All you need to know about the new ESE pattern

Recently UPSC has announced major changes in the syllabus & structure of Engineering Services Examination. This change will take effect from ESE 2017 onwards.

Quite obviously, It is a matter of curiosity for ESE aspirants as to how these changes will turn up for them. So, I am presenting an analysis of the announced syllabus along with the change in preparation strategy it demands.

ESE 2017


How to prepare for GS & English part of IES Exam (Without Coaching) ?

Hello Friends,

I hope you all are preparing for the exams in the best of your spirits.

In this post, i will tell you how to prepare for GS & English for IES exam. This one haunts many people who are preparing for IES on their own.

But, before telling how to prepare for these, i think i must tell you some important things about the paper.

  1. GS & English is asked only in Paper I of objective part of IES exam. This comprises of 200 marks & 120 questions. Out of this, 60 are from GS & 60 are from English.
  2. Questions from GS can be categorized into two parts- Static part & Current based part.
  3. English part consists of synonyms, antonyms, sentence correction, comprehension etc.
  4. Since the paper counts for 200 marks out of total 1000 marks of written part. Neither you should leave it totally, nor you should “over-do” it. It should be given just sufficient time & preparation.

Now, How to prepare?

Complete list of books that i used during my preparation for GATE & IES


Before you read- It really doesn’t matters to which branch you belong to. You could be from Mechanical, ECE or Civil. Even then, this blogpost is for you too. Please read this to the end.

Hello dear friends,

I hope you all are enjoying reading my blog & it is helping in your preparation to achieve your big dream.

In fact, it is one of the entry in my impossible list to get accolades from people like- “Your blog helped me a lot in clearing IES/GATE”.

Wait a sec! What? Impossible list? What’s that?

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 students 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..

How much the IES cutoff has changed from 2011 to 2012: An analysis


In my second post, my plan was to discuss the strategy on IES (ESE), but first i thought it would be wiser to analyse things a little bit.

On the top of this page is a comparison of final cutoffs of IES from 2012 & 2011. I have calculated the difference between 2012 & 2011 cutoffs & what we have got is in front of you all.

How to crack GATE in 2 months time (without coaching)?

Hello friends,

This is my first post and i am going to tell you how to clear GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) and that too without any coaching.

The first question that might be coming to your mind is – How the hell do i know that?

So, the answer is – Through my experience. While i was in my third year of college, i got AIR 186 in GATE 2011 without much sweating. Again in GATE 2012, i got AIR 138 & that too without much effort. (Know more about me.) May be the rank was not “too” good, but it was decent enough for the level of effort that i put into it.

So, you can also get impressive GATE ranks without too much of toiling if you follow these steps-