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IES Result 2018 by UPSC

Union Public Service Commission or UPSC will release IES Result 2018. The results are declared separately for IES Prelims and IES Mains examinations. Candidates have to visit the official website of UPSC in order to check the same.

Listed below are facts related to IES Results 2018:

  • The results for IES are released in online mode only at
  • Roll Numbers of the shortlisted candidates is published in pdf format on the website mentioned above.
  • The results for IES 2018 is declared in three stages: Stage 1 (Preliminary), Stage 2 (Mains) and Final Result (Personality Test).
  • After the declaration of result, candidates are asked to submit a Detailed Application Form (DAF) online.
  • One must take note that the candidature of the shortlisted candidates is provisional until the recruitment is finalised by the Commission (UPSC).
  • IES Cut Off is also released along with the results of each stage.
  • Candidates clearing the cut off for IES (Prelims and Mains) can then proceed to Stage 3 (Personality Test).

UPSC has scheduled the Engineering Services examination on January 07, 2018 (Prelims) and July 01, 2018 (Mains). It is expected that this year more than 2 lakh engineers will fight for approximate 700 vacancies through IES 2018.

Highlights of IES Results 2018

IES 2018 Result DateIES Prelims – February 2018
IES Mains – August 2018
Mode of AvailabilityOnline
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Candidates expected to qualify IES 2018As per vacancies available
Applicability of IES ResultFor recruitment of engineering in various posts in Indian Engineering Services
Job locationIndia
IES Helpline Number011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543

IES Result Dates 2018

After successful conduct of IES exams, UPSC releases the results for Indian Engineering Services examinations. The results for IES Prelims are expected to release in the last week of February 2018. Qualified candidates can then appear for IES Mains Examination which comprises of two sections: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Check  IES/ ESE Exam Pattern

Tabulated below are the important dates related to IES Result:

EventDate (tentative)
IES Result for Prelims ExamFebruary 2018
IES Result for Mains ExamAugust 2018
IES Result for Personality TestNovember 2018
IES 2018 Final Result DateDecember 2018

How to Check IES Result 2018?

  • UPSC will release the results of IES 2018 Preliminary and Mains examination on the official website.
  • Only the qualified candidates roll numbers are listed in the PDF file of IES Notification for results.

Candidates must keep ready with the attested copies of the following documents soon after the declaration of IES Result:

  • Certificate of Age
  • Certificate of Educational Qualification
  • Category Certificate (wherever applicable)
  • Certificate in support of claim for age/ fee concession

Note: Make sure to have all the documents 

The steps to check IES results are as follows:

  • Visit the official UPSC website i.e.
  • Click on “Active Examinations” under “Examination” from the drop-down menu.
  • “Engineering Service Examination 2018” link will be displayed
  • Click and the link will open in a new window in PDF format
  • Result file can be downloaded by clicking download on the right-hand upper corner
  • Click control + F at once and enter your roll number and hit search

Details on IES 2018 Scorecard

  • The conducting body will not release scorecard for qualified candidates.
  • Instead, e-admit card for IES 2018 (Prelims and Mains) will be released on the official website.
  • IES 2018 Mains Admit card will be available approximately 3 weeks before the Engineering Services Mains Examination 2018.

IES 2018 Answer Key

  • The answer keys for the engineering service examination is released by UPSC.
  • Candidates have to visit the official website in order to check the same.
  • IES 2018 Answer Key will be available for the following papers:
    • Civil Engineering Paper - I
    • Civil Engineering Paper - II
    • Mechanical Engineering Paper - I
    • Mechanical Engineering Paper - II
    • Electrical Engineering Paper - I
    • Electrical Engineering Paper - II
    • E & T Paper - I
    • E & T Paper - II
    • GAT

How to Download IES Answer Key?

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on “Answer Key” from the drop-down menu under “Examination”
  • Year wise Examination Answer Key will be listed
  • Check “Engineering Services Examination 2018”
  • All the subjects and papers will be listed with a link beside them.
  • Applicants can click on the link to the respective papers to view and download the answer key.
Note:Applicants can use IES 2018 Official Answer Key to verify their response in the examination. With official answer key, applicants will get an idea of their total marks.

What is Detailed Application Form (DAF) for IES Interview?

  • Candidates who have cleared the written examination i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2 have to appear for Stage 3 i.e. Personality Test.
  • Before appearing on the last stage, candidates are required to fill Detailed Application Form.
  • DAF can be accessed online at UPSC Official Website.
  • For candidates appearing for the interview, this is the form that the board will have in front of them.
  • Most of the questions are asked from DAF in IES Interview.

