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DECODING RAILWAYS REFORM

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?

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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 info@iesmaster.org 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.

ONGC to Recruit Graduate Trainees (E-1) through GATE 2020

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has announced its plan to recruit Graduate Trainees (E-1 level) in the Engineering and Geo-Sciences disciplines on the basis of GATE 2020 scores. ONGC is one of India’s most prominent Maharatna PSU companies.

AS per the official ONGC notification, the compensatory package at E-1 level in terms of cost to company (CTC) comes to around Rs. 20.06 Lacs .

ONGC is going to hire young engineering graduates from Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Petroleum, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation, and Chemical streams through this recruitment drive. The number of vacancies for each post will be announced by ONGC at the time of inviting online applications.

Disciple-wise post and eligibility criteria:

Post Minimum Essential Qualification
AEE (Cementing)-Mechanical Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Cementing)-Petroleum Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Civil) Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Drilling)-Mechanical Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Electrical) Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum 60% marks Should have Certificate of competency as Electrical Supervisor.
AEE (Electronics) Graduate Degree in Electronics Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Telecom Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Engineering (EC) Graduate Degree in E&T Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Post Graduate Degree in Physics with Electronics with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Instrumentation) Graduate Degree in Instrumentation Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Mechanical) Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Production)-Mechanical Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Production)-Chemical Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Production)-Petroleum Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering /Applied Petroleum Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Reservoir) Post Graduate Degree in Geology (Must have Mathematics / Physics at B.Sc. level) with minimum 60% marks
Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry with minimum 60% marks (Must have Mathematics / Physics at B.Sc. level)
Post Graduate Degree in Geophysics with minimum 60% marks (Must have Mathematics / Physics at B.Sc. level)
Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics with minimum 60% marks (Must have Mathematics / Physics at B.Sc. level)
Post Graduate Degree in Physics with minimum 60% marks (Must have Mathematics / Physics at B.Sc. level)
Post Graduate Degree in Petroleum Technology with minimum 60% marks (Must have Mathematics / Physics at B.Sc. level)
Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering /Applied Petroleum Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Chemist Post Graduate in Chemistry with minimum 60% marks
Geologist Post Graduate Degree in Geology with minimum 60% marks
M.Sc. or M.Tech in (Petroleum Geoscience) with minimum 60% marks
M.Sc. or M.Tech in (Petroleum Geology) with minimum 60% marks
M.Tech. in (Geological Technology) with minimum 60% marks
Geophysicist (Surface) Post Graduate Degree in Geophysics with minimum 60% marks
M.Tech. in (Geophysical Technology) with minimum 60% marks
Post Graduate Degree in Physics with Electronics with minimum 60% marks
Geophysicist (Wells) Post Graduate Degree in Geophysics with minimum 60% marks
M. Tech. in (Geophysical Technology) with minimum 60% marks
Post Graduate Degree in Physics with Electronics with minimum 60% marks
Materials Management Officer Graduate Degree in Auto Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Instrumentation Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Petroleum Engineering/Applied Petroleum Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Electronics Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in E&T Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Telecom Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Degree in Computer Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Engineering Degree in Information Technology with minimum 60% marks
Graduate degree in Industrial Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Programming Officer Graduate Degree in Computer Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate Engineering Degree in Information Technology with minimum 60% marks
Post Graduate in Computer Applications (MCA) with minimum 60% marks
Post Graduate in Computer Science with minimum 60% marks
‘B’ level diploma as defined by Dept. of Electronics, GOI.
Transport Officer Graduate degree in Auto Engineering with minimum 60% marks
Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 60% marks
AEE (Industrial Engineering) Graduate degree in Industrial Engineering with minimum 60% marks

Engineering graduates who wish to apply for the vacant posts under this recruitment drive of ONGC should be GATE 2020 qualified. GATE 2020 would be conducted by IIT Delhi on 1, 2, and 8, 9 February, 2020. The result of GATE 2020 is scheduled to be announced on 16 March, 2020.

Candidates interested in the ONGC recruitment drive can submit their online application tentatively in the month of March/April 2020 once the detailed advertisement is released by ONGC.

Till then keep on checking IES Master GATE 2020 job notifications for further updates.

MTRE – An Initiative by IES Master to Fulfill Your Dreams

MTRE – An IES Master Initiative to Fulfill Your Dreams

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 info@iesmaster.org or at info.noida@iesmaster.org to get details about MTRE, or about the upcoming batches for GATE or ESE classroom programs.

