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Engineering Services Examination(ESE/IES)

The IES Exam officers are appointed by the Union Public Service Commission based on their performance on the ESE Exam. For the ESE, the UPSC conducts a 3 stage competitive exam: preliminary, mains, and personality tests

Aspirants must have a bachelor’s Engineering degree with a required grade average from a recognised university. The IES admission test is also open to applicants in their final year of engineering. Let’s get down to the topic to learn about UPSC ESE 2022 notification, syllabus, exam date and more.

UPSC Engineering Services 2022 Notification

The UPSC Engineering Services 2022 notification is out and the table below will give you a glimpse of the highlights.

EventsDates
Starting date of the online application process22nd September 2021
Last date of the online application process12th October 2021
Pre Admit card release dateJanuary 2021
Prelims Exam date20th February 2022
Mains Exam date26th June 2022
Personal InterviewThe first week of November 2022

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern

Stage 1: UPSC ESE Preliminary Examination

Stage IPaper TypeDurationMarks
Paper 1General Studies and Aptitude02 hours200
Paper 2Engineering Discipline (CE/ ME/ EE/ E&T)03 hours300
 Total Marks 500

Stage 2: UPSC ESE Mains Examination

Stage-IIPaper TypeDurationMarks
Paper 1Engineering Discipline 1 (CE/  ME/ EE/ E&T)03 hours300
Paper 2Engineering Discipline 2 (CE/  ME/ EE/ E&T)03 hours300
 Total Marks (Mains) 600
 Total Marks (Mains + Prelims) 1100

Stage 3: UPSC ESE Personality Test

Stage 3Personality Test200 marks
Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3Total1300 marks

UPSC Engineering Services Syllabus

UPSC ESE Preliminary Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for UPSC ESE Prelims are as follows:

SubjectsTopics
Paper 1

Maintenance

 

Importance of Safety, General Design & Drawing Principles

Current affairs (national and international)

Environment topics such as pollution, conservation, climate changes, etc

Construction and production

Material Science and relevant

Ethics and Values

Technologies of Information and Communication (ICT)

Energy Basics Project Management

Mathematics Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Paper 2 (Civil Engineering)

Steel Structures Design

 

Solid Mechanics

Building Materials

Construction Practice and Management

Concrete design and Masonry structures

Paper 2 (Mechanical Engineering)

IC Engines

 

Refrigerations

Power Planting

Fluid Mechanics

Turbo Machinery

Thermodynamics and Heat Paper

Paper 2 (Electrical Engineering)

Electronic MeasurementsEngineering Mathematics

 

Electrical Materials

Electric Circuits

Computer Fundamentals

Basic Electronic Engineering

Paper 2 (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)

Materials Science

 

Basic EE

Analog and Digital Circuits

Network Theory

Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements

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UPSC ESE Mains Syllabus

The Mains Paper I and Prelims Paper-II have an identical syllabus. The distinction is that only objective questions have been asked in the preliminary test, whereas subjective questions are made in the mains paper. The syllabus for UPSC ESE Prelims are as follows:

SubjectsTopics
Paper 2 (Civil Engineering)

Transportation Engineering

 

Geotechnical Engineering

Foundation Engineering

Geology and Surveying

Water Resource Engineering

Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower

Paper 2 (Mechanical Engineering)

Industrial and Maintenance

 

Design of Machine Elements

Engineering Materials

Mechatronics and Robotics

Mechanisms and Machines

Engineering Machines

Paper 2 (Electrical Engineering)

Electrical Machines

 

Systems and Signal Processing

Digital and Analog Electronics

Control Systems

Power Drive and Electronics

Paper 2 (Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering) 

 

SubjectsTopics
Paper I

Maintenance

 

Importance of Safety, General Design & Drawing Principles

Material Science and relevant

Current affairs (national and international)

Environment topics such as pollution, conservation, climate changes, etc

Construction and production

Energy Basics Project Management

Ethics and Values

Technologies of Information and Communication (ICT)

Mathematics Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

Paper 2 (Civil Engineering)

Solid Mechanics

 

Building Materials

Steel Structures Design

Construction Practice and Management

Concrete design and Masonry structures

Paper 2 (Mechanical Engineering)

Power Planting

 

Fluid Mechanics

IC Engines

Refrigerations

Turbo Machinery

Thermodynamics and Heat Paper

Paper 2 (Electrical Engineering)

Engineering Mathematics

 

