Engineering Services Examination | Complete Details about ESE (IES) Exam

Indian Engineering Services remains the most sought-after career for the engineering graduates in India. Engineering Services Examination commonly known as ESE is conducted annually by UPSC to recruit engineers of four domains i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Telecommunications for the Techno –Managerial posts. The examination constitutes a two-stage written examination followed by an interview. ESE is considered as one of the toughest examinations in India due to fewer posts and high competition. Owing to highly competitive selection procedure, IES officers carry high respect and status and are mandated to manage and execute activities in diverse technical and managerial fields.

ESE Conduct exam in following Branches:

  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering


ESE Post Details


Civil Engineering
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Military Engineer Service (Building and Roads Cadre)
  • Survey of India Service

Electrical Engineering
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Military Engineer Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Assistant Naval Store (in Indian Navy)

Mechanical Engineering
  • Central Water Engineering Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Assistant Naval Store officer Grade I in Indian Navy
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Mechanical Engineer (in Geological Survey of India)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Border Roads Engineering Service)

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Assistant Naval Stores officer (in Indian Navy)

ESE  Eligibility


Nationality

An applicant needs to be either:
(a) an India citizen, or
(b) a subject of Bhutan, or
(c) a subject of Nepal, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee came to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has immigrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, or East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of setting in India.

Given that an applicant belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been assigned by the Govt. of India.

An applicant in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of the appointment may be awarded only after the required eligibility certificate has been assigned to him/her by the Govt. of India

Age Limit
An applicant for this exam must have attained at least age of 21 years and more than the age of 30 years on the 1st January 2019, i.e., he/she must have been born between 2nd January 1989 and 1st January 1998. Age relaxation is there for SC/ST/OBC and others candidates as per the government rules.


Education Qualification
  • Obtained a degree in Engineering from a university incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as universities under section-3 of the university grants commission act, 1956 or
  • Passed Section A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India) or
  • Obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) or
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959
  • Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts and Engineer Group 'A' in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organization) may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely: M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

ESE Exam Pattern

Stage-I: It is a (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination which has Objective Type Papers for the selection of applicants for the Stage-II Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination.

Stage-II: Applicants who get qualify in Stage-I will appear in Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination which is Conventional Type Papers.

Stage-III: Personality Test.



ESE 2019 Syllabus

General Ability (common for all branches)

  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  • Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
  • Basics of Energy and Environment : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment
  • Basics of Project Management
  • Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology based education.
  • Ethics and values in Engineering profession


Mechanical Engineering

PAPER – I
1. Fluid Mechanics:
Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.
2. Thermodynamics and Heat transfer:
Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance; Zeroth, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; Entropy, Irreversibility and availability; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion: Rankine, Otto, Diesel and Dual Cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor; Gas mixtures. Modes of heat transfer, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat transfer, Radiative heat transfer – Radiation heat transfer coefficient; boiling and condensation, Heat exchanger performance analysis
3. IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning:
SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics and testing of IC Engines; Fuels; Emissions and Emission Control. Vapour compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, Other types of refrigeration systems like Vapour Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps.
4. Turbo Machinery:
Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines, velocity diagrams, Impulse and Reaction principles, Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines, Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors – Theory and Applications
5. Power Plant Engineering:
Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, Fuels and their properties, Flue gas analysis, Boilers, steam turbines and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications;
6. Renewable Sources of Energy:
Solar Radiation, Solar Thermal Energy collection - Flat Plate and focusing collectors their materials and performance. Solar Thermal Energy Storage, Applications – heating, cooling and Power Generation; Solar Photovoltaic Conversion; Harnessing of Wind Energy, Bio-mass and Tidal Energy – Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells.

PAPER – II
7. Engineering Mechanics:
Analysis of System of Forces, Friction, Centroid and Centre of Gravity, Dynamics; Stresses and Strains-Compound Stresses and Strains, Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams, Theory of Bending Stresses-Slope and deflection-Torsion, Thin and thick Cylinders, Spheres.
8. Engineering Materials:
Basic Crystallography, Alloys and Phase diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals, Non metallic materials, Basics of Nano-materials, Mechanical Properties and Testing, Corrosion prevention and control
9. Mechanisms and Machines:
Types of Kinematics Pair, Mobility, Inversions, Kinematic Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms, CAMs with uniform acceleration and retardation, cycloidal motion, oscillating followers; Vibrations –Free and forced vibration of undamped and damped SDOF systems, Transmissibility Ratio, Vibration Isolation, Critical Speed of Shafts. Gears – Geometry of tooth profiles, Law of gearing, Involute profile, Interference, Helical, Spiral and Worm Gears, Gear Trains- Simple, compound and Epicyclic; Dynamic Analysis – Slider – crank mechanisms, turning moment computations, balancing of Revolving & Reciprocating masses, Gyroscopes –Effect of Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships and aircrafts, Governors.
10. Design of Machine Elements:
Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as riveted, welded and bolted joints. Shafts, Spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, Brakes and clutches, flywheels.
11. Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering:
Metal casting-Metal forming, Metal Joining, Machining and machine tool operations, Limits, fits and tolerances, Metrology and inspection, computer Integrated manufacturing, FMS, Production planning and Control, Inventory control and operations research - CPM-PERT. Failure concepts and characteristics-Reliability, Failure analysis, Machine Vibration, Data acquisition, Fault Detection, Vibration Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Noise Monitoring, Wear and Debris Analysis, Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring.
12. Mechatronics and Robotics:
Microprocessors and Microcontrollers: Architecture, programming, I/O, Computer interfacing, Programmable logic controller. Sensors and actuators, Piezoelectric accelerometer, Hall effect sensor, Optical Encoder, Resolver, Inductosyn, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, stepper motor, Control Systems- Mathematical modeling of Physical systems, control signals, controllability and observability. Robotics, Robot Classification, Robot Specification, notation; Direct and Inverse Kinematics; Homogeneous Coordinates and Arm Equation of four Axis SCARA Robot

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