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What is ESE

Indian Engineering Services remains the most south-after career for the engineering graduates in India. An all India level competitive examination, called Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The examination constitutes a two stage written examination and followed by an interview. ESE is considered as one of the toughest examination in Indian due to the difficulty related to the examination and the selection procedure. Also there are less number of posts and more number of aspirants. The candidates who get selected for ESE, enjoy a very high respected and stature in the society. Candidates who are selected for ESE are appointed as Assistant Executive Engineer in various departments under central government for Group A and Group B posts. The various services in which recruitment is made through ESE Include Indian Railways, Central Engineering, Central Water Engineering, Border Roads Engineering. Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Ordinance Factories, Central Power Engineering, Indian Naval Armament Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Indian Telecommunication Service, Wireless Planning & Co-ordination Wing etc.

Age Limit

21 to 30 years (1st August of Examination Year) (However certain categories of persons (SC, ST & OBC) and certain departmental candidates are eligible for age relaxation).

Educational Qualifications

A degree in Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects are also eligible. Candidates appearing their final year engineering degree examination or equivalent are also eligible.

Vacancies

Engineering Service Examinations
Vacancies (Approximately)
Year CS ME EE E&T Total
2009 205 130 59 75 469
2010 178 134 102 170 584
2011 248 170 112 163 693
2012 269 169 103 94 635
2013 233 150 181 138 702
2014 242 125 104 108 589
2015 151 99 86 98 434
2016 204 177 123 104 608

UPSC announced 3 Stage Pattern for ESE- 2018

STAGE – I ENGINEERING SERVICES
(PRELIMINARY/STAGE-1)
EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE PAPERS)
MARKS DURATION
Paper-I
(Common for All Candidates)
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper Duration 2 hours
Marks : 200 (Max)
Paper-II Engineering discipline- Specific Paper (CE / ME / EE / E& T) Duration 3 hours
Marks : 300 (Max)
STAGE- I Sub-Total 500 Marks (Max)
Minimum Qualifying Marks for each Paper will be at the discretion of the commission. Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage to be permitted to appear for Stage-II examination.
STAGE- II EXAMINATION (MAINS/STAGE-II EXAMINATION
(CONVENTIONAL TYPE PAPERS)
MARKS DURATION
Paper I
(Common for All Candidates)
Engineering discipline- Specific Paper-I (CE / ME/ EE / E& T) Duration : 3 hours
Marks : 300 (Max)
Paper II Engineering discipline – Specific Paper – II (CE / ME / EE / E & T) Duration : 3 hours
Marks : 300 (Max)
STATE – II Sub-Total 600 Marks (Max)
STATE – I & II Total 110 Marks (Max)
Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e, Stage) + Stage II + Stage III) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engg. Services Exam.
STATE – III - MARKS
STATE – III Personality Test Marks : 200 (Max)
STATE – 1+II+III Grand Test Marks : 1300 (Max)
Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e, Stage) + Stage II + Stage III) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engg. Services Exam.

Cut off Marks (ESE -2017)

Preliminary / Stage - I (Objective Type Papers)
Minimum qualifying standards / marks* for admissions to Mains / Stage-II (Out of 500 marks)
Stream GEN OBC SC ST PH - 1 PH - 3
CE 202 177 148 151 102 068
ME 231 207 165 147 108 099
Preliminary / Stage - II (Conventional Type Papers)
Minimum qualifying standards / marks** {Out of 1100 marks (500 marks of Preliminary/Stage-I+600 marks of Mains/Stage-II)}
Stream GEN OBC SC ST PH - 1 PH - 3
CE 520 459 415 439 315 145
ME 553 485 428 399 275 278
Final stage after PT/Stage-III
Marks secured by the last recommended candidate (Out of 1300 marks)
Stream GEN OBC SC ST PH - 1 PH - 3
CE 691 650 564 578 437 311
ME 723 673 576 550 452 502

Announcements

  • GATE / IES -2019 Coaching Admissions are open
  • Weekend & long term batches starts from 6th JANUARY-2018
  • REGULAR batches starts from 6th JANUARY-2018
  • Day batches starts from 6th JANUARY-2018.