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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: 27 February, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 25 March, 2016
  • Date of Exam: 27 May 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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#273 Archana.k 2015-11-26 18:05
Is msc(electronics ) student appear for IES examination
#272 Archana.k 2015-11-26 18:03
Is msc(ectronics) student are appear for IES examiniation?
#271 RK Chauhan 2015-11-22 12:01
I am doing 3rd year in Computer Engg can I apply for ese exam
#270 mahamathi 2015-11-19 23:02
hello sir now i am doing final year mechanical engg.i want some clear idea, i prefer irs exam over ies exam,it is right or wrong?.an engg student write the irs exam is good or bad?
#269 Abdu 2015-11-19 15:09
Hello sir, I have completed Bachelor of Engineering in medical electronics.Am I eligible for ESE? ??
#268 Gideon Enghee 2015-11-17 10:28
Sir I am pursuing B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. Am I eligible for appearing ESE exam in Electrical Engineering category?
#267 Vignesh P 2015-11-06 11:27
Dear sir,
I have completed Amie am i eligible for all these engg related UPSC exams
#266 s.saradha 2015-10-16 19:25
Gd eve sir,Im final year ece student ,can i attent MES exm ,then which syllabus i will follow that exm
#265 satyaranjan swain 2015-10-15 11:33
i m a computer science student batch 2012-16;
can i write ies exam?
1.what is syllabus for me plz tellme? to apply fo exam?
3.Advantage for writing exam?
#264 kunal y chavan 2015-10-10 15:56
is computer engineering students are appear for IES examination?
#263 gomathi.r 2015-09-29 12:36
i am final yr eee student. whether i am eligible for ese exam

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