IES is the acronym of Indian Engineering Services. It is one of the important examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The Commission holds this exam for availing the engineering position jobs in central government. The UPSC IES 2019 prelims examination was conducted on January 06, 2019.
Like many other countries, the Government of India also recruit candidates as its officials in various fields. The Government recruit candidates for the engineering positions on the basis score in IES Exam. For this, the UPSC conducts IES in various centers across the country. The Commission conducts the examination for filling a total of 581 vacant posts. These posts lie vacant in the engineering categories of Mechanical engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering.
The UPSC conducts the examination in three stages of the Preliminary exam, Mains and Personality test. The prelims comprise of two papers General Paper 1 and Paper II. Paper I deals with General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Test comprising of objective questions from different sections of engineering. On the other hand, Paper 2 consists of Technical paper containing passages, mathematics, and logic. Moreover, the Commission doesn’t calculate the Prelim’s scores during the final selection of the exam. Still, they make up a crucial criterion for getting qualified for the main examination.
Now the prelims are done, and the next stage is the Main Examination. Consequently, we are presenting a quick analysis of the entire paper, here, by experts. The matter below covers a good idea of what can be the expected cut-off for getting to the next level.
As per the feedback received by candidates appearing for the exam, the questions were quite lengthy and tough. As per Ananya, one of the IES aspirants from Delhi, “The authorities asked lengthy and quite tricky questions. You can easily find this if you compare these to the questions of the previous year papers.” Talking about the type of questions asked, she further stated, “The paper I comprised of fewer questions on current affairs. These added to hardly three questions that were also very old. As for paper II, it comprised more questions which were tougher to solve.”
Paper1 and Paper 2 of the Examination
The paper of IES exam consists of English, mathematics, and Logic. However, the paper this time comprised more questions from Mathematics. Paper 2 of mechanical were moderately tough and more concept based. States Ashish Kumar, another candidate who appeared for the exam through Delhi, “The questions were more concept based. The calculation was tougher and time-consuming. Thus, this made it difficult to score marks. Many of the questions were calculation based.”
Elaborating further for Paper 1, he stated, “The paper 1 questions were majorly from topics like ICT, Ethics, and robotics. Furthermore, Mechatronics and Project Management also left their imprints.”
What is the Expected Cut-off?
Seeing the difficulty level of the questions, one expects the cut-off for the general category to remain around 70. Dr. M Rahman, head of Rahman’s Gurukool in Patna, opined this. “After the overall analysis, we found the questions as more advanced and the difficulty level as moderate. Paper one of GS paper consisted of questions from Environmental Science,” he further added.
However, compared to the previous years, the questions were much tougher. The authorities asked the questions from Applied Science in the science section.
The Release of Answer Keys
The UPSC will release the solutions having answers for the IES examination 2019, soon. After the release of the answer key, the final list of candidates qualifying for the mains examination will be released.
IES 2019 Prelims Result
The Commission will declare the IES 2019 prelims result within 45 days from the date of examination. However, it hasn’t released any official notification.
IES 2019 Main
Candidates who have qualified the Prelims examination will be rendered the chance to participate in the Mains examination. As per official notification released by UPSC, the IES Mains 2019 will be held on July 01, 2019.
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