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UPSC IES/ESE Exam 2021: Check important dates and other details here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:24 PM IST

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UPSC IES Exam admit card released, know details about the exam, eligibility and other details. UPSC IES Exam date has been revised to 16 th July.
 
UPSC conducts annually Indian Engineering Services exam to recruit, engineers from various fields in Government of India. UPSC IES Exam notification was released on 27 April, 2021.Due to Second wave of Covid, and postponement of UPSC Civil Services exam speculation were being made about postponement of UPSC IES Exam. Through official notification on 24 th ,April UPSC has cleared the air around the IES exam. As per the notification UPSC IES Exam for the 215 (Approximately) vacancies will be held on 16th July 2021.Know important dates,admit card  and other details in this article.
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UPSC IES Exam 2021: Important Dates
 

Candidates should keep an eye on latest dates and events as the events fold out, for he latest updates  visit official website.Dates announced so far:

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Event Date
Release of UPSC IES Exam Notification 2021 April 2021
UPSC IES Exam Online Application begins 7 April 2021
Last date of Online Application 27 April 2021
Release of Engineering Services Admit Card 28 April 2021
IES Prelims Exam Date 16 July 2021
IES Mains Exam Date 21 November 2021
   
 
 
UPSC has released the revised exam calendar for 2021, as per which preliminary exam original scheduled to be held on 18 th July, is now scheduled on 16 th July 2021.Mains for UPSC IES Exam will be held on 21 November 2021, original date was 10 th October. Go through the official revised calendar here. UPSC has released the admit card for IES Exam.To know about original dates and notification click here.
 
 
UPSC IES Exam 2021: Admit Card download here.
 


UPSC IES Exam Eligibility Criteria 2021
 

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 Exam is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years. He/She must have been born not earlier than 2nd  January, 1991 and not later than 1st January, 2000. -  There are various relaxations in age limit, they are given below:
 
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
Candidate domiciled in  Jammu and Kashmir during  1 January 1980 - 31 December 1989 5 Years
Defense Services personnel who got disabled in operations during hostilities 3 years
Ex-Servicemen 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:
 
  1. Degree in Engineering from a Recognized University in India
  2. Passed Sections A and B of Examinations of Institution of Engineers  (India
  3. Degree/Diploma in Engineering from foreign University/College/Institution
  4. Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III of the Aeronautical Society of India
  5. Passed Graduate Membership Exam of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London

Candidate must fulfill at least one of the above criteria, in order to be eligible for appearing in the exam.
 

UPSC IES Exam: Exam pattern

UPSC IES Exam is three stage exam, for where preliminary exam will conducted in three days and mains in a single day. Both the exams are pen and paper based. For Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics engineers:
 
Stage‐I:  Preliminary Exam- objective type exam
Stage‐II: Mains Exam- subjective type
Stage‐III: Personality Test 


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UPSC IES Exam Vacancy Details

Successful candidates will be recruited to various posts and departments, including Grade A and Grade B jobs in Government of India. On passing all three stages candidates as per rank and preference and subject will get to work in any of the following:
 
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’
 
 

 UPSC IES Exam: Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2021

The UPSC ESE Exam is held in three phases - Prelims, Mains and interview. The exams have different nature i.e. prelims is objective type while mains is subjective type, prelims also tests intelligence and general awareness of candidates.
Following is the syllabus as per different branch of engineering:
 
 UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
 
Paper Subject Marks Time
Category I - Civil Engineering
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 200 2 Hrs
Paper-II Civil Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Category II - Mechanical Engineering
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 200 2 Hrs
Paper-II Mechanical Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Category III - Electrical Engineering
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 200 2 Hrs
Paper-II Electrical Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 200 2 Hrs
Paper-II Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 300 3 Hrs
 
NOTE: There is negative marking,1/3rd marks for each wrong answer will be deducted in prelims. The number of candidates shortlisted for IES Mains 2021 exam will be 6-7 times the total number of vacancies.

 
UPSC IES Mains Exam Pattern 2021
 

The subjective type exam is conducted in a day, exam is pen and paper based.
 
Paper   Subject Marks Time
  Category I - Civil Engineering
Paper-I   Civil Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Paper-II   Civil Engineering 300 3 Hrs
  Category II - Mechanical Engineering
Paper-I   Mechanical Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Paper-II   Mechanical Engineering 300 3 Hrs
  Category III - Electrical Engineering
Paper-I   Electrical Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Paper-II   Electrical Engineering 300 3 Hrs
  Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Paper-I   Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 300 3 Hrs
Paper-II   Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 300 3 Hrs
           
 
Mains paper is conducted in two phases in a single day. Exam consists of two papers Paper-I and Paper-II. The maximum possible marks for each paper are 300.
Only twice the number of vaccines get a call for interview.
 
UPSC IES Exam is a premier exam in India. It is most sought after engineering exam after graduation. Often like other UPSC exams it can be a tough nut to crack. Focused studies with dedication and discipline will ensure success in UPSC IES Exam.
 
 
 

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