UPSC IES Exam 2018

IES stands for Indian engineering services. These are the civil services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the government. One thing about UPSC IES Exam is that all is conducted by the government. Just like the other patterns of selection in the country, the government of India also recruits civil servants and official on the basis of the marks secured. Also through the competitive exam, one can apply for the post of bureaucrats. A huge number of people apply for the post with limited seats only. The selection of the UPSC IES officers is done by the UPSC that is the union public service commission.

UPSC IES Exam 2018

The candidates have to give exams that are conducted in four stages with six different tests. These are called the engineering services examination, which is conducted by UPSC for recruitment to IES. UPSC IES is the most opted and reputation careers that many candidates are drawn towards. After years of graduation, and a degree with merits one is eligible to apply for the exam. Since 2010, the number of candidates has certainly increased. UPSC is considered to be the thetoughest exam in India as well as the world too because of the less number of seats and posts provided for candidates.

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UPSC IES Notification 2018

The notification and brochure will be out soon. The candidates can download the brochure file from the official website of UPSC. IES 2018 notification will be out by February as per the information. However, the dates may vary. Also, the candidates must keep in mind that their will certainly be a limit to the number of candidates. All the eligible candidates can apply for the exam. The candidates will be allotted a center of examination, they enrollment number, admit cards and much more. If you wish to secure your desired center then apply as soon as possible because there is first come and first allotted service.

There are only limited seats, so candidates should not wait much for applying. As in the case of brochures, the candidates will be directed to the syllabus and the pattern and the eligibility criteria. There are different sections and also UPSC conducts various other exams too. Candidates preparing got the post of civil services that is the UPSC IES Exam should fall under the eligibility criteria. The criteria for selection have various sections on which the candidates are judged. Also, the educational criteria carry the same importance as the other. So candidates should be well prepared with the syllabus.

UPSC IES Application form 2018

The Indian engineering services Exam is conducted by the UPSC. It conducts examinations for the graduates in the stream of engineering that wish to apply for the civil services. It mainly is for the people who are interested in the sectors of power, telecommunications, railroads and much more. There is a set criterion for applying to the post of UPSC IES officers. The candidates first have to clear a written exam which is further followed by an interview. The interview is based on a personality test. The Last date for obtaining the receipt of the applications in 2018.

IES Part 1 registration link

IES Part 2 registration link

The candidates can get their application form and registration can be done online and offline too. The IES 2018 registration fees are just of rupees two hundred. Also, there is no registration fee charged for the reserved category as well as for female candidates. If the candidates wish to fill the registration fee online they can choose debit cards or credit cards and if the candidates choose for offline registration method then they have to make an e-challan and submit it in the SBI, state Bank of India. Also for applying online, the candidates should send a scanned copy of photograph and signature.

UPSC IES Eligibility 2018

The eligibility is done on the basis of three sections that are as follows:

  1. Nationality
  2. Educational qualifications
  3. Age limit

Nationality

The candidates must fall under the following set of criteria

The candidate must be one of the following set of criteria that is, the candidates must be a citizen of India. Or the candidates who are a citizen of Nepal or a subject to Bhutan can apply evenly. Also, the candidates of Indian origin who have migrated to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Kenya, Uganda, and Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Tanzania or any other neighboring state can apply for the exam.

Educational qualifications

The candidates must have a degree in engineering from a recognized University. M. SC degree or its equivalent degree will also do. Candidates qualifying on the results of written examination will be asked to submit a result of the previous exam passed along with the application form with all details.

Age limits

The candidates applying for the exam must be between the ages of 21 years to 30 years. There is also age relaxation. However, for the reserved categories, there is more relaxation. A maximum of four years for generals, maximum of five years for both on and SC/ST.

