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IES / ESE Cutoff

IES / ESE 2018 Cutoff (All Stages) Release Dates, Detailed Analysis

The cutoff marks for the IES ESE examination 2018 will be released after the final results have been declared. The performance of the candidates plays a huge role in finalising the cutoff marks. The general rule is that the cutoff marks are decided, so the UPSC has a list of candidates which is seven times the number of vacancies.

Important dates for IES Cutoff 2018

IES Cutoff 2018 EventsDates
IES 2018 final result declaration date2nd week September, 2018
IES 2018 cutoff declaration date3rd week of September, 2018
IES 2018 marks of recommended candidates release dateOctober, 2018
IES 2018 Preliminary Stage January 7, 2018
IES 2018 Main Stage July 1, 2018
IES 2018 Personality Test/Interview DateNovember-December 2018

IES cutoff for various stages

The IES cutoff is declared at various stages to facilitate the easy short-listing of candidates. Given below are the details

IES cutoff for the Prelims: The cutoff for this round of examination is staggered. Candidates of General, OBC, SC and ST category will have to secure 15%, (75 out of 500) whereas physically handicapped (PH) candidates will have to obtain 10% (50 marks out of 500) of the total marks allotted in two papers. This will make the candidate eligible for the next round of examination.

IES cut off-for the Mains: The cutoff for this round is 20% (120 marks out of 600) for General, OBC, SC and ST categories and PH candidates will have to secure 10% (60 marks out of 600). This will enable the candidate to appear for the interview round.

Factors determining the cutoff

The factors that decide the cutoff are as follows

  • Number of test takers
  • Number of vacancies
  • Difficulty level of exam

How to check the cutoff?

The UPSC will release the cutoff marks after the declaration of the final results. You can check the cutoff marks by:

  1. Log into the main page upsc.gov.in
  2. You will find a link to the page displaying the cutoff marks on the home page.
  3. Click on this link to be redirected to the cutoff marks section.

The division of marks

The Cutoff marks are given out for all subjects. Subject-wise cutoff marks for the previous years is as follows:

IES Cutoff for Prelim examination (Stage 1)

IES Cutoff for Civil Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
201720217714815110268
20162292142871838376
201526222818018791114
201420218615610090101

IES Cutoff for Mechanical Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
201723120716514710899
20163012742292129992
2015279255215182107164
2014279253217200135116

IES Cutoff for Electrical Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
201725724121020816973
2016320304251262136118
2015305280240236170--
2014276246196183112210

IES Cutoff for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017221205167171123--
2016322298251231184104
2015325320278247201--
2014322307265277229--

IES Cutoff for Main examination (Stage 2)

The cutoff for this stage is calculated out of 1100 marks, that is a total of the Prelims of 500 marks and the Mains of 600 marks. List of the cutoff for the Mains for the previous years is as follows.

IES Cutoff for Civil Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017520459415439315145
2016464418387395223143
2015516470376411197225
2014391373315293158158

IES Cutoff for Mechanical Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017553485428399275278
2016529479420402212174
2015482442372339213259
2014482442345325238229

IES Cutoff for Electrical Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017618562511530367268
2016541502452461275--
2015521470407394255--
2014458429357342190326

IES Cutoff for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017549508447479350--
2016545494439418324157
2015558540475447345--
2014515489433452347--

IES Cutoff for final stage or Interview round

The marks for this round are calculated out of 1300 marks, a total of 500 marks for the Preliminary exam, 600 marks for Mains exam and 200 marks for Personality test/Interview. The list emerging after this will decide which candidates get recommended to UPSC to fill in the vacancy.

List of cutoff for the last few years is as follows:

IES Cutoff for Civil Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017691650564578437311
2016632588538539414217
2015674630539552380323
2014572540467453329263

IES Cutoff for Mechanical Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017723673576550452502
2016686634557544399330
2015640598501463375391
2014595564500495395333

IES Cutoff for Electrical Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017769742658698575428
2016694662611600458--
2015662619544551389--
2014623587514515402442

IES Cutoff for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Years/CategoriesGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
2017713675611590471--
2016692656578546470379
2015700685614572523--
2014657632576602477--

Note: The total marks have changed in the last few years.

  • For the Prelims in 2016, 2015 and 2014 it was 600, whereas in 2017 it was reduced to 500.
  • For the Mains in 2016, 2015 and 2014 it was 1000. In the year 2017, it was reduced to 1100.
  • For the last round in 2016, 2015 and 2014 it was 1200. In 2017 it was 1300.

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