SSC JE Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020 for Paper I and II

SSC JE Syllabus & Exam Pattern
SSC JE Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SSC JE Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020 for Paper I and II

SSC JE Tier-I Exam will be conducted from 01.09.2020 to 04.09.2020. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) JE (Junior Engineers) Examination is conducted to recruit candidates for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying & Contract. Earlier, SSC JE exam was postponed by the Staff Selection Commission that was scheduled to be held at the end of March due to coronavirus pandemic. All the Candidates who are appearing for the SSC JE recruitment exam must go through the detailed SSC JE exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2.

SSC JE Exam Pattern: Paper-I 

SSC JE Paper 1 consists of 200 questions to be attempted in a duration of 2 hours. SSC JE Paper 1 is divided into 3 sections namely: General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical). SSC JE Paper 1 is a computer-based test and has multiple-choice questions. Candidates must appear in either one of the streams of General Engineering in Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates must remember that there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks per wrong answer.

Papers No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Timings
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hrs.
(ii) General Awareness 50 50
Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR 100 100
Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)
Total 200 200
  • Paper 1 is a computer based test having multiple-choice questions.
  • It consists of 3 sections namely General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical).
  • Sections 1 and 2 are same for each candidate. In section 3, candidates have to choose their respective subjects from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering.
  • Section 1 and 2 consist of 50 questions each. These sections test the candidate’s ability and knowledge of general reasoning and awareness. Section 3 consists of 100 questions and examines the candidate’s knowledge for the subject chosen from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrica Engineering.
  • In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per option given in the application form filled by the candidate.

SSC JE Exam Pattern: Paper-II (Descriptive Type)

Paper 2 is a descriptive paper and is based on the candidates’ specialization in Engineering. Candidates who manage to clear paper 1 will be eligible to appear in paper 2. It will consist of descriptive type questions for a total of 300 marks. Here are the details for the SSC JE exam pattern paper II. 

Paper – II Marks Time
Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) 300 2 Hrs.
OR
Part- B General Engineering (Electrical) 300 2 Hrs.
OR
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical) 300 2 Hrs.
  • SSC JE Paper 2 is a descriptive paper conducted in offline.
  • Question paper is of 300 marks and has to be attempted in 2 hours.
  • Paper 2 is a conventional type exam, candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- Civil & Structural Engineering, Part B- Electrical Engineering or Part C- Mechanical Engineering.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-II.
  • There is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.

Important Points to remember:

  • In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per option given in the application form filled by the candidate.
  • The candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) should attempt Part A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) should attempt Part-B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) should attempt Part C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which his/ her answer sheet (PaperII) will not be evaluated.
  • In paper -I. there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
  • Based on the performance in Paper-I+Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will be the SSC JE Tier 1 exam conducted?

Ans. SSC JE Tier-I Exam will be conducted from 01.09.2020 to 04.09.2020.

Q. Will the SSC JE Tier 1 Exam conducted in an online mode or offline?

Ans. SSC JE Tier-1 exam will be conducted in online mode

Q. Is there any negative marking SSC JE Tier 1 exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in Paper 1. 0.25 for every wrong answer will be deducted.

Q. What is the time duration for the SSC JE Tier-1 Exam.

Ans. SSC JE Paper 1 is of 200 marks and the total time duration of this exam is 2 hours.


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