ESE IES Civil (CE) 2021 Notification: Exam Date, Analysis, Selection Process, Papers, Cutoff

ESE IES Civil (CE) 2021 Notification: Exam Date, Analysis, Selection Process, Papers, Cutoff

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Aug 6, 2021ESE IES CE 2022 Exam Dates released! Know the ESE Civil 2021 Mains date, admit card, Prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here.
ESE IES CE 2022 Exam Dates released! Know the ESE Civil 2021 Mains date, admit card, Prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here.
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ESE CE Prelims Exam Date 2021  -Jul 18, 2021

ESE IES Civil (CE) Exam Notification 2021

UPSC has released the ESE exam dates 2022 on the official website. Candidates can work as Class1 officers in the government of India after clearing the ESE IES exam. The schedule for the ESE IES 2022 is given below:

Date of Notification Release22 September 2021
Last date for Receipt of Application12 October 2021
Date of Examination( Stage 1)- Preliminary Examination20 February 2022
Date of Examination (Stage 2)- Mains Examination26 June 2022

ESE IES CE Prelims result has been released. Candidates can check their results by logging in using their ESE IES credentials on the official website. Earlier, the ESE IES CE Mains exam date was released on the official website. Candidates can refer to the ESE IES Prelims Result PDF below. The roll numbers mentioned in the PDF have been qualified for the next round. The official notice had notified that the ESE IES CE Mains exam will be conducted on 21st November 2021. Earlier, ESE IES CE Exam was successfully conducted for all branches on 18th July 2021. We bring to you the in-depth analysis of the ESE IES CE Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam. Candidates can also refer to the Youtube analysis video to know in detail about the exam.

ESE IES CE Prelims Result 2021 

ESE IES Paper 1 Youtube Analysis 2021

ESE IES CE Paper 1 Analysis 2021

ESE IES CE Paper 2 Analysis 2021

ESE IES Civil Engineering (CE) Admit Card 2021 out for download! ESE IES Civil (CE) 2021 Exam date is released in the ESE 2021 notification PDF and the ESE Prelims Exam will be conducted on 18th July 2021. Candidates who have applied for UPSC ESE IES 2021 Exam can download the ESE Admit Card now. The online application date for ESE 2021 exam got over on 27th April 2021. 

ESE IES Civil Engineering Admit Card 2021, Direct Link to Download

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Civil Engineering (CE) Notification on its website, Candidates who have passed/appeared in their CE examination from a recognized university may apply online for ESE/IES 2021 CE exam from 7th April to 27th April 2021. The total number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the ESE IES 2021 is 215. We have provided you with the ESE IES Notification PDF below. 

Download ESE Civil Notification PDF 2021

ESE IES Final Cut Off Marks 2020

ESE IES Civil (CE) Exam is a three-stage competitive exam that each candidate has to clear in order to be appointed in several cadres/services for catering the needs of managerial and engineering works. ESE IES Exam comprises of Prelims, Mains, and Interview where you have clear each stage for the selection process. UPSC has also notified the ESE Civil Engineering Exam Date for the Prelims and Mains as well. The ESE/IES CE preliminary examination is scheduled for 18th July 2021 while the Mains examination for 10th October 2021.

Latest Updates:

  • 24th June: ESE IES Civil Engineering Admit Card OUT!
  • 5th May: UPSC will soon release the admit card for the candidates to appear for the ESE Prelims Exam scheduled for 18th July 2021. 
  • 4th May: ESE IES Application Form Withdrawal link is active from 4th May to 10th May 2021. 
  • 27th April: The last date to apply online for ESE IES 2021 Exam is over now. 
  • 16th April: ESE 2020 final cutoff marks released. Check here
  • 7th April: UPSC ESE IES notification released. Apply Online
  • The UPSC ESE Civil Prelims Exam will be held on 18th July 2021 and Mains on 10th October 2021.

Know the UPSC ESE Civil 2021 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy, Selection Process, syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme here. 


UPSC ESE (IES) Civil 2021: Important Dates

The important date for the ESE IES CE 2021 have been released by the UPSC in its notification. 



ESE IES CE 2021 Online Registration begins

7th April 2021

ESE IES Civil Last Date to Apply Online

27th April 2021, up to 6 PM

ESE IES Civil Prelims Exam Date 2021

18th July 2021

ESE IES CE Prelims Result 2021

6th August 2021

ESE IES Civil Mains 2021 Exam Date

21 November 2021

IES ESE Mains Result 2021

To be notified

IES ESE Interview 2021

To be notified

UPSC ESE 2021 Final Result Date

To be notified

UPSC ESE IES Civil Engineering Vacancy 2021

The number of vacancies for the ESE CE 2021 is 295. The total number of vacancies includes 07 vacancies for PWD, 03 vacancies for Locomotor Disability including Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy & 04 vacancies for Hard of Hearing. 

Here is the ESE IES 2021 vacancy given below.


Civil Engineering295

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering

ESE CE Organizations for Service

The candidates who will be appointed in the UPSC as Civil Engineers will be appointed in the following services/cadres

  1. Central Engineering Service
  2. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A 
  3. Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service. 
  4. AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service. 
  5. Indian Defence Service of Engineers. 
  6. AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.  
  7. Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.

