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Introduction

The Combined Engineering Services' Examination is conducted by the UPSC every year for recruitment to the four categories of Engineering services: (a) Civil Engineering (b) Mechanical Engineering (c) Electrical Engineering and (d) Electronics & telecommunication Engineering.

The following are the services/posts to which selection is made in the four categories:

Category I-Civil Engineering

Group A Services/Posts

(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers

(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)

(iii) Central Engineering Service

(iv) Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Building and Roads Cadre)

(v) Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre)

(vi) Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts)

(vii) Central Water Engineering Service (Civil Engineering Posts)

(viii) Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group `A') Service

(ix) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group `A';

(x) Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group `A'

(xi) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch)

(Civil Engineering Posts).

Category II-Mechanical Engineering

Group A Services/Posts

(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers

(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(iii) Central Water Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(iv) Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(v) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(vi) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(vii) Military Engineer Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(viii) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(ix) Assistant Executive Engineer (Elect. & Mech.) (Mechanical Engineering Posts) Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A';

(x) Assistant Manager (Factories). Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)

(xi) Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(xii) Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence

(xiii) Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

(xiv) Indian Supply Service Group' A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts

(xv) Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.

Category III-Electrical Engineering

Group A Services/Posts

(i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers

(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(iii) Central Electrical -& Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(v) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(vi) Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(vii) Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) in P &T Building Works (Group 'A') Service

(viii) Military Engineering Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(ix) Assistant Manager (Factories), Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)

(x) Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence

(xi) Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Electrical Engineering Posts)

(xii) Indian Supply Service Group `A' (Electrical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts

(xiii) Assistant Engineer, Group `B' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.

Category IV-Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Group A Services/Posts

(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers

(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)

(iii) Indian Telecommunication Service

(iv) Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/ Monitoring Organization; Ministry of Communications (Deptt. of Telecommunications)

(v) Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service

(vi) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts)

(vii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)

(viii) Central Power Engineering Service (Telecommunication Engineering Posts)

(ix) Survey of India Service Group 'A' (Electronics and Telecom. Engineering Posts)

(x) Assistant Manager (Factories), Deptt. of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)

(xi) Indian Inspection Service, Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)

(xii) Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)

(xiii) Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.

Group B Services/Posts

(xiv) Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.

Eligibility

Age: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 28 years on the first day of August of the year in which the Examination is being held. The upper age may be relaxed in respect of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India, to the extent and subject to conditions notified in respect of each category. The upper age is also relaxable upto 33 years for departmental candidates.

Educational Qualification: (i) Degree in Engineering from a University or

(ii) Pass in A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or

(iii) Degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution or

(iv) Pass in Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (India); or

(v) Pass in Associate Membership Examination Part II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India or

(vi) Pass in Associate Membership Examination (Sections A and B) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (India) or

(vii) Pass in Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959

Provided that a candidate for the posts of Engineer, Group 'A', in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organization, Ministry of Communications, Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service and Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below, namely,

M.Sc. Degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

Application

The examination is held generally in the month of June. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News generally in the month of December of previous year. A candidate seeking admission must apply to The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi-110011. Last date for the submission of applications is third week of February.

Selection

Plan of the Examination:

The examination is of two parts:

(a) Written examination (b) Personality test

PART I: The written examination will comprise two sections Section I consisting only of objective type questions which is of 2 hours duration and Section II conventional papers of 3 hours duration each. Both Sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering disciplines, viz., Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

PART II: Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks pertaining; to candidates who qualify on the basis of the written examination.

Examination Subjects: The following will be the subjects for the written examination:

Category I - Civil Engineering

Subjects Duration Max. Marks
Section I-Objective Papers
General Ability Test(Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 hours 200
Civil Engineering Paper I 2 hours 200
Civil Engineering Paper II 2 hours 200
Section 11-Conventional Papers
Civil Engineering Paper I 3 hours 200
Civil Engineering Paper II 3 hours 200
Category II-Mechanical Engineering
Subjects Duration Max. Marks
Section I-Objective Papers
General Ability Test(Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 hours 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper I 2 hours 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper II 2 hours 200
Section 11-Conventional Papers
Mechanical Engineering Paper I 3 hours 200
Mechanical Engineering Paper II 3 hours 200
Category III-Electrical Engineering
Subjects Duration Max. Marks
Section I-Objective Papers
General Ability Test(Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 hours 200
Electrical Engineering Paper I 2 hours 200
Electrical Engineering Paper II 2 hours 200
Section 11-Conventional Papers
Electrical Engineering Paper I 3 hours 200
Electrical Engineering Paper II 3 hours 200
Category IV-Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Subjects Duration Max. Marks
Section I-Objective Papers
General Ability Test(Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 hours 200
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I 2 hours 200
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper II 2 hours 200
Section 11-Conventional Papers
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I 3 hours 200
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper II 3 hours 200
Standard of Papers The standard of papers in General Ability Test will be as may be expected of an Engineering/ Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subject will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree of an Indian University. There will be no practical examinations in any of the subjects.

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