UPSC ESE Application Form 2024: Apply Online for IES Mains Exam

Indian Engineering Services Exam 2024 ( IES )

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Admit Card: 28 Jan '24 - 17 Feb '24

Rachit Kumar Saxena

Rachit Kumar SaxenaManager-Editorial

Updated on Sep 7, 2023 16:54 IST

IES 2024 applications were released online on September 6. The Commission released the IES 2024 notification mentioning all the rules and regulations for the IES applications. The Union Public Service Commission mentioned the IES 2024 application dates and other application formalities for the exam in the official notification. The last date to apply for the IES 2024 exam is September 26. The Commission notified 167 IES vacancies for the exam. The candidates need to fill out the IES 2024 applications as per the dates mentioned in the official notification.

IES 2024 Application

UPSC activated the IES 2024 applications with the release of official notification on September 6, 2023. The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the IES 2024 prelims exam on February 18, 2024. The Commission will not allow the candidates to withdraw their applications.

IES 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of IES 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

28 Jan '24 -

17 Feb '24

UPSC IES 2024 Admit Card Available Dates

18 Feb '24

UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 Prelims Exam Day

23 Jun '24

UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 Main Exam Day

DatesPast Exam Dates

6 Sep '23 -

26 Sep '23

UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 Application Dates

25 Jun '23

UPSC ESE (IES) 2023 Main Exam Day

19 Feb '23

UPSC ESE (IES) 2023 Prelims Exam Day

IES 2024 Application Correction Facility

The Union Public Service Commission will provide the IES 2024 application correction facility for the candidates. The candidates will be able to change their application details once only. The Commission mentioned that after the last date of application, one week will be available for such corrections. The UPSC One-Time Registration details will not be allowed to change.

How to Apply Online for IES 2024 Exam?

To apply online, the candidates are required to register themselves with the official website of UPSC (made for this purpose) and apply online for the UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 exam. 

UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 Application

After registration, the candidates need to complete the following steps:

  • Login with the registration credentials at
  • The exam dashboard will appear on the screen

Click on the UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 application link

Most of the details will be auto-generated through the registration form

Upload the Photo Identity Proof

Step 1: Pay IES application fee online (through SBI Net Banking/ debit card/ credit card) or offline (by cash through SBI bank challan) mode.

Category IES Exam Application Fee
Female/ SC/ ST/ PwBD Nil
All other candidates INR 200

Step 2: Upload scanned images of photograph, signature and photo ID card as per the specifications mentioned below:

Document Dimensions Format, Size & Bit Depth

Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)

Format: JPG

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: 24 


Minimum: 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height)

Maximum: 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height)

Format: JPG

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: 24 

Photo ID card NA

Format: PDF

Size: 20 KB - 300 KB

Bit Depth: NA

Step 3: Enter the following information in the IES online application form 2022:

Application fee payment details (except for fee exempted candidates) Selection of examination centre

Step 4: Click on the 'I Agree' button after reading the declaration.

Step 5: On clicking the button, a page with a registration number will be generated. Note down the registration number or take a printout of the page.

IES 2024 Application Form: Important Points

  • It is advisable for candidates to only submit their applications once. However, in case, a candidate submits multiple applications, the one with a higher RID shall be accepted by the commission and the fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • The applicants must ensure that while filling the application forms, they are providing their valid and active e-mail ID as the commission might use electronic modes of communication while contacting the candidates.

UPSC ESE (IES) 2024 Registration Process

Registration is a pre-requisite for the online application. To fill out the application online, the candidates need to follow the given steps to register themselves.

UPSC ESE (IES) Registration 2024

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC.

Step 2: Click on the Exam Notifications tab.

Step 3: Click on Apply Online link.

Step 4: Click on the link available for IES 2022 part-I registration.

Step 5: Read the application form instructions carefully and click on Yes.

Step 6: Fill all basic information in the part-I application form such as:

Name Date of birth
Category Gender
Email ID Contact number
Permanent address Marital status
Parents' names Community
Educational qualification -

Step 7: Once all the details are filled in, click on the Continue button. 

