Tips from ESE Electrical Topper(AIR 6)

This post is written by Anas Feroz, ESE 2015 AIR 6 from Electrical Engineering. He can be reached at



I got selected in BARC, PGCIL, HPCL, IOCL , NTPC, DMRC and ONGC , thanks for the reason that i did’nt gave up on my ESE preparation. Most of the interview questions were from the conventional questions i was practicing.

Considering the fact that you have been called for  PSU interviews, I’m assuming that you have a good command over technical topics from your gate preparation.

Now what extra is required is to go through the theory because all psu’s will ask you theory questions in the interview. Now if you’re preparing for ESE you ‘re theory part will be taken care of automatically. You also need to go through the psu website and jot down some important projects, board members name, CSR projects, etc that might help you in the introduction part.

Give it only 1 hour before the day of the interview.

Also you can save the time on the interview day by taking your notes copy or the company notes and reading them there itself.

I’ll highlight some important points regarding some companies.


Prepare 5 topics as they’ll ask you to name 5 of your favorite subjects, in the order of your competency. The questions are specifically the same as we practice in conventional for ESE. I got delighted when they asked me to draw circuits and waveforms. They’ll start from the very basics and then increase there level of questions. Don’t worry if you’re not able to answer them. Just focus on your approach. Give them some hint or direction as to how the question can be tackled. I was able to answer 60% of the questions and got selected. If you’re interview is lasting for more than 45 minutes then you’re in their good books.



Since i’m from electrical background i’ll highlight some topics from which the questions can be expected.

Power system Protection.

Electrical engineering basics.

Advantages of Grid system.



Regenerative braking.

Carbon credits.

Power system Protection.

For oil companies-


Learn about the refineries and their location. Dont forget to remember the first or the oldest one as it will make the introduction about the company sound better. Go through the Psu’s website and find whatever technical projects you can find. If you’re BTP is in the same topic you can talk about it. Also read about their CSR activities.

Also go through Electrical engineering interview questions and answers . You can read 1 to 2 chapters daily during lunch or dinner.


All the best.

17 Replies to “Tips from ESE Electrical Topper(AIR 6)”

  1. Sir,

    I am a prefinal year computer science engineering
    student from kerala. I am having a doubt that,
    there is no Engineering Service Exam for Computer Science stream.Is it true?
    Kindly reply.

    With Regards,
    Arjun R.

    1. There is no subject of computer science in ESE. You can appear, but you will have to choose one out of 4 subjects i.e civil,mechanical, electrical And electronics.

  2. sir,

    im a final year student electrical engineering from maharashtra. I want some tips actually im confused about ias or ies.

  3. Sir,
    Please give some tips on cracking the ESE interview..I am also from much helpful made easy interview classes will be(if u have idea about that)
    Thank you sir

  4. Hello sir.. I cleared ies written…I am confused about reservation..I applied as obc non creamy.. But last year my father income raised to 8.5l…I have obc in 2014…do I need to apply for New one??? Since obc validity is 3 years and in the annexure they asked for it returns…what should I do now..any pblm with my father recent package and my candidature?

    Plz mail me the reply

    1. Dear, there are some criteria that must be known before applying in OBC category. If your father is appointed in Group A services, or if your father promoted to group A within 15 years of service, you can not apply with OBC category irrespective of any salary. For PSU you have to consider Group A equivalent post as per recent judgement. For other cases except Government service, you have to consider income criteria. It is mandatory to fill details from ITR .

  5. hello sir, i have cleared ESE 2016 written exam. sir i want to appear for civil service exam . sir please guide me what should be my service preferences considering the fact of only one year extra ordinary leave for Indian railways service. waiting for your reply sir,,, thank you.

    1. IF your ultimate goal is IAS, then railways will not be a good option. Although it gives 1 year leave but after that you will not be able to give further attempts.

      CPWD/MES/IRSS/CES can be good option.

  6. Sir,
    Could you please guide us about the best available notes cand textbooks for ese 2017 ELECTRICAL exams???
    For objective and conventional

  7. Dear Sir,
    I hav cleared written exam on ESE-16.
    i have 2 year gap after btech. i hav literally wasted a yr running after hopeless things and 1 yr i prepared fr the exam. Please tell me what shud i say about that 1 yr, without getting a negative impression. since PT is the deciding factor fr final listing, I am worried.

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