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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 2015 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 2015. 
ESE 2015  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.
Educational Qualification:- 
- 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.


IES Registration / Application Form

IES 2015 Online Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website:- http://upsconline.nic.in

Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menu.

The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) [excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his/ her photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB each and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photog

IES Exam Dates

IES 2016 Date:-  27.05.2016 (FRIDAY)



UPSC Exam Time Table 2016


IES Syllabus

IES 2016 Syllabus:-

Apart from General Awareness and General English, there will be separate papers for every discipline i.e. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Questions for each discipline will be from the third year or fourth year engineering syllabus of B.E/B.Tech examination. 


IES Civil Engineering Syllabus

IES Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

IES Electrical Engineering Syllabus

IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus

Paper Pattern

IES 2016 Pattern:-
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


Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

IES Preparation

IES 2016 Preparation:-
One of the essential tips to crack IES 2015 exam is proper planning with devotion. Since IES is among the toughest exams in India, it is recommendable for students to take up any coaching at any of the top institutes for IES coaching. Candidates should improve writing skills as the exam includes important paper i.e. General Ability. Make sure that you have the best authors’ books that cover almost entire portion of the subjects that you have chosen.Solve as many sample papers as possible. 

IES Preparation Tips      IES Books         IES Coaching Institutes

IES Sample Papers

IES Notification

IES 2016 Notification:-








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Comments (5)
i am doing my final year ece. i want to do ies .can u say when can i write the exams and all the details
Posted By : priyanka.d
Posted On : 17 July 2013
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i have the same question. whenever u gget the answer, pls reply me also. thanks.
Posted By : Saurabh
Posted On : 02 December 2013
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prefer me standard books for IES . /CAN we sit in exam in after 3rd yr?
Posted By : brijkishore
Posted On : 08 July 2013
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please sujjest me best books for general study and general english for ies preparation.and also for others subjects of ies.
Posted By : m.s.hussain
Posted On : 30 June 2013
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i need question papers with solutions sir please hlep me
Posted On : 26 May 2013
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can i have info about ies 2014 exam
Posted On : 01 April 2013
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Nice direction
Posted On : 28 June 2015
good suggetion
Posted By : anurag baswal
Posted On : 28 March 2015
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