UPSC IES 2022 Prelims Tomorrow – Know Exam Schedules, Revision Strategy and Deadlines for Previous Year


The Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) is set to conduct preliminary examinations of Indian Engineering Services (IES) tomorrow, dated 20th February 2022. The assessments will be held in two sessions – Paper 1 in the morning shift from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Paper 2 afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both evaluations are of the objective type.

UPSC IES Exam Schedules

– Paper 1 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

– Round 2 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The morning session (Epreuve-I) will be worth 200 points for the General Studies and Aptitude for Engineering subjects. The evening session for Paper-II will be 300 points and this is a discipline-specific assessment. Disciplines include mechanical (ME), civil (CE), electronics and telecommunications (ETC), and electrical (EE) specializations. Candidates who qualify for the preliminary exams will sit for the main exams.

Aspirants who qualify for the Preliminary Examination will proceed to Stage II of the Recruitment Process, the Main Examinations which will take place on June 26, 2022. The sector review will also be organized in two teams. Each session will have a duration of 3 hours and a maximum score of 300. The main exam is of subjective type and all questions will be related to the corresponding engineering specialization.

UPSC IES Previous Year Thresholds

Candidates can check below thresholds by category and subject for UPSC ESE 2020 Prelims Exam –

To cut THIS EE ME ETC
General 238 238 262 245
CBO 238 229 250 245
ST 227 194 202 202
CS 202 187 214 205
UPSC ESE Thresholds 2020

How to revise?

Applicants are advised to employ the following techniques to revise the syllabus effectively –

  1. Appearing for mock exams can give the candidate a comprehensive understanding of the aspirant’s strengths and weaknesses with regards to the curriculum subjects. Students can take mock tests online on e-learning portals.
  2. Solving questions from previous years can also give students an idea of ​​the exam’s design, as well as strategies that can be applied to achieve maximum marks.
  3. Effective time management is key to qualifying for the preliminaries, as the program for both events is very extensive. Candidates should decide in advance on the allocation of time for each topic.
  4. It is essential to browse the important topics and subjects, including the important formulas. Aspirants can take short notes to review major concepts.
  5. Candidates must apply the elimination technique to get the correct answer. They must avoid guessing as there is a negative 1/3 mark for an incorrect answer.

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