Indian Engineering Service (IES) – Exam Pattern And Syllabus

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Do you have a thorough understanding of the engineering discipline and have an aptitude for bringing creative reasoning, science, maths, experience and common sense to a practical level? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on real projects? Then you don’t have to wait longer. A respectable rank in the Indian Engineering Service awaits you.

Your fitness to serve the office of Indian Engineering Service is determined wholly by the Indian Engineering Service Exam (IES), also known as the Engineering Service Exam (ESE).

Indian Engineering Service Exam

This is a combined competitive exam conducted by the UPSC every year for recruitment to the Class-I Officers to serve as engineers in India’s Engineering Organizations including Indian Railway Service Of Engineers(IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES) and Military Engineering Service (MES) among others. The nature of their works depends mainly on the branch in which they are recruited. The recruitment commences as the Assistant Executive Engineer and the highest rank offered is that of the Managing Director. The qualified candidates are recruited under the sections of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics And Communication Engineering.

Posts in IES

The various posts under each department are as follows:

Category I – Civil Engineering

Group A Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
  3. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
  4. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  5. Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts).
  6. AEE(Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  7. Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  8. Indian Skill Development Service.

Category II – Mechanical Engineering

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  3. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  4. Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  5. AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  6. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  7. AEE Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
  8. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical).
  9. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  10. Indian Skill Development Service.
  11. Indian Naval Armament Service
  12. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mech. Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
  13. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

Category III – Electrical Engineering

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  3. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  4. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  5. AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
  6. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical)
  7. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  8. Indian Skill Development Service.
  9. Indian Naval Armament Service
  10. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  11. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts

Category IV – Electronics and Telecommunication

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
  3. Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  5. AEE Gr ‘A’(Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
  6. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Telecom.)
  7. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  8. Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
  9. Indian Skill Development Service.
  10. Indian Naval Armament Service
  11. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electronics & Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  12. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  13. Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.

Eligibility for IES Exam

Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  •  a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention  of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United  Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Age Limits

  • A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years.
  • The upper age limit of 30 years will be relaxable up to 35 years in the case of  Government servants of the following categories if they are employed in a Department/ Office under the control of any of the authorities concerned.
  • A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department/Office during the period of his probation.
  • A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/Office for at least 3  years.

Minimum Educational Qualification

For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –

  1. obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act,  1956; or
  2. passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers (India); or
  3. obtained a degree/diploma    in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
  4. passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
  5. passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
  6. passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959

To consider a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’, the candidate may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:

For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engg. Posts)  ‐  M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

For Indian Radio Regulatory Service – M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.

Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure for IES

The examination is conducted in the following three stages :

  • Preliminary Exam (Objective Paper)
  • Mains Exam (Conventional Paper)
  • Interview (Personality Test)

Preliminary Exam

The Prelims Exam consists of the following two papers :

  • PAPER I: GENERAL STUDIES AND ENGINEERING APTITUDE: This objective paper is common to all and has a maximum of 200 marks. The maximum time allotted for this section is 2 hours.
  • PAPER II: ENGINEERING SPECIFIC: This objective paper is based on the specific branch of engineering of your choice and has separate questions for Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics And Communication Engineering. The maximum marks for this section is 300 and the maximum time allotted for this section is 3 hours.

Mains Exam 

The Mains Exam consists of the following two papers :

  • ENGINEERING PAPER I: This subjective paper has questions relating to the specialized engineering discipline and has a maximum of 300 marks. The maximum time allotted for this section is 3 hours.
  • ENGINEERING PAPER II: This subjective paper has questions relating to the specialized engineering discipline and has a maximum of 300 marks. The maximum time allotted for this section is 3 hours.

