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IES Master New Year 2020 Giveaway Contest Winners Announced!!!

IES Master would like to thank engineering students, aspiring for government sector and PSU jobs through GATE, for participating in IES Master New Year 2020 Giveaway contest.

To participate in this nation-wide IES Master 2020 Giveaway contest, engineering students from CE, ME, EE, and ECE branches had to Like the post, Follow ies_master, Tag three friends, and write answer to the questions asked in the comments section along with #iesmastergiveaway.

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UPPSC-AE 2019 Exam Date Announced

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has announced the date for conducting written exam for Combined State Engineering Services 2019 recruitment drive for the post of Assistant Engineers. The UPPSC-AE 2019 Exam will be held on 07 June, 2020.

IES Master is going to start an exclusive classroom program for students from CE, ME and EE branches for the preparation of UPPSC-AE exam. The classes for this specialised UPPSC-AE exam coaching are going to start from 11 February, 2020. Limited seats are available on first-come first-book basis, so register today for IES Master UPPSC Assistant Engineer Classroom Program.

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CGPSC to Recruit 89 Assistant Engineers from CE, ME, and EE Branches

The Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (CGPSC) has released its recruitment notice for the post of Assistant Engineers (grade B gazetted officer) in various disciplines through Chhattisgarh State Engineering Service Examination 2020.

The State PSC will start accepting online applications from eligible candidates from 10 February, 2020. The last day of submitting online application is 10 March, 2020 (till 12 AM).

By conducting this State level engineering services exam, CGPSC is likely to fill a total of 89 vacancies. The detailed breakdown of the vacancies and departments is as below.

Name of Department Name of Post & Branch No. of Vacancies
Water Resources Department Assistant Engineer (Civil)

44

Public Works Department Assistant Engineer (Civil)

03

Water Resources Department Assistant Engineer (Electrical/ Mechanical)

03

Public Health Engineering Department Assistant Engineer (Civil)

10

Panchayat and Rural Development Department Assistant Engineer (Civil)

28

Panchayat and Rural Development Department Assistant Engineer (Electrical)

01

A candidate having degree in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical engineering from a state or central government recognized university or institution is eligible to present his candidature for this recruitment drive. The eligible age criteria are minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years as on 01 st January, 2020, with an age limit of maximum 40 years for candidates who are resident of Chhattisgarh and a further age relaxation of 5 years for candidates coming under SC/ST/OBC categories of Chhattisgarh. For female candidates from Chhattisgarh state, the maximum age limit is 40 years.

Selection Process
The final list of suitable candidates will be prepared on the basis of written exam and interview.

CGPSC-AE Exam Pattern
The written exam will include two objective test papers – Paper-I and Paper-II.

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Language Exam Duration
Paper-I
General Studies

150
(2 marks each)

300

English/Hindi

2 ½ Hours
Paper-II
Engineering Discipline (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical)

150
(2 marks each)

300 English  2 ½ Hours

Qualifying percentage of marks for Paper-I and Paper-II are minimum 40% in each paper.

Interview:
75 marks

Total Marks:
300 + 300 + 75 = 675 marks

To know in detail about other details such as application fee, exam syllabus, medical standard, physical standard, etc. and other CGPSC engineering services exam related details, check the CGPSC official notification.

ESE 2020 Mains

CQPP – The Best Preparation Strategy for ESE 2020 Mains

If you have just written ESE 2020 Prelims, and after going through the various ESE 2020 Prelims answer keys and detailed solutions provided by various coaching institutes and subject experts, you are confident of making it to the ESE 2020 Mains then it is time now to start preparing for the second and most important phase of ESE 2020 i.e. ESE 2020 Mains.

The ESE 2020 Mains exam is scheduled to be conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on 28th June, 2020. It means you have around five and half months to gear up for ESE 2020 Mains.

UPSC is going to fill around 495 vacancies through ESE 2020. The announced 495 vacancies include 21 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), of which 11 will be reserved for Locomotor Disability (LDCP) including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy, 7 vacancies for Hard of Hearing (HI), and 3 vacancies for persons with low vision.  For candidates belonging to SC, ST, PD and OBC categories, reservations will be made by the Government of India as per the vacancies. The selected candidates will be absorbed as Class-1 officers in various Government of India departments, such as Indian Railways, Central Engineering Service, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Survey of India, Border Road Engineering Service, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, etc.

On qualifying the ESE 2020 Prelims stage, the qualified candidates will have to mention their preference for services/posts in the Detailed Application Form (DAF). On the basis of their merit position, preferences filled in DAF, and number of vacancies, successful candidates will be allotted to various services/posts, subject to their medical fitness.

