UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020

UPSC ESE - Exam Pattern

UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020

Exam Date: 18 Oct 2020

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Exam Date: 18 Oct 2020

UPSC ESE 2020 Exam Pattern - Exam Mode, Duration, Questions Type

Updated On - December 18 2019 by Akriti Maurya

UPSC ESE 2020 Exam Pattern is released by the Union Public Service Commission on the official website. The exam will be held in two phases - Preliminary and Main. UPSC Engineering Services Preliminary Examination will be held on 05 January 2020 and for Main the date will be released soon. The exam will be conducted according to the following - Stage‐I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage‐I) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates, for the Stage‐II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage‐II) Examination; Stage‐II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage‐II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and  Stage‐III : Personality Test. The aspirants can get the information related to the exam patten of ESE 2020 exam below in the complete article.

UPSC ESE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have all the relevant information related to the UPSC ESE 2020 exam pattern so that they are well aware of the structure of the question paper. This will help them to fetch good marks and hence qualify the Engineering Services Examination. The aspirants can check the Union Public Service Commission Engineering Services Examination details hearby:

UPSC ESE 2020 Preliminary/Stage‐I (MCQ )

Below are the details of the UPSC ESE Preliminary examination:

Paper Pattern for UPSC ESE 2020 Entrance Exam Pattern
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Number of PapersTwo Papers (Paper I and Paper II)
Number of Questions500
Marks500
Marking Scheme1 Mark for each correct answer and 0.25 Marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
NOte - If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.  

Duration of the Examination is different for each subject which can be checked below in the table :

Category‐I Civil Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude120 Minutes200
Civil Engineering180 Minutes300
  500 
Category‐II Mechanical Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude120 Minutes200
Mechanical Engineering180 Minutes300
  500 
Category‐III Electrical Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude120 Minutes200
Electrical Engineering180 Minutes300
  500 
Category‐IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude120 Minutes200
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering180 Minutes300
  500 

UPSC ESE 2020 (Main/stage‐II) Examination 

 The aspirants can check the details below:

Paper Pattern for UPSC ESE 2020 Entrance Exam Pattern
Questions TypeConventional Type
Number of PapersTwo Papers (Paper I and Paper II)
Medium of ExamEnglish
Marks600
Category‐I Civil Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
Paper 1 -Civil Engineering180 Minutes300
Paper 2 Civil Engineering)180 Minutes300
  600 
Category‐II Mechanical Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
Paper 1 -Mechanical Engineering180 Minutes300
Paper 2- Mechanical Engineering180 Minutes300
  600 
Category‐III Electrical Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
Paper 1 -  Electrical Engineering 180 Minutes300
Paper 2- Electrical Engineering 180 Minutes300
  600 
Category‐IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
SubjectsDurationMarks
Paper 1 - Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 180 Minutes300
Paper 2- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 180 Minutes300
  600 

UPSC ESE 2020 Stage‐III(Personality Test) 

The Perswonality tets will of 200 Marks in total. Those who will qualify both the stages 1 & 2 will only be eligibile for the Personality Test. In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of  character.  

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Form Start Date:

25 Sep 2019

Form End Date:

15 Oct 2019

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