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 2021 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 2021.
ESE 2021 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 215 including 07 vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) ( 03 vacancies for Locomotor Disability including Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy & 04 vacancies for Hard of Hearing). The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.
CATEGORY I - CIVIL ENGINEERING -
Group-A Services/Posts -
(i) Central Engineering Service
(ii) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).
(iii) Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
(iv) *AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
(v) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(vi) AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
(vii) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
CATEGORY II - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Group-A/B Services/Posts -
(i) AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
(ii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(iii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
(v) Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
(vi) Indian Skill Development Service.
(vii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Mechanical).
(viii) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)
CATEGORY III - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING -
Group-A/B Services/Posts -
(i) Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(ii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
(iii) Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
(iv) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
(v) Indian Naval Armament Service
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electrical).
(vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
CATEGORY IV - ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
(i) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
(ii) Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
(iii) Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
(iv) Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
(v) Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
(vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electronics & Tele).
Eligibility for IES 2021 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 on the 1st January, 2021 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 and not later than 1st January, 2000.
The upper age-limit prescribed above will be further relaxable -
(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.
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);
(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 Group ‘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 Group ‘A’– M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.
A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him educationally qualified for this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear, at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application From which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the result of the written part of the examination. Such proof of passing the requisite examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) for Detailed Application Form for Engineering Services Examination.