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ESE 2021 – UPSC IES 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) will release the IES 2021 Notification in the last week of September every year. But due to COVID 19 pandemic, the UPSE IES 2021 Notification will be released on 7th April 2021. Indian nationality candidates between 21 to 30 years are eligible to apply for this UPSC ESE 2021 exam. 

The Union commission will release the IES 2021 Application form along with the notification at upsc.gov.in. In this article, we will discuss the ESE/IES 2021 Exam dates, eligibility, & more.

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Many IES/ESE aspirants are confused about the name of the exam. The Indian Engineering Examination (IES) also called as Engineering Services Examination (ESE). From the last 2 years, UPSC conducts two separate examinations with an interview under IES/ESE recruitment. The IES/ESE Recruitment stages are as follows:

  • Stage 1: IES/ESE 2021 Preliminary Examination.
  • Stage 2: IES/ESE 2021 Mains Examination.
  • Stage 3: Personal Interview

It is already clear from the examination name that IES/ESE aspirants first should appear for Preliminary Examination. After qualification of the preliminary exam, they are eligible to appear for the mains exam. Now clearing the ESE/IES Mains examination, the candidate must clear the Personal interview to become an IES person.

UPSC conducts the IES 2021 Preliminary Examination on 18th July 2021. The mains exam will be conducted on 10th October 2021. ESE Prelims 2021 will be held for the recruitment of 450 vacant posts in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

IES/ESE 2021 Examination will be divided into four main categories as follows:

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

ESE 2021 Notification (IES 2021)

Union Public Service Commission will release the ESE/IES Notification on 7th April. In this notification, complete details about the IES Exam will be mentioned. If you want to download this notification then you have to check the below link:

Must Read: IES 2021 Notification Released 

IES 2021 Vacancy

This year UPSC conducts the ESE 2021 Exam to filled approximately 215 Vacancies including 07 vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). We know this year there are low vacancies available but if you dream to become IES then you should go for it, the number of vacancies doesn’t matter. 

ESE 2021 Exam Dates

There are different events that are happening during the UPSC IES 2021 Examination. So here is the list of some of the important events with date timeline:

Events IES 2021 Exam Dates
Official ESE/IES 2021 Notification Released 7th April 2021
Last Date to Fill Online Application form 27th April 2021
Release of IES/ESE 2021 Prelims Admit Card 2nd Week of July 2021
IES/ESE 2021 Prelims Exam Date 18th July 2021 (Sunday)
IES 2021 Prelims Result Date August 2021
Release of IES/ESE 2021 Mains Admit Card September 2021
ESE/IES 2021 Mains Exam Date 10th October 2021 (Sunday)
Declaration of IES Mains Result December 2021

UPSC IES 2021 Vacancies

There are different vacancies are available in UPSC IES 2021 Notification. Below is the list of posts & services on which final selected candidates are appointed:

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 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.
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical).
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)

Category III: Electrical Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts). 
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

Category IV: Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (Group A & B Services/Posts)

  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
  • Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele).

IES 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for IES/ESE 2021 Application Form. Also, candidates from neighboring countries having valid proof of Indian nationality are eligible.

Age Limit: A candidate must complete the age between 21 years to 30 years on 1st January 2021. He/she should not have born earlier than 2nd January 1990 and later on 1st January 2000.

Education Qualification: Candidate must have obtained an Engineering degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized university or other educational institutes. Also, the Current Final year students are eligible for IES 2021 Examination. 

Read More: ESE/IES 2021 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC ESE 2021 Application Form

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can fill IES/ESE 2021 Online Application Form from 7th July 2021. The aspirant must visit the UPSC website to fill the UPSC IES 2021 Application Form. In the UPSC ESE Application form candidates must fill two parts i.e. part 1 & part 2. After filling in all the required information candidates must pay the application fee before hitting the submit button.

ESE 2021 Application Fee

Category Application Fee
Female Candidates No Fee
SC/ST/PWD No Fee
All other Candidates Rs. 200/-

Note: Candidate can pay the application fee through Net Banking, Debit Card, or Credit Card.

UPSC IES 2021 Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the examination candidate must aware of the UPSC ESE 2021 Examination Pattern and syllabus. You can check the complete IES 2021 Syllabus here

Stage I: Preliminary Exam (Objective Type Papers)

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Paper 200 Marks 2 Hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper 300 Marks 3 Hours
Total 500 Marks 5 Hours

Stage II: Mains Examination (Conventional Type)

Papers Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper – I 300 Marks 3 Hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper – II 300 Marks 3 Hours
Total 600 Marks 6 Hours

ESE 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can choose any paper as per their graduation subjects. The syllabus for each IES/ESE 2021 Paper is different. You must check below to download the IES/ESE 2021 syllabus

Civil Engineering Click Here
Electrical Engineering Click Here
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Click Here
Mechanical Engineering Click Here

IES/ESE 2021 Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission releases the separate ESE 2021 Admit Card for IES Prelims & Mains examination. These admit cards will be released 3 weeks prior to the conduction of the examination. The admit card for ESE 2021 Prelims will be released in the 2nd week of December 2020 and the admit card for IES 2021 Mains Admit Card, in the 1st Week of  June 2021. To download the IES 2021 Admit Card, please check the below link:

Must Read: IES 2021 Admit Card

ESE 2021 Study Material

Any competitive exam preparation is incomplete without proper study material. For all ESE/IES Aspirant we come up with FREE ESE/IES Study Material. This material helps you to crack the Engineering Services Examination 2021 with flying colors. You can download ESE Study materials by clicking the below link:

Must Read: IES/ESE Study Material in PDF 

UPSC IES 2021 Answer Key

Most of the top leading IES Coaching institutes release the Answer key of IES 2021 Prelims on the day of the exam. The Answer key you can download in PDF format. The Official ESE 2021 Prelims Answer Key will release after 6 months of exam conduction by UPSC. But you can download the IES 2021 Answer Key by clicking the below link

Must Read: IES/ESE 2021 Prelims Answer Key

IES 2021 Result

UPSC ESE 2021 preliminary examination result will be announced in August 2021. Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) releases the list of selected candidates in PDF format. Candidate must check their roll number in a pdf sheet as their result. The result of the Mains Exam will be released separately in the month of December 2021.

Important Links for IES 2021

Click Here to Download Notification

Click Here to Apply Online

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  1. Sir, this website mentions Railway vacancies too in 2021 ESE Examination. Is it confirmed or it is tentative?

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