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Academic Conclave on “WAKE UP INDIA for Reform & Transformation in Higher Education” & National Conference on “Design and Innovation” 24th June, 2017 Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India

Design has become an important catalyst for innovation, economic competitiveness and better living, in a world where ideas matter more than ever. Leaders in the public and private sectors are recognizing that design is more than aesthetics. Good design is good strategy. Companies, communities and economies are using design thinking to raise productivity, unlock new opportunities for growth, and improve the quality of everyday life.

The Design and Innovation Conference, Themed “Design • Innovate • Transform”. Design, business and public sector leaders will convene to share their experiences and insights on how design is a key driver of innovation, and how it has a transformative impact on individuals and corporations, creating game-changing possibilities for a better world.

The Conference will present opportunities for participants to meet and network with leaders in the fields of design, technology and innovation, design thinking, customer experience, human behavior and organization transformation.
Academic Conclave
Distinguished Academicians will discuss in 3 sessions followings:
• Enlightening session about the need of WAKE UP INDIA for Reform & Transformation in Higher Education
• Role of Private institution promoters/ owners in quality education and innovation
• Expert views and suggestion to draft a memorandum to Government on WAKE UP INDIA for Reform & Transformation in Higher Education
Innovative Projects Competition
Entries are invited from various colleges and students to exhibit their innovative projects, Apart from participation certificate, there are following Prizess: First Rs One Lakh, Second (2) Rs. Fifty Thousand Each, and Third (4) Rs Twenty Five Thousand Each. Entries found suitable for commercial ventures would be considered for presentation to the Incubation committee for possible Start Up at IIT Delhi.
Design Case Study Session
A Case Study Session on Innovative Product Design and Development shall be organized as part of the conference. This session shall appraise the participants to present their case study with special emphasis on product design.
The conference shall be facilitated by well renowned Designer and Innovators belonging to IITs and other prestigious Institutions. A book will be published with the submitted case studies.

 Innovation in CS, IT, EC, EE, ME, CE, Management and Other Streams
 Acquire and Develop New Skills, Ways to Refine Your Design and Creativity skills,
 Inspiring Staff, Promoting Collaboration, and Selling Ideas, Information and Knowledge Management
Themes For Papers
 Future of Architecture and Trends, Industrial Design, Engineering Design Practice, Technology and Design, HCI, UXI, User Interaction Design.
Call for Paper / Abstract
Abstract/ Case Studies on Product Design and Innovation are invited from research scholars, Designers, academicians and Industries.
Publication Opportunities

1) Proceedings of the conference (With ISBN Number)
2) Up to 25 selected papers shall be compiled after review and further development to form a book.

Last date for submission 20th May, 2017
Notification of acceptance 31st May, 2017
Last date for Registration
15th June, 2017

Online Registration

For registration and other details Please go to: www.cointhesociety.com

Program Chairs: Prof. Sudhir Atreya, Instrument Design and Development Center, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

For Queries and Clarification, please contact Dr.Ashutosh Agarwal at +91-9999645463 or write to ashutosh.rethym@gmail.com

For registration and other details Please go to: www.cointhesociety.com

Article on E.S.E (Engineering Service Examination) & Preparation Tips by


Mr Qaisar Hafiz (Ex-I.E.S., M.D. Engineers Zone)

           Profile- B.Tech. IIT Roorkee, 5 times IES, AIR-02

           in 2007, 15 years teaching experience in the

           field of Competitive exams like IES, GATE & PSUs.



Indian Engineering Service Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission for filling up the vacancies of engineers in various government departments. This exam consists of objective as well as conventional papers. Graduation in engineering is the minimum qualification required to appear for the exam. Candidates can make use of online facility to apply for the exam.
UPSC Board conducts Engineering Service Examination for

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering


* Candidates are selected for Govt. organizations like Railways, Ordinance etc.

* One the most prestigious and preferred destinations of engineering candidates.




  • Age –

21-30 years on first Jan of current year



OBC- 3 years,

SC/ST- 5* years.


* In the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Posts mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.


(i) A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department/Office during the period of his probation.
(ii) A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/Office for at least 3 years on the 1st August, of current year.


  • Qualification – Graduate in engineering.

