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UPSC Indian Engineering Services Examination

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Apart from this engineering service notification of UPSC also releases other notifications like combined defence servicescombined medical services, combined geo scientist and geologist exam,  Economic services, etc. Drona provides all the essential information that will help the aspirants in their preparation of these exams.

Current Notification

Introduction

The history of civil services in India can be traced back to Mauryan Empire and Mughal Empire. The current Civil Service examination conducted in the country is based on the Imperial Civil Service tests conducted during British era. Union public service commission conducts Engineering Services Examination for the recruitment of eligible candidates to services or posts of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering,  and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. RRB also releases recruitment notification of RRB engineers to select eligible engineers for the government posts. Indian Navy and Indian air Force are other central government employers of engineers. 

Positions

Recruitment of the selected candidates 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

Below listed are the services

CATEGORY I—CIVIL ENGINEERING

Group-A Services/Posts

  • (i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  • (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • (iii) Central Engineering Service.
  • (iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
  • (v) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • (vi) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • (vii) Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  • (viii) AEE(Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • (ix) AEE(Civil) of P&T Building Works Gr ‘A’ Service.
  • (x) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • (xi) AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES) Surveyor Cadre

CATEGORY II—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Group-Services/Posts

  • (i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  • (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • (iv) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • (v) AEE in Geological Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Engineering Service.
  • (vi) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • (vii) AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • (viii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • (ix) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • (x) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.

CATEGORY III—ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Group-A/B Services/Posts

  • (i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  • (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • (iii) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • (iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • (v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • (vi) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • (vii) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I(Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • (viii) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
  • (ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY IV—ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING Group-Services/Posts

  • (i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  • (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
  • (iii) Indian Inspection Service (Asst. Dir. Grade-I).
  • (iv) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
  • (v) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts). (vi) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts
  • (vii) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.

Eligibility Criteria

Age

  1. The Aspiring candidates must not be older than 30 years and less than 21 years of age

Education

Must have obtained a degree in Engineering from any recognized University or incorporated by Act of the  State or Central Legislature in India or from other Educational Institutions which are established by Act of Parliament or Deemed Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act,  1956;        (or)

Must have passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations conducted by Institution  of  Engineers  (India); (or)

An Engineering degree from foreign University/College/Institution recognised by the Government (or)

A pass in Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or (e) a pass in  Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or (f)   a pass in Graduate   Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London which was held after 1959 November and for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and the Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ aspiring candidates must possess  M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in  Radio Physics, Electronics, Wireless Communication/Radio Engineering.

Candidates must be physically fit as per the Rules of Engineering Services Examination, 2017 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 28.09.2016.

Relaxations

  • The upper age‐limit will be relaxed to a maximum of five years if  the candidates belong to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.   
  • Three years for Other Backward Classes
  • Up to five years for the candidates who had domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
  • Ten years for deaf‐mute and Orthopedically handicapped persons.   

Details about rules of relaxations will be notified in the official notification.

How To Apply

  • Aspiring Candidates need to apply online through the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Detailed instructions will be given in the website.
  • Candidates need to pay the requisite fee and should submit the application.

Selection Procedure

The Engineering Services Examination has three stages.

  • a. Preliminary Examination
  • b. Main Examination
  • c. Interview

The preliminary Examination consists of two papers which are of objective type and carries 500 marks (200+300). The marks obtained in the mains exam will be considered for the final selection of the candidate. The Engineering Services Mains Examination consists two conventional type papers which will be from Engineering Discipline. Each paper carries 300 marks and three hours duration will be given and final stage personality test carries 200 Marks.

Examination Pattern

Preliminary Examination

The Examination consists of two papers of multiple choice questions. First paper carries 200 marks and the second paper 300 marks.

Paper Name of Paper Time Allotted marks
Paper I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 2 hr 200 marks
Paper II For Category I – Civil Engineering

Category II- Mechanical Engineering

Category I – Electrical Engineering

Category I – Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

2 hr 300 marks
  Total   400 marks

Mains

Main exam consists of two papers and the details are given in the below table.

Paper Name of Paper Time Allotted marks
Paper I For Category I – Civil Engineering

Category II- Mechanical Engineering

Category I – Electrical Engineering

Category I – Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

3 hr 300 marks
Paper II For Category I – Civil Engineering

Category II- Mechanical Engineering

Category I – Electrical Engineering

Category I – Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

3 hr 300 marks
  Total   400 marks

For all the papers compensatory time of 20 minutes will be given to the physically challenged candidates.

Interview/Personality Test

The UPSC board calls the qualified candidates for interview. The interview panel tests the suitability of the candidates for the post and assesses their personality, attitude, etc., and maximum marks allotted will be 200. Based on the total marks obtained in both written examination and personality test the candidates will be given ranks.

Syllabus

For detailed syllabus click the below link

Exam Resources

Previous Papers

2014

UPSC Indian Engineering Services General Ability Paper

Conventional Papers

Objective Papers

2015

UPSC Engineering Services General Ability Paper

Conventional Papers

Objective Papers

2016

UPSC Engineering Services General Ability Paper

Conventional Papers

Objective Papers