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UPSC ESE Syllabus 2021: Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus of Engineering Services Exam- Download PDF

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UPSC ESE Syllabus 2021: UPSC will conduct the Engineering Services Exam (ESE) 2021 of preliminary level on 18th July 2021 for recruitment of vacancies in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering categories. Candidates recruited through the UPES IES/ESE 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 ESE Exam 2021 including the Exam Dates, Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Prelims and Mains examinations:

Important Dates for UPSC ESE 2021 Exam

UPSC ESE Prelims 2021 Exam Date

18th July 2021

UPSC ESE Mains 2021 Exam Date

10th October 2021

Let’s now have a look at the latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus of UPSC IES 2021 Exam for Indian Engineering Services Exam (ESE) in detail below:

UPSC ESE 2021: Selection Process for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics Engineers

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

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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 ESE 2021: Exam Pattern

The UPSC ESE 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/ESE Prelims contains two Objective type papers and UPSC ESE Mains exam will be held in descriptive format. Have a look at the exam pattern of both the examinations below:

UPSC ESE Prelims 2021 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):

Paper

Subject

Marks

Time

Category I - Civil Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Civil Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category II - Mechanical Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Mechanical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category III - Electrical Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Electrical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 Hrs

The ESE 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  ESE 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 ESE Mains exam will be 6-7 times the total vacancies

UPSC ESE Mains 2021 Exam Pattern for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Paper

Subject

Marks

Time

Category I - Civil Engineering

Paper-I

Civil Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Civil Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category II - Mechanical Engineering

Paper-I

Mechanical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Mechanical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category III - Electrical Engineering

Paper-I

Electrical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Electrical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 Hrs

The ESE 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 ESE 2021 Syllabus: Prelims & Mains

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

UPSC ESE Prelims Syllabus 2021

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

Current  Events  of  national  & international  importance

Engineering Aptitude - Reasoning & Analytical ability

Engineering Mathematics & Numerical Analysis

General  Principles  of  Design,  Drawing

Standards & Quality  practices 

Energy and Environment: Conservation, Environmental Pollution, Climate  Change

Basics of Project Management

Basics of Material Science and Engineering

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools - networking, e‐ governance and education.

Ethics and values in Engineering

Knowledge of relevant topics in engineering

Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Syllabus will be as that of Mains exam mentioned below

UPSC ESE Mains Syllabus 2021

Syllabus of Civil Engineering

Paper I

Paper II

Building Materials

Solid Mechanics

Structural Analysis

Design of Steel Structures

Design of Concrete and Masonry structures

Construction Practice, Planning and Management

Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines & Hydro Power

Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Geo-technical Engineering & Foundation Engineering

Surveying & Geology

Transportation Engineering

Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics

Thermodynamics and Heat transfer

IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning

Turbo Machinery

Power Plant Engineering

Renewable Sources of Energy

 

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Materials

Mechanisms and Machines

Design of Machine Elements

Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering

Mechatronics and Robotics

Syllabus of Electrical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Electrical Materials

Electric Circuits and Fields

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Computer Fundamentals

Basic Electronics Engineering

Analog and Digital Electronics

Systems and Signal Processing

Control Systems

Electrical Machines

Power Systems

Power Electronics and Drives

Syllabus of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Basic Electronics Engineering

Basic Electrical Engineering

Materials Science

Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

Network Theory

Analog and Digital Circuits

Analog and Digital Communication Systems

Control Systems

Computer Organization and Architecture

Electro Magnetics

Advanced Electronics Topics

Advanced Communication Topics

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

PDF Download UPSC ESE Exam Syllabus 2021

UPSC ESE 2021: Personality Test

UPSC ESE 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.

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