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UPSC IES 2018 Recruitment

The Union Public Selection Commission has released ESE Exam 2018 Notification on 27th September 2017. The link is was activated on 27th September to fill the application form online and it was closed on 23rd October. The IES Preliminary Exam 2018 will be conducted on 7th January 2018 and all the students who will clear the prelims exam will be shortlisted to appear in IES Mains Exam, which will be conducted on 1st July 2018. Lakhs of students participated from all the corners of the country at different exam centres. Here, candidates can get full details regarding this examination like IES 2018 Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Age Limit, Eligibility Criteria, Educational Qualification, etc. which are described below in detail.

Latest Updates: The UPSC ESE / IES Mains Result has been announced on 2nd August and candidates can check more details from here.

UPSC IES 2018 Application Form Details:

Examination Name

UPSC IES Exam 2018

Organized by

Union Public Selection Commission

Exam Mode


Name of Posts

Indian Engineering Service

Total Number of Vacancies


Apply Mode


Official Website

Important Dates:

UPSC IES Notification 2018 Release Date

27th September 2017

UPSC IES 2018 Apply Online Starting Date

27th September 2017

UPSC IES Application Form 2018 Last Date

23rd October 2017

ESE / IESE 2018 Preliminary Exam

7th January 2018

ESE / IES 2018 Prelims Result

17th February 2018

ESE / IESE 2018 Main Exam

2nd August 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

Engineering Degree

Age Limit:

Minimum- 21 Years

Maximum- 30 Years

Application Fee

General / OBC

Rs. 200/-



Selection Process

Phase I

Prelims Exam

Phase II

Main Exam

Phase III

Personality Test

Important Links 

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UPSC ESE / IESE 2018 Apply Online

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UPSC Engineering Services Mains Result 2018

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About UPSC ESE: Every year, UPSC conducts an All India level Engineering Service Exam called as IES (Indian Engineering Service). This exam is an entrance examination organised for technical graduates from engineering field to serve the government of India. It consists of various sectors like Power, Railroads, Telecommunications, Public Works, etc. This class -I officer designation job serves the purpose relevant to their branch or the cadre in which they are recruited. The primary position offered to candidates who qualify this exam is Assistant Engineer which upgrades to various positions and then ultimately ends on the Chairman/Assistant Managing Director. This high-level exam has its persona as it is a tough nut to crack.

Branches Included in IES 2018

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

UPSC IES 2018 Vacancy Details :

UPSC has released approx 588 vacancies for the people who qualify this examination. This exam allows the candidates to work in different sectors of distinct branches. Every particular branch consists of various posts in Group A, Group B etc. Approx 588 vacancies are expected to be released including 18 PH(LDCP‐15 & HI‐03) vacancies.

  • Name of Exam: Indian Engineering Service
  • Organization: Union Public Selection Commission
  • Total Number of Vacancy: 588
  • Job location: India

IES 2018 Important Dates :


Time & Hour

Dates & Day

ESE / IESE 2018 Notification Declaration Date and Starting Date of Online Application

27th September 2017 (WEDNESDAY)

ESE / IESE 2018 Last Date to Fill Application Form / Online Registration

23rd October 2017


ESE / IESE 2018 Preliminary Exam (Objective Paper)

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper-I

09:00 AM-11:00 AM

2 hours

7th January 2018


(1 DAY)

Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II

02:00 P.M-05:00 P.M

3 hours

ESE / IES 2018 Prelims Result

17th February 2018

ESE / IESE 2018 Main Exam (Conventional Type Papers)

Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I

9:00 AM-12:00 AM

3 hours

1st July 2018


(1 DAY)

Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

3 hours

ESE / IES 2018 Mains Result

August 2018 (Tentative)

ESE / IESE 2018 Personality Test/ Interview Date

November to December 2018

IES 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant should be a resident of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan. Tibetan Refugees who came to India before 1st Jan 1962 are also eligible to apply.
  • Any Indian origin person migrated from countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Eastern African Countries with an intention of permanently residing in India are also eligible to apply.
  • For all the above-mentioned candidates from neighboring countries should hold an eligibility certificate from Government of India.

Educational Qualification

  • 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 with Electronics, Wireless Communications and Radio Physics as a special subject can apply for certain posts.

IES 2018 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.

IES ESE 2018 Application From :

The application procedure is quite similar as of other forms. The candidate has to visit the official website to apply for IES exam 2018. Before filling the form go through all the details carefully to avoid a mistake. Students have to complete Part 1 registration followed by Part II. Write In, all the important data then upload documents, photograph, signature followed by fee payment. And at last, submit the form and keep registration number or application number with you for future reference. Candidates will have to Fill UPSC IES Application Form 2018 on or before the last date that is 23rd October 2017.

