ESE – Engineering Services Exam 2021

ESE Stands for Engineering Services Exam. UPSC conducts ESE every year in two stages accompanied by a personal Interview and also the officers go through a training process which is of different duration for every department.

Engineering Services Exam 2021Important Dates

  • Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 is scheduled on 18th July 2021.
  • Last Date to Apply for ESE 2021 is 27th April 2021
  • Engineering Services (Main) Examination will be held on 10th October 2021
No.Exam NameNotification DateLast Date of Receipt of ApplicationExam DateDuration
13Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 202107.04.202127.04.202118.07.20211 DAY
20Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 202110.10.20211 DAY
See UPSC Exam Calendar 2021

Engineering Services Examination 2021 – Question Pattern

ESE Prelims Exam Pattern

PapersNumber of QuestionsDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
Paper 1 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude)1002 hours200
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)1503 hours300
Total250 Questions5 hours500 marks

ESE Mains Exam Pattern

IES Main PapersNumber of QuestionsDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
Paper 1 (Engineering Discipline)5 out of 8 Optional Questions3 hours300
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)5 out of 8 Optional Questions3 hours300
Total10 Questions6 hours600 marks

ESE Interview

  • This stage is also known as Personality Test and the final stage in ESE.
  • Only candidates qualifying the written exams are called for the interview round.
  • The candidates are scored out of 200 marks.

Engineering Services Examination 2021 – Syllabus

ESE 2021 FAQs

Last Date of Receipt of Application of UPSC ESE 2021?

The last date to register for UPSC ESE 2021 is 27.04.2021

When is ESE 2021 Prelims?

UPSC ESE prelims will be held on 18.07.2021

When is ESE 2021 Mains Exam?

USPS ESE Mains exam is on 10.10.2021

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