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IES Cutoff 2022: Check Expected & Previous Years’ Cutoffs, Passing Marks

IES Cutoff 2022: The Union Public Service Commission releases IES Cut Off on its official website for various branches such as Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical

Cut off marks are the minimum marks required to pass an exam, and they help you know if you’ve advanced to the next round. They also help the candidate estimate whether he or she is qualified for further rounds. Every year, the UPSC releases cutoff marks for all stages of the exam on its official website.
The UPSC IES exam is divided into three stages, with cutoffs for each stage published separately on the UPSC website in PDF format.
Engineers who are preparing to take this difficult exam, we are here to assist you by providing the previous year’s UPSC IES Prelims Expected Cut off marks. Continue reading this article to learn more about it.

Steps to Check UPSC IES Cutoff

Candidates must follow the steps outlined below to determine the IES cut off:

  • Go to the UPSC’s official website, Upsc.gov.in
  • On the homepage, look for the cutoff link for your discipline.
  • Download and save the UPSC IES Cutoff PDF once it has opened.
  • Print out the cutoff PDF for future reference.

Steps to calculate UPSC IES Marks

  • Step 1: Both Prelims and Mains make up the UPSC IES Exam.
  • Step 2: A total of 250 questions of 500 marks are asked in the prelims.
  • Step 3: For each correct answer, reward two marks.
  • Step 4: Each incorrect answer will result in a 1/3 marks deduction.
  • Step 5: Total Marks = (Number of Correct Answers *1 – Number of Correct Answers x ⅓)

Factors Affecting UPSC IES Cutoff Marks 

The UPSC IES cut off marks are determined by a number of factors, which we have listed below for your convenience.

  • The number of people who are taking the exam
  • Cutoff marks from the previous year
  • The examination marking scheme
  • The conducting authority determines the level of difficulty of the examination.
  • Number of available seats

Expected Cutoff IES Prelims 2022

Here is the category-wise IES Prelims expected 2022 cutoff details given below in the table:

Engineering DisciplinesGeneral Other Backward ClassesSchedule CasteSchedule Tribes
Civil 260-270250-260220-230220-230
Mechanical 280-290270-280230-240220-230
Electrical250-260240-250210-220200-210
Electronics & communications270-280260-270220-230210-220

Previous Years Cut-offs for IES Exam

UPSC IES 2020 Cutoff

We have provided the detailed 2020 cutoff for candidates to have an idea of expected cutoffs. Each discipline has its own set of cutoffs.

For Civil Engineering

CategoryPrelims Cutoff (Out of 500)Mains Cutoff (Out of 1100)Final Cutoff (Out of 1300)
General238651807
EWS238600759
OBC238576762
SC202486688
ST227575725
PwBD‐1160365567
PwBD‐3062180371

For Mechanical Engineering

CategoryPrelims Cutoff (Out of 500)Mains Cutoff (Out of 1100)Final Cutoff (Out of 1300)
General262624800
EWS255575752
OBC250577748
SC214545698
ST202506653
PwBD‐1160382521

For Electrical Engineering

CategoryPrelims Cutoff (Out of 500)Mains Cutoff (Out of 1100)Final Cutoff (Out of 1300)
General238578746
EWS226548693
OBC229550718
SC187496663
ST194510655
PwBD‐1153412571
PwBD‐3058141309

For Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering

CategoryPrelims Cutoff (Out of 500)Mains Cutoff (Out of 1100)Final Cutoff (Out of 1300)
General245516677
EWS226459606
OBC245491645
SC205451598
ST202442554
PwBD‐2091190381

UPSC IES 2019 Prelims Cutoff

The UPSC IES Prelims cutoffs for each discipline and category are listed in the table below.

DisciplineGeneralOBCSCST
Civil Engineering (CE)188185143159
Mechanical Engineering (ME)187187166169
Electrical Engineering (EE)221211191172
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)226221176165

UPSC IES 2019 Mains Cutoff

Candidates who pass the IES Stage 1 (Prelims) appear for the Stage 2 (Mains) exam.

DisciplineGeneralOBCSCST
Civil Engineering (CE)541500453482
Mechanical Engineering (ME)539529450487
Electrical Engineering (EE)547481466417
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)539502458427

UPSC IES 2018 Prelims Cutoff

The IES 2018 cutoffs were announced for six different categories, each of which required a minimum score to qualify for the Mains exam.

DisciplineGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
Civil Engineering (CE)20719416918811487
Mechanical Engineering (ME)25625522022313898
Electrical Engineering (EE)23021819019112771
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)213206173155125(-)

Note: Subject to candidates (general, OBC, SC, and ST) achieving a minimum of 15% in each of the two objective papers and PH candidates achieving a minimum of 10% in each of the two objective papers.

UPSC IES 2018 Mains Cutoff

The IES Mains Admit Card is only given to candidates who meet the minimum cutoffs in the Prelims exam. Getting through the Mains stage of the exam and into the Interview stage.

DisciplineGeneralOBCSCSTPH-1PH-3
Civil Engineering (CE)546502467513308161
Mechanical Engineering (ME)611611542564374288
Electrical Engineering (EE)541488452481303(-)
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)504476405403301(-)

UPSC IES 2018 Personality Test Cutoff

DisciplineGeneralOBCSCST
Civil Engineering (CE)710679609425
Mechanical Engineering (ME)767782699699
Electrical Engineering (EE)711691603624
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)660648567524

Points to Consider: UPSC IES Exam

  • The Commission releases the IES cutoffs after the qualifying candidates’ IES results are released.
  • The IES qualifying preliminary exam cut off for 2022 will be 15% of total marks, or 75 out of 500 for general and reserved category candidates, and 10% of total marks for PH category candidates.
  • UPSC shortlists candidates 6-7 times the total number of vacancies for the IES 2022 main examination based on the preliminary exam’s cutoff score.
  • Candidates in the General, OBC, SC, and ST categories must score at least 20% in the main exam, while PH candidates must score at least 10%.
  • For the final stage, a personality test/interview, UPSC will shortlist candidates twice the number of vacancies.
  • The IES 2022 cutoff will be determined by the commission based on the marks obtained by the last qualified candidate in each stage, as determined by the commission’s selection criteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What are the IES Prelims exam minimum qualifying marks for the General Category?

Ans. The minimum qualifying marks for General category candidates in the IES Preliminary are 15%. It’s important to remember that qualifying marks are not the same as cutoff marks.


Ques. Will there be a single cutoff or a cutoff for each category?

Ans. The IES cutoff will differ depending on the category of candidates. It also varies depending on the candidates’ chosen discipline.


Ques. What information is included on the scorecard?

Ans. The candidate’s name, roll number, and the marks scored on each paper are all listed on the IES Scorecard. To download the scorecards, the candidates will need their unique credentials.

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