JAMMU: It has been a perfect Baisakhi gift for the family of Jammu lad Gurtej Singh who has cracked the Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam also known as Engineering Services Examination (ESE) in his second attempt by securing 6th rank in the Civil Engineering branch.
The result was declared on Monday based on the results of the written part of the Engineering Services Examination, 2020 held by the Union Public Service Commission in October, 2020 and the interviews for Personality Test held in March-April, 2021. Gurtej’s name appeared at 6th place (under Roll Number 3400521), in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment under Civil engineering discipline.
Son of Jatinder Singh, a 1999-batch KAS Officer, presently Director Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Satinder Kour, Principal Gujjar Nagar School, Gurtej Singh did his schooling from Poonch district (up to Class 7th) and JK Public School (VIII to XII), Jammu. After passing Class XII, Gurtej cleared Engineering mains examination and got selected in the NIT Srinagar to pursue B Tech course, which he completed in 2018.
Gurtej Singh shared his experiences about qualifying the IES examination, which is considered as one of the toughest examinations in the country, wherein nearly 2 lakh candidates appear every year.
“By the grace of God and blessings of my parents and relatives, all the hardwork which I have put in eventually yield dividends”, an elated Gurtej Singh, said while talking to a news channel.
“I am happy with my selection. I am happy to serve the country, which is a dream of every youth. My family support was always there for me, which made it possible for me to focus on my goal”, he added. “I started preparations for IES exam during my final year of B Tech. Last year I got dropped in interview but I continued my preparations and cleared GATE with 51 Rank and got job in IOCL, presently serving at Zeewan Srinagar. However, his hardwork resulted in 6th rank this year”, said Gurtej.
His Father Jatinder Singh, a KAS Officer, thanked the people of Poonch and all teachers of Gurtej for his success.
Gurtej Singh’s elder sister Avleen Kour also expressed her happiness and thanked the Almighty for the success.
Out of total 302 candidates recommended for appointment to various services/posts in the ministries/departments concerned, 127 were recommended for Civil Engineering, 38 for Mechanical Engineering, 62 for Electrical Engineering and 75 for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
Engineering officers for the Government of India are selected on the basis of combined three-stage recruitment process— IES preliminary, IES main and personality test. On the basis of merit of candidates in the IES exam, they are recommended to the Union Government for the available posts. Nature of work for an engineering officer selected through IES exam depends on the engineering branch and the cadre she/he is recruited for.