ESE IES Civil Paper Analysis 18 July 2021 (Shift 2) - Difficulty Level, Questions, Expected Cutoff

By Mrinmay Ganguly|Updated : July 20th, 2021

ESE IES Civil Paper Analysis 18 July 2021: On July 18, 2021, the UPSC IES ESE 2021 prelims examination for Civil Engineering has successfully completed. There were two papers, each held in a different session. Paper 1 was held in the morning shift, while Paper 2 was held in the afternoon shift. ESE IES Civil Prelims Exam Analysis Paper 2 includes many subjects related to the Civil Engineering Examination Paper, whereas ESE IES Prelims Exam Analysis Paper 1 includes General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper.

Gradeup provides you with the full ESE IES Prelims Exam Analysis for Civil Engineering Paper 2 as well as the answer key provided by our subject matter experts. Paper 2 of the ESE 2021 prelims test lasted three hours and was worth a maximum of 300 marks.

In this examination, candidates were asked questions based on their chosen engineering subject throughout their undergraduate study. Our subject matter specialists produced the entire analysis based on feedback from students who took the exam. As a result, this article will assist you in understanding every information regarding the ESE IES Civil 2021 Exam.

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ESE IES Civil Paper Analysis 18 July 2021: On July 18, 2021, the UPSC IES ESE 2021 prelims examination for Civil Engineering has successfully completed. There were two papers, each held in a different session. Paper 1 was held in the morning shift, while Paper 2 was held in the afternoon shift. ESE IES Civil Prelims Exam Analysis Paper 2 includes many subjects related to the Civil Engineering Examination Paper, whereas ESE IES Prelims Exam Analysis Paper 1 includes General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper.

Gradeup provides you with the full ESE IES Prelims Exam Analysis for Civil Engineering Paper 2 as well as the answer key provided by our subject matter experts. Paper 2 of the ESE 2021 prelims test lasted three hours and was worth a maximum of 300 marks.

In this examination, candidates were asked questions based on their chosen engineering subject throughout their undergraduate study. Our subject matter specialists produced the entire analysis based on feedback from students who took the exam. As a result, this article will assist you in understanding every information regarding the ESE IES Civil 2021 Exam.

Download Now ESE Prelims 2021 Paper 2 Civil Engineering Question Paper

ESE IES Prelims Paper 2021: Exam Highlights

ESE CE 2021Paper 1Paper 2
SubjectsGeneral Studies and Engineering DisciplineTechnical Paper - Civil 
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 LevelEasy to ModerateModerate to Tough

ESE Civil 2021 Prelims Paper: Overall Analysis 

IES Prelims Paper 2 for Civil Engineering was conducted in the Afternoon session. Candidates Found this paper a little bit on the tougher side. Detailed analysis is provided below along with the major topics covered.

ESE IES Civil Prelims Exam 2021: Highlights

  • Overall paper was moderate to tough
  • Questions are very calculative
  • Some questions were not fully explanatory
  • Around 15 % of the questions were from the unexpected part
  • No of good attempts are 100 -110
  • Check for UPSC IES Syllabus and ESE 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis

ESE IES Civil Prelims Exam 18th July 2021: Subject Wise Analysis

Here is the Subject-wise breakup of the ESE/IES CE 2021 exam for the Prelims Exam for Paper-II.

SubjectNo of Questions
Strength of Materials (SOM) 14
Soil Mechanics 11
Foundation Engineering 1
Engineering Hydrology 5
Highway Engineering 8
Surveying 12
Irrigation Engineering 9
Construction Materials and Management 28
Design of Steel Structures 13
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 13
Railways, Airport and Tunneling 5
Structural Analysis 6
Design of Concrete Structures 14
Environmental Engineering 11
Total 150

ESE IES Civil Prelims Exam 18th July 2021: Topic Wise Detailed Analysis

Subject

Weightage Analysis for ESE 2021

QuestionsMajor Topics Covered 
Difficulty Level% Marks
Strength of Materials (SOM)Tough9%Principal Stress and Springs
Soil MechanicsModerate7%Properties of Soil, Earth Pressure and Ground Improvement Techniques
Foundation EngineeringEasy1%Shallow Foundation
Engineering HydrologyModerate3% Channel Routing, Flood Routing and Ground-water Hydrology
Highway EngineeringModerate5% Geometric Design, Pavement Design and Traffic Engg
SurveyingModerate8% Remote Sensing, Compass Surveying
Irrigation EngineeringModerate6% Water Requirements, Canal and Dams
Construction Materials and ManagementModerate19% Building Construction, Project Management and Timber
Design of Steel StructuresModerate9% Compression Members, Tension Members (Codal Provisions)
Fluid Mechanics & HydraulicsEasy to Moderate 9% 

Fluid Kinematics and Hydraulic Machines

Railways, Airport and TunnelingEasy3% Tunnelling and Geometric Design
Structural AnalysisEasy to Moderate4% Determinacy and Structural Dynamics
Design of Concrete StructuresModerate9% Codal Provisions, Fundamentals of RCC
Environmental EngineeringModerate7% 

Water Supply Engg and Waste Water Engg

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ESE IES Civil Prelims Paper 2 Expected Cut off 2021

As Per Analysis the Expected Cut off for ESE IES Prelims Paper 2 Civil Engineering will be updated soon.

  • IES 2021 Cutoff for Preliminary exam will be disclosed at the time of final result declaration.
  • Candidates can check the cut off of IES online by visiting the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in.
  • To qualify for the next stage of Examination ie. IES Main exam it is important to score equal or more marks than the set qualifying cut off marks.
  • The cut off depends on the following factors -
    • The total number of students who appeared for IES
    • The total number of vacancies 
    • The difficulty level of the Engineering Services Examination for the year.
    • last but not least is the Candidates’ performance.

You can check in detail here about the IES previous years Cutoffs

What next after the ESE 2021 Prelims Examination is over?

Check here the expected Cut off if your score is somewhat less or near it, then do not sit idle, start preparing for Mains Examination. ESE is a high cadre examination that is carried out in three stages i.e., Prelims, Mains & Interview. The IES officers are placed in various technical departments of the country in order to manage several technical tasks in various Departments. Shortlisted candidates from IES Mains will then be called for a personal interview session for final recruitment.

How to Prepare for ESE Civil Engineering Interview?

ESE interview questions could be asked from subject-specific, project-specific, current affairs of recent Scenario or General Questions from your education or life. Check all the important topics. You can see common Questions Asked in ESE interviews from here.

ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 2 : Answer Key

ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 2 Civil Engineering Answer Keys will be uploaded by the commission on the official website after the final result. 

Download Now !!ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 2 Civil Engineering Detailed Solution PDF

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Expected cut off sir??

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  • There is only a combined cutoff for ESE Prelims papers 1 and 2.

  • The difficulty level of ESE 2021 Civil Engg paper was moderate to tough.

  • The expected cutoff will be updated in this article soon.

  • Major subjects asked in ESE 2021 are SOM, RCC, Building Materials and Project Managements.

  • There are a total of 215 vacancies notified in the EES 2021 exam.

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