Top 5 reasons to have different strategies for GATE & IES

First of all, I want to thank you for the overwhelming response. Moreover, my aim is to make my blog post reach each & every aspirant. Everyone should gain from my experiences, and only then the purpose of blog will be served. So, if you find this blog useful, please share it on facebook & other social media using the buttons at the end of this post.

Now, back to the business.

I have met many aspirants. Most of the students who prepare for GATE, prepare for IES too. Since GATE is conducted first, usually studentsΒ adopt a strategy & studying methodology for GATE . Once GATE is over, they continue the same strategy & trends of preparation for IES too. Is this a correct way? I don’t think so. Why? let’s see..

Syllabus

The syllabus for both of them is different. Syllabus is a boundary to which you MUST stick to. Whether the deviation is positive or negative, it will be harmful for examination. While in GATE, maths is a subject whereas in IES you need not study maths. Apart from this, there are many topics that are included in IES syllabus which are out of GATE syllabus.

General studies

This one is like an extension to the previous point. Initially, students are focused on preparing for GATE, during which they don’t bother to look after GS & Current affairs. After GATE, sometime around March, they start preparing GS for IES, which is very wrong. GS is something which should be studied regularly, even if for 30 minutes in a day. Believe me, it will help you a lot.

Toughness level of questions

Β The questions that you will face in GATE will be far more tough to solve than that of IES. GATE questions require you to apply many concepts in a single problem. You should have good problem solving capabilities for that. You should be able to think that far. On the other hand, most of the questions that are asked in IES are direct & formula or a single concept based.

Time factor

IES is a game of time whereas GATE is not. In GATE, you have to solve 65 problems in 3 hours. That means around 2.5 minutes per question. That is a fair deal. On the other hand, in IES you have to solve 120 questions in 2 hours, so 1 minute per question. That means, in GATE, you get almost 2.5 times more “time” per question. But the level of question compensates it. Conclusion is that- For GATE, you have to be Vishwanathan anand , while for IES, you have to be Milkha Singh πŸ™‚

Subjective paperΒ 

IES exam really really sucks since it has a subjective paper. It is the major difference between GATE & IES. This single difference demands many changes in strategy-

  • Reading proofs & derivations
  • Heavy duty writing practice- For continuous 3 hours
  • Solving subjective problems- No options to crosscheck πŸ˜‰
  • Clear & legible handwriting
  • etc..

And this completes the entry.

Now you know why you should have different strategies for GATE & IES & you should prepare accordingly.

This post can be summarized as-

IES requires-

  • speed
  • quick response
  • writing practice
  • derivations & formulae

GATE requires-

  • Thought process
  • Crystal clear concepts
  • Concept application abilities

Now, if you have any doubts/feedbacks/suggestions/queries/compliments, please comment below. πŸ™‚

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92 thoughts on “Top 5 reasons to have different strategies for GATE & IES

  1. Dear Sagar
    I completed my b.e. in mechanical in 2012 and have worked till date for 4 years.
    Now, suddenly i thought to come back to study mtech and resigned my job in order to prepare for gate and ies both.
    Now, i am in a do or die situation.
    Please guide me as i have forget most of the concepts and derivations of engineering.
    Waiting for ur valuable suggestion.
    Regards.
    Raj mishra
    8438492103

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  2. Jay

    Hello sir ,
    I’m about to join coaching for GATE+PSU+IES .at MADE EASY delhi.. WILL I HV SUFFICIENT TIME FOR PREPARATION FOR BOTH GATE and IES I’m little confused after seeing your differentiation . Im ECE final year student from NITP

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  3. Hi Sagar Great article Thanks …I did my diploma after 10 instead of 12 & then B.tech So, basically i suck at maths … & I need to prepare for maths for upcoming GATE & IES too as its in syllabus now. So, Do you recommend me starting from 11-12 text books or just learn whatever it’s needed to finish the syllabus ??

