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IES Selection Procedure 2017

Last Updated - September 14, 2017

Only the lucky ones grab a seat as an IES officer. The IES result is announced on the basis of cut off set by UPSC, which decides the future of these candidates. Those who will successfully qualify the Preliminary Examination shall proceed to IES Mains Examination 2017. The IES 2017 result will be uploaded on the official website of UPSC in the form of PDF file. The Commission has defined two stages for selecting the right candidate, for various posts in Indian Engineering Services. IES will observe the IES selection Procedure comprises of the following 2 stages:

  1. IES Written Exam
  2. IES Personality Test (Interview)

The IES Written exam acts as a qualifying examination for the Personality Test.

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Stage 1: IES Written Exam

It is the very first step of theIES 2017 recruitment process. A candidate has to clear both the papers- Prelims and Mains, in order to get selected. The IES  Preliminary exam has 2 sections- General Ability and Engineering Subject. The level of paper in General Ability Test will be that of an Engineering/Science Graduate. And the standard of papers in other subjects, will approximately be that of an Engineering Degree Examination of an Indian University.

Paper 1Objective Paper | Preliminary Exam | General Studies & Engineering Aptitude200 Marks
Paper 2Objective Paper | Preliminary Exam | Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electrical & Tele Communication300 Marks
Paper 3Conventional Paper | Mains Exam | Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electrical & Tele Communication Engineering300 Marks
Paper 4Conventional Paper | Mains Exam | Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electrical & Tele Communication Engineering300 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination1100 Marks

Candidates who qualify both the papers of IES Preliminary Examination- Paper 1 and Paper 2, will only be eligible to appear in IES Mains Examination.

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Stage 2: IES Personality Test

Candidates who score the set qualified marks in both- Prelims and Mains exam, will be intimated to appear in IES Personality Test. Personality test (interview test) carries 200 marks. To get recruited for the applied personnel, a candidate has to qualify in each of the tests.

Candidates are required to keep ready the attested copies of the following documents as it would be required after the declaration of IES Result:

  • Certificate of Age
  • Certificate of Educational Qualification
  • Certificate of Reservation
  • Certificate in support of claim of age/fees

Soon after the declaration IES Result, successful candidates would be asked to submit the Detailed Application Form (DAF) online. The print out of DAF with each page duly signed along with the above mentioned documents has to be sent to the Commission. The original set of documents is required to be produced at the time of Personality Test.

Document verification and eligibility of the candidate will be checked thoroughly after the candidate has cleared the personality test. If at any time, before or after the IES written test and personality test, a candidate is found not fulfilling the IES Eligibility, candidature will be cancelled.

As per the IES Selection Procedure 2017, the final appointment offer will be granted to the selected aspirants after the declaration of the IES final result. The final IES 2017 merit list of the candidates will be prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the written examination as well as in the personality test.

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