(Notification) UPSC IES, Engineering Services Examination, 2023
No.F. 2/5/2022-E.I(B): Preliminary/Stage-I Examination of the Engineering Services Examination for recruitment to the services/ posts mentioned in para 2 below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 19th February, 2023 in accordance with the Rules published by Ministry of Communications, Department of Telecommunications in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 14th September, 2022.
CATEGORY I—CIVIL ENGINEERING
(i) Central Engineering Service
(ii) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
(iii) Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
(iv) *AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
(v) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(vi) AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
(vii) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service
CATEGORY II—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(i) AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(ii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(iii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(v) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Services/SSO-II (Mechanical).
(vii) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)
(viii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(ix) *AEE (Electrical and Mechanical) in Border Roads Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(x) Assistant Development Officer (Engineering).
(xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
CATEGORY III—ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
(i) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(ii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(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
(i) 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’.
For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –
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 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. For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’– M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.
Plan of Examination:
1. The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan :—
(i) 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;
(ii) Stage‐II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage‐II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and
(iii) Stage‐III : Personality Test
(As on 01/January/2023)
Minimum – 21 Years
Maximum – 30 Years
Medical Examination :
Candidates finally recommended by the Commission on the basis of Engineering Services Examination, 2023 shall be required to undergo medical examination.
(a) 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.
(b) 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, 2023 as per guidelines given in Appendix-II of the Rules for the Engineering Services Examination, 2023 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 14.09.2022.
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD 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 any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates are required to apply Online only by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. In case the applicant has not yet registered in the One Time Registration (OTR) platform, the link of which is already available on the Commission’s website, he/she should register in this platform and thereafter proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. Brief instructions are given in Appendix-IIA. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.
2.1 The facility of withdrawal of Application is available for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-IIB of this Examination Notice.
2.2 Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. This Photo ID Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test.
3. LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS :
The Online Applications can be filled from 14th September, 2022 to 4th October, 2022 till 6:00 PM after which the link will be disabled.
4. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the Examination.The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website [www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. All the applicants are requested to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.
5. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (in Objective Type Papers) :
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
7. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Candidates are advised to read carefully “Special Instructions to the candidates for Conventional Type Tests and Objective Type Tests” (Appendix III Part A and Part B). For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet [Answer Sheet] in objective type papers, candidates must use black ball pen only. Pens with any other colours are prohibited. Do not use 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. Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the Category of Blindness are advised not to apply for this examination as no vacancies are earmarked/identified for them for the Services/Posts included in the Engineering Services Examination, 2023. However, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities of Low Vision category are advised to apply only under Electronics & Telecommunication Category as services/posts only in this category are identified for them.
8. MOBILE PHONES NOT PERMITTED:
(a)The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured
- Starting Date – 14-September-2022
- Last Date – 04-October-2022 (up to 06:00 PM)
- Last Date of Fee Payment – 04-October-2022