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ESE - Engineering Services Exam


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Engineering Services Examination as a combined competitive examination for recruitment to the services or posts of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. The exam is conducted for selection engineers for Government of India's engineering organizations, such as Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES), Military Engineering Services (MES), etc.

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: March, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: April, 2016
  • Date of Exam: June, 2016 (3 days exam)


Age Eligibility: You need to be between 21 years to 30 years as on 1st January of the exam year. Age relaxations exist as per the government rules.

Academic Qualification Eligibility: You must be a graduate in Engineering from a recognized university. Final year students can also appear in IES exam.

Exam Pattern

The written exam comprises of 2 sections. Section I consists of only objective type questions and section II comprises conventional papers. Both the papers cover entire syllabus of the relevant engineering disciplines. If you qualify the written examination, personality test of 200 marks is conducted.
Section/Paper Duration Maximum Marks
Section I (Objective)    
General Ability Test 2 Hours 200
Engineering Paper I 2 Hours 200
Engineering Paper II 2 Hours 200
Section II (Conventional)    
Engineering Paper I 3 Hours 200
Engineering Paper II 3 Hours 200

Exam Syllabus

How to Apply?

You have to apply online only by using the website

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#247 Abdul211212 2015-08-02 04:54
Sir i am currently in 3 rd year.
My date of birth is 12/01/1996 Will i am eligible for ese 2017 because as per rule i have to complete 21 year on 1st jan of 2017 but on that time i will be of 20 year and 353 days.
#246 APURVA SINGH 2015-07-31 14:49
Hello Sir,
I am currently pursuing b-tech in computer science and engineering. I am highly interested in civil services. I am interested in chemistry and have planned to take it as one optional subject but really confused about the other one. Is there any scope of computer courses?
#245 shaikh Rahil Farooque 2015-07-28 19:02
]sir i am petroleum engg. student can i apply for ISE
#244 Bharatraj Astaya 2015-07-25 11:04
sir, i am a final year student, can i attend IES exame.
how should i prepare.
#243 raja raj 2015-07-13 06:44
what is the scope of computer science student in UPSC.. plz send my reply..
i am waiting your reply..
#242 zawed 2015-07-12 21:28
Sir,I am final year students in Energy Engineering ,,can eligible of this exxxmm ,,,,tell me plz
#241 sita 2015-07-12 18:45
sir i am final year B.E student i am completed my course in 2016 how can prepare ies exam syllabus.reply pls
con no:9543213355
#240 Ishan Juneja 2015-07-10 18:38
I have done B.Arch and M.Tech can i apply for this exam plzz let me know...
#239 IMTIAZ BIN LADEN 2015-07-09 17:43
is the syllabus bigger than postgraduate syllabus of calcutta university
#238 nellure 2015-07-08 10:42
Quoting priyanka priya:
Sir, i completed my UG in computer science , am i applicable.. to write ies exam... pls reply

yes u can apply

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