UPSC ESE/IES 2024: Prelims, Mains, Exam Date, Admit Card, Eligibility, etc.

UPSC or Union Public Service Commission organizes an entrance examination for various engineering graduates in various Government posts. This entrance examination is also known as Engineering Services Exam or Indian Engineering Service. The candidates selected for the entrance examination will be given a class-1 officer job in various government departments. In this article, we will discuss UPSC ESE/IES 2024: Prelims, Mains, Exam Date, Admit Card, Eligibility, etc.

UPSC ESE Important Dates 2024

Events Exam Dates
IES Examination 2024 Notification ReleasedSeptember
The last date to submit the Application FormOctober
Admit cardDecember
IES Exam Date 2024 (Prelims Exam)January (1 Day)
Prelims Exam Result DateFebruary
Admit Card for IES (Mains Exam)September
IES Exam Date 2024 (Mains Exam)October (Revised)
IES 2024 Personal Interview DatesTo be announced

Salary of an ESE Commissioned Officer

The following are the salary offered to an ESE Commissioned officer

LevelPay ScaleTime Frame
Junior Time Scale (JTS)INR 56100-177500On Joining
Senior Time Scale (STS)INR 67700-2087003-5 years
Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)INR 123100-21590010-15 years
Senior Administrative Grade (SAG)INR 144200-21820015-20 years
Higher Administrative Grade (HAG)INR 182200-224100 
HAG+INR 205400-224400 
Apex ScaleINR 225000 

Indian Engineering Officers join as Assistant Executive Engineers or Assistant Directors. At the time of joining, the pay scale of the new joining officer is around Rs.56100/-.

UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for the UPSC ESE entrance examination

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or Bhutan, Nepal, and a Tibetan Refugee who came before 1962

Age limit

  • The minimum age requirement for the candidate is 21 years of age and the maximum age limit for participating in the entrance examination is 29 years.
  • There are age relaxations for the candidates belonging to the weaker section of the society-
    • SC/ST: 5 years
    • OBC: 3 years
    • Government servants: 5 years

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate must be graduated from a recognized university in Engineering courses like B.Tech/B.E.

UPSC ESE Application Form 2024

The following are the application form for the UPSC ESE entrance examination

  • Visit the official website of UPSC and click on the Examination tab followed by the Active Examination button
  • Now, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you have to click on the ESE examination 2024 link
  • Now, get yourself registered using your email Id and password followed by logging in using the login credentials
  • After logging in, fill the application form with details like name, address, educational qualifications, etc.
  • Now, upload the below-mentioned documents to the bank representative followed by clicking on the pay button
  • After clicking on the pay button, download the application form and payment receipt for the future use

Documents Required for UPSC ESE

The following are the documents required for the UPSC ESE application form

  • Scanned passport size photograph
  • Scanned signature
  • Scanned left-hand thumb impression
  • Signed declaration

UPSC ESE Application Fee

The following are the application fee for the UPSC ESE entrance examination

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PH//femaleExempted from fee payment

UPSC ESE Examination pattern

The following are the examination pattern for the UPSC ESE entrance Examination


SectionsTypePaperQuestion PaperDurationMarks
Preliminary Exam  ObjectiveIGeneral studies Engineering Aptitude2 Hours 200
IIEngineering discipline (CE/ ME/ EE/ E&T)3 Hours300


SectionsTypeQuestion PaperDurationMarks
Main Exam  ConventionalEngineering discipline (CE/ ME/ EE/ E&T)3 Hours 200
Engineering discipline (CE/ ME/ EE/ E&T)3 Hours300

Personality Test and Final Evaluation-

Personality Test200

UPSC ESE Syllabus

The following is the syllabus for the UPSC ESE entrance examination

Civil Engineering


  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction Practice, Planning, and Management


  •  The flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering:
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Supply Engineering
  • Waste Water Engineering
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Air, Noise pollution and Ecology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying and Geology
  • Transportation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy


  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics


Electrical Engineering


  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Electronics Engineering


  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering


  • Basic Electronic Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Basic Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Circuit


  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Control System
  • Computer organization and Architecture
  • Electro Magnetics
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Advanced Communication Topics

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2024

Admit card is a very important document which you’ll have to carry with you to the examination center. If you fail to show the admit card to the examination authorities then your examination will be canceled. The admit card for ESE is not yet released, we will update the admit card status once the UPSC releases the admit card for UPSC ESE 2024.

UPSC ESE Result 2024

The result for ESE is not yet released, we will update the result status once the UPSC releases the result for UPSC ESE 2024.

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