SSC JE Exam Day 2021 Guidelines and COVID-19 Guidelines

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Mar 26, 2021

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SSC JE is conducted for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in various branches of engineering by Staff Selection Commission. There are certain guidelines and rules that candidates are advised to follow during the time of examination in order to evade any disciplinary issues. Read SSC JE Latest news here

Candidates have to keep in mind that SSC JE Admit Card is one of the important documents to be carried on the exam day. To avoid any last-minute hassles at the exam centre we are providing important exam day instructions like do’s & don’ts, what to carry, reporting time, and more.

SSC JE Exam Date 2021

For the SSC JE Paper 2 exam,

SSC JE Event Date
Release of Admit Card for Paper 1 March 12, 2021
Exam Date for Paper 1 March 22 to 24, 2021
Release of Admit Card for Paper 2 To be Announced
Exam Date for Paper 2 To be Announced

Guidelines for SSC JE Exam Day 2021

The Staff Selection Commission has laid out various guidelines for candidates who are appearing for SSC JE 2021 Paper 1 Exam. These have been created to prevent misdemeanor and misconduct in the examination hall. Therefore, these guidelines need to be followed as prescribed by the authorities.

SSC JE 2021: COVID-19 Guidelines

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSC has released some instruction which must be followed. Here are the instruction:

  • Candidates carry the COVID-19 self-declaration form along the below mentioned list of documents.
  • Candidates are requested to bring personal hand sanitizer and water bottle to the exam centre.
  • Appeared candidates must wear a face mask during the SSC JE 2021 Exam.

Required Documents for the Exam Day

On the exam day, you have to bring a list of documents to the exam center. This will be required for proof of identification and candidature for SSC JE 2021. Candidates can go through the following list to see which documents are important:

  • Official SSC JE Admit Card (with photo pasted on it)
  • two Recent Passport size photographs
  • Identification Proof (Voter ID Card, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Employer ID)

Apart from this, people with disabilities have to bring their medical certificate or an official undertaking. This is only required if they have to use the facility of scribes.

Important Note - Candidates who fail to bring the required documents may be disqualified from taking the examination.

Dress Code for Candidates

There is an overall dress-code of a simple T-shirt and jeans for both male and female candidates. Candidates are required to dress in light-coloured clothes.

  • Candidates are not allowed to wear full sleeves shirts or full-body suits.
  • Female candidates cannot wear traditional apparel like kurtis, salwars, patialas or other heavy dresses. They are also refrained from wearing heels. Hence, they have to wear either slippers or flats.
  • Females are required to keep their hair neatly bound as well.
  • Sunglasses or goggles are not allowed to be worn during the examination.

Apart from this, no one is allowed to wear fashion accessories like pendants, brooches, hairpins, hair bands, watches or other forms of jewellery.

Stationery Items

  • Candidates are not allowed to bring stationery items of any kind.
  • Pen, pencil, and paper for rough work are provided by the exam centers.
  • Bags of any kind are not allowed in the exam center. If a candidate brings the same, then he/she will be responsible for its safekeeping. The exam center will not be liable for the loss of a candidate’s property.
  • Candidates will be able to keep a track of the time with the help of the computer’s timer.

Important Note - Candidates can bring rulers, steam tables, logarithm tables and calculators for SSC JE Paper II. They cannot bring such items for SSC JE Paper I. 

Electronic Gadgets

Candidates are not allowed to bring any type of electronic gadgets to the exam center. This includes the list of following items:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Smartwatches
  • Electronic Calculators
  • Bluetooth Devices
  • Headphones
  • Pen or Buttonhole Cameras
  • Storage Devices (USB Sticks, Hard Drives, CDs, DVDs)

Do’s and Don’ts for SSC JE Exam Day 2021

There are certain Do’s and Don’t list for ensuring professional behavior in the exam centers. This will help you to prevent complaints from the Invigilators. Hence, make sure that you follow them accordingly. 


  • Check and visit the SSC JE exam centre a few days before to avoid any travel hassle.
  • Reach the venue half an hour earlier on the actual exam day.
  • Try not to carry bags, mobile phones or stationery items.


  • Create disturbance for the other candidates
  • Behaving rudely with the Invigilator
  • Being late for more than 15 minutes. There is no entry after that time period
  • Bringing food items or drinks
  • Bringing paper chits

Repercussions for Violating SSC JE Exam Day 2021 Guidelines

Anyone found guilty of disorderly conduct or obstruction of the examination can face the cancellation of his/her candidature. In some cases, criminal proceedings or legal action may be taken as well. Staff Selection Commission may also debar the candidates based on his misconduct or behavior. 

Debarment Period

The debarment period of a candidate is determined by the level of misconduct carried out by him/her. Here is a complete list of offenses as prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission. 

Offences Years
Taking exam material from the centre or passing it to an unauthorized person 2
Leaving examination with no reason or without informing the Invigilator 2
Misbehaving, intimidating or threatening other candidates or Invigilator 3
Obstructing the normal process of examination 3
Submitting or providing fragmented information, suppressing material information or falsifying information 3
Obtaining a favourable candidature position through irregular or improper means 3
Possessing Mobile Phones (Either On or Off) 3
Appearing for the exam more than once 3
Working in exam-related bodies in the same exam 3
Damaging exam-related infrastructure or equipment 5
Presenting forged or falsified admit card or ID proof 5
Possessing weapons or firearms 5
Assaulting, causing physical harm or using force on to the Invigilator 5
Threatening or Intimidating with firearms or weapons 7
Cheating in the exam through any means 7
Carrying bluetooth devices, spy cameras or other electronic gadgets 7
Impersonating any candidate 7
Taking photos or videos of the exam questions 7
Sharing exam through remote desktop application or software 7
Trying to hack or manipulate exam servers, data or question papers (before or during the examination) 7

Generally, SSC JE is not that difficult if you have strong knowledge in your field. The questions are based on logic and understanding of the basic concepts.

Therefore, you must follow the SSC JE 2020 Exam Day Guidelines to prevent yourself from being debarred or disqualified.

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