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Engineering Service Exam ( UPSC ) – Career Option for Engineers in Govt. A Career in Government

Today a career in Government is a very lucrative option that too when it is in the “Core Area”
for the Engineers. After the last pay commission the Pay & Perks have also become comparable
with private sector with good work-personal life balance.

Current Scenario – Bleak for Engineers

The job market today is in very precarious situation particularly for engineers.
A large number of them normally aspire to be in IT with in India or abroad. But recent
developments show that there is a serious crisis in IT recruitment and further a large
number of them are losing their existing jobs as reported in various media. Since Trump
Administration in US the employment opportunities in US are also seriously hampered, with
issuance of H1B Visas serious curtailed.

Another fact which points out serious issue for engineers in particular is that,
a large number of engineering colleges which had mushroomed earlier are getting shut.
This clearly confirms that the lack of opportunities for the engineers is making less and
less students opt for engineering as a career and therefore closure of colleges.

Way Out

Engineering Services Examination ( also known as Indian Engineering Service ) conducted by
UPSC is a prestigious competitive exam for Engineers who are looking for a core assignment
in Government at Senior Level.

This examination is conducted annually by UPSC for which a notification is issued in September
every year. An Aspirant has to go through 3 stages of testing namely Preliminary & Mains,
both of which are written examination and a Personality Test. The exams are conducted for 4
categories namely Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. For complete details CLICK HERE