UPSC IES Syllabus – Syllabus of Indian Engineering Services Preliminary, Mains

The UPSC Indian Engineering Services (IES) examination is conducted in multiple engineering disciplines. Below, I will provide a more detailed syllabus for both the IES Preliminary Examination and the IES Main Examination, including specific topics and chapters that are typically covered. Keep in mind that the exact syllabus may vary slightly from year to year, so it’s essential to refer to the official UPSC notification for the most up-to-date information.

IES Syllabus Preliminary Examination

Paper 1: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  1. Current Affairs:
    • National and international current events.
    • Government policies and programs.
  2. Engineering Aptitude:
    • Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability, and Statistics.
    • Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Integration techniques.
    • Engineering Mechanics: Laws of motion, Equilibrium of bodies, Friction, Centroid and moments of inertia.
    • Engineering Materials: Properties of engineering materials, Phase diagrams, Heat treatment.
    • Computer Programming: Basics of C and C++ programming, Control structures, Functions, and Pointers.
    • Basics of Energy and Environment: Energy conservation, Environmental pollution, and control.
    • Ethics and Values in Engineering Profession: Engineering ethics, Ethical theories.

Paper 2 Engineering Discipline-specific (Choose one of the following engineering disciplines):

  1. Civil Engineering:
    • Building Materials and Construction.
    • Solid Mechanics.
    • Structural Analysis.
    • Design of Steel Structures.
    • Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures.
    • Construction Practice, Planning, and Management.
    • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, and Pipe Flow.
    • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering.
    • Environmental Engineering.
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering.
    • Surveying and Geology.
  2. Mechanical Engineering:
    • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.
    • IC Engines, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning.
    • Fluid Mechanics.
    • Turbomachinery.
    • Power Plant Engineering.
    • Renewable Sources of Energy.
    • Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials.
    • Engineering Materials.
    • Design of Machine Elements.
    • Manufacturing, Industrial, and Maintenance Engineering.
  3. Electrical Engineering:
    • Engineering Mathematics.
    • Electrical Materials.
    • Electric Circuits and Fields.
    • Electrical and Electronic Measurements.
    • Computer Fundamentals.
    • Basic Electronics Engineering.
    • Analog and Digital Electronics.
    • Systems and Signal Processing.
    • Control Systems.
    • Electrical Machines.
    • Power Systems.
    • Power Electronics and Drives.
  4. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering:
    • Basic Electronics Engineering.
    • Basic Electrical Engineering.
    • Materials Science.
    • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation.
    • Network Theory.
    • Analog and Digital Circuits.
    • Control Systems.
    • Communications.
    • Electromagnetics.
    • Microwave Engineering.
    • Computer Engineering.
    • Advanced Electronics Topics.

UPSC IES Syllabus Main Examination

The IES Main Examination consists of two papers, and the syllabus is discipline-specific based on the candidate’s chosen engineering discipline. Here’s a general overview:

Paper 1: Engineering Discipline-specific

This paper focuses on the candidate’s chosen engineering discipline. The syllabus typically covers advanced topics and chapters specific to the selected engineering branch.

Paper 2: Engineering Discipline-specific

The syllabus for Paper 2 is also discipline-specific, covering further advanced topics and chapters related to the chosen engineering discipline.

Candidates are encouraged to refer to the official UPSC IES notification for their specific engineering discipline for the most up-to-date and detailed syllabus. Preparing thoroughly with standard textbooks and previous years’ question papers is crucial for success in the IES examination.

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