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UPSC IES Admit Card 2018

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Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2018 at various Centres/ Sub-Centres all over India on 7th January 2018. The Commission has uploaded the e-Admit Cards for the examination for the convenience of the admitted candidates (Reasons/grounds for rejection of application in respect of rejected candidate are also uploaded) on its website (

The admitted candidates are advised to download their e-Admit Cards for examination and take a printout thereof. The admitted candidates will have to produce the printout of their e-Admit Cards at the allotted venue for appearing in the aforesaid examination.

UPSC IES Admit Card 2018, ESE Engineering Services Exam Admit Card 2018: UPSC Engineering Services examination (IES-ESE) for “prelims/stage 1” will be held on the 7th of January 2018. All the aspirants those who applied for IES exam can Prelims download admit card online for the link given below. All applicants will be able to download IES Exam Admit Card from the below given both links.

IES Admit card Download

Link 1: Download IES (ESE 2018 ) Admit Card


Link 2: Download IES (ESE 2018 ) Admit Card

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  • In case photograph is not visible or available on the e-Admit Cards, candidates are advised to carry identical photographs (one photograph for each session) along with proof of Identity such as Identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar Card along with the printout of e-Admit Card at the venue of the examination. No paper Admit Card will be issued for the Examination by the Commission.
  • The candidates are advised to take a printout of the e-Admit Card well in advance to avoid last minute rush. In the past, cases have been noticed where some candidates faced difficulty in accessing the server on the last day on account of server overload.
  • Candidates are also advised to bring Black Ball Point Pen to the Examination Hall for this Examination.

UPSC will organize the written exam for IES Services on 7th January 2018. Candidates those want to appear in ESE Exam 2018 they can download admit card online. We have also given direct link above to download IES admit card.

The main motto of conducting this exam is to recruit all the eligible candidates the engineering services department. The notification for IES/ESE prelims and mains exam was released in the month of August 2017. As per the notification details, many candidates have applied for the exam all those candidates whoever applied for the exam now can download the admit card from the above-given Links. Those candidates who will clear the Prelims exam will be called for the written exam and then for an interview and those candidates who will clear all the rounds of the interview will be given call letter to join the department.

Admit card is the gateway to take entrance in the examination hall so keep safe it otherwise you may face the problem. Examination center and time of an examination must be after downloading it and make the plan according to if your center is out of station then reach before a day and time of examination is golden hours for you so keep trying you only study and solve papers at that time. Check result of UPSC IES/ISS exam 2018 here.

IES-ESE 2018 Details Information and Guidance

About ESE(IES) &Department Allocations ESE(IES) Exam Pattern 2018
ESE(IES) Eligibility 2018 ESE(IES) Syllabus 2018
 Reference Books for ESE  ESE(IES) Exam – How to Apply­­­­
ESE(IES) CutOff Marks ESE(IES) Topper’s Marks
How to Prepare for IES 2018 Exam without Coaching General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Model Questions for ESE(IES) 2018

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Engineering Services Examination(ESE)/ Indian Engineering Services(IES) is conducted every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). UPSC is responsible for the entire examination and recruitment process. ESE or IES exam consists of 3 stages:

  • Stage 1 or Preliminary Examination,
  • Stage 2 or Mains Examination and
  • Stage 3 or Personal Interview

1. IES 2018 Stages in details

Stage 1: It is also known as Preliminary exam (carrying 500 marks).

  • Number of Papers: Stage-1 will have two paper: Paper-1 will have questions from General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper & Paper-2 will have questions from Engineering Discipline-specific Paper(Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering).
  • Mode of Exam:  IES Prelims is conducted in offline mode.
  • Type of Papers: It is an Objective Type Paper i.e. the questions are of Multiple Choice. Each question will have 4 choices to which one answer is correct. Candidates are provided separate OMR sheets for both the papers, wherein the correct answer needs to be colored.
  • IES Marking Scheme:  For each wrong answer, one-third mark is deducted. Candidates marking more than one answer, it is treated as a wrong answer. Questions left unanswered will have no deduction for marks.
  • Only Preliminary/Stage-I qualified candidates will be permitted to appear in Mains/Stage-II.

Stage 2: It is also referred to as Mains Examination (carrying 600 marks).

  • Mode of Exam: IES Mains is conducted in offline mode i.e. it is a written examination.
  • Number of Papers: Stage 2 will have two papers(Engineering Discipline-Paper-I & Engineering Discipline- Paper-II). Both the papers will have questions from the selected Engineering discipline (Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical/ Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering).
  • Type of Papers: The exam is of Conventional Type.

Stage 3: This stage is also known as Personality Test, carrying 200 marks.

  • It is the final stage, candidates qualifying the written exams are called for the interview.
  • Candidates shortlisted from Stage 2 i.e. IES Mains exam have to fill a Detailed Application Form (DAF) online.
  • The stage assesses the following skills in a candidate:
    • Suitability of candidate for a career in public service sector
    • Mental caliber or Mental alertness
    • Leadership Qualities
    • Initiative & Intellectual Curiosity,
    • Mental & Physical energy and
    • Other social traits and interest in current affairs.
  • Candidates qualifying all the stages (Stage 1 + Stage 2 + Stage 3), the marks secured in each stage are included to prepare the Final Merit list of the Engineering Service Examination.

2. Scheme of IES Exam Pattern 2018

 Written Examination
Stage-I :
(Objective Type Papers)
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper
 200 Marks
2 hours
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper
 300 Marks
3 hours
Stage-II :
(Conventional Type Papers)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I
Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/
Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering
300 Marks
 3 hours
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II
Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/
Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering
300 Marks
 3 hours
 Total marks for written Examination (Stage-I + Stage-II)
1100 Marks
Stage-III :
 Personality Test
200 Marks
 Total marks (Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III)
1300 Marks

and as mentioned above Syllabus has also changed for ESE 2018. Click here for Revised Scheme & Syllabus in detail.

3. Negative Marking Scheme

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective.

  • There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be the same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  • No negative marking in the conventional paper (subjective papers).

Listed below are facts related to IES Exam Pattern:

  • IES or Indian Engineering Service examination (Stage 1 and Stage 2) is conducted in offline mode.
  • All the questions in Preliminary Exam are objective in nature. Whereas, questions in Mains Exam are conventional in nature. Check IES Syllabus
  • The medium of examination is English.
  • In IES 2018, there will be a deduction of one-third of the mark allotted for each question for every wrong answer attempted.

IES 2018 is scheduled for January 07, 2018 (IES Prelims) and July 01, 2018 (IES Mains). Candidates who clear Prelims as per IES Cut Off set, they are eligible to appear for Mains examination. The nationwide law entrance exam is conducted for recruitment to various posts in Indian Engineering Services, under the Government of India.

IES-ESE 2018 Details Information and Guidance
UPSC IES 2019 Exam Date IES Officer Salary and Other Facilities
 UPSC IES – ESE Syllabus 2019  IES Exam Pattern & Negative Marking
 IES – ESE Books 2019  IES Eligibility Criteria, Branches & Age Limit
 ESE(IES) CutOff Marks  IES Department Allocation
How to Prepare IES 2018 without Coaching IES General Studies & Engg.  Aptitude Model Questions
UPSC IES(ESE) Previous Year Question Paper  ESE(IES) Topper’s Marks
 IES Application Form  UPSC IES(ESE) Toppers Marks
IES – ESE Admit Card  ESE- IES 2019 Notifications
IES(ESE) – Number of Posts( Vacancies) IES(ESE) Result & Topper of Mech, Civil, EE, ECE
How to Prepare for GATE and IES Simultaneously IES Interview Questions

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