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SSC JE Exam Pattern for Paper I and II

SSC JE Tier 1 Exam will be conducted in November 2022. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) JE (Junior Engineers) Examination is conducted to recruit candidates for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying & Contract. Earlier. All the candidates who are going to appear for the SSC JE recruitment exam must go through the detailed SSC JE exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2.

SSC JE Exam Pattern: Paper-I 

SSC JE Paper 1 consists of 200 questions to be attempted in a duration of 2 hours. SSC JE Paper 1 is divided into 3 sections namely: General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical). SSC JE Paper 1 is a computer-based test and has multiple-choice questions. Candidates must appear in either one of the streams of General Engineering in Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates must remember that there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks per wrong answer.

Papers No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Timings
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 2 Hrs.
(ii) General Awareness 50 50
Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR 100 100
Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)
Total 200 200
  • Paper 1 is a computer based test having multiple-choice questions.
  • It consists of 3 sections namely General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical).
  • Sections 1 and 2 are same for each candidate. In section 3, candidates have to choose their respective subjects from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering.
  • Section 1 and 2 consist of 50 questions each. These sections test the candidate’s ability and knowledge of general reasoning and awareness. Section 3 consists of 100 questions and examines the candidate’s knowledge for the subject chosen from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrica Engineering.
  • In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per option given in the application form filled by the candidate.

SSC JE Exam Pattern: Paper-II (Descriptive Type)

Paper 2 is a descriptive paper and is based on the candidates’ specialization in Engineering. Candidates who manage to clear paper 1 will be eligible to appear in paper 2. It will consist of descriptive type questions for a total of 300 marks. Here are the details for the SSC JE exam pattern paper II. 

Paper – II Marks Time
Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) 300 2 Hrs.
OR
Part- B General Engineering (Electrical) 300 2 Hrs.
OR
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical) 300 2 Hrs.
  • SSC JE Paper 2 is a descriptive paper conducted in offline.
  • Question paper is of 300 marks and has to be attempted in 2 hours.
  • Paper 2 is a conventional type exam, candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- Civil & Structural Engineering, Part B- Electrical Engineering or Part C- Mechanical Engineering.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-II.
  • There is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.

Important Points to remember:

  • In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per option given in the application form filled by the candidate.
  • The candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) should attempt Part A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) should attempt Part-B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) should attempt Part C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which his/ her answer sheet (PaperII) will not be evaluated.
  • In paper -I. there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I will be normalized and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
  • Based on the performance in Paper-I+Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will be the SSC JE Tier 1 exam conducted?

Ans. SSC JE Tier 1 Exam will be conducted in November 2022.

Q. Will the SSC JE Tier 1 Exam conducted in an online mode or offline?

Ans. SSC JE Tier-1 exam will be conducted in online mode

Q. Is there any negative marking SSC JE Tier 1 exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in Paper 1. 0.25 for every wrong answer will be deducted.

Q. What is the time duration for the SSC JE Tier-2 Exam.

Ans. SSC JE Paper 2 is of 300 marks and the total time duration of this exam is 2 hours.

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