Exam Pattern - UPSC ESE UPSC Exam

The ESE 2019 examination shall be conducted as follows:

Stage-I: It is a (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination which has Objective Type Papers for the selection of applicants for the Stage-II Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination.

Stage-II: Applicants who get qualify in Stage-I will appear in Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination which is Conventional Type Papers.

Stage-III: Personality Test.

Marks distribution and Paper Pattern

Stage-I: The Preliminary/Stage-I Examination will consist of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers and carry maximum 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks and Paper II – 300 Marks). The Marks obtained in Stage-I Examination by the applicants who are declared qualified for Stage-II Examination will be counted for deciding their final order of merit. The number of applicants to be admitted to the Main/Stage-II Examination will be about 6-7 times the total number of openings to be filled in that year.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 hrs 200
Paper-II (Engineering Subject) 3 hrs 300
Total   500

There will be negative marking. One-Third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be subtracted as the penalty for every wrong answer.

Stage-II will consist of two conventional type papers specific to Engineering Discipline with a duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (Each paper of 300 Marks).

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I ( Engineering Subject ) 3 hrs 300
Paper-II (Engineering Subject) 3 hrs 300
Total   600

The Stage-III is a Personality Test/ Personel Interview of 200 Marks. Candidates who qualify Stage-I and Stage-II exam appear for Stage-III (Personality Test). The number of applicants appearing for Personality Test will be about twice the number of openings to be filled. 

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Eligibility Criteria

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Application Form

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Important Dates

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