    Apart from that I bought B.S. Grewal Higher engineering mathematics & feel like my head will explode, Would please advice me a good solution? Thanks Again πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Amit,

      I think it would be better for you to have 11,12 maths books by the side of your table for easy reference (in case you need it). Going cover to cover of school books may not be a good idea since the btech maths books will cover the basics themselves. Only you may have to refer calculus from the school books.

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  4. Venkata raja

    thanks for a valueble information sir.

    subject point of you maths is only difference . Is it right ?.
    gate syllubus all are included in ies exam is it right?
    reply me please.

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  5. manish

    sir,
    I am a student of btech. 2nd year .deptt.-me .i have taken made easy study material . How should i start my gate preparation? My 3rd sem is just to end

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  6. Danish Ahmad

    Sir
    First of all let me take this opportunity to thank you for acting so quickly to my query inspite of having such a busy schedule It must not have been very easy for u to take out time but still u turned up . Just goes to shows ur selfless purpose to ignite us so that we too can make the best use of our precious lives.

    Please continue the good work sir I m sure your efforts will be instrumental to the success of many.
    Ending with the thought in future too I would get a chance to get ur assistance in urgency.

    Thanks and regards
    Danish Ahmad
    ECE

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  7. Danish Ahmad

    Sir
    First of all I would like to thank you for providing us with so vital strategies and inputs.

    Sir as u have written several times that an individual should go for coaching institutes if one has poor grip on his/her basics otherwise self study is enough to serve the purpose.

    But sir my problem is that neither my basics are rock solid nor can I afford coaching does an individual stuck in this kind ofawkward situation has any chance of conquering his dreams.

    sir please answer to this I am sure many of the aspirants out there must be some way or the other stuck in the same situation and your reply would definitely quench the thirst of many.

    would be impatiently wairing for ur valuable response

    Danish
    Ece
    2011-2015

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    1. Hi Danish,

      Its a misconception that coaching is a necessity. The reason why most of the toppers come from coaching institutes is because- (1) most aspirants go for coaching and (2) coaching institutes print the name of even those aspirants who might just have downloaded some doc from their website or so.

      Obviously, coachings have their advantages – study material, frequent evaluations and a competitive environment. But if you put your honest efforts in self study, none of these shortcomings will matter.

      Have trust in yourself. All the best πŸ™‚

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  8. Sir
    First of all I would like to thank you for providing us with so vital strategies and inputs.

    Sir as u have written several times that an individual should go for coaching institutes if one has poor grip on his/her basics otherwise self study is enough to serve the purpose.

    But sir my problem is that neither my basics are rock solid nor can I afford coaching does an individual stuck in this kind ofawkward situation has any chance of conquering his dreams.

    sir please answer to this I am sure many of the aspirants out there must be some way or the other stuck in the same situation and your reply would definitely quench the thirst of many.

    would be impatiently wairing for ur valuable response

    Danish
    Ece

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  9. Vikas Tiwari

    Sir i appreciate for your blog…this is help me lot and very useful..,hellow ..sir also i’m preparing for gate ,,then what should i do for my best ,,,either coching or self studying

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  10. Shivam Sonik

    Sir, I am in second year now. I wanted to crack GATE in order to get PSU or IES. My college is not that good, I dont think the teachers could answer GATE problems. If I daily study 1-1.5 hrs for gate and about 3 hrs on holidays, eill it be possible for me to achieve my goal. Plz answer me.

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    1. Hi Shivam, Since you are in second year of your engineering, right now you must focus on clearing your basics.
      For now, this much time is enough. After completion of 3rd year, you will have to increase your study time.

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  11. nivedita

    hello sir

    I’m a student of final year from electrical engineering branch. I’m having a confusion regarding this revised syllabus of gate 2016 as last year syllabus n this year syllabus is quite different, some new topics have been added on as last year it was for e.g.in power electronics simply bridge converters fully controlled and half now this year its -Line commutated thyristor based converters, Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters, and like principle of chopper and inverter this year its simply single phase and three phase inverter only and etc.
    Iam confused with what i have to do should i read the only topics given in this gate 2016 syllabus or i have to study whole chapters/each and everything.
    Do guide me as iam in a need to clarify the things.

