SSC JE 2018 Question Paper, Response Key, Cutoff & Analysis

Last Updated - January 27 2018

The Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer Online Examination (SSC JE Paper I) has finished its 4th day on January 25, 2018. It will help those who have an exam in the next few days. Here is an analysis of SSC JE 2018 to help students get an idea of the format. Check SSC JE Cut off

  • General Awareness was moderate to difficult. Questions were based on static GK, general science and present affairs from the last 10 months.
  • SSC JE 2018 Result for paper 1 is expected to announce on or before February 12, 2018 and paper 2 results will be out tentatively by April 5, 2018.
  • The difficulty of the overall paper on all shifts of day 4th was moderate. The question format followed the trends of the earlier years. Check SSC JE Paper Analysis
  • Technical section was moderate to difficult and focused on conceptual knowledge of respective subjects.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning was the most scoring section. 

SSC JE Response Key 2018

SSC will announce Question Paper and Response Key for SSC JE Paper I on their official website few days after completion of all shifts of the examination. Response Key for all subjects will be announced in two stages: provisional and final. Students can calculate their score by downloading the Response Key. They can challenge the provisional response key by filling an objection form that will be announced by SSC online.

How to Download SSC JE Response Key?

  1. Click on this link: ssc.nic.in and go to the tab Response Key.
  2. Submit your Roll Number, Password and Exam Date.
  3. Download Response Key with Question Paper.
  4. Calculate your score.

SSC JE Paper Analysis (Sectional)

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Students who appeared for the exam felt that GI & Reasoning was the most scoring section of the whole paper. This section has 50 questions. The difficulty level was easy to moderate.

Questions were asked from:

  1. Syllogism - 2 to 3 questions
  2. Analogy – 2 to 3 questions
  3. Logical Statement – 1 to 2 questions
  4. Blood Relation – 3 to 4 questions
  5. Alphabetical Coding/Decoding – 4 to 5 questions
  6. Odd one out – 6 to 7 questions
  7. Direction Test – 3 to 4 questions
  8. Paper Folding – 1 to 2 questions
  9. Water Image – 1 to 2 questions
  10. Alpha Numeric Series – 3 to 4 questions
  11. Matrix – 1 question
  12. Missing character – 1 to 2 questions
  13. Number Series - 4 to 5 questions
  14. Miscellaneous – 10 to 12 questions

Students can issue 30 to 35 minutes for attempting this section. A good attempt can be 38 to 44 questions with good accuracy. As it contains negative marking guesswork should be avoided.

General Awareness

Questions based on present affairs from the last year and the present year ruled this section. The overall difficulty was moderate. This section included 50 questions. The analysis is as follows: Apart from that questions were asked on general science, economics, and computers.

  1. History – 3 to 5 questions
  2. Geography – 3 to 4 questions
  3. Polity – 4 to 5 questions
  4. Economics – 2 to 3 questions
  5. Biology – 5 to 10 questions
  6. Physics – 3 to 5 questions
  7. Chemistry – 3 to 5 questions
  8. Computer – 2 to 3 questions
  9. Present affairs – 5 to 10 questions
  10. Miscellaneous – 10 to 13 questions

Students can issue 15 to 20 minutes for this section. A good attempt is 30 to 35 questions with excellent accuracy.

General Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical)

The technical section has 100 questions. Here we have given a subject wise brief analysis of the section to help the students. Questions are based on respective subjects. Good knowledge on the subjects is necessary to score in this section. Questions are mainly conceptual. Students felt the difficulty of the section this year was moderate to tough. It is the major part of the paper.

Civil

Questions were asked on the following topics:

  1. Building materials
  2. Soil Mechanics
  3. Hydraulics
  4. Estimating, costing, valuation
  5. Transportation
  6. Environmental engineering
  7. Structural Engineering

Electrical

Questions were asked on:

  1. Basic concepts
  2. Circuit Law
  3. Network Theorems
  4. AC fundamentals
  5. Magnetic Circuit
  6. Measurement and Measurement Instrumentation
  7. Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
  8. Basic Electronics
  9. Electrical Machines
  10. Electrical Energy and its utilization

Mechanical

The questions covered the following topics:

  1. Fluid Mechanics
  2. Thermal Engineering
  3. Production Engineering
  4. Strength of materials and engineering mechanics
  5. Theory of machine and machine design

A good attempt from the technical section can be 63 to 70 questions with good accuracy.

SSC JE Cut off 2018

The cut off for SSC JE 2018 Paper I will be declared along with the declaration of the result. Students can check the cut off marks from the official website. Cut off for SSC JE 2018 will depend on the factor like difficulty of the paper, the number of examinees, earlier year cut offs etc.

The expected cut off for SSC JE 2018 is given below in tabular form. The official cut off will be allotted by SSC.

SpecializationUHOBCSCSTOHHH
Civil Engineering95 - 11080 - 9075 - 8565 - 7570 - 7840 - 50
Electrical Engineering120 - 125110 - 120105 - 11595 - 10590 - 10570 - 80
Mechanical Engineering120 - 125110 - 120105 - 11595 - 10590 - 10570 - 80

Earlier year cut off for SSC JE Paper I (2016-2017)

SpecializationUHOBCSCSTOHHH
Civil Engineering10092.5084.5085.5072.5040
Mechanical/Electrical Engineering115109.5099.0094.5087.0054.00

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