Final year students can also appear for this examination as well.


  • Exam is conducted in the month of May/June every year, and its notification form releases in the month of January


Number of Attempts:-


No Limit



Career Scope Options:-


Civil engineering

Mechanical engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), a branch in the Indian Army
  • Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Border Roads Engineering Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Indian Defense Service of Engineers
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads)

Electrical engineering

Electronics and Telecommunication engineering

Career progression:-

  • At the time of selection – Assistant Executive Engineer / Assistant Works Manager / Assistant Director.
  • After 3–4 years of service (including probation period) – Executive Engineer / Works Manager / Deputy Director (equivalent to Under Secretary to Government of India).
  • After 8 years of service – Superintending Engineer / Deputy General Manager / Joint Director (equivalent to Deputy Secretary to Government of India).
  • After 13 years of service – Chief Engineer level-2 / Joint General Manager (equivalent to Director to Government of India).
  • After 20 years of service – Chief Engineer / Additional General Manager (equivalent to Joint Secretary to Government of India).
  • After 30 years of service – Engineer-in-Chief / Senior General Manager (equivalent to Additional Secretary to Government of India).
  • After 34 years of service – Chairman / Director General / Managing Director (equivalent to Secretary to Government of India).

Promotions are subjected to availability of vacancies and may take more time than mentioned above. The age of superannuation is 60 years for all civil servants in India.

Column 1 Column 2
Railway Department I.R.S.E.
Central Public Works Department C.E.S.—Group ‘A’
C.E. and M.E.S., Group ‘A’
Engineer-in-Chief, Army Headquarters M.E.S. Group A (IDSE B and R Cadre),M.E.S. Group A (IDSE—E. and M. Cadre)
Directorate General Ordnance Factories I.O.F.S. Group A
Central Water Commission C.W.E. Service (Group A)
Central Electricity Authority C.P.E. Service (Group A)
Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organization Engineer (Group ‘A’)
Indian Navy Indian Naval Armament Service, Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade I
Border Roads Organization Border Roads Engineering Service.
Geological Survey of India Drilling Engineer (Jr.) Gr. ‘A’



Scheme of Examination:


The examination has two parts:


  • Written examination


  • Interview


Written Examination:


  • It covers 2 parts which are covered in 3 days:-


General Ability Test Objective – 1 Conventional – 1
a) Part A – General English

60 Questions- 100 marks

Technical Questions

120 questions – 200 marks

Duration- 2 Hours

Technical Questions

Total 5 questions of 40 marks each = 5*40= 200 marks

Duration- 3 Hours

Objective – 2 Conventional – 2
b)Part B–General Studies

60 Questions- 100 marks

Technical Questions

120 Questions- 200 marks

Duration- 2 Hours

Technical Questions

5 questions of 40 marks each = 200 marks

Duration- 3 Hours

Duration- 2 Hours
Questions are Common to all candidates Questions are technical and vary from stream to stream Questions are technical and vary from stream to stream


The English section in IES exam is basically designed in such a manner that it is able to test the candidate’s knowledge about the subject and candidate’s proficiency in the subject.

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Jumbled Sentence
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Sentence Correction
  5. Finding errors and omissions
  6. Restructuring the passages etc.


General Studies includes the knowledge of current events and matters of every day observation and experience. The knowledge of scientific aspects of everyday life is expected at the level of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.


  • DAY 1 + DAY 2 + DAY 3 = 1000 marks
  • General Ability Test is common to all candidates.
  • Technical questions vary from stream to stream.
  • Number of vacancies is more than 500 every year.



