ESE IES ECE 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Interview Dates

ESE IES ECE 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Interview Dates

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Sep 19, 2022
UPSC ESE ECE 2023 Notification is released by the officials. Check here IES ECE 2022 Interview dates. Check the ESE IES ECE Prelims and Mains exam information, latest updates, important dates, and more.

The IES ECE 2023 Notification was released on 14 September 2022. The conducting authority has also released the UPSC ESE ECE 2022 results containing the list of the recommended candidates. Earlier the notification brochure was released on the official website of UPSC. The conducting authority has also announced the exam dates. The IES ESE ECE 2023 Preliminary exam is scheduled to be held on 19 February 2023, while the Mains exam will be held on 25 June 2023.

Candidates aspiring for the ESE IES exam should refer to the official notification for all the details. During the application process, candidates can also withdraw their candidature. The ESE IES ECE 2023 notification PDF download link is provided below.

ESE IES ECE 2023 Notification

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the IES ECE 2023 notification on its official website. Candidates can download the notification brochure exam from the direct link given below.

ESE IES Official Notification 2023

Earlier, UPSC released the ESE ECE exam date 2023 on the official website. Candidates can work as Class 1 officers in the government of India after clearing the ESE IES ECE 2023 exam. The schedule for the ESE IES 2023 is given below:

Date of Notification Release14 September 2022
Last date for Receipt of Application4 October 2022
Date of Examination( Stage 1)- Preliminary Examination19 February 2023
Date of Examination (Stage 2)- Mains Examination25 June 2023

The ESE examination is also known as the Indian Engineering Services (IES). The selection process for the UPSC ESE IES 2023 for Electronics and Communication 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.

IES ECE 2022 Interview Dates

The Union Public Service Commission has released the IES ECE 2022 interview dates. The interview/ personality test will start on 17 October 2022, and the last date for the interview is 10 November 2022. The candidates shortlisted after the Prelims and Mains exam will be called for the Personality Test (Interview). The IES ECE 2022 Interview dates and the roll numbers of the selected candidates have been given in the notification below.

Check Here UPSC ESE 2022 Interview Dates

ESE IES ECE 2023 Important Dates

The UPSC released the ESE ECE 2023 Notification on 14 September 2022. The important dates for the IES 2023 exam have been notified as given below:

UPSC ESE ECE 2023 Events


Online Registration Begins

14 September 2022

Last Date to Apply Online

4 October 2022

ESE ECE Prelims Exam Date 2023

19 February 2023

IES ECE Prelims Result 2023

To Be Announced

ESE Mains 2023 Exam Date

25 June 2023

IES ESE Mains Result 2023

To Be Announced

Interview 2023

To Be Announced

Final Result Date

To Be Announced

ESE IES ECE Application Form 2023

The online applications for the ESE IES 2023 exam are open to being filled out now. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria could apply by visiting the official site. Here are the steps to apply for the UPSC ESE Electronics and Communication 2023 Exam.

  • Step 1: Visit the official site, click on the link, "Apply for Engineering Services Examination 2023 Exam", and click on Part I for registration.
  • Step 2: In "Part I" of the registration process, register 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 your details are true.
  • Step 9: Take a printout of the application form for further use.

Application Fee for ESE IES ECE 2023

The application fee for the UPSC ESE ECE 2023 application form can be paid online, 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 for ESE ECE 2023 exam.

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

ESE IES Electronics 2023 Vacancy

Overall vacancies released by the officials for the ESE exam are 327. The vacancies for the IES ECE 2023 exam will be released later. Here is the ESE IES 2023 vacancy given below is the table of UPSC ESE ECE 2023 vacancies. 

Electronics and Communication EngineeringTo Be Notified

ESE IES ECE Eligibility Criteria 2023

The ESE ECE 2023 Eligibility Criteria comprises the following, as discussed below:

ESE ECE Educational Qualification

You must fulfill ANY ONE of the following eligibility criteria to apply for the ESE EC 2023 exam.

  • Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations 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 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 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 ECE eligibility criteria.

ESE Nationality

The candidate applying for the UPSC ESE ECE 2023 must be either of the following:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India, or
  5. 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 to permanently set in India.

