UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit, Qualification, Number of Attempts
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - UPSC determines ESE 2021 Eligibility Criteria in the official notification. Applicants who wish to apply for the Engineering Services Exam must check the eligibility criteria of UPSC ESE 2021. Candidates should note the fact that those who do not fulfill the IES eligibility and still apply for the UPSC ESE, their candidature will be rejected by the commission during the selection process. The UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2021 comprises the details such as their educational qualification, age limit and nationality. Those who fulfil eligibility can fill UPSC ESE application form in online mode. Read the complete article to know more details of UPSC ESE exam and other important details.
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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021
The Union Public Service Commission will take into account the below given factors to consider the eligibility criteria of UPSC IES examination.
Number of attempts
ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Nationality
Candidates who apply for the UPSC ESE examination must fulfil any of the below given Nationality eligibility. The applicants must be either
A citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam country and settled permanently in India.
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 settled permanently in India, or
ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Number of Attempts
Applicants who wish to appear in the ESE exam should note that there is no such rule regarding the number of attempts like the UPSC IAS exam. The only restriction to apply for the exam is calculated on the basis of age limit, which is discussed below.
ESE 2021 Age Limit
Aspiring candidates who fulfill the ESE age wise eligibility criteria should only fulfill the application form. You can check the minimum and maximum age to apply for the ESE exam given below.
ESE Age Limit 2021 for General Category
Aspirants who are from the general category can check the above mentioned table while the commission also gives relaxation to other category candidates, which can be checked below.
UPSC ESE 2021 Eligibility - Age Relaxation
ESE 2021 Age Relaxation
Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir
Defence Services personnel, (disabled in operations during hostilities )
Deaf‐mute and orthopaedic handicapped persons
ESE 2021 Educational Qualification
After knowing the number of attempts, nationality and age limit one should also know the education qualification parameters before applying for the UPSC ESE 2021. The description of qualifications are mentioned below.
A degree in Engineering from any Central or State University or any other Educational Institutions established by either an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities or UGC.
A degree/diploma in the Engineering from any foreign University/College/Institution and recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
Aspirants must pass Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).
Passed Associate Membership exam which is parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
Passed Graduate Membership test of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959.
Candidates who apply for the Indian Radio Regulatory Service must have M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.
Applicants who wish to apply for Indian Naval Armament Service must have either M.Sc.degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
UPSC ESE 2021 Eligibility - Medical Standard
Everyone has to undergo a medical test irrespective of their reservation.
Applicants should note that the medical exam will only be conducted at the various Railway hospitals only.
The commission will upload the Medical examination schedule, venue and final status of candidate on the official website of Indian Railways after ESE Result.
Three sets form for the Medical Board Report, by downloading it from the official website of Railways.
Along with this, candidates must carry a valid prescribed government issued Photo ID card and three passport size photographs along with them.
Candidates who belong to PwD category must carry their original copy of their Disability Certificate as per the format prescribed along with the photocopy of the same.
Aspirants who are not found fit will be disqualified from the further recruitment process of Engineering services.
ESE Eligibility Criteria - Medical Examination
All the candidates who qualify the exam will further have to appear in the medical examination. If any candidate is declared qualified or disqualified in the previous year exam still they have to appear for this stage of the selection process. The medical examination will be held at various railway hospitals. The procedure is mentioned below :
Step 1: Visit official website of railway - indianrailways.gov.in
Step 2: Applicants have to download three sets of forms for the Medical Board Report from there.
Step 3: While visiting the hospital you must carry a government-issued valid photo ID card along with three passport size photographs.
Step 4: Candidates who are from pwd category are required to carry their certificates.
Step 5: Those are medically fit will be declared qualified, rest will be rejected.
Zonal Railway Hospitals - Contact Details
Name of Hospital
Railway Hospital Address
Basant Lane, Chelmsford road, Connaught place, Delhi- 110001
North Central Railway
B.R. Singh Hospital
B.R. Singh Hospital, Seldah, Kolkata- 700001
East Central Railway
EC Railway, Karbhigahiya, Patna- 803118
East Coast Railway
North Eastern Railway
Lalit Narayan Mishra Hospital, Gorakhpur-273012
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai- 400027
Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Maratha Mandir Marg, Mumbai Central, Mumbai- 400001
North Western Railway
Ganpati Nagar, Near Jaipur Railway Station, Jaipur- 302006
Constable Road, Ayanavaram, Perambur, Chennai- 600209
South Central Railway
Lalaguda Railway Colony, Secunderabad- 500003
South Eastern Railway
Garden Reach Road, Kolkata- 700043
South East Central Railway
South Western Railway
Gadag Road, Hubli- 580023
West Central Railway
Indira Market, Jabalpur- 482001
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit, Qualification, Number of Attempts
Question: What is IES exam eligibility?
The commission prescribes the eligibility of UPSC IES exam including certain factors such as nationality, age limit and qualification.
Question: Can final year students apply for ESE?
Yes, applicants who are in their final year of graduation or passed out their academics are eligible to apply.
Question: How many attempts are there for IES?
There is no such limit of the number of attempts, applicants have to be eligible as per the criteria.
Question: What is the minimum percentage required for IES?
To appear for the IES or ESE exam one should score at least 50% marks in their respective branch of technical degree.
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Questions related to UPSC ESE
My DOB is 29 Sep 2000, so can i appear in Jan 2021 UPSC ESE, and currently Im in Second Year of B.Tech (Ends in this June) by June 2021 I will enroll in 4th Year(Final Year) So am I eligible or I have to wait for Jan 2022 Exams. Thank You
see to opt for upsc ese (engineering services exam ) you need to be passed the btech o relevant course or in final year of studies. from your information it mentions that you will be in third year on 2021, upsc exam is held on january generally. age criteria is different as per category wise. for general age limit is 30, as on 1 january. relaxation is applicable for sc/st or obc/ ex serviceman quota candidates.
My DOB is 23 April 2003 then can i eligible to appear in 2024 upsc exam which is my last year of graduation?
Yes, candidate who have attained 21 years age and have graduated or in final year of graduation are eligible to apply for UPSC. There's no specific aggregate required to apply for this exam, one just needs to be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.