  • 30 minute interview weighing 200 marks.
  • Questions belong to both Technical and Non-technical nature.
  • Minimum Qualifying marks – 65.
  • Range of Marking – 65- 165
  • Questions are usually from 3rd year or 4th year syllabus. (B.E/ B.Tech)
  • Negative marking- 1/3rd (0.33 Marks)


                       Cut- Offs ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAMINATION 2014 
Name of Discipline Minimum qualifying standards* in the Objective Type papers for evaluation of Conventional papers (Out of 600 marks)
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 202 186 156 100 90 101
Mechanical Engineering 279 253 217 200 135 116
Electrical Engineering 276 246 196 183 112 210
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 322 307 265 277 229
* Subject to General, OBC, SC and ST candidates having secured minimum 15% marks and PH candidates minimum 10% marks in each of the three objective papers.
Name of Discipline Minimum qualifying standards** examination (Out of 1000 marks)
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 391 373 315 293 158 158
Mechanical Engineering 442 408 345 325 238 229
Electrical Engineering 458 429 357 342 190 326
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 515 489 433 452 347
** Subject to General & OBC candidates having secured minimum 15% marks, SC & ST candidates minimum 10% marks and PH candidates minimum 5% marks in each of the conventional papers.




Marks* secured by the last qualified candidate in Objective Type papers for evaluation of Conventional Papers (Out of 600 marks)
Branch General OBC ST SC PH-1 PH-3
CIVIL Engineering 165 153 110 102 113
MECHANICAL Engineering 222 215 173 135 174 100
ELECTRICAL Engineering 202 188 132 117 102 102
ELECTRONICS Engineering 268 256 215 201 148


Marks** secured by the last qualified candidate for call of interview (Out of 1000 marks)
Branch General OBC ST SC PH-1 PH-3
CIVIL Engineering 352 301 267 252 159
MECHANICAL Engineering 418 373 320 290 252 261
ELECTRICAL Engineering 367 310 253 269 213 177
ELECTRONICS Engineering 482 445 390 368 281


Community General OBC ST&SC PH
%age/Marks 15%(30/200) 15%(30/200) 10%(20/200) 10%(20/200)





Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate for appointment (Out of 1200 marks)
Branch General OBC ST SC PH-1 PH-3
CIVIL Engineering 510 475 412 419 299
MECHANICAL Engineering 584 544 479 439 391 439
ELECTRICAL Engineering 531 477 403 410 363 468
ELECTRONICS Engineering 363 589 519 513 387




Question: I am the student of B.Tech Chemical Engineering. Am I eligible for IES exams?
Answer: Yes, you are eligible. You may appear with any of the four subjects EE, EC, ME & CE.

Question: I have done B.Tech in Information Technology. Am I eligible for IES?
Answer: Yes, whether you have completed your B.Tech in CS or IT .You may appear with Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.

Question: I am the student of B.Tech Electronics & Instrumentation branch. How many attempts are there for General category?
Answer: No limit. You may appear any number of times.

Question: I am the student of B.Tech Chemical Engineering. Am I eligible for IES exams?
Answer: Yes, you are eligible. You may appear with any of the four subjects EE, EC, ME & CE.

Question: I have completed AMIE in Mechanical Engineering. Am I eligible for IES?
Answer: Yes, you are very much eligible. AMIE is treated as equivalent to B.Tech or B.E.

Question: I have completed BE Industrial Production in 2008.Am I eligible for IES exam now?
Answer: Yes, you are eligible. But you have to check your age .For IES exam age limit for General category (21 to 30 Years),  3 years relaxation for OBC and 5 years relaxation for SC/ST and there is no restriction on the number of attempts.

Question: When this examination is usually conducted?
Answer: Usually UPSC conducts this examination in the month of June every year and notification is published in the month of January.

Question: Who can appear for IES exam?
Answer: The conditions to appear for this exam are:

  • The candidate must have attained 21 years of age on August 1st of the year of examination and must have not attained 30 years of age on that date. The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST candidates and by 3 years for OBC candidates
  • The candidate must have either obtained a degree in Engineering from a University or must have passed Sections A & B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India) or obtained a degree / diploma in Engineering from such foreign University / College / Institution and under such conditions as may be recognized by the Government for the purpose from time to time; etc.
  • Passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination (Section A and B) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (India); or
  • Passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London, held after November, 1959.
  • A candidate for the post of Engineers (Group – A) in the Wireless Planning and Co-ordination Wing / Monitoring Organization, Ministry of Communications, Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service and Indian Naval Armaments Service (Electronics Engineering posts) may possess any of the above or the following qualification:
  • An MSc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio engineering as special subjects.


How to Crack E.S.E.?

To crack E.S.E., the most important thing is to know the features of the examination paper. So, before going ahead with how to prepare, let us first have an overview of E.S.E.

