IES Syllabus 2020 UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern PDF

Dear engineers, Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct the competitive exams to recruit eligible candidates for various Engineering posts. For these exams, you can get IES Syllabus 2018 here and prepare for you UPSC ESE exams. Find the Syllabi and detailed paper pattern in the following categories. The UPSC IES Pre-Exams will start soon.

IES Syllabus 2020

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Like every year, Union Public Service Commission launches several notifications to conduct competitive examinations at different levels. This year candidates will be given chance to attempt Engineering Service Examination also called for Indian Engineering Services. According to the Exam Calendar, the competition shall begin from January 2020 for which UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern PDF Download is made available here.

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Here are some more important news and updates for our participants. The exam time is on and so are your preparations. As the Union Commission has issued the news along the calendar, students can now also Download IES Syllabus 2020 pdf. For the current year, UPSC Engineering Syllabus has changed a little bit. Nut, don’t worry because UPSC IES Syllabus Hindi is available in detail here. Students can also download UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern PDF from this website. Find more details below.

Update Regarding IES Syllabus 2020
Examination Authority Union Public Service Commission
Name of Examination Engineering Services Examination(ESE)
Date of Exam (Pre) Updated soon
Syllabus Status Available

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern 2020

Given below are the details for Engineering Services test that will be held to recruit engineers in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication, and Civil Engineering. Check out the UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern PDF in the table given below.

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Stage – I (Preliminary) Objective Type Time Length Total Marks
Paper I (Common) General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 2-Hour 200
Paper II Engineering Specific 3-Hours 300
Stage I Total 500
Stage II (Mains) Subjective Papers    
Engineering Paper I 3-Hour 300
Engineering Paper II 3-Hour 300
Stage II Total 600
Stage I + II Total 1100
Stage III Personality Test   200
Grand Total 1300

Given below is the IES Syllabus 2020 pdf for the candidates who are interested in downloading the detailed format of all the engineering topics. Aspirants can also avail the UPSC IES Syllabus Hindi PDF. The official link has been mentioned t the end of the article.


UPSC IES Exam Syllabus 2020

General Ability 

  • Part-A (General Knowledge and Awareness)
  • Part-B (General English)

IES Syllabus Civil Engineering

Topics of Paper-I include

  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction practice
  • Planning and management

Paper-II contains the contents

  1. Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
  • (a)Fluid Mechanics, Open Flow, Pipe Flow
  • (b)Hydraulics Machines and Hydropower   

2) Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

  • (a)Hydrology
  • (b)Water Resources Engineering

3) Environmental Engineering

  • (a) Water Supply Engineering
  • (b)Waste Water Engineering
  • (c)Solid Waste management
  • (d)Air and noise pollution and Ecology

4) Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering

(a) Soil Mechanics

(b) Foundation Engineering

5) Surveying and Geology

(a) Surveying

6) Transportation Engineering

(a) Highways

(b) Tunneling

(c) Railway Systems

(d) Harbours

(e) Airports

UPSC ESE Syllabus Mechanical Engineering

Paper I Contents

  • Thermodynamics, Cycles and IC Engines
  • Heat Transfer and Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Machinery and Steam Generators

Paper II Contents

  • Theory of Mechanics
  • Machine Designs
  • Strength of Materials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Production Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Elements of Computation

IES Syllabus Electrical Engineering

Paper I

  • EM Theory Electric and Magnetic Field
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Control Systems

Paper II

  • Electrical Machines and Power Transformers
  • Power Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics and Circuits
  • Microprocessors
  • Communication Systems
  • Power Electronics

IES Syllabus Electronics and Communication

Paper I

  • Materials and Components
  • Physical, Electronics, and Electron Devices and ICs
  • Signals and Systems
  • Network Theory
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Electronic Measurements and instrumentation

Paper II

  • Analog Electronic Circuits
  • Digital Electronic Circuits
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

How IES Selection will be Done:

  • Prelims & Mains Test
  • Personality Test:
  • First of all, the department will organize the Personality Test. The Personality Test will carry 200 Marks (with no qualifying Marks).
  • Final selection for the candidate is totally based on the total number marks in the written exam and then interview.

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