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SSC JE 2018 Exam Pattern

The examination is conducted in two levels: Tier I and Tier II. The candidates qualifying the Tier I will appear in Tier II. The objective type questions are asked in Tier I while Tier II will be a descriptive paper.

SSC JE Tier I:

  • The examination is conducted through online mode for 2 hours.
  • The total mark is 200 with each question carries 1 mark. One-fourth of the marks is reduced for each wrong answer.
  • The examination is conducted in the morning and afternoon shifts.
  • The questions are asked on the following subjects:
Name of the subject


General Awareness


General Intelligence and Reasoning


Part A: Civil/Structural Engineering or

Part B: Electrical Engineering or

Part C: Mechanical Engineering



  • The examination is conducted for 2 hours.
  • The total marks are 300.
  • This paper does not contain any negative marks.
Name of the subject


Part A: Civil/Structural       Engineering or

Part B: Electrical Engineering or

Part C: Mechanical Engineering


Preparation tips for SSC JE Exam

Here are some of the important tips you can follow to make your preparation easier.

  • It is important to go through the previous year question papers and understand the pattern well. This helps in finding the areas which need a lot of attention from your side. Have your focus majorly on that area. This process would also help in understanding the difficulty level of the questions.
  • The candidates who are thorough with all the concepts in the syllabus will always be in an advantageous position. Thorough understanding of the concepts implies the candidates should be able to apply the theory in different problematic questions which are asked in the technical papers. The important formulae should be noted down and revised frequently for better retention. Reading the derivation of the formulas would aid in this.
  • Analyse the syllabus well and find out the areas in which you are strong and weak. This should be done compulsorily for the technical subjects. Prepare your timetable according to this. It is important to revise the strongest areas first. Then plan the revision of the weak areas based on the difficulty level. It is advised to have at least a basic understanding of even those difficult areas.
  • You need to select the appropriate books which help in understanding the concepts well. It is also essential to take down notes particularly on important points. This would help in quick revisions in the later stage.
  • Practising the question papers is the most important thing. This has to be done mainly to improve the speed which helps you in scoring high. The technical papers have a lot of problematic questions. This requires a serious attention.
  • Current affairs should be followed regularly to have a better understanding. The candidates can take notes by having different subsections. Every day, you have to update the news related to those subsections under it.