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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria: Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Engineering Service Examination eligibility details are given below….

UPSC ESE Eligibility:
I. Nationality: A Candidate must be either
i. a citizen of India, or
ii. a subject of Nepal, or
iii. a subject of Bhutan, or
iv.a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01 January , 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v). a Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakisthan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countires of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawim Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 21-30 years i.e., he/ she must have been born not earlier than 02-01-1986 and not later than 01-01-1995.

Upper Age Limit Relaxation:
i. Upto maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
ii. 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes.
iii. 5 years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01-01-1980 to the 31-12-1989.
iv. 3 years, in the case of Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.
v. 5 years in the case of Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered atleast five years Military Service.
vi. 5 years in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 01-01-2016.
vii. 10 years in the case of deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

III. Minimum Educational Qualification: Candidates must have:
i. Obtained a Degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
ii. passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India); or
iii. obtained a Degree/ Diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/ College/ Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
iv. passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
v. passed Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society ofIndia; or

(IV). Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination.

Click here for UPSC ESE Exam Pattern

Click here for UPSC ESE Selection Process

Click here for UPSC ESE Syllabus



62 Responses to “UPSC ESE Eligibility Details”

  • magesh says:

    Are information technology candidate eligible to apply for ESE exam?

  • priya sharma says:

    Are electronics and communication students eligible to apply for ESE?

  • laxmikanta says:

    Sir, I am 35 Year old & from Odisha, can I apply for IES exam?

  • Ashish says:

    I have completed mining engineering. am i eligible for this post?

  • sumon says:

    I passed diploma in electronics and telecommunication engineering so am I eligible for this ESE job?

  • Raju says:

    I have completed my M.E in Mechatronics Am i eligible for applying?

  • HEM PANDEY says:

    Sir i completed diploma in electronics engineering. can i apply ESE examination?

    • Divya says:

      As per the notification candidates who had diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from such foreign University recognised by the Government can apply for Engineering Services Examination 2015 in UPSC, but last date to apply is over.

  • Mahesh kumar says:

    I have completed B.Tech in electronics and instrumentation, am i eligible for ESE?

  • gouthami says:

    I am studying B.Tech 4-2 ece, am i eligible for applying this exam?

    • Ravi says:

      As per the notification candidates who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him/her educationally qualified for this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may also apply for Engineering Services Examination 2015 in UPSC, but have to produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted
      by the candidates who qualify on the result of written part of the examination.

  • Bipin says:

    sir, i born in 04_05_1994 and belonging OBC category i am in final year BE Mechanical student in anna university am i eligible to apply the ESE exam?

  • karthi says:

    I am completed diplomatic automobile engineering can I apply for this?

  • Praveen Sharma says:

    I had completed my 3 years Polytechnic in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering am i Eligible for UPSC- Engineering Service Exam 2015?

  • sachin says:

    Sir! I’m studying final semester civil engineering cn I apply for ESE?

  • MOIZ says:

    I am studying 4-2 final year. My date of birth is 14-01-1994. can i apply for this IES?

  • Bhola kumar says:

    sir,I completed Diploma in civil engineering in 2014.can i apply for this post?

  • jayakumar says:

    Now i’m studing final year civil last semester. Am i eligable?

  • sudheer says:

    I completed B.Tech in electrical and electronics engineer in 2014. my date of birth is 08/06/1993, am I eligible for this ESE job?

    • Likitha says:

      As per the notification candidates should have obtained a Degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India and aged between 21 to 30 years as on 01-01-2015 in order to apply for Engineering Services Examination 2015 in UPSC.

  • K.anil Kumar says:

    Sir , I am studying 4-2 final year. Can i apply for this( IES )?

    • Pallavi says:

      @K.anil Kumar
      As per the notification of UPSC candidates who has sufficient qualification but has not been informed of the result can apply for the post of Indian Economic Service.

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