ESE/IES 2019 MAINS SOLUTIONS BY IES MASTER

It’s a feeling every student can relate with, as he or she walks out of the exam hall, and everyone is starts discussing about the exam. You join the conversation if it went fairly well, or you avoid all discussion if it is a disaster that just happened in the exam hall. Whatever had happened is past now. It is time now to get a legitimate feedback for your efforts that you had invested in the exam hall, and legitimacy can be evaluated only by looking at the solutions of the questions that were asked by UPSC in the exam.

We understand that by this time some students must have calculated their marks and arrived at a conclusion whereas there might be some who might be waiting for the authentic solutions from any reliable source. The right approach is to look for the authentic solutions of the questions asked by UPSC in ESE 2019 Mains.

IES Master has always lived up to the expectation of students by providing specific solutions by specifying the problems. Problems have many faces, and it is generic in nature. But specifications is what is required when you have written an exam like UPSC. Deciphering the message of UPSC expectations from this year’s aspirants is a herculean task, and like every time this time also IES Master has succeeded in doing the same as IES Master’s answers keys and detailed solutions are the most authentic source. The UPSC ESE 2019 Mains Detailed Solutions are prepared by the most experienced faculty and content team at IES Master. So, best wishes and get ready to evaluate yourself.

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GATE 2019 Topper (AIR-14, CE) Shriram Kushwaha Shares His Success Story

Hello guys, myself Shriram Kushwaha. I have secured AIR-14 in GATE 2019. I did my B.Tech from IIT Guwahati. I have taken Classroom Program of IES Master. The environment inside the class was too competitive, and the teachers were very supportive. No matter how big or small your doubt would be, they cleared all our doubts.

  1. What were your marks in GATE 2019?
    My marks in GATE 2019 were 81.16, and my GATE score is 948.
  2. What helped you secure such a good GATE rank?
    To remain motivated always during your preparation, without allowing the negative thoughts to come in your mind. Always be positive, and prepare for the exam with this positive attitude. Plan accordingly, make daily goals, and achieve those goals. I did the same, and this helped me achieve this feat.
  3. Take us through that moment when you shared this information with your family members, and what was their reaction
    When the result was announced, I was in Bhopal along with one of my friends. I received a call from one of my friends informing about the announcement of GATE 2019 result. After checking the result, I first called my father. He was very happy on hearing about my achievement. He asked me to share this happiness with my friends by distributing sweets. On hearing about my result, there was a happy environment at my home also.
  4. How different was this year’s GATE paper in comparison to previous years’?
    This year’s GATE paper was a bit better than the last couple of GATE papers. Earlier too many direct formula based questions used to come, but this time the paper included concept based questions. My approach to solve the GATE paper was to first solve simple questions, and then attempt the questions that were left in the first attempt. I marked this strategy on the question booklet, and attempted the most difficult questions in the last. In other words, I solved the paper in three steps. First, I attempted the easy to solve questions. Second, I attempted the questions that were easy but lengthy, and then finally, I solved the questions that were conceptual based.
  5. Tell us about your journey from IIT Guwahati to IES Master. How did you come to know about IES Master, and when you started preparing for GATE 2019?
    When I was in the final semester of my B.Tech, I thought about my post B.Tech plans. Through some of my batch mates who were preparing for GATE, I come to know about IES Master as they had taken the Postal Study Program of IES Master. I checked the content of study material of the postal program, and I found it very good. At that very moment, I made up my mind to join IES Master after completing B.Tech.
  6. Which study program of IES Master you joined?
    I joined the classroom program of IES Master.
  7. Tell us about your family.
    My father is a primary teacher. My brother runs his own small scale business, and my mother is a home maker.
  8. Tell us a little about your city.
    I come from a small village that comes under Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh.
  9. Tell us a little about your schooling.
    I completed my schooling from Rewa, and then later I did my B.Tech from IIT Guwahati. Studying at IIT Guwahati was a golden phase of my life.
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  10. What was your study schedule?
    It was my daily goal to practice questions of the subject that was being taught on any particular day, and also revise that subject. Once I have covered a part of the syllabus then my objective was to keep fresh in mind the subjects that had been covered by revising them.
  11. How did you prepare short notes, and what was the role of IES Master Study Material in it?
    While preparing notes, I kept in mind that it includes all the important concepts and formulas that generally come in the exam. Also, if I come across any new formula in the test series then also I used to include it in my short notes. In this way, just by referring my short notes I was able to revise the entire syllabus.
  12. In the test series of IES Master, what used to be your rankings?
    My rank used to be average, not much good, and not much bad. It used to be around 50-60. To achieve good rank, one must focus on his accuracy level. Try to commit fewer mistakes. The same I did in the final exam.
  13. There are highs, and sometimes there are lows during preparation. What kept you motivated in such conditions?
    Whenever I felt low, I used to speak to my parents or my friends. Whenever I spoke to my parents, they always used to say that I need not to worry. Study again, and give your best next time. So, I never felt depressed. There was always morale support from my family. I was focussed towards my goal, and always kept in mind that bad days are never forever.
  14. With this GATE ranking, what you have in your mind PSU, ESE, Civil Services, or you have something else in your mind?
    Actually my goal is IES, and after GATE there are many PSU options. Now I would write the ESE Mains paper, and then accordingly I would plan my next course of action.
  15. How did you prepare yourself a day before the exam?
    Generally most of students revise everything a day before the exam. In my opinion, one needs a sound sleep a day before any exam.
  16. What was your strategy in regard to negative marking?
    GATE now has more numerical based questions. So there is less probability of negative marking. So, I made a point to solve the objective questions with utmost care to avoid negative marking.
  17. What would be your message to other GATE aspirants and your juniors from IIT Guwahati?
    Students of IIT Guwahati are too much inclined towards GATE and ESE, and the B.Tech syllabus is quite similar to that of GATE and ESE. My advice to all the students would be to not take their semester syllabus lightly, and never lose their faith. Always stay motivated. To all future aspirants, I would like to say that everyone can crack GATE with good rank. If I can do it, anyone can do it. The only thing they need to take care of is to take all the test series seriously, and once they have taken the test series, do a self evaluation to determine your mistakes, and improvise. Once you do this, you can easily get a good GATE rank.
  18. It’s a pleasure talking to you. It’s so nice of you that you gave us time. Thank you so much.
    Thank you, sir.

