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Indian Engineering Services Exam 2022 ( IES )


Exam On: 26 Jun '22

Rachit Kumar Saxena

Rachit Kumar SaxenaManager-Editorial

Updated on Apr 5, 2022 17:28 IST

UPSC ESE (IES) 2022 prelims results has been released online on March 30. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the roll numbers of the qualified candidates. The qualified candidates can appear in the main exam which is scheduled to be conducted on June 26. The candidates can check their results online to know their status. UPSC ESE (IES) prelims 2022 were conducted on February 20 across the nation in offline mode. UPSC issues the admit card three weeks before the exam date. It means that the UPSC IES 2022 main admit card will be issued on June 5. UPSC released the ESE (IES) 2022 notification on September 22 for 247 vacancies.

UPSC released the ESE(IES) cutoff 2021 online for the candidates. UPSC also released the IES prelims 2021 answer keys for the candidates.The Indian Engineering Service (IES) cutoff and reserve list details were released for all the engineering streams and phases of the exam separately. UPSC ESE result 2021 (final) has been released by the Commission on March 28. The candidates can check and download their results here from the official result pdf. 194 candidates were selected in the final result released online. There were 225 vacancies in the exam against which 194 candidates were selected and the candidature of 29 candidates was kept provisional because of the verification of original documents by UPSC.

What is IES Exam?

UPSC conducts the IES exam every year to recruit candidates for various specialised positions in the Union Government departments. The IES is a Central Civil Service and the candidates can be posted anywhere across the nation. The exam is conducted to recruit candidates for engineering positions for the various department working under the Government of India. The Engineering Services Examination is conducted for four branches of engineering namely:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

In the past, they had conducted this exam under the name of the Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam. The IES exam is considered one of the toughest examinations in the country. Nearly, two lakh candidates appear for the examination every year. Engineering Services Exam or IES exam recruits the Group A and Group B officers at the technical positions for the Government of India. The IES exam is a three-stage recruitment process - IES Preliminary, IES Main and Personality Test. On the basis of the merit of candidates in the IES exam, they are recommended to the Union Government for the available posts. The nature of work for an engineering officer selected through the IES exam depends on the engineering branch and the cadre s/he is recruited.

UPSC ESE 2022 Latest Update

UPSC IES 2022 Exam Highlights

Exam name

Engineering Service Exam (ESE) 2022

Conducting body

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam level




No. of applicants

Approximately 4 lakh

No. of applicants appeared in the exam

Approximately 2 lakh

Exam frequency

Once a year

Exam mode

Offline - pen and paper mode

Exam stages

Prelims - Mains (written) - Mains (interview)

Application fee(Prelims)


Exam helpdesk no.

011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Official website

IES 2022 Admit Card

UPSC released the ESE 2022 admit card on January 31 exactly twenty-one days before the exam. IES admit card is the official document that establishes the right to enter the examination centre. It is the essential document required to appear in the exam.

IES 2022 Exam Dates

IES 2022 notification was released on September 22. IES 2020 exam dates were also released with the notification. Please check below the important dates for IES 2022 exam.

IES Exam Events IES Exam Dates
Notification 22-Sep-2021
Applications 22-Sep-2021 to 12-Oct-2021
Application Withdrawal dates 20-Oct to 26-Oct-2021
UPSC ESE (IES) 2022 prelims admit card 31-Jan-2022
Preliminary exam 20-Feb-2022
UPSC ESE (IES prelims result 2022 30-March-2022
UPSC ESE (IES) main 2022 e-admit card 05-Jun-2022 (Tentative)
UPSC ESE (IES) main exam


UPSC ESE (IES) main 2022 result August 2022 (Tentative)

IES 2022 Exam Eligibility

It is mandatory for candidates to comply with the eligibility norms as prescribed by UPSC in order to be able to appear for the Engineering Services Examination. The admissions at all three stages of the examination will be purely provisional and are subject to fulfilling the eligibility norms.




Candidates should be:

  • A citizen of India/A subject of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962.
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Ethiopia or Vietnam, intending to stay in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit

Aspirants must have attained an age of 21 years and must not have attained an age of 30 years on January 1, 2022. Candidates should not be born earlier than January 2, 1992, and not later than January 1, 2001.

Physical Examination

Candidates must be physically fit for the admissions to Engineering Service Examination as per the guidelines mentioned 

Educational Qualification

A candidate must possess:

  • Degree in Engineering from a recognised university
  • Passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Obtained a degree/diploma in Engineering from such foreign University college which is recognised in India
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
  • Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II & III or Sections A & B of the Aeronautical Society of India
  • Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics & Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959

For Naval Armament Service – MSc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

For Indian Radio Regulatory Service – MSc degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject or MSc with Physics and Radio Communication or Electronics or Telecommunication as a special subject.

