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
If you have any specific question to ask me, write an email to electrical.mentor@gmail.com, If you want to give the feedback, you can give it through the feedback form

Click here to watch GATE (EE) 5th ranker video
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Click here to view GATE 2018 Brochure Syllabus: EEE ECE
Click here to view revised pattern and Syllabus for ESE 2017 ******
Preparation strategy: GATE 2018 ESE 2018 **NEW**
ESE 2017 - 9th ranker success story ** NEW**

Saturday, November 4, 2017

UPSC update - Important

Dear All,
I would like to share you one information. There is an option of challenging the question post GATE exam. But, such an option is not there in UPSC till last year. In this regard, I raised a question to UPSC through RTI.
Please click here to view my question.
Please click here to view UPSC decision in this regard.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Deep roots - Importance



Individual effort is necessary to achieve goals and sustain success in life. There is a story that illustrates this fact.
           
A very elderly and a young man were immediate neighbors with only a wall separates their houses. They planted two identical plants, one in each their respective premises and beyond to nurture them. The young man supplied a lot of water and plenty of fertilizers to his plant, while the elderly man supplied minimum water and fertilizers to the plant in his premises.
           
After a few months, the young man’s plant became a beautiful sight with lovely green leaves. The elderly man plants thought not so beautiful, grew into a strong structure.
           
One night, there was a storm with heavy winds and rain. The next day, the two men came to check the condition of their respective plants. The young man was shocked to see that while his plant was totally uprooted, the elderly man’s plant was unscathed and standing straight. When the young man asked elderly man how this could have happened. The old man replied, “Son, you supplied the tree with more resources than it needed and so, it never felt the need to go deep into ground for its survival. On the other hand, I gave my plant only minimum supply of resources so that it could barely survive. So to strengthen itself, it had to spread its roots deep into the earth and by doing so it developed its own strength. This could enable it to resist the winds and stand strongly. Increasing one’s ability depends on one’s own effort and what other does for us provides only a good base”.
           
This story should be an eye opener to both students and teachers. Remember – A teacher is only a ladder and not an escalator! Students should utilize the knowledge imparted by the teacher as a strong base, show the zeal to go deep into the subject and widen the scope of their knowledge. There is no elevator to success. There are only steps. Climb them.
Also the teacher should always be an inspiring model to the students with their valuable in depth lectures.

Dr. Radhakrishnan had said: “Teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Good teachers are good learners. They keep learning new things all the time and acquiring knowledge from different sources.
“The mediocre teacher tells;

The good teacher explains;

The superior teacher demonstrates;

The great teacher inspires.”

What we need today are more and more great teachers. We need inspirational, transformational leaders in our classrooms.
We need teachers who have the required competence, confidence and commitment to make a difference to the educational landscape of our country. At the same time, students should also burning desire in their hearts to gain knowledge from their teachers. Then only our country can grow. I am seeing in present days, that fire is slowly decaying in students. But at least if one student inspires from this message, it will be great help to the nation!!!


Jai Hind!!!

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ESE 2018 Notification

Dear All,
UPSC released the notification for Engineering Services Examination 2018.
Click here to download
Important Information:
  • Syllabus and pattern of the examination is same as ESE 2017.
  • Last date for submission of applications: Oct 23, 2017.
  • Total number of vacancies to be filled: 588 (approx).
  • Preliminary exam is on January 07, 2018.
  • Mains exam is on July 01, 2018
I wish you all the best.
Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Monday, September 25, 2017

ESE2017 - 9th ranker Success story

Dear All,
I collected some information regarding the preparation strategy from ESE 2017 - 9th ranker to achieve this rank. I am really excited about his responses and would like to share this information with all of you.
I hope, if anyone from you motivated and plan effectively, I am very happy as a teacher and responsible citizen of India and will serve the purpose of this blog. Please keep one point in mind that, this blog is to help and motivate the students and not for publicity of myself.

Click here to read the very interesting article.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ESE 2017 Keys and ISRO papers

Dear All,
UPSC released the official Answer keys for Engineering Services for 2017 - Stage I Examination.
Click here to download. I also uploaded the Cut off for ESE 2017 in the same page.

I uploaded the ISRO 2017 question papers for EE/EC/ME/CS . Click here to download.