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How to apply for UPSC IES 2018

UPSC is an Indian government organization. It tries to find the applicable candidates that would fill up several posts for civil services offered by UPSC IES 2018. Not only for IES, UPSC also conducts various other exams too and offers many other jobs in the sector of government. Recently it has uploaded many forms of applications for the candidates who wish to apply for IES 2018. So the candidates should not miss the chance and submit the form as soon as possible, as once the last date of submitting is crossed, there will be no accepting of applications afterward. The applicants should check the eligibility criteria and then apply for the exam.

Step on “how to apply for IES exam online”

  1. The candidates will need a scanned copy of photograph and signature
  2. To apply for IES exam online candidates need to scan their photograph and signature.
  3. The Candidate should log in to the official website.
  4. Fill up the form and all the details
  5. Fill the payment via debit or credit card.
  6. Visit the web portal and finish the process.
  7. Take the printout of e-challan if paying offline.
  8. You can also take the printout of the IES 2018 application form.

UPSC IES Important dates 2018

The UPSC that is the union public service commission conducts examinations for IAS and IES every year. It is especially for the graduates who wish to adopt for the civil services after their graduation. Civil services Exams specially hold a place in the power, telecommunications, railroads, public work and many other government sectors too. The exam is conducted at different stages just like other examinations. It has a set of certain criteria that has to be followed. If the candidates are found with wrong information, they can certainly not be given any right to appear for the exam. The examination if IES is carried at two stages. First, the candidate has to appear for the written exam.

Secondly, after clearing the written examination the candidate, if selected has to appear for an interview for personality test.

The candidates have to clear the graduation degree with eligible marks. Also, it is necessary that the candidate should have a strong technical background too. Some IES 2018 important dates to be mentioned for the IES Exam:

  1. Date of the IES Advertisement – Feb 2018
  2. Last date for the receipt of applications – Feb 2018
  3. The date of commencement of exam – May 2018
  4. Duration of the examination – 3 days

UPSC IES Branches

There are total four IES Branches. Like we know IES is an engineering exam for the ones who want to opt for civil services. Why does IES Exam have only four branches?

Well, the answer to the question lies in over all functioning system of the government, which has aides engineering institutions like DRDO, CHINA, NHPC, railways and many other sectors in India. These sectors are totally depended and circle themselves around the disciplines of

  1. Civil,
  2. Electronic and telecommunications,
  3. Electrical and
  4. Mechanical engineering.

Also, the main factor can be that these branches ate mainly taught in the colleges, including the chemical engineering. As the years passed by many new subjects were also added to the major group of discipline like the IT or the computer science and also some minor disciplines like automobile, electronic and instrumentation. So there was a slight difference in the pattern of the IES Exam since then. The four branches of the engineering hold a special position. Mostly all the government sectors include much of the technical work, therefore, it includes the main four branches of engineering. As every year there is a new project launched by the government, they certainly need new young employees so that new innovations can be brought into the sectors.

UPSC IES Syllabus 2018

UPSC IES, as we know, is conducted for the exam for civil services. So mainly, it is asked to revise the technical part. But, here not only that will help but also the candidate should have an overall knowledge about every aspect. Engineering nowadays is not just limited to books but something that has to be implemented and brought into the process. Apart from the engineering exams, the government also checks the candidate’s general awareness and also the basic and general English. There will be a separate paper for each of the four disciplines. So, if you are from the engineering background then it is really a help as you will be asked questions.

IES Syllabus for electronics and telecommunications paper 1

  1. Materials and Components:
  2. Physical Electronics, Electron Devices, and ICs
  3. Signals and Systems:
  4. Network theory:
  5. Electromagnetic Theory:
  6. Electronic Measurements and instrumentation:

Syllabus for electrical engineering paper 1

  1. EM Theory
  2. Electrical Materials
  3. Electrical Circuits
  4. Measurements and Instrumentation
  5. Control Systems

Syllabus for civil engineering

  1. Building Materials
  2. Solid Mechanics
  3. Structural Analysis
  4. Design of Steel Structures
  5. Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
  6. Construction Practice, Planning, and Management

Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

  1. Thermodynamics, Cycles and IC Engines
  2. Heat Transfer and Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  3. Fluid Mechanics
  4. Fluid Machinery and Steam Generators

Check Out detailed syllabus from the links give below

UPSC IES Exam Pattern 2018

In the IES Exam Pattern compiles of the objective as well as subjective papers both lined up. First, the candidates are judged on the basis of their general ability. GA that is the general ability is a part of the assessment apart from the other engineering subjects.

