SSC JE 2017 March 3 (Evening Shift) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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Apr 8, 2017

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SSC JE 2017 exam is conducting in 2 shifts from March 1 to March 4, 2017. The exam was conducted in online mode at various exam centers. The difficulty level of the exam is marked moderate. SSC JE Exam comprises 2 Papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam carried 200 questions in total. Paper 1 consisted 3 sections: General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering.

Candidates qualifying SSCJE Paper 1 will be called for Paper 2. Each question in Paper 1 carried 1 mark. There is also a provision of negative marking in SSC JE. For every wrong marked answer, ¼ marks is deducted as penalty.

Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC JE exam every year for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in various government departments. Candidates can find important dates related to SSC JE 2017 in the following table:

SSC JE 2017 Exam March 1 to March 4, 2017
Availability of Official SSC JE Answer Key 2nd week of April 2017
Announcement of SSC JE Paper 1 Result 1st week of May 2017

SSC JE Cutoff


SSC JE Answer Key & Question Paper

SSC JE official answer key will be issued by the Commission on the official website: ssc.nic.in. Candidates can also challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancy in it. The challenges against the SSC JE answer key will be referred to the committees constituted by the commission for this purpose. Candidates can use the answer keys for the following reasons:

  • To know the correct answer for the questions asked in the examination
  • It requires to know the solved steps and answers for the questions
  • To evaluate the candidate’s answers with the actual answer

SSC JE Section Wise Analysis

SSC JE comprised 3 main sections: General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering. General Engineering Section is further divided into 3 more sections: Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Candidates had to attempt only one section for which they have applied.

This technical section comprised 100 questions and the rest questions were asked from General Intelligence and General Awareness section.

Check the following table to know the SSC JE section-wise analysis:

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Difficulty Level
General Intelligence 50 50 Easy to Moderate
General Awareness 50 50 Moderate
General Engineering 100 100 Moderate to Difficult

Check Here SSC JE March 3 (Morning Session) Paper Analysis


SSC JE: General Intelligence/ Reasoning

General Intelligence section of SSC JE was of easy to moderate level. This section covered most of the questions form following topics: Syllogism, Analogy, Blood Relation, Direction Test, Water Image, Paper Folding and Logical Statement etc.

Candidates could easily score 40-45 marks in General Intelligence, if they are attempted properly. The questions were quite easy to attempt and less time consuming.

General Intelligence/ Reasoning

Topics No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Syllogism 3 Easy to Moderate
Logical Statement 2 Moderate
Analogy 3 Easy
Blood Relation 3 Moderate
Alphabetical Coding 3 Moderate
Odd One Out 4 Easy to Moderate
Direction Test 3 Easy to Moderate
Paper Folding 2 Easy
Water Image 2 Easy
Alpha Numeric Series 4 Easy
Matrix 2 Easy
Alphabetical Sequence 3 Moderate
Missing Character 2 Easy to Moderate
Number Series 4 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 10 Moderate

General Awareness

SSC JE General Awareness comprised questions based on History, Geography, Polity, Economics, Biology, Computer Awareness and Current Affairs etc. The level of questions was marked of moderate level. Many candidates found MCQs from Current Affairs and Polity as difficult. It is expected that, scores above 35 is a good attempt.

In the following table, analysis of SSC JE General Awareness is depicted:

General Awareness

Topic No. of Questions
History 4
Geography 3
Polity 5
Economics 3
Biology 4
Physics 7
Chemistry 5
Computer Awareness 3
Current Affairs 8
Miscellaneous 3

SSC JE: General Engineering

SSC JE General Engineering Section differs for the candidates appearing for ME, EE and CE. This is the main section of SSC JE exam. The exam had questions based on fundamentals of General Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical). So, if you’re well versed with the basics and the applications then you could have attempted a good number of questions.

SSC JE answer key and question paper for Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering will be updated soon here. Here, we are discussing the analysis for all the disciplines.

Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics & Machinery and Thermal Engineering dominated this section. However, questions based on these topics were remarkably hard. 38% questions were asked from Production, SOM and Fluid Mechanics and they were easy to attempt. Candidates attempted were quite easy to attempt. Good attempts in this section is 50 MCQs.

In the following table, analysis of SSC JE Mechanical Engineering is mentioned:

Mechanical Engineering

Topics No. of Questions
Production Engineering 10
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery 32
Theory of Machine & Machine Design 16
Thermal Engineering 30
Strength of Material & Mechanics 12

Civil Engineering

The 6th shift of SSC JE 2017 exam was comparatively easy. Questions in Civil Engineering covered almost the whole syllabus. MCQs based on Hydraulics and Building Materials were time consuming. While MCQs asked on Surveying and Soil Mechanics were easy to attempt. Any score more than 60 marks will be considered as good score in SSC JE Civil Engineering.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering section of SSC JE Exam held on March 3, 2017 (evening shift) was marked easy as compared to previous other shifts. The MCQs were asked from Electrical Machines, Transmission, Magnetic Circuits, AC Fundamentals, Circular Law and Network Theorems etc.

Candidates found that most of the questions were based on fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. An attempt of 60 questions can make you clear the sectional cutoff marks.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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