Engineering Services Exam- Selection Process & Eligibility

Indian Engineering Services
IES (ESE)

Engineering Service Exam (IES Exam). Dear candidate, Today I am going to discuss Engineering services and its’ Responsibilities, Department of Services, Career growth, Pay-Scale & Facilities, Plan of Examination, Educational & Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, and Preparation Strategy. so let’s start.

Indian Engineering Services

  • What is the Indian Engineering Service Exam (IES Exam): Indian Engineering Services (IES) are the Services of the Union Government to manage the Technical functions of the Indian Govt.
  • The work performed by these Officers largely depends on their engineering branch and service. However, they can move to any Services, organization, agency, Department, Ministry, or public sector undertaking of the government of India.
  • The selection of the candidates is processed by an Examination through UPSC Called Engineering Services Examination (ESE) or Indian Engineering Service (IES).

Responsibility of an IES Officer

What are the Responsibilities of IES Officer: Engineering services is the service of Technical culture in India Responsible for technical management and growth. IES Officer Work and Responsibilities are as follows-

  • To control the Technical Organisation & departments all over India.
  • To Execute Technical Law and Order of Union Government Across India
  • To Manage and control Technical Service Accessibility which provided to Clints.
  • To Approve or Refuse the Tender of the services.
  • To set the Guidelines for the Technical services.
  • It visits and checks the manufacturers and Producers to assure it is in the guidelines or not.
  • etc…

Engineering Service Examination (ESE)

Indian Engineering Services

How Engineering Exam Conduct: This examination conducted by UPSC Once in a Year for Engineering services in India for the Various Branches and Department of Union and State Government. It Offers Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Job Positions, which allows you to take decision for Growth of the Country.

  • This Examination Carry 3 Stages. First is the Preliminary Exam and the Second is the main exam and the Third is the Personality Test (Interview).
  • Preliminary and Main exams are Objective and Descriptive type.
  • The preliminary exam carries 500 Marks, the Main Exam carries 600 Marks and at last Personality test carries 200 Marks.
  • The Selection of the Candidate is processed on the basis of these Total- 1300 Marks
  • UPSC and All the Departments have Authority to set Cut-off and those candidates are under the Cut-off criteria will be Appointed as IES Officer to Their Respective branch or Departments.
  • Cut off may differ for different branches and departments.

Examination fee

What is IES (ESE) Exam Fee: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/‐ (Rupees Two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.

Division in Engineering Services

Types of Engineering Services

How many branches are in Engineering Services: There are mainly four Branches/Divisions under the Engineering Services which Manages and Control the Law and Order in their respective divisions in India are as follows.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

If you belong to any of other branches can also apply because it will be taken as Sub Branches under these Main branches as EI, ET branches are both consider EC branch. So let’s know about the department belongs to these branches.offered by the Engineering Services, if you will select, you will able to join any of the departments.

Departments and Services list under IES (ESE)

Where IES Officers are Appoint: Engineering services offers a wide range of Departments and services, and all the departments can be divided according to their respective branches. Engineering services are mainly Group ‘A’ Services as below.

Civil Engineering: (Group ‘A’ services)

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  • AEE (Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • AEE (QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
  • Indian Skill Development Service.

Mechanical Engineering (Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ Services)

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • AEE (Elect. & Mech.) In Border Roads Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Skill Development Service.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts).

Electrical Engineering (Group ‘A’, & ‘B’ Services)

  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).
  • Indian Skill Development Service.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

Electronics and Communication Engineering (Group ‘A’, & ‘B’ Services)

  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Skill Development Service.
  • Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts).

If you are looking for any of the departments for Group A and B posts only is the way to join. Engineering Services offers top-level posts to the Engineering candidates because these all are government bodies, offer higher salary and many more benefits.

Pay Scale and Salary of the IES (ESE) Officer

What is the Salary of IES Officer: Pay-scale of the IES (ESE) officer is based on experience and duration of the Services. This pay-scale is based on 2019 Notification applicable for all the branches in Engineering Services. Apart from that, an Engineering Services Officer also get some facilities., as below-

Posts NameExperience
(Years)
Basic Pay
(Monthly)
Salary
(Monthly)
Assistant Executive Engineer/ Assistant DirectorEntry Level21,000/-1,28,200/-
Executive Engineer/ Deputy Director3-422,200/-1,46,100/-
Superintending Engineer/ Deputy General Director823,200/-1,72,000/-
Joint General manager/ Chief Engineer Level-21347,400/-1,90,650/-
Additional General Manager/ Chief Engineer2067,000/-2,25,300/-
Senior General Manager/ Engineer in Chief3080,000/-2,62,000/-
Chairmen/ Managing Director/ Director Genral3490,000/-300,000/-
Pay Scale

