General

Dear Engineering Students,
I am Shankar, did my M.Tech in Power and Control from IIT Kanpur, B.Tech from JNTU Kakinada Campus and Diploma from Andhra Polytechnic Kakinada.
I worked in General Electric, Hyderabad for 6 years in the field of renewable energy sources. At present, delivering number of lectures in the field of power electronics (since 2007) and delivered lectures in Control systems as well (in the past) especially for GATE/ESE/PSUs. This blog is to explore the various opportunities for electrical engineering students especially preparing for competitive exams. I would like to utilize this blog as platform to share information as much as I can and requesting the continuous feed back for the improvement. I am maintaining this blog after my busy schedule as part of social service and giving back something to the society. If you like it, you can also be part of it

Thanks
BNSS Shankar

Learning gives creativity, Creativity leads to thinking,Thinking provides knowledge, Knowledge makes you great
Always try to learn something from your actions
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

How is your practice...

Dear All,
I hope, all of you might knowing your GATE 2015 exam timings. As I told earlier in my previous post, I would like remind you one of my student tip:

Try to give more MOCK GATE tests as per your exam time. For example if your GATE 2015 exam is scheduled from 2 pm to 5 pm, give MOCK TEST daily during the same time slot. So that your mind and body will co operate very comfortably during the exam

Dont neglect health and try to maintain 6-7 hours of good sleep. 

With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar
Electrical Mentor

Friday, December 12, 2014

Good news

Dear All,
GATE 2015 committee has decided to allow the candidates to use their own non-programmable calculator for the GATE 2015 examination and hence, please note that the on-line virtual calculator will not be available for GATE 2015.

This is really a good news for GATE 2015 aspirants

With best wishes,
Shankar,
Electrical Mentor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vacancy position for Engineering services 2014

Dear All,
I am uploading vacancy position for Engineering services 2014
Click here to view

With best wishes,
Shankar

APSPDCL 2014 paper uploaded

Dear All,
APSPDCL 2014 exam held on 07-Dec-2014. You can download the question paper and key
APSPDCL
2014: Paper   Key

With best wishes,
Shankar
Electrical Mentor

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Convocation photo

Dear All,
Based on several requests, I would like to share my convocation photo
This is one of my happiest moment in my life during receiving the MTech degree (Power and Control) from Proff. Sanjay Dhande, Director of IIT Kanpur in 2008
 

ESE 2014 written test result

Dear All,
Congratulations for the candidates who have cleared the written test of ESE 2014
Click here to view the results
As all of you are aware, the next step is interview. For which, Detailed Applications Form (DAF) is very critical stage as most of the interview will be around this DAF. DAF will be available in UPSC website upto 15th Dec 2014. Click here to fill DAF
Click here for interview guidance. I will suggest ESE 2015 aspirants also to go through the following tips to get overview on the entire process.

Just for awareness, I am giving one of my last year student interview (ESE 2013) questions:
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1)Introduce yourself
2) What do you know about Indian Railway
3) Tell us something about your home town
4) What is rank of solapur in India according to population
5) What is rank of solapur in maharashtra according to population
6) What is the area in sq-km of solapur
7) What is the rank of solapur in maharashtra according to area in sq-km
8) What is the elevation of solapur from mean sea level
9) Who is current IAS Officer(Collector) of solapur
10) Who is current municipal commissioner of solapur
11) Who is current DRM of solapur railway division

Technical questions
1) Which harmonics are dangerous for transformer
2) How to remove/ avoid harmonics in transformer
3) Name the inverter circuit to get pure sinusoidal waveform
4) Explain the significance of Per-unit system
5) Explain harmonics in case of machines
6) Name the material use for making resistances in case of meters (swapping resistors)
9) State the reason of occurrence of zero row in case routh howritz criteria
7) If in case of PMMC meter while measuring 2A current if suddenly one spring damages then what will happen
8) What will happen if both the springs get damaged
9) State the reason of occurrence of zero row in case routh howritz criteria
10) Explain application of power electronics in case of traction system

After this
1) What are your hobbies
2) If a chance is given to you what will you do other than your duties
3) What is the main source of income of Indian gov
4) What do know about GDP
5) What do you know about food security bill
6) Explain IRSEE functioning structure
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With best wishes,
Shankar,
Electrical Mentor

Thursday, December 4, 2014

GATE 2015 Schedule

Dear All,
On-line calculator will be available starting 10th December 2014.

