Indian Engineering Services are the civil services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. Union Public Service Organises the Indian Engineering Services every year to recruit engineer graduate for the various post in the government of India. A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The Examination constitutes a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test.  The candidates need to qualify the preliminary exam, main exam, interview. The standard of examination is the same as expected of an Engineering / Science graduate.



Generally, the Indian Engineering Services Examination held every year and Government of Indian gives chance to the no of Engineers and the similar graduate as per the requirement arises. The exam held in three parts. The Preliminary examination, the main examination followed by the personal interview. Each step is too important to crack the whole recruitment process. Hard work, Extreme dedication and a best time management skill needed to get the offer.

UPSC IES 2018 Pre, Main 07 Jan 2018, 01 Jul 2018
UPSC IES 2019 Jan 2018, Mid of the year 2018

UPSC IES Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan. Tibetan Refugees who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 are also eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification: The applicant should possess a degree in Engineering or an M.Sc. Degree in Electronics, Wireless communication and Radio Physics, from a recognized University or Institute by the Government of India.

Age Limit: Candidate should lie in the age group of 21-30 years. Relaxation in age will be provided to reserved categories as per government norms.

UPSC IES Exam Pattern

The IES 2018 Exam Pattern is listed in the table below:

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

UPSC IES Selection Process

The entire recruitment process holds in three different stages. UPSC conducts Written Examination which includes Preliminary Examination and Manis Examinations and Personal Interviews.

Candidates are required to qualify as per the IES cut off as set by the commission. Therefore, clearing Prelims is essential to proceed to the Mains Exam. The mains exam is qualifying criteria for a Personal Interview session. Shortlisted candidates will be called for final stage i.e. Personality Test. The final results and merit list form the basis of an appointment letter in the name of the candidate.

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