The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted the UPSC Engineering Service Examination (Preliminary) 2022 today, on February 20, 2022, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m in two shifts. The General Paper along with the Engineering Aptitude test was conducted from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and the discipline specific paper was conducted from 2.00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. UPSC is expected to release the answer key of the exam in a few weeks time. However, various educators have published the unofficial answer keys of the exam soon after the exam concluded.
Top educators like Made Easy, IES Academy, GATE Academy, Byjus and other institutes have released the unofficial answer keys on their official youtube channels. Candidates can access the answer keys by clicking on the links provided in the table given below.
|ESE 2022 Prelims |LIVE Exam Solutions |GS & Engineering Aptitude(Paper-1)|By MADE EASY Faculty Panel||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims | LIVE Exam Solutions| Mechanical Engineering(Paper-II) |By MADE EASY Faculty Panel||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims |LIVE Exam Solutions | Electrical Engineering(Paper-II) |By MADE EASY Faculty Panel||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims | LIVE Exam Solutions | E&T Engineering (Paper-II) | By MADE EASY Faculty Panel||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims | LIVE Exam Solutions | Civil Engineering (Paper-II) | By MADE EASY Faculty Panel||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims | Paper 1 | Non-Tech | LIVE Exam Analysis | Checkout Answer Key | BYJU’S GATE||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Pre Paper – 1 Solution by GATE Academy||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims Paper-1 | GS & Engineering Aptitude Paper Analysis & Solutions | ACE Online Live||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims Exam Detailed Solution by IES Master||Click Here|
|ESE 2022 Prelims Exam Detailed Solutions by Made Easy||Click Here|
Candidates can also visit Youtube and search for UPSC ESE Prelims answer key 2022 to access several other official answer keys and analysis.
The pattern of the UPSC ESE (Preliminary) exam is given in the table below
|Paper||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1 (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude)||100||200||120 min|
|Paper 2 ( Specific Stream)||150||300||180 min|
The Paper 1 examination was reported to be moderate to difficult according to candidates. While the reasoning section saw a dip in the number of questions as compared to previous years, it was one of the easy sections to attempt. Current affairs, mathematical and numerical ability and reasoning section carried the most weightage in the Paper 1 examination. In the Paper 2 examination which was subject specific, the Electronics paper had lengthy questions which ranged from easy to moderate. The Mechanical paper had a mixture of easy, moderate and very difficult questions as there were many calculations to be done. The Civil paper was of moderate level with less numerical and the introduction of passage question this year. The Electrical paper was also a mixture of easy to difficult questions to answer.