ESE Notification 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released ESE 2020 notification on September 25, 2019. Candidates who wish to apply for UPSC ESE can fill the application form from September 25 to October 5, 2019. According to ESE notification 2020, candidates must be 21 to 30 years and must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering to apply for the exam. To fill the application form, candidates have to visit the official website at Candidates can also read the detailed information about eligibility criteria, syllabus exam pattern, how to apply etc in ESE 2020 notification. Candidates will be also provided with the facility to withdraw their application form within the prescribed dates. As per ESE notification 2020, the application form can be withdrawn from October 22 to 28, 2019. The successfully registered candidates will be issued ESE admit card to appear for the exam. UPSC ESE 2020 preliminary exam will be held on January 5 2020.
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UPSC ESE Notification 2020

UPSC ESE 2020 Notification - Vacancies

A total of 495 vacancies have been announced for different posts/services.

UPSC ESE Notification 2020 - Important Dates



UPSC ESE Application Form

September 25, 2019 (Released)

Last day to apply for UPSC ESE

October 15, 2019

Payment of application fee

September 25 to October 15, 2019

UPSC ESE 2020 application form withdrawal window dates

October 22 to 28, 2019

UPSC ESE Preliminary Exam

January 5, 2020

UPSC ESE Mains Exam

June 28, 2020

UPSC ESE Notification 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria include age limit, nationality, education qualification. To fill the application form, candidates must fulfil all the required eligibility which is prescribed in ESE notification 2020. Along with the minimum and maximum age limit, the reserved candidates are provided age relaxations. Check ESE eligiblity criteria 2020 below.

UPSC ESE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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Eligibility Criteria



Candidates must be a citizen of India.


Age Limit

Candidates must be 21 to 30 years.


Educational Qualification

Candidate should have a graduation degree in Engineering.

UPSC ESE 2020 Notification - Application Form

UPSC ESE application form 2020 is available online from September 25, 2019. The last day to apply for UPSC ESE application form 2020 was October 15. The application form is filled in two parts. Part I includes registration and filling up basic details while in part II candidates had to select the mode of payment, pay the requisite fee, upload scanned photograph and signature

UPSC ESE Notification 2020 - Admit Card

The examination authority, UPSC issues the admit card for only those candidates who will successfully fill the application form. The admit card is issued for prelims, mains and interview. To download admit card, candidates will have to enter registration ID/ roll number and date of birth. Candidates must ensure that all the details specified in it are correct. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must get it changed.

UPSC ESE Notification 2020 - Exam Pattern

As per the exam pattern of UPSC ESE, the exam will be conducted in three stages – prelims, mains and personality test. The prelims exam consists of two paper where paper 1 carries 200 marks while paper 2 has 300 marks. There are two papers for mains exam- paper 1 and 2 as per specific disciplines. Both the paper carry 300 each while the personality test is conducted for 200 marks.

UPSC ESE 2020 Notification - Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of UPSC ESE includes 3 stages- preliminary exam, mains exam and personality test. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of cut off released by the commission. The final list is prepared for the candidates who qualify the personality test by adding the marks of prelims, mains and personality test. Based on the marks obtained, all India merit list is prepared for the recruitment of various posts.

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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

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020


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?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019


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.

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