ESE IES ECE Exam 2022: Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification, Vacancy, Syllabus, Pattern

ESE IES ECE Exam 2022: Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification, Vacancy, Syllabus, Pattern

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Nov 21, 2021ESE Mains admit card for ECE 2021 released! Check the ESE IES EC Prelims and Mains exam date, prelims analysis, admit card, cutoff, result of ESE IES Electronics and Communication 2022 exam here.
ESE Mains admit card for ECE 2021 released! Check the ESE IES EC Prelims and Mains exam date, prelims analysis, admit card, cutoff, result of ESE IES Electronics and Communication 2022 exam here.
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Mains Exam Date  -Nov 21, 2021

ESE IES ECE 2021 Exam Notification

The ESE Electronics Mains Exam Analysis 2021 has been updated here for the exam held on 21st November 2021. All the candidates can check the detailed exam review of the ESE IES ECE mains exam for paper 1 and paper 2. The ESE Electronics Mains exam review contains the difficulty level of the questions asked, good score, questions asked in the exam as well as the question paper pdf. 

We have further provided you with the ESE Mains exam expected cut off for the Electronics paper. Read on to know more! 

ESE Electronics Mains Exam Analysis 2021, 21 November 2021

Download ESE IES ECE Mains Question Paper 

Check: ESE Electronics Mains Expected Cut Off

ESE Mains ECE admit card 2021 has been released on the official website. Candidates can click on the link given below to download the ESE ECE mains admit card. Candidates can download the admit card for ESE Mains ECE by clicking on the direct link to download the ESEECE  admit card for mains 2021.

Direct Link to download the ESE ECE Mains Admit Card 2021

ESE ECE Application form 2022 had ended earlier. UPSC has released the official notification for the ESE IES exam 2022 on its official website. Candidates aspiring to appear for the ESE IES 2022 exam should refer to the official notification for all the details. Candidates could apply for the ESE IES 2022 exam from 22 September 2021. The last date to apply for ESE IES 2022 was 12th October 2021. Candidates can also withdraw their candidature from 20th October 2021 to 26th October 2021. The ESE IES Official notification PDF download link is provided below.

ESE IES 2022 Official notification download PDF

Earlier, UPSC had released the ESE ECE 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

The ESE examination was formerly known as the Indian Engineering Services (IES). The selection process for the UPSC ESE/IES 2022 Electronics and Communication exam comprises three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test/Interview. The candidates will have to undergo each round to be eligible for an appointment in the service. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the prestigious Engineering Services Examination (ESE) for the following engineering disciplines. 

Latest Updates:

  • 24th September 2021: ESE ECE 2022 Application process begin

Meanwhile, you can check out the UPSC ESE 2022 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, important dates, selection process, and other details here. 

ESE IES Electronics 2022 Vacancy

As per the ESE IES 2022 notification, the total number of vacancies are 247. Here is the ESE/IES 2022 vacancy. Given below is the table of UPSC ESE 2022 vacancies. 

Civil Engineering247
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering

ESE IES ECE 2022 Important Dates

The UPSC has been released the ESE EC 2022 Notification on 24th September 2021. However, the important dates for the ESE 2022 exam have been notified as given below:

UPSC ESE EC Exam 2022 Events


ESE EC 2022 Online Registration begins

24 September 2021

ESE EC Last Date to Apply Online

12th October 2021

ESE EC Prelims Exam Date 2022

20th February 2022

IES EC Prelims Result 2022

To be notified

ESE Mains 2022 Exam Date

26th June 2022

IES ESE Mains Result 2022

To be notified

IES ESE Interview 2022

To be notified

UPSC ESE 2022 Final Result Date

To be notified


ESE IES ECE Application Form 2022

ESE IES ECE Application withdrawal process has ended. Those candidates who wished to withdraw their application form and wanted to appear next time for the exam can withdraw their application form by clicking on the link given below.

ESE CE Application Withdrawal direct link 2022 (Inactive now)

The online applications for the ESE/IES 2022 exam have ended now. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria were able to apply by visiting official site. Here are the steps through which you can apply for the UPSC ESE Electronics and Communication Stream 2022 Exam. The last date to apply for the ESE IES 2022 Exam is now over.

Step 1: Visit official site and click on the link that displays, "Apply for Engineering Services Examination 2022 Exam" and click on Part I for registration.

Step 2: In Part I of the registration process, register yourself by providing your basic details.

Step 3: Upload the scanned copy of the documents.

Step 4: A registration number will be sent to your registered email ID and contact number.

Step 5: Log in with the registration number, date of birth, and captcha or proceed from the last step.

Step 6: Provide other details such as your educational qualification, communication address, etc.

Step 7: Lastly, pay the required amount of the application fee as per your category.

Step 8: The last step is confirmation that all the details provided by you are true.

Step 9: Take a printout of the application form for further use.

Application Fee for ESE/IES 2022

The application fee for the UPSC ESE 2022 application form for ECE branch can be paid via online mode i.e. by net banking, debit/credit card/UPI, or any other mode. You can also pay the application fee in Offline mode as well. Here is the application fee that has to be paid by you for ESE 2022 exam:

  • Other Candidates: Rs. 200/-
  • Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates: Exempted 

ESE IES Eligibility Criteria 2022

The ESE ECE Eligibility Criteria 2022 comprises of the following as discussed below:

ESE ECE Educational Qualification

You must fulfil ANY ONE of the following eligibility criteria to apply for the ESE EC 2022 Exam:

  • Degree in Electronics and Communication 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/college/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
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959
Note: For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’– M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics,  Radio  Physics or Radio Engineering as a  subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject is required.

