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  • IES – ESE 2018

    About IES Exam

    Indian Engineering Services or IES consists of a select base of engineers working under the GOI (Government of India). IES officials hold the Class-1 officer post/designation. Their prime responsibility includes administering the Public Sector Indian economy. The IES job role can be broadly classified as managing PSUs such as Indian Railways, Telecom, Power sector to working for Central Water engineering, Central Engineering Service, Defence Service of Engineers, etc., depending upon individual engineering specialisation or the nature of service they are recruited for.

    Candidates seeking recruitment for an IES post, need to appear for a competitive exam called the Engineering Services Examination or IES exam. UPSC IES is a single exam, including all engineering branches, held by the UPSC or the Union Public Services Commission to recruit candidates for the IES posts. The IES exam pattern is the same every year, constituting of a written exam and an interview.

    Those who qualify the Engineering Services Examination are eligible for recruitment in the identified four categories:

    • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering

    Nature of work of IES Officers

    IES officials perform various job roles, spanning across technical and managerial work delivery for the GOI. The initial designation an IES officer holds is of Assistant Executive Engineer and going up in the hierarchy; the highest post is Chairman or Managing Director. The entire career tenure of an IES office is smooth and the career progression positive, with IES officers gaining high esteem and job value. The IES salary is good depending upon the esteemed position and their critical role under the GOI.

    Career Path of Engineers in IES

    After having gained an experience of 3-4 years, an IES official is given a promotion to the next designation of an Engineer, Work Manager or Director. Post eight years of IES service, an individual is officially designated as Joint Director/Deputy General Manager.

    Post that, the Joint Director is eligible for the position of Chief Engineer/Joint General Manager-level 2 IES officer. Mostly, engineers with at least 20 years of experience are in consideration for the post of Chief Engineer/Additional General Manager, and after 30 years an individual is entitled to the position of Senior General Manager/Engineer-in-Chief. The best IES performers with an experience of over 34 years are eligible for designation of CM or MD of a governmental unit or organisation.

    IES Vacancies, Job Posts, and Exam Branches

    UPSC ESE 2018 Examination dates have been recently declared. The Commission is inviting applications from engineering graduates. ESE 2018 Prelims will be conducted on January 07, 2018 followed by the Mains on July 07, 2018. All engineering graduates with a degree or an equivalent qualification can apply till the last date of submission, i.e. October 23, 2017, until 6.00 pm.

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    CategoryServices
    Category I - Civil Engineering Group-A Services/ Posts(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
    (iv) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts)
    (v) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts)
    (vi) AEE (Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
    (vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers
    (viii) Indian Skill Development Service
    Category II-Mechanical Engg Group-A/B Services/Posts(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (iv) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (v) AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A.
    (vi) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (vii) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Min of Defence
    (viii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Mechanical)
    (ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (x) Indian Skill Development Service
    (xi) Indian Naval Armament Service
    (xii) Asst. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mech. Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
    (xiii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    Category III - Electrical Engg Group-A/B Services/Postsi) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (v) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence
    (vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electrical)
    (vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (viii) Indian Skill Development Service
    (ix) Indian Naval Armament Service
    (x) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
    (xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Eng Group-A/B Services/Posts(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
    (iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
    (v) AEE Gr ‘A’(Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence
    (vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electronics & Telecom.)
    (vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics and Telecom Eng Posts)
    (viii) Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’
    (ix) Indian Skill Development Service
    (x) Indian Naval Armament Service
    (xi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electronics & Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
    (xii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
    (xiii) Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’

    IES Exam Category-wise Eligibility

    Nationality/Category

    A. Citizen of India
    B. A subject of Nepal
    C. A subject of Bhutan
    D. A Tibetan Refugee who is permanently staying in India until January 01, 1962
    E. Indian origin individual from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
    Note: Candidates in B, C, D and E categories need to have a certificate proof of eligibility issued by the GOI. An offer of appointment will be issued on the submission of the eligibility certificate copy.

    Age Limit

    At least 21 years old and not above 29 years old on August 01, 2018.

    SC/ST candidates – relaxed upper age limit up to 35 years.

    OBC candidates- relaxed upper age limit up to 33 years.

