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ABOUT IES

Engineering Services examination (ESE) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment in the Indian Engineering Services (IES).

Indian Engineering Services or IES are the civil services which look after the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India.

On the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), IES officers are selected by the union government.

Indian Engineering Services comprise of engineers who work under the government of India and are designated as Class – 1 officer.

They administer a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes ofIndian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. 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 Examination constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test.

Qualified candidates are recruited on under the following categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Nationality

The candidate must be any one of the following:

Educational qualifications

  • 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.

Age limits

  • 21–30 years on 1 January of the year of Engineering Services Examination.
  • Certain categories of persons including departmental candidates as specified in the Commission’s Notice as published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar are eligible for age relaxation.

Categories of which recruitment is made through the Examination

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

IES/ ESE Exam Pattern (2017)

Stage – 1 : Preliminary (Objective Type Paper)
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 2 hours 200 marks
Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper 3 hours 300 marks
Sub total 500 marks
  • Minimum qualifying marks for each paper will be at the discretion of the commission.
  • Candidates qualifying stage – 1 will be eligible to appear for stage – 2 examination.

 

 

Stage – 2 : Mains (Conventional  Type Paper)
Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper 1 3 hours 300 marks
Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper 2 3 hours 300 marks
Sub total 600 marks
  • Candidates qualifying stage – 1 + Stage 2 will be eligible to appear for stage – 3 examination (Personality Test)

 

 

Stage – 3 (Personality Test)
Personality Test 200 marks
Grand Total (Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3) 1300 marks

 

Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engg. Services Exam.

Thus the marks secured by the candidates in the Stage-1  (Objective type papers) of the Engineering Services Examination should be added to the marks secured in the Stage-2 (Conventional type   papers) of the Examination and  Stage-3 (Personality Test) and accordingly, such marks secured by the candidates  in Stage-1 should also be counted for merit.

ESE 2016 Exam Schedule
Notification of Examination February 27th. 2016
Last date for submission of Application Form March 25th. 2016
Fee (a) Candidates applying Online (except SC/ST/Female/ PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs. 50/ (Rupees Fifty only) either by remitting the money In any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card. (b) Candidates residing In remote areas Specified in pars 6 of this notice who may apply offline also (through Common Application Form) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100.00 (Rupees One hundred only) through a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp of the requisite denomination.
Conduct of Examination May 27, 2016 to May 29, 2016
Personality Test November/ December 2016
Result Announcement January/ February 2017
  • To apply for IES exam online candidates need to scan their photograph and signature.
  • The Candidate should login to the website upsconline.nic.in and fill up the form with all necessary details.
  • In the process of filling the form candidate need to upload the scanned photograph and signature.
  • Once the form is filled, registration number will be generated.
  • Get the printout of the online challan and pay the fees to your nearest SBI bank.
  • Now visit the web portal again to finish the process.
  • Now fill the challan number and registration number and press enter.

Take the print out of the system generated reference number / form for future use

Application fee

The application fee of the online form for General category male candidates is Rs. 200 (US$2.90), while no fee is required by female and the reserved category applicants

Important dates:

Date of Notification : 28th September 2016

Last Date to Apply : 21st October 2016

Date of Preliminary Exam : 8th January 2017

Date of Main Exam : 14th May 2017

Civil Engineering

1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
2. Central Engineering Service
3. Indian Defense Service of Engineers
4. Indian Railway Stores Service
5. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A
6. Central Water Engineering Service
7. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
8. AEE in P&T building works Group-A Services
9. AEE in Border Road Engg. Services GR

Mechanical Engineering

1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
2. Indian Railway Stores Service
3. Indian Defense Service of Engineers
4. Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)
5. Central Water Engineering Service Group-A (Mechanical Post)
6. Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)
7. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
8. Indian Inspection Service Group A
9. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A
10. Indian Supply Service Group A (Mechanical Posts)
11. Assistant Executive Engineer Group A Geological Survey of India
12. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
13. Indian Naval Armament Service
14. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defense

Electrical Engineering

1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
2. Indian Railway Stores Service
3. Indian Defense Service of Engineers(Electrical Posts)
4. Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
5. Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
6. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
7. Indian Supply Service Group A (Electrical Posts)
8. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
9. Indian Naval Armament Service
10. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defense

Electronics Engineering

1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
2. Indian Railway Stores Service
3. Indian Telecom Service Group-A
4. Central Power Engineering Service (E&T Posts)
5. Engineer GCS Group A in WPC/MO(M/O Communication & IT)
6. Indian Inspection Service Group A (E&T Posts)
7. Indian Supply Service Group A (E&T Posts)
8. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
9. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
10. Indian Naval Armament Service
11. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defense

The nature of work of the bureaucrats largely depends on their engineering branch and the service or cadre where they are recruited, still they can move to any cadre, department, agency, organization, ministry or PSU of the Government of India. The post for which they are appointed is similar to their present one, either on deputation or absorption basis. On deputation basis its of fixed tenure (at least 5 years and extensible) and after the tenure the officer returns to their parent cadre. On absorption basis once the officer leaves the parent cadre he is being “absorbed” permanently by a new cadre.