What is IES?

About IES (Indian Engineering Services)

Indian Engineering Services (IES) Exam also called as Engineering Services (ES) Exam is a premier competitive Examination conducted every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services.

It is to work under the Government of India to manage a large segment of public sector economy which constitutes of Railroads, Public works, Power, Telecommunications, etc. Candidates who are selected for IES are appointed as Assistant Executive Engineers in various departments under central government for Group A and Group B posts.

All appointments to the group A services are made by the president of India.Candidates have to apply IES through online. The application fee is Rs.200/- for male category general applicants, while no fee is required by reserved category and female applicants.

ELIGIBILITY:

AGE ELIGIBILITY:You need to be between 21 years to 30 years on the 1st August of the year of examination. For example, for IES-2011, You should be born not earlier than 2nd August,1981 and not later than 1st August,1990. Age relaxation exist as per Govt. rules.

  • (i) AGE Limit for GENERAL UPTO 30yrs
  • (ii) AGE Limit for OBC UPTO 33yrs
  • (III) AGE Limit for SC/ST UPTO 35yrs.

ACADEMIC ELIGIBLITY: A degree in Engineering from recognized university or equivalent. Final year Engineering candidates or equivalent are also eligible.

Tentative Time Table:

Date of notification : 28th SEPTEMBER
Last data for receipt for application : 21st OCTOBER
ENGINEERING SERVICES (PRELIMS) : 8th JANUARY
ENGINEERING SERVICES (MAINS) : 14th MAY

STRUCTURE AND PATTERN OF ENGINEERING SERVICE EXAMINATION:

Engineering service Examinations is of three stages:-

Stage-I: Preliminary,
Stage-II: Mains,
Stage-III: Personality test.
Stage-I: (Preliminary Examination) (Objective Type Papers)
Paper-I (Common for all Candidates) General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 2 hrs Duration - 200 Marks (max.)
Paper-II Engineering Discipline Specific Paper 3 hrs Duration - 300 Marks (max.)
Stage-I Sub-Total 500 Marks(max.)
Note:- Minimum Qualifying Marks for each paper should be at the discretion of the commission. Only those candidates qualifying at this stage to be permitted to appear for Stage-II exam
Stage-II: (Mains Examination) (Conventional Type Papers)
Paper-I Engineering Discipline - Specific Paper-I 3 hours Duration - 300 Marks(max.)
Paper-II Engineering Discipline - Specific Paper-II 3 hours Duration - 300 Marks(max.)
Stage-II Sub-Total 600 Marks(max.)
Stage-I+Stage-II Sub-Total 1100 Marks(max.)
Note:- Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e, Stage-I+ Stage-II) to permitted to appear for Stage-III examination.
Stage-III:
Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III
Personality Test Grand Total 200 Marks(max.) 1300 Marks(max.)
Note:- Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage(i.e, Stage-I+Stage-II+Stage-III) to be included in the Final Merit list of Engg & Service Exam.

IES EXAM STATISTICS:

You can find from above IES exam statistics that close to 30%-40% people who applies for IES exam, does not appears for the IES exam. Also majority of the screening is done at the written test - only 1.5% -3% of those who writes the exam are called for interview. However, once you are called for the interview, a chance of being finally selected is pretty good- 30%- 40%. IES is therefore considered as the toughest exam in India. Because of difficult selection procedure, IES officers carry high respect and status in society and are able to manage activities in diverse areas.

IES Exam is conducted for the streams of CIVIL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION.

Qualified Candidates of Engineering Services Examination will be posted under the following mentioned posts.

A. Civil Engineering

  • 1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • 2. Central Engineering Service
  • 3. Indian Defense Service of Engineers
  • 4. Indian Railway Stores Service
  • 5. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A
  • 6. Central Water Engineering Service
  • 7. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
  • 8. AEE in P&T building works Group-A Services
  • 9. AEE in Border Road Engg. Services GR-A

B. Mechanical Engineering

  • 1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2. Indian Railway Stores Service
  • 4. Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)
  • 4. Indian Railway Stores Service
  • 5. Central Water Engineering Service Group-A (Mechanical Post)
  • 6. Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)
  • 7. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
  • 8. Indian Inspection Service Group A
  • 9. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A
  • 10. Indian Supply Service Group A (Mechanical Posts)
  • 11. Assistant Executive Engineer Group A Geological Survey of India
  • 12. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
  • 13. Indian Naval Armament Service
  • 14. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defense

C. Electrical Engineering

  • 1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • 2. Indian Railway Stores Service
  • 3. Indian Defense Service of Engineers(Electrical Posts)
  • 4. Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
  • 5. Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
  • 6. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
  • 7. Indian Supply Service Group A (Electrical Posts)
  • 8. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
  • 9. Indian Naval Armament Service
  • 10. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defense

D. Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

  • 1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • 2. Indian Railway Stores Service
  • 3. Indian Telecom Service Group-A
  • 4. Central Power Engineering Service (E&T Posts)
  • 5. Engineer GCS Group A in WPC/MO(M/O Communication & IT)
  • 6. Indian Inspection Service Group A (E&T Posts)
  • 7. Indian Supply Service Group A (E&T Posts)
  • 9. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
  • 10. Indian Naval Armament Service
  • 11. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defense

NOTE: For More Details Visit :-www.upsc.gov.in

MARKS SECURED BY THE LAST FINALLY RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES (OUT OF 1200)

IES-2016
ENGG DICIPLINE GENERAL OBC SC PH-1 PH-3
CIVIL 623 588 538 539 414 217
MECHNICAL 686 634 557 544 399 330
ELECTRICAL 694 662 611 600 458 - - -
E & T 692 656 578 546 470 379
IES-2015
CIVIL 674 630 539 552 380 323
MECHNICAL 640 598 501 463 375 391
ELECTRICAL 662 619 544 551 389 - - -
E & T 700 685 614 572 523 - - -
IES-2014
CIVIL 572 540 467 453 329 263
MECHNICAL 595 564 500 495 395 333
ELECTRICAL 623 587 514 515 402 442
E & T 657 632 576 602 477 - - -
IES-2013
CIVIL 510 475 412 419 299 - - -
MECHNICAL 584 544 479 439 391 439
ELECTRICAL 531 477 403 410 363 468
E & T 336 589 519 513 387 - - -
IES-2012
CIVIL 512 484 422 422 274 393
MECHNICAL 532 486 416 367 361 351
ELECTRICAL 590 542 497 495 315 289
E & T 607 585 511 512 382 385