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ENGINEERZPHERE is the coaching institute bringing new trends in engineering education by offering excellent & results oriented training to GATE (MECH.) in CHANDIGARH. Indian Engineering Services remains the most sought-after career for the engineering graduates in India. An all India level competitive examination, called Engineering Services Examination (ESE) MECHANICAL is conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Engineering Services officers. The examination constitutes a two stage written examination and followed by an interview. ESE (MECH) is considered as one of the toughest examination in India due to the difficulty related to the examination and the selection procedure. Also there are less number of posts and more number of aspirants. ENGINEERZPHERE believes in updating & helping the aspirants to fulfill their dedicated dreams. ESE (MECH.) course in ENGINEERZPHERE has a strategic & a well charted program, which aim to develop the skills of a students in a well-organized manner so that the student behaves like a self-guided missile to  unfailingly hit the target. ENGINEERZPHERE ever since its inception has been producing results in ESE (MECH.) competitive examination every year. In Chandigarh the students, who get selected for ESE (MECH), enjoy a very high respect and status in the society. Candidates who are selected for ESE are appointed as Assistant Executive Engineer in various departments under central government for Group A and Group B posts. The various services in which recruitment is made through ESE include Indian Railways, Central Engineering, Central Water Engineering, Border Roads Engineering, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Ordinance Factories, Central Power Engineering, Indian Naval Armament Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Indian Telecommunication Service, Wireless Planning & Co-ordination Wing etc. ENGINEERZPHERE is the only institute which has consistently produced maximum number of toppers in ESE (MECH.).In Chandigarh main objective of ENGINEERZPHERE is perfection in education by publishing quality and authentic study material. ENGINEERZPHERE in Chandigarh frequently organize motivational & personality development session to prepare the students for FREE INTERVIEW GUIDANCE & WRITING SKILLS.

High Quality Study Material

Study material has been prepared by highly experienced faculties in very basic concept to advanced level concepts along with previous year’s ESE (MECH.) question papers.

a) Updated and Latest study material

b) Never Delay in study material

c) Previous year’s questions paper solved

d) No need to purchase any external study material


Why We Do Great?

ENGINEERZPHERE believe students with passion can transform the world for better. To give the necessary push and to materialize an individual’s vision into reality ENGINEERZPHERE use excellent tools. To break out the fence, to see, to experience, to explore. ENGINEERZPHERE provides ample and inevitable guidance. In a world where manipulation has become the norm, ENGINEERZPHERE stand out, first because we have coverage to choose the best alternatives, inspiration. ENGINEERZPHERE stick on to our values and beliefs. ENGINEERZPHERE is considered as one of the leading institute in producing excellent rank in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN ESE every year.  It is the testimony for restless and long continuing effort put by ENGINEERZPHERE in fulfilling its unparalleled commitment towards the quality education.

How ESE (MECH.) Coaching @ ENGINEERZPHERE Can Help You

Given that the competition increases every year, students need to be thoroughly prepared for ESE 2018 (MECH.).ENGINEERZPHERE Coaching would help you clear your concepts and assist you in understanding how to apply your knowledge to solve test problems. You can ask questions freely and get all your doubts cleared. ESE (MECH.) coaching would also help you be more disciplined about your preparations and keep you abreast of any changes in the ESE (MECH.) syllabus. Classroom coaching allows you to interact with different students and learn from them as well. ENGINEERZPHERE academy has its alumni spread in all premier institute.


How to apply 

ESE 2018 Application Form: How to apply?

  • Candidates can apply online via visiting the official website of conducting body i.e.
  • After that, fill all the required fields with accurate details.
  • Upload the scanned passport size photograph and signature as per the specifications.
  • Before submitting the application forms recheck the details very carefully.
  • Submit the duly filled in application.
  • Make the payment of applicable fee for the successful completion of application procedure.






ESE 2018 Eligibility

To apply for various job posts in the core engineering fields such as Civil, Mechanical, Telecommunication and Electronics and Electrical Engineering, candidates must fulfill following eligibility conditions:

  • Candidates must be a resident of India, Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee.
  • Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of engineering from a recognized University.
  • Age limit for ESE 2018 is between 21-30 years of age.


