Engineering Services Exam 2022

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021

The Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted to recruit officers for the services that cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India in the field of engineering.

The Exam is conducted annually by UPSC to recruit engineers in four domains i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Telecommunications for the Techno-Managerial posts.

The examination constitutes a two-stage written examination followed by an interview. ESE is considered one of the toughest examinations in India due to fewer posts and high competition. Officers recruited through ESE are mandated to manage and conduct activities in diverse technical fields.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, Post Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit officers for the services which cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India in the field of engineering.
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission

ESE Exam Eligibity Criteria 2022

  1. Nationality
  2. For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
    For other services, a candidate must be either:—
    (a) a citizen of India, or
    (b) a subject of Nepal, or
    (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. 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 recognized 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.

    Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’ 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 equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

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

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the ESE examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    Government Servants (List given below)* 35 years
    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 35 years
    Other Backward Classes 33 years
    Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations 33 years
    Ex‐servicemen including Commissioned Officers 35 years
    ECOs/ SSCOs 35 years
    Person with Benchmark Disability 40 years

    List of Government Servants eligible for Age relaxation:

    Department Services/Posts
    Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) I.R.S.E.
    Central Public Works Department C.E.S. Group ‘A’, CE&MES Gr ‘A’
    Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. ‘A’
    Ministry of Communication, Deptt. of Telecommunication Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’ Indian
    Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’, J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. ‘B’)
    Min of Defence, Deptt. of Defence Production, Directorate
    General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance
    Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service (DAQAS)Gr ‘A’
    Min of Science and Technology, Deptt. of Science and Technology Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service
    Geological Survey of India Assistant Executive Engineer Gr ‘A’
    Border Roads Organisation BRES Gr. ‘A’
    Indian Navy Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer
    Military Engineer Services Indian Defence Service of Engineers (lDSE) Group ‘A’
    AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre
    Min of Jal Shakti, Deptt. of Water Resources, River Development
    & Ganga Rejuvenation, Central Water Commission
    Central Water Engineering Group‐A Service.
    Central Electricity Authority CPES Gr ‘A’ & CPES Gr ‘B’.
    Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Indian Skill Development Service

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

Job Prospects

UPSC ESE (Engineering Service Exam) is the gateway to the central service as Class-I officers. Aspirants who successfully pass Engineering Service Examination are placed in various engineering posts in different Central Government organizations.

The posts are primarily located in Central Organizations/Departments dealing in engineering sectors.

Civil Engineering Services:

  1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
  3. Central Engineering Service
  4. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  5. Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  6. AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
  7. Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  8. AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
  9. Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
  10. Indian Skill Development Service.

Mechanical Engineering Services

  1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  3. AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  4. Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  5. Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  6. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  7. AEE(Elec & Mech) in Border Roads Engineering Service(Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  8. Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
  9. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  10. Indian Skill Development Service.
  11. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

Electrical Engineering Services

  1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  3. Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  4. Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  5. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  6. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  7. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).
  8. Indian Skill Development Service.
  9. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

Electronics & Telecommunication Services

  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 Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
  5. Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  6. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  7. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).
  8. Indian Skill Development Service.
  9. Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
  10. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).

ESE Exam Important Dates 2022

Event Date
Starting Date of Application September 22, 2021
Last Date of Application October 12, 2021
Preliminary Exam February 20, 2022
Result of Preliminary Exam To be notified
Main Exam To be notified

UPSC Engineering Services 2021 Dates:

Starting Date of Application 7th April 2021
Last Date of Application 27th April 2021
Admit Card for Prelims 24th June 2021
Preliminary Exam Date 18th July 2021
Preliminary Result 6th August 2021
Mains Exam 21st November 2021

ESE Exam Pattern 2022

Engineering Services Examination is segregated into three stages:
Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary)
Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains)
Stage-III: Personality Test

The Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage‐I) Examination consists of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers and carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks & Paper II – 300 Marks). While the Engineering Services (Main/stage‐II) Examination consists of two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with a duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper).

The Marks obtained in Preliminary/Stage‐I Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main/Stage‐II Examination will be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Pattern for Stage-I (All Engineering Deptts.)

In the Stage-I, the Paper-I on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude is common for all the streams of engineering candidates.

While The Stage-I, Paper-II is an engineering paper. The candidates from relevant engineering streams i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Telecommunications have to score in their respective papers.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-I: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200
2 Paper-II: Engineering

Respective engineering paper for Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunications.

Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 180 mins 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 300
Total Marks* 500

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Stage II (Civil Engineering)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
2 Paper-II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
Total Marks* 600

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Stage-II (Mechanical Engineering)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
2 Paper-II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
Total Marks* 600

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Stage-II (Electrical Engineering)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
2 Paper-II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
Total Marks* 600

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Stage-II (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-I
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
2 Paper-II
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 300
Total Marks* 600

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Stage‐III(Personality Test)

Total marks allotted: 200

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service for which he/she has competed.

ESE Exam Syllabus 2022

Syllabus for Stage-I (All Engineering Deptts.)

1 Paper-I: 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, 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 Engineering profession

2 Paper-II: Engineering

For all the engineering streams such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Telecommunications, please see the note for relevant engineering sections.

Points Related to the Stage-I (All Engineering Deptts.)

Contents for syllabi for Preliminary Examination/Stage‐I (objective type Paper-II) and for Main/Stage‐II Examination (Conventional type Paper‐I and Paper-II) in the relevant engineering stream has been given together as per UPSC notification.

Syllabus for Stage II (Civil Engineering)

1 CE Mains Paper-I

  • Building Materials:
    Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates: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.
  • Solid Mechanics:
    Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
  • Structural Analysis:
    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 & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.
  • Design of Steel Structures:
    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.
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures:
    Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre‐stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
  • Construction Practice, Planning and Management:
    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.

2 CE Mains Paper-II

  • Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power:
    • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow:
      Fluid properties; Dimensional Analysis and Modeling; Fluid dynamics including flow kinematics and measurements; Flow net; Viscosity, Boundary layer and control, Drag, Lift, Principles in open channel flow, Flow controls. Hydraulic jump; Surges; Pipe networks.
    • Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power:
      Various pumps, Air vessels, Hydraulic turbines – types, classifications & performance parameters; Power house – classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:
    Hydrological cycle, Ground water hydrology, Well hydrology and related data analysis; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Flood, drought and their management; Capacity of Reservoirs. Water Resources Engineering : Multipurpose uses of Water, River basins and their potential; Irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Resources ‐ storages and their yields; Water logging, canal and drainage design, Gravity dams, falls, weirs, Energy dissipaters, barrage Distribution works, Cross drainage works and head‐works and their design; Concepts in canal design, construction & maintenance; River training, measurement and analysis of rainfall.
  • Environmental Engineering:
    • Water Supply Engineering:
      Sources, Estimation, quality standards and testing of water and 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.
    • Waste Water Engineering:
      Planning & design of domestic waste water, sewage collection and disposal; Plumbing Systems. Components and layout of sewerage system; Planning & design 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.
    • Solid Waste Management:
      Sources & classification of solid wastes along with planning & design of its management system; Disposal system, Beneficial aspects of wastes and Utilization by Civil Engineers.
    • Air, Noise pollution and Ecology: Concepts & general methodology.
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering:
    • Geootechnical Engineering:
      Soil exploration ‐ planning & methods, Properties of soil, classification, various tests and intero relationships; Permeability & Seepage, Compressibility, consolidation and Shearing resistance, Earth pressure theories and stress distribution in soil; Properties and uses of geo‐synthetics.
    • Foundation Engineering:
      Types of foundations & selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, design and testing of shallow & deep foundations; Slope stability analysis, Earthen embankments, Dams and Earth retaining structures: types, analysis and design, Principles of ground modifications.
  • Surveying and Geology:
    • Surveying:
      Classification of surveys, various methodologies, instruments & analysis of measurement of distances, elevation and directions; Field astronomy, Global Positioning System; Map preparation; Photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts; Survey Layout for culverts, canals, bridges, road/railway alignment and buildings, Setting out of Curves.
    • Geology:
      Basic knowledge of Engineering geology & its application in projects.
  • Transportation Engineering:
    • Highways-Planning & construction methodology, Alignment and geometric design; Traffic Surveys and Controls; Principles of Flexible and Rigid pavements design.
    • Tunneling-Alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting and ventilation.
    • Railways Systems– Terminology, Planning, designs and maintenance practices; track modernization.
    • Harbours–Terminology, layouts and planning.
    • Airports-Layout, planning & design.

