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IES Syllabus 2022: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IES (ESE) Syllabus 2022: The UPSC IES (Indian Engineering Services) has announced 247 vacancies for the 2022 cycle. In this article, we will go over the UPSC IES syllabus for both the prelims and mains exams.

Make sure you thoroughly prepare these topics because they will be the basis for the majority of the questions. The prelims exam is objective and consists of two papers: paper 1 has questions based on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude, and paper 2 has questions based on the candidate’s engineering stream. The UPSC IES mains exam also includes two descriptive papers. The mains exam questions are entirely based on the candidate’s chosen engineering discipline. For more information, see the UPSC IES official notification.

Syllabus for UPSC IES

There are two written exams in the UPSC IES (Indian Engineering Services) examination: prelims and mains. Paper 1 of the prelims exam will have questions on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude, which will be the same for all candidates. The second paper will include questions based on the stream. The engineering stream will have two descriptive papers in the mains exam. We’ll go over the UPSC IES syllabus for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, and Telecommunication because the exam is discipline-specific. The subject-by-subject syllabus is listed below:

Syllabus for General Studies & Engineering Aptitude

The General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Syllabus will assess candidates’ knowledge of relevant topics as expected of an engineering graduate with no additional training. All ten of the topics listed below will be covered in the paper. In the UPSC IES 2022 paper, each topic will receive a weightage of 5% to 15% of the total marks.

  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and services
  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic, and industrial development
  • Ethics and values in the Engineering profession.
  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  • Basics of Project Management 8. Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.
  • Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment

Books for General Studies & Engineering Aptitude

Here are the important books for IES General Studies and Engineering Aptitude given below in the table:

Name of the BookAuthor
ESE General Studies & Engineering Aptitude GKP
General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice bookME Editorial
ESE Prelims General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice bookME Editorial

Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (ME) 

For the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems, the Mechanical Engineering branch employs engineering, physics, and material science principles. The official IES Mechanical Engineering Syllabus is listed below, based on the IES official notification.

For Mechanical Engineering Paper 1

TopicsIES (ESE) Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Fluid MechanicsEquations of Motion, Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.
Fluid Statics, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Manometry, Buoyancy, Bernoulli’s equation and applications,
Thermodynamics and Heat transferThermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance; Zeroth, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; Entropy, Irreversibility, and availability; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion: Rankine, Otto, Diesel, and Dual Cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor; Gas mixtures. Modes of heat transfer, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat transfer, Radiative heat transfer – Radiation heat transfer co-efficient; boiling and condensation, Heat exchanger performance analysis.
IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioningSI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics, and testing of IC Engines; Fuels; Emissions and Emission Control. Vapor compression refrigeration, Refrigerants, and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, Other types of refrigeration systems like Vapour Absorption, Vapour jet, thermoelectric, and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations, and Heat pumps.
Turbo MachineryReciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines, velocity diagrams, Impulse and Reaction principles, Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines, Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors – Theory and Applications
Power Plant EngineeringFuels and their properties, Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat,
air ejectors, Flue gas analysis, Boilers, steam turbines, and other power plant components like condensers, electrostatic precipitators, and cooling towers – their theory and design, types, and applications
Renewable Sources of EnergyPlate and focusing collectors on their materials and performance. Solar Thermal Energy Storage, Applications – heating, cooling and Power Generation; Solar Photovoltaic Conversion; Harnessing of Wind Energy, Bio-mass and Tidal Energy – Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells.

