IES Exam Pattern 2021– UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) will release the IES 2021 exam pattern. The exam pattern of IES 2021 will be mentioned in the official IES 2021 notification. UPSC IES exam pattern 2021 contains total number of marks, negative marking, subject-names and more. Along with the ESE exam pattern 2021, candidates should be aware of IES syllabus. Knowing the ESE 2021 exam pattern helps in better exam preparation. The exam will be completed in three stages names as stage-1 (Preliminary Examination),Stage-2 (Main Examination) and Stage -3 (Personal Interview). IES 2021 Preliminary Exam will be conducted in January 2021. ESE Main 2021 Exam will be held in July 2021. IES 2021 application form will be issued online in September 2020. Here check the complete IES 2021 exam pattern carefully before starting the ESE preparation.

IES Exam Pattern 2021 – Prelims Exam

  • In preliminary exam, there will be negative marking of one-third (0.33) marks for each wrong answer.
  • IES Prelims 2021 will be objective type papers.
  • Candidates have to qualify the prelims exam with minimum IES Cut off marks in order to get shortlisted for Paper 2 or Main Exam.

ESE Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 200 Marks 02 hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline-specific Paper 300 Marks 03 hours
Total 500 Marks 05 hours

IES Exam Pattern 2021 – Mains Exam

  • IES Main 2021 is conventional type.
  • The main papers must be answered in English language only.
  • Engineering Services (Main/stage‐II) Exam will consist 2 conventional type papers in Engineering Discipline such as Electrical Engineering/Civil Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication.
  • The duration of each paper is of three hours.

ESE Main Exam Pattern 2021

Papers Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Paper-I Engineering Discipline- Specific Paper-I 300 Marks 03 hours
Paper-II Engineering Discipline- Specific Paper-II 300 Marks 03 hours
Total 600 Marks 06 hours

Only those Candidates qualifying at this Stage (i.e. Stage-I + Stage-II) to be permitted to appear for Stage-III examination

IES Exam Pattern 2021 – Personality Test

In the Personality Test, candidate’s capacity for leadership, intellectual and initiative curiosity, tact and other social qualities, powers of practical application, mental and physical energy, and integrity of character will be measured.

Total marks of the Personality Test is 200. Candidates who qualify all the 03 stages will be listed in the final merit list, prepared by the UPSC.

Final selection will be made based on the candidate’s performance in all the 03 stages i.e. Stage-I (Objective type papers), Stage-II (Conventional type papers), and Stage-III (Personality Test) should also be counted for merit.

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