One of the toughest examinations that Union Public Services Commission conducts is - Indian Engineering Services Examination which will be organised on 7th January. Lakhs of students participated from all the corners of the country at different exam centres. The rise in the number of candidates who will appear in the examination is definitely indicating towards the large volume of competition as there are only 588 vacancies which is a much smaller quantity as compared to the aspirants who have applied for the posts. Civil, Electronics & Telecommunication, Electrical, and Mechanical are the four branches for which the authority will select candidates after finishing all the three levels of the recruitment. As the examination is not far away and thus, candidates can download the IES admit card.

IES Selection Procedure

IES ESE 2018 Selection Procedure comprises of two-stage processes. Stage 1st is also known as Preliminary Examination followed by Stage 2 i.e. Mains Examination and at last Stage 3 is conducted called the Personality Test. The candidates who qualify stage I are eligible for the Stage II process. And the score obtained in the Mains examination will determine the qualification of students for the personality test on the basis of merit list. The final result will be declared after the analysis of reports or marks obtained in the final round or an aggregate of all the three rounds will be judged to form the final merit list. Three stages involved are
  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Personality Test
IES/ESE 2018 Pay Scale: - All the candidates who’ll qualify all the three examinations and will make way through this three-stage process will be offered a Basic pay of Rs. 15,600 along with a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 with added incentives like DA, HRA etc. The gross amount in total would be Rs. 47,000 and soon it's going to be 2.26 times due to 7th pay commission.  
IES Officer Salary - Rs 15,600 (Basic) +Rs 5,400 (Grade Pay) + DA + HRA

IES Eligibility Criteria 

  • The applicant should possess a degree in Engineering from a recognized University or Institute by the Government of India.
  • The candidates who have attained degree in Electronics, Wireless Communications and Radio Physics as a special subject can apply for certain posts.
Age Limit: The aspirant who wants to apply for IES 2018 Exam should lie in the age group of 21-30 years on 1st August of 2018 or the year of examination. Relaxation in age will be provided to reserved categories as per government norms.
  • Government servants will be given a 5-year relaxation in upper age limit.
  • For SC/ST 5 years relaxation will be provided
  • For OBC 3 years relaxation will be provided
  • The candidate who is found to be a subject of Jammu Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 will also be provided with an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • Ex-Serviceman will be offered an age relaxation of 5 years
  • Physically Handicapped and disabled will be given an age relaxation of 10 years.