Admit card can be downloaded starting 17th December 2014. To download the admit card candidates have to login through GOAPS.



GATE 2015: Examination Schedule


Date / Day
Session No.
Time
Test Paper Codes

31st January 2015 (Saturday)
1
9:00 Hrs - 12:00 Hrs [FN Session]
AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, EC, EY, XE, XL


2
14:00 Hrs - 17:00 Hrs [AN Session]
EC, ME


1st February 2015 (Sunday)
3
9:00 Hrs - 12:00 Hrs [FN Session]
EC , ME


4
14:00 Hrs - 17:00 Hrs [AN Session]
AE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PH, PI, TF


7th February 2015 (Saturday)
5
9:00 Hrs - 12:00 Hrs [FN Session]
CS, EE


6
14:00 Hrs - 17:00 Hrs [AN Session]
CS, EE


8th February 2015 (Sunday)
7
9:00 Hrs - 12:00 Hrs [FN Session]
CE, CS


8
14:00 Hrs - 17:00 Hrs [AN Session]
CE


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ESE 2014 Papers

Dear All,
Engineering Services 2014 papers (objective & Conventional) papers (EE/ET/CE/ME) uploaded

Click here to download

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dear GATE 15 aspirants

Dear All,
Hope all of you are busy with GATE 15 preparation. I too busy in classes and not giving any updates in my blog. I got little time today before starting the class.
I would like to remind you few things before the exam

1. Consolidate all of your preparation by one month before the exam
2. Try to give more MOCK GATE tests as per your exam time. For example if your GATE 15 exam is scheduled from 2 pm to 5 pm, give MOCK TEST daily during the same time slot. So that your mind body will co operate very comfortably during the exam
3. Try to solve as many as problems with online calculator and get familiar with it
4. Topic wise tests are very important and Grand tests are much more important
5. Dont be alone and dont get panic and discuss with friends as much as you can
6. Have healthy diet and proper sleep (min 6-7 hrs of deep sleep daily) very much essential
7. Try to maintain summary of every topic and formulas in pocket notes and revise regularly. Other wise paste it on your room walls and revise frequently

For more preparation tips, click here

All the best

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Welcome to Spark batch of GATE 2015

Dear SPG1 students,
Hearty welcome to my Power electronics lecture
Please download the datasheets before coming to tomorrow's class
Analysis with datasheets will give more deeper knowledge into the subject and I am sure everyone will enjoy the class

Click here to get the datasheets

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, September 22, 2014

PSUs through GATE 2015

Dear All,
Here I am maintaining one web page to give the information about PSUs recruiting through GATE 2015
Click here to view the list of PSUs

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ONGC through GATE 2015

Dear All,
ONGC is recruiting "Graduate Trainees " through GATE 2015
Number of vacancies 745
Click here for details

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

APSPDCL Notification - 2014

Dear All,
One of the most awaiting notification came out. I am praying GOD to come all other notifications to address un employed engineers of both AP and Telangana regions
Here I am attaching the paper clip of the notification from APSPDCL
With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, August 18, 2014

S7 & S8 completed

Dear All,

I want share one point with all of you.
I used to complete very few batches without using the word "Please be silent" while class is going on

Now a days, most of the batches will do lot of noise and will not respect the teachers.
I completed one batch recently and greatness of that batch is every one is very quiet and impressed me a lot. I gave my best lecture for them in very tight schedule and great pressure as they are last short term batch for this year
I hope, I will not come across such batch again and thanks a lot to S7 & S8 batch students for your decency. I am lucky if such batches will come in future.

