IES (Indian Engineering Services) Admit Card Download 2018

Last Updated - March 22 2018

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) will announce the hall ticket for IES 2018. UPSC will organize prelims exam in the first week of January 2018, for the appointment of aspirants in the Indian Engineering Services (IES). All the aspirants who have applied for IES Prelims can download IES Hall Ticket from

  • Admit card for Prelims stage of Indian Engineering Services will be announced in December 2017.
  • Enter Application Number, Roll Number, and Date of Birth to download IES Admit Card.
  • The participants should take the Admit card along with them on the day of the examination.
  • Aspirants will not receive their Hall Ticket by post, they have to download the Hall Ticket online only. 

UPSE is organizing IES Exam for graduates who wish to work under the Government of India in the sectors of Power, Telecommunications, Railroads, Public works, etc.

How to Download IES Hall Ticket 2018?

Aspirants can download IES 2018 Hall Ticket from UPSC’s official website i.e. www. Aspirants will not receive their Hall Ticket by post, they have to download their Hall Ticket online. Aspirants are advised to keep their IES Hall Ticket with them during the examination so that they won’t face any problem while giving the exam.

Steps to download the IES 2018 Admit card for Prelims are given below:

  1. Go to UPSC official website.
  2. Click on UPSC ESE 2018 Hall Ticket.
  3. Read the Instructions and click “YES”
  4. Enter your Registration ID/Roll Number and other details in the offered field.
  5. Click on “SUBMIT” button.
  6. IES Examination Hall Ticket 2018 will appear on the screen.
  7. Download/Take a printout of the Admit card and carry it with you for the exam.

Important Instruction on IES Hall Ticket 2018

  • Enter the Examination Hall 20 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the examination.
  • Aspirants who do not have complete photographs on the e-hall ticket will have to bring a photo identity proof viz. Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voter ID Card, etc., and two passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an undertaking.
  • Mobile Phones, Calculators, IT Gadgets and any other Communication device such as Bluetooth, etc. are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being organizeed. Any Infringements of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
  • Read the "Special Instructions for aspirants admitted to the examination" given in "Rules for the Examination" available in Examination Notice and "Poster" containing instructions displayed outside the Examination Hall.
  • Responses other than those made by Black Ball Point Pen would not be evaluated.
  • Orthopedically /Visually Impaired aspirants, who have opted for their own scribe, may note that their own scribe will be allowed for the exam only with a separate e-Hall Ticket for such scribe. The e-Hall Tickets for the own scribes will be alloted separately.
  • Aspirants should note that any omission/ error/discrepancy in encoding / filling in details in the OMR response sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will render the response sheet liable for rejection.
  • Take the e-Hall Ticket in each session to secure admission to Examination Hall.
  • Mention your Name, Roll Number, Registration ID and Name & Year of the Examination in all the correspondence with UPSC.
  • Candidature to the examination is provisional.
  • There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong responses marked by an aspirant in the objective type Question Papers.
  • Check the IES 2018 Hall Ticket cautiously and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
  • Aspirants are advised not to bring any valuables/costly items and bags to the Examination Halls, as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. The Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
  • If an aspirant appears at a centre / sub-centre other than the one indicated by the Commission in their e-Hall Ticket, his/her response scripts will not be evaluated and their candidature is liable to be cancelled.
  • Aspirants will not be admitted to the examination if he/she report 10 minutes after the scheduled commencement of the examination.
  • Aspirants are responsible for safe custody of the e-Hall Ticket and in the event of any other person using this e-Hall Ticket, the onus lies on the aspirant to prove that he/she has not used the service of an impersonator.

Technical Instructions

1. Hall Ticket Application is best appropriate for latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browsers.

2. Javascript should be enabled on your browser.

3. Do not use mobile or other gadgets for downloading e-ADMIT CARD.Preferably use Windows OS on Desktop Machine.

4. If you are having a problem with downloading e-Admit card using suggested browsers then complete the cache and cookies of the browser using browser setting. In case if you are still unable to download the e-Admit card then please try to download the admit card using another computer machine.

