IES Final Result 2021 (Out), Answer Keys, Merit List and Selection Procedure

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Apr 16, 2021

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IES final Results 2020  have been released by UPSC on the official site, i.e. on April 12, 2021. Candidates can check IES Result in online mode only at the official website by logging in with their IES Application Number and password. Candidates who clear the prelims examination are eligible to appear for IES Main 2020 followed by IES 2020 Personal Interview.  Candidates who successfully clear all the rounds of the IES 2020 Examination will be recruited into the esteemed Indian Engineering Services as Junior Engineer. 

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Important Dates of  ESE result 2020

IES Result 2020 Important Dates
Prelims exam date January 5, 2020
Declaration of prelims result February 20, 2020
UPSC IES 2020 Mains 18 October 18, 2020
Result of the Mains exam December 15, 2020 onwards
IES Final Results April 12, 2021
  • The IES Final results for 2020 has been released. Read more
  • IES Result is released in the form of a PDF containing the names and roll numbers of qualified candidates.
  • Candidates will have to download the PDF and search for their names or roll numbers on the official site
  • Candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam will have to appear in IES Main exam on June 28, 2020.
  • Candidates clearing IES 2020 Cutoff of the main exam will be called for the Interview round in the month of September 2020.
  • The Interview round or Personality Test is the last step in IES 2020 Selection Process 

IES Results for 2019, 2018 and 2017

The number of candidates finally qualified and recommended by UPSC for appointment under different disciplines in 2019, 2018 and 2017 are mentioned below: 

Branch 2019 2018 2017
Civil Engineering 233 161 258
Mechanical Engineering 87 136 135
Electrical Engineering 86 108 59
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 88 106 48
Total 494 511 500

Highlights of IES Result 2020

The key points about UPSC IES/ ESE Result are highlighted below:

IES Result Stages  3 stages – IES Preliminary result, Main result, and Final result.
IES Result Releasing Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Mode of Availability Online
IES Result available at
Credentials required to access the result Registration Number and Date of Birth
IES Vacancy 2020 495 vacancies
IES Helpline Number 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543

IES Result Dates 2020

The result dates will be notified by the authority at its website. Meanwhile, candidates can check the tentative IES result announcing dates for all the three stages: 

Events Dates
IES Preliminary Exam January 5, 2020
IES Preliminary Result February 20, 2020 (Released)
IES Main Exam June 28, 2020
IES Main Result August 2020
IES Interview Dates September 2020
IES Final Result October 2020

How to Check IES Result 2020?

Candidates can check the result by following the below procedure:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.
  2. From the right side menu, choose ‘Written Results’ option
  3. The result will be available in a PDF file. You can find the roll numbers of qualified candidates in each branch
  4. Download the PDF file and view your result
  5. You can save a copy of the UPSC IES result PDF file for future use

IES Result 2020 – Preliminary Exam

  • IES Result 2020 of the preliminary exam will be declared in April 2020.
  • The preliminary exam will have two papers – General Studies, Engineering Aptitude, and Civil engineering.
  • Total marks allotted- 500
  • Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be shortlisted to appear for the mains examination.
  • Marks secured by candidates in the preliminary exam will be taken into account for the final result.
  • Obtaining minimum qualifying marks in both the papers is mandatory. This will also remain a criterion for selection in the main examination.
  • Only qualifiers of one stage will be issued IES Admit Card for the next stage.

IES Result 2020 – Main Exam

  • Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the main exam which will be held on June 28, 2020.
  • Total marks allotted- 600
  • The results for the main exam will be declared tentatively in the first week of August.
  • Engineering Services (Main/stage-II) examination consists of two conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline-specific.
  • Duration- 3 hours
  • Candidates qualifying the main exam as per the qualifying standards set by UPSC will be called for the personality test.

IES Result 2020 – Personality Test (Interview)

  • UPSC will shortlist candidates twice the number of vacancies for the personality test.
  • The total marks allotted to personality test will be 200 with no minimum qualifying marks
  • Candidates appearing for the personality test will be assessed on the basis of leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application, and integrity of character.

IES Result 2020 – Final Result and Allotment

  • The final IES result is expected to be declared in October 2020.
  • The final result will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in the preliminary exam, main exam, and the personality test.
  • The final result will be declared as a pdf file with roll numbers of qualified candidates in each discipline.
  • Candidates will be allotted to the various services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preference expressed by them for the various services/posts.

