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INDIAN ENGINEERING SERVICE (IES) 2015 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA is very detailed and is chalked out by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), as it is the governing body for IES. It is very important for all the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of the exam before applying or filling the application form of the exam as the eligibility criteria of the candidates is authenticated at later stage of the process and in case the candidates fails to meet the eligibility criteria of the exam, the candidates form application is not considered for the final process and the candidates cannot participate until the eligibility criteria of IES 2015 has been met by the candidates. The eligibility criteria is based upon lot of factors like Nationality, Educational Requirement, Age Limit etc but there are important parameters also that the candidate has to meet in order to fall in the eligibility criteria of IES 2015 Entrance Exam.

UPSC IES 2015 Exam Notification- Click Here

IES 2015 Application Form, Registration- Click Here

Following are the  basis of IES 2015 Eligibility Criteria:


  1. The candidates applying for IES 2015 must either be an Indian Citizen or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  2. A Tibetan refugee who made India is his/her permanent base before January 1st, 1962.
  3. A person or candidate of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Vietnam, Ethiopia etc also fall under the IES 2015 Eligibility Criteria.
  4. The candidate mentioned in 2nd, 3rd and with subject to Nepal and Bhutan have to produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government Of India till the certificate is not produced there admission will be on temporary basis.


  1. The minimum age attained by the candidate is 21 years and the candidate must not be more than 30 years.
  2. The candidate must fall in the age bracket of 21 to 30 years on 1st August of the year of examination.
  3. The upper age limit is 30 but is relaxed in case of Government servants and has been increased to 35 years but the candidate has to be an employee of any department or office under any authority like Railway Department, Central Public Works Department, Military Engineer Service department etc in order to fall in the eligibility criteria of IES 2015.

C). Educational Requirment or Qualification:

  1. A candidate must have an Engineering degree from a University incorporated by an Act of the Central Government or State Legislature in India.
  2. The candidate must have passed section A & B of the institutes or University examination.
  3. The candidate must have passed a Graduate Membership examination of the institute of electronic and Telecommunication of India OR Obtained a degree/ diploma in Engineering from such foreign institute/ university and under such condition as may be recognizable in the eye of Government for the purpose from time to time OR passed Associate Membership examination part II and III/ Sections A and B of the Aeronautical society of India OR passed graduate Membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959 are required to be in the eligibility criteria of IES 2015.


The candidates applying must be physically and mentally fit as per the physical standards laid by UPSC with regard to the IES 2015 Eligibility Criteria

Complete information about IES Exam

  • Sabari Narayanan

    ece gratuate are eligibile or not to write ies exam

    • Sachin

      Electronics and telecommunication s applicable (Category 4),, dat means ECE shud also b eligible…!!

      • prakash kumar

        Hello sir iam msc electronicas student which subject is iam eligible

        • namew

          yes u are eligible

  • Mallikarjun

    I am working for EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION, whether I will get any age relaxation or not

  • Akshayaa Vishali

    i am a electronics and instrumentation graduate.. am i eligible for EE category??



    • bharath kumar

      hi akshayaa,electronics branches comes under 1 group
      so u r eligible for that.i had done my bachelor’s from e.i.e.
      all the best

  • divya

    i m a bioinformatics graduate can i sit for the examination?

  • amit sharma

    mam,currently I am pursuing b.e in extc sem. 7. Am I eligible to give IES exam on June 2014

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hi Amit the IES exam are tentatively scheduled to take place in March 2014 and you will not be completing your degree till then so you will not be eligible but in 2015 you will be eligible.

  • Shoeb Khan

    ma’am i am B.E Mechanical .i want to appear for IES,so kindly guide me for the eligibility conditions for the only being a Engineering Graduate sufficient for IES?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello shoeb.. whatever is mentioned in article are the eligibility criteria more so the notification of IES 2014 exam have not been declared so as and when it is out it shall be updated as and when they are out and if there are any changes in eligibility it shall be updated.


    Are chemical engineering students eligible for IES 2014?

  • rushika

    am b tech civil . am ph candidate am i eligible for ies

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello rushika.. Yes u r eligible for the exam

  • Sunil

    hello… i have finished my B.E Mech Engg in June 2013. My D.O.B is 1- April-1992. I am 21 Years old but according to your article, I am ineligible to write IES this year as my D.O.B is after 1-Jan-1992. Please clarify.

