IES- Indian Engineering Service Exam is a paper-pen based, four-part government service examination directed by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of engineers in the Engineering Services of the Government of India. IES 2016 exam is conducted for recruitment of engineers in government services/sectors of railways, roadways, defence, energy and telecommunication. Any graduate engineer can apply for (ESE) Engineering Service Examination 2016.
ESE 2016 is a combined four stage examination that consists of six test. Each test is qualifying in nature as such engineering aspirants need to clear each test in order to be selected as IES officer as per the recommendations of the UPSC.
As far as the question of whether, IES exam is easy or tough? Indian Engineering Service examination is also considered as the toughest examination in India and also counted among the toughest exams in the world due to two reasons mainly
a) the disparity in terms of number of aspirants and offered posts
b) its technical nature.
Most toppers of this ESE are graduates of institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science. The career of an IES officer is highly respected due to its diverse areas of work. To the Indian Government an IES officer is an important link in the government's task and functions that include railways, roads, defense, manufacturing, inspection, supply, construction, public works, power, telecommunications, etc. All appointments to the Group "A" services are made by the President of India.
Categories of which recruitment is made through the Examination
i. Civil Engineering
ii. Mechanical Engineering
iii. Electrical Engineering
iv. Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering
Eligibility for IES 2016 Exam:-
Aspirants aged between 21 and 30 years.
- B.E./B.Tech or passed sections 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 recognized by the Government of India from time to time.
-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.
The aspirant must be any one of the following:
A citizen of India
A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.