Facilities and Life of the IES (ESE) Officer

what Facilities does get an IES Officer: These facilities may differ from each other or according to the Department and branches. but some common are-

  • The facilities like Government house, conveyance allowance, LTC, HTC Maternity benefits, GPF, Group Insurance, gratuity, contributory pension, earned leave, and medical leave.
  • IES officers go on deputation to serve in various domestic and international organizations such as UN bodies, foreign governments, state governments, and PSUs.
  • Rent-free accommodation at minimal rates.
  • Security guards and domestic help
  • Option for taking study leave abroad
  • Free electricity or Phone call facility
  • High level of job security
  • POWER & RESPECT that an officer commands in a society.
  • Perks like Provident Fund leave, medical attendance, etc…
  • Lifetime pension and other retirement benefits
  • An attractive salary.
  • An official vehicle with beacons & siren.

These are some common facilities in Engineering Services now move on next Educational Requirements

Eligibility Criteria for IES Exam:

Eligibility for IES Examination as below-

Nationality:-

  • The candidate should be an Indian. Or
  • A Subject of Nepal or
  • A Subject of Bhutan or
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Or

Age:-

  • Candidate must have completed 21 to 30 years.
  • The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relatable
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to an SC/ST.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of three years if a candidate belongs to OBC.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to Defence personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to x-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service.
  • Relaxation up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya.

Educational Requirement:-

  • Candidate must have a Graduation in Engineering (B.tech/BE) degree.
  • Final year candidates are also eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engg. Posts) ‐ M.Sc. degree or it’s equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
  • For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’– M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.

Plan of the Examination

Plan of the Examination

Engineering services exams conducted by UPSC to screening the Eligible candidate. There are 3 main stages for the selection. which Organized once in a year and conduct by UPSC. The mode of the examination is Online and having three Stages of Selection, Preliminary examination, Main Examination, and Interview. As the Name is Engineering Services so this is Clear, the Competition Only for the Engineering Candidates.

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality test

And a Medical examination which is organized at Various Railway hospitals, to Check the Physical fitness of the candidate. So let’s know all in Detail.

Preliminary Examination

  • There are two papers in the pre-exam, all the questions are Objective and Descriptive type both and carry a total of 500 marks.
  • Paper-1, 200 marks, and paper-2, 300 marks, and The score of the pre-examination will be counted for merit.
  • After the pre-examination only selected candidates will be allowed to attend the main examination.
  • There will be 1/4th negative marking for the wrong answer in the MCQ type question.
  • Paper 1 asks General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Paper-2 asked the entire syllabus related to the respective branch.

Stage- 1 (Preliminary examination):-

SubjectMaximum marksDuration
Paper-1 (General studies and Engineering Aptitude) (MCQ Type)2002 Hour
Paper-2 (Engineering Branch Subjects) (Written essay type)3003 Hour
Total500
Pre exam Papers and its Marks and Duration

IES Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

Syllabus of the First paper is same for all branches and of Paper-2 is differ; it is according to the branches so here we discuss both.

Paper-1 (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude):-

  1. Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
  2. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  3. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  5. Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and services
  6. Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment.
  7. Basics of Project Management
  8. Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  9. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.
  10. Ethics and values in the engineering profession.

This syllabus is common for all branches now move on next paper-2 syllabus which is discuss according to Branch.

Contents for syllabi of both the Papers together for Preliminary Examination/Stage‐I (MCQ type Paper-2) and separately for Main/Stage‐II Examination (Conventional type Paper‐I and Paper-2)

Paper- 2 (Engineering Branch Subjects):-

Civil Engineering:-

  1. Building Materials
  2. Solid Mechanics
  3. Structure Analysis
  4. Design of Steel and Structures
  5. Design of Concrete and masonry structure
  6. Contraction Practice, planning, and management
  7. Flow of Fluids
  8. Hydraulics machines and Power
  9. Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering
  10. Environmental Engineering
  11. Geo-Technical and Foundation Engineering
  12. Transportation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering:-

  1. Fluid Mechanics
  2. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  3. IC Engine, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  4. Turbo Machinery
  5. Power Plant Engineering
  6. Renewable Sources of Energy
  7. Engineering Mechanics
  8. Engineering Materials
  9. Mechanism and Mechanics
  10. Design of Machine Elements
  11. Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  12. Mechatronics and Robotics

