ESE IES Mechanical 2022: Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification

ESE IES Mechanical 2022: Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Nov 29, 2021UPSC has released ESE IES Mechanical 2022 notification at the official site. Check Engineering Service examination Mechanical exam dates, admit card and other details here.
UPSC has released ESE IES Mechanical 2022 notification at the official site. Check Engineering Service examination Mechanical exam dates, admit card and other details here.
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UPSC ESE IES Mechanical 2021 Notification Latest Updates

ESE Mains Mechanical Exam Analysis 2021 has been updated here on 21st November 2021 for Paper 1. The ESE mechanical paper 1 was held from 9 AM to 12 PM.  We have provided you with the detailed exam review of the ESE IES Mechanical mains exam here. With the help of the ESE Mechanical mains exam analysis for paper 1 and 2, you will get to know the difficulty level of the paper, questions asked in the exam, good score, expected cut off. We will further provide you with the ESE mechanical question paper pdf here. 

Download ESE Mechanical Mains Question Paper PDF 

Check ESE Mechanical Mains Expected Cut Off

ESE Mechanical Mains Exam Analysis 2021

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

Direct Link to download the ESE ME Mains Admit Card 2021

ESE ME apply online 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 ME 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

Latest Updates:

  • 29th October 2021: ESE ME Admit Card 2021 released
  • 26th October 2021: ESE ME 2022 Application withdrawal ended
  • 24th September 2021: ESE IES 2022 Application Process starts
  • 24th September 2021: ESE IES 2022 Official Notification released

Know the UPSC ESE ME Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy, Selection Process, syllabus, and other details here. 

ESE (IES) Mechanical Exam Date 2022

Candidates can take a look at the ESE Exam dates 2022 as they have been recently released by UPSC on their official website. The dates are given in the table below:

ESE IES 2022 Exam Notification Release Date22 September 2021
Last date for Receipt of ESE IES 2022 Application12 October 2021
Withdrawal of the Application form20 October 2021- 26 October 2021
Date of ESE IES Examination( Stage 1)- Preliminary Examination20 February 2022
Date of ESE IES Examination (Stage 2)- Mains Examination26 June 2022


ESE IES Mechanical Vacancy 2022

The UPSC ESE Mechanical 2022 Vacancies are 247 as tabulated below. 


Total Vacancy






ESE ME Services/Cadres 2022

The candidates who will be appointed into the UPSC ESE ME 2022 services, will be appointed into the following Group A/B services technical functions of the Government of India in the field of engineering as per the marks obtained by them in the ESE 2022 ME Exam.

ESE Mechanical Group A/B services 

AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.

Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service. 

Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Post)

Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical)

Indian Skill Development Service

UPSC ESE ME Apply Online 2022, Application Fee

ESE IES Mechanical Application form 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 ME Application Withdrawal direct link 2022 (Inactive now)

The online application form for UPSC ESE ME is closed now. 

  1. Registration for UPSC ESE ME 2022
  2. Uploading of documents
  3. Payment of application fee
  4. Filling up of UPSC ESE/IES application form 2022
  5. Declaration and Submission

ESE Application Fee 2022

The candidates applying for the UPSC ESE 2022 must pay the required amount of the application fee as per the category. You must pay the ESE 2022 Application Fee either by visiting any branch of SBI or using the net banking/Visa/Mastercard/RuPay/Credit/Debit Card facility. 

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

ESE ME Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before you proceed to apply for the UPSC ESE 2022 for ME, you must know the eligibility criteria for it. The UPSC ESE Mechanical eligibility criteria includes 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 2022 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 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, 2022.

Age Relaxation for UPSC ESE/IES

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. 

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

The upper age limit is further relaxable for the following category of candidates as well:


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

UPSC ESE ME Nationality

The candidate applying for the UPSC ESE ME 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

The certificate must be issued by the Government of India for the (b),(c), (d), (e) categories listed above.

ESE/IES ME Selection Process 2022

The ESE IES selection process 2022 comprises of the following stages:

  1. ESE Prelims Exam/Stage I: Objective Paper
  2. ESE Mains Exam/Stage II: Conventional Paper
  3. ESE Interview/Personality Test

The candidates will have to clear stage of the examination by obtaining the required Cutoff score to be eligible for an appointment into an office.  The final selection will be made by totalling the marks obtained by you in the ESE Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.


ESE IES Mechanical Exam Pattern 2022

The Engineering Services Examination for ME will take place in three stages for which the exam pattern has been given below. 

ESE ME Prelims Exam Pattern

This is the first stage of the ESE Recruitment process. The ESE ME Prelims Exam marks will be considered for preparing the merit list as well.

  • All the questions in the ESE Prelims Exam will be objective in nature.
  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked by you. 
  • The paper for ESE will be set only in the English language.
  • The ESE General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will include 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. 
  • 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 ME, it will have questions pertaining to Mechanical Engineering only. 
  • The maximum marks for ESE ME prelims Exam is 500 marks with a duration of 5 hours. 

The ESE Mechanical exam pattern is as follows.





