ESE 2019: Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

ESE (Engineering services examination)/IES (Indian Engineering Services) is the civil services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the government of Indian. ESE is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). UPSC is the exam conducting body known for conducting the administrative level examinations. A combined three stages competitive exam is conducted by UPSC. ESE is also known as the toughest exam in India due to its high difference in posts and large number of candidates applying. It is conducted once a year.

Candidate clearing this exam are recruited to Engineering services of government of India. To work with such an elegant sector is respectful but to have the complete knowledge of the application is the first step of this whole process. Kindly go through the complete article for the thorough detail of ESE 2019.

Latest: ESE 2019 Notification has been released by UPSC. The application form for ESE 2019 will be available from 26th September, 2018. Check more details below.

ESE 2019 Exam Schedule

ESE 2019 exam schedule has been released, below we have provided some important dates related to ESE 2019 entrance exam.

ESE Events Dates
Date of notification 26th September, 2018
Start of online registration 26th September, 2018
End of online submission 22nd October, 2018
ESE Admit card December 2018
Date of Prelim exam 6th January, 2019
ESE Result of prelim Last week of February 2019
ESE Admit card of Mains June 2019
Date of Mains exam 30th June, 2019
Result of Mains exam 2nd week of September 2019
Interview October – November 2019
Final result December 2019

ESE 2019 Latest Updates

 ESE 2019 application and exam dates has been released by UPSC. The application form for ESE will be available from 26th September, 2018

UPSC ESE 2019 Application Form

UPSC has released the notification of ESE 2019. The application form will be available from 26th September, 2018 while the last date to fill the application form will be 22nd October, 2018. Candidates can apply through online mode only through the official website of UPSC. The mode of payment is online only. Candidates willing to pay online must pay through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country or by visa card/ credit card or debit card. The fee structure for male General and OBC candidates is Rs. 200/- whereas sc/st/pwd/female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

UPSC ESE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

To apply in ESE 2019, candidates must meet the ESE eligibility criteria given below.

  • Nationality: Indian and for others kindly visit the official website.
  • The candidate should have graduation degree from any stream of engineering and from a government recognized college or university or its equivalent.
  • Age Limit: Candidate’s age should be between 21 to 35 years to fill ESE Application Form.

The age is different for all category .

Category Upper age limit
General 30  Years
OBC 33 Years
SC/ST 35 Years

UPSC ESE 2019 Exam Pattern

ESE 2019 Exam Pattern is given below in through detail.

Stage 1 (Preliminary Exam)

The ESE exam pattern for Prelims exam is given below:

Sections Duration per section Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 2 Hours 200
Paper II: Engineering Discipline 3 Hours  



Total Marks= 500

Stage 2 (Mains Exam)

The ESE exam pattern for Mains exam is given below:

Sections Duration per section Maximum Marks
Paper I: Engineering Discipline 3 Hours 300
Paper II: Engineering Discipline 3 Hours  



Total Marks= 600

UPSC ESE 2019 Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the UPSC ESE syllabus and accordingly start their preparation for ESE Exam. There are two papers in ESE Prelims

Paper I: General Studies & Engineering Aptitude

Paper II: Engineering Discipline

  • General Studies & Engineering Aptitude: It includes basic topics related to engineering
  • Engineering Discipline: It includes complete knowledge of their respective subjects of their academic years.

UPSC ESE 2019 Question Paper/Mock Paper

UPSC is known for repeating its questions unlike other exam conducting bodies. So UPSC ESE previous year question paper can give us an idea about what the pattern of exam is likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Below is the link of some previous year question papers kindly make use of them.

UPSC ESE 2019 Admit Card

ESE 2019 Admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for UPSC ESE prelims comes in the month of December 2018 and The admit card for UPSC ESE mains comes in the month of June 2019.  Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website. to download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

UPSC ESE 2019 Result

ESE 2019 Result is the important part of the examination. It is the authentic step for the next level of examination. UPSC announces the result of UPSC ESE prelims in the month of Last week of February 2019. UPSC ESE mains in the month of 2nd week of September 2019 and UPSC ESE final result in the month of December 2019. To check the result of ESE exam go through the official website. to check the result the registration no./ roll no. and password/ date of birth are required.

UPSC ESE 2019 Selection Procedure

The Candidates who qualifies prelims are eligible for the mains and the score obtained in the Mains examination will determine the qualification of students for the personality test on the basis of merit list. The final selection will be done after the personality test for which marks secured in Mains examination and personality test will be considered.


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