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IES Syllabus

General Paper
General English

The English paper will be designed to test general understanding of English and everyday use of words. .

General Knowledge

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and matters of every day observation and experience. The knowledge of scientific aspects of everyday life is expected at the level of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.

Electronics & Telecommunication ENGINEERING PAPER - I

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Materials and Components

Structure and properties of Electrical Engineering materials; Conductors, Semiconductors and Insulators, magnetic, Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Ceramic, Optical and Super-conducting materials. Passive components and characteristics Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors; Ferrites, Quartz crystal Ceramic resonators, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical components.

Physical Electronics, Electron Devices and ICs

Electrons and holes in semiconductors, Carrier Statistics, Mechanism of current flow in a semiconductor, Hall effect; Junction theory; Different types of diodes and their characteristics; Bipolar Junction transistor; Field effect transistors; Power switching devices like SCRs, GTOs, power MOSFETS; Basics of ICs - bipolar, MOS and CMOS types; basic of Opto Electronics.

Signals and Systems

Classification of signals and systems: System modeling in terms of differential and difference equations; State variable representation; Fourier series; Fourier transforms and their application to system analysis; Laplace transforms and their application to system analysis; Convolution and superposition integrals and their applications; Z-transforms and their applications to the analysis and characterisation of discrete time systems; Random signals and probability, Correlation functions; Spectral density; Response of linear system to random inputs.

Network theory

Network analysis techniques; Network theorems, transient response, steady state sinusoidal response; Network graphs and their applications in network analysis; Tellegen's theorem. Two port networks; Z, Y, h and transmission parameters. Combination of two ports, analysis of common two ports. Network functions : parts of network functions, obtaining a network function from a given part. Transmission criteria : delay and rise time, Elmore's and other definitions effect of cascading. Elements of network synthesis.

Electromagnetic Theory

Analysis of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Laplace's and Poisson's equations; Boundary value problems and their solutions; Maxwell's equations; application to wave propagation in bounded and unbounded media; Transmission lines : basic theory, standing waves, matching applications, microstrip lines; Basics of wave guides and resonators; Elements of antenna theory.

Electronic Measurements and instrumentation

Basic concepts, standards and error analysis; Measurements of basic electrical quantities and parameters; Electronic measuring instruments and their principles of working : analog and digital, comparison, characteristics, application. Transducers; Electronic measurements of non electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, humidity etc; basics of telemetry for industrial use.

Electronics & Telecommunication ENGINEERING PAPER - II

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Analog Electronic Circuits

Transistor biasing and stabilization. Small signal analysis. Power amplifiers. Frequency response. Wide banding techniques. Feedback amplifiers. Tuned amplifiers. Oscillators. Rectifiers and power supplies. Op Amp, PLL, other linear integrated circuits and applications. Pulse shaping circuits and waveform generators.

Digital Electronic Circuits

Transistor as a switching element; Boolean algebra, simplification of Boolean functions, Karnaguh map and applications; IC Logic gates and their characteristics; IC logic families : DTL, TTL, ECL, NMOS, PMOS and CMOS gates and their comparison; Combinational logic Circuits; Half adder, Full adder; Digital comparator; Multiplexer Demulti-plexer; ROM an their applications. Flip flops. R-S, J-K, D and T flip-flops; Different types of counters and registers Waveform generators. A/D and D/A converters. Semiconductor memories.

Control Systems

Transient and steady state response of control systems; Effect of feedback on stability and sensitivity; Root locus techniques; Frequency response analysis. Concepts of gain and phase margins: Constant-M and Constant-N Nichol's Chart; Approximation of transient response from Constant-N Nichol's Chart; Approximation of transient response from closed loop frequency response; Design of Control Systems, Compensators; Industrial controllers.

Communication Systems

Basic information theory; Modulation and detection in analogue and digital systems; Sampling and data reconstructions; Quantization & coding; Time division and frequency division multiplexing; Equalization; Optical Communication: in free space & fiber optic; Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency; Satellite Communication.

Microwave Engineering

Microwave Tubes and solid state devices, Microwave generation and amplifiers, Waveguides and other Microwave Components and Circuits, Microstrip circuits, Microwave Antennas, Microwave Measurements, Masers, lasers; Microwave propagation. Microwave Communication Systems terrestrial and Satellite based.