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GATE 2019 Topper (AIR-10, ME) Mahesh Singh Shares His Success Story

Hello everyone, I am Mahesh Singh Yadav. I secured All India Rank 10 in GATE 2019. I did my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from YMCA University Faridabad in 2018. I was part of IES Master Test Series program. Test series are always helpful, and the test series of IES Master is up to the level of GATE.

  1. What were your marks in GATE 2019?
    My marks were 89.31.
  2. Tell us about GATE 2019 paper?
    The GATE 2019 paper was not so difficult. If anyone has prepared all the subjects well, and has not left any doubt untouched that he came across while giving the test series then there would not be any single question that he would not have solved. Committing mistakes in the Grammar part of English subject is unavoidable as while doing engineering, English is not given much importance.
  3. How was the technical part of GATE 2019? How much weightage was given to various subjects?
    Weightage of questions was same as it generally is. Difficult questions from the chapter Velocity and Acceleration were asked as always. This time difficult questions from Vibration were also asked in Theory of Machines. A few students were saying that one question from Thick Cylinder was there that was out of syllabus, but I did not feel like that. In that aptitude application was required, and one could have easily solved it.
  4. How did IES Master Test Series help you?
    Self study and going to libraries for reference is not enough. To know where you stand, it is very important to take test series. Even if you are taking coaching from anywhere else, test series is helpful as it helps you determine your weaknesses and strengths. Knowing your weakness will help you to improve, and knowing strengths will develop confidence in you.

    While taking test series, I used to begin from the last by attempting 2-marks questions first. But in GATE, I don’t know why I felt that I should first attempt 1-mark questions first, and then move to 2-marks questions.
  5. What worked for you in GATE 2019?
    The main thing that works in GATE is accuracy. Other than this, as the word ‘Aptitude’ is there in GATE, the other two things important to crack GATE are ‘Aptitude’ and ‘Concepts’. Concepts are very important. The difference between ESE and GATE is that in ESE the syllabus is vast, whereas GATE is completely conceptual based.
  6. What is the right time to start preparing for GATE?
    There is no harm in starting early as you would be able to practice more and understand concepts in depth. You would be able to study standard books for which you get very less time. If you start your GATE preparation in the second or third year, you would be able to grasp the concepts easily. If you come across any doubt then you have enough time to watch IIT lectures on NPTEL. In the final year or last semester of your college, you would not have enough time to refer standard books. In that case, you can refer the classroom notes of any coaching institute. If you have enough time in your hands, you can study any subject in depth, and this in-depth study will help you in the final exam.
  7. When did you start preparing for GATE?
    I wrote GATE in 2018 also, but at that time my main preference was Engineering Services. But I could not make up to the list of ESE Mains qualified students. Then I decided to prepare for GATE and ESE simultaneously, and did the same in the year 2019.
  8. You started preparing for GATE while studying in college only. How did you manage your study schedule?
    In the first two years of college, as it happens with most of the students, I studied only during the time of exam with an intention of scoring average grades. But once you are in the third year, you feel like getting serious about studies as you start thinking about your future after passing out of college. You start thinking about various options after graduating like CAT, ESE, GATE, or Civil Services. After analysing myself, I thought of continuing my future in technical field only after graduation. As I come from a rural background, CAT was not an easy task for me. As far as Civil Services is concerned, I was not confident about going after it at an early stage.
  9. What was your daily study schedule?
    There were no such definite hours for study, whenever I got time I had only two things to do – to study and to eat and sleep. For a student preparing for competition, this only should be the daily routine. If you are doing something else apart from study then you are deceiving yourself only.
  10. Which core subjects you focused while preparing for GATE?
    If you want to see yourself among the top-100 then you have to prepare the entire syllabus of GATE because a simple question can come from any part. If you have not prepared that subject from which an easy question has come in the exam then you will lose marks. In such a competitive scenario, you cannot take the risk of leaving any subject. So you have to prepare all the subjects.

