ESE IES Civil Exam Pattern 2021: Check Prelims & Mains and Interview Test Pattern

ESE IES Civil Exam Pattern 2021: Check Prelims & Mains and Interview Test Pattern

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Apr 7, 2021ESE IES CE 2022 application process ended! Know the ESE Civil 2022 Prelims and Mains date, admit card, Prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here.
ESE IES CE 2022 application process ended! Know the ESE Civil 2022 Prelims and Mains date, admit card, Prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here.
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ESE CE Exam Pattern 2021

ESE IES Civil Exam Pattern 2021 has been discussed here in detail for Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. The UPSC formulates the ESE/IES exam pattern for four engineering disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Electronics and Telecommunication. Hence, in order to be appointed as UPSC ESE CE officer in Grade A/B services, you must be acquainted with the latest exam pattern and syllabus for all stages. To be eligible for the selection process, it is mandatory to qualify for each stage of the ESE IES Civil 2021 examination. Moreover, the ESE Exam paper is conducted in offline mode only for Prelims and Mains.

We have given the ESE IES CE exam pattern and Marking scheme here as per the latest notification prescribed by the UPSC. Let us discuss the paper pattern for Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test step by step.

ESE CE Prelims Exam Pattern

The ESE CE Prelims is the first stage of the selection process by the UPSC. Candidates who fill the ESE/IES online form correctly will be appearing for the ESE CE Prelims Stage.

  • The ESE CE Preliminary Examination has two papers both of which have objective multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • Paper I will have questions related to the general studies and engineering aptitude while paper II will have questions based on the core engineering subject chosen by you while filling the application form. So, for ESE CE, it will have Civil Engineering questions.
  • The standard of the exam paper for both Paper I and Paper II is that of Graduation level.
  • The total duration of the complete test is 5 Hours of 500 Marks. 
  • One third (⅓) marks is deducted for every incorrect answer while no marks is deducted for an attempted question.

ESE/IES Exam

Duration

Maximum Marks

Type of paper

Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs.

200

Objective multiple-choice questions

Paper-II (Civil Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Total

5 hrs.

500 marks

 

ESE Civil Engineering Mains Exam Pattern

The ESE CE Mains Exam has only conventional questions on Civil Engineering that need to be answered in English Language only.

  • The Mains Exam of the ESE Mains Exam for Civil Engineering also has two papers. However, both questions will have questions on the core engineering discipline only of Graduation level.
  • Each paper is of 300 marks of 3 Hours.
  • 5% of the total marks will be deducted in case if your handwriting is illegible.
  • The paper will be set in English Language only and demands to be answered in the English Language.

ESE/IES Exam

Duration

Maximum Marks

Type of paper

Paper-I (Civil Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Conventional/Descriptive

Paper-II (Civil Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Total

6 hrs.

600 marks

 

ESE CE Personality Test

This is the last round of the selection process for the ESE CE Exam 2021. Candidates who will qualify the Mains Exam will have to first fill up the Detailed Application Form or DAF to appear for the ESE CE Personality Test or Interview. The Interview carries a total of 200 marks.

In the ESE Civil Engineering Personality Test or Interview, the document verification process will also be conducted. So you will have to carry your original and original documents as well.

The ESE CE Personality Test is aimed to test the following qualities:

  • Leadership Capabilities
  • Initiative And Intellectual Curiosity
  • Tact And Other Social Qualities
  • Mental And Physical Energy
  • Powers Of Practical Application 

The final selection is made on the basis of the marks obtained by you in all three stages, i.e. Prelims, Mains and Personality Test.

ESE CE Medical Examination

All the candidates who find a place in the merit list will be appearing for the medical exam that will be conducted by the Indian Railway Board as a part of the UPSC recruitment protocol. Thus, you must maintain good physical health conditions to be recruited into the service. 

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

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  • The ESE CE exam pattern comprises of three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test/Interview. You can read the detailed ESE selection process for Civil Engineering Exam here.

  • The ESE CE Syllabus comprises of the subjects you studied in your Graduation. You can read the detailed syllabus here.

  • The ESE CE merit list is obtained by considering the marks obtained by you in the Prelims, Mains and Interview.

  • The UPSC ESE CE exam is conducted in English Language only.

  • The Engineering Services Examination is conducted in only offline mode.

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