The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification regarding Engineering Services Examination dates and procedure.

  • The last date to fill online applications is October 26, 2016 till 6 pm.
  • The Commission will conduct the preliminary examination on January 8, 2017 to fill approximately 440 engineering positions in various departments of the central government.

Vacancy details:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Age criteria:

  • A candidate must be 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the January 1, 2017.
  • Age relaxation for reserved categories is granted as per the rules.

Exam pattern

  • In the prelims, for paper 1, 200 marks questions will be asked on general studies and engineering aptitude.
  • The paper duration is two hours.
  • Paper 2 will be three hour long and 300 marks questions on civil engineering/ mechanical engineering/ electrical engineering/ electronics & telecommunication engineering will be asked.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers by a candidate in the objective type question papers.
  • After the preliminary and main examination, there will be a personality test.

Exam fee

  • Candidates (excepting female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 200.

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Source: The Indian Express