UPSC ESE 2020: Engineering Services Examination

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UPSC has conducted an examination for engineering services every year. This year Union Public Service Commission will release the notification for UPSC ESE on September 25, 2019. UPSC Indian Engineering Services is a Group ‘A’ level examination. It is also known as the Engineering Services Examination. Selected candidates will be posted in various Governmental departments. Candidates who wish to apply for UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020 will able to fill the online application through the official website of Commission i.e. upsc.gov.in from September 25 to October 15, 2019. UPSC ESE Prelim examination will be conducted on January 5, 2020. For more information about UPSC ESE 2020, candidates can read this article carefully.

UPSC ESE 2020

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee.
  • Candidate must be completed 21 years of age.
  • Candidate must have an engineering degree.

UPSC ESE Schedule 2020

Event Date
Application Form 25 Sep 2019
Last date to Apply 15 Oct 2019
Admit Card Dec 2019
Exam 5 Jan 2020
Result to be announced

UPSC ESE Vacancy Details 2020

Last year in 2019, UPSC conducted an examination for 581 vacancies in various engineering departments. After releasing the official notification, we can tell the exact number of vacancies for ESE 2020. Here you can see the engineering branches and their working departments where you will have to work after selection.

Category – I Civil Engineering

Group-A Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
  3. Central Engineering Service
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
  5. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts)
  6. Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service
  7. AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service
  8. Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  9. AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre

Category – II Mechanical Engineering

Group-A Services/Post

  1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  3. Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  5. Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Mechanical)
  6. AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  8. Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  9. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy
  10. AEE(Mech) in Border Roads Engineering Service

Category – III Electrical Engineering

Group-A Services/Post

  1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  3. Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  4. Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  5. Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  6. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy

Category – IV Electronic and Communication Engineering

Group-A/B Services/Post

  1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts)
  3. Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
  5. Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’
  6. Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
  7. Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
  8. Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2020

Union Public Service Commission has set some eligibility norms that candidates must complete. The eligibility criteria are given below:

ESE 2020 Nationality

Candidates who wish to apply for ESE must be

  • A citizen of India. Or
  • A subject of Nepal. Or
  • A subject of Bhutan. Or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India. Or
  • An Indian origin person who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

ESE 2020 Age Limit

  • Candidate must have completed 21 years of age and not exceed than 30 years of age on January 1st of the examination year.
  • Candidates have not been born before January 2, 1990, and have not been born after January 1, 1999.
  • There is an upper limit age relaxation for the candidates who belong to reserved categories.
Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Ex-Serviceman 5 Years
Candidates of J&K 5 Years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities 3 Years
PwD 10 Years

ESE 2020 Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have an engineering degree from the recognized University/Institute.

UPSC ESE Application Form 2020

UPSC IES Application form 2020 will be available on September 29, 2019. Application Form will be available on the official website of UPSC. Candidates who wish to fill the application form will have to fulfil eligibility criteria otherwise commission will reject their application form. UPSC ESE application forms will be available till October 15, 2019.

Application fee

  • Candidates who are belonging to Unreserved and OBC category are required to pay ₹200/- application fee.
  • All-female candidates, SC/ST candidates are exempted from the application fee.
  • Candidates can pay the fee by cash, by using the net banking and through debit/credit card.

How to apply for UPSC ESE 2019?

  1. First of all, you must go to UPSC’s official website www.upsconline.nic.in.
  2. Click on the application link “Online application for various examinations of UPSC”.
  3. Now, you can see the UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2019 application link here on this page.
  4. You have to register for UPSC ESE 2019.
  5. Fill in the personal details on the application form and generate an application number.
  6. Save this application number for login and other purposes.
  7. Pay application fee, upload documents.
  8. Submit the application and save it for future reference.

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2020

Union Public Service Commission will issue the admit card for preliminary examination and main examination three weeks before the examination. The UPSC IES 2020 examination will be held on January 5, 2020, so the commission will issue the Admit Card in the second or third week of December 2019. Candidates will download their admit directly through the commission’s website upsconline.nic.in. You have to carry a valid photo ID proof with admit card in the exam centre.

Photo ID you have to carry

  1. Voter ID
  2. Aadhar Card
  3. PAN Card
  4. Passport
  5. Driving Licence
  6. Other Photo ID issued by the government.

Examination centres for Prelim exam

Exam City Exam City Exam City
Agartala Dispur(Guwahati) Nagpur
Ahmedabad Gangtok Panaji (Goa)
Aizawl Hyderabad Patna
Aligarh Imphal Port Blair
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Itanagar Raipur
Bangalore Jaipur Ranchi
Bareilly Jammu Sambalpur
Bhopal Jorhat Shillong
Chandigarh Kochi (Cochin) Shimla
Chennai Kohima Srinagar
Cuttack Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Lucknow Tirupati
Delhi Madurai Udaipur
Dharwad Mumbai Vishakhapatnam

Examination centres for the Main exam

Exam City Exam City Exam City
Ahmedabad Dispur(Guwahati) Mumbai
Aizawl Dehradun Patna
Allahabad Delhi Raipur
Bangalore Hyderabad Ranchi
Bhopal Jaipur Shillong
Chandigarh Jammu Shimla
Chennai Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Cuttack Lucknow Vishakhapatnam

UPSC ESE Exam Pattern and Selection Process 2020

UPSC has decided three-stage selection criteria for Indian Engineering Services.

