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

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,
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,

APSPDCL 2014 paper uploaded

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

With best wishes,
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:
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

With best wishes,
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.
Test Paper Codes

31st January 2015 (Saturday)
9:00 Hrs - 12:00 Hrs [FN Session]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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