Indian Engineering Services (IES) or Engineering Services Examination (ESE) comprise of engineers who work under the government of India and designated as Class – 1 officer. They administer a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defence service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, namely.
The nature of work performed by these bureaucrats largely depends on their engineering branch and the service or cadre they are recruited in. The career progression goes smoothly attaining high esteem. The first position offered is that of Asst. Executive engineer and the hierarchy ends at the position of Chairman/ Managing Director.
|Exam||Engineering Services Examination (ESE)|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Frequency||Once in a year|
|Age limit||21-30 years|
|Number of vacancies||495|
|Selection process||Preliminary, Main Exam & Interview|
|Admit card availability||3 weeks before the exam|
|Withdrawal of application||Yes|
|Application fee||Rs 200|
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible for conducting the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) also known as Indian Engineering Services Exam 2020. The Commission will shortlist the candidates for the posts through Preliminary and Main Examination. The Online Applications can be filled from 25th September 2019 to 15th October 2019 till 6.00 PM after which the link will be disabled. The Engineering Services Prelims examination is going to be held on January 5, 2020, and the Main will be conducted on June 28, 2020.
|IES notification 2020||September 25, 2019|
|Online application starting date||September 25, 2019|
|Last date to apply online||October 15, 2019|
|Preliminary exam date||January 5, 2020|
|Preliminary result date||February 2020|
|Main exam date||June 28, 2020|
|Main exam result||July 2020|
|Final result||September 2020|
The UPSC will release Indian Engineering Services Exam 2020 notification for over 580 vacancies. Interested candidates can check all the details about the exam in the IES 2020 notification pdf. One should explore the IES notification meticulously that describes all the key details such as exam pattern, eligibility, number of vacancies, syllabus, etc. The official notification will also assist the candidates with the registration process and withdrawal of an application.
The Commission has released the notification for a total of 495 vacancies. The total number of vacancies to be filled for the post will include vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). However, the number of vacancies is liable to alteration.
|IES Vacancy 2020||Vacancies|
|Vacancies excluding PWD||474|
|Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)|
|(i) Low vision||03|
|(ii) Locomotor disability||11|
|(iii) Hard of hearing||07|
Note: Reservation is also provided for SC, ST, OBC, EWS and Physically Disabled categories.
A combined competitive examination is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Candidates who satisfy all the eligibility conditions set by the UPSC should visit its official website to apply. The ESE online application form 2020 will be available on the Commission's website between September 25 and October 15, 2019.
We have described the IES registration steps briefly. Candidates can refer the IES Application Forms and Procedure page for detailed information.
Candidates are required to pay Rs 200 as application fee to successfully submit the application form. One can pay IES application either by depositing the money in any SBI branch by cash or through an online payment. Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates are exempted from the payment of IES application fee.
Note: In the case of withdrawal of the application, the fees will not be refunded.
Aspirants should ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and admission at all the stages of the examination. Candidates are advised to check the complete details about IES Exam Pattern before kick-starting the application form and preparation. The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:
|Paper I||General Studies And Engineering Aptitude||Objective||200||2 hours|
|Paper II||Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics and Telecommunication)||Objective||300||3 hours|
|Paper I||Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics and Telecommunication)||Descriptive||300||3 hours|
|Paper II||Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics and Telecommunication)||Descriptive||300||3 hours|
1. Medical Examination
2. Physical standards
A candidate must be either:
(a) a Citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
A candidate must have:
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, 2020. i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1999.
The upper age limit of 30 years will be relaxable up to 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Posts mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.
A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular mentioned below Department/Office for at least 3 years on 1st January, 2020.
List of Departments:
|Department||Post in Each Department|
|Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)||I.R.S.E.
|Central Public Words Department||C.E.S. Group 'A', CE& MES Gr 'A'|
|Ministry of Road Transport and Highways||Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. 'A'.|
|Ministry of Communication, Deptt. of Telecommunication||Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group 'A' Indian Telecommunication Service Group 'A', J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. 'B')|
|Min of Defence, Deptt. of Defence Production, Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance||Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service (DAQAS) Gr 'A'|
|Min of Science and Technology, Deptt. of Science and Technology||Survey of Indian Gr 'A' Service|
|Geological Survey of India||Assistant Executive Engineer Gr 'A'|
|Border Roads Organisation||BRES Gr. 'A'|
|Indian Navy||Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer|
|Military Engineering Services||Indian Defence Service of Engineer (IDSE) Group 'A' AEE (QS&C) in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre|
|Min of Jai Shakti, Deptt of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Central Water Commission||Central Water Engineering Group-A Service.|
|Central Electricity Authority||CPES Gr 'A' CPES Gr 'B'|
|MInistry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship||Indian Skill Development Service|
Upper Age Limit prescribed above will be further relaxable:
After the revision of 7th Pay Commission, the salary for IES Officer is almost equal to an IAS Officer. Here, we have described the IES salary in detail.
