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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Engineering Services 2020 Notification

UPSC Engineering Services 2020 – Union Public Service Commission has announced the UPSC ESE 2020 Engineering Services (Preliminary – Stage I) Examination 2020 schedule, and is seeking applications from Engineering Job aspirants from Graduate Engineers. The UPSC Engineering Servicesexamination for 2020 is scheduled to be held on 05th January 2020.

Highlights

  • Date of Notification: 25 September 2019
  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 15 October 2019
  • Date of Commencement of Exam: 05 January 2020

UPSC has opened the application window on 25th September 2019 and candidates can submit their application online on or before 15th October 2019. Interested candidates can apply online through the official website.

Important Dates

  1. UPSC ESE 2020 Notification Publication: 25th September 2019
  2. The application starts from: 25th September 2019
  3. Last Date of Online Application: 15th October 2019 (06.00 PM)
  4. Date of the Preliminary Exam: 05th January 2020
  5. Date of the Mains Exam: 28th June 2020
  6. Personality Test or Interview: July 2020

Vacancy Details

CATEGORY I—CIVIL ENGINEERING

Group‐A Services/Posts

(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers. 

(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts). 

(iii) Central Engineering Service

(iv) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts). 

(v) Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.

(vi) AEE (Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.

(vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

(viii) AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre. 

(ix) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.  

(x) 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) AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.

(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

(v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts). 

(vi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.

(vii) AEE(Elec & Mech) in Border Roads Engineering Service(Mechanical Engineering Posts).

(viii) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.

(ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

(x) Indian Skill Development Service.

(xi) 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) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).  

(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

(v) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.

(vi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

(vii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).

(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.

(ix) 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 Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.

(v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts). 

(vi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.

(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts). 

(viii) Indian Skill Development Service. 

(ix) Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.

(x) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).

Eligibility Conditions

Age Limit

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 01st January 2020 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 1999

The upper age‐limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Govt. Servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Dept. /Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in below and apply for admission to the exam for all or any of the Service(s)/Post(s) mentioned, for which they are otherwise eligible

Up to maximum of five years in the case of Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs, who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01st January 2020 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due) to be completed within one year from 01st January 2020 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency

 Minimum Educational Qualification

For admission to the examination, a candidate must have:

  • 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 Exams  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 recognized by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
  • passed 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
  • For Indian Radio Regulatory Service 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

 Medical Exam

Candidates finally recommended by the Commission on the basis of Engineering Services Examination 2020 shall be required to undergo medical exam.

Every candidate, on being finally recommended by Commission will be required to undergo medical exam as and when so decided by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) irrespective of the fact that he/she has appeared for such medical exam in the past and found fit/unfit on the basis of earlier exam.

The medical exam will be conducted at various Railway Hospitals under Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination 2020 as per guidelines given in Appendix‐II of the Rules for the Engineering Services Exam 2020 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 25th September 2019

Selection Process

  • Selection of candidates will be on the basis of three phase selection process, Stage I will be objective type exam for selection of candidates to the Stage II. Main/stage-II) Exam will consist of two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper)
  • The Stage-III will consist of Personality Test carrying 200 Marks.
  • Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers)
  • Stage-II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers)
  • Stage-III: Personality Test
  • As per the recruitment rules of UPSC and concerned Departments, Physical and Medical examination will be conducted before the final selection of candidates
  • Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question paper will be set in English only.
  • Details of the syllabi for Stage‐I: (Preliminary/stage‐I) and Stage‐II: (Main/Stage‐II) are at Section III.

How to Apply

 (a)  Candidates are required to apply Online    using    the    link   upsconline.nic.in.  Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website. 

 (b) 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.

 (c) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment, should apply online direct to the Commission. Persons, already in Government service whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work‐charged employees other than causal or daily rated employees or those serving under public enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination.  Candidates  should  note  that  in  case  communication  is  received  from  their  employer  by  the  Commission  withholding  permission  to  the  candidates  applying  for/appearing  at  the  Examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/ candidature will be liable to be cancelled. 

For detailed instructions and for checking eligibility please refer the UPSC Notification [Examination Notice No. 01/2020‐ENGG.  Dated 25.09.2019]

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