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    1. Hi nivedita.

      You should not read each and everything. That will be wastage of your time and efforts. Instead of that, you should focus on the syllabus and your weak and strong points.

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  12. Sir i pursuing electrical engineering(eee) in 2 yr. Sir please tell me that if thier is any medical test after clearing ies(i had flat foot)or in gate.sir i am aspirant for isro so please guide me i.e how to prepare and as i am eee student so can i give electronics paper in isro and what is the difficulty level of this exam.

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  13. supriya

    hello sir..
    sir, i read your block 1st time.. and i felt its very good for those who has many questions regarding this. thank you.
    sir, i am a ec engineer just completed my engineering. actually i am one of my college topper. i have good basic concept, but still i think i need some guidance, so 1st i am thinking to do job and coaching to. is that possible to do both at a time. it is possible to manage both the thing’s..

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  14. lavanya

    hii sir
    myself lavanya i m 4th yr 1st sem student from ece i want to take up both gate and ies in 2016, i was not bad in my core subjects but poor in general studies what steps should i follow to clear both ies and gate plss rply me with suggestions sir

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  15. ABHISHEK SINGH CHAUDHARY

    Hi sagar, I am doing b.e from ece branch from an ordinary private college. I m going to complete my 1st year now, and I want to clear GATE in 3rd year itself. So, should I join any coaching centre or not?? Is it possible to be among the toppers without joining the coaching. Please advice me, in this regard.

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  16. jithendar reddy

    hii i want to join ies coachng in hyd i am from ce branch which institute is better in hyd for ce??iam avg student is it possible to crack ies for me??

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  17. anuu

    Thanks for sharing your preparation tips.I want to ask you that my class 12 physics concept are not so well …..then how can i manage my syllabus and concepts if there is extensive use of class 12 concepts..please help..

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  19. shubham

    sir, can you elaborate on the ” Strategy to be followed to crack ies 2015 exam ” and what approach should be followed for it .
    please write some thing on –
    How to clear ESE (IES) without coaching?

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    1. Hi shubham,

      I will be doing that pretty soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t subscribed you can do that to avoid missing it ‘;)

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  20. Apurva Bhuwapurkar

    hello sir…..i am currently in 3 year of my engineering course….i want to prepare for IES as well as GATE…. i dont want to land in an MNC where i m none other than some other person…..plz guide me how can i prepare myself for both the exams……my ultimate aim is IES but if i fall short…i want to keep a back up plan ready! waiting for ur rply

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  21. VALENGAM

    Sir,
    I completed my BTech in ME in 2012 and its been almost 2 years now since ive gone through my core subject. The reason for this was that because of my financial problem i start working in whatever job i could grab, and im working in a quite contrasting field now. But i want to go back and try for IES and Gate. I found myself deteriorating in my memory also, means whenever i study it wouldnt go into my mind, but i want to try it once again. Please reply.

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      1. Valengam

        Thank you so much Sagar for the advise. I’ll make sure I make it in 2016 but still then will try for 2015 regardless of the outcome….once again Thank You.

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  22. Dilip

    sir
    U r really amzing
    A best comparition ever
    anand and milka singh
    tnk u soo much
    and plz continue ur support to various unaware aspirants like us
    Tnk u

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  23. Sudarsan

    Hello sir. I’m a B.Tech 2nd year student of ECE at NIT Agartala. I want to crack GATE and IES. I don’t want to resort to privatization at all. My primary focus is to get involved in research work regarding experimental and observational astronomy and astrophysics which requires . I’m parallelly interested in M.Tech(most likely) / PSU jobs / IES if any how the first choice mentioned above is not realized or achieved. But I do not want private jobs which I have absolutely no interest in. So, will it be a good decision to draw my entire focus on GATE and IES and polishing my concepts in the basics and also in physics and mathematics (for astronomy) and dont participate or pay any attention to campusing and jobs? I’ll grateful for your suggestion. Please reply as soon as possible.

