This book was motivated by the desire to further the evolution of a concise
book on Control Systems. Keeping in focus the importance of this subject in
GATE and ESE, we have done a proper study and thereafter developed the
content of the book accordingly. This edition has an expanded discussion
of all relevant topics in the subject.
Initially, we compiled the perceptions of our students on their problems
in GATE and ESE while dealing with the questions from this subject. We
identified their various problems like- lack of fundamentals of the subject,
difficulty in solving simple questions, shortage of a complete study package, etc. These strengthened
our determination to present a complete edition of Control Systems textbook.
The book addresses all the requirements of the students, i.e. comprehensive coverage of theory, fundamental
concepts, objective type problems and conventional problems, articulated in a lucid language. The concise
presentation will help the readers grasp the concepts with clarity and apply them with ease to solve problems
quickly. The book not only covers the entire syllabus of GATE and ESE, but also addresses the need of many other
competitive examinations. Topics like ‘signal flow graphs, modelling of control systems, time domain analysis,
controllers and compensators, Routh stability criteria, root locus, gain margin and phase margin, polar plots, Nyquist
plot, Bode plot and state variable analysis’, are given full coverage in line with our research on their importance in
We have put in our sincere efforts to present elaborate solutions for various problems, different problem solving
methodology, some useful quick techniques to save time while attempting MCQs without compromising the accuracy
of answers. A summary of important points to remember is added at the end of each topic. For the convenience of
the readers, points to remember are specifically highlighted in the form of a note- both in theory as well as solved
examples. At the end of each chapter, sets of practice question are given with their keys, that will allow the readers
to evaluate their understanding of the topics and sharpen their problem solving skills.
Our team has made their best efforts to remove all possible errors of any kind. Nonetheless, we would highly
appreciate and acknowledge if you find and share with us any printing, calculation and conceptual error.
It is impossible to thank all the individuals who helped us, but we would like to sincerely thank all the authors, editors
and reviewers for putting in their efforts to publish this book.
With Best Wishes
CMD, MADE EASY