UPSC ESE 2021 -Exam Dates (OUT), Pattern, Result, Cut Off, Selection Process
UPSC ESE 2022: The Union Public Service Commission has declared UPSC ESE prelims exam 2022 date today, January 25. The UPSC ESE 2022 stage 1 exam will be conducted on February 20, 2022 in two shifts. The shift 1 of UPSC ESE 2022 timing will be from 10.00 am to 12:00 noon for GS paper 1 and shift 2 from 2.00 pm to 5:00 pm for paper 2, engineering specialised subject.
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Earlier, UPSC released calendar for 2022 session. As per the UPSC 2022 calendar, the UPSC ESE prelims exam 2022 will be held on February 20, 2022 while the mains will be held from June 26, 2022.
UPSC declared the ESE prelims 2021 result on August 06, 2021. UPSC ESE 2021 prelims exam was conducted on July 18, 2021. The IES result 2021 has been declared by the Commission at upsc.gov.in.
Latest: Download here the UPSC 2022 calendar. Check the UPSC ESE result 2021 for prelims stage.
Earlier, UPSC closed the ESE application form withdrawal window on May 10, 2021. The withdrawal window was open on May 4. UPSC released the ESE 2021 notification on April 7. The last date to fill the ESE application form 2021 was April 27, 2021. Applicants preparing for the ESE exam must check UPSC ESE question papers 2021 for their effective preparations. The selection process of the ESE exam comprises prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview. For more details about UPSC ESE 2021, candidates can check the article given below.
UPSC ESE 2021 - Highlights
Union Public Service Commission Engineering Services Exam
Union Public Service Commission
Mode of Exam
Language of Exam
Stages of exam
UPSC ESE selection process
Personality Test/ Personal Interview
ESE vacancy 2021
UPSC ESE Exam Dates 2021
Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC ESE exam date in the annual calendar on the official website. The exam conducting authority will release the application form along with the ESE notification 2021 on the official website. Candidates must check the ESE 2021 exam date to keep track of all the events related to the exam. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.
Important Dates for UPSC ESE 2021
UPSC ESE notification 2021
April 7, 2021
UPSC ESE 2021 registration
April 7, 2021
Last date to fill the application form
April 27, 2021
ESE application withdrawal dates
May 4, 2021
May 10, 2021
June 24, 2021
First week of November 2021
ESE exam date 2021
July 18, 2021
November 21, 2021
UPSC ESE result date 2021
August 06, 2021
To be announced
Date of Personality Test
To be announced
Declaration of final result
UPSC has declared the ESE result 2021 for prelims stage in online mode on August 06, 2021. The result of ESE 2021 has been released in PDF format and consists of the roll numbers of all qualified candidates. Applicants can also check their ESE scorecard 2021 after the declaration of the result. UPSC ESE final result will be released on the basis of performance in prelims, mains and personal interview.
ESE admit card 2021 for prelims exam was released by the UPSC on June 24 at upsc.gov.in. Applicants who successfully fill the application form can download the ESE admit card from the official website. The login credentials required to download the ESE 2021 admit card are registration number and date of birth. UPSC releases the admit card of ESE 2021 separately for prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview. Candidates also need to carry on valid photo ID proof along with the admit card at the exam centre. In case of any discrepancy in UPSC ESE admit card 2021, candidates must contact the exam conducting authority. For more details, candidates can check below.
Steps to Download UPSC ESE 2021 Admit Card
Visit the UPSC official website.
Click on the “Admit Cards” tab on the homepage.
Now click on “E-Admit Cards for various Examinations of UPSC”.
Select the UPSC Engineering Services Examination admit card.
Enter the login credentials - registration number and date of birth.
Download ESE admit card 2021 and save it for future reference.
UPSC ESE 2021 exam day guidelines
Reach the exam centre 90 minutes before the commencement of the ESE 2021 exam.
Do not carry any restricted items inside the examination hall.
Do not leave the ESE exam centre without the invigilator permission.
Candidates are allowed to carry their face mask, hand sanitiser and transparent water bottle inside the examination hall.
UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2021
The exam conducting authorities releases the ESE exam pattern in the official notification. As per the ESE exam pattern, the prelims exam will be objective type while the mains exam will be descriptive in nature. Candidates will be awarded two marks for every correct answer in the prelims exam. There will be a negative marking also of one-fourth mark for every wrong answer. Candidates must check the ESE 2021 exam pattern thoroughly before starting the preparations.
UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of exam
Offline (Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions)
Offline (Conventional Descriptive Type Questions)
Marks allotted for each paper
Paper 1 - 200
Paper 2- 300
Paper 1 - 300
Paper 2- 300
Number of questions
Paper 1 - 100
Paper 2- 150
Paper 1 - 8
Paper 2 - 8
Union Public Service Commission has released the ESE syllabus 2021 in the official notification. Candidates appearing for the exam must check the UPSC ESE syllabus for their effective preparations. The syllabus of UPSC ESE will be released separately for prelims and mains exam. With the help of the UPSC ESE syllabus, candidates can check the important chapters and topics asked in the examination.
Candidates preparing for the exam must check the best books for ESE 2021 for their preparations. With the help of UPSC Engineering Services exam books 2021, candidates can check the important topics asked in the exam. Along with the ESE books, candidates must also check the ESE preparation tips.
Union Public Service Commission will release the ESE question papers 2021 on its official website. Candidates can check the ESE 2021 question papers after the declaration of the final result. With the help of UPSC ESE question papers, candidates can check the previous year questions and topics asked in the exam. Applicants are advised to practice UPSC ESE previous year question papers for their practice.
Union Public Service Commission will release the ESE 2021 answer key after the declaration of the final result. The answer key of UPSC ESE 2021 comprises question numbers and their correct answers. With the help of the ESE 2021 answer key, candidates will be able to get all the correct answers. Applicants can also use previous year question papers and answer keys for their preparations.
Union Public Service Commission will release the cut off after the declaration of the result. The cut off marks of UPSC ESE 2021 will be released separately for all the categories. Applicants who score marks equal to or higher than the cut off marks will be declared as qualified by UPSC. For UPSC ESE previous year cut off, candidates can check the table given below.
UPSC ESE Cut off - Previous Year
Marks scored by the last recommended candidate
GEN - 702
OBC - 665
SC - 596
ST - 640
GEN - 704
OBC - 709
SC - 649
ST - 639
GEN - 709
OBC - 677
SC - 629
ST - 577
Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering
GEN - 698
OBC - 668
SC - 593
ST - 560
The exam conducting authority mentions the ESE eligibility criteria in the official notification. The eligibility criteria of UPSC ESE comprises Nationality, age limit and educational qualification. Candidates appearing for the UPSC ESE exam 2021 must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. For more detail, candidates can check below.
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Nationality
To be eligible for UPSC ESE 2021, the candidate must be either
a citizen of India,
a subject of Bhutan,
a subject of Nepal,
a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention to permanently settle in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention to permanently reside in India
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Educational Qualification
A candidate must have 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.
The aspirant must have obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such a foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time.
A candidate must have passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India).
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit
Applicant must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have crossed the age of 30 years on January 1, 2021.
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Relaxation
Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir
Deaf‐mute and orthopedically handicapped person
UPSC opened the ESE application form withdrawal window on May 4, at upsconline.nic.in. The last date to withdraw the ESE application was May 10, 2021. Union Public Service Commission released the ESE 2021 application form on April 7. The last date to fill the ESE application form 2021 was April 27. Candidates can fill the application form from the UPSC official website. Candidates first need to complete UPSC ESE 2021 registration. After successful registration, candidates can proceed to fill the application form. The application fee for the ESE exam is Rs. 200/-. However, reserved category and female candidates are exempted from fee payment. Candidates also need to upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature in the ESE application form.
Union Public Service Commission has released the ESE exam centres in the official notification. The exam centres of UPSC ESE are released separately for prelims and mains examination. Candidates must fill the ESE 2021 exam city carefully in the application form. UPSC does not provide any correction window after the conclusion of the application process.
UPSC ESE Selection Process 2021
The exam conducting authority releases the ESE selection process in the official notification. UPSC ESE 2021 selection process comprises prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview. Candidates who qualify for the prelims exam will be called for the mains exam later. For more details, candidates can check below.
Personality Test (Interview)
How to prepare for UPSC ESE 2021
Make a study time table for better time management.
Go through the exam pattern and syllabus.
Practice UPSC ESE previous year question papers.
Make short notes of all topics for revision purpose.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC ESE 2021 -Exam Dates (OUT), Pattern, Result, Cut Off, Selection Process
Question: What is the age limit to apply for UPSC ESE 2021?
Candidates between 21 to 30 years can apply for the UPSC ESE exam.
Question: What are the details required to download the UPSC ESE admit card 2021?
Candidates can download the UPSC ESE admit card through their application number and date of birth.
Question: How to download UPSC previous year question papers?
Candidates can download the UPSC ESE question papers from the official website after the conclusion of the exam.
Question: What is the application fee of UPSC ESE 2021?
UPSC ESE application is Rs. 200/-for general category male candidates while reserved category and female candidates are exempted from fee payment.
Question: Is there any age relaxation in the ESE 2021 exam?
Yes, there will be age relaxation in UPSC ESE exam for candidates belonging to reserved category.
Question: What is the selection process of UPSC ESE 2021?
UPSC ESE 2021 selection process comprises prelims, mains and personal interview.
Question: Can I challenge UPSC ESE answer key 2021?
No, candidates are not allowed to challenge the UPSC answer key.
Question: Can the ESE application be withdrawan once successfully submitted?
Yes, ESE application withdrawal window was open from May 4 to 10, 2021.
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