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UPSC IES ESE Syllabus 2020-2021: Check Exam Pattern and More.

UPSC IES ESE Syllabus 2020-21: UPSC will hold the IES Engineering Services Mains Exam 2020 on 18th October to fill 495 vacancies.

 UPSC has postponed the Indian Engineering Services IES Mains Exam 2020 amid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. UPSC is now going to conduct the ESE or IES Mains exam on 18 October 2020 for the recruitment of 495 vacancies in the categories of Civil or Mechanical or Electrical or Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates recruited through the UPES IES Exam get posted as Group A or Group B posts. These posts are permanent in nature and come under Level-8 Pay Matrix as per the 7th Pay Commission. The Officers recruited are posted in the Indian Railway Services, Central Engineering Service, Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts), Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service, Border Road Engineering Service, Indian Defence Services, Central Water Engineering and others. Below we have shared some Important Details of the UPSC IES Exam 2020 including the Exam Dates, Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Prelims and Mains examinations.

Important Dates for UPSC IES 2020 Exam
UPSC IES Prelims 2020 Exam Date5 January 2020
UPSC IES Mains 2020 Exam Date (Offline)Postponed to 18 October 2020

UPSC IES 2020: Selection Process for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics Engineers

The selection process of UPSC IES Exam for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics engineers involves:

Stage‐I:  Preliminary Exam

Stage‐II: Mains Exam

Stage‐III: Personality Test 

Candidates who clear the first stage of Preliminary exam get shortlisted for the Engineering Services Mains exam and the Personality test.

UPSC IES 2020: Exam Pattern

The UPSC IES Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in various exam centres. The Exam is held in two phases – Prelims and Mains. The UPSC IES Prelims contains two Objective type papers and UPSC IES Mains exam will be held in descriptive format. Have a look at the exam pattern of both the examinations below:

UPSC IES Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering

The Prelims exam will be held offline in pen and paper format containing the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

PaperSubjectMarksTime
Category I – Civil Engineering
Paper-IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude2002 Hrs
Paper-IICivil Engineering3003 Hrs
Category II – Mechanical Engineering
Paper-IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude2002 Hrs
Paper-IIMechanical Engineering3003 Hrs
Category III – Electrical Engineering
Paper-IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude2002 Hrs
Paper-IIElectrical Engineering3003 Hrs
Category IV – Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Paper-IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude2002 Hrs
Paper-IIElectronics & Telecommunication Engineering3003 Hrs

The IES Prelims exam consists of two Papers – General Studies & Engineering Aptitude and paper in respective branch of engineering

Paper I of General Studies contains 200 MCQs and Paper II of Engineering branch contains 300 MCQs

There is negative marking in  IES exam of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer marked by candidates

Candidates who will clear this round will get selected for the next round of Mains examination

The number of candidates selected for the IES Mains exam will be 6-7 times the total vacancies

UPSC IES Mains 2020 Exam Pattern for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering

PaperSubjectMarksTime
Category I – Civil Engineering
Paper-ICivil Engineering3003 Hrs
Paper-IICivil Engineering3003 Hrs
Category II – Mechanical Engineering
Paper-IMechanical Engineering3003 Hrs
Paper-IIMechanical Engineering3003 Hrs
Category III – Electrical Engineering
Paper-IElectrical Engineering3003 Hrs
Paper-IIElectrical Engineering3003 Hrs
Category IV – Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Paper-IElectronics & Telecommunication Engineering3003 Hrs
Paper-IIElectronics & Telecommunication Engineering3003 Hrs

The IES Mains exam consists of two Papers and both the papers are of respective branch of engineering – Civil or Mechanical or Electrical or Electronic Engineering.

Each Paper is of 300 marks and is of 3 hours duration each

Candidates who will clear this round will get selected for the next round of Personality Test or Interview

Number of candidates selected for the Personality Test will be twice the number of total vacancies

UPSC IES 2020 Syllabus: Prelims & Mains

Have a look at the syllabus of UPSC IES Prelims and Mains examinations below along with the important topics:

UPSC IES Prelims Syllabus 2020

General Studies and Engineering AptitudeCurrent  Events  of  national  & international  importanceEngineering Aptitude – Reasoning & Analytical abilityEngineering Mathematics & Numerical AnalysisGeneral  Principles  of  Design,  DrawingStandards & Quality  practices Energy and Environment: Conservation, Environmental Pollution, Climate  ChangeBasics of Project ManagementBasics of Material Science and EngineeringInformation and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools – networking, e‐ governance and education.Ethics and values in EngineeringKnowledge of relevant topics in engineering
Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic EngineeringSyllabus will be as that of Mains exam mentioned below

UPSC IES Mains Syllabus 2020

Syllabus of Civil Engineering
Paper IPaper II
Building MaterialsSolid MechanicsStructural AnalysisDesign of Steel StructuresDesign of Concrete and Masonry structuresConstruction Practice, Planning and ManagementFlow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines & Hydro PowerHydrology & Water Resources EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringGeo-technical Engineering & Foundation EngineeringSurveying & GeologyTransportation Engineering
Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering
Fluid MechanicsThermodynamics and Heat transferIC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioningTurbo MachineryPower Plant EngineeringRenewable Sources of EnergyEngineering MechanicsEngineering MaterialsMechanisms and MachinesDesign of Machine ElementsManufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance EngineeringMechatronics and Robotics
Syllabus of Electrical Engineering
Engineering MathematicsElectrical MaterialsElectric Circuits and FieldsElectrical and Electronic MeasurementsComputer FundamentalsBasic Electronics EngineeringAnalog and Digital ElectronicsSystems and Signal ProcessingControl SystemsElectrical MachinesPower SystemsPower Electronics and Drives
Syllabus of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Basic Electronics EngineeringBasic Electrical EngineeringMaterials ScienceElectronic Measurements and InstrumentationNetwork TheoryAnalog and Digital CircuitsAnalog and Digital Communication SystemsControl SystemsComputer Organization and ArchitectureElectro MagneticsAdvanced Electronics TopicsAdvanced Communication Topics

To know the detailed syllabus of each paper and subject of UPSC IES Prelims and Mains exam, download the syllabus below in PDF file format:

UPSC IES 2020: Personality Test

UPSC IES Personality Test is of 200 marks. Candidates who qualify both Prelims and Mains exam get shortlisted for the Personality Test or Interview round that tests candidates ability to be a leader, his or her capacity for intellectual curiosity, social qualities, powers and integrity of character.