What is the Full Form of IES

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IES Full Form

Indian Engineering Services Examination is the full form of IES. It’s also called as Engineering Services Examination (ESE). The Indian Engineering Services are the engineers who work for the Indian government and they are classed as class-1 officers.

It is a series of services which support the government of India's technical and managerial responsibilities in the field of engineering. The Union government appoints the IES officers based on the Union Public Service Commission's recommendations (UPSC).

Exam Overview
Particulars Details
IES Full form Indian Engineering Service
ESE Full form Engineering Services Examination
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Mode of exam Offline
Exam level National
Vacancies 247
Stages 3
Selection Process Prelims Mains Interview
Papers Prelims-2 Mains-2
Total Marks Prelims- 500 Mains- 600


To be eligible for the recruitment process, applicant should satisfy the eligibility criteria given below

1. IES nationality: The candidates applying for the IES exam should be Indian citizens or subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet having an eligibility certificate issued by the government of India.

2. IES age limit: The age of the candidates should be between 21- 30 years.

3. IES educational qualification: A candidate should have obtained a degree/ diploma in engineering from a recognized university or should have passed the graduate membership examination.


The basic pay of the candidate rangers from Rs. 15,600/- – 39,100/-. Along with the basic IES salary, the candidates are entitled to various allowances like HRA, Gratuity, dearness allowance, medical facility, leave encashment, and a lot more.

IES Officer Benefits

The Indian Engineering Service officers are provided with various benefits and allowances other than the basic salary namely- CGHS medical facility, Gratuity, leave encashment, House rent allowance, peon, domestic servant, driver, travel allowance, official vehicle, and provident fund.

Difference b/w IES and IAS?

PartParticularsiculars UPSC IES UPSC IAS
Conducting authority UPSC UPSC
Age limit 21- 30 years 21-32 years
Stages Prelims, Mains, Interview Prelims, Mains, Personality Test
Syllabus Limited Diverse
Prelims General Studies, Engineering Aptitude, and Engineering discipline General Studies and CSAT
Mains 2 Papers 9 Papers
Average number of vacancies 500 1000


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