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All about Engineering Services Examination (ESE)

All about Engineering Services Exam (ESE):

Prepared by Rao, Director IES,Bangalore. For further clarifications you can contact him @ 9900 399 699

1. Structure of exam: It contains 5 papers (3 objective papers of 2 hours duration each + 2 descriptive papers of 3 hours duration each), out of which one objective paper with General Studies, 2more objective papers with Engineering and 2 descriptive papers with Engineering.

a. First day: General Studies + General English complete objective paper, for 200 marks

b. Second day: Paper I for 200 marks and Paper II for 200 marks of Objective type technical.

c. Third day: Paper I for 200 marks and Paper II for 200 marks of Descriptive type.

d. Personal Interview round contains another 200 marks.

e. So, total will be for 1000 marks for written and 200 marks for Personal Interview.

2. Frequently Asked Questions:

a. Is there any constraint on No. of attempts?: There is no constraint on Number of attempts. You can write any number of times if you are in the age limit specified by UPSC. Right now it’s: 30 years for General Merit candidates, 33 years for OBC, and 35 years for SC/ST and other relaxations are also there. Visit www.upsc.gov.in for complete details.

b. Is preparation for GATE is enough?: In one way YES. Around 60% of IES syllabus will be GATE syllabus. So, we need to prepare extra subjects. Difference between GATE and IES is, in GATE we need to have in-depth analysis at least for important subjects. If you prepare only those subjects you may get 95 to 98 percentile. But here in IES preparation, we need to prepare all the subjects at least for Objective papers. We may not have to go that much in-depth.

i. Few subjects may be there in IES syllabus only. Those subjects need to be studied.

ii. We need to prepare for descriptive also as this part is not there in GATE.

c. When will we get results?:

i. Notification around January of every year

ii. Written exam will be in the month of June every year

iii. Written results will be in the month of January

iv. Interview conduction at UPSC will be in the month of March

v. Final selection of candidates will be in the month of May/June

vi. Medical fitness test will be in the month of September

vii. Training will start from November/December. Of course this depends on Department of allocation.

d. How many hours of preparation is needed daily?: Frankly this depend on individual. If you are strong in basics, it may not take much time to recap all the subjects. Daily 2 hours 6months before the exam, 5 hours before 3 months and 8 to 9 hours before one month is hopefully sufficient.

e. How many marks should we score to get selected?:

i. Around 50% of marks are more than enough independent of department. For written if you can score 450 to 500 marks you can expect interview call, of course selection also. If you can score more than 500, you will have a better edge.

ii. Here one important thing is, you have to score maximum marks in Objective only. If you can score 120 to 140 marks in objective papers, stress will be less on Descriptive papers.

iii. If you get correct answer that to with proper explanation, you can expect 70% of allotted marks for that question.

f. To work for Indian Railways, how much rank I should get?: Upto 20th rank for General Merit candidates can expect from Indian Railways. This is true for TCE and EEE officers only. For Civil this limit will be high.

g. Do they have separate cutoff for separate papers?: Many say cutoff is there only for General Studies paper not to others. This depend on selection team of UPSC. When I wrote the exam, there should not have any cutoff even for General Studies, as I did not write well.

h. Am presently studying B.Tech/B.E., in which way should I prepare for ES?: If you are in final year/pre final year now, you can start preparing for ES exam. Otherwise, my opinion is you better concentrate on building of basics. Normally 2nd year and 3rd syllabus of your university will be UPSC syllabus. So, concentrate well on those subjects. That’s enough.

i. Can I work in my home state if I get selection?: Officially NO. If you take Railways, it have its departments spread all over India. They can place you anywhere in India. If you take Water Commission, you may have to work from Delhi only. But chances are there if you opt for Railways.

j. Will they give salary immediately after joining or after completion?: YES. They start pay you even in the training period also.

k. Is it facilities like car, bunglow will be given as soon as one completes the training and join the service?: It depends on the service. Quarters ll be provided in any service, and remaining like Car and all will be provided if work necessitates. Railways and CPWD is known for good fecilities.

l. Do we have group discussions in Personal Interview?: NO

m. Can I write IES in computer science?: NO. You have select one group from Telecommunications/Electrical/Mechanical/Civil.

n. How many number of seats for each branch?: It varies time to time. This year they notified 434 posts for all branches. Out of which around 60 can be expected for each branch for TCE/EEE. For Mechanical and Civil engineering Streams posts will be more.

o. What is the order of precedence for the posts applicants prefer?: First Railways. After that, CPWD,MES,NHAI,CWC,BRO etc., Facilities are better in Railways and MES. But work wise hectic and more responsible jobs. Its a 24 hrs job in Railways. Even taking of leave in some places also would be difficult. In the sense, more responsible and powerful post.

p. What are the physical standards we need to meet?: Eye power should be within + or -4, and there should not be color blindness for Railways. Color blinded people may be allotted for Stores.