IES Exam Age Limit

The upper age limit of 30 years is relaxable up to 35 years in case of government servants serving in the following categories:

Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in the below table:

Column 1

Column 2

  Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)


  Directorate General Ordnance Factories

 IOFS Group ‘A’

  Central Electricity Authority

CPES  Gr ‘A’ & CPES  Gr ‘B’

  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Central Engineering Service (Roads) Gr. ‘A’ 

  Ministry of Telecommunication and

  Information Technology, Deptt. of Telecommunication 

Engineer in Indian Radio Regulatory Service  Gr ‘A’ Indian  Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’,  J.T.O. (G.C.S. Gr. ‘B’)

 Central Water Commission

 Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’

 Border Roads Organisation

 BRES Gr. ‘A’

 Military Engineer Services

Indian Defence Service of Engineers (lDSE) Group ‘A’

 The Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Min of Defence.

AEE Gr ‘A’(Elect. Engg. Posts) in Corps of EME, Min of Defence. 

 Min of Defence, Deptt. of Defence Production, Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance

Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service(DAQAS) Gr ‘A’

 Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Indian Skill Development Service

 Indian Navy         

Indian Naval Armament Service, Asstt. Naval Store Officer Grade-I

Note: Relaxation will not be considered to probationary officers appointed against a permanent post. However, relaxation in case of probation will be considered of the officer appointed already retains a lien on a permanent post in a Department/Office under the control of authorities as listed above.

Age relaxation in case of Railways

Officers serving Indian Railways will also be treated at par with the Indian Railway officers for age relaxation. The upper age limit for various categories is given below:


Age Relaxation


Upto 5 years


Upto 3 years

Jammu and Kashmir domicile during

Upto 5 years

Defence Services personnel, disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof

Upto 3 years

ECOs/SSCOs served for 5 years in Military services (Completed the assignment or assignment has been extended and the Ministry of Defence has permitted him to apply for Civil Services)

Upto 5 years

Deaf/Mute and Orthopedically handicapped person

Upto 10 years

Note: Candidates belonging to the reserved category and from any of the mentioned ex-servicemen categories will get cumulative age relaxation. 

IES 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis

IES 2021 Prelims is scheduled to be conducted on July 18. will be providing the first-hand experience of the candidates who appeared in the IES 2021 Prelims exam. The candidates will be providing their inputs regarding the IES Prelims question papers and their difficulty level. The candidates also state the expected cut off for the IES 2021 Prelims exam.

See here: IES 2021 Topic-wise complete analysis 

IES 2022 Notification

The IES 2022 notification was released on September 22 as per the UPSC exam calendar. The IES notification 2022 was issued for 247 vacancies. The prelims exam will be conducted on February 20, 2022. The IES notification is released online only and the candidates need to fill the IES application online only before the last date of submission. The last date of the IES application is mentioned in the IES notification.

See here: IES 2022 notification 

IES Exam Process

Step 1: IES Application Form 2022

  • The candidates need to fill the IES application form 2022. The forms are available online on the official website of UPSC
  • While filling up the form, candidates have to select the preferred venue for the test centre
  • After filling the form, the candidates need to submit the prescribed application fees as per their category

See in Detail: IES Application 2022

Step 2: Download IES Admit Card 2022

  • The IES admit card 2021 will be issued on the official website for downloads. The candidates will need their application number and date of birth to download the admit card
  • UPSC admit card is an important document having a variety of information. We suggest preserving the admit cards until the admission process is successfully conducted

Step 3: IES Preliminary Exam 2022

  • Students need to appear for IES 2021 preliminary entrance exam as per the schedule mentioned in the important date’s section
  • Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam

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Step 4: IES Prelims Result 2022

  • IES 2022 prelims result will be declared approximately one month after the prelims exam.
  • Candidates shall check their IES preliminary results once announced, by simply submitting their application number and date of birth on the official website.
  • After the IES Result for prelims, the candidates need to fill out the IES Main Detailed Application Form(DAF) for the IES Main Exam.

Step 5: IES Main Exam 2022

  • Students who clear the IES preliminary examination will be allowed to appear for IES 2022 main exam schedule to be conducted on June 26, 2022.
  • Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the IES Main exam

Step 6: IES Main Result

  • UPSC will be declaring the results for IES main exams on their official website.
  • Candidates will be able to check their IES main results once announced, by simply submitting their application number and date of birth on the official website.
  • Candidates who clear the IES main exam will then be called for the interview round. This will be the final stage of the IES exam selection process.

