ESE IES Mechanical Exam Pattern 2021: Know Prelims, Mains, Personality Test Pattern

ESE IES Mechanical Exam Pattern 2021: Know Prelims, Mains, Personality Test Pattern

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Apr 3, 2021ESE IES Mechanical 2022 application withdrawal process ended! Download the important details such as notification PDF, important dates, online application link, & selection process here.
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ESE IES ME Exam Pattern 2021

The ESE IES Mechanical Exam Pattern 2021 is formulated by the UPSC. To qualify for the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) for ME, you need to be thorough with the ESE IES Mechanical syllabus and exam pattern as per the latest information by UPSC. UPSC prescribes the syllabus for four major engineering categories, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Electronics, and Telecommunication Engineering. The ESE ME question paper is based on the option exercised by the candidates while applying online. The ESE Mechanical exam is, however, conducted in pen and paper mode, i.e. offline only. We have discussed the ESE ME Exam Pattern for the following three stages:

  • Stage I: Prelims Exam
  • Stage II: Mains Exam
  • Stage III: Personality Test/Interview

Know the complete exam pattern and marking scheme here for all the three stages of the selection process for the UPSC ESE/IES Mechanical exam as per the latest syllabus.

ESE IES Mechanical Exam Pattern for Prelims

The ESE ME Prelims exam pattern for the very first stage is given below.

  • Two papers are there for the ESE ME Prelims Exam.
  • Paper I will be common to all the candidates of the engineering branch, Paper II will have questions as per the Engineering discipline. Thus, for ESE ME, Paper II will have questions on the Mechanical Engineering Paper.
  • The ESE ME Prelims Exam will have only objective multiple-choice questions.
  • The medium of the ESE Prelims exam is English only.
  • There is a penalty of ⅓ mark in the ESE ME Prelims Paper for each incorrect answer by you while no mark is deducted if you have not answered the question. 
  • The total duration of the test is 5 hours. 

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 (Mechanical Engineering)

3 hrs.

300

Total

5 hrs.

500 marks

 

ESE ME Exam Pattern for Mains Exam

The ESE ME Exam pattern for Mains will have conventional/descriptive type questions that have to be answered in English Language only.

  • There are two papers for the ESE ME Mains Exam where both will have questions based on Mechanical Engineering only as per the syllabus.
  • The ESE ME Mains exam will have only Mechanical Engineering related questions of Graduation level.
  • There will be a deduction of up to 5% of the total marks in case if your handwriting is illegible.  
  • The total duration of the Exam is 6 hours comprising of 600 marks with each paper being of 300 marks.

ESE/IES Exam

Duration

Maximum Marks

Type of paper

Paper-I (ME)

3 hrs.

300

Conventional/Descriptive

Paper-II (ME)

3 hrs.

300

Total

6 hrs.

600 marks

 

ESE Mechanical Personality Test

The ESE ME Personality test or Interview is the last stage of the UPSC ESE ME Selection Process. The ESE Interview is of a total of 200 marks. In the ESE ME Personality Test, your documents will be verified in original as well as the Interview will also be conducted.

The UPSC ESE Personality Test aims to test your leadership capabilities, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities. Apart from this, your mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and character will also be determined.

How is UPSC ESE Final Selection done?

The UPSC ESE final selection is made by considering the marks obtained by you in the Prelims, Mains, and Personlity Test. Thus, each stage of the ESE ME exam holds a great deal of importance in the selection process to determine you merit list. 

Important ESE ME Links:
ESE ME Application Form 2021ESE IES Mechanical Eligibility Criteria 2021
ESE IES ME Syllabus 2021
ESE IES ME 2021
ESE IES ME Selection Procedure 2021
ESE IES Mechanical Salary 2021
ESE IES Mechanical Books 2021
ESE ME Cut off
ESE Mechanical Question Papers 2021
ESE IES ME Study Material

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Vineet is a Community Manager for GATE and various other Engineering exams at Gradeup. A Mechanical engineer by profession, Vineet has a keen interest in guiding the pursuing/graduated engineers for successful careers and believes in illuminating their path through solving their queries. Accompanying his role in Gradeup, he also aims to develop content beneficial for all possible exams for engineers. His email address is vineet@gradeup.co.
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  • The ESE ME exam pattern comrpises of three stages, Prelims, Mains, and Personlity Test/Interview.

  • The ESE ME Syllabus comprises of the subjects you studied in your Graduation. You can read the detailed syllabus here

  • The ESE ME merit list is obtained by considereing mthe marks obtained by you in the Prelims, Mains and Interview.

  • The UPSC ESE ME exam is conducted in English Language only. 

  • The Engineering Services Examination is conducted in only offline mode. 

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