IES Exam Pattern 2018 – ESE 2018 Pattern – Negative Marking

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IES Exam Pattern 2018 – ESE 2018 Pattern – Negative Marking

IES Exam Pattern has changed from ESE(IES) 2017 onward and drastic changes have been made as compare to ESE(IES) 2016. The following IES Exam Pattern changes has been implemented from 2017 and same is continued on 2018 also : IES 2018 Pattern – UPSC ESE New Pattern 2018

  1. Two tier examination patterns will be changed to 3 tier system which includes Preliminary/Stage-I (Objective Type Papers), Mains/Stage-II (Conventional Type Papers) and Personality Test which will make the screening process of a huge number of candidates easier.
  2. Only those candidates qualifying the Preliminary/Stage-I will be permitted to appear for Mains/Stage-II
  3. Syllabus of ESE 2018 will include General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper which was only General ability paper before.
  4. English, History, Geography Civics and Biology is completely removed. and much other topic is included in ESE 2018 syllabus
  5. Weightage of conventional papers has been increased by 100 marks.
  6. Weightage of objective papers has been reduced by 100 marks.
  7. From 2018 the ESE paper will be of 1100 marks (written-objective+conventional) and 200 marks (personality test) which will make the total; of 1300 marks which was 1200 marks earlier.

1. Scheme of IES Exam Pattern 2018

 Written Examination
Stage-I :
(Objective Type Papers)
General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper
 200 Marks
2 hours
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper
 300 Marks
3 hours
Stage-II :
(Conventional Type Papers)
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-I
Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/
Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering
300 Marks
 3 hours
Engineering Discipline-specific Paper-II
Civil Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/
Electronics & Tele-communication Engineering
300 Marks
 3 hours
 Total marks for written Examination (Stage-I + Stage-II)
1100 Marks
Stage-III :
 Personality Test
200 Marks
 Total marks (Stage-I + Stage-II + Stage-III)
1300 Marks

and as mentioned above Syllabus has also changed for ESE 2018. Click here for Revised Scheme & Syllabus in detail.

2. Negative Marking Scheme

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective.

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  1. There is four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty
  2. If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be the same penalty as above for that question.
  3. If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question
  4. No negative marking in the conventional paper (subjective papers).
IES-ESE 2018 Details Information and Guidance
UPSC IES 2019 Exam Date IES Officer Salary and Other Facilities
 UPSC IES – ESE Syllabus 2019  IES Exam Pattern & Negative Marking
 IES – ESE Books 2019  IES Eligibility Criteria, Branches & Age Limit
 ESE(IES) CutOff Marks  IES Department Allocation
How to Prepare IES 2018 without Coaching IES General Studies & Engg.  Aptitude Model Questions
UPSC IES(ESE) Previous Year Question Paper  ESE(IES) Topper’s Marks
 IES Application Form  UPSC IES(ESE) Toppers Marks
IES – ESE Admit Card  ESE- IES 2019 Notifications
IES(ESE) – Number of Posts( Vacancies) IES(ESE) Result & Topper of Mech, Civil, EE, ECE
How to Prepare for GATE and IES Simultaneously IES Interview Questions

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