3. What are the departments, we can work as IES officers: You can visit UPSC website for details.

4. Scope of IES for Girls?: Scope for girls is fine. All services may not fit for girls. Good services for girls, CWC, P&T(Telecom)etc.,

5. About Interview:

1. The interview panel generally keeps you comfortable and more liberal. They expect you to be strong in your present area. You be strong in basic concepts, Current affairs like Terrorism, Recession/what is HOT at present, About railways.

2. First they start with few HR questions like tell me about yourself/current hot topics and after that, they start technical part (Mostly of Basics).

3. Interview panel contains 5 members (4+1) 4 tech persons and 1 Panel Head. Continue your explanation till you ask you to stop. Answer Boldly. Maintain good Communication. They may give some white sheets and may ask you to write/draw/explain something.

4. All over Interview will be around 85% technical and 15% non technical.

6. For presently working PSU guys who are targeting IES?: NOC is required if you are working in a Public Sector companies. I don’t think NOC is required for guys working with Pvt., sector. Bond transfer is not possible with UPSC. You have to clear NOC from your present working company and then join afresh in IES.

7. Pay of IES officer?: 15600 (Basic)+5400(Grade)+DA+HRA+others… Gross would be around 36,000Rs per month.

8. About Designation and Growth?: First designation would be Assistant Director/AEE or equivalent. Foremost promotion will be based on rank you get in IE exam. After that promotions will depend on Seniority and other factors like confidential reports. Growth will be faster in some departments like Railways and slower in others like CWC.

9. Already I am working in PSUs/Govt sector. Is it a good idea of writing ES exam?: IES is more of Management of technical matters. If you like only technical you can stay with present job only. If you wanna enjoy some Power/Management etc., you can try for IES.

10. About Physical Tests?: Very normal tests they conduct. Its like Eye/Blood/Urine/Inhale, Exhale. For Railways Eye power should be with in +/- 4.

11. I got GATE rank. Should I pursue M.Tech or should I continue my preparation for IES?: Pursue your M.Tech/M.E., then try for IES. You will have much time, good books, lecturers to prepare. It will be useful for Interview also.

12. I got less percentage in B.Tech. Can I try for IES?: YES. All exam need is sincere efforts. We got one guy(B.Lakshmi Narayana Rank: 9) got selection with just around 55%. If you are determined, you can get it.

13. If I donot get selection, will all of my efforts go in vain?: NO. All most 90% of Public Sector Units are following ES exam pattern to recruit their engineers. If you prepare for IES, you can crack most of the PSUs/Govt., sector jobs. Most of PSUs give questions from old question papers of ES exam.

14. What is the duration of Training period after selection?:This depends on allocated Department.

Some preparation tips:

1. Old Question Papers: Very good source to know about the exam. Normally there will not be any considerable twists/difficulty compared to old question papers. 30 to 35% of the questions will be repetitive(At least same models) even. You will get an idea about important subjects/topics. For objective papers try to study everything in the syllabus and for descriptive see old question papers and decide important subjects/topics. Ultimately we require around 500 marks not 1000 out of 1000. So, be practical and decide. Especially for General Studies and General English paper, old question papers are must. See question papers from 2002 onwards. For General Studies part, see conventional part (Geography,History,Polity) only from old question papers.

2. About postal course: We strongly donot recommend postal course for Engg Services Exam. Class room training is a good idea to crack IES. Even without coaching also one can get. Basics are very important for this exam, and I donot think any postal course fit completely for this. Rather than going for Postal course, it would be better if one can analyze old question papers and study from standard books.

3. About Class room course: Right now you need not join for class room training, if you are targeting in 2010. They may not be able to complete syllabus in time, and for your preparation also time will be less. YES, if you are targeting for IES 2011, you can join in one of the good coaching centers. Then will complete the syllabus. Time will be there for you to practice. Many tests you can write. You can compare with others. You can get good funda. Ultimately, when you write the Engg Services exam, you should feel as if its a practice paper. You should do regular practice like that.

***For any guidance from Telecommunications/Electrical Engineering Departments technically, I can help. Call me for any doubts/guidance.@ 9900 399699.***

337 comments:

  1. The information is very useful...Thanks to the IES team!!!

    Please keep on posting this kind of information.

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  2. chandrakant bhardwajMarch 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    i am really grateful to the entire team of ies for giving me such a awesome brief idea abt engg. services...they left no query unanswered..perfect indiscriminate information..thanx

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  3. this is very useful information.thank you very much.but i want recommemded books for engineering services in electrical and electronics engineering. please send to vendita.thota@gmail.com..............thanx for all information

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  4. but in the link below it is mentioned there is a limitation in the number of attempts

    http://www.upsc.gov.in/general/faq.htm

    my email account is pvaruna1p@gmail.com

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  5. how about general studies objective paper preparation it is completely new to me (i am BE fresher)

    so how to start preparing for that

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  6. ravi,
    can you provide me all subject study material for IES Electronic and telecommunication

    my email id dangarhravi@gmail.com

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  7. Thank's Sir.

    You have given the response to all my FAQ's.

