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UPSC Engineering Services Mains Admit Card 2021 Out!  Recently, the notification for the 2022 cycle has been released. The Union Public Service Commission conducts a variety of important examinations like the UPSC Civil Services, UPSC NDAUPSC EPFO, etc. one of them is the Indian Engineering Services exam (Engineering Services Examination). Every year, thousands of engineering students apply for this examination. This year, the UPSC IES exam is conducted to fill a total of 247 engineering posts.

  • The candidates who clear the IES exam are posted in various crucial organizations like the Indian Defence Service of Engineers, AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service, Indian Railway Service, etc.
  • This article will expound all the details pertaining to the UPSC IES exam. The candidates will be selected on the basis of the prelims, mains and interviews. The entire recruitment process, in a nutshell, is as follows:

UPSC ESE Exam Updates

28th October 2021: UPSC ESE Mains Admit Card 2021 Out!

The UPSC ESE Mains Admit Card has been released for the 2021 recruitment cycle. Below is the direct link to download the admit card.

Direct Link to Download UPSC ESE Mains Admit Card

6th August 2021: UPSC ESE Prelims Result Out!

The Union Public Service Commission has released UPSC ESE Prelims Result. The prelims exam was held on 18th July 2021. The candidates who are qualified in the prelims examination are eligible to attend the mains. Below is the direct link to check the official notice.

Direct Link to Check UPSC ESE Prelims Result

UPSC IES Recruitment 2021 - 22 Overview

Name of Organization


UPSC Full Form

Union Public Service Commission

Official Website

UPSC Official Website

Post Name

Various Engineering posts

Total Vacancy


Notification Release Date

22nd September 2021

Last Date to Apply

12th October 2021

Prelims Exam Date

20th February 2022

Result Date

To be announced

UPSC IES 2022 Notification Download PDF

UPSC IES Exam Date 2022

UPSC IES 2022 Notification released on 22nd September 2021. All the important dates pertaining to the UPSC IES exam have been mentioned in the table below.


Date(2021 Recruitment Cycle)

Date(2022 Recruitment Cycle)

Starting for online registration

07th April 2021

22nd September 2021

Last date for registration

27th April 2021

12th October 2021

Prelims Exam

18th July 2021

20th February 2022

Prelims Result

6th August 2021

To be Notified

Mains Exam

21st November 2021

To be Notified

Interview/Personality Test

To be Announced

To be Notified

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UPSC IES Vacancy 2022

The total number of vacancies available for UPSC IES recruitment 2022 is 247. The recruitment is taking place for the following disciplines:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering

Out of the total vacancies, 08 vacancies for the PwBD 06 vacancies for Locomotor Disability including Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy & 02 vacancies for Hard of Hearing).

ESE Exam Group-A Services/Posts

A combined competitive examination is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 


Group A Service/Posts

Civil Engineering

  •  AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group A (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • AEE (Civil Engineering Posts) in Border Roads Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service

Mechanical Engineering

  • AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.  
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).   
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)  
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service
  • Indian Skill Development Service.  
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical).  
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.) 
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr 'A'(Mechanical Engg.)
  • AEE(Electrical and Mechanical) in Border Roads Engineering Services

Electrical Engineering

  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts).  
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers. 
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts) 
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service 
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical). 
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts)

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
  • Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’. 
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele)
  • Central Power Engineering Gr'A'(Electronics and Telecommunication Engg.)
  • Indian Skill Development Service

List of Departments

List of Department

Post in each Department

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)


I.R.S.E. I.R.S.M.E. I.R.S.E.E. I.R.S.S.E. I.R.S.S.


Central Public Works Department


C.E.S. Group 'A', CE& MES Gr 'A'


Ministry of Road Transport and Highways


Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. 'A'.


Ministry of Communication, Deptt. of Telecommunication


Indian Radio Regulatory Service Group 'A' Indian Telecommunication Service Group 'A', J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. 'B')


Min of Defence, Deptt. of Defence Production, Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service (DAQAS) Gr 'A'

Min of Science and Technology, Deptt. of Science and Technology


Survey of Indian Gr 'A' Service


Geological Survey of India


Assistant Executive Engineer Gr 'A'


Border Roads Organisation


BRES Gr. 'A'


Indian Navy

Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer


Military Engineering Services


Indian Defence Service of Engineer (IDSE) Group 'A' AEE (QS&C) in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre


Min of Jai Shakti, Deptt of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Central Water Commission


Central Water Engineering Group-A Service.


