IES 2018 Cut Off – Expected and Previous Year Cut off by UPSC

Last Updated - February 26 2018

IES cutoff is announced by UPSC after the declaration of results in March 2018. The exam is organized to shortlist engineers for different posts under GOI. The recruitment is done under the departments of Civil, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication and Mechanical branches.

Cut off is announced separately for all the four branches. The statistics are available on UPSC Official Website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in. Listed below are quick facts concerned with IES Mains Cut Off:

  • Aspirants securing 75 marks out of 500 marks in Prelims are applicable to appear for IES Mains.
  • The final merit list is prepared by adding IES Prelims marks, Mains and Individuality Test scores.
  • For Stage 2, the Commission has set cut off for Mains to 20% of the total marks.
Latest Update – IES 2018 (Prelims) is scheduled for January 7, 2018. Know more

Expected IES Cut Off 2018 (Mains)

The Union Public Selection Commission will announce Mains Cut off post declaration of results in March 2018. The data is prepared on the basis of earlier year trends and results. Tabulated below is an estimate of IES 2018 Cut off for Mains:

StreamGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-2
Civil Engineering (CE)691650564578437311
Mechanical Engineering (ME)723673576550452502
Electrical Engineering (EE)769742658698575428
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)713675611590471(-)

IES Mains 2018 Cut off for Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is a professional branch in the field of engineering. The following information highlights the cut off trends from last three years. It deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of different physical and naturally built structures like bridges, canals, roads, and buildings.

IES Cut OffsGenOBCSCSTPH -1PH-3
IES 2017520459415439315145
IES 2016464418387395223143
IES 2015516470376411197225

Civil Engineering Cut Off Analysis -

  • Analysis of Civil engineering stream gives a complete picture that shows gradual increase in the cut-off marks from the year 2004 to 2017 for General and OBC Category
  • For SC and ST categories there is a continuous shift in cut-off marks consecutively from last two years.

IES Mains 2018 Cut off Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering or ME is a branch that comes under the field of engineering. Each year, there is a substantial increase in the registration for this exam. It is the oldest and broadest engineering subject. The information highlighted below informs about the cut off trends for IES ME paper.

IES Cut OffsGenOBCSCSTPH -1PH-3
IES 2017 Cut Off553485428399275278
IES 2016 Cut Off529479420402212174
IES 2015 Cut Off482442372339213259

Mechanical Engineering Cut Off Analysis -

  • Cutoff marks after 2012 have increased in cut-off for all the categories. This shows the increase in competition among the aspirants.
  • The increase of 16% approx for the general category from the year 2014 to 2017, meanwhile passing marks for ST category increased by 35% approx.

IES Mains Cut Off for Electrical Engineering

EE or Electrical Engineering is another huge field that comes under engineering branch. It deals with the study and application of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics. This is another field famous among the engineering candidates.

IES Cut OffsGenOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
IES 2017 Cut Off618562511530367268
IES 2016 Cut Off541502452461275(-)
IES 2015 Cut Off521470407394255(-)

Electrical Engineering Cut off Analysis-

  • The average cut-off marks for all the categories have increased by 35 % to 40% from the year 2004 to 2017.
  • The highest fluctuation was seen between consecutive years .i.e. 2014 and 2015 and also 2016 and 2017.

IES Mains 2018 Cut Off for Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering

It is an engineering branch dealing with utilizing nonlinear and active electrical components to design electronics, circuits, devices etc. The field is not that famous among the aspiring engineers.

IES Cut OffsGenOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
IES 2017 Cut Off549508447479350(-)
IES 2016 Cut Off545494439418324157
IES 2015 Cut Off558540475447345(-)

Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering Cut off Analysis -

  • Close Examination suggests that Electronics & Telecommunication Stream is having the highest overall Cut-off among all the other streams.
  • After taking a closer look, we easily conclude that from the year 2014 there is nearly a fixed increase in cut-off every year.

IES 2018 Selection Process after Stage 2

In order to get appointed under any government branch, engineering candidates need to complete 3 stages. They are as follows:

  • The first is the preliminary round which promotes an aspirant to the second stage.
Note: Take note that marks obtained in the prelim round will not be calculated in the final selection.
  • Aspirants are evaluated on the basis of their past qualification and individual records.
  • The board examines their individuality and suitability for the job they have applied for.
  • It is a 3 hour written test and the ones qualifying it are called for individual interview or individuality test. Check IES Exam Format
  • The next stage is UPSC IES Prelims followed by final stage. Mains exam is organized in 2 parts that are written the examination and individual interview.
Note: Aspirants for different services are selected on the basis of marks secured in the Mains and Interview. The posts are decided according to their final score and preferences selected.

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