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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Tips To Pass IES Exam

IES refers to the services that cater to the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India.

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the IES exam and the Union Government of India appoints IES officers based on the recommendations made by the UPSC.


Refer to basic English grammar books and have a clear concept about the usage of words, parts of speech and tenses

Try learning few new words on a daily basis. This will help increase your vocabulary

When you are learning new words, learn their antonyms and synonyms too and the manner in which the words can be used

Develop a habit of reading an English newspaper daily. This will increase your vocabulary to a great extent

Solve as many past question papers as possible, as they will give an idea of what to expect in the exam

Take as many online English tests as possible

Educational qualification for IES Exam

A Bachelors degree in Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent (B.E/B.Tech)

An M.Sc degree or equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects are acceptable for certain services / posts

IES Exam pattern
Total marks: 1,200

The examination comprises a written test followed by a personal interview.

Written test

Total marks: 1,000

Type: Descriptive and objective

Number of days the written test is spread across: Usually 3 days

Engineering discipline to be chosen from the following - Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Here is a glimpse of how the exam is spread:

Number of days: 3

Number of hours: 10 hours
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