UPSC Indian Engineering Services – IES Exam 2013 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

Latest Announcement

Related Combined Engineering Services CES Pages

    UPSC Indian Engineering Services – IES Exam 2013 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

    Engineering Services Exam 2012 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering
    ( For both objective and conventional types papers )
    Paper – 1
    1. EM Theory
      Electric and magnetic fields, Gauss’s Law and Amperes Law, Fields in dielectrics, conductors and magnetic materials. Maxwell’s equations. Time varying fields. Plane – Wave propagating in dielectric and conducting media. Transmission lines.
    2. Electrical Materials
      Band Theory, Conductors, Semi-conductors and Insulators, Super-conductivity, Insulators for electrical and electronic applications. Magnetic materials. Ferro and ferri magnetism, Ceramics, Properties and applications. Hall effect and its applications. Special semi conductors.
    3. Electrical Circuits
      Circuits elements, Kirchoff`s Laws, Mesh and nodal analysis. Network Theorems and applications, Natural response and forced response, Transient response and steady state response for arbitrary inputs, Properties of networks in terms of poles and zeros. Transfer function, Resonant circuits, Three phase circuits, Two-port networks, Elements of two-element network synthesis.
    4. Measurements and Instrumentation
      Units and Standards, Error analysis, measurement of current, Voltage, power, Power-factor and energy. Indicating instruments, Measurement of resistance, inductance, Capacitance and frequency, Bridge measurements, Electronic measuring instruments. Digital Voltmeter and frequency counter. Transducers and their applications to the measurement of non-electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, flow-rate displacement, acceleration, noise level etc. Date acquisition systems, A/D and D/A converters.
    5. Control Systems
      Mathematical modeling of physical systems, Block diagrams and signal flow graphs and their reduction. Time domain and frequency domain analysis of linear dynamical system, Errors for different type of inputs and stability criteria for feedback systems, Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz array, Nyquist plot and Bode plot. Root locus and Nicols chart and the estimation of gain and phase margin. Basic concepts of compensator design, State variable matrix design. Sampled data system and performance of such a system with the samples in the error channel. Stability of sampled data system. Elements of non-linear control analysis, Control system components, electromechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic components.
    Paper – II
    1. Electrical Machines and Power Transformers
      Magnetic Circuits – Analysis and Design of Power transformers, Construction and testing. Equivalent circuits, Losses and efficiency, Regulation, Auto-transformer, 3-phase transformer, Parallel operation.
      Basic concepts in rotating machines, EMF, torque, basic machine types. Construction and operation, leakage losses and efficiency.
      B.C. Machines, Construction, Excitation methods, Circuit models, Armature reaction and commutation, Characteristics and performance analysis, Generators and motors. Starting and speed control, Testing, Losses and efficiency.
      Synchronous Machines, Construction, Circuit model, Operating Characteristics and performance analysis. Synchronous reactance, Efficiency, Voltage regulation, Salient-pole machine, Parallel operation. Hunting, Short circuit transients.
      Induction Machines, Construction, Principle of operation, Rotating Fields, Characteristics and performance analysis, Determination of Circuit model, Circle diagram, Starting and speed control.
      Fractional KW motors. Single-phase synchronous and induction motors.
    2. Power systems
      Types of Power Stations, Hydro, Thermal and Nuclear Stations, Pumped storage plants, Economics and operating factors.
      Power transmission lines, Modeling and performance characteristics, Voltage control, Load flow studies, Optimal power system operation, Load frequency control, Symmetrical short circuit analysis, Z-Bus formulation, Symmetrical Components, Per Unit representation, Fault analysis, Transient and steady-state stability of power systems. Equal area criterion.
      Power system Transients, Power system Protection Circuit breakers. Relays, HVDC transmission.
    3. Analog and Digital Electronics and circuits
      Semiconductor device physics, PN junctions and transistors, circuit models and parameters, FET, Zener, tunnel, Schottky, photo diodes and their applications, rectifier circuits, voltage regulators and multipliers, switching behavior of diodes and transistors.
      Small signal amplifiers, biasing circuits, frequency response and improvement, multistage amplifiers and feed-back amplifiers, D.C. amplifiers, coupling methods, push pull amplifiers, operational amplifiers, wave shaping circuits, Multivibrators and flip-flops and their applications. Digital logic gage families, universal gatescombinational circuits for arithmetic and logic operational, sequential logic circuits. Counters, registers, RAM and ROMs.
      1. Microprocessors
        Microprocessor architecture Instruction set and simple assembly language programming. Interfacing for memory and I/O. Applications of Micro-processors in power system.
      2. Communication Systems
        Types of modulation; AM, FM and PM. Demodulators, Noise and bandwidth considerations. Digital communication systems, Pulse code modulation and demodulation, Elements of sound and vision broadcasting, Carrier communication. Frequency division and time division multiplexing, Telemetry system in power engineering.
      3. Power Electronics
        Power Semiconductor devices, Thyristor, Power transistor, GTOs and MOSFETs Characteristics and operation, AC to DC Converters; 1-phase and 3-phase DC to DC Converters. AC regulators. Thyristor controlled reactors; switched capacitor networks.
        Inverters; single-phase and 3-phase. Pulse width modulation. Sinusoidal modulation with uniform sampling, Switched mode power supplies.


  1. Very useful blog. Technic Automation is in to business of Industrial Automation. Company is the leading Designer and manufacturer of CUSTOM BUILT AUTOMATION SYSTEM. It is based on Pneumatic Automation (Low Cost Automation), Hydraulic Automation, Air / Hydro Test System, Electric / Electronic / Instrumentation and Marketing Pneumatic Products. Pneumatic & Hydraulic system

  2. It’s refreshing to stumble upon such a top-notch article. Lately, it’s been more difficult to find good articles like this one. I’m glad I had the opportunity to read your content. I agree with you.
    GATE 2013
    GATE exams


Blog Archive


ACHIVEMENTS (22) EBOOKS (10) EXAMS (2) GATE (3) GRE (10) INTERVIEW TIPS (2) JOBS (82) materials (27) NEWS (25) no (1) NOTIFICATIONS (23) ONLINE BITS (10) placement papers (1) PREVIOUS PAPERS (25) PROGRAMMES (3) projects (6) RESULTS (14) SYYLABUS (6) textbooks (4) TIME TABLES (12) tofel (2) UPDATES (1) VIDEOS (5)