Electrical Engineering:-

  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Electrical; Materials
  3. Electric circuit and Field
  4. Electrical and Electronic Measurement
  5. Computer Fundamentals
  6. Basic Electronics Engineering
  7. Analog and Digital Electronics
  8. Systems ad Signal Processing
  9. Control System
  10. Electrical Machines
  11. Power Systems
  12. Power Electronic Devices

Electronics and Communication:-

  1. Basic Electronics Engineering
  2. Basic Electrical Engineering
  3. Materials Science
  4. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  5. Network Theory
  6. Analog and Digital Circuits
  7. Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  8. Control Systems:
  9. Computer Organization and Architecture
  10. Electro Magnetics
  11. Advanced Electronics Topics
  12. Advanced Communication Topics

These are the subjects in all the branches covering the syllabus asked in Paper 2 of Prelims and Paper 1 and paper 2 of main examination. After the Pre examination only selected candidates will be allow to attend the Main examination which is completely written examination. So now move on Main examination.

IES Main Examination:

There are two papers in the main examination carrying a total of 600 marks, covering the entire Syllabus of the Respective Engineering branch as follows.

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
Paper-1 Engineering Subjects3 Hour300 Marks
Paper-2 Engineering Subjects3 Hour300 Marks
Total 600 Marks
Main Examination table

Both the paper is conventional written type, and these paper are based on all over the Syllabus of respective engineering branches, are as follows

IES Main Exam Syllabus:

Syllabus is differ for all the branches, both the paper cover all syllabus of Engineering. As follow

Civil Engineering:-

Paper-1

  1. Building Materials
  2. Solid Mechanics
  3. Structure Analysis
  4. Design of Steel and Structures
  5. Design of Concrete and masonry structure
  6. Contraction Practice, planning and management

Paper-2

  1. Flow of Fluids, Hydraulics machines and Power
    • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow
    • Hydraulic Machines and Hydro power
  2. Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering
  3. Environmental Engineering
    • Water Supply Engineering
    • Waste Water Engineering
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Air, Noise pollution and Ecology
  4. Geo-Technical and Foundation Engineering
    • Geo‐technical Engineering
    • Foundation Engineering
  5. Surveying  and Geology
    • Surveying
    • Geology
  6. Transportation Engineering
    • Highway
    • Tunnelling
    • Railways System
    • Harbours
    • Airports

Mechanical Engineering:-

Paper-1

  1. Fluid Mechanics
  2. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  3. IC Engine, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  4. Turbo Machinery
  5. Power Plant Engineering
  6. Renewable Sources of Energy

Paper-2

  1. Engineering Mechanics
  2. Engineering Materials
  3. Mechanism and Mechanics
  4. Design of Machine Elements
  5. Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  6. Mechatronics and Robotics

Electrical Engineering

Paper-1

  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Electrical; Materials
  3. Electric circuit and Field
  4. Electrical and Electronic Measurement
  5. Computer Fundamentals
  6. Basic Electronics Engineering

Paper-2

  1. Analog and Digital Electronics
  2. Systems ad Signal Processing
  3. Control System
  4. Electrical Machines
  5. Power Systems
  6. Power Electronic Devices

Electronics and Communication

Paper-1

  1. Basic Electronics Engineering
  2. Basic Electrical Engineering
  3. Materials Science
  4. Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
  5. Network Theory
  6. Analog and Digital Circuits

Paper-2

  1. Analog and Digital Communication Systems
  2. Control Systems:
  3. Computer Organization and Architecture
  4. Electro Magnetics
  5. Advanced Electronics Topics
  6. Advanced Communication Topics

These all subjects are Covering all the syllabus asked in Engineering services main exams, the candidate must study all the basics and advance of all the subjects because the main examination is a conventional written type that’s why the Question will be solved on the notebook same as you write your semester examination.

Personality test/ Interview – IES Exam

The Score of the pre, main, and Personality test examination is counted for the Merit list. It is an interview type test to check the mental ability and Knowledge in Relevant field carrying 200 marks. All the selected candidates in the main examination will be allowed to appear in the Personality test.

  • The interview will be taken by one of the most experienced Board members of The Engineering Services.
  • He will ask the Question from the syllabus to check the Subject knowledge and personality, Psychology, Mental Ability.
  • And Most to know the Reason for Interest in joining the Engineering Services.
  • Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgment, variety, and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
  • Candidates should Aware Current Event of national and International in all Fields.

Preparation Strategy – IES Exam

  • There is no Short Track for the Preparation, you have to understand it.
  • Yes, any of the exams is crack only through smart Preparation Strategy, hard Working, and Continuity.
  • If you really want to crack the engineering Service Exam you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.
  • Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
  • It will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
  • Always read from Standard textbooks of your syllabus.
  • Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
  • Purchage any of the Online Test series and make a self test once in a week.
  • Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
  • Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
  • That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too.

