New changes in ESE – 2017

Indian Engineering Services

WHAT new's ?

Main points of this new IES/ESE examination structure are as follows:

  • Three tier examination
  • Syllabus changes/updated

Paper pattern

New proposed schema for engineering services examination shall comprise of three part

Stages Examination Marks
Stage-I Preliminary 500
Stage-II Mains 600
Stage-III Personality test 200
Stage-I + Stage-II+ Stage-III Grand Total 1300

Preliminary/Stage-II Examination (Objective Type Paper)

Paper Name of Paper Time Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 2 Hour 200
Paper-II Engineering Discipline specific Paper 3 Hour 300
Paper I+II Grand Total 5 Hour 500

Main /stage examination (Subjective Type Paper)

Paper Name of Paper Time Duration Maximum Marks
Paper-I Engineering Discipline –Specific Paper-I 3 Hour 300
Paper-II Engineering Discipline –Specific Paper-II 3 Hour 300
Paper I+II Grand Total 6 Hour 600

Only those candidate qualify at this stage (i.e. stage I+II+III) to be include in the final merit list of Engineering Services Examination

Final selection of candidate will be based on marks secured by the candidate in the stage –I (Objective Type Paper), stage-II (Conventional Type Paper) and stage –III (Personality Test ) collectively, so total marks of IES / ESE 2017 examination as per new IES/ESE 2017 structure would be 1200 .

Scheme and schedule

S. No. Activities Time Frame
1. Engineering Services Examination (prelims) Second Sunday of February
1.1 Objective Paper-I : General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper
1.2 Objective Paper-II : Engineering Discipline-specific Paper
2. Result of Engineering Services Examination (prelims) 15th April
3. Last date for application to ESE (Mains) 30th May
4. Engineering Services Examination (Mains) 3rd set of weekends (sat. & Sun.) of July
4.1 Paper-III : Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I
4.2 Paper-IV : Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II
5. Result of Engineering Services Examination (Mains) End of September
6. Personality Test (Interviews) 1st November-15th December
7. Medical Examination Within 10 working days of date of interview of candidate
8. Submission of Medical Examination reports to Ministry of Railways 15th January
9. Final Result of ESE after Personality Test End of january
10. Allotment of services End of fabruary
11. Appointment letter First week of March
12. Date of joining First Monday of April

This ESE/IES 2017 new pattern has finalized by UPSC, Govt of India. Candidates would be able to see these changes in the notification of UPSC-ESE / IES 2017 examination.