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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 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 
 
Group-A/B Services/Posts 
 
(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); 
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 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. 
 
Note - 
 
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.

 

IES Registration / Application Form

IES 2021 Online Application Form / Registration:-
 
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 07-04-2021 to 27-04-2021
 
Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the  .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the  photograph and signature.
 
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD 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. 
 
 
 

IES Application Form

IES Exam Dates

IES 2021 Date:-  

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 -
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 07-04-2021 to 27-04-2021
 
Exam Date - 18th July 2021, Sunday.
 
 
Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2021 -
 
Date of Exam - 10.10.2021, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 1 Day.

 


IES Syllabus

IES 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Notification:-

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 -
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 07-04-2021 to 27-04-2021
 
Exam Date - 18th July 2021, Sunday.
 
 
Click here for more details.
 
 
 
Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2021 -
 
Date of Exam - 10.10.2021, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 1 Day.
 
 
 
 
Click here for more details.
 
 



Comments (2)
I want notifications about this exam all patterns
Posted By : Arekanti Madhu Babu
Posted On : 25 March 2018
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Nice
Posted By : Naresh
Posted On : 17 January 2019
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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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