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  11. Which are the two toughest subjects in your opinion?
    I would not say that any particular subject is tough, but I can point out the tough topics from subjects. For instance, velocity and acceleration topic from Theory of Machines subject and Deflection topic from Strength of Material are the topics that I found on the tougher side.
  12. What about Robotics?
    Robotics is not so tough in GATE, but in ESE it is tough. In GATE, a particular pattern is followed while including questions from Robotics, and the same pattern is followed in GATE always. Questions will be asked related to programming, G-force, or questions from BLU (Basic Length Unit) will be asked from Robotics topic in GATE.
  13. How did you prepare Thermodynamics?
    In Thermodynamics, if you practice questions from the first law of thermodynamics then you would be able to solve them easily. If you study it normally then also, you would be able to solve questions from First Law of Thermodynamics. The only question that differentiates a student of 70-marks capacity from 80-marks capacity comes from Availability chapter. Tough questions from this chapter have been always coming, and keep on coming. If you are aware of this fact, and still play ignorant then it means that you are not serious about your GATE preparation.
  14. How did you go about comprehending Theory of Machines?
    Theory of Machines is a tough subject, and always tough questions are asked from it. So, one has to prepare first only those subjects that one finds tough because whatever you find tough, questions from them are going to come in the exam. Also, these subjects such as Velocity and Acceleration, Vibration, Gears and Gear Train, etc. have more weightage in the GATE.
  15. What about Production?
    There are no concepts related to Production. In it, one has to remember the formulas only by not just writing on a piece of paper. Practice questions related to them, and you will memorise the formula automatically. Questions generally come from basic formulas, which are used much, but they are asked in an indirect manner. To answer such questions, your concepts should be clear in all the subjects.
  16. Any subject that I forgot to mention but it was important from preparation point of view?
    All subjects were equally important. I guess, you forgot to mention Refrigeration and Air conditioning. From this subject, there is a probability of questions from Reverse Brayton Cycle, and from VCRS (Vapour Compression Refrigeration System). Very few theoretical questions are asked in GATE. Most of the questions are from concepts. For instance, practical questions like conventional questions come from Psychometry.
  17. Tell us about your family.
    My father is an ex-serviceman from Indian Army. He is retired Honorary Captain, and my mother is a home maker. I have two elder sisters, who are both post graduate in Science.
  18. Take us through those very special moments when you shared your result with your parents and other family members.
    When I shared the result with my family members they were not expecting that I would be securing AIR-10. But they were confident about one thing that I had prepared well and written the exam well without committing any silly mistakes. They were expecting my rank somewhere among the top 200 students, not among the top 10. In fact, I was also not expecting the same. They all congratulated me.
  19. Who is your role model, if any?
    My role models are my parents, and in celebrities my role model is Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.
  20. Tell us about your schooling and your journey from there to college.
    I have done my complete schooling from Yaduvanshi Shiksha Niketan in Mahendragarh district. Then after 12th standard, I got AIR 46,000 rank in JEE Mains without any coaching. Then I felt that I should take coaching, but due to some circumstances after that also I got the same ranking. Then I took admission in YMCA Faridabad, and made up my mind to face the competition again after completing my B.Tech. This college was near to Delhi, and if you want to take any test series, no matter if it is online or offline, you can do it from here. Also, the environment in the college was competitive. I found the college good, and took admission in it.

