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    Indian Engineering Services 2014 ( IES 2014 ) Entrance Examination for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Communication Engineering Graduate Freshers Notification and Details - EngineersHub
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    Indian Engineering Services 2014 ( IES 2014 ) Entrance Examination for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Communication Engineering Graduate Freshers Notification and Details

    INDIAN ENGINEERING SERVICES (IES) 2014 ENTRANCE EXAM will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 20th June, 2014 and it is 3 day long process. The application form and notifications will be released on 15th March, 2014 and the last date for applying for IES 2014 entrance Exam is 14th April, 2014. The entrance Exam of IES is conducted once in a year. Indian Engineering Service (IES) exam primarily constitutes of Engineers who work for or under Government Of India. Thetask of those selected for IES is to manage a large segment of Public sector economy which comprises of Railroads, Public works, Power, Telecommunications etc. The recruitment of selected candidates are made in the following categories: CATEGORY I: CIVIL ENGINEERING (GROUP A SERVICES/ POSTS) (i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (iii) Central Engineering Service (iv) Military Engineer Service (Building and Roads Cadre) (v) Central Water Engineering (vii) Assistant Executive Engineer (viii) Survey of India Service CATEGORY II: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (GROUP A & B SERVICES/ POSTS) (i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (iii) Central Water Engineering Service (iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (v) Indian Naval Armament Service (vi) Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence) (vii) Assistant Naval Store officer Grade I in Indian Navy (viii) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (ix) Assistant Executive Engineer (in Boarder Roads Engineering Service) (x) Mechanical Engineer (in Geological Survey of India) CATEGORY III: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (GROUP A & B SERVICES/ POSTS) (i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (iii) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (iv) Indian Naval Armament Service (v) Military Engineer Service (vi) Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence) (vii) Assistant Naval Store (in Indian Navy) CATEGORY IV: ELECTRONIC AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING (GROUP A & B SERVICES/ POSTS) (i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (iv) Indian Naval Armament Service (v) Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence) (vi) Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation (vii) Assistant Naval Stores officer (in Indian Navy) (viii) Survey of India Service ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF IES 2014 ENTRANCE EXAM:

    • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen, subject to Nepal and Bhutan.
    • Tibetan refugee candidates shifted their base to India before 1st January, 1962.
    • The candidates of Indian origin migrated from neighbour counties like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma and East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Vietnam etc.
    • For the candidates of subject to Nepal, Bhutan , Tibetan refugee and migrated are required to submit a “Certificate Of Eligibility” issued by the Government Of India.
    • The candidate applying for IES 2014 Entrance Exam must have attained age of 21 years but should not be older than 30 years.

    APPLICATION FORM AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURE OF IES 2014 ENTRANCE EXAM: For availing the application form of IES 2014 the candidates have to visit the UPSC official website and go to UPSC online application link and click on the form then the candidate needs to fill all the information asked in the form. It is advisable to the candidates that they submit only the single application. The registration for IES 2014 Entrance Exam has to be made online only although the payment can be made inonline and offline modeThe online mode is related to making transaction through online gateways and Offline mode is related to making payment at any branch of SBI bank. APPLICATION FEE OF IES 2014 ENTRANCE EXAM:

    • The fee for application form for the General Category and OBC category student is Rs. 200 where as,
    • Candidates of SC, ST, PH, female are exempted from paying the application fee.
    • The payment of application fee can be made in online and offline modes and no other mode can be used by the candidates.

    SELECTION PROCEDURE OF IES 2014 ENTRANCE EXAM: The selection procedure for IES 2014 Entrance Exam is not very rigorous and it only involves two steps, the first step is the written examination and the second step is Personality or Personal Interview of the shortlisted candidates. FOLLOWING ARE THE BASIS OF IES 2014 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: A) NATIONALITY:

    1. The candidates applying for IES 2014 must either be an Indian Citizen or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
    2. Tibetan refugee who made India is his/her permanent base before January 1st, 1962.
    3. A person or candidate of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Vietnam, Ethiopia etc also fall under the IES 2014 Eligibility Criteria.
    4. The candidate mentioned in 2nd, 3rd and with subject to Nepal and Bhutan have to produce acertificate of eligibility issued by the Government Of India till the certificate is not produced there admission will be on temporary basis.


