UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2020

Reena Saini Updated On: 27 Sep, 2019 10:46 IST

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UPSC ESE 2020 Exam Pattern

The UPSC ESE 2020 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 2020, 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. Apart from these, the paper pattern will also help the candidates know what things should be kept in mind before and during the examination. The mode of examination will be pen & paper-based (offline). UPSC ESE 2020 will be both objectives as well as subjective.

Break-up of UPSC ESE 2019 Exam Pattern

Stage-I Preliminary

Subject

Paper Type

Duration

Marks

Paper 1 (common for every category) 

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

Objective 

2 hours

200

Paper 2

Engineering Discipline

Objective

3 hours

300

 

Stage-II Mains Examination

Subject

Paper Type

Duration

Marks

Engineering Paper 1

Engineering Discipline

Subjective

3 hours

300

Engineering paper 2 

Engineering Discipline

Subjective

3 hours

300

 

Stage-III 

Paper Type

Marks

Personality Test

Interview

200

After clearing the Stage-I Preliminary Examination, the candidates will appear for Stage-II Mains Examination. If the candidate fails to clear the exam, then he/she will not be allowed to sit for the Mains. Prelims are further sub-divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2 Similarly, for Mains there are subdivisions Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who will clear Stage-I and Stage-II will be eligible for Stage-III.  Stage-III is the Personality Test round, which is the interview round of ESE. 

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