IES (Indian engineering service exam)EXAM 2020

Latest update on IES exam 2020


UPSC to conduct mains exams for 15 posts; combined exam for IES/ESE: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct competitive examination for recruitment to Indian Engineering Service (IES 2020/ESE 2020). As per the notification released there are nearly 495 vacancies( for IES/ESE) this year. The IES Preliminary Examination will be conducted on 5th January 2020 and Mains on 18th October 2020. The final selection is a two step process first a written exam and then a personality test. The qualified applicants will be recruited for the post. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on official website.

Brief information about IES exam

Indian Engineering Services (IES) or Engineering Services Examination (ESE) comprise of engineers who work under the Indian government and designated as Class – 1 officer. They administer a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defence service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, namely.


ExamEngineering Services Examination (ESE)
Organized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Educational QualificationDegree in Engineering
Number of vacancies495
Age limit21-30 years
Process of selectionPreliminary exam , Main exam and interview
Preliminary exam Objective type
Main examConventional
Admit card availability3 weeks before the exam
Application fees200 rupees


Starting date for online applicationSeptember 25, 2019
Last date to apply onlineOctober 15, 2020
Preliminary exam date January 5, 2020
Main exam date18th October, 2020
Result will be declared later

How to apply for IES/ESE ?

  1. Go to official portal of UPSC –
  2. Click on “Apply Online”.
  3. Go to ” Online application for various examination”.
  4. Search for online application of ESE.
  5. Fill form with all the details required and upload the needed documents.
  6. Pay the application fees and submit form.
  7. Take a printout of same for future use.

For details like syllabus, exam pattern etc. refer to the official website –

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