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IES Answer Keys

UPSC has released IES 2019 Preliminary exam answer keys. Candidates have to visit the official website in order to download the same, alternatively, they can download them from below links:

IES Preliminary Papers Download Links
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Answer Key
Civil Engineering Answer Key
Mechanical Engineering
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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eppayogesh yogesh
Hai sir/madam, iam yogesh eppa, iam waiting for IES (ECE) Prelims 2020 cut-off marks in PHC(Physical Handicaped ) category . so please tell me the cutoff marks.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Yogesh, you can check the cut off score for the concerned category from here: IES Cut Off Marks

p narasimharao
When wiil release ies preliminary 2019
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Naraimharao, kindly visit the official website of the authority for getting latest updates on result.
amit kumar
how can we join the ias exam with maths subject after iit
ritika sharma

Hi Amit, For getting information regarding IAS exam please check this link:- Exam.

ragolu kiran
wt will be cutoff of upsc IES PRELIMS 2018 for SC category madam/ sir. though the exam was bit tough this time , can u tel me wt would be cut off ?
bhawna vedwal

Hello Ragolu,The expected cutoff for sc category is mentioned below-


Candidate’s Category



Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Electrical Engineering (EE)


Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ECE)


Civil Engineering (CE)





manmeet singh
I have done my graduation in Electronics, Instrumentation, and Control Engineering. Can I write ESE? IF yes then in which discipline?
bhawna vedwal

Hello Manmeet, Yes you are eligible to appear for IES entrance exam. To know more about eligibility you can use this link : Eligibility

shivani tiwari
Will the scorecard be delivered to my home address regarding the IES result?
kalpana sharma expert
Hi Shivani, No, IES result is declared in the online mode only, so under no circumstances will a mail be sent. Therefore, it is important to keep a regular check online in order to keep oneself updated with any of ESE Notification.
sonal rohatgi
I belong to SC category, what is the minimum percentage defined for clearing the exam?
kalpana sharma expert
Hi Sonal, You need to score 10% of total marks defined in IES main exam in order to clear the exam.
vivek dhaware
I’m also belong to SC category
akansha expert
Hello Vivek, Please let me know how can I help You regarding this?
sonal rohatgi
I wanted to know the minimum qualifying marks defined for IES personality test?
kalpana sharma expert
Hi Sonal, As per UPSC, there are no minimum marks defined for IES Stage 3 or Personality Test.
pankaj pathak
I have obtained minimum percentage in my IES main exam, am I eligible for the personality test?
kalpana sharma expert

Hi Pankaj, Let me tell you that, only by clearing the exam one is not entitled to appear for the personality test. If you clear the percentage defined after your IES result is declared and your name is in the merit list, then only you will be considered for final recruitment.

Can you please tell the link from where I can check ESE result?
kalpana sharma expert
Hi Karan, The link for checking IES result is The link will become functional after the exam concludes. You will be notified about the information via Email or the contact number provided.
I gave IES Stage 1 i.e. prelims exam in the month of January, when can I expect IES prelims result?
kalpana sharma expert
Hi Karan, As per the trends followed by UPSC, the results for IES/ ESE is declared within a month of the preliminary examination, thus you can check your result in the month of February.
archisman das
I have cleared the exam! I'm so ecstatic that i'm unable to focus on studying. Can you provide me with a brief study plan?
vaishali expert

Hi Archisman, Please find the link and check Preparation tips for IES Exam

raveena kapoor
I am quite sure that I won't be able to clear MAINS exam, what are the other options?
vaishali expert

Hi Raveena, Wait for the result. If you will not be cleared Mains exam. So, we would like to suggest you, please re-appear the exam.

arindam moitra
What is the cut off score for OBC-NCL category in Electrical engineering stream for IES Prelims 2017? I scored 310 in the exam. Please let me know.
vaishali expert
Hi Arindam, IES Prelims 2017 cutoff scores for OBC- NCL are 185-190.
swapnil verma
I am pretty confident that I will clear the Mains exam. Can you guide me through the interview process of the exam? What sort of questions are asked in the interview? Can you provide me some sample interview questions which will help in my preparation ? I will be highly obliged if you do so. Regards
vaishali expert

Hi Swapnil, Please find the link and you can check the detailed information about the interview preparation and there are also present some questions which will help you for interview.

shivani tiwari
What is the minimum cut off for IES Interview?
vaishali expert
Hi Shivani, IES 2017 Cutoff will fall between 180-300 for all its streams.
palak khanna
Hi, The download button is inactive. I cannot download my mark sheet. How do I download it?
vaishali expert

Hi Palak, Firstly please check your internet connection, reload your page or you can re - login your email ID. If you will face the same problem so please report to Union Public Services Commission.

vivek bansal
When will be the IES Mains result declared?
vaishali expert
Hi Vivek, IES result for Mains will be declared in August 2017, as a PDF file which will be uploaded on the official website of UPSC
soumya sehgal
How many candidates cleared IES Prelims 2017?
vaishali expert

Hi Soumya, Approximately 4000 candidates has cleared IES Prelims in 2017.