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IES Age, Attempt & Percentage Limit


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“What is the age limit for IES 2019 exam ?
What is the attempt limit for IES 2018 exam ?
What is the percentage criteria for upcoming IES exam ?

You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) organize engineering services examination (ESE/IES) every year in four branches of engineering Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. Candidates who have completed their degree in engineering or currently in the final year can apply for this examination.

Candidates have asked us many times that
what is the age limit for UPSC ESE/IES examination ? 

We are here providing complete information about UPSC ESE/IES age limit criteria of UPSC ESE/IES examination.

Category Age Limit
General 30 Years
OBC 33 Years
SC 35 Years
ST 35 Years
Government Servants 35 Years
Ex-Servicemen 35 Years
General PWD 40 Years
OBC PWD 43 Years
SC PWD 45 Years
ST PWD 45 Years

Must Check : IES 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age, Attempt & Percentage Limit

Q.1 – Is there any age limit for applying IES 2018 exam ?

A.1 – 21-30 years.
Explanation : Check table given above for more information.

Q.2 – Is there any attempt limit for attending IES 2018 exam ?

A.2 – No.
Explanation : There is no restrictions over no of attempts rather there is age limit (between age 21 to 30).

Q.3 – Is there any percentage limit for applying IES 2018 exam ?

A.3 – No.
Explanation : There is no percentage limit for applying IES 2018 exam.

Must check : IES FAQs – 2017-2018

(a) A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st January, 2017 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987 and not later than 1st January, 1996.

(b) The upper age limit of 30 years will be relaxable upto 35 years in the case of Government Servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/ Post(s) mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.

(i) A candidate who holds substantively a permanent post in the particular Department/Office concerned. This relaxation will not be admissible to a probationer appointed against a permanent post in the Department / Office during the period of his probation. However this relaxation will be admissible to a probationer so appointed provided he/she already retains a lien on a permanent post in a Department / Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below.
(ii) A candidate who has been continuously in a temporary service on a regular basis in the particular Department/ Office for at least 3 years on the 1st January, 2016.

NOTE – The period of apprenticeship if followed by appointment against a working posts on the Railways may be treated as Railway Service for the purpose of age concession.

(c) The upper age limit prescribed above will be further relaxable –
(i) Upto a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) Upto a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates. The closing date fixed for the receipt of the application will be treated as the date for determining the OBC status (including that of creamy layer) of the candidates.
(iii) Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1981 to the 31st December, 1990.
(iv) Upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Service personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof.
(v) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st January, 2015 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st January, 2015) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment.
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Services as on 1st January, 2015and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) Upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Note 1 : Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the matriculation / secondary examination certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Note 2 : candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the commission for the purpose of admission to an examination, no change will be allowed subsequently (or at any other examination of the commission) on any grounds whatsoever.

Note 3 : candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in the respective column of the application form. if on verification at any subsequent stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the commission under the rules.

“Candidates are advised to refer official UPSC IES/ESE examination notification for complete information.”

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  1. I am a govt servant with sc what is the age limit.

  2. My date of birth is 27 January 1996, what i have to do because i am eligible for all other criteria an wants to attend IES exam 2017. Did there have any solution for my problm??

  3. Number of attempts in ese for general category.. and please tell me where to study ‘ethics and values in engineering profession’ and ‘Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services’ and ‘Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e-governance and technology based education.’

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