    YMCA was earlier known as an engineering college only, but in 2009 it was given the status of an university. Now many courses like M.Tech, M.Sc., MCA, are being conducted at YMCA Faridabad, and from year 2019 Civil Engineering and B.Sc. too have been included.
  21. How was the atmosphere in your college, give us a little feel of life in your college.
    The students of YMCA are always in a chill mood. In the first two years of college, study part was like negligible. Students just target 7.5 or 8 grade, nothing more than that. But once you are in third year, you have to study as your family has expectations from you, and your future career is also there. You have to think about all this.
  22. After securing such a good GATE rank, what you intend to do – ESE, higher studies or PSUs?
    As I said that I was out of the interview stage last year in ESE so this time I would first join any PSU, and then if I clear ESE this year then I would first see which department I am getting. If I am assigned Railways or Water Commission then I would leave PSU and go for Engineering Services.
  23. What would be your choice of PSU?
    In PSU my first choice would be the Production department of ONGC, then IOCL, and then NTPC.
  24. What kept you motivated during your GATE preparation, given the fact that there are lows and highs? How did you manage yourself?
    When ESE 2018 result was announced on 9th November, I had only one and half month in my hand for ESE 2019, and two and half months for GATE 2019. At that time I had to see which would be better for me. What I would be able to achieve. It required a very wise decision. If you are getting low ranks in test series, it does not matter. What matters is your ranking in the final exam, and till the final exam if you are able to improve your ranking then definitely it would reflect in the final exam.
  25. Tell us about your strategy in preparing short notes.
    I used to prepare short notes of each and every subject that I studied, because as the ESE or GATE exams are near, you cannot study the entire syllabus. At that time, only short notes come handy, and I used to refer them only. In GATE, concepts rather than syllabus play an important role. For ESE, I studied short notes for the last 5 days, and for GATE, I referred the short notes only for the last three days.
  26. How did you manage your revision, given the fact that it’s quite a huge syllabus, what was your pattern to ensure that no subject was left out?
    Many students don’t write the test series as they fear that they don’t remember the formulas. Till date no such formula has been asked in GATE that is hard or difficult to remember. If there is any hard formula asked, it is mentioned. Formula doesn’t matter, what matters is that you are writing the exam. While writing the test, if you come across any question that you think should not come in the real GATE then it means that you need to study that topic. May be any question from that topic comes in the actual GATE. Never leave any such topics. This will also help you in determining which topics are your weakness, and what are your strengths.
  27. What are the biggest mistakes that aspirants commit during GATE preparation?
    The biggest mistake is that they do not write tests. If they fear of scoring less marks in tests and getting de-motivated then I think it is the biggest mistake. In my opinion, scoring low in tests can motivates you also to perform good by overcoming your mistakes. If you would not write tests then I guess that hardly one out of thousand students would come into the list of top-100 students. If someone has prepared for GATE on its own, then also he writes tests. Tests are very important, one should not skip them.

    Second important thing is to be careful about units. While solving a question from beginning to end, one should keep in mind the unit on which the solution is proceeding. The most important thing is that one should take the entire GATE syllabus in SI units.
  28. What would be your message to your juniors at YMCA Faridabad?
    There is an environment and trend of competition already there in the college as every year GATE and ESE rankers are coming. When my juniors meet me, they are already more passionate about competition. I would like to say to all of them that do not tell a lie to your own. You can speak lie in front of your family, teachers, but somewhere you would feel that you are doing wrong with yourself. You started preparation but you are not able to prove yourself. So do not tell lie to yourself, you will definitely achieve success everywhere.
  29. It is such a pleasure talking to you. You have been an excellent student here at IES Master. It’s been an honour for us to see you here. Thank you for giving us time.
    Thank you, sir.

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GATE 2020 to be conducted by IIT Delhi

It is official now that the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 (GATE 2020) will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). This announcement has been made on the official webpage of IIT Delhi for GATE 2020. The exact dates for GATE 2020 exam would be announced later.

The GATE 2020 exam can be taken by students of 25 engineering streams, who want to do higher studies in engineering, technology, architecture and in other branches of science from any of the seven IITs or from Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Engineering students, who wish to begin their engineering career through Public Sector Undertaking companies (PSUs) too can write the GATE 2020 as almost all the PSUs consider GATE score while recruiting executive engineers.

The syllabus of GATE is too vast, therefore, it demands serious effort and a dedicated time schedule to crack the exam with good GATE score. A GATE aspiring candidate has to give his best, along with a lot of patience and energy to cope up with pressure of exam.

