IES 2018 Notification released

Last Updated - March 24 2018

IES 2018 Notification will be announced on September 27, 2017. Aspirants can register in online method only, by October 23, 2017. IES 2018 will be held offline (Pen and Paper Based) mode. As per IES Eligibility, possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of engineering, from any recognised university is compulsory to register for the exam.

Almost 2 lakh aspirants fill IES Application Form each year, making it the most famous and sought services constitute of engineers that work under the Government of India to manage the public sector economy.

  • Participants who qualify the Prelims exam will be only applicable for Mains exam.
  • IES (Indian Engineering Service) 2018 Prelims is scheduled for January 07, 2018.
  • The window for IES 2018 Application Form will be made open on September 28, 2017.
  • Aspirants who will qualify both the written tests will be called for PI (Individual Interview) round.
  • IES 2018 Mains are scheduled for July 01, 2018. 
  • IES Interview round will organize in the month of November 2018 onwards.

IES 2018 Important Dates

IES 2018 Registration will begin from September 28, 2017. Here is the clear timetable of IES 2018 Exam Date. IES 2018 Prelims is scheduled for January 07, 2018. Those who wish to apply must visit the official website of IES.

IES 2018 Registration begins fromSeptember 28, 2017
IES 2018 Application Form can be last filled byOctober 23, 2017
IES 2018 Prelims Exam DateJanuary 07, 2018
IES 2018 Mains Exam DateJuly 01, 2018
Date of IES 2018 Individual Interview1st week of November 2018

Exam Format for IES 2018

  • IES Mains will consist of 2 conventional type papers on engineering branch. 
  • Aspirants will be judged on their leadership skills, individuality, and intellect.
  • The total marks of IES Mains are 600.
  • Aspirants can check the Exam Format of IES below:

  • The maximum marks allotted to the Preliminary exam is 500 marks.
  • IES 2018 include 2 papers – Paper 1 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Paper 2 Engineering branch specific paper.
  • After the declaration of IES Mains result, shortlisted aspirants will be called for Individual Interview.
  • The Individuality Test will carry 200 marks.
Number of Papers 22-
Nature of PapersObjective typeConventional type-
Total Marks500600200
Time DurationPaper 1 – 2 hoursBoth Paper 1 and 2 will be organized for 3 hours-
Paper 2 – 3 hours
Negative Marks0.33 marks will be deducted for wrong responsesNo Negative MarkingNo Negative Marking

IES 2018 Prelims Exam

  • Prelims are divided into 2 sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • All the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) pattern.
  • IES 2018 Prelims is scheduled to be organized on January 07, 2018.
  • The course for both papers is different.
  • Aspirants have to attempt 120 questions in each paper.
  • Paper 1 will ask questions on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude while Paper II will be based on the particular stream (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering).
SectionsPaper IPaper IITotal
Time Duration2 hours3 hours5 hours
 Marks200 Marks300 Marks500 Marks
Number of Questions120 Questions120 Questions240 Questions
Questions PatternMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
The medium of PaperEnglish Only

IES 2018 Mains Exam

  • The syllabus for this varies course-wise and is various for both papers.
  • Aspirants who successfully qualify IES Prelims will be applicable for this stage.
  • IES 2018 Mains will be held on July 01, 2018.
  • Both papers carry equal weight.
  • IES Mains exam format is same for all streams.
  • The medium of the exam is English only.
  • The exam is scheduled in offline mode.
Paper I (CE/ EE/ ME /CE)3 hours300
Paper II (CE/ EE/ ME /CE)3 hours300
Total6 hours600

IES 2018 Selection Process

IES ESE 2018 Selection Process includes 3-staged procedures as follows –

  • The final result will be declared after the analysis of reports or marks obtained in the final round or an aggregate of all the three rounds will be judged to form the final merit list.
  • The score obtained in the Mains examination will determine the qualification of students for the individuality test on the basis of merit list.
  • Aspirants who qualify stage 1 are applicable for the Stage 2 procedure.

IES 2018 Pay Scale – 

  • The gross amount in total would be INR 47,000 and soon it's going to be 2.26 times due to 7th pay commission.  
  • All aspirants who’ll qualify all the three examinations and will make way via this three-staged procedure will be provided a Basic pay of INR 15,600 along with a Grade Pay of INR 5400 with added incentives like DA, HRA etc.

IES Officer Salary – INR 15,600 (Basic) + INR 5,400 (Grade Pay) + DA + HRA

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