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

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Apr 8, 2017

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SSC JE 2017 exam began on March 1, 2017 and is still in process till March 5, 2017. The exam on March 1 was successfully conducted in two slots. The morning shift paper was conducted in the slot of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. It was held for recruitment of Junior Engineer post in various government departments. Candidates qualified in stage 1 are called for stage 2. For the final selection, they will be called for the personal interview round.

There was a total of 200 multiple choice questions asked in the paper. SSC JE question paper comprised three sections i.e. General Awareness, General Intelligence/ Reasoning and General Engineering Sections. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. One mark would be awarded for every correct response and one-fourth marks would be deducted for every incorrect response.

SSC JE 2017 answer key and question paper will be updated soon once it is available. The answer will be made available by SSC in the 2nd week of April 2017. Candidates can challenge the answers in the answer key. SSC JE answer key will be taken into consideration for preparing the paper I result. Candidates can calculate the total marks and analyze their exam performance. Check the SSC JE 2017 answer key, question paper and analysis in this article.

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SSC JE 2017 Overall Analysis

More than one lakhs of candidates have applied for SSC JE 2017. General Engineering section contained 100 questions. General Awareness and General Intelligence section contained 50 question each. Candidates found the paper was time-consuming and tricky one. Check the following table to get an idea about the pattern of the SSC JE 2017 as mentioned below:

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Level Duration
Technical Section 100 100 Moderate Two Hours
General Awareness 50 50 Moderate to difficult
General Intelligence/ Reasoning 50 50 Easy

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General Awareness

Political Science, Geography and History covered most of the questions in this section. The questions from computer awareness, Chemistry and Physics were quite easy to attempt. The difficulty level of this section was moderate to difficult.

Topics No. of Questions
Current Affairs 10
Computer Fundamentals 4
Chemistry 5
Physics 3
Biology 4
Economics 5
History/ Geography 7
Polity 5
Miscellaneous 7


SSC JE 2017 Paper Analysis

General Intelligence/ Reasoning

The level of this section was easy. The questions were asked from analogy, blood relation, matrix, series, missing character, water image, direction, alphabetical sequence, odd one out etc. Candidates can easily score more than 40 marks in this section if they attempted properly. This section comprised both verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions.

General Engineering

General Engineering contained technical questions from Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering. Technical section was of moderate level. It consisted of 100 questions in the exam. Here, we are discussing the analysis of Electrical/ Mechanical and Civil Engineering paper with their topics asked in the examination.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical machines contained highest weightage in Electrical Engineering paper. The questions were asked from electrical energy, magnetic circuits, instrumentation, transmission and distribution etc. Any score more than 60 marks will be a good one. The questions from magnetic circuits and basic concepts were easier to score.

Topics Asked Questions
Basic Electronics 9
Electrical Energy 10
Electrical Machines 22
Transmission & Distribution 13
Instrumentation 8
Circuit law and theorems 13
AC Fundamentals 11
Magnetic Circuits 12
Basic Concepts 12

SSC JE 2017 Paper Analysis

Civil Engineering

The questions were asked from structural, soil mechanics, surveying, hydraulics etc. Structural Engineering topic contained maximum weightage in the civil engineering paper.

Topics Total Questions
Structural Engineering 24
Transportation & Environmental Engineering 15
Soil Mechanics 10
Hydraulics 9
Surveying 9
Estimating and Evaluation 18
Building Materials 15


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Mechanical Engineering

The questions were asked from Mechanical Engineering syllabus. It comprised topics of theory of machine, fluid mechanics, machinery, production engineering etc. Thermal Engineering topic contained highest weightage in this paper. Most of the questions were easy to attempt but time consuming. Candidates must be aware of negative marking. Candidates have to score more than 60 marks in this paper.

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