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ENGINEERING SERVICES EXAMINATION 2018

The Union Public Selection Commission will release the IES Exam 2018 notification on 27th September 2017 and Online registration will be closed on 23rd October. This exam is conducted under the following four categories of engineering (1) Civil Engineering (2) Electrical Engineering (3) Electronics and Communication Engineering (4) Mechanical Engineering.

A. Examination Pattern

Stage-I(Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination

S NO Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 Paper-I 200 2 hrs.
2 Paper-II 300 3 hrs.
Total 500

Stage-II(Mains/Stage-II) Examination

S NO Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 Paper-I 300 3 hrs.
2 Paper-II 300 3 hrs.
Total 600

Stage-III(Personality Test) – 200 Marks

B. Fee Details

S NO Category Name Application Fee
1 SC/ST/Female/PH No fee
2 For others Rs.200/-

C. Important Dates

S NO Name of Exams Dates
1 Date of Notification 27.09.2017
2 Last Date for receipt of Applications 23.10.2017
3 Date of commencement of Exam (Preliminary) 07.01.2018 (SUNDAY)
4 Date of Main Examination, 2018 01.07.2018 (SUNDAY)

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

(I) Nationality:

A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated  from   Pakistan,   Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

(II) Age Limits:

(a)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 January, 2017 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987 and not later than 1st January, 1996.

(b) The upper age‐limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/ Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.

(i) A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department/Office during the period of his probation. However, this relaxation will be admissible to a probationer so appointed provided he/she already retains a lien on a permanent post in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below.

(ii)   A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/Office for at least 3 years on the 1st January, 2017.

(III) Minimum Educational Qualification:

For admission to the examination, a candidate must have –

(a) 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

(b) passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution  of  Engineers  (India); or

(c) 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

(d) passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or

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

(f) passed Graduate   Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959.

MARKS SCHEME DETAILS

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

(i) 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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

To read the Official Notification click the link given below:

Official Notification

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