Difference between ESE Syllabus 2016 And 2017 for ECE
Every person knows about the changes in the general studies paper (Paper 1) but they might not be aware about the changes about the technical papers. There are major changes in the technical paper also. Here with the help of different colors we try to highlight the main differences in between what has been added and removed totally in IES ESE syllabus.
RED colors : Content which has to study for IES 2016 only and completely removed from 2017 onward.
BLUE colors : Content which is newly added in IES 2017 SYLLABUS.
Difference between ESE Syllabus 2016 And 2017
IES(ESE) 2016  IES(ESE) 2017 
GENERAL ABILITY TEST
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APTITUDE PAPER ( StageI, PaperI).General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

PAPER – I 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, GTOs, power MOSFETS; Basics of ICs – bipolar, MOS and CMOS types; basic of Opto Electronics. 
PAPER – I Basic Electronics Engineering: Basics of semiconductors; Diode/Transistor basics and characteristics; Diodes for different uses; Junction & Field Effect Transistors (BJTs, JFETs, MOSFETs); Transistor amplifiers of different types, oscillators and other circuits; Basics of Integrated Circuits (ICs); Bipolar, MOS and CMOS ICs; Basics of linear ICs, operational amplifiers and their applicationslinear/nonlinear; Optical sources/detectors; Basics of Opto electronics and its applications. 
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; Ferrites, Quartz crystal Ceramic resonators, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical components. 
Materials Science: Electrical Engineering materials; Crystal structure & defects; Ceramic materialsstructures, composites, processing and uses; Insulating laminates for electronics, structures, properties and uses; Magnetic materials, basics, classification, ferrites, ferro/paramagnetic materials and components; Nano materialsbasics, preparation, purification, sintering, nano particles and uses; Nanooptical/magnetic/electronic materials and uses; Superconductivity, uses. 
Signals and Systems

NOTE: Signal and System subject is completely removed from. but we have to study “DSP: Discrete time signals/systems, uses; Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses” in Advanced Electronics Topics in PAPER – II 
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. 
Network Theory: Network graphs & matrices; WyeDelta transformation; Linear constant coefficient differential equations time domain analysis of RLC circuits; Solution of network equations using Laplace transforms frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits; 2port network parametersdriving point & transfer functions; State equations for networks; Steady state sinusoidal analysis. NOTE: Only terminologies changed otherwise almost all things are same. 
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, application. Transducers; Electronic measurements of non electrical quantities like temperature, pressure, humidity etc; basics of telemetry for industrial use. 
Electronic Measurements andNInstrumentation: Principles of measurement, accuracy, precision and standards; Analog and Digital systems for measurement, measuring instruments for different applications; Static/dynamic characteristics of measurement systems, errors, statistical analysis and curve fitting; Measurement systems for nonelectrical quantities; Basics of telemetry; Different types of transducers and displays; Data acquisition system basics. NOTE: Only terminologies changed otherwise almost all things are same. 
PAPER – II Analog Electronic Circuits : Digital Electronic Circuits : 
PAPER – II Analog and Digital Circuits: Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTS and FETs; Diode circuits for different uses; Biasing & stability of BJT & JFET amplifier circuits; Analysis/design of amplifier single/multistage; Feedback& uses; Active filters, timers, multipliers, wave shaping, A/DD/A converters; Boolean Algebra& uses; Logic gates, Digital IC families, Combinatorial/sequential circuits; Basics of multiplexers, counters/registers/ memories /microprocessors, design& applications. NOTE: Only terminologies changed otherwise almost all things are same. but things has removed is tuned amplifier and rectifiers. From 2017 onwords Analog and Digital Electronics will be one subject 
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: ConstantM and ConstantN Nichol’s Chart; Approximation of transient response from ConstantN Nichol’s Chart; Approximation of transient response from closed loop frequency response; Design of Control Systems, Compensators; Industrial controllers. 
Control Systems: Classification of signals and systems; Application of signal and system theory; System realization; Transforms& their applications; Signal flow graphs, RouthHurwitz criteria, root loci, Nyquist/Bode plots; Feedback systemsopen & close loop types, stability analysis, steady state, transient and frequency response analysis; Design of control systems, compensators, elements of lead/lag compensation, PID and industrial controllers. 
Communication Systems : Basic information theory; Modulation and detection in analogue 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 at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency; Satellite Communication. 
Analog and Digital Communication Systems: Random signals, noise, probability theory, information theory; Analog versus digital communication & applications: Systems AM, FM, transmitters/receivers, theory/practice/ standards, SNR comparison; Digital communication basics: Sampling, quantizing, coding, PCM, DPCM, multiplexingaudio/video; Digital modulation: ASK, FSK, PSK; Multiple access: TDMA, FDMA, CDMA; Optical communication: fibre optics, theory, practice/standards. NOTE: Now Satellite Communication is the part of Advanced Communication System 
Microwave Engineering : Microwave Tubes and solid state devices, Microwave generation and amplifiers, Waveguides and other Microwave Components and Circuits, Microstrip circuits, Microwave Antennas, Microwave Measurements, Masers, lasers; Microwave propagation. Microwave Communication Systems terrestrial and Satellite based. 
Advanced Communication Topics: Communication networks: Principles /practices /technologies /uses /OSI model/security; Basic packet multiplexed streams/scheduling; Cellular networks, types, analysis, protocols (TCP/TCPIP); Microwave & satellite communication: Terrestrial/space type LOS systems, block schematics link calculations, system design; Communication satellites, orbits, characteristics, systems, uses; Fibreoptic communication systems, block schematics, link calculations, system design. 
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 organisation, I/o System Organisation. 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. 
Basic architecture, CPU, I/O organisation, memory organization, peripheral devices, trends; Hardware /software issues; Data representation& Programming; Operating systemsbasics, processes, characteristics, applications; Memory management, virtual memory, file systems, protection & security; Data bases, different types, characteristics and design; Transactions and concurrency control; Elements of programming languages, typical examples. 
Basic Electrical Engineering: DC circuitsOhm’s & Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, circuit theorems; Electromagnetism, Faraday’s & Lenz’s laws, induced EMF and its uses; Singlephase AC circuits; Transformers, efficiency; Basics DC machines, induction machines, and synchronous machines; Electrical power sources basics: hydroelectric, thermal, nuclear, wind, solar; Basics of batteries and their uses. Electro Magnetics: Elements of vector calculus, Maxwell’s equationsbasic concepts; Gauss’, Stokes’ theorems; Wave propagation through different media; Transmission Linesdifferent types, basics, Smith’s chart, impedance matching/transformation, Sparameters, pulse excitation, uses; Waveguidesbasics, rectangular types, modes, cutoff frequency, dispersion, dielectric types; Antennasradiation pattern, monopoles/dipoles, gain, arraysactive/passive, theory, uses. Advanced Electronics Topics: VLSI technology: Processing, lithography, interconnects, packaging, testing; VLSI design: Principles, MUX/ROM/PLAbased design, Moore & Mealy circuit design; Pipeline concepts & functions; Design for testability, examples; DSP: Discrete time signals/systems, uses; Digital filters: FIR/IIR types, design, speech/audio/radar signal processing uses; Microprocessors & microcontrollers, basics, interrupts, DMA, instruction sets, interfacing; Controllers & uses; Embedded systems. 