IAS Preparation with Engineering Background

For appearing IAS exam aspirants have to complete Degree from any stream but Engineering is a good degree to pursue IAS. From the last few years it’s being a trend now, In the UPSC civil services exam results the number of engineers are increasing in the terms of clearing the exam.

There is a huge difference between an Engineering course and the General Study’s subjects but aspirants who are thinking of UPSC Exam they have to learn both the general subjects and engineering subjects as well. For this reason a huge number of engineering students are showing interest in joining the IAS in recent times.

The Civil Service Examination Conducted in 3 levels –

  • CSAT – (Civil Service Aptitude Test) – in this exam syllabus is common for all.
  • Mains Exam – (In this exam you have to select the two optional subjects along with the compulsory subjects).
  • Personal Interview

UPSC Exam Pattern

The first part of the UPSC exam is same for every aspirant. If we focus in the level 2 of the IAS Exam, here aspirants have to choose two optional subjects among 25 various subjects. Each subject carries 250 number. Now if we go through the optional subjects aspirants can observe one thing very clearly that few of them are engineering options.

Selection of the stream like Mechanical or Civil or Electrical or All-rounder Electronics and Communication Engineering. An engineering student will be benefited at the time of selecting options. One student can’t select two engineering subject as their optional subject.

 What can give mileage to Engineering students?

  • An Engineering students can crack the UPSC exam because of the practical pedagogical methods they experience in their four-year engineering studies.
  • Being engineering student, this provides them with a better analytical aptitude as compared to Arts graduate.
  • On the other way it is also true that Engineers can take a lead in Prelims Paper II as they have a sound understanding of Math, logical reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Their book reading habits also help them to reach their IAS goal.

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