    Candidates from the State of Jammu & Kashmir staying from January 1980 to December 1989 –relaxed upper age limit of up to 35 years.

    Candidates Ex-servicemen- –relaxed upper age limit of up to 35 years. This relaxation is subject to Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs, who have been in the Military Services for at least 5 years as on August 01, 2018. The ex-servicemen should have completed assignment or in process of completion due within one year from August 01, 2018.

    Minimum Educational Qualifications

    a) Engineering degree holder from a University recognized under the Act of the Central or State Legislature in India.
    b)An engineering degree holder from any other Educational Institutions set up under an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
    c) Engineering students who have cleared Sections A & B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India).
    d) Candidates who have secured an Engineering degree or diploma from a foreign University or College and Institution recognized by the Government of India.
    e) Candidates who have cleared the Graduate Membership Exam of the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).
    f) Candidates who have cleared the Associate Membership Exam Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India.
    g) Candidates who have cleared Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959
    Note 1. Candidates who have appeared for any of the above-exams and awaiting their results are considered eligible to apply for the IES exam. Their admission, however, is provisional and can be cancelled if they fail to submit the proof of passing the exam.

    Note 2. Only in certain cases, the UPSC may accept candidate applications who do not necessarily qualify as mentioned above but are qualified candidates from other educational institutes considered to be at par (in standards) in the opinion of the UPSC IES examination authorities.

    Note 3. Any qualified candidate from a foreign university not recognized by the GOI can apply subject to admission at the UPSC discretion.

    Medical Exam

    Candidates on a recommendation by the UPSC for the IES exam will undergo a medical examination. The medical exam is held at various Railway Offices by the Ministry of Railway Officials.

    IES Exam Pattern

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    PrelimsPaper - IObjective-type questionsGeneral Studies and
    Engineering Aptitude
    Exam Duration of 2 hoursTotal marks allocation is 200
    Paper - 2Objective-type questionsEngineering
    Discipline
    Exam Duration of 3 hoursTotal marks allocation is 300
    MainsPaper - IConventional format Engineering
    Discipline - I
    Exam Duration of 3 hoursTotal marks allocation is 300
    Paper - 2Conventional formatEngineering
    Discipline - II
    Exam Duration of 3 hoursTotal marks allocation is 300

    IES Selection Procedure

    IES ESE 2018 Selection Procedure is three-staged:

    Stage 1 – the Preliminary exam which is the qualifying stage.

    Stage 2 – candidates who clear the Preliminary examination stage are eligible to appear for the level 2 exams called the Mains.

    Stage 3 – the Interview or personality test is for candidates who are in the merit list prepared on the basis of the Mains.

    The outcome will be based on reports analysis or marks scored in the final round or through an aggregate evaluation of the three rounds.

    IES Exam Syllabus

    The syllabus for IES exam is of graduate level, with topics spanning the syllabus of engineering. The syllabus is categorised on the basis of the engineering stream the aspirant is from, namely Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics & Telecommunication. The detailed IES 2018 syllabus is given below.

    General Studies

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

    IES Branch-Wise Syllabus 

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    Paper Civil EngineeringElectronics & Telecommunication EngineeringMechanical EngineeringElectrical Engineering
    Paper I- Building Materials
    - Solid Mechanics
    - Design of Steel Structure
    - Structural Analysis
    - Construction Practice & Management
    -Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
    - Basic Electrical Engineering
    - Basic Electronics Engineering
    - Electronics Measurements & Instruments
    - Material Science
    -Analog and Digital Circuits
    - Network Theory
    - Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
    -Fluid Mechanics
    - Turbomachinery
    - IC Engines, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
    - Power Plant Engineering
    - Renewable Sources of Energy
    - Electrical Materials
    - Engineering Mathematics
    - Electrical and Electronics Measurements
    - Electric Circuits and Fields
    - Computer Fundamentals
    - Basic Electronics Engineering
    Paper II- Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering
    - Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines, Hydro Power
    - Geotechnical Engineering & Foundation Engineering
    - Environmental Engineering
    - Transportation Engineering
    - Surveying &Geology
    - Control Systems
    - Analog and Digital Communication System
    - Electromagnetics
    - Computer Architecture and Organisation
    - Advanced Communication Topics
    - Advanced Electronics Topics
    - Mechanism & Machines
    - Engineering Mechanics
    - Engineering Materials
    - Design of Machines Elements
    - Mechatronics and Robotics
    - Manufacturing, Maintenance, Industrial Engineering
    - Systems and Signal Processing
    - Analog and Digital Electronics
    - Electrical Machines
    - Control System
    - Power Electronics and Devices
    - Power System

    ESE Schedule 2018

    This year UPSC has published 588 vacant IES engineers post to be filled through the ESE 2018, according to the notification.

