SSC JE Exam Pattern 2020 - SSC releases the SSC JE 2020 exam pattern along with the notification on its website. The exam pattern of SSC JE 2020 will have details like - mode of exam, total marks, duration, sections and marking scheme. Candidates planning to appear in the exam must check the SSC JE exam pattern 2020 to know the overall structure of both the question papers. SSC conducts the Junior Engineer exam in three phases - Paper 1 (CBT), Paper 2 and Document Verification. According to the SSC JE 2002 exam pattern 2020, paper 1 will have three parts - General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil & Structural, Electrical and Mechanical), the maximum marks will be 200. According to SSC junior Engineer exam pattern 2020, paper 2 will be a conventional type consisting of questions from General Engineering and will carry 300 marks. SSC JE exam is conducted to recruit JE (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts) for various Ministries/Departments of Government of India. In this article, candidates can check the SSC JE 2020 exam pattern for all phases.Latest: SSC JE 2019 Paper 1 Has Been Postponed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak - Click Here
The exam of SSC JE will be conducted in three phases. Candidates qualifying one stage will be eligible to appear for the next one. In the following table, they can check all the phases.
Stages of SSC JE 2020 Exam
Objective Type CBT (Computer Based Test)
Paper 1 of SSC JE 2020 is scheduled to be conducted from March 30 to April 02, 2020. Paper 1 is divided in three parts and carries objective type questions. Part 1 is General Intelligence Reasoning, part 2 is General Awareness and part 3 is General Engineering for Civil & Structural, Electrical and Mechanical. Paper 1 will carry a total of 50 questions and the total marks allotted for the exam will be 200. For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted as negative marking. Based on the normalized marks scored by candidates in Paper 1, they will be shortlisted, category-wise to appear for Paper 2.
Exam Pattern of SSC JE 2020 - Paper 1
Number of Questions
General Intelligence Reasoning
Part – A (Civil & Structural) or
Part – B (Electrical) or
Part – C (Mechanical)
Paper 2 of SSC JE will be a written examination where candidates will only be able to attempt the part filled in the application form like Civil & structural or Electrical or Mechanical. Candidates who will be shortlisted on the basis of paper 1 will be eligible to appear for paper 2. The total marks in paper 2 will be 300 and there will be no negative marking. In this paper 2, candidates will be allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam. Based on candidates performance in Paper 1 and Paper 2, candidates will be shortlisted for the last stage of SSC JE selection procedure, Document Verification.
SSC JE 2020 Exam Pattern - Paper 2
General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
SSC JE 2020 Qualifying Marks (Paper 1 & Paper 2)
Candidates final selection and allocation in Ministries will be made on the basis of their performance in Paper 1 + Paper 2 and their choice of ministries they had opted while the Document Verification.
Apart from the SSC JE exam pattern 2020, candidates must also check the syllabus as mentioned in the notification. The syllabus focuses on both papers 1 & 2. It consists of the subjects and topics which candidates need to study in order to qualify for the exam. Candidates can check the following table to get an idea about the subject and topics which will be asked in the exam.
SSC Junior Engineer Exam Syllabus 2020
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis etc.
History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.
Part - A (Civil Engineering)
Part – B (Electrical Engineering)
Part – C (Mechanical Engineering)
Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, etc.
Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments etc.
Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials etc.
Part A - Civil & Structural Engineering
Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying etc.
Part B - Electrical Engineering
Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and measuring instruments, Electrical Machines etc.
Part C - Mechanical Engineering
Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery etc.
After getting acquainted with the SSC JE exam pattern 2020 and the syllabus, it is time to plan the preparation strategy. The SSC JE exam is neither difficult nor easy, but it requires a lot of strategy-wise preparation to qualify. The difficulty level has been below par from the last few years especially compared to the UPSC ESE. Cracking the SSC JE prelims is easy but things get a bit tough when you are in Paper 2 (Second stage) of the selection process. Here, if you haven't prepared well, you might not be able to cross the finishing line. Candidates can check some general preparation tips for SSC JE here:
Understand the syllabus, marking scheme and SSC JE 2020 exam pattern in depth.
Make a productive time table and follow it religiously. Allocate equal time to all the sections.
Read newspapers, current affairs magazines and various engineering books.
Make notes of whatever thing you find useful.
Memorize the formulas at your fingertips and practice them so you don't forget about them.
Check the previous year SSC JE question papers and solve the mock tests if available.
Discuss with friends or batchmates who are preparing for the same exam.
Follow a healthy routine and invest some time in meditation and exercise.
SSC will release the answer key on its official website after the exam is conducted. With the help of answers key, candidates will be able to check their responses and spectate their probable score in the SSC Junior Engineer exam. First, SSC will release a provisional answer key where candidates will be given a chance to raise their objections for the wrong questions, after taking into consideration the responses received by candidates, SSC will release the final answer key.
SSC will release the result of SSC JE exam 2020 in the form of PDFs containing the name, roll numbers and category of all the qualified candidates. The result PDF will be available in online mode at the official website of SSC along with the SSC JE Cut off. The result will be released stage-wise and candidates qualifying in one stage will be eligible to appear in the next stage.
SSC has released the region-wise admit card anytime soon. Each applicant should bring the admit card at SSC JE Exam centres. The admit card will be released in online mode at the regional website and candidates will have to enter their credentials to download it. They will also have to carry the admit card along with a valid ID proof - Voter ID, Passport, Aadhar Card etc.
No there is no interview round in SSC JE.
The exam is easy to tackle but if you score the qualifying marks as mentioned in the article above you will qualify it. Just practice at least 1 year prior to the exam.
There are 2 papers - One is objective type CBT based while the other one is descriptive.
To crack the SSC JE exam you need to have a detailed understanding of the syllabus, exam pattern and the marking scheme. Apart from that, you must have an exam preparation strategy that covers all the sections as well as topics.
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As per the previous schedule the SSC JE was scheduled to be held between 31st March to 2nd April but because of the outbreak it has been postponed till further notice.
The notice was released by the official website of SSC on 21st March.
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SSC most probably release the notification for SSC JE civil examination in the month of July ,2020 and most probably the application forms will release in the month of August. You can get up to dated with the notifications by checking the official website of SSC or you can also get notified via newspaper , internet or social media so be active during those days on the respective platforms.
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