Indian Engineering Service is formerly known as IES is a national level examination conducted by UPSC every year. The exam is organized for engineering candidates of technical graduates to serve under the Government of India. The exam consists of five tests conducted in three-stages by the UPSC for recruiting IES personnel - IES Preliminary, IES Main & Personality Test. It is one of the most sought- after career for the engineering graduates in India. ESE is considered as one of the toughest examinations in India due to fewer posts and high competition.
Engineering Services Examination is conducted for four main branches of engineering namely.
➣Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
UPSC IES Exam 2019
Union Public Service Commission's Indian Engineering Services/ Engineering Services Examination
Union Public Service Commission
Mode of Test
Once a year
Marking Pattern (Prelims)
Category (Civil, Mechanical, EEE, Electronics, and Telecommunication)
Marking Pattern (Mains)
Category (Civil, Mechanical, EEE, Electronics, and Telecommunication )
No negative marking for Prelims
Before filling the examination form the candidates must check the eligibility criteria and then proceed further. The candidates who are not eligible for the exam their form will be rejected from the authority. Below we have separately mentioned the eligibility criteria based on Nationality, Educational Qualification, Age.
A candidate must be either:
Note: All these candidates from neighbouring countries must hold eligibility certificate from the Government of India.
Group of Posts
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)
Central Public Works Department
C.E.S. Group ‘A’, CE&MES Gr ‘A’
Directorate General Ordnance Factories
I.O.F.S. Group ‘A’
Central Electricity Authority
C.P.E. Service Gr ‘B’
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Central Engineering Service Gr. ‘A’ (Roads)
Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, Dept. of Telecommunication & Deptt. of Posts
AEE of P&T Building Works Gr ‘A’ Service,
Engineer in Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals
I.I.S. Gr ‘A’,
Central Water Commission
Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
Geological Survey of India
Assistant Executive Engineer Gr ‘A’
Min of Science and Technology,
Dept. of Science and Technology
Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service
Border Roads Organisation
BRES Gr. ‘A’
Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I
Military Engineer Services
Indian Defence Service of Engineers (lDSE) Group ‘A’
AEE(QS&C( in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre
Corps of Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, Min of Defence.
AEE Gr ‘A’(Elect. Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence.
IES 2019 Exam Centres
Panaji ( Goa )
DharwadIES 2019 Exam Centres
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