IES Exam 2013 Everything You need to know about it

Indian Engineering Services(IES) exam is a very reputed exam for engineering graduates for employment in Government sector. Large number of candidates take this exam every year, competing for limited posts. IES officers are selected by the union government on the recommendations made by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

IES Eligible branches

The following branches are eligible in IES exam.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering


A citizen of India, Nepal and Bhutan having at least a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E. / B. Tech) from a recognized university or equivalent. M.Sc degree or its equivalent is eligible for IES exam. Applicants must be between 21 and 30 of age.

Pattern of IES Exam

IES Exam is conducted in two phases.In the first phase there are two sections. The first section consist of objective types questions. This includes general ability, general English and general studies questions. The section two has questions from relevant engineering discipline.

Candidates who have cleared the phase one are only eligible to participate in the phase two. The phase two of the exam consist of personality test which carries maximum marks of 200.

Important Dates for IES Exam 2013

IES exam 2013 application form will be available from 16th March 2013

Last Date For Receipt of IES 2013 Applications: 15th April 2013

IES 2013 Exam DATE: 28th June 2013

IES Exam 2013 Syllabus

IES Exam General Ability Syllabus

The general ability syllabus is common for all branches. The question paper is also same for every branch. Total 120 questions each carrying one marks is asked. Time for the exam is two hours.

Part A : General English. The question paper in General English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Part B : General Studies: The paper in General Studies will include knowledge of current events and of such matters as of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.

This is a guest post by Vipul Pare who blogs at gkforexam He is from Bhopal. Teaching is his passion and he has taught thousand of students so far.

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