Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year. ESE exam is conducted for recruitment into the Indian Engineering Services (IES), which meet the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India.

  • Subjects

The IES exam is conducted in four subjects, namely :

SUBJECTPAPER (SUBJECT) CODE
Civil EngineeringCE
Electrical EngineeringEE
Electronics & Telecommunication EngineeringET
Mechanical EngineeringME

Job Sectors

The government sectors (with respect to subject) in which the person who clears the IES exam can get a job in are:

  1. Civil Engineering
  • Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organization)
  • Central Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)
  • Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)
  • Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Survey of India Service
  • P & T Building Works Service (DoT, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology)
  • Military Engineer Services (QS & C)
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (INMMS)
  • Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organisation)
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)
  • Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)
  • Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  • Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  • Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  1. Electrical Engineering
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  • Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)
  • Defense Aeronautical Assurance Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (INMMS)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • P & T Building Works Service (Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications)
  • Indian Skill Development Services
  1. Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (INMMS)
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)
  • Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army
  • Defense Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service
  • Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)
  • Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)
  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)
  • Indian Telecommunication Service

 

  • Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Nationality

The candidate must fulfill one of the given below criteria:

  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Must be a citizen of Nepal.
  • Must be a subject of Bhutan.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from the countries mentioned below, with the intention of permanently settling in India afterwards:
  • Vietnam
  • Ethiopia
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Zaire
  1. Educational Qualification
  • The candidate must possess at a minimum, a degree in Engineering (B.E./B.Tech) by a recognized institute or university by the Government of India.
  • Sc degrees are also accepted, or even its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects.
  1. Age Requirement

There is a set limit on the age of the candidate. Only candidates who are of 21 to 30 years of age on the 1st of August, 2019 are eligible to apply. However, there are exemptions in certain cases :

  • An relaxation of a maximum of 5 years if the candidate had been domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the time period 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989.
  • A maximum for 5 years for Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST).
  • 3 years for OBC candidates.
  • 5 years for Ex-servicemen.
  • 4 years for Defense Service personnel who have gotten disabled in operations during hostilities (with any foreign country/ disturbed area) and were released from duty as a consequence.
  • Application Fees and Payment

  1. Method of Payment

The IES exam application has to be filled online on the official website (UPSC online application portal) and payment can be done on the same via the following through a bank which is recognized by the Government of India –

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • Pay-in-Slip
  1. Application fees
  • For General Category (male candidates only) : 200
  • For all female candidates and reserved category applicants : 0
  • Important Dates

EVENTDATE
IES 2019 : Notification & Acceptance of Applications26th September, 2018
Last Date to submit Application22nd October, 2018
Availability of Admit Card for first round (Preliminary)December, 2018
Date of Preliminary Exam6th January, 2019 ( 1 day )
Date of Main Exam30th June, 2019 ( 1 day )
  • Exam Pattern

 

NO.TEST (EXAM)TYPEPAPER DURATION (HRS)SUBJECTMARKS
1.PreliminaryObjective12General Studies, Engineering Aptitude200
23Engineering Discipline300
2.MainsConventional13Engineering Discipline300
23Engineering Discipline300
3.Personality Test200

 

  • Exam Centres

Candidates can select the exam centre for IES as per availability or their preference.

The centres throughout India are as follows :

S. NO.CITYSTATE
1.AgartalaTripura
2.AhmedabadGujarat
3.AizwalMizoram
4.AligarhUttar Pradesh
5.AllahabadUttar Pradesh
6.BangaloreKarnataka
7.BareillyUttar Pradesh
8.BhopalMadhya Pradesh
9.ChandigarhPunjab
10.ChennaiTamil Nadu
11.CuttackOdisha
12.DehradunUttarakhand
13.DelhiNew Delhi
14.DharwadKarnataka
15.DispurGuwahati
16.GangtokSikkim
17.HyderabadAndhra Pradesh
18.ImphalManipur
19.ItanagarArunachal Pradesh
20.JaipurRajasthan
21.JammuJammu and Kashmir
22.JorhatAssam
23.Kochi (Cochin)Kerala
24.KohimaNagaland
25.KolkataWest Bengal
26.LucknowUttar Pradesh
27.MadhuraiTamil Nadu
28.MumbaiMaharashtra
29.NagpurMaharashtra
30.PanajiGoa
31.PatnaBihar
32.Port BlairAndaman and Nicobar Islands
33.RaipurChhattisgarh
34.RanchiJharkhand
35.SambalpurOdisha
36.ShillongMeghalaya
37.ShimlaHimachal Pradesh
38.SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
39.ThiruvanathapuramKerala
40.TirupatiAndhra Pradesh
41.UdaipurRajasthan
42.VisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh

 

 

 

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