## Syllabus of Engineering Service Exam: Electrical Engineering

**UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION - IES Exam**

**Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Syllabi for Electrical Engineering Branch**

**Electrical Engineering syllabus for both the Papers together for Stage-I objective type and for Stage-II Conventional type Paper-I and Paper – II**

**(New ESE Exam Syllabus will be implemented from the year 2017 onwards.)**

**PAPER – I**

1.

**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, nonlinear 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.

**2. 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.

**3. Electric Circuits and Fields**

Circuit
elements, network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, ideal current and
voltage sources, The venin’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.

**4. 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

**5. Computer Fundamentals:**

Number
systems, Boolean algebra, arithmetic functions, Basic Architecture, Central
Processing Unit, I/O and Memory Organisation; peripheral devices, data
representation and programming, basics of Operating system and networking,
virtual memory, file systems; Elements of programming languages, typical
examples.

**6. 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.

**PAPER – II**

**1. 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 demodulation, 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.

**2. 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.

**3. 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.

**4. 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.

**5. 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.

**6. Power Electronics and Drives:**

Semiconductor
power diodes, transistors, thermistors, 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.