The other four branches of the engineering exam carriers importance. The entire technical subject is divided into four parts

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2
  • Paper 3
  • Paper 4

Also, there is negative marking done for each wrong question. So candidates should be equally attentive before attempting the questions in the objective papers.

The exam is divided into four stages

  1. The first day is allocated for general awareness
  2. The second day is allocated for the Objective Technical Papers that is for papers second and third. Each paper has a duration of 2 hours.
  3. The third day is for the Conventional Technical Papers that is the fourth and the fifth. It is for the subjective papers. Each paper separately carried out in three hours.
  4. The conventional answer sheets of candidates are only evaluated if they clear the objective exam.

UPSC IES Best Coaching centers

When it comes to exams definitely, why would be the coaching centers lagging a train? If it is about Coaching then certainly there are many Coaching centers that are regarded as the best Coaching centers for the preparation of IES exams. IES offers the most respected and government job opportunities in India. The candidates have to appear for a competitive exam to have a post and job through UPSC IES Exam. Only the candidates who have an engineering degree can apply for the exam.

Since it is an important exam, many refer for coaching, as it is a career-changing opportunity. This is the top IES Coaching Centre in the country. Its results in the past few years have been outstanding. The coaching centers make it easy for the candidates, as they will be well prepared with the format, Pattern, and structure of the examination. Also, the candidates will be better in managing the time. The best-known Coaching institutions for the preparation of IES are as follows

  1. Ace Engineering Academy
  2. Dronacharya Institute of Engineers
  3. Institute of Engineering Studies
  4. Lead Institute of Academics
  5. Vani Institute
  6. Institute of technical engineering

These were some of the beat institutions for the preparation of IES. You can always have a variety to choose the best among the rest.

UPSC IES Reading Material 2018

Since we know, it is very difficult to prepare everything by your own though there are exceptions also there are many other things that will definitely be a big help to all the candidates who are preparing for the exam in IES. If you are thinking to join, Coaching centers but not able to manage the time, well for those there are different study materials that are available online and even on the website too. Well, the reading material will include many things even papers for multiple-choice questions and even some examples for descriptive too.

If you are planning to have a reading material for the practice of UPSC IES exams then make sure that you go with the best one that is easy to read and under and also it carries some examples and practice question papers too. Without managing team knowing the exact pattern and how many marks does each section carry. It is really difficult to manage time in math and subjective papers. Because candidates have to manage time for both of them and the fear of not to leave any question always prevails in the examination. So, it for the best UPSC IES reading materials, even you can go through IES question papers too.

UPSC IES Interview Questions 2018

The personality test is the utter important stage after the written examination. There is a certain criterion for selection of the IES candidates. They need to be fully prepared for the upcoming interview. So there is a certain set of questions asked to the candidates appearing in the interview. The interview questions are as follows

  1. Describe yourself.
  2. Why do you want to pot for this post?
  3. Do you have any experience in past?
  4. Tell me the most challenging project that you have been confronted in your engineering life?
  5. What to accept the job?
  6. Did you plan any strategy for the interview?
  7. Describe any technical problem that you faced.
  8. Any project that you have ever failed?
  9. Where do you see yourself in the upcoming years?
  10. Some best engineering examples of ideas that you have gained and implemented somewhere?
  11. Do you have a quality of a team leader?
  12. What would be your reaction if you are sent away from your home city for a different project?
  13. Which branch of engineering has been your most practiced?
  14. What is the minimum experienced of your group work?
  15. Do you rely on others for the completion of your own project?
  16. What are your expectations from the company and the job?

