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IES Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Last Updated - January 09, 2017

IES paper has three levels i.e. Preliminary examination, Main examination and Personal interview. IES preliminary examination is divided into two sections whereas, section I is of General Ability Objective Paper and section II is of Engineering Discipline objective papers. So candidates are advised to check the syllabus and examination pattern of the examination before start preparing for it.

IES 2017 Preliminary examination is scheduled to be conducted on January 8, 2017. On the other hand, Mains examination is conducted on May 14, 2017. Those candidates who clear both the examination i.e. Prelims and Mains will be called for Interview. Registered candidates can download the IES 2017 admit card from the official website.

IES is also known as Engineering Services Examination (ESE). It is conducted for those candidates who want to take admission in various engineering courses like Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Telecommunication Engineering etc.

IES 2017 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for IES exam need to refer the exam pattern which helps candidates to secure highest marks in the examination. Candidates need to clear all the 3 rounds of IES examination. In the Round 1 candidates need to clear the preliminary paper which contains questions of a total of 500 marks. After clearing the Round 1 candidate should clear Round 2 which contains questions of total 600 marks.

IES Prelims Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to check IES preliminary examination pattern before start preparing for the examination. The examination is conducted in four branches of Engineering i.e. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. The examination pattern is same for all the Engineering streams.

IES Preliminary examination is comprised of two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Both the papers are of objective type. For clearing Paper I candidates need to clear two subjects like General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. On the other hand, Paper II is conducted to test the candidate’s subject knowledge.

The following table shows the prelims examination pattern of all the Engineering streams:

PapersSubjectNo. of MarksDuration
Paper IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude2002 Hours
Paper IICivil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering3003 Hours
Total5005 Hours

IES Mains Exam Pattern

After clearing the Round 1 candidates have to appear for Round 2 which is Mains examination. Both the papers are of a Conventional type. The Round 2 is also comprised of two papers. The time duration to complete both the examination is 6 hours and to qualify this round candidate need to clear both the papers. So, that candidate should prepare well for both the papers.

The following table shows the mains examination pattern of all the Engineering streams:

PapersSubjectNo. of MarksDuration
Paper ICivil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering3003 Hours
Paper IICivil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering3003 Hours
Total6006 Hours

IES Syllabus 2017

IES 2017 syllabus is different for every engineering discipline. Both the paper i.e. prelims and mains have a different syllabus. The various engineering streams are Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering whose syllabus are as follows.

Syllabus for IES 2017 Prelims and Mains examination is given below: -

Paper 1Paper 2
Civil EngineeringBuilding MaterialsFlow of Fluids
Solid MechanicsHydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
Structural AnalysisHydrology and Water Resources Engineering
Design of Steel StructuresEnvironment Engineering
Design of Concrete and Masonry structuresGeo-Technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
Construction PracticeAir and Noise Pollution and Ecology
Planning and ManagementSolid Waste Management
 Transportation Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringFluid MechanicsEngineering Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Heat TransferEngineering Materials
IC EnginesMechanism and Machines
Refrigeration and Air ConditioningDesign of Machine Elements
Turbo MachineryManufacturing
Power Plant EngineeringIndustrial and Maintenance Engineering
Renewable Sources of EnergyMechatronics and Robotics
Fluid Machinery and Steam GeneratorTheory of Machines
 Strength of Materials
 Production Engineering
 Elements and Computation
Electrical EngineeringEngineering MathematicsAnalog and Digital Electronics
Electrical MaterialsSystems and Signal Processing
Electric Circuits and FieldsControl Systems
Electrical and Electronic MeasurementsElectrical Machines
Computer FundamentalsPower Systems
Basic Electronic EngineeringPower Electronics and Drivers
KM TheoryCommunication Systems
Control SystemsMicroprocessors
Measurements and InstrumentationsAC Regulators
Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringBasic Electronics EngineeringAnalog and Digital Communication Systems
Basic Electrical EngineeringControl Systems
Materials ScienceComputer Organization and Architecture
Electronic Measurements and InstrumentationElectro Magnetics
Network TheoryAdvanced Electronics Topics Advanced Communication Topics
Analog and Digital CircuitsComputer Engineering
Materials and ComponentsMicrowave Engineering
Signals and Systems 
Physical Electronics, Electron Devices, and ICs 
Electromagnetic Theory 

The following table shows the General English and General Studies syllabus:

General EnglishFill in the Blanks and Sentence Improvement
Synonyms and Restructuring Passage
Antonyms and Comprehension
Spotting Errors
Selecting words
General StudiesGeography-India and History-India
Indian Constitution and Economic Scene
Culture & Heritage
Sports and General Polity
Scientific Research
Current Events-International & National



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