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Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 or Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 is the entrance examination for admission to Engineering Services (Preliminary). Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination for the year 2023 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 19/02/2023. The application forms will be available from 14/09/2022 till 04/10/2022. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Eligibility Criteria


The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.  

Mere issue of e‐Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his / her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Personality Test.


  • A Candidate must be either: 
  • A Citizen of India, or
  • A Subject of Nepal, or
  • A Subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India. 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A Candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him / her by the Government of India.

Age Limits:

A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st January, 2023 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1993 and not later than 1st January, 2002.

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 14/09/2022 04/10/2022
Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 19/02/2023
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    Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Prospectus

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    Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Application Form

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    Application Form Fee

    Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/‐ (Rupees T w o hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

      Candidates are required to apply Online. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.

    The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/ she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants' details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

    All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment, should apply online direct to the Commission. Persons, already in Government service whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work‐charged employees other than causal or daily rated employees or those serving under public enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the Examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/ candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

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    The online Applications can be withdrawn from 12.10.2022 to 18.10.2022 till 6:00 PM after which the link will be disabled. Detailed instructions regarding withdrawal of Applications is available.

    Clicking on 'Apply Now' will take you to the official site with the online form as well as other details for the exam "Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023" being held from "19/02/2023" till "19/02/2023". Last date to apply is “04/10/2022”.

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    Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Syllabus


    Plan of Examination:

    The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:-

    • 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 Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage‐I) Examination will consist of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers and carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks & Paper II – 300 Marks). Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage‐I Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main/Stage‐II Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main/Stage‐II Examination. The Marks obtained in Preliminary/Stage‐I Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main/Stage‐II Examination will be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main/Stage‐II Examination will be about six to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.


    Stage‐I (Preliminary / Stage‐I) Examination:‐

    The Examination shall comprise of two papers.

    SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
    Category‐I Civil Engineering

    Paper‐I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 hrs.200
    Paper‐II (Civil Engineering) 3 hrs.300
    Category‐II Mechanical Engineering

    Paper‐I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)2 hrs.200
    Paper‐II (Mechanical Engineering) 3 hrs.300
    Category‐III Electrical Engineering

    Paper‐I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)2 hrs.200
    Paper‐II (Electrical Engineering)3 hrs.300
    Category‐IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

    Paper‐I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 hrs.200
    Paper‐II (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)3 hrs.300


    General Studies and Engineering Aptitude for every exam Category.

    Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Admit Card

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    Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 19/02/2023

    Examination Day Instructions

    • Candidates are advised to read carefully “Special Instructions to the candidates for Conventional Type Tests and Objective Type Tests” (Appendix III Part A and Part B). For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet [Answer Sheet] in objective type papers, candidates must use black ball pen only. Pens with any other colours are prohibited. Do not use Pencil or ink pen. Candidates should note that any omission / mistake / discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.
    •  Articles permitted inside Examination Hall
    • Battery‐operated pocket calculators of "non‐programmable" type only, mathematical/engineering/ drawing instruments, including a flat rule divided on the edges into inches and tens of an inch and into centimeters and millimeters, a slide rule, set squares, a protractor and a pair of compasses, pencils, coloured pencils, mapping pens, eraser, T‐square and drawing board for use wherever necessary. Candidates are not allowed to bring with them any "Tables or Charts" for use in the Examination Hall.
    • Tables to be supplied by UPSC
    • If it is considered necessary for answering the questions set in any paper, the Commission may supply any of the following for reference purpose only :
    • Mathematical/Physical/Chemical and Engineering Tables (including Logarithmic Tables);
    • Steam Table (including Mollier Diagrams for Temperature up to 800• C and Pressure up to 500 Kgf/Cm);
    • National Building Code of India 1970 or 1983 Group 2 Part VI;
    • Any other special articles as may be necessary for the candidates to answer the questions set in the question paper.
    • After conclusion of the examination, return the above items to the Invigilator.
    • Write the answers in your own hand in ink, Pencil may be used for maps, mathematical drawings or rough work.
    • Check Answer Book.
    • The candidate must write his roll number (and not his name) only in the space provided for the purpose on every answer book used by him. Before writing in the answer book, please see that it is complete. In case there are any missing pages, it should be got replaced. Do not tear out any pages from the Answer Book. If you use more than one Answer Book, indicate on the cover of first Answer Book the total number of Answer Books used. Do not leave any blank, unused spaces between answers. If such spaces are left, score them out.
    • Answers in excess of prescribed number will be ignored.
    • The candidate must attempt questions strictly in accordance with the directions given on each question paper. If questions are attempted in excess of the prescribed number, only the questions attempted first up to the prescribed
    • Questions relating to graph/precis should be attempted only on graph/precis sheets to be supplied on demand by the Invigilators. All loose sheets such as precissheet, drawing papers, graph sheetsetc. whether used or not, should be placed inside the answer books and fastened along with the additional answer book(s), if any.
    • Candidates who fail to observe this instruction will be penalized. Do not write your roll number on these sheets.
    • Unfair means strictly prohibited.
    • Do not copy from the papers of any other candidate nor allow your papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. It will be the responsibility o f every candidate to ensurethat his answers are not copied by another candidate. Failure to do so will invite penalty, as may be awarded by the Commission for adoption of unfair means.

    Conduct in Examination Hall

    • Do not misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass or bodily harm the staff deployed for theconduct of examination. You will be severely penalized if you attempt to do so. 
    • Please read carefully and abide by the instructions printed on the Question Paper and on the Answer Book supplied in the Examination Hall.  
    • The candidates are not allowed to leave the Examination Hall before the expiry of prescribed time period of the examination.  

    Mobile Phones Not Permitted:

    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smartwatches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination.
    • Are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe‐keeping cannot be assured.
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