Computer Engineering

Number Systems. Data representation; Programming; Elements of a high level programming language PASCAL/C; Use of basic data structures; Fundamentals of computer architecture; Processor design; Control unit design; Memory organisation, I/o System Organisation. Microprocessors: Architecture and instruction set of Microprocessors 8085 and 8086, Assembly language Programming. Microprocessor Based system design: typical examples. Personal computers and their typical uses.

Electrical ENGINEERING PAPER - I

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

EM Theory

Electric and magnetic fields. Gauss's Law and Amperes Law. Fields in dielectrics, conductors and magnetic materials. Maxwell's equations. Time varying fields. Plane-Wave propagating in dielectric and conducting media. Transmission lines.

Electrical Materials

Band Theory, Conductors, Semi-conductors and Insulators. Super-conductivity. Insulators for electrical and electronic applications. Magnetic materials. Ferro and ferri magnetism. Ceramics, Properties and applications. Hall effect and its applications. Special semi conductors.

Electrical Circuits

Circuits elements. Kirchoff's Laws. Mesh and nodal analysis. Network Theorems and applications. Natural response and forced response. Transient response and steady state response for arbitrary inputs. Properties of networks in terms of poles and zeros. Transfer function. Resonant circuits. Threephase circuits. Two-port networks. Elements of two-element network synthesis.

Measurements and Instrumentation

Units and Standards. Error analysis, measurement of current, Voltage, power, Power-factor and energy. Indicating instruments. Measurement of resistance, inductance, Capacitance and frequency. Bridge measurements. Electronic measuring instruments. Digital Voltmeter and frequency counter. Transducers and their applications to the measurement of non-electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, flow-rate displacement, acceleration, noise level etc. Data acquisition systems. A/D and D/A converters.

Control System

Mathematical modelling of physical systems. Block diagrams and signal flow graphs and their reduction. Time domain and frequency domain analysis of linear dynamical system. Errors for different type of inputs and stability criteria for feedback systems. Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz array, Nyquist plot and Bode plot. Root locus and Nicols chart and the estimation of gain and phase margin. Basic concepts of compensator design. State variable matrix and its use in system modelling and design. Sampled data system and performance of such a system with the samples in the error channel. Stability of sampled data system. Elements of non-linear control analysis. Control system components, electromechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic components.

Electrical ENGINEERING PAPER-II

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Electrical Machines and Power Transformers

Magnetic Circuits - Analysis and Design of Power transformers. Construction and testing. Equivalent circuits. Losses and efficiency. Regulation. Auto-transformer, 3-phase transformer. Parallel operation. Basic concepts in rotating machines. EMF, torque, basic machine types. Construction and operation, leakage losses and efficiency. B.C. Machines. Construction, Excitation methods. Circuit models. Armature reaction and commutation. Characteristics and performance analysis. Generators and motors. Starting and speed control. Testing, Losses and efficiency.

Synchronous Machines. Construction. Circuit model. Operating characteristics and performance analysis. Synchronous reactance. Efficiency. Voltage regulation. Salient-pole machine, Parallel operation. Hunting. Short circuit transients. Induction Machines. Construction. Principle of operation. Rotating fields. Characteristics and performance analysis. Determination of circuit model. Circle diagram. Starting and speed control. Fractional KW motors. Single-phase synchronous and induction motors.

Power systems

Types of Power Stations, Hydro, Thermal and Nuclear Stations. Pumped storage plants. Economics and operating factors. Power transmission lines. Modeling and performance characteristics. Voltage control. Load flow studies. Optimal power system operation. Load frequency control. Symmetrical short circuit analysis. ZBus formulation. Symmetrical Components. Per Unit representation. Fault analysis. Transient and steady-state stability of power systems. Equal area criterion. Power system Transients. Power system Protection Circuit breakers. Relays. HVDC transmission.

Analog and Digital Electronics and Circuits

Semiconductor device physics, PN junctions and transistors, circuit models and parameters, FET, Zener, tunnel, Schottky, photo diodes and their applications, rectifier circuits, voltage regulators and multipliers, switching behavior of diodes and transistors. Small signal amplifiers, biasing circuits, frequency response and improvement, multistage amplifiers and feed-back amplifiers, D.C. amplifiers, Oscillators. Large signal amplifiers, coupling methods, push pull amplifiers, operational amplifiers, wave shaping circuits. Multivibrators and flip-flops and their applications. Digital logic gate families, universal gates-combination circuits for arithmetic and logic operational, sequential logic circuits. Counters, registers, RAM and ROMs.

