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Name: ESE
Exam Full Name:: Engineering Services Examination
Category: UPSC Exams
Website: www.upsc.gov.in
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Description

The Combined Engineering Services Examination is conducted by the UPSC every year for recruitment to the four categories of Engineering services:

 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and
  • Electronics & telecommunication Engineering.

 

Engineers selected through the Combined Engineering Services Examination are appointed to various posts in governmental organizations like:

  1. Indian Railways
  2. Central Engineering Service
  3. Survey of India
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch)
  5. Military Engineer Services
  6. Indian Telecommunication ServiceCentral Power Engineering Service
  7. Central Water Engineering Service etc.

 

Exam Level

National level exam

Contact Information

(I) Nationality : A candidate must be either :

a. A citizen of India, or
b. A subject of Nepal, or
c. A subject of Bhutan, or
d. A Tibetan refugee who came over to Indian before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d)  above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

 

(II) Age Limit :

(a) A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st August,as on the year of joining.

(b) The upper age-limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities.

(i)Their is no relexation for a candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. 

(ii) A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/Office for at least 3 years on the 1st August, as on the year of joining.

 

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The following will be the subjects for the written examination :-

Section Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I-Civil Engineering
I-Objective Papers General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)
2 hrs 200
Civil Engineering Paper I 2 hrs 200
Civil Engineering Paper II 2 hrs 200
II–Conventional Papers Civil Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Civil Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
  Total 1000
II-Mechanical Engineering
I-Objective Papers General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)
2 hrs 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper I 2 hrs 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper II 2 hrs 200
II–Conventional Papers Mechanical Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
  Total 1000
III-Electrical Engineering
I-Objective Papers General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)
2 hrs 200
Electrical Engineering Paper I 2 hrs 200
Electrical Engineering Paper II 2 hrs 200
II–Conventional Papers Electrical Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Electrical Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
  Total 1000
III-Electronics and Telecommuncation Engineering
I-Objective Papers General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)
2 hrs 200
Electronics and Telecommuncation Engineering Paper I 2 hrs 200
Electronics and Telecommuncation Engineering Paper II 2 hrs 200
II–Conventional Papers Electronics and Telecommuncation Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Electronics and Telecommuncation Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
  Total 1000

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