UPSC Indian Engineering Services Exam Syllabus 2020 PDF - UPSC IES Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

Sruthi | Sep 26, 2020


Name of the Recruitment Board
Union Public Service Commission
Name of the PostIndian Engineering Services
Type of Job
Central Govt Jobs
Mode of Application
Official Website
UPSC IES Exam Date16th October 2020 (tentative)
Selection Process
Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, and Interview
Exam Syllabus

UPSC IES Exam Syllabus 2020

Union Public Service Commission has released the syllabus for the UPSC Indian Engineering Services. We have provided all the topics in the below sections to make it easy for your preparation. The exam prelims and mains syllabus help you to plan your preparation for the exam. By referring the below mention topics, candidates can score good marks and perform well in the exam. Rather than searching here and there,  bookmark this page and read completely until you get an idea.

UPSC Indian Engineering Services Selection Process 2020

Contenders should attend the written test on a scheduled date. The selection committee officials will decide the candidates based on their performance in the selection rounds.

  • Prelims Examination
  • Mains Examination and
  • Interview

UPSC IES Prelims, Mains Exam Pattern 2020

Here in this section, we described subject wise exam pattern details in this section. Candidates can utilise the given topics provided below to get an idea about the total marks.

  • The objective type of question paper
  • The exam paper language - Hindi & English Language
  • One-third of marks will be deducted if the answer is wrong
  • No negative mark for unanswered question

Prelims Exam

PaperSubject NamesDurationMarks
Paper IGeneral Studies & Engineering Aptitude2 Hours200 Marks
Paper IIRelated Engineering Stream Questions3 Hours300 Marks

Mains Exam

PaperSubject NamesDurationMarks
Paper IRelated Engineering Stream Questions
3 Hours300 Marks
Paper IIRelated Engineering Stream Questions3 Hours300 Marks

UPSC IES Exam Syllabus PDF 2020

General Studies

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

General English

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

Mechanical Engineering

Paper I
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Renewable sources of energy
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Machinery and Steam Generators
  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Manufacturing Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Engineering Mechanics

Civil Engineering

Paper I
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Practice, Planning, and Management
  • Solid Mechanics
  • The design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Paper II
  • Air and Noise Pollution and Ecology
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Waste Water Engineering
  • Water Supply Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel, Flow, Pipe Flow
  • Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Environmental Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunications

Paper I
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Network Theory
  • Materials Science
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
Paper II
  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Advanced Communication Topics
  • Control Systems
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Electro Magnetics

Electrical Engineering

Paper I
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Electrical Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Materials
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits.
  • Control Systems

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Important Links

UPSC IES Notification 2020
UPSC IES Admit Card 2020
UPSC IES Exam Pattern 2020
UPSC IES Result 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I Download the UPSC IES 2020 Syllabus?

Ans: Candidates can download the UPSC IES Syllabus either from this page or from the official website i.e.,

Q. What is the UPSC Indian Engineering Services Prelims Exam Duration?

Ans: The prelims paper I exam duration is 2 hours and paper II exam duration is 3 hours.

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