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

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 Electrical 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 subject wise analysis of Electrical Engineering of ESE 2019 Prelims paper:

Engineering Mathematics: In comparison to Last year where 9 questions have come this year 12 questions have been asked. The questions in this section were tougher than the last year’s paper. The questions from Calculus and Complex Analysis were lengthy. The Engineering Mathematics questions asked in GS paper were easier than those asked in the technical paper of Electrical Engineering.

Network Theory: Only 12 questions were asked this year as compared to 21 last years. The questions were easier this time with more focus on the theoretical aspect of the subject.

Signals & Systems: The number of questions has increased drastically from 3 to 13. The questions were of moderate level. One could solve all the questions easily barring 1-2 questions which were quite lengthy.

Power System: The number of questions asked was 14 compared to 22 last years. Half of the questions were moderate and there were few ambiguous questions.

Power Electronics: Number of questions have been increased in this subject. The students who have done the classes properly will be able to solve these questions easily. The questions required a lot of depth and some questions were at par of GATE.

Measurement: This year 11 questions were asked. Around 6 questions were theoretical. The students who have made proper notes in the class will be able to solve these questions properly.

Communication: Despite not being a core subject, the number of questions has increased from 1 to 7. Out of these 2 were theoretical and the rest were numerical. Two questions were very difficult and the rest were of easy level.

Analog Electronics:  There were 12 questions compared to 7 last years. The questions were easier than last year and 80% of the questions ca be solved easily. For this subject please update yourself with the new syllabus.

Microprocessor: Last year, no questions were asked from this subject. This year there were 6 questions in the paper. The questions were very basic and the students from the classroom will be able to solve them with comfort.

Digital Electronics: The questions were very basic and there is no special preparation is required for this. However, this year’s questions should be treated as exceptions as questions of a higher level should be expected in this subject.

Control System: This year the number of questions were 22 compared to 11 last years. Though the question were less, all the portion of the syllabus was covered. The questions were quite easier.

Electrical Machines: This time a very balanced paper was asked in this subject. 14 questions were asked. The questions were very easy and could be solved easily.

Computer Fundamentals: This time 8 questions were asked. One question was numerical in nature and others were theoretical in nature. This is a subject where you can take an edge from other students if you study at MADE EASY. We cover this subject in depth in our classroom program.

Material Science: UPSC has been giving lot of importance to this subject from the last 3 years. This time 14 questions were asked. Overall the level of question was tougher than previous year questions.

Electromagnetic Field Theory: This time no questions were asked in this subject. Still the importance of this subject can’t be denied. This still remains one of the most important subjects in ESE Mains and GATE.

If we take a comprehensive overview of the question paper then, there were 65-70% theoretical questions and 30-35% numerical 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 (Electrical 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

6 thoughts on “IES/ESE 2019 Prelims | PAPER and CUT-OFF Analysis | Electrical Engineering

  • January 8, 2019 at 11:17 pm


  • January 9, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    hello sir iam studying in 12th, sir in ese exam there is imp of prepare notes.

    • January 10, 2019 at 11:08 am

      Dear Tejas,

      Thanks for writing to us. You will be eligible for ESE only after you complete your B.Tech degree. Yes, preparing notes is an essential part of the preparation for ESE.

      Team MADE EASY

  • January 10, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    hii sir i am in 2nd year,i want to prepare for ese 2022 , my college is poor but i belive in self study ,their is a way to preparealong with collge and if prepare well then i can clear upto main?

    • January 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm

      Dear Yogesh,

      There is no limit to what one can achieve with self-discipline and perseverance. The background of your college has no role to play in your success in ESE. Preparing along with college is possible and doable but it will require a lot of focus and hard work from your side. A channelized effort and a proper guidance can always prove to be helpful. We are always ready to help you in any way possible as a mentor.
      For more motivation, you can watch this video to know how to prepare for ESE along with college:

      Team MADE EASY

  • January 10, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    hii sir , i am in SE in poor clg 1)can I get good rank in mains if I prepare by self study?
    2)when i need to buy postal pack
    3)what should my strategy?


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