IES ESE Preparation Study plan 2022 , Check latest pattern, Study tips & Cut Off

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : December 23rd, 2021

IES ESE Preparation Study Plan 2022: IES is one of India's famous and sought-after jobs for which many engineering graduates appear for the  (Indian Engineering Services) Examination every year. But due to the limited number of seats, it becomes one of the toughest exams in India. The Examination comprises two sections- Section 1 includes the objective type of questions and Section 2 consists of the conventional questions for which BYJU'S Exam Prep is sharing a complete study plan & strategy to crack the ESE exam.

Engineering Service Prelims Examination consists of two papers. i.e Paper 1 (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) & Paper 2 (Technical Subject i.e Civil/Electrical/Electronics & CommunicationMechanical) of 200 and 300 marks respectively. 

The ESE syllabus which consists of General Studies & Engineering Aptitude was newly introduced by the UPSC in 2017 and till now three phases of ESE examination is conducted by the UPSC, Since the syllabus is very vast and we have a collection of four previous year papers only you will also get an idea to prepare GS portion though this study plan.

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IES ESE Exam Pattern 

Before you state the IES 2022 preparation, get the complete details of the IES Exam pattern and revised new syllabus

Paper

Marks

Duration

Paper I: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper

200 Marks

2 Hours

Paper-II: Core Engineering Paper

300 Marks

3 Hours

 Mains Examination   

Paper I: Core Engineering subject

 300 Marks 3 Hours

Paper-II: Core Engineering

subject

 300 Marks 3 Hours 

Interview 

200 Marks -

Total

1300 Marks

 ESE IES officer Recruitment Process 

There are three stages of recruitment to the post of an IES officer - 

  1. The Preliminary Exam.
  2. The Mains Exam.
  3. Interview or Personality Test.

We shall be looking at each stage one by one below -

ESE IES officer: Preliminary Exam

ESE/IES Prelims marks are used for shortlisting the candidate for ESE Mains Stage as well as these marks are carried forward for the final selection of the Candidate. In this regard, it can be easily observed that Paper 1 marks play a very crucial role in the selection of Engineering Services. The preliminary examination is basically divided into two sections:

  1. General Ability (GA) section.
  2. Engineering Branch Section.

The Prelims Exam Pattern is as follows:

Paper NumberSubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTotal Duration (in hours)
Paper 1General Studies and Engineering Aptitude1002002
Paper 2Engineering Stream Specific1503003
Total250500-

The candidate who clears the Prelims Exam is eligible to appear for Mains Examination and who clears the mains will be eligible for an interview.

ESE IES officer: Mains Exam

The Mains Exam Pattern is as follows:

Paper 3Conventional Mains Exam300 Marks
Paper 4Conventional Mains Exam300 Marks
Total Marks600 Marks

The candidates who will clear the Mains Exam are eligible to appear for the Interview.

ESE IES officer: Interview (Personality Test)

The interview focuses on the personality of the candidate and the Technical knowledge he/she possesses. The interview consists of 200 marks and the final selection of the candidate is done based on the aggregate of the marks obtained in Prelims, Mains and Interview.

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper Preparation study plan

The Paper 1 syllabus which consists of General Studies & Engineering Aptitude was newly introduced by the UPSC in 2017 and till now three phases of ESE examination is conducted by the UPSC, Since the syllabus is very vast you need to cover each and every topic well in time to excel in the exam.

CHECK ESE 2022: How to prepare for General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper

ESE IES Paper 1 Analysis 2021: General Studies & Engg. Aptitude Weightage Analysis, Difficulty Level

IES Preparation Study Plan 2022

Before starting preparation, it is essential to make a proper study plan and strategy to clear the examination. Here we are providing you with some valuable and practical IES Preparation Study plan 2022 to help you crack the IES examination:

1. Pay Attention to Technical Subjects

To clear IES 2022 examination, it is essential to start preparing pretty early. It is advisable to begin preparing for engineering services while seeking your graduation. It will help you learn every subject in detail; you can easily cover most of the topics in your graduation years. Just remember not to skip any case and try to clear your concepts. A basic understanding of subjects is fundamental and helps a lot in your preparation process.

2. Solve IES Previous Year's Papers

Proper investigation of last year's papers also plays a vital role in cracking the IES 2022 examination. Accumulate the past ten years question papers and IES 2022 Sample Papers and go through them one by one. Pick the most repeatedly asked topics and questions and pay extra awareness to them to help you score nicely in ESE examinations. Also, try to observe the pattern of the question paper and schedule consequently.

3. Make Subject Wise Notes

Pick the IES 2022 syllabus and start learning subject wise. Select the most helpful book according to the syllabus. Pick 2-3 subjects and give 2 hours to each subject regularly. It will help you to cover and to understand the topics quite well. And yes, while studying, it is essential to make notes. Make notes on important issues; write down formulas and tricks separately. These notes will enable you to revise the topics before the examination.

