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UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis (Available), Answer Key

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: July 19, 2021 | UPSC ESE

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 has been conducted on July 18. Check the detailed question paper analysis and unofficial answer key of UPSC ESE Prelims 2021 Paper 1 exam here. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderately easy.

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 exam has been conducted in the morning session on July 18. The Prelims Paper 1 of ESE exam consists of questions from General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. The question paper consists of a total number of 100 questions for 200 marks, and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. On this year, the candidates can check the detailed exam analysis of Prelims Paper 1 ESE 2021 exam along with the unofficial answer key released by different coaching institutes. The below exam analysis is prepared on the basis of student and expert feedback.

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Question Paper Analysis

We have updated the detailed question paper analysis of UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 exam. Check the table below -

Aspect

Analysis

Overall Difficulty Level of the Exam

Moderately Easy

Difficulty Level of General Studies

Easy

Difficulty Level of Engineering Aptitude

Moderately

Expected No. of Good Attempts

70+

Topics with Maximum Weightage

Engineering Mathematics & Numerical Analysis

Difficulty Level Comparison 2021 vs 2020

Similar Difficulty Level

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Topic-Wise Weightage

The topic-wise weightage of UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 can be checked in the table below –

Name of the Topic

Total No. of Questions in 2021

Total No. of Questions in 2020

Current Issues of National & International Importance

18

10

Reasoning & Aptitude

15

10

Engineering Mathematics & Numerical Analysis

15

12

General Principles of Design, Drawing & Importance of Safety

7

09

Standard & Quality Practices

7

10

Basics of Energy & Environment

5

10

Basics of Project Management

4

12

Basics of Material Science & Engineering

9

11

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)

10

11

Ethics & Values in Engineering Profession

10

05

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Answer Key (Unofficial)

We will update the UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 unofficial answer key released by different coaching after 6:00 PM on July 18. The PDF to download the answer key along with the question paper will be updated here.

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Question Paper

UPSC ESE 2021 Prelims Paper 1 Answer Key

Answer Key Courtesy - GradeUP - www.gradeup.co

The above answer key can be treated as tentative, and the candidates can use it as a basic reference.

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