How to prepare for IES civil engineering exam of UPSC has always been tricky due to changing nature of IES exam. IES is Indian engineering services conducted by UPSC is known as ESE is one of the most difficult exam conducted for engineers globally.
Although engineering has large number of domains but IES is only for students with following domains.
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics and Telecommunication engineering.
These domains are also known as core engineering courses. Although students have to choose one of engineering domains for IES exam and compulsory subjects are.
How to prepare for IEs civil engineering is difficult question to answer since it has become ESE
Written Examination for IES Civil engineering is conducted in 3 stages and each stage is elimination round
Stage 1 of IES exam
- General Studies & Engineering aptitude: 2 hrs and of 200 marks
- Civil engineering specific: 3 hours 300 marks
This stage of IES exam is objective type questions stage. Students clearing their cut off in each of two papers will have to jointly clear cut off as well. Cut off is decided by board of UPSC . Minimum qualifying marks for each aper will also be decided by UPSC board for IES exam.
We have tried here to answer How to prepare for IEs civil engineering
The questions from the following Topics will be set in Paper-I of Stage-I
1. Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development: Current affairs is key to this area of exam and general preparation material is The Hindu. Constitutes about 15% marks during paper 1 exam of IES.
2. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability: Reasoning is what is tested during this stage and about 10% questions are from reasoing section, students preparing for UPSC exam come across CSAT syallabus.
3. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis: This section is specific for engineers and has to be their key domain and needs high numerical ability constitutes about 15% of total marks.
4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety is common for every engineering descipline may it be civil , mechanical, electrical or E&T. This section constitutes about 5% to 10% marks during IES exam for civil engineers.
5. Section and strength of Mechanical engineers, Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services is very important section for civil engineers as this section is considered to be strength and civil engineers have edge over other candidates. This section constitutes 5% to 10% marks during IES exam for civil engineers.
6. Basics of Energy and Environment : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment constitutes about 5% to 10%
7. IES aspirants are expected to have knowledge of Basics of Project Management: 5% to 10% of total marks
8. Basics of Material Science and Engineering: about 5% to 10% marks
9. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and expected to add IOT (Internet of things in 2017 IES examand based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology based education. constitutes 10% to 15% marks during Paper 1 of IES exam for civil engineers.
10. Ethics and values in Engineering profession is expected for all engineers although marks allocated may vary from 1% to 10% during stage 1
Only those students who clear Stage one are called for Stage 2
Stage 2 of IES exam
stage 2 of IES exam for civil engineering is divided in two parts Paper 1 and Paper 2
Paper 1: 3 hours 300 marks (Civil engineering domain specific)
Paper 2 : 3 hours 300 marks (Civil engineering domain specific)
Stage 3: candidates clearing stage 2 will have new cut off= Stage1 + stage 2- based on addition of Marks of stage 1 and stage of IES exam students are called for stage 3 of IES exam.