COVID-19 Lockdown: UPSC Postpones Civil Services (Prelims) Exams, 2020

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to postpone the Civil Services Preliminary Examinations, 2020 ‘until further notice’.  The UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) Exams were scheduled to be held on 31 May, 2020. However, keeping in mind nation-wide lockdown because of COVID-19, the Commission reviewed the current situation on 4 May, 2020, and decided that it will be impossible to resume examinations and interviews for the present.

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UPSC Revises Tie-breaking Rule for ESE

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has revised the tie-breaking principle to determine the ranking of two or more candidates who score equal marks in Engineering Services Examination (ESE).

The Tie principle will be applicable in those cases where two or more candidates score equal marks in ESE. This revised tie principle will help the UPSC in deciding the ranking of candidates in the Engineering Services Examination.

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Best Coaching Institute to Structure GATE and ESE Preparation

To crack ESE and GATE with best ranking, an engineering student needs a right mentor or guide, in addition to a preparation strategy that is unique. For ESE aspirants, who have cleared the first stage i.e. ESE Prelims, moving forward with the preparation for ESE Mains demands a persistent and focused study approach as failure in the Mains means to wait for another six to eight months to come back at the same stage. Therefore, an ESE aspirant should go forward with his preparation strategy in a systematic manner accomplishing certain tasks or goals within a stipulated time period.

Whether it is ESE or GATE, an aspirant should structure his preparation strategy in such manner that he completes the exam syllabus well before time in a hassle-free way, leaving enough time for revising what has been learned. This will save him from last minute panic attacks. One should go forward with his preparation by setting small goals, and meeting them without fail. In this way, an ESE or GATE aspirant will stay cool and calm, which is very much required during preparation for these top competitive exams for engineers.

Here we are going to present some tips and techniques, following which one can make the preparation strategy for ESE or GATE more effective. Here are the tips:

Understanding the syllabus and exam pattern: The first step of the preparation strategy for any exam is going through the syllabus of that exam. This will help a candidate in categorising the topics into easy, moderate, and difficult, and start his preparation in a systematic manner. The next step is to know about the exam pattern. Understanding the pattern will facilitate an aspirant in knowing how to attempt questions, and how much time should be devoted in attempting each question.

Recalling whatever has been learned: Revision is a very integral part of the preparation strategy for ESE and GATE preparation as this will help a student keep a tab on his progress. Revision will let him identify the topics which are his strength, and the topics that require more practice. The best way to revise is through short notes that have been prepared during the first or second round of reading the topics. Try to revise at least once or twice, depending upon the weightage of marks the topics carry. Revision will also help an ESE or GATE aspirant sit in the respective exam with the desired boost in confidence.

Following time-bound preparation strategy: Equal importance should be given to all the topics during preparation, as no hard and fast rule is followed while setting the question paper. As per past toppers of these exams, an aspirant should take on all the subjects together during his preparation rather than taking one after another.

Right time to start preparation: Every exam has a unique pattern and standard on the basis of which one should start preparing for the exam. Starting early is appropriate, but too early can makes the preparation a bit boring as the passion gets lost at the time when is needed. As per past ESE and GATE toppers and rankers, the appropriate time to begin preparing for ESE and GATE is just after the second semester or the moment you start B.Tech studies. The right time to start preparing for ESE or GATE can vary from person to person, however it is recommended to prepare for these exams under the guidance of subject experts at the best coaching institute for ESE and GATE.

IES Master, a Delhi-based institute for engineers, conducts many study programs that can help engineering students from CE, ME, EE, and ECE branches in their preparation for ESE and GATE. Depending on the time in hand, and the year in which a candidate is targeting to take the ESE or GATE exams, the various options of study programs at IES Master are: Two-year Classroom Program with regular and weekend classes, Subject-wise Improvement program for selective study and guidance, Genius batch for smart engineers, and many more. For session 2020-21, admissions for all these programs at IES Master are currently open.

Candidates, who wish to register themselves for any of the above programs can contact IES Master Delhi Help Desk at 80100 09955 or drop a mail at to know in detail about all or any of the above-mentioned study programs for ESE, GATE and PSUs. For admissions at IES Master Noida, call 0120-415 1100 or mail at


Fulfil Your Dreams with MTRE

Achieve your dream goal of cracking the GATE 2021 or ESE 2021 exams without worrying about the costs involved in getting quality study material and the guidance of experts. IES Master, an institute for engineers, has come up with a scholarship program Master Talent Reward Exam (MTRE), writing which engineering students of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics streams can stand a chance to earn a discount of up to 100% in their tuition fee while getting mentored by subject experts, who are also ESE and GATE rankers from the past, through the various study programs of IES Master.

Under MTRE, top five students from each of the four engineering branches can earn a discount of up to 100% in their tuition fee. This one of its own kind scholarship program for engineers can help engineering students in determining their strengths and weak areas. By writing the MTRE, ESE 2021 and GATE 2021 aspirants can nurture their hidden talent and strive for improvement in the right direction.

