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IES Admit Card 2018 For Prelims & Mains

The IES examination stands for Indian Engineering Services examination which is conducted by the UPSC. The examination recruits engineers who work under the Government of India as Class 1 officers from following engineering branches:

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

Procedure to download the Admit Card

In order to download the admit card, a candidate is required to follow the procedure mentioned below:
  • Visit the official website
  • Click on Admit Card
  • Click on the link Download IES Admit card 2018
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the same for future use

Important Dates related to the IES Admit Card

Last date for receiving applications23 October 2017
Admit card issue date for Preliminary Examination 201811 December 2017
UPSC Engineering Services Preliminary Examination 2018 07 January 2018 (SUNDAY)
Admit card issue date for Mains Examination 201804th week of June 2018
IES Engineering Services Main Exam 201801 July 2018 (SUNDAY)
Call letter for personality testTo be announced later

Important Instructions related IES/ESE Admit Cards

The admit card for IES 2018 will consist of all the important information of the candidate, in addition to the exam centre, exam date and the duration of the examination.
  • If there is any discrepancy found in the admit card, it is important to bring it to the notice of the concerned authority.
  • Every candidate should go through all the instructions thoroughly.
  • In addition to the IES admit card, the candidate should carry an original photo ID proof as well as a Xerox of the same.
  • Gadgets like mobile and calculator are prohibited in the examination hall.
  • Follow the rules mentioned on the OMR sheet and fill it carefully.
  • Keep the admit card safe and secure until the last stage of the selection process is complete.

Admit Card for Prelims Exam

The admit card for the Preliminary Examination will be issued to those candidates whose applications have been successfully received and accepted by the exam conducting authority. All the candidates who are appearing in the Prelims examination need to download the admit card in December 2017. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website. The Prelims examination is conducted in two papers, which carry a total of 500 marks. The first paper consists of General Studies and Engineering Aptitude, while the other has Engineering discipline-specific questions.

The candidates can download their admit card from the official website using their registration number and date of birth. The admit card will provide details about the examination, the timing, centre etc. Admit card will ensure that the candidate is eligible to appear for the examination and will be allowed into the examination hall. Without an admit card, the candidate will not be able to appear for the examination.

Admit Card for Mains Exam

The ESE admit card for the Mains examination will only be issued to those candidates who have qualified the Prelims examination. The Mains examination consists of engineering specific subjects of 600 marks. The admit card for the same will be issued in an online mode around mid-June and will be obtainable from the official website. Candidates must carry the admit card with them in order to appear for the examination.

The Mains examination is the second phase of the exam and only those candidates who have qualified the Prelims will be issued the admit card. With the admit card, a candidate can enter the examination hall and appear for the paper. The admit card should be saved even after the examination for future use and reference.

Admit Card for Personality Test

After the declaration of the Mains examination, UPSC will issue a notification to the qualified candidates about the e-letter for appearing in the Personality Test. Next, UPSC will issue the IES admit cards to the qualified entrants. The candidates will be able to download the same by providing their details. No summon letter will be sent by post. The personality test will carry 200 marks.

An admit card will be a letter of entry for the candidates to appear for the personality test. The last stage of the examination, personality test requires a valid admit card for the candidate. Hence, separate admit cards are issued for every stage of examination. The admit cards will only be available online, and the candidates will be able to download the same from the official website.

Vacancies & Selection Procedure

Vacancies: The exam conducting authority, UPSC, offers an opportunity to the aspirants who strive to join the Government services. Each year a notification is released for the recruitment of Engineers across different departments in the Government sector. About 440 vacancies are expected this year which lie across different sectors like Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Electrical Engineers. A large number of candidates apply for the same, but only a few are chosen due to the difficulty level of the examination. The number of vacancies has a significant impact on the cut off marks. The number of applications is constantly rising, and so is the level of difficulty of the examination.
Selection Procedure: - The selection process for recruitment 2018 will comprise of three steps. The candidates, who qualify the first step which is the Prelims, will be eligible for the Mains and those who qualify both the stages will be further called for the Personality Test. Those candidates who qualify all the three stages will be recruited from different departments. The performance of the candidate in all the three stages will be noted in order to select them for future recruitment. The Prelims is a gateway for the Mains wherein the candidates will have to reflect their knowledge about the specific subjects, and if they qualify the same, they will be chosen for the personality test which is the final round before the official recruitment.

FAQs related to Admit Card

Q: What are the required details in order to download the admit card?

A: Candidates require their Roll No./ Registration Number and Date of Birth to download the admit card.

Q: My picture on the admit card is clear, do I still need to carry the ID proof?

A: It is advisable for the candidates to carry an ID proof with them. If required, it can be shown to the invigilator.

Q: I have forgotten my Registration Number. What should I do now?

A: Candidates can click on the Forgot RID link and retrieve their registration number.

Q: Which browser is suitable for downloading the admit card?

A: Candidates can use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to download their admit card.

Q: What should I do if I do not receive my admit card before the examination?

A: In this case, the candidate should inform the exam conducting authority immediately.

Once the candidate has successfully downloaded the admit card, it should be kept safe and secure for future use. The candidate should keep the admit card with them until the entire process of recruitment is over. The admit card is a mandatory document which every candidate should carry into the examination hall. It is considered as a valid and official hall ticket in order to enter the examination hall.


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