UPSC ESE 2019 Exam

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 01 Mar, 2019 10:28 IST

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About UPSC ESE 2019

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Engineering Services Exam (ESE) 2019, popularly known as IES (Indian Engineering Services) or ESE, is a national-level examination conducted for engineering graduates. Engineers after clearing this examination will be designated as Class-1 Officer under the Government of India. The selected Class-1 Officers will be responsible for public sector economy, which comprises of Indian Railways, Central Water Engineering, Telecommunications, Defence Service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. The recruitment in the Indian Engineering Services undergoes three stages of examination. The first stage of ESE, commonly known as Preliminary/Stageā€I Examination, will be held on 6th January 2019 by UPSC. 

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UPSC ESE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

One of the most important things that candidates should do before applying for the entrance exam is to check the eligibility criteria of UPSC ESE 2019. The conditions to become eligible to take the exam may include age limit, nationality, educational qualifications, reservation policy, etc. The eligible candidates should be aware of the documents that they have to submit. In case the candidate fails to fulfill the eligibility criteria, he/she by any means will not be entertained by the ...

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UPSC ESE 2019 Syllabus

Candidates should be aware of the syllabus before they start their preparation for the exam. There are four categories for which ESE will be conducted. Following is the detailed syllabus that the candidates must go through. 

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  • Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment.

  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety.

  • Basics of Project Management.

  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic ...

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UPSC ESE 2019 Exam Pattern

The UPSC ESE 2019 exam pattern gives students an idea of how exactly the paper will be framed. The number of questions, total marks, exam mode, test duration and marking scheme of the examination are the things to look for in a pattern. For candidates of UPSC ESE 2019, it is important to go through the exam pattern as the pattern will help them prepare well for the examination. Engineering subjects for all categories will be covered in the exam ...

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How to Prepare for UPSC ESE 2019

It is important for the candidates to study the subject matter well.  For UPSC ESE, candidates should have a good hold on subject matters related to engineering especially on terms and phrases for the specific engineering branch selected by the candidate. There are some pointers that can help them prepare well for the exam. These are as follows:

Coaching Centres: One of the most common ways of preparation these days is to join a reputed coaching centre. One can find ...

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UPSC ESE 2019 Result

The Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) has announced the result of the Indian Engineering Service (IES) Preliminary exam 2019 on 28th February 2019 for the exam that was successfully conducted on 6th January 2019. The roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates has been released by UPSC as part of the result announcement. Candidates who clear the Prelims become eligible for IES Mains Examination. 

How to Check UPSC ESE 2019 Result 

  • Results are declared online on the official website of UPSC.

  • Go to the ‘IES ...

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UPSC ESE 2019 Selection

The selection of the candidates for Indian Engineering Services 2019, will be based on the three stages of examination of the candidates. These stages include the Preliminary Test, Mains Exam and the Personality Test. Candidates who clear these stages will be eligible for the different posts under Indian Engineering Services (IES) of Government of India. The recruitment process will consist of written tests followed by personal interviews. 

The first stage is the Preliminary Examination, which will consist of two ...

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UPSC ESE Admit Card 2019

UPSC ESE admit card 2019 (Prelims exam) will be released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in the month of December 2018. UPSC ESE is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main and Personality Test and the admit card for each phase is released separately. UPSC ESE 2019 (Prelims exam) is scheduled to be held on January 6, 2019 and and the admit card of UPSC ESE 2019 will be available in online mode. In order to access the admit card ...

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How to Apply for UPSC ESE 2019

The application form of UPSC ESE 2019 has been made available on the official website of Union Public Service Commission from September 26, 2018. The last date to submit the application form is October 22, 2018. The UPSC ESE 2019 (Preliminary Examination) is scheduled to be conducted on January 6, 2019. Candidates planning to take the entrance exam may apply online for the UPSC ESE 2019. There are few steps that can help 2019 aspirants apply for UPSC ESE 2019.  

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UPSC ESE 2019 Conducting Body

The organising authority for ESE is Union Public Service Commission, under Government of India.  The examination is mainly for the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. IES officers are selected by the Union Government on the recommendations made by UPSC. This All India Level exam is considered to be a tough examination as compared to other UPSC examinations.

UPSC ESE 2019 Important Dates



UPSC Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

UPSC ESE 2019 Application form Starting Date

September 26, 2018

UPSC ESE 2019 Application form Last Date 

October 22, 2018

E-Admit Card for Preliminary Examination

December 2018

Date for Preliminary Examination

January 6, 2019

Declaration of Preliminary Exam Result

28th February 2019 

UPSC Engineering Services (Mains) Examination, 2019

Date for Mains Examination

June 30, 2019

Declaration of Mains Exam Result

To be announced

UPSC ESE 2019 Exam Centres

It is important for the candidates to know that the centres are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Here is a list of the exam centres for UPSC ESE.

Centres of Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination: 














Panaji (Goa)









Kochi (Cochin)

Port Blair



Dispur (Guwahati)



















Centres for Engineering Services (Main) Examination: 



Dispur (Guwahati)




Chennai ...

UPSC Contact Details

Address: Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110069
Phone Number: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591 

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UPSC ESE 2019 Important Events Dates
Registration Date 26 Sep to 22 Oct, 2018
Exam Date 06 Jan, 2019
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