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  24. sandy

    Sir ur all blogs are superbb..
    sir i am preparing for both GATE/
    IES…
    sir i am facing one problem …I
    am not able to know that upto
    how much depth should i read
    any topic or any chapter for IES/
    GATE…It has my habbit sir to
    study very deeply any topic…but
    at the same same think its also
    waste my time….please tell me
    sir how i can know that upto how
    much depth should i read any
    topic so i can get a good rank in
    IES /GATE..I am in b.tech 3 rd
    year Mechanical.

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  25. monu

    Sir ur all blogs are superbb..
    sir i am preparing for both GATE/ IES…
    sir i am facing one problem …I am not able to know that upto how much depth should i read any topic or any chapter for IES/GATE…It has my habbit sir to study very deeply any topic…but at the same same think its also waste my time….please tell me sir how i can know that upto how much depth should i read any topic so i can get a good rank in IES /GATE..I am in b.tech 3 rd year Mechanical.

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  26. shubham

    sir, can you elaborate on the ” Strategy to be followed to crack ies 2015 exam ” and what approach should be followed for it .
    please write some thing on –
    How to clear ESE (IES) without coaching?

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  27. Minesh bhadouriya

    Hello sir..
    Sir, what can be done to compensate for Gs and subjective paper in IES 2015 exam…if i’m completely preparing for gate..

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  28. ashish

    sir at least tell me that should i take MADE EASY study material or should i read from textbooks,I am in third year now.and i dont want to go for coaching.
    and also suggest best books for GS plz plz plz plz.

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  29. Priyanka

    Hi Sagar,
    A BIG thanks to you for sharing such valuable and highly helpful views on GATE and IES.
    Your blog strengthened me to achieve again that DREAM(only dream I ever had ;)) on which I gave up earlier.
    Well, I have done my engg in ECE and currently doing job in an IT company.
    I wonder if you can suggest should I go for GATE & IES with my 8:30 hrs job?(I cant leave it any cost due to my restlessness of thinking not doing anything)
    Also, should I join any coaching institute which includes both GATE and IES.
    Your reply would be really appreciable and damn important for me.

    Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Priyanka,

      If you are looking for a career in PSUs or IES, then you must go for it. Nothing can stop you, if you are determined enough.
      Decision of joining a coaching depends on various conditions like time available, quality of coachings available, your conceptual clarity level. However, I feel that, if you are conceptually sound and have self paced learning habit, then you should not require a coaching at all!

      All the best πŸ™‚

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      1. Dear Sir,
        Thank you for blog.
        I am a graduate of 2012 in Mechanical Engineering. From past two years I am working in Pvt Company and my salary package is also good (4, 32,000 P.A.) but I feel something is missing in my life and I want to do big in my life. So I decided to try for GATE-2015 but I am from middle class family so I can’t quite job and prepare for GATE full time, so I joined weekend coaching classes also. From last 2 weeks I am going to class am studying 3-4 hrs every day. But I am an average student so I didn’t get confidence that I can clear the GATE so my mind is changing now, n I am thinking to stop coaching classes. Please sir help me, Is it possible to Crack GATE with doing 8-9 hr Job???? And after GATE also I have only one option PUS’s, I can’t stop earning money (Family Issues).
        So Sir please suggest is it possible to crack GATE with Good Marks (for PSU) with doing job??? N what should i do for that????? Or shall I concentrate on my Job only.
        Please suggest me.
        Thank you in advance.

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  30. sameer saxena

    Is it beneficial to take coaching classes(ies+gate) or just study from the postal material provided by ‘Made Easy’?
    I am in 3rd year,civil.

