UPSC ESE Preparation Tips 2021
ESE Preparation Tips 2021 - Engineering Services Examination, also known as the Indian Engineering Services exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission, every year. ESE is conducted to recruit candidates for Group A and B services/posts to various departments of the Government of India. Only the engineering applicants from four core branches can appear for the UPSC ESE exam i.e. civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics & telecommunication engineering. The UPSC ESE 2021 examination is supposed to be held in the month of January 2021. And applicants wanting to apply for Engineering Services Examination 2021 should start their preparation to avoid last-minute pressure and anxiety. Go through the below article for tips and how to start your preparation for ESE exam 2021.
Latest: UPSC has rescheduled the ESE Mains exam and it will now be conducted on October 18, 2020. UPSC ESE mains exam was postponed, earlier and was scheduled for August 09, 2020. Check previous year ESE answer key along with question papers for better preparations. To get an idea of the ESE cut off trends, click here - UPSC ESE cut off. Always refer to the best books of ESE.
ESE 2021 Exam Overview
Here is a general overview of the Engineering Services Examination exam like the conducting body, mode of application, mode of exam, stages of exam, and more. Check the table below.
ESE 2021 Highlights
Union Public Service Commission Engineering Services Examination - UPSC ESE
Union Public Service Commission
Release date of application
To be announced
Mode of application
Rs. 200 (For General and OBC)
SC/ST/PH and Female candidates exempted
Mode of exam
Number of papers
Type of paper
Prelims - objective type questions
Mains - descriptive type questions
Stages of exam
3 Stages -
Total number of vacancies
To be announced
ESE Preparation Tips 2021 - How To Prepare For Engineering Services Examination
Applicants appearing for the first time might be thinking about how to prepare for the ESE exam 2021. Where to start, what to read, what books to refer, whether to take coaching or not, etc. This article will solve all these questions and more. Read points below to get more clarity on how to prepare for the engineering services examination.
ESE Preparation Tip 1 - Knowledge Of Exam Pattern
Before starting the Engineering Services Examination 2021 preparation, applicants should know the ESE/IES exam pattern. Check the table below.
ESE Prelims Exam Preparation
Number of Questions
Paper 1 - General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
Paper 2 - Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
ESE Mains Exam Preparation
Number of Questions
Paper 1 -
Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering
Paper 2 - Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering
ESE Preparation Tip 2 - Knowledge Of Syllabus
Aspirants along with the knowledge of exam pattern they should also be aware of the ESE syllabus as it includes not only the technical part as well as general aptitude, current affairs, ethics and values in engineering, etc.
ESE Preparation Tip 3 - Time Management
Candidates should start their Engineering Services Examination preparation with a clean slate i.e. they should get rid of all the preconceived notions that the ESE exam is really tough and all. Their focus should only be on the final goal and how to achieve it. Applicants should start their ESE preparation 7 to 8 months before the exam, even earlier is much better to cover all aspects of the examination. And not waste time on fussing over a time table or preparing one if they don't want to.
ESE Preparation Tip 4 - Focus On Completing The Course
Applicants should first focus on completing the syllabus as prescribed by the authorities of their designated fields. Before moving on to solving sample question papers.
ESE Preparation Tip 5 - What Study Material To Refer
Applicants should develop a habit of reading the newspaper and books as it will help them to improve their grammar skill set, cover current affairs, and give them a basic idea about the various technical subjects and improve their basic knowledge. Aspirants are also advised not to refer to many books for the technical section as it will be confusing, just stick to the standards books and also go through the 10 to 12 standard NCERT books too for prelims.
ESE Preparation Tip 6 - Technical Subjects Importance & Notes Preparation
Technical subjects related to the four branches i.e. Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering are important for both prelims and mains, so applicants should pay extra attention to them. They should prepare subject wise short handwritten notes as it will be helpful for revision later on. Notes should be made in such a manner that the candidate gets the gist of the topic and its important points.
ESE Preparation Tip 7 - Sample & Previous Year Question Papers
After covering the full UPSC ESE syllabus, applicants should start attempting the sample question papers to get an idea of the level of their preparation. And the areas where they need to improve. Candidates should also attempt previous year UPSC ESE questions papers to get a real feel of the exam pattern and the trend of the questions too. This will also help them in time management during the exam which is a very crucial factor. Practising more and more sample papers will remove the applicant's anxiety and help improve their confidence level during the exam.
ESE Preparation Tip 8 - Coaching or Not?
If applicants feel that they can not prepare for the Engineering Services Examination exam on their own they take expert help i.e. join a coaching institute, but still, the onus lies on the aspirants as they are the ones who have to clear the exam.
