UPSC IES / ESE 2020 Prelims Answer Key

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May 28, 2020

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UPSC ESE (Engineering Services Examination) 2020 was successfully conducted on January 05, 2020 in 2 shifts. Answer key of IES is published for all sets of GAT, Civil Engineering Paper I and Paper II, Mechanical Engineering Paper I and Paper II, Electrical Engineering Paper I and Paper II, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Paper I and Paper II.

In the first shift of ESE 2020 Prelims “ESE General Studies and Engineering Aptitude” paper was conducted and in the second shift “Engineering Objective Technical paper” was held. General studies and engineering aptitude paper for 2 hours and engineering objective technical paper was for 3 hours.

Answer key 2020 contains the correct answer of questions asked in the exam for all the papers. Candidates can use the IES answer key 2020 for checking the responses provided by them in the exam with that of the Answer key. Comparing the responses, candidates will be able to know the accurate attempts. The answer key will give a fair idea about the result and their chances of selection in the further rounds.


Steps to Download UPSC IES Answer Key 2020

Before the announcement of the result, IES 2020 Answer Key will be released in online mode. This will give you a general idea about the result. Candidates can download the IES Answer key, by following these simple steps:

1. Visit the official website of UPSC.

2. Under the head of Examination – click on “Answer Key”.

3. The next page will get open, with the respective link to view UPSC IES Answer Key 2020

4. Next, click on streamwise UPSC IES Answer Key 2020.

5. Select your corresponding set attempted in the examination and estimate the score by comparing the actual answers.

6. Follow the right marking scheme as prescribed by the UPSC for calculating your marks.

UPSC IES Previous years Question Paper and Answer Key

Stage IES 2017 Exam Question Paper Answer key
ESE 2017 – Prelims Civil Engineering SET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

ESE 2017 – Prelims Mechanical Engineering Paper SET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

ESE 2017 – Prelims General Studies and Engineering Aptitude SET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D GAT Answer Key
ESE 2017 – Prelims Electrical Engineering Paper SET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download

ESE 2017 – Prelims E & T Paper SET A, SET B, SET C AND SET D

Paper I - Download

Paper II - Download


IES 2020 Expected Cutoff

The expected cut off for candidates belonging to General/SC/ST/OBC in the preliminary examination could be 40-45% marks out of total 500 marks. For candidates belonging to PH category, it could be 20%. In the written stage, the candidates belonging to general and OBC might have to score 45% while the cut off could be 35% and 30% for SC/ST and PH categories respectively.

Subject Minimum qualifying marks (Out of 500)
General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 200-210 190- 200 160-170 150-170 80-90 70-80
Mechanical Engineering 199-220 199-210 175-190 160-180 095-105 090-100
Electrical Engineering 215-225 200-210 190-205 170-180 120-135 80-110
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 220-230 215-235 170-180 160-180 125-140 60-80

IES 2020 Results

The results are announced on February 20,2020 on the basis of cutoff set by UPSC for the candidates. Those who successfully qualify Preliminary Examination will proceed to IES Mains Examination 2020. The result will be uploaded on the official website of UPSC in the form of PDF file.

IES Result will be declared in 3 stages- Preliminary Examination results, Mains Results and Final results. After the results for Preliminary Examination is declared, qualifying candidates will have to appear for Mains Examination. After clearing IES Mains Examination, candidates will be called for Interview and Personality test following which final list of selected candidates will be released.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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