The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the date for conducting Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2020. The ESE Prelims 2020 will be conducted on 5 January, 2020 across India at 42 examination centres, and the ESE Mains 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on 28 June, 2020 across India at 24 examination centres.
UPSC is looking forward to fill around 495 vacancies through ESE 2020. The announced 495 vacancies include 21 vacancies for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), of which 11 will be reserved for Locomotor Disability (LDCP) including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy, 7 vacancies for Hard of Hearing (HI), and 3 vacancies for persons with low vision. For candidates belonging to SC, ST, PD and OBC categories, reservations will be made by the Government of India as per the vacancies.
Candidates interested in taking ESE 2020 can submit their online application from 25 September, 2019 to 15 October, 2019 till 06:00 PM. Candidates (except Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any SBI branch by cash or by using the Net Banking facility of State Bank of India.
UPSC has introduced the facility of withdrawal of application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the examination. As per the official UPSC notification, candidates who do not want to appear at the ESE Prelims 2020 after submitting their online applications can withdraw from 22 October, 2019 to 28 October, 2019 (till 6.00 PM).
ESE 2020 would be conducted in three stages. The first stage of ESE 2020 would be ESE Prelims, second stage would be ESE Mains, and the final stage would be Personality Test. The ESE Prelims would include shortlisting of candidates for ESE Mains on the basis of objective type question papers. ESE Mains exam include Conventional type question paper. The candidates who clear both the stages would be finally selected on the basis of Personality Test or Interview.
The ESE 2020 Preliminary test will consist of two objective-type – Paper-I (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude), and Paper-II (Engineering Discipline). The Paper-I will carry a maximum of 200 marks, and Paper-II will carry a maximum of 300 marks. In total, the ESE Prelims 2020 would carry a maximum of 500 marks. The ESE 2020 Main exam will consist of two conventional type question papers (Engineering Discipline – I & II), each with a time limit of three hours and a maximum of 300 marks. In total, the ESE 2020 Main stage would be of 600 marks. The personality exam will carry a total of 200 marks.
The marks obtained in ESE 2020 Prelims by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the ESE 2020 Main will be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the ESE 2020 Main Examination will be about six to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
To know in detail about other eligibility conditions such as age, educational qualification, medical standard, physical standard, etc. and other exam related details, check the UPSC official notification for ESE 2020.
If you are going to write ESE 2020 then to help you prepare for the exam strategically, IES Master has announced the dates for ESE 2020 Prelims Offline Test Series. The offline test series for ESE 2020 has been structured keeping in mind the UPSC ESE 2020 syllabus and exam pattern.