Civil Engineering: IES/ESE 2019 Prelims | PAPER and CUT-OFF Analysis

The Prelims stage of Engineering Services Examination (ESE) 2019 IES just got over today. The exam was conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the selection in Indian Engineering Services (IES). Mr. B. Singh, CMD MADE EASY, along with the Civil Engineering faculties has analysed the question paper for the students. In this article, we will be sharing detailed review of the paper and what should be the future strategy for the students. The trend of the paper has been constantly shifting in the past few years. Leaving any portion of the syllabus can cost heavily in this scenario.

Now let’s discuss about the Topic Wise analysis of Civil Engineering of ESE 2019 Prelims paper:

RCC: This year 12 questions were asked as compared to 7 asked in the last year. The questions are from all the different topics of the syllabus. There were some questions which were out of the syllabus. There were certain tricky questions in the question paper from the unconventional and newly added topics. Students from our classroom program were able to solve most of the questions with comfort.

Environmental Engineering: 50% of the questions were of theoretical type and 50% were of numerical type. The standard of the paper remained somewhat similar to the trend of previous year.

Highway and Survey: The level of questions has remained the same as compared to the previous years. However, the number of numerical questions has drastically increased. Few questions couldn’t be solved easily without the use of calculators and it created a lot of problem for the students.

Fluid Mechanics: This year comparatively less number of questions were asked in this subject. Those students have benefited a lot in this subject who had covered the entire syllabus. This paper has shown that students can’t afford to leave any portion of the syllabus. The level of difficulty was moderate for this paper.

Structure Analysis: Around 9 questions were asked and the questions were evenly distributed covering the entire syllabus. The type of questions asked has changed drastically and this shows that one can’t rely only on the previous year questions. You have to cover the entire syllabus with in-depth analysis to clear this exam.

Strength of Materials: This year 18 questions were asked from this subject as compared to 15 questions asked in the last year. Almost all the topics were covered and the level of questions was easy. However, the solutions were lengthy and required a lot of calculations.

Solid Mechanics: This year only 13 questions were aksed as compared to 17 questions asked in the previous year. Out of 13, 10 questions are very easy. One question was out of syllabus. But this is something you ought to expect from UPSC that there will be certain questions which will require out of the box thinking.

Hydrology: The questions asked in this subject were very simple and can be easily solved.

Building Materials:  Last year there were 15 questions asked from this subject. This year 13 questions were asked. There are few questions which require the use of calculator and are very difficult to solve. Still, 70% of the questions can be easily attempted.

Steel Structure: This year 12 questions were asked compared to 9 questions asked in the last year. Few questions were completely out of the box and were really difficult for the students t solve.

Airport, Docks, Harbour and Tunnelling: This is one of the unconventional topics but still 7 questions were asked. So the cost of ignorance is quite high.

If we take a comprehensive overview of the question paper then, there were 60-65% numerical questions and 35-40% theoretical questions. To get a more in-depth analysis of the paper and success strategy from Mr. B. Singh, please watch the video given below:

UPSC ESE/IES Prelims 2019 (Civil Engineering) Analysis and Expected Cutoff

For in-depth analysis of cut-off and answer keys, read the article given below:

IES/ ESE 2019 Prelims Exam Answer Key and Detailed Solutions

17 thoughts on “Civil Engineering: IES/ESE 2019 Prelims | PAPER and CUT-OFF Analysis

  • January 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    Sir , I have attended ESE 2019 but matching my answer with madeeasy that i am getting 165 marks in preliminary.
    In Delhi which Center is better for IES .
    I need to complete whole syllabus and also want to prepare for mains 2019.

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    • January 17, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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      165 is not sufficient for preliminary!! In my opinion cut off for UR 190-200 , OBC 170-190 , SC/ST 155-170 if u belong from UR or OBC then 165 is low to compete in Maine 2019 IES

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  • February 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    Sir I got 200 marks in prelims in ece …can I prepare for mains?

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    • February 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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      Dear Suresh,

      The cut-offs provided here are tentative in nature and it is highly advisable to continue with your further preparation and not wait for the results of ESE prelims 2019 to come out.

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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  • February 10, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    Sir I am getting 240marks in ies from ee branch can I have a chance to qualify prelim

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    • February 10, 2019 at 10:12 am
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      Dear Rishi,

      Thanks for writing to us. The cut-offs provided by us are tentative in nature and the real cut-offs may vary as per the official answer keys released by UPSC. However, we highly advice you to go ahead with your further preparation and not wait for the results to come out.

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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    • February 28, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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      R u qualified??

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  • February 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    Sir I am goted 260 marks in ec branch my chance to qualifing 1st stage

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    • February 11, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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      Dear Candidate,

      Thanks for writing to us. The cut-offs released by MADE EASY is tentative in nature and can vary to some extent as per the official answer keys to be released by the UPSC. However, we strongly advise you to go ahead with your further preparation and not to wait for the ESE 2019 Prelims results to come out.

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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  • February 17, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    Sir I’m st category belong Jitendra shastre marks 198 can I prepaire main exam for ies

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    • February 18, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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      Dear Candidate,

      The cut-offs provided here are tentative in nature and it is highly advisable to continue with your further preparation and not wait for the results of ESE prelims 2019 to come out.

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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  • February 18, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    Sir i goted 195 in civil branch my chance to qualifing stage-1

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    • February 18, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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      Dear Prashant,

      The cut-offs provided here are tentative in nature and it is highly advisable to continue with your further preparation and not wait for the results of ESE prelims 2019 to come out.

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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  • February 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Sir, my expected score ies prelims for civil engineering. Is 190.can I get a chance to prepare for mains.

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    • February 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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      Dear Candidate,

      Thanks for writing to us. The cut-offs provided by us are tentative in nature and the real cut-offs may vary as per the official answer keys released by UPSC. However, we highly advice you to go ahead with your further preparation and not wait for the results to come out.

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    Sir I have completed B.tech in mining engineering. Can I attempt IES exam.

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    • September 29, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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      Dear Candidate,

      Thanks for writing to us. Please refer to the link given below to get a detailed analysis.

      https://bit.ly/2ngZbbk

      Regards,
      Team MADE EASY

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