Once you have reached the final year of your engineering studies it is advisable to look out for employment options. The public sector is an ideal area for a search on employment opportunities as it provides both endurance and job security. There are various exams conducted by government bodies all across India to fill up posts available in the specified sectors.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts exams round the year to select candidates suitable for delivering services for the government. The Engineering Services Examination is exclusively conducted for engineering graduates who wish to take up the posts of public engineers.
The UPSC issues a notification for the Engineering Services Examination in all leading dailies and official sites around the months of January and February. The exam is generally conducted in the months of June/July.
The exam is conducted for selecting engineers for Government of India’s engineering organizations, such as Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES), Military Engineering Services (MES), etc.
Preferably for engineering graduates from the fields of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering the recruitments are made through an examination in which the candidates are required to be of 21-30 years of age on the 1st of August of the year of the examination. Certain candidates who are eligible for age relaxation are thereby informed through Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.
The basic educational qualifications required for the Engineering Services Examination are:
“·A degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent.
“·For certain services/posts an M.Sc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects is also acceptable.
“·For candidates who are appearing at their engineering degree (final year engineering students ) or an equivalent examination they must provide the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form that will be filled up at a later stage after they have qualified the written part of the examination.
The exam is conducted in two parts as written and a personality test conducted afterwards.
The written round consists of five papers of 200 marks each.
“·Paper I is objective in nature and has questions based on General Ability. It is subdivided into two parts A and B based on General English and General Studies respectively.
“·Paper II and Paper III are again objective with questions from the fields of Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering. Both these papers wrap the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering disciplines.
“·Paper IV and V are conventional in nature and are also based on questions based on Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering.
Once you are able to clarify the written examination a personality test is conducted for the final selection.
“· PERSONALITY TEST- This is a thorough round of introspection of the candidate’s technical expertise, abilities and soft skills. This test amounts to 200 marks.
For candidates who wish to give the exam in the year 2017, a new exam pattern will come into force that will be published on the official UPSC site.