The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC JE exam pattern 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) on the official website. SSC JE exam 2021 contains two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The SSC JE 2021 Exam Paper 1 has been scheduled for March 22 – 24, 2021. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here.
Paper 1 is an objective type test conducted in online mode whereas Paper 2 is a descriptive exam conducted in offline mode. The weightage of marks is also different in both papers i.e Paper 1 is of 200 marks and Paper 2 is of 300 marks. Catch up on SSC JE latest news here
There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer applicable in Paper 1 only. There are three stages in the SSC JE selection process 2021: Paper 1 (CBT), Paper 2 and lastly, Document Verification process. The SSC JE Exam Pattern will have the details like total marks, mode of exam, duration of the exam, total sections and marking scheme. Get the latest news on the government exam here.
|Number of papers||2|
|Exam Mode||Paper 1: Computer-based test (Online),
Paper 2: Pen and paper-based mode (Offline)
|Question Paper Type||Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions,
Paper 2: Descriptive Paper
|Total marks||Paper 1: 200 marks Paper 2: 300 marks|
|Exam duration||2 hours for each paper (2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need scribe)|
|Exam language||English and Hindi|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks in Paper 1 only|
SSC JE 2021 is conducted in two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is an objective paper while Paper 2 is a descriptive paper. Given below is the detailed exam pattern for paper 1 and paper 2:
|Papers||Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum marks||Exam duration|
|Paper 1 – Objective type||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50 MCQs||50 marks||
Cumulative duration of 2 hours
(2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)
|General Awareness||50 MCQs||50 marks|
General Engineering –
|100 MCQs||100 marks|
|Total||3 Subjects||200 MCQs||200 Marks||
(160 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)
|Paper||Subjects||Maximum marks||Exam duration & time|
|Paper 2 – Descriptive Type||Part A – General Engineering(Civil and Structural) OR
Part B – General Engineering(Electrical) OR
Part C – General Engineering(Mechanical)
|300 marks||2 hours|
SSC JE Syllabus includes topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Technical topics of candidates’ respective specialization in Paper 1.
While in Paper 2, candidates have to solve the problems based on the topics from Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering as chosen by the candidates. Given below are the key points of the SSC JE Syllabus:
The SSC JE Paper 1 includes three sections such as General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering. Here are the detailed syllabus of each section.
This section in Paper 1 of SSC JE comprises 50 questions. The major topics are:
|Arithmetical computations||Decision making|
|Arithmetical reasoning||Verbal and figure classification|
|Arithmetical number series||Visual memory|
|Observation||Abstract ideas, symbols, and their relationships|
This section also includes 50 MCQs. The questions test candidate’s knowledge of current events relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, and Scientific Research, etc.
This section in Paper 1 consists of 100 objections based on the stream opted by the candidate amongst Civil/ Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
There are three parts in Paper 2 – Part A (Civil Engineering), Part B (Electrical Engineering) and Part C (Mechanical Engineering). Candidates have to indicate their choice of specialization in the application form.
Candidates can check all the topics of Mechanical Engineering in the table given below:
|Theory of Machines and Machine Design||Fitting & Accessories|
|Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials||Air Compressors & their cycles|
|Properties of Pure Substances||Refrigeration cycles|
|1st Law of Thermodynamics||The principle of the Refrigeration Plant|
|2nd Law of Thermodynamics||Nozzles & Steam Turbines|
|IC Engines Combustion||Properties & Classification of Fluids|
|Air standard Cycles for IC Engines||Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure|
|IC Engine Performance||Fluid kinematics|
|IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication||Dynamics of Ideal fluids|
|Rankine cycle of System||Measurement of Flow Rate|
|Classification of steels||-|
These are the topics that must be prepared for Electrical Engineering Paper:
|Basic concepts||Synchronous Machines|
|Magnetic Circuit||Transmission and Distribution|
|AC Fundamentals||Estimation and Costing|
|Measurement and Measuring Instruments||Utilization and Electrical Energy|
|Electrical Machines||Basic Electronics|
|Fractional Kilowatt Motors||Single-phase Induction Motors|
All the questions of Civil and Structural Engineering will be asked from the topics mentioned in the table below:
|Estimating, Costing, and Valuation||Irrigation Engineering|
|Soil Mechanics||Environmental Engineering|
|Theory of Structures||Concrete Technology|
|RCC Design||Steel Des|
To complete the entire syllabus accordingly, candidates should have a compact list of SSC JE 2021 Preparation books and then start preparing for the exam.
Given below are the important instructions for SSC JE 2021 candidates:
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Ques: What are the major topics of Paper 1 for SSC JE 2021?
Ans:SSC JE Syllabus includes topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Technical topics of candidates’ respective specialization in Paper 1. While in Paper 2, candidates have to solve the problems based on the topics from Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering as chosen by the candidates.
Ques: What is the exam pattern of SSC JE Paper 2?
Ans: Paper 2 is a descriptive paper conducted in pen and paper mode and candidates have to attempt a question paper of 300 marks in 2 hours. Here candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- Civil & Structural Engineering,Part B- Electrical Engineering or Part C- Mechanical Engineering i.e. the field of their specialization. Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-2. Moreover, there is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.
Ques: Are there any books to prepare for electrical engineering for Paper 1 & 2?
Ans: Candidates can refer to these to prepare for Electical Engineering:
Ques: Is there any negative marking SSC JE 2021 and what is the total time duration to complete the exam?
Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking in Paper 1 i.e. 0.25 for every wrong answer will be deducted. The Paper 1 will be of 200 marks and total time duration to complete this paper is 2 hours. In the case of Paper 2 there is no negative marking because this paper is descriptive type with a total of 300 marks and the time duration provided to complete this paper is 2 hours.
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