    • IES Application Form was made available for download until October 23, 2017
    • IES Admit Card 2018 will be released in December 2017
    • ESE 2018 Prelims will be held on January 07, 2018
    • The Prelims result will be announced in February 2018
    • IES Mains Exam 2018 will be held on July 01, 2018
    • The Mains results will be announced in August 2018
    • IES Personal Interview round will start from the first week of November in 2018

    Check UPSC ESE 2018 Notification.

    Departments and Posts Allocation Through IES Exam

    A. Electronics Engineering

    1. Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
    2. Indian Railway Stores Service
    3. Indian Telecom Service Group-A
    4. Central Power Engineering Service (E&T Posts)
    5. Engineer GCS Group A in WPC/MO(M/O Communication & IT)
    6. Indian Inspection Service Group A (E&T Posts)
    7. Indian Supply Service Group A (E&T Posts)
    8. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
    9. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
    10. Indian Naval Armament Service
    11. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence

    B. Electrical Engineering

    1. Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
    2. Indian Railway Stores Service
    3. Indian Defence Service of Engineers(Electrical Posts)
    4. Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
    5. Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Post)
    6. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
    7. Indian Supply Service Group A (Electrical Posts)
    8. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
    9. Indian Naval Armament Service
    10. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence

    C. Mechanical Engineering

    1. Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
    2. Indian Railway Stores Service
    3. Indian Defence Service of Engineers
    4. Central Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)
    5. Central Water Engineering Service Group-A (Mechanical Post)
    6. Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Post)
    7. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
    8. Indian Inspection Service Group A
    9. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A
    10. Indian Supply Service Group A (Mechanical Posts)
    11. Assistant Executive Engineer Group A Geological Survey of India
    12. Assistant Naval Store Officer Grade-I in Indian Navy
    13. Indian Naval Armament Service
    14. Assistant Executive Engineer in Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence

    D. Civil Engineering

    1. Indian Railway Service of Engineers
    2. Central Engineering Service
    3. Indian Defence Service of Engineers
    4. Indian Railway Stores Service
    5. Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A
    6. Central Water Engineering Service
    7. Indian Ordnance Factories Services
    8. AEE in P&T building works Group-A Services
    9. AEE in Border Road Engg. Services GR-A

    IES Officers’ Salary

    After the 7th pay commission, the IES salary is like an IAS Officer’s salary. Now, the IES officers are entitled to additional benefits and a higher salary and many allowances as well.

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    LEVELPAY SCALE GRADE PAY
    Junior (Entry) Level Rs. 15600 – 39100/- Rs. 5400/-
    Senior Scale Rs. 15600/- 39100/- Rs. 6600/-
    Junior Administrative Grade Rs. 15600-39100/- Rs. 7600/-
    Selection Grade Pay Rs. 37400-6700/- Rs. 8700/-
    Super Time Scale Rs. 37400 – Rs.67000 Rs. 8700/-
    Super Time Scale Rs. 37400 – Rs.67000 Rs. 10,000
    Apex Pay Scale Rs. 80,000/- No Grade Pay
    Cabinet Secretary Grade Rs. 90,000/- No Grade Pay

    Break-up of Salary at Entry Level

    After the initial appointment as Assistant Engineer, the IES officers are entitled to the total salary and allowance as follows:

    • Basic salary = 15600 – 39100/-
    • Grade pay = 5400
    • Net basic salary becomes = 21000
    • Dearness Allowance = 113 % of 21000 = 23730
    • HRA = 30 % of (21000+23730) = 13419
    • Transport allowance = 6600 (for Tier 1 cities)
    • Gross salary = 21000+23730+13419+6600 : 64749

    Deductions

    • 10% of gross for the Pension fund
    • Central Govt. Employees Group insurance scheme = 325
    • NPS contribution = 10% of Basic + DA
    • Income Tax – a function of savings and investment in different schemes

    Yearly package considering CTC is around 8 lac.

