ESE (IES) – 2017 Notification


Engineering Services examination (ESE) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment in the Indian Engineering Services (IES).

Indian Engineering Services or IES are the civil services which look after the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India.

On the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), IES officers are selected by the union government.

Indian Engineering Services comprise of engineers who work under the government of India and are designated as Class – 1 officer.

They administer a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. The nature of work performed by these bureaucrats largely depends on their engineering branch and the service or cadre they are recruited in.

The career progression goes smoothly attaining high esteem. The first position offered is that of Asst. Executive engineer and the hierarchy ends at the position of Chairman/ Managing Director.

The Examination constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test.

Qualified candidates are recruited on under the following categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering


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