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IES 2018 Notification to release soon, Prelims scheduled for Jan 07

Last Updated - October 03, 2017

IES 2018 Notification will be released on September 27, 2017. Candidates can register in online mode only, by October 23, 2017. IES 2018 will be held offline (Pen and Paper Based) mode. As per IES Eligibility, possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of engineering, from any recognized university is mandatory to register for the exam.

Nearly 2 lakh candidates fill IES Application Form each year, making it the most popular and sought services constitute of engineers that work under the Government of India to manage the public sector economy.

  • IES (Indian Engineering Service) 2018 Prelims is scheduled for January 07, 2018.
  • The window for IES 2018 Application Form will be made open on September 28, 2017.
  • Applicants who qualify the Prelims exam will be only eligible for Mains exam.
  • IES 2018 Mains is scheduled for July 01, 2018. 
  • Candidates who will qualify both the written tests will be called for PI (Personal Interview) round.
  • IES Interview round will conduct in the month of November 2018 onwards.

IES 2018 Exam Dates

IES 2018 Registration will begin from September 28, 2017. Those who wish to apply must visit the official website of IES. IES 2018 Prelims is scheduled for January 07, 2018. Here is the complete time table of IES 2018 Exam Date.

IES 2018 Registration begins fromSeptember 28, 2017
IES 2018 Application Form can be last filled byOctober 23, 2017
IES 2018 Prelims Exam DateJanuary 07, 2018
IES 2018 Mains Exam DateJuly 01, 2018
Date of IES 2018 Personal Interview1st week of November 2018

IES 2018 Exam Pattern

  • IES 2018 comprise 2 papers – Paper 1 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Paper 2 Engineering discipline specific paper.
  • The maximum marks allotted to Preliminary exam is 500 marks.
  • IES Mains will consists of 2 conventional type papers on engineering discipline. 
  • The total marks of IES Mains is 600.
  • After the declaration of IES Mains result, shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview.
  • The Personality Test will carry 200 marks.
  • Candidates will be judged on their leadership skills, personality and intellect.
  • Candidates can check the Exam Pattern of IES below:

Number of Papers 22-
Nature of PapersObjective typeConventional type-
Total Marks500600200
Time DurationPaper 1 – 2 hoursBoth Paper 1 and 2 will be conducted for 3 hours-
Paper 2 – 3 hours
Negative Marks0.33 marks will be deducted for wrong answersNo Negative MarkingNo Negative Marking

IES 2018 Prelims Exam

  • IES 2018 Prelims is scheduled to be conducted on January 07, 2018.
  • Prelims is divided into 2 sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • The course for both papers are different.
  • Candidates have to attempt 120 questions in each paper.
  • All the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format.
  • Paper 1 will ask questions on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude while Paper II will be based on the particular stream (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering).
SectionsPaper IPaper IITotal
Time Duration2 hours3 hours5 hours
 Marks200 Marks300 Marks500 Marks
Number of Questions120 Questions120 Questions240 Questions
Questions FormatMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Medium of PaperEnglish Only

IES 2018 Mains Exam

  • Candidates who successfully qualify IES Prelims will be eligible for this stage.
  • IES 2018 Mains will be held on July 01, 2018.
  • The exam is scheduled in offline mode.
  • The medium of exam is English only.
  • IES Mains exam pattern is same for all streams.
  • The syllabus for this varies course-wise and is different for both papers.
  • Both papers carry equal weightage.
Paper I (CE/ EE/ ME /CE)3 hours300
Paper II (CE/ EE/ ME /CE)3 hours300
Total6 hours600

IES 2018 Selection Procedure

IES ESE 2018 Selection Procedure comprises 3-staged processes as follows –IES 2018 Exam Stages

  • Candidates who qualify stage 1 are eligible for the Stage 2 process.
  • 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.

IES 2018 Pay Scale – 

  • All candidates who’ll qualify all the three examinations and will make way through this three-staged process will be offered a Basic pay of INR 15,600 along with a Grade Pay of INR 5400 with added incentives like DA, HRA etc.
  • The gross amount in total would be INR 47,000 and soon it's going to be 2.26 times due to 7th pay commission.  

IES Officer Salary – INR 15,600 (Basic) + INR 5,400 (Grade Pay) + DA + HRA



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