The first phase of Engineering Service Examination 2019 (ESE 2019) i.e. ESE 2019 Prelims has been conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 6 January, 2019 in two shifts – morning shift from 10 AM to 12 PM (two hours), and afternoon shift from 02 PM to 05 PM (three hours).
The ESE 2019 Prelims exam included two papers – Paper-I (General Studies and Engineering Aptitude) and Paper-II (Engineering Discipline). The ESE 2019 Prelims Paper-I carries 200 marks, and the Paper-II is of 300 marks. The ESE 2019 Prelims answer key would be released by UPSC in a couple of days. However, if you are impatient to check the answer key of ESE 2019 Prelims, then IES Master has released its own ESE 2019 Prelims Answer Keys with detailed solutions for Paper-I and Paper-II.
Candidates from Civil (CE), Mechanical (ME), Electrical (EE) and Electronics and Telecommunication (E&T) engineering streams, who appeared in the ESE 2019 Prelims can view and download the ESE 2019 Prelims Answer Keys and detailed solutions for all sets from IES Master.
Candidates who qualify the ESE 2019 Prelims phase will appear in the second phase i.e. ESE 2019 Mains, which is scheduled to be conducted by UPSC on 30th June, 2019. ESE 2019 Mains will consist of two conventional type papers specific to Engineering Discipline with duration of three hours and maximum marks of 600 (each paper of 300 marks).
Engineering Services Examination was previously known as Indian Engineering Services i.e. IES. The annual ESE or IES exam is conducted annually by UPSC to recruit engineering graduates as Class-1 engineer officers for the Government of India to administer a wide segment of public departments such as the Indian Railways, Defence Service of Engineers, Central Engineering Service, Central Water Engineering, Telecommunications, etc.