Somatirtha Purohit

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has unveiled the much-anticipated timetable for the UPSC ESE Main Exam 2024, setting the stage for aspiring engineers to showcase their prowess. 

Scheduled for June 23, 2024, the main examination will be held in two distinct shifts, each offering a platform for candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

In the first shift, from 9 am to 12 noon, candidates specializing in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering will face the Discipline Specific Paper (Paper-I), a conventional test lasting three hours and carrying a weightage of 300 marks. 

Following a brief interlude, the second shift, spanning from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm, will present another opportunity for candidates to shine, with the Discipline Specific Paper (Paper-II) awaiting those same engineering disciplines.

For those who have successfully navigated through the preliminary examination, held on February 18, 2024, the path to the main examinations is now open. The declaration of the preliminary examination results on March 28, 2024, marked a crucial milestone in this journey.

As the countdown to the main examinations begins, candidates are advised to stay vigilant for the release of e-Admit Cards, accessible on the Commission's website approximately one week before the commencement of the Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2024.

This recruitment endeavor aims to fulfill 167 positions within the organization, with the registration process having taken place from September 6 to September 26. 

The candidates can visit the official UPSC website, where pertinent details regarding the examination and other related procedures.

Here's a simple guide on how to download the timetable for the ESE Main Exam 2024:

  • First, visit official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at

  • Once you're on the homepage, look for the link labeled "UPSC ESE Main Exam 2024 timetable." It should be prominently displayed for easy access

  • Click on this link, and it will lead you to a new page or open a PDF file directly

  • In the PDF file, you'll find all the essential details such as dates and timings of the examination

  • To save a copy for your reference, simply download the page. You can either do this by clicking on the download button if it's available or by right-clicking on the page and selecting the download option from the menu

  • Keep a hard copy of the timetable handy for future reference