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UPSC ESE (Engineering Services) Notification 2024 Released

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UPSC ESE (Engineering Services) Notification 2024 Released

UPSC ESE Notification 2024 has been released on 6th September 2023 for the post of IES Officers (Grade I, Gazetted) in various disciplines like Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics Telecommunications. According to the UPSC Calendar 2024, the UPSC IES Online Registration process will commence from 6th September to 26th September 2023. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the UPSC IES Recruitment 2024 by visiting the official website of the UPSC.

UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024 

The Union Public Service Commission conducts numerous examinations to recruit various posts and the Engineering Services Examination is also conducted by UPSC. The UPSC conducts the UPSC IES Exam annually to recruit individuals as IES Officers in various government departments such as Railways, CPWD, MES, CWC and Ordnance Factories, among others. 

The UPSC ESE/IES consists of a two-stage selection process consisting of Preliminary and Main written tests, followed by an interview to identify and shortlist potential candidates for these prestigious positions. In this article, we have compiled comprehensive information regarding the UPSC ESE 2024 Recruitment for your convenience.

UPSC ESE Notification 2024 Overview

UPSC ESE 2024 Notification issued for the UPSC ESE 2024 exam. Exam will be conducted for the recruitment of Grade I officers for various departments of the Government of India. Those who want to apply for the UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024 can check the key highlights of UPSC ESE 2024 summarized in the below table-                  

                                                UPSC ESE 2024 - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Organization

Union Public Service Commission

Exam Name

UPSC Indian Engineering Services Examination 2024

Post Name 

Indian Engineering Service  


167 (Expected)

Application Dates

6th September to 26th September 2023 

Application Mode


Frequency of Exam


Exam Level 


Selection Process

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

UPSC ESE Important Dates 2024 

As per the UPSC Exam Calendar, the UPSC ESE Exam 2024 Preliminary Test is scheduled for February 18, 2024. Below, you'll find the comprehensive schedule for the UPSC ESE Exam 2024:-



Notification Release Date

6th September 2023 

Application Start Date

6th September 2023 

Last Date to Apply

26th September 2023

UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Date

18th February 2024 

Admit Card Release Date

To Be Announced

UPSC ESE Answer Key Date 

To Be Announced

UPSC ESE Result Date

To Be Announced

UPSC ESE Important Links 2024 

The online application portal for UPSC ESE 2024 will become accessible on September 6, 2023, and will remain open until September 26, 2023. Those interested in completing the UPSC ESE 2024 Application Form can directly use the given link to submit their applications successfully-

UPSC Official Website

UPSC ESE Notification 2024 

UPSC ESE Apply Link 2024 

UPSC ESE Admit Card Link (Inactive)

UPSC ESE Answer Key Link (Inactive)

UPSC ESE Final Result Link (Inactive)

UPSC ESE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC ESE notification 2024 has been issued by the commission on the 6th of September 2023. Those who want to apply for the UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024 must ensure that they are eligible to apply for the examination. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the examination before applying for the exam which includes certain parameters such as nationality, age limit & educational qualification.

1) Nationality

Candidates aspiring to apply for UPSC ESE 2024 must meet the distinct eligibility criteria outlined by the commission. The comprehensive UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria for 2024, covering aspects such as nationality, educational qualifications, and age limits, is elaborated below:

For eligibility regarding nationality, a candidate must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Citizen of India, or
  • Subject of Nepal, or
  • Subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962, with the aim of establishing permanent residency,or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or East African nations like Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or from Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

2) Age Limit

Those who want to apply for the UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024 must be between 21 to 30 years old. Relaxation is also provided to some special categories.

Age Relaxation

Below, you'll find a table that outlines age relaxation based on different categories for your reference:


Relaxation in age

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

Up to a maximum of five years

Other Backward Classes

Up to maximum of three years

People who served in the military and got injured while in action during conflicts with other countries or in areas of unrest, and were later released because of these injuries, are also eligible for certain benefits.

Up to a maximum of three years


Up to a maximum of five years 


Up to a maximum of five years

Person with Benchmark Disability

Up to a maximum of 10 years

3) Educational Qualification

To be eligible for UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024, candidates must meet one of the following educational qualifications:

(a) Possess 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.           

(b) Have successfully passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India).

(c) Hold a degree or diploma in Engineering from a foreign University/College/Institution, under conditions recognized by the Government for this purpose, as may be determined from time to time.

