UPSC ESE Eligibility Details, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Syllabus and Study Materials

I. Nationality: A Candidate must be
* a citizen of India,( or)
* a subject of Nepal, (or)
*.a subject of Bhutan, (or)
* a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01 January , 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
* a Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakisthan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countires of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawim Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 21-30 years (he/ she must born between 02-01-1986 and 01-01-1995).

Upper Age Limit Relaxation:
i. Upto maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a SC or ST.
ii. 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC.
iii. 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01-01-1980 to the 31-12-1989.
iv. 3 years, in the case of Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.
v. 5 years in the case of Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered atleast five years Military Service.
vi. 5 years in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 01-01-2016.
vii. 10 years in the case of deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

III. Minimum Educational Qualification: 
A. Obtained a Degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
B. passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India); or
C.. obtained a Degree/ Diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/ College/ Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
D. passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
E.  passed Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or

(IV). Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination.

Exam Pattern: Engineering Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission  is consists of two sections of written examination and interview.
1. Written Examination
2. Personality Test or Interview

I. Written Examination: The written Examination will comprise two sections – Section I –   consisting only of objective types of questions and Section II  – conventional papers. Both Sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering disciplines viz. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge Subjects for the Written Examination.

NOTE: Candidates will be supplied with standard tables/charts in SI units in the Examination hall for reference purpose, wherever considered necessary.

Subjects for the Written Examination:

Category I:  Civil Engineering

Subject   Duration Maximum Marks
Section 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
Section II- Conventional Papers
Civil Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Civil Engineering  Paper II 3 hrs 200
Total 1000

Category II: Mechanical Engineering

Subject   Duration Maximum Marks
Section 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
Section II- Conventional Papers
Mechanical Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
Total 1000

Category III: Electrical Engineering

Subject  Duration Maximum Marks
Section 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
Section II- Conventional Papers
Electrical Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Electrical Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
Total 1000

Category IV: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Subject  Duration Maximum Marks
Section I- Objective Papers
General Ability Test (Part A: General English) (Part B: General Studies) 2 hrs 200
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper I 2 hrs 200
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper II 2 hrs 200
Section II- Conventional Papers
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper I 3 hrs 200
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper II 3 hrs 200
Total 1000

Note: Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the blind candidates and the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will also be allowed in the Engineering Services Examination.

II. Personality Test or Interview: In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity,tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

UPSC ESE Selection Process Details: The candidates applying for the Engineering Services Examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. The selection process for the Engineering Services Examination are given below….

UPSC ESE Selection Process:

Selection process will be done in two stages (i). Written Examination (ii). Interview

I. Written Examination: Written Examination will comprise two sections—Section I consisting only of objective types of questions and Section II of conventional papers. There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type questions.Candidates will be qualified for interview or personality test on the results of the written part of the examination.

The Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination. The Objective Type papers as contained in Section-I of the Plan of the Examination will be evaluated first and evaluation of the Conventional Type Papers contained in Section-II of the Plan of Examination will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Objective Types Papers, as fixed by the Commission

II. Interview: Part II—Personality test carrying a maximum of 200 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the basis of the written examination

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