UPSC ESE Result 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will declare UPSC ESE 2020 result (Prelims exam) on its official website upsc.gov.in on February 25, 2020 (tentatively). The UPSC ESE result 2020 will be released in PDF format and will contain the names and roll numbers of all the qualified candidates of the UPSC ESE 2020 prelims exam which was conducted on January 05, 2020. Candidates will have to download the UPSC ESE 2020 result PDF and search their names/roll numbers. Those candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear in UPSC ESE main exam 2020 which is scheduled to be conducted on June 28, 2020. Candidates scoring the UPSC ESE cutoff marks in the main exam will be called for the Interview round which is expected to be conducted in September 2020. The interview round will be the last step of UPSC ESE 2020 selection process. In this article, candidates can find all important dates, major highlights and steps on how to download UPSC ESE result 2020.
UPSC ESE 2020 examination is conducted to recruit candidates for various posts under Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. After declaring the final UPSC ESE 2020 result, UPSC will release the marks of recommended candidates. The list will contain the marks obtained by candidates in the written as well as the interview.
Candidates can go through the following table where we have shared all major highlights related to the UPSC ESE 2020 Result.
Stages of UPSC ESE Result
3 - Stages
Result of Preliminary Exam
Result of Main Exam
Result declared by
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Website to view the result of UPSC ESE
495 in 2020
533 in 2019
UPSC ESE Helpline Number
011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543
In the following table, we have mentioned all the important dates related to the UPSC ESE result 2020.
UPSC ESE 2020 Important Dates
January 05, 2020
February 25, 2020 (tentative)
June 28, 2020
Date for Interview Round/Personality Test
Candidates can download the result of UPSC ESE 2020 from the official website at www.upsc.gov.in. The steps to download the UPSC ESE 2020 result are mentioned here.
Step 1 – Visit the official website: upsc.gov.in
Step 2 - In the examination tab, click on 'Active Examinations'
Step 3 - Click on 'Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020'
Step 4 - Click on the link given to download ‘UPSC ESE prelims result’
Step 5 – A new page will appear on the screen, click on UPSC ESE result PDF file to download it
Step 6 – Search your roll number/name from the downloaded PDF
UPSC will declare the result of UPSC ESE 2020 for the preliminary exam on February 25, 2020 (Tentatively). The preliminary exam was conducted on January 05, 2020, for two papers –
First Paper - General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and the second paper - Civil engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (based on what the candidate has chosen while filling the UPSC ESE application form). The total marks allotted for the preliminary exam is 500. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the mains examination. The marks scored by candidates in the preliminary exam will be considered while preparing the final result.
Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the main exam which will be conducted on June 28, 2020. The main exam will consist of two conventional type papers in Civil engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The total marks allotted for the main exam is 600, while the time duration is 3 hours for Paper-I and 3 hours for Paper-II. UPSC ESE 2020 Result for mains exam is expected to be declared in the first week of August 2020. Candidates qualifying the main exam will be called for the Interview round/personality test.
Candidates qualifying the main exam will be issued the admit card for the personality test, the authority will shortlist candidates twice the number of vacancies for the personality test. Total marks allotted for personality test is 200. Candidates will be assessed on various traits like their leadership qualities, initiative, and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.
UPSC ESE 2020 Result (final) is expected to be declared in the month of October 2020. The final result will be declared in PDF format and will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the preliminary exam, main exam and personality test. The final result will consist of the roll numbers of qualified candidates in each discipline. Post qualifying all the stages of the UPSC ESE, candidates will be recruited to various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and their preferred services/posts.
UPSC will release the official answer key of ESE 2020 on its website after the recruitment process is over, however, candidates can download the unofficial answer key which is released by major coaching institutes like Made Easy, GATE forum and IES Master, etc. UPSE ESE 2020 answer key will help candidates to know the correct answer and calculate their expected scores. The answer key is released separately for General Studies & Engineering Aptitude, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
Candidates can check the marking scheme of UPSC ESE 2020 below.
In the prelims exam candidates will be allotted 2 marks for each correct answer.
The prelims exam carries 500 marks while mains exam is conducted for 600 marks and Personality Test carries 200 marks. The total marks of the UPSC ESE exam are 500+600+200=1300.