Mechanical Engineering

  1. Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organisation)
  2. Central Electrical Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  3. Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport Highways)
  4. Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)
  5. Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)
  6. Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  7. Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  8. Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  9. Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  10. Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  11. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  12. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  13. Indian Railway Stores Service
  14. Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)

Exam Pattern

New ESE (MECH.) Exam Pattern (From 2018)


Stage – I (Preliminary)


Objective Papers






Paper I (Common to all)


General studies & Engineering Aptitude


2 Hours




Paper II


Engineering Specific


3 Hours




Stage I Total




Stage II (Mains)


Subjective Papers

Engineering Paper I  1. Fluid Mechanics: 2. Thermodynamics and Heat transfer 3. IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning: 4. Turbo Machinery 5. Power Plant Engineering: 6. Renewable Sources of Energy:   3 Hours    300
Engineering Paper II  7. Engineering Mechanics: 8. Engineering Materials: 9. Mechanisms and Machines: 10. Design of Machine Elements 11. Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering: 12. Mechatronics and Robotics:    3 Hours    300

Stage II Total




Stage I + II Total




Stage III


Personality Test




Grand Total



Only those candidates qualifying at Stage-I is permitted to appear for Stage-II examination. Similarly, only those Candidates qualifying at Stage-I + Stage-II are permitted to appear for Stage-III examination.

ESE Syllabus

  Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering Exam-ESE 2018

UPSC has released the new pattern and revised syllabus for Engineering Services Examination (ESE) and it is one of the radical change in the format introduced by UPSC. It is not easy to predict the nature of questions and difficulty level for 2017 aspirants. Aspirants have to be ready for surprises till UPSC exhausts its question bank.

ESE 2017 is now scheduled to take place in three stages i.e.


Stage 1: Objective Type

  • Paper 1- General studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper( common to all disciplines)
    • 2 hours duration, 200 Maximum marks
  • Paper 2- Engineering discipline -specific paper
    • 3 hours duration, 300 Maximum marks

Stage 2: Conventional Type

  • Paper 1-Engineering discipline -specific paper
    • 3 hours duration, 300 Maximum marks
  • Paper 2- Engineering discipline -specific paper
    • 3 hours duration, 300 Maximum marks

Stage 3: Personality Test

  • 200 Maximum marks

The written examination is of 1100 marks and the personal interview conducted is of 200 marks making grand total of 1300 marks.

Here we are covering ESE 2017 Exam syllabus for Mechanical Engineering Exam.

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

  • Current issues of National and International importance relating to Social, Economic and Industrial development
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  • Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
  • Basics of Energy and Environment : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment
  • Basics of Project Management
  • Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as Networking, E-Governance and Technology based education.
  • Ethics and Values in Engineering profession


Mechanical Engineering

( Combined for Paper 2 in Stage 1 and separately for Stage 2)


  • Fluid Mechanics

Basic Concepts and Properties of Fluids, Manometry, Fluid Statics, Buoyancy, Equations of Motion, Bernoulli’s equation and applications, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes.

  • Thermodynamics and Heat transfer

Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substance; Zeroth, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics; Entropy, Irreversibility and availability; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion: Rankine, Otto, Diesel and Dual Cycles; ideal and real gases; compressibility factor; Gas mixtures.

Modes of heat transfer, Steady and unsteady heat conduction, Thermal resistance, Fins, Free and forced convection, Correlations for convective heat transfer, Radiative heat transfer – Radiation heat transfer co-efficient; boiling and condensation, Heat exchanger performance analysis

  • IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning:

SI and CI Engines, Engine Systems and Components, Performance characteristics and testing of IC Engines; Fuels; Emissions and Emission Control. Vapour compression refrigeration, Refrigerants and Working cycles, Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators and Expansion devices, Other types of refrigeration systems like Vapour Absorption, Vapour jet, thermo electric and Vortex tube refrigeration. Psychometric properties and processes, Comfort chart, Comfort and industrial air conditioning, Load calculations and Heat pumps.

