Today we are providing UPSC Civil Services  Mechanical Engineering Paper preparation tips & strategies. Now we will teach you strategy of “How to Prepare UPSC Civil Services Mechanical Engineering Paper 2019“. This post is aimed to help you in forming your strategy for Mechanical Engineering optional for Civil Services Exam, considering its various aspects.

How to Prepare UPSC Mains Mechanical Engineering Paper 2019

UPSC Mains Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.

To Prepare UPSC Civil Services Mechanical Engineering Paper for 2019, you need to follow below-given steps.

Step 1 : Know the Syllabus – Mechanical Engineering Paper

UPSC MAINS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SYLLABUS 2019. Get UPSC Mains Mechanical Engineering Syllabus, Paper structure & Applicable Topics covered in UPSC Mains Mechanical Engineering Syllabus. Earlier we’ve provided UPSC Mains Exam Pattern & Structure for 2018 & 2019 exams .

Read : UPSC Civil Services Mechanical Engineering Syllabus 2019

Step 2 : Select the Best Reference Books for Mechanical Engineering Paper

Civil Services Mechanical Engineering part (As part of GS or as optional) requires vast but focused reading. Apart from the IAS Books for Mechanical Engineering – Civil Services Prelims Exam, the below mentioned books can help.

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Recommended Books for Mechanical Engineering – Civil Services Books – Mains Exam

Books On Mechanical Engineering for IAS Exam

  • Theory of Mechanics – S S Rattan
  • Theory of Mechanism and Mechanics – Jagdish Lal.
  • Mechanic of Solids – Popru
  • Manufacturing Science – Ghosh and Malik
  • Manufacturing Technology – P N Rao
  • Production Manangement – R K Jain
  • Principals of Manufacturing Material & Process – Campbeu
  • Fundamentals of Classed Thermodynamics – Van Wylen
  • Heat Transfer – Gupta Prakash
  • Heat and Mass Transfer – R. Yadav
  • Energy Conversion – Sukhalmoy
  • Environmental Pollution Central Engineering C S Rao
  • Fundamentals of Classed Thermodynamics – Van Wylen
  • Heat Transfer – Gupta Prakash
  • Heat and Mass Transfer – R. Yadav
  • Energy Conversion – Sukhalmoy
  • Environmental Pollution Central Engineering C S Rao
  • Surveying and Levelling – T P Kanetakar
  • Heat Conversion – Arora & Kundwar
  • Manufacturing Science – R K Jain
  • Thermodynamics – R Yadav Theory of Mechanics – S S Rattan
  • Theory of Mechanism and Mechanics – Jagdish Lal.
  • Mechanic of Solids – Popru
  • Manufacturing Science – Ghosh and Malik
  • Manufacturing Technology – P N Rao
  • Production Manangement – R K Jain
  • Principles of Manufacturing Material & Process – Campbeu
  • Surveying and Levelling – T P Kanetakar
  • Heat Conversion – Arora & Kundwar
  • Manufacturing Science – R K Jain
  • Thermodynamics – R Yadav

Step 3 : Prepare Important Topics

The preparation for Mains must be over before you start with Preliminary preparation, as the Main exam syllabus covers nearly 75% of the requirements of the Preliminary examination.

If a student has not done graduation with Mechanical Engineering, the suggested strategy would be as follows.

(1) Surveying the syllabus of Mechanical Engineering carefully and identifying the completely unfamiliar areas.

(2)  Going through at least 2 basic books with a purpose to acquaint yourself with the unfamiliar areas.

You can consider Mechanical Engineering books for Engineering Students

(3)  Doing a careful survey of the past 5 years’ Main Examination Question Papers and identifying the areas of significance.

(4)  Identifying the most fruitful areas:

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(5)  If we see the Main Examination paper of last few years, then it is obvious that the UPSC can ask even a short note on a topic which is otherwise quite long in coverage.

How to Study Mechanical Engineering for IAS Mains

Study approach for Mechanical Engineering

This optional is meant for Patience and Calmness. We need to make different strategies for both paper.

There may be some questions out of the topics in the syllabus, prepare for these new topics also as these repeat regularly.

Answer writing

  1. For Long answers-Introduction can be either indirect through some lines or quotes or direct with general explanation followed by exact definition.
  2. Thereafter topic need to be explained in short followed by establishing links with other chapters and focusing on the question again. Here give a pause,read the question again & think again. Diagrams can be used effectively.
  3. Ending of the answers should always be visionary/positive and solution based with example if needed or with some lines.
  4. There should be mixed use of paras and points. Examples should be quoted wherever possible but refrain from using one enterprise again & again.
  5. For short answers, write the basic definition and then directly hit the core.
  6. Ending should be solution based. For merit/demerit/feature use diagram or points.
  7. Test series can be joined for practice.

Step 4 : Prepare Previous Question papers

How much time it takes to prepare?

4-5 months, if you study Mechanical Engineering 12-15 hours per week. This should be enough. Also, it depends on how much can you recall your graduation concepts.

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