{Official} Engineering Services Exam 2020 Syllabus – GENERAL STUDIES AND ENGINEERING APTITUDE PAPER – IES/ESE 2020


Engineering Services Exam 2020 (IES/ESE 2020) Paper 1 Syllabus

Engineering Services Exam 2020 exam syllabus for IES GS&EA 2020 is released by UPSC at upsc.gov.in , direct link to download the ESE 2020 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude is provided in this article.

ESE 2020 GS&EA – Paper Pattern

As per the latest notification released by UPSC total 3 stages will be there in Engineering Services Exam 2020 i.e Preliminary (Pre), Mains and Personality Test.




Stage-I Preliminary Exam (Objective)


Stage-II Mains Exam (Conventional)


Stage-III Personality Test


Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III Grand Total


Preliminary/Stage-I Examination (Objective Type Papers):

Students have to first clear preliminary stage I then only they will be able to go to Stage II i.e Engineering Services Exam 2020 Mains Stage (Conventional Paper), and after clearing Preliminary Stage I and Stage II Mains (Conventional Paper) , final merit will be made and students will be called for Stage III i.e Personality Test.

Syllabus For ESE 2020 Paper 1 – Stage 1

Paper Name

Paper Type

Maximum Marks

Time Limit

ESE General Studies And Engineering Aptitude Preliminary Paper 1 (Objective) – Stage 1 200 2 Hours

Preliminary/Stage-I Examination (Objective Type Papers):

The questions from the following Topics will be set in Paper-I of Stage-I

  1. Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, Economic and industrial development.
  2. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability.
  3. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis.
  4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety.
  5. Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, Maintenance and services.
  6. Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment.
  7. Basics of Project Management.
  8. Basics of Material Science and Engineering.
  9. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology based education.
  10. Ethics and values in Engineering profession.

Note: The paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will include Knowledge of relevant topics as may be expected from an engineering graduate, without special study.


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