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UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2023

IES Exam or UPSC ESE exam is a national-level exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit engineering graduates. The commission conducts the ESE IES exam each year for major branches, namely Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics Telecommunications. Two stages (Prelims and Mains) of the UPSC ESE exam are offline to shortlist the candidates. The Preliminary exam is an objective paper, while the main is a conventional paper. Candidates who qualify for both Prelims Mains will be eligible to participate in the final round. The last phase of UPSC ESE IES is followed by the interview process, which is the toughest stage due to the higher competition.

The selection process for the IES exam comprises three stages, as given below:

  • Stage 1:Preliminary Examination
  • Stage 2:Mains Examination
  • Stage 3:Interview

The Union Public Service Commission has released the IES 2023 notification on the official website. The UPSC ESE is a national-level recruitment examination held by the Union Public Service Commission to fill thousands of jobs in the railways, telecommunications, border roads, CPWD, CWC, CPES, NHAI, Naval Armaments, IDSE, MES, and ordnance factories, among other sectors.

Notification Details

Organization Name
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment Exam Name
UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2023 (UPSC ESE 2023)
Post Notified
Various Group A & B Officer Cadre Posts in the Government of India
Recruitment Type
Permanent Jobs
Recruitment Category


Starting Date of Online Application
Last Date of Online Application

Salary / Pay Scale

Salary / Pay Scale
Group A Posts Through UPSC ESE
Rs. 56,100/- TO Rs. 1,77,500/- (Level 10)
Group B Posts Through UPSC ESE
Rs. 47,600/- To Rs. 1,67,800/- (Level 8)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates Possessing Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Degree OR PG Degree Or Other Academic Degree as mentioned in the official notification (provided below) can apply online for UPSC ESE Exam 2023.

Age Limit

Candidates aged 21-30 years as of 1st January 2023 Can Apply Online for UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2023.

Age Relaxation for reserved category candidates will be as per Government Rules.


Total vacancies notified by the UPSC through Engineering Services Exam 2023 are 327. 

Selection of Candidates will be through Written Exam and Interview. 

Application Fees for UPSC ESE Exam is Rs. 200/-. However, SC / ST, / PwBD, and Female Candidates are exempted from paying the application fees.



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