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 an 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 consists of a total 150 marks containing the following two sections:
1.0 Aptitude section:
It consist of 30 questions each weighing 1 mark. Questions on passage comprehension, grammar, data interpretation & logical reasoning are asked.
2.0 Technical section:
It consists of 120 questions each weighing 1 mark. Subject-specific (Electronics, Mechanical or Computer Science) questions are asked.
You have to answer the 150 questions, 150 marks paper in a 2-n-half hour. There is a negative marking of -0.25 for each wrong answer and hence you should be cautious in making guesses.
BEL Exam Preparatory books:
Prep Books for BEL Exam Aptitude test papers:
- Guide to general aptitude test by GK Publisher
- S.chand A modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
- S.Chand quantitative aptitude for competitive examination by R.S. Aggarwal
Prep Books for BEL Exam Technical test paper:
These guide books on BHEL also have the Aptitude test section in addition to the technical test section:
- Guide to BHEL – Electronics Engineering by Mittal GK Publishers
- Guide to BHEL – Mechanical engineering by Mittal GK Publishers
- NTPC Computer Science/Information technology by Mittal GK Publishers
- Galgotia question bank in electrical and Electronics Engineering by Harish C. Rai and Ashok Raj
Other Recommended Books:
- Electric Circuits and Networks by K. S. Suresh Kumar
- Linear Circuits Analysis by DeCarlo Lin
- Network Analysis by M.E Van Valkenburg
- Digital Logic and Computer Design by M Morris Mano
- Principle of Digital Electronics by Malvino & Leach
- A Text of Electrical Technology by B. L. Theraja, and A. K. Theraja
- Modern Control Engineering by Katsuhiko Ogata
- Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Applications by Ramesh S. Gaonkar
- Microcomputers and Microprocessors: Programming, Interfacing, and Troubleshooting by John E. Uffenbeck