We will discuss here all about UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2018.
UPSC has published official notification for UPSC Engineering Service Exam 2018 on 27th September 2017.
You can check complete information about UPSC Engineering Service Exam Application Form 2018 here.
One of the primary challenges is the written examination where a candidate has to qualify objective type papers and conventional papers. The total marks combining both the examination is 1,000 and after clearing this stage, only the qualified candidates will go through a personality test. Mentioned below is an exhaustive discussion on the exam pattern of UPSC ESE Exam 2018.
UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2018 – Complete Detail
The exam pattern for ESE Exam consists of two parts. Part I consists of a Written Examination and Part II consists of a Personality Test.
UPSC ESE Part I- Written Examination
The first screening of candidates is done through a written examination where candidates are required to attend objective type papers as well as conventional type papers. The objective type paper consists of 3 different papers, each having a full marks of 200 and a duration of 2 hours each. On the other hand, the conventional type paper consists of 2 papers, each having a full marks of 300 marks and a duration of 3 hours each. The chart mentioned below explains the whole structure of the Part I examination.
|Section I- Objective Papers|
|General Ability Test (English and General Studies)||2 hours||200|
|Mechanical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering Paper- I||2 hours||200|
|Mechanical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering Paper- II||2 hours||200|
|Section II- Conventional Papers|
|Mechanical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering Paper- I||3 hours||200|
|Mechanical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering Paper- II||3 hours||200|
UPSC ESE Part II- Personality Test
Candidates who have cleared in UPSS ESE Exam Part I, would be called for a personality test. The way of intimation would remain the same for candidates, that is, they would be again required to download their admit card for Part II Examination from the UPSC website and follow the directions.
The personality test will include a test of candidate’s communication skills, knowledge on general issues, ability to handle pressure, etc.
UPSC ESE Exam Pattern 2018 – Selection of candidates
The candidates would be selected on the basis of their performances in the UPSC ESE Part I and Part II examination. Both the scores would be merged together and the overall performance of the candidate would be assessed by a group of experts. However, there may be a certain occasion where a candidate who has a score lower than the other gets selected for the post. This mainly happens due to quota or reservation system. Some of the sections who are benefitted from quota reservation are schedule caste, schedule tribe and other backward castes. The Government of India has given these people special privileges because they lack the access of basic education and live under very poor conditions.
The ESE Exam 2018 will carry the hope of a million candidates who wish to be the part of the Indian Government Machinery.