    1. The minimum age attained by the candidate is 21 years and the candidate must not be more than 30 years.
    2. The candidate must fall in the age bracket of 21 to 30 years on 1st August of the year of examination.
    3. The upper age limit is 30 but is relaxed in case of Government servants and has been increased to 35 years but the candidate has to be an employee of any department or office under any authority like Railway Department, Central Public Works Department, Military Engineer Service department etc in order to fall in the eligibility criteria of IES 2014.


    1. A candidate must have an Engineering degree from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central Government or State Legislature in India.
    2. The candidate must have passed section A & B of the institutes or University examination.
    3. The candidate must have passed a Graduate Membership examination of the institute of electronic and Telecommunication of India OR Obtained a degree/ diploma in Engineering from such foreign institute/ university and under such condition as may be recognizable in the eye of Government for the purpose from time to time OR passed Associate Membership examination part 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 are required to be in the eligibility criteria of IES 2014.

    D). PHYSICAL STANDARDS: The candidates applying must be physically and mentally fit as per the physical standards laid by UPSC with regard to the eligibility criteria of IES 2014.

    IES 2014 Application Form

    Procedural steps to be followed for making the IES 2014 Application Form:

    1. The IES 2014 Application form will be made available in the online mode and  has to be filled online, for that the candidate has to go to the official website of UPSC or candidate can click on the tab mentioned above.
    2. If the candidates is filling the application form through UPSC official website the candidate will have to go the link of UPSC online application on the left side of the website or if the candidate clicks on the above tab then it will redirect candidate straight to the application form.
    3. As when the candidate is on the application Form, the candidate will realize there are lot information that has to be filled by the candidate and also there is block in which the candidate has fix the scanned photograph and at the end of the form the candidate also has to upload the scanned signature.
    4. All the information must be filled carefully by the candidate and should be according to the class Xth and XIIth passing certificates.
    5. After the candidate has followed the above mentioned steps then the candidate must choose either of the option of making payment. Online and Offline payment options are available to the candidates.
    6. Once the candidate has made payment through either modes the candidates must click on the Submit button and as soon as the form is submitted by the candidate a registration id and password will be generated which has to be used by the candidates for future references like download of admit card, result, scorecard etc.

    MODES OF PAYMENT: The application Form fee for SC, ST and Female candidate is not applicable i.e there are exempted from the payment of application fee where as, the candidates belonging to General Category and OBC Category is Rs. 200 and the amount can be made in the following modes: A). ONLINE MODE OF PAYMENT: In Online mode the candidate has to choose the online payment option and payment can be made through visa/ master credit card, debit card or net banking facility of SBI, State Bank Of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank Of Hyderabad, State Bank Of Mysore, State Bank Of Patiala, State Bank Of Travancore. The candidate must fill in all the bank details very carefully. B). OFFLINE MODE OF PAYMENT: In Offline mode the candidate has to make payment in cash and the candidate making payment through offline mode can make payment through E-slip which is generated when the candidate opts for offline payment and go to State Bank Of India and make payment and also candidate must not forget to take the student copy of payment receipt. NOTE: While making payment for IES 2014 application form the candidates must be alert as fee once paid will not be refunded also the payment has to made in the prescribed modes only otherwise the payment will not be accepted. FOLLOWING IS THE DETAILED AND ELABORATE IES 2014 SYLLABUS: A) ENGLISH AND GENERAL STUDIES SYLLABUS FOR IES 2014: The English section in IES 2014 exam is basically designed is such a manner that it is able to test the candidates knowledge about the subject and candidates proficiency in the subject.

    1. Reading Comprehension
    2. Jumbled Sentence
    3. Fill in the blanks
    4. Sentence Correction
    5. Finding errors and omittions
    6. Cohesion in extended text etc.