How to Apply for IES / ESE 2018 Exam?

  • Visit the official website i.e.
  • Click on the link “Apply Online”
  • Completed the First part of Registration by filling all the asked information like Name, Address,  Age, DOB, Educational Qualification Phone number etc.
  • After filling all the given details go through all the details and check it properly in order to avoid mistakes.
  • Now fill in all the left information in second part of registration.
  • In this part first, you have to make the online payment of application fees through any online payment mode.
  • You have to upload a scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Select the exam centers
  • Finally, agree to the declaration and submit the form
  • Take out a hard copy of your application form and note down the necessary details for future reference.

IES ESE 2018 Application Fee :

While filling the UPSC ESE 2018 Application Form, the application Fee payment can be done through any online mode like Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Pay-in-Slip, etc. from a State Bank of India which is a recognised bank by the government of India. The Reserved Category students like SC/ST/PH and Female candidates are exempted from fee payment. While other candidates belonging to Gen/OBC have to pay Rs. 200 as application fee. No money will be refunded in case of any mishappening during the transaction.

  • Female/SC/ST/PH- No Fees
  • Gen/OBC- Rs. 200

IES ESE 2018 Exam Pattern :

IES 2018 exam basically includes Objective Type General Studies & Engineering Aptitude, Engineering Discipline in the Prelims Exam while in Mains Examination it will consist of two conventional type paper of Engineering Discipline. Prelims will consist of two papers of 200 marks and 300 marks. Similarly, Mains will also comprise of two papers of 300 marks each. The candidates who’ll qualify in the preliminary test will have to give the Mains test and those who clear this Mains will be further called for Personality Test process. Let us have a glance at the classified version of syllabus and exam pattern.

IES 2018 Exam Pattern






Preliminary Examination


Paper I

General Studies & Engineering Aptitude


Paper II

Engineering Discipline


Mains Examination


Paper I

Engineering Discipline


Paper II

Engineering Discipline


Prelims Paper I & II Timing

2 hours & 3 Hours

Mains Paper I & II Timing

3 Hours each

IES ESE 2018 Syllabus :

General Studies

  1. Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services
  2. Basics of Energy and Environment : Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment 
  3. Basics of Project Management 
  4. Basics of Material Science and Engineering 
  5. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology based education.
  6. Ethics and values in Engineering profession
  7. Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic and industrial development .
  8. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  9. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  10. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety

Syllabus for different Branches


Civil Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Paper I

- Building Materials

- Solid Mechanics

- Design of Steel Structure

- Structural Analysis

- Construction Practice & Management

-Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

- Basic Electrical Engineering

- Basic Electronics Engineering

- Electronics Measurements & Instruments

- Material Science

-Analog and Digital Circuits

- Network Theory

- Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer

-Fluid Mechanics

- Turbomachinery

- IC Engines, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

- Power Plant Engineering

- Renewable Sources of Energy

- Electrical Materials

- Engineering Mathematics

- Electrical and Electronics Measurements

- Electric Circuits and Fields

- Computer Fundamentals

- Basic Electronics Engineering

Paper II

- Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering

- Flow of Fluids, Hydraulic Machines, Hydro Power

- Geotechnical Engineering & Foundation Engineering

- Environmental Engineering

- Transportation Engineering

- Surveying & Geology

- Control Systems

- Analog and Digital Communication System

- Electromagnetics

- Computer Architecture and Organisation

- Advanced Communication Topics

- Advanced Electronics Topics

- Mechanism & Machines

- Engineering Mechanics

- Engineering Materials

- Design of Machines Elements

- Mechatronics and Robotics

- Manufacturing, Maintenance, Industrial Engineering

- Systems and Signal Processing

- Analog and Digital Electronics

- Electrical Machines

- Control System

- Power Electronics and Devices

- Power System

IES 2018 Selection Procedure :

IES ESE 2018 Selection Procedure comprises of two-staged 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-staged 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 Admit Card 2018 :

After the submission of UPSC IES 2018 Application Form, candidates are searching for admit card. The IES Mains exam admit card 2018 is expected to be released in last week of June on the official website. The admit card is an important document. It is mandatory to bring to the exam centre on the day of examination. The e-admit card has all the relevant details like Name, exam centre name, roll number, etc. of the candidate and exam. All the students who have successfully cleared UPSC IES prelims exam will be able to Download IES Admit Card 2018 from here. To download the admit card aspirants have to provide some required details.

