The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is about to conduct Indian Engineering Services (IES) preliminary examinations tomorrow, dated February 20, 2022. The assessments will be conducted in two sessions- Paper 1 in the morning shift from 10 am to 12 pm, and Paper 2 in the afternoon shift from 2 pm to 5 pm. Both the assessments are of objective type.
UPSC IES Exam Timings
– Paper 1 – 10 AM to 12 PM
– Paper 2 – 02 PM to 05 PM
The morning session (Paper-I) will be for 200 marks for the subjects General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. The evening session for Paper-II will be for 300 marks and it is a discipline-specific assessment. The disciplines include Mechanical (ME), Civil (CE), Electronics and Telecommunications (ETC), and electrical (EE) specializations. Candidates who qualify for the prelims exams will appear for the mains examinations.
The aspirants who qualify for the prelims examination will appear for the Stage-II of the recruitment process, the Mains exams which will be held on June 26, 2022. The Mains exam will also be organized in two shifts. Each session will be for a duration of 3 hours and a maximum mark of 300. The main exam is subjective-type and all the questions will be related to the corresponding engineering specialization.
UPSC IES Previous Year Cut-offs
Candidates can check the below-given category-wise and subject-wise cut-offs for UPSC ESE 2020 Prelims exam –
How to revise?
Candidates are advised to employ the following techniques to effectively revise the syllabus-
- Appearing for mock exams can give the applicant a comprehensive understanding on the strength and weaknesses of the aspirant regarding to the subjects within the syllabus. Students can take online mock tests on online learning portals.
- Solving previous years question papers can also provide students with the idea of the pattern of the exam, alongwith the strategies that can be applied to gain maximum marks.
- Efficient time management is the key to qualify the prelims, as the syllabus for both the papers is very vast. The candidates should decide in advance the time distribution for each topic.
- Skimming through the important topics and subjects, including the important formulae, is essential. Aspirants can make small notes to revise the main concepts.
- The candidates should apply elimination technique to achieve the correct answer. They should avoid guessing as there is a negative marking of one-third marks for incorrect response.