Pursuing a career in BEL or Bharat Electronics Limited is a dream for many an engineer. The post of Probationary Engineer is a much coveted position – as it offers the dignity and stability of a government job, a lucrative salary – about 35,000 to 40,000 per month including base salary, dearness allowances and other benefits, and the chance to work with one of the most renowned PSUs.
Every year BEL recruits 33 Electronics, 20 Mechanical 10 Computer Science and 3 Civil Engineering Graduates as Probationary Engineers. As with any PSU, competition is intense. In order to be eligible for this post, you must have a 1st Class in Btech, or B.Sc in either Electronics & Communications Engineering, or Computer Science, Mechanical and Civil Engineering from an AICTE approved college, not less be 25 years of age.
Today we will share some tips how to crack the BEL entrance exam. Like any other All India Competitive exams, preparation for BEL requires hard work, dedication and strategic preparation.
Basics : BEL entrance examination is quite similar to GATE examination ( another major examination for engineers) . Aside from quantitative aptitude, and logical/analytical/reasoning aptitude questions, this exam also tests your knowledge of basic engineering concepts of your field. If you are an Electronics engineer, you should brush up your concepts on topics such as control systems, analog and digital electronics, advanced microprocessor, and interfacing, digital logic design etc.
In the BEL exam in total 150 questions are asked. 30-40% of the questions are asked from Engineering mathematics. In order to brush up these concepts you can consults book by R.K Jain.
A for Aptitude : Brush up your aptitude Concentrate and work towards in areas such as data interpretation, probability, algebra, geometry. blood relations, etc. Engineers more than anyone are expected to have superior analytical aptitude and not performing well in these sections won’t do. About 30 questions are asked from this section.
Strategic Exam Taking : You will have to solve 150 questions in exactly 2 and half hour. This means you will be having little more than a minute for each question. Attempt questions whose answers you know for certain. BEL has negative marking of 0.25 per question, so avoid making ‘’lucky guesses’’.