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests

Friday, September 15, 2017

ESE - 9th Ranker

Dear All,
I would like to congratulate Mr. kiran Babu on his success in getting All India 9th rank in Engineering Service 2017 Final selection. He is one of my student fro Spark IES batch.
Click here to view his feedback.


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MOCK Test 1 for Genco 2017

Dear All,
So many students are waiting and preparing for GENCO and TRANSCO notifications from Telangana government.
Before the notification released, I will suggest to practice the Practice test papers uploaded in my blog already.
I am uploading one more MOCK exam which I prepared in my free time (in the month of May, 2017) as Teachers day gift.

I will suggest everyone to practice the paper and I will upload the Key after one week (probably
on Sept12, 2017)

Click here to download the paper.  

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests


Teachers Day Greetings



Teachers Day Greetings
We celebrate 5th September as Teacher’s Day since 1962, the day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a great teacher and a staunch believer of education, known for his contribution towards the education system of India. According to Dr. Radhakhrishnan, “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. The birthday of  Dr. Radhakhrishnan came to be celebrated as Teachers Day when some of his students requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday ‘5th September’. Dr. Radhakrishnan said, “instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if 5th September is observed as Teachers’ day”. Since then 5th September is observed as Teachers Day throughout India. He was the 2nd President of India, but all through his life, he saw himself as a teacher. He preferred to live a teacher’s life. He was committed to being a teacher. He was a scholar, a diplomat, the President of India and yet, quintessentially a teacher. I salute him. Celebrating Teachers Day is acknowledged by UNESCO and fairly popular in several countries across the globe.

         Teachers are the real nation builders as they shape the future of every child and mould him/her into a responsible citizen. The great scientist Albert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” The most important quality of a teacher is to awaken in his students, a sense of creativity and the joy of learning. The teacher plays a vital role in transformation. In the life of every teacher, there are incidents of simple efforts that succeeded in bringing about a transformation in somebody’s life.

All of us have been students someday and have benefited from our teachers. I strongly believe that a very poor student can survive in this society and can lead decent life with education only. I am one of the best example for that. On this occasion, I would like to thank for my teachers who are the reason for my social and economic status what I am having today. I am also happy to be part of teacher community in making engineers to the country. Even though I am not a government servant, I choose teaching as one option to serve the country by teaching in India to the young engineers and moving forward with the mantra, Teach to Transform, Educate to Empower and Learn to Lead.

Jai Hind!!!


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Monday, September 4, 2017

GACA - Updates

Dear All,
There are several changes in Government of India like council of Ministers, President, Vice President and Chief Justice of India.
The following files updated with latest information:
  1. Who's Who (India)                 
  2. Former PI,VPI and PMs         
Click here to download

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests

Monday, August 7, 2017

Raksha Bandhan - Greetings

“On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I offer my warm greetings and good wishes to all of my students and well wishers.

I took day off today to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with my beloved sister and to spend time full day with my family members.

This unique festival celebrates the sacred bond of commitment between sisters and brothers. May Raksha Bandhan, symbolising the virtues of love, affection and mutual trust, bring happiness and prosperity to all people.  I hope that the day is an occasion for all of us to renew the spirit of fraternity”.
 

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

14th President of India

Dear All,
Shri Ram Nath Kovind assumed charge of the office of the 14th President of India on July 25, 2017.

Click here to view Profile of President Shri Ram Nath Kovind.

Click here to view Speech by Shri Ram Nath Kovind on his Assumption of office.

Click here to former Presidents of India.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Share your ideas/Problems

Dear All,
I would like to start an initiative “Share your ideas”. 
I would like to collect the following points from interested students. 
·         The more difficult problems you faced during your preparation and in finding jobs.
·         The best tips you followed during your preparation and those others can follow.
 
 
Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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You can download: PEQB      TYC      Practice Tests
 
 
 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Vizag steel - Important update

Dear All,
Written Test conducted on 25-06-2017 for the post of MT(Tech / F&A) & JMO against Rectt. Advt No. 02/2017 is summarily cancelled and retest shall be conducted only for the candidates who appeared for the said Test held on 25.06.2017.