  • Turbo Machinery:

Reciprocating and Rotary pumps, Pelton wheel, Kaplan and Francis Turbines, velocity diagrams, Impulse and Reaction principles, Steam and Gas Turbines, Theory of Jet Propulsion – Pulse jet and Ram Jet Engines, Reciprocating and Rotary Compressors – Theory and Applications

  • Power Plant Engineering:

Rankine and Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat, Fuels and their properties, Flue gas analysis, Boilers, steam turbines and other power plant components like condensers, air ejectors, electrostatic precipitators and cooling towers – their theory and design, types and applications;

  • Renewable Sources of Energy:

Solar Radiation, Solar Thermal Energy collection – Flat Plate and focusing collectors their materials and performance. Solar Thermal Energy Storage, Applications – heating, cooling and Power Generation; Solar Photovoltaic Conversion; Harnessing of Wind Energy, Bio-mass and Tidal Energy – Methods and Applications, Working principles of Fuel Cells.


  • Engineering Mechanics:

Analysis of System of Forces, Friction, Centroid and Centre of Gravity, Dynamics; Stresses and Strains-Compound Stresses and Strains, Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagrams, Theory of Bending Stresses- Slope and deflection-Torsion, Thin and thick Cylinders, Spheres.

  • Engineering Materials:

Basic Crystallography, Alloys and Phase diagrams, Heat Treatment, Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals, Non metallic materials, Basics of Nano-materials, Mechanical Properties and Testing, Corrosion prevention and control

  • Mechanisms and Machines:

Types of Kinematics Pair, Mobility, Inversions, Kinematic Analysis, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of Planar Mechanisms, CAMs with uniform acceleration and retardation, cycloidal motion, oscillating followers; Vibrations –Free and forced vibration of undamped and damped SDOF systems, Transmissibility Ratio, Vibration Isolation, Critical Speed of Shafts. Gears – Geometry of tooth profiles, Law of gearing, Involute profile, Interference, Helical, Spiral and Worm Gears, Gear Trains- Simple, compound and Epicyclic; Dynamic Analysis – Slider – crank mechanisms, turning moment computations, balancing of Revolving & Reciprocating masses, Gyroscopes –Effect of Gyroscopic couple on automobiles, ships and aircraft, Governors.

  • Design of Machine Elements:

Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as riveted, welded and bolted joints. Shafts, Spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, Brakes and clutches, flywheels.

  • Manufacturing ,Industrial and Maintenance Engineering:

Metal casting-Metal forming, Metal Joining, Machining and machine tool operations, Limits, fits and tolerances, Metrology and inspection, computer Integrated manufacturing, FMS, Production planning and Control, Inventory control and operations research – CPM-PERT. Failure concepts and characteristics-Reliability, Failure analysis, Machine Vibration, Data acquisition, Fault Detection, Vibration Monitoring, Field Balancing of Rotors, Noise Monitoring, Wear and Debris Analysis, Signature Analysis, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring.

  • Mechatronics and Robotics:

Microprocessors and Microcontrollers: Architecture, programming, I/O, Computer interfacing, Programmable logic controller. Sensors and actuators, Piezoelectric accelerometer, Hall effect sensor, Optical Encoder, Resolver, Inductosyn, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, stepper motor, Control Systems- Mathematical modeling of Physical systems, control signals, controllability and observability. Robotics, Robot Classification, Robot Specification, notation; Direct and Inverse Kinematics; Homogeneous Coordinates and Arm Equation of four Axis SCARA Robot.


The following changes will be implemented from ESE 2017.