    Allowances and Privileges Available for IES Officers

    1. Residential Quarters (Type IV to Type VIII) OR HRA
    2. Official Vehicle
    3. Dearness Allowance
    4. CGHS Medical Facility
    5. Leave Travel Allowance/ Tour Allowance
    6. Gratuity
    7. Provident Fund (Where IDA Applicable)
    8. Leave Encashment
    9. Personal Assistant
    10. Driver
    11. Peon
    12. Domestic Servant

    IES Exam Application Form

    IES applicants need to check the eligibility criteria for admission to the Engineering Services Examination. The admissions at various stages of the IES exam are strictly provisional and are subject to confirmation only if the candidate meets the specified eligibility conditions.

    Time Window for Application Submission

    The online application process for IES 2018 begins from September 27, 2017.  Candidates can apply online through UPSC’s official website.

    How to Fill IES Application Form – Step by Step Instructions

    To apply online for IES exam, follow these instructions:

    • Visit the website for IES exam 2018 and click ‘Apply online’
    • View the details before filling the form
    • Applicants need to fill Part I Registration including details like Name, Address, Age etc., and then Part II
    • Upload the required documents and attach a scanned photograph
    • Sign the form by uploading a scanned signature
    • Make payment of the fee through the online payment mode
    • Submit the form
    • Save the registration number or application number and take a print out for future reference

    Apply online for UPSC ESE 2018 Exam.

    IES Examination Application Fee

    During the submission of UPSC ESE 2018 Application Form, the fee payment can be made using the preferred online mode such as the debit or credit card, net banking, pay-in-slip, etc. from an Indian (state) Bank recognised by the Government of India.

    SC/ST or physically handicapped and female candidates- no fees.

    General or OBC category candidates fee- Rs 200.

    The application fee is non-refundable.

    IES Exam Admit Card

    • The UPSC IES 2018 admit card for the prelims was available in December 2017
    • The UPSC IES 2018 admit card for the mains is likely to be available in June 2018

    It is compulsory to carry the IES exam admit card to the examination hall. It is released online and carries important candidate details including the name, exam centre details, roll number etc.

    IES Exam Admit Card 2018 is available for download using the link.

    Important Details of the UPSC ESE exam

    Important details of the UPSC ESE exam include the following

    Employment Kind– Central Govt Jobs

    Post Name: ESE (Engineering Services Examination)

    Post Location: Across India

    Number of Vacancies: 588 including 18 PH (LDCP-15 & HI-03) vacancies

    The total vacancies of around 588 posts will include reservations for candidates in the SC/ST, OBC and Physically Disabled Categories as recognised by the Government of India.

    The UPSC IES applicants will be recruited under set (refer to the table below) categories.

    Name of the Posts

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    CategoryServices
    Category I - Civil Engineering Group-A Services/ Posts(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Civil Engineering Post)
    (iv) Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts)
    (v) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts)
    (vi) AEE (Civil Engg Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
    (vii) Indian Defence Service of Engineers
    (viii) Indian Skill Development Service
    Category II-Mechanical Engg Group-A/B Services/Posts(i) Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (iv) Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (v) AEE (Mech Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A.
    (vi) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (vii) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of EME, Min of Defence
    (viii) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Mechanical)
    (ix) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    (x) Indian Skill Development Service
    (xi) Indian Naval Armament Service
    (xii) Asst. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Mech. Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
    (xiii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    Category III - Electrical Engg Group-A/B Services/Postsi) Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (iv) Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (v) AEE Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence
    (vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electrical)
    (vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    (viii) Indian Skill Development Service
    (ix) Indian Naval Armament Service
    (x) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electrical Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
    (xi) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Eng Group-A/B Services/Posts(i) Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
    (ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts)
    (iii) Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
    (iv) Indian Ordnance Factories Service AWM/JTS (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
    (v) AEE Gr ‘A’(Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence
    (vi) Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO-II (Electronics & Telecom.)
    (vii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics and Telecom Eng Posts)
    (viii) Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’
    (ix) Indian Skill Development Service
    (x) Indian Naval Armament Service
    (xi) Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I (Electronics & Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy
    (xii) Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
    (xiii) Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’

    Role of Cut-off Marks in IES selection process

    The Prelims cut-off marks for IES exam 2018 will be released around the same time as the result announcement of the Prelims.  Examinees must score more or an equal of the cut-off marks to be eligible for the Mains. The cut-off point is different for the two exams. The cut-off tip evaluation is based on the number of students appearing for the IES exam and the average passing percentages etc.  The cut-offs are released on the official web page of UPSC at the time of result declaration.

