UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

UPSC ESE Exam 2018 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering ( For both objective and conventional types papers )

Paper – 1

1. Engineering Mathematics Matrix theory, Eigen values & Eigen vectors, system of linear equations, Numerical methods for 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.

2. Electrical Materials Electrical Engineering Materials, crystal structures and defects, ceramic materials, insulating materials, magnetic materials – basics, properties and applications; ferrities, ferro – magnetic materials and components; basics of solid state physics, conductors; Photo – conductivity; Basics of Nano materials and Superconductors.

3. Electric Circuits and Fields Circuit 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.

4. Electrical and Electronic Measurements : Principles 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 multi – meters, phase, time and frequency measurement, Q-meters, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders, error analysis, Basics of sensors, Transducers, basics of data acquisition systems.

5. Computer Fundamentals : Number systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I / O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data represenation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking, virtual memory, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.

6. Basic Electronics Engineering : Basics 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.

Paper – II

1. Analog and Digital Electronics : Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multi-vibrators, 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 bandwidth, transmitters and receivers, signal to noise ratio, digital communication basics, sampling, quantizing, coding, frequency and time domain multiplexing, power line carrier communication systems.

2. Systems and Signal Processing : Representation 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.

3. Control Systems : Principles 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.

4. Electrical Machines : Single 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.

5. Power Systems : Basic 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.

6. Power Electronics and Drives : Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs – static characteristis and principles of operation, triggering circuits, phase control rectifiers, bridge converters – fully controlled and half controlled, principles of choppers and inverters, basis 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.

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39 Responses to “UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering”

  1. pranab January 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm # Reply

    how to start preparation for ies???? i m in first year of engineering>>

  2. Khilendra Singh January 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm # Reply

    1) How many vacancies in IES 2012 for Electrival in variuos department.
    2) When the advertisement is coming in Employment news paper.

  3. aamod January 7, 2012 at 9:44 am # Reply

    i am an power engineering student from NPTI NAGPUR. which branch should i apply for exam mechanical or electrical. because there is no power engineering in the gate exam

  4. Swapnil January 11, 2012 at 4:01 pm # Reply

    1) hi, now i am in 3rd year of, so can i apply for the ies.?

  5. muthupandi January 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm # Reply

    1] how many vacancies in ies 2012?
    2] how could i get the solution of ies exams papers?
    3] any website to prepare for bank interview for specialist off. post ?

  6. SAIRAM.V February 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm # Reply

    hi!!! iam in the third year of my enginnering .. iam doin my electricalaand electronics engineering .. and.. when should i apply for this ies exam.. and how shouls i prepare………??

  7. sulendra rathore February 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm # Reply

    hii i m 2nd y student of i want some imp. tips for ies who succes

  8. balu February 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm # Reply

    sir iam the student of telugu medium bakground .can i write general studies descrptive in telugu?

  9. ANUBHAV JAIN March 5, 2012 at 10:52 am # Reply


  10. K.SA KUMARNTHOSH March 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm # Reply

    hi,i am in 3rd year be(eee). so,can i apply for ies

  11. K.SANTHOSH KUMAR March 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm # Reply

    I need detail about ies-electrial exam

  12. K.SANTHOSH KUMAR March 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm # Reply

    1)hai, i am 3rd year be(eee),so can i apply ies

  13. reena March 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm # Reply

    i am a final year energy engg student. am i eligible for ies exams. if yes then from electrical enng?

  14. Anusha April 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm # Reply


  15. jatin April 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm # Reply

    i am studying in 8th sem,eee and actually forgot to note my examination form no of engg services exam ,so what will i have to do for get my exam form.
    sir please help me this very imp for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. jatin April 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm # Reply

    what will i have to do my exam form no.

  17. Mohan krishna May 20, 2012 at 3:29 am # Reply

    Electronic instrumention and control engineering branch is eligible or not.pls tell syllables

  18. Pankaj May 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm # Reply

    Sir i am a student of electrical engg. Branch in b.e . How could i crack ies? Pls tell me solution.

  19. Mayuri June 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm # Reply

    which books to refer for upsc exam for electrical engg.??

  20. Mayuri June 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm # Reply

    i m a final year student (electrical engg). i want to know the books to be referred for IES other than the site which u mentioned to one of the guy above…i want the detailed subjectwise books and their authors.