4. Develop a Reading Habit

To prepare for General English, you can start with reading grammar books, learn the usage of words, build your vocabulary, learn parts of speeches and tenses. Take the help of English newspapers and magazines, as it will also help you improve your English and increase your vocabulary. You can also take help with English online tests. Developing a habit of reading will help you a lot to clear this section. Also, work on your communication skills, both verbal & Written.

5. Learn Time Management

Along with setting targets, time administration plays a vital role to clear any examination. Time is a significant factor while taking the exam. Don't stick to lengthy questions. If you have doubts and confusion about any question, leave it and move to the next one. Try to save as much time as you can. Also, improve your reading and writing speed. Rehearse at home so that you can do well in examinations also. Solve at least 4-5 practice sets in a day. It will help you to have better time control.

6. Daily routine:

  1. Morning 6 am - 2 pm: Go for Coaching classes or if you are preparing through self, then study  Technical or Non - Tech new topics
  2. 3 pm - 4:30 pm: Revise everything taught in class and practise questions based on these topics. Make short notes also.
  3. 5 pm - 8:30 pm - Revision of previously done subjects. Revision of short notes if required. Keep revising earlier subjects to retain in memory.
  4. 9 pm - 11 pm- Revision of class questions of revised subjects and last year questions too.
  5. 11 pm- 12 am - Revision of one of the Prelims paper one subject.
  6. 12 am - 5:30 - Take a Good Sleep
  7. Repeat

7 . The main purpose is to keep revising what is done on daily basis to retain the memory of the same. Make short notes for the same and keep doing last year papers for that.

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Cut off Marks Out, Previous Years Cutoff Marks

ESE Cutoff for Civil Engineering 

Sr. No.

Category

Minimum Qualifying marks

 

(Out of 500)

Minimum Qualifying marks [Written Exam]

(Out of 1100)

Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate 

(Out of 1300)

1.

General

238

651

807

2.

EWS

238

600

759

3.

OBC

238

576

762

4.

SC

202

486

688

5.

ST

227

575

725

Candidates belonging to Persons with Disability (PwBD)

a.

PwBD‐1

160

365

567

b.

PwBD‐3

062

180

371

ESE Cutoff for Mechanical Engineering 

Sr. No.

Category

Minimum Qualifying marks [ESE(Prelims)]

(Out of 500)

Minimum Qualifying marks [Written Exam]

(Out of 1100)

Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate 

(Out of 1300)

1.

General

262

624

800

2.

EWS

255

575

752

3.

OBC

250

577

748

4.

SC

214

545

698

5.

ST

202

506

653

Candidates belonging to Persons with  Disability (PwBD)

a.

PwBD‐1

160

382

521

ESE Cutoff for Electrical Engineering

S. No.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Marks [ESE(Prelims)]

(Out of 500)

Minimum Qualifying marks [Written Exam]

(Out of 1100)

Marks secured by the last recommended candidate  (Out of 1300)

1.

General

238

578

746

2.

EWS

226

548

693

3.

OBC

229

550

718

4.

SC

187

496

663

5.

ST

194

510

655

Candidates belonging to Persons with Disability (PwBD)

a.

PwBD‐1

153

412

571

b.

PwBD‐3

058

141

309

ESE Cutoff for Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

S. No.

Category

Minimum Qualifying marks [ESE(Prelims)]

(Out of 500)

Minimum Qualifying marks [Written Exam]

(Out of 1100)

Marks secured by the last recommended candidate  (Out of 1300)

1.

General

245

516

677

2.

EWS

226

459

606

3.

OBC

245

491

645

4.

SC

205

451

598

5.

ST

202

442

554

Candidates belonging to Persons with Disability (PwBD)

a.

PwBD‐2

091

190

381

IES Officer Salary (Basic Pay) Structure

It is an important point to note that the pay scale of an IES officer is the same as any other Civil Services examination candidates who are recruited by UPSC.

LevelPay Scale (in INR)Grade Pay (in INR)Time Taken for Promotion
Junior Level15,600 - 39,1005400Immediate Joining
Senior Scale15,600 - 39,10066005-6 years after joining
Junior Administrative Grade15,600 - 39,1007600At least 10 years after joining
Selection Grade Scale (Chief Engineer L2/Joint GM)37,400 - 67,000870013 years or more after joining
Super Timegrade (Chief Engineer/Additional GM)37,400 - 67,000870020 years or more
Cabinet Secretary Grade90,000NABased on Performance and Fixed

ESE IES Previous Year Question Papers 

You can download the UPSC IES previous year papers from the link below. We highly recommend you solve these papers in order to improve your speed and accuracy.

  • ESE IES Previous Year Papers PDF

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