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IES 2018 Exam Date – Check Timetable, Application Process, & Dates

About IES Exam

Indian Engineering Services are similar to IAS and IFS. It caters to the managerial and technical functions of the Government. IES examination (also called ESE) is conducted by the UPSC and is considered to be one of the toughest examinations in the country. The examination is conducted for the recruitment of candidates to various posts in Indian Engineering Services. More than 2 lakh candidates register for the examination each year. The candidates can apply online for the examination.

Schedule of IES Examination

Availability of Application Form27.09.2017-23.10.2017
Prelims ExaminationGeneral studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper-IEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-II7.01.2018
Main Exam (Conventional Type Papers)Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-IEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-II1.07.2018
Personality Test/ Interview Date01.11.2018-15.12.2018

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Last Date of Application for IES

The last date for application for IES 2018 is 23.10.2017.

Duration of Exam

The examination is conducted in two phases- Prelims and Mains. The Prelims examination consists of Paper I of 2 hours and Paper II for 3 hours. The Mains examination 2 papers of 3 hours each.

Stages of Examination

The examination is conducted in three stages:

  • Stage 1: Preliminary for the selection of candidates for the Main exam.
  • Stage 2: Main Examination which includes conventional type papers for the selection of candidates for the interview.
  • Stage 3: Selected students will be called for an interview at this stage and will be posted on various services announced.

Details about Online Application

Procedure to Apply Online

  • The process of application is online.
  • Candidates need to visit the official website in order to fill in the application form for IES Exam.
  • There are two parts of the online application- Registration I and Registration II.
  • In the first part, the candidates are required to enter their personal details and submit them.
  • In the second part of registration, the candidates need to fill in their choice for exam centre along with the engineering core branch.
  • Further, the candidates will be required to upload the scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature before moving to the payment of application fee.
  • With the payment of the fees, the application will be considered to be complete.

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Mode of Application

The mode of application is online, and no offline applications will be accepted by UPSC.

Mode of Payment

  • The application fees can be remitted online as well as offline.
  • The candidates will be directed to a new page after the application details are filled in, and the candidate will have to choose the mode of payment.
  • In the case of the online mode of payment, credit card/ debit card and net banking facilities will be available, and in the case of the offline mode of payment, the candidate will be provided with a pay in slip for the cash payment at a branch of the State Bank of India.
Application Fees
  • The application fees are Rs.200/- which should be either deposited in any branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility. There is no fee for SC/ST/PH category candidates.

For an aspirant who is striving to join the Government of India for engineering services, IES exam is an official path to achieve their dreams. Once the application is successfully processed, the candidates need to begin with the preparation for the examination in order to achieve success.


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