UPSC ESE 2018 Cutoff | Engineering Services Examination

UPSC declared final results of Engineering Services Examination (ESE) – 2018 on 9th November 2018 and after declaration of result UPSC has released category wise cut off marks for every branch.

ESE has three stages and each stage is a knockout stage. In ESE a candidate has to score minimum qualifying marks in every subsequent stage from Prelims stage in order to reach to the final and third stage of the exam i.e. the interview. Hence qualifying Prelims is very important. After prelims there is sufficient gap of six months for Main examination. Candidates scoring well in Mains are called for the Personality test. Then the final result is declared out of total marks 1300. The marks secured by last recommended candidate are the cut off marks for Engineering Services Exam.

Cut-off marks of three stages of ESE-2018 for respective branches are as follows:

ESE 2018 Cut off Preliminary (Stage-1) Objective Type Paper

Discipline GENERAL OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 207 207 194 169 114 87
Mechanical Engineering 256 255 220 223 138 98
Electrical Engineering 230 218 190 191 127 71
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 213 206 173 155 125

ESE 2018 Cut off marks Mains Stage (Stage-2) Conventional Type Paper

Discipline GENERAL OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 546 502 467 513 308 161
Mechanical Engineering 611 611 542 564 374 288
Electrical Engineering 541 488 452 481 303
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 504 476 405 403 301

ESE 2018 Mains Cut off Final  (Stage-3) After Personality Test

Discipline GENERAL OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-3
Civil Engineering 710 679 609 671 476 425
Mechanical Engineering 767 782 699 699 505 551
Electrical Engineering 711 691 603 624 473
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 660 648 567 524 429

Cut Off marks for ESE (IES) is decided by UPSC which is set on the basis of number of factors namely  total number of vacancies, total number of candidates appeared, reservation rules of government of India etc.

Seeing high cut off marks it’s quite obvious every aspirant should put in their best efforts from beginning itself and score high in every stage for a better cumulative total and thereby a sure shot selection for the prestigious engineering services of our country.

DownloadESE 2018 Cutoff Marks


All the best to every aspirant of ESE 2019!


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2 thoughts on “UPSC ESE 2018 Cutoff | Engineering Services Examination

  • November 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Why cut off marks is of OBC candidate is higher than general candidate in ESE Mechanical 2018 resut ( UPSC).

  • December 4, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I am studying 3rd year everyone. Am I eligible to write ese/ies exam in my fourth year


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