Indian Engineering Services (IES)

Every year, the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam in response to central government requirements. Officers in the Indian Engineering Services (IES) are responsible for technical parts of government activities such as manufacturing details, construction, building, power, telecommunications, and public works, among other things. If extra supervision or information needs to collect for submission to the government, IES officials may require to look after workers’ on-field business. Aspirants to the IES must have a solid understanding of engineering. Along with administering, IES officers must be able to manage engineering-related items.

When an engineer becomes an IES officer, he or she gains more authority over the areas to supervise, control, and manage. For engineering-related administrative challenges, the specialization of topic expertise is an extra advantage. IES is a credential that allows an engineer to put his or her expertise into practice. An IES can advance technical knowledge to the highest degree while also managing other concerns to provide the best possible service to the government.

Educational Qualification

UPSC defines the basic educational qualifications for IES which are below:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minimum percentage requirement from a recognized institution.
  • The Institutions of Engineers should have cleared parts A and B. (India).
  • Obtained an Engineering degree/diploma from a foreign university/college/institution, and the certificate is considered comparable to the degree earned in India.
  • Completed the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’ Graduate Membership Examination (India).
  • Passed the Aeronautical Society of India’s Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B.
  • After November 1959, passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers in London.

The following are the exceptions to the IES Education Criteria:

  • If a candidate has passed the UPSC IES but has not yet received the results of the final examination, he or she will be allowed only if the final mark sheet is submitted during the UPSC selection process.
  • A candidate who has passed the UPSC IES exam but holds a degree from a foreign university that is not considered equal to Indian education norms may be chosen. In this scenario, the decision is made at the discretion of the UPSC selection committee.
  • If an applicant does not have an engineering degree but has passed the IES exam, they will be considered for the position if their degree meets the engineering degree’s standards.

IES Eligibility – Medical Examination Standards

  • Medical examinations will conduct of all candidates, regardless of IES reservation criteria.
  • The applicant must pass a series of physical fitness tests as part of the application procedure.
  • All candidates must pass the standards, regardless of whether or not they have previously taken the exam.
  • The UPSC-defined medical examination will be performed at various Railway hospitals.
  • The timetable for the medical examination, as well as the location and final status of the candidate, will be posted on Indian Railways’ official website, indianrailways.gov.in.
  • Candidates must bring three sets of forms for the Medical Board Report 2020, which can be acquired from the Indian Railways official website.
  • Each person must have a valid government-issued photo ID card and three passport-size pictures on them at all times.
  • Candidates in the Public Work Department (PWD) category must bring an original Disability Certificate in the format stipulated, as well as a photocopy of the same.
  • Candidates who are determined to be unfit will be excluded from the rest of the process.

Examination

Candidates must apply online at the UPSC website for the Indian Engineering Services exam. For general-category male candidates, the application cost is Rs. 200. Female and reserved-category applicants do not have to pay a fee. The first stage of the examination takes place in the first week of January, while the second stage takes place in June and July across India. The Engineering Services Examination was revised by the Indian government in 2017.

 

Stage Type Time Marks
1 General studies and engineering aptitude paper 2 Hrs 200
Engineering discipline-specific paper 3Hrs 300
2 Discipline-specific paper I 3Hrs 300
Discipline-specific paper II 3Hrs 300
3 Personality test 200

 

Candidates of Indian Engineering Services who pass the Stage I exam are eligible to take the Stage II exam, and those who pass the Stage II exam are eligible to take the Stage III exam. Candidates who pass all three parts of the examination then release the final merit list. The highest possible score is 1300.

The personality test is an interview in which a panel of unbiased observers examines the candidate’s suitability for a career in public service. The interview also assesses social qualities and current-events interest. Mental acuity, critical ability, clear and logical exposition, judgment, diversity, and depth of interests, social cohesiveness and leadership, and intellectual and moral integrity are among the qualities that will assess.

The successful candidates will deploy to various federal government offices across India.

Civil Engineering

  • AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre, Border Roads Engineering Services, Central Engineering Service, Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts), Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Railway Service of Engineers, Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts), Indian Skill Development Service, Military Engineer Service, Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.

Mechanical Engineering

  • AEE in Geological Survey of India Engineering Service (GSIES) Gr ‘A’, Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy, Border Roads Engineering Services, Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts), Indian Railway Service Of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Skill Development Service, Military Engineer Services.

Electrical Engineering

  • Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Indian Navy, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts), Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts), Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts), Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Skill Development Service, Military Engineer Services.

Electronics and Communication

  • Naval Store Officer Grade‐I(Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy, Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts), Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electronics & Telecom Engineering Posts), Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele), Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts), Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’, Indian Skill Development Service, Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’, Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.

 As an Indian Engineering Services (IES), a candidate may potentially work in the defense sector. An IES can work in the Indian Ordnance Factory Service, Indian Naval Armament Service, Military Engineer Services, Indian Naval Stores Service, Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Indian Army, and Indian Naval Stores Service. It is dependent on the candidate’s desire to pursue his or her aim of becoming an IES. However, it is usually recommending that you take a subject-oriented path. As a result, it should be IES for engineers. Further details of Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam announcements, dates, etc. are provided in the LINK.

To find the UPSC civil service exam details CLICK here.

 

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