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    1. Hi Sameer,

      It depends on various factors. If you have clear concepts on most of the topics, then you can go for postal material only. But if you are lacking in your basics too, you may need to join coaching classes.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  31. Bruce_Almighty

    1)Sir,first of all I want you to thank you for writing suchinformative blog.
    2)I shall soon begin my first year engineering(b.tech in civil engg).I wish to prepare for both ies and gate.I was caught in hellish situation in 12th….struggling between jee and boards…I scored 43 in mains but I crossed above 80% in cbse for which I am little satisfied but not much…I thought of taking 1 year gap for iit preparation however some were in its favour while some against it….they said me to move ahead and improve later in life….so from very first day I am hell bent on cracking ies and gate…
    3)does branch of engg makes any difference in exams like ies and gate?
    I have taken up civil…
    4)my shortcoming is that I end up day dreaming…for few days inspiration is high and then it dips like an avalanche which I don’t want…I also keep searching if I can earn lots and lots of money….I think this deviates my concentration…how should I overcome this problem?
    5)from which semester shall I start preparing?…I am not there on Facebook,whatsapp,Twitter,viber,hike,Skype,we chat or any other social networking site…I have very bad addiction towards cartoon… πŸ™‚ although I’ve reduced this too.
    also how to keep this preparation continuous without being dejected or losing focus?

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    1. Hi Bruce,

      (1) Yes, the branch has a definite impact. However, luckily you are in the branch with maximum seats in IES (civil) πŸ™‚
      (2) Daydreaming is a very common problem. Even i do that a lot. In order to avoid it, keep yourself busy by setting up time tables and daily task list. Moreover, socialise with like minded highly motivated peoples and students.
      (3) Right now, you MUST focus on clearing your concepts and building a strong foundation. Start thinking of GATE and IES after 4th sem.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  32. Divya

    This blog is AWESOME !!!!!! THANKS FOR SHARING UR THOUGHTS…
    sir , i am doing ece , currently in 5th sem.
    i wanna take up gate 2016 .. Also daily i spend 1 to 2 hrs in preparing for the same !! My mom asking me to go for coaching class from jan 2015 !! not from 5th sem .. but my friend asks me to join by now !! i am confused … can i have ur thoughts on the same ?!!

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    1. Hi Divya,

      Since now you are in 5th sem, I will recommend you to join coaching (if you have to join it)in 7th sem. Right now, you should concentrate on clearing your concepts and build a strong foundation.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  33. hemanth kumar

    sir I am hemanth, I was completed my b.tech in 2011,I really like to crack gate or ies ,I was belong to poor family. since last 3 year I was wrote gate exam i enable to crack gate I was really upset my performance,I am under pressure.some time I think I am west person .some thought Ente into my mind suicide is best.I am really upset my performance.
    I am EEE student. and self prepared person. dob 10.8.1990 .day by day problem are increases

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    1. Hi Hemanth,

      Don’t feel disheartened. Problems only test our strength. If problems appear big to you, show the problem that you are much much bigger than it! Give your best, adopt the right strategy and you will definitely achieve it.

      This is a piece of lyrics from Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” for you-

      Cause sometimes you just feel tired,
      Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
      But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
      And just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up
      And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse…

      Until the roof
      The roof comes off
      Until my legs
      Give out from underneath me
      I will not fall,
      I will stand tall,
      Feels like no one can beat me.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  34. pooja

    Sir i am a average student .i have written many competitive exams and was never successful .i have now planned to prepare for any government job exams and i have completed engineering in eee now wat should i do write for ies or gate afraid of being looser in all exams

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    1. Hi,

      Please don’t consider yourself an average student. You are what you consider you are. Don’t be afraid of anything. I know many people who were not very high achievers in their B.tech but came with flying colors in GATE and IES exam.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  35. ALOK YADAV

    Sagar Sir,
    Can you suggest a few books and magazines or material that could help in keeping GS section up to the mark ?

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  36. sir,
    I am studying b.tech 3rd yr,1st sem of stream ece.I am trying to take coaching in GATE/IES-2016.I am aiming for job in ISRO/DRDO/ISAT.Is this the time to join in coaching or should i wait until next sem?And to get job in above organisations,which coaching is required?please help..