Details asked in DAF 2018

The form consists questions that are basic and general in nature. The fields in the form are as follows:

  1. Name – Candidate must enter their name as given in 10th and 12th official documents. One should know the meaning or everything possible related to the name.
  2. Address – Residence address of a candidate.
  3. Domicile – Provide information about the place of birth. Candidate must know the meaning of Domicile and also all the possible information related to it.
  4. Date of Birth – Birth date as mentioned in the official documents. Also, one must know if there is any historical significance of the day.
  5. Community – Candidate has to mention their category. It is important to know the meaning of SC/ST/OBC/PwD abbreviations.  
  6. Employment Status – Mention details about the past and current employment status. It is important to know all the information about your current and past employment working.
  7. Name of Father/ Mother  Provide correct names of your parents in DAF for IES Interview.
  8. Father/ Mother’s profession and salary – Candidate must know about their parents' profession and salary they earn.
  9. Service preferences – This must be decided by candidate. Fill in the preferences in serial order. Fill this very carefully, find out all the information related to these services and also discuss with working people.
  10. Prizes/ Medal/ Scholarship etc – Information provided should be valid. It is not mandatory to fill this field. 
  11. Team/ Games/ Sports – Mention about it if you have played upto district/ zonal level.
  12. Position of distinction/ leadership  Mention positions where you have actually played some meaningful leadership roles.
  13. Hobbies and interest – It is one of the most important fields of DAF. it is because the questions generally start from this, most of the time. Write hobbies which you can justify in front of the pannel.
Note: One must not haste in submitting the DAF. Also, make sure to go through your form daily and prepare every possible question that can be asked in IES Interview.

IES 2018 Merit List

  • UPSC will conduct IES 2018 Examination and assess the answer sheets of the appeared candidates.
  • IES 2018 Merit List will be declared on the official website of UPSC.
  • After the result of IES Main Examination (ESE) is declared, IES 2018 Merit List will be declared on the official website.
  • The merit list will be based on the total marks secured by the applicants in both Preliminary and Mains Examination.
  • On the basis of the total, the eligibility for the Personality Test (Interview) will be determined.

Tabulated below is the details that explain the three-tier scheme of IES Examination:

Stage 1IES Preliminary Examination (Objective Type Paper)Only those candidates qualify the Preliminary Examination will be permitted to appear for Stage 2 Examination
Paper I (Common)General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper
Paper IIEngineering Discipline-Specific Paper
Stage 2IES Mains Examination (Conventional Type Papers)Only those candidates qualify both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Examination will be allowed to appear for Stage 3 Examination
Paper IEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-I
Paper IIEngineering Discipline-specific Paper-II
Stage IIIPersonality Test (Interview)
Stage I +II + IIIGrand Total = Final IES 2018 Result

Candidates who will qualify all the three stages will be listed in IES 2018 Final Merit List of Engineering Services Examination.

The selection of candidates will be based on the total marks secured.

IES 2018 Cut off

UPSC will prepare IES 2018 Cut off. It will be released soon after the declaration of the result.

  • IES Cut off 2018 will be released for Preliminary, Mains and Final Examination.
  • The cut off will be released on the basis of engineering discipline - Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
  • On the basis of category, the cut off list will be divided into General, OBC, SC, ST, PH-1 and PH-3.


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shivani tiwari

Is personality test part of the IES result scheme? Or it is optional?

19 Sep, 2017 18:36
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Shivani, Yes, the personality test is part of IES result scheme, it carries around 200 marks. In this stage, a candidate’s personality in terms of his/ her communication skills, level of confidence etc is tested.

20 Sep, 2017 11:01
shivani tiwari

Will the scorecard be delivered to my home address regarding the IES result?

19 Sep, 2017 18:35
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.

20 Sep, 2017 11:06
Sonal Rohatgi

I belong to SC category, what is the minimum percentage defined for clearing the exam?

19 Sep, 2017 18:34
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Sonal, You need to score 10% of total marks defined in IES main exam in order to clear the exam.

20 Sep, 2017 11:16
Sonal Rohatgi

I wanted to know the minimum qualifying marks defined for IES personality test?

19 Sep, 2017 18:33
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Sonal, As per UPSC, there are no minimum marks defined for IES Stage 3 or Personality Test.

20 Sep, 2017 11:19
pankaj pathak

I have obtained minimum percentage in my IES main exam, am I eligible for the personality test?

19 Sep, 2017 18:31
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.

20 Sep, 2017 11:33

Can you please tell the link from where I can check ESE result?

19 Sep, 2017 18:27
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.

20 Sep, 2017 11:35

I gave IES Stage 1 i.e. prelims exam in the month of January, when can I expect IES prelims result?

19 Sep, 2017 18:27
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.

20 Sep, 2017 11:39
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?

18 May, 2017 18:26
Vaishali Expert

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

19 May, 2017 14:47
Raveena Kapoor

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

18 May, 2017 18:23
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.

19 May, 2017 14:36

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.

18 May, 2017 18:21
Vaishali Expert

Hi Arindam, IES Prelims 2017 cutoff scores for OBC- NCL are 185-190.

19 May, 2017 13:15
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