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello sunil .. Yes the information stated is correct but i will advise you to wait till the notification for the same releases as there are minor changes which take place. For the updates keep following the post.

  • santhu

    Eligibility for Computer science engineer?

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello Santhu U r not eligible for the exam since u r a computer science engineer

      • soumya.s.k

        Hi Anjali may i plz know why computer science engineers r not eligible for IES?

      • aysha

        Why computer science engineer candidates ar not eligible??? im also doing my final year CSE… plz do rly soon

  • Manas Srivastava

    sir i am in my final year btech civil engineering as per my university schedule my degree will complete in mid of june am i eligible to fill the form

  • aniz

    im a second class degree holder(electronics and communication am i elegible)

    • Anjali Teotia

      Hello aniz.. as far as ur qualifications are concerned yes u r eligible and there is no mention of the first class or second class degree so as of now yes u r eligible but i ll advise u to follow this post because any changes shall be updated here.

  • Manisha Bhakat

    I am a final year student of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering.. am i eligible for the exam ??



    • hariom shukla

      yes manisha ji u r eligible

    • Pankaj Kumar Shee

      Hi i am final year student of electronics n telecommunication engg(2014) and i filled the IES application online but when i am going to summit at final it shows a message that my date of birth is not match with valid criteria of the examination ? so what i do now……

  • swapnil

    I am a final year student of production Engineering.. am i eligible for the exam ??

  • nida

    im electronics engineering student am i eligible ?

  • Smitha M

    hello,ill be completing my BE by june2014,am i eligible for ies 2014 exam..?

  • Manoj Auti

    I have Complied My BE in information technology in Pune University 2013 am i eligible?

  • ramesh


    • shailesh Borkar

      what is the upper age limit for ST category candidate for ies upsc exam?

      • Sai Praneeth Bhagavatula

        Bruh…!!!! We didn’t yet fall in those worst days yet…. At least there’s no such reservation sh*t for age limit too here…!!!

  • AMIT


  • Amit Saha

    I have done my B.E in construction engineering,Can I eligible for IES entrance in civil engg. ?

  • varun

    hello…..ive completed my aeronautical engineering nd want to work in HAL… should i give this exam or not….??

  • vijay

    my birth date is i eligibal for IES 2014 exam?

  • akanksha

    plzzzz renew ur age limit section ur site is spreading some rumours regarding the age limit……UPSC never count date of birth from !ST of jan…it always counted with the month of august of the yr…

    for example for IES 2014 person should be of 21 yrs on or before 1st august 2014….for confirmation plz refer UPSC site…
    here is the link..

  • satish reddy

    my birth date is i eligibal for IES 2014 exam?

  • Pinku gogoi

    i have completed from KSOU in civil engg. am i eligible for IES exam?

  • vikas

    I am a final year biomedical engineering student if i want to appear for IES i would like to go for electronics and telecommunication category, am I eligible?

  • subhasish patra

    i havedone in civil engineering.and i also a diploma holder but i have no h.s can i eligible for IES?

  • swetha

    Please share official website to know about this exam

  • devikrishna

    am persuining btech in IT, am i eligible to attend this year IES examination

  • uzmanazneen

    i’m final year civil engg student of D.O.B. 18-03-1994 am i eligible for ies 2014…??

  • Rahul Sharma

    sir, i have attained 21 years of age on 23rd jan 2014.. am i eligible for the exam??

  • pavi

    hello i am a final year student am i eligible to write IES. and my d.o.b 1993 july but before 21st my age will 21. please reply

  • sec

    Hellw…i m pursuing btech in electronics and telecommunications from Seemanta Engineering College. M i eligible..??

  • divya

    hi i am final yr student of b.e cse am i eligible to write this exam???

    • senthil

      u r eligible but u prepare first dnt wast ur attempt

  • divya

    it is mentioned that sc/st/female no need to pay a fee of 200 is that female from all categories no need to pay that fee??

    • puttu

      ohh i see..

  • Abhishek Aryan

    sir,m student or electronic $ communication 6th sem .m i eligible for 2014 ies exam??

