Before you proceed to apply for the UPSC ESE ME 2023, you must know the eligibility criteria for it. The IES Mechanical Engineering eligibility criteria include the Age Limit and Educational Qualification as we have described below.
UPSC ESE ME Educational Qualification
You must fulfil ANY ONE of the following eligibility criteria to apply for the ESE ME 2023 exam:
- Degree in 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.
Age Limit for UPSC ESE ME
The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on January 1, 2023.
Age Relaxation for UPSC ESE ME
The upper age limit will be 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.
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)
IRSE /IRSME /IRSEE /IRSSE /IRSS
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 Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I
The upper age limit is further relaxable for the following category of candidates as well:
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
UPSC ESE ME Nationality
The candidate applying for the UPSC ESE ME 2023 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
The certificate must be issued by the Government of India for the (b),(c), (d), (e) categories listed above.