What is ESE

Engineering Services Examination abbreviated as ESE/IES  is the civil services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. Like most countries, the Government of India recruits its civil servants and officials on the basis of merit, the middle management positions in the bureaucracy are filled through competitive exams. A large number of candidates takes these exams, competing for limited posts. IES/ESE officers are selected by the union government on the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). A combined three-stage competitive examination (comprising five tests), called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services.

Recruitment on the results of this examination will be made to the Services/ Posts under the following categories: ‐

Category I‐Civil Engineering.

Category II‐Mechanical Engineering.

Category III‐Electrical Engineering.

Category IV‐Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 588 including 18 PH (LDCP‐15 & HI‐03) vacancies. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration. Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and Physically Disabled Category in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government of India.

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ESE 2019 Eligibility


ESE 2019 eligibility comprise of Nationality, education qualification & age limit. The students need to fulfill the following details to be considered, eligible for ESE.

Nationality of the Candidate
The candidates applying must be either:

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to Indian before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limits

ESE 2019 eligibility comprise of Nationality, education qualification & age limit. The students need to fulfill the following details to be considered, eligible for ESE.

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st August, of the exam year.

  • The upper age-limit of 30 years will be relaxable up to 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Posts mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.
  • The upper age-limit prescribed above will be further relaxable:
  • Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribe.
  • Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC category.
  • Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
  • Upto a maximum of three years in the case of defence service personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.
  • Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, and have been released
  • (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
  • (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or
  • (iii) on invalidment;
  • (vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Services as on 1st August, and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  • Upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Preliminary/ Stage-I (Objective Type Papers)

Exam Paper General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Electronics Engineering 213 206 173 155 125
Electrical Engineering 230 218 190 191 127 71
Mechanical Engineering 256 255 220 223 138 98
Civil Engineering 207 194 169 188 114 87
Note: Minimum qualifying standards/marks* for admission to Mains/Stage-II (Out of 500 Marks

Subject to candidates (General, OBC, SC and ST) having secured minimum 15% marks and PH candidates minimum 10% marks in each of the two objective papers.

Mains/ Stage-II (Conventional Type Papers)

Exam Paper General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Electronics Engineering 504 476 405 403 301
Electrical Engineering 541 488 452 481 303
Mechanical Engineering 611 611 542 564 374 288
Civil Engineering 546 502 467 513 308 161
Note:  Minimum qualifying standards/marks**{Out of 1100 marks(500 marks of
Preliminary/Stage-I + 600 marks of Mains /Stage-II)}

Subject to candidates (General, OBC, SC & ST) having secured minimum 20% marks and PH candidates minimum 10% marks in each of the two conventional papers.

Mains/ Stage-III (Conventional Type Papers)

Exam Paper General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Electronics Engineering 713 675 611 590 471
Electrical Engineering 769 742 658 698 575 428
Mechanical Engineering 723 673 576 550 542 502
Civil Engineering 691 650 564 578 437 311
Note: Marks secured by the last recommended candidate (Out of 1300 marks)

Stage-I (Preliminary/Stage-I) ESE/IES 2019 Exam Pattern

Category Subject Duration Maximum Marks No.of Questions
Paper I
(Common for All Candidates)
General studies and Engineering Aptitude 2 Hours 200 (Max) 200 (Max)
Paper II Engineering Streams
EC, EE, ME, CE
3 Hours 300 Marks (Max) 100
STAGE-I Sub-Total 500 Marks (Max)
Note: 1.Minimum Qualifying Marks for each Paper will be at the discretion of the commission.
2.Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage to be permitted to appear for Stage – II examination.
3.ratio for Stage-I to Stage-II may be 1:6 to 1:7

Stage-II (Mains) ESE/IES 2019 Exam Pattern

Category Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I
(Common for All Candidates)
Engineering discipline – Specific
Paper-I (CE/ME/EE/E&T)
3 Hours 300 Marks (Max)
Paper II Engineering discipline – Specific
Paper-II (CE/ME/EE/E&T)
3 Hours 300 Marks (Max)
STAGE-II Sub-Total 600 Marks (Max)
STAGE-I+STAGE+II Total 1100 Marks (Max)
Note: 1. UPSC announced a consolidated Question Cum Answer Booklet (QCAB) for ESE Mains.
2.Ratio for Stage-I to Stage-II may be 1:2 to 1:2.5
3.Only those candidates qualifying at this stage (i.e Stage-I + Stage-II) to be permitted to appear for Stage-III examination

Stage-III (Mains) ESE/IES 2019 Exam Pattern

Category Subject Duration
Paper III Personality Test 200 Marks (Max)
Stage-I+II+III Grand Total 1300 Marks (Max)
Note: 1. Only those candidates qualifying at this stage (i.e Stage-I + Stage-II)
to be included in the Merit List of Engg. Services Exam

ESE-2019 Syllabus Download

ESE DEPARTMENT ALLOCATION

1.Civil Engineering
2.Mechanical Engineering
3.Electronics Engineering
4.Electrical Engineering

All appointments to the Group A services are made by the President of India for the following posts.

Civil Engineering

  • Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organisation)
  • Central Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)
  • Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)
  • Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Survey of India Service
  • P & T Building Works Service (DoT, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology)
  • Military Engineer Services ( QS & C )

Mechanical Engineering

  • Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organisation)
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)
  • Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)
  • Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  • Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  • Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Geological Survey of India

Electrical Engineering

  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  • Defence Aeronautical Assurance Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  • Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • P & T Building Works Service (Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications)

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

  • Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)
  • Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  • Defense Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service
  • Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  • Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Indian Telecommunication Service

How to Prepare for ESE/IES 2019

Level-1( Preparation Level): This is the level when you should focus slightly more on developing your theoretical base and concepts. ESE exam tests your basics. Hence it is quite essential that your concepts are crystal clear. If you are enrolled in an ESE/ISE coaching institute, keep studying thoroughly the subject which is going on in the class along with a revision of a subject that’s already been completed (choose a subject for revision, preferably, which you feel you did not understand properly). Keep clearing your doubts with your friends or teachers. For practice, you can solve the material given to you by our coaching institute Engineers Academy or some other


standard books/question banks for ESE 2019-2020.
Organize your notes, it gives you a chance to quickly brush through all the important concepts and will count as a round of revision. Identify what your mistakes and weak points are and spend little time trying to understand them and correct your methods.

Level-2( Preparation Level): For practice, you can solve the
Material given to you by our coaching institute Engineers Academy or some other standard books/question banks. And must be solved all

IES previous questions (objective and subjective).
Practicing sample papers will also build your confidence and shine a torch on where you are going wrong. Topics which contain a lot of problems solving required practice and time, spend at least an hour every day solving these questions.

Level-3( Preparation Level):
This is probably the most crucial period. It should be majorly devoted to taking subject tests and full- syllabus mock tests. Take as many tests as you can. However, taking two subject tests for each subject and around 15 full syllabus tests would be more than sufficient. Try to introspect the kind of mistakes that you are making and make sure you don’t repeat them. Identify your weak areas and try to fill up the gaps.

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