    Where as, the General awareness sections deals with the day to day affairs of the country. This section syllabus cannot be defined OR prescribed as it is something with the candidates ability of reading and in this case the more he/she reads the more chances of the candidates to perform well in the particular section. B) CIVIL ENGINEERING SYLLABUS OF IES 2014: Paper I 1. BUILDING MATERIALS Timber: Different types and species of structural timber, density-moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects, influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet rots, codal provisions for design, Plywood. Bricks: Types, Indian Standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, influence of morter strength on masonry strength. Cement: Compounds of, different types, setting times, strength. Cement Mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortars for plastering and masonry. Concrete: Importance of W/C Ratio, Strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive testing, mix design methods. 2. SOLID MECHANICS Elastic constants, stress, plane stress, Mohr s circle of stress, strains, plane strain, Mohr s circle of strain, combined stress; Elastic theories of failure; Simple bending, shear; Torsion of circular and rectangular sections and simple members. 3. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS Analysis of determinate structures – different methods including graphical methods. Analysis of indeterminate skeletal frames – moment distribution, slope-deflection, stiffness and force methods, energy methods, Muller-Breslau principle and application. Plastic analysis of indeterminate beams and simple frames – shape factors. 4. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES Principles of working stress method. Design of connections, simple members, Built-up sections and frames, Design of Industrial roofs. Principles of ultimate load design. Design of simple members and frames. 5. DESIGN OF CONCRETE AND MASONRY STRUCTURES Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces. Codal provisions for slabs, beams, walls and footings. Working stress method of design of R.C. members. Principles of prestressed concrete design, materials, methods of prestressing, losses. Design of simple members and determinate structures. Introductions to prestressing of indeterminate structures. Design of brick masonry as per I.S. Codes. 6. CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Concreting Equipment: Weight Batcher, Mixer, vibrator, batching plant, concrete pump. Cranes, hoists, lifting equipment. Earthwork Equipment: Power shovel, hoe, dozer, dumper, trailers and tractor, rollers, sheep foot rollers, pumps. Construction, Planning and Management: Bar chart, linked bar chart, work-break down structures, Activity – on – arrow diagrams. Critical path, probabilistic Activity durations; Event-based networks. PERT network: Time-cost study, crashing; Resource allocation. Paper II 1 A. FLUID MECHANICS, OPEN CHANNEL FLOW, PIPE FLOW Fluid Properties, Pressure, Thrust, Buoyancy; Flow Kinematics; Integration of flow equations; Flow measurement; Relative motion; Moment of momentum; Viscosity, Boundary layer and Control, Drag, Lift; dimensional Analysis, Modelling; Cavitation; Flow oscillations; Momentum and Energy principles in Open channel flow, Flow controls, Hydraulic jump, Flow sections and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow; Surges; Flow development and losses in pipe flows, Measurements; Siphons; Surges and Water hammer; Delivery of Power Pipe networks. 1 B. HYDRAULIC MACHINES AND HYDROPOWER Centrifugal pumps, types, performance parameters, scaling, pumps in parallel; Reciprocating pumps, air vessels, performance parameters; Hydraulic ram; Hydraulic turbines, types, performance parameters, controls, choice; Power house, classification and layout, storage, pondage, control of supply. 2 A. HYDROLOGY Hydrological cycle, precipitation and related data analyses, PMP, unit and synthetic hydrographs; Evaporation and transpiration; Floods and their management, PMF; Streams and their gauging; River morphology; Routing of floods; Capacity of Reservoirs. 2 B. WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING Water resources of the globe: Multipurpose uses of Water: Soil-Plant-Water relationships, irrigation systems, water demand assessment; Storages and their yields, ground water yield and well hydraulics; Waterlogging, drainage design; Irrigation revenue; Design of rigid boundary canals, Lacey s and Tractive force concepts in canal design, lining of canals; Sediment transport in canals; Non-Overflow and overflow sections of gravity dams and their design, Energy dissipators and tailwater rating; Design of headworks, distribution works, falls, cross-drainage works, outlets; River training. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 3 A. WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING Sources of supply, yields, design of intakes and conductors; Estimation of demand; Water quality standards; Control of Water-borne diseases; Primary and secondary treatment, detailing and maintenance of treatment units; Conveyance and distribution systems of treated water, leakages and control; Rural water supply; Institutional and industrial water supply. 3 B. WASTE WATER ENGINEERING Urban rain water disposal; Systems of sewage collection and disposal; Design of sewers and sewerage systems; pumping; Characteristics of sewage and its treatment, Disposal of products of sewage treatment, streamflow rejuvenation Institutional and industrial sewage management; Plumbing Systems; Rural and semi-urban sanitation. 3 C. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Sources, classification, collection and disposal; Design and Management of landfills. 3 D. AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION AND ECOLOGY Sources and effects of air pollution, monitoring of air pollution; Noise pollution and standards; Ecological chain and balance, Environmental assessment. 4 A. SOIL MECHANICS Properties of soils, classification and interrelationship; Compaction behaviour, methods of compaction and their choice; Permeability and seepage, flow nets, Inverted filters; Compressibility and consolidation; Shearing resistance, stresses and failure; soil testing in laboratory and in-situ; Stress path and applications; Earth pressure theories, stress distribution in soil; soil exploration, samplers, load tests, penetration tests. 4 B. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING Types of foundations, Selection criteria, bearing capacity, settlement, laboratory and field tests; Types of piles and their design and layout, Foundations on expansive soils, swelling and its prevention, foundation on swelling soils. 5 A. SURVEYING Classification of surveys, scales, accuracy; Measurement of distances – direct and indirect methods; optical and electronic devices; Measurement of directions, prismatic compass, local attraction; Theodolites – types; Measurement of elevations – Spirit and trigonometric levelling; Relief representation; Contours; Digital elevation modelling concept; Establishment of control by triangulations and traversing – measurements and adjustment of observations, computation of coordinates; Field astronomy, Concept of global positioning system; Map preparation by plane tabling and by photo grammetry; Remote sensing concepts, map substitutes. 