IES stands for Indian Engineering Services. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of engineers in various top level managerial and technical vacancies of the Government Of India. Every year, lakhs of young engineering graduates compete for a very limited number of posts through IES. Selected candidates are placed in Government sectors like energy and telecommunication, roadways, defense, construction, manufacturing etc. The test is opening for only four streams of engineering viz. Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
IES exam is conducted by UPSC once in a year. To get appeared in IES, Candidates need to apply through online only by visiting UPSC’s official website. The exam is treated as one of the toughest exam in India as well as in the whole world. To get success in IES one should start preparation from 1st sem of BE/B.Tech. Most of the toppers of IES are graduates from renowned institutions like IIT(Indian Institute of Technology), IIS(Indian Institute Of Science), NIT etc.
5 Important Things You Should Know About IES
- IES is a combined four stage examination that consists of six test.
- It is considered as one of the most toughest examinations all around the world.
- Unlike other competitive exams, IES is conducted in offline mode only.
- The exam has papers for only four streams namely electrical, mechanical, civil and electronics & telecommunication.
- A candidate from any other branch will have to apply in any one of the above mentioned branches.
Educational Qualification For IES
- Any candidate with a BE/B.Tech is eligible to take the test.
- M.Sc degree holders with certain specialization can also take the exam to fill up few posts services.
How To Prepare For IES
Check out syllabus first. Conceptual clarity is must needed to clear the exam. So one should study his/her engineering subjects seriously. Here is a list of important tips which will help you to prepare for the IES exam-
1. Collect and go through the previous years question papers to types of questions and important topics.
2. Make sure to set a time limit when solving questions so that you can prepare yourself to complete task within the set time.
3. Start your preparation for IES as soon as possible because it takes minimum 5 months to complete the syllabus.
4. Develop communication skills both verbal & Writing.
5. Keep yourself updated with the current affairs, events and happenings in the country and across the world.
Follow all the above mentioned tips and make your own strategy to crack the exam. Just stay motivated and success will be at your feet.