UPSC ESE Notification 2023: Dates, Apply Online, Eligibility
UPSC ESE Notification 2023: The Union Public Service Commission published the UPSC ESE notification on September 14, 2022. Furthermore, UPSC started online applications on September 14. Interested applicants can apply online for UPSC ESE 2023 on the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in. They can also access the application form from the direct link updated in this article. The last date to submit applications is October 04.
Candidates can further withdraw their applications from October 12 to 18, 2022. The Commission will conduct UPSC ESE Prelims on February 19, 2023. The UPSC Engineering Services Exam is a national-level examination. It is conducted to recruit candidates for various posts in the Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering categories. The selection process involves Prelims, Mains, and a Personality Test. Read on to find out more.
The conducting body released the UPSC ESE 2023 notification on its official website via online mode only. Candidates can go through the table given below to know UPSC ESE 2023 important dates:
UPSC ESE Notification Release Date
September 14, 2022
Start of Online Applications
September 14, 2022
Last Date to Apply Online
October 04, 2022
Application Form Withdrawal Starts
October 12, 2022
Application Form Withdrawal Ends
October 18, 2022
Release of Prelims Admit Card
To Be Announced
UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Date
February 19, 2023
Release of Prelims Result Date
To Be Announced
UPSC ESE Mains Admit Card
To Be Announced
UPSC ESE Mains Exam Date
To Be Announced
UPSC ESE Mains Exam Result
To Be Announced
Dates of Physical Test
To Be Announced
Declaration of Final Result
To Be Announced
Categories Under UPSC ESE
The Union Public Service Commission Engineering Services Examination will be conducted for the following categories:
Category-I: Civil Engineering
Category-II: Mechanical Engineering
Category-III: Electrical Engineering
Category-IV: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Central Engineering Service, Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts), Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service. AEE Civil in Border Road Engineering Service, AEE (QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’), Service.Indian Skill Development Service, Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical), Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)
Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Service Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’, Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’, Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical), Indian Naval Armament Service, Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’, Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’, Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts), Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts), Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele), Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023
It is very important for all aspiring candidates to first go through the eligibility criteria before filling in the asked details in the application form. The conducting body will not accept the application invites from those aspirants who are not eligible as per the official norms of the Union Public Service Commission. Here, we have enlisted the ESE Eligibility Criteria. Candidates must go through the same for a better understanding.
The candidate must either be:
a) A Citizen of India by birth or refugee/ migrants (as per rules set by the government), or b) A subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India, or c) 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, Ethiopia, or Vietnam to settle in India permanently. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b) and (c) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
The candidate must be between the age of 21 to 30 years. In other words, the candidate must be born not earlier than January 2, 1992, and not later than January 1, 2001. OBC candidates and Defence Services personnel who have been disabled in operations during hostilities get a 3 year relaxation period. ECOs, SSCOs, Ex‐servicemen and candidates belonging to the SC/ST categories get a 5 year relaxation period. Candidates who are deaf-mute and orthopaedic handicapped, get a relaxation period of 10 years
The candidate can have the following educational qualifications.
An Engineering Degree in any discipline from a recognized State or Central university; or
Must have passed Sections A and B Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or
Should obtain a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognized by the Government or
A passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
Must have passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India, or
Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959.
UPSC ESE Application Form 2023
The conducting body releases the application form for UPSC Engineering Services Examination on its official website. Here, we have enlisted the step-by-step procedure to fill the form online. UPSC ESE 2023 apply online can be done by following the below steps to avoid any kind of mistakes:
2nd Step: Now click on the link – “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”
3rd Step: A new page will open. Now Click on ‘PART – I’ Registration Link
4th Step: Under Part- I registration candidates will have to fill in the basic details such as name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, email ID, etc.
5th Step: After the completion of Part – I registration, candidates should proceed by clicking on the Part-II registration link.
6th Step: Under Part-II registration, the candidates will now have to make the fee payment either through SBI Net Banking or by cash through SBI bank challan or through credit card/debit card.
7th Step: Now select the examination centre and upload the scanned photograph, signature, photo ID card and declaration as per the prescribed format.
8th Step: Now recheck all the details and click on “I Agree” to submit the application form. Now submit the details. On successful completion of the application, candidates will get an auto-generated email message sent on their registered email-id.
Candidates who did not receive an email, should check whether they have submitted the details in Part-II. Also, no changes will be allowed in the filled details once the final submission is complete.
Candidates must submit only one application. If they submit another/multiple applications due to any unavoidable situation, they must ensure that the application with the higher Registration ID (RID) is complete in all respects.
