The knowledge of the current affairs and keeping oneself up to date with what’s going on in the country is essential for a government servant. General Studies forms the basis of the IES ESE examination. It is an objective type paper in the Preliminary examination or the Stage 1 examination. It is worth 200 marks of the 500 total marks allotted for Stage 1.
The syllabus of the paper is as follows:
Each topic will form questions totalling to 5% of the 200 marks. So each topic needs to be accorded equal attention.
Topics under this category do not vary year on year, and the study material remains the same.
Topics here depend on the current years happening. The topics see a continuous change.
These are reasoning subjects which need analytical preparation
Information and Communication Technologies
Introduction to atoms and different chemical bonds, crystallography, electronic materials, magnetic, mechanical and optical properties of materials, ferrous, ceramics, polymers, composites
Design, drawing and safety
Concepts like project life cycle, formulation, project planning and scheduling, project organisation, appraisal, monitoring and control, project evaluation and control etc., will be covered.
Ethics and values in engineering profession
Maths and aptitude
The topics of General English and Conventional General Studies (Polity, Geography, etc.) have been removed from the syllabus from 2017.
New topics which have been added are as follows:
The questions from the following topics will be set in Paper-I of Stage-I
There are several books which will help you to study for the general studies paper of the IES ESE examination.
Dedicate a few hours every day to studying different topics from the syllabus. Set aside a day and time to revise all that you have studied. The topics that need to be covered are:
You can follow this as a daily study plan or create one of your own.
These can be downloaded from various sites. You can also buy the books
ESE 2018 Prelims: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude – Theory and Solved Papers – Vol. 1.
ESE 2018 Prelims: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude – Theory and Solved Papers – Vol. 2.
This paper is designed to test the English language skills of the candidates.
This paper is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of the current affairs and world dealings. The wide range of topics covered will also give an insight about his grasp of basic concepts.
Preparing for either one of the subjects – Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
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