    Exam Results for all IES Recruitment

    The UPSC IES results are announced on the official website of UPSC.

    The Prelims results for IES exam will be declared in March/April 2018.

    The Mains result will be announced in September/October 2018.

    The UPSC IES 2018 final result is yet to be notified.

    UPSC also releases the list of candidates,  put in order of merit, based on the Mains exam results of the IES exam and the personality test/interview held with the candidates. The list is the recommendation of the Commision to appoint deserving candidates for the engineering posts under the Government of India in the concerned Ministries and Departments.

    Why Are Mock Tests Important in IES Exam Preparation?

    Online test series/mock tests are constructed keeping in mind the current year’s trend of the IES exam and the previous year’s IES question papers. Only experienced faculty members and professors from reputed universities are enrolled to prepare the mock test series. The online test series includes subject-wise and full syllabus tests. It is important for all candidates to practice using the mock test formats and do regular performance assessment apart from acquiring effective time management exam habits. Online coaching institutes assist in analysing the individual score and suggest ways to improve performance.

    Importance of Previous Year IES Question Papers & Answer Keys

    IES exam previous year question papers are a must practice for the current year aspirants. It helps them to analyze the exam format and study the questions pattern over the years. Candidates have access to the best data for preparation. In addition to practising the questions, the IES exam aspirant will also notice that many questions are repeated in the UPSC IES over the years. It is recommended to solve the questions and refer to the answer key to evaluate own performance.

    How to Prepare for IES Exam?

    • The UPSC ISE questions are set in objective and conventional format, so it is important to focus on theoretical concepts and learning the problem-solving techniques
    • Improving personal writing and presentation skills and laying focus on subjective theories and its explanation, the derivations and diagrams or equation will help score more in conventional paper formats
    • A candidate must know the exam pattern in detail. Knowing concerning facts like the number of technical and non-technical questions, negative marking, exam duration or section weight etc. is crucial
    • Practice using the previous year IES exam question papers
    • Refer to books for derivations and equations, concepts, subjective theory etc.
    • Practice short-cut techniques for solving numerically
    • Improve GK through newspapers, websites, news channels, etc.
    • Acquire time management skills and do target-based practice using previous year question papers or mock tests
    • Study English and General Studies every day for one hour
    • Distribute the study hours evenly between general ability and technical paper sections
    • Have short-term study goals for effective preparation execution
    • Prepare notes for technical subjects for quick reference, like formulas notes

    Medical Standards/Specifications

    Height & Chest Measurement

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    ServiceGenderHeightChest Girth
    Fully Expanded
    Expansion
    BRES. Gr. ‘A’ in Border
    Roads Organisation
    Male152 cm84 cm5 cm
    Female150 cm79 cm5 cm
    MES Service Gr. ANot Required5 cm
    Indian Ordnance
    Factories Service Gr. A
    Not Required5 cm

