SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 15 2018

SSC JE 2018 is organized in two phases of paper 1 and paper 2 on the same day. Paper 1 is organized online whereas paper 2 is organized offline.

  • Paper 1 consists of three sections of General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical).
  • It contains the questions based on General Eng. (civil & structural), (Electrical) or (Mechanical) as per aspirants choice.
  • Aspirants who manage to complete paper 1 will only be applicable in paper 2. Paper 1 will act as a gateway for paper 2.
  • Paper 1 contains questions paper of 200 marks to be done in 2 hours of duration. 
  • There is also a negative marking of 1/4th. For every single accurate response aspirant will be honored 1 mark and there is a deduction of 0.25 marks for the inaccurate answer.
  • Paper 2 contains question paper of 300 marks to be finished in 2 hours.

SSC JE  is organized every year by Staff Selection Commission for the appointment of Junior Engineer for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical trade.

Read More: SSC JE 2018 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Highlights Table of SSC JE 2018

Given below are the important highlights of exam format of SSC JE 2018. The question paper will be organized in the English language in pen and paper method only.

Exam ModePaper 1: Computer-based test (Online) Paper 2: Pen and paper-based method (Offline)
Number of papers 2
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
SSC JE 2018 Total marksPaper 1: 200 marks Paper 2: 300 marks
Exam duration2 hours for each paper
Exam language English and Hindi
Marking Scheme1 mark per question
Negative Marking0.25 marks in Paper 1

SSC JE Exam Format 2018 in Detail

SSC JE 2018 is organized in two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. The type of question paper is objective type. Given below is the detailed format for paper 1 and paper 2 aspirants should check.

Paper 1 

Paper 1 is organized in an online method i.e. computer-based test. The type of question paper is objective i.e. MCQ based.

  • Section 1 and section 2 are mandatory for each aspirant. In section 3 aspirants have to make choice for the subject from Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
  • For every single accurate response, the aspirant will be honored 1 mark. There is also a negative marking of 1/4th.
  • Section A and B consist of 50 marks each. This section checks the aspirant’s ability and knowledge of general reasoning and awareness. Section C consists of 100 marks and checks aspirant’s knowledge of the subject chosen from Civil/Mechanical/Electrical.
  • The period for paper 1 is 2 hours and the question paper is of 200 marks.
  • Paper 1 consist of 3 sections of General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical).
  • Aspirants have to lose 0.25 marks for every inaccurate answer.
PapersSubjectsMaximum marksExam period & time
Paper I- MCQ type1) General Intelligence & Reasoning50 marks 2 hours (from 10 am to 12 pm)
2) General Awareness50 marks 
3) General Eng. (civil & structural) OR part B General Eng. (electrical) OR part C General Eng. (Mechanical)100 marks

Paper 2   

Paper 2 is organized in an offline method i.e. pen and paper mode. The type of question paper is multiple choice based.

  • Paper 2 is a conventional type exam, aspirants have to choose the subject from Part A- General Eng. (civil & structural), Part B- General Eng. (Electrical) or Part C- General Eng. (Mechanical).
  • The period of the exam is 2 hours i.e. from 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • Aspirants have to attempt question paper of 300 marks in 2 hours.
PapersSubjectsMaximum marksExam period & time
Paper II- conventional typePart A- General Eng. (civil & structural) OR Part B- General Eng. (Electrical) OR Part C- General Eng. (Mechanical)300 marks2 hours (from 2 pm to 4 pm)

Syllabus for SSC JE 2018

Given below is the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 differently aspirants should check. Having an ample knowledge of syllabus will help the aspirants score better.

Paper 1General Intelligence & Reasoning Arithmetical reasoning Verbal & figure classification Relationship concepts Observation Discrimination Visual memory Judgement making Judgment Analysis Problem solving Space visualization Similarities Analogies
Arithmetical Number Series General AwarenessScientific research Indian constitution General polity Economics Culture, Geography Sports, History Present events etc
Electrical engineeringBasic electronics Utilization of electrical energy Estimation & costing Generation, transmission & distribution Synchronous machines Fractional kilowatt motors & single phase induction motors Electrical machines Measurement & measuring instruments AC fundamentals Magnetic circuit Circuit law Basic concepts
Mechanical engineeringProduction engineering classification of steels Principles hydraulic turbines centrifugal pumps Fluid pressure fluid kinematics dynamics of ideal fluids measurement of flow rate basic Fluid mechanics & machinery properties & classification of fluid, fluid statics measurement Thermal Eng. Properties of pure substance 1st & 2nd law of thermodynamics air standard cycles for IC engines performance IC engine combustion IC engine cooling & lubrication Rankine cycle of steam boiler, classification specification, fittings & accessories air compressors & their cycles refrigerator cycle principle of a refrigerator plant nozzles & steam turbines. Engineering mechanics & strength of materials Theory of machines & machines design.
Paper 2 Conventional TypeCivil Engineering Building material Environmental engineering Transportation eng. Irrigation eng. Hydraulics Soil mechanics Surveying Estimating, costing & valuation
Structural engineeringSteel design RCC design Concrete technology Theory of structures

SSC JE 2018 Reference Books

Books plays an important role in the life of students. Given below are some of the important advisable books for aspirants preparing for SSC JE 2018. It is necessary to study the good books for the exam which does not contain any error.

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
Chapter wise Solved Papers SSC Staff Selection Commission Reasoning 2017Paperback – 2017 Arihant Experts
SSC (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness for Junior Engineers Guide 2017GKP

General Awareness 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
General Knowledge 2018 Manohar Pandey
SC General Awareness Topic-wise Latest 35 Solved Papers (2010-2016)Disha Experts

Civil Engineering

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
SSC JE Civil Engineering Objective (SSC Junior Engineer)Praganya
Civil Engineering: Via Objective Type QuestionsGupta
SSC (CPWD/MES) Civil Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Exercise Papers for Junior Engineers 2017 GKP

Mechanical Engineering 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
SSC JE: Mechanical Engineering - Topicwise Earlier Solved Papers Made Easy Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Appointment Exam GuideDisha Experts
Mechanical Engineering (Conventional and Objective Type): Conventional and Objective TypesR.S.Khurmi

Electrical Engineering 

Book NameAuthor/Publishers
SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Exam GuideRPH Editorial Board 
SSC JE: Electrical Engineering – Topic wise Earlier Solved Papers Made Easy Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Engineer Exam Guide –Cum-Exercise Work Book—English Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX

Important Instructions for SSC JE 2018

Given below are the important instruction for SSC JE 2018 aspirants should read to avoid unknown error:

  • Aspirants must not forget Hall Ticket on the day of exam, it is gateway to the examination hall.
  • Response should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Aspirant should access the exam center 1 hour prior than the commencement of exam
  • It is not allowed to clarify doubts on any item in test booklet from the examiner.
  • Fill the need details in the response sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered or entered correctly.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • Do not open the test booklet without permission
  • Aspirants should cautiously listen to the instruction given by the examiner.
  • Failure to follow instruction written in the examination will lead to disqualification. 

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