IES Exam Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the various papers of the ESE as given by the UPSC is as follows :

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  • Current Issues Of National And International Importance Relating To Social, Economic And Industrial Development
  • Engineering Aptitude Covering Logical Reasoning And Analytical Ability ;
  • Engineering Mathematics And Numerical Analysis ;
  • General Principles Of Design, Drawing and Importance Of Safety;
  • Standards And Quality Practices In Production, Construction, Maintenance and Services ;
  • Basics Of Energy And Environment: Conservation, Environmental Pollution And Degradation, Climate Change
  • Environmental Impact Assessment And Related Areas.
  • Basics Of Project Management ;
  • Basics Of Material Science And Engineering ;
  • Information And Communication Technologies Based Tools And Their Applications In Engineering Such As
  • Networking, E-governance and Technology Based Education ;
  • Ethics And Values In Engineering Profession.

Civil Engineering

PART I :

  • BUILDING MATERIALS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks And Aggregates, Their Classification, Properties And Selection Criteria, Cement, Its Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications And Various Tests, Lime, Cement Mortars And Concrete, Their Properties And Various Tests, Design Of Concrete Mixes, Proportioning Of Aggregates And Methods Of Mixed Design and related areas.
  • SOLID MECHANICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Elastic Constants, Stress, Plane Stress, Strains, Plain Strain, Mohr’s Circle Of Stress And Strain, Elastic Theories Of Failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear, Torsion and related areas.
  • STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basics Of Strength Of Materials, Types Of Stresses And Strains, Bending Moments And Shear Force, Concept Of Bending And Shear Stresses, Analysis Of Determinate And Indeterminate Structures, Trusses, Beams,Plane Frames, Rolling Loads, Influence Lines, Unit Load Method And Other Methods, Free And Forced Vibrations Of Single Degree And Multi Degree Freedom System, Suspended Cables, Concepts And Use Of Computer-Aided Design and related areas.
  • DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES: This section has questions relating to such areas as Principles 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 and related areas.
  • DESIGN OF CONCRETE AND MASONRY STRUCTURES: This section has questions relating to such areas as Limit State Design For Bending, Shear, Axial Compression And Combined Forces, Design Of Beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining Walls, Tanks And Staircases, Principles Of Pre-stressed Concrete Design Including Materials And Methods, Earthquake Resistant Design Of Structures, Design Of Masonry Structures and related areas.
  • CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT: This section has questions relating to such areas as Construction- 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 and related areas.

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PART II :

1. FLOW OF FLUIDS, HYDRAULIC MACHINES AND HYDROPOWER

  • FLUID MECHANICS, OPEN CHANNEL FLOW, POPE FLOW: This section has questions relating to such areas as Fluid Properties, Dimensional Analysis And Modeling, Fluid Dynamics Including Flow Kinetics And Measurements, Flow Net, Viscosity, Boundary Layer And Control, Drag, Lift, Principles In Open Channel Flow, Flow Controls, Hydraulic Jumps, Surges, Pipe Networks and related areas.
  • HYDRAULIC MACHINES AND HYDROPOWER: This section has questions relating to such areas as Various Pumps, Air Vessels, HYDRAULIC Turbines-Types, Classification And Performance Parameters, Power House- Classification And Layout, Storage, Pondage, Control Of Supply and related areas.

2. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

This section has questions relating to such areas as Hydrological Cycle, Ground Water Hydrology, Well Hydrology And Related Data Analysis, Streams And Their Gauging, River Morphology, Flood, Draught And Their Management, Capacity Of Reservoirs, Water Resources Engineering , Multipurpose Engineering, River Basins And Their Potential, Irrigation Systems, Water Demand Assessment, Resources, Their Storages And  Yields, Water Logging, Canal And Drainage Design, Gravity Dams, Falls, Weirs, Energy Disaipators, Barrage Distribution Works, Cross-drainage Works And Head Works And Their Design, Concepts In Canal Design, Construction And Maintenance, River Training, Measurement, Analysis Of Rainfall and related areas.

3. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 

  • WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Sources, Estimation, Quality Standards And Testing Of Water, 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 and related areas.
  • WASTE WATER ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Planning And Design Of Domestic Waste Water, Sewage Collection And Disposal, Plumbing Systems, Components And Layout Of Sewerage System, Planning And Design Of Domestic Waste-Water Disposal System, Sludge Management Including Treatment, Disposal And Re-use Of Treated Effluents, Industrial Waste Water And Effluent Treatment Plants Including Institutional And Industrial Sewage Management and related areas.
  • SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: This section has questions relating to such areas as Sources And Classification Of Solid Waste Along With Planning And Design Of Its Management System, Disposal System, Beneficial Aspects Of Wastes And Utilization By Civil Engineers and related areas.
  • AIR, NOISE POLLUTION AND ECOLOGY: This section has questions relating to such areas as its Concepts And General Methodology and related areas.

4. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING 

  • GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Soil Exploration- Planning And Methods, Properties Of Soil, Classification, Various Tests And Inter-Relationship, Permeability, Seepage, Compressibility, Consolidation And Shearing Resistance, Earth Pressure Theories, Stress Distribution In Soil, Properties And Uses Of Geosynthetics and related areas.
  • FOUNDATION ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Types Of Foundations And Selection Criteria, Bearing Capacity, Settlement Analysis, Design And Testing Of Shallow And Deep Foundations, Slope Stability Analysis, Earthen Embankments, Dams And Earth Retaining Structures, Types, Analysis, Design, Principles Of Ground Modifications and related areas.

5. SURVEYING AND GEOLOGY 

  • SURVEYING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Classification Of Surveys, Various Methodologies, Instruments And Analysis Of Measurement Of Distance, Elevation And Directions, Field Astronomy, GPS, Map Preparation, Photogrammatory, Remote Sensing Concepts, Survey Layout For Culverts, Canals, Bridges, Road/Railway Alignment And Buildings, Setting Out Of Curves and related areas.
  • GEOLOGY: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basic Knowledge Of Engineering Geology And Its Applications On Projects.

6) TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

  • HIGHWAYS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Planning And Construction Methodology, Alignment And Geometric Design, Traffic Surveys And Controls, Principles Of Flexible And Rigid Pavements Design and related areas.
  • TUNNELING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Alignment, Methods Of Construction, Disposal Of Muck, Drainage, Lighting, Ventilation and related areas.
  • RAILWAY SYSTEMS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Terminology, Planning, Designs And Maintenance Practices, Track Modernization and related areas.
  • Harbors: This section has questions relating to such areas as Terminology, Layout, Planning and related areas.
  • AIRPORTS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Layout, Planning And Design.

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Mechanical Engineering

PART I

  • FLUID MECHANICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basic Concepts And Properties Of Fluids , Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations Of Motion, Bernoulli’s Theorem And Applications, Viscous Flow Of Incompressible Fluid, Laminar And Turbulent Flows, Flow Through Pipes And Head Losses In Pipes.
  • THERMODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 Conversions,Rankin, 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 Coefficient, Boiling And Condensation, Heat Exchanger Performance Analysis and related areas.
  • IC ENGINES, REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING: This section has questions relating to such areas as SI And CI Engines, Engine Systems And Components, Performance, Characteristics And Testing Of 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, Thermoelectric And Vortex Tube Refrigeration, Psychometric Properties And Processes, Comfort Chart, Comfort And Industrial Air Conditioning Load Calculations and Heat Pumps and related areas.
  • TURBO MACHINERY: This section has questions relating to such areas as Reciprocating And Rotary Pumps, Pelton Wheel, Kalpan 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 and related areas.
  • RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY: This section has questions relating to such areas as Solar Radiation, Solar Thermal Energy Collection, Solar Thermal Energy Storage, Applications, Solar Photovoltaic Conversion, Harnessing Of Wind Energy, Bio-Mass And Tidal Energy, Methods And Applications, Working Principles Of Fuel Cells and related areas.
  • POWER PLANT ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to Rankin And Brayton Cycles, Fuels And Their Properties, Flue Gas Analysis, Boilers, Steam Turbines And Other Power Plant Components, Their Theory And Design, Types And Applications and related areas.

