IES 2018 Engineer Services Examination 2018 UPSC

IES 2018 Engineer Services Examination 2018 UPSC

UPSC release notification No 01/2018  for IES Exam 2018 (Indian Engineer Services  exam 2017)  who student of  study/ passed in BE/ BE  with branch of Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecom Engineering  & age limit  21 Year to 30 years. Last date of online submission of Application form is 23 Oct, 2017. Exam  conduct on 08 Jan, 2017.

Important Date :

  • Last Date : 23 Oct, 2017
  • Exam Date : 07 Jan, 2018

Minimum Educational Qualification:

BE with Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecom Engineering


For admission to the examination, a candidate must have – obtained a degree in Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act,  1956; or passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India);

obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India);

passed Associate Membership Examination  Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India;

passed Graduate   Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959 Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts) and Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’ may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely:‐  M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

Age Limits:

  • A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st Aug, 2017 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd Aug, 1988 and not later than 1st Aug, 1997.

Application Fee:

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/‐   (Rupees    Two    hundred    only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking    facility    of    State    Bank    of India/State     Bank     of     Bikaner     & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of     Mysore/State    Bank    of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.

Plan of Examination IES 2018 Engineer Services Examination 2018 UPSC

The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan :—

Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers) for the selection of candidates for the Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination;

Stage-II: Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers) and

Stage-III : Personality Test

The Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination will consist of two objective type (multiple choices) questions papers and carrying a maximum of 500 marks (Paper 1 – 200 Marks & Paper II – 300 Marks). Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary/Stage-I Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Mains/Stage-II Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Mains/Stage-II Examination. The Marks obtained in Preliminary/Stage-I Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Mains/Stage-II Examination will be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Mains/Stage-II Examination will be about six to seven time the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.

Note-I : The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper (Paper-I) and Engineering Discipline  specific paper (Paper-II) of Preliminary/Stage-I Examination.

Note II: There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.

  • There are four alternative for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

The Engineering Services (Mains/stage-II) Examination will consist two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline specific with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (300 Marks in each paper).

The Stage-III will consist of Personality Test carrying 200 Marks.

Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) and Stage-II:

Engineering Services (Mains/Stage-II) Examination as may be fixed by the Commission as per its discretion, shall be summoned by them for Stage-III (Personality Test). The number of candidates to be summoned for Personality Test will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The Personality Test will carry 200 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks). Marks obtained by the candidates in the Stage-I:(Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination,

Stage-II: (Mains/Stage-II) Examination and Stage-III (Personality Test) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view
their ranks in the examination and the preference expressed by them for the various services/posts.

Candidates are advised to read carefully special instructions to candidates for conventional type tests and objective type tests given in Appendix-III (Part A and Part B) including the procedure regarding filing in the Answer Sheet of objective type tests in the Examination Hall uploaded on the Commission’s website ( on Jan 2018.

In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question paper will be set in English only.

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