Candidates interested to write GATE 2020 can register themselves for GATE 2020 through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The dates regarding the beginning of online application would be announced later by IIT Delhi.

GATE is a computer-based test that is to be written by candidates online in three hours. The GATE question paper comprises of 65 questions which are a mix of multiple choice questions (MCQs) and numerical answer type questions (NAQs). A virtual calendar is being used by students writing GATE to perform mathematical calculations. In addition to subject paper, GATE also includes General Aptitude paper to test a candidate’s aptitude and understanding of general mathematical concepts as well as reasoning and logical aptitude.

GATE 2020 Online Test Series

To help engineering students aspiring for GATE 2020, IES Master has started inviting applications for its GATE 2020 Online Test Series (GOTS) program. The test series can help GATE 2020 aspirants prepare a base for their overall preparation. Let’s have a look how GOTS can benefit GATE 2020 writing students.

Questions for self-practice: GOTS by IES Master includes a large number of questions on various subjects and topics for self-practice. The questions are set by subject experts who are alumni of IITs and GATE and ESE rankers. The experts understand the mind-set of the organising body that conducts GATE exam, and the questions are prepared by them accordingly.

Clarity about concepts: The GATE Online test series by IES Master has been designed by expert faculty of IES Master after detailed research in all the concerned subjects. While structuring GATE 2020 Online Test Series, the GATE syllabus, GATE exam pattern and previous years’ questions are kept in mind. Usually the GATE aspiring students find it very difficult to keep updated with latest changes in GATE exam pattern, however, the subject experts at IES Master keep themselves updated with all the recent developments related to exam pattern, syllabus, etc. As a result, the questions asked in GOTS 2020 are set by them as per the latest GATE 2020 exam syllabus and pattern.

Revision is must before writing actual GATE: The GATE 2020 Online Test Series program by IES Master can help you recall whatever you have learned so far before taking the real GATE 2020 exam. The past online test series for GATE conducted by IES Master had proved quite beneficial to students in revising the concepts related to subjects, learning basics, and other important points related to various topics. In addition, the GATE 2020 Online Test Series by IES Master is going to help students in gaining the required confidence, boosting morale, and go to the exam hall with a positive mind-frame. In short, there is no other GATE 2020 preparation strategy than GATE 2020 Online Test Series offered by IES Master.

Determine your performance: The GATE Online Test Series by IES Master offers GATE aspiring students a chance to determine their level of preparation on a timely basis. Students are provided with an in-depth feedback about their overall performance after taking the test series. With this, students will get to know about the areas where improvement is needed, and then prepare a strategy to improve their level of performance.

Registrations for GATE 2020 Online Test Series are open now. So, hurry now! For any doubt or query related to GATE 2020 Online Test Series offered by IES Master, interested students can contact IES Master Help Desk at 0 80100 09955 or drop a mail at info@iesmaster.org.

GATE 2019 Topper (AIR-7, CE) Shreyans Mehta Shares His Success Story

Hello friends, I am Shreyans Mehta. I have secured AIR-7 in GATE 2019. I did my B.Tech from College of Engineering, Udaipur. I was a part of IES Master Regular Classroom Program, and currently I am pursuing Conventional Question Practice Program. I find Kanchan Sir, Ghanshyam Sir, Ankit Sir, and Ayush Sir simply amazing.

