UPSC ESE (Engineering Services Exam)

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Date of Exam –  05th January 2020.

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UPSC ESE 2019 Syllabus

The IES Prelims are to be conducted on the month if January 2019. Over the years, the syllabus of IES has been the same. Here is a brief overview on the syllabus

  • For the engineering exam, the syllabus is of the graduation level
  • When it comes to the Engineering exam, the subjects of the syllabus remains the same as the students had studied in their graduation programs.
  • The syllabus has been segregated according to different disciplines of engineering, which are as:


When it comes to civil engineering, it is about planning, construction, designing, maintaining, and operating of infrastructures. The ones appearing for Civil Engineering need to prepare on the following subjects

  • Current Affairs
  • Engineering Aptitude
  • Numerical Analysis and Engineering Mathematics
  • General Principals of Drawing and Designing
  • Standards and Quality Practices
  • Basics of Energy Environment
  • Basics of Project Management
  • Basics of Engineering and Material Science
  • ICT
  • Values and Ethics in Engineering


The syllabus of Mechanical Engineers is as follows:

  • Current Affairs
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • General Principals of Drawing and Design
  • Standards and Quality Practices
  • Basics of Energy and Environment
  • Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • ICT
  • Project Management

Electrical or Electronics & Telecommunication:

The syllabus includes

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electric Fields and Circuits
  • Electronic and Electrical Measurement
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • System and Signal Processing
  • Control System
  • Electrical Mechanics
  • Power System
  • Power Drives and Electronics

Suggested Books

Civil Engineering

  • Basic Structural Analysis
  • C.C. Designs
  • Design Of Steel Structures
  • Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)
  • Engineering Hydrology

Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Theory of Machines
  • Engineering Mechanics

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Power System Engineering