UPSC: IES Exam - About Examination

Engineering Services Examination


(A) Tentative Schedule:

(i) Notification of Examination : January/February
(ii) Conduct of Examination : June/July

(B) Categories of which recruitment is made through the Examination

i. Civil Engineering
ii. Mechanical Engineering
iii. Electrical Engineering
iv. Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering

(C) Age-limits: 21-30 years on 1st August of the year of Examination.

Certain categories of persons including departmental candidates as specified in the Commission's Notice as published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar are elgible for age relaxation.

(D) Educational Qualifications:

  • A degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only.
  • Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the Examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.

(E) Scheme of Examination

Written Examination
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

NOTE: For further details, please refer to the Commission’s Notice for the Examination when it is published in the Employment News and some of the daily newspapers.