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Details of IES Examination, jobs through IES and coaching classes for IES


Posted Date: 05-Jul-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Entrance Exams    
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IES exam is an exam under UPSC. IES exam assures you a job as a class I Government Officer in various Government organizations. This article gives the details of IES exam and the jobs opportunities in the Government after clearing the exam.



I gave the IES exam this year. IES exam was held on the 26th, 27th and 28th June, 2010 this year. I have knowledge about this exam. I would like to give all the details of IES examination.


What is IES exam?


Surprisingly, there is nothing such as IES exam. The actual name of the examination is Engineering Services Examination. It is similar to the IAS exam. There is nothing such as IAS exam. The actual name of the examination is Civil Services Examination. IAS is Indian Administrative Service where officers are posted. Similarly, IES is Indian Engineering Service where engineers are posted. The Engineering Services Examination is an all India examination which is conducted for the employment of class I Government Officers. It is much tougher than the Civil Services Examination. The IES exam is a real test of patience and knowledge.

The Engineering Services Examination, conducted by the UPSC, India every year for the recruitment to the four categories of engineering services:
* Civil Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Electronics & telecommunication Engineering


Purpose of IES exam and Jobs through IES exam


The IES Exam is conducted for recruitment of engineers for the following posts and services. All the posts are Grade A Government officer posts. All the recruitments are done by the central government through the UPSC (Union Public Service Examination).

Category-I Civil Engineering
Grade A Services/Posts
• Indian Railway Service of Engineers
• Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
• Central Engineering Service
• Military Engineer Services (IDSE-Building and Roads Cadre)
• Military Engineer Service (Surveyor of Works Cadre)
• Survey of India Service, Group 'A' (Civil Engineering Posts)
• Central Water Engineering Service (Civil Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P & T Building Works (Group `A') Service
• Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group `A';
• Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in Border Roads Engineering Service Group `A'
• Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch)

Category-II Mechanical Engineering
Grade A Services/Posts
• Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers
• Indian Railway Stores Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Central Water Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Central Power Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Military Engineer Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Executive Engineer (Elect. & Mech.) (Mechanical Engineering Posts) Border Roads Engineering Service, Group 'A';
• Assistant Manager (Factories). Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
• Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
• Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
• Indian Supply Service Group' A' (Mechanical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts
• Assistant Engineer Group 'B' (Mechanical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.

Category-III Electrical Engineering
Grade A Services/Posts
• Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers
• Indian Railway Stores Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Central Electrical -& Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Indian Naval Armament Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Central Power Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical) in P &T Building Works (Group 'A') Service
• Military Engineering Service (IDSE-Electrical and Mechanical Cadre) (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Manager (Factories), Department of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
• Assistant Executive Engineer Group `A' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence
• Indian Inspection Service Group 'A' (Electrical Engineering Posts)
• Indian Supply Service Group `A' (Electrical Engg. Posts). Group `B' Services/Posts
• Assistant Engineer, Group `B' (Electrical Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.

Category-IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Grade A Services/Posts
• Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers
• Indian Railway Stores Service (Telecommunication/ Electronics Engineering Posts)
• Indian Telecommunication Service
• Engineer in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/ Monitoring Organization; Ministry of
• Communications (Dept. of Telecommunications)
• Indian Broadcasting (Engineers) Service
• Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Engineering Branch) (Electronics Engineering Posts)
• Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts)
• Central Power Engineering Service (Telecommunication Engineering Posts)
• Survey of India Service Group 'A' (Electronics and Telecom. Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Manager (Factories), Dept. of Telecom (Telecom Factories Organization)
• Indian Inspection Service, Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)
• Indian Supply Service; Group `A' (Electronics Engineering Posts)
• Assistant Executive Engineer Group 'A' (Electronics Engineering Posts) in the Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence.



No. of vacancies to be filled through IES exam


In the year 2010, there are 434 vacancies including 10 physically handicapped vacancies. The 434 vacancies are together combined vacancies of all the 4 categories of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & telecommunication Engineering. So, roughly there are about 100 vacancies in each category. But this may vary as the number of vacancies required for each category may be different.



Eligibility for IES exam


1. Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2). Candidates in final year or pre final year can also give IES exam.
2. Candidates with MSc. degree or equivalent in Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering will be eligible for certain posts only
3. Candidates with qualifications obtained through exams conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE as equivalent to BE/B.Tech are also eligible to sit for the IES exam. For example, AMICE conducted by Institute of Civil Engineers, India is one such examination.
4. A candidate should be more than 21 years and less than 30 years of age as on 1st August, 2010. There are relaxations in age limit for various reserved categories
5. A candidate should be medically and physically fit according to the specified requirements.


Coaching classes for IES exam


There are various coaching institutes available for IES examination. Most of the examinations target IES exam and GATE exam together as the syllabus for IES and GATE examination is similar to an extent. Some of them are:
1. IES Academy – www.iesacademy.com
2. Vani Institute – Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai.
3. ACE Engineering Academy – Hyderabad
4. The Engineering Academy – Bangalore
5. IES made Easy – Bangalore and Delhi

If you are joining any of the coaching, blindly follow all the instructions given by yourIES coaching institute. Do not listen to your friends in other institutes and adopt different methods. This happens many times. So, the best approach is to follow the instructions from the IES coaching institute. If you give your best efforts, success is waiting for you.
IES is an exam of patience. You have to believe in yourself to give this exam. You have to trust yourself and have immense confidence in your preparations. You will emerge victorious.
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