Microprocessors

Microprocessor architecture-Instruction set and simple assembly language programming. Interfacing for memory and I/O. Applications of Micro-processors in power system.

Communication Systems

Types of modulation; AM, FM and PM. Demodulators. Noise and bandwidth considerations. Digital communication systems. Pulse code modulation and demodulation. Elements of sound and vision broadcasting. Carrier communication. Frequency division and time division multiplexing, Telemetry system in power engineering.

Power Electronics

Power Semiconductor devices. Thyristor. Power transistor, GTOs and MOSFETS. Characteristics and operation. AC to DC Converters; 1-phase and 3-phase DC to DC Converters; AC regulators. Thyristor controlled reactors; switched capacitor networks. Inverters; single-phase and 3-phase. Pulse width modulation. Sinusoidal modulation with uniform sampling. Switched mode power supplies.

Civil ENGINEERING PAPER -I

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Building Materials

Timber: Different types and species of structural timber, density-moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects, influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet rots, codal provisions for design, plywood.

Bricks: Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, influence of morter strength on masonry strength.

Cement: Compounds of, different types, setting times, strength. Cement Mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering and masony. Concrete: Importance of W/C Ratio, Strength, ingredients including admixtures, worksability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive testing, mix design methods.

Solid Mechanics

Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, Mohr’s circle of stress, strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of strain, combined stress; Elastic theories of failure; Simple bending, shear; Torsion of circular and rectangular sections and simple members.

Structural Analysis

Analysis of determinate structures – different methods including graphical methods. Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames - moment distribution, slopedeflection, stiffness and force methods, energy methods, Muller-Breslau principle and application. Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames - shape factors.

Design of Steel Structures

Principles of working stress method. Design of connections, simple members, Built-up sections and frames, Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of simple members and frames.

Design of Steel Structures

Principles of working stress method. Design of connections, simple members, Built-up sections and frames, Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of simple members and frames.

Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces. Codal provisions for slabs, beams, walls and footings. Working stress method of design of R.C. members. Principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing, losses. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Introductions to prestressing of indeterminate structures. Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes.

Construction Practise, Planning and Management

Concreting Equipment: Weight Batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump. Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment. Earthwork Equipment : Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractor, rollers, sheep foot rollers, pumps. Construction, Planning and Management Bar chart, linked bar chart, work-break down structures, Activity - on - arrow diagrams. Critical path, probabilistic activity durations; Event-based networks. PERT network: Time-cost study, crashing; Resource allocation.

Civil ENGINEERING PAPER -II

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Fluid and related concepts

a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow: Fluid Properties, Pressure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow Kinematics; Integration of flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative motion; Moment of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and Control, Drag, Lift; dimensional Analysis, Modeling; Cavitations; Flow oscillations; Momentum and Energy principles in Open channel flow, Flow controls, Hydraulic jump, Flow sections and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow; Surges; Flow development and losses in pipe flows, Measurements; Siphons; Surges and Water hammer; Delivery of Power Pipe networks.

b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power: Centrifugal pumps, types, performance parameters, scaling, pumps in parallel; Reciprocating pumps, air vessels, performance parameters; Hydraulic ram; Hydraulic turbines, types, performance parameters, controls, choice; Power house, classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply.

Water concepts

a) Hydrology: Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analyses, PMP, unit and synthetic hydrographs; Evaporation and transpiration; Floods and their management, PMF; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Routing of floods; Capacity of Reservoirs.

b) Water Resources Engineering: Water resources of the globe: Multipurpose uses of Water: Soil-Plant-Water relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and their yields, ground water yield and well hydraulics; Waterlogging, drainage design; Irrigation revenue; Design of rigid boundary canals, Lacey’s and Tractive force concepts in canal design, lining of canals; Sediment transport in canals; Non-Overflow and overflow sections of gravity dams and their design, Energy dissipators and tailwater rating; Design of headworks, distribution works, falls, cross-drainage works, outlets; River training.

