ESE IES CE Preparation Tips

ESE IES CE Preparation Tips

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Jul 12, 2021ESE IES CE 2022 Exam Dates released! Know the ESE Civil 2021 Mains date, admit card, Prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here.
ESE IES CE 2022 Exam Dates released! Know the ESE Civil 2021 Mains date, admit card, Prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here.
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IES ESE Civil Engineering Preparation Tips

The Engineering Service Examination (ESE) Prelims 2021 will be held on July 18, 2021, at various examination centres across India. It is crucial at this critical time to keep your preparation on track. In this article, a detailed revision plan is provided to guide you properly at the last minute. Aspirants must conclude their preparation now to boost their confidence before the exam. A thorough revision strategy is offered in this article to help you properly direct yourself at the last minute. Aspirants must complete their preparations as soon as possible to boost their confidence before the exam.

ESE Civil Engineering Revision Tips

ESE Civil Engineering Revision Tips

Short Note

  • Short notes are very handy to revise every subject with key points in less time.
  • First, try to make a habit to revise the notes and jot down important points to know as you can remember them or not.
  • As, ESE prelims paper is divided into two parts – General Studies & Engineering Discipline
  • Now we will see the revision tips for both the paper separately.

General Studies

  • This portion is very much versatile according to the syllabus along with the questions coming from it.
  • Start with the Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics as this portion is very scoring.
  • Subjects like Project management and Basics of Energy and Environment are familiar to civil engineers to score more.
  • Revise current issues daily as questions may come from static parts.
  • Ethics and valuation is quite unpredictable so basic concepts need to be revised.

Civil Engineering

  • So, the civil engineering part is of 300 marks so you have to very much conscious to score more to get an edge over the others.
  • Subjects like soil mechanics, environment are the bigger part and there are many concepts that should on the fingertips.
  • Subjects like SOM, Structure, RCC and Steel are related to one another. So, the concepts should practice with links to one another to grasp the new questions.
  • Don’t spend much time on the numerical questions as it can take huge time

Mock Tests

  • Revisions are incomplete without attempting mock tests. It will help you to know the mistakes before the D-Day as it will not happen in the exam hall.
  • Attempt mock tests on the odd days and revise the mistakes on the even days.
  • Follow on the process through each subject to complete your preparation for the whole syllabus.
  • Don’t be emotional with the marks and focus more on accuracy and time taken to complete the paper.
  • When filling up the OMR, give your attention as you don’t lose your hard-earned marks by just filling the wrong gaps.
  • Always keep checking the time and manage it to save some time for revising the full paper.

Points to be noted in Last Minute

  • You are giving your full heart and soul effort and definitely, it will help you to fly high.
  • Don’t compare yourself with the mock tests with others. It's just for your practising and to help you out in the weak areas. Take your time and work on those. These will keep you beforehand in the actual exam.
  • Don’t panic too much if you are stuck on a particular question, go through the rest, get some marks on your bag and then come back to those to deal with.

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Vineet is a Community Manager for GATE and various other Engineering exams at Gradeup. A Mechanical engineer by profession, Vineet has a keen interest in guiding the pursuing/graduated engineers for successful careers and believes in illuminating their path through solving their queries. Accompanying his role in Gradeup, he also aims to develop content beneficial for all possible exams for engineers. His email address is
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  • ESE Prelims Paper 1 is common for all the branches which are General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. Prelims Paper 2 and Paper 1 and 2 of the Main exam are the Civil engineering discipline

  • The highest weightage is given to Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.