ESE IES Electrical Eligibility Criteria 2022: Know ESE EE Age Limit, Education & Relaxation

ESE IES Electrical Eligibility Criteria 2022: Know ESE EE Age Limit, Education & Relaxation

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Feb 10, 2022
Know all about the ESE IES Electrical Eligibility Criteria 2022. Know ESE EE Age Limit. Understand the Education eligibility & Relaxation given to which candidates.
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The ESE IES Electrical Eligibility Criteria 2022 is uploaded by UPSC on their official website for candiates to consider before applying for the exam. Only the eligible candidates can apply for the ESE IES Electrical exam. We have also provided the information related to the medical standard of the UPSC selection procedure.

Read the sections provided below to know ESE EE Age Limit, Education & Relaxation for the exam.

ESE IES EE Eligibility Criteria 2022

ESE IES EE Eligibility Criteria 2022 is set by the UPSC for the Electrical Engineering branch exam. Having knowledge of the eligibility criteria is the foremost thing that one should be aware of in order to apply for the ESE IES EE 2022 exam. The ESE IES Electrical Engineering eligibility comprises fulfilment of educational qualification, age limit, nationality, medical fitness. One has to fulfil all the given requirements to apply online for the exam. 

We have described each of the eligibility criteria for the ESE IES Electrical Engineering exam in detail here. 

ESE IES EE Nationality

All the candidates applying for ESE EE 2022 Exam must be either a:

  1. Citizen of India, or
  2. Subject of Nepal, or
  3. Subject of Bhutan, or
  4. An Indian origin person who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania, Sri Lanka, or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam and permanently settled in India.
  5. Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 and has settled permanently in India

If you belong to either 2, 3, 4, or 5, categories listed above, then you must have a certificate of eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India.

ESE Electrical Educational Qualification

You must fulfill any one of the following educational qualifications to apply for the ESE EE 2022 Exam. 

  • You must have obtained a Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) from a recognized university to apply for UPSC ESE EE exam.
  •  You must have passed Sections A and B of  the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India)
  • You must have obtained a Degree or Diploma in Engineering from a foreign university/college/institution and such university must be recognized by the government for the purpose from time to time
  • You must have passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)
  • You must have passed  Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India
  • If you wish to apply for Indian Naval Armament Service must have either or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

Final year engineering candidates can apply for the ESE 2022 Exam. 

ESE Electrical Age Limit, Age Relaxation

The age limit for the ESE EE 2022 Exam as on 1 January 2022 is as follows:


Age Limit

Minimum age

21 years

Maximum age

30 years

Age Relaxation for ESE EE 2021

The upper age limit is relaxable as per the government of India for the given category of candidates.


Age Relaxation


Up to 5 years


Up to 3 years

Jammu and Kashmir domicile during

Up to 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

Up to 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)

Up to 5 years

Deaf/Mute and Orthopedically handicapped person

Up to 10 years


ESE EE Age Limit Relaxation for Serving Govt. Employees

The upper age limit is relaxable up to 35 years for the government servants employed in any one of the following categories. 

Column 1

Column 2

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)


Directorate General Ordnance Factories (DGOF)

IOFS Group ‘A’

Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

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 (CWC)

Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’

Border Roads Organisation (BRO)

BRES Gr. ‘A’

Military Engineer Services (MES)

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 (MSDE)

Indian Skill Development Service

Indian Navy

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


ESE EE Medical Standard

All the candidates who will clear the ESE EE Prelims, Mains and Interview round will have to undergo a medical examination. The medical examination will be conducted by the Ministry of Railways in various Railway Hospitals. If any candidate is found to be unfit, then he/she will be disqualified from the recruitment process.

ESE (IES Exam) EE Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • You must be between 21 years to 30 years to apply for the ESE EE Exam.

  • Yes, candidates who are serving in various ministries in the central government can avail age relaxation for the UPSC ESE EE exam.

  • You must be a graduate in the Electrical Engineering to apply for ESE EE 2022 Exam

  • Yes, the final year students can apply for the UPSC ESE/IES 2022 Exam. However, such candidates must have the certificate while filling the Detailed Application Form for ESE/IES 2022 Exam.


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