For Mechanical Engineering Paper 2

TopicsIES (ESE) Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering MechanicsDynamics; Stresses and Strains-Compound Stresses and Strains, Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams, Analysis of System of Forces, Spheres, Centroid and Centre of Gravity, Theory of Bending Stresses- Slope and deflection-Torsion, Thin and thick Cylinders, Friction.
Engineering MaterialsAlloys and Phase diagrams, Corrosion prevention and control, Nonmetallic materials, Basics of Nano-materials,
Heat Treatment, Basic Crystallography, Ferrous, and Non-Ferrous Metals, Mechanical Properties and Testing,
Mechanisms and MachinesTypes of Kinematics Pair, Mobility, Inversions, Kinematic Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms, CAMs with uniform acceleration and retardation, cycloidal motion, oscillating followers; Vibrations –Free and forced vibration of undamped and damped SDOF systems, Transmissibility Ratio, Vibration Isolation, Critical Speed of Shafts. Gears – Geometry of tooth profiles, Law of gearing, Involute profile, Interference, Helical, Spiral and Worm Gears, Gear Trains- Simple, compound and Epicyclic; Dynamic Analysis – Slider – crank mechanisms, turning moment computations, balancing of Revolving & Reciprocating masses, Gyroscopes –Effect of Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships, and aircraft, Governors.
Design of Machine ElementsDesign for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as riveted, welded, and bolted joints. Shafts, Spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, Brakes, and clutches, flywheels.
Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance EngineeringMetal casting-Metal forming, Metal Joining, Machining, and machine tool operations, Limits, fits and tolerances, Metrology and inspection, computer Integrated manufacturing, FMS, Production planning and Control, Inventory control, and operations research – CPM-PERT. Failure concepts and characteristics-Reliability, Failure analysis, Machine Vibration, Data acquisition, Fault Detection, Vibration Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Noise Monitoring, Wear and Debris Analysis, Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring.
Mechatronics and RoboticsMicroprocessors and Microcontrollers: Architecture, programming, I/O, Computer interfacing, Programmable logic controller. Sensors and actuators, Piezoelectric accelerometer, Hall effect sensor, Optical Encoder, Resolver, Inductosyn, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, stepper motor, Control SystemsMathematical modeling of Physical systems, control signals, controllability, and observability. Robotics, Robot Classification, Robot Specification, notation; Direct and Inverse Kinematics; Homogeneous Coordinates and Arm Equation of four Axis SCARA Robot

Books for Mechanical Engineering

Name of the BooksAuthor
Engineering ThermodynamicsP.K. Nag
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesS K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty
 Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass TransferR.C. Sachdeva
Theory of MachinesS S Rattan
Engineering MechanicsS. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

Syllabus for Civil Engineering (CE)

One of the most prestigious streams is IES Civil Engineering Exam 2022. The important topics of the IES Civil Engineering Syllabus are listed below:

For Civil Engineering Paper 1

TopicsIES (ESE) Civil Engineering Syllabus
Building MaterialsStone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks, and Aggregates: Classification, properties, and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications, and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.
Solid MechanicsElastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
Structural AnalysisBasics of the strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, the concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi-degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer-Aided Design.
Design of Steel StructuresPrinciples of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam-column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
Design of Concrete and Masonry structuresLimit state design for bending, shear, axial compression, and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
Construction Practice, Planning, and ManagementConstruction – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.

For Civil Engineering Paper 2

TopicsIES (ESE) Civil Engineering Syllabus
Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro PowerFluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow: Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer, and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower: Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Powerhouse – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
Hydrology and Water Resources EngineeringHydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought, and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs. Water Resources Engineering: Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Resources – storages and their yields; Waterlogging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement, and analysis of rainfall.
Environmental EngineeringWater Supply Engineering: Sources, Estimation, quality standards and testing of water and their treatment; Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply; Physical, chemical and biological characteristics and sources of water, Pollutants in water and its effects, Estimation of water demand; Drinking water Standards, Water Treatment Plants, Water distribution networks.Waste Water Engineering: Planning & design of domestic wastewater, sewage collection, and disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components and layout of sewerage system; Planning & design of Domestic Waste-water disposal system; Sludge management including treatment, disposal, and re-use of treated effluents; Industrial waste waters and Effluent Treatment Plants including institutional and industrial sewage management.Solid Waste Management: Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management system; Disposal system, Beneficial aspects of wastes, and Utilization by Civil Engineers.Air, Noise pollution, and Ecology: Concepts & general methodology.
Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation EngineeringGeo-technical Engineering: Soil exploration – planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and inter-relationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation, and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo-synthetics.Foundation Engineering: Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, Earthen embankments, Dams, and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis, and design, Principles of ground modifications.
Surveying and GeologySurveying: Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation, and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment, and buildings, Setting out of Curves.Geology: Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.
Transportation EngineeringHighways – Planning & construction methodology, Alignment, and geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.Tunneling – Alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting, and ventilation.Railways Systems – Terminology, Planning, designs, and maintenance practices; track modernization.Harbours – Terminology, layouts and planning. Airports – Layout, planning & design.

