How to prepare for IES Mechanical engineering has changed to How to prepare for ESE Mechanical engineering? So students need to know that IES is known as ESE and has been changed by UPSC which conducts its exam.
Not only name of IEz has been changed but also exam pattern. Now exam is conducted in 3 stages and students need and students have has to pass every stage before entering for exam of next stage.
Through this article we would try to inform students on how to prepare for ESE Mechanical engineering?
Pattern of exam
Stage 1 is of 500 marks conducted in two parts
Paper 1: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude is of 2 hours and 200 marks
Paper 2: Mechanical Engineering is of 3 hours 300 marks
Cutoff of each paper is decided by UPSC for Mechanical engineering exam of ESE and Students are shortlisted on basis of
Marks of ( Paper 1 +Paper 2)
Shortlisted students from stage 1 are called for Stage 2
Stage 2 has two papers of 3 hours each and 300 marks each from Mechanical engineering domain.
Syllabus for Paper 1
1. Fluid Mechanics: Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids are asked for sure in IES exam and now ESE exam, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes. We have also given here ESE notes and study material and sample questions on Fluid mechanics which can be asked in Exam. Average it contains 10% of questions
. 2. Thermodynamics and Heat transfer: This chapter constitutes about 15% to 20% marks in your stage 2 of ESE exam and thus needs to be studied carefull. Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance; Zeroth, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; Entropy, Irreversibility and availability; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion: Rankine, Otto, Diesel and Dual Cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor; Gas mixtures. Modes of heat transfer, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat transfer, Radiative heat transfer – Radiation heat transfer coefficient; boiling and condensation, Heat exchanger performance analysis
3. IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning: Will be of high imporatnce in preparation of ESE exam and neglecting this section can prove fatal for students. Expected to have 20% to 25% question from this section.SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics and testing of IC Engines; Fuels; Emissions and Emission Control. Vapour compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, Other types of refrigeration systems like Vapour Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps. This section will bring difference in How to prepare for ESE Mechanical engineering.
4. Turbo Machinery:Constitutes 5% to 10% marks for ESE exams. Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines, velocity diagrams, Impulse and Reaction principles, Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines, Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors – Theory and Applications
5. Power Plant Engineering: Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, Fuels and their properties, Flue gas analysis, Boilers, steam turbines and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications;
6. Renewable Sources of Energy: Solar Radiation, Solar Thermal Energy collection -Questions from this section are expected to increase in ESE exam and will prove difference in How to prepare for ESE Mechanical engineering?: Flat Plate and focusing collectors their materials and performance. Solar Thermal Energy Storage, Applications – heating, cooling and Power Generation; Solar Photovoltaic Conversion; Harnessing of Wind Energy, Bio-mass and Tidal Energy – Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells. May contain 15% to 20% marks total
This research on How to prepare for ESE Mechanical engineering has been different from IES exam and was conducted through feedback from different experts during august 2016