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), and others.
UPSC ESE/IES 2018 Important Dates
- Date of Notification: 27 September, 2017
- Last Date to Apply: 23 October, 2017
- Date of Preliminary Exam: 7 January, 2018
- Date of Main Exam: 1 July, 2018
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.
ESE Exam Pattern
|Stage - I (Preliminary)||Objective Papers||Duration||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|
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.
ESE Exam Syllabus
- General Ability Test Syllabus
- Category I: Civil Engineering
- Category II: Mechanical Engineering
- Category III: Electrical Engineering
- Category IV: Electronics & Communication Engineering
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