  • It is very important to have a deep insight of whatever you need to study.
  • Cramming up the formulae won’t help until and unless you have a clear concept of the topic.
  • The questions are based on the basic concepts and they do not require much calculation.
  • The questions framed are new (more than 90%) and they are not directly copied from any particular book.
  • And most important, the student must keep in mind that “the ESE exam is meant for testing the technical knowledge but also for writing skills.

Now the next question is how to prepare for E.S.E.?

Tip-1:             Never read too many books for the same topic. This will simply kill your time.

Tip–2:            Always refer standard books.

Tip–3:            If you are fortunate enough to have a good teacher, stick to the class notes, and spend your time at home practicing questions.

Tip- 4: Focus on writing & presentation skills, theory, derivations & diagrams for subjective paper.

Tip-5: Make short notes of important topics & a separate list of formulae for each subject and revise them regularly.



Tip–6:            If you are starting a new topic, always solve very simple questions first. This will clear your concepts and increase your confidence.

Tip–7:            Solve all the previous 10 years questions thoroughly. In IES exam some questions are based on the concepts of previous year’s questions.

Tip-8:  For General ability reading news paper & current affair magazines will help to score high.

Tip-9: In Personality test or Interview besides positive attitude focus on technical knowledge, body language & communication skills. Current affairs knowledge plays vital role in personality test.

Tip–10:          Rather than solving five questions on similar concepts. It is better to solve one question with five different methods. It gives knowledge about the shortest methods to be used.



Need to shift the focus from research to innovations: Prof. SK Atrey

Prof SK Atrey is Associate Professor in IIT Delhi. He is known for thinking beyond the box. He has been taking up innovative projects for some time. Recently, he motivated faculty members from about 30 private engineering colleges of the National Capital Region to float an innovative platform called “Consortium of Innovation” (COIN). The idea behind this project is to help faculty members from different engineering colleges work on single project and utilise the facilities available in any college. Prof Atrey is credited with starting industrial design in IIT Delhi in 1979. Many of his designs have been acknowledged in the country. He also has more than 50 patents to his credit. In 1990, he was felicitated with the National Technology Award by President of India. Dialogue India Academic editor Anuj Agrawal spoke to him in Delhi to discuss the present state of the IITs, engineering education and also the changes to be brought about in the system to achieve good results for battement of the entire sector. Excerpts:

What is the idea behind floating the COIN?

Consortium of Innovation (COIN) is a voluntary initiative taken by some innovators working mostly in private engineering colleges of the National Capital Region. We feel people from various colleges can collectively work on a project. The initiative is at the initial stage and we do not know whether the management of the private colleges will support it. This project can do miracle in the country. I am just a catalyst behind it. I have been organising short term courses for industrial and engineering college teachers for some time. During the last five years we have focused on creativity and innovations. It is a platform for exchange of ideas and promoting innovations. Most of them are youngsters with creative brain. But they were feeling that the atmosphere in their colleges is not fertile for creativity and innovations. They sought my help in forging a platform where they can give their creativity a perfect shape. They have also tried to involve the college administration in this process. However the so-called high profile engineering colleges of NCR have been left out due to some reasons. People from 30 colleges have joined hands together and a team of office bearers has been declared.

This is a fact that few white elephants like IITs are not sufficient to cater to the needs of the country. Although, in comparison to private colleges, the IITs have better facilities, the output is not satisfactory. In the summers of 2013 we organied a training camp for about 80 students from various colleges. The result of that camp was that 40 patents were filed at the end of eight weeks. All these patents may not be useful at the moment they will prove to be useful in future. At the world level too hardly 3 per cent patents are found useful and 97 per cent are hardly used.

There are reports that some patents are fake?

The procedure of filing patent in India is very complex. Here one has to a certain amount for filing it. Then one has to pay consultation charges to lawyer. But in UK it is free. Many countries encourage their people to file more patents. But in India there is no any such encouragement. Rather there is discouragement at various steps. In IITs, there is a section called FITT which keeps the files of patents on hold for months and years without any reason. In many cases they do not even file the patent before the competent authority. What is the use of such white elephants?

What difference do you want to make through COIN?

