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

Last Updated - January 04, 2018

IES cutoff is released by UPSC after the declaration of results in March 2018. The exam is conducted to shortlist engineers for various posts under GOI. The appointment is done under the departments of Civil, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunication and Mechanical disciplines. Check Career Opportunities after IES  

Cut off is released separately for all the four disciplines. The statistics are available on UPSC Official Website i.e. Listed below are quick facts related to IES Mains Cut Off:

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

Expected IES 2018 Cut Off (Mains)

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

Expected IES 2018 Cut OFF Mains
Civil Engineering (CE)691650564578437311
Mechanical Engineering (ME)723673576550452502
Electrical Engineering (EE)769742658698575428
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)713675611590471(-)

IES Mains Cut off for Civil Engineering

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

IES mains cutoff for civil Engineering
IES 2017520459415439315145
IES 2016464418387395223143
IES 2015516470376411197225

Civil Engineering Cut Off Analysis -

  • Analysis of Civil engineering stream gives a clear picture that shows gradual increase in the cut-off marks from 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 Cut off Mechanical Engineering

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

IES Mains Cutoff mechanical Engineering
IES 2017 Cut Off553485428399275278
IES 2016 Cut Off529479420402212174
IES 2015 Cut Off482442372339213259

Mechanical Engineering Cut Off Analysis -

  • Cutoff marks after 2012 has increased in cut-off for all the categories. This shows increase in competition among the candidates.
  • Increase of 16% approx for general category from 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 discipline. It deals with the study and application of electricity, electromanetism and electronics. This is another field popular among the engineering aspirants.

IES Main Cut off for Electrical Engineering
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.
  • Highest fluctuation was seen between consecutive years .i.e. 2014 and 2015 and also 2016 and 2017.

IES Mains Cut Off for Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering

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

IES Mains cut off Electrical and communication eng.
IES 2017 Cut Off549508447479350(-)
IES 2016 Cut Off545494439418324157
IES 2015 Cut Off558540475447345(-)

Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering Cut off Analysis -

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

IES Selection Procedure after Stage 2

In order to get recruited under any government discipline, engineering aspirants are required to clear 3 stages. They are as follows:

  • The first is the preliminary round which promotes a candidate to the second stage. Check IES Prelims Cut Off
Note: Take note that marks obtained in the prelim round will not be calculated in the final selection.
  • The next stage is UPSC IES Prelims followed by final stage. Mains exam is conducted in 2 parts that are written examination and personal interview.
  • It is a 3 hour written test and the ones qualifying it are called for personal interview or personality test. Check IES Exam Pattern
  • Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their past qualification and personal records.
  • The board examines their personality and suitability for the job they have applied for.
Note: Candidates for various 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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