UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2021 | 215 Posts | Last Date: 27 April 2021

UPSC IES 2021 – Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for Engineering Service Examination for the year 2021-22 for 215 vacancies. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/ B.Tech in the respective disciplines within the age limit of 21 to 30  can apply for this examination. The selection process is based on the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personality Test for the applied candidates. Eligible candidates can apply for this post online on or before 27 April 2021. The detailed eligibility and application process are given below.

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UPSC IES 2021 for Engineering Service Exam:

Name of Examination Engineering Service Exam (ESE)
Qualification B.E/B.Tech
Total Vacancies 215
Experience Freshers
Salary Not Disclosed
Job Location Across India
Last Date 27 April 2021

Detailed Eligibility:

  • 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
  • passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India) or
  • obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/ Institution and under such conditions as may be recognized by the Government for the purpose from time to time or
  • passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) or
  • 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

Age Limit (as on the 1st January 2021): 21 to 30 years ( i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2 January 1991 and not later than 1 January 2000). The relaxation as per govt policy.

UPSC IES 2021 -Total Vacancies: 215 Posts

There are four categories of the Engineering Services posts are available to depend on candidates department in Engineering degree. They are

Category    I‐Civil Engineering.
Category    II‐Mechanical Engineering.
Category    III‐Electrical Engineering.
Category    IV‐Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

The various posts for each category are listed below.

CATEGORY I – CIVIL ENGINEERING

Group‐A Services/Posts

  • 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.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service

CATEGORY II – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Group‐A/B Services/Posts



  • 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.)

CATEGORY III – ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Group‐A Services/Posts

  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY IV – ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

  • 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)
  • Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele).

UPSC IES 2021 – ESE Selection Process:

The selection process is based on Written Examination & Personal Interview.

  • Preliminary Exam (500 Marks)
  • Main Exam (600 Marks)
  • Personality Test (200 Marks)

IES Preliminary Exam:

The Preliminary exam consists of Paper I & Paper II for 500 Marks

Subject Time Marks
Paper-1 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 2 Hours 200
Paper-2. Engineering Subject/ Category chosen by candidates 2 Hours 300

IES Main Exam:

The Main Exams consists of two papers and conducted for 6 Hours

Subject Time Marks
Paper-1 Engineering Subject/ Category chosen by candidates 3 Hours 300
Paper-2 Engineering Subject/ Category chosen by candidates 3 Hours 300

Exam Fees for UPSC IES 2021 Examination(ESE):

  • For General – Rs.200/-

Note: Excepting Female/ SC/ ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fees

Payment Mode: Candidates can pay the fees by any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking the facility   of   State   Bank   of India or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card

How to Apply UPSC IES 2021 – Engineering Service Exam (ESE 2021)?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply this Engineering Service Exam ESE 2019 in online latest by 27 April 2021.

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Important Dates for Engineering Service Exam(ESE) 2021:

  • Online Application Starts – 07th April 2021
  • Last Date to Apply Online & Fee payment (online) – 27th April 2021
  • Last Date for fee payment (Cash) – 26th April 2021
  • Date for Online application Withdrawn – 04th to 10th May 2021
  • Admit Card Release Date – To be Notified Soon
  • Preliminary Exam Date – 18th July 2021