UPSC ESE Syllabus 2022 - Tier wise syllabus for prelims and mains exam

UPSC ESE Syllabus 2022 - Tier wise syllabus for prelims and mains exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has mentioned the detailed UPSC ESE 2022 syllabus in the official notification of UPSC ESE 2022. Aspiring candidates can check the detailed UPSC ESE syllabus along with the exam pattern before starting the preparation. It is important to check the UPSC ESE syllabus 2021 thoroughly so that students can know where they need to focus more. As per the UPSC ESE syllabus, there will be two papers in the prelims phase whereas the main stage will have descriptive questions. For the better preparation of UPSC ESE exam, cover both the syllabus before the prelims. To know more, read the full article below.

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UPSC ESE Syllabus 2021 For Prelims Exam

As per the UPSC ESE syllabus, the prelims stage will have two papers - Paper I consist of general studESE & engineering aptitude and Paper II based on the relevant subject opted by the applicants i.e. Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. All the important topics such as current affairs/events, reasoning, aptitude, logical problems, etc. will be covered in the Paper I whereas paper 2 covers topics of the relevant subject opted by the candidate.

UPSC ESE Syllabus for Paper 1

Subjects

Topics

General StudESE & Engineering Aptitude

  • Numerical Analysis

  • General Principles of Design

  • Basics of Project Management

  • Current events of national & international importance

  • Engineering Maths

  • Standards & Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, & services

  • Ethics & value system in the Engineering profession, etc

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

  • Network Theory

  • Analog and Digital Circuits

  • Basic Electronics Engineering

  • Computer Organization and Architecture

  • Electro Magnetics

  • Advanced Electronics Topics

  • Basic Electrical Engineering

  • Materials Science

  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems

  • Control Systems

  • Advanced Communication Topics

UPSC ESE Syllabus 2021 - Mains Exam

The syllabus of UPSC ESE 2021 mains exam has two papers. Both the papers are of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering covering all aspects of the subject. Applicants can check the detailed UPSC ESE syllabus 2021 for mains exam below.

UPSC ESE Syllabus for Paper 2

Subjects

Topics

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 1

  • Basic Electronics Engineering - Basics of semiconductors, Diode/Transistor basics & characteristics, Diodes for different uses, Junction & Field Effect Transistors, Transistor amplifiers of different types, oscillators & other circuits, Basics of Integrated Circuits, Bipolar, MOS & CMOS ICs, Basics of linear ICs, operational amplifiers and their applications

  • Basic Electrical Engineering - DC circuits‐Ohm’s & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems, Electro‐magnetism, Faraday’s & Lenz’s laws, induced EMF & its uses, Single‐phase AC circuits, Transformers, efficiency, Basics‐DC machines, induction machines & synchronous machines, Electrical power sources & their uses

  • Materials Science - Electrical Engineering materials, Crystal structure & defects, Ceramic materials‐structures, composites, processing & 26 uses, Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, propertESE & uses, Magnetic materials, basics, classification, ferrites, ferro/para‐magnetic materials & components, Nano materials‐basics, preparation, purification, sintering, nanoparticles & uses, Nano‐optical/magnetic/electronic materials & uses, Superconductivity, uses

  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation - Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards, Analog & Digital systems for measurement, measuring instruments for different applications, Static/dynamic characteristics of measurement systems, errors, statistical analysis & curve fitting, Different types of transducers & displays, Data acquisition system basics

  • Network Theory - Network graphs & matrices, Wye‐Delta transformation, Linear constant coefficient differential equations, Solution of network equations using Laplace transforms, 2‐port network parameters, State equations for networks, Steady state sinusoidal analysis

  • Analog and Digital Circuits - Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTS & FETs, Diode circuits for different uses, Biasing & stability of BJT & FET amplifier circuits, Analysis/design of amplifier, Feedback & uses, Active filters, timers, multipliers, wave shaping, A/D‐D/A converters, Boolean Algebra uses, Logic gates, Digital IC familESE, Combinatorial/sequential circuits, Basics of multiplexers, counters/registers/ memorESE /microprocessors, design & applications

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 2

  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems - Random signals, noise, probability theory, information theory, Analog versus digital communication & applications, Digital communication basics, Digital modulation, Multiple access, Optical communication

  • Control Systems - Classification of signals and systems, Application of signal and system theory, System realization; Transforms & their applications, Signal flow graphs, Routh‐Hurwitz criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode plots, Feedback systems, stability analysis, steady state, transient & frequency response analysis, Design of control systems, compensators, elements of lead/lag compensation, PID & industrial controller

  • Computer Organization and Architecture - Basic architecture, CPU, I/O organisation, memory organisation, peripheral devices, trends, Hardware/software issues, Data representation & Programming, Operating systems, Memory management, virtual memory, file systems, protection & security, Databases, different types, characteristics and design, Transactions & concurrency control, Elements of programming languages, typical examples

  • Electro Magnetics - Elements of vector calculus, Maxwell’s equations‐basic concepts, Gauss’, Stokes’ theorems, Wave propagation through different media, Transmission Lines, Waveguides‐basics, rectangular types, modes, cut‐off frequency, dispersion, dielectric types, Antennas‐radiation pattern, monopoles/dipoles, gain, arrays‐active/passive, theory, uses

  • Advanced Electronics Topics - VLSI technology, VLSI design, Pipeline concepts & functions, Design for testability, examples, DSP, Digital filters, Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing, Controllers & uses, Embedded systems

  • Advanced Communication Topics - Communication networks, Cellular networks, types, analysis, protocols, Microwave & satellite communication, Communication satellites, orbits, characteristics, systems, uses, Fibre‐optic communication systems, block schematics, link calculations, system design, etc

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UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2021 - Prelims & Mains Exam

Along with the syllabus, the exam pattern of UPSC ESE is different for the prelims and main stage. As per the exam pattern, the full marks of prelims stage will be 500 whereas the total marks for mains stage will be 600. Candidates can check the details about the UPSC ESE exam pattern in the table below.

ESE Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Papers

Subjects

Marks

Duration

Paper 1

General StudESE & Engineering Aptitude

200

2 hrs

Paper 2

Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 hrs

ESE Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Papers

Subjects

Marks

Duration

Paper 1

Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 hrs

Paper 2

Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 hrs

UPSC ESE Question Paper 2021

While preparing for UPSC exams which is one of the toughest exams, aspirants need to make sure that their preparation needs to be in the right direction. To provide an aid to the students, UPSC provides the question paper of UPSC ESE 2021. It is important to solve the question paper to understand every bit of the syllabus and exam pattern. Analyzing the preparation level can be done with the help of a question paper of UPSC ESE 2021.

How to prepare for UPSC ESE 2021

  • Choose the best books that need to be based on the new UPSC ESE syllabus and exam pattern before beginning UPSC ESE 2021 preparation.

  • It is very vital to prepare for the UPSC ESE in a topical way. Check your subject and prepare as per your time management

  • To improve your understanding and accuracy in answering a question in UPSC ESE, solve UPSC ESE question papers as much as possible.

  • Keep yourself hydrated from time to time and regularly exercise. It is very crucial during tests to keep a healthy lifestyle.

  • Appear in the UPSC mock tests.

  • Manage time as per your weaker and stronger areas in the UPSC ESE syllabus.