IES Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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About Indian Engineering Service (IES) Exam

The Indian Engineering Services, also known as the IES exam is conducted by the UPSC. This exam is for the Union Government departments. Moreover, it is there to recruit candidates for the post of engineers. Besides, it includes four categories. These are:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering; and
  • Mechanical engineering

Now, talking about the UPSC, it is a board of nine members. Currently, Pradeep Kumar Joshi is its chairman since August 2020. Moreover, the Indian constitution mentions the council in Article 320. It states that a council is required to look after all the recruitment processes. It should be especially for the civil services posts. The article also states some functions of the council. These are:

  • The most important function is to conduct the union service exams
  • This council should also recruit officials after the interview process
  • Another important function is to select them on absorption, promotion, and deputation
  • The council also has to frame, implement and amend all the rules and policies for various government posts.
  • Last but not the least, the UPSC can advise the government on any matter if the president refers it to them.
Exam NameIndian Engineering Services
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
NotificationFebruary 2, 2022

IES Exam Latest News

As UPSC has already conducted the IES prelims exams for this year, the results for this year were declared on August 6, 2021. However, all the details about IES important dates and notifications, including IES results, shall be available on UPSC’s official website. As of now, some essential information for the IES exam year 2021 is here.

IES releases the application forms for this exam nearly in April. Besides, UPSC follows the same procedures every year. Sometimes there can be a change in this pattern but, there will be some cause behind it.

Moreover, UPSC conducts this exam often in June. However, the admit cards are available three weeks before the exam and UPSC declares the IES prelims results within a month after the exam. Therefore, candidates must be aware that the IES important dates for results must be somewhere in July.

Also, UPSC conducts the IES main’s exam after the prelims results are out. Similar to the prelims exams the process of availability of admit cards and results is the same. Moreover, the tentative dates for the mains and final result are December 2021 and January 2022 respectively.

IES Important Dates

This section will now talk about all IES important dates covering all events in a sequential manner

  • Firstly, as per the UPSC notification for the IES exam, the IES syllabus for various subjects was available on their website in April 2021.
  • Secondly, the next in line is the release of the IES exam date. As per a notification on UPSC’s website, it will conduct the IES exam for prelims on July 18, 2021.
  • However, the application forms were available from April 7 to April 27, 2021.
  • Besides, there is also an option of withdrawal of exam forms for which the date was May 4, 2021.
  • After this, the dates for prelims admit card release was June 24, 2021.
  • As this exam consists of more than one stage, the next stage is the IES main’s exam for which the date is October 10, 2021. Also, the admit card for which will release sometime in September.
  • The next in line is its result and UPSC will release the results for IES main’s in November 2021.
  • Now coming to the final stage is the interview stage. UPSC will conduct it in December 2021. Moreover, the final results will be available in January 2022. However, these are only the tentative dates.

Apart from all these details, UPSC also releases a notification about the eligibility criteria for the IES exam. Candidates come to know about all the standards for them to become eligible. To make this thing clear; nationality, age limit, educational qualifications, etc, are some of the criteria for candidates to become eligible.

Highlights of IES Important Dates

UPSC IES Events UPSC IES Exam Date 2022
Release of UPSC IES NotificationSeptember 22, 2021
Opening of UPSC IES RegistrationSeptember 22, 2021
Closing of UPSC IES RegistrationOctober 12, 2021 (6 p.m.)
Withdrawal of UPSC IES ApplicationOctober 20-26, 2021 (6 p.m.)
Release of Admit Card for UPSC IES Prelims ExamJanuary 31, 2022
UPSC IES Prelim Exam DateFebruary 20, 2022
Result of UPSC IES Preliminary ExamMarch 31, 2022
UPSC IES Mains Exam DateJune 26, 2022

Know More – IES Important Date & Notifications

IES Exam Pattern

Here we will discuss the pattern of prelims and mains separately. However, the IES exam pattern is the same for each stream. Therefore we will discuss it briefly.

Prelims Pattern

The IES prelims exam pattern includes only objective-type questions. These carry a total of 500 marks. As IES prelims consist of two papers, Paper-I is for 200 marks whereas, Paper-II is for 300. Moreover, the candidates who qualify at this stage of the IES exam will be eligible to sit in the mains exams.

