“How do I prepare for GATE and IES simultaneously ?
How can I prepare for both GATE and IES along with B. Tech. ?
How can I prepare for both GATE and IES after completing B. Tech. ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”
(Based on UPSC ESE/IES New Scheme)
Main purpose of GATE(Graduate aptitude test in engineering) exam for a candidate is to provide eligibility for getting admission into colleges of engineering for higher studies/education. While the main purpose of Indian Engineering Services(IES) for a candidate is to provide eligibility for getting a Government job in the field of engineering and departments which comes under Govt of India.
Lakhs of candidates every year completed their engineering/technology courses in varies branches of engineering. Many of those prepare for GATE and IES in order of getting admission into M Tech or P. HD. program and getting group A/B jobs in Govt department respectively. Some candidates prepare for GATE and some for IES but there are many candidates who want to prepare these both exams simultaneously. There are many reason why candidates like to prepare for both of these exams simultaneously. Here we are listed few of them :
(1) First comes first, It will open two doors of opportunity for a candidate.
(2) It will be an opportunity to save a whole year for those who want to prepare IES just after clearing GATE.
(3) GATE exam preparation covers almost 70% of the total preparation required for IES exam.
(4) Preparing for two high level exams with almost same syllabus will help preparing both exams directly or indirectly.
Before staring any exam preparation a candidate must know exam paper pattern and syllabus for exam. So here we are providing a short note of these two exams paper pattern & syllabus. Let us first know about what are the difference in the paper pattern of these two exams :
S. No. Topic IES GATE Similarity/Dissimilarity 1. Total number of written exam papers 4 1 Dissimilarity 2. Objective type question paper Yes Yes Similarity 3. Total number of Objective type question paper 2 1 Dissimilarity 4. Conventional type question paper Yes No Dissimilarity 5. Total number of Conventional type question paper 2 0 Dissimilarity 6. Written exam contain Current Affairs section Yes No Dissimilarity 7. Written exam contain General english section No Yes Similarity 8. Written exam contain General aptitude section Yes Yes Dissimilarity 9. Written exam contain Engineering aptitude section Yes No Dissimilarity 10. Written exam contain Mathematics section Yes Yes Dissimilarity
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S. No. IES GATE 1. IES exam conducts for only four branches of engineering. GATE exam conducts for almost all branches of engineering. 2. IES exam syllabus covers the complete engineering syllabus. GATE exam syllabus covers only those which are going to be useful in higher studies. 3. IES written exam syllabus of technical section is divided into nearly 12 subjects. GATE written exam syllabus of technical section is divided into nearly 8 subjects.
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Here we are providing a comparison of technical subjects of the syllabus for IES and GATE exam. Let us take an example of Electronics & Communication. One of the most competitive branch of engineering in both IES as well as GATE.
S. No. Topic IES GATE 1. Materials and Components Yes No 2. Physical Electronics, Electron Devices and ICs Yes Yes 3. Signals and Systems No Yes 4. Network theory Yes Yes 5. Electromagnetic Theory Yes Yes 6. Electronic Measurements and instrumentation Yes No 7. Analog Electronic Circuits Yes Yes 8. Digital Electronic Circuits Yes Yes 9. Control Systems Yes Yes 10. Communication Systems Yes Yes 11. Microwave Engineering No Yes 12. Computer Engineering Yes No 13. Basic Electrical Engineering Yes No 14. Advanced Electronics Topics Yes No 15. Advanced Communication Topics Yes No
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So what a candidate need to prepare if he/she want to prepare for IES along with GATE is complete syllabus of GATE as well as IES. Here one who is going to prepare for both exams would get some advantages in preparation because syllabus for both exams in almost same. Below we have listed what he/she is going to prepare for clearing these two exams simultaneously.
|S. No.||Topic||Type of Paper||IES||GATE|
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When you take a look the above listed table you will find that there are few sections which are common in both exams. So sections which are common in both exams will require no separate study while talking about objective type paper like General aptitude, Mathematics and Technical subjects section can be prepared simultaneously. General english, Current Affairs and Engineering Aptitude is not common for these two exams so you have to prepare these kind of subjects separately if you want to prepare for both exams simultaneously.
Here we are providing Month wise plan for IES along with GATE preparation. Check the below list for this purpose.
