IES Interview 2022: Preparation Tips, IES Interview Questions

By Aina Parasher|Updated : September 21st, 2022

The IES interview 2022 dates have been announced by UPSC. Indian Engineering Services (IES) or Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted to recruit Engineers as Class-I Officers by the Indian government. They are in charge of a sizable portion of the public sector economy, which includes, among others, Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water Engineering, and the Engineers' Service for the Defense.

There are three stages of the IES selection process- Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The Union Public Service Commission has recently announced the IES Interview Schedule 2022. Candidates who have cleared the Preliminary and Mains examinations have been called for the final IES Interview 2022.

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What is the IES Interview Process?

UPSC has invited candidates to take the IES interview/ Personality Test if they received the necessary qualifying marks in both the Preliminary and Main exams. The personality test (interview) carries 200 marks. After passing the IES interview 2022, the applicant's eligibility and supporting documentation will be carefully reviewed for final selection.

The candidates must complete the UPSC ESE DAF (detailed application form) and attach the necessary documents to participate in the ESE IES Interview 2022. They will receive their admit card for the IES interview once they have finished this process.

IES Interview Dates

The exam conducting authority has announced the IES Interview dates 2022. The IES interview process begins on 7 October 2022, and the last date for the interview is 15 December 2022. The dates for various Engineering disciplines are given below.

Engineering Branch

IES Interview Dates

Civil Engineering

28 November 2022 - 14 December 2022

Mechanical Engineering

12 December 2022 - 15 December 2022

Electrical Engineering

7 October 2022 - 14 October 2022

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

17 October 2022 - 10 November 2022

Dress Code For IES Interview 2022

When taking the IES interview, it is essential that you dress appropriately. There are several guidelines that you must abide by. Read on for additional information on what to wear to your ESE IES interview 2022.

  • Candidates should dress formally so that you can appear professional as an officer.
  • No or very little makeup is acceptable. Maintain a professional demeanor.
  • If you can't walk comfortably in them and they produce little noise, stay away from wearing high heels.
  • Make a tidy hair tie.
  • Dark formal pants and light-colored shirts are appropriate for men. If you're at ease, a necktie is OK. Avoid wearing a patterned or flowered shirt and tuck it in.
  • Don a pair of dressy, well-polished shoes and dark socks.
  • Short hair is preferable for men. Although it is a question of personal preference, if you have long hair, it might not provide a professional impression.
  • Don't go out in your jeans and t-shirt or other casual attire.
  • Strong perfumes should be avoided.

Tips to Prepare for IES Interview 2022

Here is a list of preparation tips for the IES interview round that will help candidates overcome their interview-related fears.

  • Check the IES Interview Toppers' Tips from previous years. This is really helpful because it offers you a realistic impression of what the IES Interview would be like.
  • Read news stories, blogs, and current affairs from 60 days prior to the IES interview date.
  • Additionally, the interview panel assesses your technical and subject knowledge. You should understand the fundamental ideas behind your field.
  • Practice talking about your interests, hobbies, degree project, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of your personal profile.

IES Interview Questions

The list of IES interview questions is provided here to assist candidatees with preparation. The IES interview questions could be project- or subject-specific or centered on current events.

  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. Tell me something about your family?
  3. Tell me something about your place?
  4. What are your hobbies?
  5. Questions may be asked related to your hobbies.
  6. How do you spend your free time?
  7. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  8. Tell us something about your past experiences
  9. Why do you want to join Engineering Services?
  10. Have you qualified in any other exams?
  11. Are you interested in Civil Services?
  12. Why don’t you go for Civil Services?
  13. Why do you prefer ESE over Civil Services?
  14. Why are you interested in the applied post?
  15. Why is a drop/increase of marks in your B.Tech?
  16. Tell me some college life experiences.
  17. What will you do if not selected this time?
  18. If you are selected in IES, will you still go for Civil services?
  19. What are your favourite subjects?
  20. What is your current work profile and do you like it?
  21. Who is your role model?
  22. How to justify railways as your first choice?
  23. Why do you want to leave your present job?
  24. Why did you leave your last job?
  25. Explain your project in BTech/MTech?
  26. Tell me about the most challenging engineering project that you have been involved with.
  27. Tell me about a project with team conflict. How did you resolve it and complete the project?
  28. Why do you join engineering stream (me/ce/ee/ec)?
  29. Are you interested in politics?
  30. What is the line of control?
  31. What is the current scenario of India-Pakistan relation?
  32. What is your opinion about corruption in India?
  33. What do you know about Make in India campaign?
  34. What do you know about Union budget in India?
  35. What are the achievements of DRDO in India’s defence system?
  36. What is RTI? and explain.
  37. Exhausting natural resources questioning the future of the world. How to preserve and regenerate them?
  38. What is global warming?
  39. What are the issues with global warming?
  40. What is Your opinion on major current international and national events?
  41. What is the dream in life, and where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
  42. Why should you be selected?

Important Documents to Carry For IES Interview 2022

All applicants who plan to participate in the IES Interview 2022 must bring the following documents in their original form and as copies.

  • Age Certification
  • Certificate of Educational Qualification for Class 10th, Class 12th, Graduate School, and Postgraduate School (if any)
  • Certificate of caste (SC, ST, OBC)
  • Disability Certificate (if any)
  • Certificate for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS)
  • Certificate of an Ex-Serviceman (if applicable)
  • Aadhaar cards, voter cards, PAN cards, passports, driving licenses, and other forms of photo identification.

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FAQs on IES Interview 2022

  • The UPSC Engineering Services Exam cut-off marks must be met for a candidate to be considered for the IES Interview 2022. However, to be contacted for the ESE IES Interview, such candidates must complete the Detailed Application Form (DAF).

  • Qualities like intuition, spontaneity, common sense, soft skills, leadership abilities, self-assurance, and teamwork will be addressed during the IES interview.

  • There are 200 total marks for the UPSC ESE IES Personality Test/Interview. Any candidate who can achieve a score between 140 and 160 during the interview phase is said to have a solid chance of being a topper. Only 0.5% of people who take the IES Exam are known to pass.

  • The Union Public Commission administers the IES exam in three stages. The first two stages are written exams, whereas the personality test is a one-on-one interview. Candidates that pass the preliminary and main rounds must show up for the interview round to be selected.

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