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 2022. The Commission will shortlist the candidates for the posts through Preliminary and Main Examination. The Online Applications can be filled from September 22, 2021 to October 12th 2021 till 6.00 PM after which the link will be disabled. The Engineering Services Prelims examination is going to be held on February 20, 2022, and the Main will be conducted on June 26, 2022.
|IES notification 2022||September 22, 2021|
|Online application starting date||September 22, 2021|
|Last date to apply online||October 12, 2021|
|Preliminary exam date||February 20, 2022|
|Preliminary result date||April 2022|
|Main exam date||June 26, 2022|
|Main exam result||August 2022|
|Final result||October 2022|
The UPSC will release Indian Engineering Services Exam 2022 notification for over 580 vacancies. 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.
|February 20, 2022||10 am to 12 noon||1||General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper||2 hrs|
|2 pm to 5 pm||2||Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications||3 hrs|
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 2022 will be available on the Commission's website between September 22 to Ocober 12, 2021.
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, 2022. i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1992 and not later than 1st January, 2001.
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, 2022.
List of Departments:
|Department||Post in Each Department|
|Cental Public Works Department||C.E.S. Group 'A', CE&MES Gr 'A'|
|Ministry of Road Transpoprt 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, Indian Naval Material Management Service|
|Military Engineer Services||
Indian Defence Service of Engineers (IDSE) Group 'A' AEE (QS&C) in Military Enigneer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre
|Min of Jal Shakti, Department of Water Resources, River Development of Ganga Rejuvenation, Central Water Commission||Central Water Enigneering 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:
The UPSC has released the Indian Engineering Service (IES) application form 2022 online mode on the official website - upsc.gov.in. The UPSC ESE 2022 application form till October 12, 2022 (06:00 PM).
A total number of 247 vacancies have been announced for UPSC IES 2022 recruitment.22 September 2021
The UPSC has released the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) Preliminary result 2021. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam on July 18 can check their UPSC ESE Prelims result 2021 on the official portal.
Candidates who qualify in the Prelims exam will be eligible for the Mains exam scheduled on November 21. The admit card and other details will be released in due course.10 August 2021
The UPSC has released the Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 admit card on June 24. Candidates who have registered for the exam can download the IES admit card 2021 on the official website with their credentials.
The IES written exam will be held on July 18, 2021. One should carry the admit card along with a valid photo identity card to the examination centre.24 June 2021
The UPSC has released Indian Engineering Services (IES) Preliminary exam 2021 time table. Candidates who have registered for the exam can check the official website to check the IES 2021 Prelims exam schedule.
The Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2021 will be held on July 18. The written test consists of two papers - General Studies and Engineering paper (Paper 1) and Specific Discipline (paper 2).16 June 2021
The UPSC will be closing the application withdrawal window of the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2021 today. The window will be available till 5:30 pm at upsconline.nic.in.
The Commission has provided an option to withdraw the application from May 5 to 10, 2021. It will conduct the IES Prelims on July 18, 2021. The admit card will be available at least 10 days before the exam date.10 May 2021