UPSC Engineering Services 2021

UPSC Engineering Services 2021: Union Public Service Commission organizes Indian Engineering Services (IES) is also known as ESE (Engineering Services Examination). It is a topmost engineering examination conducted every year at the national level. The exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible candidates to various posts in the various department as given below. The basic pay for IES starts from INR 15,600 along with a Grade Pay of INR 5,400. The gross amount (including additional incentives like DA, HRA) would be around INR 47,000. more details about UPSC Engineering Services 2021 are given in the article given below.

Sectors provided through UPSC Engineering Services 2021

Power DepartmentDepartment of Indian Railways
Military EngineeringGeological Survey of India etc
Central Water engineeringDepartment of Telecommunications
Defence Service of EngineersDepartment of Central Engineering

UPSC Engineering Services 2021: Important Dates

Release of Notification4th week of September 2020
Availability of the Application Form4th week of September 2020
Release of Pre Admit Card2nd week of December 2020
Prelims Exam Date1st week of January 2021
Mains Exam Date4th week of June 2021
Personal Interview1st week of November 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be a resident of India, Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee.
  • A bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering from a recognized University is required to apply for UPSC Engineering Services.
  • The age limit of the applying candidates should be between 21-30 years of age.
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to the standards defined by exam authorities.

Application Fee

  • The application fee to apply for UPSC Engineering Services 2021 is INR 200.
  • For Female and SC/ST/PH candidates there is no application fee.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through both online and offline mode.
  • Pat the application fee banking/credit card/debit card of any bank to make the payment.

Exam Pattern

Prelims Exam

  • This exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. it is a written examination.
  • The exam is of Objective Type i.e. the questions are of Multiple Choice.
  • There will be two papers in stage 1.
  • Paper 1 will have questions from General Studies and Paper 2 will have questions from Engineering Discipline (Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering).
  • One-third mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Marks obtained in this stage are counted for determining the final order of merit.
Section NameDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
Paper 1 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude)2 hours200
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)3 hours300
Total5 hours500 marks

Main Exam

Section NameDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
Paper 1 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude)2 hours200
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)3 hours300
Total5 hours500 marks

Personal Interview/ Personality Test.

  • It is the final stage of the recruitment process.
  • It carries a maximum of 200 marks.
  • The qualified candidates of the written exams are called for the interview.
  • Candidates shortlisted from Stage 2 i.e. IES Mains exam have to fill a Detailed Application Form (DAF) online.
  • The marks secured in each stage are included to prepare the Final Merit list.

Exam Centers

For Pre Exam

JaipurGangtokAhmedabadRanchi
KohimaJorhatBhopalTirupati
LucknowDispur (Guwahati)ChennaiThiruvananthapuram
Panaji (Goa)KolkataDharwadBareilly
RaipurNagpurItanagarAllahabad
SrinagarPatnaDelhiChandigarh
ShimlaSambalpurJammuDehradun
AligarhShillongMaduraiImphal
AizawlUdaipurMumbaiKochi (Cochin)
BangaloreVisakhapatnamPort BlairHyderabad
CuttackAgartala––

For Main Exam

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

Departments allotted through UPSC Engineering Services 2021

Civil and Electrical Engineering

Civil EngineeringElectrical Engineering
Central Engineering ServiceIndian Naval Armament Service
Indian Railway Stores ServiceIndian Railway Stores Service
IOF: Indian Ordnance Factories ServicesIOF: Indian Ordnance Factories Services
Central Water Engineering ServiceIndian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
Indian Railway Service of EngineersIndian Supply Service Group A (Electrical Posts)
Indian Defence Service of EngineersCentral Power Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
AEE in Border Road Engg. Services GR-AAssistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
AEE in P&T building works Group-A ServicesIndian Defence Service of Engineers(Electrical Posts)
Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-AAssistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence
–Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Electrical Post)

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Indian Naval Armament ServiceIndian Telecom Service Group-A
Indian Railway Stores ServiceIOF: Indian Ordnance Factories Services
Indian Supply Service Group A (E&T Posts)Indian Inspection Service Group A (E&T Posts)
Indian Railway Service of Signal EngineersCentral Power Engineering Service (E&T Posts)
Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian NavyAssistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence
Engineer GCS Group A in WPC/MO(M/O Communication & IT)–

Mechanical Engineering

Indian Naval Armament ServiceIndian Inspection Service Group A
Indian Railway Stores ServiceIndian Ordnance Factories Services
Indian Defence Service of EngineersIndian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-AIndian Supply Service Group A (Mechanical Posts)
Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)Central Water Engineering Service Group-A (Mechanical Post)
Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian NavyAssistant Executive Engineer Group A Geological Survey of India
Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of DefenceCentral Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)

Important Points for UPSC Engineering Services 2021

  • Candidates in the final year of Engineering are eligible for IES 2021, but they will have to provide the certificate of proof at the time of IES selection process
  • There is no restriction by the commission over the number of attempts.
  • The application form can be filled in an online mode only.
  • Only the marks scored by the candidate in Paper 1 is considered for the final merit list.
  • The minimum marks required to qualify for IES prelims are set to 15% i.e. 75 marks out of 500 for General and reserved categories candidates.
  • For IES Mains, the minimum marks required is set to 20% i.e. 120 marks out of 600 for General and reserved categories candidates.
  • UPSC decides IES cut off for preliminary exams in two stages, minimum qualifying score needed to be shortlisted and the score of the last qualified candidate selected.
  • If you qualify the cut to offset up by the commission you will be notified for the personality test (personal interview) through email.
  • Download your Call letter and report for the interview along with all the essential documents as mentioned in the call letter.
  • There is no fixed number of seats as per notification to be filled through IES 2021.

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