UPSC IES examination was successfully held on January 7 and the result for the same has been declared on February 17, 2018. Cut off marks will be declared on the basis of IES Result. UPSC surprised all the aspirants by setting tough paper. Check IES Cut off
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UPSC has fixed the minimum qualifying marks for different category participating candidates. Candidates of General, OBC, SC, ST category will have to secure 15% marks i.e. (75 out of 500) whereas, PH category candidates have to obtain 10% marks (50 out of 500) in order to eligible for mains exam.
Before the announcement of the result, IES Prelims 2018 answer key will be released through online mode only. It helps students to calculate their score and evaluate their performance. According to the IES marking scheme, for every correct answer, 2 marks will be awarded. For the wrong answer, 0.33 marks will be deducted.
Students can download IES Prelims 2018 Answer Key by following below steps:
The paper consists of both the descriptive and objective type questions. Negative marking will also apply for the wrong answer. Students who clear the Prelims exam will only able to appear for Mains examination.
IES Prelims exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Following is the detailed explanation of IES Prelims 2018 exam:
History of India and Indian National Movement (Difficulty level: High)
The questions were asked from the core subject so much so that this time questions were also asked from prominent Acts. For e.g. questions on Factories Act, Trade Disputes Act, etc.
Fine examples of questions asked are given here under:
Q. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:
1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism.
2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q. Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?
(d) Sri Lanka
Indian Polity & Governance (Difficulty level: Moderate)
Q. Which of the following are not necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of the President’s rule in a State?
1.Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly
2. Removal of the Council of Ministers in the State
3. Dissolution of the local bodies
Economic and Social Development (Difficulty level: Moderate)
Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (Difficulty level: Moderate)
Science and Technology (Difficulty level: Moderate)
The questions on Science and Technology were clearly focused on application of Science in day to day life. Hence, most of the questions were directly from current affairs and were moderate in answering after logical deduction.
Cut off marks are the minimum marks scored by the candidate in order to qualify the examination. Cut off will be declared by Union Public Service Commission after the announcement of final result. IES 2018 cut off will declare in the Third week of September 2018.
Cut off marks will be decided on the basis of various factors which are listed below:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.