For more details: Click here


Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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SSC-JE 2017 paper

Dear All,
SSC - JE 2017 question paper along with key uploaded in our blog.
Exam date: 03-03-2017.
Click here to download

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ESE17 - Mains results

Dear All,
You might aware that ESE 2017 results declared by UPSC on 23-June-2017.
Congratulations to successful candidates.
The next crucial stages are to fill DAF (Detailed Application Form) and Personality Test (Interview).
Important note to the candidates for Personality Test:
In the Personality Test, special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate's capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

We, the expert panel members in ACE Engineering Academy working in designing the interview guidance programme to help the candidates in achieving their success. I will suggest the candidates who qualified in the mains, please enroll interview guidance programme.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

ESE 2018 schedule

Dear All,
UPSC released the calendar for 2018 examinations.
Schedule for ESE 2018:
Date of notification: 27-09-2017
Last date for receipt of applications: 23-10-2017
Date of preliminary examination: 07-01-2018 (one day)
Date of Main examination: 01-07-2018 (one day)

Major change: There is approximately six months gap between prelims and mains

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Planning strategy - 2018

Dear All,
UPSC declared results for civil services 2016. When I am reading the success stories of the toppers, I am very much inspired and motivated a lot. In all their success, they mentioned an important contribution from their teachers. Then I felt that, why dont I motivate my students and be part of their success and help them in building their career. But, due to time constraints in the class room, we are not able to spend more time in motivation. Hence, I wrote all my thoughts and suggestions in the form of following two articles one is for GATE 2018 and another is for ESE 2018 preparation strategies.

Click here to download Planning strategy for GATE 2018

Click here to download Planning strategy for ESE 2018

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Practice Test 08 (GACA)

Dear All,
As I promised earlier, I uploaded Practice test 08 in "General Awareness and Current Affairs" section.
I will suggest you to solve this paper without using internet.
I am sure, these questions will be helpful for competitive exams. A small help  to the student community from my side. Looking forward your support in this regard. Please share your feedback


Click here to download.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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TSPSC- AEE 2017

Dear All,
Telangana Public Service Commission released the notification for AEE posts for Civil/Electrical/Mechanical.
Total Number of posts: 463.
Click here to view the detailed notification.

This examination consists of  General Studies and General Ability for 150 marks along with respective engineering discipline.
I hope, The practice tests uploaded in my blog (both technical and GACA) may help the students for their preparation.

Last date for online submission of application: July 11, 2017.

I wish you all the best.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Vizag steel papers

Dear All,
I tried a lot to collect the Vizag steel papers.
I got just 2 only.
Click here to download along with key

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Practice Test 07(GACA)

Dear All,
As I promised earlier, I uploaded Practice test 07 in "General Awareness and Current Affairs" section.
I will suggest you to solve this paper without using internet.
I am sure, these questions will be helpful for competitive exams. A small help  to the student community from my side. Looking forward your support in this regard. Please share your feedback


Click here to download.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

APPGECET 2017 papers

Dear All,
APPGECTE 2017 papers in the following branches have been uploaded in my blog:
  1. Electrical and Electronics
  2. Electronics and Communication
  3. Instrumentation
  4. Mechanical
  5. Civil
Click here to download

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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ESE 2017(Mains) Papers

Dear All,
Engineering Services (Mains) 2017 papers have been uploaded in my blog. Click here to download
I would like to share one point at this moment.
If you follow my blog regularly, I hope you might remember that I used to upload so many question papers for student practice. In this regard, I uploaded TYC (Test Your Concepts) papers in various subjects of Electrical Engineering. If you practice those papers, I am very sure, they could help in some way for your preparation like to improve problem solving skills and confidence in the exam.
I am happy to share you that, one question from TYC 01 - last question (uploaded on May 12, 2016) came with same data in ESE 2017 mains (Paper 1, Question number 3(b) for 20 marks).

Once again, my sincere suggestion to all student community is to practice as many questions as possible before you write any exam. I am here to help you continuously by providing standard material.
During the preparation do not have boundaries and tune your mind that you are preparing Electrical Engineering to get some job. Always try to learn the subject and be strong in fundamentals. That will give you strong foundation to your building.

Always in the service of students,
With best wishes,
BNSS Shankar,
M.Tech (IITK), MIE
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