IES Application Form 2020, Important Dates, Fee, and Exam Centers

IES Application Form 2020 - UPSC has concluded the application process of the IES 2020 exam on October 15, 2019. After the conclusion of the application process, the exam authority had started the facility of application withdrawal on October 22, 2019 in which the candidates who have changed their minds to appear in the IES exam were given an opportunity to withdraw their applications.
In the official IES notification, the exam authority had clarified that there is no application fee for Females, SC, ST, and PwBD category candidates while the rest of the candidates had to submit an application fee of INR 200. 

Continue reading the article to get detailed information related to the IES application form, fee, and other details.  

IES Application Form 2020 - Important Dates and Highlights

The important dates to be remembered by the candidates are as follows.



IES Notification Release date

September 25, 2019

IES Application Form Available

September 25, 2019

Exam Conducted by 


Mode of Application form submission


IES Application Process Over

October 15, 2019

Application Withdrawal Facility

October 22 to 28, 2019

Minimum Qualification to apply

Engineering Degree from a recognized university

IES Application form fee

INR 200

Mode of Fee Payment

Online / Offline

Number of Candidates expected to apply

Over 2 lakhs

IES 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the IES application form, candidates must have gone through the IES eligibility criteria laid down by the exam authority. Below given is the same:


A candidate must be either:
  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the January 1, 1962 with an intention to settle in India or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated 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 setting in India.

Age Limits

  • The minimum age limit is 21 years and maximum age is 30 years on January 1, 2020. 
  • The upper age limit of 30 years will be relaxable up to 35 years in the case of Government servants. 

Minimum Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have an engineering degree from a recognized university.
  • Candidates must pass Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers. 

How to Fill IES Application Form 2020?

IES Application form for the IES 2020 exam was available on the official website ( in online mode. To apply for IES exam, candidates should have the below-listed documents as pre-requisites to fill the IES application form:

  1. Email ID and Mobile number
  2. Mark sheets from class 10 to Engineering Degree
  3. Scanned photograph and signature images
  4. Category certificate (if required)
  5. Physical Disability certificate (if required)

IES Application Form Filling Step-wise Procedure

  • Log into the official UPSC website:
  • Click on Apply Online
  • Fill in all the information in Part I
  • Click Save and Continue
  • Fill in all the information in Part II to pay the fees online

IES Online registration comprises of two stages:

Stage 1: Filling Personal Details

Stage 2: Fee Payment, Exam Centre, Documents uploading

Stage 1: IES Registration 2020

In the first stage of the IES online application, candidates need to fill their personal details asked in the online application form.

List of details asked in the first stage of registration

  1. Name - Enter the name as provided in Class 10/12 mark sheet
  2. Parents name - Fill the parent's name
  3. Gender - Select the gender from the drop-down menu 
  4. Nationality - Select the nationality and if you do not fall under the Indian Citizen category, candidates need to submit relevant documents provided by Government.
  5. Email and Phone Number - Provide valid Email ID and Phone number
  6. Academic Details: Academic Details of Class 10, Class 12 and Engineering Degree need to be filled - Year of Passing, Marks, board name and university name.

Stage 2: Filling Application Form

In this stage 2, candidates submit the following details to complete the online registration process of the IES exam.

  1. Fee Payment
  2. Select IES exam centers
  3. Upload the scanned photograph and signature
  4. Submit the application form by agreeing to the declaration

IES Application Fee 2020

For the UPSC Engineering Services exam, candidates need to pay rupees 200 as an examination fee. Some candidates are exempted from fee - SC/ST and Female candidates.

Candidate category

IES Application Form Fee

General and OBC

Rs 200

SC / ST Candidate

Rs 0 (Fee exempted)

Female Candidate

Rs 0 (Fee exempted)

IES Application Fee can be paid online and offline mode. If candidates choose to fill IES application form online then they can choose Netbanking / Credit card / Debit card. If candidates choose to pay offline, then candidates can pay Rs 200 cash in SBI bank. 

