UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020

UPSC ESE - Exam Pattern

UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2020

Result: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 (Tentative)

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Result: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2021

UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern: Exam Mode, Duration, Questions Type

Updated On - May 12 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern will be released by the Union Public Service Commission. The exam will be held in two phases - Preliminary and Main. 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 pattern of the ESE 2021 exam below in the complete article.

UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have all the relevant information related to the UPSC ESE 2021 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 for the Engineering Services Examination. The aspirants can check the Union Public Service Commission Engineering Services Examination details on the basis of previous year hearby:

UPSC ESE 2021 Preliminary/Stage‐I (MCQ )

Below are the details of the UPSC ESE Preliminary examination:

Paper Pattern for UPSC ESE 2021 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 2021 (Main/stage‐II) Examination 

 The aspirants can check the details below:

Paper Pattern for UPSC ESE 2021 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 2021 Stage‐III(Personality Test) 

The Perswonality tets will of 200 Marks in total. Those who will qualify for both stages 1 & 2 will only be eligible 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.  

UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

UPSC ESE 2021 exam will be organised by Union Public Service Commission.
UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern Basic Details
Exam nameUPSC ESE 2021
Exam conducting authorityUnion Public Service Commission
Page CategoryExam Details
Exam levelNational
Official websitehttps://www.upsc.gov.in/examinations/Engineering%20Services%20%28Preliminary%29%20Examination%2C%202020

 

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