For more details, check out the ESE eligibility criteria

ESE Nationality

The candidate applying for the UPSC ESE ECE 2022 must be either of the following:

(a) a citizen of India, or 

(b) a subject of Nepal, or  

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over 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

If you belong to any of the above categories for the (b),(c), (d), (e) categories listed above, then a certificate must be issued by the Government of India.

ESE ECE Age Limit

The age limit to apply online for the UPSC ESE 2022 exam as on 1st January 2022 is as follows:

Minimum Age Limit: 21 Years

Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years

Age Relaxations for ESE 2022 Exam

Candidates are given relaxation in age limit as per their categories listed below:


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 Government Employees

The upper age limit is 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 IES ECE Selection Process 2022

For ESE IES ECE 2022 candidates will be selected on the basis of the below-given stages:

  • Stage I: Preliminary Examination: Objective in nature
  • Stage II: Mains Examination: Conventional Paper
  • Stage III: Personlity Test/Interview

You will have to clear each stage of the ESE 2022 Examination for ECE to be eligible for an appointment. Further, the final merit list will be made on the basis of the marks secured by you in the Prelims, Mains, and Interview. 

ESE EC Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2022

As you know that the ESE ECE paper will comprise Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test, therefore, here is the ESE Electronics and Communication 2022 exam pattern for Prelims and Mains exam 2022 for ECE paper.

ESE ECE 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

  • All the questions in the ESE Prelims Exam will be objective in nature consisting of four alternatives for the answers to every question.
  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked by you. 
  • The medium of the paper for ESE will be set only in the English language.
  • The ESE General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will include questions of knowledge of relevant topics as may be expected  from an engineering graduate, without special study
  • There will be two papers for the ESE 2022 exam, Paper I and Paper-II.
  • The first paper will be General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper that will be common for all the engineering disciplines.
  • The second paper will be an engineering discipline paper. For ESE EC, it will have questions pertaining to Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering only. 
  • The maximum marks for ESE EC prelims Exam is 500 marks with a duration of 5 hours. 



Max. Marks

Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs.


Paper-II (Electronics and Communication)

3 hrs





ESE ECE 2022 Mains Exam Pattern

The ESE ECE 2022 Mains Exam Pattern is as follows.

  • All the questions in the ESE ECE Mains Exam will be conventional in nature.
  • There are two papers for the ESE ECE Paper, Paper I and Paper II.
  • Each ESE/IES EC paper will be of a duration of 3 Hours of 300 marks.
  • All the questions will be set only in English medium only, and thus, demand to be answered in English Language only.
  • Further, a penalty of 5% Marks out of the total marks will be deducted in case your handwriting is illegible. 





Paper I: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

6-8 Questions


3 Hours

Paper II: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

6-8 Questions


3 Hours

ESE ECE Syllabus 2022

ESE Prelims Paper I Syllabus: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  • Current issues of National and International importance relating to Social, Economic, and Industrial development
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ethics and Values in the Engineering profession
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Basics of Project Management

ESE IES ECE Mains Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II

Paper I Syllabus

  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Circuits

Paper II Syllabus

  • Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Electro Magnetics
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
  • Advanced Communication Topics

Read Detailed ESE 2020 Syllabus & Guide - Electronics & Telecommunication Exam here.

ESE ECE 2021 Admit Card

ESE Mains CE admit card 2021 has been released on the official website. Candidates can click on the link given below to download the ESE CE mains admit card. Candidates can download the admit card for ESE Mains CE by clicking on the direct link to download the ESE admit card for mains 2021.

Direct Link to download the ESE CE Mains Admit Card 2021

The ESE ECE Admit Card 2022 will be released by the UPSC on its official site. The ESE CSE Electronics and Communication admit card is released for each stage of the exam, i.e. for Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. You will need to enter your login credentials to download UPSC ESE 2022 Admit Card. We have provided the direct link to download the admit card at the top.

ESE IES Electronics Cutoff

UPSC releases the ESE IES Cutoff marks after the declration of the result for each stage. We have provided to you the ESE Electronics 2020 cutoff marks here for your reference. 

ESE IES Cutoff 2020



Minimum Qualifying marks [ESE(Prelims)]

(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 IES ECE 2022 Result

The ESE ECE Result Card 2022 will be released by the UPSC on its official site. The result will be released in PDF form. 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

ESE ECE Prelims result PDF 2022 (Active Soon)

The ESE Result Card will be released for each stage of the exam, i.e. for Prelims, Mains and Personality Test. Candidates who will succeed in the Preliminary Exam will be called to appear for the Mains Exam. Those who will clear the Mains Exam will further be called for the Personality Test.

ESE IES ECE Preparation 2022

To Crack the ESE (IES) 2022 Exam, you need to equip yourself with great preparation techniques. To make your preparations more effective, read here the important Tips and Tricks for ESE 2022 Exam Preparation. For further detailed preparation, you can refer to the important books to prepare for ESE IES ECE 2022 exam.

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  • The UPSC ESE 2022 Notification has been released on 24th September 2021.

  • You need to be an engineering graduate to apply for ESE/IES 2022 Exam.

  • You can apply for ESE/IES 2022 Exam from 24th September 2021 to 12th October 2021

  • Yes, there is an upper age relaxation of up to 35 years for the ESE/IES 2022 Recruitment if they work in the service/groups notified in the ESE Notification PDF 2022

  • You must be within the age limit of 21 years to 30 years to apply for ESE 2022 Exam.


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