If you belong to any of the above categories for the (b),(c), (d), and (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 2023 exam as of 1st January 2023 is as follows:

  • Minimum Age Limit: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years

Age Relaxations for ESE 2023 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 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


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 2023

For ESE IES ECE 2023, candidates will be selected based on the below-given stages:

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

You must clear each stage of the ESE ECE 2023 Examination to be eligible for an appointment. Further, the final merit list will be made based on the marks secured by you in the Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

ESE ECE Exam Pattern 2023

As you know, the ESE ECE paper will comprise Prelims, Mains, and Personality Tests. Therefore, the ESE Electronics and Communication 2023 Prelims and Mains exam pattern are here.

ESE ECE 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

  • All the questions in the ESE Prelims Exam will be objective consisting of four alternatives for answering 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 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, which will be common for all Engineering disciplines.
  • The second paper will be an engineering discipline paper. ESE ECE, it will have questions about Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering only.
  • The maximum mark for the ESE EC prelims Exam is 500, lasting 5 hours.



Max. Marks

Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)

2 hrs.


Paper-II (Electronics and Communication)

3 hrs




ESE ECE 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

The ESE ECE 2023 Mains Exam Pattern is as follows.

  • All the questions in the ESE ECE Mains Exam will be conventional.
  • There are two papers for the ESE ECE Paper, Paper I and Paper II.
  • Each ESE IES ECE paper will be of 3 Hours of 300 marks.
  • All the questions will be set only in English, and thus, they demand to be answered in English.
  • 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 IES ECE Syllabus 2023

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 ECE Syllabus 2023 here.

IES ECE Admit Card 2023

UPSC will release the admit card for ESE ECE 2023 for Prelims and Mains before the examination. All the candidates who qualify successfully for the ESE ECE 2023 Prelims exam will be issued Admit Card for the ESE Mains Exam. Candidates can download the hall ticket for the ESE ECE exam from the official website. On the other hand, candidates qualifying for the Prelims Exam will be issued an admit card for the Mains Exam. Another admit card will be issued to those candidates who will appear for the Personality Test or Interview for the UPSC ESE 2023. Candidates need to download the ESE Electronics and communication admit card by entering their Registration number and password.


ESE IES ECE 2023 Result

ESE Mains Result 2022 released! Candidates can check the ESE Mains result 2022 in the ESE Mains result PDF. Also, the IES 2023 results will be released after the examination. Candidates can check their ESE Result 2023 by searching their roll number in the ESE ECE Result PDF. Only those candidates who have qualified in the ESE Mains exam will find their roll number in the ESE Result PDF. Candidates can click on the link below for the ESE ECE result download PDF.

ESE ECE Result PDF Download

The ESE ECE Result 2023 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 qualified for the next round.

The ESE ECE Result 2023 will be released for each stage of the exam, i.e. for Prelims, Mains and Personality Test. Candidates who succeed in the Preliminary Exam will be called to appear for the Mains Exam. Those who will clear the Mains Exam will be called for the Personality Test.

ESE IES ECE Preparation Tips 2023

To Crack the ESE IES ECE 2023 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 2023 Exam Preparation. For further detailed preparation, you can refer to the important books to prepare for ESE IES ECE 2023 exam.


  • The candidate needs to be an Engineering graduate to apply for ESE IES ECE 2023 exam. Candidates must have a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from a recognized university.

  • Candidates can apply for ESE IES ECE 2023 exam as the official notification is released on 14 September 2022. The last date for the IES ECE application process is 4 October 2022.

  • Yes, there is an upper age relaxation of up to 35 years for the ESE IES ECE 2023 Recruitment if they work in the service/ groups notified in the ESE Notification PDF 2023.

  • Candidates must be within the age limit of 21 to 30 years to apply for the ESE ECE 2023 exam. There is no limit to the number of attempts to apply for the IES exam. 

  • The IES ECE application fee for various categories is given below.

    • General/ OBC candidates: ₹ 200/-
    • Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates: Exempted.
  • UPSC will soon announce the vacancies for the IES ECE 2023 examination. The candidates will be able to get information about the vacancies after the release of the official notification.


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