IES Syllabus 2021 | Updated ESE Subject Wise Syllabus

UPSC IES Syllabus: Indian Engineering Services (IES) or often known as Engineering Service Examination (ESE) are extremely tough exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to hire engineering graduates for various management positions across the government of India.

UPSC conducts IES Exam every year and thousands of aspirants attempt the exam in various zones spread across the country. Therefore, before appearing for ESE 2021 Exam, students must check the latest IES Syllabus to know the subjects that will be asked in the Prelims and Mains Exam so as to prepare accordingly. 

In this article, you will find the latest IES/ESE Syllabus 2021 for all branches.

IES Syllabus 2021

IES syllabus 2021 comprises the topics that need to be studied for the General studies and engineering aptitude (GS & EA) exam that remains common to all the aspirants. IES/ESE syllabus also consists of the topics that need to be studied in all four subjects –

Candidates get to choose one of the four branches of engineering that they have the most expertise in an attempt only their chosen subjective papers. To help you prepare right for the exam, we have put together the ISE syllabus for

  • GS & EA,
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering. 

Note: All the IES Syllabus are provided by the Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.

IES Syllabus For General Studies & Engineering Aptitude (Prelims Paper 1)

Here you can check the General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Syllabus.

  • 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, 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.
  • Basics of Project Management.
  • 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.
  • Ethics and values in the Engineering profession.

IES General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Books

Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
ESE 2021 General Studies & Engineering Aptitude  GKP
General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice book ME Editorial
ESE 2021 Prelims General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice book ME Editorial

 

IES Syllabus 2021 For All Branches

IES Syllabus for Civil Engineering (Prelims & Mains 2021)

You should know that there are four papers for the IES Civil Engineering Exam i.e., two objectives and two subjective. You should have a Civil Engineering Degree to apply for the exam.

The IES Civil Engineering syllabus covers the following major topics,

 Paper I

  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction Practice, Planning and Management

Paper-II

  • Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying and Geology
  • Transportation Engineering

You will know the latest syllabus for IES Civil Engineering Exam by clicking the link given below.

IES Civil Engineering Books 2021

Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
Basic Structural Analysis C.S.Reddy
R.C.C. Designs B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Design Of Steel Structures S.K Duggal 
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering Hydrology K Subramanya

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IES Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (Prelims & Mains 2021)

You should know that there are four papers for IES Mechanical Engineering Exam i.e., two objective and two subjective. You should have a Mechanical Engineering Degree to apply for the exam.

The IES Mechanical Engineering syllabus covers the following major topics,

Paper I

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy

Paper-II

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics

You will know the latest syllabus for IES Mechanical Engineering Exam by clicking the link given below.

IES Mechanical Engineering Books 2021

Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
Engineering Thermodynamics P.K. Nag
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines S K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty
 Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer R.C. Sachdeva
Theory of Machines S S Rattan
Engineering Mechanics S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

IES Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (Prelims & Mains 2021)

You should know that there are four papers for IES Electrical Engineering Exam i.e., two objective and two subjective. You should have an Electrical Engineering Degree to apply for the exam.

The IES Electrical Engineering syllabus covers the following major topics,

Paper I

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus

Paper-II

  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives

You will know the latest syllabus for IES Electrical Engineering Exam by clicking the link given below.

IES Electrical Engineering Books 2021

Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
Electrical Power Systems C. L. Wadhwa
Electrical Machinery Author’s Name: P. S. Bimbhra
Control Systems Engineering I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Power System Engineering I Nagrath, D Kothari

IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus 2021

You should know that there are four papers for IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Exam i.e., two objective and two subjective. You should have an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Degree to apply for the exam.

The IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering syllabus covers the following major topics,

Paper I

  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Circuits

Paper-II

  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Electro Magnetics
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Advanced Communication Topics

You will know the latest syllabus for IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Exam by clicking the link given below.

IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Books 2021

Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Automatic Control Systems Benjamin C. Kuo
Digital Logic and Computer Design M. Morris Mano
Principles of Communication Systems Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling

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IES Exam Pattern 2021

You can check the basic overview of the IES (ESE) Exam 2021 Pattern.

Stages 

Examination 

Max. marks 

Stage 1

Preliminary Examination 

500

Stage 2

Main Examination 

600

Stage 3

Personality Test 

200

Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3

Grand Total 

1,300

UPSC IES 2021 Exam Preparation Tips

Candidates who are interested in applying for IES 2021 can start preparing for the examination. Check out a few preparation strategies to help students ace in exams:

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We have covered the detailed guide on IES Syllabus 2021. Feel free to ask us any queries related to UPSC in the comment section below.

IES 2021 Syllabus FAQs

1. What is the syllabus for IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper?

IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus includes Basic Electronics Engineering, Basic Electrical Engineering, Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation, Computer Organization and Architecture, Advanced Electronics Topics and Advanced Communication Topics.

2. How many Papers are there in IES exam?

IES Preliminary exam and Main exam will have 2 papers each – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Read the above article to get detailed information for each paper covered in IES Syllabus.

3. What are the most important topics in IES Civil Engineering Exam?

The highest weightage is given to Building Materials, Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

4. What are the topics for IES Mechanical Engineering Paper?

Thermodynamics and Heat transfer, IC Engines, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning, Engineering Mechanics, and so on.
Go through the above article to get complete lists of topics for the IES Mechanical Engineering Paper.

5. What topics are given the highest weightage in IES Electrical Engineering Paper?

In Electrical Engineering Paper, Engineering Mathematics, Electrical, and Electronic Measurements, Electric Circuits and Fields, Analog and Digital Electronics and Power Systems topics are given the highest weightage.

6. What are some of the suggested books for General Studies and Engineering Aptitude?

GKP’s ESE 2021 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and ME Editorials’ General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Practice Books are some of the suggested books for IES Prelims Paper 1.

7. What is the IES syllabus for Civil Engineering Mains 2021 Exam?

Go through the above article to get complete lists of topics covered in the IES Syllabus for the Civil Engineering Paper.

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