IES/ESE Prelims 2024 Syllabus: Download the Syllabus in PDF Format

UPSC has announced the dates for IES/ESE 2024 Prelims. The IES/ESE Prelims 2024 exam will be conducted on Soon. The IES/ESE Prelims Syllabus 2024 has been released along with the official notification by UPSC. The IES/ESE 2024 examination is conducted in three phases i.e. Preliminary, Mains, and Personal Interview. The IES/ESE 2024 Preliminary stage exam syllabus includes Current Affairs and General Aptitude. To qualify for the Mains examination, candidates need to qualify in the IES Prelims Examination. In this article, you will get complete information regarding the IES Syllabus 2024.

IES Syllabus 2024

The Mains syllabus is comprised of specialized subjects which are decided by the candidates. The syllabus of the IES Examination is divided as per the three stages of the examination, which are:

  • Prelims stage
  • Mains stage, and
  • Personal Interview stage

IES 2024 Syllabus for Prelims Examination

The IES/ESE Preliminary Examination will consist of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers and carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks & Paper II – 300 Marks).

General Aptitude 

The General Aptitude section is covered by the national and international general awareness, economic, social and industrial development.

Engineering Aptitude 

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Engineering Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, General Principles of Drawing, Design, and Importance of Safety, Basics of Project Management, Basics of Material Science and Engineering, Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education, Information-based technology and tools (Networking, E-governance, Technology-Based).

IES 2024 Syllabus for Mains Examination

As this is the gateway towards selection in IES Examination, in India’s second toughest examination. IES Mains syllabus is very important and you need to know it very clearly and understand. There is no prescribed syllabus for IES Examination.

Here we have described IES Mains Syllabus via various available engineering specialisation.

IES Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (ME)

For Paper 1


Orthogonal Cutting, Tool Life Equation Problems, Casting Types and Design, Resistance Welding, Problems in Welding

Heat Transfer

Numbers in convection like Pr No, Gr No, Re No, etc, Problems on conduction, Critical thickness, Shape factor in radiation, The problem in Heat exchangers like NTU

Thermal Science

1st and 2nd Law Problems, Steam Turbines, Laws of TD and Properties, Problems of Diesel, Otto, Duel Cycle, Detonation and, Knocking, Turbo Machinery

Fluid Mechanics

Velocity Potential, Flow through Pipes, Boundary Layer Theory, Buoyancy, Surface Tension, Capillary, Applications of Bernoulli equation, Centrifugal pumps, Specific speeds of turbine and pumps

Theory of Machines and Vibration

Planetary gear train, Gears LOC, POC, Shafts Problems, Governors & Fly Wheel, Linkages, Pairs & its applications, Inversions of single & double slider crank

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

For Paper 2

Engineering Mechanics

Mechanisms and Machines, Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering

Engineering Materials

Design of Machine Elements, Mechatronics and Robotics

Book Author Name Buy Link
Engineering Thermodynamics P.K. Nag, Edition: 5 Click Here
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines S K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty, Edition: 3 Click Here
Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer R.C. Sachdeva, Edition: 4 Click Here
Theory of Machines S S Rattan, Edition: 4 Click Here
Engineering Mechanics S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati, Edition: 5 Click Here

IES Syllabus for Civil Engineering 

For Paper 1 (CE)

Structural Engineering: Solid Mechanics, Steel Structures, Structural Analysis

Geotechnical Engineering: Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering

Water Resources Engineering: Hydrology, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation

Environmental Engineering: Water and wastewater disposal, Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, Municipal Solid Waste

Transportation Engineering: Transportation Infrastructure, Highway Pavements, Traffic Engineering

Geomatics Engineering: Surveying, Basics of Geographical Information System (GIS), Geographical Positioning System (GPS)

For Paper 2 (CE)

The flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power, Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow, Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Supply Engineering, Waste Water Engineering

