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 IES
Question In which month IES exam conducted?
Answer Exam are conducted in month of June.
    Its 3 day procedure:
  • On first day you have optional paper of general studies.
  • On second day you have two optional paper of your respective branch.
  • On third day you have two subjective paper of respective branch.
Question What is age limit for IES exam?
Answer 21-30 years as on 1.8.2005.(Upper age limit relaxable for SCs/Sts, OBCs and certain other categories as specified in Para 3(ii) of Notice).
Question I am just give my final year exam, shall I eligible for IES?
Answer Yes you are eligible for the IES exam. You must be cleared your final year exam before interview.
Question In which branch I shall appeared in IES Exam?
Answer The Engineering Services Examination is conducted by the UPSC, India every year for the recruitment to the four categories of engineering services:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & telecommunication Engineering
Question How many attempts are there for general category?
Answer there is no restrictions over no of attempts rather there is age limit (between age 21 to 30).
Question Can you provide some information on this examination?
Answer Qualified candidates of Engineering Services Examination (or the Combined Engineering Services Examination, shortly known as CES) will be posted as any of the under mentioned positions in the four categories:
  • Category-I Civil Engineering
    • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
    • Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
    • Central Engineering Service
    • Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Building and Roads Cadre)
    • Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre)
    • Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts)
    • Central Water Engineering Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
    • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group `A') Service
    • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group `A';
    • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group `A'
    • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch)
  • Category-II Mechanical Engineering
    • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
    • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Central Water Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Military Engineer Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Assistant Executive Engineer (Elect. & Mech.) (Mechanical Engineering Posts) Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A';
    • Assistant Manager (Factories). Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
    • Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
    • Inspection Service Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
    • Indian Supply Service Group' A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts
    • Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
  • Category-III Electrical Engineering
    • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
    • Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Central Electrical -& Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) in P &T Building Works (Group 'A') Service
    • Military Engineering Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Assistant Manager (Factories), Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
    • Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
    • Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Electrical Engineering Posts)
    • Indian Supply Service Group `A' (Electrical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts
    • Assistant Engineer, Group `B' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  • Category-IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
    • Group A Services/Posts
      • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
      • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)
      • Indian Telecommunication Service
      • Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/ Monitoring Organization; Ministry of
      • Communications (Deptt. of Telecommunications)
      • Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service
      • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts)
      • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
      • Central Power Engineering Service (Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
      • Survey of India Service Group 'A' (Electronics and Telecom. Engineering Posts)
      • Assistant Manager (Factories), Deptt. of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
      • Indian Inspection Service, Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)
      • Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)
      • Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.
    • Group B Services/Posts
      • Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
Question What is the selection procedure for IES ?
Answer The selection process of candidates who appear for the Engineering Services Examination conducted by the UPSC, India is based on the two levels.
  • Written Test
  • Personality Test

Those who successfully qualify in the written examination are called for the Personality test, which is a Personal Interview kind of test. The total marks for the Personality test is 200 Marks.

Readers are advised to refer to the Commission's (Union Public Service Commission - UPSC) Notice for further details of the Examination when it is published in the Employment News and some of the other national news papers.

Question Who can appear for this examination?
Answer The eligibility conditions for appearing in the Indian Engineering Services Examination are mentioned here under:
  • Candidates must be an Indian Nationals
  • Age: Minimum age of the candidates must be 21 to 30 years on 1st August of the year of Examination. However, certain categories of persons including departmental candidates as specified in the Commission's Notice as published in the national news papers such as Employment News etc. are eligible for age relaxation.
  • Education:
    • A degree in Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. MSc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain Services/posts only.
    • Candidates appearing at their engineering degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the Examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.
 FAQ’s for GATE.
Question What is GATE?
Answer The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the Seven IITs and IISC, Bangalore, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The objectives of GATE is to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Postgraduate Programs.Engineering at the National level. Every year one IIT or IISc is selected as the Organizing Institute.
Question What is the eligibility for GATE?
Answer
    Eligible to appear in GATE 2009 Examination:
  • Bachelor's degree holders Engineering/ Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  • Master degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

    Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.

  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognised by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible status.
Question What is GATE scorecard?
Answer GATE scorecard will consist of actual marks obtained by the candidate, the GATE Score, Percentile Score and All India Rank (AIR). Scorecard will be sent only to the qualified candidates. No information will be sent to candidates who are not qualified.GATE scorecard is valid for TWO YEAR ONLY. Additional scorecards (up to a maximum of two) will be issued only once on request and on payment of Rs 300 per scorecard.
Question When will the GATE result decleared?
Answer on 15th March.
Question Can I give GATE paper other than my graduation discipline?
Answer Yes, you can appear in any discipline recognize by GATE.
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