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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Age, Qualification, Nationality, Medical Standards

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Age, Qualification, Nationality, Medical Standards

Edited By Meghana Mohana Krishnan | Updated on Jul 12, 2024 04:25 PM IST | #UPSC ESE

Union Public Service Commission mentions the UPSC ESE 2025 eligibility criteria in the official notification. The ESE eligibility criteria 2025 consists of nationality, age limit, academic qualification and medical standards. According to the UPSC ESE notification 2025, eligible and aspiring applicants between the age limit 21 to 30 years with a bachelor's degree in engineering can fill the application form.

As per the eligibility criteria, candidates belonging to reserved category will be provided relaxation in age limit in the UPSC ESE exam. For more information on the eligibility for IES exam, read the complete article below.

UPSC Engineering Services eligibility exam criteria 2025 - Overview

Exam Name

Union Public Service Commission Indian Engineering Services Examination 2025

Examination Body

Union Public Service Commission

Exam level

National

ESE exam eligibility

Nationality - Indian

IES 2025 age limit - 21 years to 30 years on January 1, 2025 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1993 and not later than January 1, 2002.

Educational Qualification - Bachelors in engineering (BE, B.Tech etc.) from recognised university

Number of attempts

Unlimited

Union Public Service Commission ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025

The IES 2025 eligibility criteria is made of multiple components put together to determine where an applicant is eligible to appear or apply for the examination. The different components on which the eligibility for IES exam are based on are mentioned below:

  • Nationality

  • IES 2025 age limit

  • Educational Qualification

  • IES attempt limit

  • Medical examination

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Nationality

As per the IES 2025 eligibility, candidates who are Indian citizens by birth or refugee/ migrants (as per rules set by the government) can fill the application form. More details on the UPSC ESE eligibility are mentioned below.

  1. Citizen of India or

  2. A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or

  3. People of Indian origin who migrated from Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India, or

  4. Tibetan refugee who came to India, to permanently settle before January 1, 1962.

Note: Candidates falling under point 2, 3 and 4 in whose favour a certificate of IES 2025 eligibility has been issued by the Government will be eligible to be admitted in the examination.

Other Quick Links: UPSC ESE Vacancy 2025

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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Age Limit

Union Public Service Commission mentions the IES 2025 age limit in the official notification. As per the ESE exam age limit, candidates between 21 to 30 years are eligible to appear for the Engineering Services Exam. On the other hand, applicants belonging to the reserved category are eligible for IES age relaxation as per the rules of the Commission. For more details on IES 2025 age limit and relaxation, check the tables below:

UPSC IES exam age limit

Category

IES 2025 age limit

General

21 to 30 years

UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2025 - Age Relaxation

Categories

IES 2025 Age Relaxation

General

No relaxation

ESE age limit for OBC

3 years

SC/ ST

5 years

Ex‐servicemen

5 years

Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities )

3 years

ECOs/ SSCOs

5 years

Deaf‐mute and orthopaedic handicapped persons

10 years

Quick Links: UPSC ESE syllabus 2025

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Educational Qualification

The basic UPSC ESE 2025 educational qualifications that a candidate must have to be eligible for the examination is a bachelor's degree in engineering. The degree must be from a recognised university/ college as per the law i.e. state or centre. For more details on the IES educational qualifications check the tables below:

UPSC ESE education qualification

Educational qualification (common)

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 Engineering from any foreign University/College/Institution and recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or


Aspirants must pass the 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.

For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)

M.Sc. degree or equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

For Indian Radio Regulatory Service (Group ‘A’) Posts

M.Sc. degree or 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.

Note: Candidates awaiting their final engineering result can also apply for the Indian Engineering Services exam. There is no minimum cutoff percentage required to apply for the exam.

Other UPSC ESE Links: How to prepare for UPSC ESE 2025

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Number of attempts

As per the UPSC ESE 2025 notification, there is no minimum or maximum number of attempts for the Indian Engineering Services exam. Applicants can apply as many times as they want till they reach the upper age limit set by the UPSC.

Know about eligibility criteria for other civil service examinations

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2025 - Medical Standard

Candidates wanting to get recruited through the UPSC ESE 2025 exam must clear all the stages of the selection process. Applicants appearing for the Indian Engineering Services exam must be physically and mentally fit and sound. After the IES personality test, shortlisted candidates will have to undergo several medical examinations at the medical centre as notified by the Commission at various Railway hospitals across the country. They will have to pass all the medical tests to get hired by the UPSC in the Indian Engineering Services. Key points to know for IES medical exam eligibility.

  • All shortlisted candidates have to undergo a medical test irrespective of their reservation.

  • The medical examination will only be conducted at different Railway hospital medical centres across the country.

  • Union Public Service Commission will upload the ESE medical examination schedule, venue and final status of the candidate on the official website of Indian Railways after the UPSC ESE Result 2025.

  • Candidates need to carry three sets forms for the Medical Board Report, it can be downloaded from the official website of Railways.

  • Along with the forms, candidates must carry an original valid Photo ID card and three passport size photographs.

  • Those belonging to the PwD category must carry their original copy of the Disability Certificate as per the format prescribed by UPSC.

  • Aspirants who are not found fit or fail to clear the ESE medical exam will be disqualified from the Engineering services recruitment process.

