In UPSC Engineering Services, Conventional Papers have 54.5% weightage in the entire process of written test.
In Paper-II of Mechanical Engineering Nine subjects are included as follows:
01. Production Engineering 02. Strength of Materials
03. Theory of Machines 04. Machine Design
05. Industrial Engineering 06.Engineering Materials
07.Mechatronics & Robotics 08. Engineering Mechanics
09. Maintenance Engineering
The following approach is advisable to secure maximum marks.
1) The solution to any question shall have the following appropriate steps generally. Steps will also have due weightage.
(a) The data given
(b) The appropriate figure, if applicable, with parts labeled properly
(c) The concept on which the problem is being solved
(d) The relevant formulae with standard Notations and abbreviations. Incase the paper setter asks to solve the question from the fundamentals, necessary derivations shall be done. Otherwise 70% of marks one has to lose. If the question carries more marks like 10 to 20 marks detailed analysis is compulsory to score high. If the question carries less marks (<8) the formulae with abbreviations and concepts may be sufficient. In any case, the assumptions made shall be written clearly while solving a problem.
2) The neatness and presentation of solutions will have 5% marks.
3) Note that all parts of a question shall be answered together.
4) Using short sentences and brevity in expressing the content is appreciated.
5) Practice of numerical problems using calculator is very much essential instead of reading merely.
- Try to understand and practice the solutions keeping in view QCAB format
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