Note-

  • The Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination
  • Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge
  • Deduction up-to five per cent of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.
  • In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
  • Candidates will be supplied with standard tables/charts in SI units in the Examination hall for reference purpose, wherever considered necessary
  • Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators for conventional (essay) type papers Only
  • Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.) while answering question paper

These important notes are applicable to the entire candidate for all the examinations and papers.

How to Apply for UPSC IES Exam:

Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in . And fill all the details correct and in the right manner. After the completion of the Application candidate will have to submit the Application fee, the Candidate has to save its’ fee receipt for further use and regularly check the official website. Please read full notification before apply.

Cut-off of IES (ESE) 2019 Exam:

Cut off is differ for all the branches as follows-

Civil Engineering Cut-off

CategoryMinimum Qualifying marks
Pre/ out of 500
Minimum Qualifying marks
Main/ Out of 1100
Final Stage
Out of 1300
General188541702
OBC185500668
SC159482640
ST143453596
PwBd-1088252466
PwBD-3052145241
Cut-Off Civil Engg

Mechanical Engineering Cut-off

CategoryMinimum Qualifying marks
Pre/ out of 500
Minimum Qualifying marks
Main/ Out of 1100
Final Stage
Out of 1300
General187539704
OBC187529709
SC166450649
ST169487639
PwBd-1099271496
PwBD-3053136236
Cut-off Mechanical Engg.

Electrical engineering Cut-off

CategoryMinimum Qualifying marks
Pre/ out of 500
Minimum Qualifying marks
Main/ Out of 1100
Final Stage
Out of 1300
General221547709
OBC211481677
SC191466629
ST172417577
PwBd-1188257417
PwBD-3079217420
Cut-Off Electrical Engg.

Electronics and Communication Cut-off

CategoryMinimum Qualifying marks
Pre/ out of 500
Minimum Qualifying marks
Main/ Out of 1100
Final Stage
Out of 1300
General226539698
OBC221502668
SC176548593
ST165427560
PwBd-1120285487
PwBD-3061208433
Cut-off Electronics & Comm. Engg.

All the Cut-off table create according to official cut-off notification- https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/CutOff-ESEM-19-Engl.pdf

Model Test Paper of IES (ESE) Exam:

All the Question Paper same in Format, for understanding the format click on link- https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/CIVIL_ENGINEERING_PAPER_I.pdf

Author’s View:

This is all about the Engineering Services of India and its’ Requirements process, Responsibilities, Department of Services, Career growth, Pay-Scale & Facilities, Plan of Examination, Educational & Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, and Preparation Strategy. I hope you like the information and it will be useful to you. if you have any doubt please write in the comment below. I will reply as soon as possible.

Thank You.

FAQ – Indian Engineering Service Exam:

What is meant by IES ?
IES- IES meant by Indian Engineering Services and Indian Economic Services. but Both are Different Branches of Central Civil Services, Exam for both conducted by UPSC once in a year.
What is Meant by ESE ?
ESE- Engineering service Examination is the part of Civil Services of Union Government in India. this Exam Conducted by UPSC once in a Year for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, and Communication engineering braches.
Who is IES/ESE Officer in India ?
An IES Officer meant by Engineering Service officer and Economic Service officer. both are Civil Services Officer who serves for union government in the favor of the country.

whereas ESE meant by Engineering Services Exam and this exam conducted by UPSC for Engineering service Officer that I already Mention.
Who conduct the Engineering Services Exam?
Every year UPSC Conduct the examination for Engineering services in India.
What is Difference between ESE and IES ?
An IES Officer meant by Engineering Service officer and Economic Service officer. both are Civil Services Officer who serves for union government in the favor of the country.

whereas ESE meant by Engineering Services Exam and this exam conducted by UPSC for Engineering service Officer that I already Mention.
What are the Indian Engineering Services ?
Indian Engineering Services (IES) are the Services of the Union Government to manage the Technical functions of the Indian Govt.
What is Meant be Engineering Services ?
Indian Engineering Services (IES) are the Services of the Union Government to manage the Technical functions of the Indian Govt. The work performed by these Officers largely depends on their engineering branch and service. However, they can move to any Services, organization, agency, Department, Ministry or public sector undertaking of the government of India.
How to Prepare for Engineering Services ?
1. If you really want to crack the engineering Service Exam you have to Study Continue and Never Break your Daily Routine.
2. Make a Habit of Reading Competitive Magazines, Good Newspaper, Economics News (National and International).
It will help you to gain knowledge for the Interview and General Study.
3. Always read from Standard textbooks of your syllabus.
4. Make your own notes, which helps to Revision at the time of Examination.
5. Purchase any of the Online Test series and make a self-test once in a week.
6. Always attend Group Discussions and Seminars relevant to your Field.
7. Open yourself up to others; it will help you to gain confidence.
That’s all are also part of the job profile, it will be your daily routine of the Service too.
What is Educational Qualification for Engineering service exam?
1. Candidate must have a Graduation in Engineering (B.tech/BE) degree.
2. The final year of Engineering candidates are also eligible.
3. For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engg. Posts) ‐ 4. M.Sc. degree or it’s equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
5. For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’– M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.
What is Eligibility for Engineering Services?
Basic:-
The candidate should be an Indian.
Candidate must have completed 21 to 30 years.
Age Relaxation Applicable as per govt. rules

