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UPSC IES Exam Pattern

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) in three Stages namely Stage-1 and Stage-2 and Personal Interview. While UPSC IES Examination Stage I and Stage II are conducted in Offline Mode on the other hand Personal Interview is taken Face to Face. Candidates can go through this article for more information about the UPSC IES Exam Pattern.

UPSC IES Exam Pattern: Stages

The UPSC IES Exam Pattern is given below in the table:

Stage Mode Duration Marks
 Stage 1/ Preliminary Examination Offline 5 hours 600
Stage 2/ Professional Examination Offline 6 hours 600
Personal Interview Person to person No Specified time 200

UPSC IES Exam Pattern: Stage 1 Exam

This stage of UPSC IES Examination Stage I is Qualifying and Scoring in nature. Candidates who is going to call for Stage II will be six to seven times the number of vacancies. Marks of stage 1 will be included in final meritUPSC IES Stage 1 Examination is scheduled to be held on 05th January 2020.

Section Name Duration of Exam Maximum Marks
Paper 1 (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) 2 hours 300
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline) 3 hours 300
Total 5 hours 600

Note: There is a Negative marking of 1/3 marks assigned to that question.

UPSC IES Exam Pattern: Stage 2 Exam

UPSC Engineering Services Stage 2 is both Qualifying and Scoring in nature. Candidates who is going to call for Personal Interview will be two times the number of vacancies. Marks of stage 2 will included in final merit. UPSC IES Stage 2 Examination dates are not declared yet.

Section Name Duration of Exam Maximum Marks
Paper 1 (Engineering Discipline) 3 hours 300
Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline) 3 hours 300
Total 6 hours 600

Note: There is a Negative marking of 1/3 marks assigned to that question.

UPSC IES Exam Pattern: Personal Interview

The Personal Interview of UPSC Engineering Services 2020 Examination is Qualifying and Scoring in nature. It is the last stage of UPSC IES Examination. It consists of total 200 marks.

This stage will test the skills in the following fields:

  • Suitability of candidate for a career in public service sector
  • Mental caliber or Mental alertness
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Initiative & Intellectual Curiosity,
  • Mental & Physical energy and
  • Other social traits and interest in current affairs

Note:-  Final merit of UPSC Engineering Services Examination will be made on the bases of makes obtained by candidates in Stage 1, Stage 2 and Personal Interview.

Click here to Check UPSC Engineering Services Syllabus

Click here for UPSC IES 2020 notification.

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