UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

UPSC ESE Exam 2018 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Indian Engineering Services Exam Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering Paper – I

1. Fluid Mechanics : Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of in compressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.

2. Thermodynamics and Heat transfer : Thermodynamic 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.

3. IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning : SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics and testing of IC Engines; Fuels; Emissions and Emission Control. Vapour compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, Other types of refrigeration systems like Vapour Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps.

4. Turbo Machinery : Reciprocating 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

5. Power Plant Engineering : Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, Fuels and their properties, Flue gas analysis, Boilers, steam turbines and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications;

6. Renewable Sources of Energy : Solar Radiation, Solar Thermal Energy collection – Flat Plate and focusing collectors 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.

Mechanical Engineering Paper – II

7. Engineering Mechanics : Analysis of System of Forces, Friction, Centroid and Centre of Gravity, Dynamics; Stresses and Strains – Compound Stresses and Strains, Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams, Theory of Bending Stresses – Slope and deflection – Torsion, Thin and thick Cylinders, Spheres.

8. Engineering Materials : Basic Crystallography, Alloys and Phase diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals, Non metallic materials, Basics of Nano – materials, Mechanical Properties and Testing, Corrosion prevention and control.

9. Mechanisms and Machines : Types 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 aircrafts, Governors.

10. Design of Machine Elements : Design 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

11. Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering : Metal 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.

12. Mechatronics and Robotics : Microprocessors 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 Systems – Mathematical 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.

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UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering


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19 Responses to “UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2018 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering”

  1. DEEP January 6, 2012 at 12:42 am # Reply

    kindly tell me the name and author of the book that i should referred for its preparation….

  2. Deepak kumar January 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm # Reply

    Where will i get i.e.s.(Indian Engineering Service) form. please reply soon

  3. Vrutanth January 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm # Reply

    i just wanted to know that when will online application form for engineering service examination 2012 be published on UPSC website?

    • UpscExam January 19, 2012 at 9:52 am # Reply


      Application issuing date for Engineering Service Exam 2012 : 25.02.2012

      Last date for submission of Engineering Service Exam 2012 application : 26.03.2012

      Exam Date for Engineering Service Exam 2012 : 15.06.2012


  4. ambresh January 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm # Reply

    suggest the good book to prepare ies(mechanical)

  5. krishna January 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm # Reply

    Is the course going to alter in the following years . Actually I am a student of 4th semester Btech engineering and am really concerned for the course I got to cover up ?

  6. Deep February 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm # Reply

    Hey deepak, u can get it from any post office…. Rush to ur nearest post office and ask for UPSC form….

  7. zain February 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm # Reply

    which book i have to refer for this exam & tell me author name. plz reply soon

  8. VISHNU March 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm # Reply

    what are the requirement you want i will be a IPS officer…?

  9. parashuram March 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm # Reply

    kindly tell me the name and author of the book that i should referred for its preparation….

  10. lalit kumar June 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm # Reply

    whats the date of exam ???

    for mechanical engimneering

  11. lalit kumar June 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm # Reply

    whats the exam duration ????

  12. sanjay thakur June 12, 2012 at 9:27 am # Reply

    Please tell me the name of auther of the book that i can prepare for I E S exam through mechanical engineering

  13. mrutyunjay mohanty July 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm # Reply

    i pass AMIE in mechanical engg,Kindly tell me the name and author of the book for objective&convential that i should referred for preparation.

  14. suresh bidwai July 31, 2012 at 10:00 am # Reply

    what is edge limit of IES exam?

  15. girish July 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm # Reply

    Please tell me the name of auther of the book that i can prepare for I E S exam through mechanical engineering

  16. BHARATH.L August 11, 2012 at 10:21 am # Reply

    I’m doing my 2nd year M.Tech project it will be finished on may 2012… so i have to takemy IES exam. so how to apply for IES exam????? when the application form will be issued for the year 2012…????? please reply …..

  17. abhinash shai September 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm # Reply

    i am doing engg from punjab technical university ,kindly tell me the name & author of the book for objective & subjective that i should referred for preparation<,,,,,,,,,,,,,,& when the application form will be issued for the year 2012…./////////??????????????????? pls reply………………

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