IES (UPSC ESE) 2024 Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Notification, Syllabus & Cutoff

IES Entrance Exam

Applicants, The Union Public Service Commission holds the power to appoint Indian Engineering Services Exam officers. The officers are selected on the basis of their merit in the IES Exam. The UPSC has a three-stage competitive exam, which means the candidate has to undergo preliminary, main, and personality tests for the Engineering Services Examination (ESE).

The candidates must have their bachelor’s degree in the engineering field from a renowned institute with a minimum percentage. The candidates in the last semester of engineering are also eligible to take the IES exam in 2024.

What is IES?

The ESE stands for Engineers Engineering Services Examination. The IESE or ISE qualified applicants are known as the class-1 officer, work for the Indian government, and are respected members of the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) and Indian Engineering Services (IES).

They look after particular areas of the public sector economy, such as Power, Indian Railways, Telecommunications, Defense, and Central Water Engineering. Check out the below IES updates.

IES (UPSC ESE) 2024 Highlights

Here are the important highlights of the IES Exams:

IES Full FormIndian Engineering Services
Name of the organizationUnion Public Service Commission ( UPSC)
Selection ProcessPrelims, Mains and Interview
Exam TimeOnce in a year
Level of Exam National Level
Application FeeINR 200
Educational QualificationEngineering
Age Limit21-30 Years

IES (UPSC ESE)- Exam Schedule 2024

In the below table, the tentative dates for the IES exam are listed:

EventIES Exam Dates
Notification ReleaseSeptember 6, 2023
Online Application DateSeptember 6, 2023
Last Date to applySeptember 25, 2023
IES Prelims Exam DateFebruary 18, 2024
Prelims ResultApril 2024
IES Mains Exam Date        June 23, 2024
Mains ResultAugust 2024
Interview ResultSeptember 2024
Final ResultTill October 2024

IES (UPSC ESE) Notification 2024

Soon, UPSC will publish a notification for the IES 2024 exam on its official website. Applicants, you can easily check out the key facts and registration procedure.

IES (UPSC ESE) – Vacancies 2024 Available

The below are the specifics of the available positions:

Civil EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Indian Railway Store Services ( Civil)Indian Railway Store Services ( Mechanical)
Central Engineering Service Roads, (Civil)Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Mechanical)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Civil)AEE (Mechanical posts)
Indian Defence Services (Engineering)Central Engineering Service Roads, (Mechanical)
Central Water Engineering SystemDefense Aeronautical (Mechanical)
Electrical EngineeringIndian Railway Services (ECE posts)
Indian Railway Stores Services (Electrical)Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Indian Railway Service (Electrical posts)Indian Ordnance services AWW
Indian Ordnance ServicesIndian Radio Regulatory Services
Indian Defence Services (Electrical Engineering posts)Indian Railway Stores Services (ECE posts)

IES (UPSC ESE) Eligibility for the 2024 Exam

The candidate sitting in the exam must be : (a) an Indian citizen, (b) A Bhutanese subject, a Nepalese subject, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962.

Check out the detailed version of eligibility criteria

As far as the eligibility is concerned, the candidate must be 21 years of age and not more than 30 years as of January 1, 2024. The candidate applying for UPSC must have been born between January 1993, and January 1, 2002.

What are the IES (UPSC ESE) Educational Qualifications Required for an Applicant?

  • An applicant applying for the IES (UPSC ESE) must have an engineering degree from a recognized university.
  • The candidate must have an engineering degree/ diploma from a foreign college/university/institution.
  • Passed out from the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Graduate Membership Examination (India).
  • A candidate who has sat in the examination and qualified for it, but didn’t get any notification of the results, can apply for admission in UPSC.

IES (UPSC ESE) Application Form 2024

  • The candidates are recommended to apply online on the official website of UPSC:
  • Open the homepage, check out the link “Online Application for different UPSC examinations and click on it.
  • Select the “New Users” option.
  • A new window will come on the screen and will ask for your personal information.
  • You need to write your name, gender, parent’s names, date of birth, nationality, email address, password, phone number, and other academic information.
  • Pay the application fees as per the category you have selected.

What is the IES (UPSC ESE) Application fee for the 2024 Exam

The UPSC IES application fees are different for different categories.

CategoryApplication Fee
General/EWS/OBCINR 200

IES (UPSC ESE) Admit Card 2024

Check out how to get IES 2024, Admit Card:

  • Go and visit the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) website.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the “examination” tab.
  • From the examinations section, select the “Active Examination”.
  • Check out the link for Engineering Services Examination 2024.
  • On the website page, click on IES admit card 2024.
  • The IES admit card page will appear on the screen.
  • Select “yes”, on the instructions page.
  • Fill in your roll number/registration ID as well as other information.
  • To view your IES admit card, click the submit button.
  • Download the admit card and print it.

