Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission ( UPSC) for group A and B posts in Indian Railway, Indian Ordnance Factories, Indian Skill Development Service, etc. UPSC has released 495 vacancies for different posts and services. UPSC ESE 2019 notification was released on September 25, 2019. The online application form is available from September 25 to October 15, 2019. UPSC also releases the facility to withdraw the application form of UPSC ESE. Those candidates who successfully fill the registration form can only withdraw the application form. However, the application fee paid by them is not refunded by the commission.
Candidates who have bachelor’s degree in Engineering and are between 21 to 30 years age can apply for UPSC ESE. The selection procedure of UPSC ESE involves three stage – preliminary, mains exam and personality test. UPSC ESE preliminary exam is to be conducted on January 5, 2020. Every year 2 to 2.5 lakh students appear for UPSC ESE exam.
Upcoming Dates and Events
05 Jan, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
27 Jun, 2020 - 28 Jun, 2020
Past Dates and Events
30 Oct, 2019
Stage wise cut off - Start Date | Mode: Online
22 Oct, 2019 - 28 Oct, 2019
Application withdrawal | Mode: Online
25 Oct, 2019
Result - Final Result | Mode: Online
25 Sep, 2019 - 15 Oct, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
Aspirants must check the eligibility criteria to be eligible for UPSC ESE 2019.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
21 to 30 years
Mode of Application : Offline and Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan
The application form of UPSC ESE is available from September 25, 2019. The last day to apply for UPSC ESE application form was October 15, 2019. Candidates have to fill the application form in two parts. In part 1 of application form, candidates had to enter the basic details like father’s name, name, mobile number, gender etc while in part 2 candidates had to candidates have to select the mode of payment, upload the scanned signature and photograph and submit the application fee.
The candidates who qualify the preliminary exam have to fill the detailed application form along with the required certificates like caste certificate (if applicable), educational certificates, age certificate etc.
UPSC ESE Preliminary Examination
To appear in the preliminary exam of UPSC ESE, candidates had filled the common application form released by the commission. Candidates had to fill the details, pay requisite fee, upload scanned photograph and signature.
The Detailed Application Form (DAF) is filled by the candidates who qualify the prelims exam. While filling UPSC ESE Detailed Application Form, candidates first have to register themselves and fill the details like name, roll number, email – id, date of birth and all the other details and click on ‘Submit’ button. The details about the login credential are sent to the email id provided by the candidates. Candidates have to login with the roll number and password generated and fill the modules of all the six modules including Personal, parental, educational, Employment information, and upload the documents and finally submit the application form.
Documents to be uploaded along with DAF
Age proof Certificate
Community Certificate etc
The exam pattern of UPSC ESE has been prescribed by UPSC. As per UPSC ESE exam pattern, the preliminary exam has 2 papers - General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Engineering Services (as per specific disciplines). Paper 1 of the preliminary exam carried 200 marks while paper 2 was conducted for 300 marks. The total time allotted to answer for paper 1 was 2 hours whereas, for paper 2, it was 3 hours. There was negative marking where 0.33 marks were deducted for each wrong answer.
Structure of UPSC ESE Exam Pattern of Preliminary Exam
Paper I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)
Paper II (Engineering Services Exam as per Specific disciplines)
As per UPSC ESE exam pattern, the mains exam also comprises of 2 papers of specific details, For each paper candidates get 300 marks and 3 hours to answers the questions. There will be no negative marking in these papers.
Structure of UPSC ESE Exam Pattern of Mains Exam
Paper I (Engineering Exam)
Paper II (Engineering Exam)
UPSC ESE admit card is issued to the candidates who successfully fill the application form. Candidates must download the admit card of preliminary exam by entering their roll number/registration number and date of birth. The details mentioned on the admit card were time and date of the exam, venue of the exam, category, exam centres etc. It was important for the candidates to carry one photo-identity proof along with the admit card on the day of examination.
The mains admit card of UPSC ESE is issued to the candidates who qualify the preliminary exam. The admit card of mains exam is available to download from in online mode. To download UPSC ESE mains admit card, candidates must enter their registration number or roll number and date of birth.
The answer key of UPSC ESE preliminary exam will be released after the final recruitment. Candidates can check the answer key online by downloading it from the official website. With the help of the official answer key candidates can calculate the probable scores and check the number of correct and incorrect answers.
The result of UPSC ESE for prelims phase is announced in the form of PDF on the official website. Candidates qualifying in the mains exam will have to further appear in the mains exam.
The candidates who qualify in mains exam have to appear for personality test. The final merit list of the selected candidates is prepared by the commission. The total marks obtained candidates in preliminary and mains exam are added together in the final result and all India merit list is prepared.
The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks the candidate need to score to get selected for the next stage. UPSC ESE cutoff 2020 will be released with the final result. On the basis of UPSC ESE cutoff candidates will be selected for the various posts. The cut off preliminary exam will be released by the commission. Candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks which will be calculated out of total 500 marks.
The cut off of the mains exam will be calculated out of 600 marks. Candidates will have to secure above or equal to the cutoff released by the commission to be eligible for personality test.
UPSC ESE Final Cut off – Final
UPSC ESE final cutoff will be calculated adding the marks of prelims, mains and interview. The cut off is also based on the last recommended candidates for selection. On the basis final cutoff the merit list is prepared and candidates are allotted post as per their rank and preference.
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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