IES Admit Card 2019 For Prelims & Mains

The IES examination or the Indian Engineering Services conducted by the UPSC recruits engineers who work under the Government of India as Class I officers from the following engineering branches:

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

Procedure to download the Admit Card

Here's how candidates can download their admit card:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on Admit Card
  • Click on the link Download IES Admit card 2019
  • 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

Events Dates
Last date for receiving applications 22 October 2018
Admit card issue date for Preliminary Examination 2019 12 December 2018
UPSC Engineering Services Preliminary Examination 2019 06 January 2019 (SUNDAY)
Admit card issue date for Mains Examination 2019 4th week of June 2019
IES Engineering Services Main Exam 2019 30 June 2019 (SUNDAY)
Call letter for personality test To be announced

Important Instructions related IES/ESE Admit Cards

The admit card for IES 2019 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.
  • Candidate must go through all the instructions given thoroughly.
  • In addition to the IES admit card, the candidate should carry an original photo ID proof as well as a photocopy of the same.
  • Gadgets like mobile and calculator are prohibited in the examination hall.
  • Fill up the OMR sheet carefully according to the instructions given.
  • 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 2018. 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 second 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. Candidates are allowed in the examination hall ONLY IF they are carrying their Admit card.

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 worth 600 marks. The admit card for the same will be issued online 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 admit card should be kept safely until the examination &interview process is complete.

Admit Card for Personality Test

Once the results of the Mains examination are declared, UPSC will issue a notification to the qualified candidates with an e-letter for the Personality Test. Next, UPSC will issue the IES admit cards to the qualified entrants through their website. No summon letter will be sent by post. The personality test will carry 200 marks.

Candidates must carry their admit card to attend the Personality test, which is the last stage of the IES examination.


UPSC is expected to fill in about 581 vacancies this year across various disciplines of engineering including Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Electrical for different departments in the Government sector. 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.

FAQs related to Admit Card

Q: What are the details required 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: The candidate should write to UPSC immediately to check the status of their admit card.


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