IES Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age, Physical Standards, Education & More

The Union Public Service Commission establishes the IES Eligibility Criteria 2020. Engineering graduates and final-year students can apply for IES 2022 online. The IES Prelims and Main exams will be held on January 5, 2020, and June 28, 2020, respectively. Candidates can access IES Exam papers from past years here.

The following elements are used to determine IES eligibility:

  • Minimum Educational Qualification
  • Nationality
  • Age Limits
  • Medical Examination

The following is a quick overview of IES Eligibility:

  • IES 2020 is open to residents of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibetan refugees.
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognised university is required of the candidate.
  • As of January 1, 2020, the age limit is 21-30 years.

Continue reading to learn more about IES nationality, age restrictions, academic qualifications, and physical fitness requirements.

IES Eligibility – Nationality 

Aspirants for the UPSC IES Exam should be aware that the following nationals are eligible to apply:

Candidates must be one of the following:

  • A citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan, a subject of Nepal, or a Tibetan exile who went to India with the aim of settling permanently in India before January 1, 1962.
  • A person of Indian heritage who moved to India permanently from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, or the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam.

Candidates can learn about the IES (UPSC ESE) 2022 Exam Dates, Eligibility, and Cutoff, among other things.

(Age Limitations)
Minimum Age – 21 years Maximum Age – 30 years
UPSC IES exam Educational QualificationsDegree in Engineering
UPSC IES exam Attempts DetailsNo Limitations
Nationality for IES examIndian
Age relaxations for UPSC IES examRelaxations are provided based on category and services

IES Age Limit

According to the UPSC IES Age Restriction Criteria, the lower age limit is 21 years and the upper age limit is 30 years.

  • The candidate must have been born between January 02, 1990, and January 01, 1999.
  • By January 1, 2020, candidates applying for IES 2022 must meet the IES Age Eligibility requirements.
  • Those who have served in any government organisation will have their upper age restriction reduced by 5 years.
  • According to UPSC, any government official seeking IES/ ESE shall be granted age relaxation even if they are already employed in a higher officer cadre position.
  • Those who have worked for any government organisation on a contract basis for three years or more are eligible for an age reduction.
  • The contract-based service will be counted until January 1, 2020.
  • SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Ex-servicemen, and candidates from Jammu & Kashmir would obtain a 5-year age exemption on the maximum age limit.
CategoryUpper Age Limit
General/UR30 years
Other Backward Classes or OBC33 years
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe35 years
Physically Handicapped Candidates40 years
Jammu & Kashmir ResidenceGeneral – 35 years OBC – 38 years SC/ST – 40 years PH – 45 years
Disabled servicemen discharged from dutyGeneral – 33 years OBC – 36 years SC / ST – 38 years
Ex-serviceman with 5 years duty (5 years of relaxation)General – 35 years OBC – 38 years SC / ST – 40 years

IES Educational Qualifications Requirements

Educational qualification from IES The UPSC standards state that the applicant must have passed one of the following tests:

  • must hold an engineering degree from a recognised institution with a minimum % of necessary.
  • Sections A and B of the Institutions of Engineers must be cleared (India).
  • achieved an Engineering degree/diploma from a foreign university/college/institution, and the certificate is considered comparable to the degree earned in India.
  • passed the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers’ Graduate Membership Examination (India).
  • passed the Aeronautical Society of India’s Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B.
  • In November 1959, he passed the Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers in London.

IES Education Criteria exceptions:

  1. If a candidate has passed UPSC IES but has not yet received the final examination results, he or she will be allowed only if the final mark sheet is submitted during the UPSC selection process.
  2. A candidate who has passed the UPSC IES exam but holds a degree from a foreign university that is not considered equal to Indian educational norms may be chosen. In this scenario, the decision is made at the discretion of the UPSC selection committee.
  3. If an applicant does not have an engineering degree but has passed the IES exam, they will be considered for the position if their degree meets the engineering degree’s qualifications.

UPSC IES Eligibility 2022 – Physical Standards

Candidates who desire to apply for this test in the near future must meet the physical requirements in terms of height, chest measurement (male and female), and vision in order to be admitted to the UPSC IES Examination 2021.


We have given the specifications of the Vision requirements set by the authority for distant vision and near-vision required for candidates in the table below.

S. No.ServiceDistant VisionNear Vision
Better Eye(CorrectedVision)Worse EyeBetter Eye(CorrectedVision)Worse Eye
A. Technical
1Railway Engineering
Service(EE, ME, CE &Signal)
6/6 or 6/96/12 or 6/9J/IJ/II
21. Central Engineering
Service, Group-A
2. Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service, Gr. A
3. Central Water EngineeringService Gr ‘A’
4. Central PowerEngineeringService Gr ‘A’ &Gr ‘B’
5. Central EngineeringService (Roads), Group-A
6. Indian Radio RegulatoryService Gr ‘A’
7. Indian TelecommunicationService Gr. ‘A’, J.T.OGr. B,
8. Assistant ExecutiveEngineerin P&T Building works(Gr. ‘A’) Service
9. Indian NavalArmament Service.Indian NavalStores Service,
10. Indian Ordnance FactoriesService Group A.Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service,
11. Indian InspectionService (Asstt. Dir. Grade-I)
6/6 or 6/96/12 or 6/9J/IJ/II
31. AEE Gr ‘A’ in Corps of EME
2. Military EngineerService, Gr. A. (IDSE)
3. AEE(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES)Surveyor Cadre
4. BRES Gr.‘A’ inBorder RoadsOrganisation
6/6 or 6/96/18 or 6/9J/IJ/II
B. Non-Technical
41. Indian RailwayStores Service
2. Indian SupplyService Gr ‘A’
3. geological survey of India EngineeringService Gr ‘A’

Height & Chest Measurement

Read the chart to learn about the needed Chest Girth Expansion for the exam. The chest girth varies by category and gender.