The UPSC takes the IES prelims exam online. Though, there is a negative marking for each wrong answer. However, the answers with no response are not marked. Furthermore, candidates have to select a correct response from four given options. Coming towards the exam duration, Paper-I is for two hours whereas, Paper-II is of three-hour duration. Apart from this, Paper-II in each subject is about the same category. Like in electrical engineering, the Paper-II in prelims will be about that subject itself. The same goes for the other categories.

Mains Pattern

Now talking about the IES mains exam, the paper pattern is somewhat different from the prelims. As we know that prelims are objective; the mains are descriptive. We also call this a conventional type. This exam also includes two papers; Paper-I and Paper-II. But these are both about the category they belong to.

Each paper of this exam is of 300 marks. Also, the duration is of three hours each. This means the total duration of IES mains is six hours. Being descriptive, the mode of this exam is offline. Moreover, the candidates must opt for all the questions unless there is given any choice.

IES Eligibility Criteria

Candidates to become eligible for this exam must pass through some criteria. This includes:

  • Nationality
  • Age limit, and
  • Educational qualifications


  • Applying candidates must be citizens of India, Nepal, or Bhutan.
  • Moreover, any person from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Zaire, Ethiopia, etc., who are of Indian origin are also eligible. However, the condition is that they should intent to settle permanently in India after their migration.
  • Apart from the citizens of India, all other applying candidates would have an eligibility certificate. Moreover, only the Government of India can issue this certificate for them.

Age Limit

UPSC has set different age limits for candidates of different categories.

  • The minimum applying age must be 21 as of August 1, 2021.
  • Also, the candidates must not have been born before August 2, 1990.
  • However, the upper age limit varies for different categories. In the general category, the upper age limit is 30 years.

Educational Qualification

This section is about the educational qualifications of IES candidates.

  • The minimum qualification for candidates applying for this is graduation in engineering.
  • Candidates must first qualify for the Graduate Membership Examination. Moreover, the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers conducts this exam.

IES Application Form

Once the candidates are at the application filling process, they need to consider some things. These include

  • Firstly, a working mobile number
  • Secondly, their email address
  • All their relevant certificates
  • Also, a scanned photograph and signature are a must.
  • Moreover, they must also keep a category certificate (if any)
  • Lastly, their banking details.

IES: How to Apply?

  • Candidates must first visit the website
  • The second step is to find the link for application forms on the UPSC website.
  • The next step involves clicking on new users
  • Moreover, a link will appear for filling in personal details.
  • Lastly, fill in their details like personal names, gender, academic details, etc.

Fee Payment

  • Candidates can pay fees using debit cards, credit cards, or, Net banking.
  • Moreover, only the general category candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 200. However, other categories are females are exempted from paying any fee.

IES Syllabus

We will discuss the syllabus for each stage separately.

IES Syllabus for Prelims

Starting with the first stage, we will now discuss the prelims syllabus for each stream. The first in line is Civil Engineering. In this one, there are two papers. This one is the Paper-I also known as the General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. Moreover, there is another paper known as Paper-II. However, the IES Syllabus for Paper-I is the same in every category. The questions are all objective type.

Now, we will talk about the total chapters in this paper. The IES syllabus of paper-I constitutes ten chapters. A few of the topics are:

  • The first one here is Engineering Aptitude
  • Then comes Material Science and Engineering
  • The next one is Engineering Ethics and values
  • Another topic is economic and industrial development

These are some of the topics in the IES syllabus from prelims. However, the Paper-II of prelims is the same as the Paper-II in mains. The only difference is that it is objective. We will discuss the IES syllabus of prelims paper-II in the main’s section. Moreover, this applies to every category.

IES Syllabus for Mains

The IES mains syllabus is different for each category. In this section, we will discuss the mains syllabus category-wise.

