UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Age, Qualification, Nationality, Medical Standards
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - The Union Public Service Commission mentions the IES 2023 eligibility in the official ESE notification. The UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2023 are based on nationality, age limit, academic qualification and medical standards. As per the UPSC ESE 2023 notification, eligible and interested applicants between the age group of 21 to 30 years with a bachelor's degree in engineering can fill the application form for UPSC ESE 2023.
As per the IES 2023 eligibility rules candidates belonging to reserved category will be provided relaxation in IES 2023 age limit for the Indian Engineering Services 2023 exam. For more information on the UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2023 read the complete article.
UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2023 - Overview
Union Public Service Commission Indian Engineering Services Examination 2023
Union Public Service Commission
IES 2023 Eligibility
Nationality - Indian
IES 2023 age limit - 21 years to 32 years
Educational Qualification - Bachelors in engineering (BE, B.Tech etc.) from recognised university
Number of attempts
Union Public Service Commission ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023
The IES 2023 eligibility criteria is made of multiple components put together to determine where an applicant is eligible to appear or apply for the UPSC ESE 2023 exam. The different components on which the UPSC ESE eligibility criteria are based on are mentioned below:
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IES 2023 age limit
IES attempt limit
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Nationality
As per the IES 2023 eligibility candidates who are Indian citizens by birth or refugee/ migrants (as per rules set by the government) can fill the UPSC ESE application form. More details on the UPSC ESE nationality eligibility are mentioned below.
Citizen of India or
A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or
People of Indian origin who migrated from Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India, or
Tibetan refugee who came to India, to permanently settle before January 1, 1962.
Note: Candidates falling under point 2, 3 and 4 in whose favour a certificate of IES 2023 eligibility has been issued by the Government will be eligible to be admitted in the ESE examination.
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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Age Limit
The Union Public Service Commission mentions the IES 2023 age limit in the official UPSC ESE 2023 notification. As per the IES 2023 age limit, candidates between 21 to 30 years, are eligible to appear for the UPSC Engineering Services Exam 2023. On the other hand, applicants belonging to the reserved category are eligible for IES age relaxation as per the rules of the Commission. For more details on IES 2023 age limit and relaxation, check the tables below:
UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2023 for age limit
IES 2023 age limit
21 to 30 years
UPSC ESE eligibility criteria 2023 - Age Relaxation
IES 2023 Age Relaxation
Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities )
Deaf‐mute and orthopaedic handicapped persons
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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Educational Qualification
The basic UPSC ESE 2023 educational qualifications that a candidate must have to be eligible for the Indian Engineering Services 2023 exam in a bachelor's degree in engineering in a relevant discipline. The degree must be from a recognised university/ college as per the law of the land i.e. state or centre. For more details on the IES educational qualifications check the tables below:
UPSC ESE education qualification
Educational qualification (common)
A degree in Engineering from any Central or State University or any other Educational Institutions established by either an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities or UGC.
A degree/diploma in Engineering from any foreign University/College/Institution and recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
Aspirants must pass the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).
Passed Associate Membership exam which is parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
Passed Graduate Membership test of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959.
For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
M.Sc. degree or equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
For Indian Radio Regulatory Service (Group ‘A’) Posts
M.Sc. degree or equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject, or
Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.
Note: Candidates awaiting their final engineering result can also apply for the Indian Engineering Services exam. There is no minimum cutoff percentage required to apply for the exam.
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UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Number of attempts
As per the UPSC ESE 2023 notification, there is no minimum or maximum number of attempts for the Indian Engineering Services exam. Applicants can apply as many times as they want till they reach the upper IES 2023 age limit set by the UPSC. On the other hand the UPSC IAS eligibility criteria 2023 has an attempt limit set by the Commission.
UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Medical Standard
Candidates wanting to get recruited through the UPSC ESE 2023 exam must clear all the stages of the selection process. Applicants appearing for the Indian Engineering Services exam must be physically and mentally fit and sound. After the IES personality test shortlisted candidates will have to undergo several medical examinations at the medical centre as notified by the Commission at various Railway hospitals across the country. They will have to pass all the medical tests to get hired by the UPSC in the Indian Engineering Services. Key points to know for IES medical exam eligibility.
All shortlisted candidates have to undergo a medical test irrespective of their reservation.
The medical examination will only be conducted at different Railway hospital medical centres across the country.
The Union Public Service Commission will upload the ESE medical examination schedule, venue and final status of the candidate on the official website of Indian Railways after the UPSC ESE Result 2023.
Candidates need to carry three sets form for the Medical Board Report, it can be downloaded from the official website of Railways.
Along with the forms, candidates must carry an original valid Photo ID card and three passport size photographs.
Those belonging to the PwD category must carry their original copy of the Disability Certificate as per the format prescribed by UPSC.
Aspirants who are not found fit or fail to clear the ESE medical exam will be disqualified from the Engineering services recruitment process.
List of Zonal Railway Hospital Contact Details for medical tests
Name of Hospital
Railway Hospital Address
Basant Lane, Chelmsford road, Connaught place, Delhi- 110001
North Central Railway
B.R. Singh Hospital
B.R. Singh Hospital, Seldah, Kolkata- 700001
East Central Railway
EC Railway, Karbhigahiya, Patna- 803118
East Coast Railway
North Eastern Railway
Lalit Narayan Mishra Hospital, Gorakhpur-273012
Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai- 400027
Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Maratha Mandir Marg, Mumbai Central, Mumbai- 400001
North Western Railway
Ganpati Nagar, Near Jaipur Railway Station, Jaipur- 302006
Constable Road, Ayanavaram, Perambur, Chennai- 600209
South Central Railway
Lalaguda Railway Colony, Secunderabad- 500003
South Eastern Railway
Garden Reach Road, Kolkata- 700043
South East Central Railway
South Western Railway
Gadag Road, Hubli- 580023
West Central Railway
Indira Market, Jabalpur- 482001
UPSC ESE Application Form 2023
The Union Public Service Commission (will) release the UPSC ESE application form 2023 on September 14, 2022. Those who meet the IES 2023 eligibility criteria will be eligible to apply for the UPSC Indian Engineering Services 2023 exam at the UPSC official website. UPSC ESE application form 2023 has two parts - part 1 (registration) and part 2 (application form). The UPSC ESE 2023 application fee is Rs 200 for the general and OBC categories. On successful completion of both the parts of the IES application process, candidates will receive a confirmation regarding the same.
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