In addition, being an all India level scholarship exam, by writing MTRE students will also get to know about their ranking amongst the best engineering minds from all over India. Other important benefits of writing MTRE include getting a first-hand account of the real ESE and GATE exam patterns before sitting in the actual GATE 2021 and ESE 2021 exams.

The questions of MTRE have been set by IES Master faculties who are experts in their respective subjects as well as past ESE and GATE rankers. While setting the question papers, utmost care has been taken by them to get as close to the exam patterns of ESE and GATE. By writing MTRE, students will also overcome the fear of these exams, and experience a boost in their confidence.

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 18 October, 2019.

For any queries regarding MTRE, contact IES Master Help Desk at 80100 09955 or drop a mail at to get details about MTRE, or about the upcoming batches for GATE 2021 or ESE 2021 classroom programs.

The scholarship test, which is scheduled to be conducted on 20 October, 2019, can be written from anywhere as it is a computer-based test that will be conducted across India at centres spread over most of the major cities.

Interview Guidance ESE 2019

ESE 2019 Mains Result Out, Now It’s Time for ESE 2019 Interview Guidance

UPSC has announced the results of ESE 2019 Mains exam that was held on 30 June, 2019. A total of 1403 candidates have qualified the ESE Mains stage. A major chunk i.e. 647 of the qualified students are from Civil Engineering (CE) stream, whereas from Mechanical stream (ME), 261 candidates, from Electrical stream (EE) 245 candidates, and from Electronics stream (E&T), 250 candidates have qualified the ESE 2019 Mains stage.

All the ESE 2019 Mains qualified students are now required to fill the Detailed Application Form (DAF) that will be made available on the UPSC Website from 05 August, 2019 to 14 August, 2019 till 06.00 P.M. Non-submission of the DAF within this period will result in cancellation of the candidate by UPSC.

Now it’s time to prepare for the third and final phase of ESE 2019 i.e. the Personality Test or Interview phase, which is stipulated to be held from September, 2019 onwards. The exact date of interview will, however, be communicated to the qualified candidates through e-Summon Letter by UPSC. As the ESE interview stage carries a total of 200 marks, your performance in the interview can impact your ESE rank in the final list of ESE qualified candidates. According to past ESE toppers and the faculty at IES Master, one has to score more than 150 marks in the UPSC ESE interview to be among the list of ESE top rankers, and also to get the department of choice as filled in the Detailed Application Form (DAF).

To help all the ESE 2019 Mains qualified candidates take on this final stage with the required confidence, IES Master has come up with Interview Guidance Program. The prime objective of this program is to help ESE 2019 aspirants get rid of shyness and other negative personality traits. In addition, this program from IES Master will also touch upon various complicated mental and psychological aspects that are given due consideration by UPSC while preparing the final list of ESE 2019 qualified candidates. To help candidates do a self-analysis and leave behind their weaknesses, IES Master also video-record the mock interview sessions, and provide the recordings to candidates for self-analysis.

As the UPSC interview panel has no set pattern, one has to be prepared to face any type of questions during the interview. The questions may be asked to test a candidate’s basic or core technical knowledge, current affairs knowledge, or they can be based on a candidate’s personal profile. Therefore, the interview panel of IES Master includes renowned technical and psychological experts. Besides, candidates’ are also informed about the importance of the Detailed Application Form (DAF) as it is on the basis of this DAF that the interview panel members are going to ask questions. DAF should be filled very carefully, especially the departmental preference section.

Structure of IES Master ESE 2019 Interview Guidance Program

The Interview Guidance Program by IES Master for ESE 2019 includes three sessions:

  • Informal Interaction Session
  • Technical/PD/Current Affairs Session
  • Mock Interviews

Informal Interaction Session
During this session, candidates will come to know about the importance of Detailed Application Form i.e. the DAF, and how they should fill the DAF. This will save them from facing awkward questions while facing the real UPSC interview board. In this session, Mock Interviews are also conducted to find out the areas on which a candidate needs improvement. During the mock interview sessions, one-to-one informal interaction is made with the candidate, his doubts related to the filling of DAF are cleared, how to arrange their order of preference, which hobbies or achievements to mention in the DAF and handle questions related to them, discuss possible questions related to his professional experience, etc. In addition to all this, a brief discussion on the methodology to be adopted for interview preparation is also done. The best thing about IES Master Interview Guidance Program is that this session i.e. the Informal Interaction Session is FREE for all ESE 2019 Mains qualified students.

Technical/Personality Development/Current Affairs Session
In this session, the interview panel, which includes technical and psychological experts, analyse candidates’ weaknesses and psychological problems. They also analyse practical situations for interview requirements. The technical sessions are conducted under the expert guidance of Mr. Kanchan Kumar Thakur, who is an ex-IES officer and IIT Roorkee alumnus. The Personality Development and Current Affairs sessions are taken by experts to improve candidates’ level of confidence.

Mock Interviews Session

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Bring out the Genius in you with Genius Batch

High performance comes mainly from focussed effort of the right kind. Genius Batch is a study program by IES Master for engineering students, who are smart learners and aspiring for top competitive exams like ESE, GATE and PSUs.