List of Zonal Railway Hospital Contact Details for medical tests

Zone

Name of Hospital

Railway Hospital Address

Northern Railway

Central Hospital

Basant Lane, Chelmsford road, Connaught place, Delhi- 110001

North Central Railway

Central Hospital

Allahabad- 211001

Eastern Railway

B.R. Singh Hospital

B.R. Singh Hospital, Seldah, Kolkata- 700001

East Central Railway

Central Hospital

EC Railway, Karbhigahiya, Patna- 803118

East Coast Railway

Central Hospital

Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar-75017

North Eastern Railway

LNMR Hospital

Lalit Narayan Mishra Hospital, Gorakhpur-273012

Central Railways

B.A.M. Hospital

Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai- 400027

Western Railway

J.R.H. Hospital

Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Maratha Mandir Marg, Mumbai Central, Mumbai- 400001

North Western Railway

Central Hospital

Ganpati Nagar, Near Jaipur Railway Station, Jaipur- 302006

Southern Railway

Central Hospital

Constable Road, Ayanavaram, Perambur, Chennai- 600209

South Central Railway

Central Hospital

Lalaguda Railway Colony, Secunderabad- 500003

South Eastern Railway

Central Hospital

Garden Reach Road, Kolkata- 700043

South East Central Railway

Central Hospital

Bilaspur- 495004

South Western Railway

Central Hospital

Gadag Road, Hubli- 580023

West Central Railway

Central Hospital

Indira Market, Jabalpur- 482001

UPSC ESE Application Form 2025

Union Public Service Commission will release the UPSC ESE application form 2025 on September 18, 2024. The last date to submit the UPSC ESE 2025 application form is October 8, 2024. Those who meet the IES 2025 eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for the examination on their official website. The UPSC ESE 2025 application form has two stages - stage 1 (One Time Registration) and stage 2 (application form). The UPSC ESE 2025 application fee is Rs.200 for the general and OBC categories. On successful completion of both parts of the IES application process, candidates will receive a confirmation regarding the same.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How can I apply for the UPSC ESE 2025?

Candidates can apply for the UPSC ESE exam 2025 by going to their official website from September 18, 2024 onwards.

2. What is the IES 2025 age limit to apply for the ESE exam?

The IES 2025 age limit to apply for UPSC ESE 2025 exam is 21 to 30 years for the general category.

3. What is the UPSC ESE educational qualification required to apply for the ESE 2025?

Candidates must have a bachelor's engineering degree in a relevant discipline to apply for the ESE exam.

4. What is the salary of a UPSC ESE officer?

The starting salary after clearing the UPSC ESE exam is between Rs 51,000 to Rs 47,000.

5. Which branch is eligible for ESE exam?

Candidates in the discipline - electronic and communication engineering(ECE), Electrical and electronic engineering(EEE), Civil and mechanical engineering are eligible to apply for the UPSC ESE exam.

6. When is the UPSC ESE 2025 notification going to be released?

Union Public Service Commission will release the IES 2025 notification on September 18, 2024.

7. Can 4th year students apply for UPSC ESE?

Yes, engineering graduates in specific disciplines can apply for the UPSC ESE exam.

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Questions related to UPSC ESE

Have a question related to UPSC ESE ?

Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing absolutely great.

So with regard to your query, YES for the ESE (Engineering Service Examination) exam any student who is a graduate of engineering can apply for this exam. If you had graduated from Btech course, then you are eligible for the exam.

Hope this helps you!!

Hello Aspirant,

Eligibility criteria for IES or ESE are

Candidate must have received a degree in Engineering from a university integrated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or acknowledged as deemed to be universities under section-3 of the university grants commission act.

As NMIMS Mumbai is a private deemed university, you are eligible for this exam.

It came to be a deemed university organized under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

I hope it helps.


Hello,

No there is no information regarding the extension of ESE 2022 application date so no officials will not extend the dates for registration. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) closed the ESE application form 2022 in online mode on the official website upsc.gov.in. The UPSC ESE withdrawal window will be open from October 20, 2021 to October 26, 2021. The UPSC IES form 2022 has been released on September 22, 2021.The basic educational qualification required to be eligible for UPSC ESE exam is graduation in engineering.

Hello candidate,

Here are a few criteria for a candidate while he is appearing for the union public services examination-

1. Regarding the age criteria for a General candidate the minimum age limit for appearing in this examination is 21 years where as the upper age limit for an eligible Candidate is 35 years.

2. Secondly, the candidate must have a graduation degree from any recognised college irrespective of which stream in order to appear for the examinations.

3. A General candidate has a lifetime opportunity of of a total of 6 attempts to appear in these examinations.

Hope you found it helpful!!

For any further queries feel free to post it here!!


Hello,

IES or ESE is engineering service exam, hence as per the norms  laid out by UPSC, candidates need to pass degree or diploma in engineering from a recognized university, other than this some of the other fulfilling eligibility criteria are as follows;

Passed 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

Passed Graduate Membership test of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959.

For applying in Indian Radio Regulatory Service or Indian Naval Armament Service  a postgraduate degree or equivalent in Wireless Communication Electronics/ Radio Physics/Radio Engineering as a special subject, Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication /Electronics /Telecommunication as a special subject is also applicable for India Radio Regulatory Service.

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