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Indian Engineering Services Examination, UPSC (Union Public Service commision) conducts engineering Services Examination for recruitment in various engineering services/posts in various Government Departments. The recruitment is done for four categories: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. These jobs are considered to be highly reputed therefore a large number of candidates appear for IES examination but there are only a limited vacancies nearly 582. The selected candidates get a handsome pay in addition to several other incentives of Government jobs and job security.

The selection to Engineering Services Examination is through two stages:

Written Tests and Interview. Only the candidates who quality the written tests are called for Interview.

The written tests are of 1000 marks and Interview is of 200 marks.

IES 2015 Selections are made for the following services and posts:


IES-Department through MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Group A Services/Posts

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Water Engineering Gr.'A'Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the corps of EME, Ministry of Defence.
  • Assistant Naval Store officer Grade I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts.
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) [Mechanical Engineering Posts] in Boarder Roads Engineering Service Group 'A').
  • Indian Supply Service, Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

IES - Eligibility

Nationality: A candidate must be either:

  • (a) a citizen of India
  • (b) a subject of Nepal
  • (c) a subject of Bhutan
  • (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued by the Government of India.

  • (a) 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, 2015 (expected as per ESE-2015 notification released by UPSC) i.e He/She must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1983 and not later than 1st January,1992.
  • (b) The upper age limit is 30 years will be relaxed upto 35 years in case of Government servants of the following categories, and 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)/Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible. (For Further details visit ESE-2015 notification)
  • 1. A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department/Office during the period of his probation. However this relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer so appointed provided he/she already retains a lien on a permanent post in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below.

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

For admission to the examination, a candidate must have :
  • Obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or
  • Passed Section A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time.
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India.

Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Engineering, Gr. 'A' in Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification

Mentioned below namely:-

M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

NOTE-1 : A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him/her educationally qualified for this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the result of written part of the examination.

NOTE-2 : In exceptional cases, the Commission may treat a candidate, who has not any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule, as educationally qualified provided that he/she has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.

NOTE-3 : A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a foreign University which is not recognised by Government, may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

Physical standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination, 2012 as per guidelines given in Appendix-II of the Rules for the Engineering Services Examination, 2012 published in the Gazette of India.

IES-Exam Pattern

Part-1 : The written Examination will comprise two sections-Section I consisting only of objective types of questions and Section II of conventional papers. Both Sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering disciplines viz. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The standard and syllabi prescribed for these papers are given in Schedule to the Appendix. The details of the written Examination i.e. subject, duration and maximum marks allotted to each subject are given in para 2 below.

Part-2 : Personality test carrying a maximum of 200 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the basis of the written examination.

NOTE : Candidates are advised to read carefully special instructions to candidates for conventional type tests and objective type tests given in Appendix-IV (Part A & Part B) including the procedure regarding filling in the Answer Sheet of objective type tests in the Examination Hall.

Part-3 : In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

Part-4 : Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.

Part-5 : Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.

Part-6 : The Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination. The Objective Type papers as contained in Section-I of the Plan of the Examination will be evaluated first and evaluation of the Conventional Type Papers contained in Section-II of the Plan of Examination will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Objective Types Papers, as fixed by the Commission.

Part-7 : Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.

Part-8 : Deduction upto 5 per cent of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.

Part-9 : Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional papers of the Examination.

Part-10 : In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.

Part-11 : Website at address http://www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.




IES, Indian Engineering Services Exam Schedule:-

  • INDIAN ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAMINATION Notification is expected to be released by first week of April and Examination will be held in the month of June.
  • Personality test / Interview : 200 Marks (After qualifying written examination)
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  • Mode of Application : Online Through UPSC Official website (http://www.upsc.gov.in)
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* Marks secured by the last qualified candidate in Objective Type Papers for evaluation of conventional Papers (Out of 600 marks)

Branch General OBC SC ST
Mechanical Engineering 222 215 173 135

* Marks secured by the last qualified candidate of call of interview (Out of 1000 marks)

Branch General OBC SC ST
Mechanical Engineering 418 373 320 290
Community General OBC ST&SC PH
%age/Marks 15%(30/200) 15%(30/200) 10%(20/200) 10%(20/200)

* Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate for appointment (Out of 1200 marks)

Branch General OBC SC ST
Mechanical Engineering 584 544 479 439


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