The cutoff is the minimum marks of last candidate recommended for appointment of the services. The IES exam has 6 papers - 4 Economics, 1 English and 1 General Studies. 20% minimum marks are required in each of the six subject papers (10% for PH candidates).

IES 2018 Cutoff

Category Written Exam Written Exam Final Cutoff
  Minimum Marks Required Out of 1000 Out of 1200
General 20% 447 608
OBC 20% 364 499
SC 20% 359 538
ST 20% 374 536
PH-3 10% 200 290

IES Cutoff for 2016

Minimum Marks in 4 Economic Papers (out of 800 marks)

Category Marks
General 282 
OBC 253 
SC 190 
ST 202 
PH-1  
PH-2  
PH-3  

Minimum Marks in All Six Papers (out of 1000 marks)

Category Marks
General 334
OBC 308 
SC 225
ST 272 
PH-1  
PH-2  
PH-3  

Minimum Marks of Last Recommended Candidate (out of 1200 marks) 

Category Marks
General 497
OBC 453
SC 385
ST 483
PH-1  
PH-2  
PH-3  

IES Cutoff for 2015

IES has 6 papers - 4 Economic, 1 English and 1 General Studies. 15% minimum marks are required in each of the six subject papers.

Minimum Marks in 4 Economic Papers (out of 800 marks)

Category Marks
General 259 
OBC 221 
SC 189 
ST 158 
PH-1 NA 
PH-3 NA 

Minimum Marks in All Six Papers (out of 1000 marks)

Category Marks
General 338 
OBC 279 
SC 242 
ST 213 
PH-1 NA 
PH-3 NA 

Minimum Marks of Last Recommended Candidate (out of 1200 marks) 

Category Marks
General 489 
OBC 385 
SC 407 
ST 334
PH-1 NA 
PH-3 NA