UPSC IES Books 2018

UPSC holds the most important place in placing up examination for the toughest exams in India. The UPSC IES exam is conducted by UPSC. Since it is very tough as there are very fewer seats present but also it offers many best opportunities for the candidates who are ready to pot for the civil services. Candidates who are with a technical background definitely have an upper hand. And only candidates who have a degree in engineering can only apply for the exams.

Some of the IES books referred for the preparation of the examination are

Books for electrical engineering

  1. Electronic Devices & Circuits & Analog Electronics by Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias Sedra & Smith, J.B. Gupta, Ramakant A.Gayakwad
  2. Signal and System by Oppenheim and Willsky
  3. Satellite Communications by Pratt and Bostian

Books for Electronics & Communication Engineering

  1. Monochrome and color by R.R. Gulati
  2. Measurement and Instrumentation By H. S. Kalsi

Books for Mechanical Engineering

  1. ENGINEERING Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag, Cengel, and Boles
  2. C. Engine by R.P. Sharma

Books for civil engineering

  1. Strength of Materials /Mechanics of Structure by Gare & Timoshenko, E.Popove, L. Singer, B.C. Punamia
  2. Railway Engineering by Saxena & Arora

UPSC IES Model Papers 2018

UPSC is now about to start the procedure for the recruitment of new grade A civil servants. Those who are preparing for it must start preparing for it. The candidates must start reading or solving Model test papers for further preparation. Model test papers give the comprehensive style of the main exam. Aspirants must consider some good model test paper to have an idea about the real exam.

IES Model test papers have the same pattern of the original exam. As its name suggests they are the model of the main exam. After acquiring all bookish knowledge, you need to know where you are standing. Model test papers really help you in examining your own self. It will help in brushing up all your knowledge. If you lack somewhere then you will come to know about it, which is a good sign, so you can improve where the requirement is.

One can get the model test papers on the market anywhere but first, take the suggestion from an experienced person which model test paper will be suitable. Or you can order it online. But make sure that they have up to date syllabus and pattern because UPSC makes changes every year. So pick something and prepare.

UPSC IES Sample Papers 2018

UPSC IES exams are now on verge of its commencement. If you are an aspirant for this exams, then you must be working hard. You must be preparing to give the best in the exams. It’s true that UPSC exams are very hard to crack but people who do it, they know the worth of it. So if you are preparing then make sure that you have the right guidance and a full package of study material. Your study material must include required books and IES Solved papers and last year’s paper too.

Sample papers are very helpful in every sense. They give the format sample of the exam. You will get to know about so many things by including sample papers in your study material. It will be very helpful in practicing what you have read. By solving a large number of sample papers, you keep on improving yourself and building confidence also.

Sample papers carry lot of ideas regarding the exam. When you practice a lot and see the same thing again and again, you become good with it and it remains for a long time in your head. So ask from some experienced for the sample papers or you can check the official website of UPSC, which they prefer to study. That will be of great help in your preparation.

UPSC IES Previous year’s Papers

The time as when everybody is so busy in their studies for the UPSC IES exam. Sometimes people just study and study, they don’t have any proper idea about the schemes of the exam. They just rest on their studies. But it is not enough, one should have sufficient ideas about what type of questions came in the previous year. That will help you a lot

One should start referring to the IES previous year papers when their book studies are done. Previous year’s questions are very helpful in every competitive exam. They give you an idea what type of questions are coming from the last years. You get an idea which type of questions you can expect in your own exam. So you can work accordingly because along with hard work, smart work it also necessary.

The previous year’s question papers are easily available. You can download them from the official website of UPSC and they are also available on other non-official sites too. Just download them along with their answer keys and start solving them. You can also take the offline option. You may go to the market and buy a set of previous year’s question papers. That would of great help.

UPSC IES Mock Test Series

UPSC IES exams are about be commenced shortly. This is one of the toughest exams. You need a proper guidance and great effort for it. Everybody can’t pass this exam. Those who are preparing seriously to pass the exam, they must have a knowledge of everything around them. They should know what will be better for their goal to achieve.

