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IES Examination Pattern

The entrance for Indian Engineering Service comprises of a Written Exam (section I and II) and an Interview. The details follow:

  • One Engineering Discipline should be chosen from the following categories:
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • The written examination will comprise two sections:
    • Section I - objective types questions
    • Section II – conventional (essay) type questions papers.
  • Both Sections will cover the entire syllabus of the relevant engineering subject.

Written Examination

Category

Section

Subject

Duration

Max Marks

Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

Section I – Objective Paper

General Ability Test:

Part A – General English

Part B – General Studies

2 hours

200

Paper I

2 hours

200

Paper II

2 hours

200

Section II – Conventional Paper

Paper I

3 hours

200

Paper II

3 hours

200

Total

1000

Interview

Interview for Personality test of selected candidates: 200marks

General (but important) instructions

  • All Question Papers must be Answered in English. Question Papers will be set in English only.
  • Candidates must write the papers themselves. They will not be allowed a scribe to write the answer for them under "any circumstances".
  • Points (upto 5%) may be deducted from the total points of a candidate if his/her handwriting is not easily legible.
  • Put in a serious and sincere effort.
    • Marks are not allotted for mere superficial knowledge. Orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words will be rewarded.
  • SI units will be used in the papers and Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
    • The Objective Type papers will be evaluated first and evaluation of the Conventional Type papers is done only for those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Objective types papers, as fixed by the Commission.