IES Exam 2023 - UPSC ESE Interview Date, IES Notification PDF Released

By : Aina Parasher

Updated : Sep 19, 2022, 17:09

UPSC ESE IES 2023 Notification is out! The conducting authority has announced the UPSC ESE 2022 Interview dates.IES Exam or UPSC ESE exam is a national-level exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit engineering graduates. The commission conducts the ESE IES exam each year for major branches, namely Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics Telecommunications.

Two stages (Prelims and Mains) of the UPSC ESE exam are offline to shortlist the candidates. The Preliminary exam is an objective paper, while the main is a conventional paper. Candidates who qualify for both Prelims Mains will be eligible to participate in the final round. The last phase of UPSC ESE IES is followed by the interview process, which is the toughest stage due to the higher competition.

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Latest Updates on IES Exam

Check out the latest updates on the IES exam as and when notified by the officials. Candidates are advised not to miss any updates on the IES exam so they can be prepared for each and every upcoming examination event.

  • UPSC ESE 2022 Interview Dates announced.
  • IES 2023 notification released.
  • UPSC ESE Mains 2022 exam results declared.

UPSC ESE 2023 Notification

The Union Public Service Commission has released the IES 2023 notification on the official website. The UPSC ESE is a national-level recruitment examination held by the Union Public Service Commission to fill thousands of jobs in the railways, telecommunications, border roads, CPWD, CWC, CPES, NHAI, Naval Armaments, IDSE, MES, and ordnance factories, among other sectors. We have provided the IES 2023 notification PDF below.

Download UPSC ESE IES 2023 Notification PDF

UPSC ESE 2022 Interview

The exam conducting authority has released the UPSC ESE 2022 Interview dates. Candidates who have qualified successfully for the IES exam for both Prelims and Mains are called for the final Interview. The ESE Personality Test (Interview) will commence on 7 October 2022, and the last date for the interview is 15 December 2022. Check the ESE 2022 Interview dates according to the roll numbers given in the notification below.

Check Here UPSC ESE 2022 Interview Dates

The officials have declared UPSC ESE Mains 2022 result. The list of selected candidates for the interview process is provided. All selected candidates will have to fill out the detailed Application Form. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Indian Engineering Service, often known as the Engineering Services Examination (ESE), to recruit engineers for different positions. The Union government appoints IES officials based on the Union Public Service Commission's recommendations (UPSC).

The officials declare UPSC ESE IES 2022 Prelims result. Candidates can download the PDF of the result from the link provided below:

Download UPSC ESE IES 2022 Mains Result PDF

What is IES Exam?

The IES exam is also known as Indian Engineering Services or Engineering Services Examination (ESE). Indian Engineering Services is considered the most competitive and respected job for aspirants selected as engineers under the various ministries and departments of Govt. of India. The appointed IES engineers are given service in Group A departments to manage the technical and managerial functions under the Government of India. ESE exam is conducted by UPSC every year to recruit engineers in 4 engineering branches which are:

The selection process for the IES exam comprises three stages, as given below:

  • Stage 1:Preliminary Examination
  • Stage 2:Mains Examination
  • Stage 3:Interview

IES Exam Highlights

Before appearing for the examination, candidates are advised to go through the highlights of the IES exam to understand the upcoming exam. Further, we have provided the IES exam highlights in the table below.

Exam NameIES - Engineering Services Examination (ESE)
Conducting AuthorityUPSC
Vacancies 2023327
Level of ExamNational
SelectionPreliminary, Mains, and Interview
Preliminary examObjective-type
Mains examConventional
Exam ModeOffline
FrequencyAnnually
QualificationsEngineering Branch
Age limit21 to 30 years
Application feeRs. 200

UPSC ESE 2023 Exam Date

UPSC has released the ESE 2023 notification. The Prelims exam will be conducted on 19 February 2023, while the ESE Mains will be conducted on 25 June 2023. The IES exam date schedule for both phases is given below:

IES Exam EventsDates
IES 2023 Notification Release Date14 September 2022
Online Application Release Date14 September 2022
Last Date of Online Application4 October 2022
IES 2023 Preliminary Examination19 February 2023
IES 2023 Mains Examination25 June 2023

IES Vacancy 2023 (Branch-wise)

The IES Vacancy branch-wise has been notified in the official notification PDF. The total ESE vacancies for Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics Telecommunication Engineering are given in the table provided below:

Branch

Total Vacancy

UPSC ESE CE

327

UPSC ESE ME

UPSC ESE EE

UPSC ESE ECE

ESE IES 2023 Apply Online

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you can apply for the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) through the following steps.

Steps to Fill Online Application Form

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC to apply online for the IES exam and click on the exam notifications tab.
  • Step 2: Click on the apply online link for the UPSC ESE Prelims exam.
  • Step 3: Click on Part I of the application form to obtain the registration number.
  • Step 4: Log in with your Registration Number and date of birth to complete the ESE exam application form.
  • Step 5: Upload the required documents.
  • Step 6: Pay the required amount of the application fee as per your category.
  • Step 7: Tick the declaration and submit the UPSC ESE online form.
  • Step 8: Take a printout of the application form for further use.

IES Exam Fee

You can pay the application fee for the ESE IES exam by visiting any branch of the SBI. The application fee for the UPSC ESE exam is as follows:

  • Other Candidates: Rs. 200/-
  • Women, SC, ST, and PWD candidates: Exempted

Documents to Upload in ESE 2023 Application form

The documents required while submitting the ESE 2023 application form must be in JPG format, and the size of the documents must be 20 KB - 300 KB. The following documents must be uploaded in the correct format as given below for completing the application process for the ESE IES exam.

Document Required

Dimensions

Photo

Minimum: 350 pixels (Height) x 350 pixels (Width)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Height) x 1000 pixels (Width)

Signature

Minimum: 350 pixels (Height) x 350 pixels (Width)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Height)1000 pixels (Width)

Mode of Payment

The modes of payment for the IES exam are mentioned below.

  • Deposit the application fee as cash in any SBI Branch, or
  • SBI Net banking facility, or
  • Use any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card

UPSC ESE Application Form 2023: Important Points

Here are a few important points related to the IES application form for candidates to note:

  • UPSC has given the facility to withdraw the application form for the ESE 2023 exam from 12 October 2022 to 18 October 2022.
  • You must apply for the IES exam before the last date, which is 4 October 2022. If you delay in submitting the application form, then there are chances that you might not get the exam centre as per your choice.
  • The final selection for the UPSC will be made through the marks scored by you in all the three stages of the ESE IES exam, i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

ESE 2023 Posts Name: Branch-wise

Below is the list of all the ESE 2023 posts released for individual branches. Candidates who will successfully clear the IES exam will be appointed in the following profiles depending upon their performance in the examination.

Civil Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  • AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • AEE(QSC) in MES Surveyor Cadre
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service
  • Indian Skill Development Service.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • AEE in GSI Engineering Service Grade A
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Naval Store Grade‐I Officer (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Indian Navy
  • AEE(Electrical Mechanical) in Border Roads Engineering Service(Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service
  • Central Power Engineering Grade A Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Central Power Engineering Grade B Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)

Electrical Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Assistant Naval Store Grade‐I Officer (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Grade A Service(Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical)
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Central Power Engineering Grade B Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)

Electronics Telecommunication Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/Electronics Engineering Posts)
  • Grade A Indian Radio Regulatory Service
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Grade A.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Telecom and Electronics Engineering Posts)
  • Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade‐I (Electronics and Telecom Engg. Posts) in Indian Navy.
  • Central Power Engineering Service Grade A (Electronics Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Junior Telecom Officer Grade B
  • Central Power Engineering Service Grade B (Electronics Telecom Engineering Posts)

IES Exam Eligibility

To be eligible for the IES exam, candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and not have attained the age of 30 years on January 1, 2023. Candidates should not be born earlier than 2nd January 1993 and not later than 1st January 2002. The conducting authority, UPSC, has mentioned the detailed IES eligibility criteria requirements categorized under various sections like nationality, age, educational qualification, etc. in their official notification. Every aspirant must comply with the IES ESE eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification. Find the detailed requirements below:

UPSC ESE Nationality

To satisfy the IES eligibility, the candidate must fall into any one of the following categories.

  1. An Indian citizen
  2. Bhutan or Nepal Subject
  3. A refugee of Tibetan origin who migrated to India before 01 January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  4. A person of Indian origin came from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, or East African countries of Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, and Ethiopia, or from Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Note: If you fall into categories b, c, or d, you must have an eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India.

IES 2023 Educational Qualification

To satisfy the IES 2023 eligibility, the candidate must have the following educational qualification. A candidate must have any of the following mentioned educational qualifications.

  • Must hold an engineering degree from a recognized institute or university.
  • A candidate holds a degree/diploma in Engineering from a foreign University and is recognized by the Government.
  • Cleared both Sections A and B of the IEI.
  • Cleared Graduate Membership Exam of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination of the Aeronautical Society of India.
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers.

UPSC ESE Selection Process 2023

The selection process for the UPSC ESE Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering is as follows:

  • ESE Prelims Exam/ Stage I: Objective Paper
  • ESE Mains Exam/ Stage II: Conventional Paper
  • ESE Interview/ Personality Test

You have to qualify for each stage to be eligible to move to the next stage of the selection process. Further, the final selection for each branch of the engineering discipline will be made based on the cutoff marks obtained in Stage I, Stage II, and Stage III.

IES Exam Pattern 2023

The exam pattern for the IES exam is given below in detail for the Prelims and Mains exams for CE, EE, ME, and EC.

UPSC ESE PrelimsExam Pattern

The ESE Prelims exam is the first stage of the selection process. The ESE Prelims Exam has two papers as tabulated below.

  • It has only objective questions in paper-I and paper-II.
  • The total mark in the UPSC ESE exam is 500 marks.
  • Paper I is common to all candidates, while paper II will have questions from the core engineering subject.
  • The total duration of the ESE Prelims exam is 5 hours.
  • ⅓ marks assigned to a question are deducted for an incorrect answer.

Paper

Marks

Duration

Paper-I: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper

200 Marks

2 Hours

Paper-II: Core Engineering Paper

300 Marks

3 Hours

Total

500 Marks

UPSC ESE Mains Exam Pattern

If candidates qualify for the ESE Prelims exam, they will be called to appear for the Mains exam.

  • The Mains exam of the IES exam will also have 2 papers. However, both papers will be conventional in nature.
  • Further, both the papers will have subjects based on the core engineering subject chosen by you while filling the application form, i.e. Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronics Telecommunication Engineering.
  • The commission has the right to deduct up to 5% of the total marks if your handwriting is illegible.

Paper

Questions

Marks

Duration

Paper-I: Core Engineering subject

6-8 Questions

300

3 Hours

Paper-II: Core Engineering

subject

6-8 Questions

300

3 Hours

IES Syllabus 2023

The IES syllabus carries a common GS and Engineering Aptitude syllabus and the individual engineering discipline they applied for. The following is the General Studies and Engineering Aptitude syllabus which is common for all the streams.

  1. Current affairs issues of Nationwide and International importance relating to Economic, Social, and Industrial development
  2. Basics of Material Science and Engineering
  3. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering, such as Networking, E-Governance, and Technology-based education
  4. General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety
  5. Standards and Quality practices in construction, production, maintenance, and services
  6. Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
  7. Basics of Environment and Energy: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment
  8. Ethics and Values in the Engineering profession
  9. Engineering Aptitude covering Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  10. Basics of Project Management

ESE IES Previous Year Question Papers

You can download the UPSC IES previous year papers from the link below. We highly recommend you to solve these papers to improve your speed and accuracy.

ESE IES Previous Year Papers PDF

ESE Civil Engineering Previous Year Question Paper 2021

ESE Mechanical Engineering Previous Year Question Paper 2021

ESE Electrical Engineering Previous Year Question Paper 2021

ESE Electronics Telecommunication Engineering Previous Year Question Paper 2021

UPSC ESE IES Admit Card 2023

UPSC ESE Mains admit card 2023 will be released on the official website:upsc.gov.in. Candidates could download the UPSC ESE hall ticket from the official website. The UPSC releases the IES exam admit cards stage-wise. Thus, firstly, the ESE Prelims and Mains admit card will be released, followed by the UPSC Mains result, and the Interview process admits cards will be released. You need your UPSC ESE registration number and date of birth to download the UPSC ESE admit card to appear for the examination.

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Follow the following steps to download the ESE admit card 2023 from the official website:

  • Visit the UPSC official website.
  • Click on the e-admit card link for the IES exam.
  • Choose the IES exam 2023 for to admit card.
  • Submit the details required and download IES admit card 2023.
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IES Exam FAQs

  • The IES exam is the Indian Engineering Services examination. This exam consists of three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. It is a national-level examination conducted for engineers for various posts.

  • Yes. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the IES Exam as an entrance test in yearly basis to recruit the engineering aspirants in different sectors like Railways, Telecommunication, Public Works, Border Roads, CPWD, IDSE, CWC, CPES, NHAI, MES, Naval Armaments, etc.

  • The Prelims phase of the ESE 2023 exam will be conducted on 19th February 2023, while the IES Mains exam 2023 will be conducted on 25th June 2023.

  • There are three stages of the UPSC ESE IES exam which are as follows:

    • ESE Prelims Exam
    • ESE Mains Exam
    • Interview
  • The ESE 2023 notification was released on 14 September 2022 at the UPSC official site. The official PDF includes the complete process of the recruitment cycle for engineering graduates.

  • The IES exam consists of only 4 branches - Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Electronics. Candidates with a B.E./ B. Tech degree in any of the Engineering branches are eligible to apply for the UPSC ESE exam.

  • A candidate fulfilling IES eligibility criteria must be at least 21 years old and not older than 30 years old on January 1, 2023. He/she must have been born between the 2nd of January, 1993, and the 1st of January, 2002.

  • As per the guidelines of commission, there is no limit to attempt the IES exam. Candidates can participate in the UPSC ESE exam up to the maximum age limit prescribed by UPSC.

  • IES exam consists of only 4 branches - Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Electronics. Candidates with B.E./ B. Tech degree in any of Engineering branches are eligible to apply for UPSC ESE exam.

  • Yes IES or ESE is a civil service exam that requires only the technical and engineering managerial roles in the various department of Government of India.

  • The merit list for the UPSC ESE Exam is prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by you in the Prelims, Mains and Interview.

  • According to the UPSC IES salary structure, allowances vary depending on the officer's employment location. The candidate's base compensation ranges from Rs. 15,600 to Rs. 39,100 at the time of joining.

  • The exam pattern of the UPSC ESE includes two written examinations Prelims and Mains worth 500 and 600 marks respectively. After qualifying the both stages of the IES exam, the candidate has to appear for an interview. 

  • Yes, the result for the written test of UPSC ESE Mains 2022 is declared. The release date of the result is 3 August 2022.