Almost every year in June/July BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited) conducts recruitment exam for graduate engineers (freshers) to recruit about 150 odd engineers. This year the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 26th June 2011 (Sunday). Where to find the prep materials for BEL exam – the sample papers & books?
This is the scope of this blog article which points you to the sources of the exam prep material.
If you are a fresher, a graduate engineer and would like to apply for BEL exam, you can go through my previous blog article titled: BEL Recruitment 2012 (Engineer & HR) Notification Eligibility Forms
which tells you how to apply for the same.
First the pattern of BEL graduate engineers exam.
BEL exam pattern:
BEL in its graduate engineer exam notification has not said much about the pattern of the written exam, except that the selection process would consist of a written test followed by interview.
So I had to search on the net for the pattern of written exam of previous years and I could find that the BEL written exam consist of a total 150 marks containing following two sections:
1.0 Aptitude section:
consist of 30 questions each weighing 1 mark. Questions on passage comprehension, grammar, data interpretation & logical reasoning is asked.
2.0 Technical section:
consist of 120 questions each weighing 1 mark. Subject specific (Electronics, Mechanical or Computer Science) questions are asked.
You have to answer the 150 question, 150 marks paper in 2-n-half hour. There is negative marking of -0.25 for each wrong answer
and hence you should be cautious in making guesses.
BEL graduate engineer exam sample papers:
I had searched on the net for previous years papers of BEL exam to find the standard of questions. However, prep materials available on the net for BEL exam is very less. I could find following two websites where you can find exam experiences of few examinees who had appeared in BEL graduate engineer exam before:
: It has a good collection of BEL exam experiences contributed by seven previous exam examinees. You can see one-by-one by clicking the links as shown above.
: You can find one old Electronics question paper submitted by a previous examinee.
BEL Exam Preparatory books:
Which books to study in your preparation for BEL graduate engineer exam? I just searched net and could find the following books, which you may find useful. These books have been published for BHEL Engineer Trainee exam, which has same test sections (Aptitude & Technical), as you can find in my previous blog post titled: BHEL ET Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books
. Also, as both of them are public sector industries, you can use these books to prepare for BEL graduate engineers exam.
These books are available in most of the bookstores, but in case you do not find them, you can order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com
which offers huge discount upto 30%,
apart from free shipping/postage.
You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery
” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:
Prep Books for BEL Exam Aptitude test papers:
List Price: Rs. 695, Offer Price: Rs. 487, Discount:Rs. 208 (30%).
List Price: Rs. 440, Offer Price: Rs. 308, Discount: Rs. 132 (30%).
Prep Books for BEL Exam Technical test paper:
These guide books on BHEL also have the Aptitude test section in addition to technical test section:
Price: Rs. 595
List Price: Rs. 425, Offer Price: 356, Discount: Rs. 69 (16%).
BEL Interview questions:
BEL interview experience in yuvajobs may be found useful by you. Also this blog has an exhaustive blog article on Job Interview
questions which I am surely would be useful to you.
Hope with above BEL exam study materials (Exam Pattern, Sample papers and Books) you would be able to crack the BEL Gradute Engineer Exam. I would be on the lookout for more such resources and would post the same as and when I spot them. So kindly keep visiting me!