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ENGINEERZPHERE Institute is quite famous and one of the most popular institute in CHANDIGARH. This is why number of students has grown exponentially. ENGINEERZPHERE provides magnificent coaching of ESE (ECE) in Chandigarh. Engineering Services Examination abbreviated as ESE is the civil engineering that meets the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the ES exam and the Union Government of India appoints ESE officers based on the recommendations made by the UPSC. ENGINEERZPHERE believe in order to spread the vast experience & astounding knowledge to transform engineering graduates into valuable and capable officers & resource of INDIA. ENGINEERZPHERE institute stick on the pillars of excellence perfection, innovation & commitment. Institute played a most important role in establishing ENGINEERZPHERE. Institute as an organization of ethics, 100% knowledge, integrity & purity.


. STUDY MATERIAL is divided into subjective and objective that has all important ESE (ECE) topics and previous year solved questions of ESE (ECE)

. The entire problems are discussed in classroom on daily basis.

. We provide capsule sheets (daily 10 questions for home practice, covers 300 question in a month) & daily practice for home.

. Mock test which are held online & offline separately after the completion of subjects, topic wise test are also held on Sundays & sometimes during week days.

. Daily practice of online test of each subject to make students familiar with online ESE (ECE) exam.

. Extra doubt clearing session are held to discuss, problems of mock test



INDIA’S best faculty in ENGINEEZPHERE is proud to be associated with the most effective, efficient Result performing and never ending source of faculty. Even changing and emerging pattern can not affect their performance.

. Faculty carries effective teaching methodologies

. Faculty comprise of highly renowned & experienced faculty members

. Faculty member are GATE qualified, ESE qualified.

. Faculty member are from IITs & NITs.

. Some are government officers & PHD



How to Apply

ESE 2018 Application Form: How to apply?

  • Candidates can apply online via visiting the official website of conducting body i.e.
  • After that, fill all the required fields with accurate details.
  • Upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature as per the specifications.
  • Before submitting the application forms recheck the details very carefully.
  • Submit the duly filled in application.
  • Make the payment of applicable fee for the successful completion of application procedure.


ESE 2018 Eligibility

To apply for various job posts in the core engineering fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Telecommunication and Electronics and Electrical Engineering, candidates must fulfill following eligibility conditions:

  • Candidates must be a resident of India, Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee.
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering from a recognized University.
  • Age limit for ESE 2018 is between 21-30 years of age.


Electronics Telecommunication Engineering

  1. Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  2. Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  3. Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  4. Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  5. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  6. Indian Radio Regulatory Service
  7. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  8. Indian Railway Stores Service
  9. Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  10. Indian Telecommunication Service


Exam Pattern

New ESE (ECE) Exam Pattern (From 2018)


Stage – I (Preliminary)


Objective Papers






Paper I (Common to all)


General studies & Engineering Aptitude


2 Hours




Paper II


Engineering Specific


3 Hours




Stage I Total




Stage II (Mains)


Subjective Papers


Engineering Paper I


Materials science, EMI, NT, Analog and digital circuits, basic electrical engineering, EDC


3 Hours





Engineering Paper II



Analog and digital communication system,  control system, computer organization  and architecture, electro magnetic, advanced electronics topics, advanced communication topics



3 Hours





Stage II Total




Stage I + II Total




Stage III


Personality Test




Grand Total



Only those candidates qualifying at Stage-I is permitted to appear for Stage-II examination. Similarly, only those Candidates qualifying at Stage-I + Stage-II are permitted to appear for Stage-III examination.

ESE Syllabus

 Syllabus for Electronics Engineering Exam-ESE 2017

UPSC has released the new pattern and revised syllabus for Engineering Services Examination (ESE) and it is one of the radical change in the format introduced by UPSC. It is not easy to predict the nature of questions and difficulty level for 2017 aspirants. Aspirants have to be ready for surprises till UPSC exhausts its question bank.

ESE 2017 is now scheduled to take place in three stages i.e.

.Stage 1: Objective Type

Paper 1- General studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper( common to all disciplines)

  • 2 hours duration, 200 Maximum marks

Stage 2: Conventional Type

Stage 3: Personality Test

  • 200 Maximum marks

The written examination is of 1100 marks and the personal interview conducted is of 200 marks making grand total of 1300 marks.

Here we are covering ESE 2017 Exam syllabus for Electrical  Engineering Exam.

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  • Current issues of National and International importance relating to Social, Economic and Industrial development
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • 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 Project Management
  • Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as Networking, E-Governance and Technology based education.
  • Ethics and Values in Engineering profession

    Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

    PAPER – I

    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 their applications-linear/non-linear; Optical sources/detectors; Basics of Opto electronics and its applications.

    1. Basic Electrical Engineering:

    DC circuits-Ohm’s & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electro-magnetism, 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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/design of amplifier- single/multi-stage; Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers, wave shaping, 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.

    PAPER – II

    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: fibre optics, theory, practice/standards.

    1. 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.