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PAPER II

  • ENGINEERING MECHANICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 and related areas.
  • ENGINEERING MATERIALS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basic Crystallography, Alloys And Phase Diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous And Non-ferrous Metals, Non-metallic Materials, Basics Of Nanomaterials, Mechanical Properties And Testing, Corrosion Prevention And Control and related areas.
  • MECHANISMS AND MACHINES: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 Shaft, Gears, Geometry Of A 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 Point Computation, Balancing Of Revolving And Reciprocating Masses, Gyroscopes, Effect Of Gyroscopic Couple On Automobiles, Ships And Aircrafts, Governors and related areas.
  • DESIGN OF MACHINE ELEMENTS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Design For Static And Dynamic Loading, Failure Theories, Fatigue Strength And SN Diagram, Principles Of The Design Of Machine Elements Such As Riveted, Welded And Bolted Joints, Shaft, Spur Gears, Rolling And Sliding Contact Bearings, Brakes And Clutches, Flywheels and related areas.
  • MANUFACTURING, INDUSTRIAL AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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, Noice Monitoring, Wear and Debris Analysis, Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques In Condition Monitoring and related areas.
  • MECHATRONICS AND ROBOTICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 Modelling 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 and related areas.

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Electrical Engineering

PART I

  • ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Matrix Theory, Eigen Values And Eigen Vectors System Of Linear Equations, Numerical Methods For Solution Of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations And Differential Equations, Integral Calculus, Partial Derivatives, Maxima And Minima, Line, Surface And Volume Integrals, Fourier Series, Linear, Nonlinear 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 Distribution, Correlation And Regression Analysis and related areas.
  • ELECTRICAL MATERIALS: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 Nanomaterials and Super Conductors and related areas.
  • ELECTRIC CIRCUITS AND FIELDS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Circuit Elements, Network Graph, KCL, KVL, Node And Mesh Analysis, Ideal Current And Voltage Sources, Thevenin’s And Norton’s Superposition And Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, 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 Distribution, Ampere’s And Biot-Savart’s Law, Inductance, Dielectrics, Capacitance, Maxwell’s Equations and related areas.
  • ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 Multimeter, Phase, Time And Frequency Measurement, Q-metres, Oscilloscopes, Potentiometric Recorders, Error Analysis, Basics Of Sensors, Transducers, Basics of Data Acquisition System and related concepts.
  • COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Number Systems, Boolean Algebra, Arithmetic Functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I/O And Memory Organization, Peripheral Devices, Data Representation And Programming, Basics Of Operating System And Networking, Virtual Memory, File Systems, Elements Of Programming Languages, Typical Examples and related areas.
  • BASICS ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basics Of Semiconductor Diodes And Transistors And Characteristics, Junction And Field Effect Transistors, Different Types Of Transistor Amplifiers, Equivalent Circuits And Frequency Response, Oscillators And Other Circuits, Feedback Amplifiers and related areas.

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PART II

  • ANALOG AND DIGITAL ELECTRONICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Operational 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, Analogue 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 and related areas.
  • SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Representation Of Continuous And Discrete Time Signals, Shifting And Scaling Operations, Linear, Time-invariant And Casual 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 and related areas.
  • CONTROL SYSTEMS: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 and related areas.
  • ELECTRICAL MACHINES: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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, Synchronous Machines – Performance,, Regulation, Parallel Operation of Generators, Motor Starting, Characteristics And Applications, Servo And Stepper Motors and related topics.
  • POWER SYSTEMS: This section has questions relating to such areas as 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 System, 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 and related areas.
  • POWER ELECTRONICS AND DRIVE: This section has questions relating to such areas as Semiconductor Power Diodes, Transistors, Thristors, Trials, GTOs, MO sets 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 and related areas.

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Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