  21. AMITKUMAR June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm # Reply

    pranab :how to start preparation for ies???? i m in first year of engineering>>

  22. eshwar June 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm # Reply

    how much percentage required for applying ies exam

  23. shashibhushan.kumar July 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm # Reply

    sir,i am doing b tech with branch electrical & electronic engg……..may i eligiable for ies examination?……..sir please reply me…

  24. sathish kumar August 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm # Reply

    hi , am pursuing my final year eee,i want to join indian navy or indian army.. what i have to do ..kindly guide me..properly. no one is telling the correct information…please help me…

  25. HARSH SONI August 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm # Reply

    i’ve complete b-tech in electricals & electronics , am i elligible for engg services exam from electrical engg ?

  26. ashish August 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm # Reply

    i am persuing btech in computer science so ,am i eligible for ies exam.

  27. ashish mishra August 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm # Reply

    sir, I am persuing btech in cs branch am I eligible for IES exam

  28. bhola kumar August 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm # Reply

    i’m not be understood about
    paper1& paper2
    please details me

  29. Abhishek August 10, 2012 at 8:30 am # Reply

    hi, i m a student of 3rd year, can u suggest me how to prepare for the paper communication system??

  30. sivasankar October 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm # Reply

    i got 63.38 but ican eligible for psu exam. and iam preparing for gate

  31. Mangesh December 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm # Reply

    i am in third yr of B.E. how to prepare for ies exam?? & i want some imp tips for preparation???? pls convey me…

    • UpscExam December 10, 2012 at 9:57 am # Reply


      Please read the tips given below :

      Preparation tips for Engineering Services Exam ( ESE / IES )

      All over preparation for IES is easy we can say even compared with GATE. Let us start with the difference in preparation for GATE and IES. For GATE, around 5 technical important subjects with Maths and Quantitative Aptitude may be sufficient to crack 95 to 98 percentile. We may have to even work out Exercise problems also for those subjects and may have to study multiple books for the same topic. But for Engg Service Exam ( ESE ), we may need not practice Exercise problems or may need not study multiple books for the same topic. Instead of that we may have to study multiple books for the same subject.

      We need only 50% of marks from the written test. All over to write 20 to 25% questions, we need not prepare anything. Those will be that much easy. Around 40 to 50% of questions will be average standard which need preparation. Remaining questions may be difficult, for that above average to extreme preparation may be needed. Again, for ES exam, 30 to 35% questions ( At least models ) will be repetitive from Old question papers. So, we need to analyze old question papers starting from General Studies to Descriptive papers from 2004.

      All you have to do is practice that’s all for IES. You have to do same example problems thrice. You have to read same topic in the SAME book thrice. You are done. You can expect IES.

      Objective paper : For objective papers we recommend preparing all subjects. For Electricals communications may be difficult or for Telecommunications Material science / Power Electronics may be difficult. But prepare those subjects also at least to Basic level. If you are unable to understand B.Tech books, go for Diploma books. You will be able to follow those and then try for graduation standard books. But don’t leave any subject. Old question papers from 2004, you have to prepare, Also prepare old civil services preliminary exam questions for objective.

      About Descriptive papers : For descriptive we need to practice a lot. See 3 to 4 subjects which are important / which is carrying more weightage. Prepare all example problems; solve all old question papers for these subjects. For other subject prepare at basic level.

      Objective is more important than Descriptive papers : We may get 70% of allotted marks, if we get correct solution with procedure for Descriptive papers. As calculators are allowed, we can expect problems which need to be solved properly with calculator. But for Objective, we will get 100% of marks, that to as they don’t allow calculator, we can expect simple problems, which need not be too much cautious.

      General Studies & General English : General studies preparation is not much difficult task to do. We need to prepare last 10 years question papers for conventional side ( Polity, Geography, History etc., ). Get an idea. Take year book and prepare least those mentioned topics from that. For current affairs, take Civil Services Chronicle from January to April. Prepare NCERT 9th standard and 10 standard Geography books. For polity you can opt for Laksmi kanth. As more questions come from Modern History. You can prepare only Modern History. For this Spectrum Series book is sufficient. For General English, last 10 years old question papers are enough.

      Overall we can expect 120 to 140 marks in each objective papers, 90 to 110 marks in each descriptive and in General English / General Studies objective paper even if we get around 60 marks it is enough.

      Hope you may get the tips.


  32. amit December 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm # Reply

    1] how many vacancies in ies 2012?
    2] how could i get the solution of ies exams papers?
    3] any website to prepare for bank interview for specialist off. post ?

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