CGPSC AE Exam – Provisional Answer Key, Marking Scheme & More!

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CGPSC AE Provisional Answer Key was released on 29th August 2022. The exam was conducted on 28th August 2022. The official notification for the State Engineering Services for the AE (Electrical/Mechanical) and AE (Civil) vacancies was announced by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. The candidates applied between 17th August to 15th September 2021. Check all details and the latest updates of the CGPSC AE Recruitment in this article.

  • The maximum age of the candidates must not cross 30 years whereas the minimum prescribed age is 21 years. It is compulsory for the candidates to hold the relevant academic qualifications from a recognized university.
  • The selection is based on the written exam followed by a face-to-face interview round.
  • The selected candidates are required to undergo a probation period of 3 years after the final selection. 

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CGPSC AE Exam Updates

30th August 2022: CGPSC AE Answer Key Objection Link Active

Candidates who wish to submit any objections against the CGPSC AE Provisional Answer Key can do so through the link given bellow. The last date for objection submission is 5th September 2022.

Direct Link to Submit Objections against CGPAC AE Final Answer Key

29th August 2022: CGPSC AE Answer Key Out!

The CGPSC has released the provisional answer key for the AE Exam conducted on 28th August 2022. Candidates can submit their objections against the same online between 30th August to 5th September 2022. The receipt of objection fee along with the documents in support of the objections must also be submitted at the commission's office in person or through post by 12th September 2022.

Download CGPSC AE Answer Key (Provisional)

18th August 2022: CGPSC AE Written Exam Admit Card Out!

The CGPSC has released the admit cards for the written exam that will be held on 28th August 2022. The candidates must note that this is in reference to the 2021 cycle. The candidates can download the admit card directly by entering their details in the link given below.

Direct Link to Download CGPSC AE Written Exam Admit Card

21st July 2022: CGPSC AE Additional Vacancies Announced!

The CGPSC has announced 2 additional vacancies for the post of AE Electrical and Assitant Electrical Inspector. The vacancies are to be filled under the Department of Energy. Check details in the notice attached below.

Download CGPSC AE Additional Vacancies Notice

22nd June 2022: CGPSC AE Exam Date Out!

The CGPSC has released a CGPSC AE Exam Date. The exam will be conducted on 28th August 2022. Check the official notice below.

Check CGPSC AE Exam Date Here

11th November 2021: CGPSC AE Exam Postponed

The CGPSC has released a notice stating that the State Engineering Services exam has been postponed. The new exam date will be out soon.

Download CGPSC AE Exam Postponed

CGPSC AE Recruitment Important Information 

Name of the Organization 

Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission 

Exam Name 

CGPSC State Engineering Services 


Assistant Engineers 



Application Dates

17th August 2021 to 15th September 2021

Exam Date

28th August 2022

Official Website 

CGPSC Official Website


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CGPSC AE Vacancies 2021

A total of 83 posts have been announced, to be filled through this recruitment. The category-wise segregation of vacancies is given below in the table. 

Posts UR SC ST OBC Total
Assistant Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical) 2 1 3
Assistant Engineer (Civil) 33 10 26 11 80
Assistant Engineer (Electrical) and Assistant Electrical Inspector  1 1 2
Total 36 10 27 12 85

CGPSC AE Apply Online

The applications for this recruitment shall be open between 17th August to 15th September 2021. Below given are the steps for filling the online application form and completing the registration process. 

Step 1: First visit the official website of the exam authorities.

Step 2: As the home page opens up, you will be able to see the section for announcements and advertisements including the important links. 

Step 3: Search for the link that reads, CGPSC SES Apply Online. As soon as you see it, click on the same. 

Step 4: After the online form turns up, enter the details correctly and upload the documents as asked. Make sure to recheck the details before clicking on the Submit option. 

Step 5: Proceed with the payment tab, and pay the requisite fee which is non-refundable. The password and Registration ID will be generated to your registered email id. Also, take a hard copy of the submitted application form and the e-challan. 

CGPSC AE Application Fees

The mode of fee payment is online and must be paid as per the category. 




INR 400

SC/ST, OBC NCL & PWD of Chhattisgarh State

INR 300

CGPSC AE Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates must fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria to be eligible to apply for the CGPSC State Engineering Services exam for the post of Assistant Engineers. Before you place your online application, make sure to check whether you meet the required criteria in terms of age and academic qualifications. 

Age (as of 1st January 2021)

Educational Qualification 


  • Maximum Age: 30 Years 
  • Minimum Age: 21 Years 

B.E./B.Tech in Civil/Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering from a recognized university. OR Associate Member of Institution Engineers

The candidates must be Indian nationals to be eligible for the recruitment. 

CGPSC AE Selection Process 

The selection process of the Chattisgarh Public Service Commission State Engineering Services exam consists of 2 rounds. First is the Written Examination followed by the Personal Interview round. The written examination is based on objective questions. Those who qualify this round are called for the personal interview stage worth 75 marks. The shortlisting and calling of the candidates is based on the performance of the candidates in the exam and the vacancies announced. 

CGPSC AE Syllabus for Written Examination 

Before you start your preparations for the written test, it is important to have an idea regarding the detailed syllabus structure for the exam. In the below paragraphs, we have drafted the contents of the syllabus. You can also download the PDF for free for your ease of understanding. 

