UPSC IES 2019 Cut Off for Prelims, Mains and Final Examination, expert analysis here
UPSC IES 2019 Cutoff : Check what experts say about the question paper.
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 UPSC IES Results, the conducting body releases a merit list online. Candidates qualifying the IES Prelims Cut off can then appear for IES Mains, scheduled for July 1, 2019 (tentative).
This year, the official notification released on September 26. As per the updates, the last date to apply online was October 22. Candidates who have successfully registered for IES exam will be able to download their hall tickets from December 11 from UPSC’s website (www.upsc.gov.in).
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the Indian Engineering Services (IES) prelims exam 2019 on January 6, 2019. Candidates found the questions tough and lengthy and thus, are wondering how much will be the cut-off.
UPSC will release the cut off for engineering services examination soon after the declaration of results of all the 3 Stages.
- IES 2018 Prelims Result are expected to be declared on February 17.
- UPSC has scheduled IES 2019 Mains on July 1.
- The e-admit card for IES Mains Exam 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!
UPSC IES ESE 2019 Cutoff Marks
- 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 Cut offs by UPSC
- Based on the cut off score for IES 2018 preliminary exam, UPSC shortlists candidates 6-7 times the total number of vacancies for IES 2018 mains examination.
- 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 2018 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.
- In 2017, the cutoff for IES civil engineering was 202 for general category in the preliminary exam, whereas for mechanical it was 231.
IES 2019 Expected Cut-off Marks – (Pre & Main) – Engineering Services Examination (ESE) also known as IES is one of the popular exams among engineering graduates. Large number of candidates who want to work for Group A posts or services under various departments of govt. of India appear in this exam. To select the suitable candidates, UPSC fix the minimum qualifying marks in each stage of recruitment process. The minimum qualifying marks is considered as the cut-off marks. Those who clear the cut-offs at every stage are eligible for appointment.
IES (Paper-I) Expected cut-off marks (out of 500)
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|Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering||215-225||200-210||160-170||160-170|
* Expected cut-off marks for UPSC IES/ESE 2019 calculated by our team as per previous years record. It is for analysis purpose. Final cut-off provided by UPSC may differ from the above Cut-off.
* Candidates who attain minimum marks in Stage-I (objective papers) i.e., marks out of 500 only those candidates be eligible for Stage-II (Subjective papers). Candidates who attain minimum marks in Stage-I + Stage-II i.e., marks out of 1100 only those candidates would be called for personal interview.
Previous Years Official UPSC IES Cut Offs for Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test
- UPSC IES Cut off 2018
- UPSC IES Cut off 2017
- UPSC IES Cut off 2016
- UPSC IES Cut off 2015
- UPSC IES Cut off 2014
- UPSC IES Cut off 2013
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
Recruitment Process and Vacancy Details
After cracking the written exams, the candidates need to appear for an interview. This is the final phase of the recruitment process and perhaps the most difficult one. There has been an instance when someone has done exceedingly well in the written exams got rejected during the interview session. Therefore, it is very important for the students to make sure that they prepared themselves thoroughly prior to appearing for the interview. They will be bombarded with very tough and tricky questions that would require the presence of mind as well as strong IQ to answer. In the following section, a brief overview will be presented in the interview. The total recruitment process is in pointer given below.
- IES Application Form 2018: this is the first step and the candidates who want to give IES 2019 they have to first fill up the form within given date.
- Preliminary Examination: In the second phase, they candidates have to seat for the preliminary exam and have to attempt two papers of 200 and 300 marks respectively.
- Mains examination: In the main exam, the candidates have to give two papers of 300 marks each. Only 6 to 7 times of the number of vacancies will get a chance to seat for the mains.
- Interview: In the next step, interview round only the 1 out of 3 candidates will get a chance. Total number of this round will be 200 marks.
- Document Verification: the candidates who will clear the interview round have to submit their documents.
- Final Selection & allotment: the candidates who will satisfy the eligibility in the previous round will be in the merit list. Apart from that, the number obtained in the preliminary, mains and interview will be considered. Based on the merit list the candidates will be allotted in various services.
This interview session is also known as “Personality Test” which consists of 200 marks. The primary objective of this interview session is to evaluate and assess the candidates in every possible respect in order to see if they are fit enough to hold a major position in the field of Public Service. The interview is conducted by a panel of highly experienced individuals who are capable of scrutinizing the candidates from every single aspect.
One of the main objectives of this interview is to test and evaluate the mental calibre of the candidates. In other words, it is not only meant to check the intellectual qualities of a candidate but at the same time his knowledge on current affairs and different other social traits. The qualities that are judged are,
- Mental Alertness
- Critical Powers of Assimilation
- Logical and Clear Exposition
- Balance of judgment
- Depth and variety of interest
- Leadership qualities
- Social Cohesion
- Moral and intellectual integrity
It needs to be mentioned in this context, that the technique of interview is not about cross-examination, but a well-directed and natural conversation which is designed to judge and evaluate the candidate’s mental qualities. The interview has not been designed to evaluate or test the candidate’s general knowledge; that part has already been taken care of in the written examination. The candidates are expected to be well versed in different social traits and also in various other events that are taking place around them. They are expected to have a broad outreach to both national and foreign affairs.
The interview can be very interesting and enjoyable as long as the pressure of it is not buckling someone down. It is all about the character and personality of the candidate. It will test the mental strength of the candidates to see if he is capable enough to handle some of the toughest situations and also work under pressure.
Therefore, it is not enough to crack the written exams, students need to be smart and competent enough to rack the interview session as well
As far as the vacancy details for 2019 are concerned, it has been announced already and the total number of vacancy is 581. However, the candidates can get to know about various details pertaining to the vacancies for IES from different newspapers and the internet. Going through the previous year’s vacancies would also give them some idea.
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