Books for Civil Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor
Basic Structural AnalysisC.S.Reddy
R.C.C. DesignsB.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Design Of Steel StructuresS.K Duggal 
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering HydrologyK Subramanya

Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE)

The study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism are all covered by electrical engineering. The official IES Syllabus for Electrical Engineering is listed below:

For Electrical Engineering Paper 1

TopicsIES Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering MathematicsMatrix theory, Eigen values & Eigen vectors, system of linear equations, Numerical methods for the solution of non-linear algebraic equations and differential equations, integral calculus, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, Line, Surface, and Volume Integrals. Fourier series, linear, non-linear, and partial differential equations, initial and boundary value problems, complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem, probability and statistics fundamentals, Sampling theorem, random variables, Normal and Poisson distributions, correlation and regression analysis.
Electrical MaterialsElectrical Engineering Materials, crystal structures, and defects, ceramic materials, insulating materials, magnetic materials – basics, properties and applications; ferrites, ferromagnetic materials, and components; basics of solid-state physics, conductors; Photo-conductivity; Basics of Nanomaterials and Superconductors.
Electric Circuits and FieldsCircuit elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node, and Mesh analysis, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, transient response of DC and AC networks, Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, basic filter concepts, two-port networks, three-phase circuits, Magnetically coupled circuits, Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane, and spherical charge distributions, Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance, dielectrics, capacitance; Maxwell’s equations.
Electrical and Electronic MeasurementsPrinciples of measurement, accuracy, precision, and standards; Bridges and potentiometers; moving coil, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments, measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor, instrument transformers, digital voltmeters and multimeters, phase, time and frequency measurement, Q-meters, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders, error analysis, Basics of sensors, Transducers, basics of data acquisition systems
Computer FundamentalsNumber systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data representation and programming, basics of Operating system, and networking, virtual memory, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
Basic Electronics EngineeringBasics of Semiconductor diodes and transistors and characteristics, Junction and field-effect transistors (BJT, FET, and MOSFETS), different types of transistor amplifiers, equivalent circuits and frequency response; oscillators and other circuits, feedback amplifiers.

For Electrical Engineering Paper 2

TopicsIES Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Analog and Digital ElectronicsOperational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multivibrators, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, basics of filter circuits and applications, simple active filters; Microprocessor basics- interfaces and applications, basics of linear integrated circuits; Analog communication basics, Modulation, and demodulation, noise and band, transmitters and receivers, signal to noise ratio, digital communication basics, sampling, quantizing, coding, frequency and time domain multiplexing, power line carrier communication systems.
Systems and Signal ProcessingRepresentation of continuous and discrete-time signals, Shifting and scaling operations, linear, time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, sampling theorem, Fourier and Laplace transforms, Z transforms, Discrete Fourier transform, FFT, linear convolution, discrete cosine transform, FIR filter, IIR filter, bilinear transformation
Control SystemsPrinciples of feedback, transfer function, block diagrams, and signal flow graphs, steady-state errors, transforms and their applications; Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist techniques, Bode plots, root loci, lag, lead and lead-lag compensation, stability analysis, transient and frequency response analysis, state-space model, state transition matrix, controllability and observability, linear state variable feedback, PID and industrial controllers.
Electrical MachinesSingle-phase transformers, three-phase transformers – connections, parallel operation, auto-transformer, energy conversion principles, DC machines – types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction, and commutation, starting and speed control of motors, Induction motors – principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control, Synchronous machines – performance, regulation, parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications, servo and stepper motors.
Power SystemsBasic power generation concepts, steam, gas, and water turbines, transmission line models and performance, cable performance, insulation, corona, and radio interference, power factor correction, symmetrical components, fault analysis, principles of protection systems, basics of solid-state relays, and digital protection; Circuit breakers, Radial and ring-main distribution systems, Matrix representation of power systems, load flow analysis, voltage control, and economic operation, System stability concepts, Swing curves, and equal area criterion. HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts, Concepts of power system dynamics, distributed generation, solar and wind power, smart grid concepts, environmental implications, fundamentals of power economics.
Power Electronics and DrivesSemiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristics and principles of operation, triggering circuits, phase control rectifiers, bridge converters – fully controlled and half controlled, principles of choppers and inverters, basic concepts of adjustable speed DC and AC drives, DC-DC switched-mode converters, DC-AC switched-mode converters, resonant converters, high frequency inductors and transformers, power supplies.

