UPSC IES ESE Prelims Exam Analysis 2022: Check Good Attempts & Difficulty Level

UPSC IES ESE Prelims Exam Analysis 2022: Union Public Service Commission has conducted the Engineering Services Paper 1 Exam 2022 on 20th February 2022. A total of 100 questions were there in the paper 1 examination and each question carries 2 marks. Candidates who successfully cleared the prelims examination should appear for the mains examination and the interview round. Candidates can check the difficulty level, good attempts and the number of questions asked from each topic through the  UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Analysis 2022.


UPSC IES Prelims 2022 Exam Analysis Detailed

The total marks for paper 1 are 200. The difficulty level for paper 1 is moderate to difficult.


Paper Streams/Subjects Difficulty Level
Paper 1 General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Moderate to Difficult


The total marks for paper 2 are 300 for each discipline.

Paper 2 Civil Engg 300 Easy to Moderate
Mechanical Engg 300 Moderate to Difficult
Electrical Engg 300 Easy to Moderate
Electronics & Telecom Engg 300 Easy to Moderate


UPSC ESE Prelims 2022 Exam Analysis (20th February 2022) Paper-1 Topic Wise Analysis

General Studies and Engineering Aptitude


Topic Name No. of Questions
Current issues of national and international importance relating to social, economic, and industrial development 15
Engineering Aptitude covering Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability 15
Engineering Mathematics and Numerical Analysis 14
General Principles of Design, Drawing, Importance of Safety 10
Standards and Quality practices in production, construction, maintenance and services 5
Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment 8
Basics of Project Management 8
Basics of Material Science and Engineering 6
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based tools and their applications in Engineering such as networking, e‐governance and technology-based education 10
Ethics and values in the Engineering profession 9
Total 100


Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Telecom Engg.

Category‐I Civil Engineering


Topic Name No of Questions Difficulty Level
Strength of Materials 14 Easy
Soil Mechanics 12 Easy
Engineering Hydrology 2 Easy
Highway Engineering 10 Moderate
Surveying 11 Moderate
Irrigation Engineering 11 Difficult
Building Materials 11 Easy
Construction Planning and Management 12 Easy
Design of Steel Structures 14 Difficult
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 14 Easy
Open Channel Flow 1 Easy
Railways, Airport and Tunneling 1 Easy
Structural Analysis 9 Moderate
Design of Concrete Structures 16 Moderate
Environmental Engineering 12 Moderate
Overall 150 Easy to Moderate


Category‐II Mechanical Engineering

Topic Name No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Thermodynamics 5 Moderate
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning 9 Easy
Power Plant 14 Moderate
IC Engines 1 Easy
Heat Transfer 12 Moderate
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery 23 Difficult
Engineering Mechanics 4 Moderate
Strength of Materials 10 Moderate
Theory of Machines & Vibrations 13 Moderate
Machine Design 11 Difficult
Manufacturing & Engineering Materials 20 Difficult
Industrial Engineering 4 Easy
Renewable Source of Energy 12 Easy
Mechatronics & Robotics 12 Difficult
Overall 150 Moderate to Difficult


Category‐III Electrical Engineering

Topic Name No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Digital Electronics  0  N/A
Analog Electronics 8 Moderate
Electric Circuits 11 Easy
Signals & Systems 12 Moderate
Control Systems 12 Moderate
Electromagnetic Fields 2 Moderate
Measurements 12 Moderate
Material Science 13 Difficult
Microprocessors 1 Easy
Basic Electronics Engineering 8 Easy
Communication Systems 11 Moderate
Computer Fundamentals 11 Moderate
Electrical Machines 13 Difficult
Power Electronics 13 Difficult
Power Systems 11 Easy
Engineering Mathematics  12 Difficult
Overall 150 Easy to Moderate


Category‐IV Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Network Theory 12 Easy
Basic Electronics Engineering 9 Easy
Analog Circuits 1 Easy
Digital Circuits 15 Moderate
Material Science 14 Moderate
Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation 12 Moderate
Basic Electrical Engineering 10 Difficult
Control Systems 14 Easy
Electromagnetics 13 Easy
Computer Organization and Architecture 11 Moderate
Microprocessor and Microcontrollers 4 Moderate
Analog and Digital Communication Systems 11 Easy
Advanced Communication 16 Easy
Advanced Electronics 8 Moderate
Overall 150 Easy to Moderate


FAQs - UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Analysis 2022

Q. Where can I check the UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Analysis 2022?

A. Candidates can check the UPSC ESE Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 in this article.


Q. When was the UPSC ESE Prelims examination conducted?

The UPSC ESE Prelims examination was conducted on 20th February 2022.


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