IES 2021- UPSC will release the IES notification 2021 in the last week of September 2020. UPSC ESE 2021 application form will be issued in September 2020 along with the notification on www.upsconline.nic.in. Candidates of Indian nationality between the age of 21 to 30 years are eligible to apply for IES exam 2021. Eligible candidates should submit the ESE forms before the last date. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the Engineering Services Examination 2021, also known as IES or ESE Exam on January 3, 2021. IES Preliminary 2021 Examination will be held for recruitment to tentative 450 vacant posts in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Read the article to know all about ESE exam 2021-

Recruitment will be made to the Services/ Posts under the following categories: ‐

  • Category- I‐ Civil Engineering
  • Category- II‐ Mechanical Engineering
  • Category- III‐ Electrical Engineering
  • Category- IV‐ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

IES 2021 Exam Dates

The list of important dates of ESE 2021 contains all the important events and their relative dates. Check the IES 2021 exam dates and plan a good preparation strategy.

ESE Exam Dates 2021

Events IES Exam Dates
Official IES 2021 Notification to be Released on 4th week of September 2020
Start Date to Apply Online for IES Exam 2021 4th week of September 2020
Last Date to Submit the Application form 4th week of October 2020
Release of ESE Admit Card 2nd week of December 2020
Engineering Services Examination 2021 (Preliminary) January 3, 2021
Declaration of IES Prelims Result March 2021
Engineering Services Examination 2021 (Main) June 27, 2021
Declaration of Final Result September 2021

UPSC IES 2021 Post Details

Category I- Civil Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • Indian Railway Service of Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Services (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Central Engineering Service
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Civil Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Services. AWM/JTS (Civil Engg. Posts)
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A. (Civil Engg. Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) P & T Building Works Gr. ‘A’ Service
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (QS & C) in Military Engineer Service (MES) Surveyor Cadre

Category II- Mechanical Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Service Group ‘A’ (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service. AWM/JTS (Mechanical Engineering Post)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group ‘A’ (Mech. Engg. Posts) in the corps of EME, Ministry of Defence
  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Mechanical Engineering posts)

Category III- Electrical Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engg. Posts)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service. AWM/JTS (Electrical Engineering Post)
  • Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Gr. ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence

Category IV- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (Group A & B Services/Posts)

  • Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
  • Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
  • Assistant Executive Engineer Group ‘A’ (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
  • Central Power Engg. Service, Group ‘A’ [Electronics and Telecommunication Engg. Service]
  • Indian Inspection Service (Asst. Dir. Grade-I)
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr. ‘A’
  • Junior Telecom Officer [General Central Service Group ‘B’ Gazetted Non- Ministerial]

IES Eligibility Criteria 2021

Nationality- A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination, but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued by the Government of India.

IES 2021 Age Limit- A candidate must have attained the age between 21 years to 30 years on the January 1, 2021 i.e. He/she must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1990 and not later than January 1, 2000.

Educational Qualification– To apply for UPSC IES 2021 Exam, a candidate must have obtained an Engineering degree from a recognised University or other Educational Institution. Candidates who have qualified the Section A and B of the Institution Exams of the Institution of Engineers (India) are also eligible to apply.

IES Application Form 2021

Aspirants who satisfy all the eligibility criteria can apply for the Engineering Services Examination 2021 from the last week of September 2020. The application forms for UPSC IES 2021 Exam will be issued on the official website of the Commission. Candidates have to complete the online ESE 2021 application form in 02 Parts, Part-1 & Part-2. Candidates should also remit a prescribed application fee in response to complete the application form.

Application fee- 

  • The candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card or by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or  by remitting the amount in any branch of SBI by cash.
  • Female/SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of application fee

IES Exam Pattern 2021

To qualify the examination, candidates must be aware of the complete examination pattern and the syllabus. Check the UPSC ESE 2021 Exam Pattern here

Stage-I – Preliminary Exam- (Objective Type Papers)

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 200 Marks 02 hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline-specific Paper 300 Marks 03 hours
  Total 500 Marks 05 hours

Stage-II- Mains Examination- (Conventional Type Papers)

Papers Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I Engineering Discipline- Specific Paper-I 300 Marks 03 hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline- Specific Paper-I 300 Marks 03 hours
  Total 600 Marks 06 hours

 Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage-I + Stage-II) to be permitted to appear for Stage-III examination

IES Syllabus 2021

Students have to cover the syllabus of respective engineering streams. ESE 2021 syllabus includes the important topics that candidates should prepare for the IES exam 2021. Below are some of the topics included in IES exam syllabus 2021.

IES Paper 1 Syllabus

Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Building Materials Fluid Mechanics Engineering Mathematics Basic Electronics Engineering
Solid Mechanics Thermodynamics and Heat transfer Electrical Materials Basic Electrical Engineering
Structural Analysis IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Electric Circuits and Fields Materials Science
Design of Steel Structures Turbo Machinery Electrical and Electronic Measurements Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation
Design of Concrete and Masonry structures Power Plant Engineering Computer Fundamentals Network Theory
Construction Practice, Planning and Management Renewable Sources of Energy Basic Electronics Engineering Analog and Digital Circuits

How to Prepare for IES 2021?

To qualify the ESE 2021, candidates should have to entire details of exam pattern and syllabus. Beside, following the given preparation tips helps in getting good score in the exam

  1. Make a study schedule and stick to the same to cover the syllabus at least 1 month before the exam.
  2. Create hand-written notes to memorise the facts and figures for a longer duration. Revise the notes on a regular interval.
  3. Solve as many sample papers and last year’s question papers to know the pattern and important topics.

IES Sample Papers 2021

UPSC has released last year’s ESE question papers to help aspirants in preparing well for the exam. Candidates should treat these papers as sample papers and solve them after completing the syllabus to know their preparation level. Solve as many sample papers you can to make your preparation better,

IES Admit Card 2021

The admit card of IES 2021 will be issued online 03 weeks prior to the conduction of examination. Hence, it is estimated that the admit card will be released in the 2nd week of December 2021. Candidates need to enter their registration number and the date of birth to download the ESE 2021 admit card. Candidates are recommended to download the same from the official website as no hard copy will be sent to the postal address of the candidates. It is a mandatory document that needs to be used for verifying the candidature during the IES exam 2021.

IES Result 2021

The preliminary ESE 2021 exam will be announced in the last week of February 2021. A result pdf will be uploaded on the official website of UPSC. Candidates who qualify the prelims IES exam 2021 will be called for the Main examination which will be held in June 2021. The final result of IES 2021 will be declared in September 2021 on the main website of UPSC.

IES Cut off 2021

The cut off marks are the minimum marks that a candidate has to score in the ESE 2021 exam to get selected for the next level i.e. Main/ Interview. The cut off marks will be announced after the declaration of the final result. Knowing the cut off will also help the aspirants to prepare for the Engineering Services Examination.

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