UPSC ESE Application Fee
The candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs. 200/‐ either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of State Bank of India or using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
Note that no fee is to be paid for SC/ ST/ PWD and Female candidates.
Prerequisites for UPSC ESE Application Form
Candidates can check the prerequisites before applying for UPSC ESE 2023 below:
A valid mobile number and email ID
Scanned Copy of Photograph, Signature, and Photo ID Card (File Size – 20kb to 300kb)
Note that the scanned copy of the Photograph, Signature should be in JPG format, and the Photo ID should be uploaded in the form of PDFs.
UPSC ESE Selection Process 2023
The UPSC ESE 2023 has the following three selection stages:
Stage-I: Preliminary Exam (Prelims)
Stage-II: Main Exam (Mains)
Stage-III: Personality Test
Note that the candidates meeting the minimum qualifying marks in Prelims will be called for UPSC ESE Mains. Further, candidates will be called for the Personality Test based on their performance in the Mains exam. The candidates called for the Personality Test will be twice the number of vacancies available for the post. Finally, the candidates will have to go through a Medical Examination and pass the test to stand eligible for the final selection.
UPSC ESE Exam Centres
Check the UPSC ESE Stage I and Stage II exam centres from the table below:
UPSC ESE Prelims (Stage I) Exam Centres
Jammu and Kashmir
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
UPSC ESE Mains (Stage II) Exam Centres
Jammu and Kashmir
UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2023
The UPSC ESE exam pattern for Prelims and Mains exams are as follows:
Paper‐I: Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (whichever you have applied for)
Paper‐II: Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (whichever you have applied for)
UPSC ESE Personality Test (Stage III) Exam Pattern
The Personality Test will be conducted for 200 marks.
The UPSC ESE Preliminary Exam will be an Objective type test. On the other hand, the UPSC ESE Mains Exam will be a conventional type test (Pen and Paper-based)
The Question paper will only be in the English medium.
The objective questions will have 4 options in the prelims exam, and one will be correct among the four.
For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of the marks will be deducted, whereas no marks will be deducted if no response is marked.
Besides, if multiple options are selected, it will be considered an incorrect attempt, and 1/3 rd of the marks allocated to the question will be deducted.
UPSC ESE Exam Syllabus 2023
UPSC prescribes the Prelims and Mains exams syllabus in the notification. The UPSC ESE Syllabus for the prelims exam is the same for all the ESE branches. At the same time, the ESE mains syllabus is prescribed separately for all the engineering branches like mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics and communication engineering.
UPSC ESE Admit Card 2023
The Union Public Service Commission releases a separate admit card for each stage of the examination. UPSC will release the admit card on its official website at least three weeks before the examination. Furthermore, candidates must download their hall tickets by entering their roll/ registration number. Candidates must note that the admit card of UPSC ESE will not be sent via post or any other offline method. The admit card is a mandatory document. Without the hall ticket and photo-identity proof, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam.
Details Mentioned on ESE Admit Card
Name of the Candidate
Correspondence and Permanent Address
Date of Birth
Passport Size Picture
Subject and Subject Codes
Exam Date and Timing
Exam Venue Address
Signature of the Controller of Examination
UPSC ESE Result 2023
The Union Public Service Commission releases the UPSC ESE result on its official website. UPSC publishes the name and roll numbers of shortlisted candidates in a PDF format. Candidates need to check their roll numbers from the list. Candidates who clear the Prelims become eligible for ESE Mains Examination.
Here, we have enlisted some of the frequently asked questions related to the UPSC ESE 2023 notification. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.
Q.1: What is ESE Examination? Ans: Union Public Service Commission, commonly known as UPSC, conducts Engineering Services Examination every year to recruit the most capable engineers in four domains, namely Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications, for the techno-managerial posts.
Q.2: How many stages are there in the UPSC ESE examination? Ans: UPSC ESE examination is conducted in three stages which are i) Preliminary Examination ii) Mains Examination, and iii) Personality Test.
Q.3: What is the application fee for the UPSC ESE 2023 examination? Ans: Male candidates belonging to the General, OBC, and EWS categories will have to pay an application fee of Rs. 200/-. SC/ ST candidates need not pay any fee to apply for the UPSC ESE.
Q.4: What is the exam pattern for UPSC ESE 2023? Ans: Candidates will attend the UPSC ESE exams in three stages. The first stage, or Prelims, will be held for 500 marks and 5 hours. The second stage, or Mains, will be conducted for 600 marks. The duration of Mains is 6 hours. The third stage, or Personality Test, will be conducted for 200 marks.
Q.5: What age should a candidate be to apply for the UPSC ESE exams? Ans: Candidates belonging to the General category should be within 21 to 30 years of age to apply for UPSC ESE.
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