Indian Engineering Services remains the most sought-after career for the engineering graduates in India. Engineering Services Examination commonly known as ESE is conducted annually by UPSC to recruit engineers of four domains i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Telecommunications for the Techno –Managerial posts. The examination constitutes a two-stage written examination followed by an interview. ESE is considered as one of the toughest examinations in India due to fewer posts and high competition. Owing to highly competitive selection procedure, IES officers carry high respect and status and are mandated to manage and execute activities in diverse technical and managerial fields.
These candidates after the final selection are posted in various Ministries and Departments of GOI such as Railways, Telecom, Border Roads, CPWD, CWC, CPES, NHAI, Naval Armaments, IDSE, MES, Ordnance Factories etc., however, they can move to any cadre, organisation, agency, department, ministry or PSU of the Government of India. All these final selected candidates are designated as class-1 officers.
Here you will get all the information a student needs for the preparation of UPSC-ESE 2019
To clear the prelims stage, it is necessary to get at least 15% of marks in each paper, i.e., 30 marks and 45 marks respectively. To make sure eligibility for Mains stage, one must score at least 50% in each paper or 250+ marks overall in Prelims.
The short listing ratio for Mains Examination is considerably higher depending on the vacancies and is generally around 1:12 i.e. 12 persons are shortlisted for 1 post.
The minimum cut off marks to clear the Mains stage is 20% in each paper, i.e., one need to score at least 60 marks in each of the papers to be eligible for Interview stage. To be sure of getting an interview call, one must aim and score at least 50% in each of the mains paper or 300+ marks overall, however this may vary branch to branch and year to year depending on difficulty level of the paper.
The calling ratio for personal Interview is generally 1:3 i.e. 3 candidates will be called for filling up 1 post.
Next stage is the interview, interview is total of 200 marks and a good candidate gets marks in the range of 100-120. For a guaranteed selection, one must aim to score 140+ in the interview.
Usually, top 10 rankers score around 60 to 65% of the total marks (1300 marks). Last candidate to be recommended scores around 55 to 58 % of the total marks.
Admit card is a mandatory document, that candidate should carry at the time of examination. Without Admit Card, the applicant will be prohibited to sit in the exam hall. An applicant can download the Admit Card for IES 2019 from the official website
UPSC will generate the Admit Cards only for those candidates who have completed the application process completely and on or before the deadline. Check the details mentioned on the admit card carefully, then take out a printed copy of it.