ESE IES Paper 1 Analysis 2021: General Studies & Engg. Aptitude Weightage Analysis, Difficulty Level

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : January 5th, 2022

ESE IES Paper 1 Analysis 18th July 2021: UPSC Indian Engineering Service (IES) 2021 Prelims was held on July 18, 2021, for the recruitment of engineers for different posts and Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude is common for all branches. As the IES Prelims (ESE) exam is completed, candidates are waiting for the accurate answer key and detailed analysis of the paper. Candidates can check the exam analysis of ESE Paper 1 along with the answer key provided by BYJU'S Exam Prep. 

By going through the IES 2021 General Studies & Engineering Aptitude paper analysis and answer Key, you will know about the difficulty level of the ESE IES 2021 exam, the topics covered, and the number of questions from different subjects. It will give you an idea about their chances of getting a good rank in the IES 2021 examination for future aspirants. Candidates must be wondering About the difficulty level in Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude? 

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In this article, you will find every tiny detail of ESE IES Exam Analysis for the Prelims General Studies & Engg. Aptitude 2021 Exam.

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ESE IES Paper 1 Analysis 18th July 2021: UPSC Indian Engineering Service (IES) 2021 Prelims was held on July 18, 2021, for the recruitment of engineers for different posts and Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude is common for all branches. As the IES Prelims (ESE) exam is completed, candidates are waiting for the accurate answer key and detailed analysis of the paper. Candidates can check the exam analysis of ESE Paper 1 along with the answer key provided by BYJU'S Exam Prep. 

By going through the IES 2021 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude paper analysis and answer Key, you will know about the difficulty level of the ESE IES 2021 exam, the topics covered, and the number of questions from different subjects. It will give you an idea about their chances of getting a good rank in the IES 2021 examination for future aspirants. Candidates must be wondering About the difficulty level in Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude?  

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ESE Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude: Highlights

  • The level of ESE Paper 1 was Easy.
  • Current Affairs also had a good Weightage in Examination.
  • Most questions were from Engineering Mathematics & Aptitude.
  • Basics of Energy and Environment was easy to moderate this time and 5 Questions were asked. 
  • There were around 15 questions were from Engineering Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics both.

ESE IES Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude 2021: Overview

  • IES Prelims Paper 1 was conducted in the session. Candidates found this paper Easy.
  • Most questions were asked from Current Affairs, Engineering Mathematics and Aptitude.
  • The level of questions was Easy in comparison to last year’s paper. Check for UPSC IES Syllabus 

ESE IES 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Analysis 18th July 2021

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

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

18

Easy

Engineering aptitude covering Logical reasoning and analytical ability

15

Easy

Engineering Mathematics and Numerical analysis

15

Easy

General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of safety

7

Moderate

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

7

Moderate

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

6

Easy

Basics of Project Management

4

Easy

Basics of Material Science and Engineering

8

Easy

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

10

Moderate

Ethics and values in the Engineering profession.

10

Easy

Total

100

Overall: Easy to Moderate

ESE IES ME Prelims Paper 1 Analysis 2021: Difficulty Level

As per the analysis, listed below are the important points informing about the level and type of questions that were asked in ESE IES Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude was Easy to Moderate.

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ESE Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Subjectwise Weightage Distribution

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 Prelims Paper 1 General Studies & Engg. Aptitude Answer Key

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 2021 Expected Good Attempts  

Candidates who have attempted 55-60 out of 100 could be safe and 140-160 could be the highest marks out of 200 in paper 1. So, good attempt can lie between 70 to 80 questions.

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FAQs

  • There can be no exact no of Questions because Cut off is prepared by adding Sum of papers 1 & Paper 2 but 70-80 be can consider a good attempt.

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

  • No Final cut off calculated in 1300 marks after prelims, Mains and Interview. The final result is declared on the site of UPSC after all stages of Examination are over.

  • The safe score depends on the seats and level of both papers you will clear prelims if you actually get 250+ marks by UPSC answer key as there is always variation in the answer key.

  • The first and foremost thing before going ahead, your vision should be clear which means, Why do you want to clear this exam. You can view detailed tips to crack the ESE exam from HERE

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