But I apologize to S7&S8 (from institute side) for the disturbances created in the form of building changing and drilling noise during classes. I wish a very great success for you in the future. All the best and GOD bless you

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Important message to Spark IES batch

Dear All,
I received some queries on the Test 2 (held on 14-Aug-2014)
To address all the queries, I am giving detailed solutions here.
Please ignore the key what was distributed to you. Consider these solutions
If you have any queries still, we will discuss once I am back to your class (Probably from 20 or 21st of Aug 2014)

Click here download the solutions

All the best,
Electrical Mentor

Friday, August 8, 2014

Guest Lecture in Tirupati

Dear All,
I would like share few happy moments. Recently I visited Sri Vidya Nikethan - Tirupati to deliver Guest lecture.
The topic is "Current practices and role of Power electronics in Renewable energy power plants". I had fantastic experience with the presentation and the hospitality provided by the institiute
I got this opportunity just because of Mr. Mahesh (PM5A batch of GATE 2014) who is working faculty in that college
I had VIP treatment and I I realized what is the value of education after that visit

If  you want to view few snaps....click here

Thanks,
Electrical Mentor

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Important message to Spark (ESE 2015) batch

Dear Spark (ESE 2015) students,
There is a small change in tomorrow's (28-07-2014, Monday) schedule
Announced schedule: 
6.30 am to 9 am : Controls
9.30 am to 1 pm: PE

Revised :
6.30 am to 1 pm : PE

Please make a note of this change and I dont want anyone to miss my class. Inform to your friends as well

Thanks
Electrical Mentor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcome to PM 3B (GATE 2015)

Dear PM 3B (GATE 2015) students,
Hearty welcome to my Power electronics lecture
Please download the datasheets before coming to the upcoming classes
Analysis with datasheets will give more deeper knowledge into the subject and I am sure everyone will enjoy the class

Click here to get the datasheets

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Welcome to Spark batch of ESE 2015

Dear Spark (ESE 2015) students,
Hearty welcome to my Power electronics lecture
Please download the datasheets before coming to the upcoming classes
Analysis with datasheets will give more deeper knowledge into the subject and I am sure everyone will enjoy the class

Click here to get the datasheets

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

GATE 2015 preparation tips

Dear All,
As GATE 2015 notification is out and so many students are asking preparation strategy.
I wrote small article which will give preparations tips and will be useful for all GATE aspiratnts

Click here to download

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, July 14, 2014

Major change in GATE 2015

Dear All,
I hope all of you are aware of Organizing Institute (OI) of GATE 2015 is IIT Kanpur
IIT K conducted GATE exam in 2007. Have a look at that paper once as reference before you making the preparation plan
This year major change in the exam is "Candidates are not allowed to use their own calculators and they will be provided with an online scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions"
As per my experience, If you are not having enough practice, you will face lot of difficulty in the exam
My sincere suggestion to all the GATE 2015 candidates is to get practice with online calculators available in the internet.
For practice, have a look at the following links:
http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/scientific.htm
http://web2.0calc.com/

All the best

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brain teaser programme stopped

Dear All,
I am regretted to announce that I would like to stop the Brain teaser programme.
Reason is, I am spending lot of time on creating the questions for this programme
But, I am not seeing any interest or enthusiasm  from the students and when the students are not interested, I am not seeing any point to continue this.
As I said in the opening announcement, After reviewing the response Iwill decide to continue or to stop. Now I am decided to STOP the programme

With best  wishes,
Electrical Mentor

GATE 2015 notification

Dear All,
GATE 2015 notification released. As I said earlier, organizing institute is IIT Kanpur for this year
Click here to download the brochure

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Welcome to I2A batch (IES-2015 batch)

Dear I2A students,
Hearty welcome to my Power electronics lecture
Please download the datasheets before coming to the upcoming classes
Analysis with datasheets will give more deeper knowledge into the subject and I am sure everyone will enjoy the class

Click here to get the datasheets

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Thursday, June 26, 2014

ONGC 2014 Electrical Paper

Dear All,
I have uploaded ONGC 2014 Electrical paper held on 22-June-2014
I am receiving so many emails to upload key for this paper. I do not have till date and will post when I get that information
Thanks to Miss Anjana for sharing this paper

Click here to view the paper

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Friday, June 20, 2014

Best wishes for IES-14 candidates

Dear All,
Wish you all the best for the candidates attending for IES-2014 exam
I want you to realize your dream

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Message to Vizag batch

Dear Students (WK batch of Vizag),
We will have class on 20-Jun-2014 from 7.30 am onwards as discussed in the last class
Please make sure to come with the following material without fail:
1. Class room study material of this year
2. Data sheets

See you tomorrow

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Solutions for I1A batch

Dear All,
I am giving solutions for selected problems in our objective test conducted on 16-June-2014

