Engineering Services Exam is an exam for engineering students that requires a dedicated amount of time for study as well a s 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 aspiring for ESE 2020 then you have landed at the right place. Here we will discuss in detail about the important points for the preparation of GS Paper of ESE 2020 Prelims. The GS Paper, which is also called as General Studies & Engineering Aptitude paper or just Paper-I, 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 & Engineering Aptitude paper is to check the candidates 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 job. Here is how you can score good in ESE Prelims papers.
Importance of Reviewing Previous Years’ Papers
The previous years’ question papers of ESE Prelims will help an ESE aspirant get idea about the type and standard of questions asked by UPSC. By solving the 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 reflect your preparedness, and inspire you to work on your weaknesses so that they do not have a negative impact on your performance during the real ESE Prelims exam.
Get Familiar with the ESE Prelims Exam Pattern
Look for various sources to gather as much information about the exam format, pattern of the ESE exam question papers, for ESE Prelims as well as ESE Mains. This will help ESE aspirants know about the type of questions that 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.
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 you need to cover before exam, so that you have enough time for revision of the entire ESE syllabus. Give some extra time to subjects that you find 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. Timely revision of whatever you have studied so far is more effective than cramming the subjects/topics before the actual exam. Revision also helps students to keep their mind engaged and to stay 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
One need to practice more and more questions at home by creating an exam like environment. This will help them to attain perfection, and improve speed and accuracy. While practicing questions, keep away all your notes, books, study material, etc. and solve as many practice questions under timed conditions. This will also help students get rid of the exam anxiety.
Seek Expert’s Guidance
To boost your level of preparation, it is highly recommended to take the advice of subject experts. In the case of ESE, the experts can be in the form of past ESE rankers. They can help you with their experience, self-developed tips and tricks to improve question solving speed with accuracy, and score better. They can help to comprehend difficult and tricky questions with ease. They also come handy when you are stuck while solving a problem, and can clear your doubts.
The upcoming ESE 2020 Prelims Offline Test Series gives all the ESE 2020 aspirants a one-stop-solution to all the above-discussed needs. Under this program for the preparation of Paper-I and Paper-II of ESE 2020 Prelims, each and every subject of GS & Engineering Aptitude (Paper-I) as well as Engineering Discipline (Paper-II) is covered so that it works the best for all the ESE 2020 aspirants.
Under the ESE 2020 Prelims Offline Test Series