IES Exam Date 2024 Out: Check Prelims Date and Timetable

Indian Engineering Services Exam 2024 ( IES )

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

Rachit Kumar Saxena

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Updated on Sep 7, 2023 17:17 IST

UPSC released the IES 2024 exam dates with the official IES 2024 notification. The Commission released the official notification on September 6, 2023. The Commission also activated the IES 2024 application form link with the release of the official notification. IES 2024 exam dates are important for the candidates because the candidates are required to prepare for the IES 2024 exam well in advance. The Union Public Service Commission mentioned these dates in the UPSC Exam Calendar 2024 well in advance in May only.  The Commission releases the Engineering Service Exam (IES) exam dates one year in advance so that the candidates can plan out their strategy for the exam. The Commission will conduct the IES 2024 exam on February 18, 2024.

ESE (IES) exam dates are equally important for other exam-conducting authorities because they cannot conduct the exam on that day. The IES main exam 2023 was conducted on June 25. The Union Public Service Commission released the IES 2023 main admit card in the first week of June. The Commission released the IES prelims result on March 3. 

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About IES 2024 Exam Dates

IES 2024 exam dates are very important because the candidates require over one year to prepare all the topics mentioned in the IES 2024 Syllabus. The Commission did not change the syllabus and exam pattern of the exam this year. The IES exam dates were released in the UPSC exam calendar released online in May 2023. The candidates need to prepare their study plan as per the IES exam dates. The candidates can see here the important dates related to the IES 2024 exam. 

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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


Q: When was UPSC ESE (IES) 2023 prelims conducted?

A: IES 2023 exam (prelims) was conducted offline on February 19 at the designated exam centres across the nation. UPSC released the IES 2023 admit card online on January 27. The candidates need to download their admit card and carry them to the examination centre with the photo identity proof as mentioned in the IES admit card.

Q: How many times IES is conducted in a year?

A:  IES exam is conducted every year to recruit the candidates for Indan Engineer Service (IES). These IES are posted in various Central Government Directorates, Departments selected Public Sector Institutions. The IES Prelims 2023 will be conducted on February 19 and the admit card for the same were released on January 27.

Q: When was IES prelims exam 2023 conducted?

A: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the IES prelims exam 2023 on February 19, 2023. The UPSC released the IES prelims admit card online on January 27. The IES main exam 2023 was conducted in June 2023. 

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 IES tougher than GATE?

A: Both exams have a different orientations. The IES exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to appoint the selected candidates to the post of Executive Engineers in the Central Departments and selected PSUs on the other hand GATE do not provide appointment in any department or institution.

Q: Can I crack IES in first attempt?

A: Yes, any candidate can clear the IES exam with dedicated and planned preparation. The candidates should take the help of the previous year question paper to access the real demand of the exam and prepare accordingly for the exam. The candidates should practice the previous year's questions in a time-bound manner to establish their writing and problem solving speed.

Q: Who is more powerful IES or IAS?

A: Indian Engineering Service is a specialised service whose powers are restricted to the concerned department where as the IAS is a generalist service who can be appointed to any department as the administrative head. In every consideration, the IAS is more powerful than the IES.

Q: How many attempts are there in IES?

A: There is no limit to the number of attempts in the IES exam. The candidates can appear in the IES exam as many times as they conform to the age limit. The IES 2023 prelims was conducted offline on February 19 and its admit card was released online on January 27.

Q: Is IES interview tough?

A: The IES interview is considered as tough because the IES is a specialised service and the Interviewing board can ask any conceptual question from the whole syllabus. The IES interview requires the whole syllabus at the finger tips. The candidates need to answer that question without consulting any reference.

Q: Why IES is better than PSU job?

A: The Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) were great place of working in their early days but-now-a-days the PSU’s are oriented to earn the profit and this have implications on the IES officers. The IES appointed in the Central Ministries and departments have the work of inspection mostly and they do not have that much pressure of earning the profit for the management.

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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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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released IES 2024 notification on September 6, 2023. The Commission released the IES 2024 notification online only. The Commission also activated the IES 2024 applications with the release of official notification. The last date to apply for the IES 2024 e


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