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UPSC IES/ISS RECRUITMENT - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2022


UPSC or the Union Public Service Commission has announced multiple vacancies for the upcoming Engineering Service Examination (ESE) for the Indian Engineering Services (IES). A total of 247 vacancies has been announced so far. Candidates could submit their applications between 22 September to 12 October 2021.

ESE IES Exam 2022 At A Glance

NameESE IES Exam 2022
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Vacant PostsOfficers in IES
Number of Vacancies247
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains, Interview
Official Website

ESE IES Exam 2022 Notification

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for ESE IES 2022 on 22 September 2021. Here is a link to the official notification. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of UPSC to stay up to date with announcements.

ESE IES Exam 2022 Important Dates

ESE IES notification release22 September 2021
ESE IES online application opens22 September 2021
ESE IES online application closes12 October 2021
ESE IES online application withdrawal windowto be announced
ESE IES prelims admit card releaseto be announced
ESE IES prelims exam date20 February 2022
ESE IES prelims resultto be announced
ESE IES mains admit card releaseto be announced
ESE IES mains exam dateto be announced
ESE IES mains resultto be announced
ESE IES interview dateto be announced
ESE IES final list of selected candidatesto be announced

Eligibility Criteria for ESE IES Exam 2022


Candidates must be citizens of India. However, citizens of the following countries are also eligible:

  • Subjects of Nepal/Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugees who settled in India since 1 January 1962
  • Indian origin individuals (settled permanently in India) who migrated from the following countries:
  • Pakistan
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam
  • East Africa Countries (United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire)

Educational Qualification:

Candidates must fulfil the following requisite educational qualifications:

  • Have an Engineering degree from a government-recognized institution.
  • Passed Sections A and B of the institution examinations of the Institution of Engineers in India.


  • Passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers in India.


  • Passed parts I and II/sections A and B of the Associate Membership Examination of the Aeronautical Society of India.


  • Passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers in London.

Age Limit (as of 1 January 2022):

  • Lower Age Limit: 21 years
  • Upper Age Limit: 30 years

Note: Candidates are advised to check the notification for in-depth information about physical standard requirements applicable for all aspirants.

ESE IES Exam 2022 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/URINR 200
SC /ST/Women/PwBDNil

How to Apply for ESE IES Exam 2022

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on the "Register" option.
  • Fill in your basic details such as name, address, phone number etc.
  • Verify the OTP to confirm your communication details.
  • Read the instructions carefully before filling the ESE IES application form.
  • Fill in your particulars carefully.
  • Upload a clear, scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Take a printout of your application and fee receipt for reference.
  • Once the registration is successful, you will receive the confirmation by SMS or email.

ESE IES Exam 2022 Admit card

After filling the application form, eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official UPSC website. As of yet, there has been no update on the release date of admit cards.

List of Vacancies

The total number of vacancies in 2022 is 247, spanning all 4 categories:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

ESE IES Exam 2022 Reservation List

The ESE IES Recruitment examination 2022 will follow Government-mandated reservation policies. Here are some reservations announced by UPSC for ESE IES 2022:

Locomotor Disability ( Leprosy, Dwarfism, Acid Attack, Muscular Dystrophy, and so on)6
Hearing Disability2

For more information on reservations, candidates can check the official notification.

ESE IES Selection Process 2022

The selection process consists of 3 levels:

1. Prelims
1. Mains
1. Interview/Personality Test

ESE IES Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

Here's a breakdown of the weightage that each section in the ESE carries:


PaperSubjectsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper 1General Studies and Engineering Aptitude1002002 hours
Paper 2Concerned Engineering Stream1503003 hours
Total2505005 hours


PaperSubjectsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper 1Core Engineering subject6 to 83003 hours
Paper 2Core Engineering subject6 to 83003 hours
Total6006 hours

ESE IES Exam 2022 Syllabus

The overall syllabus includes the following:

  • National and international current issues
  • Basics of energy
  • Project Management
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Conservation of environment, environmental pollution, and climate change
  • General Principles of Design and Drawing
  • Production and construction
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Importance of Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Material Science
  • Ethics and values in the Engineering profession

ESE IES Exam 2022 Results

The ESE IES 2022 results are yet to be released. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for their results.

ESE IES Exam 2022 Cut-Off

The cut off for 2022 is yet to be released, but provided below is a category-specific list of cut-offs as announced for previous years:

Electronics and Telecommunication245245202205

ESE IES Job Profile

Here are the duties that an ESE IES post includes:

  • Performing managerial and technical tasks.
  • Managing and executing projects.
  • Supervising more areas, as experience improves.
  • Perform administrative duties.
  • Dealing with bureaucratic processes such as contacting government officials.
  • Contacting ministers, if experience allows.

