UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2019 IES 2019 ESE 2019 Notification Released, Prelims on January 6. Check Exam Pattern, Vacancies, selection procedure, IES Exam Schedule
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UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2019 Notification Released, Prelims on January 6

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released notification for Engineering Services Exam 2019 to recruit approximately 581 posts in engineering positions for various departments of the Central government. The last date to submit the online applications is October 22, 2018, until 6 pm and the online process for UPSC ESE 2019 begun on September 26, 2018. 

This year, the Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination and their attempt would not be counted but their application fee would not be refunded.

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UPSC Engineering Service Exam (ESE) also known as Indian Engineering Services (IES) Exam is the most sought after and prestigious examination for the engineering graduates. The IES Preliminary Exam 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019 (Sunday) in 42 cities across the country and all the technical graduate candidates who will clear the preliminary exam will be shortlisted to appear in IES Mains Exam 2019, which will be conducted on June 30, 2019. 

Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for UPSC IES/ESE Exam for the esteemed posts under the direct government ministries for engineering discipline like Power, Railroads, Telecommunications, Public Works, etc across the nation.

Through this examination, candidates can work under the Government of India in the following public sectors:

  • Department of Indian Railways
  • Power Department
  • Department of Telecommunications
  • Department of Central Engineering
  • Military Engineering
  • Central Water engineering
  • Defence Service of Engineers
  • Central Engineer Services (CES)
  • Geological Survey of India etc.

This class -I officer designation job serves the purpose relevant to their branch or the cadre in which they are recruited. The primary position offered to selected candidates is Assistant Engineer which upgrades to various positions and then ultimately ends on the Chairman/Assistant Managing Director.  Aspirants can get full details regarding IES 2019 Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Age Limit, Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification, etc on AfterGraduation and also get updated exclusively through the UPSC website.

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Branches Included in Engineering Services Exam 2019

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

ESE 2019 Important Dates

UPSC has released the below schedule for IES/ESE 2019-

IES 2019 Exam Important Events Time & Hour Dates & Day
ESE / IES 2019 Notification Declaration Date and Starting Date of Online Application September 26, 2018 (Wednesday)
ESE / IES 2019 Last Date to Fill Application Form / Online Registration October 22, 2018 (Monday)
IES 2019 Preliminary Exam (Objective Paper) General Studies and Engineering Aptitude: Paper-I 09:00 AM-11:00 AM

2 hours

January 06, 2019 (Sunday)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II 02:00 P.M-05:00 P.M

3 hours

IES 2019 Main Exam (Conventional Type Papers) Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I 9:00 AM-12:00 AM

3 hours

June 30, 2019 (Sunday)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

3 hours

ESE 2019 Personality Test/ Interview Date September to November 2019

IES Application Form is available online at the official website from September 26, 2018.

Engineering Services Exam 2019 Test Centres

The IES Preliminary Exam 2019 will be conducted on January 6, 2019 (Sunday) in 42 cities across the country. Candidates will be required to choose their preferred examination centre while applying. The commission will allot the centre on the first-apply-first-allot basis.

Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.

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UPSC IES 2019 Exam Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who aspire to appear for the UPSC IES 2019 Exam on Jan. 06, 2019 shall fulfil the requisite eligibility criteria for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the UPSC IES 2019 Exam are set by the Commission in terms of age limit allowed and the minimum requisite educational qualifications making them eligible to take the prestigious UPSC IES 2019 Examination.

Age Limit

As far as the UPSC IES 2019 Exam age limit criteria is concerned, candidates whose age lie between 21 years to 30 years in the exam year (i.e 1st Jan. 2019) are eligible by UPSC. Also, age limit relaxation for UPSC IES 2019 Exam is allowed to certain categories of candidates as per government norms.

  • Government servants will be given a 5-year relaxation in upper age limit.
  • For SC/ST candidates 5 years and for OBC candidates 3 years relaxation will be provided.
  • The candidate who is found to be a subject of Jammu Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 will also be provided with an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • Ex-Serviceman will be offered an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • Physically Handicapped (PH) and disabled will be given an age relaxation of 10 years.

Education Qualification

  • Candidates who have graduated in the Engineering discipline from a recognized University or Institute by the Government of India.
  • Candidates who have completed their M.Sc in subjects like Wireless Communications like Radio Technology, Radio Physics and Electronics are also eligible to apply for the IES 2019 Exam. Though, such candidates with non-engineering but degrees in science disciplines have access to be considered only for certain posts under the UPSC IES recruitment exam.

Engineering Services Exam 2019 Application Fee

Candidates (excepting female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 200. They can either deposit the money in any State Bank of India (SBI) branch or by using net banking facility of SBI.

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How to Apply Online for UPSC ESE 2019?

Step 1: Visit the official website and read the complete notification.

Step 2: Then go to and click on the link Engineering Services Examination.

Step 3: Select ‘Registration’ option, There will be two parts – Part I and II, then register yourself for stage I and stage II.

Step 4: Select ‘Online Application’ option. Read the instructions carefully and click on yes towards the bottom of the page

Step 5: Fill up the form as per guidelines – the required details like age, qualification etc.

Step 6: In part II registration, pay the exam fees, select examination centre, upload photograph and signature.

Step 7: Agree to the declaration made by you

Step 8: Press ‘Submit’ option and then Take a printout of the online application.

Engineering Services Exam 2019 Pattern

IES 2019 exam basically includes Objective Type General Studies & Engineering Discipline in the Prelims Exam while in Mains Examination it will consist of two conventional paper of Engineering Discipline. Prelims will consist of two papers of 200 marks and 300 marks. Similarly, Mains also comprise of two papers of 300 marks each. The candidates who’ll qualify in the preliminary test will be eligible for the IES Main Exam and those who clear the Mains will be further called for next process of Personality Test.

The medium of Prelims exam paper will be English only.

Negative Marking – 1/3 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty for the wrong answer in the Prelims exam.

Test Type Paper Subject Marks
IES Preliminary Examination Objective Paper I General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 200
Paper II Engineering Discipline 300
IES Mains Examination Conventional Paper I Engineering Discipline 300
Paper II Engineering Discipline 300
Prelims Paper I & II Timing 2 hours & 3 Hours
Mains Paper I & II Timing 3 Hours each

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Engineering Services Exam 2019 Selection Procedure

IES 2019 Selection Procedure comprises of three staged processes. Stage 1st is known as Preliminary Examination followed by Stage 2 i.e. Mains Examination and at last Stage 3 is conducted called the Personality Test/Interview.

The candidates who qualify stage I are eligible for the Stage II process. And the score obtained in the Mains examination will determine the qualification of students for the personality test on the basis of merit list. As per the recruitment rules of UPSC and concerned Departments, a Physical and Medical examination will be conducted before the final selection of candidates.

The final result will be declared after the analysis of marks obtained in the final round or an aggregate of all the three rounds will be judged to form the final merit list. Three stages involved are

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personality Test

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