ESE IES Electrical Exam Pattern 2022: Know the Complete Prelims & Mains Pattern Here

ESE IES Electrical Exam Pattern 2022: Know the Complete Prelims & Mains Pattern Here

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Sep 24, 2021ESE IES Electrical 2022 application withdrawal process started! Check the ESE IES EE exam date, mains admit card, prelims exam analysis, cutoff, result here
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ESE EE Exam Pattern 2022

The ESE IES Electrical Exam Pattern 2022 is prescribed by the UPSC as per the notification released by it. There are three stages of the ESE Electrical Engineering Exam pattern as given below. It is mandatory to qualify each stage with maximum marks as marks of each stage are used to determine the merit list.

Stage I: ESE EE Prelims Pattern

Stage II: ESE EE Mains Pattern

Stage III: ESE EE Personality Test/Interview

To be eligible for selection into the IES/ESE Electrical 2022 Exam, one has to qualify for each round by securing the cutoff marks as per his/her category. The UPSC recruits engineers on four engineering disciplines to cater the technical and managerial works in the services/cadres under it for Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Electronics, and Telecommunication Engineering. Now let us explain to you the detailed ESE EE Exam Pattern 2022 here for each stage.

ESE Electrical Prelims Exam Pattern

The ESE/IES Prelims Exam is the first stage of the recruitment process. Candidates qualifying this stage will move to the next stage of the selection process which is the ESE EE Mains Exam.

  • The ESE/IES Prelims Exam is the first stage of the recruitment process. The UPSC ESE exam is conducted in offline mode only. Candidates qualifying this stage will move to the next stage of the selection process which is the ESE EE Mains Exam. 
  • The ESE EE Prelims Exam has two papers where every paper has objective multiple-choice questions.
  • Further, all the questions are set in English Language only.
  • The duration of the ESE EE exam is of a total of 5 hours for a total of 500 marks.
  • A penalty of ⅓ is for every incorrect answer while 1 marks is awarded to a correct answer by you. 

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 (Electrical Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Total

5 hrs.

500 marks

 

ESE Electrical Engineering Mains Exam Pattern

  • The ESE EE Mains Exam is conventional/descriptive in nature. 
  • The ESE Mains Exam is also set in the English Language only just like the Prelims Exam.
  • UPSC has the right to deduct up to 5% of the total marks in case if your handwriting is illegible.
  • The Mains Exam of the ESE EE exam will have two papers, however, both the papers will have questions based on the core engineering exam only, which is Electrical Engineering. Thus, you must be well known with the ESE IES Electrical syllabus.
  • Each EE paper in the Mains Exam is of a total of 300 marks with a duration of 3 hours for each paper.

ESE/IES Exam

Duration

Maximum Marks

Type of paper

Paper-I (Electrical Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Conventional/Descriptive

Paper-II (Electrical Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Total

6 hrs.

600 marks

 

ESE EE Personality Test/Interview

Candidates qualifying both the ESE Prelims and Mains Exam will appear for the ESE Personality Test/Interview. Such candidates will have to fill up the Detailed Application Form or DAF before appearing for the ESE EE Interview/Personality Test by uploading the required documents. The ESE Personality Test and Document Verification Processes will be conducted simultaneously on the same day.

The ESE EE Personality Test determines the following qualities:

  • Your leadership qualities
  • Your Initiative And Intellectual Curiosity
  • Your Social Qualities
  • Your  Mental And Physical Energy
  • Powers of Practical Application, etc.

After conducting all three stages, a merit list will be prepared by the UPSC on the basis of the marks secured by you in the Prelims, Mains and Interview. Thus, each stage holds a great deal of importance for you in the UPSC ESE EE Selection Process. 

ESE EE Medical Examination

Candidates qualifying for all three stages of the ESE EE Exam 2022, will appear on the merit list will be called for a medical examination as per the UPSC guidelines.

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  • The ESE EE exam pattern comprises of three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test/Interview. 

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

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

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

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

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