IES Exam Preparation Strategy

IES/ESE Preparation Strategy

IES that is Indian Engineering Services or Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission. Four core engineering branches are eligible to appear in this exam. You may check more detail about IES Exam here. Since the success ratio of ESE is very low so to crack this exam candidates should have proper strategy. Here we are sharing you those right strategy to crack Indian Engineering Services Exam. In this post we will discuss on both objective and conventional paper preparation strategy. Along with preparation strategy you will also know here about steps to solve conventional problem in examination hall.


IES Exam  pattern include :
1. Objective General Ability
2. Objective Paper-I
3. Objective Paper-II
4. Conventional Paper-I
5. Conventional Paper-II
This exam pattern is common for all 4 branches.
Now Let us start the Exam preparation strategy for what you are looking for-
First start with objective paper then we will know about conventional paper

For Objective
1. Prepare all topics from all subjects.
2. Focus on theoretical and formula based questions.
3. No need to solve lengthy numerical problems of previous GATE papers. 
4. Main focus will be on IES previous and IAS previous questions.
5. Make Subject priority list for Objective and Conventional paper on the basis of number of question asked in previous papers.
6. Since IES Syllabus is common for both objective and conventional paper, Start preparing both objective and subjective paper side by side.
7. Cover all subject according to IES SYLLABUS.
8. Don’t start two subject at a time. Try to focus on single subject at a time.
9. Must take a note of key points, silly mistakes and mark those few questions whose practice refreshes your concept.
10. Do objective paper practice in time bound manner.

For Conventional

1. Prepare at least 3 subjects of each paper (PAPER-I & PAPER-II) in rigorous manner. (Since these subjects will cover 70% of conventional questions)
2. During Preparation Always do conventional after solving objective questions of that topics.
3. During study of each topic you must focus on derivation of formulae which helps a lot in solving conventional problem.
4. Study all topic/subject of conventional paper on the basis of priority list. Means focus more on topics/subjects whose weightage are more.
5. Must practice on style of presentation for conventional problem.
(Since style of presentation is very important to score good marks in conventional paper)

Strategy to solve conventional Problem in Examination Hall:

Step-1: Read the instruction carefully which is in the question paper and be clear about how many questions you have to answer.

Step-2: Read the questions carefully and understand clearly what examiner
Step-3: Start answering with easiest one. But remember all parts of the question should be answer in one place in sequential manner.

Let me clear this step with an example:
 If question no 3 has three parts (a), (b) and (c). You find 3(c) is easy one and want to answer then first mark 3(a), 3(b) and 3(c) with different pages on your answer sheet assuming that you need that much space to answer that part of the question. Now you are free to answer 3(c) first that you find easiest in the paper.

Step-4: After 2.45 hr. write P.T.O In the middle of all blank pages which you have left earlier to answer but unable to do.

Step-5: For 5 to 10 marks question you don’t need the formula derivation. Do the formula derivation only if a question is of more than 10 marks.

Step-6: Write the meaning of all the symbols used. e.g Mass (m) = 27 kg.
Velocity (v) = 15 m/s etc.

Step-7: Remember there is part marking if you write something they will give you some marks so Write whatever you know about the question.

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