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  8. Hello Sir,
    I am working as A.E in Punjab state electricity board with gross salary of Rs 35000
    (Basic:15600+). Should I try for IES(Railways)?
    I have done my BE in Electronics and Communication.

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  9. Hi Vineet,

    I guess salary is not a factor here, i am in US working at a package of 30Lakhs/anum but i am trying for it.

    Jai

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  10. Hello Sir,

    What are the departments, we can work as IES officers: You can visit UPSC website for details.

    I can't find anywhere on the UPSC website, can yuo please send me the URL.

    Regards
    Shashank

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  11. Giving URL is not possible with UPSC site, as everything come with same upsc.gov.in url only. Just visit www.upsc.gov.in and then go to examinations section. Then go to archival of notifications then click on engineering services exam. You will come to know everything.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  12. Thats true. all human beings strive hard for RECOGNITION not for money. We get that as an IES officer. If salary is the only criterion, its better not to join in ANY GOVT., SECTOR.
    IES,Bangalore.

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  13. great info...
    expert comments....
    superb !!!!

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  14. ur giving great info to us. thank u so much. i want to know msterisl for general english and general awareness and key for previous papers. please send to vendita.thota@gmail.com thanks for ur response.

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  15. Hi Sir,

    I am not having conventional papers of 2008 E&T branch, i am in US and no where online i can get it.

    I will really appreciate if you can send me soft copy on my email id shashank.mehta.us@gmail.com

    Regards
    Shashank

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  16. I am an electrical enggr. i am having colour blindness. will you suggest me that for which depts in IES, i am eligible for and no. of vacancies.

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  17. hi sir , plz guide me regarding general english and general studies paper, if possible kindly send me the minimum marks required to qualify in this paper.......plzz....my id is ajendra_singhnitw@rediffmail.com

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  18. thanks alot sir for your reply, sir plz inform me about the cut offs of the two technical objective papers, m from mechanical stream.plz....sir..my id is
    ajendra_singhnitw@rediffmail.com
    thaks a lot sir for your guidance.

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  19. thank u sir for giving such a nice feed back about engg services

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  20. I AM ECE STUDENT.
    I WANT PREVIOUS PAPERS WITH SOLUTIONS.
    PLEASE SEND ME to my mail id.
    madhavi404@yahoo.com

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  21. Visit our website..
    www.InstituteofEngineeringStudies.com/downloads_home.html
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  22. hi sir......i want to which institute is best to join for IES coaching

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  23. Sir,

    I have gone through the link that you have provided but couldn't find conventional paper of ECE 2008.

    Please suggest a link from where in can get the conv papers.

    Regards
    Shashank

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  24. thanks for providing all the information needed to get a good idea about the exam & job nature..

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  25. right now m doing BE(4sem).wht should i do-prepration for IES or GATE.

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  26. Let me appreciate you for your interest in GATE or IES at this stage. First concentrate on your regular courses of engineering. As you are in 4th sem only, you have much time to prepare for IES/GATE.
    While into 6th Sem you can start preparation for IES. As most of the subjects till 6th sem will be there in GATE or IES Syllabus.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  27. I think u guys r doin a great job, really appreciated, n thanks 4 d whole lot of info.
    bt i would like u guys to take sum steps to increase awareness among students to take up such prestigious exams.
    AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHICH IS THE BEST INSTITUTE FOR IES COACHING IN BANGALORE OR HYDERABAD ASAP.
    Regards

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  28. Dear Tejasvini,
    We ourselves offer coaching for IES in Bangalore. In complete south India, we only could produce 16 IES officers sofar. We got 13 selections for JTO 2009, 6 from DMRC, 4 from DRDO, 4 from SAIL, 2 from BHEL and 16 ranks in top 100 for GATE 2010.
    For our news letter, follow this link.
    http://www.instituteofengineeringstudies.com/images/downloads/News%20Letters/News%20Letter%20Web.html
    Which contains most of the information about Engineering Services, and How to prepare for the same, About FREE online tests for GATE/IES aspirants etc.,
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore

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  29. In Hyderabad, you can contact ACE for further details..
    website is here.
    http://www.aceenggacademy.com/

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  30. thank u so much for the info

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  31. how many students in a batch
    for admissions where do we need to come
    jp nagar or jayanagar
    and let me know the address and telephone no of jayanagar

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  32. Dear Vijay,
    We thought of not discussing about Institute here.. Click on the following link to know more about, what we offer to you if u join with us.
    http://www.instituteofengineeringstudies.com/images/downloads/Batches/Class_room_coaching.pdf

    You have to come to JP Nagar Office to register and can directly come to class venue for the classes.

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  33. send me previous years solved papers of ese mechanical engineering to below email address

    sundararamanmech@gmail.com

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  34. i have not yet received my admit card for IES 2010 i tried calling them up on the phone nos. but no one picks up n also i have left my query on their website but there is no reply.
    plz guide how do i contact them coz d exam is on 26th.

