IES Exam Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering

ies 2018


(Stage-I, Paper-I).
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
(Stage I - Paper I, Objective type, Common to all Candidates
Exam Duration-2 hours

Maximum Marks- 200
The questions on the following Topics – 
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability. 
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis. 
  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development. 
  • 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 Material Science and Engineering. 
  • Basics of Project Management. 
  • Ethics and values in the Engineering profession. 
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.

Questions from all the 10 topics mentioned above shall be set. Marks for each Topic may range from 5% to 15% of the total marks in the paper.

Branch:- Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Contents for syllabus of both the Papers together for Stage-I objective type Paper-II and separately for Stage-II Conventional type Paper-I and Paper-II)

1.Basic Electronics Engineering

Basics of semiconductors.
Diode/Transistor basics and characteristics.
Diodes for different uses.

Junction & Field Effect Transistors (BJTs, JFETs, MOSFETs).
Transistor amplifiers of different types, oscillators, and other circuits; Basics of Integrated Circuits (ICs).
Bipolar, MOS, and CMOS ICs; Basics of linear ICs, operational amplifiers and they're applications-linear/non-linear.
Optical sources/detectors.
Basics of Optoelectronics and its applications.

2. Basic Electrical Engineering

DC circuits ohm's & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electromagnetism, Faraday’s & Lenz’s laws, induced EMF and its uses; Single-phase AC circuits.
Transformers, efficiency; Basics-DC machines, induction machines, and synchronous machines.
Electrical power sources- basics: hydroelectric, thermal, nuclear, wind, solar; Basics of batteries and their uses.

3. Materials Science

Electrical Engineering materials
Crystal structure & defects.
Ceramic materials-structures, composites, processing and uses. Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, properties, and uses.
Magnetic materials, basics, classification, ferrites, ferro/para-magnetic materials and components.
Nano materials-basics, preparation, purification, sintering, nano particles and uses; Nano-optical/magnetic/electronic materials and uses; Superconductivity, uses.

4. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision, and standards. Analog and Digital systems for measurement, measuring instruments for different applications.
Static/dynamic characteristics of measurement systems, errors, statistical analysis, and curve fitting; Measurement systems for non-electrical quantities; Basics of telemetry
Different types of transducers and displays; Data acquisition system basics.

5. Network Theory

Network graphs & matrices.
Wye-Delta transformation
Linear constant coefficient differential equations- time-domain analysis of RLC circuits; Solution of network equations using Laplace transforms- frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits.
2-port network parameters-driving point & transfer functions; State equations for networks.
Steady-state sinusoidal analysis.

6. Analog and Digital Circuits

Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTS, and FETs; Diode circuits for different uses.
Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits. Analysis, the design of amplifier- single,multi-stage.
Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers, waveshaping, A/D-D/A converters; Boolean Algebra& uses.
Logic gates, Digital IC families, Combinatorial/sequential circuits. Basics of multiplexers, counters,registers, memories, microprocessors, design& applications.


1. Analog and Digital Communication Systems

Random signals, noise, probability theory.
Information theory.
Analog versus digital communication & applications.
Systems- AM, FM, transmitters, receivers, theory, practice,  standards, SNR comparison,
Digital communication basics.
Sampling, quantizing, coding, PCM, DPCM, multiplexing-audio/video.
Digital modulation: ASK, FSK, PSK.
Multiple access: TDMA, FDMA, CDMA.

Optical communication: fiber optics, theory, practice/standards.

2. Control Systems

Classification of signals and systems.
Application of signal and system theory.
System realization; Transforms& their applications.
Signal flow graphs, Routh-Hurwitz criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode plots.
Feedback systems-open &close loop types, stability analysis, steady-state, transient, and frequency response analysis.
Design of control systems, compensators, elements of lead/lag compensation, PID and industrial controllers.

3. Computer Organization and Architecture

Basic architecture, CPU, I/O organization, memory organization, peripheral devices, trends.
Hardware /software issues; Data representation& Programming.
Operating systems-basics, processes, characteristics, applications.
Memory management, virtual memory, file systems, protection & security; Databases, different types, characteristics, and design.
Transactions and concurrency control; Elements of programming languages, typical examples.

4. Electro Magnetics

Elements of vector calculus, Maxwell’s equations-basic concepts; Gauss’, Stokes’ theorems; Wave propagation through different media.
Transmission Lines-different types, basics, Smith’s chart, impedance matching/transformation, S-parameters, pulse excitation, uses.
Waveguides-basics, rectangular types, modes, cut-off frequency, dispersion, dielectric types.
Antennas-radiation pattern, monopolies/dipoles, gain, arrays-active/passive, theory, uses.

5. Advanced Electronics Topics

VLSI technology: Processing, lithography, interconnects, packaging, testing;
VLSI Design: Principles, MUX/ROM/PLA-based design, Moore & Mealy circuit design; Pipeline concepts & functions; Design for testability, examples; DSP:
Discrete-time signals/systems uses.

Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses.

Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing; Controllers & uses; Embedded systems.

6. Advanced Communication.

Communication networks: Principles /practices /technologies /uses /OSI model/security.
Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling. Cellular networks, types, analysis, protocols (TCP/TCPIP).
Microwave & satellite communication: Terrestrial/space type LOS systems, block schematics link calculations, system design; Communication satellites, orbits, characteristics, systems, uses; Fibre-optic communication systems, block schematics, link calculations, system design.

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