ESE 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

The ESE 2020 Mains stage includes writing two subjective or conventional question papers that are conducted in different sessions. The paper-I and paper-II are of Engineering Discipline. Both the papers are of 3 hours duration each, carrying 300 marks each. ESE 2020 Mains exam is considered to be very important stage, a candidate’s performance in this stage is going to decide his or her final ranking in ESE 2020.

On considering all these factors, it becomes evident that how tense the competition is. However, it is not something that is unachievable. An engineering student aiming for ESE 2020 has to follow a carefully planned preparation strategy to achieve success in ESE 2020.

IES Master’s Unique Preparation Methodology for ESE 2020 Mains

IES Master, an institute for engineers with branches in Delhi and Noida, offers quality coaching for ESE and GATE. For ESE 2020 Mains preparation, its unique preparation methodology includes a program called Conventional Question Practice Program (CQPP) which has been designed and structured to help all the ESE 2020 aspirants sit in the ESE 2020 Mains exam with full confidence. The CQPP program includes:

1) Conventional Classroom Practice Program

2) Conventional Question Practice Test (CQPT)

The main objective of Conventional Classroom Practice Program

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ESE (IES) 2020 Prelims GS Paper-I: Detailed Analysis and Difficulty-level Assessment

This year’s GS Prelims paper was on expected lines as predicted by IES Master. The question paper was not so lengthy, but it tested your abilities to stay focussed while going through questions-options. The key was not arriving on to the right answer immediately after reading question but to patiently read through all the provided options. And, more importantly in doing so maintaining the cool and calm by avoiding any preconceived notion, and then choosing the right answer.

View ESE (IES) 2020 Prelims Question Paper-I and Detailed Solutions

On count of language, the keywords of the question were put directly without putting in a twisting phrase before or after the keyword. However, it is not to say that general attributes were missing, especially with the assertion-reasoning questions. This year assertion and reasoning questions were less in number and only 4 questions were asked in the exam.

The line of questioning in Environment and ICT this year was slightly more ambitious in terms of keeping you updated with the news in general.

Environment Questions were moderate with one or two tough questions related to pollution and Ecosystem. 12 questions were asked in this year.

Questions from ICT were easy to moderate, but were tricky in nature. 12 questions were asked mainly focussing on Networking, ICT in education and learning and E-Governance.

UPSC has a tried and tested formula when it comes to setting up the questions and topping it up with the Current Issues concerning the Indian economy and economics. So, it would have been easier for students who would have spread the GS preparation across the year, and kept updating it with the terms related to economics and finance. Topics related to political and social issues were missing.
Current issues questions were tough in general and 8 questions were asked.

The weightage of the questions was almost equal and not in line with the previous year. The static subjects did not throw any surprise, and the students who would have browse through the IES Master classroom content and study material would have easily arrived upon the right answers. Subjects such as Project Management were moderate to tough, and called in linear thought process, extensively discussed and rehearsed in IES Master Classrooms. In total, 12 questions were asked in Project Management.

With regard to questions from Material Science, and Design and Drawing subjects, patience was to be exercised in connecting the dimensions in which the examiner tried to relate the keyword in questions. The key was going through one option at a time, and treating them as independent questions, and then arriving upon the right statements, and getting on to the right answer. It was indeed demanding and checking on the stability of the nerves of ESE 2020 aspirants.

The questions asked in Material Science were easy to moderate and in total 10 questions were asked.

The level of questions asked in Design, drawing and safety were moderate to difficult and in total 10 questions were asked.

Coming on to Ethics, the impression was that of arriving upon to the closest option without unnecessarily over thinking and over consumption of time. Easier said than done the Ethics section this year demanded a tremendous amount of practice in building up an objective approach, and brought forth the sanctity of IES Master Test Series.

The questions asked in Ethics were easy to moderate and few questions were straight forward.
In total, 6 questions were asked in the exam.

Questions from Mathematics

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GATE 2020 Admit Card Released by IIT-Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has made available the Admit Card for GATE 2020. Candidates, who have registered for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 (GATE 2020) through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), can download their admit cards now.

GATE 2020, for which, 860,000 candidates have registered, is scheduled to be conducted on 1, 2, 8 and 9 February, 2020 in two shifts – forenoon from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM and in afternoon from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM.

Here are the steps to download GATE 2020 Admit Card or GATE 2020 hall ticket:

  1. Log in to the official website of GOAPS through the URL https://appsgate.iitd.ac.in/
  2. On the page that opens, enter your Enrollment ID / Email Address and Password
  3. Now enter the Captcha code, and then click on the ‘Submit’ button
  4. Now you can download the Admit Card and take a printout of the same for further reference
  5. It is preferred to take colour printout of the GATE 2020 Admit Card as no soft copy will be considered for allowing access to the examination hall

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IIT Delhi to Release GATE 2020 Admit Card

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is going to make available the Admit Card for GATE 2020 today. Candidates, who have registered for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 (GATE 2020) through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), can download their admit cards today.

