• Post On: Monday 20 May 2019 - 09:40.
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The ESE 2019 prelims exam was held on January 6th this year. All the cleared aspirants are now busy preparing for the ESE 2019 mains which is due on June 30th, 2019.


The ESE 2019 prelims exam was held on January 6th this year. All the cleared aspirants are now busy preparing for the ESE 2019 mains which is due on June 30th, 2019.

If you are the one who was lucky enough to get past the ESE prelims then, you might be working really hard night and day.

And, why not! Clearing this exam can open the doorway to amazing and secure career prospects.

Well, this is the sole purpose why engineering students give up everything amusing for the ESE preparation.

Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is the exam for recruiting engineers appointed as Class-1 officers who can work for the government of India. It is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). Because of its high standard selection procedure, it is being considered as one of the toughest exams in India.

The exam is conducted in three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and the Interview.

IES officers are able to administer activities and functions of a broad segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Power, Indian Railways, Central Engineering Service, Roads, Manufacturing, Central Water engineering, Inspection, Supply,  Defence Service of Engineers, Telecommunications, etc.

Know more about the ESE eligibility and other related stuff here.

This exam is one of the toughest national exams in India hence the perks are also great.

So, through this blog, GateGurus are trying to motivate you more by telling you all the perks of life after the ESE exam.

1. The Training:

The training period is an amazing experience in itself.

Mains exam’s merit list will decide the department allotted to you and other qualifying candidates.

An undersigned letter will be sent to all the candidates who tell them about their training which can be at any place in the country.

Trainees are treated well with all the good amenities e.g. housing, pay, best class travel, food and a chance to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where all the officers are addressed by the President.

Later, during the time of induction, the candidates are acquainted about their job responsibilities and taken around the country to have a better understanding of their nature of work. This is how much appealing the training period is!

2. Pay and Perks:

The pay is exceptional if it is compared by any giants from the private sector. To tackle the inflation rate of the market, allowances are also provided along with the pay.

The perks that come along with the IES officer job are:

  • Residential Quarters
  • Medical Facilities
  • Provident Fund
  • Official Vehicle
  • Leave Relaxation
  • Traveling allowance
  • Gratuity
  • Personal Assistant.

    All these perks will definitely make the life of the IES officer and their family comfortable. So, you see how all that hard work gets paid off in terms of money and other facilities.

3. Security:

When the country hits a recession, private sector employees do anything to save their jobs or with the fear of firing they start finding a new job.

IES officer, on the other hand, doesn’t need to worry about anything, his job is safe no matter what.

That means, despite the country’s financial condition, you and your family won’t face the financial crisis.

4. Career Growth:

If you are ready to serve the Indian government with all your heart then, the sky is the limit for you. You will have a chance to serve and also can make improvements in the working government sector you are employed with.

This way you are not only serving the Indian government but also helping millions of Indian directly or indirectly.

There are also chances that the IES officers may turn into bureaucrats if he performs exceptionally well or can head different ministries.

They are also sent on deputation to various departments if the need arises.

5. Respect:

Cracking such a tough exam is not an easy task. It requires a lot of hard work, consistent effort, giving up on every amusement for a long time. All this makes you an ideal person to whom people can look upon, it gives you a sense of respect and pride at the same time.

Not only this, your profession comes with power and authority that can be used to bring substantial change in society.

6. Balanced Work Life:


There’s no denying the fact that you will have to work really hard in your initial working days. But once you get settled there are no setbacks.

In fact, you will get to enjoy your work life and your family time in a balanced manner. Government jobs time constraints are pretty immovable.

Also, the holidays are not a problem with government IES sector, you will get enough of them.

7. Location:

Well, IES almost have no negative point except for it might get you to the far off places in your initial learning phase. But once promotion happens, you could get to live in the metro cities where you can plan a better future for your children.


ESE is the exam for recruiting engineers appointed as Class-1 officers who can work for the government of India.

The above mentioned are some positive points that you see how your life is going to be after you clear the ESE mains.

In case, you are an ESE 2020 aspirant residing in the vicinity of Chandigarh city then, GATEGURUS has a great reputation with experienced and great teachers.

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