IES 2018: UPSC Published Exam Dates, Preliminary exam on 7th January

Last Updated - February 27 2018

Indian Engineering Services or IES, is organized by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) each year. IES Exam is held to appoint aspirants to different posts in the core engineering fields- Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electrical & Telecommunication Engineering.

IES 2018 is scheduled for January 07, 2018 (Prelims) and July 01, 2018 (Mains). Aspirants have to complete a two-tier selection procedure- Written Test and Individuality Test, to be able to complete IES Exam. The Government of India appoints the civil servants and officials on the basis of merit ranking secured by aspirants appeared in the Engineering Services Examination.

UPSC notification for IES Application Form filling procedure has been announced at www.upsc.gov.in. Read on to know about IES 2018 eligibility, registration procedure, important dates, etc. Aspirants can register for it from September 27, 2017 until October 23, 2017.

Important Dates for IES 2018 Exam

IES Important Dates are now available online at UPSC Official Website. Aspirants must fill-in the application form before the last date i.e. October 23, 2017 to appear for the exam. The below table describes all the necessary dates for IES Exam.

EventDate (tentative)Reference Links
IES NotificationSeptember 27, 2017IES Notification is available online at UPSC Official Website
Availability of IES 2018 Application FormSeptember 27 – October 23, 2017Registration for IES 2018 can be done through online method only
IES Preliminary Exam (Objective Type Paper)January 07, 2018Important Topics for IES Prelims 
IES Mains Exam (Conventional Type Papers)July 01, 2018IES Mains will be organized in offline mode
IES Individuality Test (Interview)November 2018Prepare Better for IES Interview Stage

Eligibility Criteria for IES 2018

An aspirant applying for UPSC IES must ensure that he duly fulfills IES Eligibility which is given below. Failure to comply with these criteria may result in cancellation of candidature.

  1. Aspirants must be a citizen of India to apply for IES Exam 2017
  2. For other services, the aspirant must satisfy any one of the following citizenship criteria:
  • Citizen of India
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian who 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 to settle in India.
  • Citizen of Nepal
  1. Aspirant must be at least 21 years of age and must not be more than 30 years of age
  2. The upper age limit of 30 years is relaxed up to 35 years in case of Government Servants and reserved category aspirants
  3. Aspirants must possess any one of the below degrees:
  • He must have completed the Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III of the Aeronautical Society of India
  • He must have passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examination of the Institute of Engineers (India)
  • Aspirant must have obtained a degree in Engineering in the core discipline from a university incorporated by state legislature in India
  • He should have completed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)
  • He should hold a degree/ diploma in Engineering from such foreign University

IES Application Form 2018

ESE Registrations 2018 shall be done online at www.upsc online.nic.in. The participants are advised to submit the only single application. All aspirants, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment, should apply online directly to the Commission.

Persons, already in Government service whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work‐charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under public enterprises are, however, need to inform their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. The registration for the Indian Engineering Services consists of 4 steps given below:

  • Registration (Part II)- Once the payment is made, begin filling other details and cross-check.
  • Upload images- Upload your scanned photograph and signature images. Agree with the declaration and your IES Application Procedure is clear.
  • Registration (Part I)- Visit UPSC’s Official Website and register for the IES Exam 2018
  • Application Fee Payment- Choose between online/offline method of payment

The last date to apply for the engineering examination is October 23, 2017.

IES Hall Ticket 2018

Post successful registration, UPSC will announce e-Admission Certificate, more commonly known as IES Hall Ticket to each aspirant. The document should be supported with an original photo ID allowed by Govt. of India. The hall ticket offered though is provisional yet compulsory for aspirants to produce at IES Exam Centre.

Note: IES Hall Ticket for Prelims announced by UPSC at upsc.gov.in. Download Now

Hall Ticket of IES consists of the basic information about the participants. It is important to verify the details mentioned on e-Admission Certificate according to the information offered during IES Registration.

IES 2018 Post Exam Details

IES Result for all the qualified aspirants in the preliminary exam scheduled to be organized on January 07, 2018 will be declared after the exam is concluded and IES Merit List is prepared. All the qualified aspirants will be invited for the next level of IES Selection Procedure, IES Mains.

The qualified aspirants of the IES Mains will be invited for Group Discussion & Individual Interview in which the aspirants’ aptitude and communication skills are tested along with their efficiency to project their ideas and found it in a group.

The final Selection will be done considering the collective marks obtained by aspirants in all the levels of IES Exam. We wish best of luck to all IES Candidates


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