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  35. @Tejashvini,
    You can only call them before 3 weeks of the exam. So try call them after June 7th. Many guys didnot receive hall tickets so far. Just wait till june 7th.
    Thanks,
    Rao.

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  36. THANK YOU SIR WILL WAIT TILL 7TH JUNE AND THEN LET U KNO.

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  37. hello sir i am trying to call the upsc on their nos. from d past 2 days still der is no reply and i havent yet received my admit card.
    do u hav ny alternate no. or shd i try sumthing else pls let me kno. i m getting worried coz only 3 weeks left 4 d exam.

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  38. @Tejashvini,
    Send one of your friend, who is staying in Delhi/Noida to their office and collect duplicate hall ticket. Thats the only thing we can do now.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  39. hello sir got my hall ticket today in d evening. now no probs !
    thanks.

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  40. i dint receive my hall ticket for ies 2010 , whom shld i contact ??? pls reply , thanks in advance

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  41. @MILIND: officially speaking you have to call to them and ask. But many times, they may not lift the call. If you have any friend staying in Delhi/Noida, ask him/her to go to upsc office and enquire with ur application number.
    Thanks,
    Rao.

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  42. i dint receive my hall ticket n also i dnt have my application number. plz help me

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  43. Did you get your acknowledgement card from UPSC? If so, you will have your application number in that. Else you cannot do anything now, i feel. If you have any of your friend staying in Delhi, let them go to upsc office with your date of birth and full name. They may help you.
    Thanks,
    Rao. Director,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  44. The information is very useful.i got all information about IES in a single page.
    thanks a lot.
    By,
    B.MANI

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  45. Wow!!!
    Thats really good of you providing Valuable info to IES aspirants.Thanks a lot.

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  46. sir
    i am a computer engineering student.
    i will be sitting for IES 2011.
    i want to know how many seats are there in Electronics dept through IES?

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  47. Hi Sir,

    Based on the IES-2010 exam, what is the expected cut off for the E&T Branch.
    It would be great if you can let us know the analysis if you have done for this.

    Regards
    Shashank

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  48. Is your institute in Delhi also ? currently i am in bangalore but will be soon moving to delhi.Will it ok to join istitute in Aug for 2011 exam ? i mean will there be sufficient time left to study.

    Also thanks a lot !! for the useful info. i could not find much useful link about ies expect yours :).Really appriciate your effort.Thanks.

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  49. sir i am a 12 passed student going to join a college in cg sir i want to know preapare again for iit will be better or i should look further for ies

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  50. Sir,I am residing in south India-TamilNadu-Tirupur.Could I subscribe for correspondence coaching in your reputed institute?Please suggest the list of books for electrical and electronics engg. and the standard books to be followed?I find it really hard to look out for which books to be followed?
    -Isvaria Anand
    isvaria08anand@yahoo.com

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  51. See this post..
    http://onlineies.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-prepare-for-ies-with-eee-stream.html
    You will come to know more specific to electrical engineering.
    Visit our site at www.onlineIES.com for more help. You can take up FREE online tests, Discussion forums, recent PSU/IIT/NIT notifications, etc.,
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  52. sir, plz tell some good books for prepration i am doing b-tech in electronics,and what are the important topics for prepration bcz i have a habbit of studying in deep,and you reffered for having vast concepts not deep. my i.d is deveshtpl@gmail.com

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  53. Go through this link
    http://onlineies.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-prepare-for-ies-with-ece-stream.html
    and
    http://onlineies.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=72
    These are enough as of now. Be an active member in our discussion forum. You will get to know everything.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  54. thanks a lot. many of my doubts are solved now.
    thank you very much.

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  55. the info you are providing is very helpful,i am in 3rd year now,and its my summer break going on.i have studied almost 6 to 7 subjects .revising my networks and have planned to finish signals till the end of my break.am i going in proper direction of prep.?want to ask in e.m.f.t transmission lines is enough?as i have intrest in solving num problems which subject i should opt first.and wana ask that the num problems related to mosfet,a.c and d.c load line,hybridization are important for describtive test or not.

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  56. @Mightyheart91,
    Why donot you post your query in our discussion forum. Almost 1000 members are there right now to support you in al the ways.
    Visit our site for
    Discussion forums, Free online tests, Guidance, Tips & Tricks,
    PSU/IIT/NIT Notifications
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.
    www.onlineIES.com
    You will be getting our tests etc., so that you can prepare acccordingly.

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  57. Really great job....
    very well structured and useful information and thanks for the info...

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  58. sir
    thanx alot for providing insight of IES

    but that pay scale you have mentioned(around 36,000) is after revision of 6th pay commission or is it old one?

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  59. sir i want to ask what are the important topics of networks ,signals,analog which comes in ies examination.i am not able to post my query in ur discussion forum.iwana also ask problems related to mosfet(analog) are important? i will be thankful to u if u send me all important topics ,subject wise of electronics.bcz if i select a topic i study it very deeply.which consumes alot of time.filtered topic will really boost my preprations.my i.d deveshtpl@gmail.com

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  60. Great job guys, continue the commendable work........thanks & regards.........
    Vishwas

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  61. sir i have joined b tech electrical this year when should i start preparation for ies i am just an above average student

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  62. its very helpful briefing about the Complete IES exam....

