UPSC ESE 2024: Engineering Services Prelims Exam Date and Guidelines |

Feb 8, 2024

Union Public Service Commission has issued a release Information UPSC exam dates announced engineering services preliminary exam 2024 on its official website
According to the notice, Union Public Service Commission will conduct the Engineering Services Preliminary Examination on February 18, 2024 at various centers in the country.
E-admit cards will be released soon on the official website of UPSC According to the notice, candidates will not get physical paper admit card for this examination. It is important for the candidates to carefully read the “Important Instructions to Candidates” attached with the e-Admit Card.
Candidates must ensure to bring a printed copy of their e-admit card to the scheduled venue of the examination. Failure to submit the e-Admit Card at the allotted venue will result in the candidate being denied admission to the examination. Additionally, candidates must bring a photo identity card for each session of the examination, the number of which is specified in the e-admit card.
If any discrepancies are found in the e-Admit Card, candidates are advised to immediately inform the Commission through email at After this the Commission will take necessary action to resolve this issue.
Candidates should also know that they are allowed to appear only at the examination venue mentioned in their e-admit card. No candidate will be allowed to enter any other examination venue.
Please note that the forenoon session of the exam will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, while the afternoon session will be conducted from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM. It is important to reach the venue well in advance as entry of candidates will be closed 30 minutes before the start of each session. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination venue after the closure of entry.
Apart from this, the notice states that candidates are prohibited from bringing valuables like mobile phones, smart/digital watches, other IT gadgets, books, bags etc. to the examination premises. It is advised that candidates do not bring any prohibited items as the venue supervisors will not make arrangements for storage of these items. If a candidate brings any prohibited item, they will have to make their own arrangements for storage outside the venue, and the Commission will not be responsible for any loss. Additionally, candidates are allowed to bring only their e-Admit Card, pen, pencil, identity proof, photograph and any other items specified in the instructions of the e-Admit Card to the venue. No other item will be allowed inside the venue.
Possession or use of mobile phones (even in switched-off mode) and other electronic/communication devices, or any other objectionable material (like notes on e-admit card, papers, erasers, etc.), or any instructions will be violated. Result of disciplinary action. This may include cancellation of candidature of the candidate, filing of FIR/Police complaint against the candidate, debarring him from appearing in subsequent sessions of the examination and any other appropriate action as per the provisions contained in the examination rules. Candidates are also advised to bring a black ballpoint pen to the examination hall to take the test.
Candidates are also given the option to submit representations, if any, to the Commission only through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPREP)” in respect of the questions asked in the question papers of this examination. It can be accessed at URL: The period for submission of representations is from 19 to 25 February 2024 (06:00 PM). The notice states that no representation will be accepted by the Commission through any other means after February 25, 2024.
See full notice here.

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