Engineering services preliminary exam 2024

Engineering services preliminary exam 2024

The engineering services preliminary exam 2024 is a highly competitive exam that tests the knowledge and aptitude of engineering graduates in India. With a vast syllabus and a challenging exam pattern, it is essential to have a well-planned preparation strategy to crack this exam. In this essay, we will discuss the syllabus, preparation tips, and tricks to help you succeed in the UPSC Engineering Preliminary Exam.

The UPSC Engineering Preliminary Exam comprises two papers: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude, and an engineering discipline-specific paper. The General Studies and Engineering Aptitude paper includes topics such as current affairs, reasoning, and analytical ability, while the engineering discipline-specific paper covers topics related to the candidate’s chosen engineering discipline. For civil engineering, the topics include building materials, structural analysis, and geotechnical engineering, while for mechanical engineering, the topics include thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and manufacturing technology.

UPSC Engineering Preliminary 2024 Schedule

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Date of Notification 6-Sep-23
Application submission Last Date 29-Sep-23
Exam Dates 18-Feb-24

 

Post to be filled in

  • Category I-Civil Engineering.
  • Category II-Mechanical Engineering.
  • Category III-Electrical Engineering.
  • Category IV-Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Total Number of Vacancies

327 including 11 Vacancies for PWBD

Admit Card

The admit card will be issued three weeks before the exam. The candidate can download an e-Admission Certificate from the UPSC website [www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates

 

Minimum Educational Qualification:

 

Candidate has 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

Passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India);

Or

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

  • passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India);

Or

 

  • passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India;

Or

  • 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 Group ‘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.

Appearing Candidate who is appearing for the final year can apply

Special instructions

  • Using a black ball pen is a must only. Candidates cannot use any other pens with any colour.  Do not use a Pencil or ink pen. Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection
  • PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (in Objective Type Papers)
  • Candidates should note that there will be a penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers

 

CATEGORY I—CIVIL ENGINEERING Group-A Services/Posts

  • Central Engineering Service
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  • AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.

CATEGORY II—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Group-A/B Services/Posts

  • AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Services/SSO-II (Mechanical).
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • AEE (Electrical and Mechanical) in Border Roads Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Development Officer (Engineering).
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY III—ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Group-A/B Services/Posts

  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts). (ii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers. 3 (iii) Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts) (iv) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts). (v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts) (vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electrical). (vii) Assistant Development Officer (Engineering). (viii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)

CATEGORY IV—ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING Group-A/B Services/Posts

  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’. (ii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts). (iii) Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts) (iv) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electronics & Tele). (v) Central Power Engineering Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts). (vi) Assistant Development Officer (Engineering). (vii) Central Power Engineering Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts). (viii) Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.

Stages for UPSC ESE Preliminary Exam 2023

  • 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;
  • Stage‐II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage‐II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and
  • Stage III: Personality Test

UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Pattern

  • ESE has only objective questions in paper-I and Paper II.
  • The Maximum mark in the UPSC ESE exam is 500 marks.
  • Paper I is common to all candidates, paper II will carry questions from the core engineering subject.
  • The total duration of the ESE Prelims exam is 5 hours.
  • Penalty for the wrong answer and ⅓ mark is deducted.

 

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