IES Exam-Indian Engineering Service


About IES exam

IES Exam is a service which you can obtain by giving UPSC exam as mentioned above. Indian Engineering Service exam and UPSC exam is a single test which is inclusive of all the engineering branches held by the Union government.

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The job role of an IES entails to be the administrator of Public sector undertakings such as the telecom industry, the Indian railways and Power sector. The post that will be allotted to you will depend on your area of specialisation and the type of service that you are recruited for!

By giving this IES Exam you can be recruited in the following four fields: –

  • Electrical engineering.
  • Civil engineering.
  • Electronics and telecommunication engineering.
  • Mechanical engineering.
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Examination Pattern of IES Exam

Revised Scheme of Examination
Stage – 01 Engineering Services (Preliminary / Stage – 01) Examination – Objective Type Papers
Paper – 01 :(Common for all Candidates) General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Paper 02 hours duration 200 Marks (max.)
Paper – 02 : Engineering Discipline – specific Paper 03 hours duration 300 Marks (max.)
Stage – 02 : Sub – Total 500 Marks (max.)

Minimum Qualifying Marks for each Paper should be at the discretion of the Commission.

Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage to be permitted to

appear for Stage – 02 examination

Stage – 02 Engineering Services (Mains / Stage-II))Examination (Conventional Type Papers)
Paper – 01: Engineering Discipline-specific Paper – 01 3 hours duration 300 Marks (max.)
Paper – 02: Engineering Discipline – specific Paper – 02 3 hours duration 300 Marks (max.)
Stage-II: Sub-Total 600 Marks (max.)
Stage 01 + Stage – 02 Sub – Total 1100 Marks (max.)
  Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage – 01 + Stage – 02) to be permitted to appear for Stage – 03 examination
Stage-III: Personality Test 200 Marks (max.)
Stage – 01 + Stage – 02 + Stage – 03 Grand Total 1300 Marks (max.)

Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage I + Stage II +Stage III) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engineering Services Exam.

Thus the marks secured by the candidates in the Stage-I (Objective type

papers) of the Engineering Services Examination should be added to the

marks secured in the Stage-II (Conventional type papers) of the

Examination and Stage-III (Personality Test) and accordingly, such

marks secured by the candidates in Stage-I should also be counted for


Career growth

Once an Indian Engineering Service officer has gained an experience of 3-4 years then you will be promoted to become Work manager or Director. On obtaining an experience of at least eight years you can be promoted to the post of Joint Secretary or Deputy General Manager which is a great deal!

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