5 B. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Planning of highway systems, alignment and geometric design, horizontal and vertical curves, grade separation; Materials and construction methods for different surfaces and maintenance: Principles of pavement design; Drainage. Traffic surveys, Intersections, signalling: Mass transit systems, accessibility, networking. Tunnelling, alignment, methods of construction, disposal of muck, drainage, lighting and ventilation, traffic control, emergency management. Planning of railway systems, terminology and designs, relating to gauge, track, controls, transits, rolling stock, tractive power and track modernisation; Maintenance; Appurtenant works; Containerisation. Harbours – layouts, shipping lanes, anchoring, location identification; Littoral transport with erosion and deposition; sounding methods; Dry and Wet docks, components and operational Tidal data and analyses. Airports – layout and orientation; Runway and taxiway design and drainage management; Zoning laws; Visual aids and air traffic control; Helipads, hangers, service equipment. C). MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SYLLABUS OF IES 2014: Paper I 1. THERMODYNAMICS Cycles and IC Engines, Basic concepts, Open and Closed systems. Heat and work. Zeroth, First and Second Law, Application to non-Flow and Flow processes. Entropy, Availability, Irreversibility and Tds relations. Claperyron and real gas equations, Properties of ideal gases and vapours. Standard vapour, Gas power and Refrigeration cycles. Two stage compressor. C-I and S.I. Engines. Pre-ignition, Detonation and Diesel-knock, Fuel injection and Carburation, Supercharging. Turbo-prop and Rocket engines, Engine Cooling, Emission & Control, Flue gas analysis, Measurement of Calorific values. Conventional and Nuclear fuels, Elements of Nuclear power production. 2. REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIOINING Modes of heat transfer. One dimensional steady and unsteady conduction. Composite slab and Equivalent Resistance. Heat dissipation from extended surfaces, Heat exchangers, Overall heat transfer coefficient, Empirical correlations for heat transfer in laminar and turbulent flows and for free and forced Convection, Thermal boundary layer over a flat plate. Fundamentals of diffusive and connective mass transfer, Black body and basic concepts in Radiation, Enclosure theory, Shape factor, Net work analysis. Heat pump and Refrigeration cycles and systems, Refrigerants. Condensers, Evaporates and Expansion devices, Psychrometry, Charts and application to air conditioning, Sensible heating and cooling, Effective temperature, comfort indices, Load calculations, Solar refrigeration, controls, Duct design. 3. FLUID MECHANICS Properties and classification of fluids, Manometry, forces on immersed surfaces, Center of pressure, Buoyancy, Elements of stability of floating bodies. Kinematics and Dynamics. Irrotational and incompressible. Inviscid flow. Velocity potential, Pressure field and Forces on immersed bodies. Bernoulli s equation, Fully developed flow through pipes, Pressure drop calculations, Measurement of flow rate and Pressure drop. Elements of boundary layer theory, Integral approach, Laminar and tubulent flows, Separations. Flow over weirs and notches. Open channel flow, Hydraulic jump. Dimensionless numbers, Dimensional analysis, Similitude and modelling. One-dimensional isentropic flow, Normal shock wave, Flow through convergent – divergent ducts, Oblique shock-wave, Rayleigh and Fanno lines. 4. FLUID MACHINERY AND STEAM GENERATORS Performance, Operation and control of hydraulic Pump and impulse and reaction Turbines, Specific speed, Classification. Energy transfer, Coupling, Power transmission, Steam generators Fire-tube and water-tube boilers. Flow of steam through Nozzles and Diffusers, Wetness and condensation. Various types of steam and gas Turbines, Velocity diagrams. Partial admission. Reciprocating, Centrifugal and axial flow Compressors, Multistage compression, role of Mach Number, Reheat, Regeneration, Efficiency, Governance. PAPER II 1. THEORY OF MACHINES Kinematic and dynamic analysis of planer mechanisms. Cams. Gears and gear trains. Flywheels. Governors. Balancing of rigid rotors and field balancing. Balancing of single and multicylinder engines, Linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems. Critical speeds and whirling of shafts Automatic controls. 2. MACHINE DESIGN Design of Joints : cotters, keys, splines, welded joints, threaded fasteners, joints formed by interference fits. Design of friction drives : couplings and clutches, belt and chain drives, power screws. Design of Power transmission systems : gears and gear drives shaft and axle, wire ropes. Design of bearings : hydrodynamics bearings and rolling element bearings. 3. STRENGTH OF MATERIALS Stress and strain in two dimensions, Principal stresses and strains, Mohr s construction, linear elastic materials, isotropy and anisotropy, stress-strain relations, uniaxial loading, thermal stresses. Beams : Bending moment and shear force diagram, bending stresses and deflection of beams. Shear stress distribution. Torsion of shafts, helical springs. Combined stresses, thick-and thin-walled pressure vessels. Struts and columns. Strain energy concepts and theories of failure. 4. ENGINEERING MATERIALS Basic concepts on structure of solids. Crystalline maferials. Detects in crystalline materials. Alloys and binary phase diagrams. Structure and properties of common engineering materials. Heat treatment of steels. Plastics, Ceramics and composite materials. Common applications of various materials. 5. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING Metal Forming : Basic Principles of forging, drawing and extrusion; High energy rate forming; Powder metallurgy. Metal Casting : Die casting, investment casting, Shall Moulding, Centrifugal Casting, Gating & Riser design; melting furnaces. Fabrication Processes : Principles of Gas, Arc, Shielded arc Welding; Advanced Welding Processes, Weldability: Metallurgy of Welding. Metal Cutting : Turning, Methods of Screw Production, Drilling, Boring, Milling, Gear Manufacturing, Production of flat surfaces, Grinding & Finishing Processes. Computer Controlled Manufacturing Systems-CNC, DNC, FMS, Automation and Robotics. Cutting Tools Materials, Tool Geometry, Mechanism of Tool Wear, Tool Life & Machinability; Measurement of cutting forces. Economics of Machining. Unconventional Machining Processes. Jigs and Fixtures. Fits and tolerances, Measurement of surface texture, Comparators Alignment tests and reconditioning of Machine Tools. 6. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING Production Planning and Control : Forecasting – Moving average, exponential smoothing, Operations, scheduling; assembly line balancing, Product development, Break-even analysis, Capacity planning, PERT and CPM. Control Operations : Inventory control ABC analysis, EOQ model, Materials requirement planning. Job design, Job standards, Work measurement, Quality Management – Quality analysis and control. Operations Research : Linear Programming – Graphical and Simplex methods, Transportation and assignment models. Single server queueing model. Value Engineering : Value analysis for cost/value. 