Paper I: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper

100 Questions

200 Marks

2 Hours

Paper II: Mechanical Engineering

150 Questions

300 Marks

3 Hours


250 Questions

500 Marks


ESE ME Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who secure the cutoff decided by the UPSC as per their category will be selected to proceed to the mains exam. 

  • The ESE Mains Paper will have two papers.
  • Each ESE ME paper will be conventional-type paper.
  • Each paper will be of a duration of 3 Hours of 300 marks.
  • The medium of the Mains exam paper will be English only





Paper I: Mechanical Engineering

6-8 Questions


3 Hours

Paper II: Mechanical Engineering

6-8 Questions


3 Hours

ESE Personality Test 2022

After the successful completion of the Prelims and Mains exam, candidates have to pass the comprehensive personality screening test which is also known as the interview round.

You can take a look at the ESE Mechanical syllabus to get an idea of the complete course of study.

ESE ME Syllabus 2022

The ESE Mechanical Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam has been described below. 

ESE ME Prelims Syllabus

ESE ME General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Syllabus 

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Examination/Stage-I, Paper I

  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • 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
  • Basics of Project Management
  • 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.
  • Ethics and values in the engineering profession. 

ESE ME Mains Syllabus 2022

The ESE ME Mains Syllabus is given below. The contents for syllabi of both Papers together for  Preliminary  Examination/  Stage‐I  (objective type  Paper-II)  and separately for Main/ Stage‐II  Examination (Conventional type Paper‐I and Paper-II) is given here. 

ESE ME Paper I Syllabus

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
  • . IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • 6. Renewable Sources of Energy:

ESE ME Paper II Syllabus

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  •  Mechanisms and Machines
  • Design of Machine Element
  • Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics

ESE IES Admit Card 2022

UPSC ESE Mechanical Mains 2021 has been released and can be downloaded from the official website of UPSC. Candidates can click on the link given below to download the ESE EE mains hall ticket. Candidates can download the admit card for ESE Mains EE by clicking on the direct link to download the ESE Mechanical admit card for mains exam.

Direct Link to download the ESE ME Mains Admit Card 2021

The ESE Admit Card for UPSC ESE ME Prelims, Mains and Interview rounds are released separately. You can download ESE Admit Card by visiting the official site of UPSC. You need to enter your registration number and password to download the UPSC IES/ESE Admit Card 2022.

How to Prepare for ESE IES ME 2022 Exam?

A well-planned realistic study plan helps in dealing with the exam planning, preparation and the difficulty faced by the candidates in various subjects. Thus, to boost your preparation we have prepared an articles that will help you to crack the ESE IES 2022 exam with good marks. These tips and tricks will help you manage time efficiently. You can also refer to these books to prepare for ESE (IES) Mechanical Engineering exam.

Check out other preparation resources:

ESE ME Result 2022

ESE ME Result 2022 will be released by UPSC on their website. Candidates can refer to ESE IES Result PDF and check their roll numbers. Candidates who have their roll numbers present in the ESE IES ME Result PDF will be qualified for the next round. released after the examination has been conducted successfully by the commission.  ESE results will be published only on the official website of UPSC for each stage of the exam separately. In addition to this, candidates appearing for ESE IES Mains 2021 can check their results here once the exam has been conducted. ESE IES Mains 2021 is scheduled for 21 November 2021. 

ESE IES ME Prelims Result 2021 PDF

  • Candidates who will obtain the cutoff marks will be able to download ESE Mains Admit Card.
  • Similarly, those who will clear the Mains exam will be issued the Interview or Personality Test Admit Card 2021. 
  • Finally, a final result will be declared on the basis of the marks secured by you in each stage of the ESE ME selection process.
Important ESE ME Links:
ESE ME Application Form 2021ESE IES Mechanical Eligibility Criteria 2021
ESE IES ME Syllabus 2021ESE IES ME Exam Pattern 2021
ESE IES ME Selection Procedure 2021ESE IES Mechanical Salary 2021
ESE IES Mechanical Books 2021ESE ME Cut off
ESE Mechanical Question Papers 2021ESE IES ME Study Material

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  • The ESE ME Notification 2022 will be released on 24 September 2021.

  • Yes, UPSC ESE and IES are the same examinations. UPSC ESE (Engineering Services Examination) was earlier known as UPSC IES (Indian Engineering Services) Exam.

  • The ESE ME Prelims Exam will be conducted on 20 February 2022

  • The UPSC ESE ME Mains Exam will be conducted on 21 November 2021.

  • Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering or equivalent from a recognized University are eligible to apply for UPSC ESE 2022 Exam.

  • The selection process for the ESE 2022 exam comprises of the following stages:

    1. ESE Prelims Exam
    2. ESE Mains Exam
    3. Personality Test
  • The ESE Prelims Exam will have the following two papers as given below. 

    • Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)
    • Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering)
  • The ESE Prelims exam will have only multiple-choice questions that are objective in nature.

  • The last date to apply for the UPSC ESE IES 2022 Exam is 12th October 2021, up to 6 PM.