IES 2011 Exam (also called as UPSC Engineering Services Exam) is scheduled to be held on 14th May, 2011 and the notifications for IES Exam 2011 would come out on 25th December, 2010. This notification can be found in its website as well as in Employment News dtd. 25th December, 2010.

What is IES exam?

Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam (also called as UPSC Engineering Services Exam) is a premier competitive examination conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), for selecting aprox. 250-350 engineers for Government of India’s engineering organizations, such as Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Central Engineering Service (CES), Military Engineering Services (IDSE) etc. The examination is conducted for the branches of Civil. Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

The popularity of this exam can be gauged from the following analysis, compiled from UPSC Annual Reports:
As you can see from above, only two to four persons per thousand who applies for IES exam, cuts the grade and becomes an IES officer. Thus the popularity of IES exam can be compared to another cream services of Government of India – IAS (Civil Sevices) exam.

IES Exam statistics:
You can find from above IES exam statistics that close to 30% -40% people who applies for IES exam, does not appears for the IES exam. Also majority of the screening is done at the Written test – only 1.5% – 3% of those who writes the exam are called for interview. However, once you are called for the interview, chances of being finally selected is pretty good- 30%- 40%.

What were the branch-wise vacancies in IES exam from IES-2003 to IES-2006? Following analysis tells you that:

IES Exam 2011 Important dates:
Date of notification: 25th December, 2010.
Last date for receipt of IES 2011 forms: 24.01.2011 (Mon).
Date of IES 2011 exam: 14.05.2011 (3 days exam)

IES Exam Eligibility:
Age Eligibility:
You need to be between 21 years to 30 years on the 1st August, 2011.
Age relaxations exist as per Govt. rules.

Academic Eligibility:
You must be a graduate in Engineering from a recognized university.
Even Final year students can also appear in IES exam, provided he/she can provide the proof of passing the exam when IES exam (Written) result comes out, which is around December 2011.

IES Exam Forms: Online/Offline:
You can apply for this IES 2011 exam both online as well as offline.

IES 2011 exam Online Form would be available in this Online UPSC website from 25th December 2010.

Following section tells you where to find IES exam offline forms and how to apply.

IES exam application forms and how to apply:
Every UPSC application Forms contain an 8-digit form number and hence is unique. Therefore you should buy the UPSC forms (against cash payment of Rs. 20/-) only from the following Post Offices where UPSC application forms for IES exam are available:

Address where the UPSC IES exam should be sent is:

Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi-110069.
Hope above information reproduced from IES exam notification helps you in applying for IES exam confidently.