7. ELEMENTS OF COMPUTATION Computer Organisation, Flow charting, Features of Common computer Languages – FORTRAN, d Base III, Lotus 1-2-3, C and elementary Programming. D) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING SYLLABUS IES 2014: Paper I 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. 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 non-electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, flow-rate displacement, acceleration, noise level etc. Data acquisition systems. A/D and D/A converters. 5. CONTROL SYSTEMS Mathematical modeling 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 and its use in system modelling and 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. PAPER II 1. ELECTRCIAL 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. B.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. ZBus 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, Oscillators. Large signal amplifiers, coupling methods, push pull amplifiers, operational amplifiers, wave shaping circuits. Multivibrators and flip-flops and their applications. Digital logic gate families, universal gates-combination 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. E) ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION SYLLABUS OF IES 2014: Paper I 1. MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS Structure and properties of Electrical Engineering materials; Conductors, Semiconductors and Insulators, magnetic, Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Ceramic, Optical and Super-conducting materials. Passive components and characteristics Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors; Ferrites, Quartz crystal Ceramic resonators, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical components. 2. PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS, ELECTRON DEVICES AND ICs Electrons and holes in semiconductors, Carrier Statistics, Mechanism of current flow in a semiconductor, Hall effect; Junction theory; Different types of diodes and their characteristics; Bipolar Junction transistor; Field effect transistors; Power switching devices like SCRs, GTOs, power MOSFETS; Basics of ICs – bipolar, MOS and CMOS types; basic of Opto Electronics. 3. SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS Classification of signals and systems: System modelling in terms of differential and difference equations; State variable representation; Fourier series; Fourier transforms and their application to system analysis; Laplace transforms and their application to system analysis; Convolution and superposition integrals and their applications; Z-transforms and their applications to the analysis and characterisation of discrete time systems; Random signals and probability, Correlation functions; Spectral density; Response of linear system to random inputs. 4. NETWORK THEORY Network analysis techniques; Network theorems, transient response, steady state sinusoidal response; Network graphs and their applications in network analysis; Tellegen s theorem. Two port networks; Z, Y, h and transmission parameters. Combination of two ports, analysis of common two ports. Network functions : parts of network functions, obtaining a network function from a given part. Transmission criteria : delay and rise time, Elmore s and other definitions effect of cascading. Elements of network synthesis. 5. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY Analysis of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Laplace s and Poisson s equations; Boundary value problems and their solutions; Maxwell s equations; application to wave propagation in bounded and unbounded media; Transmission lines : basic theory, standing waves, matching applications, microstrip lines; Basics of wave guides and resonators; Elements of antenna theory. 6. ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION Basic concepts, standards and error analysis; Measurements of basic electrical quantities and parameters; Electronic measuring instruments and their principles of working : analog and digital, comparison, characteristics, application. Transducers; Electronic measurements of non electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, humidity etc; basics of telemetry for industrial use. PAPER II 1. ANALOG ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS Transistor biasing and stabilization. Small signal analysis. Power amplifiers. Frequency response. Wide banding techniques. Feedback amplifiers. Tuned amplifiers. Oscillators. Rectifiers and power supplies. Op Amp, PLL, other linear integrated circuits and applications. Pulse shaping circuits and waveform generators. 2. DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS Transistor as a switching element; Boolean algebra, simplification of Boolean functions, Karnaguh map and applications; IC Logic gates and their characteristics; IC logic families : DTL, TTL, ECL, NMOS, PMOS and CMOS gates and their comparison; Combinational logic Circuits; Half adder, Full adder; Digital comparator; Multiplexer Demulti-plexer; ROM an their applications. Flip flops. R-S, J-K, D and T flip-flops; Different types of counters and registers Waveform generators. A/D and D/A converters. Semiconductor memories. 3. CONTROL SYSTEMS Transient and steady state response of control systems; Effect of feedback on stability and sensitivity; Root locus techniques; Frequency response analysis. Concepts of gain and phase margins: Constant-M and Constant-N Nichol s Chart; Approximation of transient response from Constant-N Nichol s Chart; Approximation of transient response from closed loop frequency response; Design of Control Systems, Compensators; Industrial controllers. 4. COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS Basic information theory; Modulation and detection in analogue and digital systems; Sampling and data reconstructions; Quantization & coding; Time division and frequency division multiplexing; Equalization; Optical Communication : in free space & fiber optic; Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency; Satellite Communication. 5. MICROWAVE ENGINEERING Microwave Tubes and solid state devices, Microwave generation and amplifiers, Waveguides and other Microwave Components and Circuits, Microstrip circuits, Microwave Antennas, Microwave Measurements, Masers, lasers; Microwave propagation. Microwave Communication Systems terrestrial and Satellite based. 6. COMPUTER ENGINEERING Number Systems. Data representation; Programming; Elements of a high level programming language PASCAL/C; Use of basic data structures; Fundamentals of computer architecture; Processor design; Control unit design; Memory organisation, I/o System Organisation. Microprocessors : Architecture and instruction set of Microprocessors 8085 and 8086, Assembly language Programming. Microprocessor Based system design : typical examples. Personal computers and their typical uses.



