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IES Exam - Overview:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts combined competitive examination called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) in All India level every year, for appointing suitable candidates to the Indian Engineering Services (IES). Indian Engineering Services comprise of Engineers who work under the Indian Government and designated as Class - 1 officer. The first position offered for the finally selected candidates is that of Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) and the highest position is Chairman/ Managing Director.
 
Engineering Services Examination (ESE) for appointing personnel to Indian Engineering Services (IES) is conducted in the following phases:
  • Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/ Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers)
  • Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/ Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers)
  • Stage-III : Personality Test
For Final Merit Listing, Marks obtained by candidates in all the three stages are considered.

Category Wise Services/ Posts Allocated through IES Exam:

IES Recruitment will be made to the Services/ Posts under the following categories:‐
  • Category I ‐ Civil Engineering.  
  • Category II ‐ Mechanical Engineering.  
  • Category III ‐ Electrical Engineering.
  • Category IV ‐ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.

CATEGORY I - CIVIL ENGINEERING Services/ Posts:

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • Central Engineering Service.
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  • AEE(Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • AEE(Civil) of P&T Building Works Gr ‘A’ Service.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES) Surveyor Cadre

CATEGORY II - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Services/ Posts:

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • AEE in Geological Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Engineering Service.
  • Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.

CATEGORY III - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Services/ Posts:

  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I(Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

CATEGORY IV - ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING Services/ Posts:

  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Inspection Service (Asst. Dir. Grade-I).
  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.

IES Exam - Eligibility Criteria:

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limit:

Minimum Age Required: 21 years; Maximum Age Required: 30 years. The Upper age limit (i.e., 30 years) is relaxable as per following table:
 
For  OBC candidates (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
For SC/ ST candidates 5 years
For Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989
5 years
For Ex‐servicemen 5 years
For deaf‐mute and Orthopedically handicapped persons 10 years

Educational Qualifications:

  • Passed a Degree in Engineering from recognised  university (or)
  • Passed Section A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India) (or)
  • Obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/ College/ Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) or
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959.

IES Exam - Important dates:

Important events and scheduled dates of IES Exam starts from online application link activation to Final Result Announcement. All Important Dates for IES Exam is granted in the below table.
 
Events Important Dates
Application form - Release September 27, 2017
Application form - Closure October 23, 2017
Ending Date for Fee Payment October 23, 2017
Download of Preliminary Online examination call letters December 2017
Engineering Services Preliminary Exam Date (online mode) January 7, 2018
Download of Mains Online examination call letters June 2018
Engineering Services Mains Exam Date (online mode) July 1, 2018
 
Check Official Notification regarding UPSC IES Exam Dates

IES Exam - Application Procedure:

The IES Application form is released on September 27, 2017 by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in Online mode only. Candidates applying for the Exam are expected to fill the Application form to be called for attending the Written Examination and further selection process. Ensure to furnish exact details regarding age, address, e-mail ID and other necessary details, as no further changes can be made on submission.

How to fill UPSC IES Exam - Application Form?

The registration for UPSC IES Exam is done in Two stages namely PART I and PART II Registration using the IES Application Form released by UPSC.

UPSC IES Application Form - PART I Registration:

Details to be filled in Part I - Registration are:
 
(i) PERSONAL DETAILS
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name and Mother’s Name
  • Nationality
  • Marital Status
  • Physically Challenged
  • Community
  • Fees Remission Claimed
(ii) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
(iii) ADDRESS
  • Address with Pincode, Contact Details - Phone Number, and E-mail Address are to be filled.
 On completion of First Stage Registration, Registration Account Details will be generated along with Registered ID (RID). RID is required for further communication with UPSC and candidates can take a printout of it for reference. Candidates can then process to Next stage of registration.

UPSC IES Application Form - PART II Registration:

To fill the Part II Registration, candidate have to login with their Registration-Id and Date of Birth. Part II Registration has Four Stages:
(i) Application Fee Payment,
(ii) Selection of Examination Centre,
(iii) Uploading of Photograph and Signature, and
(iv) Agreeing to Declaration.

Application Fee Payment Details:

Application Fee for UPSC IES Examination for various Category is granted in the following table.
 
Candidate’s Category Application Fee
General & OBC Candidates (only Male Candidates) Rs. 200/-
SC & ST Candidates No Fee required
Female Candidates No Fee required
For PH Candidates No Fee required

Fee Payment mode:- UPSC IES Exam Application Fee can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card within stipulated time as follows:
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash - offline mode) - October 23, 2017 (for which Pay in Slip should be generated on or before October 22, 2017)
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (Online) - October 23, 2017

Selection of Examination Centre:

Applicants can make the Centre of choice for taking up the Examination. Allotment of Centres will be based on first-cum first-allot basis, the allotment is seized once the capacity of the Centre is attained. Commission reserves the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands.

