UPSC Engineering Services Exam Syllabus 2020 Download | UPSC ESE 2020 Prelims, Mains Exam Pattern

Sruthi | Jul 21, 2020


Name of the Recruitment Board
Union Public Service Commission
Name of PostsEngineering Services Exam (ESE)
Mode of Application
Job Category
Central Govt Jobs
UPSC ESE Prelims  Exam Date
5th January 2020
Official Website
UPSC ESE Mains Exam Date
18th October 2020
Name of the category
Exam Syllabus
Selection Process
Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, and Interview

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Syllabus PDF 2020

Union Public Service Commission has released the syllabus for the Engineering Services Exam. Contenders applied for this UPSC ESE Recruitment 2020 can download the syllabus from the official website or by the direct link mentioned below. UPSC ESE Syllabus will help the aspirants in the preparation of the exam. Aspirants can also go through the additional details like syllabus like Selection Process, Exam Pattern and others in the following sections.

UPSC ESE Selection Process 2020

The selection committee officials do the selection process for the UPSC Engineering Services Jobs 2020. Contenders should attend the written exam on the scheduled date. Those who perform better in written tests will be qualified for the interview round.

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern 2020

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Question Paper Pattern 2020 gives brief information about the exam structure, marking scheme, questions weightage. Enrolled candidates can analyze the total number of questions, name of the subjects, maximum marks, and exam duration.

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern for Prelims

  • Objective type of questions will be asked
  • The question paper will be in bilingual (Hindi & English) languages
  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
PaperSubject NamesDurationTotal Marks
IGeneral Studies & Engineering Aptitude2 hours 200
IIRelated Engineering Streams Questions 3 hours 300

500 Marks

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern for Mains

  • The mains question paper will be a conventional type
  • The question paper will be in English language only
PaperSubject NamesDurationTotal Marks
IRelated Engineering Streams Questions 
3 hours 300
IIRelated Engineering Streams Questions 3 hours 300

600 Marks

Detailed UPSC ESE 2020 Syllabus

General Studies

  • History – India
  • Sports
  • General Polity
  • Scientific Research
  • Economic Scene
  • Current Events – International & National
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Indian Constitution
  • Geography – India

General English

  • Synonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Restructuring Passage
  • Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Antonyms
  • Selecting Words etc

Mechanical Engineering

Paper I

  • Turbo Machinery
  • Renewable sources of energy
  • Fluid Machinery and Steam Generators
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Paper II

  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Engineering Materials
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Industrial and Maintenance Engineering

Civil Engineering

Paper I

  • Structural Analysis
  • The design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Practice, Planning, and Management
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Design of Steel Structures

Paper II

  • Waste Water Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel, Flow, Pipe Flow
  • Air and Noise Pollution and Ecology
  • Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
  • Surveying
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Supply Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunications

Paper I

  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Materials Science
  • Network Theory

Paper II

  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Control Systems
  • Advanced Communication Topics
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Electro Magnetics

Electrical Engineering

Paper I

  • Electrical Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Circuits and Fields
  • Computer Fundamentals

Paper II

  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.
  • Control Systems.
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Electrical Machines

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I get UPSC ESE 2020 Syllabus?

Ans: Candidates can get the UPSC ESE 2020 Syllabus either from this page or from the official website i.e.,

Q. What is the UPSC Engineering Services Mains Exam Duration?

Ans: The mains paper I exam duration is 3 hours and paper II exam duration is 3 hours.

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