UPSC ESE Notification 2019

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UPSC ESE Notification 2019

Posting Name 

  • Category    I ‐ Civil Engineering
  • Category    II ‐ Mechanical Engineering
  • Category    III ‐ Electrical Engineering
  • Category    IV ‐ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Important Date to Note

Starting date for Apply Online25-09-2019
Last date for Apply Online15-10-2019
Last date for Fee Payment (Offline )14-10-2019 at 11.59pm
Last date for Fee Payment (Online )15-10-2019 till 6.00pm
Date of Prelims Exam05.01.2020
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Official NotificationClick Here

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years
  • Candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1999

Selection Process

  • Preliminary Test
  • Mains Test
  • Personality Test

Scale Of Pay

  • The basic pay scale for IES 2020 salary at entry level is around INR 15,600 – INR 39,100. The pay scale increases as the levels and time duration increases.
  • Also, candidates enjoy various allowances (Travel/Dearness/Transport, etc) along with salary.

Vacancy Details

Total vacancies – 495

UPSC ESE Preliminary Exam (Stage – I) – Exam Centres

aizawldehradunjammupanaji (goa)thiruvananthapuram
allahabaddharwadkochi (cochin)port blairudaipur

UPSC ESE Mains Exam (Stage – II) – Exam Centres


Application Fees

Female CandidatesNo Fee
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesNo Fee
All Other CandidatesRs. 200

Apply Mode

  • Online

Exam Pattern

Preliminary/Stage-I Examination (Objective Type Papers)

PaperName of PaperTime DurationMaximum Marks
Paper-IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude2 Hours200
Paper-IIEngineering Discipline3 Hours300

Mains/Stage-II Examination (Subjective Type Papers)

PaperName of PaperTime DurationMaximum Marks
Paper-IEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-I3 Hours300
Paper-IIEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-II3 Hours300

Personality Test: The students who will qualify the Mains Exam will be eligible for the Personality Test. The Personality Test is of 200 marks.

Marking Scheme: Deduction upto five per cent of the maximum marks for the written papers for illegible handwriting. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional papers of the examination.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must obtained a degree in Engineering from a University, Or
  • Candidates passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India), Or
  • Candidtes must obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution, Or
  • Candidates must passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India), Or
  • Candidates must passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India.

Medical Examination

  • Every candidate, on being finally recommended will be required to undergo a medical examination.
  • Medical examination will be conducted at various Railway Hospitals under the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) in order to check candidates medically fit or not.

Exam Syllabus

General StudiesStandards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and servicesBasics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessmentProject Management BasicsThe basics of Material Science and EngineeringInformation and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.Ethics and values in the Engineering professionCurrent issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development.Engineering Aptitude covering Logical Reasoning and Analytical AbilityEngineering Mathematics and Numerical AnalysisGeneral Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety


Paper I
Civil EngineeringBuilding MaterialsSolid MechanicsDesign of Steel StructureStructural AnalysisConstruction Practice & ManagementDesign of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Electronics and TelecommunicationBasic Electrical EngineeringBasic Electronics EngineeringElectronics Measurements & InstrumentsMaterial ScienceAnalog and Digital CircuitsNetwork Theory
Mechanical EngineeringThermodynamics & Heat TransferFluid MechanicsTurbomachineryIC Engines, Air Conditioning, RefrigerationPower Plant EngineeringRenewable Sources of Energy
Electrical EngineeringElectrical MaterialsEngineering MathematicsElectrical and Electronics MeasurementsElectric Circuits and FieldsComputer FundamentalsBasic Electronics Engineering


Paper II
Civil EngineeringHydrology and Water Resource EngineeringThe flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines, Hydro PowerGeotechnical Engineering & Foundation EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringTransportation EngineeringSurveying & Geology
Electronics and TelecommunicationControl SystemsAnalog and Digital Communication SystemElectromagneticsComputer Architecture and OrganisationAdvanced Communication TopicsAdvanced Electronics Topics
Mechanical EngineeringThermodynamics & Heat TransferFluid MechanicsTurbomachineryIC Engines, Air Conditioning, RefrigerationPower Plant Engineering Renewable Sources of Energy
Electrical EngineeringSystems and Signal ProcessingAnalog and Digital ElectronicsElectrical MachinesControl SystemPower Electronics and Devices,Power System

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