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ESE 2024 – UPSC IES 2024 Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) will release the IES 2024 Notification in the last week of September every year. This year UPSE IES 2024 Notification is released on 6th September 2023. Indian nationality candidates between 21 and 30 years old are eligible to apply for this UPSC ESE 2024 exam. 

The Union commission will release the IES 2024 Application form along with the notification at In this article, we will discuss the ESE/IES 2024 Exam dates, eligibility, & more.

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Many IES/ESE aspirants are confused about the name of the exam. The Indian Engineering Examination (IES) is also called as Engineering Services Examination (ESE). For the last 2 years, UPSC has conducted two separate examinations with an interview under IES/ESE recruitment. The IES/ESE Recruitment stages are as follows:

  • Stage 1: IES/ESE 2024 Preliminary Examination.
  • Stage 2: IES/ESE 2024 Mains Examination.
  • Stage 3: Personal Interview

It is already clear from the examination name that IES/ESE aspirants first should appear for the Preliminary Examination. After qualification of the preliminary exam, they are eligible to appear for the main exam. Now clearing the ESE/IES Mains examination, the candidate must clear the Personal interview to become an IES person.

UPSC conducts the IES 2024 Preliminary Examination on 20th February 2024. The main exam will be conducted on 30th June 2024. ESE Prelims 2024 will be held to recruit 167 vacant posts in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

IES/ESE 2024 Examination will be divided into four main categories as follows:

  • Category I: Civil Engineering
  • Category II: Mechanical Engineering
  • Category III: Electrical Engineering
  • Category IV: Electronics & Telecommunication


ESE 2024 Notification (IES 2024)

Union Public Service Commission will release the ESE/IES Notification on 6th September. In this notification, complete details about the IES Exam will be mentioned. If you want to download this notification then you have to check the below link:

Must Read: IES 2024 Notification Released 

IES 2024 Vacancy

This year UPSC conducts the ESE 2024 Exam to fill approximately 167 Vacancies including 07 vacancies for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). We know this year there are low vacancies available but if you dream of becoming an IES then you should go for it, the number of vacancies doesn’t matter. 

ESE 2024 Exam Dates

There are different events that are happening during the UPSC IES 2024 Examination. So here is the list of some of the important events with date timeline:

Events IES 2024 Exam Dates
Official ESE/IES 2024 Notification Released 6th September 2023
Last Date to Fill Online Application form 26th September 2023
Release of IES/ESE 2024 Prelims Admit Card 2nd Week of January 2024
IES/ESE 2024 Prelims Exam Date 18th February 2024 (Sunday)
IES 2024 Prelims Result Date March 2024
Release of IES/ESE 2024 Mains Admit Card June 2024
ESE/IES 2024 Mains Exam Date 30th June 2024 (Sunday)
Declaration of IES Mains Result September 2024

UPSC IES 2024 Vacancies

There are different vacancies available in the UPSC IES 2024 Notification. Below is the list of posts & services on which final selected candidates are appointed:

Category I: Civil Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • Central Engineering Service
  • Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group‐A (Civil Engineering Posts).
  • Survey of India Group ‘A’ Service.
  • AEE(Civil) in Border Road Engineering Service.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • AEE(QS&C) in MES Surveyor Cadre.
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service

Category II: Mechanical Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • AEE in GSI Engineering Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Mechanical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Water Engineering (Group ‘A’) Service.
  • Indian Skill Development Service
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Mechanical).
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service (Mechanical Engg.)

Category III: Electrical Engineering (Group A Services/Posts)

  • Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service (Electrical Engineering Posts). 
  • Indian Defence Service of Engineers.
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electrical Engineering Posts)
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Armament Service
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electrical).
  • Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘B’ (Electrical Engineering Posts).

Category IV: Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (Group A & B Services/Posts)

  • Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Telecommunication Service Gr ‘A’.
  • Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts).
  • Indian Naval Material Management Service (Electronics and Telecom Engineering Posts)
  • Junior Telecom Officer Gr ‘B’.
  • Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service/SSO‐II (Electronics & Tele).

IES 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for the IES/ESE 2024 Application Form. Also, candidates from neighboring countries having valid proof of Indian nationality are eligible.

