What Is IPWE Diploma?

IPWE is the Institute of permanent way engineering which comes under the Ministry of Railways. The institute was established on May 18 1967 at its headquarters in Pune which provides a correspondence diploma in railway engineering.

The institute provides knowledge of Bridge engineering, Permanent way engineering, signal and telecommunication, and other structures and functions of railways. It has established its public trust office in Pune on 28-07-1972

How to get admission to IPWE Diploma?

There are two methods of getting admission to the course.

  1. Prospectus containing the application form along with other details can be obtained from the office of IPWE (India) at office in Baroda House, New Delhi, either in cash by paying Rs.150/- or by sending Bank Draft of Rs.200/- (including postal charges) in favour of IPWE (India) payable at New Delhi along with a self addressed envelop size 25cm x 15 cm..

2. Alternatively eligible non-Railway candidates can apply through email for admission to Semester-I of the course just by sending a DD of Rs.3100/- in favor of Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India), New Delhi. As the Admissions will start from 1st July and the last date for receipt of Application Forms is 31st August

Eligibility for IPWE

(1) Non-Railway persons: The applicant should have a 3-year Diploma in any discipline of Engineering recognized by state/center or UT Government or an Engineering/Science Graduate or a Graduate with Science/math as one of the subjects in Intermediate/Plus 2 of S.S.C.

(2) Railway Personnel including employees of Konkan Railway, Port Trust Railways, CONCOR, RITES, IRCON, CRIS, DMRC, RVNL, DFCC, MRVC, and other Railway PSUs are included in this category: The applicant should be having any of the qualifications as prescribed in respect of non-Railway persons as (a) above or having passed High School/SSC or possessing equivalent qualification with Maths/Science and having a minimum of 3 years experience in Railways.

IPWE Exam pattern

There is a semester system that is divided into 2 semesters.

First semester exams are held in February every year while second-semester exams were held in August.

IPWE Diploma Benefits

IPWE is a correspondence Diploma that can be done without attending the classes by self-study. Also, it will help a Railway employee to understand the permanent way and will help him for his promotion.

IPWE Books

Books will be provided free of cost which will be in both Hindi and English.

IPWE syllabus

There is a semester system in which you have 11 papers in the first semester while in the second semester you have other papers.

IPWE Question Papers

Previous years question papers are available for a quick reference

Click here to download them.


Result will be declared after 1 month but it depends on organization.

for Result you can click here to visit official website.


Here is an overview which will give you an idea about htis course if you still have any doubts you can visit their official website for latest notifications and exam schedules.

Location of office is at New delhi if you want to visit their office.

The Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (IPWE) India,
Room No.109 ,
North Central Railway Project Unit Building,
Behind Shankar Market,
New Delhi-110 001.

E-mail: [email protected]

Contact no- 011-23411419

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