Mechanical Engineering

Our second category is mechanical engineering. Here are the chapters

  • Chapter one is  about Fluid Mechanics
  • The second chapter talks about Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
  • The third one is about IC Engines; Refrigeration and Air conditioning
  • The next one is Turbo Machinery
  • Then comes Power Plant Engineering
  • Renewable Sources of Energy is also part of the syllabus
  • Then comes Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials is in the syllabus
  • Mechanisms and Machines is another chapter
  • Moreover, the Design of Machine Elements is the next one.
  • Further, the next one is Manufacturing, Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
  • The last one is Mechatronics and Robotics

As we have mentioned all the chapters in the IES syllabus, now given here are some of the topics. We will start with topics from Paper-I. It includes SI and CI Engines; Thermal resistance; Emissions and Emission Control; Flow through pipes and head losses in pipes; Bio-mass and Tidal Energy; Evaporators and Expansion devices, etc. Besides, condensers and compressors are also in it.

Moreover, the topics from Paper-II include Analysis of System of Forces, Basic Crystallography, Types of Kinematics Pair, Law of gearing, Design for static and dynamic loading; Metal casting-Metal forming, Field Balancing of Rotors, Pneumatic and Hydraulic actuators, etc. Furthermore, some other topics are Robot Classification, Hall effect sensor, NDT Techniques in Condition Monitoring, etc.

Electrical Engineering

The IES syllabus for this category is also divided into two parts. The two papers include twelve units; six units each. The six units from Paper-I cover Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Materials; Electric Circuits and Fields; Electrical and Electronic Measurements; Computer Fundamentals and Basic Electronics Engineering.

Moreover, the six units from Paper-II include Analog and Digital Electronics; Systems and Signal Processing; Control Systems; Electrical Machines. The last one in this paper is Power Electronics and Drives.

Furthermore, we now move towards the topics. Some of them are Semiconductor power diodes, DC-DC switched-mode converters; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts; Circuit breakers, etc. Also, DC machines, the Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals, etc., are there in the syllabus.

Know More – IES Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IES Admit Card

UPSC releases admit cards separately for every IES exam stage. As the IES prelims exam is over, its admit cards were available three weeks before this exam. Now, the upcoming exams are the IES main’s exams. Therefore, UPSC will soon release the IES admit cards for this stage.   Furthermore, all candidates must download these admit cards as they act as an entry pass for each stage. To do this thing, candidates must keep track of all the notifications regarding the same. Once the IES notification is out, candidates can download their IES admit cards from the official website. For this purpose, candidates must log in to their accounts with the correct details. Furthermore, candidates can take a printout for future reference. Know More – IES Admit Card & Interview call Letter

How to Download IES Admit Card?

UPSC releases the IES admit cards on its official website separately for each stage. These exams admit cards are only available online mode on their website. Candidates can thus download it from there. Moreover, candidates can download admit cards on any working mobile device/ laptop/ computer. Here is the stepwise process to download IES exam admit cards:

  • In the first step, candidates must visit the UPSC’s official website. Here is the link to the UPSC website to download the IES admit card for different stages
  • Then in the second step, candidates must look for the examination section on the same website. Further, click on “Active examination.”
  • Furthermore, candidates will find a link for IES Examination. Candidates must click on it. Later a link for admit card download will appear on their screens.
  • Then, the candidates must click on the Yes option available there. This one is the instructions page of the admit card.
  • After clicking on the ‘Yes’ option, candidates’ must then enter their details. These details are candidates’ roll numbers or candidates’ registration numbers.
  • The next step is to click on submit option available there on the screen. Candidates can thus view their admit cards
  • In the last step, admit card for the IES exam will appear. Finally, the candidates must further click on it and download it as well. They must also take its printout for further reference.

Details Available on IES Admit Card

Admit cards are must for a candidates to enter any exam center. Therefore, candidates must carry it with themselves. Moreover, there are some important details available on the IES admit cards. Here are some details:

  • Firstly, the IES roll number.
  • Secondly, the candidate’s name.
  • Thirdly, exam center details.
  • Then, the IES hall ticket number is also there
  • Also, the candidate’s application number is available.
  • Moreover, candidates subject of exam is also mentioned there.
  • Next, comes the name of the exam venue.
  • The date of the exam and its timing are also written.
  • Furthermore, candidates photograph and signature is also there.
  • Lastly, IES exam instructions are there on the admit card.
Admit Card Details in Tabular form
IES Roll NumberCandidates NameExam Venue
PhotographSignatureExam date and timing
SubjectGeneral instructionsHall ticket number
IES application numberGenderFather’s name

Documents to Carry with Admit Card

Following are the documents candidates must carry:

  • The first and most important IES admit card.
  • Also, identity proof like Aadhar card, voter ID card, passport, driving license, or PAN card.