    This particular article depicts the extensive list of exam centers where the candidate can come and give the exam. The exam centers will be booked on first cum and first serve basis there are no reservations that takes place or either allowed so, the candidate must book their slots as when the notice is released regarding the booking of exam centers for getting the test centers of their choice. BELOW MENTIONED IS THE LIST OF IES 2014 EXAM CENTERS:


    NOTE: The IES 2014 Exam Centers are liable to chance only on the discretion of the Commission. No request for changing the exam centers will be entertained once the candidate has chosen the exam center. FOLLOWING ARE THE PRIVILEGES IN TERMS OF IES 2014 RESERVATION OF SEATS GIVEN TO THE RESERVED CATEGORY:

    • The SC, ST and Female candidates are exempted from payment of application of fee however, the OBC and General Category candidates will have pay Rs. 200 as application fee.
    • The upper age limit is is 30 years but it will be 35 years in case of Government servants of thefollowing categories and Departments:
    1. Railway Department
    2. Central Public Work Department
    3. Military Engineer Services
    4. The corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Min. of Defence
    5. Directorate General Ordance Factories
    6. Central Water Commission
    7. Central Electricity Authority
    8. Wireless planning and coordination wing/ Monitoring Organization
    9. Boarder Roads Organisation
    10. Indian Navy
    11. Directorate General of Supply and Disposal
    12. Department of Telecom
    13. Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways
    • A candidate who has been in a temporary service on a regular basis in the above mentioned department for atleast 3 years on 1st January, 2013.
    • The upper age limit is maximum of 5 years in case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST).
    • Upto a maximum of three years is relaxed in the case of OBC candidates in relation to IES 2014 Reservation Of Seats.
    • Upto a maximum of of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.
    • Upto a maximum of three years for Defence Service Personnel disable in operations during hostility.
    • The IES 2014 Reservation Of seats are also made for ex-servicemen including commissioned Officer and ECOs/SSCOs who have atleast rendered 5 years military service is upto maximum of three years,
    • Upto a maximum of five years is relaxed in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs and have completed an initial period of five years of Military services.
    • The candidate in whose case Ministry of Defence has issued the certificate and the upper age limit has been extended beyond five years.
    • Upto a maximum of 10 years in case of deaf mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates.