Preliminary Exam

It consists of two objective types (multiple choice) question paper that is carrying 500 marks. Those candidates who will qualify the prelim exam will be selected for the Main exam. There is one-third marks negative marking for each wrong answer.

Category I Civil Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 Hours 200
Paper-II (Civil Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 500

Category II Mechanical Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 Hours 200
Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 500

Category III Electrical Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 Hours 200
Paper-II (Electrical Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 500

Category IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 Hours 200
Paper-II ( Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 500

Main Examination

It consists of two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with a duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 Those candidates who will qualify the prelim exam will be selected for the Main exam. There is one-third marks negative marking for each wrong answer. Category I Civil Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (Civil Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Paper-II (Civil Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 600

Category II Mechanical Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (Mechanical Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 600

Category III Electrical Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (Electrical Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Paper-II (Electrical Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 600

Category IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Subject Time limit Max Marks
Paper-I (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Paper-II (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) 3 Hours 300
Total 600

Personality Test

Personality test focuses on character, leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, strategy and ability to assess other social properties, mental and physical energy, practical application powers, and ability of the candidate. It consists of 200 marks.

UPSC ESE Syllabus 2020

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  1. Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
  2. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  3. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  5. Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
  6. Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment
  7. Basics of Project Management
  8. Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  9. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology-based education.
  10. Ethics and values in the Engineering profession

Civil Engineering

  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction Practice, Planning and Management
  • The flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
    • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow
    • Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Water Supply Engineering
    • Waste Water Engineering
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Air, Noise pollution and Ecology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying and Geology
    • Surveying
    • Geology
  • Transportation Engineering
    • Highways
    • Tunnelling
    • Railways Systems
    • Harbours
    • Airports

Mechanical Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Design of Machine Element
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics

Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Analog and Digital Electronic
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Electro Magnetics
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Advanced Communication Topics

UPSC ESE Result 2020

The Union Public Service Commission will declare the results after the examination. The Commission declares the results for pre-examination, main examination and personality test. UPSC IES Result 2020 will be available in the PDF form. Candidate can download the result from the official website.

UPSC ESE Previous year Cut Off

Civil Engineering

IES Cut Offs Gen OBC SC ST
IES 2018 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 207 194 169 188
IES 2018 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 546 502 467 513
IES 2018 Cut Off (out of 1300) 710 679 609 671
IES 2017 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 202 177 148 151
IES 2017 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 520 459 415 439
IES 2017 Cut Off (out of 1300) 691 650 564 578
IES 2016 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 600) 229 214 187 183
IES 2016 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1000) 464 418 387 395
IES 2016 Cut Off (out of 1200) 623 588 538 539

Mechanical Engineering

IES Cut Offs Gen OBC SC ST
IES 2018 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 256 255 220 223
IES 2018 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 611 611 542 564
IES 2018 Cut Off (out of 1300) 767 782 699 699
IES 2017 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 231 207 165 147
IES 2017 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 553 485 428 399
IES 2017 Cut Off (out of 1300) 723 673 576 550
IES 2016 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 600) 301 274 229 212
IES 2016 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1000) 529 479 420 402
IES 2016 Cut Off (out of 1200) 686 634 557 544

Electrical Engineering

IES Cut Offs Gen OBC SC ST
IES 2018 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 230 218 190 191
IES 2018 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 541 488 452 481
IES 2018 Cut Off (out of 1300) 711 691 603 624
IES 2017 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 257 241 210 208
IES 2017 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 618 562 511 530
IES 2017 Cut Off (out of 1300) 769 742 658 698
IES 2016 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 600) 320 304 251 262
IES 2016 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1000) 541 502 452 461
IES 2016 Cut Off (out of 1200) 694 662 611 600

Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

IES Cut Offs Gen OBC SC ST
IES 2018 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 213 206 173 155
IES 2018 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 504 476 405 403
IES 2018 Cut Off (out of 1300) 660 648 567 524
IES 2017 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 500) 221 205 167 171
IES 2017 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1100) 549 508 447 479
IES 2017 Cut Off (out of 1300) 713 675 611 590
IES 2016 minimum qualifying marks in Section I (out of 600) 322 298 251 231
IES 2016 Cut Off in Written Exam (out of 1000) 545 494 439 418
IES 2016 Cut Off (out of 1200) 692 656 578 546

Engineering Services Examination: Official notification

Now you are aware of all the information about the ESE exam in detail. To know more information you can check the Official website of UPSC, read to find the information of syllabus, pattern, cut-off, eligibility criteria and much more.

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