Books for Electrical Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor/ Publisher
Electrical Power SystemsC. L. Wadhwa
Electrical MachineryAuthor’s Name: P. S. Bimbhra
Control Systems EngineeringI.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Power System EngineeringI Nagrath, D Kothari

Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electrical and communication engineering are combined in this discipline. The IES 2022 Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus is listed below:

For Electronics and Communication Engineering Paper 1

TopicsIES (ESE) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus
Basic Electronics EngineeringBasics of semiconductors; Diode/Transistor basics and characteristics; Diodes for different uses; Junction & Field Effect Transistors (BJTs, JFETs, MOSFETs); Transistor amplifiers of different types, oscillators, and other circuits; Basics of Integrated Circuits (ICs); Bipolar, MOS and CMOS ICs; Basics of linear ICs, operational amplifiers and their applications linear/non-linear; Optical sources/detectors; Basics of Optoelectronics and its applications.
Basic Electrical EngineeringDC circuits ohm’s & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electromagnetism, Faraday’s & Lenz’s laws, induced EMF and its uses; Single-phase AC circuits; Transformers, efficiency; Basics-DC machines, induction machines, and synchronous machines; Electrical power sources- basics: hydroelectric, thermal, nuclear, wind, solar; Basics of batteries and their uses.
Materials ScienceElectrical Engineering materials; Crystal structure & defects; Ceramic materials-structures, composites, processing and uses; Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, properties and uses; Magnetic materials, basics, classification, ferrites, Ferro/para-magnetic materials and components; Nano materials-basics, preparation, purification, sintering, nanoparticles and uses; Nano-optical/magnetic/electronic materials and uses; Superconductivity, uses.
Electronic Measurements and InstrumentationPrinciples of measurement, accuracy, precision, and standards; Analog and Digital systems for measurement, measuring instruments for different applications; Static/dynamic characteristics of measurement systems, errors, statistical analysis, and curve fitting; Measurement systems for non-electrical quantities; Basics of telemetry; Different types of transducers and displays; Data acquisition system basics.
Network TheoryNetwork graphs & matrices; Wye-Delta transformation; Linear constant coefficient differential equations- time-domain analysis of RLC circuits; 26 Solution of network equations using Laplace transforms- frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits; 2-port network parameters-driving point & transfer functions; State equations for networks; Steady state sinusoidal analysis.
Analog and Digital CircuitsSmall signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTS, and FETs; Diode circuits for different uses; Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits; Analysis/design of amplifier single/multi-stage; Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers, waveshaping, A/D-D/A converters; Boolean Algebra& uses; Logic gates, Digital IC families, Combinatorial/sequential circuits; Basics of multiplexers, counters/registers/ memories /microprocessors, design& applications.

