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 IES papers are very repetitive

 Analyzing previous years’ papers
 cover almost entire syllabus for objective papers
 Selective reading can be done for subjective papers.
 After the analyses of previous years’ cut off and toppers’ marks –
1. You need to score a little more than what an average guy can score.
2. GS paper works as game changer many times.
3. Don’t worry if you find conventional papers too tough; even Toppers struggle to score in
conventional papers.

1. EMT: (EASY)
Book: Sadiku
Solve previous years papers
Tip: Don’t leave this subject; you’ll be losing easy marks. Questions are usually damn easy and

2. Network Theory: (PRACTICE)

Book: alexander and sadiku
Solve previous years’ papers many times.

3. Material Science: (EASY)

Book: indulkar (only relevant portions)
See previous year’s papers.
Tip: high marks fetching subject which is highly ignored.
Use Google to learn about the materials. Internet (particularly Wikipedia) is highly useful for this

4. Measurements and Instrumentation: (TRICKY)

Refer coaching notes. Book A.K.Shawney()
Start with questions. Analyze them. See, what is being asked. And Read that only. The diagrams in
the book won’t give you much idea. So use internet to get a 3D view of the instruments.

5. Control Systems: (Highly marks fetching)

Solve as many problems as you can find from any material. Try to understand the fine points by
spending a little time on THINKING about stability, bandwidth and all.

6. Electrical Machines: (time demanding)

Book: bhimbra, Fitzgerald
Read and analyze them thoroughly.
Practice a variety of questions+ solve previous year papers.

7. Power Systems: (time demanding; bulky )

Book: C.L.Wadhwa
Read and analyze thoroughly. Try to link theoretical concepts with observations around you. Like
when you read about surge arrestor – try to recall where you saw such a thing
for power system protection, refer J. B. Gupta.

8. Analog Electronics: (interesting and enjoy full)

Book: sedra smith
Read and analyze thoroughly.
9. Digital Electronics: (fun game)
Book: morris mano
Previous year papers
Read only what is required and try to have a broad view about topics like Counters etc. Don’t worry
too much about fine details. Just the guiding idea. There is an excellent ebook (incomplete) available
on the website –

10.Microprocessor: (interesting)
Book: B.Ram (programming); gaonkar (interfacing).
Install an 8085 simulator in your computer, run all the programs and experiment with new ideas.
You’ll surely enjoy.

11. Power Electronics: (interesting + muggy)

Analyze the circuits.
There exists an insightful shortcut to remember all the formulae of choppers etc. Try to discover that.

12.Communications: (easy)
Try to learn the main points of any concept from an ece guy. They can tell you about all types
modulations and concepts of digital communications. It’s really very very easy. Leaving them means
losing very easy marks.