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  63. I wanted to know that is there individual cut-off for the 5 papers or it is combined and then cut-off is determined.In conventional papers, do we need to attempt all the sub divisions within d Q and is there negative marking.

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  64. I am an electrical enggr. i am having colour blindness. will you suggest me that for which depts in IES, i am eligible for and no. of vacancies.

    prabhat ranjan
    email id- prabhat_vit@rediffmail.com

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  65. its very useful,send more important updates if available. Thanks

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  66. sir,i am a 3rd year mechanical student.Now i m preparing for gate.Will it simultaneously help me for ies exam??

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  67. thank u sir for your effective idea.i am Amiya Kumar Mudali, a student of civil engineering.i have a strong interest in ces. amiyauce@gmail.com

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  68. have you provided online classes for ies ece preparation?

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  69. sir,pls tell the list of books to follow according to subject wise and mail me to dis id kanibommi@gmail.com...

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  70. Hello sir
    i want to confirm about physical standards as i am having spects with number - 8. Will that acceptable for IES ?

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  71. Hello Sir,

    Can you please provide the study materials & old question papers for IES-ECE

    mail : chithuuu@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

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  72. it is a very valuable information for me as im pursuing my B.M.E ,now in 3rd year....im realy grateful to the whole IES team to share such a valuable information..... keep us updated about the exam.......

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  73. Sir I want to know the exact cut-off marks for final selection in IES-2009 for EC branch. Thank you.

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  74. Sir,
    I will be appearing for IES in Mechanical engg.
    kindly let me know the scope for girls in IES(mech)

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  75. sir,
    I an a student of automobile emgg.
    what would be scope for me in railway?

    Gaurav Dwivedi.

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  76. sir ,tankyou for your valuable suggestions every thing mentioned except from what we should prepare kindly send the books from which we should prepare
    my mail:nanda.mandadi@gmail.com

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  77. i m currently studying in 3rd year(civil). I want to ask about eligibilty of ies exam for next year(writing in june 2011).
    also I want to ask about the job profile (irrespect of department selection like railway,cpwd,cwc,mes etc.)
    & also about lal/nili batti will be given or not?

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  78. sir, good evening.
    how much salary will pay private sectors on the basis of ies exam?

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  79. thank u verymuch for the whole information sir..............

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  80. sir
    for the guys working in psu's ,is it necessary to leave the job before the upsc interview , or just an noc before the interview and to leave the job only after selection,,is it possible to get noc before leaving the current psu job.......thnx

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  81. @Viking, You need not resign before interview. You can get NOC before leaving the present PSU.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  82. than q.......
    very much......

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  83. excellant informatiom for IES aspirants...

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  84. i have colour blindness.........
    is there any scope for me in civi services?
    please reply!!!!!!!!!11

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  85. Thank you very much...
    Very very good information...

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  86. Hello Sir

    Your blog is very informative thanks for such a nice blog.
    Sir, I have appered for ESE2010 exam, expecting good marks in written exam. Could you please guide me to prepare for interview.

    1. What kind of questions they will ask.?
    2. Do i need to prepare fully as i did for written exam?.
    3. Or they will ask from specific subject which we selected?.
    4. i have 4 years of IT experience, did they give any preference in the interview?

    kindly answer my questions, it will gr8 help to me. Thanks in advance.

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  87. Really very useful information thanks a lot..........

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  88. Hello Sir,

    Thanks a lot for your great information about IES. I complited B.E.Electrical & Electronics Engineering in this year. Now am prepareing for IES so kindly suggest standard books for EEE. Pls send as soon as possible sir am waiting for your mail....

    My mail ID: karthick.kanthan@gmail.com

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  89. sir
    i am B.Tech. 3rd year I.T. branch student percentage 69% .please guide me for my career .
    what should be best in your opinion .

    till now i know about only ies and gate .

    Prakhar Vasishtha
    plz send at
    9prakhar9@gmail.com

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  90. the info provided is really helpful..i was eagerly searching for a forum like this..came to my rescue:)

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  91. sir,
    plz tell whether there is any minimum age limit for attending the ies examintion

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  92. sir kindly tell me as how to prepare for subjective questions and general aptitude..
    please recommend some buks if posible !!

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  93. Dear All,
    Kindly login to our site and queries in our discussion forums will be answered. For General Aptitude, Tyra is good book or even RS Agarwal is also sufficient for aptitude.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  94. the information is very use full ..... and thnks for posting ...

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  95. dear sir,
    I am mechanical graduate.
    I checked online for color blindness and i think i am color blind..
    So i want to know whether PSUs reject color blind people in medical test..
    Waiting for quick reply..Thanks

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  96. @Veer,
    Am trying to get the full information about colorblindness. will update you soon on this.
    Thanks,
    Rao,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  97. Sir,
    I also want to know same about IES and civil services,..

