IES Syllabus UPSC ESE (ECE/ME/Civil/EE) Jan Exam Syllabus

IES Syllabus:

UPSC IES Syllabus for General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

Topics covered in UPSC ESE Syllabus are as follows:

  • Current issues of National and International
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • Basics of Energy and Environment and Project Management
  • Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering
  • Ethics and values in Engineering profession
  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety

UPSC IES Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Topics covered in Syllabus of IES Exam are as follows:

Paper I SyllabusPaper II Syllabus
Building Materials

Solid Mechanics

Design of Steel Structure

Structural Analysis

Construction Practice, Planning & Management

Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering

Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power

Foundation Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Surveying & Geology

UPSC IES Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Topics covered in Syllabus for IES Exam are as follows:

Paper I IES Mechanical SyllabusPaper II IES ME Syllabus
Thermodynamics, Cycles and IC Engines

Heat Transfer, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Fluid Mechanics

Turbo Machinery

Power Plant Engineering

Renewable Sources of Energy
Theory of Mechanism & Machines

Machine Design

Strength of Materials
Engineering Mechanics

Production Engineering
Engineering Materials

Design of Machines Elements

Robotics

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Industrial Engineering

UPSC IES Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

Topics covered in Syllabus for IES Exam are as follows:

Paper I IES EE SyllabusPaper II Syllabus
Electrical Materials

Engineering Mathematics

Electrical and Electronics Measurements

Electric Circuits and Fields

Computer Fundamentals

Basic Electronics Engineering
Systems and Signal Processing

Analog and Digital Electronics

Electrical Machines

Control System

power Electronics and Devices

Power System

UPSC IES Syllabus for Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:

Paper I SyllabusPaper II Syllabus
Basic Electronics Engineering

Electronics Measurements & Instruments

Material Science

Analog and Digital Circuits

Network Theory
Control Systems

Analog and Digital Communication System

Electro Magnetics

Computer Architecture and Organisation

Advanced Communication Topics

Advanced Electronics Topics

Communication Systems

IES Civil Engineering Syllabus

Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:

Paper I IES Civil Syllabus
Building Materials:stone, lime, glass, plastics, steel, ceramics, aluminum, fly ash, basic admixtures, timber, bricks and 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.
Design of steel structures:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Design of tension and compression members, design of beams and beam-column connections principles of working stress methods, built-up sections, girders, industrial roofs, principles of ultimate load design.
Design of masonry and concrete structures:Design of slabs, beams, foundations, lintels, principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; earthquake resistant design of structures; design of masonry structure.
Solid mechanics:Topics covered in IES ECE Syllabus are as follows: Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, elastic theories of failure, elastic constants, stress, plane stress, strains, plane strain, principal stresses, bending, shear and torsion.
Structural analysis:analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; trusses, beams, plane frames; rolling loads, basics of strength of materials, types of stresses and strains, bending moments and shear force, suspended cables; concepts and use of computer-aided design.
Construction practice, planning and management:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost Construction – Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Land acquisition; Labor safety and welfare.
Paper II Syllabus
Fluid mechanics, open channel flow, pipe flow:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks, Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements
Hydraulic machines and hydropower:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Powerhouse – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply, Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters;
Hydrology:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: Groundwater hydrology, data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology, Hydrological cycle, Flood, drought; Capacity of Reservoirs.
Water resources engineering:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Waterlogging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head-works and their design; Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.
Water supply engineering:Rural, Institutional and industrial water supply, Sources, quality standards and testing of water and their treatment; 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.
Wastewater engineering:Planning & design of domestic wastewater, sewage collection and disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components of sewerage system; Planning 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.
Air and noise pollution and ecology:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; noise pollution and standards; ecological chain and balance, environmental assessment.
Foundation engineering:types of piles and their design and layout, types of foundations, selection criteria, laboratory and field tests; foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention, foundation on swelling soils.
Surveying:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment and buildings.
Transportation engineering:Topics covered in IES Syllabus 2019 are as follows:Harbors – Terminology, layouts and planning. Airports – Layout, planning & design, Highways- Alignment and geometric design, Planning & construction methodology; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design. Tunneling – Alignment, drainage, methods of construction, lighting and ventilation. Railways Systems –Planning, designs and maintenance practices, track modernisation.