Electrical Materials

Electronic Measurements

Electric Circuits

Computer Fundamentals

Basic Electronic Engineering

Paper 2 (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)

Analog and Digital Circuits

 

Network Theory

Basic Electronics Engineering

Materials Science

Basic EE

Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements

UPSC ESE 2022 Exam Date

EventDate
Application start date for IESWeek 4, September 2021
Release of Pre Admit CardWeek 2, December 2021
Prelims Exam DateWeek 1, January 2022
Mains Exam DateWeek 4, June 2022
InterviewWeek 1, November 2022

Also Read: Civil Services Exam Syllabus: How to Apply and How to Choose your Subjects

UPSC ESE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

The applicant must be an Indian national, a Nepalese person, a Bhutanese person, or a Tibetan refugee who entered India before January 1, 1962.

Age Limit

On January 1, 2022, the applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 30 years of age. To be eligible, they would have to be born between January 2, 1992, and January 1, 2001.

Educational Qualification

# To appear for the test, a candidate must have a degree in engineering/ university.

# An applicant who cleared the Graduate Membership Exam of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)

# An overseas university, college, or institution awarded aspirant, with an engineering degree or diploma.

# An applicant who has taken and completed an exam that qualifies him educationally for this exam but has not yet received news of the results may register for admission.

UPSC ESE 2022 Registration Process 2022

To be eligible for the IES Selection process, applicants must fulfil the following application:

Step 1: Candidates must apply online exclusively through the UPSC online website

Step 2: Search for the link that reads “Online Application for different UPSC examinations” on the webpage and click it.

Step 3: Select ‘New Users’ from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: A new window will open, prompting you to provide personal information.

Step 5: Fill in your name, parent’s names, gender, birth date, nationality, email, password, mobile number, and other information.

Step 6: Pay the application fee for the category you want to apply for.

UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Centers for 2022

The IES Exam will take place at a number of locations around the country. Candidates can select their desired examination centre. The following is a state-by-state list of exam cities:

The prelims test is held in a number of cities, including the following:

AgartalaAhmedabad
AizawlAligarh
PrayagrajBangalore
BareillyBhopal
ChandigarhChennai
CuttackDehradun
DelhiDharwad
DispurGangtok
HyderabadImphal
ItanagarPort Blair
RaipurJhansi
JammuJorhat
KohimaKolkata
TirupatiLucknow

UPSC ESE Mains Exam Centers 2022

In the table below, you’ll find a list of cities where the Mains examinations are held:

AgartalaAhmedabad
CuttackDelhi
DehradunRaipur
RanchiHyderabad
BangaloreBhopal
ChandigarhKolkata
LucknowShillong
JammuCuttack
ShimlaThiruvananthapuram
VisakhapatnamMumbai
PatnaJaipur

UPSC ESE 2022 Cutoff

Exceeding the minimal qualifying scores does not ensure selection due to the huge number of contests. Shortlisted applicants for another round of interviews are those who received the highest marks.

CategoryCutoff
General238
EWS238
OBC238
SC202
ST227

UPSC Engineering Services Salary

Pay BandRs. 56,100/-
Grade PayRs. 0/-
TARs. 3,200/-
DA2% (Rs 1122/-)
DA on TA 125%Rs. 4000/-
Gross Pay64,200/-
In-Hand SalaryRs 55,135/- (Approx.)

Under pay band 10 the scaled salary is Rs. 56,100/-

Entry-level UPSC Engineering Services Officer Salary

Basic SalaryRs. 15600 to Rs. 39100
Grade PayRs. 5400
Net SalaryRs. 21000
DA113% of net salary
HRA30% of Net Salary plus DA
Transport Allowance:Rs. 6600
Gross SalaryRs. 64,749

UPSC Engineering Services Basic Pay

PostGrade PayPay Scale
Junior LevelRs. 5400/-Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100
Senior LevelRs. 6600/-Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100
Junior Administrative GradeRs. 7600/-Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100
Chief Engineer Level 2Rs. 8700/-Rs. 37400 – Rs. 67000
Chief EngineerRs. 8700/-Rs. 37400 – Rs. 67000
Cabinet Secretary GradeRs. 90000/-

Conclusion

Intensive preparation, mental strength, and endurance are required for both UPSC and IAS examinations. Aspirants with a background in engineering, on the other hand, will find IES to be significantly simpler and may even benefit from it in work. The IES is considered a technical test, and passing it may just require a degree of knowledge.

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