5. If the aspirant is blocked by the server in case of repetitive downloading please contact UPSC ADMINISTRATOR immediately via e-mail: - [email protected] to unblock the downloading.

Instructions for PWD Aspirants

1. Visually Impaired aspirants (Visually impairment 40% or more) and the aspirants with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where (dominant writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (at least of 40% impairment) are entitled to a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour in both the sessions.

2. The Aspirants with disabilities, who have been permitted by the Commission to bring their own scribe to write the exam, will be allowed to avail the assistance of such Scribe, only if he/she carries a valid Scribe Hall Ticket duly alloted by the Commission for such purpose.

3. The Aspirants with disabilities, who have been permitted by the Commission to bring their own scribe to write the exam, will not be allowed to change their Scribe subsequently.

4. The scribe will read out the question to the aspirant and on aspirant’s instruction, mark and shade the suitable circles on the objective type OMR sheet. The aspirant will completely indicate to the scribe as to which of the four answers in his/her estimation, is the accurate answer so that the scribe can mark the response accordingly by blackening the suitable circle with Black Ball Point Pen.

5. The scribe will make no gestures, sounds or any other answer or communication designed to indicate to the aspirant the correctness or otherwise of the response being recorded by him/her.Any such attempt would entail disqualification of the aspirant and stringent action against both the aspirant and the scribe shall be taken.

6. The peace in the examination hall or of the other aspirants seated in the examination hall should not be disturbed while the scribe reads out the questions to the aspirant or when the aspirant indicates the accurate answer to the scribe for marking in the response-sheet.

7. The aspirant and the scribe will sign a declaration that they are aware of/have read the Commission’s instructions regarding the organizing of the aspirants and their scribe and they undertake to abide by these instructions.

8. No TA/DA or any remuneration will be paid by the Commission either to the aspirants or the scribes brought by them.

9. Violation of any of the instructions shall entail cancellation of the candidature of the aspirant in addition to any other suitable action that may be taken by the Commission against the aspirant/scribe. Both the aspirant and the scribe shall be subject to the rules of examination and action will be taken against them for violation of the same as per rules of the examination.

Exam Format for IES 2018

UPSC will organize IES in a total of 3 stages. Aspirants who will qualify the Stage 1 will be applicable to Stage 2 and aspirants qualifying Stage 1 and 2 will be applicable for Stage 3. 

Stage 1

  • IES Preliminary Exam or IES Prelims is Stage 1. Two papers are held at this stage for all the aspirants. The question paper will be of Objective Type.
  • Paper 2 consists of 300 marks and contains questions from the Engineering Branch of the aspirant. Time Period for paper 2 is 3 hours.
  • Paper 1 consists of 200 marks and contains questions from the topics of General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. Time Period for paper 1 is 2 hours.
  • The Total marks for Stage 1 are 500. At Least qualifying marks for Stage 2 will be decided by the UPSC. Only the aspirants who will qualify Stage 1 of IES Examination 2018 will be allowed to appear for IES Mains.

Stage 2

  • The Total marks for this stage are 600. Only the aspirants who will qualify this stage of IES Examination 2018 (Stage 1 + Stage 2) will be allowed to appear for Stage 3 Individuality Test.
  • IES Mains is Stage 2 of UPSE ESE is of conventional type. Two papers are held at this stage for all the qualified aspirants of Stage 1. Both the question papers will be from Engineering Branch of the aspirant. Each paper consists of 300 marks and the time period is 3 hours for each.

Stage 3

Stage 3 is an Individuality Test of 200 marks for the qualified aspirants.

Total Marks for UPSC IES Examination(Stage 1+ Stage 2+ Stage 3) is 1300. Aspirants who will qualify all the stages based on the at least qualifying marks set by the Commission will be comprised in the final Merit List of UPSC IES Examination 2018.

Read More About IES Exam Format 

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