The General Studies and Engineering Aptitude paper will test the knowledge of the test takers on appropriate topics. The marks for each topic might range from 5-15% of the total marks allotted for the paper.
The following topics are covered under the General Studies & Engineering Aptitude paper, which is common for all test takers:
Ethics and Values and engineering profession
Information and communication technologies based tools and also their usage in engineering like technology-based education, e-governance and networking
Fundamentals of material science and engineering
Fundamentals of project management
Fundamentals of energy and environment
Standards and quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
General principles of design, drawing, and importance of safety
Engineering mathematics and numerical analysis
Engineering aptitude covering logical reasoning and analytical ability
Current issues of national and international importance pertaining to social, economic and industrial development
As far as the syllabus for specific papers are concerned, candidates can view the complete details here- IES/ESE 2018 Syllabus.