OVERVIEW OF IES

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 takes 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 three-stage competitive examination (comprising five tests), called the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services.

IES officers carry high respect and status in society and are able to manage activities in diverse areas. Government spending comprises more than 15 percent of India's GDP and given the extent of tasks and functions managed by the public sector, this extends to a fairly broad segment of the economy covering the railways, roads, defense,manufacturing, inspection, supply, construction, public works, power,telecommunications,etc.All appointments to the Group A services are made by the President of India

Various post available for Different Branches

Civil Engineering

1.      Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organisation)

2.      Central Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)

3.      Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)

4.      Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)

5.      Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)

6.      Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

7.      Indian Railway Service of Engineers

8.      Indian Railway Stores Service

9.      Survey of India Service

10.  P & T Building Works Service (DoT, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology)

11.  Military Engineer Services ( QS & C )

Mechanical Engineering

1.      Border Roads Engineering Service (Border Roads Organisation)

2.      Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Central Public Works Department)

3.      Central Engineering Service (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways)

4.      Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)

5.      Central Water Engineering Service (Central Water Commission)

6.      Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME),Indian Army

7.      Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)

8.      Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals

9.      Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)

10.  Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)

11.  Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

12.  Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers

13.  Indian Railway Stores Service

14.  Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)

Electrical Engineering

1.      Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service(Central Public Works Department)

2.      Central Power Engineering Service

3.      Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME),Indian Army

4.      Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Military Engineer Services)

5.      Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)

6.      Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)

7.      Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

8.      Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers

9.      Indian Railway Stores Service

10.  Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)

11.  P & T Building Works Service (Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Ministry of Communications)

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

1.      Central Power Engineering Service (Central Electricity Authority)

2.      Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME),Indian Army

3.      Indian Inspection Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)

4.      Indian Naval Armament Service (Directorate of Naval Armament)

5.      Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)

6.      Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

7.      Indian Radio Regulatory Service

8.      Indian Railway Service , Signal Engineers

9.      Indian Railway Stores Service

10.  Indian Supply Service (Directorate General of Supply and Disposals)  

11.  Indian Telecommunication Service

ESE-2017 Exam Pattern

UPSC has revised exam structure and syllabus for all four steams:
1. CIVIL ENGINEERING
2. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
3. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
4. ELECTRONICS and TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Now year 2017 on wards Engineering Service Examination will be conducting into two different phase as: Preliminary and Mains Examination, whereas both exams likely to be conducted in month of February and June respectively. The detailed revised structure of ESE-2017 is given below

STAGE-1: PRELIMINARY EXAM

This paper estimated to be conducted in month of February. The question paper will consists of objective type questions only.

 

STAGE 1/ PRELIMINARY EXAM ( OBJECTIVE TYPE PAPER)

Paper-1

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper

2Hrs
200 Marks

Paper-2

Engineering Discipline-specific Paper

3Hrs
300 Marks

Sub Total Marks

500 Marks

 

 

 

STAGE-2:MAINS EXAM

Once candidate qualify preliminary Examination then,candidate will be eligible to appear for mains examination. The mains paper estimated to be conducted in the last week of June. The question paper will consists of subjective/conventional type questions only.

 

STAGE 2/ MAINS EXAM ( SUBJECTIVE PAPER)

Paper-1

Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I

2 Hrs
300 Marks

Paper-2

Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II

3 Hrs
300 Marks

Sub Total Marks

600 Marks

 

STAGE-3: PERSONALITY TEST

After qualify both Preliminary and Mains exams the candidate is eligible to appear in last phase of ESE examination i.e Personality test which is likely to be conducted in the month of November or December.

 

STAGE-3/ PERSONALITY TEST (SUBJECTIVE/CONVENTIONAL TYPE PAPER)

Personality Test

200 Marks

Grand Total Marks

500 600 200 = 1300 Marks

 

Those candidates qualify Stage-1 Stage-2 Stage-3 Exam to be included into final merit list of Engineering Service Examination provided by UPSC

 

 

UPSC IES Syllabus 2019

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

The questions from the following Topics will be set in Paper-I of Stage-I

Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development

 Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability

 Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis

 General Principles of Design, Drawing,Importance of Safety

 Standards and Quality practices in production,construction, maintenance and services

Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation,environ

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