ServiceGenderHeightChest Girth Fully ExpandedExpansion
BRES. Gr. A in Border Roads OrganisationMale152 cm84 cm5 cm
Female150 cm79 cm5 cm
MES Service Gr. ANot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required5 cm
Indian Ordnance Factories Service Gr. ANot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required5 cm

IES Eligibility- Medical Examination Standards

  • Medical examinations are required of all candidates, regardless of IES reservation requirements.
  • The applicant must pass a series of physical fitness tests as part of the application procedure.
  • All candidates must pass the standards, regardless of whether they have previously taken the exam.
  • The UPSC-defined medical test will take place at various Railway hospitals.
  • The schedule for the medical examination, as well as the candidate’s final status, will be posted on Indian Railways’ official website,
  • Candidates must bring three sets of forms for the Medical Board Report 2022, which can be acquired from the Indian Railways’ official website.
  • A genuine government-issued photo ID card and three passport-size pictures must be carried at all times.
  • Candidates who fall under the PwD category must bring an original Disability Certificate in the format given, as well as a photocopy of the same.
  • Candidates who are deemed to be unfit will be removed from the process.

Details of Zonal Railway Hospitals

Zone fullHospital NameHospital Adress
Central RailwaysB.A.M. HospitalDr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai- 400027
Eastern RailwayB.R. Singh HospitalB.R. Singh Hospital, Seldah, Kolkata- 700001
East Central RailwayCentral HospitalEC Railway, Karbhigahiya, Patna- 803118
East Coast RailwayCentral HospitalMancheswar, Bhubaneswar-75017
Northern RailwayCentral HospitalBasant Lane, Chelmsford road, Connaught place, Delhi- 110001
North Central RailwayCentral HospitalAllahabad- 211001
North Eastern RailwayLNMR HospitalLalit Narayan Mishra Hospital, Gorakhpur-273012
North East Frontier RailwayCentral HospitalMaligaon, Guwahati- 781011
North Western RailwayCentral HospitalGanpati Nagar, Near Jaipur Railway Station, Jaipur- 302006
Southern RailwayCentral HospitalConstable Road, Ayanavaram, Perambur, Chennai- 600209
South Central RailwayCentral HospitalLalaguda Railway Colony, Secunderabad- 500003
South Eastern RailwayCentral HospitalGarden Reach Road, Kolkata- 700043
South East Central RailwayCentral HospitalBilaspur- 495004
South Western RailwayCentral HospitalGadag Road, Hubli- 580023
Western RailwayJ.R.H. HospitalJagjivan Ram Hospital, Maratha Mandir Marg, Mumbai Central, Mumbai- 400001
West Central RailwayCentral HospitalIndira Market, Jabalpur- 482001

NOTE – The IES Admit Card will be issued only to successful registered and eligible candidates.

UPSC IES Vacancy 2022

A total of 247 jobs are available for UPSC IES recruitment in 2022. The following disciplines are currently being recruited for:

  1. Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering

We hope you like our UPSC IES Eligibility 2022 article. Examine all of the pertinent information and updates on the UPSC IES Eligibility 2020 attentively. Since the recruitment notification has yet to be released, candidates should check our blog on a regular basis for new information and updates.

IES 2022 FAQs

Q1. u003cstrongu003eWhat is the IES Age limit of 2022?u003c/strongu003e

Ans. Candidates for the IES 2022 Exam must be between the ages of 21 and 30 on January 1, 2022.

Q2. u003cstrongu003eWill there be any age relaxation given to IES aspirants who have served in the government organization?u003c/strongu003e

Ans. Yes, candidates who have worked for three years or more on a contract basis in any government organisation are eligible for an age reduction. The contract-based service will be counted until January 1, 2022.

Q3. u003cstrongu003ePlease tell me the IES Educational Qualifications Requirements as I plan to give IES 2022?u003c/strongu003e

Ans. Candidates applying for the IES Exam 2022 must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a minimum percentage requirement from a recognised institution.

Q4. u003cstrongu003e I belong to the PwD category, do I need to carry my Disability Certificate?u003c/strongu003e

Ans. Candidates who fall under the PwD category must provide an original Disability Certificate in the format specified, as well as a photocopy of the same.

Q5. u003cstrongu003e I have an engineering degree from a foreign university. Can I give IES 2022 Exam?u003c/strongu003e

Ans. Candidates with an engineering degree or diploma from a foreign university, college, or institution shall be eligible only if the certificate is deemed comparable to the degree earned in India.

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