UPSC ESE 2024 | Notification, Exam Date & Syllabus

UPSC ESE 2024 will release the notification for the posts of UPSE Engineering Service Examination 2024 on 6th September 2023. We provide details about notification, eligibility criteria, total posts, selection process, age limit, and vacancies. All the details are here.

UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024
UPSC ESE Recruitment 2024


The Union Public Service Commission conducted the Engineering Service Examination 2024 for the post of Indian Engineering Service. Every Engineering student has a dream of cracking this IES examination to serve the most prestigious Government Organizations in India. 

UPSC ESE 2024 Notifications 

The UPSC will invite the online application for the Engineering Service Exam 2024. Interested candidates who have fulfilled all the eligibility criteria may proceed to apply online Form. Before submitting the online application form, it is advised to thoroughly read the complete notification about the UPSC ESE 2024.

Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission
Name of the Examination Indian Engineering Service / Engineering Service Exam 2024
Name of the Post  Indian Engineering Service
Date of Notification  06-09-2023
Application Start date 06-09-2023
Last date 10-10-2023
Download Admit card  
Date of Examination 18-02-2024

UPSC ESE 2024: Application Fee

Here are the application fees for the IES Exam 2024 –

  • For  others: Rs 220/-
  • For SC/ST / OBC / PWD / Women: Nil
  • Payments for application fees can be made at various SBI bank branches / net banking / Debit card, credit card & online payment options. 

UPSC ESE 2024 Age limit

Here are the details of the age limit for the IES Exam 2024 –

The lower limit of the age 21 Years
The upper limit of the age 30 Years
Age relaxation (SC / ST / PWD) 5 Years

UPSC ESE 2024 Educational Qualification: 

Following is the detail of the educational qualification for the ESE 2024 –

  • The candidate has successfully obtained an Engineering Degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunications, and Electrical Engineering from recognized institutes or universities.
  • Final-year students are also eligible to participate in the UPSC ESE 2024. 

UPSC ESE 2024 Vacancy Details:

The Union Public Commission will disclose the vacancies for the post of the Indian Engineering Service 2024 on September 06, 2023. So, candidates should visit the official website to check the vacancy details.

How to fill out the Application form:

The candidate should follow the following steps to complete the online application – 

  • Visit the official website
  • Complete the one-time registration or login, if you have already registered.
  • Go to the ESE 2024 link.
  • Fill in all details in the application form and upload the scanned documents.
  • Submit the ESE application Online From 2024, before checking all the information carefully. 
  • Download the submitted application form and take a printout for future reference. 

UPSC ESE 2024 Selections process:

The Union Public Service Commission has designed a three-stage selection process for the recruitment of UPSC ESE 2024. It is mandatory for every eligible candidate to successfully qualify for all three stages of the selection process.

The selection processes are – 

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test

The final selection for the post of Indian Engineering Service (IES) 2024 is based on the total highest marks secured in these stages (Total Marks  = Stage I + Stage II + Stage III).

UPSC ESE 2024 Important links:

Candidates can check the notification, registration, or login using the below links –

Download Admit Card Click Here
Examination Schedule Download
ESE 2024 Notification Click Here

Official Website

Click here

UPSC ESE 2024 Exam Pattern: 

The UPSC ESE 2024 exam is conducted in three stages: the Preliminary Examination, the Main Examination, and the Personality Test stage. Every successful candidate goes through these stages

Stage I: Preliminary Examination

The time duration of the Preliminary examination is 5 hours. There is a negative marking for each wrong answer, with 1/3 marks deducted for every incorrect response.

ESE 2024 (Preliminary)
Paper Duration  Marks
General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 2 hours 200
Civil Engineering Paper / Electrical Engineering Paper / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper / Mechanical Engineering Paper 3 hours 300
  Total 5 hours Total 500 Marks

Stage II: Main Examination

 Paper  Duration  Maximum Marks
Paper I 3 hours 300
Paper II 3 hours 300
  Total 6 hours Total 600 marks

Stage III: Personality Test

  • The total marks for the Personality Test is 200 marks. 
  • There is no minimum cutoff mark. 

UPSC ESE Syllabus 2024:

The UPSC Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is known as the Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam. The UPSC ESE 2024 is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit engineers for various government departments and organizations in India.

The exam is divided into four main branches: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.

Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Paper-I: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

1. Current issues of national and international importance
2. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
3. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
5. Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and services
6. Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change
7. Basics of Project Management

Main Examination Syllabus: Engineering Discipline

Each candidate must choose one of the following disciplines:

Civil Engineering

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

7. Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow
8. Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
. 9Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
10. Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

1. Thermodynamics, Cycles and IC Engines –
2. Heat Transfer
3. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
4. Fluid Mechanics –
5. Turbo Machinery
6. Power Plant Engineering
7. Renewable Sources of Energy

8. Engineering Mechanics
9. Strength of Materials
10. Theory of Machines
11. Machine Design

Electrical Engineering

1. Engineering Mathematics
2. Electric Circuits and Fields
3. Signals and Systems
4. Electrical Machines
5. Power Systems
6. Control Systems
7. Electrical and Electronic Measurements
8. Analog and Digital Electronics
9. Power Electronics and Drives

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

1. Basic Electronics Engineering
2. Basic Electrical Engineering
3. Materials Science
4. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
5. Network Theory
6. Analog and Digital Circuits
7. Control Systems
8. Communications
9. Electromagnetics

UPSC ESE Previous year questions (2023):

You can download the previous year’s questions for the Engineering Service Examination 2023  – 

Engineering Service (Preliminary) Examination 2023 – Questions paper
Engineering Service (Main) Examination 2023 – Questions paper
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