GATE 2020, for which, 860,000 candidates have registered, is scheduled to be conducted on 1, 2, 8 and 9 February, 2020 in two shifts – forenoon from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM and in afternoon from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM.

Here is how candidates can download GATE 2020 Admit Card or GATE 2020 hall ticket:

  1. Log in to the official website of GOAPS through the URL https://appsgate.iitd.ac.in/
  2. On the page that opens, enter your Enrollment ID / Email Address and Password
  3. Now enter the Captcha code, and then click on the ‘Submit’ button
  4. Now you can download the Admit Card and take a printout of the same for further reference
  5. It is preferred to take colour printout of the GATE 2020 Admit Card as no soft copy will be considered for allowing access to the examination hall

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UPPSC to Recruit 669 Assistant Engineers from CE, ME, and EE Branches

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has announced its recruitment plan for the post of Assistant Engineers through its Combined State Engineering Services 2019 recruitment drive. The UPPSC-AE 2019 Exam will be held on 07 June, 2020.

By conducting this Combined State Engineering Services exam, UPPSC is likely to fill a total of 692 vacancies under general recruitment from various engineering fields for various departments of the state. Out of these 692 posts, majority of the posts i.e. 669 vacancies will be filled from Civil, Mechanical and Electrical branches. In addition, a special recruitment drive will be conducted for 20 vacancies as part of this exam. The detailed breakdown of the vacancies and departments is given below.

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Organisational Restructuring of Indian Railways – ADVANTAGE ENGINEERS

The much-awaited Indian Railways restructuring has finally got the Union Cabinet’s nod, and it promises to open new vistas to officers recruited through ESE by UPSC. In all likelihood, engineers now stand a chance to rise to the ranks of Secretary.

In keeping up with the Government’s policy of pushing in specialists into the top jobs, the Union Cabinet has attempted a brave move in restructuring Indian Railways like never before. In doing so, the Government of India has drawn out an ambitious plan to modernise Railways, and provide the highest safety standards, speed and services to the passengers with a proposed investment of Rs. 50 lakh crore over the next 12 years.

With such an investment, it is said to pump prime the job market for engineers in long term. Going by the policy objectives, this technical paradigm shift has been duly recognised and given its due by the Ministry of Railways. However, this ambitious plan cannot be implemented without recruiting in hands trained in technology, so as to apply for the good of the people in general, and the Railways.

As per the reform measure, 8 Group A services are likely to be unified into a central Indian Railway Management Service to end departmentalism, expedite decisions, and strengthen Indian Railways.

In simple words it means an end to the quota-based cadre management of engineers, and an opportunity for merit to excel. Going by the average age of ESE recruits versus CSE recruits, ESE stands to outweigh any competition for the top management positions. This is bound to have a massive impact on the morale and career prospects for the engineers taking the ESE route to the Railways.

All the said reforms are to be seen in the context that Indian Railways is a large and extremely complex organisation. It has a proud history of performance and service to the nation, but the current demand-supply mis-match has pushed it on the brink of irreversible downturn. The said policy reforms are said to cut down on the non-revenue generating departments, and focus primarily on the core services of Railways.

For a developing country like India of which Railways is the backbone, to remain competitive globally, this reform has to come through. Looking at the larger map of the competing nations, India indeed has been lagging behind. And, in the process the reform is going to put ESE on the right track.

A Brief History
Unification of services has been recommended by various committees for reforming Railways including – the Prakash Tandon Committee (1994), Rakesh Mohan Committee (2001), Sam Pitroda Committee (2012) and Bibek Debroy Committee (2015). All these committee reports recommended radical structural changes as well as implementation of a new investment strategy to meet the transportation needs of the nation in 21st century as well as to help Indian Railways recapture its past glory.

 The Reforms

  1. Unification of the existing eight Group ‘A’ services of the Indian Railways, as mentioned below, into a Central Service called Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS). The government’s prime objective with this reform is to create a coherent vision for the Railways and promote rational decision making.
    IRSE – Indian Railway Service (Civil) Engineers
    IRSEE – Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
    IRSME – Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
    IRSSE – Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
    IRSS – Indian Railway Stores Service
    IRTS – Indian Railway Traffic Service
    IRAS – Indian Railway Accounts Service
    IRPS – Indian Railway Personnel Service

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