UPSC ESE exam analysis 2021; Check good attempts and expected cut off here

UPSC ESE 2021 successfully conducted across various exam centres in India. Check UPSC ESE good attempts, expected cut off and more details here.

UPSC ESE exam analysis 2021; Check good attempts and expected cut off here
vikrant.shukla | Jul 18, 2021 - 6:19 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) successfully conducted the Engineering Services Exam (ESE) across various exam centres today. The UPSC ESE exam was conducted for the preliminary stage. The question paper of the UPSC ESE exam was in multiple choice format. According to the UPSC ESE exam analysis 2021, the question paper was of moderate to difficult level. As part of the UPSC ESE analysis 2021, few candidates also shared that the question paper was time consuming. Candidates who appeared in the exam had to adhere to all the COVID-19 SOPs. At the UPSC ESE exam center, applicants were instructed to wear masks, carry hand sanitizers, and maintain social distancing.

The UPSC ESE notification and application form was released on April 07, 2021. The last date to apply for UPSC ESE was April 27, 2021.

UPSC ESE exam analysis 2021

As per the feedback received from candidates who appeared in the UPSC ESE exam 2021 today, the following is the detailed analysis of the UPSC ESE exam.

ESE 2021 Prelims Analysis 2021


Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

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



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



Engineering Mathematics



General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of safety



Basics of Project Management



Basics of Material Science and Engineering



Ethics and values in the Engineering profession.



Engineering aptitude covering Logical reasoning and analytical ability


Moderate to difficult

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


Moderate to Difficult

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





Overall: Moderate to Difficult

UPSC ESE Preliminary exam: Highlights

  • The UPSC ESE exam was held for the preliminary stage.

  • The question paper of UPSC ESE had two objective type question papers carrying a total of 500 marks.

  • The paper 1 had questions from Paper 1 (General Studies & Engineering Aptitude)

  • The UPSC ESE paper 2 has questions from Paper 2 (Engineering Discipline) (Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering)

  • Both the question papers were in multiple-choice format.

  • Candidates were provided OMR sheets for both papers to mark the answers.

  • There was negative marking and for each wrong answer, one-third mark will be deducted.

About UPSC ESE 2021 exam

The UPSC ESE exam is conducted to recruit The UPSC ESE exam is conducted to recruit candidates for Indian Engineering Service (IES). The exam is conducted every year to fill in various specialised Group A/B Services/Posts for Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics and Telecommunication streams.

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