IES-ESE Postings

UPSC organises a combined competitive examination every year for recruitment to various different engineering services under the Central government. The engineering services are categorised into four branches namely-Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, with further sub-divisions, as quoted below-

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Indian Defense Service of Engineers
  • Indian Ordinance Factories Services
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads)
  • P&T Building Works Service
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Indian Ordinance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence
  • Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Indian Inspection Service
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads)
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Corps of E. M. E, Ministry of Defence.
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Central Power Engineering Services
  • Corps of E. M. E. Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Communication and IT Department of Telecommunication
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Inspection Service
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Indian Telecommunication Service

Candidate may apply for the admission only to any one category from-civil/mechanical/electrical/electronics and telecommunication engineering.

Graduates from the field of engineering or technology lying in the age group of 21 − 30 years can apply for admission to the examination. The Eligible categories of candidates will receive relaxation in the upper age limit.

Candidates who are in the final year of the degree programme are also eligible. Approved professional memberships like AMIE (India) and AMIETE are considered adequate qualification for admission. M. Sc. Degree or its equivalent with wireless communication, electronics, radio physics or radio engineering as a special subject is sufficient for entry to the Naval Armament Service.

The examination will be consisting of a written test plus an interview. The written test has the same pattern for all the 4 categories. To show the pattern of exam, let us consider the civil engineering category.