Click here to download

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ISRO-2014 Electrical Paper

Dear All,
I have uploaded ISRO-2014-Electrical paper and key
Thanks to Miss Bhavana for sharing this paper to my student community

Click here to download

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SSC 2014 - Key

Dear All,
Key for SSC 2014 Junior Engineer written test released

Click here to view for morning session

Click here to view for evening session


With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, June 9, 2014

NIT-First round cut off

Dear All,
This message is for GATE 2014 candidate who applied for MTech admission in NITs
Cut off score for Round 1 allotment declared. Registered applicants can login to check their status
Non allotted applicants should wait for next rounds.

Click here to check the cut off

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

 

Welcome to I1A batch (IES-2015 batch)

Dear I1A students,
Hearty welcome to my Power electronics lecture
Please download the datasheets before coming to tomorrow's class
Analysis with datasheets will give more deeper knowledge into the subject and I am sure everyone will enjoy the class

Click here to get the datasheets

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IES 2014 admit cards

Dear All,
Engineering services 2014 admit cards are available in UPSC website
Click here to download

All the best,
Electrical Mentor


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome to S5&S6 batch

Dear S5 &S6 batch students,
As discussed in the class, please download the datasheets before coming to tomorrow's class

Click here to get the datasheets

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Friday, May 30, 2014

ISRO answer key

Dear All,
Answer key for written test held on 24.05.2014 is available in ISRO website

The candidates may send objections, if any with justifications, within 5 days (i.e on or before 02.06.2014, by 6.00 PM), to the e-mail icrb@isro.gov.in. Objections, if any, received thereafter will not be considered under any circumstances.


Click here for more details 

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor
 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

IIT Kanpur released the list

Dear All,
IIT Kanpur released the List of candidates selected for admission to M. Tech and PhD. programme 2014-15 First semester
Click here to check your name.

My hearty congratulations for selected candidates and fulfilling your dream to be an IITian. I wish you all the best

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

First offer list - IIT Madras

Dear All,
IIT Madras released first round of M.Tech. Admission offers on 27 May 2014
Last Date for Acceptance at Online Application Portal: 2nd June 2014
Click here for more details

Regards,
Electrical Mentor

Saturday, May 24, 2014

SAIL result

Dear All,
SAIL 2014 (MT) result is out.
To check result, click here

All the best,
Electrical Mentor

Friday, May 23, 2014

BEL recruitment

Dear All,

Bharat Electronics Limited recruits PROBATIONARY ENGINEER (PE) (200 Posts).
This is good opportunity for ECE and Mechanical graduates

Important dates: 
Date of submission of Online Application  : 21 May 2014 to 05 June 2014
Date of Written Examination                      : 06 July 2014 (Tentative)

Click here to view notification

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

IIT KGP - 1st offer

Dear All,
IIT KGP will release First List Offer (Direct Admission based on GATE Score only) will be released on 15th May 2014 at 17:00 hrs.

Instructions for accepting/rejecting the offer
Take the decision very care full

Click here for more details



All the best

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Important update on SSC-JE

Dear All,
Few modifications are made in the examination pattern of SSC- JE posts
Click here to view

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, May 5, 2014

IITD shortlisting criterion

Dear All,
IITD released the shortlisting criterion
Click here to view

  • M.Tech. / M.S.(R) interview dates: 16, 17 May 2014
  • JOP and JTM interview date: 15th May 2014
  • Ph.D. interview dates: 19 May 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Placement statistics in IIT Madras

Dear All,
Here I am giving Program-Wise offers made by Companies during campus placement in IIT Madras
Click here to download to get the previous three academic years (2010 to 2013)

With Best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Important Update on IITB

Dear All,
The Written test for M.Tech. admission under RA/RAP category for EE1/EE2/EE3/EE4 is scheduled on June 5, 2014 and Interview of the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on June 6, 2014. Interview will be continued on June 7, if required.

