ESE

ABOUT ESE (Engineering Service Examination)

Indian Engineering Services remains the most sought-after career for the engineering graduates in India. An all India level competitive examination, called Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The examination constitutes a two stage written examination and followed by an interview. ESE is considered as one of the toughest examination in India due to the difficulty related to the examination and the selection procedure. Also there are less number of posts and more number of aspirants Candidates who are selected for ESE are appointed as Assistant Executive Engineer in various departments under central government for Group A and Group B posts. The various services in which recruitment is made through ESE include Indian Railways, Central Engineering, Central Water Engineering, Border Roads Engineering, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Ordinance Factories, Central Power Engineering, Indian Naval Armament Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Indian Telecommunication Service, Wireless Planning & Co-ordination Wing etc.

A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The Examination constitutes of a Written Examination followed by an Interview for the Personality Test.

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

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

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Educational Qualifications:
    Candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E./B.Tech) from a recognized university or equivalent, M.Sc. degree or its equivalent.
  2. Nationality
    A candidate 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 India 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 setting in India.
  3. Age Limits:
    (a) 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 January, 2018 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1997.
    (b) The upper age‐limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years OBC/SC/ST/PH/PD/Defence personnel/ Government Servants etc.

EXAMINATION PLAN

PATTERN OF ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAM (ESE)
Stage-I

Examination

(Preliminary/Stage-I) & (Objective Type Papers)

 

Paper-I

(Common for all Candidates)

(General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hours duration

200 Marks (Max.)
Paper-II Engineering Discipline-specific Paper

3 hours duration

300 Marks (Max.)
Stage-I Sub-Total 500 Marks (Max.)
Stage-II

Examination

(Mains/Stage-II) & (Conventional Type Papers)

 
Paper-I Engineering Discipline-Specific Paper-I

3 hours duration

300 Marks (Max.)
Paper-II Engineering Discipline-Specific Paper-II

3 hours duration

300 Marks (Max.)
Stage-II Sub-Total 600 Marks (Max.)
Stage-I + Stage-II Sub-Total 1100 Marks (Max.)
Stage-III Personality Test 200 Marks (Max.)
Stage-I+Stage-II+Stage-III Grand Total 1300 Marks (Max.)
* Only those Candidates qualifying at this stage (i.e. Stage – I + Stage – II) to be permitted to appear for Stage – III examination


ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAMINATION CUT OFF, 2015

Objective Stage

Discipline Minimum qualifying standards/marks in the
Objective Type papers for evaluation of
Conventional papers (Out of 600 marks)
  General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 229 214 187 183 083 076
Mechanical Engineering 301 274 229 212 099 092
Electrical Engineering 320 304 251 262 136 118
Electronics Telecommunication Engineering 322 298 251 231 184 104


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


Written Stage


Discipline Minimum qualifying standards/marks in the written examination (Out of 1000 marks)
  General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 464 418 387 395 223 143
Mechanical Engineering 529 479 420 402 212 174
Electrical Engineering 541 502 452 461 275 ----
Electronics Telecommunication Engineering 545 494 439 418 324 157


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


Final Stage


Discipline Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1200 marks)
  General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 623 588 538 539 414 217
Mechanical Engineering 686 634 557 544 399 330
Electrical Engineering 694 662 611 600 458 ----
Electronics Telecommunication Engineering 692 656 578 546 470 379

STANDARD AND SYLLABI

Paper-I of Stage – I

The standard of paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Stage-I Examination) will be such as may be expected of an Engineering/Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

(Preliminary Examination/Stage-I, Paper I, Objective type, Common to all Candidates)

  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 Engineering profession.

Note: The paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will include Knowledge of relevant topics as may be expected from an engineering graduate, without special study. Questions from all the 10 topics mentioned above shall be set. Marks for each Topic may range from 5% to 15% of the total marks in the paper.

Stage – II

Civil Engineering
Contents for syllabi of both the Papers together for Preliminary Examination/Stage-I (objective type Paper–II) and separately for Main/Stage-II Examination (Conventional type Paper-I and Paper – II).

PAPER – I

  1. Building Materials:
    Stone, Lime, Glass, Plastics, Steel, FRP, Ceramics, Aluminum, Fly Ash, Basic Admixtures, Timber, Bricks and Aggregates: Classification, properties and selection criteria; Cement: Types, Composition, Properties, Uses, Specifications and various Tests; Lime & Cement Mortars and Concrete: Properties and various Tests; Design of Concrete Mixes: Proportioning of aggregates and methods of mix design.
  2. Solid Mechanics:
    Elastic constants, Stress, plane stress, Strains, plane strain, Mohr’s circle of stress and strain, Elastic theories of failure, Principal Stresses, Bending, Shear and Torsion.
  3. Structural Analysis:
    Basics of strength of materials, Types of stresses and strains, Bending moments and shear force, concept of bending and shear stresses; Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; Trusses, beams, plane frames; Rolling loads, Influence Lines, Unit load method & other methods; Free and Forced vibrations of single degree and multi degree freedom system; Suspended Cables; Concepts and use of Computer Aided Design.
  4. Design of Steel Structures:
    Principles of Working Stress methods, Design of tension and compression members, Design of beams and beam column connections, built-up sections, Girders, Industrial roofs, Principles of Ultimate load design.
  5. Design of Concrete and Masonry structures:
    Limit state design for bending, shear, axial compression and combined forces; Design of beams, Slabs, Lintels, Foundations, Retaining walls, Tanks, Staircases; Principles of pre-stressed concrete design including materials and methods; Earthquake resistant design of structures; Design of Masonry Structure.
  6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management: Construction - Planning, Equipment, Site investigation and Management including Estimation with latest project management tools and network analysis for different Types of works; Analysis of Rates of various types of works; Tendering Process and Contract Management, Quality Control, Productivity, Operation Cost; Land acquisition; Labour safety and welfare.
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DEPARTMENT ALLOCATIONS

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. Central Water Engineering Service Grade ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts).
  7. Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  8. AEE(Civil Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group ‘A’.
  9. AEE(Civil) of P&T Building Works Group ‘A’ Service.
  10. Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  11. AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES) Surveyor Cadre.

CATEGORY II—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Group-Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  3. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  4. Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  5. AEE in Geological Survey of India Group ‘A’ Engineering Service.
  6. Central Water Engineering Service Group ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  7. AEE (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group ‘A’.
  8. Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  9. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  10. Assistant. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.

CATEGORY III—ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Group-A/B Services/Posts

  1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  3. Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  5. Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  6. Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  7. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I(Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  8. AEE Group ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
  9. Central Power Engineering Service Group ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY IV—ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Group-Services/Posts

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