UPSC Indian Engineering Services – IES Exam 2018 Instructions

Important Instructions for Applying Engineering Services Examination Online 2018

Candidates to Ensure their Eligibility for the IES Examination 2018

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

Mere issue of e‐Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his / her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Personality Test.

Online Application for Indian Engineering Services Exam 2018

Candidates are required to apply IES Exam 2018 Online only by using the website Brief instructions for filling up online applications for IES Exam 2018.

Last Date for Receipt of IES Online Applications 2018

The Online Applications can be filled upto 23rd October, 2017 till 18.00Hours after which the link will be disabled.

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the IES examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. All the applicants are requested to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up Online application form for Indian Engineering Service Exam 2018 as the Union Public Service Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

Penalty for Wrong Answers ( in Objective Type Papers ) 

Candidates should note that there will be penalty ( Negative Marking ) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

Facilitation counter and website for guidance of candidates 

In case of any guidance / information / clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc., candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone Nos.011-23385271 / 011-23381125 / 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. and 17.00 hrs.

The Union Public Service Commission also has Website at address : over which the candidates can obtain details of the IES examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the Indian Engineering Service examination and results etc.

Special Instructions for applying IES Exam 2018

Candidates are advised to read carefully “Special Instructions to the Candidates for Conventional Type Tests and Objective Type Tests” For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet [ Answer Sheet ] in objective type papers, candidates must use black ball pen only. Pens with any other colours are prohibited. Do not use Pencil or ink pen.

Candidates should note that any omission / mistake / discrepancy in encoding / filling of details in the OMR answer sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.

Candidates in the Category of visually impaired are advised not to apply for IES examination as no vacancies are earmarked / identified for them for the Services / Posts included in Engineering Services Examination, 2018.

Mobile phones not permitted 

  1. Mobiles phones, pagers, bluetooth or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the Indian Engineering Service examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
  2. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones / pagers or any valuable / costly items to the venue of the UPSC IES examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured. Union Public Service Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
    Candidates are required to apply only through Online mode.

Instructions to the Candidates for Filling ESE Online Applications

Candidates must apply online for UPSC ESE Exam by using website Salient Features of the system of Online Application Form are given here under :

  1. Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
  2. Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menu.
  3. The candidates are required to pay a fee of 200/- ( Rupees Two Hundred Only ) [ excepting SC / ST / Female / PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee ] either by remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India / State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa / Master Credit / Debit Card.
  4. Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his / her photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
  5. The Online Applications ( Part I and II ) can be filled from 27th September, 2017 to 23rd October, 2017 till 18:00Hours, after which link will be disabled.
  6. Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances any applicant submits multiple applications then he must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete in all respects.
  7. In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  8. The applicants must ensure that while filling their application form, they are providing their valid and active E-mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contracting them.
  9. The applicants are advised to check their emails at regular intervals and ensure that the email address ending with are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder.
  10. Candidates are strongly advised to apply Online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Application.

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68 Responses to “UPSC Indian Engineering Services – IES Exam 2018 Instructions”

  1. sudha keshri January 1, 2012 at 10:43 am # Reply

    when is form available and where?

  2. kailash January 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm # Reply

    hey even & communication(ece) stream final year candidate can also apply for Engineering service exam
    i hope you reply soon!!!!!

  3. Arun B January 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm # Reply

    dear Sir!,
    I need Commission Notice number and date! for IES-2011 exam. ?

  4. Musarraf January 3, 2012 at 12:50 am # Reply

    I need Commission Notice number and date, Educational qualification code! for IES-2011 exam

    Please help..

  5. Musarraf January 3, 2012 at 12:59 am # Reply


    I need Commission Notice number and date, Educational qualification code! for IES-2011 exam. These details are not given on the pages u referred..
    Please help..

  6. Nemat January 3, 2012 at 2:22 am # Reply


  7. Nemat January 3, 2012 at 2:24 am # Reply

    i need notice no. for IES -2011 plz!! reply

  8. Amair January 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm # Reply

    sir, can i get the link for online application for the exam. i cant find it anywhere in the site.

  9. kalidasan.s January 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm # Reply

    I’m pursuing my B.E degree. final year final semester. but yet i didn’t write my final semester exams. am i eligible for the writing IES2011

  10. renuka.v January 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm # Reply

    sir i need commision’s notice no. and publishing date for engineering service exam ? pls sir tell me

  11. sunil kumar behera January 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm # Reply

    dear sir,
    i want to known what is the commission notice no for ies-2011
    its urgent

  12. rajatheruler January 5, 2012 at 2:24 pm # Reply

    kindly inform me details of ies application forms and also the commencement of the same for 2012…

  13. sunil kumar behera January 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm # Reply

    dear sir,
    i have fill up ese form which was noticed in 25 dec 2012, but today when i saw the same exam will held on 08 jan 2012, i m confused . which one was right . pls tell me sir. and also inform me that will fill the form according to 08 jan 2012 again or not.

  14. PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA January 8, 2012 at 9:59 am # Reply

    Is the B.Tech in Food Tech eligibile for IES EXAM

  15. manjunath January 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm # Reply

    sir i need commision’s notice no. for engineering service 2012

    • UpscExam January 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm # Reply



  16. Madhurima Gupta January 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm # Reply

    Sir, i want to know whether Electronics & Communication engg. students are applicable for IES exams

  17. ABC January 10, 2012 at 11:06 am # Reply

    i waana knw the education qualification code and centre code ?????????

