UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2018 Notification Out-Apply now for ESE, 566 Vacancies

UPSC has recently declared the notification for the 588 vacancies for Engineering Services Examination 2018 on 27.09.2017. Applicants can apply online and submit their application on the official website of UPSC before the closing date 23.Oct. 2017.

All India level Engineering Service Examination is conducted every year by the UPSC. The examination provides the opportunity to technical graduate candidates to serve the Indian government in various sectors such as Public Works, Railroads, Power, Telecommunications etc

Total no. of vacancies: 588

Categories for the Recruitment for ESE 2018 posts:

The 588 vacancies to be filled for these categories including 18 PH (LDCP‐15 & HI‐03) vacancies

Category I: Civil Engineering

  • Central Water Engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Military Engineer Service (Building and Roads Cadre)
  • Survey of India Service


Category II: Mechanical Engineering

  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Military Engineer Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Assistant Naval Store (in Indian Navy)


Category III: Electrical Engineering

  • Central Water Engineering Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Assistant Naval Store officer Grade I in Indian Navy
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Mechanical Engineer (in Geological Survey of India)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Roads Engineering Service)


Category IV: Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Assistant Naval Stores officer (in Indian Navy)
  • Survey of India Service


Eligibility for the examination:

To submit their application desired candidates must fulfill the eligibility conditions.

  • Candidate should have Indian citizenship or resident of Nepal or Bhutan. Tibetan Refugees migrated to India before Jan 1962 is eligible to apply for the IES 2018 recruitment.
  • Any Indian origin person who came from other countries like Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan or East African countries in order to be located permanently in India is also eligible to apply. The candidates should hold the certificate from the Indian Government.

Educational Eligibility:

  • Candidate should have an Engineering degree from the recognized Institute or university or passed section A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India), or
  • Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of the Electronics and Telecommunication of Engineers (India), or
  • Must have passed Associate Membership Examination  Parts 2 and 3 or Section A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India, or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination from the Electronics and Radio Engineers Institution.
  • Candidates having M.Sc. Degree or equivalent with Radio Physics, Radio Engineering or Wireless Communication Electronics as special subjects are also eligible to apply for certain vacancies

Medicinal Examination:

  • Lastly, the applicants of engineering service examination 2018 will be suggested on the basis of medical examination.
  • Candidate should be physically fit for the entrance of ESE 2018.

IES Officer Salary – Rs. 15,600 (Basic) +Rs. 5,400 (Grade Pay) + DA + HRA

Age limit:

To apply online for IES 2018, the candidates have the age between 21 to 30 years on the 1st of August 2018.

In case of reserved categories and the government servants, the relaxation in age limit is provided.

  • For Government servants, the age limit is 35. 5-year relaxation is provided in upper age limit.
  • For SC/ST 5 year relaxation and for OBC, the age limit is relaxable up to 3 years.
  • Candidate founded to be a subject of Jammu Kashmir during the period from 1.January.1980 to 31.December.1989 will also be provided with an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • For disabled or physically handicapped candidates there will be given an age relaxation of 10 years.


Application Fee:

Women/SC/ST/PH: Free

General/OBC: Rs.200

How to Apply:

Aspirants can apply for ESE 2018 only through the official website of UPSC (


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