ESE IES ECE Selection Process 2021: Prelims, Mains, Interview Phases for ESE ECE Exam

ESE IES ECE Selection Process 2021: Prelims, Mains, Interview Phases for ESE ECE Exam

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Apr 7, 2021ESE IES ECE 2022 application process has ended! 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 IES ECE 2022 application process has ended! 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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ESE IES ECE Selection Process 2021

The ESE IES ECE Selection process is made by the UPSC. UPSC selects candidates on the basis of three stages, i.e. Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test/Interview. Candidates willing to join the ESE IES Electronics and Communications Engineering have to clear each stage of the selection process. Each stage of the ESE IES ECE selection process 2021 holds importance as the marks secured by you in each stage are used to determine the merit list. 

The UPSC selects engineers for the ESE IES exam for four different engineering categories, i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Electronics, and Telecommunication Engineering for technical and managerial works. Moreover, the ESE exam is conducted in offline mode only for both Prelims and Mains exam of the ESE.

Let us explain in detail the selection procedure for ESE ECE Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test. 

Selection Process for ESE IES Electronics & Telecommunication Prelims Exam

The ESE  Prelims Exam is the first stage of the selection process for ESE ECE. All the candidates who have applied successfully for the UPSC ESE exam will be allowed to appear for this test. Here are some salient features of the ESE ECE Prelims Exam.

  • The ESE ECE Prelims is conducted in offline mode only for both Paper I and Paper II.
  • The total marks for the Prelims Exam is 500 marks with a total of duration of 5 Hours.
  • All the questions will be an objective multiple-choice question. 
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer by you.
  • The ESE Prelims Exam will be conducted only in the English medium.

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 (ECE)

3 hrs.

300

Total

5 hrs.

500 marks

 

Selection Process for ESE ECE Mains Exam

The candidates who will qualify the ESE ECE Prelims Exam will move to the Mains Exam which is descriptive in nature.

  • The medium of the ESE ECE Mains Exam is English Language only.
  • Like the ESE ECE Prelims Exam, the ESE ECE Mains Exam will also have two papers. However, both the papers will have questions on ECE subject only that you studied in your graduation. 
  • To qualify the ESE ECE Mains Exam, you must be thorough with the ESE Electronics & Telecommunication Syllabus and Exam Pattern in detail.
  • Each paper is of 300 marks with a time duration of 3 hours for each paper.
  • A penalty of up to 5% of the total marks will be deducted in case your handwriting in illegible.

ESE/IES Exam

Duration

Maximum Marks

Type of paper

Paper-I (ECE)

3 hrs.

300

Conventional/Descriptive

Paper-II (ECE)

3 hrs.

300

Total

6 hrs.

600 marks

 

Selection Process for ESE ECE Personality Test/Interview

The ESE ECE Personality Test is the last stage of the recruitment process. Candidates qualifying the ESE ECE Prelims and Mains Exam will be eligible for the Personality Test after filling up the Detailed Application form. 

  • The ESE ECE Personality Test is for a total of 200 marks.
  • The Personality Test for the UPSC ESE ECE and Document Verification will be conducted simultaneously.
  • Candidates must carry all the documents in original and a photocopy of the same for the ESE ECE Personality Test.

Final Selection for ESE IES EC Exam 2021

All the candidates who will qualify the ESE ECE Prelims. Mains, and Personality Test will be considered for the final selection. The final selection for the UPSC ESE ECE 2021 Exam will be made on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in the ESE Prelims, Mains and Interview. A merit wise rank list will be prepared as per the marks obtained the candidates in all three stages of the UPSC ESE ECE Selection Process.

ESE IES Medical Test

As per the protocols of the UPSC, candidates whose names will appear in the ESE ECE Merit List will be undergoing a medical test. The ESE Medical Test will be conducted by the Railway Board.

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  • The ESE/IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Selection Process comprises of the following three stages:

    • Stage I: ESE EC Prelims Exam
    • Stage II: ESE EC Mains Exam
    • Stage III: ESE EC Personality Test/Interview
  • The ESE IES ECE Prelims and Mains Exams are conducted in offline mode only.

  • The ESE EC final selection is made on the marks secured by the candidates in Prelims, Mains and Interview. 

  • A merit list will be released by the UPSC for ESE ECE as per the marks scored by the selected candidates. 

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