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UPSC ESE Prelims Syllabus 2018 Engg Service Mains Exam Pattern, Question Papers

UPSC Union Public Service Commission recently announced a notice for Engineering Services Exams 2018 for recruitment of candidates for various Engineering posts like Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The applicants who are interested and eligible have applied for UPSC ESE Notification 2018 and selection process of applicants based on performance in written test and interview. The applied candidates started searching for updates of UPSC ESE Syllabus of written test. Applicants can go through with this page for syllabus, model papers, and pattern details along with expected cut-off marks.

UPSC ESE Prelims Syllabus 2018 Engg Service Mains Exam Pattern, Question Papers

UPSC ESE Exam Syllabus

The officials of the UPSC every year conducts various recruitment selections for various positions. This is the most waited recruitment by the candidates. The officials well in advance release the UPSC Annual Calendar every year which contains all the exam & application dates for all the service selection. This year the notice for the UPSC ESE Exam 2018 was available in the month of September to October 2017. The postulants who were interested have submitted the UPSC ESE Application Form 2018. Now the officials will conduct the written test which will be in two phases. The postulants can check the selection process & the exam pattern and other required details about the UPSC ESE Exam 2018. The applicants who want to start preparing for the exam prelims exam now can check the UPSC ESE Prelims Syllabus 2018 from the website. For complete details, the contenders can check the below page completely.

The UPSC ESE Selection Process 2018:

  • Prelims exam: 500 marks
  • Mains exam: 600 marks
  • Interview: 200 marks.

Overview of UPSC Engg Service Exam 2018

Recruiting Board: Union Public Service Commission.

Exam Name: UPSC Engineering Service Exam.

Prelims Exam Date: 06th January 2019.

Admit Card Availability: Few days before the exam date.

Prelims Exam Result Date: Soon Releases.

Main Exam Date: 30th June 2018.

Notice About: UPSC ESE Prelims Syllabus.

Website Adress: upsc.gov.in

UPSC ESE Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Exam (Objective Type Papers)

A preliminary exam is for a total of 500 marks and there are two papers.


  • This paper is all the applicants
  • Paper is for the maximum of 200 marks for 2 hours
  • Questions based on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude


  • Paper is for the maximum of 300 marks for 3 hours
  • Questions related to Engineering Discipline-specific

The candidates who want to download previous year model papers can visit official page and download from the official page of UPSC.

Engineering Services (Mains) Exam (Conventional Type Papers)

Candidates who have qualified in prelims called for this papers and this paper is for 600 marks.


  • Conventional Type questions asked
  • Paper is for the maximum of 300 marks for 3 hours
  • Questions based on Engineering Discipline-specific


  • Paper is for the maximum of 300 marks for 3 hours
  • Questions related to Engineering Discipline-specific(Conventional Type)

General Studies Syllabus:

  1. Current issues
  2. Engineering Analytical Ability and Aptitude covering Logical reasoning
  3. Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  4. General Principles of Drawing, Design, and Importance of Safety
  5. Quality and Standards practices in production, maintenance, construction, and services
  6. Energy and Environment
  7. Project Management Basics
  8. Material Science and Engineering Basics
  9. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  10. Engineering profession Ethics and values

Candidates can download the syllabus for other papers from official page and the syllabus uploaded in the page of Union Public Service Commission along with the official notification. Candidates even can download the syllabus from below mentioned direct link.

Syllabus of UPSC ESE 2018: Click Here

ESE Prelims Expected Cut-off marks of 2018:

 Name of Stream GEN OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engg. 202+ 186+ 156+ 100+ 90+ 101+
 Mechanical Engg. 279+ 253+ 217+ 200+ 135+ 116+
Electrical Engg. 276+ 246+ 196+ 183+ 112+ 210+
 Electronics Engg. 322+ 307 265+ 277+ 229+
Download ESE Previous Year Papers 
Important Dates of UPSC ESE Exam 2019:
Event Dates
UPSC Notification Date 26th September 2018
Last Date to Submit Application Form 22nd Oct 2018
Admit Card for Prelims Exam January 2018
UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Date 6th January 2019
Prelims Exam Result Date February 2019
UPSC ESE Mains Exam Date 30th June 2019
Main Exam Result Date Updated Soon

Details about UPSC E-Admit Card 2018-19

The officials will release the UPSC ESE Prelims Admit Card 10 days before the exam date. The applicants must have the hall ticket to appear for the exam. The officials will not allow writing the exam without the admit card. The aspirants can get all the details, instructions on our page shortly.

UPSC ESE Prelims Result 2018:

The contenders can check the UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Result 2019 from the official website. The aspirants can check our page for the details about the result & the instructions. The applicants must have the admit card number to download the UPSC Engineering Services Exam Result 2019 from the website. The aspirants must score the minimum marks to get the job.

Stay in touch with us regularly to get the updates about the UPSC ESE Cut Off 2018 and Merit list details. From here, applicants may also check UPSC Civil Services Prelims Syllabus & Pattern and UPSC IFS Prelims Admit Card 2019


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