Age Limit: A candidate must complete the age between 21 years to 30 years on 1st January 2024. He/she should not have been born earlier than 2nd January 1994 and later on 1st January 2003.

Education Qualification: The candidate must have obtained an Engineering degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics and telecommunication Engineering from a recognized university or other educational institutes. Also, the Current Final year students are eligible for the IES 2024 Examination. 

Read More: ESE/IES 2024 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC ESE 2024 Application Form

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can fill IES/ESE 2024 Online Application Form from 6th September 2024. The aspirant must visit the UPSC website to fill out the UPSC IES 2024 Application Form. In the UPSC ESE Application form candidates must fill parts i.e. part 1 & part 2. After filling in all the required information candidates must pay the application fee before hitting the submit button.

ESE 2024 Application Fee

Category Application Fee
Female Candidates No Fee
All other Candidates Rs. 200/-

Note: Candidate can pay the application fee through Net Banking, Debit Card, or Credit Card.

UPSC IES 2024 Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the examination candidate must be aware of the UPSC ESE 2024 Examination Pattern and syllabus. You can check the complete IES 2024 Syllabus here

Stage I: Preliminary Exam (Objective Type Papers)

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Paper 200 Marks 2 Hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper 300 Marks 3 Hours
Total 500 Marks 5 Hours

Stage II: Mains Examination (Conventional Type)

Papers Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper – I 300 Marks 3 Hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline – Specific Paper – II 300 Marks 3 Hours
Total 600 Marks 6 Hours

ESE 2024 Syllabus

Candidates can choose any paper as per their graduation subjects. The syllabus for each IES/ESE 2024 Paper is different. You must check below to download the IES/ESE 2024 syllabus

Civil Engineering Click Here
Electrical Engineering Click Here
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Click Here
Mechanical Engineering Click Here

IES/ESE 2024 Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission releases the separate ESE 2024 Admit Card for the IES Prelims & Mains examination. These admit cards will be released 3 weeks prior to the conduction of the examination. The admit card for ESE Prelims will be released in the 1st week of July 2024 and the admit card for IES 2024 Mains Admit Card, in the 2nd Week of  January 2024. To download the IES 2024 Admit Card, please check the below link:

Must Read: IES 2024 Admit Card

ESE 2024 Study Material

Any competitive exam preparation is incomplete without proper study material. For all ESE/IES Aspirants, we come up with FREE ESE/IES Study Material. This material helps you to crack the Engineering Services Examination 2024 with flying colors. You can download ESE Study materials by clicking the below link:

Must Read: IES/ESE Study Material in PDF 

UPSC IES 2024 Answer Key

Most of the top leading IES Coaching institutes release the Answer key of IES 2024 Prelims on the day of the exam. The Answer key can be downloaded in PDF format. The Official ESE Prelims Answer Key will be released after 6 months of exam conduction by UPSC. But you can download the IES 2024 Answer Key by clicking the below link

Must Read: IES/ESE 2024 Prelims Answer Key

IES 2024 Result

UPSC ESE 2024 preliminary examination results will be announced in March 2024. Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) releases the list of selected candidates in PDF format. Candidate must check their roll number in a pdf sheet as their result. The results of the Mains Exam will be released separately in the month of December 2024.

Important Links for IES 2024

Click Here to Download Notification

Click Here to Apply Online


Will there be UPSC ESE 2024?

The UPSC already declared that they going to conduct UPSC ESE examination on 18th July 2024. The application form starts on 7th April 2024

What is salary of IES Officers?

56,100/- per month and net salary of around Rs. 85,000/- per month.

Will ESE 2024 be Postponed?

Till now there is no such information about ESE 2024 Postponed. ESE/IES 2024 Prelims will conduct as per schedule on 18th July 2024 (Sunday).

Is IES tougher than GATE?

Both exams are tougher at their level. But the competition level for IES is much tougher than the GATE exam.

Can I give IES exam in 3rd year?

3rd Year candidates are not eligible for ESE/IES exam. Eligibility for IES Exam: 1) You should passed engineering degree (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Electronics) 2) Appearing final year students are also eligible for ESE/IES Exam.

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  1. Sir, this website mentions Railway vacancies too in 2021 ESE Examination. Is it confirmed or it is tentative?

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