The UPSC optional subjects list consists of 48 subjects including Electrical Engineering syllabus of which 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.
Candidates should choose Electrical Engineering as an optional subject in IAS Exam when they have a strong interest and background in the subject so that they can easily prepare for the exam.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
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. 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 UPSC Mains.
In this article, we provide you with the detailed UPSC Electrical Engineering syllabus.
Find below the IAS Electrical Engineering Syllabus:
Electrical Engineering Optional Paper I Syllabus:
If you are preparing for UPSC 2021, you may refer to the linked article.
Electrical Engineering Optional Paper II Syllabus
Electrical Engineering is one of the few papers in UPSC Mains which requires 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. You may also check the UPSC Electrical Engineering Preparation Strategy in the linked article to simplify your civil services exam preparation.
If you are yet to finalize your optional subject, check IAS Notification for a complete list of optional subjects.
For more articles on UPSC Electrical Engineering preparation and IAS exam preparation, refer to the table below: