Team Careers360, 06 Jan 2019, #UPSC ESE

UPSC ESE 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted the preliminary exam of ESE on January 6, 2019. The result of the preliminary exam is expected to be announced in March 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the preliminary exam will be able to check their result on the official website. UPSC ESE 2019 result will be available in pdf format. Shortlisted candidates in the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear in the mains exam. The mains examination of UPSC ESE 2019 is scheduled to be held on June 30, 2019. The admit card of mains exam is expected to be released in May 2019.

UPSC conducts Engineering Services Examination (ESE)  is conducted for the recruitment to the Group A/B services in Indian Railway, Indian Ordinance Factories, Central Water Engineering Service, Indian Skill Development Service etc. Recruitment is made to the services/posts under Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication engineering categories. As many as 581 vacancies have been announced by UPSC for this recruitment. UPSC ESE 2019 will be conducted in three stages – Preliminary, main and interview. Read below for more details on the application form, eligibility criteria, exam dates, exam centers, and selection process.


UPSC ESE 2019 – Overview

Name of the exam

UPSC ESE Recruitment

Examination name


Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission

Total number of vacancies

600 (approx)

Exam mode



Engineering degree

Age limit

21 to 30

Pay scale



UPSC ESE Vacancy Details 2019

UPSC ESE has released approximately 581 the vacancies along with the notification.

UPSC ESE Exam Dates 2019

The dates related to the application form, exam, admit card and result are given below. Candidates who are preparing for UPSC ESE exam can track the events through these dates.



UPSC ESE notification release date 2019

September 26, 2018

UPSC ESE application form starting date 2019

September 26, 2018

UPSC ESE application form last date 2019

October 22, 2018

UPSC ESE admit card release date 2019

December 2018

UPSC ESE prelims exam date 2019

January 6, 2019

UPSC ESE result of prelims exam 2019

March 2019 

UPSC ESE mains exam date 2019

June 30, 2019

UPSC ESE result of mains exam

To be announced

UPSC ESE interview 2019

To be announced

UPSC ESE final result date 2019

To be announced

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2019

UPSC ESE 2019 admit card for prelims had been released on December 12, 2019. Candidates were able to download the admit card till the day of examination. The admit card of UPSC ESE 2019 included information like name, registration number/roll number, the address of examination centre and other essential details. UPSC ESE admit card 2019 was download by entering registration number/roll number and date of birth.

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of UPSC ESE 2019 has been prescribed by Union Public Service Commission. UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2019 includes nationality, age limit, educational qualification, medical examination and physical standards. To be eligible for UPSC ESE 2019 candidates need to fulfill the following criteria.

UPSC ESE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality - Candidate must be a citizen of India.

  • Age limit - The minimum and maximum age limit as on August 1, 2019 is mentioned below.

Minimum age of candidates – 21 Years

Maximum age of candidates – 30 Years

  • Age Relaxation

Age relaxation for various categories


Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir

5 Years


5 Years


5 Years

Deaf‐mute and orthopedically handicapped person

10 Years

  • Education Qualification – Candidate should have a degree in Engineering

  • Medical Examination- Candidate who qualify the prelims and mains exam have to undergo a medical examination. Candidate must be fit to qualify the medical exam.

  • Physical Standards - According to UPSC ESE 2019 physical standards, candidate must be physically fit.

UPSC ESE Application Form 2019

The application form of UPSC ESE 2019 was released along with the notification on September 26, 2018. Candidates filled the application form till October 22, 2018. The application form of UPSC ESE was filled through online mode only. The application fee was Rs. 200 for General and OBC whereas candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH and female were exempted from paying the fee. The application fee of UPSC ESE 2019 was filled through both online and offline mode. 

UPPSC ESE Application Fee



General and OBC

Rs 200

SC/ST/PH and female

No fees

UPSC ESE Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres will be allotted to the candidates according to their preferences. Candidate can choose UPSC ESE exam centres while filling the application form. UPSC ESE prelims 2019 will be conducted across 42 exam cities and mains in 24 exam cities in India. The exam centre cannot be changed once the application form is submitted. The details about the exam centre will be mentioned in the UPSC ESE admit card 2019. The list of few exam centres are given below.

UPSC ESE Exam Centres 2019 for Prelims Exam


State/Union Territory




Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal


Madhya Pradesh



UPSC ESE Exam Centres 2019 for Mains Exam 


State/Union Territory


Uttar Pradesh











UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2019

UPSC ESE 2019 exam will be conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. Prelims exam had two papers – Paper I and II. Paper I was conducted for 200 marks and the time allotted to the candidates was 120 minutes. Paper II was of 300 marks and time allotted to the candidate was 180 minutes. UPSC ESE 2019 mains exam also consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Both the papers are of 300 marks each. The time allotted to the candidate is of 180 minutes for each paper. The last stage of UPSC ESE exam is interview, which is a personality test. The interview will be of 200 marks. The exam pattern of UPSC ESE 2019 for prelims and mains is listed below.

UPSC ESE  Prelims Exam Pattern 2019



Minimum Marks

Paper I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)

120 minutes


Paper II (Engineering Exam)

180 minutes




UPSC ESE Mains Exam Pattern 2019 



Minimum Marks

Paper I (Engineering Exam)

180 minutes


Paper II (Engineering Exam)

180 minutes




UPSC ESE Answer Key 2019

The answer key of UPSC ESE will contain all the correct answers asked in the examination. The answer key of UPSC ESE 2019 by coaching institutes will be available shortly.UPSC ESE Answer key 2019 can be downloaded online. UPSC ESE official answer key will be released by Union Public Service Commission after the recruitment process. Candidates can challenge the answer key online with valid proof within the prescribed dates.

UPSC ESE Result 2019

The final result of UPSC ESE is calculated on the basis of prelims, mains and interview. UPSC ESE 2019 result will be made available in pdf format. The result will contain names, roll number and marks scored and categories of the candidate.

UPSC ESE Cutoff 2019

The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks the candidate need to get selected for the next stage. UPSC ESE cutoff 2019 is released with the final result. On the basis of UPSC ESE cutoff candidates are selected for the various posts they applied for.

UPSC ESE Selection Process 2019

UPSC ESE 2019 is conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. Candidates who qualify the prelims exam are eligible for mains. After qualifying the mains exam candidates will be selected for interview.

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