The Union Public Service Examination (UPSC) conducts an entrance examination for civil services every year. Indian Engineering Services (IES) is an esteemed post appointed by UPSC under the PSU’s of Government of India. The recruitment is based on the results of this examination will be made to the various posts such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The candidate has to clear all three stages of this exam that is Preliminary, Mains and Personal Interview. Through this article, get the complete details of IES 2019 Exam such as Application process, admit card, result and much more.

IES 2019

As mentioned above, UPSC will conduct IES exam this year too. IES 2019 will be consists of 3 stages Preliminary, Mains and Personality Test/Interview. Here, is the tentative schedule for IES 2019. The whole recruitment process will be held according to the schedule provided below.

Event Date
UPSC IES 2019 Notification Publication 26 Sep 2018
The application starts from 26 Sep 2018
Last date to apply 22 Oct 2018
Availability of admit card for the preliminary round 2nd week of December 2018
Date of the preliminary exam 06 Jan 2019
Declaration of the preliminary result 2nd week of February 2019
Availability of admit card for the Mains exam 1st week of June 2019
Date of the Mains exam 1st week of July 2019
Personality test or Interview July 2019

IES 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants of IES 2019 must ensure the eligibility criteria specified by UPSC. Before applying for the same, one must fulfil all the eligibilities mentioned below.

  • Candidate must be the citizen of India.
  • Minimum age limit of the candidate must be 21 years and maximum 30 years (reserved category 35 years) as on August 01, 2019.
  • Candidate must have obtained his/her Degree/Diploma in Engineering from any recognized university.
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination.
  • The medical examination will be conducted at various Railway Hospitals under Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) to check if the candidate is fit or not.

IES 2019 Application Form

After ensuring the eligibility for IES 2019 Exam, the candidate can apply for the same. UPSC will release the application forms for IES 2019 at the official website. Candidates can check and apply through online mode only. The application process will tentatively start in September 2018. To apply for IES 2019, the applicant must fill out the application form and pay the application fee then submit the form before the deadline. It is advised to fill the form carefully, as no chances will be given to re-edit the same.

IES 2019 Admit Card

Admit card is a mandatory document, that candidate should carry at the time of examination. Without Admit Card, the applicant will be prohibited to sit in the examination hall. An applicant can download the Admit Card for IES 2019 from the official website. UPSC will generate the Admit Cards only for those candidates who have completed the application process completely and on or before the deadline. Check the details mentioned on the admit card carefully, then take out a printed copy of it.

IES 2019 Exam Pattern

There will be three stages to clear the IES 2019 Exam that is, Preliminary round, Mains round and Personality Test or Interview.

  • The preliminary exam is an objective paper consists of 2 Papers.
  • The Mains exam is a conventional paper, which also consists of 2 Papers.
  • There will be negative marking of 1/3rd or 0.33 of the marks for every incorrect answer to the questions.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of them is correct.
  • No marks will be deducted or awarded for unanswered questions.
  • Those who qualify the Prelims will proceed to the Mains exam and after qualifying the Mains exam they will proceed to the Personality test.

The IES 2019 Exam Pattern is explained in the table listed below:

Test Type Paper Duration Subject Marks
Preliminary Examination Objective  Paper I 2 hours General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 200
Paper II 3 hours Engineering Discipline 300
Mains Examination Conventional Paper I 3 hours Engineering Discipline 300
Paper II 3 hours Engineering Discipline 300
Personality Test 200

IES 2019 Syllabus

Aspirants must be aware of the syllabus set by the commision for IES/ES, to score well at the examination. Here, the table below comprises of the topic wise syllabus that is to be covered from examination point of view.

Subject Topics
General Studies
  • 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
  • Project Management Basics
  • The 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 the Engineering profession
  • Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development.
  • Engineering Aptitude covering Logical Reasoning and Analytical AbilityEngineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  • General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
Paper I
Civil Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Design of Steel Structure
  • Structural Analysis
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Electronics and Telecommunication
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics Measurements & Instruments
  • Material Science
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
  • Network Theory
Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbomachinery
  • IC Engines, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy
Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronics Measurements
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
Paper II
Civil Engineering
  • Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering
  • The flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines, Hydro Power
  • Geotechnical Engineering & Foundation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Surveying & Geology
Electronics and Telecommunication
  • Control Systems
  • Analog and Digital Communication System
  • Electromagnetics
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Advanced Communication Topics
  • Advanced Electronics Topics
Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Turbomachinery
  • IC Engines, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy
Electrical Engineering
  • Systems and Signal Processing
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Machines
  • Control System
  • Power Electronics and Devices
  • Power System

IES 2019 Answer Key

Answer Key is a helpful source for the students who have taken the IES 2019 Exam. With the help of Answer Key, a candidate can predict his/her performance. Candidates can estimate the idea of achieving scores. UPSC will be going to release the official Answer Key for IES 2019, after successfully conducting the exam. Candidates can view and download the answer key from the official website that is Answer Key will just tell you the probability of clearing the exam.

IES 2019 Result

The result will be declared according to the three rounds of the IES 2019 Exam. Firstly, the result of the preliminary round will be announced. Candidates who will qualify the preliminary round will be eligible for the Mains Exam. Candidates who will clear the Mains round will be called for the Personality test or Interview. After clearing all the three stages of IES 2019 Exam, a final result will be declared by UPSC online on the official website. Recruitment for IES 2019 will then take place on the basis of that final result for the various posts.

Official Website:

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