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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 Notifiaction: 14 March, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: 10 April, 2015
  • Date of Exam: 12 June, 2015 (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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#258 Sakshi gupta 2015-07-05 11:14
Cn btech IT graduates be eligible for exam?
Plz send me the sylabus n criterion for ds field...
#257 Ram Kr 2015-07-03 22:03
Sir, is There any change in pattern of questions expected in IES 2016??
#256 TRC 2015-06-27 15:43
can B.Tech & M.Tech Computer Science person eligible for IES Examinations ? Please send me the detail informations about IES eligibility & other National International Exams for B.Tech & M.Tech Computer Science
#255 Nikita.Mane 2015-06-25 10:38
Sir, i completed my MCA in computer science , am i applicable.. to write ies exam... pls reply
#254 Manav85 2015-06-21 17:14
Quoting rameez123:
my age is 25.10.1985, can i go for engineering services exam

yes you can appear for ES 2016. because on 1st August 2016 you will be still 30 years old.
#253 priyanka priya 2015-06-18 22:52
Sir, i completed my UG in computer science , am i applicable.. to write ies exam... pls reply
#252 pig 2015-06-15 18:37
yes...scientifi c calculator is allowed...
#251 pig 2015-06-15 18:36
only engg. students can apply... min age 21 years and should be passed out or in last sem...
#250 pig 2015-06-15 18:34
:lol: :D :-? :eek:
#249 Dhiraj82 2015-06-15 18:34
is scientific calculator allowed in IES??
#248 Pavan charjan 2015-06-15 08:34
dear sir,
I am 3rd year regular student
am I eligible for IES 2016 ?

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