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Congratulations! that you have decided to be Engineer in Indian Engineering Service. As IES is the best career for engineers after graduation. But, the question is where do you land up after clearing Engineering services examination(ESE).

How is IES service allocated? At some stage, this question will definitely haunt you. So, here is the complete detail of IES service allocation.

IES service allocation depends on three major factors

  • ESE Ranking
  • Service preference in the DAF
  • Available IES vacancies

Like all other UPSC exams, the commission allocates the IES service according to the IES final ranking. Right IES preparation will get you better IES ranking. Which in turn will increases your chances of getting the IES service you desire.

If you check the previous year ESE cutoff of ESE prelims, ESE Mains and ESE interview stage. You can get a target marks you need to score in every stage to clear IES exam. Here is the average IES cut off marks with the final mark sheet scored by IES toppers.

Engineering ESE Prelims ESE (Prelims + Mains ) ESE Final cutoff after Interview Highest marks scored by toppers in ESE 2018
Civil Engineering 220+ 550+ 674+ 874
Mechanical Engineering 265+ 615+ 768+ 886
Electrical Engineeringr 270+ 554+ 712+ 839
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 265+ 545+ 690+ 746

The more marks you score above this IES cutoff, better will be your IES ranking. So, better chances you have in getting your preferred IES service.
Also, the candidate’s preference mentioned in DAF plays an equivalent role in IES service allocation.
Filling DAF for IES interview is really important. So, carefully fill DAF, especially about IES service preference. But, which is the best service in IES to opt?

The position or the services at which you will serve in IES are totally independent. All the positions and services are equally important. Then how to choose the IES service preference? Even though Railways service and Defense services are most preferred. It is best to choose a service preference based on your interest. Here is the list of IES services according to engineering discipline.

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