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  98. sir what are the number of posts break up present now for engineering service 2011

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  99. dear sir
    i am a btech civil engineer and colorblind ....for what branches I can go in IES.?

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  100. thank u for giving all information which will definitely help us in our preparations to ies

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  101. I have searched a lot over internet fr a good information . After going through this blog my ideas about IES is very clear . I would like to thank all the IES Team for putting up this information on the blog .

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  102. respected sir ,
    can i crack IES by preparing urself and what will be my strategy or way of studying for systematic preparation ,
    joining postal course or joining only test series is it good .....???
    thank you

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  103. @Ankit,
    If you stay in Bangalore, come and shake hands with us. Else let me know where you are staying Now. Accordingly will be able to tell you what to do.
    Thanks,
    IES,bangalore.

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  104. now i m staying in indore and pursuing my 3rd yr of btech.....

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  105. thank u for the info. i am presently in 2nd yr b-tech, dob is 26/06/1991. to which ies i will be elgible ?

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  106. I really like all the comments and FAQ's of IES,Bangalore.
    Thanx

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  107. Could you Please tell about NOC? I am working in a PSU, incase if am not getting NOC what is the problem i will face? Is there any there way without NOC?

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  108. NOC means no objection certificate which is required if u r leaving the company during the specified bond period.There is a legal provision for Bond transfer from PSU/GOVT to PSU/GOVT according to DPE(dept of public enterprise http://dpe.nic.in/newgl/glch02d31.htm/).Hence,the information given in the 6th column(6. For presently working PSU guys who are targeting IES?)should be discarded.Thing is that u r employer must provide NOC for u which some times becomes difficult bcoz it depends on my factors like u r organisation health,security,volume,u r boss attitude etc.,But if u r willing to pay the bond amount then straightaway u can come outside and no body can stop u.

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  109. Thanks for reply.... I dont want to transfer the bond and I am ready to pay the bond amount also because Getting NOC is nearly impossible... But during interview if they ask for NOC then how to manage... (because in many PSU they are not interviewing if NOC is not available for GOVT/PSU canditates) I cant resign the present job also before the selection .. since its very risky... (I understand that this problem will come only after clearing the written exam.. but i am asking here for clarification to prepare confidently without considering the future problem).. Thanks in advance...

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  110. respected sir ,i m preparing for ies 2012 so could u give me some tips for conventional paper and for general studies

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  111. @Ankit,
    Follow this link.
    http://www.onlineies.com/blog-ies-bangalore-gate-ies-jto-psus-coaching-center
    You will get guidelines. From Feb 1st week onwards, we will update General Studies section in our forums daily. Right now we are updating daily one topic in General English sections.
    Thanks,
    IES,bangalore.

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  112. Sir, i recently became aware that i am having partial colorblinness, so need to know that for mechanical engineering student what are various post department wise available in Engineering services.

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  113. i am from ece and i opted electronics and telecommunication as the branch for ies exam will that effect on the exam and can you provide me with materials of ies please.

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  114. Go through these links.
    http://onlineies.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-prepare-for-ies-with-ece-stream.html
    and
    http://onlineies.blogspot.com/2010/07/preparation-tips-for-gateies-in-ece.html
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  115. sir i m preparing for ies . may i know the individual seat of all the branches or expected seat so that we a branches friends are preparing from various branches would grateful to you.

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  116. is it like that if i score maximum of marks in written exam for IES then i will be less dependent on interview marks to get my self clear ??

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  117. Sir, I having very high myopia of around
    -8..Should I apply for IES..

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  118. sir i have done B.Tech. in civil.I'm working with a construction company for 2 years.i want to prepare for IES exam.Working hour of my company is around 12 hr.Please advice me what should i do?

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  119. sir i have done B.Tech in ECE Currently i am working in IBM. i want to serve for administration as an IES officer not as an ICS officer. is IES officers have that kind of power.

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  120. @Sunny,
    IAS/ICS is completely different compared to Engg.Services. ICS is purely administration of public affairs and ES is administering technical matters. Surely if you compare power, IAS will have more, as he is public figure.
    Call me once for more inputs at 99003 99699.
    Thanks,
    Rao,
    Director,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  121. valuable info... thankq very much...

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  122. IS COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS CAN ATTEMPT FOR DIS EXAM SIR.PLEASE SEND ME THE INFORMATION REGARDING DAT SIR.

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  123. U HAVE GIVEN ME VALUABLE INFORMATION....THANK U VERY MUCH

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  124. dat was a gud one......
    bt may i know from where should i prepare for english????

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  125. @Swathi,
    YES. Computer science candidates also can apply for IES. But they have to write this exam with one of the four options given.
    1. Civil Engg,
    2. Mechanical Engg,
    3. Electronics & Telecommunications,
    4. Electrical Engg.
    It may be difficult for CSE candidate to prepare for ES with these. But some guys are there preparing for ES from Computers side. Think about it twice and take decision.
    Thanks,
    Rao,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  126. this is very useful information.thank you very much.but i want recommemded books for engineering services in electrical and electronics engineering. please send to karthik.nevoori@mail.com

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  127. sir is ies is more powerful than bhel?my frnd wrkng in bhel trying for ies.

