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Engineering Services (Main) Examination

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India invites Detailed Application Forms (DAF) from candidates who are declared qualified through Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Prelims to appear for Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Main. The ESE Main is two stage examination; i.e. Written Test and Personality Test /  Interview. Candidates can write written test in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Merit List is prepared for the written test and candidates are called by the commission for Personality Test / Interview. The finally selected candidates are appointed with engineering department of different government agencies at distinct rank.

Important Dates Engineering Services (Main) Examination

Branch wise Distribution of Engineering Services

Category I- Civil Engineering
Group A Services
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Central Engineering Service(Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group 'A') Service
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group 'A';
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group 'A'
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)
Category II-Mechanical Engineering
Group A Services
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Service, Group A, (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade I (Mechanical Engineering posts) in Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Mechanical Engineering Posts) Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A';
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer in GSI Engineering Service Group A, (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  • Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)
  • Indian Supply Service, JTS Group 'A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts)
Category III-Electrical Engineering
Group A Services:
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade I (Electrical Engineering posts) in Indian Navy
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  • Indian Supply Service JTS Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)
Category IV-Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Group A & B Services:
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Group A) (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Service)
  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service, Group A
  • Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade I (Electronics & Telecom Engineering posts) in Indian Navy
  • Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)
  • Indian Telecommunication Service, Group A
  • Junior Telecom Officer (General Central Service Group 'B' Gazetted Non-Ministerial

Written Test Pattern Engineering Services Main Examination

The Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Main tests the candidates in following 4 areas: Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. A candidate chose his / her branch of engineering to appear for ESE during application procedure. Based on choice a candidate appear for one the test from available branches.
The ESE Main is a two paper test. Both papers asks subjective type questions, Candidates are required to provide descriptive answers. Each paper carries 300 marks, that means 600 marks in total for both papers. Time allowed to write each paper is 3 hours. Paper 1 is held in morning session while paper 2 is held in evening session. A merit list is prepared based on the performance in written test and candidates are invited to appear for Personality Test / Interview which carries 200 marks. Final Merit list is prepared based on the performance in written examination and Interview

Test Venues Engineering Services Main Examination Main

The Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Main is administered across following cities

  • Ahmedabad
  • Aizawl
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Dispur (Guwahati)
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Vishakhapatnam
Please note the Interview for ESE Main Examination is held at UPSC Office of India New Delhi only.

How to apply for Engineering Services Main Examination

The application procedure for Engineering Services Examination is completely online. Once result is declared for Engineering Services Examination Prelims, the qualified candidates are required to submit Detailed Application Forms (DAF) for Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Main. Application forms are submitted through online application portal www.upsconline.nic.in
Candidates are required to read online application instructions carefully as provided in the form submission portal and follow as 1, 2, 3. This is mandatory to submit successful application.
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