Syllabus for General Studies 

  • History of Indian, Freedom Struggle 
  • Geography of India 
  • Constitution, Law 
  • Indian Economy, Environment, Minerals, Resources 
  • Current Affairs 
  • Sports and Entertainments 
  • General Science 
  • Computer Awareness 

Syllabus for General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh 

  • History of Chhattisgarh, Contribution in Freedom struggle 
  • Geography of the Region, Minerals, Resources, Environment 
  • Literature, Music, Festivals of Chhattisgarh
  • Tribes and Languages 
  • Economy, Forest and Agriculture Sector of Chhattisgarh 
  • Education, Health and Current Affairs of Chhattisgarh 

Syllabus for Civil Engineering- Part I

  • Solid Mechanics : Units and Dimensions 
  • Moments of Inertia 
  • Concept of Forces 
  • Principles of Virtual Work 
  • Elastic Constants 
  • Electric Theories of Failures 
  • Combined Stresses 
  • Bending Moment 
  • Beams of Uniform Strength 
  • Elastic Stability of Columns 
  • Structure Analysis 
  • Design of Steel Structures 
  • Design of RCC and Prestressed Structures 
  • Building Materials, Construction Practices 

Syllabus for Civil Engineering- Part II 

  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering 
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering 
  • Surveys and Transportation Engineering 

Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering – Part I 

  • Engineering Mechanics and Mechanics of Solids 
  • Theory of Machines 
  • Design of Machine Element
  • Production Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Production Management

Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering: Part II 

  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Energy Conversion System 
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 

Syllabus for Electrical Engineering : Part I 

  • Electromagnetic Field Theory 
  • Electronics 
  • Power Electronics Circuit 
  • Electrical Instrumentation 
  • Control Engineering 

Syllabus for Electrical Engineering : Part II 

  • Power System, Problems Associated with the Modern interconnected power systems 
  • Electrical Machine 
  • Special Motors 
  • Domestic and Industrial Wiring 

CGPSC AE Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern for the siad recruitment is drafted in the table below. The test that takes place is an objective based test, to be mandatorily passed by the candidates





General Studies, Chhattisgarh GK, Intelligence Test



2 Hours 30 Minutes

Related Engineering Subject 



2 Hours 30 Minutes

CGPSC AE Exam Dates 2021 

The date for the written examination is 28th August 2022.  You can check the important events and dates related to the recruitment in the table below. 



Beginning of Application Process 

17th August 2021

End of Application Process 

15th September 2021

Exam Date 

28th August 2022

Interview Dates 

To be announced

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Cutoffs are the minimum qualifying marks that the candidates have to secure to be eligible for consideration in the further rounds of the selection process. The segregation of the cutoffs is different on the basis of the category of the candidates. The table below, highlights the significant data related to the same for the year 2019. 











CGPSC AE Answer Key 

The CGPSC AE Answer Key is released on the commission's official website. The candidates steps to download the same are given below. 

Step 1: Go to the official website.

Step 2: Click on "Model Papers" which is on the left-hand side of the page.

Step 3: Find the advertisement "CGPSC Assistant Engineer Model Paper"

Step 4: Click on the link you can find the answer key in PDF format.

Step 5: Go to the set you have attempted and calculate the marks carefully.

CGPSC AE Preparation Tips 

There are multiple ways that you can follow to crack the written test for the respective recruitment. You need to be well equipped with the full syllabus content and possess sufficient knowledge on the same. 

1: You can go through the question papers from the previous years. This helps you in a better understanding of the important topics and you can focus on them accordingly. Make sure to draft down study notes on the major topics that you read.

2: You should also attempt weekly mock tests. This actually enhances your speed, accuracy and you get to cope up with the time management skills as well. This hands-on experience gives you exam level confidence! 

3: Be in healthy habits before you take the exam. Try to avoid entertainment genres as much as possible and eat healthy. 

CGPSC AE Best Books for Preparation

A perfect guide book is truly essential to cope up with the huge syllabus for the said recruitment. You must have a book that covers the latest syllabus pattern and schemes. In the table below, we have listed down the names of the best books that can be of great help to you.

Name of the Section 

Book Name 

Author’s Name 


General Studies 

General Knowledge 2020

Arihant Experts 


Quantitative Aptitude 

Abhijit Guha 

S Chand 


A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning 

RS Aggarwal 


Civil Engineering 

Civil Engineering: Conventional and Objective Type 

J.K Gupta 

S Chand 

Mechanical Engineering 

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 

CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing 

Electrical Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 101

Darren Asbey 

Elsevier Science 

CGPSC AE Results 

After the respective stages of the exam are conducted, the results are published separately on the official website. Candidates can download the released PDF and check the roll numbers to see if their names are listed there to go further in the recruitment. However, the exam authorities haven’t announced anything regarding the release of the results and the publication dates of the same. Stay tuned with our page to get the update as soon as it is here! 

Hopefully, this article on the CGPSC AE Recruitment was informative for all the candidates who choose to take part in the concerned recruitment. The candidates can prepare for various such Govt job exams, using the PrepForSure App.