ESE Preparation Tip 9- Stay Healthy
Aspirants need to stay calm, hydrated and focused to reach their ultimate goal.
Different students have different preparation tactics for preparation, one should follow the one that best suits them rather than copying others. The main mantra for clearing the Engineering Services Examination 2021 exam is stay focused and determined towards the goal until it is achieved.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC ESE Preparation Tips 2021
Question: When is the ESE 2021 exam going to be conducted?
UPSC ESE 2021 prelims is expected to be held in the month of January, 2021. For more aspirants can visit the UPSC website - upsc.gov.in.
Question: When to Start the preparation?
Start the preparation as early as you can to get desired results.
Question: Is the UPSC ESE exam online or offline?
UPSC ESE exam for both prelims and mains is held in offline mode
Question: How many stages are there in the ESE exam?
There are three stages in the UPSC ESE selection process.
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Questions related to UPSC ESE
How Can I Download UPSC ESE Syllabus
UPSC will conduct the ESE or IES Mains exam on 18.10.2020 for the recruitment in the categories of Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates recruited will get posted as Group A or Group B posts.
The selection process of UPSC IES Exam involves:
StageI: Preliminary Exam
StageII: Mains Exam
StageIII: Personality Test
Note that each round is an elimination round and you need to clear oe round to proceed to another.
Follow this link to find syllabus and other relevant details:
How To Start My GATE Preparation in my first year of college.... I have taken just admission in college ... suggest me what should I do from begging.....
First of all Congratulations on Taking Admission in the College and Good Wishes for the Future too.
The way you have asked shows that, You are taking panic about the GATE Exam. According to my suggestion, just be calm and enjoy your college life but give proper timings to your studies too.
In the first year, you don't have to give much input and it passes like the best memories ever. But from Second year, You have to give input and study better to get the basics of the machines and the technology used.
Don't start feeling too free also, such that you left the preparation of GATE Exam but in first year, you can just start the learning of basics on your own.
Try to get connect with those professors and students who have a lot of experience and they can help you in achieving your goal. Their ideas will surely motivate you and will help you a lot for sure.
Many people say a lot about the difficulty of the exam but try to avoid them, and fully concentrate on your self-study. That will for sure help you and give you the better results also.
Contact with your professors and other faculty members also, but I am suggesting some books for the GATE preparations, which will surely help you:
1.) Mechanical Vibration By GK Grover
2.) Fluid Mechanics By RK Bansal
3.) Design of Machine Elements By VB Bhandari
4.) Engineering Mechanics By SS Bhavikatti
Many more are also there and you can search for them also.
Wishes for your better future and All The Best for the upcoming challenges...
Hope that my answer helped you.
please tell best ias academy in chennai and their fees structure
Here are some of the best IAS/UPSC coaching centres in Chennai:
1. Shankar IAS Academy: This academy was established in 2004 and has produced 900+ IAS, IPS, elite service personnel. It also has one of the best faculty.
Fees: Rs 95000 (general studies)+CSAT+Optional course = about Rs 1,41,000
2. Officers IAS Academy: This is one of the renowned coaching centres for IAS aspirants and the founder himself has cleared civil services examination twice. It is a great experience to be trained by the best.
Fees: Rs 1,16,000 to Rs 1,40,000
3. Success IAS Academy: Having trained over 200 successful IAS aspirants to date, this academy gives in-depth training to the students for cracking the exams.
Fees: Rs 1,05,000+GST
4. Impact IAS Academy: Another successful IAS academy in the city created with a vision of providing quality and affordable training to civil services aspirants in the region.
Fees: Rs 90,000
5. Kamaraj IAS Academy: This is also one of the best training academies in Chennai for civil services aspirants, with over 200+ successful candidates trained.
Fees: Rs 92,000 - Rs 1,20,000
Which is better for ECE (placement, infrastructure, opportunities, higher studies, free time) Jabalpur Engineering college or Madhav Institute of Technology and Science Gwalior?
What I can suggest you to use careers 360 college comparison. It will be very helpful to you. I am providing a link to you for the same. Hope that it will be quite helpful to you as it will provide detailed analysis.
Will UIT-RGPV Bhopal provide good atmosphere to prepare for competitive exams like UPSC ESE (IES)?
Yes, they create a good environment to prepare any kind of exams.
The college has vast books in the library and students can refer anything of their choice.
You will have peace of mind and focus towards the work in the library for a good preparation of UPSC ESE.
ALL THE BEST!!