The objective is to fully use our existed resources for innovations. About 6000 Engineering Colleges in the country have good faculties. The faculty members there need to be motivated to carry out innovations in their respective areas. That is the need of the country. Some IITs or NITs can do nothing in the country of billions of people. Sometime back a Director of IIT Delhi visited China. After coming back he pointed out that China has started 250 colleges with better facilities than our IITs. However language is coming up as a major problem there, they will overcome it soon as they are learning English in a big way. Some IITs in our country too are for namesake. Extending IIT status to some colleges or changing names makes no difference.

You call IITs white elephant. But the R&D infrastructure all over the country is quite unsatisfactory?

Being a poor country we cannot expect world class infrastructure. The basic problem with us is that the infrastructure is not provided where it is needed the most. The infrastructure available in IITs is not allowed to be used by all. The need of the hour is that sufficient infrastructure is provided so that people can focus on useful research. In some IITs, some people own the labs and do not allow others to use them. This should change. Similar discrimination is made in distribution of funds also.

Modiji talks about ‘Start up India, Stand up India’. If the infrastructure is so poor, how will the country achieve this objective?

It is time we should focus more on applied research than fundamental research. The resources and funds should be diverted to innovations needed by the industry today. The quality of Research Papers even in our IITs is very poor. Foreigners take benefit from our research and ideas. We need to orient our research to immediate needs of the country. There are people in our country who still carry human excreta on head. What have we done to help them? People in many parts do not have drinking water. We had designed a project for them during the UPA government. But it was not cleared by the Ministry. There are areas where underground water has access quantity of led and arsenic, which cripples the people. Our project was basically to help such people. If we carry out a study on clearance of such projects the results will be astonishing. About 200 people always grab all the funds. There is one more question why some labs or colleges in South India are sanctioned all the projects? Nobody has ever tried to know output of those projects. Give me a private college with full liberty of utilizing funds I will develop a helicopter in single handedly. The innovators need to be provided freedom and resources.

Do private colleges have that stuff?

Yes. They have. But I say it should be hundred times better in IITs. It is because funds are not provided honestly.

Do the IITs have brain of that level?

It was, but it has dipped for some time, mostly for two-three years.

It is said there is a conspiracy to cripple India’s research?

It has two aspects. IITs are known for B.Tech level students. But the intake in IITs has deteriorated for some time. It needs a serious thinking as to why it is happening. Our selection process is faulty thanks to the changes made by Kapil Sibal. The general atmosphere of IITs too has deteriorated—values are degrading and vulgarity is touching new heights. The potential of faculty is high but that is not being used. People do not focus on the research area of their expertise. That is why the industry happily pays huge amount to outside researchers but nothing to Indian researchers. Even if anybody is ready to take help of the Indian researchers they do not get satisfactory results.

Do you feel any change with the change of guard at the Centre?

One of the commendable decisions by this government is to impart training to workers i.e. skill development. But what worries the people like me is that one year has passed there is no progress on it.

In government record only 3.5 per cent people are skilled in India, whereas this figure in South Korea is 96 per cent. How this gap will be bridged?

The gap can be bridged through a strategy. Not only the government, the private institutions too have to contribute in it. Government focus today is on government institutions. Funds for research too are provided to these institutions only but they misuse that fund. I feel the private institutions should also be encouraged by providing funds, etc. Secondly, there are brains in our country who may not be much educated, but have huge potential. We today have no mechanism to identify those brains. The challenge is to bring that talent in the mainstream. Those who have developed something in their own way should be promoted. Their creativity should be given right direction. Apart from it the experience of retired professors should also be utilised.

How do you look at the latest slogan of Modi “Start up India, Stand up India”?

Modiji has a vision. But his execution team seems to be weak. PM alone can do nothing. He has so many other tasks. The slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ was also catchy. But where is the change?

What kind of change do you want to see?

