ESE IES 2022 Prelims Paper 1 Analysis: General Studies Review

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : March 23rd, 2022

ESE IES 2022 Prelims Paper 1 Analysis: UPSC Indian Engineering Service (IES) 2022 Prelims exam was held on February 20, 2022, for recruiting engineers for different posts of central governments departments of India. Paper 1, which consists of General Studies & Engg. Aptitude paper is common for all engineering branches, i.e., CE, ME, EE, EC. As soon as the IES Prelims (ESE) exam is conducted, candidates wait for the original answer key and detailed paper analysis. Candidates can review the exam analysis of ESE Paper 1 for the year 2022 and the answer key provided by BYJU'S Exam Prep in the article shared below.

A candidate will get to know about the difficulty level by going through the ESE General Studies paper analysis & Engineering Aptitude paper section-wise and answering Key. You can also get an in-depth view of the topics covered and the number of questions from different subjects. It gives candidates a chance to get a good rank in the IES 2023 examination for prospective aspirants. 

This article will cover every detail of the ESE 2022 Prelims Paper 1 analysis for the Prelims General Studies & Engg. Aptitude 2022 Exam.

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ESE Prelims Paper 1 Analysis 2022: Youtube Session

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ESE IES Prelims Paper 2022: Exam Pattern

ESE 2022 Exam pattern is shared below. Candidates can refer to the pattern to get a better understanding of ESE duration of exam, negative marking, total marks, etc.

ESE  2022Paper IPaper-II
SubjectsGeneral Studies and Engineering DisciplineTechnical Paper - Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics
Shift Timings10 am to 12 pm2 pm to 5 pm
Mode of ExaminationOfflineOffline
Total No. of Questions100150
Total Marks200300
Exam Duration2 hours3 hours
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks allotted to a question1/3rd of the marks allotted to a question
Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult-

ESE Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude Analysis 2022: Highlights

  • Overall Difficulty Level of ESE Paper 1 was Moderate to Difficult.
  •  Current Affairs had the maximum weightage of 15 marks.
  • ESE Paper-1 had mostly theoretical questions in the examination this time.
  • The assertion and reasoning questions were very less compared to previous years ie. 4 questions were asked in the examination.
  • A new type of question (Passage type question) was asked in the examination.
  • The Paper structure was very similar to the previous year paper.
  • Reasoning and Engineering Mathematics has a similar weightage of 15 and 14 marks each.

ESE Paper 1 Prelims Exam 2022 - Subject-wise Weightage

  • Students always prefer to know the subject wise marks in ESE Paper 1 to know which subjects have the maximum weightage in the examination. \
  • This also helps the future aspirants to analyse which subjects are important to study for the coming years.

Topics

No. of Questions

Current issues of National and International importance relating to Social, Economic, and Industrial development

15 

Engineering aptitude covering Logical reasoning and analytical ability

15 

Engineering Mathematics and Numerical analysis

 14

General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of safety

 10

Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance, and services

 5

Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment

 8

Basics of Project Management

 8

Basics of Material Science and Engineering

 6

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering

 10

Ethics and values in the Engineering profession.

 9

Total

 100

ESE Paper - 1 Pie Chart

  • ESE IES Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude had maximum questions from current Affairs, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Aptitude.
  • You can see every subject wise marks distribution from the chart given below - 

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ESE 2022 Prelims Paper-1: Comparison with Last 3 Year's Data

We have provided a comparison with last years data to analyse that which subjects weightage is similar to previous years.

S. No.

Subjects

2022

2021

2020

2019

1.

Current Issues of National & International Importance

15 

18

10

8

2.

Reasoning & Aptitude

 15

15

10

10

3.

Engineering Mathematics & Numerical Analysis

 14

15

12

5

4.

General Principles of Design, Drawing & Importance of Safety

 10

7

9

6

5.

Standard and Quality Practices

 5

7

10

9

6.

Basics of Energy & Environment

 8

6

10

12

7.

Basics of Project Management

 8

4

12

12

8.

Basics of Material Science & Engineering

8

11

14

9.

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)

 10

10

11

10

10.

Ethics & Values in Engineering Profession

 9

10

5

14

Total

 100

100

100

100

ESE Prelims Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude Answer Key 2022

IES ESE Answer Keys for Prelims Exam will be uploaded by the commission on the official website after the final result. Here we are providing you with the unofficial answer key by BYJU'S Exam Prep.

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ESE 2022 Expected Good Attempts  

Candidates who have attempted 80-85 out of 100 could be safe and 170 marks could be the highest marks out of 200 in paper 1. So, a good attempt can lie between 160- 165 marks.

Achievers Study Plans

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FAQs

  • There can be no exact no of questions because the cut-off is prepared by adding the Sum of papers 1 & Paper 2 but 80-85 questions be can be considered a good attempt.

  • ESE final score is calculated in 1300 marks after prelims, Mains, and Interview.

  • No, there is no separate cut off for paper - 1.

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