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  128. Hi, Is NOC required during Interview ?

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  129. During interview if they ask for NOC then how to manage... (because in many PSU they are not interviewing if NOC is not available for GOVT/PSU canditates) I cant resign the present job also before the selection .. since its very risky...
    Plz tell me as interview would be any time in FEB

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  130. What are the physical standards we need to meet?: Eye power should be within + or -4,
    what does it mean whether one or both eyes cylindrical and spherical.

    vaibhav kumar verma

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  131. I m doing Integrated Mtech in Maths and computing from IIT delhi .Am i eligible for IES(Indian engineering services) exam

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  132. can i get permanent posting IN ANY METROS in any department in civil engg post through IES

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  133. I have my CGPA 6.48 not percentage.as i know PSU required 6.5+ percentage.my point is that, will they convert CGPA into percent according to role( then i have 6.5+) Or they will not entertain anythings, means they will only look for final print.
    note:- in my knowledge percentage and CGPA are different things.

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  134. thanks for the information, could u please suggest me a book on analog circuit..
    jangngamkips@gmail.com

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  135. gaykawad kis best for analog circuit

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  136. Dear Sir,
    I am interested to prepare for ies.But is maths also a part of ies syllabus.i am from ece branch.

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  137. @Amit Kumar,
    Maths is not part of IES syllabus. But preparing maths also will give you fast problem solving capability. I recommend maths also least differential eqns, Laplace, Fourier etc.,
    Thanks,
    IES,bangalore.

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  138. respected sir, i want to know the detailed selection procedure of ies ..how much time after the written exam the upsc will declare the result .....plz help me....thanku
    ankitg42@gmail.com

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  139. sachin from karnatakaFebruary 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    Sir i have had words with you few days back regarding regular classroom coaching for IES,I just wanted to know that preparing for IES will help me in clearing KPSC(KES) exam .I would be thankful if you could put more light on this matter.
    plz reply at the earliest.MANY THANKS in advance

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  140. what are the chances of selection in the interview once written is cleared?

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  141. Sir where can i get solutions to previous question papers? for both objective and conventional.I checked with website but i am not able to get them.I am from ECE.please help me...........regarding the solutions.
    sushmi.b4@gmail.com
    hope a soon reply
    many many thanks in advance

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  142. i am working in Indian Oil Corporation limited from past 20 months as a project engineer..
    will it be wise decision to go for IES?? am earning handsome Salary in the range of 40K to 45 K
    i am Confused about PSU ( Specially " Maharatna " ) and IES..
    :(

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  143. please let me know the departments in Engg. services exam which allow COLOR BLINDNESS.

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  144. Sir I am very thankful about the information that you are given to all ies aspirants.

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  145. Thanks for sharing such important information

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  146. SIR, I M DOING DUAL DEGREE MBA (INTREGATED ) EC FROM MANGLAYATAN UNIVERSITY ALIGARH . IT IS 5 YEARS COURSE OF B TECH (EC) + MBA . NOW I M IN 4th YEAR . SO SIR I WANT TO KNOW THAT I M ELAGEBLE FOR IES OR NOT .........?
    SIR PLAESE GIVE ANSWER OF MY QUESTION ... IT VERY VERY NESCCERY FOR ME........ so ...please


    Bhishmendra Kumar Pathak
    bkpathak11@gmail.com

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  147. @URGENT
    Sir there is one query its very urgent.In IES 2010 form i had declared my category as OBC non creamy. While now my category has been changed to OBC creamy. My interview is done and i have given my old OBC certificate. Now i cant get it because now i comes in non creamy layer. So do i need to send some letter to UPSC or leave it ... Is there anything like that my category might change to General Category.
    Thanks sir.
    Please reply as soon as possible.

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  148. @Dileep,
    Please do send a letter to UPSC specifying all the details and reasons why couldnot keep the information.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore

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  149. SIR PLEASE TELL ME DUAL DEGREE IS VALID FOR IES ..OR NOT ........IT IS VERY CRUCIAL FOR ME SO I M ASKING IT AGAIN .

    Bhishmendra Kumar Pathak

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  150. hello sir my eye power is -8.00 D do i hav any chance in ies

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  151. With Eye power more than 4, guys are not eligible for Indian Railways. But they are eligible for Railway Stores.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  152. it is very useful for me .the informations clearly highlights IES. i have decided to prepare for IES and i thank you for this service .i wish you to continue this works

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  153. mahesh thanks sir for giving information realy pramotions are based on ies rank if got any service other than railways i tray for anthor attempt are join presnt service give me replay please

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  154. I VOTE MY ALL REGARDS AND THANKS FOR THESE IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS.I NEED TO KNOW ALL THE GOOD BOOKS AND MORE ADVICE. I AM NOW IN 3RD YEAR OF ETC BRANCH.I BELIEVE IN SELF PREPAIRATION SO PLS GUIDE ME AND POST ALL UPDATES TO MY ID:mithu175@rediffmail.com

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  155. sorry sir i've left one thing to ask you.as my birthdate is 13/aug/1991 can i appear IES: 2012.pls reply to mithu175@rediffmail.com

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  156. a very nice briefing about ies
    sir i have a very nice offer with gross salary of 7 lakhs in power plant epc contracting type company.i am from mechanical in final year of a reputed college.will you suggest me to go for ies.

