IES is a competitive engineering examination conducted by UPSC for recruitment to various sectors under GOI. Engineering Services Exam constitutes of an objective type preliminary and mains written examination followed by an interview for the personality test. Check IES Exam Pattern
The Indian Engineering Services exam is conducted to hire engineers to work under the government departments like Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Water, Defence services, Central Engineering Service, etc. The first position offered through IES is Asst. Executive Engineer and the hierarchy end at the position up to Managing Director. Check Career Opportunities after IES
The rigorous practice and a good preparation strategy guarantee success in the IES exam. The exam has both objective and conventional type questions hence theory, conceptual knowledge, and problem-solving techniques are equally important. Listed below are pointers that will help in preparing better for IES 2018:
Know IES Exam Pattern: Get acquainted with the latest examination pattern and syllabus of the exam. It is important to have clear knowledge about the technical & non-technical questions that will be asked, negative marks, weightage, exam duration, and marks per question. Check IES Syllabus
Time Management: While preparing for ESE, time management is very essential. The first step should be to make a time table. It should be made according to your comfort and as per the weightage of each topic. Also, make sure to follow it religiously.
Suggestion: Take one subject from each section of technical subjects and devote at least 3 hours daily to it. Also, try to devote 1 hour each to English and General Studies to prepare well for Paper 1.
Make Short-term study plans: Prepare short-term study plans. Execute and make them the long-term goals to succeed in the examination. While studying the technical subjects don’t forget to make short notes of important topics. Also, make a separate list of formulae for each subject. Later you can revise the short notes and formulae list daily.
Solve Previous year’s papers: IES Sample papers, Previous year papers, mock tests, quizzes will help in improving the preparation for the engineering examination. This practice will help in the following way:
Revision is important: Candidates should not forget to revise important portions and make short notes of the subjects prepared earlier. As all of us know, practice makes a man perfect, so revision for the last 15 days is a quick practice.
There are two sections in the IES paper. Each section needs focus and balanced preparation to crack the exam. The section-wise preparation tips for IES 2018 are given below:
General ability paper carries 300 marks. It is the most scoring section. General Study preparation also plays an important role in personal interviews.
Engineering Aptitude section of Paper 1 covers Logical reasoning, Analytical ability, Engineering Mathematics, and Numerical Analysis. Following are some points to prepare these sections better:
Candidates are required to have an excellent base in their core engineering subjects in order to clear the second paper of the preliminary exam. The branches are as follows:
1) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering,
2) Electrical Engineering,
3) Mechanical Engineering and
4) Civil Engineering.
The following points should be remembered while preparing for your engineering discipline:
Good writing skills, excellent presentation, subjective theory, explanations, derivations, diagrams and equations will fetch you good marks in the conventional or subjective paper. For making conventional portion strong and scoring good marks, keep in mind these points:
Personal Interview is the last stage of the IES selection procedure. In order to clear the interview, make sure you have excellent technical knowledge in your core subjects. Apart from this, listed below are some generalized points for preparing personal interview:
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.