UPSC ESE 2024: IES Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancies, Exam Pattern

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the competent authority that organizes the Engineering Services Exam every year for the eligible candidates. This exam will recruit qualified candidates under the department of Indian Engineering Service. The IES-qualified candidates work under the Government of India and are categorized as Class-1 officers. Under this examination, candidates need to clear a written exam followed by an interview/ personality test. Check here for details of UPSC ESE 2024.

The official notification will be available soon on the official portal of the Union Public Service Commission. The examination schedule for ESE 2024 will also be updated soon at IES is a national-level entrance exam that is conducted in India to hire candidates to serve in various engineering domains of the Indian Government. This exam is held each year in various states of India.

UPSC ESE 2024 Overview

Name of the exam Indian Engineering Services (IES)
Conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Level of exam National
Mode of application Online
Phases of exam Prelims, Mains, and Physical Interview
Frequency of exam Once a year
Application fee INR 200
Exam type Government exam
Official website

UPSC ESE 2024 Important Dates

Events Dates
Notification 4th week of September 2023
Beginning of Application Process 4th week of September 2023
End of Application Process 2nd week of October 2023
Dates for Application Withdrawal 3rd week of October 2023
Release of Prelims Admit Card 4th week of January 2024
IES Prelims Exam Date 3rd week of February 2024
IES Prelims Result March 2024 (Expected)
Mains Admit Card Release Date To be Announced
IES Mains Exam Date 4th week of June 2024
IES Mains Result July 2024 (Expected)
IES Interview To Be Announced

Eligibility Requirements

Academic Qualification:

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation in engineering from a recognized university to be eligible for the post of Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam.
  • Applicants should have passed the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’ Graduate Membership Examination (India).
  • Appearing individual possessing an engineering degree/ diploma from a foreign university/college/institution are also eligible.
  • A candidate who has taken and passed an examination but has not yet acquired the results may apply for admission to the examination.

Age Limit:

  • The age of the applicant should be between 21 years to 30 years.

UPSC ESE 2024 Application Form

The application form will be available online mode at the official website of the Union Public Service Commission- Candidates can visit this authorized website and register for the exam by providing the basic details. While filling up the application form, candidates will be asked to provide all their necessary educational, personal, and contact details as provided in their official documents. Along with the details, applicants will also have to upload scanned copies of their passport size photograph and signature in the given prescriptions.

Application Fee

The application form will not be accepted unless the applicant makes the payment of the prescribed application fee. The candidates can pay the charges using any of the options such as Master/ Visa / RuPay Credit/ Debit Card or SBI internet banking or by cash at any branch of SBI.

The application charges are as follows:

Category Application fee
General/ OBC/ EWS categories INR 200/-
SC/ ST/ PWBD/ Female candidates Exempted

Pattern of Exam

The complete recruitment process of IES is divided into three stages:

  • Stage-I: (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for Stage-II.
  • Stage-II: Engineering Services (Main) Examination
  • Personality Test

Preliminary Examination: The IES Prelims will be held through pen and paper-based methods. The prelims test will have a total of two papers. Both the papers will include Multiple-choice questions. Additionally, there will be a deduction of one-third of points for each incorrect answer.

Papers Questions Total Marks
Paper I (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude) 100 200
Paper-II (Engineering field) 150 300
Total 250 500

Main Examination: This stage will have a total of two papers. Questions will be set from the Engineering subject (Civil Engineering/ Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering) in both papers. Negative marks will not be applicable in Mains papers.

Papers Questions Marks
Paper I (Engineering Stream) 5 300
Paper-II (Engineering Stream) 5 300
Total 10 600

UPSC ESE 2024 Results

The applicants who appear in the exam will be able to check their results from the official website of UPSC- , therefore there won’t be another way to check the result. Aspirants can download the result in the form of a PDF file. The candidates have to look for their names in the PDF file in order to know whether they have cleared the exam.

After the result declaration, nominated candidates will be asked to produce their original documents for the verification at the time of the Interview only. The successful candidates will be able to download their interview letters from the authorized website of UPSC.

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