UPSC Electronics and Telecommunication Syllabus

October 12, 2017

UPSC Electronics and Telecommunication Syllabus

For UPSC Electronics and Telecommunication Paper – there are two papers.

Paper 1:
Material Components, Physical Electronics, Electron Devices and ICs, Signals and Systems, Network Theory, Electromagnetic Theory, Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

Paper 2:
Analog Electronic Circuits, Digital Electronic Circuits, Control Systems, Communication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Computer Engineering, etc.

Detailed UPSC Electronics and Telecommunication Syllabus:

Paper 1:

  1. Materials and Components:
  • Structure and properties of Electrical Engineering materials;
  • Conductors,
  • Semiconductors and Insulators, Magnetic,
  • Ferroelectric,
  • Piezoelectric,
  • Ceramic,
  • Optical and Superconducting materials,
  • Passive components and characteristics Resistors,
  • Capacitors and Inductors;
  • Ferries,
  • Quartz Crystal Ceramic resonators,
  • Electromagnetic Electromechanical components,
  1. Physical Electronics:
  • Electron Devices and ICs,
  • Electrons and holes in semiconductors,
  • Carrier Statistics,
  • Mechanism of current flow in a semiconductor,
  • Hall effect;
  • Junction theory;
  • Different types of diodes and their characteristics;
  • Bipolar Junction transistor;
  • Field effect transistors;
  • Power switching devices like SCRs,
  • CTOs,
  • Power MOSFETs;
  • Basics of ICs – bipolar,
  • MOS and CMOS types;
  1. Signals and Systems:
  • State variable representation;
  • Fourier series;
  • Fourier representation;
  • Fourier transforms and their application to system analysis;
  • Laplace transforms and their application to system analysis;
  • Convolution and superposition integrals and their applications;
  • Z-transforms and their applications to the analysis and characterization of discrete time systems;
  • Random signals and probability,
  • Correlation functions;
  • Spectral density;
  • The Response of a linear system to random inputs.
  1. Network Theory:
  • Network analysis techniques;
  • Network theorems,
  • Transient response,
  • Steady state sinusoidal response;
  • Network graphs and their applications in network analysis;
  • Tellegen’s theorem.
  • Two port networks; Z, Y h, and transmission parameters.
  • Combination of two ports,
  • Analysis of common two ports.
  • Network functions: parts of network functions,
  • Obtaining a network function from a given part.
  • Transmission criteria: delay and rise time,
  • Elmore’s and other definitions effect of cascading.
  • Elements of network synthesis.
  1. Electromagnetic Theory:
  • Analysis of electrostatic and magnetostatic fields;
  • Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations;
  • Boundary value problems and their solutions;
  • Maxwell’s equations; application to wave propagation in bounded and unbounded media;
  • Transmission lines: basic theory, standing waves,
  • Matching applications misconstrue lines.
  • Basics of wave guides and resonators;
  • Elements of antenna theory.
  1. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation:
  • Basic concepts,
  • Standards and error analysis;
  • Measurements of basic electrical quantities and parameters;
  • Electronic measuring instruments and their principles of working:
  • Analog and digital,
  • Comparison,
  • Characteristics,
  • Transducers;
  • Electronic measurements of nonelectrical quantities like temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.;
  • Basics of telemetry for industrial use.

Paper 2:

  1. Analog Electronic Circuits:
  • Transistor biasing and stabilization.
  • Small signal analysis.
  • Power amplifiers.
  • Frequency response.
  • Wide banding techniques.
  • Feedback amplifiers.
  • Tuned amplifiers.
  • Rectifiers and power supplies.
  • Op Amp PLL,
  • Other linear integrated circuits and applications.
  • Pulse shaping circuits and waveform generators.
  1. Digital Electronic Circuits:
  • Transistor as a switching element;
  • Boolean algebra,
  • Simplification of Boolean functions,
  • Karnaguh map and applications;
  • IC Logic gates and their characteristics;
  • IC logic families: DTL, TTL, ECL, NMOS, PMOS and CMOS gates and their comparison;
  • Combinational logic Circuits; Half adder, Full adder; Digital comparator;
  • Multiplexer- Demultiplexer;
  • ROM and their applications.
  • Flip flops. R-S, J.K, D and T flip-flops;
  • Different types of counters and registers Waveform generators.
  • A/D and D/A converters.
  • Semiconductor memories.
  1. Control Systems:
  • Transient and steady state response of control systems;
  • Effect of feedback on stability and sensitivity;
  • Root locus techniques;
  • Frequency response analysis.
  • Concepts of gain and phase margins:
  • Constant-M and Constant-N Nichol’s Chart;
  • Approximation of transient response from Constant-N Nichol’s Chart;
  • Approximation of transient response from closed loop frequency response;
  • Design of Control Systems,
  • Compensators;
  • Industrial Controllers.
  1. Communication Systems:
  • Basic information theory;
  • Modulation and detection in analog and digital systems;
  • Sampling and data reconstructions;
  • Quantization & Coding;
  • Time division and frequency division multiplexing;
  • Equalization;
  • Optical Communication: in free space & fiber optic;
  • Propagation of signals oat HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency;
  • Satellite Communication.
  1. Microwave Engineering:
  • Microwave Tubes and solid state devices,
  • Microwave generation and amplifiers,
  • Waveguides and other Microwave Components and Circuits,
  • Misconstrue circuits,
  • Microwave Antennas,
  • Microwave Measurements,
  • Masers, lasers;
  • Microwave propagation.
  • Microwave Communication Systems terrestrial and Satellite based.
  1. Computer Engineering:
  • Number Systems.
  • Data representation;
  • Programming;
  • Elements of a high level programming language PASCAL/C;
  • Use of basic data structures;
  • Fundamentals of computer architecture;
  • Processor design;
  • Control unit design;
  • Memory organization,
  • l/o System Organization.
  • Microprocessors :
  • Architecture and instruction set of Microprocessors 8085 and 8086,
  • Assembly Language Programming.
  • Microprocessor based system design: typical examples.
  • Personal computers and their typical uses.