Preparation plan for ESE and tips for preparation in various subjects | Notification details for engineering services examination

Preparation plan for ESE and tips for preparation in various subjects | Notification details for engineering services examination

Section 1 (objective)
Students who are going to write the engineering exams should first know the examination nature properly. By practicing the previous year’s papers, it will be easy for them. There will be 120 objective questions and candidate needs to answer them in 120 minutes. There wont be tough questions and all the questions will be based on the basics only. It is very easy to answer to answer the questions in this section if the candidate had the basic knowledge. There is negative marking for wrong answer.

Tips for General English
This paper will be designed to test the knowledge of the candidate in English language. To get good score, candidate should have the grip on vocabulary. Understanding the given comprehension, knowing the central theme, synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, one word substitutes should be prepared by the candidate. People can get good marks in the English section by practicing the previous year’s TOEFL and GRE papers.

Tips for General studies
There are chances of getting good score in the general studies category. For this, candidates should compulsory read an English newspaper daily.
• To answer the current affairs correctly, candidates should have the knowledge on the incidents which took place in 2009- 2010. Main points should be noted when important international affairs are studied. When current affairs are divided into various categories like science and technology, agreements between the countries etc, people can answer them easily.
• While studying the history, it is better for the candidates to study the 12th standard NCERT text books. Topics like 1857 revolution and its effects, independence struggle and role of Gandhi, constituency, Indian national Congress etc.
• Members and the head of the organizations like UNO, WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO and their functionalities should be known.
• Human body construction, parts, general diseases, vaccines, proteins and vitamins should be concentrated.
• It is better to study the 8th, 9th and 10th standard NCERT geography books. Mainly the questions from this subject will be dependent on the national highways, mountains, rivers and historical temples.
• People who won the Nobel prizes in the past two years and their fields should be known. Main people in these fields should be noted.

Preparation tips for engineering papers
• Proper material should be prepared and standard books should be studied for this material. Books which are studied by the IIT students should be collected.
• Syllabus should be completed by planning a good timetable. Any topic should not be left and basics should be remembered. It is better to practice the GATE, UPSC and civils papers.
• Time management can be done by practicing more number of model papers.
• To test the knowledge of the candidate in the subject, questions will be asked in the true or false statements and matching answers.
• Questions will come in descriptive and subjective. So the candidate should concentrate on the both sides. Answers should be written properly and presentation is also required in the answers.

Trend of the questions in ESE

Basic and primary concepts – 40%
Application oriented – 40%
Formulae, facts and figures – 15%
Assertion and reasoning – 5%

Negative marking in ESE

There is negative marking in ESE and 120 questions are asked for 200 marks. Every right answer is given 5/3 of the marks and every wrong is deducted 1/3 of the marks. So every mark will be very important in deciding the rank. So candidate should be very carefully in deciding the answer.

Interview details in ESE

Questions will be asked from technical and non- technical parts in the interview. Candidates who did M.Tech should concentrate on their specialized subjects and B.Tech candidates should also concentrate on their subjects. There are chances of asking the questions related to the job of the candidates are having the experience. Questions will be depend on the project for the students who completed the course of study.

Notification details of ESE

Number of vacancies is nearly 745 in various branches like civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics and telecommunication engineering. Eligibility is BE/ B.Tech or equivalent degree. Candidates applying for ESE should be born between August 2nd, 1981 and August 1st, 1990. Applications should be sent online. Application fee is Rs.50 and there is no fee for the women, SC, ST and physically challenged candidates. Last date for the applications is February 7th, 2011. Hyderabad, Tirupathi and Visakhapatnam are the examination centers in Andhra Pradesh. For more information, candidates should log onto www. upsconline.ac.in

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