- Engineering Services Exam
Indian Engineering Services (IES) Selection Test
There is a popular good old phrase; the engineers are nation builders. Contrary to common human perception that engineers work with bricks, mortar and machines, engineers are more than often involved in Social Engineering together with machines. They make technology work for people in a better way and thus contribute in nation building. Be it any field; agriculture, aerospace, health, education or infrastructure, its foundation cannot be imagined without engineering. This is why Engineers are most on demand professionals in any geography.
Governments need advice and implementations of ideas for betterment of people on day to day basis. To implement most sophisticated ideas those work for the betterment of human kind, services of eligible engineers are sought after. And generally these sets of people come from academic background of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The Government of India (GoI) appoints Engineering Officers with various government ministries and departments on year to year basis. To find these technocrats the Constitution of India has provisions to conduct Engineering Services Examination (ESE). The examination is held once a year and open to all college graduates with a degree in Engineering and equivalent. The Examination has same status as Indian Civil Services however held separately to recruit top level technocrats with different government agencies.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India administers Engineering Services Examination (ESE). Its held in two parts ESE Preliminary Test and ESE Main. The preliminary test is screening test only to short out candidates who can appear for ESE Main. Again ESE Main is held in two stages ESE Main Written and ESE Interview. The candidates who find place in the merit list of ESE Main Written are called by the commission to appear for Personality Test / Interview. On the basis of marks obtained in the ESE Main and Interview the commission prepares final merit list and recommend the names to government for recruitment in Indian Engineering Services.
The candidates who join Engineering Services of India enjoys first class salary benefits plus facilities according to rules of Government of India. If you are an Engineer by qualification or want to be one the Engineering Services opens for you floodgates of opportunities to help in Nation Building.
For the benefit of would be Indian Engineers we have published here details of this examination