IES 2015: Scheme of Examination

The Indian Engineering Services comprises of qualified engineers who work under the Government of India and are responsible for managing a large segment of the public sector economy including popular government sectors such as Telecommunication, Power, Railways etc. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a four stage competitive examination for recruiting candidates to the Indian Engineering Services. The IES 2015 Exam is scheduled to be conducted for three consecutive days from 12 June 2015. Graduates with a degree in Engineering or an equivalent degree from a recognized University, can appear for the government service examination. Students with an M.Sc degree or its equivalent with specializations in Wireless Communications, Radio Physics,Electronics or Radio Engineering will be also be accepted for certain specific government posts.

Candidates are screened through a written test and Personal Interview for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services. The written test will comprise of a total of five papers, which will be held over three consecutive days.While the first four papers of the written test will be objective in nature, the last paper will be a subjective paper. Recruitment through the government service examination will be made for the following categories of Engineering disciplines viz., Mechanical/Civil/Electronics and Telecommunication/Electrical Engineering. For a detailed overview of the pattern of the IES 2015 examination, candidates can browse this article. The scheme of the IES examination has been precisely explained for the reference of candidates.

UPSC IES 2015 Paper Pattern:

Paper I of the IES Exam is a General Ability Test that will be divided into two parts.The first part of the paper will cover questions in General English and the second part of the paper will cover questions from General Studies. The paper will be of objective type.

Paper II and Paper III will comprise of objective type questions from the third and fourth year syllabus of the relevant engineering discipline that the candidate has opted for viz., Electronics and Telecommunication/Civil/Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.

Paper IV and V of the IES 2015 Exam will be conventional type papers in which examinees have to attempt subjective questions from the relevant engineering discipline.

A total of 1000 marks are allotted for the written test; 200 marks for each paper of the written test. Candidates will be penalized for wrong answers in the objective type question papers. 200 marks are allotted for the Personality Test which will be conducted only for those candidates who have cleared the written examination of the Indian Engineering Services. Read More..


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