If you are studying hard then you should know how to do it. You should know through which way you should be preparing. You make take reference from anywhere, but here is the most useful advice for the aspirants. The IES MadeEasy mock test series are of great help for any competitive exam. IES Mock test series will make you know where you are actually standing after all preparations. You can improve where you are lacking. By the increase of the scoring marks, you can see the growth in you. That will also help in boosting your confidence.

You can give mock test series online; there are so many sites that offer free mock test series. But they should be reliable. You can take advice from an expert. You can also join any coaching institutes mock test series that will be much better. So, start with which is helpful for you.

UPSC IES Preparation Tips 2018

If you are preparing for any competitive exam, you must be needing some advice how to do it. UPSC IES is the very reputed civil service that you can get by passing its exam, but keep in mind that it is not easy to pass. You need a lot of efforts to pass this. Some people do it by acquiring knowledge about the exam from their elders or the experienced ones. But for those who are new to it and have a little idea about it, they must read the below-given advice regarding the IES 2018 preparation tips.

The tips are as follows:

  1. First, start with the good study material. Make sure that you have the required books with for the course.
  2. Also, read the best newspaper that gives the exact information regarding the news.
  3. Also, read monthly magazines to get to know what is happening in the world.
  4. Once you start reading, along with it also start solving model test papers, give mock tests, and also look at the previous year’s question papers.
  5. Do as much practice as you can. Solve a lot of model test papers.

If you follow these guidelines then you can actually crack this exam.

More tips

UPSC IES Admit Card 2018

IES Admit card 2018 will carry candidate’s IAS roll number. Attention to all the aspirants who have registered for the UPSC IES exam, the admit cards are now available on the official website of UPSC. The aspirant who has applied for this exam must check the official website and download it from there. Those who don’t know how to do it must refer to the below-given procedure which is as follows:

  • First, go to the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the IES 2018 admit card
  • Put in registration id and password
  • Click OK

After clicking on OK, the site will show you the admit card. There will be two options there if you want to download or take a print out of it. It is up to your convenience whether download it as pdf or take a print out at the same time. But do not download it again and again otherwise the site will block your admit card. Just do it once.

Do not forget to take print out of it, because you will be needing the admit card in your exam otherwise the invigilator will not let you in the examination hall. Take the print out according to the guidelines suggested on the site. After taking the print out, you have to wait for the IES Exam date. So take every notice of all the updates by UPSC.

UPSC IES Answer Key 2018

The UPSC IES has successfully commenced its exam. Aspirants now must be waiting for the results. But here it’s an information for you all UPSC IES has uploaded the answer keys of the exams that have been commenced. The required aspirants may bow check the IES Solutions and match with their own, so may get an idea about your result.

Not only those who have given the exam can check the answer keys but those who are preparing for next year’s exam can check that too, so prepare for it. Just visit the website of UPSC and go the IES 2018 answer key section. Just click on the answer key of any shift such that morning or evening, of any date.  You can check according to which you are looking for. The answer keys have the question paper number and test numbers, so you can easily find it.

The aspirants who gave this exam must check the answer keys. You can download it and find out the exams that you are going to get. If you see that most of your answer are correct then be confident, if it does not then do not lose heart and pray. That’s only thing you can do and hope for the best.

UPSC IES Result 2018

After giving the exam, the aspirants who think they are going to score well must be eagerly waiting for the result. Well, to all the aspirants, the result is now out. UPSC has uploaded the result for the UPSC IES exam that was commenced earlier. Aspirants may check the result on the official website of UPSC.

Aspirants must check the IES result 2018 and start preparing further if one gets passed. The aspirants can check the result by visiting the official website of UPSC. Just go the result for UPSC IES section, put in your login id and password that were provided at the time of registration. Click OK and you will get the desired result. After the result appears, you may save it or take a print out of it, as it will be helpful at the time of interview because they will check all your documents and verify them. You need to have the print copy of the result with you. You can download IES Scorecard 2018 after result announcement.

