Get the general information here about Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) IES Exam 2011, also known as UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011.

UPSC IES Exam 2011

UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011, popularly known as UPSC IES Exam 2011, is one of the important job entrance exams in India, conducted by Union Public Service Commission. The UPSC conducts the exam to recruit candidates for various posts in Government Departments in the engineering field, which include Railways, Power, Defense, and Navy etc. UPSC Engineering Services (IES) Exam 2011 will be conducted on May 14, 2011, all over India, to fill as many as 745 vacancies. Final selection of the candidates is based on their performance in the job entrance exam as well as their performance in the subsequent personality test. 
UPSC IES Exam 2011 Application Forms
Go through the following lines to get UPSC IES Exam 2011 registration procedure.
  • UPSC IES Exam 2011 application forms can be obtained both online or from designation post offices.
  • Majority of the applicants prefer to apply online for UPSC IES Exam 2011. The online application form is available in the official website of UPSC -  
  • The online application form should be filled by candidates keeping in mind all the instructions.
  • Candidates from remote areas, who could not access the online application form of IES Exam 2011, can obtain the application form from designated Post Offices across the country by paying Rs 20 in cash.
UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011 Preparation Tips
The following tips will tell you how to prepare for UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011.
  • The best way to be acquainted with UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011 exam pattern is to solve its previous years’ question papers.
  • You can also take mock test of yourself by solving UPSC IES Exam previous years’ question paper and divide your time according to the each section of the exam.
  • Read daily newspapers or magazines and watch TV news to cope with General Awareness section of the exam.
  • You can also utilize various books available particularly for UPSC IES Exam 2011.
  • Practice as much as possible for vocabulary and grammatically correct sentences.
Test Pattern of UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011
UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2011/UPSC IES Exam 2011 is divided into two parts - Written Exam and Personality Test.
Written Test
  • The written test is divided into five papers.
  • Paper one consists of General Ability Test, which comprises of General English and General Studies.
  • Paper two and three are based on objective-type questions asked on these topics:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Paper four and five comprise of conventional type questions, which are based on these subjects:
  • Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Each paper carries 200 marks that make a total of 1000 marks.
  • Candidates are required to answer objective-type questions within 2 hours duration, while conventional papers have to be written within time limit of 3 hours.
Personality Test
Candidates, who have passed written test, have to appear in Personality test, which consists of total 200 marks. This part of UPSC IES Exam 2011 examines applicant’s powers of practical application, leadership skills, medical and physical energy etc.
Syllabus to Prepare for UPSC IES Exam 2011
You can take help of this given below syllabus in order to prepare for UPSC IES Exam 2011.
General Ability Test
Current events, History of India, Geography of a nature, scientific aspects, grammar and correct usage of words.
Civil Engineering
construction practice, planning and management, design of concrete and masonry structures, design of steel structures, structural analysis, solid mechanics, building materials, fluid mechanics, open channel flow, pipe flow, foundation engineering, soil mechanics:, environmental engineering etc.
Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering
computer engineering, communication systems, microwave engineering, digital electronic circuits, control systems, analog electronic circuits, electronic measurements and instrumentation, electromagnetic theory, network theory, signals and systems, physical electronics, electron devices and ICS and materials and components.
Electrical Engineering
Power electronics, electrical machines and power transformers, power systems, analog and digital electronics and circuits, microprocessors, communication systems, electrical circuits, measurements and instrumentation, control systems, EM theory, electrical materials etc.
Mechanical Engineering

Industrial engineering, elements of computation, theory of machines, machine design, strength of materials, engineering materials, production engineering, refrigeration and air-conditioning, fluid mechanics, fluid machinery and steam generators, thermodynamics, cycles and IC engines, heat transfer etc.

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