Educational:-
1. Candidate must have a Graduation in Engineering (B.tech/BE) degree.
2. The final year of Engineering candidates are also eligible.
3. For Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engg. Posts) ‐ 4. M.Sc. degree or it’s equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.
5. For Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group ‘A’– M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a subject or Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.
How many Papers in Engineering Services Exam ?
The exam has two Stages of Written paper and Personality tests also.
First stage- Preliminary Carry Two paper
Paper-1: General Studies
Paper-2: Engineering Specific Subject

Second Stage- Main Exam Carry Two papers
Both Papers are Descriptive type belongs for Engineering Specific Subjects
What is the Maximum Marks in IES/ESE Exam ?
The exam has two Stages of Written paper and Personality tests also.
First stage- Preliminary Carry Two paper
Paper-1: General Studies (200 Marks/ 2 Hour)
Paper-2: Engineering Specific Subject (300 Marks/ 3 Hour)
Total: 500 Marks in Preliminary Stage

Second Stage- Main Exam Carry Two papers
Both Papers are Descriptive type belongs for Engineering Specific Subjects
Paper-1: 300 Marks / 3 Hour
paper-2: 300 Marks/ 3 Hour
Total: 600 marks in Main


Personality Test: 200 marks

Grand Total: 1300 Marks
What is syllabus for Civil Engineering in IES/ESE Exam ?
This Syllabus asked in Paper-2 of Pre exam and Both the Papers of the Main exam. The first paper of Pre is common for All.
syllabus:
Building Materials
Solid Mechanics
Structure Analysis
Design of Steel and Structures
Design of Concrete and masonry structure
Contraction Practice, planning, and management
Flow of Fluids
Hydraulics machines and Power
Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geo-Technical and Foundation Engineering
Transportation Engineering
What is syllabus for Mechanical Engineering in IES/ESE Exam ?
This Syllabus asked in Paper-2 of Pre exam and Both the Papers of the Main exam. The first paper of Pre is common for All.
syllabus:
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
IC Engine, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Turbo Machinery
Power Plant Engineering
Renewable Sources of Energy
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Materials
Mechanism and Mechanics
Design of Machine Elements
Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
Mechatronics and Robotics
What is syllabus for Electrical Engineering in IES/ESE Exam ?
This Syllabus asked in Paper-2 of Pre exam and Both the Papers of the Main exam. The first paper of Pre is common for All.
syllabus:
Engineering Mathematics
Electrical; Materials
Electric circuit and Field
Electrical and Electronic Measurement
Computer Fundamentals
Basic Electronics Engineering
Analog and Digital Electronics
Systems ad Signal Processing
Control System
Electrical Machines
Power Systems
Power Electronic Devices
What is syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering in IES/ESE Exam ?
This Syllabus asked in Paper-2 of Pre exam and Both the Papers of the Main exam. The first paper of Pre is common for All.
syllabus:
Basic Electronics Engineering
Basic Electrical Engineering
Materials Science
Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
Network Theory
Analog and Digital Circuits
Analog and Digital Communication Systems
Control Systems:
Computer Organization and Architecture
Electro Magnetics
Advanced Electronics Topics
Advanced Communication Topics
How many Attempts allow for IES/ESE Exam?
Only Six time any Candidate can Attend.
How to Apply for IES/ESE Exam ?
Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in . And fill all the details correct and in the right manner. After the completion of the Application candidate will have to submit the Application fee, the Candidate has to save its’ fee receipt for further use and regularly check the official website. Please read full notification before apply.
What is the syllabus of General Studies in IES/ESE Exam ?
This syllabus common for all the branches asked in Paper-1 of Preliminary examination
Syllabus:-
Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development
Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and services
Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment.
Basics of Project Management
Basics of Material Science and Engineering
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance, and technology-based education.
Ethics and values in the engineering profession.
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