SSC JE 2020 contains two Papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. 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. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer applicable in Paper 1 only.
SSC JE Paper 1 consists of 200 questions to be attempted in a duration of 2 hours. The paper is divided into 3 sections – General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical). Candidates have to appear in either one of the streams of General Engineering in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates can also download practice papers to prepare for the exam.
Candidates who manage to clear paper 1 will be eligible to appear in paper 2. Paper 2 is a descriptive paper and questions will be based on the candidates’ specialization in Engineering. Read the article to know in detail about the exam pattern, syllabus, and reference books.
Given below are the important highlights of the exam pattern of SSC JE 2020:
|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|
|Exam language||English and Hindi|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks in Paper 1 only|
SSC JE 2020 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:
Given below is the section-wise number of questions, marks, and duration for Paper 1:
|Papers||Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum marks||Exam duration|
|Paper I – Objective type||General Intelligence & Reasoning||50 MCQs||50 marks||A cumulative duration of 2 hours|
|General Awareness||50 MCQs||50 marks|
|General Engineering Part A – (Civil & Structural OR Part B (Electrical) OR Part C (Mechanical)||100 MCQs||100 marks|
|Total||3 Subjects||200 MCQs||200 Marks||120 minutes|
|Paper||Subjects||Maximum marks||Exam duration & time|
|Paper II – 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:
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 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|
It is necessary to study the books which not only clear the concepts but also have exam-oriented questions. Given below are some of the important recommended books for candidates preparing for SSC JE 2020:
|Chapter-wise Solved Papers SSC Staff Selection Commission Reasoning Paperback||Arihant Experts|
|SSC (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness for Junior Engineers Guide||GKP|
|General Knowledge 2020||Manohar Pandey|
|SC General Awareness Topic-wise Latest 35 Solved Papers (2010-2020)||Disha Experts|
|SSC JE Civil Engineering Objective (SSC Junior Engineer)||Praganya|
|Civil Engineering: Through Objective Type Questions||Gupta|
|SSC (CPWD/MES) Civil Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Practice Papers for Junior Engineers||GKP|
|SSC JE: Mechanical Engineering - Topicwise Previous Solved Papers||Made Easy Editorial Board|
|SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide||Disha Experts|
|Mechanical Engineering (Conventional and Objective Type): Conventional and Objective Types||R.S.Khurmi|
|SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Exam Guide||RPH Editorial Board|
|SSC JE: Electrical Engineering – Topic wise Previous Solved Papers||Made Easy Editorial Board|
|SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Engineer Exam Guide –Cum-Practice Work Book—English||Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX|
Given below are the important instructions for SSC JE 2020 candidates:
Ques: What are the major topics of Paper 1 for SSC JE 2020?
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 specilization. Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-II. Moreover, there is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.
Ques: Are there any books to prepare for electical enginnering for Paper 1 & 2?
Ans: Candidates can refer to these to prepare for Electical Engineering:
Ques: Is there any negative marking SSC JE 2020 and what is the total time duration to complete the exam?
Ans: Yes, there is 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 case of Paper 2 there is no negative marking because this paper is descriptive type with a total of 300 marks and time duartion provided to complete this paper is 2 hours.
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