IES 2019 Notification and Important Exam Dates

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Mar 1, 2019

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IES 2019 Notification was released on September 26, 2018 at the official website of UPSC. Last date to apply for prelims was October 22, 2018. IES 2019 Mains is scheduled for June 30, 2019. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of engineering, from any recognized university is mandatory to register for the exam. Check IES Eligibility

Nearly 2 lakh candidates fill IES Application Form each year, making it the most popular and sought services constitute of engineers that work under the Government of India to manage the public sector economy.

  • IES (Indian Engineering Service) 2019 Prelims has been successfully conducted on January 06, 2019.
  • Only applicants who qualify the prelims exam will be eligible for Mains exam. Check IES Cutoff
  • Candidates who will qualify both the written tests will be called for PI (Personal Interview) round. Check IES Result
  • IES Interview round will conduct in the month of November 2019 onwards. 

IES 2019 Exam Dates

IES 2019 Registration began from September 26, 2018. IES Main will be held on June 30, 2019. Here is the complete time table of IES 2019 Exam Date.

Event Date
IES 2019 Registration begins from September 26, 2018
IES 2019 Application Form can be last filled by October 22, 2018
IES 2019 Prelims Exam Date January 06, 2019
IES 2019 Mains Exam Date June 30, 2019
Date of IES 2019 Personal Interview 1st week of November 2019

IES 2019 Exam Pattern

  • IES 2019 comprise 2 papers – Paper 1 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Paper 2 Engineering discipline specific paper.
  • The maximum marks allotted to Preliminary exam is 500 marks.
  • IES Mains will consists of 2 conventional type papers on engineering discipline. 
  • The total marks of IES Mains is 600.
  • After the declaration of IES Mains result, shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview.
  • The Personality Test will carry 200 marks.
  • Candidates will be judged on their leadership skills, personality and intellect.
  • Candidates can check the Exam Pattern of IES below:

Specifications Prelims Mains Interview
Number of Papers  2 2 -
Nature of Papers Objective type Conventional type -
Total Marks 500 600 200
Time Duration Paper 1 – 2 hours Both Paper 1 and 2 will be conducted for 3 hours -
Paper 2 – 3 hours
Negative Marks 0.33 marks will be deducted for wrong answers No Negative Marking No Negative Marking

IES 2019 Prelims Exam

  • IES 2019 Prelims was successfully conducted on January 06, 2019.
  • Prelims is divided into 2 sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • The course for both papers are different.
  • Candidates have to attempt 120 questions in each paper.
  • All the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format.
  • Paper 1 will ask questions on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude while Paper II will be based on the particular stream (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering).
Sections Paper I Paper II Total
Time Duration 2 hours 3 hours 5 hours
 Marks 200 Marks 300 Marks 500 Marks
Number of Questions 120 Questions 120 Questions 240 Questions
Questions Format MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Medium of Paper English Only

IES 2019 Mains Exam

  • Candidates who successfully qualify IES Prelims will be eligible for this stage.
  • IES 2018 Mains will be held on June 30, 2019.
  • The exam is scheduled in offline mode.
  • The medium of exam is English only.
  • IES Mains exam pattern is same for all streams.
  • The syllabus for this varies course-wise and is different for both papers.
  • Both papers carry equal weightage.
Subjects Duration Marks
Paper I (CE/ EE/ ME /CE) 3 hours 300
Paper II (CE/ EE/ ME /CE) 3 hours 300
Total 6 hours 600

IES 2019 Selection Procedure

IES 2019 Selection Procedure comprises 3-staged processes as follows –IES 2018 Exam Stages

  • Candidates who qualify stage 1 are eligible for the Stage 2 process.
  • Score obtained in the Mains examination will determine the qualification of students for the personality test on the basis of merit list.
  • The final result will be declared after the analysis of reports or marks obtained in the final round or an aggregate of all the three rounds will be judged to form the final merit list.

IES 2019 Pay Scale – 

  • All candidates who’ll qualify all the three examinations and will make way through this three-staged process will be offered a Basic pay of INR 15,600 along with a Grade Pay of INR 5400 with added incentives like DA, HRA etc.
  • The gross amount in total would be INR 47,000. 

IES Officer Salary – INR 15,600 (Basic) + INR 5,400 (Grade Pay) + DA + HRA


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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