IES Cut Off 2018 :

The IES exam 2018 cutoff marks for the Preliminary stage will be disclosed at the time of result declaration for IES 2018 Preliminary exam. We can estimate that this year the IES exam 2018 exam cut off can be a range in between 180-300 for all the fields. The cutoff marks are the minimum marks which is mandatory to secure in the exam. Candidates have to get more marks than the cutoff to get shortlisted for the IES mains exams. The Candidates who will not get more or equal marks then the cut off then he/she will get disqualified from the mains exam. The cut off marks are different for all the exams. As it is decided by the total number of student appeared, average percentages of passing, etc. The last round is the Personality Interview round. All the cut offs scores will be published on the official website as the results declared.

IES Result 2018 :

UPSC IES prelims exam conducted on 7th January 2018 and IES / ESE Mains Exam will be held on 1st July 2018. The IES Prelims Result 2018 has been declared on the official website i.e. All the aspirants who successfully participated in the exam are able to check their result by the roll number. The official notification and pdf file are uploaded on the official website by UPSC on 17th February 2018. Candidates are able to check IES / ESE Prelims Result 2018 only by one click on the given link.

IES Online Test Series 2018 :

Annually many candidates appear in UPSC IES / ESE exam 2018. We suggest all the students be consistent throughout their preparation. The UPSC engineering service exam is one of the toughest civil services exam in the country. Many aspirants prepare for this exam with strong dedication, but only some of them can get the fruitful results. To pass IES 2018, you have to make good strategy and study plan. You can get IES Online Test Series 2018 easily, by this you can study quickly and efficiently. In complimentary you will get free demo test, and after that, you will get paid 20 to 25 mock test for your daily assessment. For more details regarding the online test, series visit our website.

IES Previous Year Papers :

Previous year paper has the best data from where you can find out most repeated questions. Candidates we advise you all to get last year paper and practice them. By practicing you will get to know the exam pattern and will get familiar with the different types of questions. Most of the questions come in the IES exam are repeated. You can get the IES previous year papers on the internet as well as on our website. Past old questions paper will give the basic idea of the exam paper.

IES ESE Preparation :

All the students have successfully appeared in the IES ESE Exam 2018. We hope all of them get good results and achieve great heights in their career. Cracking IES exam is one of the standardized exams in the country. Working in the Civil services is one of the reputed jobs. UPSC IES jobs have many facilities in the service. If you want to crack IES 2018, then you have to start preparation before 6 months of the exam. Here below we mentioned quick IES 2018 Preparation Tips which will help you to pass in IES exam 2018.

  1. Manage your time. Divide your time into different time slots to cover each and every topic of the syllabus.
  2. Increase speed and accuracy level.
  3. Proper sleep and Healthy diet are essential.
  4. Do not overstress yourself. Stay confident and fearless.
  5. Be Dedicated and Consistent.
  6. Practice more and more.

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Comments (22)
2 months ago

Sir Wi-Fi study main jo EE/EC ki class Hai jo Ashish Sir lete Hai uska level ies ka hai ya ssc je ka hai

Sonam Singh
2 months ago

IES ke level ki h

Rahul Gahanewar
2 months ago

Do we need All Diploma Marksheet For applying to ies Exam?

Sonam Singh
2 months ago

No, Final year mark sheet is needed

Subrat Kumar Choudhury
3 months ago

Sir my age is completing 30 year in June 20 but maximum age limit criteria 21-30 in August am I eligible to appear ese exam

Ujjwal kumar
3 months ago

Right now I am in ,7 the sem when I will be able to give exam

Sunny kumar soni
3 months ago

U can write ese 2019

Jk Verma
3 months ago

If I have a degree in chemical engineering
Am Eligible for IES exam

3 months ago

Any engineer is eligible to write IES exam but he has to choose any one branch among that four.(for more details please go through advt carefully)

3 months ago

No you r not eligible

P. Hemanth Narayan
4 months ago

What about Chemical engineers? Is there any possibility of inclusion of this in the near future? Reply.

Monika suryawanshi
5 months ago

Hlo sir ..
I am civil student
I have some guidelines

Kottu Dorabsbu
5 months ago

Intrest this job

6 months ago

can a student having engineering degree in textile technology , apply for engineering services

3 months ago

student from any engineering discipline can appear for ese ,only condition is that the candidate must select any of those branch and prepare it.
CAVEAT: for those student who are not from above four branch listed.

Vishal Shahare
6 months ago


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