    According to previous analysis of IES exam the number of vacancies filled on the basis of result were 763 including 19 PH candidates.


    IES 2014 Online Registration




    • To make Online Registration for IES 2014 the candidates can either click on the blue tab mentioned above or visit the UPSC official website.
    • The candidates can avail the application form either on the UPSC official website or directly by clicking the tab mentioned above.
    • The candidates have to fill all the details in the application form, the information pertains to candidates personal, academic and professional backgrounds.
    • The candidate while making Online registration for IES 2014 the candidate must not forget to upload the scanned picture and signature as without uploading them the registration process is incomplete.
    • After all this the candidate has to make payment which can be made in online and offline modes. In online modes the candidate can opt for online gateways like credit card, debit card or net banking while in offline mode the candidate has to make payment in cash by depositing E slip that is generated as an when the candidate opts for Offline payment.
    • After submission of the form a unique id and password will be generated that has to be noted by the candidate and used for further references.




    A). WRITTEN TEST/ EXAM: The written test for IES 2014 will be conducted on 20th June, 2014 for which the application form will be released from 15th March, 2014 till 14th April, 2014. The registration for IES will be made online only but the candidate has the liberty of making payment in online and offline mode.The written test basically consists of two papers, paper 1 is English and General Awareness and this is anmandatory paper that every candidate appearing for the exam has to give and the paper 2 is an optional paper and every candidate has to choose one option from civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics and telecommunication engineering and these papers are calledconventional papers where the paper 1 or section 1 will have objective type questionsThere will be negative marking as well and for every incorrect answer one- third mark will be deducted.


    B) PERSONAL INTERVIEW: The second step in the IES 2014 selection procedure is personality test or personal interview conducted by IES officials for the shortlisted candidates and before the personal interview the candidate also has to submit the necessary documents for the verification. In this round thecandidate has to face the panel consisting of esteemed and learned people which diagnose and scrutinize the candidate on various parameters and this round is conducted for total of 200 marks.


    After the above steps of IES 2014 selection procedure is conducted the candidates are made allotment in the above mentioned categories and following are the important documents that the candidate has to submit for the verification:


    • Class Xth and XIIth passing certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • Address verification
    • Call Letter/ Admit Card for Personal Interview
    • Certificate of Eligibility etc.



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