  • abhay pratap singh

    I have done engineering in information technology am I eligible for IES exams
    tell me regarding this on my mail

  • Akash

    I am pursuing my Mtech..So am I eligible for IES 214??

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  • deepa

    i am final year civilengineering i eligible for ies?

  • Bala Murali

    i am final year student od electronics and communicatio may i eligible for ies exam

  • prabha

    I am completed electronics &communication am I eligible for lies exam

  • prabha

    All department student can write IES exam??????

  • Veena

    My DOB is on 25 may 1993, and as per the criteria, it is given that the lower age limit is 21 years on 1st aug 2014.. Still i’m unable to submit my application for IES 2014.. What should i do now??? Please do reply me at

    • Prerna

      my case is just the dob is 30-03-1993 still i am unable tofill the application..did you get any alternative??

      • bala prasad

        me too facing the same problem.if u guys find some the solution for the age relaxation or this issue ,please share here.thanks in advance.

      • puttu

        belated happy birthday

  • nitin

    currently my age is 21 and my DOB is 15/03/1993 i am a final year student but as per the notification of UPSC stated that you must attain 21 age on 1/1/2014 so i wanted to know am i eligible for IES 2014 or not. if i am not eligible , can i attempt the written exam by giving wrong DOB.

    • Manoj

      your application will be rejected if u have provided false information, dont give wrong DOB

  • Pavan Kumar Cherukuri

    i am student of final year civil…i’m eligibe or not for this exam??

  • himanshuraj chau

    diploma engineer are eligible for this exam???

  • Tamilarasan

    sir i am now EEE per final year am i eligible IES

  • shifana

    I am pursing my BE ece final date of birth is 11-03-1993,am i eligible for ies

  • devashish ghosh

    b tech in marine engineering eligible?????????????
    please someone please answer thanks in advance
    200 rupaiye mat waste karao mere please answer someone

  • Mathew Achaayan

    am a 4th year btch ME student, can i write it this year? Or only aftr pass out

  • subhajyothi

    iam the ece student i dont know correct procedure for ies exam

  • Priya

    I’ll b 21 on this may but my application is not being accepted what to do? pls help

    • puttu

      call me at 7828888078

  • santhosh kumar

    sir i have 20years 11months may i eligible for writing exam

  • Niks

    Is there any % criteria (like 60%)for IES?

  • Ashu Chauhan

    Hey I had passed B.E.civil in 2011 , so m I eligible for exam ??

  • qwerty

    I am the student of 3rd Mechanical Engg. Can i take this exam.?

    • puttu

      pehle engreji seekhle meri jaan

  • Prince

    My age 21 gets complete in month of feb 2014.Am i elligible for the exam? As i am final tear mechanical engineering student..

  • unnati

    i am B.Arch graduate. can i appear for IES?

    • puttu

      no u are not eligible bcoz u are graduate it isonlyfor diploma holders try for rajiv gandhi sadak nirmaan yojna

  • xyz

    I m Persuing BE in CSE. & I will complete my engg. in this session MAY 2014.
    M i eligible?
    & which branch should i select?

  • Damini Karekar

    I’m not able to fill up the part-ii registration. They are saying “Your Date of Birth does not match with the valid criteria of examination.”; whereas my D.O.B is 02-04-1993 which is the min eligibility required

  • kavyashree

    hi i m kavya, is there any condition that the OBC certificate should be obtained within 3 years before the last date for applying?

  • vk

    i hv completed half registration then internet problem after that when i again started it show your registration has already made. . . .
    now what should i do?

  • bhaskar

    i m a graduate from industrial and production engineering. M i eligible for this exam?

  • Anirudhd Singh

    hi all of u is there any no. of attempts for ies upsc exam?

  • Sukhdev Singh

    My branch is INDUSTRIAL N PRODUCTION Engg.
    M i eligible for IES????

  • munna

    i am a citizen of nepal and willing to apply for ies exam .how do i get that eligibility certificate from GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ????

  • vikas kumasr shastri


  • vikas kumasr shastri

    i have completed Bsc IT KSOU,CAN I APPLY IES

  • manivhannan

    hi im a biomedical enginner ,am i eligible to attend ies ??

