How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering Services Examination(ESE/IES) 2017 (Important Tips & Tricks)

How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering

In them revised pattern, Stage I examination (objective papers for 500 marks) of ESE 2017 held on January 8, 2017. Only those candidates who are declared by the UPSC to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination will be eligible for admission to the Mains/Stage-II Examination. However, it is highly recommended that candidates should start preparation for Stage II (Mains) immediately after prelims without waiting for Stage I results.

Date of Mains/Stage-II Examination: May 14, 2017
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
The number of candidates to be admitted to the Mains/Stage-II Examination will be about six to seven times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination. Total number of vacancies will be approximately 440 including 17 PH (LDCP – 12 & HI – 05) vacancies (as per ESE 2017 notification).
Instructions for Mains/Stage II Examination:
1.The Engineering Services (Mains/stage-II) Examination will consist two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific (CE/ME/EE/E&T) with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper). It means weightage for Stage II is 46% of the total selection process.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
2.Marks obtained by the candidate in each stage will be considered into account for  final rank determination.
3.Question paper will be set in English and answers must be written in ENGLISH  only.
4. In general, there will be SEVEN questions in each conventional paper. In which,
Question No. 1 is compulsory and out of the remaining SIX questions, candidate should attempt any FOUR questions. The number of marks carried by a part/question is indicated against it.
5.The Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.
6.Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
7. Deduction up to 5% of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.
8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional papers of the examination.
9. In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
10. Candidates will be supplied with standard tables/charts in SI units in the Examination hall for reference purpose, wherever considered necessary.
11. Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators for conventional (essay) type papers only. Loaning or inter-changing of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted.
12.Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.) while answering question papers.
13. Unless otherwise mentioned, symbols and notations have their usual standard meanings.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
14.Candidate can assume suitable data if necessary and indicate the same clearly.
15. Neat sketches may be drawn, wherever required.
16.All parts and sub parts of question are to be attempted together in the answer book.
17. Attempts of the questions shall be counted in the chronological order.
18. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly.
19. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the answer sheet must be clearly struck off.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
20. It is highly recommended not to use multiple colors for sketches/charts if any. Use pencil in such conditions.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
Preparation strategy for Mains/Stage II Examination:
1.Make a good time table to cover the entire syllabus in these 125 days (from Jan 11th to May 13th, 2017). More important thing is to implement it.
2. Revise all the concepts what you learned during stage I. Focus more on analysis rather than mugging the concepts. During preparation stage, question yourself in the following way by the end of the each topic/concept:
What is the concept? (Definition, theorem, or anything)
How this conclusion arrived? (Focus on the derivation/analysis)
Where it is used? (Applications)
Can I do any numerical example on this concept? (simple problems from any standard text book or from previous paper)
3.Candidate should answer 300 marks paper in 180 minutes. It means, you will have 0.6 minute for each mark. For example, 10 marks question should write in 6 minutes. So, during preparation, candidate should practice accordingly.
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
4.Write down answers point by point on one white paper for a minimum of 2 hours daily.
5.Every three days, take one previous paper. Answer it in allotted time. Feel it like a final exam and practice in the same way of final board examination.
6.After reading any concept or any derivation, put it in words on paper so that you can assess how much you are able to present. On doing repeatedly, your writing skills as well as presentation skills on paper will be improved. Remember that there will be 5% deduction of marks for illegible hand writing.
7. While doing numerical questions, instead of writing formula and answer directly it will be beneficial if you do detailed number of steps/derivation of formula used as per the marks allotted.
8. It is highly recommended to practice previous ESE and IAS conventional papers.
9. Practicing MOCK exams will allow the candidate to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. Never get discouraged seeing your marks in the mock exams or the left over syllabus to be revised. Move forward with positive mind set. Take the suggestions/tips from expert faculties and friends.
10.Try to maintain good health. Light exercise/walking will keep you fit physically. The most important thing is have good sleep (6 – 7 hours per day).
Category: New Jobs 
How to Prepare Stage II-Engineering
                                                                                            All the best


Leave a Comment