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IES Exam Pattern

Searching for UPSC IES / ESE Exam pattern? Candidates must note that concerned authorities of Union public Service Commission has made changes in IES Exam Pattern,  So check latest Engineering Services Exam Pattern from this page!! There are various exams that are conducted by UPSC for recruitment of candidates in different departments. UPSC ESE examination is counted as one of toughest exam that are held by the commission. So every year applied candidates prepares well for the exam in advance to defeat the competition and here we have presented the latest Paper pattern for the ease of the contenders. For more details about IES Exam Pattern 2018, go through the below section of this page.

Union Public Service Commission holds IES (Indian Engineering Service) exam every year. Eligible competitors who are preparing for UPSC ESE Engineering Services Exam, must go through the given details about new IES Exam Pattern 2018. However the given information will help the candidates to make proper study plan for scoring good marks in the test. We, the team of have placed the entire acknowledgement regarding details of Indian Economic Service Paper Pattern on this page below. So must have a glance..

About IES:

Recruitment to Indian Engineering Services is done through this combined competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Services Commission. The Examination constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test. Some of the main disciplines in which exam is to be carried under UPSC IES / ESE Engineering Services Exam are as follows:

  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (E&T)

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IES Exam Pattern

This is a 3 tier system which includes Preliminary / Stage-I (Objective Type Papers), Mains / Stage-II (Conventional Type Papers) and Personality Test that is stage –III, which consist of the screening process.  Those candidates who will be succeeded in qualifying Preliminary / Stage-I process will only be permitted to appear for Mains / Stage-II process of exam. Syllabus of ESE 2017 will include General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper which was only General ability paper before.

  • Weightage of conventional papers has been increased by 100 marks.
  • Weightage of objective papers has been reduced by 100 marks.
  • IES Exam Pattern 2017 will be of 1100 marks (written-objective+conventional) and 200 marks for personality test which will make the total; of 1300 marks.
  • Candidates who are yet having any confusions regarding exam pattern of ESE, may get the detailed paper pattern through below tabulated data.

New proposed scheme for engineering services examination 2017 for engineering disciplines comprises of three parts.

Stage-IIIPersonality Test200
Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-IIIGrand Total1300

Get Details: IES Syllabus

Preliminary/Stage-I Examination (Objective Type Papers):

PaperName of PaperTime DurationMaximum Marks
Paper-IGeneral Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper2 Hours200
Paper-IIEngineering Discipline-specific Paper3 Hours300
Paper-I + Paper-IIGrand Total5 Hours500

 Mains / Stage-II Examination (Subjective Type Papers):

PaperName of PaperTime DurationMaximum Marks
Paper-IEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-I3 Hours300
Paper-IIEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-II3 Hours300
Paper-I + Paper-IIGrand Total6 Hours600

IES Interview Pattern

After the successful completion of exam qualified candidates are required to appear for Interview which is the final round of selection process. This is mainly conducted to check the suitability of aspirant for reputed profile in public service and the IES Interview carries total 200 mark and are conducted by unbiased observers. The questions are set in the way to check the mental caliber of an aspirant. Through the answers made by the candidates they judge the intellectual qualities as well as social traits and interest of candidate’s in current affairs.

So aspirants are advised to pre[pare well for the IES interview after considering the above given details.

Important Note:

  • The paper in General Studies and Engineering Aptitude will include Knowledge of relevant topics as may be expected from an engineering graduate, without special study.
  • Questions from all the 10 topics mentioned above shall be set. Marks for each Topic may range from 5% to 15% of the total marks in the paper.

Read here Details of: UPSC Engineering Services Examination

Negative Marking Scheme:

  • There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective test.
  • There are four alternative for the answers to every question.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If more than one answer is marked for one question, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question
  • No negative marking in conventional paper (subjective papers).

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