IES Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 UPSC ESE Age, Qualification, Attempts

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IES Eligibility Criteria 2018-19

Applicants who are interested to enhance their career in UPSC Indian Engineering Services can check IES eligibility criteria 2018-19 from this page. However, the Union public service commission will conduct the Engineering Services Examination for the selection of diligent aspirants.

Before applying for the engineering services, candidates must know UPSC ESE Eligibility Criteria  2018-19 like age, qualification, attempts etc. Applicants need to make sure about UPSC IES eligibility criteria appropriately before applying for Union public service commission notification.

Get all the significant details concerning IES eligibility criteria 2018-19 including IES ESE essential requirements from this page designed by team of


IES Eligibility Criteria 2018-19


Check Here : IES Previous Year Question Papers

Indian Engineering Services Eligibility Criteria : Nationality

A candidate must be either:

(a) A citizen of India, or

(b) A subject of Nepal, or

(c) A subject of Bhutan, or

(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) 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.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.


ESE Age Limits:

Wiling candidates should have attained age of 21 years and must not be more than 30 years on the 1st January, 2017. He/ she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987 and not later than 1st January, 1996.


IES Age relaxation:

S.No Category Relaxation
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 deafmute and Orthopedically handicapped persons 10 years
04 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General ) r during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989. 5 years
05 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
06 Exservicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs, who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st January, 2017 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due) to be completed within one year from 1st January, 2017 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment. 5 years
07 ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st January, 2017 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment 5 years

UPSC ESE Qualification:

(a) Candidates should have obtained a Degree In Engineering from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act,  1956; OR

(b) Appliers must have passed Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); OR

(c) You must obtained a degree/ diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/ College/ Institution and under such conditions as may be recognized by the Government for the purpose from time to time, OR

(d) Candidates passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) are eligible; OR

(e) Those, who have passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India are eligible; OR

(f) Applicants should have passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959.


Check Now : Indian Engineering Services Notification

IES Medical Standard:

Height & Chest Measurement:

Name of Service Gender Height Chest Girth

Fully Expanded

BRES. Gr. ‘A’ in Border

Roads Organisation

Male 152 cm 84 cm 5 cm
Female 150 cm 79 cm 5 cm
MES Service Gr. A Not  Required 5 cm
Indian Ordnance

Factories Service Gr. A

Not Required 5 cm


S.No. Name of Service Distant Vision Near Vision
Better Eye



Worse Eye Better Eye



Worse Eye
A. Technical
1 Railway Engineering  Service (EE, ME, CE & Signal) 6/6 or 6/9 6/12  or  6/9 J/I J/II
2 1. Central Engineering Service, Group-A
2. Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service, Gr. A
3. Central Water Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
4. Central Power Engineering Service Gr ‘A’ &Gr ‘B’
5. Central Engineering Service (Roads), Group-A
6. Indian Radio Regulatory Service Gr ‘A’
7. Indian Telecommunication Service Gr. ‘A’, J.T.O Gr. B, 8. Assistant Executive Engineer in P&T Building works (Gr. ‘A’) Service
9. Indian Naval Armament Service, Indian Naval Stores Service,
10.  Indian Ordnance Factories Service Group A, Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service,
11. Indian Inspection Service (Asstt. Dir. Grade-I)
6/6 or 6/9 6/12 or 6/9 J/I J/II
3 1. AEE Gr ‘A’ in Corps of EME
2. Military Engineer Service, Gr. A. (IDSE)
3. AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES) Surveyor Cadre
4. BRES Gr.‘A’ in Border Roads Organisation
6/6 or 6/9 6/18 or 6/9 J/I J/II
B. Non-Technical
4 1. Indian Railway Stores Service
2. Indian Supply Service Gr ‘A’
3. Geological Survey of India Engineering Service Gr ‘A’
6/9 6/12   J/I J/II


Click Here To Check IES Eligibility Criteria

UPSC ESE examination

The engineering service examination is to be held by the Union Public Service Commission for the shortlisting of diligent contenders. There are various profiles like Group ‘A’ posts of Geologists, Geophysicist and Chemists in Geological Survey of India and Jr. Hydrogeologists (Scientist B); Group ‘A’ in Central Ground Water Board for which the recruitment is to be done.

So, in order to get eligible for these jobs, candidates need to clear the UPSC IES exam. So, check the IES Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 above on this page.

 Get Here : UPSC IES Result 2018

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  1. priyabrata Behera August 6, 07:38

    Hello I am an Assistant Executive Engineer at Department of water resource in state govt.
    please let me know the age limit for me for applying for IES , is it 30 or 32.

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