Book Author Buy Link
Basic Structural Analysis C.S.Reddy, Edition: 3rd Click Here
R.C.C. Designs B.C.Punia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain Edition: 3rd Click Here
Design Of Steel Structures S.K Duggal Edition: 3rd Click Here
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) B.C.Punia, Askok Jain, Arun Jain Click Here
Engineering Hydrology K Subramanya, Edition: 4th Click Here

IES Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

For Paper 1 (EE)

Electric Circuits

Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node, and Mesh analysis, Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, Three phase circuits

Electromagnetic Fields

Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss’s Law, Electric field & potential due to the point, line, plane & spherical charge distributions, Biot-Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations

Signals and Systems

Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals., Linear Time-Invariant and Causal systems, Sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, and z-Transform

Electrical Machines

Single phase transformer,, Three phase transformers,, Auto-transformer, DC machines, Three phase induction motors, Operating principle of single phase induction motors, Synchronous machines,Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines.

Power Systems

Power generation concepts, Electric field distribution and insulators, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods
Voltage and Frequency control, Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Circuit breakers, System stability concepts

Control Systems

Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams, and Signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady-state analysis of linear time-invariant systems, Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State transition matrix.

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor, Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters, and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes

Analog and Digital Electronics

Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET, Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers, Operational amplifiers, 8085Microprocessor

Power Electronics

Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT, DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters, Single and three phase configurations of uncontrolled rectifiers, Line commutated thyristor-based converters, Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters, Issues of line current harmonics, Power factor, Distortion factor of ac to dc converters, Single phase and three phase inverters, Sinusoidal pulse modulation.

For paper 2 (EE)

Analog and Digital Electronics, Systems, and Signal Processing, Control Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Drives

Book Author Buy Link
Electrical Power Systems C. L. Wadhwa, Edition: 6 Click Here
Electrical Machinery Author’s Name: P. S. Bimbhra, Edition: 7 Click Here
Control Systems Engineering I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal, Edition: 5 Click Here
Power System Engineering I Nagrath, D Kothari, Edition: 2 Click Here

IES Syllabus for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

For Paper 1 (ECE)

Networks, Signals, and Systems

Network solution methods, Network theorems, Linear 2-port network parameters, Continuous-time signals, Discrete-time signals, LTI systems, Digital filter design techniques.

Electronic Devices

Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Carrier transport, P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, a photodiode and solar cell, Integrated circuit fabrication process

Analog Circuits

Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs, and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits, Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers, BJT and MOSFET amplifiers, Sinusoidal oscillators, Function generators, wave-shaping circuits and 555 timers, Voltage reference circuits, Power supplies: ripple removal and regulation.

Digital Circuits

Number systems; Combinatorial circuits, Sequential circuits, Data Converters, Semiconductor memories, the 8-bit microprocessor (8085)

Control Systems

Basic control system components, Block diagram representation, Signal flow graph, Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems, Frequency response, Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria; Bode and root-locus plots; Lag, lead and lag-lead compensation, State variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems.


Random processes, Analog communications, Information theory, Digital communications, Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes, Timing, and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation, Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.


Electrostatics, Maxwell’s equations, Plane waves and properties, Transmission lines, Waveguides, Antennas, Basics of radar
Light propagation in optical fibers

For Paper 2 (ECE)

Analog and Digital Communication Systems, Control Systems, Computer Organisation, and Architecture, Electro Magnetics, Advanced Electronic, Advanced Communication

Book Author Name Buy Link
Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Edition: 6 Click Here
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Edition: 5 Click Here
Automatic Control Systems Benjamin C. Kuo, Edition: 9 Click Here
Digital Logic and Computer Design M. Morris Mano, Edition: 1 Click Here
Principles of Communication Systems Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling, Edition: 3 Click Here

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  1. Thank You, sir, for given information on IES syllabus for civil Engineering information about the exam preparation. This article helps a lot about preparing for the exam. To qualify for the main examination.


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