(Experience Zone) My UPSC Experience (IES) By ERUDITE
UPSC Experience (IES) By
Engineering Services examination for the year 2008 was held on June 7th, 8th
and 9th. I wrote the exam at a centre named The Hindu Higher Secondary school
in Triplicane Chennai. It was a grueling experience attending all the exams
over the three days in the scorching heat of summer in Chennai. The response
to the exam in my centre was not encouraging. Only one-third of the total
number of candidates turned up on the first day and the numbers reduced in the
next couple of days. Many candidates came from other districts of Tamilnadu
and some of them were from Kerala, Andhra and Karnataka.
On the first I had General Ability Test for two hours. Half of the questions
were from English and the remaining are general Knowledge questions. The next
day was composed of two sessions with technical objective questions. I'm from
Electronics and communication branch and there were lots of questions from
circuits, electron basics, devices, DSP, microwaves and controls systems.
I was a bit surprised that there was very few questions from antenna and
virtually no questions from networking, mobile communications and wireless
systems. The next day was very boring and tiresome. Two sessions of three
hours each consisted of theory questions which could never be answered without
good preparation. At the end of the exams I felt I could have done better but
i knew I didn't prepare well. Next time may be I will put up a better show.