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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 2019 exam 8is 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 2019. 
 
ESE 2019  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. 
 
Recruitment on the results of this examination will be made to the Services/ Posts under the following categories:-
 
Category I-Civil Engineering.
Category II-Mechanical Engineering.
Category III-Electrical Engineering.
Category IV-Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
 
The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 588 including 18 PH(LDCP-15 & HI-03) vacancies. 
 
CATEGORY I—CIVIL ENGINEERING
 
Group-A Services/Posts
 
(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
(iv) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
(v) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts).
(vi) AEE(Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.
 
CATEGORY II—MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
 
Group-A/B Services/Posts
 
(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(v) AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(vii) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
(viii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Mechanical).
(ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(x) Indian Skill Development Service.
(xi) Indian Naval Armament Service
(xii) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mech. Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
(xiii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
 
C ATEGORY III—ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
 
Group-A/B Services/Posts
 
(i) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(v) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electrical)
(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(viii) Indian Skill Development Service.
(ix) Indian Naval Armament Service
(x) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
(xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
 
CATEGORY IV—ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
 
Group-A/B Services/Posts
 
(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
(iii) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
(iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(v) AEE Gr ‘A’(Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electronics & Telecom.)
(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(viii)Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Skill Development Service.
(x) Indian Naval Armament Service
(xi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electronics & Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
(xii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(xiii)Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
 

Eligibility for IES 2019 Exam:- 

 
 
Age Limits:-
 
A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years onthe 1st January, 2019 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1989 and not later than 1st January, 1998.
 
Upper Age Relaxation:-
 
(i) Up to maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) Up to maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. The closing date fixed for the receipt of the application will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status (including that of creamy layer) of the candidates.
 
Minimum Educational Qualification:-
 
For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –
 
(a) obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
(b) passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or
(c) obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
(d) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India);
 
or
 
(e) passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
(f) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959 Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:-
 
For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engg. Posts) - M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
 
For Indian Radio Regulatory Service – M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.

 

IES Registration / Application Form

IES 2019 Online Application Form / Registration:-
 
 
Apply online at website:- www.upsconline.nic.in from 26-09-2018 to 22-10-2018 till 6.00 PM.
 
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.
 
Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format with 200 dpi and resolution 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) minimum, 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height) maximum in such a manner that each file should be between 20 KB to 300 KB.
 
Candidate should also have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. This Photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test.
 
 
 

IES Application Form

IES Exam Dates

IES 2019 Date:-  

 
 
IES (Preliminary) 2019 Exam Date -  6th January 2019, Sunday.
 
IES (Main) 2019 Exam Date - 30th June 2019, Sunday.
 

 

 


IES Syllabus

IES 2019 Syllabus:-

The standard of paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude (Preliminary Stage-I Examination) will be such as may be expected of an Engineering/Science Graduate. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.
 
 
Click here to download IES Syllabus (Refer APPENDIX I).
 

IES Civil Engineering Syllabus

IES Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

IES Electrical Engineering Syllabus

IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Syllabus

Paper Pattern

IES 2019 Pattern:-
 
Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers) 
 
Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main/Stage-II 
 
Stage-II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) 
 
Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) and StageII: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination as may be fixed by the Commission as per its discretion, shall be summoned by them for Stage-III (Personality Test). The number of candidates to be summoned for Personality Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. 
 
Stage-III : Personality Test 
 
 
Stage I(Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination
 
Category I - Civil Engineering
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks:-
 
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) - 2 hrs - 200 Marks
Paper-II (Civil Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 500
 Marks
 
Category II Mechanical Engineering
 
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) - 2 hrs - 200 Marks
Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 500
 Marks
 
Category III - Electrical Engineering
 
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) - 2 hrs - 200 Marks
Paper-II (Electrical Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 500
 Marks
 
Category IV - Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
 
Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) - 2 hrs - 200 Marks
Paper-II (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300
 Marks
 
Total - 500 Marks
 
 
Stage II(Main/Stage-II) Examination
 
Category I Civil Engineering - 
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks:-
 
Paper-I ( Civil Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
Paper-II (Civil Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 600 Marks
 
Category II - Mechanical Engineering
 
Paper-I ( Mechanical Engineering ) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 600 Marks
 
Category III - Electrical Engineering
 
Paper-I ( Electrical Engineering ) -3 hrs - 300 Marks
Paper-II (Electrical Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 600 Marks
 
Category IV - Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
 
Paper-I ( Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
Paper-II (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) - 3 hrs - 300 Marks
 
Total - 600 Marks
 
 
Stage-III(Personality Test) - 200 Marks.
 
There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers
 
There are four alternative for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (1/3rd) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. 

 

IES Preparation

IES 2019 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. 
 

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IES Sample Papers

IES Notification

IES 2019 Notification:-

Engineering Services (Preliminary / Stage I) Exam 2019 Notification -
 
Apply online at website:- www.upsconline.nic.in from 26-09-2018 to 22-10-2018 till 6.00 PM.
 
IES (Preliminary) 2019 Exam Date -  6th January 2019, Sunday.
 
 
Click here for more details.
 
 
IES (Main) 2019 Exam Date - 30th June 2019, Sunday.

 



Comments (2)
I want notifications about this exam all patterns
Posted By : Arekanti Madhu Babu
Posted On : 25 March 2018
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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 passout in 2017 but I have no b tech degree rightnow so.... how can I apply for ies?
Posted By : Prabhakar massey
Posted On : 18 July 2017
I want to do ies exam
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Posted On : 22 January 2017
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