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UPSC IES Prelims Answer Key 2017

Last Updated - September 13, 2017

UPSC ESE (Engineering Services Examination) 2017 was successfully conducted on January 8, 2017 in 2 shifts. Answer key of IES is published for all sets of GAT, Civil Engineering Paper I and Paper II, Mechanical Engineering Paper I and Paper II, Electrical Engineering Paper I and Paper II, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I and Paper II.

In the first shift of ESE 2017 Prelims “ESE General Studies and Engineering Aptitude” paper was conducted and in the second shift “Engineering Objective Technical paper” was held. General studies and engineering aptitude was of 2 hours and engineering objective technical paper was of 3 hours.

Answer key 2017 contains the correct answer of questions asked in the exam for all the papers. Candidates can use the IES answer key 2017 for checking the responses provided by them in the exam with that of the Answer key. Comparing the responses, candidates will be able to know the accurate attempts. The answer key will give a fair idea about the result and their chances of selection in the further rounds.

Steps to Download UPSC IES Answer Key 2017

Before the announcement of the result, IES 2017 Answer Key has been released in online mode. This will give you a general idea about the result. Candidates can download the IES Answer key, by following these simple steps:

1. Visit the official website of UPSC.

2. Under the head of Examination – click on “Answer Key”.


3. The next page will get open, with the respective link to view UPSC IES Answer Key 2017.


4. Next, click on stream wise UPSC IES Answer Key 2017.

5. Select your corresponding set attempted in the examination and estimate the score by comparing the actual answers.

6. Follow the right marking scheme as prescribed by the UPSC for calculating your marks.

UPSC IES Prelims 2017 Question Paper and Answer Key

StageIES 2017 ExamQuestion PaperAnswer key
ESE 2017 – PrelimsCivil EngineeringSET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

ESE 2017 – PrelimsMechanical Engineering PaperSET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

ESE 2017 – PrelimsGeneral Studies and Engineering AptitudeSET A, SET B, SET C AND SET DGAT Answer Key
ESE 2017 – PrelimsElectrical Engineering PaperSET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

ESE 2017 – PrelimsE & T PaperSET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

IES 2017 Expected Cutoff

The expected cut off for candidates belonging to General/SC/ST/OBC in the preliminary examination could be 15% marks out of total 600 marks. For candidates belonging to PH category, it could be 10%. In the written stage, the candidates belonging to general and OBC might have to score 15% while the cut off could be 10% and 5% for SC/ST and PH categories respectively.

SubjectMinimum qualifying marks (Out of 600)
Civil Engineering220-235210- 220180-190180-19080-9070-80
Mechanical Engineering300-310270-280225-235210-220095-105090-100
Electrical Engineering315-325300-310250-260260-270135-145115-125
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering320-330295-305250-260230-240180-190100-110

IES 2017 Results

The results will be announced in April on the basis of cut off set by UPSC for the candidates. Those who successfully qualify Preliminary Examination will proceed to IES Mains Examination 2017. The result will be uploaded on the official website of UPSC in the form of PDF file.

IES Result will be declared in 3 stages- Preliminary Examination results, Mains Results and Final results. After the results for Preliminary Examination is declared, qualifying candidates will sit for Mains Examination. After clearing IES Mains Examination, candidates will be called for Interview and Personality test following which final list of selected candidates will be released.



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