How was your SSC JE Exam? Check Detailed SSC JE Exam Analysis

How was your SSC JE Exam? Check Detailed SSC JE Exam Analysis 1

SSC JE Exam Pattern- SSC JE Exam is conducted in two different sessions- morning shift and afternoon shift. It is two-stage exam – Written exam and Interview. Each stage is qualifying in nature.

SSC JE Exam Patternincludes design of question paper, type of questions, number of sections, marking scheme etc. Continue reading to know more about the pattern of the exam.

Stage 1 – Two Written Test Paper

  1. Paper 1 – Computer Based Objective paper
  2. Paper 2 – Descriptive (Subjective) written Exam

Stage 2 – Interview Process

JE Exam Pattern Stage Wise Paper Type/Mode Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Total Duration
Stage 1 – Paper 1 Computer Based Objective paper General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 50 50
General Engineering 100 100
Stage 1 – Paper 2 Descriptive Type Written Exam Civil & Structural, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  NA 300 2 Hours
Stage 2 Interview Process Basic interview questions  NA 100 No Limit
Total Marks =500 + 100 = 600 Marks


SSC JE Marking System:

Get here marking system in junior engineer examination 2017. JE Stage 1 exam has total sum of 500 marks. Which comprises of paper 1 & 2 both. As per SSC JE Exam Pattern, Paper 1 is basically computer based exam which has weight-age of 200 hours whereas paper 2 has 300 marks.

Above all you need clear the cut off marks to reach the second round. Second stage is Interview process in which basic question is asked. You can download the sample interview question of SSC JE Exam on below links. Sample questions can give you better idea of interview process.

Negative Marking:

Paper 1 – It carries 1/4 (.25) marks for each wrong answer. Please remember it is objective type question paper.

Paper 2- It is Conventional type/subjective type question paper so no negative marking is there.

2017 – Paper I Analysis

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

The level of reasoning paper was Good. Most of the student find general intelligence paper easy to moderate level. If you have practiced some questions on reasoning then this section will prove to be scoring for you

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Topic Weightage Difficulty Level
Syllogism  3 Easy to moderate
Logical Reasoning  2 moderate
Analogy  3 Easy
Alphabetical Sequence  2 Moderate
Missing Character  2 Easy to moderate
Odd one Out  6 Easy to moderate
Direction and Distance 3 Easy to moderate
Paper Folding 2 Easy
Water Image 2 Easy
Alpha Numeric Series 4 Easy
Matrix  1 Easy
Blood Relation  3 Moderate
Alphabetical Coding  4 Moderate
Number Series  4 Easy to Moderate
Analogy  3 Easy
Miscellaneous 12 Moderate


·         General Awareness:

Current Affair was asked for fewer marks. Most of the questions are related to economics.

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Topic Weightage Difficulty Level
History  4 Moderate
Geography 3 Moderate to Difficult
Polity 5 Easy to Moderate
Economics 4 Moderate
Biology 10 Moderate to Difficult
Physics 4 Moderate
Chemistry 5 Easy to Moderate
Computer 2 Moderate
Current Affairs 6 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous 13 Moderate


·         Technical Civil:

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Building Materials → No. of Questions 20-22 Qs, Statement Based Questions.
Most of the questions are asked from Timber & Paints.


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Surveying → 8-10 Qs, both theory & numerical asked.
Questions are based on topics, Principles, Linear Measurement, Angular Measurement & Levelling, Contouring, Tachometric Survey

Hydraulics → 10-12 Qs,
Strength of Materials → 10-12 Qs, calculative & time consuming numerical
Questions are based on Column, SFD, Principle Stress, Spring

RCC Design → 10-12 Qs
Steel Design → 8-9 Qs
Questions based on Prestress Concrete were asked.

Estimating, Costing and Valuation → 5-6 Qs, Knowledge in depth is required for answering questions of this topic.
Soil Mechanics → 2-3 Qs
Irrigation Engineering → 3-5 Qs
Transportation Engineering → 3-4 Qs, Highways & Railways based questions.

Questions Asked in General Intelligence & Reasoning

Q1. If FRIEND is coded as HUMJTK, how is CANDLE written in that code?


Answer: 1

Q2. Arrange in Order:

  1. Reading.
    2. Listening.
    3. Writing.
    4. Speaking.
  2. 4, 2, 1, 3            B. 2, 4, 3, 1
    C. 2, 4, 1, 3            D. 4, 3, 2, 1

Answer: C

2017 Paper II Analysis

Electrical Engineering

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Topic No. of Questions Asked
Basic Concepts 10
Magnetic Circuits 11
AC Fundamentals 12
Circuit Law & Network Theorems 11
Measurement and Instrumentation 10
Generation. Transmission and Distribution 16
Electrical Machines 21
Utilization Of Electrical Energy 9
Basic Electronics 9


Civil Engineering


Topic Difficulty Level
Building Material Moderate
Estimating, Costing, Valuation Moderate
Surveying Easy
Hydraulics Moderate
Soil Mechanics Easy
Transportation& Environmental Engineering Moderate
Structural Engineering Easy
Overall Question Paper Easy-Moderate


Mechanical Engineering

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Topic No. of Questions Asked
Strength of Material and Mechanics 15
Thermal Engineering 30
Theory of Machine And Machine Design 15
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery 31
Production Engineering 11



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  • October 2, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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