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Engineering Service Examination

Tell me Something about Engineering Services

The Engineering Services are the Technical Services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. Given the extent of tasks and functions managed by the public sector this extends to a fairly broad segment of the economy covering the Railroads, Military, Public works, Power, Telecommunications, etc

Tell me Something about Engineering Services Examination

The Engineering Services Examinations are conducted by the UPSC where only about 100 candidates selected out of more than 1, 00,000 that appear ever year.

What are the Categories for which recruitment is made through the Examination?

The recruitment is for Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

Why people consider joining Engineering Services?

Engineering Services is considered better based on the certain reasons. Among them some are as follows
1. Caters to the interest by providing opportunities in the core engineering career 2. The scope and breadth of decision making in the service 3. Facilities that go with the service as perks 4. Chances for interacting with other departments than the parent dept 5. Stability of career

How the services are allocated to the candidate?

The services are allocated based on the final Rank the candidate had secured, Preferences of services executed by the candidate, Category of the candidate and Vacancy of the Post

What are the Minimum Educational Qualifications required for appearing in the exam?

A degree in Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only. Candidates appearing at their degree examination (with prescribed subjects) are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

Is a Candidate who has done graduation without Passing Class X & Class XII eligible for Engineering Services Examination?

Yes. For Engineering Services Exams, the candidate is eligible since the UPSC has not specified the mode of acquiring the degree.

What is the prescribed age limit for the examination?

To appear in the exam the minimum age is 21 years on 1st Aug, on that year. The upper age limit depends upon the category to which you belong. If you belong to, 1. General Category, the upper age limit is 30 years 2. Other Backward Classes, it is 33 years 3. SC/ST category, upper age limit is 35

Can I appear for any number of times in the Exam?

No. Generally, any one below the age of 30 years can attempt 4 times. If you belong to 1. Other Backward Classes, you get 3 more attempts 2. SC/ST category, there is no limit in the number of attempts you can make.

What is the Plan of the Examination?

The Examination consists of the following 5 papers and Personality Test Paper I (Objective type) consists of General Ability Test (Part A: General English and Part B: General Studies) Papers II & III (Objective type) Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering Papers IV & V (Conventional Type) Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

What are the maximum marks for the Examination?

The Examination is conducted for a total of 1000 marks. Each of the 5 paper have the maximum marks of 200. Personality Test with 200 marks will be included in the Final result.

How can I apply for the Engineering Services Exam?

After publication of the notification of the Engineering Services Examination by UPSC in January/February Candidates have to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.