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UPSC ESE 2023 Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility


UPSC ESE 2023 Notification

UPSC ESE 2023 Notification out on the 14th September, 2022. The ESE examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit candidates for the services that support the technical requirements of the Government of India. For the four main engineering disciplines/streams — Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics Telecommunications — the commission organises the ESE/IES examination. There are several departments like MES, CWC, Railways, CPWD, Ordnance Factory Board, etc. who fulfil their vacancies through the UPSC ESE/IES 2023 examination.

To get detailed information about UPSC ESE/IES 2023 notification exam such as exam date, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancies, selection process etc., read the complete article.

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Full Form of UPSC ESE 2023

Full form of the UPSC ESE is the Engineering Services Examination which is also known as the Indian Engineering Services (IES). 

Read more: UPSC CSE 2023 Notification

UPSC ESE 2023 Prelims Exam Date

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Engineering Services Preliminary/Stage I Examination for the recruitment to the several services/posts on February 19, 2023.

Date of Notification & Upload 14/09/2022
Last Date for Receipt of Applications 04/10/2022 – 6:00pm
ESE 2023 Prelims Exam Date 19/02/2023 (Sunday)
Duration of Examination 1 day
Preliminary / Stage I Examination Objective Type
Exam Mode Offline Mode
Frequency of Examination Annual
Conducted By UPSC

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UPSC ESE 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must understand the comprehensive exam pattern in order to become familiar with the UPSC ESE 2023 exam. The examination will be conducted in three stages given below:

Stage Name of Stage Type of Paper
Stage I Preliminary –  For the selection of candidates for the Stage-II Objective Type Papers
Stage II Mains Conventional Type Papers
Stage III Personality Test 

Read about: UPSC CSE 2023 Exam Pattern

UPSC ESE 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Name Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 200 2 hrs
Paper II Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper 300 3 hrs
Total 500 5 hrs
Note: Engineering Discipline includes 4 categories i.e., Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

UPSC ESE 2023 Prelims Exam Negative Marking Rule

There will be a one-third (1/3rd) penalty or Negative Marking of the marks assigned to that question, for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Stage I or objective type question papers.

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UPSC ESE 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Name Maximum Marks Time Duration
Paper I Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper – I 300 3 hrs
Paper II Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper – II 300 3 hrs
Total 600 6 hrs
Note: Conventional papers must be answered in the English language because the question paper will be set in English only.


UPSC ESE 2023 Interview Round

The Stage III of UPSC ESE 2023 will consist of a Personality Test carrying 200 Marks.

UPSC ESE 2023 Syllabus

The UPSC ESE 2023 Syllabus must be thoroughly read and examined by candidates. By giving each section the appropriate amount of time, the syllabus will provide precise guidance for creating an efficient study schedule throughout the year. 

Engineering Discipline Paper I Paper II
Civil Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction Practice, Planning and Management
  • Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geo-technical Engineering and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying and Geology
  • Transportation Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechanisms and Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements
  •  Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Materials
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Electro Magnetics
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Advanced Communication Topics

Read about: CDS 1 2023 Notification

UPSC ESE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC ESE 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who want to qualify the ESE 2023 examination in order to become IES Officers must fulfil all the eligibility requirements mentioned in the official notification. It is the minimum necessary qualification needed to take the exam. Details on UPSC ESE 2023 eligibility conditions are provided below:

UPSC ESE 2023 Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who entered India prior to January 1, 1962 with the purpose to settle there permanently, or
  • a person of Indian origin who moved to India with the purpose of residing there permanently, primarily from Vietnam, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia.

Read more: NDA 1 2023 Notification

UPSC ESE 2023 Age Limit

UPSC ESE 2023 Age Limit: A candidate for this exam must be at least 21 years old and must not have attained 30 years old on January 1, 2023, which means that they cannot have been born earlier than January 2, 1993 or later than January 1, 2002.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe Up to maximum of 5 years
Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation  Up to maximum of 3 years
Defence Services personnel Up to maximum of 3 years
Ex-servicemen Up to maximum of 5 years
Person with Benchmark Disability Up to a maximum of 10 years

Candidates seeking benefits for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD/Ex-Servicemen must make sure they are eligible for those benefits according to the eligibility requirements mentioned in the Rules/Notice.

UPSC ESE 2023 EWS Reservation

UPSC ESE 2023 EWS Reservation: A candidate for ESE 2023 will only be qualified to receive the benefits of the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Reservation if they meet the requirements established by the Central Government and are in possession of the necessary Income & Asset Certificate based on the income for Financial Year (FY) 2021–2022.

UPSC ESE 2023 Educational Qualification

UPSC ESE 2023 Educational Qualification: To appear in the UPSC ESE 2023, the candidate must have an engineering degree in civil, mechanical, electrical, or electronics & telecommunication engineering streams from a recognized university or other educational institution. Additionally, students who are currently in their final year are also eligible to take the ESE/IES 2023 Exam.

How to Apply for UPSC ESE 2023 Exam?

There are few steps to apply for the ESE/IES 2023 examination such as:

  • Visit UPSC recruitment official website
  • Go to Registration and create one time registration profile
  • Login for fill the application form, upload relevant documents and submit (Candidates should fill out the Part-I and Part-II of the online application form)
  • Pay the application fee
  • Download the final submitted form and take printout

The applicants are recommended to submit just one application; however, if they must submit additional or more applications for any reason, they must make sure that the application with the highest RID (registration Id) is complete in every aspect.

UPSC ESE 2023 Application Fee

UPSC ESE 2023 Application Fee: Candidates must pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (excluding female, SC, ST, and PwBD candidates who are exempted from paying a fee).

UPSC ESE 2023 Last Date

The last date for the UPSC ESE 2023 online application is 4th October, 2022 till 6:00 PM after that the link will be diabled.

UPSC ESE 2023 Vacancy

UPSC ESE 2023 Vacancy: On the basis of the UPSC ESE 2023 exam results, there will likely be 327 vacancies to be filled, 11 of which will be for PwBDs (Person with Benchmark Disabilities) (7 vacancies for Locomotor Disability including Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy, 02 vacancies for Hard of Hearing 01 vacancy for Specific Learning Disability and 01 vacancy for Multiple Disability). The number of vacancies is subject to change.


Q. When can I apply for ESE 2023?

Ans. On 14th September, 2022, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the ESE 2023 Preliminary Examination and began the application process. Candidates may submit their applications online till 4th October 2022.

Q. How to apply for ESE 2023?

Ans. By visiting the UPSC’s official website, eligible candidates can submit an online application. The last date for UPSC ESE 2023 exam applications is October 4, 2022.

Q. Will UPSC ESE 2022 be postponed?

Ans. Till now, there is no such information about UPSC ESE 2022 Postponed.

Q. How many times is the ESE exam conducted in a year?

Ans. The UPSC conducts the ESE exam once in a year, generally during the first month of January.

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