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  157. please reply at nikhilgupta369@gmail.com
    with the all benefits one gets from it

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  158. Sir,
    I have got 152 rank in IES2010(Civil).I belong to SC category.Which department can I expect?How long does it take for posting?
    please reply ASAP.

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  159. sir,
    I have got 77 rank in IES 2010(MECH). I belong to OBC. which department can i expect. can i get railway.

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  160. Sir, Interview of IES has/has not separate cut off. Please tell me.

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  161. thanks Rao for the kind info.

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  162. @Sunil,
    As such there is NO separate cutoff for interview. Interview marks will be accumulated to Written test marks and then they give ranks.
    Thanks,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  163. Thank u sir. This information is very helpful. By reading this,all doubts of mine are getting clear. Thank u so much sir.

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  164. sir,
    I am preparing for engg services in electrical engg. Sir can u give ies 2010 topper final marks in electrical engg

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  165. sir,
    i almost completed my B.E in ECE(only 10 more days left)........ i m interested in writing ies exam for nxt year.......i need to start my preparation and after seeing the syllabus im totally confused hw to start my preparation.......plz give me some tips to start my preparation....thank u

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  166. @Bharath,
    Take one problamatic Subject and one theory subject simultaneously. Donot start Microwave, Measurements,Material Science as of now. Call me once at 99003 99699.
    Rao,
    Director,
    IES,Bangalore.

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  167. Sir, i have got rank 50 in civil engineering from general category. What service post can i expect?

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  168. hi sir,
    i applied for IES 2011 but still i did not received my hall ticket can any one suggest me how to get and whom do i approach for that
    with regards
    nithesh

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  169. @nitesh : Hey I was facing same problem n i got venue info now

    U can call at01123098591 and then dial ext 4229 to talk to bharat singh. u will get ur roll no.

    Can somebody tell us about cut off for written and final cut off for selection for IES 2011, civil engg

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  170. this was a tremendous work done by the IES team tank u.

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  171. I am from Civil Engg. Dept. & really interested in IES 2012 and decided to do fully fledged preparation for the exam. But I have a problem of colour blindness.Please give me the detail about what are the departments colour blind people can get....Otherwise everything may go in vain for me.....Please someone help in this regard so that I can take a good decision.....

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  172. Hi sir,
    I am Electronics and Communication Engg. student. I have completed my 2nd B.Tech. I really got inspired with the information provided here. Thanx for the information. I have fascination towards IES from my childhood but don't know the clear details regarding it. Can you please tell me how to prepare for it from this stage and when to join a coaching institute.
    Please reply to divya.vya13@gmail.com
    Once again thank u so much.

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  173. Is it right that I can't get Railways if I have myopia over4 without any other defect in eyes? Please let me know

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  174. The information provided by u is very helpful for ies aspirants.. thank u..

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  175. Does an IES officer get a car with yellow light like an IAS officer gets ? Is IES comparable to IAS ?

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  176. Are post BSc Btech( 3 yr btech degree course taught after Bsc major) candidates eligible for IES?

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  177. Hey do anyone has any idea of cut off off for interview call for ies 2011

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  178. sir i went through the upsc site and i have a doubt, can you please tell if there is any difference between indian engineering services and engineering service examination ( ESE)?
    i am a btech student so which examination should i prefer?

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  179. good sir u r providing good information
    that can help to way the aspirants

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  180. sir i have completed 6th sem want to join 4 ies coaching in delhi......Engineers institute will be good....?

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  181. is it like that if i score maximum of marks in written exam for IES then i will be less dependent on interview marks to get my self clear ?? ??

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  182. Are one eyed persons eligible for IES?

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  183. @Mayank Cut-off marks for interview is around 450+ again depending on no. of vacancies available.

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  184. sir can u give me id of any one who got selected in ies

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  185. Sir,I'm in just 5th semester(mechanical)..Should I start for preparing for IES?

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  186. Thank you very much Sir for the precious informations you have shared.

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  187. sir,can i do preparation for cds and ies parallely?

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  188. Sir,i'm doing b-tech in electronics and instrumentation. Am i eligible to give IES exam?

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  189. @Guneet,
    You can take up IES exam with Telecommunications branch.
    Thanks,
    Rao.

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  190. Sir, i have got rank 50 in civil engineering from general category. What service/post can i expect?

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  191. VERY GOOD INFORMATION SIR

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