The Engineering Services Examination (ESE/IES) is one of the most sought after engineering exam for the engineering graduates across India. The ESE exam is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of Indian Engineering Servants in the capacity of Class – 1 officer.
Indian Railways has recently come up with a couple of surprises – first with the introduction of IRMS, and then the withdrawal of Railways vacancies through ESE 2020. Mr. Kanchan Kumar Thakur, in conversation with Mr. Ompal Singh, Former Chief Administrative Officer, Central Organisation for Railways Electrification, tries to reason out the way forward for the students aspiring for Railway Services.
Mr. Kanchan Kumar Thakur: Recently Indian Railways has announced the introduction of Indian Railways Management Service (IRMS). What was the reason for this implementation of proposed organisational restructuring of Railways in a hurry?
On count of language, the keywords of the question were put directly without putting in a twisting phrase before or after the keyword. However, it is not to say that general attributes were missing, especially with the assertion-reasoning questions. This year assertion and reasoning questions were less in number and only 4 questions were asked in the exam.
The line of questioning in Environment and ICT this year was slightly more ambitious in terms of keeping you updated with the news in general.
Environment Questions were moderate with one or two tough questions related to pollution and Ecosystem. 12 questions were asked in this year.
Questions from ICT were easy to moderate, but were tricky in nature. 12 questions were asked mainly focussing on Networking, ICT in education and learning and E-Governance.
UPSC has a tried and tested formula when it comes to setting up the questions and topping it up with the Current Issues concerning the Indian economy and economics. So, it would have been easier for students who would have spread the GS preparation across the year, and kept updating it with the terms related to economics and finance. Topics related to political and social issues were missing.
Current issues questions were tough in general and 8 questions were asked.
The weightage of the questions was almost equal and not in line with the previous year. The static subjects did not throw any surprise, and the students who would have browse through the IES Master classroom content and study material would have easily arrived upon the right answers. Subjects such as Project Management were moderate to tough, and called in linear thought process, extensively discussed and rehearsed in IES Master Classrooms. In total, 12 questions were asked in Project Management.
With regard to questions from Material Science, and Design and Drawing subjects, patience was to be exercised in connecting the dimensions in which the examiner tried to relate the keyword in questions. The key was going through one option at a time, and treating them as independent questions, and then arriving upon the right statements, and getting on to the right answer. It was indeed demanding and checking on the stability of the nerves of ESE 2020 aspirants.
The questions asked in Material Science were easy to moderate and in total 10 questions were asked.
The level of questions asked in Design, drawing and safety were moderate to difficult and in total 10 questions were asked.
Coming on to Ethics, the impression was that of arriving upon to the closest option without unnecessarily over thinking and over consumption of time. Easier said than done the Ethics section this year demanded a tremendous amount of practice in building up an objective approach, and brought forth the sanctity of IES Master Test Series.
The questions asked in Ethics were easy to moderate and few questions were straight forward.
In total, 6 questions were asked in the exam.
Questions from Mathematics
UPSC is looking forward to fill around 495 vacancies through ESE 2020. The announced 495 vacancies include 21 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), of which 11 will be reserved for Locomotor Disability (LDCP) including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy, 7 vacancies for Hard of Hearing (HI), and 3 vacancies for persons with low vision. For candidates belonging to SC, ST, PD and OBC categories, reservations will be made by the Government of India as per the vacancies.
Candidates interested in taking ESE 2020 can submit their online application from 25 September, 2019 to 15 October, 2019 till 06:00 PM. Candidates (except Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any SBI branch by cash or by using the Net Banking facility of State Bank of India.
UPSC has introduced the facility of withdrawal of application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the examination. As per the official UPSC notification, candidates who do not want to appear at the ESE Prelims 2020 after submitting their online applications can withdraw from 22 October, 2019 to 28 October, 2019 (till 6.00 PM).
ESE 2020 would be conducted in three stages. The first stage of ESE 2020 would be ESE Prelims, second stage would be ESE Mains, and the final stage would be Personality Test. The ESE Prelims would include shortlisting of candidates for ESE Mains on the basis of objective type question papers. ESE Mains exam include Conventional type question paper. The candidates who clear both the stages would be finally selected on the basis of Personality Test or Interview.
The ESE 2020 Preliminary test will consist of two objective-type – Paper-I (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude), and Paper-II (Engineering Discipline). The Paper-I will carry a maximum of 200 marks, and Paper-II will carry a maximum of 300 marks. In total, the ESE Prelims 2020 would carry a maximum of 500 marks. The ESE 2020 Main exam will consist of two conventional type question papers (Engineering Discipline – I & II), each with a time limit of three hours and a maximum of 300 marks. In total, the ESE 2020 Main stage would be of 600 marks. The personality exam will carry a total of 200 marks.
The marks obtained in ESE 2020 Prelims by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the ESE 2020 Main will be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the ESE 2020 Main Examination will be about six to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
To know in detail about other eligibility conditions such as age, educational qualification, medical standard, physical standard, etc. and other exam related details, check the UPSC official notification for ESE 2020.
If you are going to write ESE 2020 then to help you prepare for the exam strategically, IES Master has announced the dates for ESE 2020 Prelims Offline Test Series. The offline test series for ESE 2020 has been structured keeping in mind the UPSC ESE 2020 syllabus and exam pattern.
Are you an engineering student from civil, mechanical, electrical, or electronics stream, and aspiring for ESE 2021 and GATE 2021? In your pursuit for success in ESE 2021 and GATE 2021, are you looking for ways to identify your strong and weak areas? If it is so then your search ends here… IES Master, an institute for engineers aspiring for ESE, GATE, and PSUs, has come up with National Scholarship Test for ESE and National Scholarship Test for GATE.