IES Results

The  Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam consists of three stages to qualify by the candidates. These are:

  • Firstly, the preliminary exam
  • Secondly, the Main’s exam, and
  • Lastly, The Personal Interview

Among these, only the first two stages are online. However, the final stage of this exam is offline. Furthermore, UPSC has released the IES results for its first stage. Sequentially, the first stage of IES exams is the prelims stage. Also, the results for this stage were available on UPSC’s official website on August 6, 2021. Moreover, the candidates can visit their official website. Apart from this, the UPSC will also declare the IES results for other stages on the same website. However, the results will be available only after taking the exams for the concerned stages.   As per UPSC’s notification, they will conduct the IES mains exam on October 10, 2021. However, UPSC will declare the IES mains result in November 2021. Furthermore, the final IES results will only be available once the interview stage is over. Also, the tentative date for the final results is January 2022. Subsequently, the cut-off list will also be available on the UPSC’s official website. Besides, the candidates who score more than the cut-off marks can qualify for the next round.

How to Check IES Results?

Candidates must follow the steps available in this section to access the results for all the stages. The steps are:

  • Firstly, visit the UPSC’s official website Here candidates can find all the links for every stage of the IES exam.
  • Secondly, search the What’s New section on the website mentioned above.
  • then in the next step, candidates must search for the result link of the concerned stage.
  • After following these steps, the link to the IES results will be visible on the screen. However, it will be there in PDF format.
  • Then, the candidates must search their roll numbers in IES result PDF.
  • Lastly, the candidates can download this PDF for any future reference.

Know More – IES Exam Result & Cut off Marks

Details Mentioned on IES Result PDF

Details mentioned on the IES results are:

  • First and foremost, the candidate’s name.
  • Then, the candidates’ roll number.
  • Also, the candidates’ rank.
  • Lastly, serial numbers.

IES Interview Call Letter

Candidates can download their call letters for the final stage in the following way:

  • Just like admit cards, call letters are available on the UPSC’s official website. For this purpose, visit
  • Then click on IES e-Summon call Letter
  • The next step is to put in your details like roll number and click on submit button.
  • In the end, the call letter will appear on the screen. Candidates can then save it.

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Q.1 When will UPSC conduct the IES mains exam?

Ans. UPSC will conduct the IES mains exam on October 10, 2021.

Q.2 How many categories are there in the IES exam?

Ans. There are a total of four categories in IES exams.

Q.3 How many papers are there in the IES syllabus for mains?

Ans. The IES syllabus for mains constitutes two papers; Paper-I and Paper-II

Q.4 When will UPSC release the IES аррliсаtiоn fоrm?

Ans. The application forms were available from April 7-27, 2021, on UPSC’s official website.

Q.5 How does the UPSC conduct the IES exam?

Ans. The prelims stage is taken online. However, the mains and interview stages are conducted offline.

Q.6 When will the IES mains admit cards be released?

Ans. The IES main’s admit cards will be released sometime in September 2021.

Q.7 When will UPSC declare the IES results for the prelims stage?

Ans. UPSC declared the IES results on August 6, 2021, for the prelims stage.

Q.8 How many vacancies do UPSC offers in IES exams 2021?

Ans. There are a total of 215 vacancies in IES exams for session 2021.

Q.9 Where can I check the IES results?

Ans. The IES results for all stages are available on UPSC’s official website.

Q.10 What is the cut-off score for the IES exam?

Ans. The cut-off score for the IES exam will be available on the official website of the UPSC after the interview session.

Q.11 What documents shall candidates carry with their admit cards?

Ans. Candidates must carry any ID proofs like Aadhar card or Voter ID card.

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