UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020

UPSC ESE - Eligibility Criteria

UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020

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UPSC ESE 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Nationality, Age Limit, Qualification

Updated On - May 12 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

UPSC ESE 2021 Main exam is scheduled to be held on 10 October 2021. UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2021 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted once every year at the National Level. The exam will be conducted for recruitment to the services/posts under the following mentioned categories:
  • Civil Engineering (Category I )
  • Mechanical Engineering (Category II)
  • Electrical Engineering (Category III)
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (Category IV)                                                

UPSC ESE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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A candidate must be either: 
(a) a citizen of India, or 
(b) a subject of Nepal, or 
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated   from   Pakistan,   Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda,  the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting 
in India. 

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted  to the examination but  the offer of 
appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India. 

Age Limits:

(a)A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st  January, 2020 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd  January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1999. 
(b) The upper age‐limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories,  if they are employed in a Department/ Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise  eligible. 
(i) A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation  will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department/Office during the period of his  probation. However, this relaxation will be admissible to a probationer so appointed provided he/she already retains a lien on a  permanent post in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below. 
(ii)   A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/Office  for at least 3 years on the 1st January, 2020. 

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Form Start Date:

07 Apr 2021

Form End Date:

27 Apr 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 27 Apr 2021
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Examination Date (Online):

18 Jul 2020

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