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29Sep,

UPSC IES 2020 Exam Pattern - UPSC IES 2020 Exam Pattern


The UPSC IES Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in various exam centres. The Exam is held in two phases - Prelims and Mains. The UPSC IES Prelims contains two Objective type papers and UPSC IES Mains exam will be held in descriptive format. Have a look at the exam pattern of both the examinations below:

UPSC IES Prelims 2020 Exam Pattern for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering

The Prelims exam will be held offline in pen and paper format containing the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

Paper

Subject

Marks

Time

Category I - Civil Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Civil Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category II - Mechanical Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Mechanical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category III - Electrical Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Electrical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude

200

2 Hrs

Paper-II

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 Hrs

 

The IES Prelims exam consists of two Papers - General Studies & Engineering Aptitude and paper in respective branch of engineering

Paper I of General Studies contains 200 MCQs and Paper II of Engineering branch contains 300 MCQs

There is negative marking in  IES exam of 1/3rd marks for each wrong answer marked by candidates

Candidates who will clear this round will get selected for the next round of Mains examination

The number of candidates selected for the IES Mains exam will be 6-7 times the total Requirements

 

UPSC IES Mains 2020 Exam Pattern for Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Paper

Subject

Marks

Time

Category I - Civil Engineering

Paper-I

Civil Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Civil Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category II - Mechanical Engineering

Paper-I

Mechanical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Mechanical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category III - Electrical Engineering

Paper-I

Electrical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Electrical Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Category IV - Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Paper-I

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 Hrs

Paper-II

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

300

3 Hrs

 

The IES Mains exam consists of two Papers and both the papers are of respective branch of engineering - Civil or Mechanical or Electrical or Electronic Engineering.

Each Paper is of 300 marks and is of 3 hours duration each

Candidates who will clear this round will get selected for the next round of Personality Test or Interview

Number of candidates selected for the Personality Test will be twice the number of total Requirements