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UPSC IES Answer Key 2024:

Before releasing the UPSC IES Exam Result 2024 officially, the coaching and institutes publish the IES prelims Answer keys on the exam day. The official UPSC IES Exam Answer Key 2024 will be released in pdf format. Based on the published UPSC IES Answer Key 2024 by the coaching institutes, the candidates can calculate their scores and predict their results.

UPSC IES Exam Answer Key 2024

Type of Answers

Marks Per Question

Correct Answer

+2.5

Wrong Answer (For Both)

-0.33%

No Answer

0

More than One Answer

-0.33%

UPSC IES Answer Key

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How to Download the UPSC IES Answer Key 2024:

Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to check the UPSC IES Exam Answer Key 2024.

  • Go to the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on the UPSC IES Exam Answer Key link.
  • UPSC IES Answer key will be displayed on the screen (in pdf format).
  • Candidates have to download it and take the printout of it for further use.

How to calculate the scores by using the UPSC IES Answer Key 2024?

After downloading the UPSC IES Exam Answer Key 2024, aspirants can compare the responses that they have marked in the exam. Using the UPSC IES Exam Answer Key, aspirants will be able to calculate the estimated score. To calculate the IES score, candidates need to follow the marking scheme suggested by the examination authority. Given below is the marking scheme of the UPSC IES Exam. Have a look.

Paper 1 – Total marks allotted to the Paper 1 is 200 according to the UPSC IES Exam Pattern. For each correct response, candidates will get 2.5 marks. For any wrong attempt, 0.88 marks will be deducted.

Paper 2 – This paper encompasses 300 marks. Candidates will be awarded four marks for the correct answer. For an incorrect answer, 1.3 marks will be deducted.

How UPSC IES Exam cut off is calculated?

IES Exam cut off is calculated based on the following given parameters:

  • Number of test-takers
  • Total vacancies
  • Exam difficulty

IES Prelims cut off (2020)

Branch

General

OBC

SC

ST

Civil

185-192

183-187

140-145

156-161

Mechanical

184-191

183-190

160-168

165-170

Electrical

215- 225

205-215

185-193

165-173

Electronics and Telecomm.

220-225

217-222

170-178

160-164

IES Cut off 2019 Preliminary Exam

Branch

General

OBC

SC

ST

Civil

188

185

143

159

Mechanical

187

187

166

169

Electrical

221

211

191

172

Electronics and Telecomm.

226

221

176

165

IES Cut off 2019 Main Exam

Branch

General

OBC

SC

ST

Civil

541

500

453

482

Mechanical

539

529

450

487

Electrical

547

481

466

417

Electronics and Telecomm.

539

502

458

427

Factors Affecting IES Cut off:

There are several factors that determine the cut off such as:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Number of seats available
  • Previous year cut off
  • Marking Scheme of the examination
  • Level of difficulty of the examination
How to Check IES Cut off 2024?
  1. Visit the official website of UPSC.
  2. Click on the link as per your discipline.
  3. Post checking your IES Cut off for the Preliminary stage, you will learn whether you are eligible for IES Main exam or not.
  4. Save the cut of the file for further reference.

Related FAQ’s:

Q. What will be the cut-off for the written exam in Paper 1?

A. Paper 1 cut off for the written exam will be different for the different category students and for different branches as well. Go through the above section to know the cut off of IES Exam paper 1.

Q. What is the sectional cut-off in UPSC IES Exam 2024?

A. The sectional UPSC IES Exam cut-off is decided out of the total marks in each.

Q. What is UPSC IES Exam cut off?

A. UPSC IES Exam cut off is the minimum qualifying marks at the written stage and marks scored by the last candidate in the merit order at the final stage of the exam.

Q. What is the expected cut-off for UPSC IES Exam 2024?

A. Go through the cut-off section to get an idea about the expected cut-off in the IES Exam 2024.

Q. How can we determine the cut-off?

A. The cut-off is determined based on several factors such as the number of candidates appearing in the exam, total vacancies, and exam difficulty level.

Q. Is there any sectional cut-off in UPSC IES Exam?

A. Yes, aspirants need to secure at least 25% in each subject in the UPSC IES Exam. However, the qualifying marks may differ as per the session of the exam.

Q. Do I need to score separate cut-off marks in the written exam and personal Interview?

A. Yes, aspirants need to secure separate cut-off marks in the written exam and personal Interview.

Q. How is the final IES exam cut-off determined?

A. The final UPSC IES Exam cut-off is determined based on the written exam and personal Interview.

Q. Is Paper 2 cut-off higher than Paper 1 cut-off?

A. It is totally unpredictable. It is normally calculated that the cut-off for paper 2 is higher than paper 1.

Q. Does each paper have separate cut-off marks in the UPSC IES Exam?

A. Yes, the cut-offs are the same for all the papers.

Q. Do I need to score the minimum qualifying marks in each subject?

A. Yes, you need to secure the minimum qualifying marks in each subject in the UPSC IES Exam.

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