Step 8: Check all details in the online form carefully and click on Submit. 

IES 2024 Exam Application Form & Related Dates

Check important dates related to IES exam application process below:

IES Exam Events IES Exam Dates
Notification 06-Sep-2023
Applications Dates 06-Sep-2023 to 26-Sep-2023
Application withdrawal facility Not Allowed
Preliminary exam 18-Feb-2024

IES 2024 Application Form FAQs

Q: When will IES 2023 main exam DAF be released?

A: IES 2023 main exam Detailed Application Form (DAF) soon. The IES prelims exam was conducted on February 19 and IES prelims result was released in March 2023. The IES main 2023 DAF was released in April. 

Q: How can I apply for IES 2023?

A: To fill out the ESE application, the candidates required registration number. After getting registered, the candidates can apply online for the IES 2023 exam in the manner given below. Login with the registration credentials at The exam dashboard will appear on the screen Click on the UPSC ESE (IES) 2023 application link Most of the details will be auto-generated through the registration form Upload the Photo Identity Proof and other details Submit application fee and  Apply for the exam. 

Q: What was the last date to apply for ESE 2023 Application?

A: The last date for the IES 2023 application was October 4, 2022 (06.00 PM only). The UPSC released the notification on September 14 and UPSC provides a time period of 20 days to fill in the applications online. 

Q: Can 4th year students apply for IES?

A: Yes, the final year engineering students can apply for the IES exam 2023. The IES notification mentions that the candidates appearing in the final year of their Engineering degree course can also apply but they will be required to submit the degree documents with the Detailed Application Form submission. 

Q: What is IES application?

A: IES application 2023 was the medium through which the candidate could appear in the exam and take part in the exam process. The IES 2023 applications were started in September 2023. UPSC conducted the IES 2023 prelims exam on February 19 as per the date mentioned in the official notification. 

Q: When to apply for IES exam 2024?

A: The IES notification 2024 will be released in September 2023. The candidates will be able to apply for the IES 2024 exam after the release of the official notification. The candidates can register at the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at any time because the UPSC registration number will be required to appear in the exam. 

Q: What is IES full form?

A: The full form of the IES is the Indian Engineering Service (IES) exam. The official name for the IES exam is Engineering Service Exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conduct the exam on yearly basis. The UPSC release the official notification in September and the prelims exam is conducted in February every year. 

Q: What is IES eligibility?

A: Candidates who hold an Engineering degree (in the specified stream) from a recognised university or institution can apply for the exam. The Commission conducts the Engineering Service exam in the following streams

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

The prescribed age limit for the IES exam is  Upper Age limit - 30 years for unreserved category

Q: Can I crack IES in the first attempt?

A: Yes, the candidates who prepare for the IES exam in a planned manner and dedicated way can clear the exam in the first attempt.The candidates should wisely choose the  resources to study about the topics. The candidates should watch the videos of the previous year toppers to get all the details about the IES exam. IES prelims 2023 was conducted on February 19, 2023.

Q: Which branch is best for IES?

A: There is no such branch which can be said as best. The highest number of vacancies are notified for the Civil Engineering branch. Other Engineering streams have their own quota of vacancies. The Commission conduct the exam for the specified streams and the cutoff for the same are also released separately.

Q: Is IES harder than IAS?

A: The IES means Indian Engineering Service and IAS means the Indian Administrative Service which is an All-India Service. IES on the other hand is a Central Civil Service. The IAS is considered more difficult than the IES. The IES will always remain under the IAS at any moment of service. 

Q: Is physical fitness required for IES?

A: The official notification mentions that the candidate should be physically and mentally fit to carry out the day to day task assigned for the post. In addition to that the candidates must have the power to decide objectively and subjectively sometime. 

Q:   When did IES 2024 Application Start?

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Yes, the UPSC ESE (IES) 2023 final result has been released on November 22. The Union Public Service Commission released the names and roll number of the qualified candidates in the UPSC IES Result 2023. The Commission selected 401 candidates for the Indian Engineering Service under different stream


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