ESE 2021 ELIGIBILITY

I) Nationality:

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India or Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated   from   Pakistan,   Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda,  the United  Republic  of  Tanzania,  Zambia, Malawi,  Zaire  and  Ethiopia  or  from  Vietnam  with  the  intention  of  permanently  setting in India.

II) Age Limits:

(a) A candidate must be at the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st  January, 2021 i.e.,he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd  January, 1991 and not later than 1st January, 2000.

(b) An age relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit will be granted for those who have served in any government organization based on the following categories in Column-1 and are applying for the examination of all or any of the posts mentioned in Column-2:

Column 1 Column 2
Central Public Works  Department C.E.S. Group ‘A’, CE&MES Gr ‘A’
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. ‘A’
Ministry of Communication, Deptt. of    Telecommunication Indian Radio Regulatory Service  Group ‘A’  Indian  Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’,   J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. ‘B’)
Min of Defence, Deptt. of Defence Production,  Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality  Assurance Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service(DAQAS)Gr ‘A’
Min of Science and Technology, Deptt. of          Science and Technology Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service
Geological Survey of India Assistant Executive Engineer Gr ‘A’
Border Roads Organisation BRES Gr. ‘A’
 Indian Navy Indian Naval Armament Service, Indian Naval Material  Management Service
Military Engineer Services Indian Defence Service of Engineers (lDSE) Group ‘A’  AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre
Min of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources,  River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Central Central Water Engineering Group‐A Service.

Note-I: The age relaxation will not be granted to probationary officers appointed against a permanent post. However, relaxation in case of probation will be considered of the officer appointed already retains a link on a permanent post in a Department/Office under the control of authorities as listed above.

Note-II: An age relaxation will be given to the ones who have worked with any government organization on a contractual basis for a period of 3 years or more. The service on the contractual basis will be counted till January 1, 2021.

(c) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be further relaxable :

  • Up to a maximum of five years (For SC/ST candidates)
  • Up to a maximum of three years (For OBC candidates)
  • Upto a maximum of three years in case of defence service personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.
  • Upto a maximum of five years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st January,2021 and have been released:
  1. On completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st January) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
  2. On account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or
  • On invalidment;
  • Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Services as on 1st January, 2021 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  • Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of candidates of PwBD (viz. Locomotor Disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims & Muscular Dystrophy and Hard of Hearing).

Minimum Educational Qualification:

For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –

  • Obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of  the Central or State Legislature in India  or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of of the University Grants Commission  Act,  1956; or
  • Passed Sections A and B of  the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India); or
  • Obtained  a  degree/diploma    in  Engineering  from  such  foreign  University/College/Institution  and  under  such  conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India);  or
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after  November, 1959

Provided  that  a  candidate  for  the  post of Indian Naval Armament  Service  (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio  Regulatory Service Group ‘A’ may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:‐

  • For  Indian  Naval  Armament  Service  (Electronics  Engg.  Posts)  ‐  M.Sc.  degree  or  its  equivalent  with  Wireless  Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
  • For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’: M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics,  Radio  Physics  or  Radio  Engineering  as  a  subject  or  Master’s  Degree  in  Science  with  Physics  and  Radio  Communication  or  Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.