For Electronics and Communication Engineering Paper 1

TopicsIES (ESE) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus
Analog and Digital Communication SystemsRandom signals, noise, probability theory, information theory; Analog versus digital communication & applications: Systems- AM, FM, transmitters/receivers, theory/practice/ standards, SNR comparison; Digital communication basics: Sampling, quantizing, coding, PCM, DPCM, multiplexing-audio/video; Digital modulation: ASK, FSK, PSK; Multiple access: TDMA, FDMA, CDMA; Optical communication: fiber optics, theory, practice/standards.
Control SystemsClassification of signals and systems; Application of signal and system theory; System realization; Transforms & their applications; Signal flow graphs, Routh-Hurwitz criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode plots; Feedback systems-open & close loop types, stability analysis, steady-state, transient, and frequency response analysis; Design of control systems, compensators, elements of lead/lag compensation, PID and industrial controllers.
Computer Organization and ArchitectureBasic architecture, CPU, I/O organization, memory organization, peripheral devices, trends; Hardware /software issues; Data representation & Programming; Operating systems-basics, processes, characteristics, applications; Memory management, virtual memory, file systems, protection & security; Databases, different types, characteristics, and design; Transactions and concurrency control; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
Electro MagneticsElements of vector calculus, Maxwell’s equations-basic concepts; Gauss’, Stokes’ theorems; Wave propagation through different media; Transmission Lines-different types, basics, Smith’s chart, impedance matching/transformation, S- parameters, pulse excitation, uses; Waveguides-basics, rectangular types, modes, cut-off frequency, dispersion, dielectric types; Antennas-radiation pattern, monopoles/dipoles, gain, arrays-active/passive, theory, use.
Advanced Electronics TopicsVLSI technology: Processing, lithography, interconnects, packaging, testing; VLSI design: Principles, MUX/ROM/PLA-based design, Moore & Mealy circuit design; Pipeline concepts & functions; Design for testability, examples; DSP: Discrete-time signals/systems, uses; Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses; Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing; Controllers & uses; Embedded systems.
Advanced Communication TopicsCommunication Networks: Principles /practices /technologies /uses /OSI model/security; Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling; Cellular networks, types, analysis, protocols (TCP/TCPIP) Microwave & satellite communication: Terrestrial/space type LOS systems, block schematics link calculations, system design; Communication satellites, orbits, characteristics, systems, uses; Fibre-optic communication systems, block schematics, link calculations, system design.

Books for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor/ Publisher
Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and ApplicationsAdel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Fundamentals of Electric CircuitsCharles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Automatic Control SystemsBenjamin C. Kuo
Digital Logic and Computer DesignM. Morris Mano
Principles of Communication SystemsGoutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling

UPSC IES Exam Preparation Tips

As the written exam has objective and subjective sections, preparation for the ESE requires both conceptual clarity and problem-solving skills. Go through with these key points.

  • To simplify your studying strategy, become familiar with exam patterns, the percentage of technical and non-technical questions, and the weighting of each section.
  • Make smart decisions about your study plan by consulting previous year’s question papers.
  • Use reference books to better understand theory, concepts, derivations, and equations, and to strengthen your fundamentals.
  • You can analyse your weak areas by practising previous year’s question papers. Identify the weak topics and thoroughly revise them. Time yourself as you work on the papers to get a sense of your speed so you can concentrate on that as well.
  • The General Ability section is worth 200 points and is crucial for the Personal Interview. Maintain your General Knowledge for this section by reading newspapers, watching news channels, or surfing the internet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques- What are the most frequently asked topics in the IES (ESE) Civil Engineering Exam?

Ans- Building Materials, Structural Analysis, Steel Structure Design, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering, and Transportation Engineering are given the highest weightage.


Ques- What topics will be covered in the UPSC IES prelims exam?

Ans- General Studies, Engineering Aptitude, and Concerned Engineering Stream are the subjects to study for the UPSC IES prelims exam.


Ques- What topics in the IES (ESE) Electrical Engineering Paper are given the most weightage?

Ans- The topics of Engineering Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Electric Circuits and Fields, Analog and Digital Electronics, and Power Systems are given the most weightage in the Electrical Engineering Paper.

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