The shortlisted candidates will be declared on 30-Apr-2014. Check the Online Application Portal of IIT B

Click here for more details

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, April 28, 2014

Important update from IITK

Dear All,
IITK revised the list of shortlisted candidates and uploaded the final list
Check it once again the updated list
Click here

With best wishes,
Electrical mentor

Saturday, April 26, 2014

IITK interview tips

Dear All,
Congratulations for shortlisted candidates in IITK interview
As per their notification, even though they mentioned only interview but I will suggest you to be prepare for written test as well

Prepare the following topics well for Power electronics:
1. Various types of switches
2. Buck, Boost and Buck boost converters with circuits and waveforms
3. VSI and CSI analysis both single phase and three phase
4. Recent applications of PE (mostly my introduction clas is enough)
5. Be very clear on L and C properties

Mentally prepare to draw the waveform on board

Prepare the following topics for Power systems:

1. Transmission line analysis
2. Load flow analysis
3. Power system stability and load frequency control concepts

All the best

Shortlist for interview - IITK

Dear All,
IITK released the list of shortlisted candidates for various specializations of EE in to IITK
Click here to know about your status

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Friday, April 25, 2014

Latest on NIT cut offs

Dear All,
Here I am giving the complete cut off list of CCMT counseling for 2013 and 2012

Click here to download

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

2013 written test questions - IITM

Dear All,
Here I am giving the written test questions of 2013 MTech and PhD admissions (EE department) in IIT Madras
Click here to download

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Important message on GATE 2014 score card

Dear All,
I hope everyone might received the GATE 2014 score cards. If you have not received till date, it may be returned back to IIT KGP office due to insufficient address provided by you.
you can check the status of your score card in IIT KGP official web site.

Take immediate action as score card is very important during admission interviews

Click here for the link

With  best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, April 14, 2014

My inspiration

Dear All,
When I was working in industry, I attended one seminar by Dr. Abdul Kalam
After then, I visited his website and inspired about his words and decided to come to full time teaching to serve the student community along with my economical growth
Blog is the 1st & 2nd  points and my class is 5th & 6th points what I inspired most
Want to know what is that inspiration for me
Click here

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BARC results

Dear All,
BARC online exams results are out
For interview preparation, download our PEQB and prepare from page 76 to 88
Click here for details

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MTech counseling - NITs 2014

Dear All,
Centralized counseling for MTech in NITs for 2014 will commence from 11-Aor-2014
For details, click here

IES 2013 cut off marks

Dear All,
Here I am giving the cut off marks in Engineering Services Examination for the year 2013
This information is available in UPSC website and it is very useful for 2014 candidates for their planning

Click here to get the cut off marks

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

PE solutions for GATE 2014

Dear All,
I have prepared solutions for power electronics questions for GATE 2014
Here is my take away in PE from three sets of papers.

1. I found the number of questions are same in all three sets
2. Number of one mark question = 1
3. Number of two mark questions = 3
4. Total marks from PE is 7 marks in each set of paper.

I noticed the priority for all subjects is same in all three sets but students felt different due to so many reasons. Any how I dont want to discuss all those now

Click here for Power Electronics solutions for GATE 2014

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

GATE 2014 Question Papers and Answer Keys

Dear All,
IIT KGP released GATE 2014 Question Papers and Answer Keys
Click here to download

With best wishes,
electrical mentor

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brain Teaser programme launched

                      
Dear All,
I have uploaded 1st question as per Brain Teaser announcement
I have released 1st question today at 10:15 hrs
But going forward, I will upload question for current day and solution for previous day during 20:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs depending on my schedule

Immediate after uploading, I will put an alert in Facebook group (Electrical Mentor) so that you will get notification. To get alerts, I will suggest everyone to be in the face book group other wise keep watch the Brain Teaser section in my blog

I am making mix of questions with different difficulty levels like easy, medium and tough to satisfy all students

Looking forward for your active participation

With best wishes,
Electrical Mentor

Monday, March 31, 2014

GATE 2014 result analysis

Dear All,
Based on results submitted by students in my blog, I have prepared small table (upto AIR1000)
GATE 2015 candidates can take this table as reference about marks and score

GATE 14 Result Analysis
Marks
AIR
Score
73.05
5
1000
61.75
78
874
61
141
833
57.56
183
814
56.42
219
798
56.33
245
789
56
302
773
55.76
374
759
55
413
750
54
487
736
53.8
355
761
52.33
526
731
52
617
717
52
666
708
51.75
513
732
51.05
570
722
48.25
895
682
49.67
938
676
47.67
1058
664