What is IES?

Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services (IES). The examination constitutes of a written Test followed by an interview for personality test.

Why IES?

IES is a well sought- career after B.Tech/B.E. Most of the IES officers work under the government of India to manage a large segment of public sector economy associated with the public services including roads, railways, inspection, manufacturing, power, defence, public works, telecommunication etc. IES refers to the services that cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. The following Government Departments are recruiting IES Officers through UPSC-ESE:

Civil Engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Military Engineer Service (Building and Roads Cadre)
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Assistant Executive Engineer
  • Survey of India Service
Mechanical Engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Water Engineering Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Assistant Naval Store officer Grade I in Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Boarder Roads Engineering Service)
  • Mechanical Engineer (in Geological Survey of India)
Electrical Engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Military Engineer Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Assistant Naval Store (in Indian Navy)
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation
  • Assistant Naval Stores officer (in Indian Navy)
  • Survey of India Service

UPSC-Engineering Services Examination

Tentative Schedule

(i) Notification of Examination

January/February

(ii) Conduct of Examination

June/July


UPSC-Engineering Services Examination

Age-limits

21-30 years on 1st August of the year of Examination.

 

Certain categories of persons including departmental candidates as specified in the Commission's Notice as published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar are eligible for age relaxation.


Educational Qualifications

1) A degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent, M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only.

2) Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to apply. Candidates qualifying the written part of the Examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up before an interview for personality test at that stage.


Scheme of Examination

Written Examination

Paper I (Objective type)

General Ability Test
(Part A: General English)
(Part B: General Studies)

200 Marks

Papers II & III (Objective type)

Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-Communication Engineering

200 Marks for each paper

Papers IV & V(Conventional Type)

Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

200 Marks for each paper

 

Total marks for written Examination

1000 Marks

 

 

 

Personality Test

200 Marks


NOTE: For further details, please refer to the Commission's Notice for the Examination when it is published in the Employment News and some of the daily newspapers.