Engineering Services Exam / Indian Engineering Service

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 organisations, such as Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES), Military Engineering Services (MES), and others.

The standard of paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Stage-I Examination) is such as may be expected of an Engineering or Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects is approximately of that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. There is no practical examination in any of the subjects.

Preliminary Examination of Stage-I (objective type Paper-II) contains syllabus of both the papers and Main Examination of Stage-II (Engineering Paper-I and Paper-II) contains separate syllabus. Paper 1 has topics from Building Materials; Solid Mechanics; Structural Analysis; Design of Steel Structures; Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures; and Construction Practice, Planning and Management.

Paper 2 has topics from Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power; Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering; Surveying and Geology; and Transportation Engineering.

Preliminary Examination of Stage-I (objective type Paper-II) contains syllabus of both the papers and Main Examination of Stage-II (Engineering Paper-I and Paper-II) contains separate syllabus. Paper 1 has topics from Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer; IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; Turbo Machinery; Power Plant Engineering; and Renewable Sources of Energy.

Paper 2 has topics from Engineering Mechanics; Engineering Materials; Mechanisms and Machines; Design of Machine Elements; Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering; and Mechatronics and Robotics.

Preliminary Examination of Stage-I (objective type Paper-II) contains syllabus of both the papers and Main Examination of Stage-II (Engineering Paper-I and Paper-II) contains separate syllabus. Paper 1 has topics from Engineering Mathematics; Electrical Materials; Electric Circuits and Fields; Electrical and Electronic Measurements; Computer Fundamentals; and Basic Electronics Engineering.

Paper 2 has topics from Analog and Digital Electronics; Systems and Signal Processing; Control Systems; Electrical Machines; Power Systems; and Power Electronics and Drives.

Preliminary Examination of Stage-I (objective type Paper-II) contains syllabus of both the papers and Main Examination of Stage-II (Engineering Paper-I and Paper-II) contains separate syllabus. Paper 1 has topics from Basic Electronics Engineering; Basic Electrical Engineering; Materials Science; Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation; Network Theory; and Analog and Digital Circuits.

Paper 2 has topics from Analog and Digital Communication Systems; Control Systems; Computer Organization and Architecture; Electro Magnetics; Advanced Electronics Topics; and Advanced Communication Topics.

The standard of paper in General Ability Test is such as may be expected of an Engineering or Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects is approximately of the level of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. There is no practical examination in any of the subjects.

The cutoff is minimum qualifying standards or marks in order to qualify the next stage. There are three stages - preliminary exam, main exam and final personality test stage.