Just after checking, if you think that the IES written exam result is not satisfactory and less than your expectation then doesn’t worry and do work again. Sometimes people feel trouble finding their result, but don’t worry sometimes it happens because the server gets too busy. So don’t worry and wait for it slow down.

UPSC IES Toppers 2018

UPSC is now done from the UPSC IES exams to the result. Lakhs of people appeared for the exam, but as usual, only the most selected one passed as happens every year. But, this time some people scored very well this time in the exam. Some people topped the exam and interview and they are now ready to enjoy the perk of it. The toppers now will be given the opportunity where they want their placement to be. They will have the liberty to choose it.

But along with all the facilities, the big responsibilities now come hand in hand. They have to face such big responsibilities that they have never faced in their lives. Being a UPSC IES officer is a great thing in itself. You cannot escape all this. Sometimes you have to stay away from your families. But as people say, a responsibility is a responsibility it doesn’t matter if it is big or small.

Being the topper is also a great thing in itself too. You get the national identity of being a topper. If you pass with top marks then you will have great perks to enjoy than the ordinary once who just passed it. This time both boys and girls scored very well. They are now ready to be the new civil servants of the nation.

UPSC IES Cut off marks 2018

Cut off the list is the limit set that decides whether one is passed or failed. UPSC has conducted all the exams and interviews after it. The cut off list tells you the individual marks of the exam. People who passed this can check their cut-offs on the official website provided by UPSC.

The IES cut off 2018 set for the exams is different for different posts. There is different cut off list for all the two exams and also the interview. The first exam is of 600 marks and the second is of 1000 marks. The aspirants were marked on the basis of their performance out of the given exam.

The cut for different categories is also different. Like of SC and ST, their list is different from general category and also a backward category. These are also reservation in the cut off for the physical handicapped too. Their cut off list is low as compared to all the other categories. For general, the cut off estimated is from 200 to 300, for backward is above 150 and for SC and ST, it is between is from 100 to 200 and for PH it is below 100, all out of 600 marks for the first exam. And the same procedure is applied for the other exams too but there is some increase in them.

UPSC IES Official Website

In today’s scenario, every government of non-government has its working on the net. They work through the net most of the time because it was difficult for both the government and the common man to reach to each other. But, the internet has solved this problem. The government branches have its own official website where everyone can easily reach to the government.

The IES official websites are very helpful in filling forms, putting grievances, applying for anything, checking result, downloading admit cards and question papers and to get any information about it. It has become very useful to everyone.

What do IAS officers Do?

UPSC too has its own official website on the net like other officials do. You can get any information regarding anything from there whether it is regarding dates of now exams or about any new vacancy, etc. you may fill in your forms for the vacancies to save your time. The process is very easy. Just go the particular section, which you are looking for it and do what you want.

Going to the office and bearing all that sufferings is now the old thing. It is new era now. The UPSC official website has made everything easy to do without wasting any time.

Comparing IES vs IAS

IAS is Indian Administrative Service where UPSC IES is Indian Economic Services. Both are conducted by UPSC. Both are one of the toughest exams of India. Which needs a lot of efforts and patience. IAS is the first service offered by UPSC, the most reputable one.

If you compare IES VS IAS then IES comes after IAS. IAS is the administrative department and IES is for the technical one. Both have different responsibilities but they both work the development of India. They get almost the same perks of being the officers of these categories except the guarding facilities and some other facilities also. IAS is related to the big area of the Indian administration, but IES is related to a small field as compared to IAS. But, IES is also not a small post.

The selection cutoffs are different in both the services. There are almost lakhs of people who give the exam for IAS every year, but only some thousand people pass this. In UPSC IES, the applying rate is low; it comes in the range of thousands. The success rate of IAS is much lower than IES, which establishes the standard of IAS. It is true that both are different but they are related only to the development of India, which is their sole responsibility.