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UPSC ESE Recruitment 2022 Notification Out for 247 Vacancies: Apply Online till 12 October, Check Exam Date Here

Shilpa Kohli

UPSC ESE Notification 2022: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the online application process for recruitment to the post of Group A and Group B Posts on official website Candidates interested for the posts are required to register for Engineering Service Exam 2022 (ESE 2022) on or before 12 October 2021 on UPSC Online website -

Those candidates who will apply for UPSC ESE Recruitment 2021 will be called for UPSC ESE Prelims Exam which will be conducted on 20 February 2022.

A total of 247 vacancies are available under Civil Engineering Cadre, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

The candidates can have a look on qualification, age limit, selection process, exam pattern and other details below:

UPSC ESE Notification Download 2022

UPSC ESE Online Application Link

UPSC ESE Important Dates


Important Dates

UPSC ESE Notification Date

22 September 2021

Starting Date of Online Registration

22 September 2021

Last Date of Online Registration

20 October 2021

UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Date

20 February 2022

UPSC ESE Prelims Result Date

Expected in March/April 2022

UPSC ESE Mains Exam Date

To be released

UPSC ESE Vacancy Details

Total Posts - 247

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Civil Engineering:

Group‐A Services/Posts

Central Engineering Service

Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts)

Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service

AEE Civil in Border Road Engineering Service

AEE (QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre

Indian Defence Service of Engineers

Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service

Mechanical Engineering

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.

Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.

Indian Skill Development Service.

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical).

Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)

 Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

AEE (Electrical and Mechanical) in Border Roads Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

Electrical Engineering:

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service 

Indian Defence Service of Engineers

Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ 

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical)

Indian Naval Armament Service

Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)

 Indian Skill Development Service

Electronics and Communication Engineering:

Group‐A/B Services/Posts

Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’

Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’

Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).

Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele)

Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’

Central Power Engineering Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts)

UPSC ESE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

UPSC ESE Age Limit:

21 to 30 years


Candidate must be a citizen of India/Subjects of Bhutan & Nepal/Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1 January 1962/Person of India origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Selection Process for UPSC ESE 2022

There will be three round for the selection of the candidates

  1. Preliminary Exam of 500 Marks
  2. Mains Exam of 600 Marks
  3. Interview of 200 Marks

Final qualified candidates will be called for medical examination. 

UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

  1. There will be objective type questions divided into 2 papers. Paper 1 consist of General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Paper 2  Civil/ Mechanical/Electrical/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  2. Paper 1 will be of 200 marks and Paper 2 will be of 300 Marks
  3. Candidates will be 2 hours to complete in Paper 1 and 3 hours for Paper 2
  4. There will be negative marking of One-third (1/3rd) of the marks for wrong answer

UPSC ESE Mains Exam Pattern 2022

  1. The mains exam will also consists of 2 Paper. However, the questions are conventional types. Both Paper will have questions on Civil/ Mechanical/Electrical/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of 300 Marks Each
  2. 3 hours will be given to complete the test
  3. Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question paper will be set in English only. 

UPSC ESE Personality Test

Those who will qualify in the prelims and mains exam will be called for Stage‐III (Personality Test). 

Marks obtained by the candidates in the Stage‐I:(Preliminary/Stage‐I) Examination, Stage‐II:(Main/Stage‐II) Examination  and Stage‐III (Personality Test) would determine their final ranking

UPSC ESE Admit Card 2021

UPSC ESE Prelims Admit Card is expected in the third week of January 2022 on UPSC Online Website

UPSC ESE Result 2021

A merit list containing the  roll number of selected candidates for each stage shall be uploaded on the official website.

How to Apply for UPSC ESE Recruitment 2022 ?

Candidates can apply Online for UPSC ESE 2022 on official website

Application Fee:

Genera/OBCl - Rs. 200/-

Female/SC/ST/PwBD  - No Fee


What is UPSC ESE Admit Card Date 2022 ?

The admit card is expected in the month of January 2022.

What is UPSC ESE 2022 Exam Date ?

20 February 2022

What is UPSC Engineering Service Registration Last Date ?

12 October 2021

What is the UPSC ESE Application Starting Date ?

22 September 2021

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