ESE IES Salary Details

Basic PayINR 15,600
Grade PayINR 5,400
Net Basic PayINR 21,000
Dearness AllowanceINR 26,250
In-Hand SalaryINR 46,000 to INR, 51,000

ESE IES Examination Analysis

  • The Prelims will consist of objective-type MCQs.
  • Each correct answer in the Prelims will fetch 2 marks and each wrong answer will cost 0.25 mark.
  • The Mains will be a descriptive paper for 600 marks.

Here is a detailed idea about the difficulty level for various sections:

TopicDifficulty Level
National and international current affairsEasy
Ethics and values in the Engineering professionEasy
Basics of Energy and EnvironmentEasy
General principles of design and drawing/importance of safetyModerate
Standards and quality practicesModerate
Information and Communication TechnologiesModerate
Basics of project managementEasy
Basics of Material Science and EngineeringEasy
Engineering aptitudeEasy
Engineering mathematicsEasy
OverallEasy to Moderate

Preparation Tips for ESE IES Exam 2022

Candidates preparing for ESE IES 2022 are well-advised to do the following:

  • Solving practice/mock papers to gauge their preparations well. Getting into a habit of solving 1 model paper a day is a good way of keeping oneself prepared before the exam.
  • Focusing on all-round development instead of studying solely from books is an important part of the ESE IES exam preparation. Candidates should make use of online trial tests and study guides to gain that competitive edge.
  • Allotting a specific number of Engineering mathematics exercises daily from different subtopics and solving them diligently. Focusing on the errors and redoing the incorrect problems over and over again is advisable.
  • Reading local newspapers will provide a good base for general knowledge and current affairs.
  • Speaking with those in the vicinity about current affairs, watching TV shows and movies will be beneficial.
  • Practicing dialogues in front of the mirror to improve confidence and speaking skills is highly advised for the interview.

ESE IES Previous Years Question Papers

Candidates can find some previous question papers by following these links:

Prelims 2021

Mains 2020

Here are some books for the General Studies section:

An Introduction to the Constitution of IndiaD D Basu
Perspectives on Indian ConstitutionSubash Kashyap
Biology, Physics, Chemistry8th to 12th standard NCERT
Modern IndiaBipin Chandra
History of Modern IndiaIshita Banerjee-Dube
Anatomy and PhysiologyEvelyn Pearce
Indian Economic DevelopmentI. C. Dhingra
Indian EconomyDutt and Sundharam
Statistical MethodsS. P. Gupta
General Principles of World GeographyCharles Farro
Monsoon AsiaCharles Farro

Mechanical Engineering:

Engineering ThermodynamicsPK Nag
Internal Combustion EngineML Mathur and RP Sharma
Gas Turbine and Propulsive SystemsPR Khajuria and SP Dubey
A Textbook Of Fluid Mechanics And Hydraulic MachinesRK Bansal
Fundamentals Of Compressible Flow With Aircraft And Rocket Propulsion ****SM Yahya

Electrical Engineering:

Network AnalysisVan Valkenburg
Engineering ElectromagneticsW. H. Hayt Jr.
Electrical MachineryPS Bimbhra
Electrical MachinesNagrath and Kothari
Power System EngineeringNagrath and Kothari

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering:

Network AnalysisVan Valkenburg
Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating SystemsJordon and Balmain
Integrated CircuitsK.R. Botkar
Op-Amps and Linear Integrated Circuit TechnologyRamakant Gayakwad
Digital Logic and Computer DesignMorris Mano

Civil Engineering:

Strength of MaterialR S Khurmi
Theory of StructuresR S Khurmi
Reinforced Concrete StructuresB C Punmia
Steel Structures: Design and PracticeN Subramanian
Soil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringK R Arora

Study Plan for ESE IES Exam 2022

Any candidate interested in cracking the ESE IES exam should plan to do the following:

  • Read books on English phrases and idioms, and try to incorporate them in daily conversations. Practice speaking on the mirror and inculcate confidence for the interview process.
  • Check the Public Information Bureau website regularly and read newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economist, and The Economic Times to stay up to dated with current affairs.
  • Dedicate 6-8 hours to studying in a day, more than that can be exhaustive.
  • Make comprehensive notes for every chapter and gather the common topics of all help books together so as to avoid feeling overwhelmed with the syllabus.
  • Get into a daily routine and always begin your preparations early.

Candidates are advised to carry all necessary documents to the exam centre. Furthermore, candidates should positively bring the following:

  • Admit Card
  • Government-issued ID for identity verification

Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for any new notifications regarding ESE IES Exam 2022. The payment ID must be kept handy after paying for the application form, as it may be necessary in case of discrepancies.

Candidates must begin preparations as early as possible to avoid unnecessary last-minute stress. After all, the mind is at its strongest when it's relaxed. With that said, aspirants must have faith in their preparations and the hard work they've put in.

All the best!