(d) Have passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).

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

(f) Have successfully completed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London, conducted after November 1959.

Please note that candidates applying for the positions of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group 'A' may possess any of the qualifications mentioned above or the specific qualifications outlined below:


Educational Qualification

For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)

  • Possess an M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with specialization in Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics, or Radio Engineering.

For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group 'A'

  • Hold an M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with specialization in Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics, or Radio Engineering. OR
  • Possess a Master's Degree in Science with a specialization in Physics and Radio Communication, Electronics, or Telecommunication.

4) Physical Standard

To be eligible for the Engineering Services Examination in 2024, candidates must satisfy the physical requirements as specified in the Rules for the Engineering Services Examination, 2024.

UPSC ESE Recruitment Application Process 2024
To apply for UPSC ESE 2024 online, candidates should follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Visit the official UPSC website of the UPSC.
  2. On the homepage, click on the "Apply Online" link.
  3. If you are a new user, you must first register by clicking on the "One-Time Registration (OTR) for examinations of UPSC" link. Now provide your personal information like your name and contact details. 
  4. After successful registration, log in using one of the following methods:
    1. Valid email address and OTP
    2. Mobile number and OTP
    3. OTR ID and OTP
  5. Complete the UPSC ESE 2024 application form in two stages, including the payment of the application fee, uploading scanned copies of necessary documents, signing the form and agreeing to the declaration.          
  6. Carefully review and update all details included in the UPSC ESE application form 2024. 
  7. Now submit your application by paying the application fee.
  8. The final application form will be displayed on your screen. Download it in PDF format and print it for your records.

Application Fee

Applicants must submit an application fee of Rs. 200/- (Two Hundred Rupees only). Female candidates, SC/ST candidates, and PwBD (Persons with Benchmark Disability) candidates are exempted from paying the fee.

UPSC ESE Selection Process 2024 

The selection process for UPSC ESE 2024 consists of three main stages, and candidates must successfully pass each stage to be ultimately selected. The stages involved in the UPSC ESE 2024 selection procedure are as follows:

  • Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination:
    • This stage involves Objective Type Papers.
    • The examination is conducted to shortlist candidates for the next stage.
  • Stage-II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination:
    • This stage includes Conventional Type Papers.
    • Candidates who pass Stage-I move on to Stage-II for further evaluation.
  • Stage-III: Personality Test:
    • In this stage, candidates go through a Personality Test.
    • The final selection is based on the performance in this stage and the previous examination stages.

UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2024

If you're preparing for the UPSC ESE Exam 2024, it's important to understand how the exam is structured. The exam pattern tells you things like how many questions there are, how they're graded and how long you'll have to take the test. Here's a simple breakdown of the complete UPSC ESE Exam Pattern for 2024, covering the Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and the Interview phase:

Stage-1 (Preliminary Examination)

The examination will consist of two papers. Paper 1- will be of 200 marks and Paper 2- will be of 300 marks.

Category-I Civil Engineering/ Category-II Mechanical Engineering/ Category-III Electrical Engineering/ Category-IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering:-


Maximum Marks


Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)


2 hrs. 

Paper-II (Subject Specific) 


3 hrs. 



5 hrs. 

Stage-II(Main) Examination:-

The Examination shall comprise two papers. Each paper will have a total of 600 marks.

Category-I Civil Engineering/ Category-II Mechanical Engineering/ Category-III Electrical Engineering/ Category-IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering:-


Maximum Marks


Paper-I (Subject Specific)


3  hrs. 

Paper-II (Subject Specific) 


3 hrs. 



6 hrs. 

Stage- III Personality Test

The Personality Test (interview) will have a total of 200 marks.

UPSC ESE Exam Syllabus

In order to prepare efficiently for the UPSC ESE 2024 exam, it's crucial for candidates to have a thorough understanding of the detailed syllabus. The UPSC ESE Syllabus serves as a roadmap for planning an effective preparation strategy to achieve a high score in the examination. A structured presentation of the UPSC ESE syllabus is given in this table for your reference:



General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary) (Mandatory for all the streams)

General Studies

1. To be updated on current national and international issues related to social, economic, and industrial development.

2. To develop engineering aptitude, including logical reasoning and analytical abilities.                      

3. Gaining  proficiency in engineering mathematics and numerical analysis.     

4. Understand the fundamentals principles of design, drawing, and the significance of safety in engineering.             

5. Familiarize yourself with standards and quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and various services.

6. Understanding the basics of energy and environmental aspects, focusing on conservation, environmental pollution, climate change, and environmental impact assessment.

