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IES 2017: UPSC releases Exam Dates, Preliminary exam on Jan 8

Last Updated - November 11, 2016

The Indian Engineering Services or the IES, is conducted by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) each year. The IES Exam is held to recruit candidates to various posts in the core engineering fields- Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering.

The IES 2017 is scheduled for January 8, 2016. Candidates have to clear a two-tier selection process- Written Test and Personality Test, to be able to clear the IES 2017. Government of India recruits the civil servants and officials on the basis of merit ranking secured by the candidates appeared in IES Exam.

UPSC notification for the IES registration process has been released. Candidates can register themselves from September 28, 2016 to November 3, 2016. Read on to know about the IES 2017 eligibility criteria, application process, important dates, etc.

IES 2017 Exam Dates

The IES 2017 Exam Dates have been released. Candidates must fill-in the application form by November 3, 2016 to register themselves. The IES 2017 Preliminary Exam will be held on January 8, 2017. The IES 2017 Mains Exam will be conducted on May 14, 2017. The below table describes all the necessary dates.



IES Notification

September 28, 2016

IES Online Registration Begins

September 28, 2016

Last Date of Receipt of Application

November 3, 2016 (6:00 PM)

Preliminary Exam (Objective Type Paper)

January 8, 2017

Main Exam (Conventional Type Papers)

May 14, 2017

Personality Test (Interview)

November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017

IES Result (Final)

December 2017

IES 2017 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate applying for UPSC IES Exam 2017, must ensure that he duly fulfills the IES Eligibility Criteria which is given below. Failure to comply with these criteria may result in cancellation of candidature.

  1. Candidates must be a citizen of India to apply for IES Exam 2017
  2. For other services, the candidate must satisfy any one of the following citizenship criteria:
  • Citizen of India
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee or a person of Indian who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with intention to settle in India.
  1. Candidate must be atleast 21 years of age and must not be more than 30 years of age
  2. The upper age limit of 30 years is relaxed up to 35 years in case of Government Servants and reserved category candidates
  3. Candidates must possess any one of the below degrees:
  • Candidate must have obtained a degree in Engineering in the core branch from a university incorporated by state legislature in India
  • He must have passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examination of the Institute of Engineers (India)
  • He should have cleared Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)
  • He should hold a degree/ diploma in Engineering from such foreign University
  • He must have cleared the Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III of the Aeronautical Society of India

IES 2017 Application Process

The ESE Registrations 2017 shall be done online at www.upsc The applicants are advised to submit only single application. All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment, should apply online direct to the Commission.

Persons, already in Government service whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work‐charged employees other than causal or daily rated employees or those serving under public enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. The IES Application Process consists of 4 steps given below:

  • Registration (Part I)- Visit UPSC’s Official Website and register for the IES Exam 2017
  • Application Fee Payment- Choose between online/offline mode of payment
  • Registration (Part II)- Once the payment is made, begin filling other details and cross-check.
  • Upload images- Upload your scanned photograph and signature images. Agree to the declaration and your IES Application Process is complete.

The last date to apply was November 3, 2016.

IES 2017 Admit Card

Post the successful IES 2017 Registration by candidates who fulfill the IES Eligibility Criteria, UPSC will release the eAdmission Certificate, more commonly known as IES 2017 Admit Card to each successfully registered Candidate. The IES Admit Card provided though is provisional yet mandatory for candidates to produce at the IES Exam Centre. The Admit Card should be supported with an original photo id issued by Govt. Of India.

The IES Admit Card consists of the basic information about the applicants and thus the candidates are advised to verify the details mentioned on the eAdmission Certificate accrording to the information provided during IES Registration.

IES 2017 Post Exam Details

The IES Result for all the qualified candidates in the preliminary exam scheduled to be conducted on January 8, 2017 will be declared after the exam is concluded and IES Merit List is prepared. All the qualified candidates will be invited for the next level of IES Selection Process, IES Mains.

The qualified candidates of the IES Mains will be invited for Group Discussion & Personal Interview in which the candidates’ aptitude and communication skills are tested along with their efficiency to project their ideas and establish it in a group.

The Final Selection will be done considering the collective marks obtained by the candidates in all the levels of IES Exam. We wish best of luck to all the IES Aspirants



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