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

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IES Interview preparation notes – Power system (EE) – By Mr. Swayamdeep Singh , AIR 23 (ESE 2014)

Hello friends, here are the IES interview preparation notes on Power System by Mr. Swayamdeep Singh . If you have any doubts, you can ask in the comments below. I sincerely thank Swayamdeep for this voluntary contribution.


Hi, congratulations on qualifying for ESE interview. Here I am sharing notes on Indian power system which I prepared for interview.

You can find notes on

  1. Power theft
  2. Smart energy meters
  3. Challenges of power generation
  4. Rural electrification
  5. Solar power in India
  6. Smart cities and smart grids
  7. Some facts of Indian power sector , regional grids

What is the job of an IES officer (in Railways) ?

Hello friends, when it comes to the ‘most wanted’ jobs in India, people tend to focus entirely on the selection procedure rather than the actual job content. Be it civil services or engineering services, all we hear is about exams, coachings and interviews. But aren’t we supposed to take a look at the content of job we are going to do?

Whenever people are not talking about exams, they are talking about ‘bangla, gaadi, paisa and sahabgiri’ (bungalow, vehicle, money and officialdom). On basis of these 4 parameters, expectations are set for all the jobs and thus their demand and competitiveness. Now that I feel that I am out of this vicious mindset, I should help you too to jump out of it.

“Think of any job in terms of its contents, not in terms of its selection exams or perks.”

[ESE 2014 Topper Tips] Mrinalini Chandra (AIR 58, EE)

Hello friends, ESE 2014 results were announced a few days back. I contacted some of my friends who were part of the coveted final list so that, they can share their strategy and provide some tips.

So, here are the tech tips and interview transcript from Miss. Mrinalini Chandra who got AIR 58 in this year ESE Electrical Engineering list.

The Tech tips and Interview transcript are in pdf form which you can download and read anytime.

Mrinalini- Interview Questions

Mrinalini-Preparation Strategy

All the best 🙂

Why do people fail in GATE/IES- Know the rules of the game..

We find many people studying and studying and studying continuously for days, months & even years in some case, without any substantial success in examinations.

On the other hands, there are some people who enjoy every aspect of their life even then they manage to clear the examinations in their first attempt! How does that happen? Where was the difference created?

Preparing for GATE / IES ? You might be interested in this book review…

Hello Friends,
I hope you all are preparing for GATE & IES in full throttle. Just few days ago, i bought a handbook on electrical engineering by arihant publishers. Being honest, just in first sight, i was in love with this amazing book. The beauty & elegance of the book compelled me to write a review about it. Just to make it interesting in my own way, i am writing it as an imaginary dialogue.

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

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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?