UPSC ESE 2010 Model Examination Question Papers pattern | How to prepare for the ESE 2010

February 23rd, 2010| Education.


UPSC ESE 2010 Model Examination Question Papers pattern | How to prepare for the ESE 2010

The pattern of ESE question is given belowQuestion Papers

Objective type examination

There are in total two sections in the ESE and they are …

Part 1: written Exam

Part 2: Personality Test

The part 1 consists of two sections and the section 1 consists of objective type of exam and section 2 consists of essay writing pattern. In these sections the questions are asked from the related topics and syllabus and the total marks for the examination is 100 marks.

The section consists of three papers and they are

General ability test

Subject objective paper 1

Subject objective paper 2

The total questions in each paper are 120 and each question carries 4 answers and we have to select the right answer which is called as the objective type. Each paper consists of 200 marks and the duration of the examination is 2 hours. There is negative marking for the wrong answers where the cut off mark will be 1/3 rd of the answer. The cut off marks for these papers is decided by the examination commission and if the candidate is qualified in the objective exam then only his essay writing paper is valuated.

Essay based Examination

  1. There are two subject papers in the section 2 and the duration of the exam is 3 hours and the total mark for both the papers is 400 marks.
  2. There are in total 7 questions in the paper 1 and the candidate had to answer any 5 of those questions and each question carries 40 marks and in the same way the total marks allotted for the paper is 200 marks.
  3. It is mandatory to answer the first question in the paper 2 and it carries 80 marks and there are 10 sub questions in these questions. Each sub question carries 8 marks and in some cases the questions may be repeated twice and the rest of the two sections are carries 120 marks.
  4. Section A carries of three questions and the candidate had to answer any 2 questions and each question carries 30 marks.
  5. Even section B carries three questions out of that the student has to answer only two questions.  Each question carries thirty marks. Each question has two or more sub questions.
  6. There will be no negative marking for essay type questions.  But there is a penalty mark of maximum 5% if the writing of the candidate is not good.

Coming to Part – 2

The candidates who qualified in written examination will be conducted personality test.  This will be conducted in the month of March in general.   This paper comprises 200 marks

-          The interviewer mainly concentrates on measuring the qualities of the candidates like Imitativeness, Leader ship qualities, curiosity of Learning, social qualities, Personality and Mental ability,   candidates behaviors and Practical abilities

-          The interview may be related to Technical issues and Non – Technical issues.

-          The candidate who passed their Master’s degree in Technology has to become perfect on their Specialization.  The B.Tech candidates have to study their academic project thoroughly.  The candidates need idea on Latest Technologies.

ESE Question Paper Pattern

-                   The subject paper contains 120 objective type questions where the candidate has to choose the correct answer in the duration of 120 Minutes.  Calculators are not allowed into the examination hall.  Questions are not too big and analytical.  Most of the questions comes from subject Fundamentals and their applications. To choose the correct answers for these questions one should have basic knowledge of mathematics.  The pattern of questions in the previous question paper is as follows:

  • There are 40 percent of questions from basics
  • Another 40 % of questions are application oriented.
  • 15% of questions on Formulas and Graphs
  • The remaining 5% of questions from Reasoning and Assertion.

-                   The Essay questions in the examination are in the stage of questions comes in their Engineering degree exam level.  There will be no practical exams.

How to Prepare for ESE 2010

-          Section 1 contains the questions in the form of multiple choice. The candidates need the preparation in detail on the subject.  It is not good to leave some of the topics as unimportant and reading only few as important topics. The candidate can get good score if and only if the candidate has good command on the selected subject.  He must prepare perfectly the fundamental issues and learn how to apply those fundamental issues.

-          The candidate should not neglect the General Ability Test.  The further exam papers of the candidate are evaluated only when the candidate is qualified in the General Ability test.

Preparation of Old ESE Question Papers

The candidates can prepare the GRE TOFEL course material for writing the General English Paper.   They has to mainly concentrate on the issues like Writing Paragraphs, Framing of Comprehensions, Identifying the errors in the sentences and many other related topics.  If the candidate is perfect with the old question papers he can crack the exam. It is also very useful to concentrate on the Antonyms and Synonyms which are mentioned in the old question papers before appearing for the examination.

General Studies

General studies is the section where the students can score good marks and for this they have be thorough with the daily news papers and minimum one hour is to be spend on preparing for the general studies and current affairs.

-          To gain knowledge on the issues which happened in the past, the candidate has to know the national and international issues that happened in between 2009 January and April 2010.  The candidate can note down the important points and issues by reading the daily national news papers especially dealing with the topics like Agreements between Two countries, Sports, Science and Technology and knowledge on the Bills which are introduced in the Parliament.

-          The candidate must have good knowledge on the Ancient Indian History especially about the 1857 Sipoy Mutiny and its effects.  Besides this, the candidate has to cover the topics like Independence Movement, Indian National Congress, Gandhian Role in the Movement, Constitutional Parliament and so on.  To prepare for these topics, one has to follow the text books for XIIth class standard printed by NCERT.

-          The candidate must have primary knowledge on the International Organizations like World Health Organization, United Nations, UNESCO, and UNICEF.  The candidate has to learn the names of working Presidents of respective organizations and their duties and the places where their head offices are located.

-          Coming to the science subject the candidate has to prepare the topics like Body Construction, Diseases, Proteins, Vitamins, Vaccines and many other related topics.

-          Coming to Geography, the topics like National Highways, Important Volcanoes, Mountains, Rivers and Temples.  To gain knowledge on Geography and Science the candidates have to prepare 8,9,10 standard books printed by NCERT.

-          The information regarding the list of the persons who are covered under the cultural, sports and the Nobel Prize winners and the life histories of the persons who are well prominent in all the fields.

Subject Papers

-          The candidate had to prepare in a time table format to appear for the examination. The candidates have to gain complete knowledge on the objective papers and on the whole syllabus. The old question papers are useful for the essay writing question papers where some of the important issues and topics are covered. But a deep study of such papers is very important for the candidate in order to gain good score in the exam.

-          The candidates have to prepare well for the concerned subjects by referring to the primary books especially the books which are referred by the institutions like IIT.

-          After gaining complete knowledge and grip on the subject the candidate had to prepare the old question papers.

-          The candidate can gain good score by preparing the questions which are asked in the examinations like GATE, UPSC, Civils, IFS and IES.

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