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What are the UPSC ESE job opportunities?

Updated on 04 July 2020
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Updated on 04 July 2020

Engineering services examination (ESE) is one of the toughest and reputed exams one can opt for. This exam is conducted once in a year on a national level by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). An engineering graduate who wants to pursue a government job in the field of civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics & telecommunications engineering can give this exam. This exam forms a major attraction among the youth because of the various opportunities it provides. Many UPSC ese job opportunities provide an individual with a good pay scale, work-life balance, allowances, etc. 


Let’s take a look at the various job opportunities, salary structure and additional allowances that one can get after clearing a ese exam. 


Job opportunities in various fields:

Candidates who appear for ese exams are eligible for the following posts-

For Civil Engineers:

Indian Railway Service of Engineers.

Indian Railway Stores Services.

Central Engineering Service. 

Indian Ordnance Factories Services.

Indian Defense Service of Engineering.

Central Engineering Services (Roads) Group-A.

Central Water Engineering Gr .’ A’ Service.

Assistant Executive Engineering.


For Mechanical Engineers:

Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.

Indian Naval Armament Service. 

Central Power Engineering Services.

Central Railway Stores Service.

Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service. 

Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

Indian Supply Service, Group ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering posts)

Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service.


For Electrical Engineers:

Indian Supply Service Group ‘A’.

Central Power Engineering Service.

Indian Defence Service of Engineers.

Indian Railway Stores Service

Central Electrical and Mechanical engineering Service.

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers. 

Assistant Naval Stores Officer, Grade-1 in the Indian Navy.


For Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers:

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.

Indian Supply Service, Group ‘A’.

Indian Inspection Service Group ‘A’.

Indian Telecommunication Service Gr. ‘A’

Assistant Naval Stores Officer Grade in Indian Navy. 

Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunications/Electronics Engineering Posts) 


After the recruitment, the engineers are first posted for an entry-level position. They handle a large segment of the public sector economy in the above-mentioned fields. The highest position which one can achieve in this domain is either Chairman or Managing Director


Salary Structure:

After clearing the ESE exam, candidates are eligible for a basic pay of Rs. 15,600- 39,100 for the entry-level position. The Grade Pay is Rs 5400, Net Salary is Rs 21000, Dearness Allowance is Rs 113% of net salary, HRA is 30% Net Salary + DA, the additional allowance is Rs 6600 and the gross salary is the addition of all the above factors.


With such good pay, candidates appear for this exam on a large scale. Today, with the rising finances, the monetary needs should be taken into consideration. It is every individual’s dream to achieve a stable job that fulfills their financial needs. Hence, clearing an ESE exam will surely be beneficial for them. 


Additional Allowances:

The various UPSC ese job opportunities provide not only financial stability to an individual but also benefits them with some additional allowances. Some of them are listed below: 


The employees are eligible for either HRA or Residential Quarters.

The employees are eligible for Dearness Allowance.

The employees are eligible for tour allowance/Leave Travel Allowance.

The employees are provided with Office Vehicle.

The employees are eligible for Gratuity.

The employees are provided with medical facilities.

The employees are eligible for Paid Leaves.

The employees are provided a personal assistant, peon, driver and domestic servant. 


An individual can grow a lot after clearing the exam and acquiring a job in any of these government sectors. The UPSC ese job opportunities bring a lot of growth within an individual in terms of the skills and the job role. In order to gain the full benefits of this, one needs to prepare for this exam effectively.

There are many common mistakes that students make while preparing for this exam. One should avoid that to score good marks in the exam.

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