IES recruitment exam will be conducted through three stages – Preliminary, Main exam and Personal Interview round.
Indian Engineering Service examination is conducted inoffline mode.
ESE Preliminary Exam has 2 objective papers whereas Main exam has 2 conventional papers.
IES Prelims Paper 1 is common for every student while Paper 2 is candidate’s opted engineering discipline amongst Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical and Electronics and Telecommunication engineering.
IES Main exam is completely based on candidate’s opted engineering discipline.
The medium of both the examination is English only.
For every wrong answer, one-third marks will be deducted in prelims IES Prelims exam.
Highlights of IES Exam Pattern
The following infograph depicts the highlights about IES Exam Pattern:
There are three stages in IES recruitment exam:
Candidate must obtain more marks than specified IES Cutoff in each exam to qualify for the next stage. Candidates’ score in Preliminary exam, main exam and interview round will together determine IES Final Merit List. IES Exam Pattern for each stage along with model question papers, marking scheme, duration and syllabus is presented below:
|PAPPAPPapersapers||Number of questions||Duration of Exam||Maximum Marks|
|Paper 1 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude)||100||2 hours||200|
|Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)||150||3 hours||300|
|Total||250 Questions||5 hours||600 marks|
IES Main Exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. it is a written examination.
IES Main Exam Pattern scheme is tabulated below:
|IES Main Papers||Number of Questions||Duration of Exam||Maximum Marks|
|Paper 1 (Engineering Discipline)||5 out of 8 Optional Questions||3 hours||300|
|Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline)||5 out of 8 Optional Questions||3 hours||300|
|Total||10 Questions||6 hours||600 marks|
UPSC prescribes the syllabus for Engineering Services Examination. Syllabus for Paper 1 in Prelims exam which is common for every candidate is of graduate level and tests a candidate’s awareness about the current issues and basic engineering knowledge. The other papers are based on the engineering discipline chosen by the exam taker. Syllabus for Prelims and Main is same, the difficulty level may differ.
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