IES Result 2020, Answer Keys, Merit List and Selection Procedure

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    IES Results 2020 for preliminary exam will be released by UPSC in the month of April 2020. Candidates can check IES Result in online mode only at the official website – by logging in with their IES Application Number and password.

    • IES Result is released in the form of a PDF containing the names and roll numbers of qualified candidates.
    • Candidates will have to download the PDF and search for their names or roll numbers.
    • Candidates who qualify in preliminary exam will have to appear in IES Main exam on June 28, 2020.
    • Candidates clearing IES Cutoff of main exam will be called for the Interview round in the month of September 2020.
    • The Interview round or Personality Test is the last step in IES Selection Process

    IES Results for 2019, 2018 and 2017

    The number of candidates finally qualified and recommended by UPSC for appointment under different disciplines in 2019, 2018 and 2017 are mentioned below: 

    Civil Engineering233161258
    Mechanical Engineering87136135
    Electrical Engineering8610859
    Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering8810648

    Highlights of IES Result 2020

    The key points about UPSC IES/ ESE Result are highlighted below:

    IES Result Stages 3 stages – IES Preliminary result, Main result and Final result.
    IES Result Releasing BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
    Mode of AvailabilityOnline
    IES Result available
    Credentials required to access resultRegistration Number and Date of Birth
    IES Vacancy 2020495 vacancies
    IES Helpline Number011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543

    IES Result Dates 2020

    The result dates will be notified by the authority at its website. Meanwhile, candidates can check the tentative IES result announcing dates for all the three stages: 

    IES Preliminary ExamJanuary 5, 2020
    IES Preliminary ResultApril 2020
    IES Main ExamJune 28, 2020
    IES Main ResultAugust 2020
    IES Interview DatesSeptember 2020
    IES Final ResultOctober 2020

    How to Check IES Result 2020?

    Candidates can check the result by following the below procedure:

    1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
    2. From the right side menu, choose ‘Written Results’ option
    3. The result will be available in a PDF file. You can find the roll numbers of qualified candidates in each branch
    4. Download the PDF file and view your result
    5. You can save a copy of the UPSC IES result PDF file for future use

    IES Result 2020 – Preliminary Exam

    • IES Result 2020 of preliminary exam will be declared in April 2020.
    • The preliminary exam will have two papers – General Studies, Engineering Aptitude and Civil engineering.
    • Total marks allotted- 500
    • Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be shortlisted to appear for the mains examination.
    • Marks secured by candidates in the preliminary exam will be taken into account for the final result.
    • Obtaining minimum qualifying marks in both the papers is mandatory. This will also remain a criterion for selection in the main examination.
    • Only qualifiers of one stage will be issued IES Admit Card for the next stage.

    IES Result 2020 – Main Exam

    • Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the main exam which will be held on June 28, 2020.
    • Total marks allotted- 600
    • The results for the main exam will be declared tentatively in the first week of August.
    • Engineering Services (main/stage-II) examination consists of two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline-specific.
    • Duration- 3 hours
    • Candidates qualifying the main exam as per the qualifying standards set by UPSC will be called for the personality test.

    IES Result 2020 – Personality Test (Interview)

    • UPSC will shortlist candidates twice the number of vacancies for the personality test.
    • The total marks allotted to personality test will be 200 with no minimum qualifying marks
    • Candidates appearing for the personality test will be assessed on the basis of leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.

    IES Result 2020 – Final Result and Allotment

    • The final IES result is expected to be declared in October 2020.
    • The final result will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the preliminary exam, main exam and the personality test.
    • The final result will be declared as a pdf file with roll numbers of qualified candidates in each discipline.
    • Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preference expressed by them for the various services/posts.

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    IES Answer Keys

    UPSC has released IES 2019 Preliminary exam answer keys. Candidates have to visit the official website in order to download the same, alternatively, they can download them from below links:

    IES Preliminary PapersDownload Links
    General Studies and Engineering AptitudeAnswer Key
    Civil EngineeringAnswer Key
    Mechanical Engineering

    *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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    Eppayogesh Yogesh

    Hai sir/madam, iam yogesh eppa, iam waiting for IES (ECE) Prelims 2020 cut-off marks in PHC(Physical Handicaped ) category . so please tell me the cutoff marks.

    09 Feb, 2020 21:48
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Yogesh, you can check the cut off score for the concerned category from here: IES Cut Off Marks

    10 Feb, 2020 17:46
    P Naraimharao

    When wiil release ies preliminary 2019

    22 Feb, 2019 13:39
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Naraimharao, kindly visit the official website of the authority for getting latest updates on result.

    22 Feb, 2019 16:57
    amit kumar

    how can we join the ias exam with maths subject after iit

    02 Jul, 2018 00:20
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Amit, For getting information regarding IAS exam please check this link:- Exam.

    11 Jul, 2018 15:40
    ragolu kiran

    wt will be cutoff of upsc IES PRELIMS 2018 for SC category madam/ sir. though the exam was bit tough this time , can u tel me wt would be cut off ?

    13 Jan, 2018 23:14
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Ragolu,The expected cutoff for sc category is mentioned below-


    Candidate’s Category



    Mechanical Engineering (ME)


    Electrical Engineering (EE)


    Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)


    Civil Engineering (CE)





    19 May, 2018 15:27
    Manmeet Singh

    I have done my graduation in Electronics, Instrumentation, and Control Engineering. Can I write ESE? IF yes then in which discipline?

    13 Jan, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Manmeet, Yes you are eligible to appear for IES entrance exam. To know more about eligibility you can use this link : Eligibility

    19 May, 2018 14:44
    shivani tiwari

    Will the scorecard be delivered to my home address regarding the IES result?

    19 Sep, 2017 18:35
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Shivani, No, IES result is declared in the online mode only, so under no circumstances will a mail be sent. Therefore, it is important to keep a regular check online in order to keep oneself updated with any of ESE Notification.

    20 Sep, 2017 11:06
    Sonal Rohatgi

    I belong to SC category, what is the minimum percentage defined for clearing the exam?

    19 Sep, 2017 18:34
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Sonal, You need to score 10% of total marks defined in IES main exam in order to clear the exam.

    20 Sep, 2017 11:16
    Vivek Dhaware

    I’m also belong to SC category

    03 Aug, 2018 09:41
    Akansha Expert

    Hello Vivek, Please let me know how can I help You regarding this?

    03 Aug, 2018 10:13
    Sonal Rohatgi

    I wanted to know the minimum qualifying marks defined for IES personality test?

    19 Sep, 2017 18:33
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Sonal, As per UPSC, there are no minimum marks defined for IES Stage 3 or Personality Test.

    20 Sep, 2017 11:19
    pankaj pathak

    I have obtained minimum percentage in my IES main exam, am I eligible for the personality test?

    19 Sep, 2017 18:31
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Pankaj, Let me tell you that, only by clearing the exam one is not entitled to appear for the personality test. If you clear the percentage defined after your IES result is declared and your name is in the merit list, then only you will be considered for final recruitment.

    20 Sep, 2017 11:33

    Can you please tell the link from where I can check ESE result?

    19 Sep, 2017 18:27
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Karan, The link for checking IES result is The link will become functional after the exam concludes. You will be notified about the information via Email or the contact number provided.

    20 Sep, 2017 11:35

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