IES Pattern

IES Exam Pattern 2018

 Specifications   Preliminary   Mains   Interview 
 Exam Dates  7-Jan-18  1-Jul-18 -
Number of papers 2 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude & Engineering Disciplines) 2 (Engineering Disciplines) -
Nature of questions Objective type Conventional type -
Total marks 500 600 200
Negative marks 0.33 - -
Time duration Paper I – 2 hours Paper II – 3 hours 3 hours

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IES is conducted for the disciplines... 

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

 

IES Exam Pattern 2018 of Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary examination of IES will consist of two objective type papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Paper I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Test) is common for all the candidates while Paper 2 is based on Engineering disciplines chosen by the candidates. The Paper 1 of UPSC IES will carry 200 marks while total marks allotted for Paper 2 is 300. Candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in Paper 1 will be shortlisted for Paper 2. The marks obtained by candidates in Paper 1 will be considered for final merit list. The IES Prelims exam will be conducted in offline mode. There is penalty for wrong answers in prelims exam, 0.33 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. The Paper 1 will carry total 100 questions while Paper 2 will contain total 150 questions. Candidates can check below the structure of IES Prelims exam.

 

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Paper 1(General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)  2 Hrs  200
 Paper 2: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering  3 Hrs  300
 Total    500

 

Electrical Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Paper 1(General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)  2 Hrs  200
 Paper 2: Electrical Engineering  3 Hrs  300
 Total    500

 

Civil Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Paper 1(General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)  2 Hrs  200
 Paper 2: Civil Engineering  3 Hrs  300
 Total    500

 

Mechanical Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Paper 1(General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)  2 Hrs  200
 Paper 2: Mechanical Engineering  3 Hrs  300
 Total    500

  

IES Main Exam Pattern 2018 

The IES mains examination will consist of two conventional type papers. Both papers will be based on Engineering disciplines. The test will be conducted in pen and paper mode and each will be held for three hours. The maximum marks allotted for IES mains exam is 600. There is no negative marks for wrong answers.The IES exam pattern of mains examination is given below.

 

Mechanical Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Mechanical Engineering -  Paper 1  3 Hrs  300
 Mechanical Engineering -  Paper 2  3 Hrs  300
 Total    600

 

Civil Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Civil Engineering -  Paper 1  3 Hrs  300
 Civil Engineering -  Paper 2  3 Hrs  300
 Total    600

 

Electrical Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Electrical Engineering -  Paper 1  3 Hrs  300
 Electrical Engineering -  Paper 2  3 Hrs  300
 Total    600

 

Electronics Engineering

 Subject  Duration  Maximum Marks
 Electronics Engineering -  Paper 1  3 Hrs  300
 Electronics Engineering -  Paper 2  3 Hrs  300
 Total    600

 

IES Exam Pattern 2018 of Interview

The Interview will be held for those candidates who will secure minimum qualifying marks in Preliminary and Mains examination. The Interview will carry total 200 marks. In Interview, candidates will be judged on the basis of their leadership skills, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and social qualities, mental and physical energy, knowledge of practical applications and integrity of characters.

 

IES 2018 Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the marking scheme of IES 2018 prelims exam below.

Correct answers +2 Marks

Incorrect answers  -0.33 Marks