About ESE / IES 2019
Engineering Services Examination is conducted annually for selection of officers for the engineering services that meet the technical and managerial functions in various fields of Engineering of the Government of India. IES officers are selected by the union government on the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). A combined three-stage competitive examination (comprising five tests), called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE), is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. it is conducted in three phases - a preliminary examination consisting of two objective-type papers (General Studies Paper I and Technical Paper 2 Branch wise also popularly known as (Civil,Electrical,Mechanical,Electronics and Telecommunications), and a main examination consisting of Four papers of conventional (essay) type, followed by a personality test (interview).ESE is considered as one of the toughest examinations in India. IES officers carry high respect and status and are mandated to manage and execute activities in diverse technical and managerial fields. They administer a broad segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Power, Indian Railways, Defence service of Engineers, Central Water engineering, Central Engineering Service, Telecommunications, etc. All appointments to the Group A services are made by the President of India.