S. No. Months Exam Name Exam Dates 1. 6. June 2. 7. July 3. 8. August 4. 9. September 5. 10. October 6. 11. November 7. 12. December 8. 1. January IES (Preliminary) January Start 9. 2. February GATE February Start 10. 3. March 11. 4. April 12. 5. May IES (Mains) May Mid/Last
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Above provided plan is for one year/12 months. Keeping this point in mind, Out of these 12 months candidate will prepare first 8 months for GATE & IES Pre exam and just after completing GATE exam they will start preparation for IES Mains exam. It means according to this plan a candidate have 8 months for GATE & IES Pre exam preparation and 12 months for IES exam preparation. Candidates can adjust this plan as per remaining month of preparation for their exams.
|1.||Current Affairs||1/2||1/2 x 30 x 8 = 120|
|2.||General English||1/2||1/2 x 30 x 7 = 105|
|3.||Engineering Aptitude||1||1 x 30 x 8 = 240|
|4.||General Aptitude||1/2||1/2 x 30 x 8 = 120|
|5.||Mathematics||1/2||1/2 x 30 x 8 = 120|
|6.||Technical Subjects (Objective+Conventional)||7||7 x 30 x 8 = 1680|
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As per our analysis daily 1/2 or 1 hour preparation for General english, General aptitude & Mathematics like sections is sufficient if you prepare them on regular basis for 7 or 8 months. These three sections have 30% weightage in most of the GATE papers. So daily 1/2 or 1 hour preparation would be sufficient for this weightage. Investing too much time in these subjects will reduce your preparation time share in technical subjects.
While you prepare Non-Technical subjects keep in the mind that General Aptitude, Mathematics is common in both exams i.e., GATE & IES. So prepare this subject for both exams simultaneously.
For technical subjects daily 7 hour preparation on regular basis for 8 months is sufficient as per our analysis. This section contain 70% weightage of total marks in GATE. So this section requires more time for preparation than other sections and require more attention than other one.
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While you prepare Technical subjects for GATE exam keep this in mind that you need to prepare objective section as well as subjective section for a particular subject. So when you prepare a particular subject follow syllabus of GATE as well as IES and also solve previous years objective question of GATE as well as IES. For IES you need to prepare for conventional paper too. So while preparing for objective section also prepare conventional section of a particular subject. So that you need not to prepare all subjects again for conventional papers from start. Although you will have 4 months for conventional paper preparation just after finishing GATE exam for IES exam but if you prepare conventional section along with objective section it will not only help you in conventional preparation but also help you in objection section preparation. So here in this way you are doubling you preparation in single effort.
After finishing GATE exam you will start your preparation for IES exam. There would be nearly 4 months for IES exam after GATE exam. Here you need to prepare a some new sections like Basic Electrical Engineering, Advanced Electronics Topics & Advanced Communication Topics etc. So it will require more time for preparation and more effort. Other sections will require less time because you have prepared these section during GATE exam preparation but daily revision of these subjects is essential. You need to prepare conventional section of IES in these 4 months again because convectional section contain 600 marks out of 1000 in IES exam.
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Still there are six technical subjects which you haven’t prepared yet because these subjects are the part of IES syllabus only. These technical subjects are (1) Materials and Components, (2) Electronic Measurements and instrumentation & (3) Computer Engineering (4) Basic Electrical Engineering (5) Advanced Electronics Topics & (6) Advanced Communication Topics. You need to prepare these subjects from conventional paper point of view in these last 4 months. There are many GATE aspirants who underestimate these subjects while preparing for IES exam and miss their selection in IES just by few marks. Don’t you people do this mistake because these six subjects have a good share in total marks in IES exam. For more details you may check IES previous years objective as well as conventional papers.
S. No. Topic Hour(s)/Day Hour(s)/Year 1. Technical Subjects (Conventional-I) 5 5 x 30 x 4 = 600 2. Technical Subjects (Conventional-II) 5 5 x 30 x 4 = 600
This was the short description about how to prepare IES along with GATE. This complete analysis and time table is designed keep this point in that a candidate have 12 months of preparation. Candidates may change and redesign it as per their requirements. This is just for providing an idea to the candidates who wants to prepare for both IES and GATE but don’t have any idea about how to start and what to do. We hope this post will help you.
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