The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has revised the dates again (second time) for conducting Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2020 Mains. As per the revised UPSC calendar (issued on 14th July, 2020), the ESE 2020 Mains exam would now be conducted on 18th October, 2020.

Commission has postponed the UPSC ESE Mains 2020 again, along with other UPSC exams that were scheduled to be conducted in forthcoming period. Earlier, the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Mains 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on 28th June, 2020, which for the first time was rescheduled for 09th August, 2020. Now as confirmed by UPSC, the exam is rescheduled to be conducted on 18th October, 2020.  

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UPSC Announces Revised ESE 2020 Mains Exam Date

UPSC Announces Revised ESE 2020 Mains Exam Date

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the revised date for conducting Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2020 Mains. As per the revised UPSC calendar, the ESE 2020 Mains exam would now be conducted on 09 August, 2020.

Earlier, the ESE Mains 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on 28 June, 2020. However, to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, the Commission had to postpone the UPSC ESE Mains 2020, along with other UPSC exams that were scheduled to be conducted in coming months.

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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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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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UPSC ESE 2019 Exam results Announced! Download Result PDF & Check your Result

UPSC ESE 2019 Exam results Announced! Download Result PDF & Check your Result

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) has declared the final result of ESE 2019. Students can check their ESE 2019 result by downloading the PDF file attached below or from the official website of UPSC.

UPSC conducted ESE 2019 Main exam on 30 June, 2019, and the personality tests for the qualified candidates were held in between 9 September, 2019, and 18 October, 2019. On the basis of the performance of candidates in the Main exam and interview, UPSC has released the final list of candidates who are recommended for appointment to various Services/Posts in the Ministries/Departments concerned.

As per the UPSC notification, 494 candidates have been recommended for appointment under different disciplines. It includes 233 candidates in Civil Engineering, 87 in Mechanical Engineering, 86 in Electrical Engineering and 88 in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

The ESE 2019 Final result is announced on the basis of marks scored in the written exam (ESE 2019 Main) and the subsequent interview/personality test. The allotment of candidates to various Services/Posts shall be made as per the ranks obtained and preference of Services expressed by them while applying for ESE 2019.

On the basis of their performance in ESE 2019 Prelims, around 4075 candidates qualified to write the ESE 2019 Mains. The qualified candidates include 1,825 candidates from Civil Engineering, 801 from Mechanical Engineering, 765 from Electrical and Telecommunication, and 684 from Electrical Engineering branch.

There were 1,403 candidates that had been declared qualified in UPSC ESE Mains exam by the UPSC for interview. Of which, 647 candidates were from Civil Engineering, 261 from Mechanical Engineering, 245 from Electrical Engineering, and 250 from ET & T engineering branch.

ESE 2019 Exam Date & Result Date
UPSC ESE 2019 Main Examination                          30 June 2019
UPSC ESE 2019 Main Exam Result                          02 August 2019
UPSC ESE 2019 Interviews                                       From 9 September, 2019 to 18 October, 2019
UPSC ESE Final Result 2019                                      25 October 2019

How to check ESE 2019 Exam Final Result
Step 1: Go to UPSC official website.
Step 2: On home page, click on the top link under What’s New section.
Step 3: Download the result PDF and check your roll number. You can also download from this link.

ESE 2019 Exam Score card / mark sheet: The mark sheet shall be made available on the UPSC official website within 15 days from the date of publishing result.

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IES Master Hits the Bull’s Eye in UPSC ESE 2019 Mains

IES Master students were in for a pleasant surprise in ESE 2019 Mains Paper-I and Paper-II. Most of the questions asked by UPSC were those which they had encountered in classroom, study material, or in test series.

It is here that the class of IES Master stands way beyond, where no other institute can dare claim such command with precision. The faculty at IES Master are at the heart of such expertise when it comes to top engineering exams in the country.

Year-on-year, IES Master has been repeating this feat, and it is this capability that is induced an unshaken bonding between IES Master and its students. Further, the innovative and unique teaching methodology deployed in the classroom makes in writing ESE Mains a very delightful experience, whereby making sure that students are able to recall in a pressure cooker situation of the exam hall.

Here is the link to all the claims and assurances that students look for when they commit to the guidance provided 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.

Download the solutions of UPSC ESE Mains 2019

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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