Indian Engineering Services

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts this examination in June every year. The IES comprise Group A Services/Posts and Group B Services/ Posts in 4 categories – Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering.

EXAM DETAILS

Part I

The written examination comprises of two sections: Section I consisting of only objective-type questions and Section II of conventional papers. Both sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant Engineering disciplines, i.e., Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. The standard of papers will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University. The syllabus is indicated in the Notice of the Examination, normally published in December of the year previous to the year of examination.

Part IIPersonality Test, carrying a maximum of 200 marks, for candidates who qualify on the basis of the written examination

SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT SERVICES FOR WHICH RECRUITMENT IS BASED ON THE RESULTS OF IES ARE:
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Telecommunication / Electronic Engineering Posts)
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Military Engineer Service (IDSE)
  • Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre)
  • Survey of India Service, Group – A
  • Central Water Engineering Services (Civil / Mechanical)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil / Electrical / Mechanical)
  • Central Power Engineering Srevice (Electrical / Mechanical / Telecommunication)