UPSC IES(ESE) 2018 Exam Date
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The online application for prestigious UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018 has started from 27.09.2017 and end on 23 October 2017 at the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Every year UPSC conducts Engineering Service Exam to recruit engineers for central government and its ministries. ESE is conducted in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates who qualify for this examination are appointed with Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES), Military Engineering Services (MES), and others.

About IES 2018 Exam

A combined three-stage competitive examination (comprising five tests), called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. Indian Engineering Services abbreviated as IES are the civil services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. The Government of India recruits its civil servants and officials on the basis of merit, the middle management positions in the bureaucracy are buried through competitive exams. A large number of candidates take these exams, competing for limited posts. IES officers are selected by the Union government on the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

UPSC IES 2018 Exam Date

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the exam schedule of IES (ESE) Prelims and Mains  2018 Examination Dates which are tabulated below in an easy way. According to notice, UPSC will conduct IES(ESE) Prelims examination on January 7, 2018, and IES (ESE) Mains Examination on July 1, 2018, at various test centres across the nation. IES 2018 Exam Important dates i.e  IES Exam Date, Prelims Date, Mains Date, Interview Date & Result dates are given below:

UPSC Indian Engineering Service Examination Dates – 2018

Date of Notification and Starting Date of Online Application
27.09.2017 WEDNESDAY

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Last Date for Receipt of Applications
23.10.2017 till 6:00 PM
Admint Card Downloads starts from
Preliminary Exam(Objective Paper)
General studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper-I
09:00 AM-11:00 AM
2 hours
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II
02:00 P.M-05:00 P.M
3 hours
Main Exam(Conventional Type Papers)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I
9:00 AM-12:00 AM
3 hours
(1 DAY)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II
2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
3 hours
Personality Test/ Interview Date
1st November to 15 December

The Engineering Services Examination (ESE)/ Indian Engineering Services(IES) is being conducted in two successive stages:

  • Stage 1: Preliminary (objective type) for the selection of candidates for the main examination,
  • Stage 2: IES(ESE) (Main) Examination (Conventional Type Papers/written) for the selection of candidates for the next stage i.e. interview.
  • Stage 3: Selected students will be called for interview and then posted on the various services and posts announced.

According to reports, the UPSC Civil Services recruitment examination 2017 is being held to fill in approximately 400 vacancies in different departments.


  • Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres except Delhi, Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.  Allotment of ESE Exam Centres will be on the ‘first-apply-first allot’ basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen.  Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.

The online application form for UPSC ESE 2018 will begin on September 27, 2017 and the last date to submit the forms is October 23, 2017. Admit cards will be available for download from 26th December. The preliminary exam will be held on 7th January 2018. The result of the preliminary examination will be declared within three months after completing the exam. Like all other examinations, the result will be made available on the UPSC website. All the candidates who clear the preliminary examination will have to appear in the main examination followed by an interview before UPSC issue recommendation for appointment.

 ESE(IES) Syllabus 2018             ESE(IES) Exam Pattern 2018              Reference Books for ESE

According to reports, every year over 200000 candidates attempts UPSC Engineering Service Exam for around 500 vacancies. Successful candidates are posted as Assistant Executive Engineers who later with time may reach up to Chairman/Managerial/Director/Secretarial level positions working for the government of India. IES Engineers are posted in various government undertakings in defence, railways, roads, manufacturing, construction, public works, power, telecommunications and other domains.

UPSC ESE 2018 Important Dates

  • UPSC ESE 2018 Online Application Start: September 27, 2017
  • UPSC ESE 2018 Last Date to Submit Applications: October 23, 2017
  • UPSC ESE 2018 Preliminary Exam: January 7, 2018
  • UPSC ESE 2018 Main Exam: July 1, 2018
  • UPSC ESE 2018 Personality Test/ Interview: November/December 2018

Application Fee:

  • 200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card. No fee for SC / ST / PH Category Candidates.

How To Apply

Steps to apply for UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018

  • Log on to UPSC careers page at official website
  • Eligible candidates are advised to open Notification & application form
  • Fill your academic qualification, skill, experience and other related information as per the instructions
  • Attach self-attested copies of all relevant documents in prescribed format and size
  • Pay the application fee as per the category
  • Complete the UPSC Application Form with the essential data.
  • Check the Details before Submitting.
  • Take a print out of UPSC Recruitment 2017 application form
  • Go to UPSC official website to online application –
  • It will take you to a page having details about Examination Notice
  • Click on Engineering Service Exam 2018
  • If you are new, you will have to register, else you can use your user id and password and start filling the form
  • Make the fees payment online
  • Submit the form of UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018

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