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Electrical Engg Strategy

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Paper I

Circuit Theory: In this topic one should be fast in solving problems. Best way to gain speed is to
practice regularly from IES papers of both electrical and electronics. Do questions from single IES
paper (there are 3-6 questions every year) within time limit.
Signals and systems: Here also speed is important. It is better to make a formula sheet and revise it
regularly. For DFT/FFT, refer to Oppenheims book on DSP.
E.M. Theory: Read chapter 6(till 6.29), 7 and 8 from K.D. Prasad. For Smith chart and impedance
matching refer Jordan & Balmain. Make the list of formulas and practice all the derivations.
Analog Electronics: Diode, Transistors and Amplifiers can be done from any book. Topics that are to
be covered from JB Gupta are: Oscillators, Op Amp, Wave shaping circuits, Multivibrators, Waveform
Generators and Power supplies.
Digital Electronics: Mano is sufficient for the part of syllabus which it covers. For topic left like Timer
(look at chapter on 555 IC Timer), Comparator, S&H circuit refer to JB Gupta.
Energy Conversion: Try to cover everything given in the syllabus from Ashfaq Hussain and make good
command over all the numerical given in the book. It covers topic from IES point of view. Do all the
questions asked in the IES exams thoroughly.
Power Electronics and Electric Drives: Topics to be covered are Chapter 2(characteristics of diode,
BJT, MOSFET, IGBT), chapter 4-Thyrister(complete), chapter 5 Thyrister commutation techniques
(complete), chapter 6 Phase controlled rectifiers(Leave dual converters), chapter 7-
Choppers(Leave Thyrister Chopper circuits and multiphase choppers) , chapter 8 Inverters(Leave
force-commutated thyrister inverters, current source and series inverters) and chapter 12-electric
drives(complete). Cover all the derivations (like deriving expressions for particular type of rectifier or
inverter) as well as working of circuits.
Analog Communication: Cover chapter 4(AM) and Chapter 5(on FM and PM) from BP Lathi. Random
process(chapter 1) can be covered from Haykin. And Noise(chapter 4) can be covered from Singh
and Sapre. Also cover AM AND FM practical modulation and demodulation circuits from Singh and
Paper II

Control Systems: Nagrath and Gopal is sufficient for all the topics. Practice from previous year IES
and CSE papers.
Microprocessors and Microcomputers: Cover chapters 1 to7 and 9, and parts of chapter 8 and
10(from which questions has been asked in IES exams), In peripherals cover 12, 14, 15, 16 (Focus
more on whatever has been asked in IES papers).
Measurement and Instrumentation: Cover all the instruments given in the syllabus thoroughly from
the Sawhney. Here also guide will be IES questions.
Power Systems: I did this topic from Nagrath and Kothari as I already had covered the book in
graduation. Practice solved examples of both Wadhwa and this book.
Power System Protection: Chapters of Protective relays and circuit breakers (from Wadhwa) cover
large part of the syllabus in much better way. For microprocessor based relays refer to TMH book.
Digital Communication: For PCM, DPCM, DM refer to chapter 6 of Lathi. ASK, PSK and FSK are
covered much better in Haykin. Information theory and codes can be covered from either of them.
Chapter 1 and 2 of Forouzan are to be covered for data networks and 7 layered architecture.