IES Mechanical Engineering 2023: Notification, 2022 Interview Dates

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023: Notification, 2022 Interview Dates

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Sep 19, 2022
IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Notification is released! UPSC will conduct IES Mechanical Engineering exam. Check Interview dates for ESE ME 2022. Check the exam date, notification and other details here.

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Notification is released! The IES Mechanical Engineering 2022 Interview Dates are released. The IES ME exam is considered one of the toughest exams in India owing to the highly competitive selection procedure. For all the information, candidates who plan to take the IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 exam can read the official notification.

We have included all the information about ESE IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 in the sections below. You can find the information related to the official notification, exam dates, and other important aspects of the exam below.

Important Dates
Notification  -Sep 14, 2022

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Latest Updates

IES 2023 Notification is released. Interview dates for ESE ME 2022 are released. The IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Preliminary exam is expected to take place on 19 February 2023, and the Mains exam is declared to take place on 25 June 2023. The IES Mechanical Engineering Prelims and Mains exam will be conducted for two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2 along with an interview session whose date will be announced later by the officials.

Candidates can view the official notification here to learn more about the important dates, requirements, open positions, selection procedure, curriculum, and exam format.

ESE IES Official Notification 2023

ESE ME 2022 Interview

The officials have released the interview dates per the roll number of the selected candidates. The interview process for ME candidates starts on 12 December 2022 and will be conducted till 15 December 2022. The entire schedule can be downloaded from the link provided below:

ESE ME 2022 Interview Dates PDF

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 - Important Dates

Candidates can take a look at the IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 exam's important dates as UPSC has released them on their official website. The dates are given in the table below.

Date of Notification Release14 September 2022
Starting of Online Application14 September 2022
Last date for Receipt of Application4 October 2022
Application Withdrawal12 October 2022 - 18 October 2022
Date of Examination( Stage 1)- Preliminary Examination19 February 2023
Date of Examination (Stage 2)- Mains Examination25 June 2023

IES Mechanical Engineering Application Form 2023

ESE IES Mechanical Engineering Application form 2023 has been released on the official UPSC website for students to fill out. The process starts on 14 September 2022 and ends on 4 October 2022.

ESE ME Application Fee 2022

The candidates willing to apply for the IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 can pay the required application fee per their category. You must pay the ESE ME 2023 Application Fee either by visiting any branch of SBI or using the net banking/ Visa/ Mastercard/ RuPay/ Credit/ Debit Card facility.

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

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Eligibility Criteria

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 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.

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 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.

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Selection Process

The ESE IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 selection process comprises 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 the stage of the examination by obtaining the required Cutoff score to be eligible for an appointment in an office. The final selection will be made by totalling the marks obtained by you in the ESE ME Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test.


IES Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern 2023

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 IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Prelims 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 2023 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 mark for IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 prelims exam is 500 marks with a duration of 5 hours.

The IES Mechanical Engineering 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

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

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

  • The ESE Mains Paper will have two papers.
  • Each ESE ME paper will be a 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 ME Personality Test 2023

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.

IES Mechanical Engineering Syllabus 2023

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

ESE ME Prelims Syllabus 2023

The ESE ME Prelims Syllabus is given below. The contents of the IES Mechanical Engineering syllabus for the Prelims examination (Paper‐I and Paper-II) are given here. The General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Examination/Stage-I, Paper I syllabus is given below.

  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • 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

ESE ME Mains Syllabus 2023

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.

IES Mechanical Engineering 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:

IES Mechanical Engineering Paper II Syllabus

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

IES Admit Card 2023 For Mechanical Engineering

The IES ME admit cards will be released on the official UPSC portal and students/candidates can download ESE admit card 2023 by visiting the official site of UPSC. You need to enter your registration number and password to download the IES Mechanical Engineering Admit Card 2023. The ESE Admit Card for UPSC ESE ME Prelims, Mains and Interview rounds are released separately.

IES Mechanical Engineering Result 2023

IES Mechanical Engineering result 2023 will be released by UPSC on their website. Candidates can refer to the ESE ME result PDF and check their roll numbers. Candidates who have their roll numbers present in the IES Mechanical Engineering result PDF will be qualified for the next round. The results will be published only on the official website of UPSC for each stage of the exam separately.

  • Candidates who will obtain the Prelims cutoff marks will be able to download ESE ME Mains admit card.
  • Similarly, those who will clear the Mains exam will be issued the Interview or Personality Test admit card 2023.
  • 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.

IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 FAQs

  • The IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 notification is released. Candidates can get all the important information about the upcoming exam through the official notification.

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

  • The IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Prelims exam will be conducted on 19 February 2023. Only the candidates qualifying for the Prelims exam will be considered for the Mains exam scheduled on 25 June 2023.

  • The selection process for the IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 exam comprises the following stages:

    • ESE ME Prelims Exam
    • ESE ME Mains Exam
    • Personality Test
  • The ESE ME 2023 Prelims exam will have the following two papers as given below.

    • Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)
    • Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering)
  • The IES Mechanical Engineering 2023 Prelims exam will have only multiple-choice questions that are objective in nature.