ESE Mains Selection Process 2021: Know about Stages of Selection, DAF Filling

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : November 16th, 2021

The selection process for ESE 2021 exam consists of three stages. Candidates have to clear each stage of the ESE IES exam to be able to be appointed as ESE offices. After the declaration of the ESE IES mains result, UPSC will release the detailed application form or DAF. The candidates who will be successful in the ESE Mains 2021 exam will be eligible to fill the DAF. DAF for ESE is a brief outline of individual details, academic qualifications and performance, family details (occupation of parents and annual salary), previous work experiences, and details like achievements, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, hobbies/interests etc. 

Here in this article, we are sharing the complete process after the ESE mains exam 2021, which is scheduled to be conducted on 21st Nov 2021. Know the detailed procedure that is to be followed after qualifying the UPSC ESE Mains exam. 

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The selection process for ESE 2021 exam consists of three stages. Candidates have to clear each stage of the ESE IES exam to be able to be appointed as ESE offices. After the declaration of the ESE IES mains result, UPSC will release the detailed application form or DAF. The candidates who will be successful in the ESE Mains 2021 exam will be eligible to fill the DAF. DAF for ESE is a brief outline of individual details, academic qualifications and performance, family details (occupation of parents and annual salary), previous work experiences, and details like achievements, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, hobbies/interests etc. 

Here in this article, we are sharing the complete process after the ESE mains exam 2021, which is scheduled to be conducted on 21st Nov 2021. Know the detailed procedure that is to be followed after qualifying the UPSC ESE Mains exam. 

Indian Engineering Services (IES) or Engineering Services Examination (ESE) comprises of engineers who operate under the government of India and are designated as Class – 1 officer. They manage a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defence service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, namely. 

ESE Mains Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme and Paper Pattern

Let us first give you a brief idea of the UPSC ESE mains exam pattern. 

  • The main exam consists of 2 papers. Both Paper will hold questions on Civil/ Mechanical/Electrical/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of 300 Marks. However, the questions are conventional.
  • Three hours will be given to complete the ESE mains exam.
  • Both the ESE Mains conventional papers must be answered in English only. The question record will be set in English only. 

Paper

Questions

Marks

Duration

Paper 1: Core Engineering subject

6-8 Questions

300

3 Hours

Paper-2: Core Engineering

subject

6-8 Questions

300

3 Hours

UPSC ESE Personality Test/Interview 

  • Those aspirants who will qualify in the prelims and mains- exam for ESE mains exam 2021 will be called for Stage‐3 (Personality Test). 
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in the Stage‐I:(Preliminary/Stage‐1) Exam, Stage‐2: (Main/Stage‐2) Exam and Stage‐3 (Personality Test) would determine their final ranking for ESE exam 2021.

Preparation Strategy for ESE Mains Exam 

The mains exam of ESE requires strategic elimination of questions and writing the answers correctly in a descriptive manner which will save time and give you more marks. So if you could not score well in Mains then what was the reason for your low scores?

  • Incomplete syllabus coverage
  • Inadequate depth of study/weak concepts
  • Improper source of study material
  • Theory and numerical section both not prepared
  • Lack of practice and test series
  • Speed and inaccuracy problems
  • Improper selection of questions

What After ESE Mains: DAF Filling & Interview Preparation 

After the ESE mains exam result is released, the candidates obtaining the ESE Mains cut off will be required to fill up the Detailed Application Form or DAF. 

  • The interview is the third and ultimate stage of your selection; it is necessary to determine your rank.
  • Candidates produce a range of scores in ESE/IES interviews, ranging from 60 marks to 160 marks (out of 200). If you score 140 marks or higher, then you may not only get the department of your choice, but you can be a topmost ranker.
  • Detailed Application Form (DAF) is the foundation of your interview, and in the interview, some topics may directly flow from your DAF. The departments' decision must opt with a proper understanding of the job sketch in various departments, variety of work, development aspects, facilities, and multifariousness. The departmental preference once submitted in DAF cannot be changed after that; hence it is a life judgment, so please fill it with complete care.
  • Some students want to prepare for Civil Services, and some want to stay in Delhi /NCR for other reasons; hence, the choice of departments may not be the same for all applicants. Due to all these reasons filling the DAF becomes an important task, and one must not take it lightly.
  • Interview candidates are asked more topics from technical, technical applications &Job profiles (if you are working) than lots of current affairs and personal contours; therefore, you should focus on basic /core industrial subjects and develop definitions, principles, and applications. You should also evaluate your degree project and summer training work if you are a fresher aspirant. Develop a habit of speaking and explaining yourself as much as possible in English and express your thoughts in technical language.

Check Here for Questions asked in ESE interviews

If You did not clear ESE Mains: Reason for your low scores? 

Main exam of ESE requires strategic elimination of questions and choosing the right question which will save time and give you more marks. So if you could not score well in Mains then what was the reason for your low scores?

  • Incomplete syllabus coverage
  • Inadequate depth of study/weak concepts
  • Improper source of study material
  • Theory and numerical section both not prepared
  • Lack of practice and test series
  • Speed and inaccuracy problems
  • Improper selection of questions

How to Qualify ESE Mains Exam? 

  • Since you qualified Prelims but the margin was very narrow so one thing is sure you have the basic knowledge of the concepts and in turn the subjects. To start over again analyse your shortcomings, the reason is very important to be known in order to improve.
  • Revise the subjects again by solving variety of questions. Practice the questions of ESE Mains previous years' papers and if time is left then the practice of CSE and IFS conventional papers may be useful.
  • Take tests seriously and in regular intervals and then spend time in analysing your mistakes and learning new concepts if any.
  • Develop a strategy that works best for you and adopt the same on the exam day.
  • Do value addition to your knowledge from test series, previous years' conventional questions, previous years' prelims questions of both CSE and ESE.
  • Pay attention to unattempted questions in test and after the test spend time in understanding and learning the concepts and make sure you revise it before the exam.
  • Track your performance, analyse your marks, your ranking in the All India list and ensure your performance is better than your last one. If not then open your notes/study material and work again on your weak areas.
  • The Mains exam of ESE requires strategic elimination of questions and choosing the right question which will save time and give you more marks. Improve this by taking Mains tests regularly after your next prelims and give your best.

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FAQs

  • After the ESE mains exams are over , Check solutions from BYJU'S exam prep ESE analysis and move for Interview preparation .

  • Candidates three times total vacancy is qualified for ESE mains for UPSC .

  • The next stage after the ESE mains exam is the interview or personality test.

  • DAF is the detailed application form (DAF) that is released after the declaration of the ESE Mains result. Candidates who will qualify the ESE mains exam will be eligible to fill the DAF 2021 and also upload the important documents.

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