  • Two tier examination patterns will be changed to 3 tier system which includes Preliminary Stage -I (Objective Type Papers), Mains Stage-I (Conventional Type Papers) and Personality Test which will make the screening process of huge number of candidates easier.
  • Only those candidates qualify the Preliminary/Stage –I will be permitted to appear for Mains/Stage-II.
  • Syllabus of ESE 2018 will include General Studies and Engineering Aptitude paper which was only General ability paper before History ,Geography and Life Science has been removed from ESE 2018 syllabus.
  • English is completely removed.
  • Weightage  of conventional papers has been increased by 100 marks.
  • Weightage  of  objective papers has been reduced by 100 marks.
  • From 2018 the ESE paper will be of 1100 marks (written-objective +conventional) and 200 marks (personality test) which will make the total of 1300 marks which were 1200 marks earlier.



Important Dates

Important Dates for Examination-ESE 2018

Engineering  Services Examination (ESE) is one of the most prestigious examination conducted in India by UPSC. It gives an opportunity to engineers to work under the government of India and designated as Class – 1 officer in public sectors such as Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc.

Here are the Important Dates for ESE 2018 Examination which should be kept remembered by aspirants:






IES 2018 notification


Last week of September, 2017


ESE 2018 Commencement of Application Procedure


Last week of September, 2017


Last date of applying online for ESE 2018


1st week of November, 2017


ESE 2018 Prelims


1st week of January, 2018


ESE 2018 Mains Exam date


2nd week of May, 2018


ESE 2018 Personal Interview


1st week of November, 2018 onwards


So now you all have the schedule for ESE 2018, pull up your socks and begin your preparations with full vigour and kick start your preparations .



                                         ESE CUT OFF


                                          MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Minimum qualifying standards/marks*in the Objective Type papers for evaluation of Conventional papers

(Out of 600 marks).

Discipline Minimum qualifying standards/marks**in the Written examination

(Out of 1000 marks).






Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate

(Out of 1200 marks).


  2016 2015   2016 2015   2016 2015
General 301 279 General 529 482 General 686 640
OBC 274 255 OBC 479 442 OBC 634 598
SC 229 215 SC 420 376 SC 557 501
ST 212 182 ST 402 339 ST 544 563
PH-1 099 107 PH-1 212 213 PH-1 399 375
PH-2 092 164 PH-2 174 259 PH-2 330 391
*Subject to General ,OBC,SC and St candidates having secured minimum 15%marks and PH minimum 10% marks in each of the three objective papers.


** Subject to General ,OBC,SC &ST candidates having secured minimum 20%marks and PH candidates minimum 10% marks in each of the two conventional papers.




Course Duration

  • ESE- Technical Subjects
  • General Studiies(History/ Polity/ Geography/ Current Affairs/ General Science)
  • English
  • Test Series
  • Doubt Session
  • Revision Classes
  • Interview Guidance


  • 1 Year Regular/ Weekend Course
  • 6 Months Crash Course

Book Information

Books For ESE (ME)




Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials

 B.C. Punamia

Strength of Materials


Strength of Materials

Rama Murtham

Operations Research

 Operations Research


Industrial Engg.

 Industrial Engg.


Production Engg.

 Production Engg.

Kalpika Jain, Amitabh Ghosh  &  A.K. Malik

Material Science

Material Science

UC. Jindal,W.D. Callister, I.P. Singh

Machine Design

Machine Design

Shigley, V.B. Bhandari

 Mechanical Vibration

Mechanical Vibration


Theory of Machines

Theory of Machines

R.S. Khurmi, Malik &Ghosh

Fluid Machinery

Fluid Machinery

D.S. Kumar, R.K. Bansal

 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

C.P. Arora, Domkundwar

Heat & Mass Transfer

Heat & Mass Transfer

J.P. Hollman& R.C. Sachdeva

Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics

Modi& Seth, R.K. Bansal

Engg. Thermodynamics

 Engg. Thermodynamics

P.K. Nag

 I.C. Engine

I.C. Engine

M.L. Mathur, R.P. Sharma

Production Engineering

A text book on Production Engineering

Dr. Swadesh Singh


Engineering Mechanics

 A text book on Engineering Mechanics

Dr. U.C.Jindal

 Engineering Materials

Material Science & Metallurgy

Dr. U.C.Jindal

 Strength of Materials

A text book on Strength of Materials

Dr. U.C.Jindal