UPSC Engineering Services Examination (ESE) / Indian Engineering Services ( IES ) Exam

The Indian Engineering Services ( IES ) / Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted to recruit officers for the services which cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India in the field of engineering. As in most countries, the Indian government recruits its civil servants and officials through competitive examinations. Many candidates take the exams, competing for a limited number of posts. Officers are selected by the union government on the recommendation of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). A three-stage competitive examination (preliminary, main and personality tests), the Engineering Services Examination (ESE), is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Engineering Services.

Officers recruited through ESE are mandated to manage and conduct activities in diverse technical fields.

Government spending makes up over 15 percent of India's gross domestic product in a broad segment of the economy and infrastructure, including railways, roads, defense, manufacturing, inspection, supply, construction, public works, power, and telecommunications. Appointments to Group A services are made by the President of India, and appointments to Group B services are made by a competent authority of the relevant department.

Several Posts offered for Departments

Civil Engineering

(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
(iii) Central Engineering Service
(iv) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts).
(v) Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
(vi) AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
(vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(viii) AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
(ix) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
(x) Indian Skill Development Service.
(xi) Military Engineer Services.

Mechanical Engineering

(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iii) AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(vi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
(vii) AEE(Elec & Mech) in Border Roads Engineering Service(Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(viii) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
(ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(x) Indian Skill Development Service.
(xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(xii) Military Engineer Services.

Electrical Engineering

(i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(v) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
(vi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(vii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).
(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.
(ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(x) Military Engineer Services.

Electronics and Communication Engineering

(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
(iv) Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
(v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(vi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).
(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.
(ix) Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
(x) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).
(xi) Military Engineer Services