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Strategy For Electrical Engineering

In Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 at 23:30 by Prince Dhawan

For Electrical Engineering, I personally feel that Prakash Rajpurohit Sirs (AIR-2 in CSE-2009)
blog has all the required information that one needs to know. In fact that is the main reason why I
am so late in writing a post on Electrical Engineering. I did not feel the need to provide any extra
information other than what was mentioned on his blog.For the book list, please refer to:
http://prakashrajpurohit.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/electrical-engineeeringmains-booklist/
The unit-wise strategy can also be found at Prakash Sirs blog
(http://prakashrajpurohit.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/electrical-engg-strategy/).
Below, I am reproducing his strategy along with some additions of my own.
Paper I
1. Circuit Theory: This topic requires continuous practice. One should solve as many
numericals as you can from A. Chakrabarti. Even though I couldnt do it due to paucity of
time but solving IES papers may help.
2. Signals and systems: In this topic, one must remember the formulas by making a formula
sheet. As Prakash Sir has mentioned, for DFT/FFT, refer to Oppenheims book on DSP.
3. E.M. Theory: Read chapter 6(till 6.29), 7 and 8 from K.D. Prasad. Practice some numerical
examples. Sometimes the book solves them in a long way, but you must do them in the
shortest way possible. For Smith chart and impedance matching refer Jordan & Balmain.
Make the list of formulas and practice all the derivations.
4. 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. You will have to practice
numerical from IES papers since JB Gupta doesnt have many numerical. Also, in this
chapter practice derivations well and make sure you do not do mistakes in symbols.
5. Digital Electronics: I referred to R.P. Jain for this topic. It is a very good book that covers
all the concepts and also provides sufficient numerical practice. Please stick to the syllabus
while reading this book.
6. 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.
7. 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. Note that this book can be difficult to read at first due to extensive coverage of
topics. But you must nevertheless go through it. At first, focus on the concepts. You may

leave the numericals at the back of the Chapters since there are sufficient solved examples in
the book. Do not just read the examples, solve them yourself.
8. 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 Sapre.
Paper II
1. Control Systems: Nagrath and Gopal is sufficient for all the topics. Practice from previous
year IES and CSE papers. Please stick to the syllabus. There is no need to read the entire
book.
2. 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).
3. Measurement and Instrumentation: Cover all the instruments given in the syllabus
thoroughly from the Sawhney. Here also guide will be IES questions. In this book, you may
skip the numericals at the end of the Chapter if you have less time because it has sufficient
solved examples. Focus on derivations of different formulae. Also note the drawbacks of
each measuring instrument. For oscilloscope, please do not forget to practice making
schematic diagrams.
4. Power Systems: I did this topic from Ashfaq Hussain. It covers the entire syllabus. You
may have to read a bit more on the last Chapter. Solve all examples and questions at the
back of the Chapters. Do not forget to practice the flowcharts of optimization schemes for
load distribution.
5. 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. You may also refer to the TMH book for other parts of the
syllabus too in addition to Wadhwa. Do solve the questions at the end of the Chapters.
6. 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.
Basically in Electrical Engineering, practice numericals and revise your derivations well. Do not
forget to memorize the advantages and disadvantages wherever relevant for answering theoretical
questions. When you write answers always, mention which symbols stand for what and express
your answers in correct units.

Electrical Engg Strategy


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

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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 Sapre.
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.

5. 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.
6. 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.