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    1. Hi Manisha,

      You should wait till end of 3rd year. As of now, focus on clearing your concepts and build a strong foundation.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  37. ashish

    Hello Sagar Sir,
    This is my first time that i am reading your blog and these are very helpful.
    I am a failure from IIT JEE….I was having huge dream to clear Iit jee….but i failed and gone to depression due to which I spoiled my AIEEE…Believe me sir I was having huge craze to clear IIT JEE..and i was just dying to admit into IIT….2 years has passed but still at this time also there are tears in my eyes..still there is a lot of pain for that failure..ME DESERVE KRTA THA IIT..but due to some silly mistakes such as not giving any tests in coaching class and even attend my coaching center fiitjee test series…JIS KAARN M KHUD KO EVALUATE NI KR PAYA KI KHA PE KYA GLTI KR RHA HU…but sir mere basics hadd se jada clear h ….physics ka DEEWAANA hu m.. maths se bhi hadd se jada pyaar krta hu..and as you know physics is the SOUL of mechanical engineering…

    But sir now my present condition is that i am in a bad engineering college where placement is ZERO …I will be starting my third year now…second year concepts are very much clear JITNA MENE PDA H BUT COMPLETE SYLLBUS COVER NI KIA ACHHE SE CONCEPT WISE…

    Sir my financial condition is also not good so i cant go for coaching and even i dont want to go for coaching …i can do self study a lot a lot a lot and more than a lot….sir GATE and IES is my last chance to achieve something and to support my family and show my family that i am not a failure….sir please suggest me about following things
    1) What percentage should i secure in b.tech for getting no trouble in future.My current percentage of two years is 60%.(yaa i know its very bad)

    2) should i cover just 3rd year cometitive exam syllabus or should i try to complete 2nd year competitive syllabus also in a good way..so that in 4th year i can just do practice and revision…please sir tell me in a good way about this this.

    3) sir this is very important to know should i buy MADE EASY study material or should i read only textbooks
    please sir suggest names of all good textbook for gate ( mechanical branch).

    4) Sir how much attention should i give to my looking andmy personality.

    5) Should I join test series now in 3rd year or 4th year.

    I know sir i wrote a very long but sir due to emotions i just wrote down..Sir please answer my all questions please sir.

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  38. Pranav

    Sir,
    I will now be going in third year mechanical engineering and want to start preparing for ies/gate
    I have decided to opt for a correspondence course and study at home.What strategy would you suggest for the same.
    Thanks in advance.

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  39. Pankaj

    hello,
    nice post…
    m thinking of joining coaching fr Ies along with my job.. i just completed my b.tech and i have 2 job offers in hand… one from hcl… shud i join a regular batch or a weekend batch.. and how abt correspondence course… plz help… thanx in advance..

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  40. ritu

    if ies questions are not as tough as gate questions, why is it that clearing ies in first attempt is next to impossible task?

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  41. Anshu

    Hi sagar
    I am in final year right now pursuing electrical engineering. I have recently started my preparation for gate and ies 2015. My confusion is after completing my degree should i join coaching centre or prepare with teaching in some college. Which one would be the best path to choose?

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    1. Hi Anshu,

      If your basics are clear, i will suggest you to take the job while preparing. I have never took any coaching, but i can tell you that you need it in two cases-
      (1) You don’t have confidence in your basics at all.
      (2) You find it tough to be disciplined in studies.

      If you don’t have any of the above problems, then you can go for job along with your preparation.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  42. rakesh

    Hi Sagar
    I rerently appeared in gate ,scored only 30 marks, Now i am going for IES,
    SO untill now i consider myself as
    1. know basic+enough concepts of all GATE syllabus
    2. I am good at aptitude
    3.I want to crack IES at any cost

    So i will cover the rest of syllabus+ regular update on CA and GK
    will these steps enough…

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    1. Hi Rakesh,

      What i feel is that you are lacking the amount of practice which is required. The more you will practice the more will be your chances of success.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  43. gulzar ahmed

    sir i agree with ur clasification about ies and gate but is there any way to get balance the strategie of both , is there any strategies u have as per ur experince that can make esay both the way ………because everyone wants to take the chance for both
    pls sir suggst me in a specifiq manner i m a final year student(ece) and an average guy. i want to prepare myself for ies/gate 2015 . what should be strategie i follow onward…………pls sir thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Gulzar,

      Well i must say that it is a good question.
      If you have to win two games of bowling and short put at the same time, what will you do? Try bowling with a heavier ball.
      If you have to win high jump and long jump at the same time, what will you do? Try jumping as high as possible while increasing the length of your jump.