This program engages the brightest of civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering students from across India in an intensive concept building and problem solving exercise under the mentorship of subject experts. As this study program involves advanced preparation techniques, it’s taken only by those engineering students who are dedicated and serious about their preparation, and want to test their deep learning. The curriculum of Genius Batch program is structured in such a manner that a student gets started with his ESE and GATE preparation from the very first day itself without going into the basics of subjects.

More benefits of Genius Batch

Genius Batch is one of the most popular courses among the best of engineering minds aspiring for top competitive exams like ESE, GATE and PSUs. By being a part of Genius Batch, students get an opportunity to hone their learning and revising skills, and gear up to take on the exam like a warrior. The program also helps them understand concepts and solve problems.

The students of Genius Batch have plenty of spare time in their hands for self practice, study on their own, and revise whatever they have learnt so far as their batch mates are of the calibre and intelligent quotient similar to theirs. This results in zero wastage of precious time in discussing the basics during classes. The faculty taking Genius Batches mainly focuses on building concepts in the least possible time. Regular practice sessions along with question solving in the classroom itself, followed by doubt clearing and topic discussions keep the students up to date. Students also get a chance to determine their preparation level through tests that are conducted regularly.

Can you be a part of Genius Batch?

The program being designed especially for smart learners from across the country, one needs to meet certain criteria to benefit from it. Engineering students who wish to take the Genius Batch in the course of their preparation for ESE or GATE should fulfil any one of the below given conditions:

  • He should be B.Tech or M.Tech degree holder from any one of the top IITs/NITs or DTU, or
  • He should have cleared the written Engineering Services exam, or
  • He should have a valid GATE rank up to 2000, or
  • He should have scored 65% in B.Tech from any private engineering college or any other college of repute

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ESE 2018 Mains Result

UPSC Announces ESE Mains 2018 Results

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has today announced the release of results for Engineering Services Exam Mains 2018 (ESE Mains 2018) that was conducted on 01st July 2018. Check your roll number here  in the list of ESE 2018 Mains qualified candidates.

To download your UPSC ESE Mains 2018 Result, follow the steps

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC
  2. Under the ‘What’s New’ section on the right hand side of the UPSC website, look for an active link that says ‘Written Result: Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2018’
  3. Click on this active link. You will land on a web page from where you can download the PDF which includes the roll numbers of all the candidates who have qualified ESE 2018 Mains
  4. For future reference, you can download the PDF, and/or take a printout of it

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Subject-wise Improvement Program

Take Subject-wise Improvement Program to Master the Subjects You find Difficult

Engineering students who are aspiring for ESE, GATE and PSUs, and need the guidance of only particular subject experts instead of getting themselves enrolled in an institute for the study of all subjects then IES Master has come up with the Subject-wise Improvement Program. This study program has been exclusively designed for Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Communication Engineering students who are in pursuit of top engineering exams like ESE and GATE.

The main objective behind this program is to help those students who are not comfortable with any particular subject while preparing for ESE and GATE. The students will have the flexibility to choose the subject(s) of their own choice or choose from any of subject packages that are on offer. The Subject-wise Improvement Program for ESE, GATE and PSUs is a sort of improvement plan to help students achieve what they are capable of, and bringing them closer to their dream goals.

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Benefits of Subject-wise Improvement Program

  • Complete guidance in small packs: The program comes in the form of small packages allowing students to choose the subjects that they find difficult to learn.
  • Save time for self-study and self-practice: ESE and GATE preparation demands a well-planned preparation strategy and enough time for preparation. The Subject-wise Improvement Program helps you save ample amount of time and energy for self-study and self-practice.
  • Right investment: By taking the Subject-wise Improvement Program, students invest their parent’s hard-earned money where it’s actually required.
  • Understanding of concepts: While preparing for top engineering exams like ESE/GATE/PSUs, a student should have an in-depth understanding of concepts. This is what you will get while taking the subject-wise improvement program at IES Master.
  • Meet your learning needs: As the students have the option to choose from the pre-defined subject packs or make the subject packs of their own, by taking subject-wise improvement program, students meet their own learning needs, while at the same time driving towards their career goal.
  • Expert guidance: The best thing about subject-wise improvement program is the experienced faculty of IES Master, and quality content and study material, which is a benchmark in ESE and GATE preparation.
  • Double advantage: While mastering over the weak subject(s), by taking subject-wise improvement program, you also improve your college semester grades.

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Genius-Batch for ESE and GATE

Scale up Your ESE, GATE and PSUs Preparation with Genius Batch

There are lots of study or preparation programs focussing on the basic requirements of engineering students aspiring for ESE, GATE, and PSUs, but what about the students who are at an advanced stage? Such advanced preparation techniques require more dedication for their implementation, and only the smart learners and serious students take them.

Genius Batch by IES Master is one such advanced level study program for those ESE, GATE and PSUs aspirants who want to test their deep learning. This advanced level study program can make a huge difference in a student’s preparation strategy when he is aiming to clear top engineering exams like ESE and GATE with a good ranking.The curriculum of Genius Batch program is designed in such a way that a student gets started with his preparation for ESE and GATE from the very first day without needing to learn the basics of subjects.

Who can take Genius Batch?

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