We want work on the ground. What you say show in practice also. The PM gave the slogan of ‘Make in India’. But its implementation is weak. We need to shift our focus from research to innovation. Also utilize the skills for production. If we are not able to produce useful things, we should not waste the funds. About six years back we had given a proposal to Union Government for an Innovation Centre. The proposal exchanged hands including Smt Sonia Gandhi and Sam Pitroda. Pitroda declared to open six universities for innovations. The Ministry also sought proposals on it from IITs. We too submitted a proposal. The proposal was accepted, but nobody knows what happened then. Unfortunately, the people who are provided funds do not show the output. There is total misuse of funds. The funds for research are sanctioned by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). But majority of the funds are granted to South Indian institutions only, where is misused. There should be audit of the funds granted to such institutions including the IITs. The DST must ask for output. I also suspect that some people dealing with research are not honest. Why patents are held for months also develops doubts.

What should be done to ensure that patents are not leaked?

They should be taken up immediately. Full secrecy should be maintained. It is the responsibility of the office where these are filed.

There is a proposal from MHRD to create patent registration centres in colleges. What do you say?

I do not know anything about such a proposal. But I would say that before opening any such office, we should encourage innovation.

Do you think the curriculum in private colleges boosts innovation?

It definitely needs upgradation. Majority of the projects taken up by the students there are fake. We need to utilise the energy of the B.Tech and M.Tech students in private colleges judiciously.

A hospital is compulsory for each medical college. Should there not be an industry with every engineering college?

Yes. It should be. There is no such mechanism right now. If made, it will benefit both the students and the industry.

Why don’t you suggest it to the government?

The idea is definitely good. We will take up it. But there is very disappointing atmosphere in the IITs. I cite an example. There is one department for humanities in the IITs where mostly English and Economics are taught to the first year students. There have been normally five faculty members in this department. But some time back 50 faculty members were recruited in that department. Will the IITs now drift from technology to humanities? Such decisions discourage people.

Management is also being taught in the IITs?

That is okay. It was started with the view of connecting technology and management.

The engineers in India do nothing but assembling. Why are we teaching this art in four years? It can be taught in one year also?

Fact is that majority of the IIT students today do not know assembling also. That is why they are shifting to civil services or management in large number.

Will the innovations benefit ‘Make in India’ initiative of Modiji?

Yes, it will hugely. It is impossible to materialize this project without innovation. Today those who are working on fundamental research should be told to focus more on innovations and applied research.

Do you say there is no need to focus more on fundamental research?

I don’t say to stop research totally. Our research should be target oriented. The focus should be on design innovation.

Allowing Ph.D just after post graduation is also being questioned. It is claimed that brain is not fully developed in that age. Therefore Ph.D should be allowed only after gaining experience in the field for several years. What do you feel?

I don’t think so. Ph.D can be done after completing B.Tech. It is permissible all over the world. The brain is sufficiently developed after doing PG.

There are questions over GATE score also. Don’t you feel the need to start some other courses also like this?

In IIT about 12 lakh students appear in entrance exam. Only about 9000 of them are selected. Rest 11.91 lakh are denied admission.

All these facts project a negative picture of the IIT and engineering field. Would it not discourage the students already studying in IITs or planning to join in future?

I do not say they should not seek admission in IITs. IITs still have good reputation. We need a watch dog, which can keep a vigil on malfunctioning of the IITs. Admission through AIEEE is also wrong. The old system where the IIT faculty members were involved was far better. Students should be selected by the institutions which will teach them and not by outside agencies.




Hello everyone,


We will discuss here how to prepare yourself for the presentation of knowledge for IAS mains exam.

The 20 days before Mains make all Aspirants feel that life is passing more quickly, in an effort to slow it down, you all try your best to fill the hours and minutes or even each single second, more meaningfully by your continuous learning and tireless approach. At this corner of preparation we all have many unanswered question about our future. We all know that productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort, but if you all have a positive attitude constantly strives to give your best efforts eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and difficulties, and find yourself ready for greater challenges.


By this time, you all have many concerns and worries about the IAS MAINS QUESTION PAPERs and about your preparation. And you may feel, many things and topics remain unidentified and unexplored till now and you are becoming more conscious about the examination, day by day and all these are obvious and natural, but extreme flow in concerns, may result in negative thinking as loss of confidence. Because it will become the greatest opportunity which can turn into biggest achievement of your life, it’s true that You got this opportunity of writing IAS Mains after a long journey of hard work and, dedicated efforts full of struggle and patience. But all this may be hopefully fruitful to you—big rewards


Now all this depends on your performance of limited hours in exam hall. To get maximum of your highest valuable time you need to be much planned, manage your behavior by adopting a very positive and practical attitude.