This scholarship test for ESE and GATE aspirants, named as Master Talent Reward Exam (MTRE), unlike other exams is an exam that will help students in achieving their dream goals without worrying about the costs involved, as well as facilitate them in determining their strengths and weak areas. By writing MTRE, ESE 2021 and GATE 2021 aspirants can nurture their hidden talent and strive for improvement in the right direction.
Who can write MTRE?
The scholarship test is scheduled to be conducted on 20 October, 2019. Engineering students from all the four core engineering branches i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics and Communications are eligible to write this national level scholarship test. MTRE can be written from anywhere as it is a computer-based test that will be conducted across India.
Benefits of writing MTRE
Besides giving an opportunity to ESE 2021 and GATE 2021 aspirants get a chance to earn a discount of up to 100% in their tuition fee at IES Master, all the students who will be writing the MTRE will also get a chance to determine their level of preparation. Also, they will get to know about their ranking amongst the best engineering minds from all over India. Under MTRE, top five students from each of the four engineering branches can earn a discount of up to 100% in their tuition fee.
Other benefits of MTRE include experiencing the look and feel of the real ESE and GATE exam pattern before going to write the actual GATE 2021 and ESE 2021. The question paper of MTRE has been set by IES Master faculty members who are experts in their respective subjects. All care is taken to set the question paper as close to the exam pattern of UPSC for ESE, and that of IIT for the GATE. Besides all these benefits, writing MTRE will help students in getting rid of the fear for exam, and get a boost in confidence before going to write the actual ESE or GATE exams.
So, if you are an ESE 2021 or GATE 2021 aspirant then do not let this opportunity slip out of your hands. Register today for MTRE before registration closes on 15 October, 2019.
If you have any queries regarding MTRE, contact IES Master Delhi centre at 80100 09955 or IES Master Noida centre at 0120 4151100. If you wish, you can also drop a mail at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org to get details about MTRE, or about the upcoming batches for GATE or ESE classroom programs.
Candidates interested in taking ESE 2020 Prelims can submit their online application by 06:00 PM on 15 October, 2019.
The ESE 2020 would be conducted in three stages. The first stage of ESE 2020 would be ESE Prelims, second stage would be ESE Mains, and the final stage would be personality test. The ESE Prelims would include short listing candidates for ESE Mains on the basis of objective type question papers. The ESE Mains include conventional type question paper. The candidates who would clear both the stages would be finally selected on the basis of personality test or interview.
Details about other eligibility conditions such as age, educational qualification, medical standard, physical standard, etc. and other exam related details, would be released later.
If you are going to take the ESE 2020 then to help you prepare for the exam strategically, IES Master has announced the dates for ESE 2020 Regular/Weekend classroom programs . In addition to this, IES Master is also conducting Online Test Series for ESE 2020 Prelims. The ESE 2020 online test series has been designed keeping in mind the ESE 2020 syllabus and exam pattern.
It would not be wrong to call the Subject-wise Improvement Program as an improvement plan as it helps engineering students to achieve what they are capable of, and bring them a step closer to their dream goals. The prime objective of this program is to help students who are not comfortable with any particular subject while preparing for ESE and GATE. The best thing about this study program is that the students have the flexibility to choose the subject(s) of their own choice or choose from any of subject packages that are offered.
Salient Features of Subject-wise Improvement Program
Expert guidance in small packs: The program is offered as small packages allowing students to opt only those subjects in which they need guidance of experts.
Spare time for self study and practice: Preparing for ESE and GATE exams demands a meticulously planned preparation strategy with enough time to implement the strategy. Subject-wise Improvement Program enables ESE and GATE aspirants save fair amount of time and energy for self-study and self-practice.
Value for money: By registering for Subject-wise Improvement Program, students are investing their own or parent’s hard-earned money only where it’s actually required.
Better understanding of concepts: Preparing for top engineering exams like ESE, GATE, and PSUs demand in-depth understanding of concepts. The subject-wise improvement program at IES Master has been structured keeping this in mind.
Fulfil your learning needs: As the program allows students to select from the pre-defined subject packs or make the subject packs of their own, by taking the subject-wise improvement program of IES Master, students can meet their learning needs, while driving closer to their career objective.
Quality guidance: The best thing about subject-wise improvement program is the experienced faculty of IES Master, and quality content and study material, which itself is a benchmark in the preparation for ESE and GATE.
ESE is conducted in three phases – ESE Prelims, ESE Mains, and finally an interview for the personality test. The recruitment of finally selected candidates is performed under the following core branches of engineering:
- Civil Engineering (CE)
- Mechanical Engineering (ME)
- Electrical Engineering (EE)
- Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (E&T)
What ESE demands
The UPSC conducted Engineering Services Exam is written by millions of engineering students every year, and the number is rising year-on-year, making it more and more intense as far as competition is concerned. To crack ESE, there is no shortcut or magic trick. One need to plan his study and work accordingly. The only thing that differentiates an ESE qualifier from an ESE non-qualifier is that the ESE qualifiers had practiced a lot, managed his time, followed time-table religiously, taken mock tests, and were persistent with their hard work.
Challenges in ESE Preparation
The challenges that are usually faced by ESE aspirants are exam fear, fear of failure, lack of proper information, lack of guidance, and right resources. All these factors are very important during ESE preparation. However, the biggest challenge faced by an ESE aspirant is the institute to choose for proper guidance and coaching. Selecting the right institution is the biggest decision that is often taken by an aspirant without proper research.
To make the dreams of cracking ESE 2020 with good ranking, and that too without thinking much about the monetary part, IES Master – an institute for engineers – has come up with Master Talent Reward Exam (MTRE).
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