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IES (ESE) 2018: Books to Prepare for Electronics and Communication (ECE)

Last Updated - October 27, 2017


Union Public Service Commission or UPSC has scheduled the electronics and communication exam for January 7, 2018 (Prelims) and July 1, 2018 (Mains). The subject code for the examination is ECE. The stream deals with circuits, electronic devices, communication equipment like integrated circuits, transmitter etc. 

IES 2018 is the biggest engineering examination in India. Through the examination, engineers can serve as Class 1 officers under the Government of India. Every year the competition increases drastically, it is suggested to go through IES Practice Papers in order to ace the examination.

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Here we are covering all important topics to prepare for Electronics & Telecommunication Exam:

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude: Current issues of National and International importance relating to Social, Economic and Industrial development, Environmental pollution and degradation, Basics of Project Management, Basics of Material Science and Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools, and Ethics and Values in Engineering profession.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering – Paper I

  • Basic Electronics Engineering: Diode, Transistor, BJTs, MOSFETs, oscillators, operational amplifiers, Optical sources/detectors.
  • Network Theory: Wye-Delta transformation, Solution of network equations using Laplace transforms, 2-port network parameters, transfer functions, Steady state sinusoidal analysis.
  • Analog and Digital Circuits: Diode circuits for different uses; Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits, Active filters, timers, Logic gates, Combinatorial/sequential circuits, and Basics of multiplexers, counters/registers/ memories /microprocessors.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering – Paper II

  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems: Random signals, information theory, AM, FM, SNR, Sampling, coding, PCM, DPCM, ASK, FSK, PSK, TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, and fibre optics.
  • Advanced Communication Topics: OSI model, Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling; Cellular networks, TCP, satellite communication, and Fibre-optic communication systems.

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Preparatory Books for Electronics & Communication (ECE)

To study and prepare for such level exams, applicants have to have the best study material. Now let us focus on the study material which can help you achieve the most deserved position in Engineering Services Department.

IES Study Material PDF Books are also available on online shopping sites. Students can also refer to purchase their favorite author easily.

So, the Topic wise books for IES Exam of Electronics and Communication Stream are listed below-

TopicBook NameAuthor NameISBN Number
Electronic Devices and Circuits & Analog ElectronicsMicroelectronic CircuitsSedra and Smith0198089139
Electronic Devices and CircuitsJ.B. Gupta9350143143
Communication SystemCommunication System: Analog and DigitalSingh and Sapre1259004600
Modern Digital and Analog Communication SystemB.P. Lathi0198073801
Kennedy’s Electronic Communication SystemsKennedy and Davis0071077820
Control SystemAutomatic Control SystemB.C. Kuo8120309685
Control System Engg.I.G. Nagrath and M.Gopal8122420087
Linear Control Systems with MATLAB ApplicationsB S Manke8174093109
Modern Control EngineeringOgata8120340108
Problems Amp Solutions Control SystemJairath A.K.8123925727
Electro Magnetic TheoryEngineering ElectromagneticsW.H.Hayt & John Buck9339203275
Antenna and Wave PropagationK.D. Prasad8176840254
Digital ElectronicsDigital DesignM. Morris Mano8131794741
Modern Digital ElectronicsR. P. Jain0070669112
Digital Principles and Applications (SIE)Leach & Malvino9339203402
Fundamentals of Digital CircuitsA. Anand Kumar8120350529
Microprocessor 8085 and Its InterfacingMathur8120343905


Most of you keep asking us about the books you should read to get success. Books play a key role which you can carry everywhere and read. Also, they add a long set of questions to your preparation material for you to practice. Some more books candidates can refer are as follows:

Books NameAuthor NameISBN Number
Computer Engineering Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & ApplicationRamesh Gaonkar8187972882
Microwave Engineering Microwave Devices and CircuitsLiao8177583530
Network Theory Engineering Circuit AnalysisHayt125909863X
Measurement and Instrumentation Electrical & Electronic Measurement and InstrumentationA. K. Sahney8177001000
Signal and SystemOppenheim and Willsky8120312465
Optical Fiber Communications PrinciplesSenior8131732665
Satellite CommunicationsPratt and Bostian8126508337
Monochrome and colourR.R. Gulati8122436064
Question Bank in Electronics & Communication EngineeringJ.B. Gupta9350144204
Detailed Solutions in Electronics and Communication for CompetitionsS K Karna8175157585
Question Bank in Electronics and Communication EngineeringPrem R Chadha8186340610
Handbook Series of Electronics & Communication EngineeringExperts Compilation9350943840

Books are a uniquely portable magic. The Best preparation for tomorrow is the right use of Today.



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