Central Electricity Authority


CPES (Central Power Engineering Service)Gr 'A' CPES Gr 'B'


Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Indian Skill Development Service


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UPSC IES Apply Online 2022

The candidates must apply for the UPSC IES exam by submitting the online applications using the online portal of the commission. The steps to do so are as follows.

Direct Link to Apply for UPSC IES Recruitment 2022

Step 1: Interested candidates must click on the application link given above. 
Step 2: The candidates must fill the application in two parts i.e. Part I and Part II.
Step 3: Candidates must begin by submitting a valid and active email ID and phone number.
Step 4: The application fee must be paid according to the category of the candidate.
Step 5: Fill all the personal and educational details.
Step 6: Upload the scanned documents as required.
Step 7: Submit the application form and take a print.

UPSC IES Application Fee 2022

All the candidates except the SC/ST/PwBD and Women(all categories) must pay an application fee worth Rs. 200/-. The application fee can be paid using net banking and credit/debit card. The candidates can also pay the fees via offline mode by visiting the nearest SBI bank branch.


Application Fee


Rs. 200/-


Rs. 0/-

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UPSC IES Selection Process 2022

The selection for the said recruitment will take place in three stages. The candidates clearing the prelims exam will appear for the mains exam. The number of candidates equal to six to seven times the total approximate vacancies will write the mains exam. The candidates will further appear for the personality test if they clear the mains exam. The overall process of selection is as follows.

  • Stage I Preliminary Exam
  • Stage II Main Exam
  • Stage III Personality Test

UPSC IES Eligibility 2022

A. Nationality

The applicant must mandatorily be a citizen of India. Those candidates who do not satisfy this criterion can be considered eligible if he/she is:

  • Subjects or Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee (settled in India since 01st January 1962)
  • An Indian Origin person settled permanently in India migrated from countries like :
    • Pakistan
    • Burma
    • Sri Lanka
    • Vietnam
    • East Africa Countries ( Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zaire and the United Republic of Tanzania)

B. Age Limit

The age of the applicant must be between,

  • Minimum Age - 21 years
  • Maximum Age - 30 years
  • In other words, the candidates should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1992 and not later than 1st January 2001.
  • The cut-off date will be 01st January 2022.

C. Educational Qualification

  • A degree in Engineering from a government recognized institution (Indian or foreign)
  • Passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London

D. Physical Criteria

Medical Examination

  • Candidates finally selected by the Commission on the basis of Engineering Services Examination, 2021 shall be required to undergo a medical examination. 
  • Every candidate, on being finally selected by Commission will be required to undergo a medical examination as and when so decided by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) irrespective of the fact that he/she has appeared for such medical examination in the past and found the fit/unfit on the basis of earlier examination. 
  • The medical examination will be conducted at various Railway Hospitals under the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). The final decision regarding the candidate's fitness will be taken by the Railway Medical Board and shall be considered as final.

Physical Standards

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Engineering Services Examination, 2021 as per guidelines are mentioned in official notification of the Rules for the Engineering Services Examination, 2021 which is going to be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary.


S. No.
Distant Vision Near Vision
Better Eye
Worse Eye Better Eye
Worse Eye
A. Technical
1 Railway Engineering
(EE, ME, CE &
6/6 or 6/9 6/12 or 6/9 J/I J/II
2 1. Central Engineering
Service, Group-A2. Central Electrical
and Mechanical
Engineering Service, Gr. A3. Central Water
Service Gr ‘A’4. Central Power
Service Gr ‘A’ &Gr ‘B’5. Central Engineering
Service (Roads), Group-A6. Indian Radio Regulatory
Service Gr ‘A’7. Indian Telecommunication
Service Gr. ‘A’, J.T.O
Gr. B, 8. Assistant Executive
in P&T Building works
(Gr. ‘A’) Service9. Indian Naval
Armament Service.
Indian Naval
Stores Service,10. Indian Ordnance Factories
Service Group A.
Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service,11. Indian Inspection
Service (Asstt. Dir.
6/6 or 6/9 6/12 or 6/9 J/I J/II
3 1. AEE Gr ‘A’ in Corps
of EME2. Military Engineer
Service, Gr. A. (IDSE)3. AEE(QS&C) in
Military Engineer Service(MES)
Surveyor Cadre4. BRES Gr.‘A’ in
Border Roads
6/6 or 6/9 6/18 or 6/9 J/I J/II
B. Non Technical
4 1. Indian Railway
Stores Service2. Indian Supply
Service Gr ‘A’3. Geological
Survey of India
Service Gr ‘A’
6/9 6/12 J/I J/II