Particulars there on the IES 2024 Admit Card

The below details are there on IES admit card:

  • Name of the candidate
  • D.O.B
  • Roll Number
  • Gender Category
  • Id of Registration
  • Father’s name
  • Candidate’s city
  • Examination time
  • Date Signature
  • Photograph

IES (UPSC ESE)Prelims Exam Centers 2024

IES 2024 will be held in various Indian cities! The candidates have the option to select their nearby exam center. Some of the exam holding cities are given below:

ItanagarPort Blair

IES (UPSC ESE) Mains Exam Centers 2024

Check out the list of cities, where IES Mains will be conducted.


IES (UPSC ESE) Exam Pattern 2024

  • Stage 1 : (Preliminary / stage- 1)
  • Examination ( MCQ) for the selection of candidates for stage-11.
  • Stage -11: Engineering Services (Main/stage-11) Examination
  • Personality Test

Exam Pattern for the Preliminary Stage of the IES Exam

For the right answer 2 marks will be given, for the incorrect answer ⅓ marks will be deducted.

PapersNo of QuestionsTotal Marks
Paper 1 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude)100200
Paper 11 (Engineering field)150300

Exam Pattern for the IES Mains 2024

PapersTotal QuestionsMarks
Paper 1 (Engineering Stream)5300
Paper – 11 (Engineering Stream)5300

There is no negative marking in the mains!

IES Prelims Syllabus 2024

Paper 1 is the same for all the branches, while Paper 2 is different as per the candidate’s course selection.

Papers and SubjectsTopics
Paper 1 Current affairs (national and international)
Environment: conservation, pollution, climate change, and so on.
Importance of Safety, General Design & Drawing Principles
Material Science and relevant
Technologies of Information and Communication (ICT)
Energy Basics Project Management
Ethics and Values in the Engineering Profession.
Engineering Mathematics
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Paper-II (Civil Engineering)Solid Mechanics
Building Materials
Steel Structures Design
Construction Practice and Management
Concrete design and Masonry structures
Paper-II (Mechanical Engineering)Power Planting Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
IC Engines
Turbo Machinery
Thermodynamics and Heat Paper
Paper -11 (Electrical Engineering)Engineering Mathematics
Electrical Materials
Electronic Measurements
Electric Circuits
Computer Fundamentals
Basic Electronic Engineering
Paper-11 (Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering)Analog and Digital Circuits
Network Theory
Basic Electronics Engineering
Materials Science
Basic Electrical Engineering
Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements.

IES Mains 2024 Syllabus

The only difference between prelims and mains is – Prelims has MCQ questions and mains has subjective type questions.

Papers and SubjectsTopics
Paper-11 (Civil Engineering)Geotechnical Engineering
Foundation Engineering
Geology and Surveying
Transportation Engineering
Water Resource Engineering
Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower
Paper-11 (Mechanical Engineering)Design of Machine Elements
Engineering Materials
Industrial and Maintenance Engineering
Mechatronics and Robotics
Mechanisms and Machines
Engineering Machines
Paper -11 (Electrical Engineering)Systems and Signal Processing
Digital and Analog Electronics
Electrical Machines
Control Systems
Power Drive and Electronics
Paper -11 (Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering)Advanced Electronics Topics
Advanced Communication
Digital and Analog Communication Systems
Electro Magnetics
Architecture and Computer Organization
Control Systems

What is the selection procedure for IES (UPSC ESE) 2024?

The IES selection is based on two stages:

Written Examination: It’s the first stage in the ESE/IES 2024 application process. Those who want to get selected, have to clear both IES Prelims and IES Mains exams. For the preliminary exam, General ability and Engineering subjects are two components. The only candidate who qualifies the paper 1 and paper 2 of the preliminary exam, will sit in the IES Mains exam.

Personality Assessment by IES (Interview)

The candidate who qualifies for both prelims and mains will be invited to take part in the IES personality test. The personality interview round will be 200 points. After the applicant has cleared the personality test, his/her documents and eligibility will be tested.

What are the special allowances for an IES officer?

HRA or Residential Quarters: It depends upon whether an officer has his/her lodging or uses the allocated quarters.

  • Allowances for Dearness
  • An extra incentive, Tour Allowance/Travel Allowances is provided
  • The official vehicle is provided
  • Medical Assistant
  • Domestic Helpers are Drivers

This is one of the respectful jobs, you will gain lots of respect. Firstly, you will be getting a position in Asst. Executive Engineer and the hierarchy ends at the position of MD/Chairman.


The above are the details about the IES (UPSC SE) 2024 exam. We wish you all the luck with your exam. Start your preparations, take coaching or online classes, mock tests, participate in previous year tests and prepare for the 2024 exam.

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