7. To know the fundamentals of project management.

8. To gain knowledge about material science and engineering principles.   

9. Explore Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools and their applications in engineering, such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.

10. Adoption of ethics and values related to engineering profession

Civil Engineering 

Civil Engineering Paper-1

1. Building Materials

2. Solid Mechanics

3. Structural Analysis 

4. Design of Steel Structures 

5. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management

Civil Engineering Paper-2

1. Fluid Flow, Hydraulic Machines, and Hydroelectric Power: 

(a) Understanding Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, and Pipe Flow. 

(b) Delving into Hydraulic Machines and Hydroelectric Power - Covering various aspects like pumps, air vessels, hydraulic turbines, including their types, classifications, and performance parameters

2. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

3. Environmental Engineering: 

(a) Water Supply Engineering

(b) Waste Water Engineering

(c) Solid Waste Management 

4. Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering : 

(a) Geo-technical Engineering. 

(b) Foundation Engineering

5. Surveying and Geology: 

(a) Surveying

(b) Geology

6. Transportation Engineering: 

(a) Highways

(b) Railways Systems

(c) Harbors

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering PAPER – I

1. Fluid Mechanics

2. Thermodynamics and Heat transfer

3. IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning

4. Turbo Machinery

5. Power Plant Engineering

6. Renewable Sources of Energy

Mechanical Engineering PAPER– II

1. Engineering Mechanics

2. Engineering Materials

3. Mechanisms and Machines

4. Design of Machine Elements

5. Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering

6. Mechatronics and Robotics

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering PAPER – I

1. Engineering Mathematics 

2. Electrical Materials 

3. Electric Circuits and Fields

4. Electrical and Electronic Measurements

5. Computer Fundamentals

6. Basic Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering PAPER – II 

1. Analog and Digital Electronics 

2. Systems and Signal Processing

3. Control Systems

4. Electrical Machines

5. Power Systems

6. Power Electronics and Drives

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering PAPER – I

1. Basic Electronics Engineering 

2. Basic Electrical Engineering

3. Materials Science

4. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation 

5. Network Theory

6. Analog and Digital Circuits

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering PAPER – II 

1. Analog and Digital Communication Systems 

2. Control Systems

3. Computer Organization and Architecture

4. Electro Magnetics

5. Advanced Electronics Topics

6. Advanced Communication Topics

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2024                

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2024 will be released by the Commission before the commencement of the examination. This admit card is essential for candidates to get entry in the examination hall. Candidates who do not possess their admit cards will not be permitted to enter the exam venue. To make it easy for you, we have given the link to download UPSC ESE Hall Ticket right here. Please note that the link for UPSC ESE Admit Card PDF download will be activated as soon as it is released by the Commission.

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2024 (Link Inactive)

UPSC ESE Result 2024

The UPSC ESE Result  2024 will be published after the examination has been conducted. The commission will release the results for each stage on its official website. Candidates can access their UPSC ESE Results by using the provided link. The UPSC ESE Result 2024 Link will be activated once the examination has concluded.

UPSC ESE Result Link 2024 (Inactive)

FAQs related to UPSC ESE 2024 Recruitment:


The UPSC ESE Notification 2024 was released on 6th September 2024.

The online registration process for UPSC ESE 2024 is scheduled to commence on 6th September 2023 and will end on 26th September 2023.

To apply for UPSC ESE 2024, you can visit the official UPSC website, complete the registration process, fill out the application form, and submit it online.

The selection process for UPSC ESE 2024 consists of three stages: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and a Personality Test (interview).

The application fee for UPSC ESE 2024 is Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only). Female candidates, SC/ST candidates, and PwBD candidates are exempt from paying the fee.

The UPSC ESE Preliminary Exam for 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on February 18, 2024, as per the UPSC Exam Calendar.

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2024 can be downloaded from the official UPSC website after its release. A direct link for download will be provided here also.

The eligibility criteria for UPSC ESE 2024 include nationality requirements, age limits (21 to 30 years with relaxation for certain categories), and specific educational qualifications related to engineering.

The UPSC ESE Preliminary Exam consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each worth 200 and 300 marks, respectively.

The UPSC ESE Result 2024 will be announced after the examination has concluded. The exact date will be provided by the commission on its official website.

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