UPSC Electrical Engineering Syllabus

The UPSC optional subjects list consists of 48 subjects including Electrical Engineering whose syllabus for UPSC focuses on the candidates’ understanding of the basic concepts and application of knowledge. The topics included in this subject are related to Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Systems, Microprocessors etc.

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Candidates should choose Electrical Engineering as an optional subject in UPSC when they have a strong interest and background in the subject so that they can easily prepare for the exam. Candidates’ who have studied electronics or electrical engineering in their undergraduate degree or who work as electrical engineers, facility support engineers etc can take up this optional. In this article, we provide you the detailed UPSC syllabus for this optional.

Electrical Engineering syllabus for UPSC

Every Optional Subject has 2 papers (paper I and paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS Electrical Engineering syllabus:

Electrical Engineering Optional Paper I syllabus:

UPSC Electrical Engineering Syllabus

Electrical Engineering Optional Paper II syllabus:


Electrical Engineering is one of the few papers in UPSC Mains which requires a very high proficiency in the subject. Preparation can be done by studying the previous years’ papers and also going through relevant books on Electrical Engineering for UPSC.

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