Step 7: IES Interview

IES selection process comprises the Personal Interview round. Candidates who clear both IES pre and main examinations are only allowed to participate in the final interview round. Only those candidates who clear the personal interview round will be qualified for the recruitment process.

Step 8: IES Result

After the interviews, the final result will be declared by UPSC and the candidates will be recommended for the appointment purposes. This will be the final process after which candidates will join the government offices as Executive engineers, mid-level managers or bureaucrats.

Step 9: IES Cut-off and Reserve List

IES cut-off will be released after the final result. In addition to the IES cut-off marks, IES reserve list will also be issued stating the number of candidates for each category and for each Engineering branch.

IES Answer Key

The UPSC releases the IES Answer Key after the IES result is declared. The IES answer key is the only authentic source to know the answers of the questions asked in the IES Prelims exam. The IES prelims exam is a new stage added in the Engineering Services exam. The candidates should download the IES prelims answer key of previous and with the previous year question paper and their answer key, the candidates can understand the important topics and areas from where the questions were asked. In addition to that the official answers can help them to prepare the topic in a better way.

Download here: IES Answer Key

IES Exam Centre

The IES prelims and the main exam are conducted at the designated UPSC exam centres. The list of UPSC IES exam centres is provided in the notification itself. The candidates can check the complete list of the IES exam centres below.

Check here List of IES Exam Centres

It may be noted that the provision of the sealing of the seats will take place on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres. The centres for which sealing will take place will exclude Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur.

Allotment of IES Exam Centres will be made on first cum first serve basis. Applicants who are unable to occupy a seat in their choice of centre will be allotted a seat in the remaining vacant seats at other centres.

Candidates should note that the request for a change of examination centre will not be entertained under any circumstances.


Q: Is UPSC ESE (IES) 2022 prelims result released?

A: Yes, UPSC ESE (IES) 2022 prelims result has been released on March 30. The candidates can see here the steps and direct link to download IES prelims result 2022.

Q: Is the UPSC ESE 2021 final result released?

A: Yes the UPSC ESE (IES) final result 2021 has been released on March 28. The candidates can check and download the result pdf here.

Q: What is the date of the IES 2022 Exam?

A: The IES 2022 exam will be conducted on February 20, 2022. The IES 2022 notification was released for 247 vacancies. The IES 2022 main exam will be conducted on June 26, 2022. See here IES 2022 Preparation tips.

Q: What is IES exam eligibility?

A: The candidates must possess a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from a recognised institute or university. An equivalent degree holder will also be eligible for the IES exam. The full list of equivalent courses is provided in the official notification. See here IES 2022 notification.

Q: Is Computer Science eligible for IES?

A: Yes, the candidate having a degree in Computer Science can apply for the Engineering Service Exam but they need to choose the engineering branch for appearing in the exam and prepare the syllabus provided in the IES notification. See here the IES Syllabus.

Q: How many attempts are there for IES?

A: There are no restrictions regarding the attempts in the IES exam. The candidates can appear in the IES exam till they fulfil the age criteria prescribed in the IES notification.

Q: Is there any physical test for IES?

A: There is no Physical Test in the IES exam. After the declaration of the IES Result, the candidates need to undergo a medical fitness test at the designated hospital.

Q: How many branches are available in IES exam?

A: The IES exam is conducted by UPSC at the national level. The IES exam is conducted for four branches. These branches are as follows
  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Electrical Engineering
  4. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Q: What is IES officer salary?

A: The candidates recruited through the IES exam will join the Union Government departments at Group A or Group B posts. The IES salary is also notified in the UPSC IES notification. The candidate joins the service at Juinor Grade at the Payscale of INR 15,600- 39,100 and Grade Pay of 5400. The in-hand salary of the IES candidate is approximately Rs 55,000.

Q: Can I appear in the IES exam in the 3rd year of the Engineering Course?

A: No, to appear in the IES exam, the candidate must possess a bachelors degree in Engineering. The candidates appearing in the last year of the degree course can appear in the IES exam.

Q: Which post is assigned to the IES qualified candidates?

A: The UPSC IES notification mention all the posts for which the advertisement is released. The candidates can see here in detail the IES vacancies.

Q: Is a calculator allowed for IES prelims?

A: No, the calculator is not allowed in the IES Prelims exam. No electronic device is allowed inside the IES examination hall.

IES 2022 Contact Information

Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069

Facilitation Counter : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

Email : feedback-upsc[at]gov[dot]in


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