      Gulzar, never consider yourself an average student. For achieving anything extraordinary, you need to put extra effort. The only way here is to always trying to improve your question solving speed while increasing the difficulty of questions too.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  44. Bhuvnesh

    Hi Sagar,

    I have done my B. Tech. from an NIT in Electrical Engg. Currently I am working in a private company but i don’t like the work i am doing. I am planning to leave the job and start preparing for IES. Is it a good decision to leave the job??? Please suggest…

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      1. i have done my M.tech (mech) from an AUT Madurai.currently i am working as Asst prof in private engg college.. now i am decided to quit the job and to join coaching for IES & GATE. many centers are offered two types of packages that is (1)GATE+PSU and (2)GATE+IES+PSU… out of which one is best ?

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  45. RAHUL MANDAL

    sir currently i am a final year student of mechanical engineering in jadavpur university ,kolkata.I have been got placed in Maruti Suzuki.i have to join in the month of july,2014.I want to prepare for I.E.S 2015 & for the same i want to take admission in a coaching centre in Delhi..SHOULD I JOIN THE JOB OR LEAVE IT & START PREPARE FOR I.E.S FROM delhi?

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  46. Anand

    Hi Sagar I am also preparing for IES 2014 from EE side. I want to know how much time i should devote daily for it as I get very less free time after my job. Is 3-3.5 hrs daily from now onwards will be sufficient.

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  47. Kriti

    hi,
    my queries are:

    1) being in 4th year, i have project to do as well as campus placements preparation…so how can we manage time to study for Gate or IES…also i have joined coaching for Gate and IES which takes my weekends too..so i dont get time to read on my own…can you elaborate on this pls..

    2)As i have joined a coaching centre, they have provided us with lots of theory packages, and sample questions, as well as Previous year papers..so do u think these will be sufficient or still we have to read books?

    3)what procedure to follow if we have to study only the material provided by coaching centre? starting with previous year papers or do sample questions in their package chapter wise first?

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    1. Hello Kriti,

      (1) Personally, i don’t think joining a coaching in final year is a very good decision. I will never recommend anyone to join coaching in final year. But since you have now joined it, now you have to use it to the fullest to work totally in favour of you.
      Your first focus should be on your placements. Leave everything aside & prepare for it. Once you get placed, mental peace will be assured.
      Project should be tried to be given little importance unless you are planning to go in research field.
      The best thing about coachings are that they provide doubt clearance. Use this faciltiy to the fullest. If your concepts are not clear, attend the classes faithfully, else during the class, try to solve the problems related to the topic about which the class is going on. And after the class ask the doubts which you might have come across.
      (2) Don’t “Read” books. Refer to them only & only when you can’t find/understand the concept related to a question from coaching provided materials.
      (3) My recommendations- Previous year questions –> Sample questions .
      Sequence of topics must be same & simultaneous to the coaching, else it will create conflicts & will fail to serve the desired purpose.

      All the best πŸ™‚

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  48. a.l.n.c

    dear, u given in the end
    “GATE requires- Thought process, Crystal clear concepts ,Concept application abilities” can u elaborate this one please ..??

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    1. It means during GATE exams, you will have to think more on the question, since they are not straight forward. This requires you have to have clear concepts. You should not get confused in the basics. And then you should be able to apply various concepts to the question.
      I hope now i am clear on this πŸ™‚

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  49. Bharatiya Seva

    Again a nice comparative analysis of IES(Indian Engineering Services) and GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) by you Sagar. Thanks.

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    1. Manik Mudliyar

      I fell IES questions are too tougher than GATE ,but as you told GATE questions requires multiple concepts as it is setted by IIT’s.
      Rest are best stategies

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