c) Environmental Engineering

Water Engineering

a)Water Supply Engineering: Sources of supply, yields, design of intakes and conductors; Estimation of demand; Water quality standards; Control of Water-borne diseases; Primary and secondary treatment, detailing and maintenance of treatment units; Conveyance of treatment units; Conveyance and distribution systems of treated water, leakages and control; Rural water supply; Institutional and industrial water supply.

b)Waste Water Engineering: Urban rain water disposal; Systems of sewage collection and disposal; Design of sewers and sewerage systems; pumping; Characteristics of sewage and its treatment, Disposal of products of sewage treatment, streamflow rejuvenation Institutional and industrial sewage management; Plumbing Systems; Rural and semi-urban sanitation.

c)Solid Waste Management: Source, classification collection and disposal; Design and Management of landfills.

d)Air And Noise Pollution and Ecology: Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; Noise pollution an standards; Ecological chain and balance, Environmental assessment.

Soil Mechanics

a) Soil Mechanics: Properties of soil, classification and interrelationship; Compaction behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice; Permeability and seepage, flow nets, Inverted filters; Compressibility and consolidation; Shearing resistance, stresses and failure; soil testing in laboratory and in-situ; Stress path and applications; Earth pressure theories, stress distribution in soil; soil exploration, samplers, load tests, penetration tests.

b) Foundation Engineering: Types of foundations, Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field tests; Types of piles and their design and layout, Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention, foundation on swelling soils.

Surveying

Classification of surveys, scales, accuracy; Measurement of distances – direct and indirect methods; optical and electronic devices; Measurement of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction; Theodolites - types; Measurement of elevations - Spirit and trigonometric levelling; Relief representation; Contours; Digital elevation modelling concept; Establishment of control by triangulations and traversing - measurements and adjustment of observations, computation of coordinates; Field astronomy, Concept of global positioning system; Map preparation by plane tabling and by photogrammetry; Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes.

Transportation Engineering

Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation; Materials and construction methods for different surfaces and maintenance: Principles of pavement design; Drainage. Traffic surveys, Intersections,

signalling: Mass transit systems, accessibility,networking. Tunnelling, alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting and ventilation, traffic control, emergency management. Planning of railway systems, terminology and designs, relating to gauge, track, controls, transits, rolling stock, tractive power and track modernisation; Maintenance; Appurtenant works; Containerisation. Harbours - layouts, shipping lanes, anchoring, location identification; Littoral transport with erosion and deposition; sounding methods; Dry and Wet docks, components and operational Tidal data and analyses. Airports - layout and orientation; Runway and taxiway design and drainage management; Zoning laws; Visual aids and air traffic control; Helipads, hangers, service equipment.

ME
Mechanical ENGINEERING PAPER - I

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Thermodynamics

Cycles and IC Engines, Basic concept, open and closed systems. Heat and work, Zeroth, First and second law, Application to non flow and flow processes. Entropy, Availability, Irreversibility and Tds relations clapeyron and real gas equations, Properties of ideal gases and vapors. Standard vapor, Gas power and refrigeration cycles. Two stage compressor. C. I. and S. I. Engines. Pre-ignition, Detonation and diesel-knock, Fuel injection and carburetion, supercharging turbo-prop and Rocket engines, engine cooling, production Emission & control, Fuel gas analysis, Measurement of calorific values. Conventional and Nuclear power

Heat Transfer and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Modes of heat transfer. One dimensional steady an unsteady condition. Composite slab and equivalent Resistance. Heat dissipation from extended surfaces. Heat exchangers. Overall heat transfer coefficient. Empirical correlations for heat transfer and in laminar turbulent flows and for free and forced convection. Thermal boundary layer over a flat plate. Fundamentals of diffusive and convective mass transfer, Block, body and basics concepts in radiation. Enclosure theory, shape factor, Net work analysis, heat pump and refrigeration cycles and systems. Refrigerants. Condensers. Evaporators and expansion devices. Psychrometry, charts and application to air conditioning. Sensible melting and cooling. Effective temperature, comfort indices, load calculations, solar refrigeration, controls, Duct design

Fluid Mechanics

Properties and classification of fluids, Manometry, Forces on immersed surfaces, Center of pressure, Buoyancy, elements of stability of floating bodies. Kinematics and Dynamics, irrotational and incompressible. Inviscid flow, Velocity potential. Pressure field and forces on immersed bodies Bernoulli’s equations. Fully developed flow through pipes pressure drop calculations. Measurement of flow rate and pressure drop. Elements of boundary layer theory. Integral approach. Laminar and turbulent flows. Separations, flow over weirs and notches, Open channel flows, Hydraulic jump. Dimensionless numbers Dimensional analysis, Similitude and modelling. One dimensional isentronic flow, normal shock wave. Flow through convergent—divergent ducts, oblique shock-wave, Ravleigh and fanno lines.

