Total No. Of Vacancies (440 Vacancies – ESE 2017) – Latest Notification

Date of Notification 28/09/2016
Date / (s) of Examination 08/01/2017
Duration of Examination 1 Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications 26/10/2016 – 18:00
Date of Upload 28/09/2016

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The notification for the highly anticipated ESE examination has been released. Engineering Services Examination is amongst the prestigious examination in the country, conducted every year by Union Public Service commission. Cracking the examination with good scores brighten up the career prospects as the successful aspirants seek the opportunity to work as engineers as class-I officers in distinctive public sector undertakings. To name a few, Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. are some of the public sectors that recruit engineers qualifying ESE.

Each year, lakhs of aspirants sit for the exam but only few meritorious ones can get through it. The number of vacancies is also proportionately very low. As per the released official notification, the number of vacancies is just 440 and competition is obviously very high. It is to be noted that UPSC has revised syllabus and the exam structure for all the four major streams viz, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates are advised to go through the revised syllabus carefully and prepare accordingly for the exam.

Being the apex examination for engineering graduates, the exam has gained nationwide popularity and tops the list of engineering graduates who are vying to be part of the elite “ Indian services engineering cadre’’. Candidates qualifying ESE are given the responsibility for smooth functioning of infrastructural projects initiated by the government of India. Those who get through ESE are eligible for sitting in the prestigious Indian Engineering Services and eventually become a technical grade officer. Thus, it can be inferred that though it is the eligibility criteria for IES, ESE is as important as the main examination for a bright and secure future in engineering domain.

The IES cadets are given the task of initiating and executing high priority projects that play a significant role in increasing the overall productivity of the economy. These projects usually enjoy high priority and ascertain to infrastructural up gradations undertaken by government institutions like Indian ordnance factory, central water commission, central public works department, border roads organization and much more.

The growing popularity of ESE has pushed the number of aspirants sitting for the exam each year. This is the reason attributing to the enhanced level of competition and the difficulty level of the exam. Interestingly every engineering graduate dreams of becoming a part of Indian Engineering Services in India. This year lakhs of aspirants are expected to compete for a mere 449 seats at ESE. The statistics is sufficient to reveal the branches and cadres that Indian engineering services caters to are of utmost importance for the Indian government.

If statistics are to be believed, the selection ratio was a meager 0.00225 in 2014 that itself speaks of volumes about the difficulty level of the exam. Thus, it is high time that the genuine aspirants should kick start their preparation to qualify the exam with good scores and realize their dream of serving the Indian Engineering Services.