Best strategy to prepare for IES Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering:

Must have Books for IES  Mechanical Engineering Preparation:

  1. Objective Mechanical Engineering By P. K. Mishra Click Here
  2. Practice Sets Mechanical Engineering By Jitendra Mohan Click Here
  3. A Handbook On Mechanical Engineering By Dr. Jayram Click Here

Recommended Books based on syllabus for Conventional Paper-I & Paper-II

  1. Engineering Thermodynamics by Achuthan M Click Here
  2. Hydraulic Machines Fluid Machinery by R K Singal Mridual Singal And Rishi Singal Click Here
  3. Theory Of MachinesI By Dr R.K Bansal Click Here
  4. Theory of Machines Kinematics and Dynamics by B V R Gupta Click Here
  5. Mechanical Vibrations by R Venkatachalam Click Here
  6. Mechanical Vibrations by Srinath M K Click Here
  7. Design Of Machine Elements by C S Sharma Purohit Kamlesh Click Here
  8. Materials Science And Engineering A First Course by Raghavan V Click Here
  9. Materials Science and Engineering by G S Sawhney Click Here
  10. Textbook Of Production Engineering by K C Jain A K Chitale Click Here
  11. a textbook of production engineering by dr p c sharma Click Here
  12. A TEXTBOOK OF STRENGTH OF MATERIALS Mechanics of Solids Dr R K Bansal Click Here
  13. Industrial Engineering And Management by Ravi V Click Here
  14. Strength of Materials by S S Bhavikatti Click Here
  15. Operations Research by D S Hira Click Here
  16. Operations Research by M Sreenivasa Reddy Click Here
  17. Gas Dynamics For Engineers by P Balachandran Click Here
  18. Fluid Mechanics including Hydraulic Machines eBook By Dr A K Jain Click Here
  19. Heat And Mass Transfer by C P Arora and Sadhu Singh Click Here
  20. Fundamentals Of Compressible Fluid Dynamics by P Balachandran Click Here
  21. Introduction To Heat Transfer by Som S K Click Here
  22. Refrigeration And Air Conditioning by Ramesh Chandra Arora  Click Here

You need to put infinite amount of hard work and dedication.

  1. Go through the detailed syllabus of the specific subject so that you get acquainted about what topics to prepare or not. Then, begin your preparations accordingly. It will save your time and efforts relatively.
  2. Create an exponential time- table and stick with it throughout the preparation, so that everything gets covered within the preparation schedule.
  3. Solve as many as previous years’ question papers and take as many online tests as possible. It will give you an idea of what to expect in the exam.
  4. Collect the handwritten notes from any good institute. And buy/hire some standard books.
  5. Take one subject at a time. Read the theory from the notes.
  6. Finish the subject, mark the topics you didn’t understand. Then read them from any standard book. If you get it, it’s fine. If not discuss those with teachers/friends.
  7. Now solve previous years’ objective questions for that subject (GATE+ESE both). Mark those questions you could not solve, and then read the corresponding theory from the notes/books again. You don’t have to read the whole book. In fact you wont get enough time to do that for all subjects. Just read the selected topics and chapters.
  8. Write the formulae in a different sheet which you are unable to recall while solving the question papers.
  9. Then go for previous years’ subjective questions. Practice the derivations repeatedly. Follow 4 and 5 again. And yes don’t get panic if you could not solve some of the questions. Every year there are such types of odd/difficult questions.
  10. Then go for solved examples from the standard books, and if time allows go for some important unsolved questions from the standard books.
  11. Follow the step 7 religiously for at least 5-6 subjects (choose the subjects as per your liking and previous years’ trends). You have to prepare all the subjects for both objective and subjective papers. But for subjective prepare those 5-6 subjects with special attention.Because for conventional/subjective paper you have to be very well prepared in some of the subjects so that any questions can be solved by you in the examination hall.
  12. Before starting the next subject revise the theory of the previous subject (preferably the topics and formulae you marked or wrote).
  13. And next time before starting the subject 3, revise the subject 1 and 2 and so on.

Yes We know everyone’s capacity is different. But still you should not take like 1 month to finish reading the theory of one subject. Take 7-10 days for the difficult subjects on an average. Don’t try to remember anything when you read for the first time. Just understand the concept and go ahead.

Solve as many questions as possible. That will help you clear your concepts. Finish the syllabus within the stipulated time and revise each subject 3-4 times.

All the best 🙂

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