IES Syllabus

IES Syllabus 2020 – Detailed ESE Subject Wise Syllabus

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 to hire engineering graduates for various management positions across the government of India.

In the past, this exam had been conducted with the name of Indian Engineering Services(IES) exam. Nearly, two lakh candidates appear for the examination every year.

IES exams are conducted every year and thousands of aspirants attempt the exam in various zones spread across the country. 

In this article, you will find the latest IES/ESE Syllabus 2020 for all branches.

IES Syllabus 2020

IES syllabus 2020 comprises of 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. 

The selection process happens in three different stages: 

  • Preliminary Examination: The preliminary examination consists of two papers – General studies and engineering aptitude (GS&EA) and Engineering discipline Specific paper
  • Main Examination: The main examination consists of two Engineering discipline Specific papers
  • Personal Interview: Personal Interview consists of the personality test and specific interviews 

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. 

Before starting the complete guide, lets take a look on IES Exam 2020.

Exam  Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
Conducted by  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 
Exam level National 
Frequency  Once in a year
Educational qualifications  Engineering 
Age limit  21-30 years
Number of vacancies  495
Selection process  Preliminary, Main Exam & Interview 
Preliminary exam Objective-type 
Main exam  Conventional
Admit card availability  3 weeks before the exam
Withdrawal of application  Yes
Application fee  Rs 200
Official website www.upsc.gov.in 

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 2020 General Studies & Engineering Aptitude  GKP
General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice book ME Editorial
ESE 2020 Prelims General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice book ME Editorial
IES Syllabus 2020 For All Branches

IES Civil Engineering Syllabus 2020

You should know that there are four papers for IES Civil Engineering Exam i.e., two objective 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 2020

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

IES Mechanical Engineering Syllabus 2020

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 2020

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 Electrical Engineering Syllabus 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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

IES Exam Pattern 2020

You can check the basic overview of IES Exam 2020 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

Other Important Links Related To IES Exam

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