  1. Take us through that moment when you got to know about the result?
    I was waiting for the result since 2 O’ Clock as I was expecting the result, but the result came out at 5 PM. I was expecting my rank under 20 but it was awesome to know that I have achieved AIR-7. I got congratulations from my family and friends, everyone who had supported me. And, I want to say thanks to everyone.
  2. When did you start preparing for GATE?
    In the final year of my college, I started my preparation. I planned it earlier, but I could not begin my preparation that time. Then I took coaching in the final year of my college. After this I continued, and I got AIR-281 in my final year.
  3. How did you get to know about IES Master?
    My brother was a student of IES Master. He cleared ESE in his first attempt, and he wanted me to take admission here.
  4. What were your marks in GATE 2018?
    I scored 83 marks in GATE 2018, and secured AIR-51.
  5. What were your marks in GATE 2019?
    My marks were 82.15. My GATE score was 959, and I secured AIR-7 in GATE 2019.
  6. Which program were you a part of here at IES Master?
    I took Regular Classroom. I was from RM-03 batch of 2017-18 session.
  7. How was your experience with IES Master classroom program?
    Before coming here, I somehow knew about IES Master because my brother was also a part of IES Master classroom. My experience here was very good. IES Master has a thorough approach. In the classrooms, each and every student is given proper attention despite there being so many students. The teachers are very helpful. Even though we ask our doubts in between the class, the doubts are cleared very well. The response of teachers is very good. Concept building is done in a very good manner. The pace at which subjects are taught is very appropriate and suitable.
  8. How was this year’s GATE paper compared to previous year’s?
    This year the paper was quite different from the pattern which GATE follows. It was a little bit tough. The first set was tougher than the second set. My paper was from set-2.
  9. How was the part-1 of your GATE 2019 paper?
    Generally Mathematics is of 15 marks, but this year it was less about 7 to 8 marks in both Set-1 and Set-2.  But in Set-2, the Mathematics questions were quite easier as compared to Set-1. Talking about Aptitude, it comes generally easy, and this year too it was easy. Looking at the English part, the level of questions was a bit higher when compared to the previous years’ papers.
  10. Take us through the technical part.
    The technical part is generally divided into 1-mark and 2-mark questions. The 1-mark questions were simple and easy. Talking about 2-marks questions, the numerical type (NAT) questions were tougher as compared to non-NAT questions in which options were available. I think this year’s paper was tougher than the previous years.
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  11. What was your overall strategy with regard to GATE 2019?
    Starting from the concept building which was already done in IES Master classrooms, I used to solve conventional questions that were provided in the classrooms. Solving those questions cleared all my concepts, and they gave me an approach to solve questions. Then I used to solve previous years’ questions to judge that I have covered all the parts. I think that the notes provided to us in the classrooms were good enough. After doing previous years’ papers, if I come across any new question, which was very rare, I used to solve them there only, and I used to learn from them there only. After that I used to go for subject-wise tests. I used to analyse them very properly because test series is very important for GATE preparation. Knowledge is an important part, but producing it is much more important than just having it. Test series was very important. I used to give tests, and analyse my mistakes, and reduce my errors and improve my accuracy because in GATE, it’s all about accuracy.
  12. What was your rank in test series generally?
    I used to be in top-20 for most of the tests. In some of the tests, I didn’t perform very well but in most of the tests I used to be in top-20 students. In some of the tests, I even secured rank 1 and 2.
  13. How did you go about preparing short notes?
    I used to solve previous years. After my first revision, I went ahead with a simple approach focussing on the part important in GATE, and then the part tough to remember, and finally the parts that are to be revised. Keeping all these things in mind, I used to confine the notes as much as I can. After giving tests, if I came across any new concepts then I used to incorporate them in my notes.
  14. Tell us about your daily schedule.
    It wasn’t fixed, but generally I used to study for 7-8 hours as I was free from college, and I have to study only. There were only two main things, sleeping and studying, apart from other basic things. Most of the time, I used to study only. It wasn’t fixed that I have to study for 10 hours or 8 hours. Some days it was 3-4 hours and some days 6-8 hours.
  15. What kept you motivated during your preparation?
    When I used to give test series, sometimes I scored very low and felt de-motivated, but my elder brother, who is my idol, very much helped me in keeping me motivated. I used to call him and talk to him for hours. I think that everyone should have someone to talk and take guidance from. My brother was my motivation.
  16. Tell us a little about IES Master study material.
    IES Master study material is very consolidated and very confined, and it is very relevant to all the competitive exams, and the language is very much easy to build your basics and to go for toughest to toughest questions.
  17. What about the doubt clearing session here at IES Master?
    Whatever the level of your doubt is, it is given equal preference. No matter what is the level of your doubt, it is cleared in a very good way. The teachers here help a lot in clearing your doubts.
  18. It is a general perception that GATE is getting tough with every passing year. Is it so?
    No, I don’t think so because this year GATE was conducted by IIT Madras, and it’s a general perception that the paper set by IIT Madras is a bit tougher. I don’t think it is getting tougher because last year the paper was very easy. The pattern is same. The paper comes easy. You just have to work on your accuracy.
    I would say for GATE, there are selective things that you have to study. You don’t have to cover a lot of things for GATE. Apart from that, you have to practice questions a lot. There are very selected and limited type of questions asked in GATE so I think you must practice those questions very well. Also, you should solve the previous year book at least two to three times to get a good rank. In the end, I would say all the very best.
  19. Share some tips to improve accuracy.
    For improving accuracy, test series plays an important role. Each student commits different mistakes, there is no such tip. I think he should judge from the test series only that what types of mistakes he is committing, and by taking required steps he can reduce those errors.
  20. What was your strategy for the day of exam and the day before it?
    Students generally prepare notes of 15-20 pages, and try to mug up those pages. But I left all my books and notebooks a day before the exam because my brother asked me not to look at my notes, and I followed his instructions only. This helped me to be confident, calm and composed during the paper.
  21. What would be your priorities after GATE, PSUs or higher studies?
    I am planning to apply for PSUs, and getting into any of the top PSUs but my top priority for this year is to get into Engineering Services. Keeping my options open, I would prefer PSUs.
  22. Are you a part of IES Master Conventional Question Classroom Practice Program?
    Yes sir.
  23. Tell us a little about IES Master Conventional Question Practice Program.
    Basically during CQPP, students are required to solve a book which includes every single subject. The book is very consolidated, and one can find every type of question in that book. I think that it is a must for any student preparing for ESE Mains.
  24. Tell us a little about your college.
    I am from College of Technology and Engineering Udaipur, which is a government college and talking about the environment of GATE and ESE, I think that specifically about our Civil Engineering department it’s not much there like other colleges. Students usually don’t prepare for GATE, and most of them want to go into private sector or placed somewhere. I think GATE and other competitive exams are very necessary, and whatever the environment is I think they must apply for GATE and ESE.
  25. What would be your message to your college juniors?
    I will say if I have done it, you can also. It’s very easy. You just have to dream big, you just have to work hard, and you can easily do it, and please dream big.
  26. Tell us about your schooling.
    I have done my sixth to twelfth class schooling from Central Academy Jodhpur.
  27. Tell us a little about your family.
    I belong to Jodhpur. In my family, I have two elder brothers, my mother, my father, and my grandmother. My father is a businessman along with one of my elder brothers. My eldest brother is Assistant Garrison Engineer in Military Engineering Services (MES).
  28. You have been an excellent student here at IES Master. We thank you so much for giving us time, and for sharing your experience. God bless you!
    Thank you sir, it’s an honour.

