


UPSC  Syllabus  Electrical Engineering   

Examination Syllabus  Subject : Electrical Engineering
 Electrical CircuitsTheory and Applications
Circuit components, network graphs, KCL, KVL; circuit analysis methods : nodal analysis, mesh analysis; basic network theorems and applications; transient analysis : RL, RC and RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady state analysis; resonant circuits and applications; coupled circuits and applications; balanced 3phase circuits. Two port networks, driving point and transfer functions; poles and zeros of network functions.
 Signals & Systems
Representation of continuoustime and discretetime signals & system's ; LTI systems; convolution; impulse response; timedomain analysis of LTI systems based on convolution and differential/difference equations. Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Ztransform, Transfer function. Sampling and recovery of signals.
 Control Systems
Elements of control systems; blockdiagram representations; openloop & closedloop systems; principles and applications of feedback. LTI systems : time domain and transform domain analysis. Stability : Routh Hurwitz criterion, rootloci, Nyquist's criterion. Bodeplots, Design of leadlag compensators; Proportional, PI, PID controllers.
 E.M. Theory
Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields; Maxwell's equations; e.m. waves and wave equations; wave propagation and antennas; transmission lines; microwave resonators, cavities and wave guides.
 Electrical Engineering Materials
Electrical/electronic behaviour of materials : conductivity; freeelectrons and bandtheory; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductor, pn junction; solar cells, superconductivity. Dielectric behaviour of materials : polarization phenomena; piezoelectric phenomena. Magnetic materials: behaviour and application.
 Analog Electronics
Diode circuits: rectifiers filters, clipping and clamping, zener diode and voltage regulation. Bipolar and field effect transistors (BJT, JFET and MOSFET) : Characteristics, biasing and small signal equivalent circuits. Basic amplifier circuits; differential amplifier circuits. Amplifiers : analysis, frequency response. Principles of feedback; OPAMP circuits; filters; oscillators.
 Digital Electronics
Boolean algebra; minimisation of Boolean function; logic gates, digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinational circuits : arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers and decoder's. Sequential circuits : latches and flipflops, counters and shiftregisters. Comparators, timers, multivibrators. Sample and hold circuits; ADCs and DACs. Semiconductor memories.
 Communication Systems
Fourier analysis of signals : amplitude, phase and power spectrum, autocorrelation and crosscorrelation and their Fourier transforms. Analog modulation systems : amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis; superheterodyne receivers. Pulse code modulation (PCM), differential PCM, delta modulation. Digital modulation schemes : amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK). Multiplexing : timedivision, frequencydivision. Additive Gaussian noise : characterization using correlation, probability density function, power spectral density, Signaltonoise ratio calculations for AM and FM. Elements of digital communication systems : source coding, channel coding; digital modulation & demodulation. Elements of Information theory, channel capacity. Elements of satellite and mobile communication; principles of television engineering; radar engineering and radio aids to navigation.
 Computers and Microprocessors
Computer organization : number representation and arithmetic, functional organization, machine instructions, addressing modes, ALU, hardwired and microprogrammed control, memory organization. Elements of microprocessors : 8bit microprocessors architecture, instruction set, assembly level programming, memory, I/O interfacing, microcontrollers and applications.
 Measurement and Instrumentation
Error analysis; measurement of current voltage, power, energy, powerfactor, resistance, inductance, capacitance and frequency; bridge measurements. Electronic measuring instruments: multimeter, CRO, digital voltmeter, frequency counter, Qmeter, spectrumanalyser, distortionmeter. Transducers: thermocouple, thermistor, LVDT, strainguages, piezoelectric crystal. Use of transducers in measurement of nonelectrical quantities. Dataacquisition systems.
 Energy Conversion
Singlephase transformer : equivalent circuit, phasordiagram, tests, regulation and efficiency; threephase transformer; auto transformer. Principles of energy conversiond.c. generators and motors: Performers characteristics, starting and speed control armature reaction and commutation; threephase induction motor; performance characteristics, starting and speed control. Singlephase induction motor. Synchronous generators: performance characteristics, regulation, parallel operation. Synchronous motors: starting characteristics, applications; synchronous condensor. FHP motors, permanent magnet and stepper motors, brushless d.c. motors, singlephase motors.
 Power Systems
Electric power generation : thermal, hydro, nuclear. Transmission line parameters: steadystate performance of overhead transmission lines and cables. Distribution systems : insulators, bundle conductors, corona and radio interference effects; perunit quantities; bus admittance and impedance matrices; load flow; voltage control and power factor correction. Economic operation. Principles of over current, differential and distance protection; solid state relays, circuit breakers, concept of system stability. HVDC transmission.
 Power Electronics and Electric Drives
Semiconductor power devices : diode, transistor, thyristor, triac, GTO and MOSFET, static characteristics, principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase controlled rectifiers; bridge convertersfully controlled and half controlled; principles of thyristor chopper and inverter. Basic concept of speed control of DC and AC motor drives.
 Elements of IC Fabrication Technology
Overview of IC Technology. Unit steps used in IC fabrication : wafer cleaning, photolithography, wet and dry etching, oxidation, diffusion, ionimplantation, CVD and LPCVD techniques for deposition of polysilicon, silicon, siliconpnitride and silicon dioxide; metallisation and passivation.

