UPSC IES Syllabus for General Studies/ Engg. Aptitude 2018:
Union Public Services Commission conducts the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) for recruitment into various government run institutes in the sector of Power, Railways, Roadways, Construction, Telecommunication etc. This article will cover all the relevant information related to UPSC IES Syllabus for General Studies & Engg Aptitude.
This year, UPSC IES will be conducted in the month of January. IES offers posts in the field of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. General Studies & Engg Aptitude Section is one which is common in all the papers of ESE. Before heading to the UPSC IES Syllabus, let’s have a look at the exam pattern for ESE 2017
UPSC IES Exam Pattern 2018
The Engineering Services Examination 2018 will be conducted in three stages i.e. Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Personality Test. The preliminary exam will be objective MCQ in nature. For UPSC IES prelims, the exam will comprise of the following 2 papers:
Paper-I : General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Objective)
Duration : 2 hours
Marks : 200 Marks
Paper-II : Engineering Field (Objective)
Duration : 3 hours
Marks : 300 Marks
Those who qualify the prelims stage with the minimum cut off marks will be eligible to appear for UPSC IES mains exam. The UPSC IES mains paper will be conventional in nature and will comprise of following 2 papers:
Paper-I : Engineering Field (Conventional)
Duration: 3 hours
Marks : 300
Paper-II : Engineering Field (Conventional)
Duration : 3 hours
Marks. : 300
Candidates who successfully crack both the stages of ESE will move to the final round viz. Interview. Now, let’s focus on the most important segment of the article i.e. UPSC IES Syllabus for General Studies/ Engg Aptitude.
UPSC IES Syllabus for General Studies & Engg Aptitude 2018
The General Studies paper of UPSC IES exam consists of current affairs questions, engineering mathematics, analytical ability questions etc. Out of the total 500 marks, 200 marks is given to general studies paper. Thus, you should prepare for this subject with equal attention and dedication. The entire UPSC IES Syllabus for general studies paper is given below:
● 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.