UPSC ESE - Syllabus
UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020
Result: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 (Tentative)
Pen & Paper Mode
Updated On - May 12 2021 by Anusha Pachauri
UPSC ESE will comprise of three rounds of recruitment which are mentioned below:
|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.|
|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|
|Construction Practice, Planning and Management|
|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|
|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, thermoelectric 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.|
|Engineering Mathematics||Matrix theory, Eigen values & Eigen vectors, a system of linear equations, Numerical methods for the 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; ferrites, ferromagnetic 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 multimeters, 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, |
|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 Optoelectronics and its applications.
|Basic Electrical Engineering||DC circuits ohm's & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electromagnetism, 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, nanoparticles 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
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