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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for the Engineering Services Examinations to be conducted on June 6, 2009. Any candidate with an engineering degree or equivalent can apply. The last date to apply is February 9.

Candidates applying for the posts of Indian Naval Armament Service (electronics engineering posts) and Engineer Group-A in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing or Monitoring Organisation may possess M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with wireless communication, electronics, radio physics or radio engineering as a special subject. Those appearing for their engineering final examinations can also apply. Those who qualify in the written examination will have to submit proof of passing.

Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for personality screening. Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30 years as on August 1, 2009. The upper age limit, however, will be relaxed for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.

UPSC is conducting the examination to four categories of engineering services—civil engineering; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; and electronics and telecommunication engineering.

In the civil engineering category, selection will be made, among others, to the Indian Railway Service of Engineers; Indian Railway Stores Service (civil engineering posts); Central Engineering Service; Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Building and Roads Cadre); Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre); and Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch).

How to apply

Candidates must apply in the common application form, which can be obtained from designated head post offices against payment of Rs. 20. In case of difficulty, candidates can reach the Form Supply Monitoring Cell of UPSC at 011- 23389366.

Applicants should pay a fee of Rs.100 through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp. Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and differently-abled candidates need not pay any fee.

There will be five papers for the written examination, each of 200 marks. The first paper in objective format will be to test the candidate’s general ability, covering English and general studies. Paper two and three will deal with engineering subjects in objective format. And paper four and five will be of conventional questions from engineering subjects.

Applications should reach the Secretary, UPSC, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110 069 either by hand, ordinary post, speed post or courier before February 9.

ABDUL LATHEEF NAHA

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