PART I

  • BASICS ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basics Of Semiconductors, Diode Or Transistor Basics And Characteristics, Diodes For Different Uses, Junction And 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 Or Non-linear, Optical Sources Or Detectors, Basics Of Opto Electronics And Its Applications and related areas.
  • BASICS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: This section has questions relating to such areas as DC circuits-Ohm’s And Kirchoff’s Laws, Mesh And Nodal Analysis, Circuit Theorems, Electro-magnetism, Faraday’s And 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 and related areas.
  • MATERIALS SCIENCE: This section has questions relating to such areas as Electrical Engineering Materials, Crystal Structure And Defects, Ceramic Materials-Structures, Composites, Processing And Uses,  Insulating Laminates For Electronics, Structures, Properties And Uses, Magnetic Materials, Basics, Classification, Ferrites, Ferro Or Para-magnetic Materials And Components,  Nano Materials-Basics, Preparation, Purification, Sintering, Nano Particles And Uses; Nano-optical Or Magnetic Or Electronic Materials And Uses, Superconductivity, Uses and related areas.
  • ELECTRONICS METHODS AND INSTRUMENTATION: This section has questions relating to such areas as Principles Of Measurement, Accuracy, Precision And Standards, Analog And Digital Systems For Measurement, Measuring Instruments For Different Applications, Static Or 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 and related areas.
  • NETWORK THEORY: This section has questions relating to such areas as Network Graphs And Matrices, Wye-Delta Transformation,  Linear Constant Coefficient Differential Equations- Time Domain Analysis Of RLC Circuits, Solution Of Network Equations Using Laplace Transforms- Frequency Domain Analysis Of RLC Circuits,  2-port Network Parameters-Driving Point And Transfer Functions,  State Equations For Networks, Steady State Sinusoidal Analysis and related areas.
  • ANALOG AND DIGITAL CIRCUITS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Small Signal Equivalent Circuits Of Diodes, BJTS And FETs,  Diode Circuits For Different Uses,  Biasing And Stability Of BJT And JFET Amplifier Circuits, Analysis, Design Of Amplifier- Single, Multistage, Feedback And Uses, Active Filters, Timers, Multipliers, Wave Shaping, A/D-D/A Converters,  Boolean Algebra And Uses, Logic Gates, Digital IC Families, Combinatorial Or Sequential Circuits, Basics Of Multiplexers, Counters, Registers, Memories, Microprocessors, Design And Applications and related areas.

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PART II

  • ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM: This section has questions relating to such areas as Random Signals, Noise, Probability Theory, Information Theory,  Analog Versus Digital Communication And 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: Fibre Optics, Theory, Practice, Standards and related areas.
  • CONTROL SYSTEMS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Classification Of Signals And Systems, Application Of Signal And System Theory,  System Realization, Transforms And Their Applications, Signal Flow Graphs, Routh-Hurwitz Criteria, Root loci, Nyquist, Bode Plots, Feedback Systems-Open And 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 and related areas.
  • COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND ARCHITECTURE: This section has questions relating to such areas as Basic Architecture, CPU, I/O Organisation, Memory Organisation, Peripheral Devices, Trends,  Hardware, Software Issues,  Data Representation And Programming, Operating Systems-Basics, Processes, Characteristics, Applications, Memory Management, Virtual Memory, File Systems, Protection And Security,  Data Bases, Different Types, Characteristics And Design, Transactions And Concurrency Control, Elements Of Programming Languages, Typical Examples and related areas.
  • ELECTROMAGNETICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Elements 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 fmFrequency, Dispersion, Dielectric Types,  Antennas-Radiation Pattern, Monopolistic, Dipoles, Gain, Arrays-Active, Passive, Theory, Uses and related areas.
  • ADVANCED ELECTRONICS TOPICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as VLSI Technology: Processing, Lithography, Interconnects, Packaging, Testing, VLSI Design: Principles, MUX, ROM, PLA-based Design, Moore And Mealy Circuit Design,  Pipeline Concepts And Functions,  Design For Testability, Examples,  DSP: Discrete Time Signals, Systems, Uses, Digital Filters: FIR/IIR Types, Design, Speech, Audio, Radar Signal Processing Uses, Microprocessors And Microcontrollers, Basics, Interrupts, DMA, Instruction Sets, Interfacing, Controllers And Uses,  Embedded Systems and related areas.
  • ADVANCED COMMUNICATION TOPICS: This section has questions relating to such areas as Communication Networks: Principles, Practices, Technologies, Uses, OSI Model, Security, Basic Packet Multiplexed Streams, Scheduling, Cellular Networks, Types, Analysis, Protocols (TCP/TCPIP), Microwave And 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 and related areas.

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