IES Exam Pattern


Based on the recommendations of Expert Committees formed by the Union Public Service Commission , the Government ( Ministry of Railways) has conveyed its approval to the following Structural changes in the scheme and syllabi of the Engineering Services Examination to be implemented from the year 2017 onwards. The exam will be conducted as Prelims and Mains including Three Stages . The details are as follows.

Revised Scheme of the Engineering Services Examination

            Stage-I Engineering Services Examination ( Objective type Papers )

( Preliminary/Stage-I )


{Common for all Candidates}

General Studies and Engineering   Aptitude Paper 2 hours duration

200 Marks (Max.)

Paper-II Engineering Discipline-specific Paper 3 hours

300 Marks (Max.)

Stage-I Sub-Total 500 Marks (Max.)

Minimum Qualifying Marks for each Paper should be at the discretion of the commission.

Only those candidates qualifying at this Stage to be permitted to appear for Stage-II examination.

Stage-II Engineering Services Examination

(Conventional type Papers)

( Mains/Stage-II )

Paper-I Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I 3 hours

300 Marks (Max.)

Paper-II Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II 3 hours

300 Marks (Max.)

Stage-II Sub-Total 600 Marks (Max.)
Stage-I + Stage-II Sub-Total 1100 Marks (Max.)
Only those candidate qualifying   at this stage ( i.e. Stage-I + Stage-II ) to be permitted to appear for Stage-III examination.
Stage-III Personality Test 200 Marks (Max.)
Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III Grand Total 1300 Marks (Max)
Only those Candidates qualifying at this stage (i.e. Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III) to be included in the Final Merit List of Engg. Services Exam. Thus the marks secured by the candidate in the Stage-I (Objective type papers) of the Engineering Services Examination should be added to the marks secured in the Stage-II (Conventional type papers) of the Examination and stage-III (Personality Test ) and accordingly , such marks secured by the candidates in stage-I should also be counted for merit.