ESE IES Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern 2023

ESE IES Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern 2023

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Aug 26, 2022
Read all about the ESE IES Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern 2023 in the sections given below. Know the complete exam pattern for the Prelims & Mains exam here.
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IES Electrical Engineering exam pattern 2023 will be released by the conducting authority, UPSC in their official notification. Candidates can understand the complete IES Electrical Engineering exam pattern 2023 here. Interested candidates are advised to go through the exam pattern before applying for the upcoming examination.

The IES Electrical Engineering exam pattern is considered the prerequisite knowledge that candidates must have before starting the preparation for the exam. Read the sections below to know the complete IES Prelims & Mains exam pattern here.

IES Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern 2023

The ESE IES Electrical Engineering exam pattern 2023 is prescribed by the UPSC as per the notification released by it. There are three stages of the ESE EE 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

IES Electrical Engineering Prelims Exam Pattern

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

  • The ESE EE Prelims exam is the first stage of the recruitment process. The UPSC ESE EE exam is conducted in offline mode only. Candidates qualifying at 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 and 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 EE 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

IES Electrical Engineering Mains Exam Pattern

The ESE EE Mains Exam is conventional/descriptive in nature. The IES Electrical Engineering Mains exam pattern 2023 is as follows.

  • 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 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 for the ESE IES Electrical Engineering syllabus.
  • Each EE paper in the Mains Exam is a total of 300 marks with a duration of 3 hours for each paper.

ESE EE 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 for both the ESE EE Prelims and Mains exam will appear for the ESE Personality Test/ Interview. Such candidates will have to fill up the Detailed Application Form or ESE 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:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Initiative And Intellectual Curiosity
  • Social Qualities
  • 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 in the UPSC ESE EE Selection Process.

ESE EE Medical Examination

Candidates qualifying for all three stages of the ESE EE exam 2023, will appear on the merit list and will be called for a medical examination as per the UPSC guidelines.

ESE EE Exam Pattern FAQs

  • The IES Electrical Engineering exam pattern 2023 comprises three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test/ Interview. Both the prelims and mains exam consists of 2 papers.

  • The ESE EE 2023 Syllabus comprises the topics from Electrical Engineering and General Aptitude. The Electrical Engineering topics are of Graduation level.

  • The ESE EE merit list is obtained by considering the marks obtained by candidates in the Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates must qualify for these three stages in order to be considered for final selection.

  • According to the IES Electrical Engineering exam pattern, candidates will receive the questions in one language only. The UPSC ESE EE 2023 exam is conducted in English Language only.

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