With the preparation tips given in the article, learn how to prepare for UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam.

IES Exam Preparation

Union Public Service Commission is entrusted with the responsibility of conducting UPSC Indian Engineering Services (IES) Examination to select potential aspirants for posts vacant in engineering services in the government sector. The seats for which the test is conducted are fragmented into four categories - Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The final selection of the aspirants depends on their performance in the written examination, followed by personality test. In order to appear for UPSC Engineering Services Examination, the candidates are required to meet certain eligibility criteria. Those meeting the same can appear for UPSC IES Exam through any of the test centers, located across the country, allocated by the commission.
UPSC Engineering Services Examination, prominently also referred to as UPSC IES Exam, is among the highly competitive job entrance examinations. Every year, the exam is usually conducted in the month of May or June. The candidates are required to prepare thoroughly, in order to score well in UPSC Engineering Services Examination. For preparation, first of all, proper knowledge regarding exam pattern and syllabus is required. Familiarity with type of questions that can be asked in the exam also helps aspirants to prepare well. Books, study guides, preparation material, sample questions, previous year paper, tips for preparation and other study materials assists candidates to plan, practice and thoroughly prepare for job entrance exam.
How to Prepare for Indian Engineering Services Examination
In order to appear for such highly competitive entrance exam, thorough preparation is required. Given below are few preparation tips that can help in cracking UPSC Engineering Services Examination:  
  • Get acquainted with the latest examination pattern and syllabus of the exam. 
  • Divide your time efficiently. Make sure that sufficient time is dedicated to prepare each paper.
  • Practice full-length mock test, comprising of all the sections, within the fixed time period.
  • Go through the previous years’ question papers. Compare them and see what types of questions are repeated every year.
  • Read Newspaper and articles, watch TV news especially the morning bulletin, quiz contests, etc, surf websites in order to prepare for General Ability Test section, and pay attention to grammar, in order to minimize mistakes.
  • Good expressions and grammatically correct sentences should be used.
  • Handwriting should be legible.
  • Manage your time table such that it has good mix of study hours for General Ability Section and other papers as it makes studies enjoyable and it becomes easy to sustain the momentum for longer hours, without boredom setting in and without losing interest and enthusiasm.
  • Try to complete all the sections prior to time limit, so that substantial time is left for revision.

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