IES Exam Dates 2021 | Time Schedule for Prelims & Mains

IES Exam Dates

IES Exam Dates 2021: The IES Exam dates for the year 2021 have been released on the 07th April 2021. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the conducting body for the IES 2021 Exam and releases the IES calendar with all the important dates regarding the recruitment.

The application form for IES Recruitment will start with the release of the notification from 07th April 2021. The IES Exam Dates for the Preliminary 2021 is expected to take place on 18th July 2021.

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Read this complete article to find all the details related to the latest IES Exam Dates 2021.

Know IES Exam Dates 2021

UPSC conducts the Engineering Services Exam to recruit engineering candidates for various posts under the Government of India.

The registration process of the UPSC IES 2021 has started on April 7, 2021. Interested candidates can visit the official website to fill the application for the post. The last date to fill the required application form and pay the registration fee is April 27, 2021.

According to the official notification of IES Selection Process will be tentatively administrated from 18th July, 2021 with the prelims stage.

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IES 2021 Important Dates

You must know the various important dates before filling the IES 2021 Application Form. You should know that the application is fully online mode. It will help you to create your study plan for the remaining period before the exam.

IES Exam consists of two exams i.e. Prelims and Mains. Here you will find the time schedule for both exams.

IES 2021 Exam Schedule / Exam Dates

Events Official Dates
IES/ ESE 2021 Registration Window April 7th, 2021
IES Application Withdrawal window April 27th, 201 (6:00 PM)
Issue of IES Prelims Admit Card 2021 July 2021
IES 2021 Prelims Exam Date July 18, 2021 
IES 2021 Prelims Result Sep 2021
Issue of IES Mains Admit Card 2021 To be Notified
IES 2021 Mains Exam Date 10 Oct 2021
IES 2021 Mains Result Dec 2021
IES 2021 Interview Dec 2021
IES 2021 Final Result Jan/Feb 2022

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IES 2021 Exam Time Schedule

Paper Name Paper Type Date Time
General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Paper Objective 18.07.2021 9 am to 11 noon (2 Hours)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper Objective 18.07.2021 2 pm to 5 pm (3 Hours)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper – I Subjective 10.10.2021 9 am to 12 noon (3 Hours)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper – II Subjective 10.10.2021 2 pm to 5 pm (3 Hours)
Personal Interview Nov/Dec 2021

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UPSC IES Previous Year’s Exam Dates

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UPSC IES Exam Dates 2020

S. No. Event Date
1. Date of Notification 25.09.2019 (Wednesday)
2. Last Date for Receipt of Applications 15.10.2019 (Tuesday)
3. Date of Commencement of Exam (Preliminary) 05.01.2020 (Sunday)
4. Duration of Exam 1 Day
5. Date of Result of Exam (Preliminary) April 2020
6. Date of Commencement of Exam (Main) 28.06.2020 (Sunday)
7. Duration of Exam 1 Day

UPSC IES Exam Dates 2019

IES 2019 Date
UPSC IES 2019 Notification Publication 26 Sep 2018
The application starts with 26 Sep 2018
Last date to apply 22 Oct 2018
Withdraw Application Form 29 Oct to 05 Nov 2018
Availability of admit card for the preliminary round 12 Dec 2018
Date of the preliminary exam 06 Jan 2019
Declaration of the preliminary result 28 Feb 2019
Availability of admit card for the Mains exam 07 Jun 2019
Date of the Mains exam 30 Jun 2019
Result of the Mains exam 03 Aug 2019
Personality test or Interview 09 Sep 2019 onwards
Final Result 25 Oct 2019

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UPSC ESE/IES Exam: Overview

Check out an overview of the UPSC IES Exam 2021 from the table below:

Exam Conducting Authority

(Union Public Service Commission)

Name of the Post

Indian Engineering Services

Exam Level


Total Vacancies


Selection Process

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Personality Test

Mode of Application


Educational qualifications


Age Limit

21-30 years

Application Fee

Rs. 200

Exam Name Official Website

UPSC ESE/IES 2021 Exam Centers

Candidates undertaking the ESE exam in 2021 should go through the details for the ESE exam center. Applicants must properly fill out the application form for the ESE prelim exam center 2021. After the application process is completed, UPSC does not provide an ESE exam center correction window.

We have covered a detailed guide on the IES 2021 Exam Dates. If you have any queries related to UPSC, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

FAQ- IES Exam Dates 2021


1. When will the IES Prelims 2021 be held?

The IES Prelims 2021 be held on 18 July 2021.

2. How many ESE Vacancies are there in 2021?

A total of 215 ESE Vacancies are released in 2021.

3. When will the IES Mains 2021 be held?

The IES Mains 2021 is expected to be held on 10th October 2021.

4. When will the admit card for UPSC IES 2021 be released?

The admit card for UPSC IES 2021 is expected to release three weeks before the IES exam dates.

5. Is the notification for IES 2021 Exam available?

Yes. The notification for IES 2021 Exam is available from 07th April 2021.

6. What do I do if I cross the submission deadline for the IES 2021 Application form?

UPSC publishes a list of dates for applicants to register for the exam online. You will not be able to apply for the IES 2021 exam after the deadline for online applications gets passed.

7. When will the IES 2021 interview take place?

The IES 2021 interview is expected to take place either in the last week of November 2021 or the first week of December 2021.

8. When will the ESE 2021 result release for the Prelims and Mains Exam?

Read the above article to find the ESE 2021 result release for the Prelims and Mains Exam.

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