ESE IES CE Apply Online 2021, Application Fee

The online application for ESE 2021 CE has been on 7th April 2021 and will remain active till 27th April, up to 6 PM. The application form date for ESE IES 2021 Exam is now over. However, you can withdraw the application form by clicking the link given below. 

Withdraw ESE IES 2021 Application Form

Step 1: Registration for UPSC ESE 2021

Step 2: Uploading of photograph, signature, and identity proof

Step 3: Completing the application form

Step 4: Payment of application fee

Step 5: Confirmation and Submission 

Application Fee for ESE CE 2021

All the candidates who will be applying for the UPSC ESE 2021 exam must pay the application fee as per their category. Candidates can pay the application fee by visiting any branch of SBI or using the net banking/Visa/Mastercard/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card facility. 

  • General/OBC canididates: 200/-
  • Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates: Exempted

ESE IES CE Eligibility 2021

The ESE CE eligibility criteria require the candidates to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification

We have described each of the ESE CE Eligibility Criteria below.

ESE CE Nationality

The candidate applying for the UPSC ESE CE 2021 must be a citizen of either of the following:

(a) a citizen of India, or 

(b) a subject of Nepal, or  

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 

(e) 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

The candidates belonging to the (b),(c), (d), (e) categories listed above must have a certificate issued by the Government of India. 

ESE CE Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for the UPSC ESE CE is 21 years while the maximum age limit must be between 21 to 30 years on January 1, 2021. This means that you must not be born before 2nd  January, 1991 and not later than 1st January, 2000

Age Relaxation 

Apart from this, the age relaxation is given to the following category of candidates.


Age Relaxation


Upto 5 years


Upto 3 years

Jammu and Kashmir domicile during

Upto 5 years

Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof

Upto 3 years

ECOs/SSCOs served for 5 years in Military services (Completed the assignment or assignment has been extended and the Ministry of Defence has permitted him to apply for Civil Services)

Upto 5 years

Deaf/Mute and Orthopedically handicapped person

Upto 10 years

Age Relaxation for UPSC ESE/IES

The upper age limit will be relaxable up to 35 years for the government servants in any one of the following categories. If they are employed in a Department/ Office under the control of any of  the authorities mentioned in column 1  below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible. 

Column 1

Column 2

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)


Directorate General Ordnance Factories

IOFS Group ‘A’

Central Electricity Authority

CPES Gr ‘A’ & CPES Gr ‘B’

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. ‘A’ 

Ministry of Telecommunication and

Information Technology, Deptt. of Telecommunication 

Engineer in Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ Indian Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’, J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. ‘B’)

Central Water Commission

Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’

Border Roads Organisation

BRES Gr. ‘A’

Military Engineer Services

Indian Defence Service of Engineers (lDSE) Group ‘A’

The Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Min of Defence.

AEE Gr ‘A’(Elect. Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence. 

Min of Defence, Deptt. of Defence Production, Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service(DAQAS) Gr ‘A’

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Indian Skill Development Service

Indian Navy

Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I

ESE CE Educational Qualification 

You must fulfil ANY ONE of the following eligibility criteria to apply for the ESE CE 2021 Exam:

  • Degree in Engineering from a recognized university
  • Passed Sections A and B of  the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India)
  • Degree or Diploma in Engineering from a foreign university or college or institution and such university must be recognized by the government for the purpose from time to time
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)
  • Passed  Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India
  • Candidates in their final year or who are waiting for their result of the examination are also eligible to apply for the ESE 2021 Civil Engineering Examination. 

ESE IES Civil Selection Process 2021

The selection process of IES Civil Engineering recruitment involves the following three stages: 

Stage 1: Preliminary Examination 

Stage 2: Mains Examination

Stage 3: Interview

Every candidate will have to obtain the cutoff score to be eligible for an appointment based on his/her merit. The merit list will be made on the basis of the marks secure by him/her in each stage of the ESE/IES CE Exam.

To get the details of the medical standards, you can check out the physical and medical standards for IES ESE.

ESE IES Civil Exam Pattern 2021

The Exam Pattern for the ESE CE involves the following stages. The Exam Pattern for ESE/IES CE 2021 is given here for the Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. 

ESE CE Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims exam is the first stage of the recruitment process for the UPSC ESE/IES 2021 exam.

  • The questions in the ESE CE Prelims Exam are objective in nature.
  • All the questions will be set in English Language only.
  • The Prelims Exam of the ESE 2021 exam comprises of two papers, Paper I and Paper-II.
  • ESE CE Paper I will have questions that need no special study. Such questions will be common for all the engineering disciplines of the exam.
  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked by you. Marks will also be deducted if you mark more than one option.





Paper I: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper

100 Questions

200 Marks

2 Hours

Paper II: Civil Engineering

150 Questions

300 Marks

3 Hours


250 Questions

500 Marks


ESE CE Mains Exam Pattern

The ESE CE Mains Exam comprises two papers that will involve questions related to Civil Engineering only. 

