A few tips for ESE-2018

A good strategy is always essential for success in any examination. In last few days of ESE, a touch of finesse to your preparation is very essential.

Firstly, try to maintain yourself cool & calm in the last moment especially when only 30 – 40 days are left. You should now focus more on revision rather than reading new areas.

Since ESE has three stages and each stage is a knockout stage. Hence qualifying Prelims is very important. After prelims there is sufficient gap of six months for Main examination, hence conventional practice can be nicely done after prelims therefore it is the time to focus on practicing objective questions mainly.

One should realize the importance of Prelims Paper-1 i.e. GS and Engineering aptitude. There may be minimum benchmark cut-offs in both papers of Prelims and then a final cut-off. Therefore, properly balanced preparation for both the papers is desired.

Cut-offs of three stages of ESE-2017 for respective branches are as follows:

Stage-I (Preliminary Exam – out of 500 marks)

CE- Gen – 202 ; OBC – 177 ; SC – 148 ; ST-151 ; PH-1 – 102 ; PH-3 – 68

ME- Gen – 231 ; OBC – 207 ; SC – 165 ; ST-147 ; PH-1 – 108 ; PH-3 – 99

EE – Gen – 257 ; OBC – 241 ; SC – 210 ; ST-208 ; PH-1 – 169 ; PH-3 – 73 E&T – Gen – 221 ; OBC – 205 ; SC – 167 ; ST-171 ; PH-1 – 123 ; PH-3 – –

 

Stage-II (Conventional Exam (Mains) – out of 1100 marks (500 marks of Stage-I + 600 marks of Stage – II))

CE- Gen – 520 ; OBC – 459 ; SC – 415 ; ST-439 ; PH-1 – 315 ; PH-3 – 145 ME- Gen – 553 ; OBC – 485 ; SC – 428 ; ST-399 ; PH-1 – 275 ; PH-3 – 278

EE – Gen – 618 ; OBC – 562 ; SC – 511 ; ST-530 ; PH-1 – 367 ; PH-3 – 268

E&T – Gen – 549 ; OBC – 508 ; SC – 447 ; ST-479 ; PH-1 – 350 ; PH-3 – –

 

Stage-III (Final after PT – out of 1300 marks)

CE- Gen – 691 ; OBC – 650 ; SC – 564 ; ST-578 ; PH-1 – 437 ; PH-3 – 311

ME- Gen – 723 ; OBC – 673 ; SC – 576 ; ST-550 ; PH-1 – 452 ; PH-3 – 502

EE – Gen – 769 ; OBC – 742 ; SC – 658 ; ST-698 ; PH-1 – 575 ; PH-3 – 428

E&T – Gen – 713 ; OBC – 675 ; SC – 611 ; ST-590 ; PH-1 – 471 ; PH-3 – –

For formulae and concepts that are repeatedly slipping out of your brain, write on sticky notes and paste in front of your study table so that your eyes come across them multiple times daily. You can also take a picture of these short notes and store in your mobile gallery and can revise in your free time.

Revise the maximum you can, along with new concept building so that already studied portion is on your fingertips.

Revision phase should be supplemented by solving new set of questions. “You can better succeed by exploring new questions; questions always act as building blocks for your concepts “For the practice sets, appear for online and offline test series sincerely and solve questions as if you are taking final exam giving attention and full accuracy. And then, analyze and improve your weak areas so that the mistakes are not replicated in examination.

For practicing technical objective questions you may refer to previous solved papers of ESE (2001 to 2017 ) and also previous solved papers of CSE (Prelims 2001 to 2010) which are published by MADE EASY and are readily available in market .

Non Tech portion in ESE contributes equally for selection, hence it should not be left unprepared; practice questions on daily basis covering all 10 areas of Paper-1 also. For practicing questions of Paper 1, you may refer to GS & Engg. Aptitude Practice Book published recently by MADE EASY Publications containing more than 3000 solved questions.

In Non-Technical area also, there are some facts and figures which are to be kept in mind hence you are advised to make short notes and keep revising them so that they don’t get scrambled in the last moment.

Finally, I will suggest Read, Revise and Replicate the same on the day of examination.

 

All the best!

Best Wishes

B.Singh

CMD, MADE EASY Group

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