    1. Computer Organization and Architecture:

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

    1. 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, monopoles/dipoles, gain, arrays-active/passive, theory, uses.

    1. 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.

    1. Advanced Communication Topics:

    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.



    The following changes will be implemented from ESE 2017.

    • Two tier examination patterns will be changed to 3 tier system which includes Preliminary Stage -I (Objective Type Papers), Mains Stage-I (Conventional Type Papers) and Personality Test which will make the screening process of huge number of candidates easier.
    • Only those candidates qualify the Preliminary/Stage –I will be permitted to appear for Mains/Stage-II.
    • Syllabus of ESE 2018 will include General Studies and Engineering Aptitude paper which was only General ability paper before History ,Geography and Life Science has been removed from ESE 2018 syllabus.
    • English is completely removed.
    • Weightage  of conventional papers has been increased by 100 marks.
    • Weightage  of  objective papers has been reduced by 100 marks.
    • From 2018 the ESE paper will be of 1100 marks (written-objective +conventional) and 200 marks (personality test) which will make the total of 1300 marks which were 1200 marks earlier.


Important Dates

Important Dates for Examination-ESE 2018

Engineering  Services Examination (ESE) is one of the most prestigious examination conducted in India by UPSC. It gives an opportunity to engineers to work under the government of India and designated as Class – 1 officer in public sectors such as Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc.

Here are the Important Dates for ESE 2018 Examination which should be kept remembered by aspirants:






ESE 2018 notification


Last week of September, 2017


ESE 2018 Commencement of Application Procedure


Last week of September, 2017


Last date of applying online for ESE 2018


1st week of November, 2017


ESE 2018 Prelims


1st week of January, 2018


ESE 2018 Mains Exam date


2nd week of May, 2018


ESE 2018 Personal Interview


1st week of November, 2018 onwards


So now you all have the schedule for ESE 2018, pull up your socks and begin your preparations with full vigour and kick start your preparations .


ESE Cut-Off

                                                        ESE CUT OFF


                              ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Discipline Minimum qualifying standards/marks*in the Objective

Type papers for evaluation of Conventional papers

(Out of 600 marks).

Discipline Minimum qualifying standards/marks**in the

Written examination (Out of 1000 marks).





Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate(Out of 1200 marks).


  2016 2015   2016 2015   2016 2015
General 322 325 General 545 558 General 692 700
OBC 298 320 OBC 494 540 OBC 656 685
SC 251 278 SC 439 475 SC 578 614
ST 231 247 ST 418 447 ST 546 572
PH-1 184 201 PH-1 324 345 PH-1 470 523
PH-2 104     – PH-2 157   – PH-2 379      –
*Subject to General ,OBC,SC and St candidates having secured minimum 15%marks and PH minimum 10% marks in each of the three objective papers.


** Subject to General ,OBC,SC &ST candidates having secured minimum 20%marks and PH candidates minimum 10% marks in each of the two conventional papers.




Course Duration

  • ESE-  Technical Subjects
  • General Studies (History/ Polity/ Geography/ Current Affairs/ General Science)
  • English
  • Test Series
  • Doubt Session
  • Interview Guidance


  • 1 Year Regular/ Weekend Course
  • 6 Months Crash Course

Book Information

Books for ESE (Electronics)


Book name


Network Theory


Network & Systems


D. Roy Chaudhury


Engineering Circuit Analysis


William H. Hayt

Digital Electronics


Digital Design


M. Morris Mano


Digital Systems


Tocci & Widmer


Modern Digital Electronics


R.P. Jain

Electro Magnetic Theory


Elements of Electromagnetics




Engineering of Electromagnetics


W.H. Hayt


Antenna & Wave Propagation


K.D. Prasad


Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics


N. N. Rao

Control Systems

Signals and Systems


Control System Engineering


I. J. Nagrath & M. Gopal


Automatic Control Systems


B. C. Kuo


Linear Control System


B. S. Manke


Signals and Systems


Alan V Oppenheim,
Alan S. Willsky And
S. Hamid Nawab

Communication Systems


Communication Systems


Simon Haykins

An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications Simon Haykins

Communication: Analog & Digital


Singh and Sapre


Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems


B.P. Lathi


Electronic Communication Systems


Kennedy and Davis

Electronic Devices and Circuits & Analog Electronics


Integrated Electronics: Analog & Digital Circuit & Systems


Jacob Millman &

Christos C. Halkias



Microelectronic Circuits


Sedra & Smith


Electronic Devices & Circuits


J.B. Gupta


OP Amp and linear Integrated Circuit


Ramakant A Gayakwad


Solid State electronic Devices


Streetman and Banerjee


Semiconductor devices


S. M. Sze




Fundamentals of MP’s & MC’s


B  Ram


MP Architecture,Programming & Application With 8085


Kamlesh Gaonkar

Engineering Mathematics


Advance Engineering Mathematics


Erwin Kreyszig

Verbal & Numerical Ability


Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning


Dr. R.S Aggarwal

Analog Circuits


A text book on Analog Circuits


A. Rajkumar

ESE Previous Papers