  18. mahenran January 12, 2012 at 10:23 am # Reply

    how to pay amount in online application

  19. banumathi January 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm # Reply

    sir,i completed (information technology).can i apply IES exam and can i choose the syallbus in information technology.

  20. Ponvanan.P January 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm # Reply

    sir i need commision’s notice no. and publishing date for engineering service exam ? pls sir tell me

  21. rameef January 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm # Reply


    How much the IES 2012 examination fee and how to pay ?

  22. priyanka January 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm # Reply

    whether final year b.E studeny will apply or not

  23. sudhanshu February 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm # Reply

    how to pay amount in online application, plz reply
    its urgent
    is it ok to use card payment…
    help me…….

  24. divyaa February 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm # Reply

    im a student of instrumentation and control engg(final year)…can i apply for IES examination 2012?

  25. vasudev February 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm # Reply

    Dear sir, I did mistake while filling application form in part1 but its small mistake in initials. I want to know is that application cancels or not.

  26. preeti February 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm # Reply

    hi, sir
    i want to know that whether a 4th yr student is eligible to apply or not?

  27. Nikita February 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm # Reply

    I cudn’t find Computer Science and Information technology engineering in the list. Why is it? Aren’t they eligible to work in India army or is there a separate exam for them?

  28. kapil garg March 7, 2012 at 11:38 pm # Reply

    sir i want to know the complete details of ies

  29. Deepak kapse March 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm # Reply

    whats the intake of IES electrical engg. in one year?

  30. subha March 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm # Reply

    can final semister students appear this exam

  31. Rup Kamal Kutum March 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm # Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I have not yet recieved my acknowledgment letter. I wanted to know at what address Should I contact with the commision. And to whom shall I address.

  32. PRIYA April 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm # Reply

    I couldn’t find Computer Science & Engg. in the list. nd my date of birth is 28-02-1991 so can i apply for UPSC exam ?

  33. aditya April 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm # Reply

    sir, can pre-final student of can appear in ies

  34. kkr April 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm # Reply

    how can i got the admit card of ies 2012?
    will it come by post or have 2 download 4m internet?

  35. avinash May 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm # Reply

    1)Sir, plz……………………..can you tell me about the total seat(including General, SC,ST, OBC etc.) for Electronics & Communication Engineering in IES. It’s urgent.

    2)sir if i dont get hall ticket can i download it from the website are not.
    If we can download it send me the web page sir plz its urgent.

  36. narendra May 5, 2012 at 10:25 am # Reply

    i haven’t got my admit card yet. what i have to do?

  37. ganesh June 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm # Reply

    i have completed my B.E from AMIE engineering so can i apply for upsc exam?

  38. farrukh June 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm # Reply

    Sir please tell me computer sc. & engg is eligible for IES ?

  39. kundan June 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm # Reply

    sir please tell me electronics & instrumentation engg is eligible for IES ?

  40. roshni rathour June 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm # Reply

    i am b.e. final year computer sience student can i apply for the ies exam plz reply,,

  41. alankrit July 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm # Reply

    can computer engineers sit for this exam

  42. bikash July 21, 2012 at 2:18 am # Reply

    can computer sc, graduate eligible?

  43. DEEPAK KUMAR July 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm # Reply

    i am a diploma holder. can i appear for upsc engineering civil serves?

  44. shankar verma July 27, 2012 at 2:04 am # Reply

    26th july 2012

    i want to know about the syllabus for the mech engg. ,dear sir i am a student of 3rd yr B.E so , can i will apear in ies exam….?
    please tell me …… thanks

  45. chiranjeevi August 6, 2012 at 11:15 am # Reply

    can we write this exam in the final year of degree

  46. santosh kumar September 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm # Reply

    Sir, plz. tell me Electronics & Instrumentation engg. is eligible for IES?

  47. shobhit johri October 28, 2012 at 12:01 am # Reply

    sir i m doing this is my last year nd my date of birth is 23-08-1991 nd i want to know that there is any % (percentage) is required to fill the form .kindly tell me

  48. sakthe December 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm # Reply

    I need commissions notice number for ENGG-2011

  49. kritya December 28, 2012 at 11:07 pm # Reply

    may i know the permitted no of attempts in upsc engineering exams??

  50. Subhankar December 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm # Reply

    Sir, plz……………………..can you tell me about the total seat(including General, SC,ST, OBC etc.) for Electronics & Communication Engineering in IES. It’s urgent.

  51. Nemat December 30, 2012 at 2:25 am # Reply

    Dear Sir!,
    I need Commission Notice number and date! for IES-2011 exam. ?

  52. sunil kumar behera December 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm # Reply

    i want to known how to filling the application for engineering service examination pls help me

  53. ali afsar December 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm # Reply


    please inform me when the forms are available in the market for IES

  54. R RAMAKRISHNAN December 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm # Reply

    Hello sir/madam,

    when the results for engg services exam results 2012 will be published?but in notification is mentioned that the results will be published in dec 2012 but until now the results has not yet been pl inform about the same to

    • UpscExam January 5, 2012 at 10:51 am # Reply


      UPSC Indian engineering services 2012 result notification is not yet issued. Please refer the following web page for regular updates ( ) .

      • sameera banu August 30, 2016 at 10:42 am # Reply

        can I right thi s exam I just diploma in computer applications an now in final year ba english so can if I not so what can do to write exams

        • banu August 30, 2016 at 10:52 am # Reply

          Hi sameera banu,

          Candidates who have passed Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering can apply for UPSC ESE Exam. Diploma candidates is not qualify for this exam.

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