Engineering Services Exam

Exam Pattern

ESE Examination is conducted in 3 stages-
Stage 1 – Preliminary stage comprising 2 objective papers with a total of 500 Marks
Stage 2 – Mains comprising 2 conventional type papers with a total of 600 Marks
Stage 3 – Personality test with a total of 200 marks

REVISED SCHEME OF ESE 2017

Stage – I Engineering Services (Preliminary / Stage – 1) Examination (Objective type papers)
Paper – 1 (Common for all candidates) General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 2 hours duration 200 Marks (max.)
Paper – 2 Engineering Discipline-specific Paper 3 hours duration 300 Marks (max.)
Sub-Total 500 Marks (max.)
Minimum Qualifying Marks for each Paper should be at the discretion of the Commission. Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage to be permitted to appear for Stage-II examination
Stage – II Engineering Services (Mains / Stage – II) Examination (Conventional type papers)
Paper – 1 Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I 3 hours duration 300 Marks (max.)
Paper – 2 Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II 3 hours duration 300 Marks (max.)
Sub-Total 600 Marks (max.)
Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage-I + Stage-II) to be permitted to appear for Stage-III examination
Stage – III Personality Test 200 Marks (max.)
Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III Grand Total 1300 Marks (max.)
Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage I + Stage II + Stage III) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engg. Services Exam. Thus the marks secured by the candidates in the Stage-I (Objective type papers) of the Engineering Services Examination should be added to the marks secured in the Stage-II (Conventional type papers) of the Examination and Stage-III (Personality Test) and accordingly, such marks secured by the candidates in Stage-I should also be counted for merit.

Source – UPSC website