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UPSC IES Syllabus 2022

The first paper of the prelims exam will be the General Studies & Engineering Aptitude. The important syllabus topics for this section are given below. The questions in the second paper of prelims and both the papers of mains exam will be based on the graduation stream Mechanical ,ECE ,Civil ,EE.

UPSC IES Syllabus
  • Current issues (national and international)
  • Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, Climate Change, etc.
  • Production & construction,
  • Maintenance
  • Basics of Energy
  • Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Principles of Design & Drawing,
  • Importance of Safety
  • Material Science
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Project Management
  • Ethics and values in the Engineering profession.

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UPSC IES Exam Pattern

The UPSC IES Exam Pattern for both prelims exam and mains exam has been discussed in detail.

A. Prelims

The prelims exam will consist of three two papers namely General Studies & Engineering Aptitude and paper based on engineering discipline. Both these papers will be objective type. Every wrong answer will result in 1/3rd mark deduction. The detailed exam pattern for the prelims is as given below.



Total Marks

Duration (hours)

Paper 1

General Studies & Engineering Aptitude


2 hours

Paper 2

Concerned Engineering Stream


3 hours




B. Mains

The mains exam will consist of two papers based on the concerned stream. These two papers will be descriptive in nature. Each paper will carry 300 marks and the maximum marks will be 600. The duration will be three hours for each paper.

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UPSC IES Answer Key

The UPSC releases the answer key for all the objective type papers. The correct responses for all the questions asked in all the sets of the exam are covered in this answer key. The candidates can also raise query against the answers provided for doubtful questions. They must visit the portal for question paper representation on the UPSC website which will be open for a week after the release of IES answer key.


The cut-off marks are decided by the UPSC considering a lot of factors like the number of vacancies, number of aspirants, etc. The candidates who have scored more than the cut off marks are made eligible for advanced stages. The UPSC IES cut off prelims for the previous recruitment are as follows.

Sr. No.

Engineering Stream

























Electronics & Telecommunication






The UPSC IES Result will be declared on the official website of UPSC in a merit list form. The steps to check the merit list will be given below.

Download UPSC IES Previous Year Papers.

Step 1: Click on the result link given above.(Link will be active soon)

Step 2: Candidates will need to search for their roll number/name using CTRL+F.

Step 3: If the number or name of the candidates has been included in the list, he/she has qualified.

Step 4: Alternatively, candidates can check the result by accessing the UPSC Official Website.

Hopefully, this article on the UPSC IES Exam was informative for both aspirants and common readers. The candidates must start the preparation for the relevant stage of the exam without wasting time. The candidates who could not find appropriate study materials for this as well as other similar government exams can download the Testbook App and must not miss attractive offers.

UPSC IES Recruitment FAQs

How many vacancies are there for IES?
There are 247 vacancies for the IES.
What is the last date to apply for the recruitment?
\The last date to apply for the recruitment is 12th October 2021.
What is the age limit for UPSC IES ISS ?
The age limit is 21-30 years.
What is the application for General candidates?
The application fee for General candidates is Rs. 200/-
What is the selection process for UPSC IES ISS?
The selection process has a Prelims Test, Mains Test and Personality Test
Are there marks for the Personality Test as well?
Yes, the Personality Test is of 200 marks.
Do I have to carry a hard copy of the admit card to the exam center?
Yes, you have to mandatorily carry the hard copy of the admit card to the exam center.
What after the result of the written test is announced?
The selected candidates are called for a Personal Interview after the announcement of the result.
How many attempts are given for the UPSC IES ISS exam?
Maximum 6 attempts are allowed.
Does the UPSC IES ISS written exam have negative marking?
Yes, the written test has negative marking.