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# UPSC ESE 2014 Electrical Engineering Syllabus

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__Indian Engineering Services Examination__ __(IES__ / __ESE)__

## >Electrical Engineering<

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__Paper I Syllabus__

**1. EM Theory Electric and magnetic fields**

Gauss’s Law and Amperes Law. Fields in
dielectrics, conductors and magnetic materials. Maxwell’s equations.
Time varying fields. Plane-Wave propagating in dielectric and conducting
media. Transmission lines.

**2. Electrical Materials**

Band Theory, Conductors, Semi-conductors
and Insulators. Super-conductivity. Insulators for electrical and
electronic applications. Magnetic materials. Ferro and ferri magnetism.
Ceramics, Properties and applications. Hall effect and its applications.
Special semi conductors.

**3. Electrical Circuits**

Circuits elements. Kirchoff’s Laws. Mesh
and nodal analysis. Network Theorems and applications. Natural response
and forced response. Transient response and steady state response for
arbitrary inputs. Properties of networks in terms of poles and zeros.
Transfer function. Resonant circuits. Threephase circuits.
Two-port networks. Elements of two-element

network synthesis.

network synthesis.

**4. Measurements and Instrumentation**

Units and Standards. Error
analysis, measurement of current, Voltage, power, Power-factor and
energy. Indicating instruments. Measurement of resistance, inductance,
Capacitance and frequency. Bridge measurements. Electronic measuring
instruments. Digital Voltmeter and frequency counter. Transducers and
their applications to the measurement of nonelectrical quantities like
temperature, pressure, flow-rate displacement, acceleration, noise level
etc. Data acquisition systems. A/D and D/A converters.

**5. Control Systems**

Mathematical modelling of
physical systems. Block diagrams and signal flow graphs and their
reduction. Time domain and frequency domain analysis of linear dynamical
system. Errors for different type of inputs and stability criteria for
feedback systems. Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz array, Nyquist
plot and Bode plot. Root locus and Nicols chart and the estimation of
gain and phase margin. Basic concepts of compensator design. State
variable matrix design. Sampled data system and performance of such a
system with the samples in the error channel. Stability of sampled data
system. Elements of non-linear control analysis. Control system
components, electromechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic components.

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__Paper II Syllabus__

**1. Electrical Machines and Power Transformers**

Magnetic Circuits - Analysis and Design
of Power transformers. Construction and testing. Equivalent
circuits. Losses and efficiency. Regulation. Auto-transformer, 3-phase
transformer. Parallel operation. Basic concepts in rotating
machines. EMF, torque, basic machine types. Construction and operation,
leakage losses and efficiency. D.C. Machines. Construction, Excitation
methods. Circuit models. Armature reaction and commutation.
Characteristics and performance analysis. Generators and motors.
Starting and speed control. Testing, Losses and efficiency. Synchronous
Machines. Construction. Circuit model. Operating characteristics and
performance analysis. Synchronous reactance. Efficiency. Voltage
regulation. Salient-pole machine, Parallel operation. Hunting. Short
circuit transients. Induction Machines. Construction. Principle of
operation. Rotating fields. Characteristics and performance analysis.
Determination of circuit model. Circle diagram. Starting and speed
control. Fractional KW motors. Single-phase synchronous and induction
motors.

**2. Power systems**

Types of Power Stations, Hydro, Thermal
and Nuclear Stations. Pumped storage plants. Economics and operating
factors. Power transmission lines. Modeling and performance
characteristics. Voltage control. Load flow studies. Optimal power
system operation. Load frequency control. Symmetrical short circuit
analysis. Z-Bus formulation. Symmetrical Components. Per
Unit representation. Fault analysis. Transient and steady-state
stability of power systems. Equal area criterion. Power system
Transients. Power system Protection Circuit breakers. Relays. HVDC
transmission.

**3. ANALOG AND DIGITAL ELECTRONICS AND CIRCUITS**

Semiconductor device physics,
PN junctions and transistors, circuit models and parameters, FET, Zener,
tunnel, Schottky, photo diodes and their applications, rectifier
circuits, voltage regulators and multipliers, switching behavior of
diodes and transistors. Small signal amplifiers, biasing circuits,
frequency response and improvement, multistage amplifiers and feed-back
amplifiers, D.C. amplifiers, coupling methods, push pull amplifiers,
operational amplifiers, wave shaping circuits. Multivibrators and
flipflops and their applications. Digital logic gage families, universal
gatescombinational circuits for arithmetic and logic operational,
sequential logic circuits. Counters, registers, RAM and ROMs.

**4. MICROPROCESSORS**

Microprocessor architecture-Instruction
set and simple assembly language programming. Interfacing for memory and
I/O. Applications of Micro-processors in power system.

**5. COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS**

Types of modulation; AM, FM and
PM. Demodulators. Noise and bandwidth considerations. Digital
communication systems. Pulse code modulation and demodulation. Elements
of sound and vision broadcasting. Carrier communication. Frequency
division and time division multiplexing, Telemetry system in power
engineering.

**6. POWER ELECTRONICS**

Power Semiconductor devices. Thyristor.
Power transistor, GTOs and MOSFETs. Characteristics and operation. AC to
DC Converters; 1-phase and 3-phase DC to DC Converters. AC regulators.
Thyristor controlled reactors; switched capacitor networks. Inverters;
single-phase and 3-phase. Pulse width modulation. Sinusoidal modulation
with uniform sampling. Switched mode power supplies.

**Disclaimer :**The syllabus mentioned here is as mentioned in UPSC Advertisement of the respective examination. This website

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