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.

UPSC ESE/IES 2016

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 27 February, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 25 March, 2016
  • Date of Exam: 27 May 2016 (3 days exam)

Eligibility

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

New ESE Exam Pattern (From 2017)

New pattern will be implemented from the year 2017 onwards.

Stage - I (Preliminary) Objective Papers Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I (Common to all) General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 2 Hours 200
Paper II Engineering Specific 3 Hours 300
Stage I Total     500
Stage II (Mains) Subjective Papers    
Engineering Paper I   3 Hours 300
Engineering Paper II   3 Hours 300
Stage II Total     600
Stage I + II Total     1100
Stage III Personality Test   200
Grand Total     1300

Only those candidates qualifying at Stage I are permitted to appear for Stage-II examination. Similarly, only those Candidates qualifying at Stage-I + Stage-II are permitted to appear for Stage-III examination.

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