Introduction

Indian Engineering Services abbreviated as IES are the civil services that meet the technical and managerial functions 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. Large number of candidates take these exams, competing for limited posts. IES officers are selected by the union government on the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). A combined four-stage competitive examination (comprising six tests), called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services.

Programmes

IES

Eligibility

Nationality

  • For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For other services, a candidate must be either :—
    1. a citizen of India, or
    2. a subject of Nepal, or
    3. a subject of Bhutan, or
    4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

AGE LIMIT

A candidate must haveattained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years ason 1st August of the year of examination.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable under the followingconditions.

  1. upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste (SC) or a Scheduled Tribe (ST).
  2. upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  3. upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
  4. upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
  5. upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs / SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2011 and have been released
    • on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August of the year of examination) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
    • on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or
    • on invalidment.
  6. upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August of the year of examination and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  7. upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Minimum Educational Qualification:


(a) obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956; or


(b) passed Section A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or


(c) obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or


(d) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or


(e) passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or


(f) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959.


Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts and Engineer Group 'A' in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation) may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:-


M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.


NOTE-1—A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render him educationally qualified for this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination alongwith the detailed applications which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the result of written part of the examination.


NOTE-2—In exceptional cases, the Commission may treat a candidate, who has not any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule, as educationally qualified provided that he has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his admission to the examination.


NOTE-3—A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a foreign University which is not recognised by Government, may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

Examination

Part I—The written examination will comprise two sections—


Section I consisting only of objective types of questions and Section II of conventional papers. Both Sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering disciplines viz. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The standard and syllabi prescribed for these papers are given in Schedule to the Appendix. The details of the written examination i.e. subject, duration and maximum marks allotted to each subject are given in para 2 below.


Part II—Personality test carrying a maximum of 200 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the basis of the written examination.


2. The following will be the subjects for the written examination:-


Category Section Subject Duration Maximum Marks


I-CIVIL ENGINEERING I-Objective Papers

General Ability Test (Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 Hrs 200 Marks


Civil Engineering Paper I  2Hrs 200 Marks

Civil Engineering Paper II  2Hrs 200 Marks


II-Conventional Papers

Civil Engineering Paper I 3Hrs 200 Marks

Civil Engineering Paper II 3Hrs 200 Marks

Total 1000


I-Mechanical ENGINEERING I-Objective Papers

General Ability Test (Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 Hrs 200 Marks


Mechanical Engineering Paper I 2Hrs 200 Marks

Mechanical Engineering Paper II 2Hrs 200 Marks


II-Conventional Papers

Mechanical Engineering Paper I 3Hrs 200 Marks

Mechanical Engineering Paper II 3Hrs 200 Marks

Total 1000


III-Electrical ENGINEERING I-Objective Papers

General Ability Test (Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 Hrs 200

Electrical Engineering Paper I 2Hrs 200

Electrical Engineering Paper II 2Hrs 200


II-Conventional Papers

Electrical Engineering Paper I 3Hrs 200

Electrical Engineering Paper II 3Hrs 200

Total 1000


IV-Electronics & Telecommunication ENGINEERING I-Objective Papers General Ability Test (Part A: General English)(Part B: General Studies) 2 Hrs 200 Marks

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper I 2Hrs 200 Marks

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper II 2Hrs 200 Marks


II-Conventional Papers

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper I 3Hrs 200 Marks

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Paper II 3Hrs 200 Marks

Total 1000


3. In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.


4. Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.


5. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.


6. The Commission have discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.  The Objective Type papers as contained in Section-I of the Plan of the Examination will be evaluated first and evaluation of the Conventional Type papers contained in Section-II of the Plan of Examination will be done only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Objective types papers, as fixed by the Commission.


7. marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.


8. Deduction up to 5 per cent of the maximum marks for the written papers will be made for illegible handwriting.


9. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in the conventional papers of the examination.


10. In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.


NOTE: Candidates will be supplied with standard  tables/charts  in SI units  in the Examination hall for reference purpose, wherever considered necessary.


11. Candidates are permitted to bring and use battery operated pocket calculators for conventional (essay) type papers only. Loaning or inter-changing of calculators in the Examination hall is not permitted.


It is also important to note that candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type paper (Test book lets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.


12. Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.


Application Procedure

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Institutes

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India's central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Geologists' Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.


The Royal Commission on the Superior Civil Services in India under the Chairmanship of Lord Lee, which submitted its Report in 1924,recommended the setting up of the Public Service Commission. This led to the establishment of the first Public Service Commission on October 1, 1926 under the Chairmanship of Sir Ross Barker. The limited advisory function accorded to the Public Service Commission and the continued stress on this aspect by the leaders of our freedom movement resulted in the setting up of a Federal Public Service Commission under the Government of India Act, 1935. The Federal Public Service Commission became the Union Public Service Commission after Independence and it was given a Constitutional status with promulgation of Constitution of India on January 26, 1950.

Exam Date

20th June 2014


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