IES Cut Off

The Union Public Service Commission or UPSC conducts a competitive examination to recruit the engineers for Indian Engineering Services. The IES cut-off refers to the minimum marks that a candidate must obtain to qualify for the next stage. An IES recruitment process consists of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview. Therefore, the candidates need to be aware of the cut-off for last year’s IES examination. They also need to be aware of the tentative cut-off for 2022, and some other information regarding the exam pattern. The cut-off mark helps candidates to set the goals and prepare accordingly.

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Steps to Check the IES Cut Off 2023

The UPSC IES cut off 2023 can be checked and accessed by candidates by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the UPSC. (

Step 2: Click on the link that specifies the engineering discipline cut-off.

Step 3: A new page opens where you can access and check the cut-off for your category.

Step 4: Check the cut-off and save the file for future reference.

Tentative IES Cut Off 2023

Discipline General OBC SC ST
Civil Engineering 260- 270 250- 260 220- 230 220- 230
Mechanical Engineering 280- 290 270- 280 230- 240 220- 230
Electrical Engineering 250- 260 240- 250 210- 220 200- 210
Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering 270- 280 260- 270 220- 230 210- 220

Check the UPSC Cut Off 2020:

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IES Cut Off 2020

The IES last year cut off for different engineering disciplines is listed below:

Civil Engineering

Category Prelims cut off(out of 500) Mains cutoff(out of 1100) Final cutoff(out of 1300)
General 238 651 807
EWS 238 600 759
OBC 238 576 762
SC 202 486 688
ST 227 575 725
PwBD-1 160 365 567
PwBD-3 062 180 371

Mechanical Engineering

Category Prelims cut-off(out of 500) Mains cut-off(out of 1100) Final cut-off(out of 1300)
General 262 624 800
EWS 255 575 752
OBC 250 577 748
SC 214 545 698
ST 202 506 653
PwBD-1 160 382 521

Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering

Category Prelims cut-off(out of 500) Mains cut-off(out of 1100) Final cut-off(out of 1300)
General 245 516 677
EWS 226 459 606
OBC 245 491 645
SC 205 451 598
ST 202 442 554
PwBD-2 091 190 381

Electrical Engineering

Category Prelims cut-off(out of 500) Mains cut-off(out of 1100) Final cut-off(out of 1300)
General 238 578 746
EWS 226 548 693
OBC 229 550 718
SC 187 496 663
ST 194 510 655
PwBD-1 153 412 571
PwBD-3 058 141 309

IES Exam Pattern

The UPSC IES is a national-level competitive examination that consists of a three-stage selection process. These three stages are:

  1. Prelims: The Prelims is the first stage in the selection process. It consists of two question papers – Paper 1 for General Studies and Engineering Aptitude and Paper 2 for Engineering Discipline. Paper 1 consists of 100 questions and carries 200 marks, while Paper 2 consists of 150 marks and carries 300 marks.
  2. Mains: The Mains is stage 2 of the selection process. The candidates who clear the first stage of the Prelims are allowed to sit for the Mains. The Mains also consists of two papers, both for Engineering Discipline. Each of the two papers contains eight optional questions, out of which candidates need to answer five. Each paper is of 300 marks.
  3. Personal Interview: This is the final stage of the selection process. The candidates who have been shortlisted for the interview have qualified for the two stages of the written examination. This round consists of 200 marks based on which candidates are evaluated.

The points mentioned in this article should suffice in answering many questions. We wish you all the best.

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Frequently Asked Questions on IES Cut off


Does the previous year’s IES cut off play a role in 2022?

Yes, the previous year’s cut-off for the IES examination plays a vital role in the 2022 selection. The previous year’s cut-off provides an estimate for the cut-off this year.


How does the number of candidates affect IES cut in 2022?

The number of candidates appearing affects the cut-off for the 2022 IES. The strength of the applicants results in very high competition and narrow cut-off marks.


Is there a negative marking in IES Mains?

No, there is no negative marking in IES Mains. Marks are deducted if the handwriting is illegible.

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