Engineering Services Examination, 2018

The closing date for application is 6:00 pm (IST) 23rd October 2017 (Monday).

Preliminary/Stage I Examination of the Engineering Services Examination will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 7th January, 2018 in accordance with the Rules published by Ministry of Railways in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 27th September, 2017.

Total number of vacancies: 588 including 18 PH(LDCP-15 & HI-03)

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

CATEGORY I—CIVIL ENGINEERING

Group-A Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
(iv) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
(v) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts).
(vi) AEE(Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.

CATEGORY II—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Group-A/B Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(v) AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(vii) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
(viii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Mechanical).
(ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(x) Indian Skill Development Service.
(xi) Indian Naval Armament Service
(xii) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mech. Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
(xiii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY III—ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Group-A/B Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(v) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electrical)
(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.
(ix) Indian Naval Armament Service
(x) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
(xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts.

CATEGORY IV—ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Group-A/B Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
(iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(v) AEE Gr ‘A’(Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electronics & Telecom.)
(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(viii)Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Skill Development Service.
(x) Indian Naval Armament Service
(xi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electronics & Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
(xii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(xiii)Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.

Minimum Educational Qualification:

For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –
(a) obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
(b) passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or
(c) obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such
conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or (d) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
(e) passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
(f) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959.

Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:- For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engg. Posts) – M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

For Indian Radio Regulatory Service – M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.

NOTE:

  1. A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him/her educationally qualified for this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the result of written part of the examination.
  2. In exceptional cases, the Commission may treat a candidate, who has not any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule, as educationally qualified provided that he/she has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.
  3. A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a foreign University which is not recognized by Government, may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

Medical Examination

Candidates finally recommended by the Commission on the basis of Engineering Services Examination, 2018 shall be required to undergo medical examination.

  1. Every candidate, on being finally recommended by Commission will be required to undergo medical examination as and when so decided by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) irrespective of the fact that he/she has appeared for such medical examination in the past and found fit/unfit on the basis of earlier examination.
  2. The medical examination will be conducted at various Railway Hospitals under Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). Other additional instructions for candidates are listed at Annexure-II. The findings of the Railways Medical Board will be taken as final and binding for all allotment purposes.

Physical standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination, 2018 as per guidelines given in Appendix-II of the Rules for the Engineering Services Examination, 2018 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 27.09.2017.

FEE:

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees T w o hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.

Note:

  1. Applicants who opt for “Pay by cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by cash” mode option will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 22.10.2017 i.e. one day before the closing date ; however, applicants who have generated their Pay-in-slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours to SBI Branch, for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-slip, will have no other offline option but to opt for online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking Payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18.00 hours of 23.10.2017.
  2. For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are other- wise eligible.
  3. ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES AND CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTES/SCHEDULED TRIBES/PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CATEGORIES ARE EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF FEE. NO FEE EXEMPTION IS, HOWEVER, AVAILABLE TO OBC CANDIDATES AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE PRESCRIBED FEE IN FULL.
  4. Physically handicapped persons are exempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services/Posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these Services/Posts (including any concessions specifically extended to the physically handicapped). A physically handicapped candidate claiming age relaxation/fee concession will be required by the Commission to submit along with their Detailed Application Form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government hospital/Medical Board in support of his claim for being physically handicapped.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in

    . Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.

  2. The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/ she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  3. All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment, should apply online direct to the Commission.

Plan of Examination

  1. 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 (Main/Stage-II) Examination;
    2. Stage-II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and
    3. Stage-III : Personality Test
  2. 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). Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination. The Marks obtained in Preliminary/Stage-I Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main/Stage-II Examination will be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main/Stage-II Examination will be about six to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
  3. Note I:
    The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper (Paper-I) and Engineering Discipline specific paper (Paper-II) of Preliminary/Stage-I Examination.

    Note II:
    There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
    (i) There are four alternative for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
    (ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
    (iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

  4. The Engineering Services (Main/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).
  5. The Stage-III will consist of Personality Test carrying 200 Marks.
  6. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) and Stage- II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination as may be fixed by the Commission as per its discretion, shall be summoned by them for Stage-III (Personality Test). The number of candidates to be summoned for Personality Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The Personality Test will carry 200 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks).
  7. Marks obtained by the candidates in the Stage-I:(Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination, Stage-II:(Main/Stage-II) Examination and Stage-III (Personality Test) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preference expressed by them for the various services/posts.
  8. Candidates are advised to read carefully special instructions to candidates for conventional type tests and objective type tests given in Appendix-III (Part A and Part B) including the procedure regarding filing in the Answer Sheet of objective type tests in the Examination Hall uploaded on the Commission’s website (www.upsc.gov.in) on 27.09.2017.
  9. In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.
  10. Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question paper will be set in English only.
  11. Details of the syllabi for Stage-I: (Preliminary/stage-I) and Stage-II :(Main/Stage-II) are at Section III.

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

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Engineering Services Examination, 2018