In the following tables, we have mentioned the marking scheme, duration of the prelims and mains exam.
Marking Scheme of ESE 2020 Prelims Exam
No. of Questions
Duration of Exam
Paper 1 (General Studies and Aptitude Test)
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)
Marking Scheme of ESE 2020 Mains Exam
Paper I (Engineering Discipline)
5 out of 8 optional questions
Paper II (Engineering Discipline)
Note: For each wrong answer, one-third (0.33) of the marks will be deducted as a penalty (Negative Marking).
DAF stands for Detailed Application Form. This is the final stage of the selection process and only qualified candidates from all the stages are invited for DAF. Soon after the declaration of the UPSC ESE final result, shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit their DAF online.
A copy of the following documents will need to be submitted online with duly undersigned by the candidate:
Certificate of Age
Certificate of Educational Qualification
Certificate of Reservation
Certificate in support of the claim of age/fees
Candidates will need to carry the original set of these documents during the time of the Personality Test.
After declaring the result of UPSC ESE 2020 main exam, the authorities will release the merit list of ESE 2020 on the official website. This merit list will be based on the total marks scored by candidate in both the preliminary as well as the main exam. On the basis of the total marks scored, candidates eligible for the UPSC Personality Test (Interview) will be determined. While making the merit list, UPSC will select candidates six to seven times the total number of vacancies to be filled in the year.
Shortlisted candidates whose name is mentioned in the final merit list will be recruited on various posts into government organization as engineers. In the following table we have mentioned the government departments as well as posts, have a look.
Categories and Services for UPSC ESE Final Merit List
Category - I Civil Engineering
(Group - A)
Indian Railway Service of Engineers
Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
Central Engineering Service
Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts)
Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service
AEE (Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service
Indian Defence Service of Engineers
AEE (QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre
Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service
Indian Skill Development Service
Category - II Mechanical Engineering
Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy
AEE(Elec & Mech) in Border Roads Engineering Service(Mechanical Engineering Posts)
Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
Category - III Electrical Engineering
Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy
Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical)
Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
Category - IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts)
Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’
Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts)
Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’
Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts)
Along with declaring the UPSC ESE result 2020, the authority also prescribes the cut off marks of ESE. The cut off of UPSC ESE will be released after the declaration of UPSC ESE 2020 result (final). Candidates will be able to check the cut-off marks for preliminary, mains and personality test. In order to qualify the UPSC ESE 2020, candidates will have to score the minimum qualifying marks in each paper category wise as well as overall cut off at each stage of the selection process. In the following table, candidates can check previous year cut off marks of UPSC ESE
Minimum qualifying standards/marks* for admission to Mains/Stage-II (Out of 500 marks)
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
After qualifying UPSC ESE 2020, candidates are entitled to a handsome salary along with various other lucrative perks. ESE officers receive plenty of privileges and allowances. In the following table we have shared the year-on-year pay scale, have a look.
Junior Time Scale
Senior Time Scale
After 3-5 years
Junior Administrative Grade
Senior Administrative Grade
Higher Administrative Grade
Candidates can check the following list of various allowances that an ESE officer is entitled to apart from their basic pay scale-
Residential Quarters OR HRA
An official Vehicle
Dearness Allowance/Transport Allowance
CGHS Medical Facility
Leave Travel Allowance/Tour Allowance
National Pension Scheme
Mobile and Briefcase Allowance
Newspaper, Mobile Bill Reimbursement and Laptop
Children Education Allowance
UPSC ESE is conducted in 3 stages - Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview Round/Personality Test. In order to get selected as an engineer in government departments candidates must qualify all these stages and score more than the prescribed cut off marks.
You can check the result on the official website of UPSC.
You can only check the UPSC ESE Result 2020 on the official website and UPSC never releases it via any other means apart from online.
The UPSC ESE result 2020 for each tier (Prelims/Mains/Personality Test) will be released separately.
UPSC ESE has three stages- Preliminary exam, Main Exam and Personality Test.
UPSC ESE result 2020 for main exam is expected to be declared in the month of August 2020.
The final UPSC ESE 2020 result is expected to be declared by October 2020.
Yes. The official answer keys for every tier will be released on the official website of UPSC after the conclusion of the recruitment process. Candidates can download the answer key from there.
Generally, it is 3-4 months
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