Uploading of Photograph and Signature:

After paying UPSC IES Application Fee, Candidates can able to upload scanned copy of their photograph and signature as per below guidelines:
 
Photograph:- The photograph should be uploaded in JPG format and the digital size of the file of the photographs must be more than 3 KB and less than 40KB.
 
Signature:- The signature must be uploaded in JPG format. The digital size of the signature file must be between 1 KB and less than 40 KB.
 

IES Exam Admit Card:

IES Admit Card / hall ticket/ call letter can be downloaded from the UPSC official link, which will be updated in Fresherslive page. IES Admit Card is issued for all three phases viz Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test separately. UPSC issues IES Admit Card approximately 15 days before the commencement of Examination.
 

IES Exam Pattern:

IES ie., Indian Engineering Services Examination is conducted in following three stages:
  • Stage I - Preliminary Exam
  • Stage II - Main Exam
  • Stage III - Interview

Stage I: IES Preliminary Examination Pattern:

IES Preliminary/Stage-I Examination will consist of two papers  of objective type (multiple choices) questions
carrying a total of 500 marks.
  • Paper 1  (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) - 200 Marks &
  • Paper II (Core Subject - Technical Questions) – 300 Marks.
For each wrong answer, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Stage II: IES Mains Examination Pattern:

Engineering Services Mains/stage-II Examination will consist two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper).
 
IES Stage-III  will consist of Personality Test carrying 200 Marks,  with no minimum qualifying marks. Check the detailed IES Exam Pattern now.
 

IES Exam Syllabus:

The standard of IES Preliminary Exam paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will be at the level of an Engineering/ Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects. Know the updated detailed UPSC IES Syllabus for all papers in both Preliminary and Mains Examination for all category of Engineering discipline.
 

IES Exam Result:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) first releases the IES Preliminary Examination result, and then Mains result followed by Personality Test Result, after completion of each stage of exam. UPSC draws a list of candidates to be qualified for IES Mains Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper (Paper-I) and Engineering Discipline specific paper (Paper-II) of Preliminary Examination. The number of candidates shortlisted for Mains Exam is around six to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this IES Exam. The number of candidates to be summoned for Personality Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled.
 
Marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preference expressed by them for the various Services/ posts.

IES Exam - Cut off Marks:

UPSC IES Examination Cut off marks are decided by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to fix only certain number of candidates for next round of IES Exam selection process. UPSC releases official Cut off marks for Prelims, Mains Exam and Final Ranking after declaration of Final UPSC IES Result. UPSC IES Cut off Marks are different for each phase ie., Prelims, Main written Exam and Final Ranking. These UPSC cutoff marks may vary according to candidate’s category like General, OBC, SC, ST, PWD.
 
For UPSC IES Objective Stage, the minimum qualifying mark for  General, OBC, SC and ST candidates is 15% marks and PH candidates is 10% marks in each of the three objective papers.
For UPSC IES Written Stage, the minimum qualifying mark for  General, OBC, SC and ST candidates is 20% marks and PH candidates is 10% marks in each of the two Conventional Papers.
 

Previous Year IES Cut off marks for Objective Stage:

Discipline Minimum qualifying marks in the
Objective Type papers for evaluation of Conventional papers (Out of 600 marks)
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 229 214 187 183 83 76
Mechanical Engineering 301 274 229 212 99 92
Electrical Engineering 320 304 251 262 136 118
Electronics & Telecommunication
Engineering
322 298 251 231 184 104
 

Previous Year IES Cut off marks for Written Stage:

Discipline Minimum qualifying marks in the
Written Examination (Out of 1000 marks)
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 464 418 387 395 223 143
Mechanical Engineering 529 479 420 402 212 174
Electrical Engineering 541 502 452 461 275 -
Electronics & Telecommunication
Engineering
545 494 439 418 324 157
 

Previous Year IES Cut off marks for Final Stage:

Discipline Marks secured by the last finally
recommended candidate (Out of 1200 marks)
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 623 588 538 539 414 217
Mechanical Engineering 686 634 557 544 399 330
Electrical Engineering 694 662 611 600 458 -
Electronics & Telecommunication
Engineering
692 656 578 546 470 379
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