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Uploading your Photograph and Signature for IES Application Form

The final step to completing your registration is uploading your photograph and signature. The photograph and signature should be scanned to a JPG format. Ensure that your photograph and signature are properly cropped. The detailed dimensions are given below: 

Document Type Dimension Size Format
Image 140x110 40KB JPG
Signature 110x140 40KB JPG

Important Instructions to Fill IES Application Form 2020

  • Name and Date of Birth should be filled as stated in your 10th or 12th passing certificate.
  • Parents name: Do not prefix salutations such as Mr/ Mrs/Dr to any of the names.
  • Nationality: If you are not an Indian National, make sure to attach the certificate of eligibility from the Government of India.
  • Enter your Email address which you check regularly, as all communication will be sent to this ID.
  • While setting a password, make sure it has 10 characters (including one special character and one number).
  • Your academic details should include the aggregate marks out of total marks, year of passing and the name of board for your 10th, 12th and B.Tech degree.
  • Once the application is submitted, it cannot be corrected or withdrawn.
  • Submit the application only once. Multiple application might result in the cancellation of applications.
  • The choice of exam center cannot be changed once the application is submitted.
  • The choice of the post being applied for or the field of engineering cannot be changed at a later date.
  • Incomplete application forms will be rejected.

IES Examination Centers 2020

UPSC has provided the list of exam centers for the IES examination in the official notification. Candidates need to select their choice of the city while filling the second stage of the IES online application form filling.

List of Examination centers for IES Prelims exam is given below: 
























Port Blair






















List of Exam Centers for IES Mains exam-

Ahmedabad Chandigarh Guwahati Lucknow Shillong
Aizwal Chennai Hyderabad Mumbai Shimla
Allahabad Cuttack Jaipur Patna Thiruvananthapuram
Bangalore Dehradun Jammu Raipur Vishakhapatnam
Bhopal Delhi  Ranchi Kolkata -

IES Application Form 2020 - Withdrawal of Application

UPSC will provide the facility to withdraw the applications for those candidates who do not want to appear for IES exam, the detailed instructions are provided in this article.
  • Candidates willing to withdraw their IES application form 2020 are required to provide details of the application form along with the registration ID.
  • Candidates will have sent a request to generate an OTP. The OTP will be sent only to the registered mobile number and email ID (provided by the candidate at the time of registration).
  • Request for generating OTP for withdrawal of application will be accepted only till 5.30 PM on 28.10.2019.  
  • After finally accepting the request to withdraw the IES online application form, the candidates are required to take a print out of the authenticated receipt.
  • Also, candidates will not be able to revive the withdrawn IES application form. 
  • The application fee will not be refunded even after the successful withdrawal of the application form. 
  • If a candidate has submitted more than one application form then the higher registration‐id of Application (latest) will be considered for withdrawal and all earlier applications will be treated as canceled automatically. 
  • On successful completion of the withdrawal of the application, an auto‐generated email and SMS will be sent on candidate’s registered email id and mobile. In case any candidate has not submitted the request for withdrawal of application he/she may contact UPSC on email‐id: immediately.  
  • Candidates are advised not to share the OTPs received on email and SMS to anybody.

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IES Application Form FAQs

Q. When will be the IES Application form for the prelims exam released?

A. IES Application form for the 2020 prelims exam was released on 25th September 2019. Candidates preparing for the IES exam 2020 can fill their form online on UPSC official website.

Q. Where to fill the IES application form for the prelims exam?

A. Candidates need to fill their IES application form online on the UPSC website. 

Q. What is the IES application form fee?

A. IES application form fee is Rs 200 for General and OBC category students. SC, ST and Female candidates are exempted from fee.

Q. How to pay the IES application form fee online or offline?

A. Candidates can pay the IES application form fee either online (net banking, credit/debit card) or offline (SBI bank branches).

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