UPSC ESE Exam Pattern

UPSC ESE Exam Pattern: Engineering Services
Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is consists of
two sections of written examination and Personality Test. Exam pattern of
Engineering Services Examination are given below….

UPSC ESE Exam Pattern:

Engineering Services
Examination comprises of two stages:

1. Written
Examination

2. Personality
Test 

I. Written
Examination: 
The written Examination will comprise of three stages.

(i) Stage-I: Engineering
Services (Preliminary/ Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the
selection of candidates for the Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/ Stage-II)
Examination.

(ii) Stage-II: Engineering
Services (Mains/ Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and

(iii) Stage-III : Personality Test

2. The Engineering Services (Preliminary/
Stage-I) Examination will consist of two objective type (multiple choices)
questions papers and carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks &
Paper II – 300 Marks). Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission
to have qualified in the Preliminary/ Stage-I Examination in the year will be
eligible for admission to the Mains/ Stage-II Examination of that year provided
they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Mains/ Stage-II Examination.
The Marks obtained in Preliminary/ Stage-I Examination by the candidates who
are declared qualified for admission to the Mains/ Stage-II Examination
will be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of
candidates to be admitted to the Mains/ Stage-II Examination will be about six
to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the
year through this examination.

Note I : The Commission
will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Engineering Services
(Mains/Stage-II) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks
in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper (Paper-I) and Engineering
Discipline specific paper (Paper-II) of Preliminary/Stage-I Examination.

Note II: There will be
penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the
objective type question papers.

(i) There are four alternative for the answers
to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by
the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be
deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer,
it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to
be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer
is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

3.1 The Engineering Services (Mains/stage-II)
Examination will consist two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline
specific with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in
each paper).

3.2 The Stage-III will consist of Personality
Test carrying 200 Marks.

4.1 Candidates who obtain such minimum
qualifying marks in the Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) and
StageII: Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination as may be fixed by
the Commission as per its discretion, shall be summoned bythem for Stage-III
(Personality Test). The number of candidates to be summoned for Personality
Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The Personality
Test will carry 200 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).

4.2 Marks obtained by the candidates in the
Stage-I:(Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination, Stage-II:(Mains/Stage-II)
Examination and Stage-III (Personality Test) would determine their final
ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in
viewtheir ranks in the examination and the preference expressed by them for the
various services/posts.

5. Candidates are advised to read carefully
special instructions to candidates for conventional type tests and objective type
testsgiven in Appendix-III (Part A and Part B) including the procedure
regarding filing in the Answer Sheet of objective type tests in theExamination
Hall uploaded on the Commission’s website (www.upsc.gov.in) on 28.09.2016.

6. In the Personality Test special attention
will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative
and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and
physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

7. Conventional papers must be answered in
English. Question paper will be set in English only.

8. Details of the syllabi for Stage-I:
(Preliminary/stage-I) and Stage-II :(Mains/Stage-II) are at Section III

A. Stage-I (Preliminary/
Stage-I) Examination:

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-I Civil
Engineering

Paper-I (General Studies
and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs

200

Paper-II (Civil
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

500

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-II Mechanical
Engineering

Paper-I (General Studies
and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs

200

Paper-II (Mechanical
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total

500

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-III Electrical
Engineering 

Paper-I (General Studies
and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs

200

Paper-II (Electrical
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

500

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-IV
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I (General Studies
and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs

200

Paper-II ( Electronics
and Telecommunication Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

500

 B.
Stage-II(Mains/Stage-II) Examination:- 

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-I Civil
Engineering

Paper-I (Civil
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Paper-II (Civil
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

600

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-II Mechanical
Engineering

Paper-I (Mechanical
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Paper-II (Mechanical
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

600

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-III Electrical
Engineering

Paper-I (Electrical
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Paper-II (Electrical
Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

600

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks

Category-IV
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I (Electronics and
Telecommunication Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Paper-II (Electronics and
Telecommunication Engineering)

3 hrs

300

Total 

600

(C) Stage-III
(Personality Test) – 200 Marks.

Note: Candidates must
write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed
the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. However, blind candidates
and candidates with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant
(writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of
function (minimum of 40% impairment) will be allowed to write Engineering
Services Examination with the help of a scribe.

1. Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour
shall be permitted for the blind candidates and candidates with Locomotor
Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to
the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment)
will also be allowed in the Engineering Services Examination.

2. The Commission have discretion to fix minimum
qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.

3. Marks will not be allotted for mere
superficial knowledge.

4. Deduction upto five per cent of the maximum
marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.

5. Credit will be given for orderly, effective
and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional
papers of the examination.

6. In the question papers, wherever required, SI
units will be used. Note.—Candidates will be supplied with standard
tables/charts in SI units in the Examination hall for reference purpose,
wherever considered necessary.

7. Candidates are permitted to bring and use
battery operated pocket calculators for conventional (essay) type papers only.
Loaning or inter-changing of calculators in the Examination Hall is not
permitted. It is also important to note that candidates are not permitted to
use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test booklets). They
should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

8.Candidates should use only International form
of Indian numerals (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.) while answering question papers.




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