All are discussing much about the study material, preparation and classes etc. But in last main time they left you alone in fog of confusion without answering the important question: what type of the strategy should be follow by an aspirant during brakeless and breathless hours of writing and fighting with immediate hurdles?


Because, In mains exam all depends on your meaningful answers, level of your understanding and analytical ability. But the mean time focus got diverted due to feeling nervous and scared of the questions which you have to face first time in exam hall, then in this state of mind it is impossible for anyone to give best analytical answer and most of aspirants stuck with a question for hours. It would bound all potential and efficiency to work in pressure.


Exact what the UPSC want to check in an aspirant to give the best in such immediate pressure.

In spite of continuous efforts, ability and your caliber to accept challenges, you would not be able to make it happen. So first of all you have to learn how to handle nervousness and nausea of exam and how to overcome negative thinking and fear of failures.



Some guide lines to manage pressure just before mains exam:


  • Since our childhood, we all are taught by our elders how to remain calm during exam but now the situation is different, we all faced many type of concern, we all start to think about such as prestige and happiness of family, fear of being failure in society etc. But we are here to suggesting you, to be selfish and stop thinking about any kind of things that distract and disturb you for hours.
  • Before exam, forget all things, just feel relax because UPSC has Choose you among lacs and giving you such an opportunity to show your understanding towards society, country and world.
  • Stop thinking about previous failures.
  • Stop comparing your-self with others “you are the you.”
  • Revise your matter 8-10 hours daily.
  • Practice to improve hand writing. Civil Examination Mains focuses on your thinking and analytical ability and everything depends on how you use effective language to express yourself.
  • Write briefly, eloquently and within word limits.
  • Understand before trying to memorize things – If you focus on understanding  you will be able to phrase the answer better in your own words.
  • Revise Current Affairs –not in detail, but point by point.
  • Study examples and case studies where applicable
  • Go through previous year papers and sample papers.
  • keep your focus on Today and be practical at all
  • Set a goal for Everyday and fulfill it.
  • Love whatever you do. Love reading and writing, love it because every day you are evolving into a knowledgeable and stable person.
  • The market, flooded with the study material at this time , be aware and avoid to go for any new book in the last time
  • Whatever you had studied, revise maximum time by making points.
  • Get a Good night sleep of 6-8 hours everyday
  • Avoid junk food or fast food have a light diet with light walk
  • Take a short break after an hour for the refreshment of mind.
  • Make your-self sure that you can do it.


Now time to handle exam hall pressure:

  • Stop revising at least before two hours.
  • Day before the exam try to get a good night’s sleep. Avoid cramming the night of the exam; if you’re too tired at that night you won’t be able to remember what you “learned” that night.
  • Be confident and focus only on Today performance. Do not think unnecessarily about future.
  • After entering in an exam hall, take some deep breathing and be relaxed.
  • If you experience a sudden panic during the test, perform this exercise again.
  • Read the question paper carefully and also instructions thoroughly as they might be misleading
  • Before going straight for writing, first of all plan out your answer so that, introduction can become strong and your answer can become more analytical with logical content and effective conclusion.
  • Answer smartly by using of relevant example, mainly in GS PAPER and diagrams or maps in your optional paper.
  • Surely you have to face strong analytical based question there but don’t get down by thinking “Oh, I am never going to succeed in my exams”, you never will! However, if you believe that you can do it, you will find you can!
  • Always had a positive approach and look for solution.
  • Don’t get stuck with difficult type of questions because you have no time to waste. First of all, solve all those which in your easily command, after that you find some time to analysis other.
  • Remember you are not alone who facing this situation, others are also in the same boat
  • Tell yourself it’s just a test. Really, it is. No matter what happens, everything will be fine have deep faith in supreme power and mostly in yourself.
  • Use simple and effective language, don’t use bombastic words, because words are your swords, so use carefully.
  • Stop thinking about success during writing answer in exam, just do your best all will be in your favor.


Wish you All the very BEST
















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