  • Ankush Ladhe

    I’m Ankush,sir i have
    133 marks in PMCs,I
    want to take
    addmition in
    engineering,and for
    that please sir decrise
    GR from 45% to
    We are apologies for
    our mistake that we
    take less mark in 12th
    std,but we are also a
    student we also want
    to become a graduate
    person in our life…
    There are also some
    hopes from our
    and it’s will happent with the help of You SiR…
    So for that we all student
    requsted you plsease
    decriseas the GR for all cast…

    • sayan

      for the HOPE (of ur parents)

      please drop one year and study hard in 12th std again…. get more dn 60 %
      this is the only way u left for urself.

  • tejav

    I am a B.Tech student from “ENGINEERING PHYSICS” department. Can I apply for IES…??

  • Ramya Kommalapati

    ramya sir only b tech students should eligible for IES please clarify my doubt

  • Ramya Kommalapati


  • Sonu Kumar

    hi I m a student of mining engineering … Am I eligible for IES????

  • rdk

    In my final AMIE certificate it is written as `exempted from section A and passed section B successfully `.
    But eligible qualification for IES by upsc is ` passed section A and Section B exams of institution of engineers successfully`.
    Am I eligible to appear for IES on the basis of the above said certificate.
    Please reply
    With regards

  • Shri

    The Students having backlogs during Engineering are they eligible for IES?

  • Nazeera

    im final year student of BDS am i elligible for the exam

  • jb

    i am a 3rd year electronic and communication student am i eligible for this……

  • sreenath s

    i am sreenath ,currently working in age is 31 now,am i eligible for writing the IES exam

  • varun

    Hi I have only 53% in my engineering am I eligible

  • anny

    I have completed my graduation with B. Tech(biotechnology).
    And in 10+ 2, I was having biology only (no maths)….
    Am I eligible to write this ies paper?
    Plz help me I want to write this exam

  • Aravindh Innocent

    hie sir iam aravind…iam study batch is 2009-2013.but iam passed out in 2015..can i apply this exam..please give me answer..any one tell me please

    • Sudhir Harit

      Hi Aravindh,

      There is no restriction on the year you have passed B.Tech. You should satisfy the age criteria…

      • Aravindh Innocent

        Thank u so much for u r reply sir..Thank u once again sir.


    any age relaxation for OBC canditate

    • Sudhir Harit

      Hi Abdul,


  • parimal kumar

    sir i have 58% in 10+2 m i eligible for ies

  • Lalita. k

    Sir, I am final year b e ece student. Am I eligible for IES 2015 exam

    • Sudhir Harit

      Hi Lalita,

      Yes you are eligible

      • Lalita. k

        Sir, please tell me the exact date of IES exam 2015, and wen is the last date to apply for the same

        • Sudhir Harit

          Hi Lalita,

          IES 2015 application forms will be available from March 14, 2015 and the exam date is June 12th, 2015

  • chitra

    i have done through delhi college of engineering evening course. may i apply for ies

    • Sudhir Harit

      Hi Chitra,

      Yes you can apply.

  • hridya

    hello sir my husband has completed diploma in ece and now working in software.his age is 35 can he apply for ies exam

    • Sudhir Harit

      Hi Hridya,

      Sorry, your husband is not eligible as he is above the age limit.

  • Somnath

    Can ESE 2015 extends age limit 30 to 32 like ICS 2014???????

    • Sudhir Harit

      Hi Somnath,

      We have to wait till the official notification.

  • ABHI D

    My date of birth is 11-03-1994
    so I am eligible for ies examination

  • Gokula Krishnan

    third year students of MECHANICAL ENGG. are eligible???

    • news_entrancecorner

      Hi Gokula,
      Third year students are not eligible for IES 2015 but you can apply next year.

      • Gokula Krishnan

        i completed diploma (DME) and iam now in BE. 3rd year is it eligible

        • news_entrancecorner

          No, you are not eligible as only BE qualified candidates or the candidates who are in last semester of BE are eligible.

          • Gokula Krishnan

            if i have arrears it eligible ?

  • Ankur Bansal

    Sir is there any separate hostels for married candidates after joining ies service.

  • Riya

    Hi, I completed MCA last year. currently doing a job as software developer. am i eligible for IES?

  • Sankaran

    I have a BE Marine Engineering degree
    Am I eligible for IES Examination under mechanical stream