UPSC IES Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:

Paper I Syllabus
Thermodynamics and Heat transfer:Gas mixtures, Modes of heat transfer, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat transfer, Radioactive heat transfer – Radiation heat transfer coefficient; boiling and condensation, Heat exchanger performance analysis, Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance; First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; Entropy, Irreversibility and availability; analysis of thermodynamic cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor
IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance and testing of IC Engines; Fuels; Emissions and Emission Control. Vapor compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, refrigeration systems like Vapor Absorption, Vapor jet, thermoelectric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps.
Fluid Mechanics:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Basic Concepts and Properties, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, the Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.
Turbo Machinery:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Kaplan and Francis Turbines, velocity diagrams, Impulse and Reaction principles, Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines, Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors.
Power Plant Engineering:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, Boilers, steam turbines and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators, Fuels and their properties, Flue gas analysis and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications;
Renewable Sources of Energy:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Solar Thermal Energy collection – Flat Plate and focusing collectors their materials and performance, Solar Radiation, Solar Photovoltaic Conversion, Thermal Energy Storage.
Paper II Syllabus
Engineering Mechanics:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Analysis of System of Forces, Centroid and Centre of Gravity Friction, Dynamics; Stresses and Strains-Compound Stresses and Strains, Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams, Theory of Bending Stresses, Thin and thick Cylinders, Spheres.
Mechanisms and Machines:Types of Kinematics Pair, Kinematic Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms, Mobility, Inversions, CAMs with uniform acceleration and retardation, cycloidal motion, oscillating followers;, Critical Speed of Shafts. Dynamic Analysis – Slider – crank mechanisms, turning moment computations, balancing of Revolving & Reciprocating masses, Gyroscopes –Effect of the Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships and aircrafts, Governors.
Design of Machine Elements:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Design for static and dynamic loading; Shafts, Spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, Brakes and clutches, flywheels failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram and principles of the design of machine elements.
Mechatronics and Robotics:Microprocessors and Microcontrollers: Sensors and actuators, Piezoelectric accelerometer, Hall effect sensor, Optical Encoder, Resolver, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, stepper motor, Control Systems- Mathematical modelling of Physical systems, control signals, controllability and observability. Architecture, programming, Computer interfacing, Programmable logic controller. Robotics, Robot Classification, Robot Specification, Direct and Inverse Kinematics.

UPSC IES Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

Paper I Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Matrix theory, Numerical methods for solution of non-linear algebraic equations and differential equations, integral calculus, Eigen values & Eigen vectors, system of linear equations partial derivatives, maxima and minima, Line, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem, probability and statistics fundamentals, Sampling theorem, random variables, Surface and Volume Integrals. Fourier series, linear, non-linear and partial differential equations, initial and boundary value problems, complex variables, Normal and Poisson distributions, and correlation and regression analysis.
Electrical Materials:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Electrical Engineering Materials, ferrites, ferromagnetic materials and components; basics of solid state physics, crystal structures and defects, ceramic materials, insulating materials, magnetic materials – basics, properties and applications; conductors; Photo-conductivity; Basics of Nanomaterials and Superconductors.
Electric Circuits and Fields:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Circuit elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Sinusoidal steady state analysis, basic filter concepts, two-port networks, three phase circuits, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, transient response of DC and AC networks, 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 Measurements:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards; Bridges and potentiometers; moving coil, instrument transformers, digital voltmeters and multi-meters, phase, time and frequency measurement, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments, measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor, Q-meters, oscilloscopes, error analysis, Basics of sensors, Transducers, basics of data acquisition systems
Computer Fundamentals:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Number systems, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Boolean algebra, Central Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organization; virtual memory, peripheral devices, data representation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
Basic Electronics Engineering: Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Basics of Semiconductor diodes and transistors and characteristics, equivalent circuits and frequency response; oscillators and other circuits, Junction and field effect transistors, different types of transistor amplifiers, feedback amplifiers.
Paper II Syllabus
Analog and Digital Electronics:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multi-vibrators, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 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.
Control Systems:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: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.
Systems and Signal Processing:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: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.
Power Electronics and Drives:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:Semiconductor 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.
Electrical Machines:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: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.
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.

