The Indian Engineering Services are being recruited by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) (Engineering Services Examination). It is one of India’s most difficult exams and a fantastic opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career. Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, and Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering are the four branches for which UPSC is recruiting this year.

Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Personality Test are the three steps of the selection procedure. Objective-type questions make up the Preliminary examination. Aspirants who pass the UPSC IES preliminary exam will be shortlisted for the main exam. Continue reading to learn more about the UPSC IES exam format for both the preliminary and main examinations.

UPSC Engineering Services Exam Pattern

The recruitment process will be broken down into three steps. Candidates who pass the preliminary exam will be qualified to take the mains test. The mains test will be taken by a number of candidates equivalent to six to seven times the total number of vacancies. If the candidates pass the mains exam, they will be invited to take the personality test. The following is the overall selection procedure.

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Stage One: Preliminary Exam

Stage 1 Paper Type Duration Marks
Paper 1 Aptitude and General Studies 2 hours 200
Paper 2 Engineering Discipline (ME/EE/CE/EandT) 3 hours 300
Total Marks 500

Stage Two: Mains Exam

Stage 1 Paper Type Duration Marks
Paper 1 Engineering Discipline (ME/EE/CE/EandT) 3 hours 300
Paper 2 Engineering Discipline (ME/EE/CE/EandT) 3 hours 300
Total Marks (Mains) 600
Total Marks (Mains+Prelims) 1100

Stage Three: Personality Test

Stage Three Marks
Personality Test 200
Stage 1+Stage 2+Stage 3 1300

UPSC Engineering Services Syllabus 2022

Preliminary, Main, and Personality tests are the three stages of the examination. There will be two papers in the preliminary test, each worth a maximum of 500 points:

#General Studies and Aptitude will be covered in Paper I.

#Civil, electrical, mechanical, and electronic engineering, as well as telecommunication engineering, will be covered in Paper II.

General Studies and Aptitude: Prelims

#Current issues of national and international significance relating to industrial, social, and economic development

#Logical reasoning and analytical ability

#Engineering mathematics and numerical analysis

#General principles of importance of safety, design and drawing

#Standards and quality practices in construction, production, maintenance, and services

#Basics of environment and energy

#Basics of project management

#Basics of material science and engineering

#Information and communication technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in engineering

#Ethics and values in engineering profession

Civil Engineering: Prelims Paper 1

#Building materials

#Solid mechanics

#Structural analysis

#Design of steel structures

#Design of masonry and concrete structures

#Construction planning, practice, and management

Civil Engineering: Prelims Paper 2

#Flow of fluids, hydro power and hydraulic machines

#Hydrology and water resources

#Environmental engineering

#Geo-technical and foundation

#Surveying and geology


Mechanical Engineering: Prelims Paper 1

#Fluid mechanics

#Thermodynamics and heat transfer

#IC refrigeration, engines, and air conditioning

#Turbo machinery

#Power plant

#Renewable sources of energy

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Mechanical Engineering: Prelims Paper 2



#Mechanisms and machines

#Design of machine elements

#Manufacturing, maintenance and industrial learning

Electrical Engineering: Prelims Paper 1


#Electrical materials

#Electric circuits and fields

#Electrical and electronic measurements

#Computer fundamentals

#Basic electronics

Electrical Engineering: Prelims Paper 2

#Analog and digital electronics

#Systems and signal processing

#Control systems

#Electrical machines

#Power systems

#Power electronics and drives

Electronics and Telecommunication: Prelims Paper 1

#Basic electronics

#Basic electrical

#Materials science

#Electronic instrumentation and measurements

#Network theory

#Analog and digital circuits

Electronics and Telecommunication: Prelims Paper 2

#Analog and digital communication systems

#Control systems

#Computer organization and architecture

#Electro magnetics

#Advanced electronics topics

#Advanced communication topics

To know the mains syllabus click here.

H3 UPSC Engineering Services Salary

Rank Pay Scale Grade Pay Time Frame
Junior Level INR 15,600 – INR 39,100 INR 5400 On Joining
Senior Scale INR 15,600 – INR 39,100 INR 6600 5 – 6 years of joining
Junior Administrative Grade INR 15,600 – INR 39,100 INR 7600 Minimum 10 years after joining
Selection grade scale( Jt.G M/Chief Engineer L2) INR 37400 – INR 67000 INR 8700 20 years or more after joining
Super time grade (Additional GM/Chief Engr.) INR 37400 – INR 67000 INR 8700
Cabinet Secretary Grade INR 90,000 N/A Fixed
Apex Pay Scale INR 90,000 N/A Fixed

UPSC Engineering Services Notification 2022

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the ESE 2022 announcement on September 22. On or before October 12 at 6 p.m., interested and eligible applicants can apply for the ESE 2022.

The UPSC Service preliminary/stage-1 examination will be held on February 20, 2022 by the Commission.

Candidates have until 6:00 p.m. on October 20 to 26 to withdraw their application, after which the link will be deleted.

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UPSC IES Exam Preparation

#Know your curriculum: Before the candidates begin, familiarise with the exam’s syllabus as it relates to the field of study. Because the curriculum is so large, one doesn’t waste time on the parts of the exam that aren’t vital, instead focusing on the important subjects and themes.

#Make a strategy: Make a study schedule based on the syllabus. This will assist one with staying on track with their study and systematically finishing all of the subjects required for the examination. Making a plan and sticking to it is half the battle; the rest is being true and then knowing the subjects thoroughly.

#Notes: Taking notes is an art that, when done effectively, may help the candidates stay in the right frame of mind. It will be easier for them to concentrate on what they are reading if they take notes. Notes also assist one in fast revision and quick learning once they have completed the syllabus or any particular topic.

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If candidates haven’t already, begin their preparation today. There is still plenty of time for miracles to happen as a result of one’s hard effort. Candidates have the opportunity to make the most of the remaining time. So, instead of lamenting the passage of time, make the most of the time that remains.

We hope candidates’ find this article to be really beneficial. If one has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and be free to leave comments below. We’d be delighted to hear from the candidates. Best of luck with the preparations, and may candidates be successful in all of their future undertakings.

Still having doubts of how to prepare, then jump onto UPSC Pathshala’s courses and guidance.

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