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IES 2019 Cut Off for Prelims, Mains and Final Examination

Updated On - February 4th 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

UPSC declares IES Cut off each year to shortlist engineers for recruitment to various posts in Indian Engineering Services. The national level examination is conducted in 3 stages, the cut offs for each stage is released separately in a PDF format. After the declaration of IES Results, the conducting body releases a merit list online. Candidates qualifying the Prelims Cut off can then appear for IES Mains, scheduled for June 30, 2019. Check IES Selection Process 2019

Latest Updates

  • IES 2019 Prelims Result are expected to be declared on February 17. Check IES Mains Exam Pattern 
  • UPSC has scheduled IES 2019 Mains on June 30, 2019. Prepare better with IES Question Papers 
  • IES Mains Admit Card will be available 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.
  • UPSC plans to recruit 581 engineers through IES examination in Civil, Electronics & Telecommunication, Electrical, and Mechanical Department.
    • 34 vancancies for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)
    • 23 vancancies for Locomotor Disability (including Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims and Muscular Dystrophy)
    •  11 vacancies for Hard of Hearing

Cut offs for IES 2019 session will be released after the examination concludes. Stay Tuned!

IES Cut off 2018 for Prelims, Mains and Final Stage

To get an estimate of the competition, go through the following statistics of the previous years’ cutoff.

IES Cut Off Preliminary Stage

DisciplineCandidate’s Category
Civil Engineering (CE)20719416918811487
Mechanical Engineering (ME)25625522022313898
Electrical Engineering (EE)23021819019112771
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)213206173155125(-)
Note: Subject to candidates (General, OBC, SC and ST) having secured minimum 15% marks and PH candidates minimum 10% marks in each of the two objective papers

IES Cut Off Written/Mains Stage

Candidates qualifying IES Stage 1 have to appear for Mains i.e. Stage 2. Minimum qualifying marks will be out of 1100 marks (Prelims- 500 marks + Mains- 600 marks).

DisciplineCandidate’s Category
Civil Engineering (CE)546502467


Mechanical Engineering (ME)611611542564374288
Electrical Engineering (EE)541488452481


Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)504476405403301(-)

IES Cut Off Final/Personality Test Stage

Stage 3 is conducted after Personality Test. The marks are calculated out of 1300 marks. Candidates are recruited on the basis of marks secured by them in IES Stage 3.

DisciplineCandidate’s Category
Civil Engineering (CE)710679609671476425
Mechanical Engineering (ME)767782699699505551
Electrical Engineering (EE)711691603624473(-)
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)660648567524429(-)

Official UPSC IES Cut Offs for Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test

Candidates can check IES Exam Cut Offs of previous Yeaars trend by clicking on the links below:

IES Cut off YearCut off Links
IES Cut off 2017Click Here
IES Cut off 2016Click Here
IES Cut Off 2015Click Here
IES Cut Off 2014Click Here
IES Cut Off 2013Click Here
  • IES cut off 2019 for qualifying preliminary exam will be 15% of the total marks i.e. 75 out of 500 for general and reserved category, while 10% of total marks for PH category candidates. Check IES Prelims Cutoff by UPSC
  • Based on the cut off score for IES 2019 preliminary exam, UPSC shortlists candidates 6-7 times the total number of vacancies for IES 2019 mains examination. Check IES Exam Pattern for Mains 
  • Candidates who appear for the mains exam will have to secure at least 20% of the marks for general, OBC, SC and ST category, whereas PH candidates will have to obtain 10%.
  • UPSC will shortlist candidates twice the number of vacancies for the final stage i.e. personality test/interview. 
  • The IES 2019 cutoff that will be released by the commission will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by last qualified candidate in the given stage following the selection criteria decided by the commission.
Note:Cut Offs are classified in the following categories-
Stage 1 – Cut off marks out of 500 – includes only objective paper marks
Stage 2 – Cut off marks out of 1000 – includes objective paper and also conventional paper marks
Stage 3 – Cut off marks out of 1300 – includes objective paper, conventional paper and personality paper marks

Factors Affecting IES Cut Off

There are several factors that determine the cutoff such as:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Number of seats available
  • Previous year cut off
  • Marking scheme of the examination
  • Level of difficulty of the examination

How to check IES Cut Off 2019?

In order to check the cut off for IES, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC 2019.
  2. Check the link as per your discipline.
  3. Post checking your IES Cutoff 2019 for the Preliminary stage, you will learn whether you are eligible for IES Mains or not.
  4. Save the cutoff file for further use.

IES Cut off FAQs

Ques. How many vacancies will be filled through the IES exam?

Ans. 581 vacancies are expected to be filled through the exam.

Ques. Will there be a common cutoff or category wise cutoff?

Ans. The IES cutoff will vary according to the candidates’ category.

Ques. What is the IES Prelims Cutoff percentage for General Category?

Ans. The Cut off percentage for General category candidates is 15%.

Ques. How is the final score calculated?

Ans. The final score for each candidate is calculated out of 1300 marks.

Ques. What details does the score card include?

Ans. The IES Score card includes the candidate’s name, roll number and the marks scored in each paper.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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1 Comment
Harshika Ashok Paliwal

Hi, This is harshika and I have been completed my engineering in IT stream is this not applicable for IT stream?

20 Dec, 2017 12:24
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Ashok, ISE exam is conducted in 4 streams of Engineering only. Civil Engineering. Electrical Engineering. Electronics

16 May, 2018 16:59

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