Monday, March 26, 2012

Combined Engineering Service at a Glance


The Combined Engineering Services' Examination is conducted by the UPSC every year for recruitment to the four categories of Engineering services: (a) Civil Engineering (b) Mechanical Engineering (c) Electrical Engineering and (d) Electronics & telecommunication Engineering. 

Tentative Schedule
(i) Notification of Examination
January/February
(ii) Conduct of Examination
June/July
Eligibility
Age: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 28 years on the first day of August of the year in which the Examination is being held. The upper age may be relaxed in respect of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India, to the extent and subject to conditions notified in respect of each category. The upper age is also relaxable upto 33 years for departmental candidates.

Educational Qualification:

Educational Qualifications
A degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only.
 
Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the Examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

Application
The examination is held generally in the month of June. Blank application forms and other particulars are published in the Employment News generally in the month of December of previous year. A candidate seeking admission must apply to The Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi-110011. Last date for the submission of applications is third week of February.


The following are the services/posts to which selection is made in the four categories:
Category I-Civil Engineering
Group A Services/Posts
1.     Indian Railway Service of Engineers
2.     Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
3.     Central Engineering Service
4.     Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Building and Roads Cadre)
5.     Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre)
6.     Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts)
7.     Central Water Engineering Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
8.     Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group `A') Service
9.     Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group `A';
10.   Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group `A'
11.   Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Civil Engineering Posts).
Category II-Mechanical Engineering
Group A Services/Posts
1.     Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
2.     Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
3.     Central Water Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
4.     Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
5.     Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
6.     Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
7.     Military Engineer Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
8.     Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
9.     Assistant Executive Engineer (Elect. & Mech.) (Mechanical Engineering Posts) Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A';
10.   Assistant Manager (Factories). Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
11.   Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
12.   Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
13.   Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
14.   Indian Supply Service Group' A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts
15.   > Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
Category III-Electrical Engineering
Group A Services/Posts
1.     Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
2.     Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
3.     Central Electrical -& Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
4.     Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
5.     Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
6.     Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
7.     Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) in P &T Building Works (Group 'A') Service
8.     Military Engineering Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
9.     Assistant Manager (Factories), Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
10.   Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
11.   Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Electrical Engineering Posts)
12.   Indian Supply Service Group `A' (Electrical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts
13.   Assistant Engineer, Group `B' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
Category IV-Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Group A Services/Posts
1.     Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
2.     Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)
3.     Indian Telecommunication Service
4.     (iv) Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/ Monitoring Organization; Ministry of Communications (Deptt. of Telecommunications)
5.     (v) Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service
6.     (vi) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts)
7.     (vii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
8.     Central Power Engineering Service (Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
9.     Survey of India Service Group 'A' (Electronics and Telecom. Engineering Posts)
10.   Assistant Manager (Factories), Deptt. of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
11.   Indian Inspection Service, Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)
12.   Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)
13.   Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
Group B Services/Posts
1.     Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
Selection

Written Examination
Paper I (Objective type)General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)
200 Marks
Papers II & III (Objective type)Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering200 Marks for each paper
Papers IV & V(Conventional Type)Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering200 Marks for each paper
 Total marks for written Examination1000 Marks
   
Personality Test200 Marks