Fluid Machinery and Steam Generators

Performance, operation control of hydraulic pump and impulse and reaction Turbines. Specific speed Classification. Energy transfer. Coupling power, transmission, steam generators, Fire-tube and water tube hoilers, Flow of steam through nozzles and diffusers, Wetness and condensation various types of steam and gas turbines velocity diagram. Partial addition Reciprocating, Centrifugal and axial flow compressors, Multistage compressors, role of Mach number, Reheat, Regeneration, Efficiency, Governace.

Mechanical ENGINEERING PAPER - II

(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Theory of Machines

Kinematic and dynamic analysis of planner mechanisms, Cams. Gear trains. Flywheels, Governors, Balancing of rigid rotor and field balancing. Balancing of single and multicylinder engines. Linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems. Critical speeds and whirling of shafts. Automatic controls.

Machine Design

Design of joints: cotters, key, spines, welded joints, threaded fasteners, joints formed by interference fits. Design of friction drives: couplings and clutches, belt and chain drives, power screws. Design of power transmission system: gears and gears drives, shaft and axle, wire ropes. Design of brings Hydrodynamic bearings and rolling element bearings.

Strength of Materials

Stress and strains in two dimensions, principal stresses and strains, Mohr’s construction, linear elastic materials, isotropy and anisotropy, stress-strains relations, uniaxial loading. Thermal stresses, Beams: Bending moment and shear stress distribution. Torsion of shafts, helical springs. Combined stresses, thick and thin walled pressure vessels. Struts and columns. Strains energy concepts and theories of failure.

Engineering Materials

Basics concepts on structure of solids, crystalline materials, Defects in crystalline materials, Alloys and binary phase diagrams, structure and properties of common engineering materials. Heat treatment of steels. Plastics, ceramics and composite materials. Common applications of various materials.

Production Engineering

Metal Forming: basic principles of forming, drawing and extraction; high energy rate forming; powder metallurgy. Metal Casting: Die casting, investment casting, Shell moulding, Centrifugal casting, Gating & rising design; melting furnaces. Fabrication processes: Principles of gas, Arc, Shielded are welding; advanced welding processes; weldability; Metallurgy of welding. Metal cutting: Turning, methods of screw production. Drilling, Boring, Milling, Gear manufacturing, production of flat surfaces, Grinding & Finishing processes. Computer controlled Manufacturing systems—CNC, DNC, FMS, Automation and Robotics. Cutting Tool Materials, Tool Geometry Mechanism of Tool wear, Tool life & Machinability; Measurement of cutting forces. Economics of machining unconventional machining processes, Jigs and Fixtures, Fits and tolerance Measurement of surface texture comparators, Alignment tests and reconditioning of machine Tools.

Industrial Engineering

Production, Planning and control: Forecasting—moving average exponential smoothing, operation scheduling; assembly line balancing product development. Break even analysis, capacity planning, PERT and CPM. Control operations: Inventory control ABC analysis EOO model. Materials requirement planning. Job design, Job Quality, work measurement, Quality measurement—Quality analysis and control.

Industrial Engineering

Production, Planning and control: Forecasting—moving average exponential smoothing, operation scheduling; assembly line balancing product development. Break even analysis, capacity planning, PERT and CPM. Control operations: Inventory control ABC analysis EOO model. Materials requirement planning. Job design, Job Quality, work measurement, Quality measurement—Quality analysis and control.

Operations Research: Linear programming –Graphical and Simplex methods, Transportation and assignment models, Single server queuing model. Value Engineering: Value analysis for cost/value.

Elements of Computation

Computer organization, Flow charting, Features of common computer languages—FORTRAN, d’ Base III. Lotus 1-2-3, C and elementary programming.