UPSC IES examination was successfully held on January 7 and the result for the same will be declared in the last week of February 2018. Cut off marks will be declared on the basis of IES Result. UPSC surprised all the candidates by setting tough paper.
UPSC has fixed the at least qualifying marks for various category participating aspirants. Aspirants of General, OBC, SC, ST category will have to secure 15% marks i.e. (75 out of 500) whereas, PH category aspirants have to obtain 10% marks (50 out of 500) in order to applicable for mains exam.
Before the releasement of the result, IES Prelims 2018 response key will be announced via online method only. For the wrong response, 0.33 marks will be deducted. It helps students to calculate their score and evaluate their performance. According to the IES marking scheme, for every accurate response, 2 marks will be honored.
Students can download IES Prelims 2018 Response Key by following steps:
The following table shows the stream-wise download link of IES Prelims 2018 Response Key:
|Stream-wise Paper||Response Key||Question Paper|
|Civil Engineering Paper||Download||SET A, SET B, SET C & SET D|
|Electrical Engineering Paper||Download||SET A, SET B, SET C & SET D|
|Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper||Download||SET A, SET B, SET C & SET D|
|Mechanical Engineering Paper||Download||SET A, SET B, SET C & SET D|
|General Studies and Engineering Aptitude||Download||SET A, SET B, SET C & SET D|
The paper consists of both the descriptive and objective type questions. Students who complete the Prelims exam will only able to appear for Mains examination. Negative marking will also apply to the wrong response.
IES Prelims exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Following is the detailed explanation of IES Prelims 2018 exam:
History of India and Indian National Movement (Difficulty level: High)
The questions were asked from the core subject so much so that this time questions were also asked of prominent Acts. For e.g. questions on Factories Act, Trade Disputes Act, etc.
Fine examples of questions asked are given here under:
Q. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:
1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism.
2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.
Which of the statements given above is/are accurate?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q. Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?
(d) Sri Lanka
Indian Polity & Governance (Difficulty level: Moderate)
Q. Which of the following are not necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of the President’s rule in a State?
1.Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly
2. Removal of the Council of Ministers in the State
3. Dissolution of the local bodies
Economic and Social Development (Difficulty level: Moderate)
Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (Difficulty level: Moderate)
Science and Technology (Difficulty level: Moderate)
The questions on Science and Technology were completely focused on the application of Science in the day to day life. Hence, most of the questions were straight from present affairs and were moderate in response to logical deduction.
Cut off marks are the at least marks scored by the aspirant in order to qualify the examination. Cut off will be declared by Union Public Service Commission after the releasement of the final result. IES 2018 cut off will declare in the Third week of September 2018.
Cut off marks will be decided on the basis of different factors which are listed below: