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IES/ESE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) sets IES 2022 Eligibility Criteria. Engineering Graduates & those who are in their final years can apply for IES 2022. The application forms for IES/ESE 2022 are available from 26th September 2021.  The IES 2022 Prelims & Mains exam schedule in February 2022 & June 2022 respectively. You can check the IES 2022 Exam Dates.

If you are planning to appear for Indian Engineering Services (IES/ESE) examination then you must know the Exam Eligibility Criteria. Here we will discuss the most important eligibility criteria for IES Exam. 


IES/ESE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria are based on the following factors:

1) Nationality

2) Education Qualification

3) Age Limit

4) Medical Examination

Must Read: IES/ESE 2022 Notification

IES/ESE Eligibility 2022 – Nationality

Candidates must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • citizen of Bhutan, or
  • citizen of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan Refugee migrated to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention to settle permanently in India.
  • a person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

Note: The certificate of nationality will be accepted only if the candidate has received the certificate from the Government of India. 

Must Read: IES/ESE 2022 Registration & Application Form

IES/ESE Eligibility 2022 –  Age Limit

1) UPSC Sets the lower age limit for IES 2022 exam is 21 years and the Upper age limit is 30 years.

2) The candidate must not born earlier than 2nd January 1992 and not later than 1st January 2001.

3) Candidates applying for IES 2022 should meet the age criteria by 1st January 2022.

4) Any Govt. officials applying for IES 2022 will get age relaxation of 5 years on the Upper Age limit.

5) SC/ST Candidates will also receive an age relaxation of 5 years on upper age limit

6) OBC Candidates will receive 3 years of age relaxation on the upper age limit.

7) The ex-serviceman and PWD candidates will get 5 years of age relaxation on the upper age limit.

Summary Age Limit: A candidate for IES/ESE examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st January 2021. i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1992 and not later than 1st January 2001.

Must Read: IES/ESE 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IES/ESE Eligibility 2022 – Education Qualification

The candidates should satisfy the following education eligibility criteria  

1) Obtained degree in Engineering from recognized University. or

2) Should have cleared Section A and Section B from Institute of Engineers (India) or

3) Obtained Degree/Diploma in Engineering from Foreign University/ College/ Institute and the certificate is valued as equivalent to a degree received in India. or

4) Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India);

5) Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or

6) Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959

Must Read: IES 2022 Admit Card

IES/ESE 2022 Eligibility – Medical Examination

1) All candidates irrespective of their IES reservation criteria have to undergo a medical examination.

2) This process requires the candidate to undergo a different physical test.

3) The medical test defined by UPSC will be conducted by various railway hospitals.

4) A candidate who found unfit will be disqualified from further selection.

IES/ESE Eligibility Criteria 2022 Summary

It’s important to check IES Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022 before applying for the exam. IES/ESE Exam Eligibility Criteria Summaried as follows:

1) Candidate should be Resident of India, Bhutan, Nepal, or Tibetan Refugee can apply for IES/ESE 2022.

2) Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Recognized University

3) IES Age limit 2022: 21 to 30 years as on 1st January 2022.

4) Candidates Belong to Reserved categories will have IES AGE Limit relaxation as per Govt. Rule.

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  1. Thank you for the post Sir.
    I am in my final year and degree will be completed on 2020. Am I eligible for the exam?

    1. Sorry to say but this year you cant apply for IES 2020.
      because of Age Limit Criteria, He/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 1999.

  2. Respected sir I am working in bsnl n my dob is
    1 Jan 1988 can I apply for ies 2021 exam I m obc
    Category please tell me sir

    1. Sorry to say satendra, may be you wont eligible because its 1st January 1988, IES 2021 age limit criteria will start from 2nd January 1991 born for Open category candidates.
      OBC candidates have age relaxation upto 3 years so for OBC candidates who born after 2nd January 1988 are eligible for IES 2021.

      But don’t lose hope wait for next year IES official notification

  3. Hello sir, wanted to know that obc age relaxation is for creamy layer or for both creamy and non born date is 17dec 1991.female obc.

    1. For OBC Non-creamy layer Age limit will be 33 years. OBC Creamy layer candidates should be considered in general category so OBC Creamy Layer Candidates Age limit will be 30 years

  4. Sir, I am sawan and I am degree holder. I want to ask that before setting in the 1st exam, will need medical certificate?

  5. Good morning sir my date of birth is 22.02.1991, I am I eligible for upcoming IES2021 Examination.

  6. sir i have cleared my B.Tech in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Am I eligible for IES Exam?
    Is there any height or weight requirement for this exam. Please reply sir.

  7. Hello sir,
    are ECE students eligible for IES exam?
    Am I suppose to use ET(Electronics and telecommunication) code while filling the application form?

  8. Hello sir,
    I would like to know if i am eligible for upsc ese 2021 exam, as it was supposed to be my last attempt since i am turning 30 yrs on 18th Jan 2021, but if the notification date would have not changed i would have been eligible, now it seems the notification date has been changed and i would like to know am i still eligible to apply

    1. For ESE 2021 the exam dates are charged. So we hope that there will more age relaxation. But we have to wait for official notification

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