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Significant Track towards clearing IES Exam

Significant Track towards clearing IES Exam

The Union Public Service Commission conducts a combined competitive examination every year for recruitment to various engineering services under the Central government. The engineering services are divided into four categories, Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, with further sub - divisions, as indicated below :

  • Civil engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Indian Defense Service of Engineers
  • Indian Ordinance Factories Services
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads)
  • P&T Building Works Service
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Indian Ordinance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence
  • Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Indian Inspection Service
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads)
  • Electrical engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Corps of E.M.E, Ministry of Defence
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Electronics and telecommunication engineering
  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Central Power Engineering Services
  • Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Communication and IT - Department of Telecommunication
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Inspection Service
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Indian Telecommunication Service

A candidate may apply for admission only to any one category - civil / mechanical / electrical / electronics and telecommunication engineering.

Who can Apply?

Graduates in engineering / technology in the age group of 21 to 30 years can apply for admission to the examination. Eligible categories of candidates get relaxation in the upper age limit.

Those who have appeared in the final examination of the degree program are also eligible. Approved professional memberships like AMIE (India) and AMIETE are considered adequate qualification for admission.

M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with wireless communication, electronics, radio physics or radio engineering as a special subject is sufficient for entry to the Naval Armament Service.

The examination comprises a written test and an interview. The written test has the same pattern for all the four categories. To illustrate the pattern of the examination, let us consider the civil engineering category.

The written test has two sections. Both the sections will cover the entire degree syllabus of the relevant engineering discipline. In the first section, there are three papers, all of which have only objective questions.

The second section has two conventional papers which demand descriptive answers. The duration of the papers and the distribution of marks are indicated below.

Civil Engineering

Section I

Objective Papers : General ability, Civil Engineering Paper I, Civil Engineering Paper II

Duration : 2 hours for each paper.

Maximum Marks : 200 for each paper.

Section II

Conventional Papers : Civil Engineering Paper I and Civil Engineering Paper II.

Duration : three hours each.

Maximum Marks : 200 for each paper.

Total Marks : 1,000.

The general ability paper that is common to all the categories will have questions from General English and General Studies. The General English paper will test the candidate's 'understanding of English and workman - like use of words'.

The General Studies paper will involve 'knowledge of current events and of such matters as of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person'.

It will also include questions on history of India and geography of a nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.

The pattern of the written tests for the other three categories is the same as that of civil engineering shown above.

The only difference is that in the place of civil engineering, you have to substitute the name of the respective branch of engineering. Only SI units would be used in the questions.

The commission may fix minimum qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.

The objective - type papers will be valued first. The conventional type papers will be valued only of those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in objective types papers.

In the descriptive papers, credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression, combined with due economy of words. Marks will not be given for mere superficial knowledge. Up to five per cent of the maximum marks for the written papers may be reduced for illegible handwriting. You can use your battery operated pocket calculators for descriptive type papers. You will be supplied with standard tables / charts in SI units in the examination hall for reference purposes, wherever necessary. However, you are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers. You can prepare for the test accordingly.

The detailed syllabi of all the papers will be given along with the detailed notification inviting applications for admission.

As hinted earlier, the first part of the examination is the written test, with a total of 1,000 marks. An interview / personality test with 200 marks forms the second part.

Only those who qualify in the written examination will be called up for the interview. This intends at assessing the candidate's capacity for leadership, initiative, intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, and integrity of character.

The final selection is made on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the written examination and the personality test.

Significant Track towards clearing IES Exam

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