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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 | Pioneer

ESE Analysis: It was Easy to Moderate

The Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by UPSC every year for recruiting engineers to work for the Government. Candidates who clear the paper get opportunity to work as Class One officers in the public sector such as Indian Railways, Telecommunication and Defense Service of Engineers. The ESE is considered as one of the toughest exams in India as there are only a handful of posts and competition is quite high. The exam constitutes of a two-stage written exam — Prelims and Main, followed by an interview. This year, the ESE preliminary exam was held on January 5.

The Prelims had two papers:

Paper 1: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. It consists of 100 questions with a total of 200 marks. Candidates get two hours to solve it.

Paper 2: Engineering Discipline Paper. It consists of 150 questions with a total of 300 marks. Candidates get three hours to solve it.

Candidates who clear the Prelims will be eligible for the Mains.

Students are required to attempt a total of 35-40 questions to clear the exam.

smart micro coaching launched

The Enerjee Eduventure launched a smart micro coaching for tricity's students. Under this, the students will be taught stress management along with learning techniques and working knowledge. Announcing this, EnerJEE founder Nishant Porwal said that their aim to make the education system of the country better and provide good quality education for the students also to make tricity — Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali a quality education hub. On the other hand, for the poor students, EnerJEE Smart Learning technique is going to start a new initiative of free coaching in Chandigarh and Panchkula.

The objective of opening this institute in Panchkula is the surrounding four States; to provide better quality education to the students of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh.

An app — EnerJEE — was also launched for students as doubt clearing programme. “Students can clear their doubts at any time from the faculty. By which students will get rid of stress and they will be able to spend maximum time for practice,” Porwal said.

shift in skills for health tech jobs

With the advent of new technologies and innovative care delivery models, there is a major shift in skill requirements for health tech jobs of the future. Shailendra Bassi, director Recruitment, Optum Global Solution said:  “The deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) as well as other emerging technologies and data-driven tools, are creating a high demand for professionals with a background in data analytics. Similarly, with changing business models, the demand for full stack developers with proficient and diverse coding skills is also increasing. Hence, the primary ask of the health tech sector in coming year is about the need of diverse workforce that has to be reskilled/upskilled. Consequently micro as well as classroom learning is expected to be a major trend in 2020.”

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