ESE Mains 2023 Exam Solution – IES Master

UPSC ESE 2023 Mains exam was held on 25th June, 2023. This is second milestone for aspirants who seek to become a Grade-A officer with government of India.

Paper pattern of the ESE Mains Examination is as follows:

  • Number of papers: 2
  • Mode of examination: Offline (Paper- Pen) Mode
  • Total marks: 600
  • Language of the exam: English

The other important details related to the ESE Mains exam pattern 2023 are mentioned in the below mentioned table :

PapersSubjectNumber of QuestionsDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
Paper 1Engineering Discipline5 out of 8 Optional Questions3 hours300
Paper 2Engineering Discipline5 out of 8 Optional Questions3 hours300

Reviews about the ESE 2023 Mains Civil Engineering Paper

This year’s question paper was in line with the previous year’s trends and core topics like Soil Mechanics, Building Materials and Construction, Environment dominated in both the sessions. While reviewing about this year’s paper, IES Master’s R&D team and faculty members were on the same page and according to both of them, candidates whose focus was on adequate practice as well as coverage of complete syllabus will get an edge in this competitive exam.

The detailed solution of the both the papers is prepared by IES Master team and ESE 2023 Mains solution prepared by IES Master team can be downloaded from this link:

This solution is prepared with utmost care and sincere efforts has been made to avoid any errors. However, suggestions and comments are welcome from everyone, and in case you stumble across anything which needs mid-course correction, requested to send your suggestion on

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