UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Check Here

UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday issued a notification announcing examination dates and procedure for filling up 440 engineering positions in various departments of the central government.
The notification for the UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018 was posted on the commission’s official website.
Approximately 440 posts in 1) Civil Engineering 2) Mechanical Engineering 3) Electrical Engineering 4) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering categories would be filled through the examination.
The last date to apply for the examination is October 26.
Aspirants are required to check eligibility conditions and instructions before applying for the exam, exclusively through the website www.upsconline


Selection process:

The Engineering Services Examination will be conducted in three stages: 1) The preliminary 2) The Main 3) The Personality Test.
The preliminary examination will be held tentatively on January 8, 2019 at various centres across the country (see details in the notification below). There will be negative marking for wrong answers by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

Candidates will be required to choose their preferred examination centre while applying. The commission will allot the centre on the first-come-first-serve basis.
(Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centre except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.)

Candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination and will be available on the official website.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced that the next Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam will be conducted on January 8, 2019. The commission released the detailed notification yesterday on September 28 through it’s official website ( With notification out, the aspirants can now go ahead and submit their applications for the examination. UPSC has provided a window of 28 days to candidates for the registrations from September 28 to October 26, 2018 (6 pm).

The IES exam stands as the most sought after recruitment exam for engineering graduates in the country as the Union government selects IES officers on the basis of this exam which is held by UPSC. Last year in 2017, a total of 434 candidates were recommended for the engineering civil services by UPSC, witnessing the least selection ratio. The IAS exam and IES exam go hand in hand in terms of competitiveness and also in being most sought after with just the difference that IES is taken specifically to recruit the technical and managerial officers.

According to Wikipedia, each year around 2 lakh candidates take this test against the vacancies issued by the commission. The examination will be conducted in written mode on January 8, 2019 and the results will be declared in March 2019. The shortlisted candidates in the written test have to appear for interview/personality test, the schedule for which will be notified in due time.

Candidates may visit UPSC website to apply for the Indian Engineering Services examination 2019. UPSC has cited that approximately 440 vacancies are to be filled on the basis of IES 2019 examination.


Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018

1. Nationality : A candidate must be either : A citizen of India, or A subject of Nepal, or A subject of Bhutan, or A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit for UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018
A candidate for Indian Engineering Services examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st January, 2019 i.e. he / she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987 and not later than 1st January, 1996.

The upper age limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Government Servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department / Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s) / Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.

a) A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department / Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department / Office during the period of his probation. However this relaxation will be admissible to a probationer so appointed provided he / she already retains a lien on a permanent post in a Department / Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below.b. A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department / Office for at least 3 years on the 1st January, 2019.

  1. Column 1 Column 2
    Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board ) I.R.S.E.
    Central Public Works Department C.E.S. – Group ‘A’
    Directorate General Ordnance Factories I.O.F.S. Group A
    Central Electricity Authority C.P.E Service ( Group ‘B’ )
    Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Central Engineering Service Group ‘A’ ( Roads )
    Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, Deptt. of Telecommunication & Deptt. of Posts AEE of P&T Building Works Gr ‘A’ Service, Engineer in Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ Indian Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’, J.T.O. ( G.C.S. Gr. ‘B’ )
    Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals I.I.S Gr. ‘A’
    I.S.S. Gr ‘A’
    Central Water Commission Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
    Geological Survey of India Assistant Executive Engineer Gr ‘A’
    Min of Science and Technology, Deptt. of Science and Technology Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service
    Border Roads Organisation BRES Gr. ‘A’
    Indian Navy Indian Naval Armament Service
    Military Engineers Service Indian Defence Service of Engineers ( IDSE ) Group ‘A’. Assistant Executive Engineer ( QS & C ) in Military Engineer Service ( MES ) Surveyor Cadre.

    Note : The period of apprenticeship if followed by appointment against a working posts on the Railways may be treated as Railway Service for the purpose of age concession.

The upper age limit for engineering service prescribed above will be further relaxable :
1. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
2. Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. The closing date fixed for the receipt of the application will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status ( including that of creamy layer ) of the candidates.
3. Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st December, 1989.
5. Upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Service personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof;
6. Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECO’s / SSCO’s who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st January, 2019 and have been released.

a. On completion of assignment ( including those whose assignment is due ) to be completed within one year from 1st January, 2019 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or

b. On account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or On invalidment; Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECO’s / SSCO’s who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Services as on 1st January, 2019 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

c. Upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Educational Qualification for UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018

Minimum Educational Qualification: For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –

(a) obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act,  1956; or

(b) passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India); or

(c) obtained a degree/diploma    in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or

(d) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or

(e) passed Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or

(f) passed Graduate   Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959 Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:‐  M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

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