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.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a notification announcing Engineering Services Exam 2020 examination dates and procedure for filling up applications for engineering positions in various departments of the central government. 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.
The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 581 including 34 vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) (23 vacancies for Locomotor Disability including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy & 11 vacancies for Hard of Hearing). The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.
Aspirants should ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and admission at all the stages of the examination. The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:
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A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The Examination constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test. The recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:
The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
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 August, of the exam year.
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 August 1, 2019.
List of Departments:
|Department||Post In Each Department|
|Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)||I.R.S.E.
|Central Public Works Department||C.E.S. Group 'A', CE & MES Gr 'A'|
|Directorate General Ordnance Factories||I.O.F.S. Group ‘A’|
|Central Electricity Authority||C.P.E.S. Gr ‘A’ & C.P.E.S. Gr ‘B’|
|Ministry of Road Transport and Highways||Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. ‘A’|
|Ministry of Telecommunication andInformation Technology, Dept. of Telecommunication||Engineer in Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ Indian Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’, J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. ‘B’)|
|Border Roads Organisation||BRES Gr. ‘A’|
|Military Engineer Services||Indian Defence Service of Engineers (lDSE) Group ‘A’
AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre
|Ministry of Defence, Dept. of Defence Production, Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance||Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service(DAQAS) Gr ‘A’|
|Indian Navy||Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I|
|Min of Science and Technology,
Dept. of Science and Technology
|Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service|
|Geological Survey of India||Assistant Executive Engineer Gr ‘A’|
Upper Age Limit prescribed above will be further relaxable:
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2019 interview schedule. Candidates can check the interview schedule from the UPSC's official website.
According to the official announcement, interviews will be held from September 9 to October 18, 2019. The Commission conducted the ESE (Main) exam on June 30, 2019. UPSC has released the interview schedule separately for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and E&T Engineering.
Candidates who qualify in the interview will be placed at various government ministries and departments. The Commission has released the ESE notification to fill up 581 engineering posts.20 August 2019
The UPSC has released the reserve list of 68 candidates (including 45 candidates from General, 22 from OBC and 1 from Scheduled Caste category) to fill up remaining vacancies based on the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2018. The Commission has also released the roll number of six candidates whose candidature is still in the provisional stage.
Earlier, UPSC had declared the Engineering Service Examination 2018 result on November 11, 2018. It shortlisted a total of 511 candidates for the appointment based on the merit.2 August 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Indian Engineering Service (IES) Main exam admit card 2019. Aspirants who have qualified the IES preliminary exam held on January 6, 2019, can download the admit card for the main examination on the official website. The IES Main admit card will be available until June 30.
Aspirants should submit their registration id or roll number to download the IES Main exam admit card 2019. They should take a printout of the IES Main admit card 2019 to the examination centre. The examination will be held in two shifts on June 30, 2019.
The IES notification 2019 was released for a total of 581 vacancies. Candidates who qualify in the IES Main exam will advance to the personality test, which will be held in the months of September and October. The IES final result 2019 will be released in November.10 June 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019 result. The written examination was held on January 6, 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the written test in January can visit the official website to UPSC to check the result.
Candidates can access the Indian Engineering Service (IES) Preliminary result by clicking the link available on the homepage of UPSC. A pdf page will be displayed and candidates need to search their result based on their roll numbers.
The qualified candidates in the preliminary exam are only eligible to appear for the Main examination, which will be held on June 30, 2019. The admit cards for the IES Main examination will be available on the UPSC's website around three weeks before the commencement of the exam.
Aspirants have to note that the preliminary marks and cut-off score will be uploaded on the official website after the entire selection process. The Commission has a facilitation counter where candidates may obtain the information/ clarification regarding their examination/result.28 February 2019
The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019 across the country at various centres on January 6, 2019. The Commission has released the e-admit card for the preliminary examination.
The latest notification released by the UPSC has stated that the ''candidates may submit representations, if any, on the questions asked in the question papers of this examination to the commission through the “Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)” only.''
It also added that ''candidates can submit their representations through URL: https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/ between January 7 and 13, 2019. However, no representation through any other mode, and received after January 13, 2019, shall be accepted.''
Candidates have to produce the printout of the e-admit card along with the ID proofs such as Aadhaar Card and PAN Card issued by the State/Central government. To know more about the IES admit card, click here.20 December 2018