UPSC ESE 2019-20: Check Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Qualifications

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UPSC ESE 2019-20: Check Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Qualifications

16 Aug 2020 15:11:18 PM

UPSC ESE 2020: Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2020 online application process begins on the official website As per the official notification of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), candidates aspiring to join the Engineering Services such as Civil Engineering or other fields can apply for the UPSC ESE 2020 during 25th September - 15th October. This year, UPSC announces a total of 495 Vacancies in fields of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates will be recruited for the Engineering Services through the Prelims and Mains examinations followed by the Interview Round. Have a look at the category-wise Vacancy details in the Engineering Services below along with the ESE Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit and Educational Qualifications.

Engineering Services Preliminary Exam 2020 will be conducted on 5th January 2020. Candidates who are able to fill the ESE Application Form on time will be called for the ESE Prelims Exam. Before you apply for the UPSC Engineering Services 2020, you should satisfy yourself with the eligibility norms such as age limit and educational qualifications required for the posts notified by the UPSC. Have a look at the Engineering Services Examination 2020 Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Educational Qualification and Exam Date below. But first, look at the important dates of the Engineering Services Exam.

Engineering Services Examination 2020 Direct Application Link

Recommended Books for Exam Preparation:

- ESE (Prelims) 2019 Paper I: GS & Engineering Aptitude - Ethics & Values in Engineering Profession 

- Reasoning & Aptitude for GATE 2020 and ESE 2020 (Prelims) - Theory and Previous Year Solved Papers

- Engineering Mathematics for GATE 2020 and ESE 2020 (Prelims)-Theory and Previous Year Solved Papers

Check the complete list from this link.

UPSC Engineering Services Exam: Important Dates



Start of ESE Online Application

25th September 2019

Last date of Online Application

15th October 2019

Release of Engineering Services Admit Card

To be notified soon

Engineering Services Exam Date

5th January 2020

UPSC Recruitment 2019: Engineering Services Exam Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India/Subjects of Bhutan & Nepal/Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1 January 1962/Person of India origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

In order to prove their nationality, candidates need to produce Certificate received by Indian authorities certifying their claim.

Age Limit: The minimum age limit to apply for the UPSC ESE is 21 years and the maximum age limit is below 30 years. Candidates age should be below 30 years as on 1st January 2020. However, this upper age limit is relaxable up to 35 Years for the following Government employees:

Have a look at the relaxation in upper age limit for various categories:


Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

Candidate domiciled in  Jammu and Kashmir during  1 January 1980 - 31 December 1989

5 Years

Defence Services personnel who got disabled in operations during hostilities

3 years


5 years

 Person with Benchmark Disability

10 Years

Educational Qualifications: In order to apply for the UPSC ESE, candidates must fulfil any of the following educational qualifications:

Degree in Engineering from a Recognised University


Passed Sections A and B of  Examinations of  Institution  of  Engineers  (India)


Degree/Diploma in Engineering from foreign University/College/Institution


Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III of the Aeronautical Society of India


Passed Graduate Membership Exam of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London

For more details about the eligibility criteria, visit the link given below,

UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020 Official Notification

UPSC Vacancy Details for Engineering Services: Candidates who will qualify the all three rounds of the ESE Recruitment - Prelims, Mains & Interview, will be recruited to the following posts notified by the UPSC in its notification:

Civil Engineering (Category I)

Mechanical Engineering (Category II)

Indian Railway Stores Service 

Central Engineering Service

Indian Railway Service of Engineers

Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group?A

Indian Defence Service of Engineers

Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service

AEE in Border Road Engineering Service

AEE (QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre

Indian Skill Development Service

Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service

Indian Railway Service

Indian Railway Stores Service 

Indian Naval Armament Service 

Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade?I in Indian Navy

AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’

Indian Defence Service of Engineers

AEE  in Border Roads Engineering Service

Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’

Indian Skill Development Service.

Electrical Engineering (Category III)

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (Category IV)

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers

Indian Railway Stores Service

Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service 

Indian Defence Service of Engineers

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ 

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service

Indian Skill Development Service

Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade?I in Indian Navy

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers

Indian Railway Stores Service

Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’

Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ 

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’

Indian Skill Development Service

Indian Naval Armament Service

Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade?I in Indian Navy

Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’



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