stabilization concepts, Bearing capacity of foundations on rocks
  • Codes: IS codes, European codes, ISRM/ITA-tunnel manuals guidelines & international practice adopted. (NFPA,UIC,TSI,PIARC & similar practice adopted)

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What is the Date for the RITES Engineer Exam 2022?

The Date for the RITES Engineer Exam 2022 is to be notified later.

What is the Selection Process for RITES Recruitment 2022?

The Candidates will be appointed after the Written Test and Interview Process.

What is the Registration Last Date for RITES Engineer Professional Recruitment 2022?

The Registration Last Date for RITES Engineer Professional Recruitment 2022 is 26-09-2022


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