Engineering Services Examination (ESE)

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Plan & Scheme of Examination
(Engineering Services)

Plan of Examination:

The Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:

1. Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination;

2. Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and

3. Stage-III : Personality Test

Scheme of Examination:

1. The Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination will consist of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers and carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks & Paper II – 300 Marks).

2. The Engineering Services (Mains/stage-II) Examination will consist two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper).

3. The Stage-III will consist of Personality Test carrying 200 Marks.

4. The candidates must pass Stage I to appear for Stage II examination and Stage II examination to be called for Interview.

5. For declaring the final result marks scored in Stage I, Stage II and Stage III or Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview – all will be considered. So candidates in order to get good ranking must perform well in all the 3 stages.

Special Instructions:

1. Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.

2. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.

3. Deduction up to 5 per cent of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.

4. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional papers of the Examination.

5. In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.

6. Candidates will be supplied with standard tables/charts in SI units in the Examination hall for reference purpose, wherever considered necessary.

7. Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators for Stage II papers only. Loaning or inter-changing of calculators in the Examination hall is not permitted. It is also important to note that candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering Objective Type Paper (Test booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

8. Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question papers.

9. Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Category in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government of India.

10. Recruitment on the results of this examination will be made to the Services/ Posts under the following categories:

a). Category I-Civil Engineering.

b). Category II-Mechanical Engineering.

c). Category III-Electrical Engineering.

d). Category IV-Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.

14. The following will be the subjects for the written examination:

CATEGORY I: CIVIL ENGINEERING:

Sl.
No.
SUBJECT
DURATION
MAX.
MARKS
Preliminary/Stage-I Examination
1.
Paper I – General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
2 hrs.
200
2.
Paper II- Civil Engineering
3 hrs.
300
Mains/Stage-II Examination:
2.
Civil Engineering – Paper I
3 hrs.
300
2.
Civil Engineering – Paper II
3 hrs.
300
Stage-III – Personality Test
200
Total
1300

CATEGORY II: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Sl.
No.
SUBJECT
DURATION
MAX.
MARKS
Preliminary/Stage-I Examination
1.
Paper I – General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
2 hrs.
200
2.
Paper II- Mechanical Engineering
3 hrs.
300
Mains/Stage-II Examination
2.
Mechanical Engineering – Paper I
3 hrs.
300
2.
Mechanical Engineering – Paper II
3 hrs.
300
Stage-III Personality Test
200
Total
1300

CATEGORY III: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Sl.
No.
SUBJECT
DURATION
MAX.
MARKS
Preliminary/Stage-I Examination
1.
Paper I – General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
2 hrs.
200
2.
Paper II- Electrical Engineering
3 hrs.
300
Mains/Stage-II Examination
2.
Electrical Engineering – Paper I
3 hrs.
300
2.
Electrical Engineering – Paper II
3 hrs.
300
Stage-III Personality Test
200
Total
1300

CATEGORY IV: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Sl.
No.
SUBJECT
DURATION
MAX.
MARKS
Preliminary/Stage-I Examination
1.
Paper I – General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
2 hrs.
200
2.
Paper II- E&T Engineering
3 hrs.
300
Mains/Stage-II Examination
2.
E&T Engineering – Paper I
3 hrs.
300
2.
E&T Engineering – Paper II
3 hrs.
300
Stage-III Personality Test
200
Total
1300

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General Ability Test
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Civil Enginerering
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Mechanical Engineering
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Electrical Engineering
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Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
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General Ability Test

Civil Engineering


Objective Paper


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Electrical Engineering


Objective Paper


Conventional Paper

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering


Objective Paper


Conventional Paper

Mechanical Engineering


Objective Paper


Conventional Paper