UPSE ESE/IES 2023: Prelims, Mains, Exam Date, Admit Card, Eligibility, etc.

Union Public Service Commission organizes an entrance examination for engineering graduates in various governmental posts. The examination is called UPSE Engineering Services Exam or Indian Engineering Service.

This examination is conducted to recruit the candidates for mainly Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications for the techno-managerial posts. It is considered one of the toughest exams because of the competition and the fewer number of posts.

The selected candidates who have cleared the IES/ESE examination will be offered a class-1 officer job in various Government of India departments like Railways, Telecom, Border Roads, CPWD, CWC, CPES, NHAI, Naval Armaments, IDSE, MES, Ordnance Factories, etc.

In this article, we will discuss UPSE ESE/IES 2023: Prelims, Mains, Exam Date, Admit Card, Eligibility, etc.

UPSE IES/ESE Important Dates 2023

Events Exam Dates
IES Examination 2023 Notification ReleasedSeptember
The last date submit the Application FormOctober
Admit cardDecember
IES Exam Date 2023 (Prelims Exam)January (1 Day)
Prelims Exam Result DateFebruary
Admit Card for IES (Mains Exam)September
IES Exam Date 2023 (Mains Exam)October (Revised)
IES 2023 Personal Interview DatesTo be announced

Salary of an IES/ESE Commissioned Officer

The following are the salary offered to an IES/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/-.

UPSE IES/ESE Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for UPSE IES/ESE entrance examination-

  • The candidate must be graduated from a recognized university in Engineering courses like B.Tech, B.E.
  • 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.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or Bhutan, Nepal, and a Tibetan Refugee who came before 1962 can apply for the examination. Also, Indian Origin migrants from countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Myanmar, etc can apply

UPSE IES/ESE Application Form 2023

The following are the application form for UPSE IES/ESE entrance examination-

  • Visit the official website of UPSE and navigate to the Examination tab followed by clicking on the Active Examination button
  • Now, you’ll see all the active examinations that you can participate in, here, find IES/ESE examination 2023 link and click on it
  • After clicking on the link, you’ll be redirected to the IES/ESE page where you can find all the data and application link
  • Now, click on the apply button
  • After clicking on the apply button, you’ll have to get yourself registered using your email Id password, etc
  • After registration is complete, log in to your account using your login credentials
  • After logging in, you’ll find the application form which you have to fill correctly
  • After filling in the application form, you’ll have to upload the documents mentioned below followed by paying the application fee (if applicable)
  • After paying the application fee, make sure you take a printout of the application fee and payment receipt for future use

Documents Required for UPSE IES/ESE

The following are the documents required for UPSE IES/ESE-

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

UPSE IES/ESE Application Fee

The following are the application fee for UPSE IES/ESE entrance examination-

CategoryApplication Fee
GeneralRs.200/-
SC/ST/PH//femaleExempted from fee payment

UPSE IES/ESE Examination pattern

The following are the examination pattern for UPSE IES/ESE entrance Examination-

Preliminary-

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

Mains-

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-

STAGE-IIIMARKS
Personality Test200
STAGE-I+ STAGE-II+STAGE III1300

UPSE IES/ESE Syllabus

The following are the syllabus for UPSE IES/ESE entrance examination-

Civil Engineering

Paper-I

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

Paper-II

  •  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

Paper-I

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

PAPER-II

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

Paper-II

Electrical Engineering

Paper-I

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

Paper-II

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

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I

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

Paper-II

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

UPSE IES/ESE Admit Card 2023

The admit card for IES/ESE is not yet released, we will update the admit card status once the UPSE releases the admit card for UPSE IES/ESE 2023.

UPSE IES/ESE Result 2023

The result for IES/ESE is not yet released, we will update the result status once the UPSE releases the result for UPSE IES/ESE 2023.

UPSE IES/ESE previous Year cut-off 2020

The following are the cut-off marks for UPSE IES/ESE 2020 category and trade-wise-

Civil Engineering

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
General53025131238651807
EWS131313238600759
OBC47024545238576762
SC272727202486688
ST070707227575725
Total14704143123   

Candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
PwBD‐10202 ( 01Gen. & 01 OBC )Nil160365567  
PwBD‐30202 ( 01 Gen & 1 OBC)Nil062180371
Total0404Nil   

Mechanical Engineering

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
General12011108262624800
EWS050505255575752
OBC141414250577748
SC04010303214545698
ST060606202506653
Total41023936   

Candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
PwBD‐10202 ( 01Gen. & 01 OBC )Nil160382521  
Total0202Nil   

Electrical Engineering

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
General30022816238578746
EWS131313238600759
OBC070707226548693
SC11011010187496663
ST06010505194510655
Total74047058   

Candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
PwBD‐10101 ( 01Gen. & 01 OBC )Nil153412571  
PwBD‐30303 ( 01 Gen & 1 OBC)Nil058141309
Total0404Nil   

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
General40013929245516677
EWS101010226459606
OBC19021717245491645
SC111111205451598
ST050505202442554
Total85028272   

Candidates belonging to Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD)

CategoryVacancyRecommendation of PwBD Candidates  Vacancy after the recommendation of PwBD candidates  Recommendation of Candidates (Non‐PwBD)  Minimum Qualifying Standards * [ESE(P)] (Out of 500)  Minimum Qualifying Standards # [Written Exam] (Out of 1100)  Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate [Final Stage] (Out of 1300)  
PwBD‐20303 ( 01Gen. & 01 OBC )Nil091190381
Total0303Nil   

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