  • The questions in the ESE/IES CE Mains Exam will have conventional questions.
  • If your handwriting is illegible then there is a deduction of up to 5% of the maximum marks. 
  • All the questions in the ESE CE Mains Exam will be set in English Language only. 





Paper I: Civil Engineering

6-8 Questions


3 Hours

Paper II: Civil Engineering

6-8 Questions


3 Hours

ESE CE Personality Test

Candidates who will qualify the ESE CE Mains Exam will be called to appear for the Interview round.  

  • The ESE CE Personality test will carry a total of 200 marks.
  • In this round, the candidates will be judged on their leadership capabilities,  initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character that will be required to perform the job of a Civil Engineer in the various ministries of the Government. 

ESE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2021

The ESE CE Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam has been given below. You must note that the ESE Prelims Syllabus for Paper I is common to all the engineering disciplines.

ESE CE Prelims Syllabus

ESE CE General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Syllabus 

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Examination/Stage-I, Paper I

  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  • Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
  • Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment
  • Basics of Project Management
  • Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology-based education.
  • Ethics and values in the engineering profession. 

ESE CE Mains Syllabus 2021

The ESE CE Mains Syllabus is given below. The contents for syllabi of both Papers together for  Preliminary  Examination/  Stage‐I  (objective type  Paper-II)  and separately for Main/ Stage‐II  Examination (Conventional type Paper‐I and Paper-II) is given here. 

ESE CE Paper I Syllabus

  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry structures
  • Construction Practice, Planning and Management

ESE CE Paper II Syllabus

  • Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines and Hydro Power
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Surveying and Geology
  • Transportation Engineering

ESE Civil Cutoff 2021

The UPSC ESE Civil Engineering Cutoff 2021 will be released after the declration of the result for each stage. We have provided to you the ESE CE Cutoff 2020 for your reference.

ESE Cutoff 2020

S. No.


Minimum Qualifying marks


(Out of 500)

Minimum Qualifying marks [Written Exam]

(Out of 1100)

Marks secured by the last recommended Candidate 

(Out of 1300)


























Candidates belonging to Persons with Disability (PwBD)











ESE CE Admit Card 2021

The ESE/IES CE Admit Card has been issued by the UPSC at All the candidates who will appear successfully for the ESE 2021 Prelims Exam will be issued Admit Card for the ESE Prelims Exam. On the other hand, candidates qualifying for the Prelims Exam will be issued an admit card for the Mains Exam. Another admit card will be issued to those candidates who will appear for the Personality Test or Interview for the UPSC ESE 2021. Candidates need to download the ESE 2021 Admit Card by entering their Registration number and password. 

To appear for the ESE CE 2021 Exam, candidates need to carry their Admit Card, Identity Proof to the exam hall.

ESE CE Result 2021

ESE Prelims Result 2021 has been released on the official website. Candidates can check their results by looking for their roll number in the ESE Prelims Result PDF. Candidates need to visit the official site of the UPSC to check the UPSC CE Result 2021. The Result for the ESE 2021 Exam has been released in a PDF format. 

ESE IES Prelims Result PDF 2021

Important ESE CE Links:
ESE IES Civil (CE) 2021ESE IES Civil Apply Online 2021
ESE IES Civil Eligibility Criteria 2021ESE IES Civil Syllabus 2021
ESE IES Civil Exam Pattern 2021
ESE IES Civil Selection Procedure 2021
ESE IES Civil Engineering Books 2021
IES Civil Engineering Question Papers PDF
ESE IES Civil Salary 2021
ESE Civil Exam Analysis 2021
ESE Civil Cut Off 2021
ESE IES CE Result 2021

ESE Exam Date 2022

Candidates can take a look at the exam dates for ESE 2022 Exam which has been recently released by UPSC on its official website.

Date of Notification Release22 September, 2021
Last date for Receipt of Application12 October, 2021
Date of Examination( Stage 1)- Preliminary Examination20 February, 2022
Date of Examination (Stage 2)- Mains Examination26 June, 2022


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  • The UPSC ESE/IES notification 2021 has been released on 7th April 2021. Check Here

  • The selection process for the ESE CE 2021 involves the following stages:

    1. ESE/IES Prelims Exam
    2. ESE/IES Mains Exam
    3. ESE/IES Personality Test
  • The Personality test for the UPSC ESE CE will comprise of 200 marks. 

  • The marks secured by the candidates win the ESE Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test will be used to determine the final ranking  for UPSC ESE 2021 Exam.

  • Candidates belonging to the General/OBC category will have to pay Rs. 200 while Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee for ESE CE 2021 Exam.

  • Yes, if you are in your Civil Engineering final year, then you can apply for the UPSC ESE Exam 2021. 

  • The online application date for the UPSC ESE 2021 exam is from 7th April to 27th April 2021.

  • The candidates should be in the age limit of 21 years to 30 years to apply for the UPSC ESE 2021 Exam.

  • UPSC has notified 215 vacancies for the ESE IES 2021 Exam. 

  • The ESE IES Application Form 2021 withdrawal date is from 4th May to 10th May 2021

  • You can visit to download the hall ticket for the UPSC ESE exam.