Engineering Services Examination(ESE/IES)
Engineering Services Exam comprise of engineers who work under the government of India and designated as Class – 1 officer. They administer a large segment of the public sector economy, which constitutes of Indian Railways, Power, Telecommunications, Central Water engineering, Defense service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, etc. The nature of work performed by these bureaucrats largely depends on their engineering branch and the service or cadre they are recruited in. The career progression goes smoothly attaining high esteem. The first position offered is that of Asst. Executive engineer and the hierarchy ends at the position of Chairman/ Managing Director.
Indian Engineering Services are most favorable career for the engineering graduates in India. Engineering Services Examination commonly known as IES or ESE is conducted annually by UPSC to recruit engineers in four scopes i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics & Telecommunications for the technical manager posts in various. The examination constitutes a two-stage written examination followed by an interview. ESE is considered as one of the toughest examinations in India due to fewer posts and high competition. Owing to highly competitive selection procedure, IES officers carry high respect and status and are mandated to manage and execute activities in diverse technical and managerial fields.
These candidates after the final selection are posted in various Ministries and Departments of GOI such as Railways, Telecom, Border Roads, CPWD, CWC, CPES, NHAI, Naval Armaments, IDSE, MES, Ordnance Factories etc., however, they can move to any cadre, organisation, agency, department, ministry or PSU of the Government of India. All these final selected candidates are designated as class-1 officers.
A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Engineering Services Exam. The Examination constitutes of a written examination followed by an interview for the personality test. The recruitment of qualified candidates is made under the following categories:
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering