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About IES

IES – Indian Engineering Services - refers to the services that cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the IES exam and the Union Government of India appoints IES officers based on the recommendations made by the UPSC. Most of the IES officers are associated with the PSUs - Public Sector Units including roads, railways, inspection, manufacturing, power, public works, and telecommunication.

• Exam conducted in the month of: June (usually)
• Important Dates for ESE - 2017 (Proposed)

Activities Time Frame
ESE (Pre.)
Objective Paper - 1 (General Ability Test) 2nd Sunday of February
(i.e., between Feb. 8th and 14th Feb.)
Objective Paper - 2 (Engineering Discipline Test)
Results of ESE (Pre.)
Last Date of Application to ESE (MAINS) 30th May
Objective Paper - 1 (General Ability Test) 2 Days on 3rd sets of Weekends (Sat. & Sun.) of July
Objective Paper - 2 (Engineering Discipline Test) Objective Paper - 1 (General Ability Test)
Result of ESE (MAINS) (Marks of ESE (Pre.) shall also be added to marks of ESE (MAINS) while preparing list of successful candidates for Personality Test End of September
Personality Test Interview 1st Nov. - 15th Dec.
Medical Examination (For Candidates Appearing Interview Within 10 Working Days to Date of Interview of Candidates
Submission of Medical Examination Report to Ministry of Railways (For all the Candidates) 15th January
Final Result of ESE after Personality Test End of January
Allotment of Services End of March
Appointment Letter First Week of March
Date of Joining First Monday of April (i.e., between 1st and 7th
Application fees
For Gen and OBC Male candidates Rs. 200/-
For SC/ST/Women candidates No Fee

• Eligibility Criteria The candidate age should be between 21-30 years as on 1 January (for general candidates) of the year they are taking the exam. The upper limit is relaxed for certain sections of the candidates.

• Preparing for the IES Written Test
General English
This paper will test the basic knowledge of the candidates and their general understanding about the subject - English.

General Knowledge This paper will test the candidate about his knowledge on current affairs and on how observant he is of everyday matters. He will also be assessed for his know-how about the application of scientific aspects in day-today life - the way an educated person may be able to observe. He will also be asked to answer questions related to Geography, history and other subjects. The toughness level of the questions will be such that a candidate should be able to answer the questions without much study or practice.

Preparing for either one of the subjects - Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
For each subject, a detailed syllabus is chalked out. You can refer to the syllabus of the subject of your choice, get well acquainted with the same, and begin your preparation accordingly.

IES Personal Interview
The personal interview will take place only once a candidate has cleared the written test. Comprising 200 marks, the personal interview will assess a candidate on leadership qualities, physical and mental abilities, presence of mind and social qualities, which includes interaction with others, approach towards people and ability to work in with others as a team, etc.

• Exam Pattern

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