Combined Engineering Services Examination

Basic Information regarding Exam
The Combined Engineering Services Examination is held once a year generally in the month of June/July. This examination is conducted by the Commission in accordance with the provisions of the Rules notified from time to time by the Government of India for recruitment to the following Services/Posts:

Category I – Civil Engineering
Category II – Mechanical Engineering
Category III – Electrical Engineering
Category IV – Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

CATEGORY I- CIVIL ENGINEERING
Group A – Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
(iii) Central Engineering Service
(iv) Military Engineer Services (IDSE- Building and Roads Cadre)
(v) Military Engineer Services (Surveyor of Works Cadre)
(vi) Central Water Engineering Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
(vii) Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A. Civil Engineering Posts
(viii) Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group – A
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) Civil Engineering Posts
(x) Survey of India Service Group-A (Civil Engineering posts).

CATEGORY II – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Group A – Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
(ii)Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(iii) Central Water Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(iv) Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(v) Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Electrical
and Mechanical Cadres) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(vi) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(vii) Drilling Engineer (Junior) Group-A in the Geological Survey of India
(viii) Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) Mechanical Engineering Posts in Border Roads Engineering Service Group-A.
(ix) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(x) Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(xi) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY III – ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Group A-Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
(iii) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
(iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
(v) Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
(vi) Military Engineer Services (IDSE- Electrical and Mechanical Cadres) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
(vii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical EQgineering Posts)
(viii) Assistant Engineer Group B (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.

CATEGORY IV – ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Group A – Services/Posts
(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts)
(iii) Engineer in Wireless Planning and Co-ordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation, Ministry of Communications-Departrnent of Telecommunication
(iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts)
(v) Central Power Engineering Service (Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
(vi) survey of India Group-A (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
(vii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
(viii) Assistant Executive Engineer Group ‘A’ (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.

Group B – Services/Posts
(xii) Assistant Engineer Group-B (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer Posts) in the Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.

Age limit
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years as on August 1 of the year in which the examination is held.

The upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time notified in this behalf by the Government of India, to the extent and subject to conditions notified in respect of each category.

Minimum Educational Qualification
A candidate must have
(a) obtained Degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislative in India or other educational Institutes established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grant Commission Act, 1956; OR

b) Passed Section A and B of the Institution Exammation of the Institution of Engineers (India) OR

(c) obtained a Degree/Diploma in Engineering from such foreign Universities/Colleges/Institutions and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time; OR

(d) Passed in the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); OR

(e) Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India OR

(f) Passed in the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers London held after November. 1959 OR

(g) Passed Associate Membership Examination (Sections A and B) of the institution of Mechanical Engineers (India).

The Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers London, held prior to November. 1959 is also acceptable subject to certain conditions.

A candidate who possesses MSc Degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics, or Radio Engineering as a special subject may compete for the posts of Engineers, Group A, in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation. Ministry of Communications and Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service and Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts).

A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him educationally qualified for this examination but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination. may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination. if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation. if they do not produce proof of having passed the examination by a date specified by the Commission in this regard.

In exceptional cases, the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not have any of the qualifications prescribed above as educationally qualified provided that he has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission. justifies his admission tu the examination.

A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a Degree from a foreign university which is not recognised by Government, may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

Examination Fee
Rs 100/- (No fee for SCIST candidates).

Plan of Examination

General Note about Examination Scheme
The examination comprises:

Part I: The Written Examination. as set out below. will comprise of two sections: Section I consisting only of objective type of questions and Section II of Conventional papers. Both Sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant Engineering disciplines viz Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.

Part II: Personality Test carrying a maximum of 200 marks of such of the candidatets as may be called by the Commission.

EXAMINATION SUBJECTS:
The following will be subjects for the Written Examination:

1 CATEGORY I-CIVIL ENGINEERING: Section I-Objective Papers
Subjects – 1. General Ability Test
(Part A: General Engtish Part
B: General Studies) (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Civil Engineering Paper 1 (2 hrs 200 Marks)

3. Civil Engineering Paper II (2 hrs 200 Marks)
2 CATEGORY I-CIVIL ENGINEERING: Section II-Conventional Papers
Subjects – 4. Civil Engineering Paper I (3 hrs 200 Marks)

5. Civil Engineering Paper II (3 hrs 200 Marks)
3 CATEGORY II – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Section I – Objective Papers
Subjects - 1. General Ability Test
(Paper A- General English
Part B- General Studies) (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Mechanical Engineering Paper I (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)

