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What is IES exam pattern?

Updated IES Prelims Pattern-2019

ESE prelims will be Multiple Choice question based (MCQ). As UPSC conducts IES prelims offline, you should answer in OMR sheets. The commission will conduct the engineering service prelims in a single day (Usually Sunday).

Is there any negative marking in IES?

Yes, there is negative marking in IES prelims exam. Negative marking scheme: for every wrong answer, UPSC will deduct 1/3rd marks allotted to that specific question.

Is calculator allowed for IES exam?

No, UPSC will not allow calculators or any other electronic devices for ESE prelims. However, battery operated regular calculators are allowed for ESE mains.

IES Prelims pattern for Civil Engineering

Paper Subject Duration Max marks
Paper1 General Studies and engineering aptitude 2Hrs 200
Paper 2 Civil Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 500

IES Prelims pattern for Electrical Engineering

Paper Subject Duration Max marks
Paper1 General Studies and engineering aptitude 2Hrs 200
Paper 2 Electrical Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 500

IES Prelims exam pattern for Mechanical Engineering

Paper Subject Duration Max marks
Paper1 General Studies and engineering aptitude 2Hrs 200
Paper 2 Mechanical Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 500

IES Prelims pattern for (ECE) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Paper Subject Duration Max marks
Paper1 General Studies and engineering aptitude 2Hrs 200
Paper 2 Electronics and Telecommunication engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 500

IES Mains Exam Pattern

The IES main exam is a conventional descriptive type of examination.

Note: Only English language should be used for answering the questions.Both of ESE mains subject papers are conducted in a single day.

IES Mains Civil Engineering Pattern

Subject Duration Max marks
Paper 1-Civil Engineering 3Hrs 300
Paper 2-Civil Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 600

IES Mains Electrical Engineering Pattern

Subject Duration Max marks
Paper 1-Electrical Engineering 3Hrs 300
Paper 2-Electrical Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 600

IES Mains Exam Mechanical Engineering Pattern

Subject Duration Max marks
Paper 1-Mechanical Engineering 3Hrs 300
Paper 2-Mechanical Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 600

IES Mains Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Pattern

Subject Duration Max marks
Paper1- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 3Hrs 300
Paper2- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 3Hrs 300
Total 600

IES Interview

Personality Test The interview is for 200 marks
Grand Total (Written + Interview) 800 Marks
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