    Vision

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    S. No.ServiceDistant VisionNear Vision
    Better Eye
    (Corrected
    Vision)
    Worse EyeBetter Eye
    (Corrected
    Vision)
    Worse Eye
    A. Technical
    1Railway Engineering
    Service
    (EE, ME, CE &
    Signal)
    6/6 or 6/96/12 or 6/9J/IJ/II
    21. Central Engineering
    Service, Group-A
    2. Central Electrical
    and Mechanical
    Engineering Service, Gr. A
    3. Central Water
    Engineering
    Service Gr ‘A’
    4. Central Power
    Engineering
    Service Gr ‘A’ &Gr ‘B’
    5. Central Engineering
    Service (Roads), Group-A
    6. Indian Radio Regulatory
    Service Gr ‘A’
    7. Indian Telecommunication
    Service Gr. ‘A’, J.T.O
    Gr. B, 8. Assistant Executive
    Engineer
    in P&T Building works
    (Gr. ‘A’) Service
    9. Indian Naval
    Armament Service.
    Indian Naval
    Stores Service,
    10. Indian Ordnance Factories
    Service Group A.
    Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service,
    11. Indian Inspection
    Service (Asstt. Dir.
    Grade-I)
    6/6 or 6/96/12 or 6/9J/IJ/I
    31. AEE Gr ‘A’ in Corps
    of EME
    2. Military Engineer
    Service, Gr. A. (IDSE)
    3. AEE(QS&C) in
    Military Engineer Service(MES)
    Surveyor Cadre
    4. BRES Gr.‘An’ in
    Border Roads
    Organisation
    6/6 or 6/96/18 or 6/9J/IJ/II
    B. Non Technical
    41. Indian Railway
    Stores Service
    2. Indian Supply
    Service Gr ‘A’
    3. Geological
    Survey of India
    Engineering
    Service Gr ‘A’
    6/96/12 J/IJ/II

    NOTE (1) :

    (a) In respect of the Technical Service mentioned above, the total amount of myopia (including the cylinder) shall not exceed—4,00 D. Total amount of Hypermetropia (including the cylinder) shall not exceed+400D : provided that in case a candidate in respect of the Services classified as “Technical” (other than the Services under the Ministry of Railways) is found unfit on the grounds of high myopia the matter shall be referred to special boards of three Ophthalmologists to declare whether this myopia is Pathological or not. In case it is not pathological, the candidate shall be declared fit provided he fulfils the visual requirements otherwise.

    (b) In every case of myopia funds examination should be carried out and the results recorded. In the event of any pathological condition being present which is likely to be progressive and affect the efficiency of the candidate, he shall be declared unfit.

    (c) Radial Keratotomy/Laser Correction etc. shall be considered as a disqualification for appointment in Railway Technical Services (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics). Permitted correction for conforming to prescribed visual standards is spectacles only.

    Colour Perception Criteria

    NOTE (2): The testing of colour vision shall be essential in respect of the Technical Services as mentioned above. Colour perception should be graded into higher and lower grade depending upon the size of the aperture in the lantern as described in the table below

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    S. No.GradeHigher Grade of Colour PerceptionLower Grade of Colour Perception
    1Distance Between
    the Lamp & the
    Candidate
    16 Feet16 Feet
    2Size of aperture1.3 mm13 mm
    3Time of Exposure5 seconds5 seconds

    For the Railway Engineering Services (Civil, Electrical, Signal and Mechanical) and other service connected with the safety of the public, a higher grade of colour vision is essential. However, for other services lower grade of colour vision should be considered sufficient.

    Technical Services or Posts Requiring Higher Grade Colour Perception

    (1) Railway Engineering Services

    (2) Indian Defence Service Engineer (IDSE)

    (3) Central Engineering Service (Roads)

    (4) Central Power Engineering Service. (Gr. ‘An’ and Gr. ‘B’)

    (5) Assistant Executive Engineer (Group ‘A’) in the Corps of EME

    (6) BRES Group ‘A’ in Border Roads Organisation

    (7) Survey of India, Group ‘A’ Service

    (8) Assistant Executive Engineer(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES) Cadre

    (9) Indian Inspection Service (Asst. Dir. Grade-I)

    Technical Service or Posts Requiring Lower Grade Colour Perception

    (1) Central Engineering Service

    (2) Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service

    (3) Indian Naval Armament Service

    (4) Indian Naval Stores Service

    (5) Indian Ordnance Factory Service

    (6) Central Water Engineering Service

    (7) Indian Radio Regulatory Service

    (8) Geological Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service

    (9) Asstt. Executive Engineer in P&T Building Works Gr ‘A’ Service

    Services for which Colour Perception is not required

    (1) Indian Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’

    (2) Junior Telecom Officer (General Central Service Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-ministerial)

    (3) Indian Railway Store Service, Group ‘A’

    (4) Indian Supply Service Group ‘A’

    March 16, 2018

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