|Level||IES Salary||Grade Pay|
|Junior (Entry) Level||Rs. 15,600 – 39,100||Rs. 5,400|
|Senior Scale Level||Rs. 15,600 – 39,100||Rs. 6,600|
|Junior Administrative Grade||Rs. 15,600 – 39,100||Rs. 7,600|
|Selection Grade Pay||Rs. 37,400 – 67,000||Rs. 8,700|
|Super Time Scale||Rs. 37,400 – 67,000||Rs. 8,700|
|Super Time Scale||Rs. 37,400 – 67,000||Rs. 10,000|
|Apex Pay Scale||Rs. 80,000/-||Not Available|
|Cabinet Secretary Grade||Rs. 90,000/-||Not Available|
Candidates who have successfully completed their online application process are only eligible to download the Indian Engineering Services admit card 2020. The admit card will be available on the official website at least three weeks before the exam. Aspirants should use their login details such as registration number/ roll number to access the admit card. Candidates should know all the details about the admit card starting from how to download to what to carry along with admit card. These details will be available on IES Admit Card 2020 page.
The UPSC has conducted the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2020 (Preliminary) on January 5. The IES Preliminary exam consists of two papers. Paper I is of General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. The second paper will be of engineering discipline (CE/ME/EE/E&T).
The overall level of the Preliminary examination was easy to moderate. Many candidates who have appeared for the written examination felt that the question paper was easy compared to previous years. Candidates who obtain more than 75 marks in ESE Prelims Paper-1 can expect a positive result.
Paper 1: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
|Topics||Number of Questions|
|Current Issues of National and International Importance relating Social, Economic and Industrial Development||10|
|Engineering Aptitude covering Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability||10|
|Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis||12|
|General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety||9|
|Standards and Quality Practices in Production, Construction, Maintenance and Services||10|
|Basics of Energy and Environment, Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment||10|
|Basics of Project Management||12|
|Basics of Material Science and Engineering||11|
|Information and Communication Technologies based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, E-governance and Technology-based Education||11|
|Ethics and Value in the Engineering Profession||5|
UPSC has released the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Preliminary 2020 admit card. Candidates who have registered online for the written examination can visit the official website of UPSC to download the admit card.
Candidates can access the ESE admit card until the exam date. One should use either their registration id or roll number to download IES admit card 2020. The Preliminary examination will be conducted on January 5, 2020.
The Commission is conducting the Engineering Service Exam for filling up 495 posts in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering categories.12 December 2019
The UPSC has released the answer key of Engineering Services Examination (ESE) (Preliminary) examination 2019. The answer key is available on the Commission's website in online mode. The answer key is available for all the subjects in pdf format.
Candidates can access the keys under the ''Examination>Answer Keys'' on UPSC's homepage. The answer key is released for General Studies & Engineering Aptitude, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
The Commission will release the answer keys only after the end of the examination process. Aspirants can check their answer keys and compare their score. The UPSC will take all the necessary precautions before publishing the answer keys. The ESE 2019 final result was declared on October 25.15 November 2019
The UPSC has released a press note regarding the fictitious fee. A total of six applications were rejected in the Engineering Services (Preliminary) exam 2020 due to non-payment of examination fee of Rs 200.
The notification reads, “The candidature of the following candidates of the Engineering Services Examination2020 have been rejected due to non-payment of Examination fee of Rs.200/-. Appeals, if any, with documentary proof/evidence against such rejections may be furnished within 10 (Ten) days by hand/speed post to the Commission. The candidates may also check their email in this regard.”
The Engineering Services (Preliminary) exam 2020 will be held on January 5. The Main exam will be conducted on June 28, 2020.12 November 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final result for Engineering Services (Main) Examination, 2019. A total of 494 candidates have been shortlisted for the services. Candidates who have appeared for the interview between September and October can check their exam result online on the official site.
The total number of vacancies is 553. A total of 66 candidates have qualified provisionally. The UPSC will release the offer letter only after the original verification. It has also prepared the reserve list of 114 candidates.
According to the official statement, “The provisionality of these candidates will remain valid only for a period of three months [i.e. upto 24/01/2020] from the date of declaration of the final result. Such provisional candidates will have to submit their original documents to the Commission only.”28 October 2019
The UPSC to close the application window for Indian Engineering Services (IES) 2020 examination on October 15, 2019. Interested candidates can register online for the examination on the official website.
IES notification was released for a total of 495 vacancies including PwBD. The selection of the candidates will be made through preliminary and main examinations.
Candidates should pay the application fee amount of Rs 200 to complete the registration process. One can access the IES notification in the main content.12 October 2019