3. Mechanical Engineering Paper II (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)
4 CATEGORY II – MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Section II – Conventional Papers
Subjects – 1. Mechanical Engineering Paper I (3 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Mechanical Engineering Paper II (3 Hrs, 200 Marks)
5 CATEGORY III – ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: Section I – Objective Papers
Subjects – 1. General Ability Test
(Part A-General English
Part B-General Studies) (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Electrical Engineering Paper I (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)
3. Electrical Engineering Paper II (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)
6 CATEGORY III – ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: Section II – Conventional Papers
Subjects – 1. Electrical Engineering Paper I (3 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Electrical Engineering Paper II (3 Hrs, 200 Marks)
7 CATEGORY IV – ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING: Section I – Objective Papers
Subjects – 1. (Part A-General English
Part B-General Studies) (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)

3. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper II (2 Hrs, 200 Marks)
8 CATEGORY IV – ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING: Section II – Conventional Papers
Subjects - 1. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I (3 Hrs, 200 Marks)

2. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper II (3 Hrs, 200 Marks)

Optional Subjects and Syllabus
The standard of paper in General Ability Test will be such as may be expected of an Engineering/Science Graduate. The standard of papers, In other subjects will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree examination of an 1ndian University. There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.

General Ability Test: Part A-General English: The question paper in General
English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and
workmanlike use of words.

Part B-General Studies: The paper in General Studies will include knowledge of
current events and of such matters as of everyday observation and experience in
their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will
so include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which
candidates should be able to answer without special study.

CIVIL ENGINEERING
(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Paper-I
1. Building Materials: Timber, Bricks, Cement, Cement Mortar, Concrete
2. Solid Mechanics
3. Structural Analysis
4. Design of Steel Structures
5. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
6. Construction Practice, Planning and Management

Paper-II
1. (a) Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow. (b) Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower.
2. (a) Hydrology, (b) Water Resources Engineering
3. Environmental Engineering: (a) Water Supply Engineering, (b) Waste Water Engineering, (c) Solid Waste Management, (d) Air and Noise Pollution and Ecology.
4. (a) Soil Mechanics, (b) Foundation Engineering
5. (a) Surveying, (b) Transportation Engineering

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Paper-I
1. Thermodynamics, Cycles and IC Engines, Basic concepts, Open and Closed systems, Heat and work. Zeroth, First and Second Law, Application to nonFlow and Flow processes. Entropy, Availability, Irreversibility and Tds relations, Claperyron and real gas equations, Properties of ideal gases and vapours. Standard vapour, Gas power and Refrigeration cycles. Two stage compressor. C-I and S.I. Engines. Pre-ignition, Detonation and Diesel-knock, Fuel injection and Carburation, Supercharging. Turbo-Prop and Rocket Engines, Engine Cooling. Emission and Control, Fuel Gas Analysis, Measurement of Calorific values. Conventional and Nuclear fuels, Elements of Nuclear power production.
2. Heat Transfer and Refrigeration and Airconditioning
3. Fluid Mechanics
4. Fluid Machinery and Steam Generators

Paper-II
1. Theory of Machines
2. Machine Design
3. Strength of Materials
4. Engineering Materials
5. Production Engineering: Metal Forming, Metal Casting, Fabrication Process, Metal Cutting
6. Industrial Engineering.
7. Elements of Computation

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Paper-I
1. EM Theory
2. Electrical Materials
3. Electrical Circuits
4. Measurements and Instrumentation
5. Control Systems

Paper-II
1. Electrical Machines and Power Transformers
2. Power Systems
3. Analog and Digital Electronics and Circuits
4. Microprocessors
s. Communication Systems
6. Power Electronics

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
(For both objective and conventional type papers)

Paper-I
1. Materials and Components
2. Physical Electronics, Electron Devices and ICs
3. Signals and Systems
4. Network Theory
5. Electromagnetic Theory
6. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation

Paper-II
1. Analog Electronic Circuits
2. Digital Electronic Circuits
3. Control Systems
4. Communication Systems
S. Microwave Engineering
6. Computer Engineering

Other Information Regarding Plan of Examination:
NOTE: The medium of answering the Conventional Papers will be English only.

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

Interivews Test/ Personality Test
In the personality test, special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

How to Apply
The notification is advertised in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar usually in the month of January/February. The Application form along with Information Brochure must be obtained from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices throughout the country as listed in the notification published in Employment News/leading Newspapers against cash payment of Rs 20/-. Candidates must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form.

Other Information
LAST DATE: The last date for submission of Application Form along with the prescribed fee is usually in the month of February.

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