Indian Engineering Services (IES) 2012 are the civil services that meet the technical and managerial roles of the Government of India. Like most countries, the Government of India recruits its civil servants and officials on the basis of merit, the middle management positions in the bureaucracy are filled through competitive exams. Candidates from all over India take these exams and compete for limited seats. IES officers are selected by the union government on the basis of preferences made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). For recruitment to Indian Engineering Services, UPSC conducts a combined four-stage competitive examination called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE). IES remains the most sought after careers for the engineering graduates in India.
Indian Engineering Services Application Form
The recruitment is done for three categories: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The application forms are out in the month of March. The forms have to be submitted by the month of April. Candidates can apply online on the official website of UPSC: http://www.upsc.gov.in/.
Indian Engineering Services Eligibility Criteria
Candidates applying for Engineering Services Exam should have an engineering degree from a recognised institute, final year students are also eligible. Also candidates with MSc Degree or equivalent in Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering will be eligible for certain posts only.
A candidate should be more than 21 years and less than 30 years of age. There are relaxations up to 5 years in age limit for various reserved categories. A candidate should be medically and physically fit according to the specified requirements.
Indian Engineering Services Exam
Compulsory Subjects Include-
• General English: The English paper is designed to test general understanding of English and everyday use of words.
• General Knowledge: General Knowledge paper includes knowledge of current events and matters of every day observation, History of India and Geography.
Optional Subjects Include-
• Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
Indian Engineering Services Preparation
IES jobs are considered to be highly reputed therefore a large number of candidates appear for IES-ESE exam but there are only limited vacancies (nearly 560 Vacancies), so the competition is hefty. One must be able to deal with competitors across the country; therefore preparation should be up to the mark. There are several sample paper and guide books available in the market which can give you a fair idea about your state of preparedness.
• There are many sample papers which can be referred.
• Need to be very careful with the handwriting as there can be negative marks of up to 5 if handwriting is not legible.
• Need to have knowledge of current affairs, new technology and other information.
• Good subject knowledge, excellent communication and great confidence can prove to be beneficial.
Indian Engineering Services Results
The results are out in the month of June. Candidates can check their results by submitting the details like roll number, date of birth and name from the website of UPSC: http://www.upsc.gov.in/.
Indian Engineering Services Cut Off
The cut off marks (total marks in written test) for call of Interview in Indian Engineering
Services examination was as under in past few years.
Engineering Services Examination 2009
Engineering Services Examination 2008
Engineering Services Examination 2007