UPSC IES Syllabus for Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Paper I Syllabus
Basic Electronics Engineering:Basics of semiconductors; Diode/Transistor basics and characteristics; Diodes for different uses; Junction & Field Effect Transistors; 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 Engineering:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows:DC circuits-Ohm & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electro-magnetism, 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. Faraday’s & Lenz’s laws, induced EMF and its uses; Single-phase AC circuits;
Materials Science:Electrical Engineering materials; Crystal structure & defects; Ceramic materials-structures, composites, processing and uses; Magnetic materials, basics, classification, ferrites, Ferro/para-magnetic materials and components;  Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, properties and uses; Nano materials-basics, preparation, purification, sintering, nanoparticles and uses; Nano-optical/magnetic/electronic materials and uses; Superconductivity, uses.
Network Theory:Network graphs & matrices; Wye-Delta transformation; Linear constant coefficient differential equations- time domain analysis of RLC circuits; 2-port network parameters-driving point & transfer functions; State equations for networks; Steady state sinusoidal analysis. Solution of network equations using Laplace transforms- frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits
Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation:Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards; Analog and Digital systems for measurement, errors, statistical analysis and curve fitting; Measurement systems for non-electrical quantities; Basics of telemetry; Different types of transducers and displays; measuring instruments for different applications; Static/dynamic characteristics of measurement systems, Data acquisition system basics.
Analog and Digital Circuitscircuits for different uses; Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits; Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes; Diode wave shaping, A/D-D/A converters; Boolean Algebra& uses; Analysis/design of amplifier- single/multi-stage; Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers Logic gates, Digital IC families, Combinatorial/sequential circuits; Basics of multiplexers, counters/registers/ memories /microprocessors, design& applications.
Paper II Syllabus
Analog and Digital Communication Systems:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: Random signals, Systems- AM, FM, transmitters/receivers, theory/practice/ standards, noise, probability theory, information theory; Analog versus digital communication & applications:, 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: fibre optics, theory, practice/standards.
Electro Magnetics:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: Elements of vector calculus, Transmission Lines-different types, basics, Smith’s chart, impedance matching/transformation, Maxwell’s equations-basic concepts; Gauss’, Stokes’ theorems; Wave propagation through different media; 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, uses.
Advanced Electronics Topics:VLSI 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; Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing; Controllers & uses; Embedded systems. DSP: Discrete-time signals/systems, uses; Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses;
Control Systems:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: Classification of signals and systems; Application of signal and system theory; System realisation; Transforms & their applications; stability analysis, steady state, transient and frequency response analysis; Design of control systems, compensators, elements of lead/lag compensation, PID and industrial controllers. Signal flow graphs, Routh-Hurwitz criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode plots; Feedback systems-open &close loop types
Computer Organization and Architecture:Topics covered in IES Syllabus 2019 are as follows:Basic architecture, CPU, I/O organisation, memory organisation, peripheral devices, trends; Databases, different types, characteristics and design; Transactions and concurrency control; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
Advanced Communication Topics:Topics covered in IES Syllabus are as follows: Communication networks: Principles /practices /technologies /uses /OSI model/security; Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling; Cellular networks, types, analysis, protocols (TCP/TCPIP); Microwave & satellite communication: block schematics link calculations, orbits, Terrestrial/space type LOS systems, system design, characteristics, systems, uses; Fibre-optic communication systems, Communication satellites, block schematics, link calculations, system design.

IES Exam Pattern

Stage I- Preliminary:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)2 hrs.200
Paper-II (Engineering Subject)3 hrs.300

Stage II–Mains:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-I ( Engineering Subject )3 hrs.300
Paper-II (Engineering Subject)3 hrs.

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