IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Preparation Strategy

How to prepare for IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

If you are a candidate preparing for IES Exam in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering stream to join the elite engineering services like Indian Telecommunication services, Indian Railways and other central government agencies to serve the nation in the engineering related job profiles.

We have come up with a preparation strategy for IES electronics and Telecommunication engineering to guide your IES exam preparation.

When to start IES Electronics preparation

It is suggested that candidates should first focus on their B.E Electronics graduation, once you are done with basic subject knowledge on electronics stream, you can start your IES preparation after the 7th semester or in the final year.

The IES Electronics and Telecommunication syllabus is very vast and comprehensive when compared to your B.E. Electronics engineering stream. So, first understand the syllabus, exam pattern and nature of questions asked by UPSC before starting your IES preparation.

How to prepare for IES Electronic engineering?

The best way to prepare for electronics and telecommunication engineering is starting with core subjects. It is the most difficult and essential portion of UPSC IES Syllabus.

While consolidating your core subjects, you may feel tired, and you may not feel like reading more electronics subjects. During that period, prepare your General Studies and Aptitude section.

Apart from reading, spend some quality time on answer writing practice and develop a habit of note making to revise last few days before the exam day.

IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering preparation strategy

While preparing for IES Electronics and Telecom engineering stream, try to prepare one subject at a time and thoroughly understand the concepts of that particular subject. Once your preparation part is completed, solve previous year question papers on that specific subject to assess your preparation.

For few questions which you cannot solve from previous year's paper, try to revise that topic once and try to find the solution on your own to master the concepts.

Try to follow the same procedure for other Electronics subjects mentioned in the IES Syllabus. Apart from previous year's question papers, you can also solve mock test questions from coaching institutes to fine tune your preparation.

Few recommended books are - Millman's Integrated Electronics, Integrated Circuits by KR Botkar, Digital Logic by Morris Mano, EDC Theory by Boylested and Nashelsky, Micro Electronic Circuits by Sedra and Smith, Linear Integrated Circuits by Roy Choudhary, Digital Integrated Circuits by Taub and Schilling.

For detailed Booklist for IES Electronics and Communication engineering - Download PDF here.

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Conventional - IES mains exam preparation

To understand the nature of Electronics Engineering stream questions asked by UPSC, try to refer the last 15-year's conventional question papers so that you can follow the demand of UPSC.

Once you understand the kind of questions asked by USPC, you will come to know what to read and how to read the electronics syllabus topics.

While preparing for IES Electronics and Telecom engineering, try to understand the concepts first. And also develop a habit of making short notes and keep a separate notebook for formulas and equations to revise before the exams.

How much syllabus of IES overlaps with the syllabus of GATE?

With the recent changes in the exam pattern of engineering services exam, the syllabus of IES and GATE is almost similar.

Candidates preparing for IES Electronics can also have an option to prepare for GATE Electronics exam.

GATE Exam Pattern for Electronics and Communication

Electronics and Communications Engineering (EC),
Q.1 to Q.25: Will carry one mark each (sub-total 25 marks).1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Q.26 to Q.55: Will carry two marks each (sub-total 60 marks)2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Q.48 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
Q.56 to Q.60: From General Aptitude (GA) will carry one mark each (sub-total 5 marks).1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Q.61 to Q.65 : From GA will carry two marks each (sub-total 10 marks)2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Each of these papers will have some questions on Engineering Mathematics carrying 15 marks.

Some of the popularly asked questions on IES Electronics preparation

How many questions should I attempt in IES Prelims exam?

There is no number as such, try to solve as many questions as possible in the examination hall and try to avoid spending too much time on a single question.

If you don't have any clue about solving the question, skip that question and concentrate on other questions for which you have sufficient knowledge and input.

How to approach IES Mains Question paper?

In IES Mains exam, attempt as many questions as possible. The best practice to score good marks in Mains exam is to try to answer all the questions. If you are able to solve all the questions then you have fair chances of getting an interview call from UPSC.

IES Electronics Engineering courses offered by NeoStencil

Module Course for Electronics and Communication Engg

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Module course for General Engineering subject for GATE/IES by Engineers Zone
General APTITUDE Course
Engineering Mathematics Course
IES/General Studies Course
Material Science Course
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