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UPSC ESE 2021 Paper 1 Exam Analysis : Checkout GS Paper Topic-wise Analysis

ESE Paper I (GS) Analysis: The UPSC Engineering Service Examination was held of 18th July 2021, The exam was held in two shifts, first shift for GS (Paper I) and the second shift for Technical (Paper II) . The Paper I is common to all branches while paper II is branch specific, different paper for different branches. The qualified candidates from ESE Prelims will be allowed to appear for ESE mains Examination which is going to be held in the month of October 2021. Checkout Topic-wise Exam Analysis for ESE Paper I General Science , Highlights of the examination, Difficulty level of the Exam Expected cutoff and total question attempts by a candidate for the safe zone.

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UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Highlights

ADDA247 team , in conversation with the appearing candidates of IES 2021 Prelims exam, got to know key highlights of the examination. The points mentioned below are the crux of the experiences of different candidates who appeared for ESE 2021 Prelims Exam.

  • The paper was Easy to Moderate compared to ESE 2020 Prelims
  • Current Affairs this year had a good weightage, which students find unpredictable and unusual.
  • There were 15 questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude both
  • Environment Also had a good weightage, nearly 5 questions.

IES ESE 2021 Paper I (GS) Topic-wise Analysis

Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Current affairs 18 Moderate
General Aptitude 15 Easy
Mathematics 15 Easy
Design, Drawing and importance of safety 7 Moderate
Standards and Quality 7 Moderate
Energy and Environment 6 Easy
Project Management 4 Easy
Material Science 8 Moderate
ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) 10 Moderate
Ethics 10 Moderate
TOTAL 100 Moderate

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ESE Paper 1 Answer Key 2021

As the IES Exam for ESE Prelims 2021 held , the UPSC Board is soon to release the official answer key for ESE Prelims 2021, but our highly experienced faculties has made the most expected answer key for IES Exam 2021 Prelims , checkout below


IES Exam 2021 Paper 1 Expected Cutoff

The final cutoff is decided on the basis of performance in both Paper I and Paper II , Out of a total of 500 (200 Paper I + 300 Paper II) the final cutoff for each branch is decided.

From our analysis we came to a conclusion that,

  • Candidates having a good attempt of 55-60 out of 100 question can be considered safe
  • Highest score in ESE Exam Paper I GS can be considered nearly 150 Marks out of 200

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How many questions were there in the paper I of ESE Exam 2021?

The paper I has a total of 100 questions carrying 2 marks each

What was the difficulty level of paper I ESE Exam 2021?

The difficulty level was easy to moderate

Majority Topics which were asked in ESE Paper I GS?

Majority questions were from Current Affairs , mathematics and General Aptitude

When is the ESE Mains Exam ?

The ESE Mains Exam IS Scheduled in the month of October.


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