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:
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:
|Exam Name||Indian Engineering Services|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Notification||February 2, 2022|
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.
This section will now talk about all IES important dates covering all events in a sequential manner
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.
|UPSC IES Events||UPSC IES Exam Date 2022|
|Release of UPSC IES Notification||September 22, 2021|
|Opening of UPSC IES Registration||September 22, 2021|
|Closing of UPSC IES Registration||October 12, 2021 (6 p.m.)|
|Withdrawal of UPSC IES Application||October 20-26, 2021 (6 p.m.)|
|Release of Admit Card for UPSC IES Prelims Exam||January 31, 2022|
|UPSC IES Prelim Exam Date||February 20, 2022|
|Result of UPSC IES Preliminary Exam||March 31, 2022|
|UPSC IES Mains Exam Date||June 26, 2022|
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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.
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.
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.
Candidates to become eligible for this exam must pass through some criteria. This includes:
UPSC has set different age limits for candidates of different categories.
This section is about the educational qualifications of IES candidates.
Once the candidates are at the application filling process, they need to consider some things. These include
We will discuss the syllabus for each stage separately.
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:
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.
The IES mains syllabus is different for each category. In this section, we will discuss the mains syllabus category-wise.
Our second category is mechanical engineering. Here are the chapters
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.
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.
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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
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:
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:
|Admit Card Details in Tabular form|
|IES Roll Number||Candidates Name||Exam Venue|
|Photograph||Signature||Exam date and timing|
|Subject||General instructions||Hall ticket number|
|IES application number||Gender||Father’s name|
Following are the documents candidates must carry:
The Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam consists of three stages to qualify by the candidates. These are:
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.
Candidates must follow the steps available in this section to access the results for all the stages. The steps are:
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Details mentioned on the IES results are:
Candidates can download their call letters for the final stage in the following way:
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Ans. UPSC will conduct the IES mains exam on October 10, 2021.
Ans. There are a total of four categories in IES exams.
Ans. The IES syllabus for mains constitutes two papers; Paper-I and Paper-II
Ans. The application forms were available from April 7-27, 2021, on UPSC’s official website.
Ans. The prelims stage is taken online. However, the mains and interview stages are conducted offline.
Ans. The IES main’s admit cards will be released sometime in September 2021.
Ans. UPSC declared the IES results on August 6, 2021, for the prelims stage.
Ans. There are a total of 215 vacancies in IES exams for session 2021.
Ans. The IES results for all stages are available on UPSC’s official website.
Ans. The cut-off score for the IES exam will be available on the official website of the UPSC after the interview session.
Ans. Candidates must carry any ID proofs like Aadhar card or Voter ID card.