Syllabus for Stage-II (Mechanical Engineering)

1 ME Mains Paper-I

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

2 ME Mains Paper-II

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Syllabus for Stage-II (Electrical Engineering)

1 EE Mains Paper-I

  • Engineering Mathematics
    Matrix theory, Eigen values & Eigen vectors, system of linear equations, Numerical methods for solution of non‐linear algebraic equations and differential equations, integral calculus, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, Line, Surface and Volume Integrals. Fourier series, linear, non‐linear 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 distributions, correlation and regression analysis.
  • Electrical Materials
    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 Nano materials and Superconductors.
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
    Circuit elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, 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 distributions, Ampere’s and Biot‐Savart’s laws; inductance, dielectrics, capacitance; Maxwell’s equations.
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements:
    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 multi‐meters, phase, time and frequency measurement, Q‐meters, oscilloscopes, potentiometric recorders, error analysis, Basics of sensors, Transducers, basics of data acquisition systems.
  • Computer Fundamentals:
    Number systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data represenation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking, virtual memory, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
  • Basic Electronics Engineering:
    Basics of Semiconductor diodes and transistors and characteristics, Junction and field effect transistors (BJT, FET and MOSFETS), different types of transistor amplifiers, equivalent circuits and frequency response; oscillators and other circuits, feedback amplifiers.

2 EE Mains Paper-II

  • Analog and Digital Electronics:
    Operational amplifiers – characteristics and applications, combinational and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, multi‐vibrators, 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; Analog communication basics, Modulation and de‐modulation, 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.
  • Systems and Signal Processing :
    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.
  • Control Systems:
    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.
  • Electrical Machines :
    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.
  • Power Electronics and Drives :
    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, basis 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.

Syllabus for Stage-II (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering)

1 E & TE Mains Paper-I

  • Basic Electronics Engineering:
    Basics of semiconductors; Diode/Transistor basics and characteristics; Diodes for different uses; Junction & 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/non‐linear; Optical sources/detectors; Basics of Opto electronics and its applications.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering:
    DC circuits‐Ohm’s & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electro‐magnetism, Faraday’s & 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.
  • Materials Science:
    Electrical Engineering materials; Crystal structure & defects; Ceramic materials‐structures, composites, processing and uses; Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, properties and uses; Magnetic materials, basics, classification, ferrites, ferro/para‐magnetic materials and components; Nano materials‐basics, preparation, purification, sintering, nano particles and uses; Nano‐optical/magnetic/electronic materials and uses; Superconductivity, uses.
  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation:
    Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards; Analog and Digital systems for measurement, measuring instruments for different applications; Static/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.
  • Network Theory:
    Network graphs & 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 & transfer functions; State equations for networks; Steady state sinusoidal analysis.
  • Analog and Digital Circuits:
    Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTS and FETs; Diode circuits for different uses; Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits; Analysis/design of amplifier‐ single/multi‐stage; Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers, wave shaping, A/D‐D/A converters; Boolean Algebra& uses; Logic gates, Digital IC families, Combinatorial/sequential circuits; Basics of multiplexers, counters/registers/ memories /microprocessors, design& applications.

2 E & TE Mains Paper-II

  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems:
    Random signals, noise, probability theory, information theory; Analog versus digital communication & 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.
  • Control Systems:
    Classification of signals and systems; Application of signal and system theory; System realization; Transforms& their applications; Signal flow graphs, Routh‐Hurwitz criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode plots; Feedback systems‐open &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.
  • Computer Organization and Architecture:
    Basic architecture, CPU, I/O organisation, memory organisation, peripheral devices, trends; Hardware /software issues; Data representation& Programming; Operating systems‐basics, processes, characteristics, applications; Memory management, virtual memory, file systems, protection & security; Data bases, different types, characteristics and design; Transactions and concurrency control; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.
  • Electro Magnetics:
    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 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; DSP: Discrete time signals/systems, uses; Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses; Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing; Controllers & uses; Embedded systems.
  • Advanced Communication Topics:
    Communication networks: Principles /practices /technologies /uses /OSI model/security; Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling; Cellular networks, types, analysis, protocols (TCP/TCPIP); Microwave & 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.

Syllabus for Stage‐III(Personality Test)

There is no specific syllabus for Engineering Service interview. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also managerial abilities to address the issues arises during the course of work.

Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity.