UPSC IES Indian Engineering Services 2016: Apply Now

UPSC IES Indian Engineering Services 2016

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts IES/ ESE for recruitment into various government run institutes in the sector of Power, Railways, Roadways, Construction, Telecommunication etc. The application lines for UPSC IES Indian Engineering Services 2016 are now open and eligible candidates can submit their IES Application Form online by 25 March 2016. The posts offered will be in the field of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. For engineering candidates who are new to the entire ESE Frontier, we will begin with the basic question What is UPSC IES?

Note: The last date for submitting IES/ ESI Application Form online is 25 March 2016.


UPSC IES Indian Engineering Services

ESE/ IES is a combined recruitment examination conducted by UPSC for candidates who wish to work with government institutes and organisations. It is considered as the most sought-after career choice for graduate engineers in India.

The Date of Examination set for IES/ ESE this year is 27 May 2016. The selection procedure involves a written examination divided among 5 papers, conducted over 3 days, followed by an Interview/ Personality Test. This All India Recruitment Examination is regarded as one of the toughest ones to crack as the chances of getting recruited are 1:300 or sometimes even worse than that.  Hence, qualifying in a recruitment examination as grand as IES 2016 would mean an achievement in the highest order.

After qualifying in IES/ ESE, the selected candidate gets appointed as Assistant Executive Engineer in various departments under the Central Government of India. This is a highly respectable Group B/ Group C Post. The recruited candidates will be eligible for the following.

Category I: Civil Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Military Engineer Service (Building and Roads Cadre)
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Assistant Executive Engineer
  • Survey of India Service

Category II: Mechanical Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Water Engineering Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Assistant Naval Store officer Grade I in Indian Navy
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Boarder Roads Engineering Service)
  • Mechanical Engineer (in Geological Survey of India)

Category III: Electrical Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Military Engineer Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Assistant Naval Store (in Indian Navy)

Category IV: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (in Ministry of Defence)
  • Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/Monitoring Organisation
  • Assistant Naval Stores officer (in Indian Navy)
  • Survey of India Service

We hope after reading this small extract, all the new IES aspirants are aware about this examination and what it stands for. Now, let us redirect our attention towards other essential details regarding IES/ ESE Recritment 2016.


UPSC IES Vacancies

The Recruitment through IES/ ESE 2016 will be made to the Services/ Posts under the following categories

  • Category I: Civil Engineering
  • Category II: Mechanical Engineering
  • Category III: Electrical Engineering
  • Category IV: Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

For IES/ ESE Recruitment 2016, the total number of vacancies is expected to be approximately 602 including 32 PH vacancies. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration. Reservations will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Category in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government of India.


UPSC IES Eligibility Criteria 2016

In order to apply for IES/ ESE 2016, a candidate must fulfil the basic eligibility criteria set by Indian Engineering Services for recruiting graduate engineers to various Group B/ Group C Posts.

Age Limit: The candidate’s age must be between 21 to 30 years as on 1st January 2016. The age relaxation has been set as per government rules and norms.

Minimum Educational Qualification: The basic requirement in terms of educational qualification is, the candidate must be a Graduate in Engineering (B.Tech/ B.E.) from a recognized university. Final year students can also appear in IES 2016. To read the educational qualification norms in detail, refer to the official notification of IES 2016.

Are you eligible for IES 2016? If yes, follow this application procedure to submit IES Application Form online.


UPSC IES 2016: How to Apply

The UPSC IES Application Form has to be submitted online through UPSC official website The application fees for IES/ ESE 2016 is

  • General and OBC candidates – Rs. 200
  • SC, ST, PH and Female candidates – No Application Fee

The candidates can make payment through online mode or offline mode. The Online Payment Mode can be done through Credit Card, Debit Card and Internet Banking and the Offline Payment Mode was e-Challan through any branch of SBI.

Steps to submit UPSC IES 2016 Application Form online

Before you initiate the application process, make sure you have scanned copies of your passport sized photograph as well as signature in your computer/ laptop.

  1. Log on to UPSC website
  2. The UPSC IES 2016 Application Form has two-parts, begin with Part 1 here.
  3. Fill up application form with all necessary details.
  4. Check the all details carefully and press submit button.
  5. Online application System will now generate the registration number.
  6. Use this Registration Number and enter this Part II of Application Form.
  7. Begin Part II here. You need Registration Number and Date of Birth to Proceed.
  8. Get the printout of the online challan and pay the fee to your nearest SBI bank.
  9. Fill the challan number and registration number and press enter.
  10. Take the print out of the system generated reference number/form for the future use.

In our next article, we will discuss in detail the new exam pattern of IES, detailed syllabus for each engineering trade and preparation tips for cracking UPSC IES 2016. Let us know your doubts or queries in the comments section below.


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