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Preparation Tips for ESE 2020 Prelims General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

Engineering Services Exam is an exam for engineering students that requires a dedicated amount of time for study as well as a well-planned strategy. A meticulously planned out strategy for the preparation of ESE includes many points such as review of previous year question papers, knowledge about the exam pattern, time management to cover complete syllabus, revision, practice and guidance of experts.

If you are an engineering student and aspiring for ESE 2020 then here we will discuss in detail the above-mentioned important points for the preparation of GS Paper of ESE 2020 Prelims. The GS Paper is also called as General Studies and Engineering Aptitude paper or just Paper-I, and carries a total of 200 marks that are taken into account while preparing the final list of selected students.

The main objective of General studies and Engineering Aptitude paper is to check a candidate’s connect to the outside world through his technical knowledge. The main objective of UPSC behind conducting this objective GS paper is to test an ESE aspirant’s application-based knowledge that will come handy during the job tenure of the candidate.

Importance of Reviewing Previous Years’ Papers

Previous years’ ESE question papers will help an ESE aspirant get idea about the type and standard of questions asked. By solving those questions in the required time period, candidates will come to know about their strengths and weaknesses. Your weaknesses can be in the form of making careless errors, lack in test-writing skills, lack of question selection ability, nervousness, inability to concentrate, etc. In short, going through previous years’ question papers will show you the mirror, and compel you to work on your weaknesses so that they do not affect your performance during the real exam.

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Get Familiar with the Exam

Try to gather as much information about the format, pattern of the ESE exam question papers, for ESE Prelims as well as ESE Mains. What type of questions – subjective or objective – would be asked, how much questions might be there, which subject or topic will be given how much weightage, what would be the duration for answering each paper, etc., etc.

Managing the Time in Hand

It is very important to chalk out a study plan according to the time left for the exam and the subject/topics to be covered. This will save you from unnecessary anxiety and stress as the exam approaches. Prepare a time-table on the basis of the topics or subjects that need to be covered before exam, sparing enough time for revision of the entire ESE syllabus. Give some extra time to subjects that are difficult. Keep on marking the subjects/topics as you proceed. This will help to boost your level of confidence.

Importance of Revision

Revision is very important from any exam perspective as it helps you recall the studied subjects/topics, and self-analyse your level of preparation. Time to time revision of what you have learned so far is more effective than cramming the subjects/topics a day before the actual exam. It also helps a student to test himself before sitting in the real exam. Revising the subjects or topics that you have studied earlier helps you to engage your mind and to remain focussed. Revision don’t help you remember what you have studied, it helps you to imbibe what you have learned so far.

Practice, and Practice More

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