UPSC Engineering Services Examination, 2018

Engineers are the wind beneath the wings of modern civilization. Every time we catch a train or board a bus or use a telephone – we are using infrastructure planned, executed and administered by the engineers working for the betterment of the human society. Entry into the central Government Services is through the Combined Engineering Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

(Also read: List of examinations conducted by UPSC)

The combined Engineering Services Examination is conducted by the UPSC in the month of /ay/ June every year for recruitment to the four categories of Engineering Services.

Category I- Civil Engineering
Group A Services:

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  1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
  3. Central Engineering Service(Civil Engineering Posts)
  4. Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  5. Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts)
  6. Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group 'A') Service
  7. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group 'A';
  8. Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group 'A'
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
  10. Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)

Category II-Mechanical Engineering
Group A Services



  1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  3. Central Power Engineering Service, Group A, (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  5. Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  6. Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade I (Mechanical Engineering posts) in Indian Navy
  7. Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  8. Assistant Executive Engineer (Mechanical Engineering Posts) Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A';
  9. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  10. Assistant Executive Engineer in GSI Engineering Service Group A, (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  11. Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  12. Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)
  13. Indian Supply Service, JTS Group 'A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts)

Category III-Electrical Engineering
Group A Services:

  1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  3. Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  4. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  5. Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  6. Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  7. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  8. Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade I (Electrical Engineering posts) in Indian Navy
  9. Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  10. Indian Supply Service JTS Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  11. Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)

    Category IV-Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
    Group A & B Services:

    1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
    2. Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)
    3. Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
    4. Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
    5. Central Power Engineering Service (Group A) (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Service)
    6. Indian Radio Regulatory Service, Group A
    7. Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade I (Electronics & Telecom Engineering posts) in Indian Navy
    8. Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
    9. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electronics & Telecommuniction Engineering Posts)
    10. Indian Inspection Service (Assistant Director Grade 1)
    11. Indian Telecommunication Service, Group A
    12. Junior Telecom Officer (General Central Service Group 'B' Gazetted Non-Ministerial)

    Engineering Services Examination 2018


    The number of vacancies are liable to change every year.

    The next UPSC ESE exam 2017 will be conducted in 2 parts - a preliminary exam & a main exam (Check important dates). the prelim exam will be held on 1 January, 2017



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