Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination 2022 official date is announced

On its website,, under the What’s New section, UPSC has published the reserve list and marks of non-recommended candidates for the IES 2020 Mains test. Candidates may look up the list on the internet. Candidates for the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Services are listed by roll number and name on the list.
The UPSC Mains 2021 DAF (detailed application form) has been issued on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) – As part of the selection process, candidates who meet the UPSC Prelims cutoff will be required to take the IES Mains test. As a result, candidates must complete the DAF between December 27, 2021, and January 7, 2022.

The Indian Engineering Services Exam officers are appointed by the Union Public Service Commission based on their performance in the IES Exam. For the Engineering Services Examination, the UPSC conducts a three-stage competitive examination (preliminary, main, and personality tests) (ESE).
Two objective types (multiple choice) question papers with a total of 500 marks will make up the Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Exam. Paper-I has a total of 200 points while Paper-II has a total of 300 marks.

IES (UPSC ESE) – Exam Schedule 2022

Event Name Date of IES Exam 
IES Mains DAF (Detailed Application Form) Start Date (2021) December 27, 2021
IES Mains DAF Last Date (2021) January 07, 2022
Application start date for IES September 22, 2021
Release of Pre Admit Card February 2022 (Tentative)
IES Prelims Exam Date February 20, 2022
IES Mains Exam Date June 25, 2022
IES Interview To Be Announced

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IES (UPSC ESE) – Vacancies 2022

UPSC will also disclose the number of vacancies along with the notification. These openings will be subject to the category-based reservation system. Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) will be given priority for seven positions (03 vacancies for Locomotor Disability including Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy & 04 vacancies for Hard of Hearing). The number of openings is subject to change.

The following are the specifics of the positions available:

Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Indian Railway Store Services(Civil) Indian Railway Store Services (Mechanical)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service(Civil) Indian Ordnance Factories Service(Mechanical)
Central Engineering Service Roads, (Civil) Central Engineering Service Roads, (Mechanical)
Central Water Engineering System AEE(Mechanical posts)
Indian Defence Services(Engineering) Defence Aeronautical(Mechanical)
Electrical Engineering Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Indian Railway Service(Electrical posts) Indian Railway Service( ECE Posts)
Indian Railway Stores Services( Electrical) Indian Railway Stores Services(ECE posts)
Indian Ordnance Services Indian Radio Regulatory Services
Indian Defence Services(Electrical Engineering posts) Indian Ordnance services AWW

UPSC IES / ESE 2022 – Total Vacancies Category-Wise

UPSC conducts the IES / ESE Exam for the recruitment of engineers under four branches mainly for various government departments.

Engineering Discipline GEN EWS OBC SC ST Total
Civil Engineering Vacancies 2022 37 7 23 14 5 86
Mechanical Engineering Vacancies 2022 19 0 6 5 2 32
Electrical Engineering Vacancies 2022 28 7 15 6 2 58
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Vacancies 2022 19 5 10 2 3 38
Grand Total Vacancies 103 19 54 27 12 215

IES (UPSC ESE) Eligibility 2022

A candidate must be either: (a) an Indian citizen, (b) a Nepalese subject, (c) a Bhutanese subject, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962. The following are the detailed eligibility criteria:

IES (UPSC ESE) Age Limit and Relaxation

The candidates must be at least 21 years old and not more than 30 years old on January 1, 2022. They had to have been born between January 2, 1992, and January 1, 2001, to qualify.

IES (UPSC ESE) Educational Qualification

  • An applicant must have a degree in engineering from a recognised university to sit for the exam.
  • Passed the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’ Graduate Membership Examination (India)
  • Acquired an engineering degree/diploma from a foreign university/college/institution
  • A candidate who has taken and passed an examination that would qualify him educationally for this test but has not yet received notification of the results may apply for admission to the examination.

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