How to Prepare Mains/Stage II-Engineering Services Examination(ESE/IES) 2017 (Important Tips & Tricks)

In the
revised pattern, Stage I examination (objective papers for 500 marks) of ESE
2017 held on January 8, 2017. Only those candidates who are declared by the
UPSC to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination will be eligible
for admission to the Mains/Stage-II Examination. However, it is highly
recommended that candidates should start preparation for Stage II (Mains)
immediately after prelims without waiting for Stage I results. 

Date of Mains/Stage-II Examination: May 14, 2017
number of candidates to be admitted to the Mains/Stage-II Examination will be
about six to seven times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled
in the year through this examination. Total number of vacancies will be
approximately 440 including 17 PH (LDCP – 12 & HI – 05) vacancies (as
per ESE 2017 notification
Instructions for Mains/Stage II Examination:
Engineering Services (Mains/stage-II) Examination will consist two conventional
type papers in Engineering Discipline specific (CE/ME/EE/E&T) with duration
of three hours and maximum marks of
600 (300 Marks in each paper). It means weightage for Stage II is 46% of the
total selection process. 
obtained by the candidate in each
stage will be considered into account for  final
rank determination. 
paper will be set in English and answers must be written in ENGLISH  only. 
4. In
general, there will be SEVEN questions in each conventional paper. In which,
Question No. 1 is compulsory and out of the remaining SIX questions, candidate
should attempt any FOUR questions. The number of marks carried by a part/question is indicated against it. 
Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the
papers of the examination. 
will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge. 
Deduction up to 5% of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for
illegible handwriting. 
Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with
due economy of words in the conventional papers of the examination.
9. In
the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
Candidates will be supplied with standard tables/charts in SI units in the
Examination hall for reference purpose, wherever considered necessary.
Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators
for conventional (essay) type papers only. Loaning or inter-changing of
calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted.
should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.) while answering question papers.
Unless otherwise mentioned, symbols and notations have their usual standard meanings.
can assume suitable data if necessary and indicate the same clearly.
15. Neat
sketches may be drawn, wherever required.
parts and sub parts of question are to be attempted together in the answer book.
Attempts of the questions shall be counted in the chronological order.
Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly.
19. Any
page or portion of the page left blank in the answer sheet must be clearly
struck off.
20. It
is highly recommended not to use multiple colors for sketches/charts if any. Use pencil in such conditions.
Preparation strategy for Mains/Stage II Examination:
1.Make a
good time table to cover the entire syllabus in these 125 days (from Jan 11th to
May 13th, 2017). More important thing is to implement it.
2. Revise
all the concepts what you learned during stage I. Focus more on analysis rather
than mugging the concepts. During preparation stage, question yourself in the following way by the end of the each topic/concept:
What is
the concept? (Definition, theorem, or anything)
How this
conclusion arrived? (Focus on the derivation/analysis)
Where it
is used? (Applications)
Can I do
any numerical example on this concept? (simple problems from any standard text
book or from previous paper)
should answer 300 marks paper in 180 minutes. It
means, you will have 0.6 minute for each mark. For example, 10 marks
question should write in 6 minutes. So, during preparation, candidate should
practice accordingly.
down answers point by point on one white paper for a minimum of 2 hours daily. 
three days, take one previous paper. Answer it in allotted time. Feel it like a
final exam and practice in the same way of final board examination.
reading any concept or any derivation, put it in words on paper so that you can
assess how much you are able to present. On doing repeatedly, your writing
skills as well as presentation
skills on paper will be improved. Remember that there will be 5% deduction of
marks for illegible hand writing.
7. While
doing numerical questions, instead of writing formula and answer directly it
will be beneficial if you do detailed number of steps/derivation of formula
used as per the marks allotted. 
8. It is
highly recommended to practice previous ESE and IAS conventional papers. 
Practicing MOCK exams will allow the candidate to analyze their strengths and
weaknesses. Never get discouraged seeing your marks in the mock exams or the
left over syllabus to be revised.
Move forward with positive mind set. Take the suggestions/tips from expert
faculties and friends.  
to maintain good health. Light exercise/walking will keep you fit physically.
The most important thing is have good sleep (6 – 7 hours per day).
                                                                                                                All the best

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